Tuesday, December 8, 2009

No break

Poor Ashtyn. This little guy has not had a break from teething for a couple of months now. He started sounding congested three days ago and his 8th tooth is about to break through. Oh well. Hopefully he'll get a break here soon, so that I can have a happy little boy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Thrifty Deal :)

So Monday's are my designated couponing days. Yesterday I went to walgreens and this is what I got.

2- Gillette Fusion Power Razors
4- Complete Multi-purpose contact solution
1- Nyquil
1- Dayquil
4- Oral B satin Floss
4 - 4pks of AA Batteries
10 - Holiday pencils
2 - Spiral Notebooks
2 - reams of 285 sheets of paper
3 - carmels (used as filler items)

I figured it up last night and my total befor coupons and sales would have been 137.33. I got it all for 22.39, PLUS I got back 28.00 in catalina coupons that are good on my next purchase. Majority of these items I got paid(catalinas) to buy. So really I got paid 5.61 to get all these items. I can live with that. :)

Another tooth!

As of friday last week Ashtyn had 6 teeth. I woke up on saturday morning and there was a 7th tooth! I didn't even know that he was teething because he has been so happy. It would be wonderful if all of his teeth came in that way, but I am not counting on it. He is so much fun! We love him so much. This last week he is zooming around the house seeing what he can get away with. He loves the hard wood floors because they make more noise and he will sit in the entry way and just sing at the top of his lungs. He also loves tormenting the dog, but Baroo loves any attention that she can get. They are great together. Baroo really likes it when Ashtyn gets away from me after he has eaten and I haven't wiped his face off yet, she tries to get to him before I do to clean him up. GROSS! And Ashtyn just giggles. His newest thing though is saying "wasat" in a whisper. I don't think he knows what he is saying, but it is so cute. We'll be playing on the floor and everything is "wasat," "wasat."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Couponing? Why do it?

Well here's why..... I have to tell you about that thrifty deal that I got yesterday from couponing. These are the items that I got and it only cost me 24.94.

5 packages of Oscar Myer bacon
2 packages of Johnsonville Sausage links
3 packages of Nestles Cookie Dough
3 cartons (64 oz) of Florida's orange juice
2 boxes of pepperridge farm crakers
2 15 oz containers of apple sauce
2 childrens Tylenol cough and cold syrup

If I would have bought all of this at normal price I would have spent 103.38, but because I combined coupons with sales I was able to get a killer deal.

Monday, November 23, 2009

On the Go

On saturday Ashtyn officially started crawling. AAAAHHHH! I feel like there will never be peace in our house again. No. We have been trying to coax him for the last couple of weeks to crawl instead of just rocking. On saturday morning I had my phone on the floor and that did it. So therefore I cleaned all the floors, but that didn't seem to matter. He still finds the tiniest things on the floor. It is so fun to watch him crawl because he is still making huge strides and big movements....it is to funny. So watch out all, nothing is safe anymore. :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Eight Months Old (yesterday)

I cannot believe that Ashtyn is eight months old. I remember thinking that he was so old at six weeks. I started crying yesterday while I was watching him play on the floor and just this morning when I thought I was in control, he took of crawling for the first time. WHAT! I started crying again. I keep thinking how little time we really have with our children and why we have to watch what we say and do. Time just goes by so fast and they learn so quick. I have to be careful the mood that I'm in around him as well because he picks up on it and most of the time copies me.
I cut his hair the other day. He looks like such a little man now, but it is SO SO cute. I'll have to post some pictures here pretty soon. I took probably close to two inches off and he still has a head full of hair. It was a fight though. He hates people touching his head, even if it is just a pat, he will arch his back and scream at you. So, to say the least, I had to pin him down with me legs so I could use both my hands to buzz him. Let's just say..... he took a really good nap when we were done. It was well worth it though.
Just one last thought. Let's all try harder to let our children know how much we really do care about them and how much we need them in our lives. I don't know if I feel this way a lot more often because of what happened to Ayden, or if I am feeling it because of a book that I am reading called "Unlikely Truths of Motherhood," but I just feel like we need to be more greatful for our children. They bring so much joy and happiness into our lives and we need to show them how much we love them each day. Sit and play with them. Laugh with them. Be patient with them. Teach them. And most of all tell, them and show them that you love them because you never know when you will no longer have them.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Family Pictures!

Family pictures were so much fun and I LOVE the results. I think it is because of the amazingly good looking boys that are part of my life. Ashtyn did so good and we got some of the best pictures of him. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Ashtyn looks so seriouse :)

Okay, maybe not.

I love this little boy!

The real smile...this is so him.

He knows how to pose


My SEXY man!

His SEXY wife! Ha Ha:)

Sexy man + Sexy wife = Baby :)

Hope you enjoyed the pics, maybe not the comments. But it made you laugh huh?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Missing you!

Today is a day that Joe and I have been looking forward too for a couple of months. Today is Ayden's two year birthday! Joe was lucky enough to get the weekend off and we are here in Oakley headed up to Ayden's grave here in about 20 minutes. There are days that I look at pictures of him and it breaks my heart that I do not have a little 2 year old running around. I wonder all the time what he would look like and the personality he would have. Joe and I have been talking a lot about what it might have been that Ayden was called back to our Heavenly Father so soon and we always finish the conversation feeling that he had a very special mission that he needed to return for. We are so greatful that we were blessed with him in our lives. We are greatful for how things happened and that we were prompted to let him leave. It has been a hard couple of years without him, but as time goes on I realize more and more that God knows us better than we do. I trust him so much and am greatful for his trust in me as a mother. I am greatful that we have something to look forward to and work towards as a family. It keeps us going each and every day. I am so greatful for my husband and the support that he gives me each day, especially that hard days when all I want to do is cry. He is my one and only and I would not trade him for everything (some days I don't feel that way :)). I am greatful that God blessed me with a wonderful and healthy boy who is happy. He feels a hole in my heart that no one else can. I love him so much! I can't wait to see Ayden again and know that the reunion will be great. I know that he knows how much I miss him and how much I love him! I am so glad to call him mine.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Boys

The other night Joe and I were trying to figure out something to do because we were so board. So we decided to walk down to Jack in the Box and get a shake and then walk to Hastings and get a movie. It is the first time that we have had to really bundle Ashtyn up when going outside. They both looked so cute with their hoodies on that I had to get a picture. Joe and I had fun, but Ashtyn didn't like that passing trucks so much. Every time a loud truck would pass by he would jerk around and start crying. Therefore I had to carry him much of the time. Poor little guy! So lately he and I have been going on walks to get him used to the noise of cars passing by. He is doing much better and loves being outside.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

So Funny!

I decided I'd better update my blog since that looks nothing like my son anymore. He is growing up way to fast and we love him so much. He brings so much joy and happiness into our lives and we love being parents. He is just shy of turning five months old and has a list of things that he is doing, but just to mention a few; laughing like crazy, blowing bubbles, already cut two teeth, rolling from side to side (not over very much), pushing himself up on his knees, scooting across the room on his tummy, grabbing everything, and loving his puppy dog. He is such and happy baby, even through his teething he has been very enjoyable and good natured. I can't express enough how happy I am to have this boy and the healing that has taken place by having him in my life. Here's some pics of the little guy.

Daddy's dressing me.

Being happy (wow should have fixed the red eye before posting)

Oh, I almost totally forgot, the reason I titled this So Funny is because of our dog. She must have eaten something or got stung by something because she had an allergic reaction and this is what she looked like yesterday.

This is her face normally

This was yesterday....I still am laughing

Don't worry she is fine now, but I just could not help myself. I had to show you all. Hope it makes your day like it did mine. HAHA

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sleeping Habits

I always find it very funny how babies can sleep, and in what positions. Check out this crazy boy and his way of sleeping.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Little Big Boy

I keep calling this kid our little boy when in all reality he is getting huge! As of May 14th Ashtyn weighs in at 13 lbs and 6 oz. Time sure is flying buy. He was blessed on the 3rd of this month and we had lots of friends and family in town. It was great and he just slept through the whole thing. After his blessing we had a dinner out at the Tuscany homes clubhouse thanks to a good friend Kristi Burke. Heaven knows Joe's family would not fit in our house. It was great to see everybody! Here are some pictures from his blessing day.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ashtyn's Photo Session with Mandie Anderson

Mandie is so awesome at what she does, and I don't think that she gives herself enough credit. She took some adorable pictures of Ashtyn yesterday. Thank you so much Mandie

Monday, April 20, 2009

One Month Today!

The cute little stink is already a month old and I'm looking back at it wondering where all the time went..... but these truely are the best of times! I couldn't be happier (or more sleep deprived). I am so excited for each day to see how it is different from the day before.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thanks Grandma Wells!

I loved playing dress ups as a kid and I love it now too, as I have a live doll to play with. Ashtyn wasn't to happy with some of the pictures as you can tell. But we got through them and got some pretty cute pictures of the little guy and we owe it to Grandma Wells. She bought the outfit when he was born and it has been my favorite to dress him up in so far. Especially the shoes! They are tiny and I love them.... thanks Renee :)

As of last friday, the 10th, he weighed 9 lbs 11 oz. He is growing like a weed! He is starting to get the chunky thighs and cheeks. He smiles unvolentarily right now and he is blessed with my dimples! Yeah!

He loves the water. Every time we take him out he gets pretty upset, which I can't blame him... I love warm baths too :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Loving being a mom!

Wow! Words can't explain how happy I am to be a full time mom! Don't get me wrong, we still have some rough nights, but nothing can compair to the rough days and nights that we had with Ayden. Ashtyn is such and joy to Joe and I and we charish and thank Heavenly Fathers each day for the opporitunity to be parents and have a healthy, happy baby. It is so crazy to think that he is already two weeks old, and I know that time is going to just keep going faster.

He is so much fun! Typically he is awake and alert from about nine to noon and then again from about six to nine in the evening. He is so alert and loves to just look around. He hardly cries, just when he is hungry or has gas. Other than that he is as happy as can be. Nights are getting better. As long as I keep it dark, after I feed him, he usually falls right back to sleep and doesn't wake up till he is hungry again.

He loves cuddling with mom too. That will not last I'm sure, but I will just enjoy it for now. Well the little guy just woke up, so I am off!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome to the world Ashtyn!

Well things this go around were a little hecktic again. I planned on delivering at the birth center down town naturally. I went in to labor at 12:30am on the 2oth and things were progressing very well until about 7:30. Same thing happened last time with Ayden. I had one edge on my cervix that would not thin. Once the midwives broke my water we leared that the baby had passed a meconium stool and so that complicated things a little more. After not progressing for three hours, Joe and I prayed about what we should do. My contractions were getting so strong that I almost passed out twice and I had one that made me do a little projectile vomiting. At that point Joe and I felt prompted that we needed to go to the hospital. I was given a epidural, thank heavens, and that did the trick.... I was able to relax and my cervix dialated the rest of the way. I think I pushed maybe five times. Because the baby passed the meconium he was rushed to the NICU to be suctioned out and make sure that he had not swollowed any of the fluid. Joe and I thank the Lord for the prompting to go to the hospital because it could have been really bad if we hadn't. He spent a couple of days in the NICU but we were able to bring him home yesterday. Yeah! We love having him here...the long wait to have a healthy and baby and participate in the joys of being a parent have been long awaited. Here are some pictures. We named him Ashtyn Lee and he was 8 pounds 8 ounces (exactly what Ayden weighed), 21 inches long and a head full of hair.

I finally get to hold the baby I've been waiting so long for!

No fun with all the monitors, but we are so happy to have a healthy baby!

One of the nurses did his hair.... I love it!

Ready to go home, just waiting for mom to get discharged from the hospital.

Just sleeping peacefully

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Right there with Jordann and Zach... just waiting

We are still on the edge of our seat waiting for this little one to get here. I have been having false labor contactions since February 27th. They are very inconsistant and they are not comfy that is for sure. The good thing is that I am 80% effaced and dialated to a 2 so far, so hopefully it is just around the corner. Joe and I have tried everything to get things moving.... and nothing. I'm learning patience I guess. I decided today that I am going to start a project because chances are as soon a I do, I will more than likely start into real labor.....I'm going to give it a try and see if it works:) Wish me luck.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wow, time really does fly and I am glad for that at this point. Just six more weeks to go till this little one is here. Just fyi to all of you who have expressed concern to me about going through labor and having another baby, Joe and I feel very confident in what happened last time and are expecting a completely different experiance. We know that this little one is a completely different spirit and with that comes a completely different expectation. Don't get me wrong, I do have my rough days still and I do get scared at the thought of what if. All of you prayer and help in the next couple of months is greatly appreciated.... I know that I will need it as the day draws near. Joe and I are very anxious for the arrival of our new little addition and are very confident in the decisions that we have made, what ever the outcome might be. Thank goodness for a kind and gracious Father in Heaven who knows us better than we know ourselves.