Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 so far & ultrasound pics

It's been a fun start to the new year in our house! Each one of us is going through our own little adventures so I thought I would share.

Noah has been out of town for a couple weeks for work. He is keeping himself busy and is excited for opporunities coming his way. We are hoping he will be given a new store assignment soon. Noah likes change more than most people and we are all excited to see where he is taking our family next.

I have still been pretty sick with this pregnancy. I have more good days than bad, but the bad days are horrible!! I am now halfway through and am loving my desire to nest. Our house is getting some much needed upkeep and organization. Because I have never taken a belly picture I figured I should at least once. Here is me at 19 weeks.
Savannah is still loving school. She learns the cutest songs and loves bringing home her little projects. Savannah has the funniest imagination. I love listening to her play. She says and does the funniest things (even when I don't want her to.) I caught her singing "America the Beautiful" in the bathroom a few days ago. She is so excited to have a baby in the house and talks about it all the time. I think seeing her newest cousin over Christmas is what got her so excited. Today she was talking to me about wanting to change diapers... we'll see how that goes. Here is Savannah with her newest hat. She picked out the yard and told me what she wanted me to make.Jaxon is doing well. He has been talking quite a bit more over the past few weeks. He has started saying a lot of 2 word phrases and and is really progressing in his communication skills. Though he is still behind where he should be, I have a lot of hope that he will make the progress he needs to catch up to other kids his age. His speech therapist has been great and now he will be evaluated for Occupational Therapy. He might be starting preschool a year early and be going this fall. I think it would be a great opportunity for him. I love my little boy and am so happy to be his mom. This is a blurry picture of Jaxon from the other night. He had to wear the hat to match his Woody pajamas and watch Toy Story 3 before bedtime.I got to see our newest family member yesterday. Jaxon went with me to the ultrasound and was such a good boy. The baby looks very healthy and is still right on track for the June 12th due date. It was very easy to not look at the screen when the ultrasound tech was checking the baby's legs and gender because Jaxon decided he needed to come sit on me. He sat right across my chest and laughed while trying to pick my nose. This was the first time I got to see one of my babies in 3d... it was weird. I like the good old fashioned 2d ultrasound pictures.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's been a while!

Life has been a tad crazy in our house lately. I am still feeling the wrath of morning sickness. I will have a few great days followed by some super horrible ones, but our sweet little baby is healthy so it's worth it. Both Savannah and Jaxon have been sick on and off and the amount of tissues we have gone through is crazy.

We had a great little Thanksgiving at home with just our little family. Noah's store was pretty busy on Thanksgiving and Black Friday but we loved when he was home with us. We had more than enough food and a giant turkey. We were serenaded by Savannah with songs she learned at preschool and had such a fun day together. I ventured out to a few stores when Noah got home from work and I don't think I will ever brave Black Friday craziness again.

December was great. It was filled with lots of crafts, decorating, baking and a little trip for everyone. I got to hear the baby's heartbeat on the doppler at my dr visit 2 weeks ago and it was a strong 154! Noah left for a week to Farmington, NM to check out the Hastings store down there. The day before his return the kids and I went down to Utah to meet my new niece Claire and see the rest of my family. We were only there a few days but there was quite a bit packed in. My sister Kara's family stayed at my parent's house too and the cousins had so much fun playing together. Savannah was in love with her new cousin and is now even more excited for a new baby in our home. I loved seeing my sisters, their families, my sister in law and my parents. I was very ready to come home though and we made it back on Christmas Eve.

We had a very calm and happy Christmas. We got up and went to church, then came home, opened presents, watched movies and played games. The day was filled with family time and I wouldn't have it any other way. Noah is quite the princess yatzee player! I loved having my family together and happy to celebrate my favorite Holiday.

We are so excited for the new year and all of the adventures we will have!

Pictures to come soon... I promise.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Due Date Change and Pictures

I got to see our new little baby for the first time a couple weeks ago. He/She is measuring a week smaller than originally expected and had a very strong little heartbeat of 167. When I was at the Dr's this week for a check up I was informed that the due date has been changed in my charts, so I guess it's official. The baby is now due June 12th... my birthday! I swear our little family likes close birthdays. With Savannah and Jaxon having the same due date, I just find this a little funny. Here are the pictures from the ultrasound. I think it looks like a ghost in the second one.

Utah trip

Right before Halloween the kids and I ventured down to Utah while Noah went to Texas for work. We had a fun time seeing my family. I had hopes of seeing some of my friends but of course my kids became sickly and my morning sickness hit pretty hard. We had a lot of down time and got out a couple times when we were feeling a little better.

According to my children, time in Grandpa's truck required wearing hats.

Jaxon and Savannah had a lot of fun playing with toys I enjoyed as a kid.

We made it to the Dinosaur Museum with my parents. Savannah had been asking to go with them for months and we picked a great night. It was practically empty and they were doing free Halloween crafts and face painting. We even caught the Imax movie about Sue the T-rex. It made me jump a few times, but Savannah loved every minute. This was her first Imax movie and she was not disappointed. My favorite Savannah quote was "Mom, look at all the blood!"

Jaxon always needed to know where Kitty was. Jaxon loves Kitty but only likes to look and never touch the cat.

Some quality Grandparent time happened a lot through our trip. Jaxon loves my dad and took his hand and dragged him around everywhere. Our last night there Jaxon really did not feel good. My parents tucked him in and Jaxon was loving it until Kitty jumped onto the bed and Jaxon said his first full sentance... "I wan Kitty go way!"

We got to see my sister and her boys several times while we were there. It was really great to see them. We had lots of fun with games, playing with toys, their new trampoline and just talking.She is always to my rescue when my kids get sick and of course Jaxon started not feeling well when we were at her house.

We had a fun trip and I was very happy that my Dr could send anti nausea meds to a pharmacy in another state. I think this will be our last trip until this morning sickness goes away.

Friday, November 18, 2011


I know its a little late, but better late than never, right? We had a great Halloween. Savannah decided to be Cinderella and Jaxon was Woody. The 27th was Savannah's party at Preschool. She LOVED dressing up and debuting her Cinderella costume. On the 29th we had a little party at church with dinner and a trunk or treat. Jaxon really started to get the hang of holding onto his little bucket and walking around.
On Halloween night it was a little cold so we went out for about an hour. Apparently not many kids live on our street and the elderly people loved having someone come to their door. We went halfway down our street and a little bit down another street and our kids both had very full buckets. Jaxon didn't care how heavy his bucket was, he held onto it so tight. Savannah was great at trick or treating and Jaxon picked it up very quickly. He still isn't talking a whole lot, but is picking up a few new words all the time and in the spirit of his costume he very quickly started telling us "Ye-haw," "Howdy, howdy, howdy" and he even said "Thank you" at every door.
We came home, warmed up, changed into jammies and checked out all the candy while watching the Charlie Brown Halloween dvd. It was a very good night and Savannah is already talking about next year.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Baby #3!

We are expecting our 3rd child on June 5, 2012! This was a bit of a surprise to us, but we are very happy. Savannah actually told me the day before we found out, that her sister is in my tummy. Only time will tell, as we have decided we will be waiting to find out the sex of the baby! I went to the Dr on the 21st and everything checked out. We have an ultrasound on Wednesday and I am so excited to see how this little baby is doing. So far I feel terrible and don't remember being this miserable before, although I have also had a cold for the last week.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Band Perry

September has been a very busy month for our family. Noah's store was being remodeled and between getting Savannah off to school, dr visits and very long days with just the kids, I haven't been posting like I should. However, before all this started Noah and I had a date. I know that shouldn't be post worthy, but the last time we went out just the two of us without kids was my birthday last year. The Band Perry came to Noah's store to do a signing before their concert on September 4th. The record company gave Noah and I tickets and Meet and Greet passes for their show. I was so excited. I love them!! We had such a fun time and it was so great to just be together and hold hands. The band was so nice and genuinely some of the most down to earth people I have met. They are supposed to post the Meet and Greet pictures on their website, but I haven't found it yet. If I ever do, I will post it, but here are some other pics.

Noah and The Band Perry in the back of his store

At the Show