Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
We spent Thanksgiving in Sacramento with Bryce's family. We had a great time, but it was a long trip, and I gained 240 pounds or so. It was great to spend time with everyone and to see how big my nephew is getting. The sad part of the trip was that Isaac got sick for the first time ever. It was really sad to watch him deal with it, and to feel kind of helpless because I got sick too, but I am so lucky to have such a healthy kid in general. It is quite a change from our daughter, and I went through much MUCH more with her. It is still hard just to hear Isaac sniffle though. BTW-Henry's- sorry we didn't get out to see you. We didn't want to get Cal sick.
Things started to get back to normal when we got home. Isaac's illness got extended a bit because he got his flu shot. I don't think it made him sick, it just really hurt is leg and made him sad and grouchy for the next couple days. He would just cry any time you touched him.
Then, Doug and Brandy decided to move. They came and stayed with us for a couple of weeks before moving into a new home. We actually had a great time and really enjoyed having them. I am so glad that they are living closer now and we will hopefully be able to spend more time together like we used to :).
We went to my work's Christmas party a couple of weeks ago. BTW- great job to everyone involved! It was kind of an eye opener for me though. While it was great to see everyone, I really felt out of place. I am only minimally involved at the office, and the party just made me realize how out of touch with things at work I am now. It is kind of sad, but kind of okay too. I have backed off work a lot since the party.
So, that brings us to now. Bryce's family will be getting in town tomorrow for Christmas. Better updates with more pictures and fun to come!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
1. Isaac is getting much better at sleeping through the night, but some nights this makes me sad because I want to go and snuggle him.
2. I can play the violin, piano, and snare drum, all badly. I also took flute lessons for a year but I can't play it at all. I could never make the sound come out right so I managed to fake it for a year by just pretending to play in class while everyone else did. I can't believe they never asked me to play solo and I never got caught.
3. I really wish I was a Dr. I love science and biology. I read medical journals, watch continuing education programs for docs on Discovery Health, and now XM radio has a station for docs called ReachMD that I listen to all the time.
4. I had two pet geckos when I was in college. One of them is still alive, and since Bryce is not a reptile fan, my poor mom gets to have him and feed him crickets every week. If anyone wants a leopard gecko, let me know. Free to good home!
5. Road rage makes me really sad. I try to be a courteous driver but I guess we all make mistakes sometimes, and when I think about people who have "given me the bird", I still get sad and feel bad.
6. Deep Sea fishing contests are my TV guilty pleasure. I almost never see them, but if I am flipping channels and I pass one, I have to stop and watch.
Ok...your next: Doug, Brandy, Elaine, and Andrea!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Longtime friend and sometime poker champion Spencer Campbell was featured on a commercial for Check City paycheck loans! It ran last night during "The Office" so if you recorded it, you can check it out. This would of course have only run in the local market, so if you are outside Utah, you probably can't see it. I tried to find it online but I couldn't. If you know where it is, I would be happy to link it.
In the ad, Spencer talks about the good experience he had with CheckCity. Very convincing. If I ever need a paycheck advance, I will choose CheckCity:).
I love having famous friends! If you are a star of TV, Movies, the Net, YouTube, whatever, let me know and I will give you a mention!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
On Friday, we went to St. Louis for Bryce's 10 year high school reunion. The fun started on Friday night at the homecoming game. It was so crowded. I have never seen so many people at a HS football game. Isaac was a little freaked out by all the cheering, so we didn't stay long. We took him to some friends from Bryce's old ward to play while we met up with Bryce's classmates at a bar called the Fox and Hound. We had a great time hanging out and catching up.
On Saturday, we went to the top of Gateway Arch. I have never been to St. Louis, so this was a fun way to see it. The Arch is not a place to spend a ton of time. It is a super way to combine my claustrophobia and fear of heights. Just kidding, its not that bad... There is a museum there that I wanted to check out, but they don't allow strollers and Isaac was getting sick of being carried, so we left and hung out at the park outside the Arch for a bit. Isaac felt much better with a clean diaper and some playtime. We spent the rest of the day driving around seeing some places Bryce wanted to visit again and doing a little wandering around the mall. That night, Isaac went to the babysitters again while we went to another bar for more reunion fun. This one was called Bar Louie and was in Downtown St. Louis. There was a $50 cover charge meant to include all you could drink..... so Bryce and I enjoyed our $50 cokes! Pretty expensive, but worth it to spend some more time with Bryce's old friends. I hope we can see them again soon, instead of waiting another 10 years.
Isaac having fun in his jumper.
Hanging out at the park at Gateway Arch
The weather was so great. It was 80 and sunny with no humidity.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I am really glad though. I feel like I made a lot of progress. I learned that Isaac definitely sleeps better when he is not in our room. It is probably much quieter for him in his own room without Bryce and Molly's snoring. I also learned that the monitor does work and I will hear him so I shouldn't freak out so much.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Isaac has been sleeping in my room since he was born. He does not sleep in the bed with us, I can't sleep like that, but he is in the pack and play next to me. He does have his own room. There were several reasons I started this. First, Isaac is breastfed. He gets up at night to eat, usually just once but sometimes twice with the second really just being very early in the morning when I want to go back to sleep. His room is on the other side of the house and it is hard to hear him and get over there to feed him when I am groggy in the middle of the night. Second, I have been nervous. I know that many mothers are, but having had a very sick preemie before, and now knowing parents of children who have died from SIDS, I have really just been scared to leave his side.
I never had any problem with the arrangement until now. I have actually been fine with getting up and feeding Isaac. In fact, I usually woke up a bit before him. A lot of people have advised me that he should sleep through the night and that I should let him just cry it out. I think that is fine for other people, but the method just doesn't feel right for me. I can certainly handle letting him fuss a little, but I see no point in letting him cry for long periods of time. I think babies go through a lot in their first year and sometimes they need a little food or just the comfort of nursing in the middle of the night. I don't think he is going to starve without it or something, I just want to make sure his needs are met. Is it really realistic for babies to sleep through the night? I don't sleep through the night myself, and didn't before I had him either.
The problem now is that Isaac seems to be waking more than he used to. He makes little noises and I get up and give him his binky, and he goes back to sleep, but this sometimes happens a lot, resulting in a lot less sleep for me. Now, when he gets up to eat, I am not awake and okay like I used to be. I am tired and sometimes can't even get my eyes open when I feed him. He goes right back to sleep, but may still make noises and wake me a few more times.
I am sure the solution to this is to put him in his own room to sleep. It is just so difficult. I wish I had started him off in there,because now it is so hard to change. I am too tired most nights to try it, not to mention still being so nervous about what might happen. I had really hoped he would start sleeping through the night before I had to move him.
Anyway- right now he is asleep in his own room, so I guess I am trying it out. I will post tomorrow on the results. Right now, I don't even want to go to bed. I wish I could just stay up all night with his monitor making sure he is okay.....
Isaac turns 4 months this coming week and I just feel like the worst mommy in the world. Am I the only one with a 4 month old in the room, who doesn't sleep through the night? The one nice thing is that I have no problem getting Isaac to sleep. He goes to sleep very easy. He just can't stay that way for more than 5 hours at a time.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This (above) is all of us hanging out on the deck one night. I think there was some kind of party that night where all the old people wear Tommy Bahama and dance to "HOT HOT HOT".
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Yup- 3 months old and he can stand....well... when he leans on something...and just for a second:)
Such a cutie!
My little pumpkin
This one is my favorite
BTW- I have to mention my brother in law, Doug, because he is famous today. He was quoted on ESPN's website. Here is the link:
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I love you, Bug. Happy Birthday.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Isaac has had enough!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
I have always thought it would be cool to have a blog, but have never had the time or know how. Since Isaac has been here, many of our friends and family have asked for pictures and I have been having a hard time keeping everyone posted, so I thought this would be a great way to share the fun with everyone. I keep trying to send pics around, and they are frequently kicked back because the emails are too large to be sent or received.
Anywho, I hope that this will be a fun way to journal, keep everyone informed, and help motivate Bryce and I to take more pictures:). Keep in mind that I am totally new at this and cut me some slack if it is not always up to date or entertaining. Enjoy!