Thursday, January 24, 2013

three little teeth

Alta finally got her third tooth! She is a little behind, but she has learned to master gumming everything. I usually don't notice she has a new tooth until it has popped through. She doesn't seem phased by the pain at all. Kids definitely come out different for sure cause Jayden is the complete opposite. 

I cannot get over how much I love my kids cheesy smiles. They make me laugh every time. They are really starting to grow into their own little person and it makes me love them even more. I love seeing their unique personalities. It is crazy how being raised at the same time, the same way and they can still be so different. They come to us with their own unique little spirit without a doubt. I'm excited to see what our other baby girl brings to the family. 

One of my goals is to capture their quirky little things they do. There are so many, so I have a lot of catching up to do, but I hope I can just capture it before it goes away. I'm excited for the older years with my children, but I'm really sad that they are growing up so fast. I wish I could hit a pause button or slow mo button. It is a good thing I'm getting another little newborn to hold cause I sure miss that stage.  Now I just need to learn to master giving my children equal attention so they all feel loved and I don't miss anything. Is that possible? I'm going to try and make it possible. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

good things are happening

This lovely lady is gracing us with her presence THURSDAY! I couldn't be more excited. She is a wimp when it comes to being cold too. So it is saying a lot for her to be coming to Utah when it is in the negatives in the morning. She really loves her grand babies. 
We are finally coming out of being sick. I'm crossing my fingers we stay sickless for a little while this time. It definitely makes the winter that more dreadful. Especially being pregnant and sick. Not a good combination when you are coughing and blowing your nose all the time. I had to remember to cross my legs every time or else I created even more laundry for myself. 

I am now in my third trimester. Hallelujah! I'm to the point where I am ready to hold my baby girl and start getting back into shape :). I am glad I have a few more months to get things ready though. Not that I have to do that much, but I like to get the projects that have been on my list for months to get crossed off my list or else it will be another several months before they even get attempted. Nesting has definitely kicked into gear.

We are headed to sunny california in two weeks!! Hopefully this trip will help me survive the rest of the winter.

My house is clean and laundry is folded AND put away.

Just spoiled my girls. "My girls" I like the sound of that :) 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

and then there was two

Jayden officially took his first steps on the last day of the world, December 21. He wanted to go out on two feet. It was the cutest thing seeing him take his first few steps. He would get so overly excited that he would topple over or just fall forward in the hopes that someone would catch him. For a while he still crawled to get places, but every once in awhile would test out his skills. He graduated to the gorilla crawl and walking officially took over the beginning of the year. 

Everyone was like "oh you are in for it", but they don't get into much more than they already did. The real challenge is going to be when they start climbing. Oh the joys of parenthood :)

I sure love this boy even if he does destroy my house. Just look at the face. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

week 27

Only 13 more weeks! I'm almost in the single digits. This pregnancy has gone by so fast. I'm getting really excited to hold my new baby girl. My biggest concern is Alta and Jayden getting jealous. I'm starting to notice recently that they get jealous of each other when I'm holding one or the other. Luckily it will be warmer so hopefully they will be preoccupied with being outdoors, crossing my fingers. I think we all are going a little crazy being stuck inside in single digit weather. Everytime we get healthy we make a plan to go out or hang out with little friends and the day comes and we wake up sick. Talk about depressing!! I used to not mind winter so much, but with kids it is a totally different story. Stuck inside ALL THE TIME cause the kids freeze outside, having to take twenty minutes to bundle everyone up before we go anywhere and rotating every week getting sick. Spring I have never looked forward to you more! 

The one big difference between this pregnancy and the last is I have major mood swings. It is so bad!! I can't stand it I feel like I have no control over my emotions. Greg has been awesome in helping me get through it. Thankful for understanding and supporting husbands. I don't know if I could be as sane through this all if it wasn't for his support and help.

ps since last pregnancy I have been gifted a tripod and a remote control for my camera best things ever!! I'm hoping I can learn to get tricky and actually show posterity I did exist since the idea of teaching Greg to take pictures is probably not going to happen. I lucked out with a lot of things, but not a husband that likes to take pictures. You can't have everything :). 

Baby girl, 
We are finally narrowing down your name. We are kind of anti popular names. Jayden was an exception since he was named after his Great Grandpa, but it looks like we are going to have to make an exception for you to because your Dad and I can only agree on popular names. I threatened to just write whatever I wanted on the birth certificate, but he threatened back to change your name during your blessing so looks like we are going to have to agree. I'm sure whatever we name you, you will make your own. I feel you move so much more than Alta and Jayden ever moved. They usually just jabbed me in the ribs, bladder or side and you make my entire belly move. Makes sense since you have tons more room. We love you and can't wait to meet you! 
xoxo Mama

Week 26 with Alta and Jayden

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year!

I have been mentally writing out a long list of new years resolutions I would like to accomplish this year. There are so many things I feel I need to improve. My non existent workout routine, my eating habits, my role as a mother and wife, my passion to grow my photography business. As my list was getting longer and longer I decided I am just going to focus on one goal I am going to work on doing something daily that will make me proud. 

2012 was a great year!  I'm excited and scared for 2013 welcoming baby number three into our home I think will make this the hardest year of my life, but I'm hoping at the end of the year I can be proud of the person I have grown into. 

Cheers to 2013!