Monday, November 30, 2009

one night down 21 more to go

so its been a day and i already miss my hubby.....I am sitting here thinking what the heck was i thinking going away for 3 weeks without him! I know it as the only way to come here for more then 5 days but still its hard.  Jackie does not seem to realize derek is gone yet....she has been too excited with everything at grandpas house to care....i wonder when she will start to care because she is daddys little girl.  lol Abby has no idea haha but I do I miss his arms to hold her but i got 3 more here so it should work out. 

I plan to just keep busy here! The down side is I have no car so i am stuck in Alpine but i do want to see all you guys! So come see me! lol you have the next 3 weeks :) i gotta keep busy so i dont go crazy missing my hubby plus i want to see you while i can in Utah i dont know when I will be back again!

thank goodness for phones!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lets all give thanks!

Today i am thankful for
  • my wonderful husband and 2 daughters who i love more then anything!
  • my family who continues to love and support us
  • the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • a wonderful ward who treats us like family
  • being a stay at home mom i love being able to be with my girls all day!
  • wondderful friends who have not forgoten me since i moved away :) cant wait to see you guys!
What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Family and Utah

Our family starts to come into town tomorrow night and Sunday i start heading to Utah! I will be there Monday! YAY! I am excited to show our family's Abby!   And well all my friends!  Let me know if you want to get together!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The little things

Its the little things in life like

having your 2 month old always snuggle right up next to you

hugs from your 2 year old

kisses from your 2 year old

hearing the simple phrase I love you from loved ones

a smile and squeal from your baby

knowing your child trusts you completely

when your kid wants to play with you and asks please

seeing the love your spouse has for you

seeing a family member after not seeing them in a long time

your moms/dads voice on the phone

knowing you have friends you can talk to and understand what you are going through

your daughter wanting you and only you to tuck her in at night

knowing someone is there when you pray

understanding there is more to life then this life

being able to say I believe in God and Jesus Christ

that help me realize how truly blessed and loved I am in my life

Friday, November 20, 2009

which one would you take?

So Abby had a rough night last night, when I woke up i could not help but think back upon Jackies rough nights when she was little and compare them...

Rough night with Jackie

These occurred about 4 or 5 nights a week. Put her down to bed by feeding her and bouncing her for a LONG time, an hour later she would wake up screaming and you would have to hold her in your arms and bounce her until she would stop. Stop bouncing cue crying again. Get so fed up and tired that you decided to drive around at 3 am praying she will fall asleep. Get in car drive around see sconecutter open get some popcorn chicken. Keep driving around hoping still to get a sleeping baby. After about an hour of driving around and some good chicken she is asleep. Go home put car seat next to bed fall asleep an hour later cue Jackie crying. Don’t worry she will get her sleep when daytime comes, but parents wont work and school call.

Rough night with Abby

These have happened 3 times in her life

Put her to sleep by feeding her and then laying her down in her bed. 3 hours later she wakes up feed her she goes back to sleep for 2 hours. This time when she wakes up she eats and wants a new diaper, however she wont go back to sleep she just lays in bed making noises and moving around that you cant sleep but there is no crying.....2 hours later she falls asleep.

I guess i should not complain about a rough night with Abby its pretty darn easy when i think about it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy 2 months!

Miss Abigail today you are two months old! Mommy can barley beleive that you have been in our life for that long! It seems just like yesturday we were waiting for you to come! You have changed a lot these last two months.

You are starting to smile, you are picky about who and when you will smile though.  You love to smile for Jackie, you give her big smiles when she talks to you.  You will also smile anytime you are sitting up or are in your "tent" your playmat with a star that sings and lights up to you.

You love to sit up.  You always want me to hold your hands so you can sit up.  Mom wants to get you a bumbo...maybe santa can take care of that.  For now mommy will just enjoy the time she gets sitting with you on her lap, i know you wont want to be there for long i will take advantage of it while i can!

You HATE a wet diaper, you will cry the second you go to get a new one, this is something i sure hope you change because we go through a lot of diapers! Today you had your first diaper explosion, i guess we were lucky it did not happen until now!

You are a good sleeper (well comapred to Jackie) You go to sleep pretty easy as long as you are feed and bathed i just have to put you in your crib with your mobile on and you fall to sleep! you wake up about every 3 hours to eat and do not like to go back to your crib so after your first round in your crib you join mommy and daddy in their bed! Enjoy sweetie because we will kick you out soon! ;) Your crib is in our room so you dont wake up Jackie and mommy can hear you breath, I love having you close!
You also wake up at  7 am every day and will not go back to sleep without a new diaper.  This is your only diaper change during the night, as soon as you get changed you go right back to sleep :)

You take about 3 naps during the day one pretty soon after you get up one around 2 and one around 7. :) its so weird to mommy to have a baby who sleeps so much! I love it though.  Jackie misses you when you sleep.  She worries if she can not see you and gets upset if someone not in our family holds you, she loves you!

You will get blessed in 2 weeks and then you are making your first trip to Utah! get ready to meet alot of family they all love you and are excited to meet you!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

pictures of some of my favorite people!

SO here a a few pics from late...
hmmm i dont get what is going i dont know why that text is there and why i can not delete it oh well! Here are some pics of my favorite people! Here is Abigail! She loves to sit up she always wants to be sitting! I think she needs a bumbo!!

More of her i cant take enough pic's!

Jackie LOVES doing pushups with daddy! Whenever he does them she is right there to do them with him or

Jump on his back and "help" him do his pushups! she LOVES to do this! She really loves her daddy and wants to spend every moment he is home playing with him!

There is a street hockey rink in town we like to go there and play around here is Jackie with the stick Derek made her

More of Abby we were trying to get one of her smiling....but eh it did not work lol she was not in the mood to smile for the camera tons of smiles in between shoots though!

I think she is so cute!

Kinda a smile....

Jackie swinging at the park

Okay its offical i hate the new upload way....maybe i just dont know how to use it but this was a pain! ugh haha oh well they are here!

Anyway we are all doing well getting excited for grandpa to come up for Abby's blessing and to head to Utah! We will be there for almost a month so we have time to see everyone! we will be carless though so you might have to come pick us up if yyou want to see us! But really we are so great i know you will wanna! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Jess's thoughts

Well we have been out here for 2.5 months now, although it seems like its been a lot longer!  I guess my life has been a worlwind since we moved here.  Got here on August 25th had a baby less then a month later, had to learn a new town, meet new people, new ward, unpack, and well ADJUST to being a mom of 2 away from everyone i know and everything i know! I got to admit i think i am doing pretty good, but I cant help but miss home, I miss being close to family I miss living in a town where i have options on where to shop and i can go to any store i need without an hour drive.  Most of all I think I miss family.  I really dont like living so far, i hate the fact most people have not meet Abby yet.  I know I am coming to Utah soon and they will meet her!  Dereks work schedule is hard too.  He worked late in Utah, but I had so many friends who i could visit late at night and family it never bothered me. .  Everyone seems pretty settled has a lot of kids.  Its hard.  I love our ward they have been great, but I miss having a good friend I can see when i want and talk to when i need to talk...cell phones just are not the same.  I am trying though.  I am pretty excited to come to Utah for a month...although being away from Derek for 3 weeks sounds afwul! i will miss him so much!
Anyway i know this situation is temporary, I know I will get through it and everything will work out.  No need to dwell on what if's just have to move forward!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

How to shower by yourself

So every mom needs her alone time right?  The shower should be that place too bad Jackie loves to shower with us.  Last week i really wanted to shower alone without Jackie yelling to come in and dealing with all that so i decided i would take an extra hot shower and not turn it down if she came in thinking she would leave. 
Well i she came got in and said ahh that feels sooo good mom.  Aparently she is like me and likes it nice and warm! operation take a shower alone FAILED!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time to get into gear

Well Abby is almost 8 weeks which means I can start working out again! YAY (c-section has a 8 week wait) I am pretty excited this pregnancy i ended up losing a lot of weight due to not really being able to eat alot and not really wanting to due to heart burn i could not control.  I wont complain I am already down 23lbs from before i got pregnate! My goal is to lose 26 more! I want to post it here so I will feel motiviated to keep you in the loop. i am already stugling with my pants not really fit me anymore and i have no money to buy more.....but I will take a saggy bum for less weight anyday!! I do some questions out there for you people....what is a good diet for a nursing mom?  Also what are some good work outs i can do at home with my girls?  Any advice is appreciated!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

pimp my blog

I just want to thank Jenn for pimping my blog! You rock friend thanks for always being there for me and helping me out! I am so glad we have been friends since Jr. High! Cant wait to see you when I come out to Utah!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

what are you thankful for today

Recently I have needed to remember my blessings, I thought i should create a blog in which to write them so i can look back and remember them. I would love for others to join me in this blog in writing what you are thankful for! I know as we do this our lives will be blessed and we will not dwell on the negitive but on the positive the blog is if you would like to be an author on this blog leave your e-mail or send me an e-mail I want to create a place for everyone to record things they are thankful for and to see what others are because sometimes i think it helps to see what other people think!

Jackie Funnies

Jackie, "here abby eat fruit loops" Me, "abby is too little" Jackie, "mom Abby is sick of special boob food"

Jackie, "this is my oven i like to cook pizza with green onions (poinitng to her dora kitchen) that is dadys oven" (pointing to the grill) he likes to cook sasuages" that is your oven mama ( pointing to the oven) you like to cook lota and lots of food"

Jackie, "mama can i have chili dogs with green onions?" (this is here because it cracks me up she loves green onions so much!"

Jackie, "is it cougar shirt day today?" Me, "yes" Jackie, "lets go get my cougar shirt!"

while abby is having tummy time, "mama abby not want to do push ups turn her around!!"

we have a car seat cover for Abbys seat that keeps her from the wind and what not in the car i took it off so Abby could see Jackie, "NO mama Abby wants tent, she loves tents!"

her version of the cougar fight song, "rise shout cougars are out (random bables) glory praise of you strong colors blue BYU ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra go cougars" I have taught her so well!

while nursing Abby, " mama dont touch you boobs! only Abby can"

side note if anyone has a baby bed that is not a pack in play, could i use it in December? Abby is not a huge fan of the pack in play :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

hey all my Utah friends!

so i am going to be out there for most of December! YAY! I want to see you all, but i do have a favor to ask! Does anyone have a baby bed i could borrow while i am there? I need something for Abby to sleep in and our space will be limited for bringing stuff down. Let me know! I will bake you some cookies or something :) I will be there from Nov 30th to Dec 27th....we might leave sooner just depends on Dereks work and when he can come out to join us!!