Karen Thomas Blog

Karen Thomas Blog

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Hello everyone!! I have been meaning to start a blog since Adalyn was born but I have not had time! So let me catch you up!
Adalyn Grace Thomas
6 pounds 12 1/2 ounces
19 1/4 inches long
Born at 11:23 p.m.
We decided to induce because we were told she was going to be a "BIG" baby!! We went in Monday August 8th at 8:00 pm. to get started on the induction. We spent the night in the hospital and they brok my water on August 9 at 10:00 a.m. The didn't start the pitocin until early afternoon due to be having a reaction to the epidural. I was have cold sweats and chills all over and had anxiety about it all! After the epidural wore down they started the pitocin and I was only a 2-3 dilated at this time. We were in for a long day but had plenty of visiters! Ashley and Dustin's mom were the first to come by that day (I think-its all a little hazy now;)) then my sister Amy and my mom showed up. Next I believe Amber and Derrick, Rick and Jordan, and my dad all were patiently waiting on miss Adalyn to arrive. We hung out in our room and watch friends. (daddy kept trying to put in a movie but I wanted to watch the episodes of friends).
I started to progress up to a 5 and then 7:00 pm shift changed for nures. The new nurse came in and turned the pitocin down. This did not make me happy because I felt I was progessing so well! She slowly started turning it back up and by 9:30 pm I was at a 7. The nurse came in and told me the doctor was on her way to discuss options. At this point I was so scared they were going to start discussing c-section options. About an hour later they doctor was not there yet but I was at a 10!!! Oh my! During that hour from 9:30-10:30 they had to put me in all crazy posistions to help Adalyn drop where she needed to go (this was not comforable and I only write this because I want to remember that part!!!) at 10:30 p.m. the nurse came in check me (I was a 10) and said okay its time to start pushing! I was like wait what???? I was just a 7 not very long ago!!! I will have you know that the epidural had worn off by now but they didn't have time to come give me another epidural. So here we went pushing time! (I will spare you the fun and excitement and pain of this part). So about 10:45 p.m. the doctor finally showed up and popped her head in to say hello and see how things were going and then she stepped back out; then again about 11:15 she popped back in reported she had an emergancy and asked the nurse if I could wait or if it was time now. I told her it was time now and I would not wait!! She said okay you have 5 min to get this baby out! I said lets do it! Adalyn arrived at 11:23 p.m. and when the layed her on my chest I thought, "oh what is this! lol" Dustin cut the cord and they took Adalyn to the other side of the room to clean her up! Daddy followed to take pictures and since I had torn to a 2 the doctor begain to stitch me up. Why she was stitching me I was telling her how bad what she was doing hurt and she was like you feel all this. I said yes and I also felt the part of pushing and everything. The best part of the delievery was the nurses and doctor let me lead and push when I felt it was time! Once I got the hang of what I was doing it went much quicker! And then they handed her to me for the first time!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Falling in love

When my husband and I got married we danced to the song called Then by Brad Paisley. I have heard this song probley a million times and enjoy going back and listening to it just to hear those words over and over. In the song it talks about how he doesn't think he can love her more but then he does with each stage of their life together. While sitting next to my husband today we were laughing about who knows what and I realized I love him more now then I ever have! I know this sounds soooo cheesey but I just know I have fallen farther in love with him today then I already was in and it reminding me of this song;) I just know with each step in our life together we will be able to cherish big moments in life and fall deeper in love. I keep telling him lets cherish every moment together because when the baby comes in August we really wont have very many moments just us two for a long time. I really feel that with both have been giving each other more time together. For those of you who don't know Dustin is waiting to find out if he got into grad school and if he does he will be starting in the fall! This means two big life changes for us coming up in just a little under 5 months! Praying for God to lead us in the right direction and for our relationship to continue to grow close to God and close to each other. Oh and last thing.....we have our level two sonogram tomorrow at 2:00. Although I am praying for her to still be a her I am mainly praying for her/him to be healthy. As I pray for this I also realize that God never gives you something you can't handle. (How many times have we heard this?) Thats it for now! All in a Days work:)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Last post almost a year AGO!!

I can't believe my last post was almost a year ago!! So much has happened since then! Dustin and I are expecting are first baby! We are due August 16, 2011 and its a girl! Now that I am 17 weeks I am feeling overwelmed with excitement. Its so hard to go to the store and not buy a baby girl outfit just because its on sale! Trying to hold out until we are a little more close to time! I am not sure when I should even register or anything! Maybe in April?

My birthday is on Sunday and I really don't know what I want. I am hoping Dustin remembers to go get me something. lol He is busy studying for the GRE! OH YAH! He is going back to school! He wants to get his masters in math! So our world will change come August; new baby and hubby going back to school and working full time. I really have no idea what to expect with all these life changes all I know is that I am planning for the worse! haha!

Thats it for now I think!!
All in a Days work;)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Family and Friends-
Remember we stumble everyone one of us stumble; that's why its a comfort to go hand in hand. --Emiley Kimbrough
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same --Flavia Weedn

I love support from those around me and I have wonderful friends and family. The first quote above reminds me of why we hold on to those around us because only with others comfort can we get through hard times. The second quote supports how people change our lives in a quick instint and that it doesn't matter how long you may know your family or friends but how they impact your life. I have been impacted by many of those around me. My husband has for one made a very strong footprint on my heart but besides him every single person in my life has molded and impacted who I am today. Nothing about life is easy but its those who are there with us to witness our lives as we witness theirs that makes each day worth living and sharing. So hold those around you close to you because they are the ones who get you through the hard times and support and cherish those around you because you are the one who gets them through their stumbles in life. Once again All in a Days Work.

New look on life

"Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV) Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. {29} He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. {30} Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, {31} But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."

I am praying for patience and to be healed. I got my phone call and I was right; I am moving on though and Dustin and I have talked about it! This was not the time for us right now and there maybe several reasons that are unknown to us. The bigger picture right now is our family who is grieving over their lost son. Please be with Seana, Casey, Olivia, and Ava during this time of sorrow. Please pray for them to have comfort them and for them to have peace. Dustin and I are not physically going to be able to be there for them this week but we will keep them in our prayers.

Last, we have a new start and know what we truly want right now. Thanks for listening to my sorrow today All in a days work.


I have been home sick for two days from strep throat and was sitting here thinking about how it would be fun to begin a blog. I feel much loss today discovering that my husbands cousin just lost her baby whom has been fighting for his life for several months now. I also feel my own loss in which will remain hiddeon from anyone because my heart has broken. I feel that leaving your life in Gods hands is important but it becomes so hard when you feel you are so close to so many things in life and then they go away. I am sitting here waiting for a phone call although I know the answer that will be behind that phone call and I believe that is what scares me the most. My body has failed me and that brings us to the stages of grief that many of my loved ones will be going through over the next several days:
And as we all walk through these stages at a different pace they are still stages that others may still struggle with for various reasons.
This is what life is about? Only each individual person can answer this question. For now all in a days work.