Tuesday, February 28, 2012

For The Unbelievers

For those of you who do not believe that Will eats hot salsa all by itself, here is proof. 
 Last night I made Fajitas and I made pico de gallo to go with it. Stephen and I love spicy food so I make our pico with plenty of jalapenos. I had put some on a plate to have with dinner but Will wanted to eat just that for dinner. He had two helpings of hot pico de gallo before I made him eat some real food.

Also, just because it's cute, here's a picture of Will in the snow this morning.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Will's Favorite Things

Will's in love with some silly things lately.
Namely, his blanket and his snow boots. 
Yes, he is wearing boots over his footie jammies. Every morning Will brings me his snow boots and sticks out his leg for me to put on him with whatever he's wearing, usually it's still jammies. He has a hard time walking in his boots and he stands super cute, such a goofer!
He also has figured out that he can reach his blanket from outside his crib. When he's tired he goes and gets his blanket and nose dives on the floor and sucks his thumb. The first time he nose dove on our industrial, no padding carpet he cried because he was expecting the same result as his crib mattress, soft bounciness but, alas, it was hard a rock. He has since softened his nose diving to gentle bonking.
He is also enjoying playing with trucks and making their guttural truck sounds, no "brooom, brooom" at our house. Something new he has discovered is moving things from one container to another, he can do that for 30 minutes at least. He also loves to help me cook. I no longer cook dinner alone, I always have my little helper. He will also help me clean up. 
He has recently started saying diaper when he needs a change, I'm glad that he knows he doesn't feel comfortable when he's wet and he can tell me about it. 
He loves oatmeal, salmon, turkey meatloaf, and peas. He only eats things with flavor, he loves all things covered in hot salsa.
He loves to figure out how things work, how they move, how they fit into each other. He's got the mind of an engineer.
I love him so much!
 He loves to play in our drawers. He put his snack cup there himself, for easy snacking.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Bedtime Story

There once was a little a little boy that went by the name of Will.
His mommy and daddy let him feed himself dinner almost every night, he has a great time.

 Of course Will makes a huge mess and he needs a bath afterwards. Which, secretly, is why Will makes such a mess.

 After his bath, Will has to act like a super hero, because he has a cape of course.

 And while daddy dresses him, he has to play with a Q-tip and prove he is too long for the changing table.
 Finally little Will is ready for beddy.
After a quick story and a few verses of "I am a Child of God" he's off to bed.
 Goodnight everybody.
P.S. Will really could be a baby model, don't you agree?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Lord's Timing

My mom and I were talking the other day and she told me something that really made me stop and think. She had a hard time getting pregnant too and she had a miscarriage between each of us. She said that as she has watched us grow up and seen who we have met, influenced, and who we have married, she can see the Lord's timing in all of it. 
My mom had a miscarriage before she got pregnant with me. If my mom had kept the baby full term, would it b me? I may never know. I do know that had I been born earlier much of my life would have been different. I would not have had the same teachers, friends, or experiences as I have had. I may not have married Stephen or had Will. It's mind-boggling to think about. 
Another thing my mom mentioned that really stuck out to me was that while I am having and raising my children, other mothers are having and raising their spouses. I had never thought about it that way. 
I am so grateful to have a mother who has had similar experiences as I have had. A mother who has seen the results of the Lord's timing in her life and her childrens' lives. A mother that can truly say she understands how I feel. A mother who help bring things into perspective when I can't see it. Thanks mommy, I love you SO SO much!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mommy Blogging and BYU TV

One of my neighbors in Wymount is a broadcast journalism major and she asked to interview me about my mommy blogging. Last week her interview aired on BYU Weekly. I feel extremely ridiculous but here is my TV debut. Go to minute 4, that's when her story starts.
There are some cute moments with Will though.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

At our house on Valentine's Day we celebrate love and how much we love each other. 
This morning I woke up to these beautiful flowers!
For breakfast we had cinnamon rolls and orange juice. Nothing super valentine-y but tasty none the less.  I didn't get a picture but trust me they were good.

We really had a layed back day full of napping and playing, we even had a visit from my sister and niece.

After our nap, we did a photo shoot.

You can't tell me that you wouldn't want this stud delivering you flowers :)

We decided to stay simple this year and eat at home. We had Filet Mignon, rice pilaf, and asparagus. Yummy!
And Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without chocolate covered strawberries, oh yeah!

It was a great day of relaxing, eating yummy food, and spending time with the guys I love the most!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Ticking Time Bomb

Over my life I have had my fair share of physical maladies, broken bones, head injuries, mysterious illnesses, etc. But, really, they haven't been too bad, I'm still alive, there has been no lasting damage, that I know of anyway, and I'm still able to laugh.

This most recent malady, however, has been tricky to laugh about. Since Will was born I have been plagued with back problems, stomach problems, and unexplained pain in my abdomen. Well, I guess it has been explained, I have Endometriosis, along with a myriad of other problems that I won't go into now. Basically Endometriosis blocks your ovaries so it is difficult to get pregnant. If gone untreated, Endometriosis causes infertility. The cure for Endometriosis is pregnancy, amazingly enough. But that's not as easy as it seams. Stephen and I have been trying to get pregnant again for well over a year now. I have had two miscarriages and several other problems such as not ovulating at all for months on end. It goes without saying that I am a wreck. 

I feel like a ticking time bomb, sooner rather than later, I won't be able to have anymore children. That thought scares me beyond belief. Don't get me wrong, I am beyond grateful that I have Will. It took a year of constant diligence and counted days to get pregnant with him. He is an amazing son, I love him so much but I really want him to have some siblings.

My doctor has decided that leaving it up to fate has gone on long enough so we are going to try some medicine to help me ovulate more regularly. I desperately hope it works.

It is so hard to heal wounds that are constantly been reopened. This year has been filled with more then my fair share of tears, many, many prayers and lots of help from our family and friends. Thank you everyone for your support, I can not begin to express how grateful I am to you!

So to perk you up from this sad and depressing post I will leave you with a picture of my handsome boy.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Just One of Those Days

Today was just one of those days. It was super gloomy outside, my house was a disaster and I was just depressed.
Luckily, I have the most amazing husband EVER and he came home from school, cleaned the house, made me take a nap, took car of Will and made dinner.
Tonight I was reading a friend's blog and I came across this video, it brought me to tears.