Sunday, November 29

family pics

I have been wanting to take family pictures for a while now, we don't really have any updated ones of all three of us. (who decides to take them when your pregnant anyway!?) We took these the other day on thanksgiving at my parents house before we ate, My brother snapped a few for us. They are not professionally done by any means but I thought they turned out okay.

Thanks Jason.

Wednesday, November 25

Weekly Wednesday Update

17 Weeks today...

The baby this week is 5 ounces and around 5 inches long from head to bottom. I had a quick Dr. appointment on Monday, and we listened to the heart beat on the little Doppler. That's always fun to here. At my appointment we scheduled my ultrasound to find out the gender! It will be on Thursday December 17th at 8:45 A.M. I am very excited and can't wait to find out if William will be having a little brother or a little sister! I think it's a boy, but I was SO wrong with William I know I can't trust what I think! So we shall see in about 3 weeks! (it can't come soon enough!)

I have started to feel the baby move more this week. Yesterday while I was laying in bed I felt the baby bulging out and pressing out on my stomach, I pushed it back and it found a new place to rest. Every once in a while I will have my hand resting on my stomach and concentrating on the movements and it feels like something is under there. :)

I'm excited to feed the baby this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Friday, November 20

12 months

I have been very over do on this post and have been meaning to do it for a while, better late then never...

William had his 12 month check up a week or two ago, and his stats were....

Height 30 1/2 inches 77%
Weight 21lbs 15.5 oz 28%
Head 47 cm. 70%

I was like seriously a half of an oz off from 22 even lbs... have some more milk.. haha..

William has been SO much fun, Hes Funny and Social, and Laughs when everyone else is laughing. He cracks me up. We love him so much! He is so Smart and picks up on things really Fast. He is Loving and Kind, and also a little bit of a Spitfire (I think he gets that part from his mom)

Whats been going on this past month...

*William Gives loves, Hugs and Kisses all the time to his daddy and Me. We can't get enough of it!

* He has started sleeping with this soft little TY puppy dog. Its so cute how he wants to hold it and love it.

* He give cuddles to his little cousins it's really sweet (the bad part is he does this by laying down on top of them. we need to work on that.)

*He talks a lot, Brandon and I were trying to count how many words he can say the other day and we got up to 15. (not counting all the animal sounds he does!) It's too cute when he says a word in perfect English. It's almost like did that just come out of you? haha

*He points to several animals on the page of a book and can say its name and sound. My newest favorite he does is a cat. It is SO freakin funny to see his face when he does a cat. He did it the other day and Brydee my niece was like that's a sad cat. He does the saddest little cat meow and squints his eyes when he does it? Don't know why, but its adorable!

*He signs "eat" all the time! every time he wants something to eat or drink he does the "eat" sign. It's nice that he can communicate that to me but at the same time it breaks my heart when he does it and I don't have food to give him like when were driving in the car and he does it in his car seat. It's so cute how well he does it. He some times does the sign for "more" but not very often, He usually just says "more!"

*He walks SO well, He runs, he dances, he can even walk backwards.

*He is sleeping and going to sleep really well! He has been doing it for over a month now but its still so nice to finally have him trained to lay down and go to sleep with out any protest.

*He is still a very good eater. He takes after his parents and is not picky at all, he eats almost anything, spicy, sour, you name it, he'll eat it. He drinks cows milk (has been for over a month) and I like to put strawberry or chocolate syrup in it for him. :)

* He is still kind of a bully when he plays with other babies his age or a little younger. I think this is because of all his cousins he plays with that are older then him? He will push them over, or not want them to touch something. (I need to teach him to do better but I'm not sure if it's working?)
Here is just a random picture of William I took the other day out front of our house. He loves being out side. (It's not the best quality but it's what I have? it looks like I haven't been taking very many pictures lately.)

Wednesday, November 18

Weekly Wednesday Update

Well My little avocado (that's the size of the baby at 16 weeks) is still making me throw up once to twice a day! NOT so fun. I am definitely getting bigger, stretching, and poking out more (if that was possible at how early I am.) If I were to have an ultrasound now we would probably be able to tell if it was a girl or boy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my doctor isn't busy at my appointment on Monday and he just does another ultrasound and tells me! haha! wouldn't that be fun! I am not scheduled to have an ultrasound so I probably wont find out until the standard 20 weeks that my Doctors office does. :(

Sorry no pic this week, maybe next week.

Saturday, November 14

the other night...

We went on a bike ride the other night with Ben, Ashton and Braden. I am totally bummed I didn't pull out my camera until after we were done with the bike ride, It was pretty comical to see us all on the bikes, William was in a bike trailor and Braden was in a child seat on a bike. Not to mention I was riding mine and Brandon's Tandem bike with only one rider! :) We will have to go again sometime so I can get some pictures!
After wards we let the boys sit in the truck and play out side (at my parents house) for a while.

We also let Braden have a turn in the drivers seat
Brandon even pushed them around the yard a little, they thought it was fun.
William was way chill and kicked back the whole time he was getting pushed around, it was cracking me up.

After all that we came home and got the boys ready for bed. They were dirty from playing out side, So we gave them a bath.
Braden borrowed some of Williams clothes, so I put them in something matching :)

This is William giving Braden loves...
Braden DID NOT like it!

My son also likes to wrestle, he wrestles with his daddy, and his boy cousins (which are all older then him) and then when he does it to Braden he doesn't understand why he cries? Poor Braden! I'll give him a few months and they'll be pretty evenly matched I'm sure! It doesn't help that William walks and Braden crawls. Braden is 6 weeks younger then William.

Thursday, November 12

William's 1st Birthday Party

It's my Birthday! YAY I'm finally one years old!
opening a present from Sarah and Steve-o
This is what he looked like most of the night. He got a diaper change and his pants never made it back on him? and he had a balloon tied to him. His favorite part of his birthday had to be the balloons. He loves them!
Friend Braden made an appearance among other guests
William getting sung to by his friends and family, patiently awaiting his cup cake.
Digging right in!
He didn't eat much of his cup cake because he had already eaten quite a bit, but he sure had a good taste of it!
Thanks for all who came and supported William turning ONE!

Wednesday, November 11

Weekly Wednesday Update

15 weeks today...

I still have been pretty sick this week, my mornings still consist of running to the bathroom and throwing up. But I am pretty good most of the day. Hopefully it gets better here soon. This week I have gotten bigger, I can see it and feel it. I also gained my first couple pounds. I told you I don't gain anything for the first trimester or so and then I gain it all in like a month! so hopefully this isn't the beginning of a rapid weight gain. It's probably due to the Halloween candy and the fact that I am started to crave more things. Today was the second time I craved a Cafe Rio pork salad. like CRAVED it, like I HAD to have it! I wanted it so bad I fought the lunch rush with a sleeping William in my arms, by my self to get it! :) I never had cravings with William, I was just happy if ANYTHING sounded good with his pregnancy, this pregnancy I have felt better and there for I EAT! :)

I probably should have choose better clothes for this weeks picture other then baggy sweat bottoms, (not so flattering!) and the fact that I'm in all black doesn't help, you can't tell where my arm ends and my body begins, there for making me bigger.oh well.. :)

Thursday, November 5

one year!

Where has the time gone!?

Happy Birthday son, I love you more than life!

Wednesday, November 4

sunday morning

I couldn't resist snapping a few photos Sunday morning before church. William was wearing a white shirt and tie! He just needed a little missionary tag to finish the outfit! haha.. gotta love little boy stuff! He looked so grown up it was killing me! He is so funny now when we ask him to say cheese he does this funny smile that makes him look even more like his daddy!! (the top pic)LOVE HIM!

Weekly Wednesday Update

14 weeks today...
Right when I thought I was starting to feel better... This week I have felt pretty nauseous. Every morning I run to the bathroom in hopes I make it there in time!
One good thing this week was I had a Dr. appointment. It was supposed to be a normal OB visit but my doctor was nice and did an ultra sound to see how things were going. Baby was moving around and kicking! The baby had two arms, two hands, two legs, and a heart beat. (all good things) We didn't get a good picture because it was moving around so much! But it definitely settled some doubts when I saw that little thing moving around in there! It was good to see! My next appointment will be the Monday before thanksgiving.
I hate not knowing what I'm having. I usually find my self referring to the baby as a "he" because I hate saying "it". When I know what we are having it's so much nicer to say "son" or "him" or call him by name. But it seems like I still have forever until I find out what I'm having! oh well, the anticipation will make it that much better! :)

Monday, November 2

William's 1st Halloween

William's First Halloween!
Our first Trick or Treating of the year started at Skywest. With My Brother working their, one of my sisters working their, and the fact that I used to work for them we go their every year to trick or treat. The kids always have so much fun, and make out with a loot of candy! I was so excited to finally have a child to bring their instead of just helping out all the nieces and nephews.
After Sky West I let William indulge in a few of his treats! Needless to say he liked that part!
I was flying solo all weekend because Brandon has been sick with the flu. He was bummed he couldn't be apart of Williams first Halloween but I took pictures to show him. (and yes he had just had chili and I didn't really clean him up very well so in all his pictures he has a dirty face! oh well :)
Then on Halloween I met up with Ashton and her family (more like invited my self over) and we took out our little ones together.

This was when we were out trick or treating, With Trick or Treat bag in hand! haha... I loved that he would hold it for me!
My little pirate! It was so much fun, He was a trooper all night, happy and content and awake until way late. We went trick or treating, visited friends and made an appearance at my sisters Halloween party and the whole time he was so good! I can't wait for next year! :)