Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This is something I've been thinking a lot about lately. Its a quote from the book I am a Mother which is AMAZING! Lately I've gotten behind in the cleaning, and this quote makes me feel better about it.

"Cleaning and scrubbing can wait for tomorrow,

For babies grow up, I've leaned, to my sorrow.

So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust, go to sleep.

I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep."

Its so true!! My little baby girl is going to be three months old on friday. Time has flown by! And I still look in the mirror sometimes and think how skinny I am! I'm no skinnier than I was before I was pregnant, but there isn't a huge protrusion in front of me! She's sleeping in her bouncer like the little angel she is. I love being a mommy.

(I'm trying to post some comparison pictures from birth to now but my computer is freaking out. They'll come!)

Monday, October 27, 2008

This weekend has been uneventful. But Rachael did get cuter every day so that's always a postive! Friday night we watched Premonition. It was weird, and those movies with husbands dying always makes me sad to think about if Nate died. Which reminds me of a story... one night while Nate and I were engaged, we went to a movie called We are Marshall. If you don't know, this movie is about a whole college football team who is killed in a plane crash. Well one of the stories was about a girl who lost her fiance in the crash. So, me being me, I'm sitting there in the movie bawling because I'm imagining what life would be like if Nate died. So after the movie ends we go to Jack in the Box and I'm still crying. I look up at my soon to be husband, with big puppy dog eyes and tears streaming down my face, CLEARLY distraught and say "Nate, promise me you won't die." And Nate... being the realistic one... says, "I can't do that." That did not help my situation! Obviously he can't promise me that, but he is realistic and keeps me from getting too far off the path of reality. I love him. A lot.

While I was in St. George a few weeks ago, Nate was in NYC for an internship expedition. Right now the plan is for Nate to get an internship in January so that would require us to move to NYC. :S but I'm also very excited for it! I don't think I would be so excited for it except for one of my best friends in the whole world, Rachael Lauretzin (I can't spell her last name yet), and her husband (also named Nate!!) are living there right now. Nate got to spend a little bit of time with Rachael and Nate while he was there which I was very jealous of. Here are a couple of pictures of them eating cheesecake, which Nate was amazing enough to bring me some home!! He clearly loves me. I should have taken a picture of THAT!

And here is a few pictures of Rachael just because she is so cute!!

This is a SUPER cute video of Rachael laughing. Take the 30 seconds to view the cutest baby God ever put on this earth!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Well since Rachael was born life has been crazy. Not just crazy as in "we have a new baby" crazy, but crazy as in "I need to see my mommy as much as possible" crazy. Since she has been born, I have been to St. George 3 times, and my family has been here 3 times. So with all of this traveling (Nate has school so he has only been able to go with us once to STG) Rachael and I have neglected to get into a sleeping/eating pattern. But since I am here until Thanksgiving (anyone going to STG and want to take me??) I have decided to attempt a schedule. In the last 4 days, ok, 3 cuz I was sick on day 1, we have so far gotten down to 3 hour feedings at 12, 3, 6, 9, and 12, and... most importantly... Rachael is now sleeping in her play pen! Yes, that's right. No more sleeping in the bouncer or in the chair beside mom and dad's bed. She doesn't particularly like to be swaddled (bundled up like a burrito) but since it has gotten chilly she doesn't protest too much. And that, my friends, is how we accomplished this. The Burrito Wrap. Currently she is wrapped and snoozing and my tub is running! This will be my third bath this week! I love them! So I'm going to go enjoy that until she wakes up.


Well I think I'm finally getting the hang of this whole blogging thing. It's not too tough, it just takes a little time. And, as promised, I'm posting some more of those beautiful pictures of Rachael. I love these pictures so much! I hope you love them as much as I do.

My mom made Rachael her beautiful blessing dress. It worked out perfectly because I found this headband on etsy.com and it had the exact same flower on it as my mom had picked out for the dress! And now I have an extra flower to put in her scrapbook!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A little test...

We're going to see how long I can keep up a blog. Everyone who does it seems to really enjoy it so I guess I'll give it a whirl. I love how easy it is to keep in touch and keep everyone updated in our world today. With life changing so much and my baby growing SO fast (its rather distressing actually!) I want our loved ones to know her even when they can't be with us physically. This picture is one that we had taken of Rachael recently. She is such a happy baby and my heart just melts every time I see her smile! I can get so frustrated with her unconsolable crying sometimes, but then she just smiles and all is forgotten. I always knew I was going to love being a mother, and even though it's hard at times, it is the most joy I have ever known. I'll put more of this photo shoot on when I get the CD from our photographer. We're also having family pictures next weekend so that should be fun too!