Monday, August 30, 2010

Absolutely tragic!

http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/08/29/2058190/shooting-reported-at-visalia-mormon.html

My heart goes out to the members of this Ward and my heart aches for the wife and children who lost their husband/father in the most disgusting way. He left behind 6 boys, the youngest being only a few months old!

There must be comfort in knowing they are an Eternal family and that they will be together again!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baby shower!

Some pictures taken from my baby shower. Enjoy!


I had my baby shower the 21st and had a great time. I only needed new born outfits and 0-3 months. I have some clothes saved up from Brooke.
I'm grateful for my in laws for throwing this. It was much needed.
(the beautiful blanket my mother in law made)
(my sister in law got this, probably my favorite onsie thus far)
(one of the games we played...for this diaper I melted the chocolate, gives it a more realistic look ;o)
(The cake my mother in law made. Rachel put the accent over the E. Matt and I have been debating weather or not to put this accent over the E. I say no, he says yes. We will see what my indecisiveness says after she is born)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This is it...


I have had those wonderful Braxton Hicks contractions, and 3 people in this house have told me I am starting to drop!

So now starts to countdown til baby day!!

I'm planning on going to the Temple this Saturday, hopefully I'll go to the Temple first...THEN go into labor!

I'll keep this posted...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And so the journey begins...


We had been preparing weeks for this very day! I was so excited that my "baby", my first born was starting Kindergarten, I didn't even think about being sad.
Today when he walked on that bus, the emotions hit me like a bag of bricks. I didn't full out cry, but sure felt like it! I had to hold back those tears.

He will do well in Kindergarten. He has his best friend (his cousin) there every step of the way. I think if it was just him going on that bus, he would have taken it differently, but since he had Dan there with him, it made it easier.

SO...what does a mother do when her first child is at school? Why, of course, go to his school to "check up on him" ;o)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

37 weeks


I had a doctors appointment last Friday, the heart beat was 150 and I'm measuring at exactly 36 weeks/cm.
No progress. Just braxton hicks contractions and the feeling like this girl is going to poke her way out!

Baby shower this Saturday.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Brooke!

4 years ago today we brought this beautiful girl into the world!

She is crazy, wild, loud and obnoxious, but my life wouldn't be the same without her in it!
She may be crazy and wild and all those things, but she is the sweetest most loving girl, who loves to give hugs and kisses!
She's a daddy's girl through and through. I don't think she would know what to do with herself if daddy wasn't here.
I tell Matt all the time that Brooke is Melissa's child (Matt's sister) just the Lord gave her to me instead. She has her personality and looks! It's crazy!

I love this mamasita! She's my big helper and I know she will love Elise and be a big helper! She already calls Elise "my baby". "I can't wait until my baby is out of your belly." :o)

I know for a fact she will stand up for herself. She doesn't take any bullying.

Brooke Eden, you are loved more than words can express! My life, your daddy's life wouldn't be the same, and it sure as heck wouldn't be as exciting without you in it! We love you baby girl!



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The countdown begins...


So the countdown beings! I'm 36 weeks pregnant. 4 more weeks to go (or less)!
It seems so surreal! Time has gone by so fast, yet it seems like I shouldn't be done.
I have mixed emotions, as most mothers-to-be do!

I can't wait until my baby shower! Those always make the pregnancy seem so real and the upcoming birth real as well.
I can't wait until I go into labor (ok, that's stretching it a little) I'm actually petrified!! I'm more excited about the after affect of the labor!
I can't wait to see what Elise will look like, or who she will look like!
I look forward to that special bonding time I have with my babies after delivery. I stay in the hospital all by myself, just me and baby time, I love that!
I can't wait to bring her home and see how my kids take to her. All 3 of them will be wonderful big siblings! That I'm sure of!
I can't wait to see the daddy-daughter bonding time! Another one of my all time favorites! There's nothing like seeing your husband love and bond with the baby you both made! Matt is honestly the best at it, seeing how he bonds with each of the kids makes me fall more and more in love with him!


I will try to keep this updated for the 2 or 3 of you who actually read this!! haha