Sunday, August 2, 2009

Families are Forever

This weekend we were blessed to have family gather from near and far despite the heat to bless our Baby girl. Afterward we had a luncheon. Before sunday and the blessing though we had several family gatherings with my side as my sister amanada and her husband matt came up for the blessing. it was a lot of fun seeing everyone together. I felt so blessed as I watched all of my family interact with my daughter and I was so glad to know that she is very loved. My mom spent many hours working on her very beautiful blessing gown. Bretts mom spent several hours putting together the luncheon to help elivate the stress that I was feeling. Halina has gotten so big these past four weeks, I really have to stop in wonder that I actually gave birth to this beautiful sweet little angel. She looks so much like Brett and I couldn't help but take their pictures as they napped.( Since she's to small to hunt, that's one of their favorite things to do:)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Little angel

These pictures are compliments of Our friend Loreana Tomblin. We love her so much!

Friday, July 17, 2009

On the fast track:)

She is already rolling over on her sides and starting to scoot with her back legs! It's amazing how much they change in just a few days! She is only 12 days old.

We Is Now 3 and totally Worth it!

HURRAY!!!! Halina is finally here! She was welcomed into our family on Sunday June 5th @ 9:38 am. She was 7lbs 3oz 18 3/4 inches long. She is so adorable!We just love her ! she is such a good baby! she loves to sleep and eat. She looks just like her dad! Candy was right though. Everyone says they are going to go all unmedicated with their first... We ended up with an epidural.
I went into labor on the 4th of July. We were out at dinner with Bretts family when my water sprung a leak. ( I wore white pants hoping to attract disaster. Little did I know our little neice Hailey (on brett's side) would be seated right next to me. She did great though, no spills) so we left and went home. We were planning on going out to Silverwood to watch fire works with the carey's but the leak kept getting bigger so we went to the hospital and as soon as I was dressed down and in bed my water broke completely. Shortly after that the contractions started and I was only dialated to a 3. They were long and far enough apart that I could get through them and be okay. Soon though the were right on top of each other and I wasn't getting any kind of break. After 1.5-2 hours of that and no progress as far as my dialation was concerned I was demanding drugs. We were thankful when they kicked in because it was quite a rodeo in there until they did. I was then able to relax and my body started to dialate. Hats off to those women out there that have unmedicated births!mI don't think Brett's mom , Brett and my mom were so relieved to see some one get stuck with a needle as they were then.
after about 45 minutes of pushing the next morning she was born. Pushing was kind of fun and the whole experience was amazing. Everyone cried! my labor was 13 hours. She is beautiful and just a great baby all together. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives. We feel closer as a couple and have gained an even greater perspective of the plan of salvation.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hurry up and wait

This week has gone by pretty quickly. Sunday, We went and watched Brett's dad run his 4th Iron Man! We admire Bob so much for all his hard work. He beat his time last year by 33 minutes! He says that he is going to retire though and that this will be his last year. However, he really inspired Brett and so as soon as the baby is born...(give or take a week or two:) I am going to start training with Brett! He hasn't fully committed to running the Ironman but he thinks that he would like too. It was great to see all the family that came up from utah to support Bob. We had a fun family gathering at His cousins Jim and Jamie Sues house. I ran into their screen door. I wish I could blame the pregnant belly for this blunder. However the screen got fixed and Lovingly everyone laughed with me at me so that I didn't feel quite as stupid and awkward as I should've.:)
My favorite holiday is quickly approaching! 9 days left until we can sit out side and watch the fireworks. When I reflect on this same time of year one year ago. It's amazing how far we've come.
We are preparing for Brett's family to come up this next week! We are so excited to have everyone up for the fourth of July. Both Brett and I just love this holiday. We love that everyone takes pride in their country. It would be nice if that pride was spread out a little more through out the year!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

All that and more

Here are some pictures from the baby shower my mom and sister michele threw for me. The diaper cake is compliments of my sister in law brandi pitcher. I think her grandma made it but she gave it to me at the shower she threw for me in utah. The photos from the shower were taken by My friend loraina tomblin. The other pictures were taken by my friend Maegan Durbin who is starting up her photography business here in coeur d' alene.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I've got the blues

So I think this is just part of the emotional map of being pregnant. I feel like I am stuck in between a rock and a hard place:) I am a very project oriented person. I like to have tasks at hand and I like to work on them and accomplish them. Then I like to relish the accomplishment for a short time and then move on to the next task or project. Which for those of you that know me, can now understand why I lack so much in the patience department.
I hear all the time that the las four weeks of pregnancy are the hardest. Right now I would have to agree. Even the first several where the morning sickness is unbearable, these past 2 1/2 weeks have been full of such bitter sweet emotions. I feel like I am ready to have our little girl. I want to so badly to just hold her,dress her, count all of her fingers and toes, see her smile and to know what she looks like. I want so badly to see Brett hold her in his arms. Hes going to be such a great dad. I want to be done being pregnant. The swollen ankles and feet, not being able to see my feet, the constant weight gain, it all wears on a persons self esteem. I want to feel normal again. I want to be able to drive my car and get close enough to reach the pedals with out feeling like my belly is going to get squished by the steering wheel. I want to be able to make it an hour with out feeling like I have to go to the bathroom.
I want to be able to get comfortable when I sleep.
At the same time, this is my first baby and I have never loved to feel her move like i have these past few weeks.I love knowing that she is mine and bretts. I love the special feeling I get knowing that this child I am carrying has just come from Heaven, it's like the first snow of the year, you just know that it's so clean and pure and most likely the purest thing that you will ever know in your life.
It is for that reason, I wander if I am really ready for this. Physically I feel so ready to be a mom, mentally and emotionally I know if I will ever be ready. It's humbled me a great deal. Its so true that you don't know what it's like to be a parent until you are one. No matter how closely you live or are involved in your neices and nephews lives. The responsibility of everything ways on you heavily. I Know the rewards will be great. I know it's to late now for what ifs , but what if I fail at being a parent, what if there is something that I didn't teach her, didn't teach her right?
I need a hobby other than my husband and my baby. Which is another reason why I am looking forward to delivering, I want to start my fitness training again and school:)
On a lighter note, Brett is doing so well in school! I am so proud of him. These classes have been very time consuming and he has kept up well with all other demands in his life including work, the birthing classes, the house, all doctors appointments, his hobbies, his church callings and being a wonderful husband. I truly have been blessed to have this good man for all time! I am so excited to see him be a dad.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Yesterday was my 20th birthday! Brett can no longer call me a teenager. It was a great day. We slept in, finished our movie, Went to breakfast, did some shopping, came home took a nap, did some more shopping and then went to dinner. Brett took me to wolf lodge where we ordered the sweetheart steak... Brett dimolished it. 34 oz of steak, steak fries, salad and crackers and cake. All on top of two sprites! I have to say I am pretty impressed with him. We then came home and brett gave me the best foot massage I have ever had. It was truly a labor of love. Feet are gross! Any way I will have to post some more pictures later because these ones of me are just not very good:( Definately counting down to D Day! Also Leica loves her raw hide chew toys. She is getting very good at jumping up and catching things. She is also enjoying being a house/outside dog.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

On the count down

Time flies by so quickly. We have a little over 6 weeks until the anticipated due date of our little girl. I am rapidly getting bigger and bigger. I am grateful though that I will not be pregnant through the dreaded summer months:) Its already too hot for me some days. Brett and I are currently going a natural child birth class; the bradley class and we love it. It's so informative. We just got back from a quick little camping trip on monday and we are heading off again to camp on sunday evening! I love camping:) Smores are my favorite part, especially right now. Brett starts school June 1st. We are both very excited for that!Here are some pictures!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April Showers!!!!

So I have been asked several times about my belly and how big it is getting so I decided to put another picture,more recent, on my blog. We are just getting ready to go down to utah. We will be leaving tomorrow and spending Easter weekend down there. I am very excited and Brett is too. The weather has been so nice up here and it's usually a little bit warmer there! My sister-in-law, Brandi,is throwing me a baby shower. I am really excited about that and the Egg hunt that we will be doing!Leica is still healing up from getting fixed last wednesday and every body will be happy when she can be her goofy self.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March Mazes

So I can admit , I am not really that great at this whole blogging thing. I really just do it when I am told to. :) At any rate nothing exciting has happened, we are just trying to get over the fact that it continues to snow. Brett finished building some shelving in our garage. So now, we can have an oraganized garage and we wont have to find our way through the maze of dog toys, bikes, paint , hunting nic-naks, ect. Brett says he feels better knowing that as I start moving his toys into the garage , they will have a safe home. We really aren't moving anything out for the baby just yet. We had another doctors appointment today. He said everything is perfect! No names set in stone yet so if you have any ideas we might be open to suggestions.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bloomin Belly

As requested I have put some pictures of the pregnant belly. If you didn't already know we are having a little girl! We are both very excited. Brett hurt his knee this past weekend but is doing much better.