Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cute pictures

I did finally notice there was a blog app on my iPod. Maybe now it will be easier to blog because I can do it one handed :) these cute pictures came from my mom and just thought I would share! Not sure how they will look on the actual computer since I am uploading them from here but we will give it a shot! Thanks for these Mom!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2 months (a little late!)

Well, 2 kids has definitely slowed down my blogging. If my iPod had an app for blogging I would probably do better at it, but it's a pain to come downstairs to my computer...and this room is so messy I can't stand to be in it!

Max is doing well. He had his 2 month check up and was 11 lbs 9 oz (yes, 1 lb smaller than Gavin was at birth...) and was 23 in. The Dr. said he has great head control and looks great. She prescribed me some cream for his yucky cradle cap that is not going away and that seems to be helping. We had to see a different Dr. becasue his pediatrition was out on maternity leave. The reason I mention that was because she looked at my funny when I started laughing that he was only in the 31st percentile for weight. She didn't know that Gavin was such a big baby and didn't even fall anywhere on the charts until 6 months. Max still seems so tiny to me (unless we are around Paisley!) and it's fun to hear people tell me that he's small rather than the previously hated statement, "That's not a baby, that's a linebacker!"

Max, however, is NOT a content baby. He has good days and bad days, but lately there seem to be more bad days. I feel bad because I know he is just uncomfortable, but sometimes there is honestly NOTHING to do for him. He has finally started liking his baths and that helps to settle him down at night which is a big relief, but he is reverting on his sleeping habits. We'll get this all figured out one of these days!

I don't know if this is a second child thing, or just me being crazy, but I feel like Max has gotten shorted a lot in life already. First, I couldn't have visitors at the hospital because of the stupid swine flu...and now they have revoked that and everyone gets visitors. Don't get me wrong, I wanted him to be healthy, but I really really really would have liked to have been able to have Gavin there. I don't have a family picture at the hospital of all of us, and it honestly kills me everytime I see someone post one now of their cute little family all together the day the baby was born. I think that just having such a bad experience with this hospital has made me feel a little more crazy about things too. I don't want to go in to detail about the bad experiences because I will just start to cry (ridiculous, huh? I still freak out everytime I have to go past the stupid hospital) but I just don't ever want Max to feel shorted in life. I know I should just shut up and be thankful for a happy baby, huh?

Here is my cute boy enjoying his bathtime!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Babies, Babies, Babies

Well, all of my immediate family sisters/sisters-in-law have finally had their babies. Brittani had sweet little Paisley Jean on Dec. 29th. That's one baby a month since September around here in both of my families! (And not a single one of them had a boy cousin for Max...RUDE!) I have been fortunate enough to get to practice my photography on 3 of those cuties! You've already seen Max, but I would like to introduce my two sweet nieces Alysen Michelle and Paisley Jean. I LOVE THEM! I love Brinley too, but I don't have a picture of her to share with you...just know she's cute (duh, she's related to my kids, of course she's cute!)



We had a great Christmas with our family. Gavin was really excited about Santa this year. Actually, he was really excited for Comet to come :) It was the funniest thing...I don't know where that came from! We had our family Christmas that morning, went to Keith's parents for lunch, my dads to visit after that and then down to my mom's for her Christmas party. It was a big day, but Gav had so much fun and Max was very good. My camera died after the morning festivities and I never charged it so I'll have to steal some pictures from my mom from that night, but here is the fun we had opening presents Christmas morning....(you will also notice that someone has been playing with settings on my camera and it says 12/24/08...promise it was 12/25/09 but Max might wonder one day why his birthday was in 09 but she showed up in pictures from 08 :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Blessing Day

It's official...I have become the world's worst blogger! Where's my trophy???

Yesterday was Max's blessing day. I didn't feel stressed or rushed (probably because we weren't hosting anything at home afterward since our families are way too big to congregate in my house...) and it probably helped that our ward now starts at 11 rather than 9. It was wonderful to have so many family members there to support us and we have so many wonderful friends in the ward. Keith did a great job and Max didn't scream, so even better :)I'm very thankful for a husband who can bless my children and to know that I have a priesthood holder in my home who can give us blessings whenever they are needed. I hope my boys know that they sure got a great dad. I guess when I am feeling like I haven't done anything right I should remember that I did at least one good thing in life by marrying Keith :) He takes such good care of us. Here are a couple pictures. The last one clearly shows that Max was tuckered out after his big day...I set him down while I was right there laying out a blanket to wrap him up in and looked up from the floor and he was out!