Thursday, December 18, 2008

pictures of the boys

here are some pictures of the boys~
Jacob is 4 1/2 months!

Hunter is 3!

You can't tell that they are brothers, can you?!!

It was FUN trying to get them to smile and get them to both look at the camera!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

catching up!

Okay, so I am really bad as far as getting caught up with this silly blog and staying caught up. I'll blame it on having two kids! :)
Anyway.... I have been meaning to get pictures on the blog so here they are.
Hunter is now liking the bus and school as well..
We get to go home to my mom's for christmas this year! I am so excited! Everyone (except for my dad and possibly jordon and wendi.) Jordon has to have his yucky chemo treatment on the 23rd and this will be the first time that it goes to his heart. I hope that he will be okay, and that he will be able to come with us.
Anyway... Jacob is doing well and is growing like a weed! To give you an up date on his weight, he is 12lbs 13 oz and 24 1/4 inches long! He is getting to where he loves to hear his voice and is getting really vocal. He laughs and smiles alot! He is going to bed at 8:30 p.m. and doesn't get up to eat again til 4:30a.m.! He loves to play peek-a-boo and patti-cake. He just laughs, it's so cute! :) He sucks his thumb nonstop! I talked to the dentist when I had my teeth cleaned and told him and he said to get him addicted to the binki cause it comes time to wheening him from the binki, I can just cut the binki like we did with hunter. So hopefully, he will get used to the binki instead.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jacob at 4 months!

Ok.... so I haven't updated my blog lately, and thanksgiving flew by and now it's already december!! yeah, time does fly! I have to say that I am thankful for alot of things. First off, I'm thankful for my husband and kids. I love them so much! I honestly wouldn't know what to do without them, especially my husband. He puts up with me alot and is really patient with me. Second of all, My Heavenly Father. We have been so blessed lately. Ryan got a 1.50 raise for his job, and we have been able to start buying christmas for the boys~ we have just been blessed all the way around.

Thanksgiving night, we left hunter with my in-laws and took jacob with us on Friday morning and did the "black friday"~ never again~ that was tiring-even though we got up at 6:30 a.m. and left the house by 7:30. Try packing a 12.5 pounder around~ that'll give you some exersice!

Well.... as I said earlier, yes Jacob is getting big! He is still collicy! His sleeping habits during the day are horrible! He is awake an hour and then sleeps an hour and has that pattern throughout the day. Then he is fussy alot. When I feed him, he will latch on just fine and then 3-5 minutes he pulls away and fusses and then will eat some more. oh, it's fun!!
We are giving him previcid once a day. At night when I leave for work, Jacob gives ryan the fits and cries for 1-2 hours straight!
The good news is that he is a fun baby and smiles and laughs alot. We are truly blessed! i just wish that he didn't have collic!
He goes in to the doc. for his 4 month check up and we will be getting another weight and height on him. i will up date with hopefully a picture or two soon!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Doctor appointments

On Tuesday, Hunter had his 3 year old well-check up. The only shot that he had to have was the flu shot. He did pretty good considering that he would fight with me to strap him down! They gave him a sucker right after and he calmed down.
We had Jacob checked too, cause he has been sneezing and coughing. We had him weighed and measured, and right now, he weighs 12 lbs 5 oz and is 23 3/4 in. long!!! Hunter was 42 lbs and 39 1/4 in. long! :) They are both getting tall!

Today was hunter's first day of school! (pre-K!) He was the first one there and he immediately sat down and started to play while we were waiting for the bus to come. The kids finally came, and everyone sat in a half circle. Hunter's shoe fell off and the boy next to him was trying to help him. The kids were so cute and helpful! When i left, he was that I was leaving and was crying. I was sad for him, but i know that he will be okay and that school will be soooo good for him. As I sit here with jacob at home alone, it's so quite without him. It makes me realize that I am blessed and that I wouldn't know what to do with out him!! I love you hunter!

Well... that's all for right now. I got a picture of him this morning before going to his first day of school so i will post it soon!

more pictures

Hunter's favorite part was when he saw the finding nemo scene!! But loved it overall!!

Disney on Ice

Here are some pictures that ryan and i took at the disney on ice for hunter's birthday! It was really fun! He was into it and clapped after all of the scenes! it was so cute!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sucking the Thumb!!

Well... Jacob has officially found his thumb! We have to pull it out and give the binki to him instead. He of course spits it out and in goes the fist! Yeah, every one says that it's cute but hopefully, he doesn't think that he can suck his thumb! I really don't want to pay for braces in the future! :)

Anyway... Jacob will be 4 months on the 27th! He is growing like a weed! He is so much fun and have been a blessing in my personal life! He is laughing and smiling and is a happy baby.... most of the time!
I guess i have him kindof spoiled cause i hold him til he falls asleep and then I lay him down. It never fails that 5 minutes later he is fussing! Oh, well I love him alot, what can i say??
When he goes down for bed at night, he is pretty good to stay asleep.

So, This is going to sound like i'm comparing babies, but I was watching Jhett's video of him rolling! I can't beleive how fast he is moving! Jacob on the other hand, I put him on his tummy all of the time, and he's not rolling yet. He did come 5 weeks early and hopefully, he will catch up and roll soon! :)
Well that's all i have to say for right now. I better go and pay attention to my kids!
I will post pictures later.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hunter's 3rd Birthday!

So.... Hunter just turned 3 today!! I can't believe it! Where did the last 3 years go!?? He has grown so fast! I am so lucky and greatful to have him in my life and in our family! He is such a joy to be with! I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my boys~ I am truly blessed!

This morning, we met with 5 different women that will be working with hunter. I was really impressed with them all! There was an occupational therapist, speech therapist, a p.e. teacher and a couple of other therapists.
Anyway... he starts pre-K (Special ED) next wednesday, and will go wed. friday's! I am so excited that he is getting the extra help that he needs to succeed!
He also gets to ride a bus!! It will come to our house, and he will be gone for 2 1/2 hours and then come home. It will be a big adjustement (for me) and transition but this will be really good for him to open up! I am just really excited all the way around! :) I guess I have to say that it's just crazy to think that i had him 3 years ago!!

Ryan and I decided to take hunter to Disney on Ice for his birthday! So, my mom bought hunter's ticket for his birthday! Thank you mom for the gift and for all that you do!!
I know that he will have a good time! We will take alot of pictures and post them later.

To give you an update on Jacob. He will be 4 months old on the 27th!! He is smiling ALOT and giggles! It's so cute! He is doing alot better with his stomach aches. He is on prevacid cause he is collic. He actually goes 8-9 hours without eating in the night and eats every 2-2 1/2 hours during the day! I haven't weighed him for a while and am anxious to know what his weight is now. The last time that he was weighed, he was 11 lbs, 11 oz! I'm sure that he is well over 12 pounds now!

Monday, November 3, 2008

more pictures

crazy hair doo!!

me holding jacob.

halloween pictues

here are some updated pictures at 3 months!

What a cutie!!

grandpa montague, hunter and jacob.

We were trying to get jake to smile.

Here are some pictures of jake and hunter on halloween.
We were at both sets of the grandprents house. if you can't tell hunter was a knight and jacob was a bumble bee.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

So, I guess I have to say that I am just one big party pooper when it comes to halloween! I didn't get the chance to look for a costume for myself, and before I knew it, it was too late. I will spend the money and time for my kids but I'm just not into it I guess.
I bought a knight outfit for Hunter and a bumble bee outfit for Jacob. They were really cute.
Ryan and I had the day off and we just took it easy all day. We fought with hunter to take a nap and he ended up taking an hour nap and was still cranky!
We got invited to my in-laws ward trunk or treat. It was fun for hunter to go around and get candy for a short time. After that, we went to ryan's grandma's house and she always makes cute party sacks full of treats. It always comes with rice crispy treats, and small stuffed animal, a gift card to mc donald's and fruit snacks. We weren't there very long, and went back to my in-laws house for dinner. We just had sandwiches and chips. After dinner, jacob was having a hard time with his stomach again,so we went home to bed.

Collicy baby @ 3 months old!

Getting caught up with this blog is really hard cause I have so much to say and don't know where to start. This week has been fairly busy. Wednesday I had to take Jacob to the doc. again after taking him to the doc. the previous week cause.... Tuesday night, when i got to work and was there only 45 minutes, I called ryan to see how the boys were and Jacob was screaming bloody murder with pain. Ryan said" honey you need to come home, I don't know what to do!" SO, in an emergency, I told my supervisor that I needed to go home cause jacob was really upset. I do have to say that I'm greatful that I have understanding bosses that will let me take care of my family when it is needed.
I raced to change my clothes and went home. When I got home, Ryan, Hunter and the baby were on the floor. Hunter trying to pat jacob in the stomach, ryan talking to the baby as the baby is screaming! I dropped everything and immediately knew that he was constipated! So I grabbed a glestrin suppository and not even five minutes later, he had a messy diaper. He calmed down after the procedure and about 10 minutes later he was screaming again.
Well.. the next day, my mother instinct kicked in and I called the doc. and told the nurse what was going on, a few minutes later, she called back saying that the doc. wanted to see jacob again, and maybe run some tests on him and talk about some different options of what I could do.
Our appointment was at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, and come to find out, he is collicy! The doc. told me that it wouldn't last forever that he would grow out of it within 3-6 months! He sent us to the Radiology department to do an emena and x-ray for friday.
The doc. gave us some really expensive formula. he said that it was 30 bucks a can! He gave us 3 -8oz cans to try for a couple of days to see if he notice anything different. It actually is working!The bad thing is that it stinks to hight heaven and his stool is going to be smelly!
the good thing is that he likes to nurse! So, I still am nursing him, and ryan gives him a bottle of formula at night.
Ever since Wednesday, he has been doing a little better each day.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Birthday and Conference

First of all, I need to thank stephanie and Justin for coming to the party and bringing their camera and taking pictures! They are always prepared when it comes to taking pictures! I also want to thank every one for just being there for my birthday! I had a really good day!
I requested peach cobbler for my birthday instead of chocolate cake, and my father and mother in law were really nice enough to do a dutch oven dinner for me at their house! It was really good food. We watched the second half of conference on sunday with Ryans' parents and I really enjoyed all of the sessions of conference. I was really touched by all of the talks! I think that my favorite was Elder Iring and Pres. Monson's talks.
I can't beleive that I am 31 already! I guess when it comes to getting older, it's my parents that are REALLY old! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jacob's blessing @ 2 months old!

I finally took the time to put jacob's outfit on again after i gave him a bath. Here are a couple of pictures of him. Enjoy. I downloaded 2 of the same picture... oops. :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Update on our family

Well... we had the special oppurtunity to bless Jacob on saturday! Ryan did a really good job. It was short and sweet. Jacob looked sooo cute in his tux. It was actually what jordon wore when he was blessed. I forgot our camera to take pictures, so i was bumbed.
He was such a good boy and slept through the blessing. afterwards, we went to Golden Corral for lunch. The food wasn't all that great. It was busy and I forgot to call in advance and make reservations. I will be more organized next time. :)

I wanted to thank every one that came to the blessing! There was a big turn out, and we were so excited to see everyone!! I am so grateful for family and the friends that we have! We are so blessed! thank you for supporting us and Jacob!
I'm grateful for the priesthood that we have in our home. I'm also grateful for ryan. He is an amazing man, and I love him dearly! It will be 6 years that we have known each other on Halloween night, and 5 years that we have been married next march! We of course have had our ups and downs, but i wouldn't trade him for the world! I love you, Ryan!

We went to Jacob's 2 month check up today! He is 9 lbs 11 oz! Yep, he is a big boy, and he is 21 3/4 in. long!! He is growing just too fast. Why can't they just be small for a while??!
We love him anyway!!
Well, that's all to post for now. I am going to put jake's outfit back on and take pictures and then post them soon.

more update

Jacob is 2 months old now. I can't beleive how fast he has grown and how much he changes each week! He weighs 9 lbs 11 oz. and is almost 22 inches long! I guess I have chubby kids no matter if they are preemie or full term babies! :) Oh, well.. he is cute anyway..

Hunter just started his transition play group 3 weeks ago. He is doing very well and loves to play with the kids. I drop him off and pick him up after an hour and a half. (9:30-11a.m.) and goes on tuesdays.
I thought that I would be hard for me, with him being gone,but it actually is nice cause I can go do what I want with just the baby.
I have backed off on the potty training cause I don't feel or think that he is ready. so, we will start again when he turns 3 in November.

Ryan is staying busy with work and watches the boys when i go to work at night. He's getting the taste of being "Mr. Mom"! it's good for him. :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008


i know that these pitures are kindof the same pose and picutres, but this is all i have for now. these were taken at 6 weeks! can you beleive how big he is getting!?
what an angel...

I had to give bad news. I went to pick the pictures up and because they were kindof expensive, I had to get the package that didn't come with the c.d. so I can't download them on the computer. so sorry!

I do have up dated pictures that aren't professional that I am going to show you.

We are going to bless jacob in 2 weeks. I'm pretty excited to see my family again.

Well... it's 9:30 p.m. and I hear Jacob fussing so I better go and take care of are the pictures.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Saturday was such a long day. I had made an appointment to get the kids pictures done at kiddiekandids at 11:30 a.m. I had to be there at 11:15 to sign in. Well I got there at 11 and they said that one of their cameras were not working and there were a couple of families ahead of me.
I am so glad that my in-laws were there to help me out! So, thank you so much!
Well.. while we were waiting, hunter would run up and down the isle and run into people. I was trying to catch him, while at the same time waking jacob up so that I could feed him. Jacob finally woke up so I changed his diaper cause he was alittle messy. In the meantime of changing him, he decided to have squirt all over my shirt and pee at the same time! I was wearing a pink shirt. I only had a couple of spots, but still I was not ready for a dirty shirt!
It was finally our turn and we did 6 poses. 2 of hunter, 2 of jacob, 1 of me holding jacob with just his diaper on. I wanted one with him naked and me holding him, but didn't get the chance to do it, and then 1 of Hunter holding Jacob. Well... when it got to the point of Hunter holding Jacob, it was not a good moment. Hunter was stressing out and Jacob was fussy. So, if you can imagine 2 boys crying at the same time! That, was interesting. Since hunter wouldn't hold Jacob, one of the girls held jake so that it looked like Hunter was holding jake.
While changing jacob into a different outfit, he peed all over me.
All of these pictures turned out really cute. Now, it's just deciding what poses and sizes to get is hard for me.
After the pictures were done, it was my turn to choose what I wanted. My in-laws entertained hunter by going to the "Build a bear"store. They would go back and forth to the benches in the isle of the mall. I guess hunter bent over and stood there while peeing on the floor. All I had was a new pair of shorts for him. His shirt, shorts, socks were soaking wet! So, my mother in law had to go to the disney store and buy a new shirt for hunter. At this time, it was 2:30 almost! We had been there for 3 1/2 hours! I was so tired that I couldn't think of what I wanted and we hadn't had lunch. So, I gave up and told the girl that was helping me, that I would come back with my husband.
Ryan got home at 6:15p.m. and I told him that we needed to go back and get the pictures, and he didn't want to. So, we still don't have the pictures but I will get them this week.
In a nutshell, It was a very long day.
I will post them when I get them.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Good News!

Well... we went to the doc's yesterday and Jacob is now off of the oxygen!! So, we have all been relieved with that. He's growing fast! He's up to 5lbs 15oz. I can't believe he will be a month old on the 27th!

Lastnight, he got up at 11,3&6 and he's nursing a lot longer and better. I guess I shouldn't be too worried as far as pumping cause i'm getting plenty. He is still getting tummy aches but not as much anymore. The doc. says that the reason he is getting them is because he is preemie and his tummy hasn't expanded enough yet. I still give him mylicon and grip water.

Yesterday, also my mother called and said that she was going to pick jordon and stephanie up and come over and visit. We ended up going to Chuck-A-Rama for dinner. It was alot of fun to see the family again and be able to get together.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

doctor''s and more doctor's!!

On monday, we went into the doctor for a follow-up. Jacob got circumcized and that was hard for me to hear him screaming to the top of his lungs. The doc. asked if I wanted to stay and watch. I was there until the nurse was strapping him down really tight so that he wouldn't move. He started to fuss, and then I had to go out of the room.

So, my mother-in-law, Hunter and I stayed in another room and just waited... 30 minutes later they brought him to me. His little face was really red from crying. It broke my heart.

Then... I told the doc. that Jacob had been getting tummy aches and he said that because he had only gained 3 oz this last week, that he was probably not getting enough to eat. He falls asleep after 10 minutes of nursing so i put him to bed thinking that he is full, and an hour later he is hungry again..So, I have been trying to keep him up more during the day and supplementing with a bottle just once a day, hoping that he will sleep longer during the night.

Then.. just the last couple of nights that I have been nursing him, he eats til I'm dry and acts like i have starved him an hour or two later. I've been having to pump after i nurse him, just so that my milk will keep coming in.
Well.. we are going in again... for a follow up on thursday to see how his room air test went and then weigh him again to see if he is gaining enough weight.... and every week until the doctor thinks that he is doing better.

Other than that! He is doing well. Hopefully, we can take this silly oxygen off tomorrow!

Okay, here are some pictures that ryan took of the two boys and I.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I don't mind putting updates on our blog, but I guess I just don't have enough pictures. So, I will have Ryan take lots of pictures today and I will post them too.
The last couple of days have been alot better for both Jacob and I. I think that he still has his days and nights mixed up but he is getting alot better. He's awake more often during the day.
Hunter loves his baby brother! He likes to kiss him on the head and in the eye. Then his way of cuddling is he'll put his head on Jacob's head. It's so cute. I am so glad that Hunter has and is adjusting to another baby very well. I am lucky to have a child that loves babies as much as I do! :)
Well... that's it for now. I will post pictures later.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aug. 12th

This outfit was one of the first outfits that I put on jacob. Now that he is growing so fast, he doesn't fit into it anymore.
Hunter kissing Jacob.
Jacob sleeping so sound. He sleeps with his arms above his head a lot, and thought that this was really cute!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Monay, Aug. 11th

Today was a good day. My mother in law came over at noon and helped me get the kids ready for the day. We had to take Jacob in the doctor for a follow-up and get his PKU done. Yep, another poke in the heel! He didn't like that very much, but who would!?
Jacob is growing like a weed! At birth, he was 5 lbs 1 oz, and 17 inches long, and now he is 19 inches long and is 5lbs 8 oz ! I guess i'm feeding him straight cows milk! :) He gained 7 oz in a week!
The other news is that he has to be on oxygen for one more week. Since he failed his room air test(another words he couldn't breath well without the oxygen.) So, just one more week and hopefully, he'll be off.
We want to bless him soon. I'm not sure when we are going to be bless him, but it will be in September. Either the first sunday or the last sunday of the month.
Anyway... that is our news for right now. I will post later.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My baby shower, August 9th

So.... sometime in June, I went with my mother in law to Burlington Coat and she got some baby clothes. I had asked her later on if I could have them and just put them in our closet. I got a bold "no, you can have them when you have the baby!" So i backed off a little. Well, suprisingly I had the baby early and I asked her again and said "mom, you said that I could have the clothes once I had jacob, can I have them now? " She said no, not til you bring the baby home!"

She just kept putting it off! Finally, last week, she said "OK, it was supposed to be a suprise..i'm giving you a baby shower on August 9th! "

I was suprised that it came out of her mouth.. I was told from her that I wasn't going to get one only if we had a girl. Needless to say, I am greatful to wonderful in-laws that thought of giving me a baby shower to help us out! Now, I can say that I don't need to worry about buying baby clothes for a while!

It was a fun, relaxing baby shower. We had all kinds of food and tons left over. The main dish was Bar-B-Q and it got really windy outside, but didn't rain. We had presents outside waiting for me to open, and the wind blew them all over the place.

So, the last post said that I had at least 10 pictures from the disposable camera that I had, but come to find out after developing them, I only got a couple cause most of them turned out really dark! I was so frustrated. oh,well.

Here are the few that I have. enjoy

Friday, August 8, 2008


so.... when we were at American Fork Hospital and Jacob was transfered to Utah Valley, the people in the life flight crew gave us a disposable camera so that we could take lots of pictures.
Today, I went to Wal-Mart to get them developed with a c.d, and most of them were too dark! So, I only got like 10 pictures out of 24. I'm really bumbed. But I will post the ones that we do have and show you.
I just need to take more pictures of Hunter holding Jacob. It's so cute!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

update on Jacob

okay so, I don't have any up to date pictures right now cause they are getting developed and hopefully, I will be able to put them on our blog soon.
Jacob is doing alot better with his sleeping schedule. Lastnight was the first time that he woke up 3 times during the night to eat. It was so nice to be able to sleep for a couple of hours.
Hunter is so cute with him. Every time Hunter sees Jacob awake or crying, he is kissing the baby's head and holding his hand. I was a little nervous about Hunter adjusting, but he is doing really well!
Jacob is such a wonderful blessing in our home and we enjoy him having him in our family!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jacob in the car seat

in these 3 pictures, we had to put him in the car seat to test and make sure that he could breath and everything for 90 minutes. He was not a happy camper as you can see! It was also hard to see him with an I.V. in his head and tubes connected to him.