Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our new arrival!!

Sorry I have taken so long to update! I'm sure all you mothers of two or more understand. Feel free to just skim through if you get bored...Little Ross 'Grant' joined our family at exactly 8:37 am Dec 17th! He weighed 6lbs 11ozs and was 19 1/2 inches long. The induction went pretty well, I would say. I had three doses of Cytotec and that did the trick. They didn't have to give any Pitocin, which I was happy about. I called the hospital at 5:30 pm and the nurses said they had room for me and told me to come in as soon as I could. Sandy took Andrew for the night, and I headed straight to the hospital where, of course, Jake was working. We ate dinner together then headed to my room. Dr. Burton was guessing it would only take one dose of cytotec and that we would be done by 2:00 am - considering the way things went with Andrew. However my body was a bit more stubborn than expected. After the first dose -at 7:30 pm, I walked around as much as I could when the nurse told me I could. I could feel frequent but light contractions after an hour or so. After the second dose, they became slightly more painful and frequent but still not strong enough. I knew it would go pretty quick after the third and final dose. The nurse didn't keep me drugged up very well so it got REALLY painful for me! I just tried to sleep through it, which didn't work. Dr. Burton came to my room at about 7:30 am. He broke my water and the contractions got alot worse. I had to wait for the anesthesiologist to drive to the hospital from home. Maybe it didn't take that long but it felt like forever!!! By the time he got there I was dilated to a 9 so instead of an epidural, he did an intrathecal - immediate relief that only lasts 1 1/2 - 2 hours. That worked perfectly because 3 pushes and not even 10 minutes later, Grant was here!!! AWESOME!! We are very happy to have him here. Even Andrew likes him sometimes. He likes to give hugs and kisses and asks to 'hold baby Gant' frequently. It's a different story, however, when I am feeding Grant and cannot give much attention to Andrew. He throws tantrums and either hits Grant or does something else he knows mommy doesn't want him to do. I don't know what I should do about it. At least I know it is just a phase! Or hopefully it is.

It has been a very tiring week. Grant has been very good though -he just likes to sleep most of the time! I have to wake him up to feed him, so I only get up twice a night with him. Not too bad. Jake has been so sick this week -PERFECT TIMING- so I don't get a whole lot of help. He has tried, occationally he'll help me with cleaning the house and changing Andrew's diapers, but most of the time he just feels like crap and has to relax. Andrew isn't feeling the best either so he wakes up in the middle of the night, too. It's a good thing I am recovering well, or I would be dying! OH WELL! Both my mom and Jake's mom have been so kind to take Andrew every now and then for a sleep over. He has had fun doing that and it has definitly helped me out!! Thank you Grandmas!!

Sorry for giving so much information. I hope I didn't bore anybody. Enjoy these pictures...

Monday, December 15, 2008


Here are a few maternity pics for you! We had Brittany take them on Saturday when it was FREEZING, SNOWY, & WINDY outside -probably not the best day to pick, so we decided not to take very many. I am being induced tomorrow and I didn't want to wait any longer in case I went into labor before then. The ones we did take though turned out GREAT! Thanks Britt! She also took our family pics last Wednesday, so I will be posting some of those soon.

OH YEAH, and I got a hair cut.... here is what I looked like before it got chopped...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Congratulations Eric & Tania!!!

On Novemeber 22 my brother Eric got hitched!! Yea!! We are all very excited to have Tania in our family! They were married in the Bountiful Temple -where Jake and I were married- so it was neat to go back there after so long. The wedding and reception were beautiful. Here are a few pictures of the happy couple....

Growing up too fast!

Andrew is officially a little boy! Last month we put his bed together and he has been sleeping in it ever since. He hasn't fallen off yet, and I don't think he ever will - hopefully! The first few nights were a little tough. He would wake up confused and get out of bed crying. I would come and lay with him for a few minutes until he fell back asleep. He sleeps all the way through the night again now and it's WONDERFUL! He seems to really like his new bed. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!! Along with Andrews new bed, we painted the walls yellow and Grandma Sandy made curtains to match Andrews bed and Grants crib. It looks SO good, and of course if you could see it in person it would look even better! I absolutely love it! I think I can have my baby now. The only down side to the new setup is that the bedroom is TINY and we had to sqeeze everything together. It barely fits. If any of the furniture were any wider, we would have to move. Andrew has discovered that he can climb across the dresser when he doesn't want to take a nap and play in the crib. Kind of funny, but I'm nervous for when we put Grant in the crib. Hopefully he survives with Andrew as his older brother.

Monday, November 3, 2008

How much is that doggy in the window?

Andrew was my cute little puppy dog for halloween! He looked so adorable and everybody agreed with me! Some may have mistaken him for a bunny or a cow at times, but I think I did a pretty good job sewing his costume considering it was my first sewing project since who knows when. My mom helped me out alot. She let me use her machine since I don't have one... AND she basically told me everything to do. There is no way I would have known how to do it without her. Too bad none of the pictures show his cute little tail.
Andrew had a fun time on Halloween. He did a good job keeping his costume on even though he protested at first. I thought he would rip the hood off for sure. He had fun visiting grandparents and Daddy at work. We didn't do much trick or treating because we went to the 5th ward trunk o' treat activity tuesday night. We got plenty of candy. Andrew wouldn't eat anything BUT candy for about 3 days straight. His favorite sentences for a while were 'candy please' 'candy now' and 'candy yum'. (He is JUST like his daddy!) I finally got fed up with it and hid it all Halloween night after he went to bed. When he would ask for candy after that, I told him it was all gone. OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND. Thank goodness! What a fun day Halloween is! I'm sure it will be even more fun next year when Andrew has a better idea of how trick or treating works. Maybe I will attempt to make halloween costumes again for my two boys. It was kind of fun.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Thanks for tagging me Dacia(forever ago). I also mixed it with another tag. I know it's not the most exciting post after waiting so long to update my blog, but I thought I would do something quick before October was over. Also, I won't be able to post any halloween pictures until tonight because Jake has my camera at work with him. Sorry.

4 places I go over and over.-
My moms house, Jake's moms house, Church, The Grocery Store

4 places I like to eat.-
Wingers, Pizza Hut, Subway, Anywhere with HOME cooking

4 places I would like to be right now.-
In bed asleep, On the couch napping, In a hammock somewhere lounging, On any perfectly warm beach relaxing. I must be tired.

4 t.v. shows I watch.-
Medium, Reba, King of Queens, Office

4 movies I have watched more than once. -
Count of Monte Cristo, Fugitive, Cars,...Lately, I've been watching Surfs Up, Anastasia, & Shark Tale over and over again because they are movies Andrew likes to watch. What a silly question, there are over a ton of movies I like and have seen more than once.

4 Books I've enjoyed.-
Believing Christ, Following Christ, Count of Monte Cristo, From Mobster to Mormon (I think that's what it's called) Or i guess I could just be like everyone else and say the Twilight series! :)

I really admire avid readers. I must admit I am horrible at it. It isn't very often I finish a book once I start it -not because I don't like it, but because I'm kinda slow at it and it's too time consuming sometimes. It is my goal to better myself in this area. You are amazing Dacia. Maybe I should stop watching so many movies and spend that time reading, eh?

4 random things I love about my husband. -
His smile!!!, his smart brain, his way with people, his ability to do EVERYTHING well!! Can I really only list four things?

4 jobs I've had. -
Davids phone center, Convergys, Mrs Powells, Farm Bureau

4 places I have been.-
California, Texas, China, Canada

4 of my favorite foods.-
Chicken Enchiladas (my moms recipe), Chicken Fettuchini Alfredo w/ broccoli and tomatoes, Funeral Potatoes, Cattleman's steak (grilled by Jake)

4 places I would like to visit. -
Europe, South America, Hawaii, Eastern US.... I know that is pretty vague but there are a ton of places I would like to visit!

4 things I look forward to in this coming year. -
Andrew having a little brother to love- hopefully, finding out if Jake will work for the FBI or go to law school, watching my kids grow and learn new things, getting to spend as much time with family as we possibly can before we move somewhere, probably far away :(.

4 people who will respond. (I am tagging you)- Sara Marshall, Erin Smith, Tania Jabonero, Lisa Thomas - if anyone else wants to, feel free.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BABY BUMP~For Alisa!! and anyone else who cares...

Here are some prego pics for you! They were all taken in September so you can't really see much of a difference between the pictures. However, I'm pretty sure I wasn't this big last time you saw me! Hope you enjoy... come home soon... we miss you!
I'm feeling really well these days... over my morning sickness stage. I can feel Grant moving around alot. He seems alot more active than Andrew was, as far as I can remember - I could be wrong. I can also see him move around if I watch my belly. Just today I could feel whatever appendage he was moving around, a knee or a foot - who knows. It's really fun though! I love my little Grant already!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mommy survey...

ALL THE PROUD MOMMYS: Fill this out!
-Age of baby/babies?
18 months and one due December 24th
-Names? Jacob Andrew and Ross Grant
-Birthdays? Feburary 22 2007
-Time of birth? 10:20 am
-How long did labor last? Starting from when I got to the hospital... aprox. 7 hours
-How long did you push? aprox. 1 hour
-How much did your baby weigh? 7 lbs. 7 oz.
-Any hair? yes, enough to be so so cute!
-Who does your baby look Like? Definitly Jake
-Be much weight did you gain? 25 lbs
-Was baby early or late? 2 days early, hopefully this time I will be as lucky - don't want to be in the hospital Christmas day if you know what I mean.
-How many baby showers did you have? 2 showers, 1 for family, 1 for friends
-Did you breastfeed? Yes, one year
-Who keeps your baby(ies) the most? Me mostly, occationally we let the grandmas sit for a bit.
-When do you wanna have another? Dec 20th would be fine
-How did you know it was time to go the hospital? I couldn't sleep because I couldn't stop moving my legs and if I walked around I had to lean against the wall every couple minutes. That wasn't normal, I knew it was time to go.
-Anyone spend the night with you first night home? My mom was so kind and stayed a few days after Andrew was born. She slept in the living room with him and held him when he cried, she only woke me up when it was time to nurse him. SO NICE!
-Did you cry the first time you held your baby? No, I think I was crying a little from the pain, but when the doctor put him on my stomach all I could do was smile. I was so excited and happy to see him.
- Who cut the cord? Jake
-Where was the baby born? Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello ID
-Did you record the labor? No way! There were a few pictures taken, but none that invaded my privacy. I think people who record the whole process are CRAZY. (Not to offend anyone.)




Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mommy done good...

I finally got brave enough to cut Andrew's hair on my own. I bought some hair clippers, then took Andrew to my mom's for support. Jared started me off and showed me it wasn't so hard to do with clippers. I was pretty excited about the results. He looks dang cute with his new cut! Here are some before and after pictures....



Oh wow! I have a cute boy!

Also, I finally bought a new camera, same make and model as my last one just updated and better quality. Therefore, I have put up about five new posts, mostly pictures. I have had to catch up. Hope you enjoy!!

Dutch Oven and DIRT!

We went with Grandma and Grandpa Terry to Justice Park for Dutch oven dinner! Mmmm it was good. But Andrew enjoyed the dirt the most - he likes to dump it all over himself then rub it all over his face and hair. What fun! Thanks for a good time Grandma and Grandpa!

Bear Lake Trip

Early July was our big trip to Bear Lake with Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Leonard. We had a great time! Andrew loves the beach. He enjoyed riding around on the boat with mom while everyone else did water sports. Being pregnant, I couldn't do much, but I got brave and went tubing. Great fun!! Daddy did what he does best... Wakeboarding. Most of our time however, was spent on the beach. Andrew loved every second of it. He had his own little pool to play in, and he LOVED digging in the sand. It was an excelent weekend!

New Camera... Time for pictures...

An old one, but so flippin' cute I couldn't resist posting it.
Another old one.
Andrew loves talking to Daddy on the phone.

He's adorable even when his feelings have been hurt.