Monday, May 31, 2010


I am stressed out, exhausted, don't feel like doing anything and need a break from being a mom.
The End.

Friday, May 28, 2010

First Steps

Owen took his first steps today! We were over at grandma Wirsch's house and auntie Cristina tried and tried and finally got him to take some steps. It was so darling. I just wish I had my camera with me. I hope this means he will start walking soon. I'm tired of bending over to pick him up with this huge belly. He also officially has 4 teeth and has been kind of cranky lately because of it. I'll have to get pictures of his teeth and video of some walking and post them later.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ten Months

So yesterday was Owen's 10 month birthday. Still not walking, as we, or at least I, had hoped but he's getting so close and also is really close to saying more words. He's pretty close with grandma and Halie and Dog. You can really tell that he is trying so hard. He also is getting a lot smarter. Sometimes the things he does really amazes me. He will walk across the room and hand me something if I ask him a couple times and he knows when he does something he's not supposed to and gets "in trouble" for it and many more things. He's also a little speed demon. He can make it from the living room to the stairs and halfway up in like 20 seconds. We are constantly chasing him around. It's exhausting at times but he's so cute and we love watching him improve and grow.

Sadie is also continuing to grow healthily and keeps telling me she wants out, sometimes not so comfortably, but she's still got roughly 10 weeks to go. I cannot wait to get her out of me! This pregnancy has not been a walk in the park for me. I've experienced a lot of pains this time around and just not feeling well or active. I'm also to the point where I cannot sleep at all. It's awful just lying in bed extremely tired but not able to fall asleep. I know once she comes I'll be up all night feeding her but at least sleeping will be possible once again. I also can't wait to have my body back. I've pretty much been pregnant for the past two years. I don't remember what it's like to not be pregnant. Hopefully Owen still knows me without the huge bump he climbs on everyday. I'm excited to see how he reacts when his new sister comes. Hopefully he doesn't try pulling out what hair she might have.

Rick has been out of school for a couple weeks now and it has been so nice having him all to ourselves and not have to worry about him getting his school work done. He's kind of taking a break this semester (first one since, well, ever!). He will be going to MATC and updating his EMT Intermediate certification and since he's going through there, it's only a two month course, starting June 7th. We're excited to have so much time to spend together, finally.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Idaho Falls/Rexburg

Last week we went up to Idaho for a couple nights. We visited the Falls in Idaho Falls while we were there. We also spent time in the hotel pool and went to the Idaho Museum but I couldn't get the videos to load of him in the pool and he's impossible to take pictures of at this age (all the movement). So here are some of the pictures from visiting the falls.

Here's a view of the beautiful Idaho Falls Temple from the Falls

It was really cold and windy while we were there.

Here's the only picture I've been able to get of his teeth.

He was trying to eat daddy's nose on the way back to the car. It was really cute and he was laughing hysterically.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


The thing I cannot stand about being pregnant is the insomnia! The last 3-4 months of my pregnancies, I have the hardest time falling asleep. It doesn't help that I have to get up a million times to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night either. That creates all those extra times of having to fall back asleep. I think one of the worst feeling is just being so tired and exhausted and not being able to sleep; it's unbearable. I've tried putting a pillow between my knees, which helps relieve my back and makes me more comfortable, but I toss and turn from side to side so much, it just becomes a hassle. Some nights I sleep on the couch, which helps too, but I like sleeping next to Rick. We have pretty much decided to just buy a new mattress. We have yet to find one soft enough (why in the world do people like firm mattresses? You might as well sleep on the floor!), but hopefully when we do, it won't cost too much and my wonderfull sleep will come back to me before our little Sadie arrives and I'm up all night with her.