Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Paul's haircut... just in time for the parents to see it:)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I found some really good recipes at familyrecipesandmore.com too! I can't wait to try some of those!
I'm also excited because Hayden turns 3 months on Saturday. He stays awake more during the day, and is also more cranky. He laughs a lot and is starting to bat at toys and play with a little stuffed kangaroo we got at San Diego Zoo. He sucks on everything! His pacifier no longer serves a purpose it seams because he screams with it still in his mouth. He can't be alone in a room for more than a few minutes before he decides he's bored and needs someone to talk to or look at. He talks to us a lot and has fun facial expressions to go with it. oh did I mention he has been sleeping through the night? He was 9 weeks old when he first did it (the weekend before thanksgiving) oh it has been nice. He goes to bed anywhere between 8 and 9 and sleeps until 5 before he's hungry so I feed him and back to sleep until 7 and thats when we get up for the day.
I learned to crochet this past weekend. We were going to go look at temple lights but paul got sick so we couldn't go... plus we didn't have any extra money. My boss has been making beanie hats for the homeless for the humanitarian for her ward (my grandma is the person in charge and my boss is her visiting teacher). She uses this round thing with pegs on it so its really easy, but I wanted to learn to crochet. My grandma and mom and 2 of my sisters know how so I went onto youtube... you can find anything there... and watched a video and well I learned! Paul wants me to make him a scarf.
Friday, December 5, 2008
In no particular order
*My amazing husband who is healthy and able to work to support us. He is so wonderful and I take him for granted way too much.
*My sweet Angel Hayden. He's more precious and more fun than I could have imagined I love him to death!
*The Gospel. I would probably have ended up pregnant before marriage without it. It's amazing to know everything I know. Especially to know this isn't the end and I can be still married and have my family with me even past death.
*Jesus Christ. He died for me and for all of us so that we can live again!!
*My bosses Joan and Craig who are so understanding and so compassionate. I am so blessed to be able to bring Hayden to work with me so we can have some extra money
*My mom for allowing us to live in her home, even though I complain a lot about how my dad didn't finish it all the way, it's a roof over our heads and I'm so grateful for that.
*My brother Jason, he is such an amazing example to me. He completely turned his life around and now I love spending time with him.
*Emily, Jason's girlfriend. She is so sweet and I really enjoy getting to know her. I love seeing her and Jason together. The cherish each other and absolutly adore each other.
*My grandma. She is soooo willing to help out without asking questions. I lived with her for 10 months and paul even lived with her too (separate rooms) right before we got married so he wouldn't have to pay another month's rent. She has let so many people (a stranger even) live with her at different times and she just deals with all the stuff that they do and I'm not even willing to open my house to my sister.
*My sister Wendy. She's always been a good example. Even when I would get annoyed of her she was always my best friend growing up. It made it hard for me to move to Alabama without her.
*My dad who has overcome so much in his life and its been fun and neat to get to know him, now that I'm an adult, as a person instead of just my dad.
*My other mom Cindy. She's just so amazing and fun to be around and she doesn't hesitate to help us out when we need it, even though she's all the way in Germany. I love spending time with her so much!
*My other dad Bill. I feel like I don't get enough time with him but I love him so much. He's such an amazing person.
*Paul's brother's Billy and Kevin. They just accepted me right from the start and I feel so loved around them and paul's whole family.
*The fact that we are able to live comfortably and not have to worry about being cold at night or how to get dinner at night.
*My car. It's not super nice or even pretty, but it drives nice and gets great gas milage ($13 last fill up :) and its paid for. I don't care that its ugly, I like it because I paid for it and its mine.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
1. Sign almost an entire song after hearing it a few times.
2. Nurse my baby while eating lunch and watching something on the laptop
3. sew my own maternity shirts
4. Understand Taryn's texts (paul never understands them HAHA)
5. Make amazing waffles
6. Clean up after Paul
7. Cut Paul's hair.
7 THINGS I CAN'T DO...
1. eat an orange unless its got all of the white stuff off of it
2. play the piano
3. eat onions unless they are really cooked
4. look into paul's ears without trying clean it out
5. Run for longer than 2 minutes (wow I'm out of shape)
6. Stop worrying about getting food storage
7. Get up in front of people (like give a talk at church)
7 THINGS THAT ATTRACTED ME TO PAUL...
1. The way he dressed/dresses
2. The fact that he's thin
3. His car and the way he drove it
4. His lips
5. His eyes
6. They way he gave me butterflies
7. His hands and his butt but there's only 7
7 THINGS THAT I SAY MOST OFTEN...
2. I love you Paule
6. Don't tickle me Paule
7. what are you going to cook me for dinner?
7 PEOPLE I ADMIRE THE MOST...
2. Paul's family (mom dad billy kevin aunt robin and her family and grandma goodman) sorry I had to
3. my grandma and grandpa
4. Both of my brothers
5. my sister Wendy
6. My Bishop
7. My boss Joan
7 FAVORITE FOODS...
3. Chicken Quesidillas
4. Chocolate cake
5. chocolate chip cookies or sugar cookies
6. strawberries, grapes, peaches
7. Chips and salsa from La Casita
7 PEOPLE I TAG...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Us and Billy's family waiting for the Thunderbirds to come out for their show.
By that time, the ground was pretty comfortable.
There were skydivers that had some colored stuff shooting out of their boots, it was pretty cool.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This is the ghost outfit we bought for him
This is the outfit Kat and Jordan bought. The ribs glow in the dark. I thought that it is soooo cute!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Well I'm finally back to work. I worked all the way up to delivery. After being a week late I was induced so I knew exactly the day I would start my maternity leave, unless I went into labor on my own. My boss and I never really set an exact length of time that I would be gone and I felt bad for being out of work for so long so I decided to return to work on the 20th. That would mean I had exactly a month off. Joan (my boss) basically told me anywhere from a month to 6 weeks depending on how I was feeling. I was feeling quite bored at home so I made it a month. When I called her to tell her I would be coming back on the 20th she told me to plan on coming for just a couple hours in the mornings for a week or so until I get used to being down there. Man am I grateful for that. I don't think I could do 9-5 right away. I am really happy that its Friday. Even though I've only been going for 1/2 days, its nice to know I don't have to get up and get ready in the morning. Joan makes a quilt for all her grandkids when they get married and one of them is getting married in 2 weeks so she's had a quilt down at the store that she works on all day. She's had me help her and I've gotten pretty good. It almost makes me want to do one myself. Maybe if I had the quilt stands and tacks.... Which I'm sure aren't too hard to find...
Since Hayden is getting blessed on Sunday, Paul's older brother Billy is coming down, along with his wife and 4 kids. They will be staying at our house so Paul and I will be cleaning tomorrow. I like having people over and being a hostess. I hope that I have enough energy to cook breakfast for them Sunday morning. I make some dang good waffles (its my mom's recipe) and then Paul's mom's syrup recipe is amazing with it too! (let me know if you want either one) Paul's going to cook his mom's spaghetti for dinner Saturday night. YAY. I can't wait until Hayden gets a little older so he can actually play with his cousins. It'll be fun to see them, the last time I did, Danali was a newborn so I bet she's so big now.
GETTING MY BODY BACK
Everyone says how good I look after having a baby, but I really just can't wait until my doctor gives the ok to start excersizing. I want my flabby tummy gone!! I'm sure everyone is thinking, yeah what flab, but compared to what it used to be, wow I'm flabby. I'm thinking about taking a kickboxing class next semester. Maybe I can get a few friends to sign up with me and we can all get in shape together. Paul already said he can watch Hayden for the 2 hours a week if I pump so he's got a way to feed him. :) Happy is me.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
We called the hospital at 6:30 friday morning to set up a time to go get induced and they were full so they said to call back at 10 but they ended up calling me at 9, so we went in at 9:30 and they got me all situated. About 2 hours later the doctor camed in and I was only dialated to 2 cm so she inserted this tablet that supposed to start the contractions and then she left me just to wait. Good thing we took the laptop so Paul wasn't too bored. Around 2 pm they had me go walking around hoping that Hayden's head would help dialate me. They checked me again afterwards and I was dialated to 3. So around 4 pm I started to feel the contractions (finally!) and at 5 they were getting a little stronger so I took a bath and at 6 they checked me again and I was at 4 cm so they decided to break my water (that was weird). Around 8 I was feeling them really strong and asked for IV medicine phetenol (sp??) and that helped for a few hours then I asked for an epidural around 10 pm and I was at 5 cm so they said ok. He came in and gave me the epidural and it totally wiped me out from the chest down. I felt paralized! I couldn't move my legs or feel them so it was weird when they would check me or do anything down there, I couldn't watch them moving my legs. The Epidural is supposed to numb you but still leave you with the ability to move your legs. I got the equivalent of meds for if I were to be having a C section. (I'll explain this whole thing later). So after an hour he came back and checked on me and I was still pretty numb and so he came back in another hour (midnight) and I could feel my tummy which was good for when I needed to push but now I could feel the contractions, and mostly in my back, ugh. They weren't too bad though. So I felt some pressure in my pelvis and told Hector (the epidural guy) to get a nurse to come check me. So he did and she said I was complete so they called the doctor and then had me do some practice pushes, but decided that if we did too many he might just come out because he was so low in there. So when Dr. Romero came in she checked me and I was complete indeed so she got her gown on and gloves and everything and they removed the end of the bed and got my legs in the stirrups and I started pushing... somewhere in there I puked and then at 1:14 my beautiful baby was here!! She set him on my tummy and Paul got to cut the cord. The whole time in between contractions they were saying they could see him and man did he have a lot of hair! That was exciting! After getting him a little cleaned up they gave him to me and he was just so perfect! He looks just like his daddy! After a while when I could feel my legs again enough to walk, they got me a shower and got Hayden a bath. They cleaned up the room and then Paul and I got to spend time with our baby. We didn't go to a postpartum room because they were all full so we spent the first night in the delivery room. We got to bed around 3 and they brought him in at 5 to eat and I tried to feed him until 8 am but he would just go to sleep. So cute though. He sure likes his sleep that's for sure. So after many naps and a few visitors we got moved over to Post partum and then the headache came. Hector warned me that I might get a headache from the epidural so I knew it was coming but I didn't think it would hurt that bad! After not being able to eat dinner because of the pain and after 2 vicaden (sp??) later I finally got to sleep. They brought Hayden in every few hours to eat and he ate really well, which was good because he hadn't the day before. Sunday morning my dad came to visit and my headache came back. More vicaden please. Then they gave me a blood patch (take blood from my arm and inject it into my back to stop the headache) and since I didn't have a headache at that moment because of the medicine, I didn't know if it worked or not, well after getting discharged at 11 and going home, the headache returned around 1 so I drank some Dr. Pepper in hopes the caffine would help, but it didn't. After a shower and trying to relax I got to sleep around 11 pm only to be worried or up with Hayden most of the night. I woke up and got a headache again and decided to go get my Ibuprofin perscription filled so Paul and I made it to Walmart around 12 (I had taken one of Paul's percasets from when he went to the ER last) and of course my headache was back so I was miserable all through walmart, I even had a lady make sure I was ok because she is a nurse. After paul's class was over at 3 we went to the ER (Hector said to go in if the blood patch didn't work). Around 5 he finally came in after giving someone an epidural and he noticed that I have slight scoliosis and said that he thought that's what screwed up the epidural in the first place. So he had me adjust my position and he did the blood patch again. This time it worked! my headache was gone instantly! WOW that felt nice! Thank goodness for good friends. Jordan and Kaitlyn watched Hayden while I was in the ER, I didn't want to take any chances of him getting RSV or something from being in there. So now I can function normally and enjoy being a mom!! What an experience! So now my back is all scabbed up from being poked so many times and my arms are all bruised from IV's or them drawing blood. What a weekend. All of it was very worth it, and it wasn't as miserable as I thought it would be. I have the cutest baby on the block and the most amazing husband too!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
oh by the way... check out Regina Spektor, she's a little different with her music but I like her a lot. I recommend the song Fidelity.