Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!

Prayers have been answered! My camera is supposed to arrive tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think there are enough exclamation points in the world to convey how I feel at this moment! Also Lex's  car seat is supposed to arrive tomorrow as well and so she will be able to ride in a big girl car seat as well as a much more comfortable car seat for a long trip. On the long trip front, Josh is getting sick. He's coming home early today and hopefully into a doctor. The last thing I want to do is have him get his grandparents sick because its so much harder on them being sick. So pray he gets better before we leave or we will have to delay it. : (

Lex is in a new sleeping schedule and I HATE EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is waking up in the middle of the night again only to eat a few ounces and take her own sweet time falling back asleep. She is waking up at 5am-ish to just scream and I REFUSE to let her be up at that time! Mom has to sleep too or she will go crazy and then Daddy will never want to come home from work! LOL! So she has been waking up at 7am and I'm blaming this on her teeth! I'm willing to pull those teeth through the skin (of course just kidding) if that means we both get more sleep! She kissed me for the first time yesterday! I was laying on the floor with her and she leaned over and kissed my cheek! Open mouth kiss but she doesn't know how to make a kiss face yet. It melted my heart. Then she kissed her Auntie (Heidi) last night when I was over at Mom and Dad's last night. She is getting so cute these days minus those darn teeth!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Wednesday! Wait, it is Wednesday right? I don't know my days this week! Its too long of a week already and so much to do this week!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Please please please

I would really love it if my camera would arrive on time so we could take it with us. Please please pray that it gets here! I want to take it sooooooo bad! Also, still working on my cookbook. Lex is still being fussy. Its going to be a long week. We got her a car seat for the trip but it will be her car seat till she is in a booster seat hopefully! Car seats are so expensive these days!

Monday, September 24, 2012

What a day!

Well, Lex has been super fussy this week. Its a mix of teething, not wanting to nap, and separation anxiety. Whenever I walk out of a room, she fusses even if someone is holding her. Makes it hard to get things done especially when she doesn't want to nap very long after she has given in to take a nap. All that said, I still enjoy my job. I love watching her grow and I'm so glad I don't have to take her to daycare and go to work. 
I am trying to get myself prepared for going to Josh's grandparents this weekend. Normally I would be super excited but this is the first time we have taken her on a trip. I don't know how it will go. We have to pack SO MUCH MORE STUFF!!!! UGH! A high chair, a play pin/bassinet for sleeping, baby food, formula, bottles, bottled water, clothes, have to buy some disposable diapers (ICK! I'm so used to my cloth diapers but I don't want to have to do laundry at his grandparents' house)...the list goes on and on. I don't think I'm ready for this but if we don't take the plunge now I don't think I ever will. As I write this, I'm picturing an 18 year old who has never gone anywhere because her parents were too scared to go anywhere. Well you can see how much my mind wanders this late at night and its only 8pm. Wish me luck! Ha ha ha ha

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Well, I got an update this morning about my camera. If everything goes right, we should be getting the camera on the 27th. We leave on the 28th so please be praying that that happens. My recipe book is going to take a lot longer than expected. I'm a pretty good typist but Lex's naps change each day. Some days they are an hour long, some days they are half an hour long so it will just depend on her. Usually I can get 1 or 2 done while she is napping but I have other chores that need to get done as well. Also if you want a healthier version of coconut cream pie, I found a really good recipe! It's Paula Deen too! Here it is: .
I would recommend that you only use 1/4 tsp salt because 1 tsp is too much unless you like salt a lot! Its one of the better healthy recipes I have found and it was my first time making coconut cream pie!

Seriously my baby gets cuter and cuter every day! She is still continuing with her "cough" to get attention. 
Tomorrow she has her 6 month shots. : ( Sad mama. I wish I could take them for her even though I absolutely hate shots and there should be another way to do it! Poor girl!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New task...

So I said in the beginning I was going to do my own cookbook. Its not stuff that I have come up with. Well, I'm sure eventually I will put some of my own recipes in here, but I have a problem with measuring! I rarely do it the same every time but I guess that's why. I guess a new personal goal would be to start measuring and writing down my own recipes. This book is just so I don't have to look at a recipe card and then if anyone wants one of my recipes I can just print off what I have typed up.

Last night was a rough night. Lex didn't eat much before bed because she was so tired so she woke up at 11pm to eat. Then went back to bed pretty easily. Then at 1am she woke up screaming like she was in pain. I had to rock her to try to get her to lay back down and she didn't end up going back to sleep until 2am. Its been a long time since we had a night like that. Then she was up at 5am and I didn't think she was hungry but she kept fussing so I made a bottle. She only ate 1 oz. and then took her own sweet time falling back to sleep. Then she woke up at 8:45am and didn't want to eat so it was safe to say we were officially "up" for the morning. I tried feeding her around 10:45am and she only ate 3oz out of 7. I have a feeling its going to be a long day. On another note, I got a "bad mommy point" yesterday. I had her laying on my bed in the middle and walked to the linen closet to put some towels away that I was folding. I could see her from where I was and then took my eyes away for maybe 15 seconds and all the sudden I head a boom and run in to find Lex on the floor crying. I picked her up immediately and soothed her and apologized for being a bad mom and that I wasn't going to do that again. Now she's on the move with rolling around and soon she will be crawling and walking. The days of setting her or laying her on the couch or bed and walking away for a second are gone. My life is about to get a little more crazy. I can feel it!  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Finding joy in the not so joyful moments

Lately Lex has been teething like crazy and yesterday developed this horrible diaper rash. I have been coating her (and when I say "coating her" I mean her butt is white from desitin) with desitin and its getting a little better but its still bad. It breaks my heart every time I change her diaper. Today I'm going to do diaper free time where she doesn't have to wear a diaper and maybe it will dry up a little. Yesterday I couldn't put her in her walker or swing, I either had to hold her all day or sit on the floor with her. So I was trying to get dinner and dessert done yesterday while holding her and keeping her distracted from her pain. I had her laying in her play pin in the kitchen and I was talking to her and every few minutes I would walk over and look and her and give her some water and everything I was doing would make her laugh. It warmed my heart so much. I think that was my most favorite part of yesterday. Today is shaping up to be the same way and I'm enjoying every little smile and giggle that comes from her because I know she has to be in so much pain. She has her 6 month check up on Friday which means shots. I hoping that her rash is cleared up by then because I'm sure the doctor will ream me if it's not. Its not like I'm neglecting her at all! I'm doing everything I can think of. I am also looking for a new female pediatrician in Springfield so #1 I don't have to drive as far and #2 so that I don't get a "negative nancy" explanation every time we go see the doctor. Please continue to pray that my camera comes before we leave. I would LOVE to have it with us!  

Monday, September 17, 2012


I am SOOOOOO done with this teething business and I know I still have a long road ahead of me! UGH! And to top it off I'm teething on and off with my wisdom teeth. Yes, I know I have to get them removed but we just can't afford one more medical bill! Sometimes I hate money so much!

Tonight is Monday night dinner and we are having tacos and snickers cake for dessert! : ) My camera has not yet made it to Canon yet but is supposed to arrive on Thursday and then will take 5-7 business days to fix and then shipping back. It would be a blessing if it were here by Thursday the 27th so that we can take it to Washington when we go to see Josh's grandparents. So if you think about it, please pray that it comes by then. It would be nice to have pictures with Lexi, Grandma Gloria, and Grandpa Ray because we don't know how many more trips we will get to make to see them. 

Have a good Monday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


So yesterday the camera of my dreams came and then 20 minutes after it exited the box it broke!!!!!!!!! I was so mad and still kind of am. I have to now send it to Canon because the company who we bought it from didn't really want to deal with me. So 5-7 days AFTER canon receives it they will send it back to me so it could be away from me for a couple weeks! GAH!!!! All I want to do is take pictures! I'm so bummed!

Tonight (or this afternoon depending on Lex) I will be making a dessert for Nana for the thing they have going at their house. Lex and I are attempting our first grocery shopping trip alone today but it should be easier because she's now sitting in a cart like a big girl! Can't believe how fast time has flown. It now makes sense to me when people say, "How in the world are they 18 and graduating??? It felt like yesterday I was bringing him/her home from the hospital!" Obviously Lex isn't graduating but she will be 6 months in a matter of days. I can't believe how fast time goes. I miss the days of just being able to hold such a tiny baby and her sleeping a lot, but I do so much enjoy all the interactions I have with her on a daily basis. I thank God everyday that he blessed me and Josh with just enough so I can stay home and raise our daughter and get to watch her grow up. Yesterday she stood without any help from me for about 3 seconds. That may not seem like a lot but that's a very big step to her growing up. I'm so proud of her from where she has come. From a breathing machine to being ahead of her time and starting to eat solid foods at 3 months old. She's just don't so amazing. I don't sound like a proud mama at all do I????!!! LOL! I can and can't wait to see what she will become and if she gets my cooking from me! I would love to pass that on to her!  

Monday, September 10, 2012

It's been a while!

WOW! It's been a while since I posted! Mom was on vacation last week and we did lots of stuff! Lex tried chicken for the first time and HATED it! It just may have been too soon. She also drank from a sippy cup and held it for the first time by herself! So much is changing! She will be 6 months old this Sunday! Where has time gone??? Its like it was yesterday that I was sitting on my hospital bed and my baby was on machines to breathe! Maybe someday soon I will put up what I wrote just days after coming home from the hospital while it was fresh in my mind.

Today I did two things I never thought I would do. 1. I got extensions. 2. I got magenta ones! I LOVE THEM!!! Here's a picture:

Oh my gosh they are soooooo fun!

Lex has been doing this "cough" thing in order to get attention. Its so funny! She doesn't get that animals can't talk like humans do so she has been coughing at Lucy (Mom and Dad's dog) and Rocky (Auntie and Uncle's dog) to get their attention. It doesn't work but she tries anyway. Here's a video of her "cough" LOL

She just gets cuter and cuter everyday! She's teething SO bad right now! I want to pull my hair out or take her place! I feel so bad for her and for me because we aren't getting much good quality sleep in this house! AAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Pray for us!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ducks, weekend, and food food food

This weekend was a very busy one. Friday Mom, Lexi, and I hung out and had our usual Friday fun. Saturday held food and the Duck game (which we kicked butt by the way!). I made potato soup and lots of it! So we had more yesterday as well. All in all busy weekend. Mom is off this week so Lex and I will get to spend some time with her. Its always fun no matter what we are doing! Tonight we are doing our "Monday" night dinner and we are having rootbeer pulled pork sandwiches. Can't wait! Its always good. Thanks to Heather Raaf for bringing up that recipe once! : ) Have a good Tuesday!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's FINALLY here!!!!

This is Lexi's first Oregon Football Game (Outside of my tummy of course!)!! It's dawning on me all the things I get to do now, now that I'm not working. I don't have to start Christmas in August. I don't have to worry about asking for time off to go see Josh's grandparents. I don't have to worry about missing an Oregon game because I may have to work. I can have a cup of coffee in the morning. I don't have to rush rush rush when I get up unless there is a mess to attend to LOL. I can enjoy being a mommy of a beautiful little girl and a furry little boy.

Today we are having potato mushroom soup (made by me), weiner wraps, rolls and for dessert waffle brownies (thank you pinterest to opening my mind to such an amazing thing) with ice cream and homemade whipped cream!

Oh and we are watching the Ducks play on the big screen! And by the big screen I mean and big projector in Nana and Papa's house! That's the next best thing to being inside of Autzen Stadium! I love my ducks!