Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'll Admit It....

Sometimes when I am bored (usually if Avery is napping), I tend to become a blogger junkie. I'll go from one blog to another, finding people that I haven't talked to in a long time, or even people that I've never talked to. Well tonight I came across a blog title that I thought was interesting so I began to read. Come to find out, it's a blog that a young widow created for her late husband. When I say young, I mean really young, they have 3 young girls. Anyway, the woman's husband was in a tragic motorcycle accident and died in May of this year. In the blog she wrote out a list of things that she missed, little things that people never think about until they don't have it anymore. I sat and cried like a baby while I read the things that she misses. I began to feel so lucky to have my husband sitting right next to me, I didn't have to miss his voice or holding his hand the way that this woman does. So I decided to write my own list of things that I LOVE about my hubby.

He always does what I ask him to do, without making me feel bad for asking him to do it, even if its getting up in the middle of the night to get me a glass of water because I'm thirsty, or changing Avery's very poopy diaper, no matter what, he does it!

He always tries to make me laugh, by talking in funny voices, dancing like a weirdo, making up a joke, repeating a line in a movie, he loves getting a laugh out of me and I love him for it!

I love the kind of daddy he is to Avery. The voices he uses when he talks to her, the nicknames he's given her. If she's fussy he'll give me a break and walk around with her for hours if he has to.

I love that he sincerely gets excited with me or for me. Like when a movie that I really want to see is finally out, or new things that Avery does that no one else would appreciate. He never makes me feel stupid about things that I'm excited for.

He's always in a good mood, so its hard for me not to be.

He rubs my back and tickles my feet whenever I ask him to, the best is when I don't have to ask him, he knows I like it that much.

He sees past my flaws and loves me anyway.

He's good at putting things together, which is a really good thing, because I'm so bad at it.

He's so willing to help my family, he never complains when we have to do things like spend the night at my parents house when they are out of town, to make sure my sister is safe.

He lets me pick what we watch on TV, even if it is 'So you think you can dance'.

He helps me clean and cook, he's never made me feel like it's expected.

He plays cards with me when I'm up feeding Avery at 2 in the morning, even if he has to be up early to go to school.

He holds the Priesthood and has been able to give me blessings when I've needed them, and will be able to Avery blessings if she does.

He always wants to cuddle or hold my hand.

He needs me.

He didn't get mad at me when I lost the diamond earrings he gave me for Christmas, in fact, he bought me another pair.

He's a hard worker.

He traded in some of his movies so I could get another season of FRIENDS.

When I was pregnant, he didn't use his body wash because of how sick it made me. He also didn't eat foods that he liked, ate the same meal multiple times in a row because it was the only thing I could eat, stayed home from school when I was super sick. He never made me feel bad for being so lame in the first 10 months that we were married--and I was SO lame.

He sacrifices things that he wants so I can have things that I want.

I basically have the most amazing husband, and I'm going to try harder to appreciate the things that he does for me and our daughter. Thank you for everything you do, I love you!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Big Girl!

Ever since our little Avery was born, she's been just a little dependent on us, probably due to the fact that she was never sat down for one second (and still isn't)! Mostly because she's just so dang cute, I can't stand not to be holding her if I'm not busy cleaning or something. Seriously, she would be fast asleep, and as soon as we'd lay her down and walk away, what do you know, she's awake! The days before we had our swing were crazy! When she was about 2 weeks old, her daddy needed a haircut badly! So we laid her down on the couch while she was asleep, and when she realized that no one was holding her, she just couldn't believe what was happening! Well...things are starting to change!

I was making lunch this week and Scott was trying to write a paper, so we just sat Avery on the couch and she got pretty comfy! She sat back and even used the arm rest and just observed everything around her, we were amazed!! We caught some cute pics of her content on her own for once!

Other new things Avery is doing...

  • She's cooing a whole lot more, (haven't caught any on tape yet).
  • When she cries there's a lot more to it then just constant screaming.
  • She's actually just becoming a big whiner! We love her anyway though!
  • She's started sleeping for about 8 hours every night! Totally makes up for being a bit whiny during the day!!
  • Smiles are a lot more frequent! I can't get enough of them!!
  • She recognizes her daddy when he gets home from school and just gives him big fat smiles...its the cutest thing ever!
  • She got scared for the first time by a loud noise...it was sad.
  • She got her 2 month shots, that was also pretty sad.
  • She weighs 12 pounds and is 22 inches long, that puts her in the 75th percentile for weight and 25th percentile for height...you can probably guess who she's taking after...sorry Avery!
  • She constantly wants to eat! I've had to give her a bottle a couple of times because I can't keep up with my chunky monkey!
  • I've started walking at the park to get rid of my post-baby body, so she's been to the park for the first time.
  • She has tummy time every day and looooves it! It's cool to see her little muscles in action!
  • She recognizes my voice and follows it.
  • She likes watching TV, don't worry, if I catch her I quickly turn her head, she's too young for that!
Well those are all of the new things that I can think of...we're both still amazed that we're parents! I'm so thankful that Scott and I were married in the temple and sealed together forever, and that Avery is ours forever! I can't imagine our life without her!

Monday, November 10, 2008

you know you're sick when....

For the past week or so, I've been feeling the sickness coming. Waking up with a sore throat every day, stuffy nose, that sort of thing. Well...this last weekend it hit. I'm officially sick and there seems to be no end in sight. Scott has been stuffing vitamins down my throat, I'm drinking lots of fluids like people tell me too. I'm just not sure what kind of medication is okay to take while nursing?? I was able to take sud-a-fed (sp??), while I was pregnant, so I've taken that once, but I'm trying to be medication free and just take vitamins. I'm assuming this is a good plan.

But you know it's pretty bad when you can't remember your own husbands name, or why there is a crying baby in your room. Scott was being an AWESOME, amazing husband, when he let me go to bed early on Saturday night and offered to stay up with Avery all on his own (this has never happened). Well, he thought she had fallen asleep, so he came and put her in her swing, which is in our room. Let's just say, she wasn't asleep...all I remember is waking up to a crying baby, trying to figure out why and all I could think to do is call out "LUKE" (which is my brother's name). I knew it didn't sound right, but I couldn't think of anything else. Luckily, Scott came in and got her and I slept for a while more. I remember waking up and feeding her and putting her back into her swing and passing out again. The next thing I know, I'm waking up, its about 3 in the morning and our nightstand light is on. Again, I couldn't remember where I was, so I told "RACHEL"( the person I shared a room with, my whole life, until I was married) to turn off the light..

The next morning I woke up with a very confused husband. Wondering why I had been calling out my siblings names all night.

On a brighter note, my baby is smiling SOOOOO, so, so much now. It's the cutest most precious thing I've ever witnessed in my life. It's getting to the point where she'll wake up to eat in the morning, all cranky and fussy... and when I pick her up, she'll look at me and get the biggest grin I've ever seen. Amazing. I fall in love with this little baby more and more every day.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Baby!

So Avery had her first Halloween, which also happens to be her Grandma's birthday. So we spent the day hanging out with Grandma celebrating and waiting for the tricker treaters to come. A lady in the ward gave Avery a little pumpkin outfit...she looked so cute in orange! And Scott's brother and his wife gave us a little lamb outfit...so Avery was dressed for the occasion. My aunt Becky and grandma came over with Becky's kiddos all dressed up. Malia was Piglet, Kianoa was a gorilla...and let us know how sweaty his costume made him, he kept saying that he was the "sweatiest"..Kianoa is hilarious! And Kiana was a pirate. They come over every year so we can see them in their cute costumes. My cousing Malia showed us her new trick...she's learning a bunch of sign language and can do things like fishy, elephant, pig, doggy, kitty. Her newest trick is doing the signs to "It You're Happy and you Know it...."

Malia, Kainoa and Kiana

We took Avery next door to my parents neighbors for her first trick-or-treat...we thought we'd look kinda funny going around with a 6 week old...so we kept our trick-or-treating to a minimum. Anyway, here's some cute pictures of us and Avery!
Aunt Rachel with baby Avery.

New family's first halloween!

Daddy with the baby.

Me and the little lamb baby.

Mommy's little pumpkin.

She's just starting to smile!

Baby lamb.

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