Monday, September 17, 2012

A little bit of our summer!

Fall is just around the corner!  I LOVE fall!!  I have been opening the door early in the morning so I can smell fall in the air.  I Love it!  
 We've had a ton of fun this summer!  Swimming, camping, weekend trips, birthdays, and lots of playing outside!  The boys are getting big so fast and its so much fun watching them grow and learn new things everyday.  Dallin is turning into a kid, not so much a toddler anymore and Connor is a year old! Dallin has been going to preschool for several weeks.  He is doing great and is learning a lot!  Connor hasn't started walking yet but is SO close.  He wants to run and play so badly but just can't get his little chubby legs going.  They are so much fun and I love getting to see them grow everyday!  Here are a few pictures from the past few months!

He loved swimming lessons and looked forward to it everyday!  
My boys are water bugs just like their dad.
 Andrew turned 28 this year!
 Dallin loves to take pictures and for some reason every one has to be like the next few.

He is such a little goof ball!
First day of preschool!!
 Happy Birthday Connor boy!!! 1 year old!

 First hair cut and isn't it cute!!


Friday, April 13, 2012

The past 8 months...

I haven't updated my blog in 8 months! Which means I have an 8 month old! So much has gone on in the past 8 months that I'm not going to try and update, I'll just do better in the future.

Connor is getting so big and so much fun! He is always so happy and wants to be involved in everything we do! He'd really like to get down and run around with Dallin and Roxy but just can't figure out how to get his chubby little legs moving. We can hardly wait til he figures it out. I was completely shocked last week when out popped 2 bottom teeth! Dallin was 15 mo old before he got his first tooth so that's what I was expecting.

Guess who had a birthday! He is free years old! He picked out his outfit for a birthday present and when he put his outfit on to go to his party he told us that he was "Old McDonald." For the past several months we haven't been able to leave the house without his boots and hat. He has warn the hat so much it is looking pretty rough but he could care less! Now that it is getting warmer and he can wear shorts and I have had to tell him "No you aren't wearing your boots and hat with shorts, Sorry!" He's a fun little boy and is learning new things so fast it scares me!

The warm weather is finally here and we have been playing outside and just enjoying it! We can hardly wait for all the fun summer stuff especially camping! Hopefully I'll have fun stuff to post about in the next few months!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Connor Levi

Our sweet baby Connor came on August 9th! He was 7 lbs 14 oz and 20 in long. We had Dallin come and meet him at the hospital and I don't think he quite knew what was going on. He liked seeing Connor but was more interested in all the fun buttons to push and my big water cup with the big straw that sounds like an elk when you blow in it. We came home the next day and things were going great. We took him into his 4 day check up and he had lost too much weight so the Dr. told us to start giving him formula. We had problems from then on. When ever I'd give him a bottle he would start turning blue and stop breathing. We took him to flag that night and they admitted him to the Special Care Nursery. They found that he was dehydrated and having apneic episodes where he would just stop breathing for 20 or more seconds. They started some tests to try and figure out what was going on. He had a small bleed on the brain and they thought that it could possibly be seizures that he was having. So that started more tests. Poor little guy went through alot in just a few days. After waiting and waiting the tests came back and everything looked just fine and they had no idea what was causing the apnea or the bleed on his brain. They then decided to do a swallow study on him to see what the problem was with his eating. They found that for some reason he acted like a premie and won't breath while he eats and he'll just have to out grow it. He stayed a few more days in the NICU just to keep an eye on him and make sure he was doing ok with the bottle and that he wasn't having anymore episodes. We finally were able to come home! He is now on oxygen and an apnea monitor. He is doing great and we're hoping he only has a few more weeks with the oxygen and monitor. This sweet little guy sure gave us a big scare! We are so greatful to have him home with us and that he is healthy! We are trying to work with Dallin on learning to like his little brother but I think It might take a while. He tells us regularly "Connor go home, back to hopsital." It won't be long and they will be the best of friends!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

38 Weeks!!!

Just an update on baby stuff! I'm now a little over 38 weeks and feeling it! I am ready to be done and hold this little guy in my arms. This last week I had another ultra sound just to check on a few things my dr. was concerned about, which everything it just fine. The ultrasound tech said that he is already about 8 lbs! My guess is that he isn't quite that big yet but probably close! She also asked "does his daddy have long legs??? Because he sure does!!!" I'm not surprised! He gets it from both sides and he brother sure has long legs. I can hardly wait to see him!!!
I don't remember having heartburn so bad with Dallin. The past few weeks have been horrible with heartburn. Some mornings i'll wake up and feel that my throat has been burned from having it all night long! Its not fun! And no, tums really don't help all that much. Oh well! Only a couple more weeks!
We have been trying to prepare Dallin for the baby coming, but I really don't think he has any clue whats about to come. I have a feeling that it just might be a pretty hard time for him. That being said, I have a feeling that I too have no clue whats about to hit me!! I'm excited and scared all at the same time! I'm just hoping that things will go well and I can handle having 2! We have been getting out all the baby stuff and Dallin thinks it's all his. He has had so much fun pretending to be a baby with everything. The carseat is probably the most fun! He is so cute and I'm excited for him to be a big brother.
Well next time I post I'll have some baby pictures!! For now, here is one at 37 weeks. I have no pictures of me this pregnancy so I figured I better get at least one or I'll regret it later.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Its been a fun month! I always love when march rolls around! Our anniversary is in march, Dallin's birthday, and also spring!!!! Besides the wind that it brings I just love the cool/warmer weather! You will almost always see my doors or windows open letting a nice breeze blow through. It also means that camping time is almost here!! I sure hope we can get a few trips in before the baby comes!

Dallin's Birthday!!

We have a 2 year old!!!
We had a little "balloon" party for him with cousins. He LOVES balloons! He can spot one from a mile away whether we are in the car driving or at wal-mart. Before the party I got my camera already for pictures. Changed then card to a blank one I had and charged the batteries. I took 5 pictures and it said my memory was full!!! I about died!! I guess I need to check how much memory the card will hold before hand. This one was only a 32M... Do they even sell those anymore??? Anyways I'm just glad I got a couple!
So about the terrible twos.... How long do they last???? He is a bit of a stinker at times. Especially at church. Andrew is in the bishopric and has to sit on the stand so we sit with my mom. Well.... Dallin and I usually sit out in the hall screaming. The second we walk in to sit down he starts throwing this huge fit because he wants to sit with Andrew. It's even worse when it's Andrews month to conduct the meeting! He can hear his voice over the speakers and just has a melt down! What a daddy's boy!!!! Other than the tantrums here and there he is lots of fun! He is talking SO much lately. We are finally starting to be able to communicate with him better. For the most part I really do like this age!

Pregnancy Update
I am almost 21 weeks. We found out a week ago that it's a boy!!!! I was completely shocked to hear it's a boy. EVERYONE has told me that it was going to be a girl so I had it stuck in my head that it was a girl. We were wrong!!! I'm really excited about having another boy! For one thing I already have everything for a boy and I'm excited for Dallin to have a brother that will be close to him to grow up with. I'm starting to get over the "I don't really feel pregnant" stage. Of course I'm not miserable yet, but getting uncomfortable at times. Anyways, everything is going well and going by pretty fast! I tried to scan my ultrasound pictures but my scanner wasn't working. They are some of the clearest pictures I've ever seen on an ultrasound. And a VERY clear picture that it's a boy! We compared them to Dallin's and the profile looks a lot alike. I'm excited to see what he looks like!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4 Years

Today is our anniversary! I know I say this a lot but, time just flys by! I am just so greatful for what a great man that Andrew is and I love him more than the day I met him! I couldn't have asked for anyone better!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm Gonna.........

Be a Big Brother!!!!!!