Tuesday, December 29, 2009

4 months... already?

Its amazing that we have gone from this...

To this!
Weight: 14 lbs 14 oz. -80%
Height: 26 3/4 in. -95%
Head: 42 cm -75%
Favorite Pastimes: Loving her monkey Aunt Megan got her from Mexico (swine flu not included), eating lots, pooping more, pulling momma's hair, smiling,talking, and laughing a bunch! and sleeping a good 7 hours at night!

So I know I posted this before, but I'm just so proud! She knows where the good stuff is!!! ;)
We went to Temple Square about a week and a half ago. Sadie LOVED the lights! Not such a fan on the cold, but loved to see all the pretty twinklies all around!

It is so much fun to be together as a family! We are so happy to have our baby girl with us! She has been such a blessing! All the long nights, the crying, the pooping... its all worth it! We love our baby girl!!!

Happy Holidays!!!!!!! We hope everyone is having a wonderful and SAFE holiday season!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

The little engine that could

You know the story of the little engine that could? Where he had to make it up this big hill, but he was just a little guy. Well the whole way up he kept telling himself, "I think I can, I think I can," and he made it all the way up that big hill!

Well I have a big hill I need to get up. Sometimes when I look at it I don't know how I could possibly make it; it's so high and far away!

We are given challenges in our lives to help us grow as people. To shape us into the people we are continually trying to become. Everyone has their own challenges to face. Sometimes they are almost too hard to bare.

I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that our Heavenly Father will not give us anything we can't handle. And when it seems that he has, it just means we need him that much more. We NEED to turn to him! I'm cashing in all my tokens right now, and I know he hears me.

I know that my Heavenly Father hears my prayers. He knows of my every happiness, every sorrow, every desire, and every intention. He knows me better than I know myself.

So I will have to continue up that hill... I think I can, I think I can

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

So much to blog about!

So its only been about 2 weeks since I have blogged, but I haven't blogged a lot of things that have happened so this is going to be one big blog so I hope you enjoy the super random topics!

First off of course I have to show you pictures of our cute little girl!

First encounter...

She has been growing and learning so much! We put some toys on her little bouncy seat and at first it was totally stimulation overload!!!! She just couldn't stop staring! Now she is learning how to bat them around and she can almost hold on to them!!!
Thanks Auntie Melissa for the awesome shades!
Grandpa is lookin' awesome in his viking hat! I think Grandpa likes his little girl... just a bit....

Remember when I blogged that we were in Moab? Well I'm finally getting to posting some pictures!!!! YAY!!

It was my first time hiking in Arches, and I gotta say... I can't wait to go back!!!! I had a lot more fun than I thought I would! For those of you who haven't been, GO!! its totally fun! Here I am right when we got to delicate arch. The hike is about 1.5 miles one way. There is one part that really kicked my butt, but it doesn't last long. Anyway one cool thing about this hike is that you don't see delicate arch until you are just about there! There is a little arch that you can go through and see it (that's where I am in this picture) or if you keep going, you go around this bend and don't see it until the very last second and BOOM! there it is! So cool!!
Here's the both of us. A very nice German gentleman to this for us. Another cool thing is that Arches National Park attracts people from all around the world! We saw German, English, Asian, and French people!
Here's Corey at Landscape Arch. A big portion of this arch collapsed in the early 90's I think, so Corey and I are thinking this should be Delicate Arch and Delicate Arch should be Landscape Arch. Makes sense right?! With the whole license plate and all!
Photo op or what? We were thinking of staying the night in here... survivor man would be proud!

See this rock to the left of where Corey is standing? That is actually an arch that we are on top of... kind of... that is Double O Arch. You can climb up and out on top of the arch, but since there wasn't anyone to take our picture really, we just stood close to where you walk out but we did climb up!
There I am next to Double O Arch. If you look up in the left corner where the rock starts pointing up again, that is about where Corey was standing in the previous picture.
Us and the cool landscape right before we climb down a fin!

Spaghetti Squash of Steel!!!!! (Note to self- turn up the fridge temp.!)

So in my attempt to be more domestic I have been cooking dinner a little more often. (Only like the last 3 nights but still that has got to count for something!) Anyway... I had this wonderful thought I would make steak, potatoes, and squash.
So I'm getting everything going and I pull the squash out of the fridge and it is super cold! But I think that a regular serrated knife should be able to cut through.... well it makes a little scratch.... so I stab it!!! yeah..... then I can't get the knife out!! So I call in the big guns and have Corey pull the knife out. So he tries the cleaver... yeah not so much.... determined that I am going to get this thing open I call in the REALLY big guns!!

I got it open!!! If you can see it here is a little better picture...
That's right! a cleaver with a little help from the hammer and it opened! I WIN!!!

.......... however sadly, even though I love spaghetti squash I stink at cooking it. Unfortunately my hard work didn't really pay off....... Any help with how to cook a squash would be greatly appreciated!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baby's First Halloween!

Happy Halloween to everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday! Corey's friends came down from Salt Lake and they came to a super fun masquerade hosted by some friends. Mercedes, in the purple and black is Huntress. Tom in the black and blue is Nightwing. Juli, in the black is The Black Canary. and Mike in the green is the Green Arrow. It was lots of fun!
And here is our little family! Mario, Luigi and little Wario!!!! We got the 3rd place award for best baby costume. We are convinced its because we were the only ones that drew on our child ;) She was a good sport!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy 2 months baby girl!!!

Yesterday Sadie turned 2 months!!!!!!!! I can't believe it!! We had her 2 month appointment yesterday. The Doctor said she is looking great! She got her shots and was not very happy about it! Totally broke my heart to see her in pain. Here's how she measures up:

Head: 40 cm 80th percentile
Weight: 12 lbs 6 oz 80th percentile
Length: 24 1/2 inches +100th percentile

We have been battling sickness in our house, Corey got it, then I did... so its pretty inevitable that Sadie will get it. The Doctor says that her throat my be starting to hurt by the looks of it and with her shots and all we have made sure to give her some infant Tylenol. But she has been handling it really well and getting lots of sleep! In fact, she slept through the night last night!!!!!!!!!!!! I know she may be sick and that is definitely a contributor but a solid 8 hours does me some good as well!!! So thank you baby!!!

Here are a few pictures of the earlier days. It seems so long ago, yet just yesterday as well!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

If I can't do one, I will do the other...

So Corey and I decided to get away for the weekend and go to Moab. In fact I am in our hotel room as I am typing this. His parents have been kind enough to watch Sadie for the weekend, and while I am looking forward to a good nights sleep and only having to wake up to pump, I still miss my baby girl terribly!!!! So I decided that if I can't hold my baby and snuggle with her, then I will just have to look at super cute pictures of her and talk about how cute she is!
She has started to smile and laugh and it has just been SO MUCH FUN! I am really enjoying her being able to respond! And her smile just makes me melt!!!

Look at how cute she is!!! Sorry I am just a total cheese ball but I just love her so much and really miss her! So please bare with the super stinky cheese!
I love all the faces that she makes! Its really fun to watch her discover things and look at them for the first time.
We took her on a walk up the canyon and I think she really liked it. She did get sick of her car seat so we took her out and just carried her.
Here we are! Thanks Aunt Megan for buying Sadie that fun pink track suit! It has to be one of my favorite things to dress her in! And it keeps her warm!
And there they are! It was such a fun day!
I just had to post this picture! At my baby shower my mom gave me a whole bunch of dresses that have been in her cedar chest that my sisters and I wore as babies. This was one of them and it has to be my favorite little dress to put her in for church! SO CUTE!!! and in my opinion it doesn't look to bad for being over 20 years old!

Well, I am off to bed. Got a big day of hiking to do tomorrow! Thanks for letting me brag!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blessing day

Sadie was blessed this past Sunday! Corey did a great job and we had so much family and lots of friends come! Thank you everyone for your support!
Here she is with her daddy.

Sadie with Daddy again showing off her dress (which was mine when I was blessed) I thought it would be really cool to pass on the dress.
I LOVE how cute she looks in her little bonnet!

I think she looks like a porcelain doll! Grandpa Thom was really entertaining!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A good day!

Okay so my last post was kind of depressing, I apologize for that. It's just sometimes we have really bad days.
Well today, I don't even know why, but I am in a good mood! YAY!!!!! I'm really excited about that! Not only am I in a good mood but let me tell you, things are starting to really look up!

I have been working from home during these last 6 weeks, and it has been good, but sometimes the work load is very little which leads me to stress about not pulling in as much money for my family. But, today I was actually given a few projects that will keep me busy for a while! I know that may sound kind of odd, the thought of more work, but it really helps calm my nerves! YAY!!!!!

I was able to talk to my Mom today and it looks like she and my Stepdad are able to come up for Sadie's blessing and not have to high tail it right back home!!! There is no school for Thom so that is a blessing considering that they didn't know if they would be able to come up at all. YAY!!!!!

Also, when talking to my Mom I found out that my Stepdad was called back from his school district and offered a contract!!! (He has just been subbing for the last few months) so YAY!!!!!!!!!

Another reason why today is a good day: last night I had a dream that I forgot Sadie's blessing dress and we were already in Sacrament Meeting and all we had her in was a Onesie... so I went and got it from my Dad's house so we are good so.... YAY!!!!!!

And last but not least... I have been slowly getting Sadie used to her crib so we can have her sleep in there overnight. and she is adjusting REALLY well!!! She doesn't even need to be asleep when I put her in there. Sometimes she just needs her pacifier, sometimes she needs some music, and sometimes she will just cry for a few seconds but then she puts herself to sleep!!!!!!! so YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Its a GOOD DAY!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A little slip.

Okay so I know everyone expects these wonderful new moms to just be all bright and cheerful about being a mom... well that may work for some, but I slip now and then, and right now is one of those slips. I just need to get this off my chest...

I know that being a mom requires some sacrifices, sacrifices that I am more than willing to make, but there comes a time when I reach my breaking point.

Since when does being a mother mean that you completely lose touch with humanity to the point you feel that you are the only one that is making sure that this child survives, and you are alone ALL the time and the thought of going to I don't know, say, running errands is just a daunting thought because it is too much work to get EVERYTHING together and cart it around. And even when you go places specifically to not be alone, it seems like everyone has dropped off the face of the planet and you are still alone, leaving you to fall further into depression?

Anyway, I'm done. Thanks for listening

Friday, October 2, 2009

For real???? Are you kidding me??

So..... yesterday I went to the oh so wonderful "Wally World" to print off some of the newborn pictures of Sadie for her blessing. oh PS... Sadie is being blessed on Sunday Oct. 11th at 11:10 anyone that wants to come is more than welcome!
Anyway back to my story... So I am there at Wal-Mart and I have Sadie bundled up due to the inconvenience of the recent cold weather. She is wearing a pink, long sleeve onesie with white polka dots, pink socks that you couldn't see because of her thick fuzzy pink blanket, and pink, brown, and green striped blanket, all topped off with her pink beanie complete with a pink bow infront.
Now I am not a pink person. It just happened that those were the warmest things I could find for her.
Anyway so I am standing at the photolab picking out the pictures I would like blown up, when an elderly man comes up to me and our conversation goes as follows...

Man: Oh! He's sleeping...
Me (unaware that he just called my daughter a boy): yep!
Man: do you want me to wake him up?
Me (still not catching what he said, but slightly annoyed that this perfect stranger would think it is okay to wake my soundly sleeping baby when I am so happy that she IS sleeping): oh no thanks she is good how she is.
Man: Oh its a girl
Me (now realizing what he was saying and much more annoyed that he would think that this child is a boy considering her outfit): yeah... she's a girl
Man: you know at this age it's so hard to tell
Me: yeah............

I MEAN COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!! FOR REAL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! SHE IS IN ALL PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man, people are clueless!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One Month... ALREADY!!!! YIKES!!!!!!!!

Our baby is already a month old as of TODAY!!! I can't believe it! She is definitely growing big and strong! She can already hold her head up for a good amount of time. But it is still heavy for her little body so she still needs some help now and then but I just can't believe that a month ago we were welcoming her into the world! Oh my goodness how time flies!!! Well as you can tell we got some pictures taken! Our good friend Angel was so sweet to offer her talent! Thank you so much! they turned out GREAT!!! Here are some highlights... hope you enjoy!