Monday, December 14, 2009
Life is good... The boys are growing like weeds!! Hunter is 4, and is loving school! It seems that he's been sick alot this year. He has had several colds and now the croupe. We took him to the after hours clinic on sunday, cause his cough was so bad that he couldn't breath very well. Ryan had to go and buy a humidifier at walmart at midnight, cause the motor got ruined by water.
More about hunter.... He is such a good kid!! He's really mellow and shy. Any strangers that comes around, he'll either cry and hide, or growl with a mean look!! Then... maybe he will warm up to you. It's kindof funny in a way.. but i'm hoping that he grows out of that one.
He weighs 48 pounds, and is 45 inches tall! He's basically the size of a 1st grader!! He is such a cute boy, though.
*loves to play with his brother.
*He loves to watch seasame street(especially elmo)
*He loves his grandparents
*He loves cats and dogs.
He is a sweetheart... they both are. Jacob is 17 months (will be on the 27th)
He wieghs 22 pounds and is 32 1/2 inches long! He smiles alot! He has 4 teeth on top, 3 on the bottom and 2 molers! He has had a rough time teething. It's either swollen, red gums and cheeks, or diarrahea! He's our little trooper!
When he was born, he was 5 weeks early, and had pnemonia. He was in the hospital with a venilator for a week! It was really hard to sink it in that we wouldn't be able to bring him home for a while.
We love him dearly, and are so glad that both of our boys are in our lifes!!
*He feeds himself.
*He loves to cuddle when he is tired.
*He is such a mischieveous kid! Wants to explore everything!
*He loves to climb on everything too!
*he takes 1-2 hour naps once, and maybe twice a day.
* He says : eat,cracker,cookie,mamma,dadda etc.
What else has been going on? ... We had a christmas party with ryan's extended family that they have yearly. It was good. I think that the boys had a good time. Hunter wasn't to pleased to sit on santa clause's lap, and jacob just gave him dirty looks and stared at him for a long time! It was so funny.
Other than that, not much has been going on. Just getting ready for christmas! It was been a busy month, but a good one!
I want to thank my Heavenly Father for all of the blessings he has given us! We have been so blessed in so many ways! I'm so greatful for my family!I love you all! Thanks for the support that you give to us! Yes, Even the ones that live in Vernal!! I miss you guys!
Here are some pictures of the boys.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So, as soon as the cold weather hit, we all got sick with colds and the stomach flu. Then... Hunter got sick from school a days later, and a week later, Jacob got the same thing. I, all of a sudden had stomach problems and had to go to the doc. for that. Anyway.. we have all battled with the flu and colds. Hopefully, it's over for awhile!
On Friday afternoon and part of saturday, I noticed Jaocb having a tary, black stool. By the time sunday came, I started to get alittle concerned and puzzled cause he didn't have a fever, runny nose, or any syptoms that he was sick, he just had the black stool. Well.. 8 p.m. I put him to bed and he was a little hard to get to sleep cause he was fighting it, and fell asleep for about 20 minutes and then woke up screaming with pain! Ryan ran upstairs to grab him, and he hollared at me saying" take him to E.R. right now! there's something wrong!" So, I was rushing everywhere to get ready and jake ready and warm, and immediately called my mother-in-law cause Hunter was tired and Ryan was ready to go anywhere, so I went and got her.
We got at the UVMC at 9p.m. and there were so many people sick with face masks on, and hardly a seat to sit down.
We sat outside for an hour and a half before we could see a nurse. They finally put us in a room, and we waited and it seemed like it took forever for a doc to see jake. They took jacob and I back into the X-Ray room and got his chest x-rayed. Two people had to hold him still so that they could take pictures! They had to hold his arms up by his ears and he just screamed the whole time! Once that was done, the doc. came back and said that everything was normal. His stool wasn't bloody, thank goodness, but they couldn't figure out what was really wrong other than maybe that he was getting or had a virus.
To make a long story kindof short, we were at the hospital for almost 4 hours! That... was a long night!
okay... it's kindof late, and I have to go to bed. I will get caught up soon!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
For the past 6 weeks, Jacob has had double ear infections literally one right after the other! I was taken him to the doctor every week and a half to two weeks! Finally, after giving him 3 shots one week, and 3 more the next, each day. We had to go back and forth ALOT!
Then on his birthday, he had to have a physical, and had more shots! So, it was crazy, and I wanted to cry along with him.
On August 3rd, We had to go to the ENT doctor, and he said that since Jacob had too many infections within a 6 week period, he was a good candid to get tubes put in his ears. Jacob was such a good baby for having so many ear infections, but I do have to say that all of us had several restless nights!
Today, August 20th, at 7:15 a.m. Ryan took a couple of hours off of work to support jacob and we went to the American Fork Hospital. This kid was so easy going and amazing! We went and checked in, sat in the waiting room for about 15 minutes. We then went in to another room, and we saw 4 different docs. and nurses to do paper work. We dressed Jake into a cute little hospital gown and they had bootie socks for him. He was so cute. I wanted to take my camera, but ryan said" I don't want to remember this! " So... no pictures.. sorry.
One of the RN's took him and wrapped him in his blanket, and we waited for him for 10-15 minutes total, and he was in my arms. I expected for him to cry really hard, but he just sat in my arms and i gave him a bottle of milk, and he chugged it down! Finally, We were given instructions on ear drops, etc. and left. He was so good. Ryan and I couldn't believe it!
An update on Hunter.... He is completely potty trained as of almost 4 weeks ago!! He has only had 2 wet accidents in his bed so far! He is doing really well.
He starts Pre-K on the 31st and gets to go 4 days a week! I am so excited for him... i think that him going that much will help him more with his speech!! He gets better every day.. He is so funny, and make us all smile and laugh... with his animated expressions and the way he dances... His mouth goes 90 miles an hour most days...and we can understand what he is saying maybe 30% of the time!:)
We love both of our boys and wouldn't know what to do or think if he didn't have them in our lives!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Jacob is such a fun and sweet baby! He has gone through alot.. being born 5 weeks early, with pnemonia and in the hospital for a week, getting sick with colds, and now ear infections..
At the same time, our family is so blessed to have him! The Lord has truly blessed us with beautiful children!
Ryan and I had close family members over at our house for cake and ice cream, and we got to sit out on the lawn and patio cause there wasn't quite enough seats for everyone to be inside.
Jake opened presents and got alot of toys, and then we had cake and Ice cream. We lit the candles that said"happy birthday" and we sang to him, and my mom had the cake just in the perfect reach of jake, and he smeared his hand in the cake! After getting his hands in the 4" inch cake that was his, he had frosting all over his hair, up his nose... and he had it EVERYWHERE! It was fun to watch him get into it though.
New things that he is doing:
*crawls and army crawls perfectly
*stands and hangs on to furniture.
*scoots along furniture.
*Loves to play with Hunter
*gets into everything!
We love you Jacob! Happy 1st Birthday!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Anyway... so I called the specialists' office and told the receptionist that we needed to get in right away. She said "the doctor won't be in all week", our next available opening is at 1:30. Well.. it was only 11:30 at the time, we didn't want to go back and forth from American Fork to Springville, so we waited and come to find out when I went to sign in, the receptionist said that our insurance wouldn't pay for 2 appointments in the same day, so we had to reschedule for the next morning.
Tuesday morning, at 10 a.m. we went back to the ENT doc. and he was mostly concerned if there was fluid in the back of his ear drum... and checked them and said that they were clear!!
So Ryan and I have had basically no sleep for the last 2-3 weeks from Jacob being sick and he used to be with Hunter in our recent apartment.
July 20th... things are alot better and Jacob is over his ear infection! We'll see what happens within a couple of months if he gets another infection..
Hunter is doing well with the potty training. He goes in the morning when he wakes up and then it's hit and miss from there.
Everything is going well... this is it for now. Here are some pictures..
Monday, July 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
He is getting the hang of it, and i'm so glad that we won't have to buy diapers for him anymore.
I'm so proud of him. More about him....He is getting so much better with his speech..... he just started ESY( extended summer year ) school. He gets on the bus at 7:30 a.m. school starts at 8:30 a.m. and he gets out at 11. He will go for two weeks out of this month, and then we are moving! Another tranistion! New everything!
We are moving to Springville, where Ryan grew up. We found a Duplex to rent. It will be really nice to get a little more room to breath. We are pretty excited. We have been in our apartment for 5 years, and after having 2 kids, there just isn't any more space to put anything. So, I have started to pack the few days.
News on Jacob... He has discovered that he can stand up in his crip. Ryan and I had to put the matress to it's lowest setting so that he won't fall out, and he tries to put himself up to the furniture, but gets quite frustrated and falls. He is such an active little boy! He will be walking before I know it!
He amazes me how he just wants to go all of the time. Hunter was a very mellow kid and wasn't like jake until he was over a year old.
oh well, they are both lots of fun. They are growing up so fast.
That's all for now. I will post pictures soon.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Jacob is 10 months now, and every month it blows me away of how much he grows and progresses with new things that he does. He just started to get on his hands and knees and rock back and forth. I'm sure that he is just going to take off very soon!
His two teeth finally broke through just a little bit.
He gets into everything! He loves to be outside. As soon as he sees the door open, he is half way out before I know it.
Now, about Hunter. I started potty training him a week ago, and I was always missing him needing to go the bathroom. Well... Saturday night at around 7 p.m. I sat him on the toilet, and we played games and I made him laugh, and then all of the sudden he was pushing... yes he went poop! :) I couldn't beleive it! I was so proud of him. Now, I get to go to the dollar store so that he can pick something out. Hopefully, he will be more motivated to go pee when he needs too.
I thought that it would take a long time for him to go, but he did it! We are so proud of you hunter!
I am going to try to get some pictures of the boys on the blog very soon.
We went to the park to have a birthday party for Ryan's sister that is turning 40!! There were lots of people there and we had a good time.
anyway.... that's all that I can think of that is going on right now.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Pictures are above:
I'm always alittle late a posting . Jacob is getting cuter and cuter as he gets older. He is army crawling faster and faster. He even follows me around. It's so crazy! Every once in awhile, I'll catch him doing a push-up here and there, and before I know it, he is going to be crawling! It's so fun to watch the phases that he is going through!!
He loves his brother, hunter! Hunter has been such a wonderful, big brother since Jacob was born. He has and is always helping me when we are in the car and jake is fussy, hunter will give jacob his binki or a toy and play with him. Hunter loves his brother and other kids! I am so greatful and blessed to have such wonderful children!!Jacob is:
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I had to pick Ryan up from work cause I had the car and he gave me a card with cash in it! My jaw dropped and was so suprised! I asked him if we could go and get a wii and a wii fit, and he instantly said yeah, lets go get one! We have been wanting a wii and wii fit since Christmas, and we finally got one! Well, as soon as we got home, Ryan hooked it up and we started to do the games and the aerobics. It's really fun and we use it everyday! :)
News on Jacob:
He started to army crawl! Today was his first time figuring it out! He goes everywhere! i think that he is going to get up and crawl soon! It's cute though!
Ryan has been sick with strepthroat for 4 days! Yep, his paycheck is going to kick us in the butt,oh well.. It will all work out.
Well... i will post pictures very soon.
I need to go so that the baby can go to bed.
love you all!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Almost 2 weeks ago, it was ryan and i's 5 yr anniversary!! Yooray! Our anniversary was on a friday, and we celebrated it on saturday.
We had a good time celebrating it. We went to the mall and got a couple of shirts for ryan and then we went to Red Robin for lunch, and then we went to the matinee'. The movie we saw was "The Knowing", with Nicholas Cage. It was good, and it kept you on the edge of your seat most of the movie. Very tense movie. We were so tired of an all day activity that we came home and took an hour nap! That was not intentional to take that long of a nap, cause the kids were at my inlaws all day. We had to go grocery shopping and take it home and unload it and by the time that we picked our kids up, it was 9:00p.m.!
Hunter spent the night at my in-laws for the second time in a year and a half! My mother in law always loves to have hunter over to stay with her.
I don't know what I would do with out wonderful in-laws that take such good care of us and our kids!! Thanks Mom for everything!
Well this week was kindof crazy... Not much happened on Monday and Tuesday. Hunter went to school on Wednesday and had a good day. Thursday morning, I went into the doc to see why my blood sugar has been out of control. Long story short, after tell him what symptoms I was having, I had asked him he thought that maybe it was post pardum depression. Yeah, it is. So i'm on Zoloft just til July, which it's bad. I didn't realize but the last few months I was getting bad.
Well..Thursday afternoon , Hunter didn't take a nap. ( which is decreasing fast) and I noticed that he wasn't eating much through out the day. He was really cranky went to bed early (9pm.) which doesnt happen very often either. That night at around 3 a.m. Jacob woke up hungry, so i fed him a 6 oz. bottle, and then put him to bed. Not long after that, Hunter decided to climb into our bed. When he got in on my side, he was alittle warm, but I didn't think anything of it. Who does when your half asleep??
So, he is such a wiggle worm, and all night he was back and forth to his room to ours, and then in and out of our bed. Finally, he gave up and fell asleep on our floor. I took him into his own bed shortly after he fell asleep. Then, by 7 a.m. he was up for the day. Ryan and I noticed that his ears were bright red, and so ryan felt him and said"honey, hunter is burning up"! I took his temp, and sure enough it was 101.1. Yep, he was sick. I felt so frustrated cause this was the last thing that I needed. I guess i needed more sleep.
Saturday: Hunter seems to be feeling alot better today. He hasn't fevered at all. He is still not eating much, which is normal. We stayed in the house all day. It was pretty boring, and hunter was begging to go outside. Now, Ryan is getting it! I think that's going to go around eventually, we'll see what happens!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
*he sleeps from 8:30p.m. to 6.a.m.!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
On Thursday, he was sneezing and coughing. and that night he was having low-grade fevers. So, we kept giving him tylenol and motrin to brake the fever. It would break, but about an hour later, it would bounce back to 99.9... the next day it got worse. He was coughing even harder and ryan and I thought that he was just getting a cold. Well.. it wasn't getting better no matter what meds we were giving him, and so we did our best. Then on Monday, I called the doctor and took hunter in at 10:45 a.m. and I love our doctor! He is sooo good. He checked his ears and lungs and looked at hunter and said " hunter has sinus infection". I thought" great! That's just what I need is a 3 year old to have a sinus infection." So, he is on 2 perscriptions. One is a cough medicine that makes him drowsy and the other one is to help the sinus infection.
Now, it tuesday and he is starting to get better. He just coughs his head off and then sometimes gets upset cause it hurts.
I'm so glad that I have him as my son! He is such a good helper no matter how he feels. He is soo good with Jake, and Jacob loves him alot!
That's all for right now. I will have to take more pictures of the boys. I am hoping to get professional pictures taken soon!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The other thing that he was going through for a couple of days was "strike". He wasn't nursing very well cause he is so spoiled with the bottle that is a medium flow nipple. So I called Le Liche' League (it's a club.) And when I call and leave a message, some one anywhere in the U.S. calls me back. I talked to a lady from Minnesota and she gave me alot of points on what I could do. One of the suggestions were to take a bath with Jake, cause skin to skin is the best, so.,.. that is what I did. Well.. that didn't work very well cause Hunter was playing and putting his hand in the water and splashing so it was distracting Jacob alot and he would twist his body. So, I finally got out and the later it got, the more I got frustrated cause he was just not nursing at all and so I would pump and then give the pumped milk to him in a bottle.
Now, he is getting alot better. As long as he is hungry enough or tired, he will nurse. I just hope that I'm not loosing my milk supply. I guess I need to try harder to drink more fluids so that my milk supply will come in better.
Anyway... the new things that he has been doing are:
*reaching for everything!
*smiles and laughs alot*
*as soon as mommy puts me on the floor, I roll from back to stomach and get stuck, and then get mad cause I can't seem to roll back over yet.
* He loves to sit up. No more laying down!
*He loves his brother, Hunter and watches everything that he does and then laughs some more.
*he loves to watch t.v. with the family.
* he an excellent sleeper! Sleeps at 8:30 p.m. and gets up only once at 5 a.m. to eat. and then goes back to sleep till 7:30 a.m.!
*loves baby food. (pears, prunes, sweet potatoes, bananas)
I need to give him more green beans and veggies so that he will like them when he is older. :)
Well... i'm going to take some pictures of him so I will post them soon.
that's all for now.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Hunter is going to school on wednesdays and fridays. He loves it .... i think. His teacher's aid says that he is doing really well. Ryan and I drill him every day with words that he can say... the words that he is now saying are:
mom Animal sounds:
love you (wuv ooo) cow
mama (grandma) kitty
apple (pple) dog
Well... anyway... he is getting better! He says more than this, i just can't think right now.
Jacob is almost 6 months! He is constantly rolling and then gets mad that he can't roll back over!
Hunter and jake are like best friends! Hunter makes Jake laugh all of the time. His personality makes my day! He is so much fun and a blessing in our lives!
Ryan is busy with work and has gone back to school. He has about a year left and I can't wait to have him done!
I'm still working at the Provo Temple. I went from 20 hours a week to guaranteed 4 and then on call during the week. Things have been really tight but we have been so blessed at the same time.
that's all i have to report right now.