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My baby story.

She's here!!! Our new baby girl and we couldn't be more thrilled. Me happy all is over. 
We came into the hospital at 6 am they started the petosin around 7am.
When we first got settled into our room I asked my husband to get something out of our bag. So he did and in the process pinched his pinky finger. Next thing I know he is whining about his finger and showing every nurse that walks into the room his boo boo.  Saying is there a doctor around that can stitch this up? I then turned to the nurse and said this is why men don't have babies.  
Next thing I know I'm in labor and he's complaining about his tooth that's been hurting. Granted I understand he's in pain, but really while your wife is in labor. 
 Things progressed slowly because I really wasn't ready for labor. Only dialated to 1 and really thick when I walked in. They put me on a medicine ball for a while, which I didn't mind because the contractions didn't hurt but once I decided to take …

Preparation Day!

I have been working on my list of to do's slowly.  Very slowly. I was hoping to get some help from my husband last night but he decided baking cookies for his coworkers was more important, so this morning I spent cleaning up that mess.  I will never understand men and how they prioritize?? It's his last day at work (paternity leave for a couple weeks) and his coworkers asked for his cookies, I mean hello, preggo wife at home you knocked up who carried your baby for 9 months and you don't think you have to do anything else??  I don't ask for a lot but when I am like this and things are much harder I need some help here.   He always finds something else unnecessary to do, so why am I the only one finding the necessary things to do? I will never understand?? (Little rant) (big rant).  Marriage isn't all rainbows and sunshine all the time I don't care what you say.
Do you know how uncomfortable it is to do dished with a big belly?? I have to stand sideways.  
I will …

Happy Valentines Day!

There is something that I just Love about celebrating Love on Valentines Day!

Last year I was pretty good about taking pictures of the kids (ok about halfway through the beginning of the year I was pretty good about it) for holidays.  But lately I've been slacking. I don't even think I got one of them for Christmas last year.  There was a lot going on ok?

I really enjoyed making them a picture book in 2012 and want to continue doing that each year so I need to be more diligent.

Here's what you get when you put two silly kids together to take Valentines Day pictures....

 Gotta have the silly face photo. 
 The super cheesy face photo (I'm smiling cause you said so)
and the nice smile and hugs photo (pretend we love each other everyday)
P.S. I got Clara's dress from Amazon from China and its darling, only $10.00 or 9.99.  I imagine someone working for really cheap labor making it, but it's still really adorable. See how cute? And I love her little pose looks like she…

Ambitious? I think so!!!

This is my school workload for the next few weeks.

I wrote it all down because it would like to finish these before next week. Hahahahahahahaha.
But really though, it would be so nice to not have to worry about schoolwork when baby comes. I'm hopeful I can get most done and then my husband took some time off from work so maybe that will give me extra time. 
Spring break will be after these assignments so that will put me into about mid March with no schoolwork. 
School this semester is challenging. I thought the classes were going to be easy like my project management class and digital color. Like really. Is color that hard? But yes!! It's like it's a different language.  Also for my web design class I'm starting coding and that's like another language, so I'm all digitally bilingual, or trying to be. 
I also made myself a nice list (I never make lists) on things I want done before the baby comes in the house. Like having all the kids rooms clean and all the la…

Baby is coming! Next week!!

So I had my appointment today and as they hooked me up to the machine my daughter was watching her play doh shows on YouTube, videos where grown people play with play doh. It keeps her entertained.   
The nurse put things on my belly to monitor the movement and heartbeat of the baby.   I'm supposed to push a button when I feel movement or contractions. I had a few contractions and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to keep the button pushed throughout the contraction or just  push it once? I guess it worked anyway. 
After a while the doctor comes in and says there is some good movement. Then takes this black thing that looks like a massager and puts it on my belly. We were talking about something when she did this. It was some kind of shocker or vibration thing that caught me off guard. I wasn't expecting to feel what I felt, like an intense electrode from the chiropractors office.  I'm like "what is that supposed to do?" and I forget exactly what she says but some…

"I made it"

My little girl is getting so big. 
This afternoon I was working with my son on his homework at the kitchen table.
In walks Clara saying she has a skirt on, I look down and see her t-shirt around her waist. 
I had to take a picture.  She probably stretched out the neck putting it around her waist but it was funny. 
I said "you made that?"  She says "yup I made it" 
Later, when my husband came home she was showing him what she made. He found her in my room at my craft table where I sew or make crafty things.  She was pretending to put together her skirt. I wish I could have seen it. By the time I went to look she was already done. 

Today I decided to forgo nap time and visit my sons school so I could see his masquerade ball. I was glad we went and Carson was glad that we came. He seemed really shy at the time but said he was happy we were there. It's so funny to see your normally outspoken child so reserved at school.  Such a handsome boy! He told me he was nervous to da…

Daddy's little girl

I bet you thought my title was about how my little girl has her daddy wrapped around her finger?  Well, she does, but I am talking about myself.

Since we've had a lot of snow days lately I remembered a time when I was in middle school in upstate New York. 
The plan was to go to my friends house and get ready for the school dance that night. I was pretty excited. I think I had just gotten my hair cut and couldn't wait to show it off. I believe the new Rachel (friends) dew that was all the rage in the 90's.   I should insert picture here huh?? I might have one!  (You can't even really see my hair (right), but I'm pretty sure this was the night. I remember going shopping with her at a local shop when she bought that cute top. It was all very exciting. I must not have done my makeup lol.)

So my dad is driving me to my friends house in a little Honda Civic and he cannot get the dang car up the hill on this road to my friends house. He was pretty frustrated with it telli…

Baby news

It almost doesn't feel real. In a couple weeks I will be snuggling my new baby girl.  After our second we kind of felt like we wanted more but it's been just the four of us for so long now I wonder how it will be. It's makes me kind of nervous. Will I forget anything? Will I pick up where I left off and know what to do?  
Since this time she will be induced we can plan a little better where the kids will be and when to take work off and that will be nice.   
We still don't have a name picked out. I think Robert is set on Lola, but I don't know if that's my favorite name ever.  So who knows. 
Today was my ultrasound. We wanted to see how big baby is and she's already 7 healthy pounds. The technician said she could gain 1/2 a pound a week so I could still have a 8 pound baby at 37 weeks. Isn't that crazy? If I went full term she could be 9 or 10! She was wiggling and moving all around. Sucking her thumb. The tech said she has long hair! Don't know if I b…

The Temple is the place to be in 2014

Some amazing friends of ours watched our kids for 3 hours while we attended the Temple today.  I didn't have any earth shattering experiences or get a thunderbolt of lightening realization of what we are supposed to do with our craptastic life we are in right now, but I will say this...The Temple puts our lives into perspective.  Or rather our priorities back into place.

I noticed after I left the peaceful and serene Temple when I got home how chaotic, disorganized and hectic life is in our home.  I realized that I didn't want that anymore.  I liken going to the Temple like getting a massage.   You don't realize how soar or out of whack your body is until someone actually works out the kinks and trigger points in your body. Just like a massage you don't realize the hectic life you're living in or maybe the things that need to change until you go and visit the Temple and realize oh, I remember now.

It's so important to go to the Temple.  For many reasons really,…