Brian and I live in Brigham City. We have a cute little 3 year old little boy that never fails to keep us on our toes and the sweetest little 6 month old girl that makes our home happy. Brian is an electrician, I'm a mom and life is GRAND!
Dax has been so stinkin cute lately! He says the cutest things and loves to be with his mama, which I can't complain about.
We have had a great crop of dinner plate Dahlias this year. This is our biggest one so far, it's 11 inches across!
One morning while I was cleaning, this little guy decided to make a train with all of his stuffed animals and chairs. He was so proud! After the train, we had to put a diaper on all of his animals and toys, even his tiny tractors. Then he wanted to put them all to bed! He's going to be a great help with his new little sister!
Some of the cutest things he has done lately are~
He says THANK YOU MOM for everything! Helping him onto a chair, getting him a treat, buckling his carseat etc..
If anyone coughs or sneezes he comes up and says ok? Over and over again until you say I'm ok Dax!
When he gets hurt he comes up to me and says OK Dax? Thats our cue to say are you ok? He quickly follows with OK
This also applies to all his toys if they take a tumble. We quickly hear OK tractor? Ok Truck?
He LOVES to pray and reminds us to pray often. He repeats the last word or two of every sentence and as we're wrapping up our prayers he YELLS "MAYMEN" this gets especially comical at church 4 times during Sacrament meeting!
Well, here I am at 6:30 AM on a Sunday morning, AWAKE! Because of my random sleeper toddler you may ask?
Because of a stupid arm ache.... What is a pregnant mother to do when she can't take Ibuprophen! I think I may have pinched a nerve in my neck or shoulder and it's pretty dang annoying not being able to sleep when said toddler IS sleeping through the night...
SO I decided I might as well document my pregnancy thus far.
Weight: 2lbs 1oz (5 days ahead of schedule)
Gender: A GIRL!
Very active and healthy! We had a little scare at 22 weeks when I went for my targeted ultrasound. When the tech was examining the heart, she couldn't find the pulmonic heart valve. She reassured me that everything was probably fine and that she wanted me to come back for a follow up at 26 weeks... So I did and after 45 minutes of examining my baby, she found every chamber, valve and vessel that she exists in a healthy heart just to reassure this nervous mama! All is well!
Possible Names: Lily, Jersey, Faith (may favorite this week) Bella, Ellie. Just to name a few. Girls names are tough!
Weight gain/loss: Still down 2 lbs but that is changing quickly because I'm getting my appetite back... And a HUGE appetite at that! I'm trying to control myself though. I did however have to break out my maternity pants and boy are they comfortable!
Cravings: PEACHES! I swear I have eaten a whole bushel all by myself! I'm sure lucky to live where the BEST peaches are grown!
What I miss: Not walking like a turkey
Complaints: I have many complaints, but not because of this baby.
I HATE ALLERGIES!!!!!!!!!
I cant sleep very long without getting a stuffy nose, plugged ears achey arms... What is a girl to do? My yard has suffered big time this fall and poor little Dax has to play inside most of the time so I can stay sane. My sweet husband has to hear about every little change in my symptoms and yesterday he said, "I can't wait until you get your allergy shots so you wont be so miserable (AKA He wont have to hear about it any more). I usually can keep them under control but I'm nervous to drug myself up with this little babe inside of me!
She moves like crazy and I love it! I miss my energy some days but others, I feel like I can do everything on my list... And then crash. I am enjoying my pregnancy at this point and I'm thankful for the opportunity to carry this little girl.
PS We bought a minivan, I am one of THOSE moms... And I LOVE IT!
(not that you REALLY care but it might be kind of fun for me to look back on one day)
Gender: Girl (hopefully)
"she" had her legs crossed on my last visit so we couldn't get a good look this time
Expected Due Date: January 6th
Originally January 4th
Mom: Feeling pretty great for the most part. Lots of weird random cramping and random nausea. Smells really get to me when my nose isn't clogged
Weight gain/loss: -7 lbs (I contribute that to the "nausea")
Cravings: Change every day but today it was a peach smoothy which I could only finish half. Others have been a sip of mountain dew, pizza plus breadsticks, tomato sandwich, lime ricky, icecream, taco soup and corndogs. But usually only once or twice and then I'm ready to move on to something else!
What I miss: Being able to sleep through the night and walk normally.
(not too many complaints so far! It could be SOOO much worse!)
I can't believe my baby is 2! We had a little family celebration tonight. I can't believe how much loving support we have in our families to spoil this little guy! Here are a few pictures of the event.
Blowing out his candle
This little guy is IN LOVE with tractors these days so I felt it was fitting to have a "Tractor party" for him
The cake I made for him
(I'm obviously not a professional but maybe by the time he's 16 I'll be close! :)
He got so many fun gifts! He will certainly be entertained for weeks and maybe even months to come!
I had to through this cute picture of him playing with his uncle Brad before the party. It's so nice to have such great aunts and uncles to play with him! He loves them so much!
Some fun things that Dax does at this milestone are:
~He loves to say MIR (Come here)
So he'll randomly say
~He is ALL BOY anything that has to do with sports, motorcycles, tractors, cars and trucks, he's all over
~He loves to help mommy no matter what we are doing. He loves to help with laundry, dishes, sweeping the floor etc
~ He loves to run. He'll run the length of our house over and over again
~He gets so excited when we have company, he starts marching and jumping around with a big smile on his face
We sure love this little guy. He IS our world and we're so thankful to have him in our lives!
First of all, I would like to say I'm thankful for my sons health! He has nothing life threatening and things could be so much worse... On that note though, I just wish I could figure out how to make him feel better all of the time. When I was pregnant I made sure to do everything I could to ensure a healthy baby, and thats what we got, a very healthy baby! At 4 months things seemed to start changing for him. He started getting countless ear infections, which turned into ear tubes (twice, once at 8 months and again at 16 months) croup (spelling), rotovirus, mouth sores, bronchitis (multiple times) strep throat, and now he battles something similar to asthma. It flares up really bad when we're around smoke, whether it's someone smoking or a campfire. The doctors never have told me what he has, just that he needs breathing treatments frequently. I feel like this kid has been introduced to more medicine than any 2 year old should. He sure is a trooper though, he takes his meds like a champ and doesn't mind his nebulizer treatments (most of the time). I'm tired of him having to deal with all that is thrown at him. I know one day things will be better and all I can do is go day to day. I often read blogs of people with children that are either very sick, injured, or not with us anymore and I can't help but count my blessing so once again, I have to say...
I'm thankful for all I have and that I have a little boy to take care of!
Well, I'm off to bed! Have a great day! We are BLESSED!
Our little trooper, getting a breathing treatment.. Isn't he so cute!
I just wanted to say that I sure love these guys! After a fabulous Fathers day weekend I just feel so blessed to have them in my life! I know for a fact that I married my perfect match! Thanks for all you do for me Bri!
I got to choose what we did for Easter weekend this year because it fell upon my Birthday!
SO, we spent the weekend in SLC with some friends! What a fun weekend we had. Dax had a GREAT time at the zoo... And apparently so did his DAD!
He LOVED the elephants! We couldn't get him to look at the camera even for a second! He wanted to just hop in the pen and say hello! He kept patting his leg and saying HE (here, thats what he says when he calls our dog) It was so stinking cute! I couldn't help but think I was the happiest girl in the world at that moment.
How could I not get a picture of the "famous" Lion fountain? I'm sure we all have a picture by this guy at some point in our lives..
A few of the kids that joined us.. I'm sad I missed some of them...
I know this is WAY late, but we got family pictures last summer. My friend Madi took them with her new camera and she did a fabulous job, SOOOO how could I not post them even if its 7 months later? Thanks again MADI!