My brother Kade likes to take pictures and does an awesome job, so he has so kindly taken pictures of my kids for me! The ones of Mya in her blessing dress were done the day before her blessing and the ones of Kylan were taken at Thanksgiving time. Sorry about the number of pictures, but I had a hard time choosing which to put up they were all so good!!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Here's what we have been doing today:
Mya is playing on her mat that has the toys hanging above her (I held the toys out of the way for the pic). She is getting better and better at tummy time, but she prefers her back. Both my kids have been good about letting me put them on the floor to play, in fact both she and Ky would get grouchy and restless and want to be put down for awhile!
Kylan watching the airplanes and helicopters outside. I was holding my hand up to block the sun, and when Ilooked down he was too! He loves airplanes and helicopters and can spot them anywhere. It has also been nice here, so he has been playing outside a lot and he is now big enough to play by himself which is nice. Of course I have a lot of windows that I can check on him out of and our back yard is well gated so he can't get out!
PS They are filming a movie in Fallon and on base right now and one of the actors in town is the guy who plays Edward in the Twighlight movie - I think that's why there were so many airplanes flying today.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
P.S. SORRY a million times Gav and Rayanne!!! We are sooooooo sorry!!!
Mya is great! She's only fussy when she hasn't pooped for awhile, and I have never heard a baby fart so loud, but she is pretty easy going. She is filling out and eating a ton!!! She not only nurses, but usually follows it with another 4 oz of formula! She does pretty well most nights, going to bed at about 11pm, then waking up at around 3am and again around 6am and then after that whenever her brother wakes her up! We just can't imagine life without her!!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Taking a little cat-nap in her swing
Without her headband so you can see how much hair she has! I don;t really put headbands on her (except this one b/c it's not tight) b/c I don't want to rub any hair off!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I can't believe he ever fit in this car seat - oh how time flies!
For the twins (1984), with no insurance and using the same doctor I did for Mya and the same hospital my parents paid about $1,000 total.
With insurance and only having one baby we have paid and will be paying for Mya a lot more than that!
Just an interesting thing to think about!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Well, I'm not a real Valentines Day person, in fact since Mya only slept for 1.75 hours last night (I was up with her until 3am, then Tim was up with her from 4:45 until 7:00) I totally forgot it was even Valentines day until we had been up for a few hours! Tim is more of a Valentines person, but since we have kids now doing something on Valentines Day doesn't happen due to the fact that our babysitters are all doing things. So, here is what we have been doing today:
Kylan also fell asleep shortly after this. He didn't go to bed until midnight because we were at my parents house that late hanging out with all my siblings and then he got up at 7am. Oh, and his new thing is to take his shoes and socks off everywhere. We didn't notice he had kicked them off until right before he wanted to fall asleep on dad.
It's been so much fun having my whole fam in town. I remember when I was little wondering if I would be as excited as my parents were when all their siblings were in town, and I am happy to say that I am! I love them all and have the best sister-in-laws ever (Kent and Kort the bar has been set high, don't disappoint us)! Kent's girlfriend Katrina came with the Kade and Leah and she has been fun! Kylan already loves her and she can put up with Kent - that is quite an accomplishment!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
1.I am the only girl in my family and I like it that way. In fact I would love for Mya to be my only girl. Everyone always tells me I missed out on having sisters, but you can’t miss what you never had and because I had no sisters my mom and I are very close and I like that!
2.My new favorite thing to do is to see how much I can save at the grocery store each week. I love it when the amount saved is more than what I paid for the groceries.
3.I also like to see how long I can go without going to the store. Right now I am aiming for next Saturday, we’ll see if I make it.
4.I LOVE Peeps – yes the little marshmellow chicks covered in yellow sugar! I can eat a whole box in one day by myself!
5.I HATE Halloween. I loath it even more now that I have to come up with costumes for my children.
6.I wanted to be just like my dad when I was little. I even started biting my nails because he did and now it is a nasty habit that I wish I could break!
7.I am not a night or a morning person – I would love to go to bed by 10pm every night and sleep until 10am every morning!
8.I love getting things in the mail. I love it when I have ordered something off the internet because I can track it online and see where it is and when it is getting here.
9.I am online way too much. I told Tim this is what happens when I stay home all day!
10.I can’t stand to just stay home! As a result we probably go to one of our parents house to hang out 4 or 5 nights a week. Before Mya came I took Ky to the dairy probably 3 or 4 days a week.
11.I would love to live where it is warm all year round because I hate being cold and I love summer clothes! Winter clothes are too bulky and hot!
12.I very rarely wear a coat no matter how cold it is outside because I hate carrying it around once I get inside, it’s just easier to be cold for a few minutes.
13.My favorite calling in church that I’ve had is being a relief society teacher. I thought it would be scary, but I loved it!
14.I avoid Walmart during all major holidays so that I don’t have to run into people from high school. It’s not so much that I don’t want to see them, it’s that I have a hard time remembering names and I feel bad when someone knows me and I don’t have a clue who they are!
15.I am really bad at keeping in touch with people (as most of my friends from high school know).
16.I recently went through labor the “natural” way which was not planned and I plan on never doing that again. Our hospital has a policy that you have to be dialated to a 5 to have the epidural, and I went from a 5 to a 10 in 30 minutes and the epidural lady showed up just in time for me to start pushing. My doctor has promised me I don’t have to wait until I’m a 5 next time!
17.For most of my life I said I was going to adopt kids because I didn’t want to go through labor.
18.I thought I would like to go back to teaching someday, but the longer I sub the more I think that I will just sub the rest of my life – I like the freedom of choosing when I work.
19.I (and Tim) would love to be able to travel someday. We are both history buffs and we would love to go to Europe and see all the historical stuff and the fun stuff of course too!
20.Two of my favorite movies are “Chicago” and “Moulan Rouge”. My husband thinks these are horrible movies (as do a lot of people), but I really enjoy the music in them! I love musicals!
21.I call my daughter Leah (her cousin’s name) a majority of the time – ya, I can’t even remember my own kids name.
22.I should have known I was having a girl before we found out because ever since Kylan has been born in all my dreams I have a little boy and a little girl. Sometimes I would even wake up looking for her.
23.I talk and walk in my sleep especially when I am overly tired. When I was in high school I would wake up in the shower.
24.Even though I have never slept with one of my kids in bed with me, I had nightmares right after Kylan was born and now Mya that Tim or I had rolled over on them in the night.
25.I love watching all the wedding shows on the WE station even though I am already married. I just can’t believe how much money some people spend on one day. Seriously people it is one day, go buy a car or put a down payment on a house rather than spend that much money on ONE day!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
- When Ky wakes up the first thing he wants to know is where baby sister is and then he wants to see her, even if she's in bed.
- When I change her diaper and she is screaming (she hates clothing to be removed), he will try to push me away from the changing table and gives me a really nasty look like I am hurting her on purpose
- Kylan tried to feed her popcorn last night
- He also tried to hit her over the head with my high heel shoe he had been wearing around - both Tim and I stopped him after seeing in his eyes what he was thinking of attempting.
- He loves to put her pacifier in her mouth when she starts crying and likes to make her toys "dance" (turn on the music) to help her stop crying also
- He wants her to watch movies with him in my room - but I am too nervious to leave her on the bed with him where I can't see her (shoe incident)
- He calls her "pretty girl" and "cute girl" and loves her fingers and toys
- Not too often, but once a day probably, he wants me to put her "over there" (in her bouncy seat) so that he can sit on my lap or play with me. It breaks my heart, but is usually when she is cranky or eating and I can't.
- He has started catching on to the fact that when I am nursing her or doing other things with her, he can do things he isn't supposed to do (my mom warned me about this). As a result I have become pretty good at nursing while standing and walking around.
Just a few of the things that have happened at our house with two kids. I have to say the adjustment hasn't been too bad, in fact she seems so much easier than Kylan was and I don't know if she actually is or if it's that we know what we are doing now. Of course I always hear it's the third one that throws you off, but right now I'm thinking I will be able to handle more someday (which makes my husband very happy)!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Mya checked out well. She now weighs 7lbs 3 3/4oz and is 20 inches long (I don't think she actually grew an inch, she is just less scrunched). Her belly button cord thing fell off on Sunday (thank goodness, both my kids cords have fallen off in a week) and any jaundice she may have had is gone now. It's just very weird to think that I could have been going to an OB appointment today instead of taking my sweet girl to her 2 week check. She is already a part of the family that I can't imagine not having!!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
The bottom picture is how she likes to hang out. She LOVES her pacifier and will sit in her bouncy chair or swing or lay on the ground holding it in her mouth wide awake - she was falling asleep in this one, but same idea! I think she is going to end up being a thumb sucker once she is coordinated enough to find it, but for now she likes the pacifier!