Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I moved!!!

I give up on this blog! So! Check out my new blog at http://cleverlyput.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Have I said enough that I love being home? Well I do! Sadly, I go back to work in a few weeks. It's bitter sweet because I love my job and all of my wonderful volunteers but it will be hard to leave my baby! But not to worry because when I win the HGTV 2011 dream home next week I will be able to leave and go vacation in Vermont! I'm just trying to think positively.

So I really thought I would have this huge amount of time to do so many things while on maternity leave. I imagined scrapbooking (I still haven't finished my wedding album), and cooking awesome meals, and having the cleanest house ever, and organizing everything better. But if I watch another episode of CSI I might go insane. Who knew that I would spend most of my day holding this baby while sitting on the couch. I am just now getting to do some things and I have to go back to work. Blah!

I better make the best out of the next few weeks! I love this little guy so much it will be a sad day on the first day back. I need a raise.

Friday, February 4, 2011

7 Weeks Old

It has been a long time since I wrote on my blog. I now realize how naive I was to think "after he comes I will have so much free time while on maternity leave to write on my blog." Yup I was naive. I love this boy. He has gotten huge!! We went to the doctor two weeks ago for a weight check and he was 12 pounds at 5 weeks! HUGE!!!! I know he is over 12 pounds now because I can feel it in my back : ) I was sad to put him in his 3 to 6 month clothes. It really made me realize how fast he is going to grow up. It has been such an amazing 7 weeks. I have had nights with 2 hours of sleep, nights where I was scared to death he wasn't breathing, I have been puked, pooped, and peed on, I have cried when he wouldn't stop crying because I didn't know how to help him, I have already had a panic attack about going back to work, but I have totally fallen in love. He has started to smile and it is the best thing in the whole world. He has started cooing and I love it. I absolutely LOVE dressing him in cute outfits. I have a hard time not buying something cute when it is on sale : ) He is so stinking cute. He looks so much like his dad to me it is crazy. I love to watch Josh with him - I can tell that they are going to be best buds. I really love this little guy. He has a death grip when it comes to my hair. He gets little baby snores some times. I hate his little baby tears when he cries. I love to sing songs to him and read him books. Oh this is going to be quite the ride!

On a different note. I have been desperately trying to get healthy. Everyone keeps telling me not to lose weight but I am trying to be genuinely healthy. It has been so great. Yes, I have lost a bunch of weight but I feel good. I want to be in good shape and healthy for the summer so that I can have lots of energy for this little guy. Plus it will be summer!!

I will try to stay up on my blog.... But I will leave you with a gummy smile from the little guy

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The things I am learning about boys

Well Landon is almost 3 weeks old. I can't believe how fast time has gone by! But he is still really little. So I grew up in a family with all girls and out here in Utah I am surrounded by all nieces so I don't have much experience with boys. I feel like I have learned so much in the past three weeks. First off, I could not figure out why he kept peeing through his diaper and it was always his stomach that was soaked. It should have just been common sense but how was I supposed to point his boy parts down!?! Once that problem was solved I felt pretty confident in my diaper changing abilities that was until the other day. I was changing Landon and all of a sudden he started to pee! The sad part was he was peeing right at his face and he got it all over himself! It was so funny but so sad at the same. We had to do a little sponge bath and right as we started he peed all over me! How can this kid have so much pee in that little bladder?! He is a gassy one too so I know that it will be great fun when he is older and he will try to gross me out.

I love his little snores at night and the way he coos when he sleeps. I love when he looks right in to my eyes and I swear he can see me. It always makes us laugh when he tries to focus on two things at once and he goes cross eyed for a second. He is so freaking cute! But I now cover him with a wipe every time I change him so we are both kept dry : )

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Little Boy

He is here (trumpets playing in the background)!! Let me start at the beginning of this labor so you can feel every painful moment I endured : ) So about two weeks ago (around the 15th of December) I went to the doctor and he told me I was at a 4 and I told him I was really uncomfortable and having a hard time working but he said to stick it out pretty much. Well I ended up just doing a lot of work from home that week because it was so unbearable to walk or move or anything. I knew I would be starting maternity leave the following Monday so I was pretty much ready to go out.

So Friday night comes along and the contractions start. But honestly I had never been pregnant before so how was I supposed to know if this was it or not?! They kept me up all night and I counted as this weird pain became closer and stronger and lasted longer. So at about 6:00 am or so I wake Josh up and tell him I think this is really it and it is time to go. He didn't FREAKING believe me! We had about 2 or 3 false alarms already but seriously when I say time to go it is time to go! He made me eat some food and hang out on the couch as he took his time getting ready and putting the base to the car seat in the car. Then I FINALLY convinced him to go.

When we got there the nurse said I was at a 5. She went out and spoke to my doctor and they decided I was staying!! I was so excited when they said this! My first question was, when do I get my epidural : ) They put us in the most awesome labor and delivery room. It was a corner room of the hospital and it was snowing that morning so it was all windows and it was so nice to look out of. Well I got my epidural which I thought wasn't bad to get at all, and it felt amazing when it took affect. And then an hour passed, and then 2, and then 3 and then 4, and then I was finally at a 6!! So they decided to break my water. But no change. Still at a six at the 6th hour. And then 7 hours pass, then 8, then 9. Time to get petocin! Yes this will finally be over! Then 10 hours, then 11 hours, then 12 hours. The doctor comes in and checks me and says "you are still at a 6 I think he is too large (**FINALLY some one agrees sinve I hae been saying it for MONTHS**). I will let you try for 12 more hours if you want but it is time to start thinking about a c-section." We ask him what he would want us to do and he said that he thinks it will be a c-section even if I wait. Josh and I talked it over and I said "I want to meet this baby and there is no way I am dong this for another 12 hours." Josh called his mom and dad and asked them to come to the hospital. We didn't know what to expect. I was prepared mentally to push not to have a major surgery.

It seemed like the moment we told them "ok we will do a c-section" things started to happen really fast. The anesthesiologist came in and pumped me full of A LOT of drugs I was completely out of it. They told us all about what to expect. They got Josh in his scrubs (which were very cute on him). And they wheeled me to the operating room. I was nervous, and I was scared, and I was so excited to meet my little guy. They got me on the table and strapped me down. They told me I would feel lots of pressure. I was very very tired and just out of it so they told me to stay awake, Josh kept yelling my name to keep me up. And then I felt the tugging of them getting the baby out. The doctor yells "this is a HUGE boy you made the right choice by doing a c-section now." And then the little cry. I looked at Josh and we just both lost it (honestly I am crying now just remembering). Oh it was amazing. They showed him to me over the curtain and Josh went around to meet him. Even if it wasn't a normal birth it still felt amazing to hear that cry.

So after 13 hours and a surgery later I got this:

The most handsome little guy there ever was. He was 9 lbs 15 oz BUT his head was 38.5 cm! I think we broke the record at the hospital for largest head, well the nurses all said they had never seen one that big.

He is adorable. He is so fun and so stinking cute. I probably kiss his cheeks at least 100 times a day. He is a great little guy that is starting to get in to a routine. It was the best moment of my life. I would do the 9 months all over again for him. I can't wait to watch him grow and to kiss those cheeks when he is a teenager and telling me to get away. I love him more than I ever thought possible. He is my little guy, my little Landon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

He's coming........

I write this with heartburn and a small burst of energy! Please excuse any of my "too much information" moments. So Monday I woke up and I felt like I was having the nausea from morning sickness all over again. I called work and told them I would be a little bit late. I eventually got ready dragged myself in to work and started my day. Later on in the day I was talking to my mom on the phone and I told her that I wanted Josh to take me to a hotel so I could float in a pool. She said to me "well you can't if you have lost your plug" and I responded with "well I don't know if I have, I have been leaking everyday for the last week and a half any way." Well she freaked, told me it wasn't normal, made me hang up right then and call my OB. I thought it was normal to leak, especially when you are like me and about to birth a toddler. As you can see:

Well I call my OB and the nurse tells me to go in to labor and delivery at the hospital to make sure I am not leaking amniotic fluid. I didn't know what to expect so I packed my bag just in case. Josh and I drove over to the hospital, they had me go into our own room, put a gown on, and then they hooked up the monitors to me to measure the babies heart beat and my contractions. The nurses were so nice. They wanted a urine sample from me which is always exciting when you are more than 8 months pregnant. Then they tested to see if I was leaking amniotic fluid. Well the test said it wasn't amniotic fluid.

Then the most exciting part of the day happened. A nurse came in and told me my urine sample was contaminated and that they needed to give me catheter. I could have passed out! It seriously hurt! And not only did it hurt the first time but it hurt the second she did it!!! I even said to her "since you are doing all this will you take him out??" But of course no.

They ended up sending me home and telling me to go tomorrow morning to my OB's office to get my fluid levels check. So I go the next day and the doc tells me that I have plenty of amniotic fluid but it might be that my bag of water has ruptured and it could break any time. Oh, and as a side note the doctor tells me I should have gone to the office cause the hospital was a waste of money! YOUR NURSES TOLD ME TO GO, GEEZE!

So now the mode I am can only be described as: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! He could come at any time! I need to get ready!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

JUST 10 of the things I have learned

Here are the top ten things I have learned and happenings from my pregnancy:

10. Sleep deprivation starts way before you have a baby
9. Today I was walking across the street to the State Building when some guy whistled at me. I thought "I've still got it" then he must have saw my belly because he said "oops sorry." Sad day
8. Sadly, I snore. Yup. And Josh hates it : (
7. I thought I knew what heartburn felt like until these past 2 months!
6. It's really not sexy when the bottom of your belly sticks out of every shirt you own
5. Shea butter does NOT prevent stretch marks.
4. As previously mentioned in a different post don't EVER watch birthing videos
3. Hobbit feet are really unattractive
2. I wish I owned one of those electronic chairs that takes you up and down the stairs.
1. I already know that every single one of these will be totally worth it in a month. This will be the best Christmas we have ever had - well if he comes before : )