Saturday, February 27, 2010


Goals. Those funny little, sometimes big, things in life that require work, and dedication. Alex and I have set some goals for our little family. They are mostly for the 2 of us but they affect our growing family. When we got married, I had 2 credit cards. One has a very low balance and the other is maxed out but it was never an insane limit that I had. I also have a "school" loan that I have been working to pay off and that was all of my debt. My husband has a car payment and now we have hospital bills and dr bills from our little, not so little anymore, bundle of joy. With me being a stay at home mom, there is no way we could pay these all off and get ahead in life. It felt very depressing. Several days ago I felt impressed to ask my husband to consider moving down to Spanish Fork. The plan is we would move in with my grandma for x amount of months, work on paying things off, save up and then move back up to the Salt Lake area. Of course we had to sit down and create a plan before approaching my grandma. This past Monday we sat down mapped out our plans, our goals and today we approached Grandma and presented her with our plan.

As of June 1, we will be living in Spanish Fork for 6 months. Change is good....right? I feel blessed that my grandmother is willing to allow us to live with her while we take care of things and get on the path to achieving our goals. I also feel blessed to have a husband who is willing to get up earlier to make the nearly hour long drive to and from work every day to help us get ahead. I love you babe!

Friday, February 26, 2010

2 Month Appointment

Erick had his 2 month appointment on Monday. He weighs 13 lbs 4 oz, is 24 in. long and his head is in the 60th percentile. He's getting big so fast and I wish he would just slow down. About a week ago we noticed Erick was starting to have a lot of drool and creating little drool bubbles along with gumming daddy's hand. Yep, our little man is teething. Last night was what I'm sure will be the 1st of many frustrating nights. I'd given him tylenol, teething tablets, fed him and he was still fussy! Nothing Alex and I did could soothe him and as much as I was frustrated, it broke my heart. I think that when we have children we should be given the knowledge as to how to fix every problem, soothe every pain and stop every cry. Right?? I'm hopeful for today though.

Two nights ago little man actually slept through the whole night. WAHOO!!! I'm sure that there will still be nights where he wakes up to eat but can we say huge milestone!? Yesterday morning when I woke up and realized that he didn't wake up to eat I was ecstatic...and in pain :) After our long evening of crying I was sure last night was going to be awful. At about 3:30 Erick woke up crying and I gave him his binks brought him into bed with me and he fell right back to sleep. I can handle that! I think I'm going to try getting him on more of a schedule. We have our night time routine down pretty well, it's the day time I need to work on. Here's to having goals!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


What is a family? The dictionary defines it as "parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not". In my experience, it is also more than that. Family goes on to include friends and those that are closest to you, not blood related, who care about you and have your best interest at heart. Very few people make that cut but the ones who do are rare. I feel blessed to have the family that I do and I know that they will always be there should I need them.

We blessed our little man over the weekend in Las Vegas. My husband's side of the family doesn't share the same beliefs we do but that didn't stop us from including them and it certainly didn't stop them from being involved. In fact, on his Dad's side most of the family came and they made the trip from out of state to be there for us. My husband's dad and step mom even had a couple of friends who have become a part of their family show up. How lucky am I that there are so many people who love me, my husband and my little man?

I can't imagine how lonely life would be without those dear people in my life. Friends and family are so important to me, without those relationships, life doesn't seem like it would really be worth it. You wouldn't have anyone to share joyous occasions with, nor would you have a shoulder to cry on when times were tough. In my life I have had many experiences on both sides of the spectrum and I am so blessed that there was always someone there and there continue to be people there to share in those experiences with.

My hope is that as life progresses my family continues to grow in number both within my immediate, extended and non blood related family. Thank you to all those who made the past weekend a memorable one! I love you all.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Why is it that when you set out to do something, right around the corner there seems to be something waiting for you? You let it distract you and soon you find yourself doing other things than what you began setting out to do?

Last month I decided I was going to wake up at 5:30 every morning, stretch, exercise and stretch. The first week there were a few hiccups but I accomplished what I had set out to do. Last weekend my little man got a cold and wasn't breathing well so I wasn't sleeping as well and my days were consumed with holding him. It has gone into much of this week and I haven't exercised at all. I've let myself down and that is what frustrates me the most. I know I'm the only one who can change that. There is still plenty of day left that I can get my exercising in and my little man is doing better and I will strive to be better at exercising. I need to do this for me.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Can't help but laugh...warning this is a little nasty

There are things in life that before I was married and before I became a mom I didn't think I would ever do. Hold poop in my hand would be one of those things. Let me elaborate. My son (who does not poop on a daily basis) decided to finally poop today. He hadn't gone since Monday so I knew that when he went, like always, there would be a good amount. I gave him some time to finish going and I thought he had so I decided I would change his diaper. I start cleaning him up and on about the 4th wipe (there was A LOT of poop) he started pooping again. I just held the wipe there to try and catch it since I had already moved the diaper from underneath him. When I think he has finished again, I start to wipe and he poops on the changing pad I have him on. So I pull the changing pad out from underneath him and what does he do!? That's right he starts pooping AGAIN!! So me, my first instinct for some reason is to catch it in my hand. So I sit there with my hand under his butt and catch his poop while in the mean time he starts peeing. Seriously dude!? With my other free hand I try blocking the pee so it does go all over the place. I couldn't help but laugh because seriously, what else do you do?

P.S. On an exercising note, I did my workout today completely uninterrupted!!! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

So Tired!

I feel like I've been up for 24 hours and have been going non stop. I was going to just go to bed and not check in with my peeps about my work out but then I reminded myself that this is really important to me. So, here I am, checking in. I did get my 20 minutes in, albeit in two 10 minute sessions....thanks Erick. I was feeling extremely defeated this morning and was beginning to wonder if I picked the wrong time to work out. After much pondering and further contemplation this morning, I've decided 5:30 a.m. is still the best time to get up and get my groove on with Turbo Jam. So tomorrow is yet another day and at this point I'm convinced that my son will wake at 5:30 as I begin my workout, but I will not let that stop me from accomplishing my goal. Good night blogging world!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


First off, note to self: Go to bed before 11!!! Erick went to bed fairly easy lastnight and even close to his bed time. Score!! I was playing online and before I know it, I look at the clock and it's 10:00 already. I see that my brother pops online and I haven't talked to him for awhile so we chatted a bit and I finally hit the sack around 11. The alarm for my husband goes off at 4:50, which comes way to fast when you go to bed so late. I laid in bed until a little after 5:00 then got up to pump since it makes working out much easier. I start the DVD and what happens??? OH that's right, my son wakes up. I don't mean he starts stirring, I go in the room and he is wide awake. Seriously!?!? My little man is trying to sabotage me, I swear! My workout was a little less interupted today since I brought him out to the couch and gave him a bottle. Day 2 down, lets hope tomorrow is better!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 1

So I decided that I was going to get up and do my 20 minute workout at 5:30 in the morning. My reasoning is because that is generally when Erick is still sleeping before I have to take Alex to the trax station. This morning, I got up came out to the living room, started doing my thing and then Erick wakes up. What the heck!?!? So I pause the DVD go back, stick the pacifier in his mouth he calms down and start working out again. Yeah, I played the pause and take care of baby game for about the first 10 minutes then the last 10 was uninterupted. I did complete it though, my stretching and working out. Day 1, down!