Friday, May 28, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Wow, it has been such a long time since I have posted! Life has been busy, busy, busy! I have had great intentions on posting, but between chasing Jordan around, taking care of my sweet Capri and school, blogging has been on the bottom of my list!

A lot has happened these last six months. We have gone from a family of three to a family of four. It has been tough but so worth it. I love my two kids more than anything. Here's a little run down of what we have been up to and what is to come. I will try to get some pics up shortly.

Jordan has been the best big brother! It is amazing the love he has for his sister, and the love she has for him. She watches his every move with love. He always knows how to make her smile and giggle. They truly are best buddies!

Jordan right now loves to color, build things with blocks, play outside, play with his choo choo's and watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. This fall we hope to get him in preschool.

Capri is now eating baby food. She loves to eat, which is nice. Jordan hasn't ever liked to eat, and still doesn't. Her favorite is sweet potato and squash. She is such a mellow and sweet baby. She is always happy and smiling. She is constantly moving, you can tell she wants to be up and running with her big brother. We had her ears pierced a few weeks ago, and she looks so adorable. I also love that she has hair!! I love making bows for her and putting her hair in little piggy tails! She is such a joy. I can't believe she will be 6 months next week!

Glen and I finished up our Spring semester with school. We both did great. I am so proud of Glen and his decision to go back to school and how well he has done. He is also the best dad to Jordan and Capri. My heart just melts when I watch him with them. Glen is also the best hubby I could ask for.

I started summer school. I am getting so close to being done with school, so I decided I might as well keep going...I'm afraid if I stop again, I won't ever get back:) The two classes I'm taking are macroeconomics and business calculus. After this semester, I will be in my upper division classes. I feel I have done very well. Considering fall semester I had finals a week after having Capri, spring semester I had a two year old and newborn. This semester seems a little easier...

I can't wait to see what this summer has to bring. Jordan is always coming up with creative and funny creations. Capri is growing and developing so quickly!

I just love my little family. Hopefully I can get some pics up, and it won't take me another six months for my next post!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dec 2nd will be a special day!

So at my doctor appointment yesterday (Mon, Nov 30th), I had protein in my urine and high blood pressure. The doctor wondered if preeclampsia was a concern. He decided it was time to get this little girl here. He sent me over to labor and delivery to have some tests done and to monitor me and the baby. Since my blood test came back ok, and they were extremely busy, they scheduled a time for my sweet baby girl to come. We are scheduled for Wed (Dec 2nd) at 7am to get started. Until then I am on bed rest, just as a precaution. I will keep everyone updated when my precious little girl arrives!
Just to let you know, I will be delivering at Jordan Valley Hospital. With the H1N1 scare right now, they have limited visitors to two at a time, and no kids under the age of 12.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Only 24 days...possibly less!

So my last doctors appointment, nothing much had changed, except that I am now 70% thinned, and still a 1-2. I asked my doctor what he thought as far as when he thinks the time will be....and he forecasted Thanksgiving. That's right, a turkey baby. Originally I was worried about having a baby too close to Christmas, now it looks like I won't have to worry about that anymore. Which means, she could possibly be making her entrance within the next week or two!!!! Super exciting and scary all at the same time. The reality of what is about to be is getting closer and closer.
I've been frantically gathering the last of my baby items needed, cleaning, packing, etc. Not to mention, my accounting class has thrown in a last minute project as well. So I have been trying to get a group together to work on it earlier, rather than later. I'm hoping to get a lot done before she comes. Which is getting harder and harder. Between a few pains here and there, pressure, lack of sleep, and being exhausted with no energy...I've been trying to remind myself to relax a little and enjoy the last little bit of my pregnancy.
I will find out on Friday how things are coming along, and if the doctor still thinks she could be a turkey baby. The nice thing is, is that my doctor is planning on being here over Thanksgiving weekend, just in case if that is when she decides to come. I was worried that he would be out of town, and I would have to have another doctor deliver.
One last thing, the other day Glen looked at me and said that he wishes I would have the baby already, because he can't wait to hold his baby girl! It is so great to have a hubby so excited to have a precious little one. It has also been so nice that he has been so great during the entire pregnancy. He has been really supportive and you sweetie!

Friday, November 6, 2009

35 weeks!

Wow, I can't believe how fast time has flown. I am 35 weeks and counting down....not much longer to go. I have started my weekly appointments. I love going in every week, hearing her heart beat and making sure everything is ok...and getting the latest update on how things are progressing. Today at my appointment I had an ultra sound to make sure she is turned the right way, and she is! The ultra sound also showed that she definitely is still a girl, and that she has hair! It is a good thing, because this girl has already got some bows waiting for her:) The doctor also checked to see how things are progressing. I am dilated to a 2 and starting to thin. I am super excited and can't wait to meet my little girl. I am also starting to get major anxiety. I have started to really stress about getting everything we need, everything cleaned and in order, how labor will go, how Jordan will cope, how I will cope, how school will go (I am due the week of finals), and everything else. Not to mention I have started to have some pressure and pains, not really bad, but enough to let me know that she will be here before I know it. Below are pics that were taken on Halloween. We were a pumpkin...which is really quite fitting for right now. I feel like I'm carrying around a huge pumpkin:) I will keep everyone updated!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

So my parents have taken Jordan to this little pumpkin patch by their house a few times already this year, and he just loves it. Today, after a fun filled day of visiting and trick or treating my old work, Grandma's work and my baby doctor's office, we decided to check it out and see what all the fuss was about. Once we pulled into the parking lot he started to freak out and get so excited. "Pumpkin!" "Tractor!" As soon as he was out of the car, he led Missie over to the patch and started filling up his wheel barrel like an old pro. We went on a hay ride (I was informed that Grandma & Grandpa usually take him on it twice, and we only took him once), sat on tractors and found pumpkins and corn to put in the mini wheel barrel. Despite the blistering cold, it was so much fun and he was so much fun to watch there. I can't wait to go back (possibly several times) next year. Here are some of the cute pics I took while we were there....
I love that he actually posed a few times for me, and even said "cheese".
Daddy and Jordan...I love this pic.

Jordan, Grandma & Grandpa

Jordan, Mommy & Daddy

Walking with his Missie

As we drove off, just a little down the street, we looked back and he was out! He had such a big day and he was such a big boy...I am very proud of how well he did.

Here's a picture of my cute little tiger out trick or treating today! I can't wait to carve his pumpkin and take him out on Halloween.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

32 Weeks!!!!

So we are getting close to becoming a family of 4...and I can't wait! Not just because I'm starting to get uncomfortable, and can't sleep at night (which I can't wait to sleep on my back again!), but I am so excited to meet my sweet baby girl.
I have started my two week appointments...and love it. I love the end, it is so exciting. As of now I am measuring where I need to be and things are going good. My next appointment on Oct 30th the doctor is going to check and see how things are looking. I am starting to have a few little pains here and there, and some of my braxton hicks contractions are starting to get strong. With Jordan I dilated really early, and labor wasn't too shabby. When I went in for my appointment at 39 weeks with Jordan, I was already dilated to a 6, and was admitted right away. I'm hoping things go smoothly like with him.
I did find out that they no longer allow children under the age of 12 in to the nursery area. I was really excited for Jordan to come and visit us in the hospital and see his new baby sister. He has a new love for babies. Even scary looking goblins with no hair, that could come across as looking like a scary ugly little baby, at the Halloween store as "ah, babies" to him. Looks like he will have to wait until we bring her home to see her. So that really makes me sad.
I will keep everyone updated as time gets closer.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Normally I have a tough time convincing Glen to go anywhere that will be crowded. Since we have had Jordan, it has become easier and easier to convince him. He is a good dad and doesn't want him to miss out on anything and knows what a joy it would bring to him to go.
This year at the State Fair was no exception. Besides being crowded, we all had such a great time. Jordan LOVED the animals, the sounds, smells, the colors, etc of the fair. He was such a good boy and enjoyed every minute of it.
Here he is pretty much pulling his hair out in excitement!
His favorite was the animals. Even though he knows the sounds of what animals make, for some reason that night, everything was a cow, or a "Mooooo". He mooed at the sheep, goats, pigs and of course the cows. He would get so excited that he would cover his mouth and giggle, point and get excited and clap. He would clap his hands together and try to get the cows to come and see him like you would call a puppy dog to come to you. He was even brave and petted them, which I honestly didn't think he would do.
Here he is covering his mouth and giggling in excitement
Clapping and trying to get the cows to come to him
Petting the cow
One of his, and my highlights, was watching him ride a pony. I was nervous at first, thinking that he wouldn't want to get on, but he did with no problem. Glen walked with him just to make sure everything was ok.
At first, he was embarrassed as I was clapping for him as he went around the first time. As you can see he gave me quite the dirty look.
As he went around and around he was able to ignore me and his embarrassment and enjoy himself. He had such a great time.
I really enjoyed watching him on the horse, he was so cute. Just picture an already emotional mom, now with raging hormones, getting excited at one moment and almost in tears (tears of joy) the next moment while watching him. No wonder he was giving me dirty looks at the beginning!
It was cute to see Jordan take Glen's hand and check out everything the fair had to offer. It was cute because Jordan just couldn't walk, he had a skip to every step from all of his excitement.
Another highlight for Jordan was watching the rides. He wanted to go on all of the big kid rides so bad. At one point Glen had to chase him down, because he tried getting in line for one of them. I think if he would have been big enough, and we would have let him, he would have definitely gotten on. I'm not sure he would have liked it, but he sure would have liked to have tried. It is looking like one day I will have a thrill ride partner!
Overall the night was really good. We got there late, so we really didn't stay long. I really can't wait for the fair to come next year! pride & joy