Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Easter!

Devin's favorite way to use his Easter Bucket!

This might be hard to see. Devin is opening the sucker.
I took away so many opened suckers from him hoping he would pick up some more.
I guess he had enough and just wanted to eat one.

With his cousin Blaine

This is the excited smile for finding a Smartie.

Happy Easter!
This truly is one of my favorite days of the year!
Celebrating Christ and the Resurrection is absolutely the best!

Monday, April 14, 2014

3rd Times a Charm

Last week I had the opportunity to attend three different doctor's appointments. Lucky me, right?! Seriously though, it just makes me so grateful that we live in a day and age with medical advances.

1st Doctor Visit
The Baby made us slightly nervous last week and my doctor wanted to check it out. The ultrasound found another slight complication. Thankfully my doctor wasn't super concerned. Apparently the baby is fighting hard to come to earth and be born. Keep fighting Baby!
About 12.5 weeks pregnant
Top picture: Baby's head is on the left and itty bitty baby bottom on the right. You can also see the umbilical cord.
Bottom picture: a tiny, tiny foot

2nd Doctor Visit
While I was at the baby doctor appointment, Devin tripped over his own feet and bit his lower lip on the outside and took a good chunk out of the inside. Thankfully no stitches or clipping was required!
Crazy how big this kid is getting!!
3rd Doctor Visit
The following morning, the pediatrician called me and was concerned about Devin and wanted to check it out again. So we went back and may have another follow up visit sometime this week.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

No Greater Joy

Apparently yesterday Devin borrowed our blog to write his own SURPRISE post. If you somehow missed reading it, then STOP reading this post and go read his first.

And to answer everyone's question... is this for real or an April Fool's joke?
I want everyone to read 3 John 1:14.
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
That's a very true statement. And just so everyone is clear, Devin definitely does walk in truth!

  • We are due October 19. I am 11 weeks, 2 days. The baby will be born between mine and Casey's birthdays. Devin will be 28 months when the baby is born.
  • Apparently the sickness I have had for the past months and went to the doctor to be tested for everything was a combination of two things. 1. Lactose intolerant (which is a new concept for me personally but not my family. I'm dealing with it pretty well. I just drink Lactaid milk now and take lactaid pills anytime I eat any dairy.) And 2. Morning sickness. I have felt nauseous/ been sick since about January.
    • I thought I never felt this before but I went and looked back at the blog and apparently with Devin, I only had it in the early morning and again after school. With this baby it is CONSTANT and eating didn't really help too much. Nothing helped a ton.
    • It is finally starting to get a bit better.
  • The baby hates sugar! I can't eat any treats/ desserts/ candy without getting sick. And chocolate or brown sugar are the worst! Even tiny chocolate chips in granola bars don't settle well. 
  • I am in the awkward clothing size where my maternity clothes are too big but my regular clothes are too small. I have a few pairs of pants with stretchy bands (but not the maternity tummy panel) that are now my best friends.
    • I don't think I am really "showing." I just look bigger. I weigh a lot more this time around then I did with Devin....
  • Because of complications at first, I have already seen the doctor three times. I have had two major ultra sounds and two in office ultrasounds. BUT. EVERYTHING IS FINE NOW!!! Baby is healthy and strong and totally beat the odds! And it is now considered to be a "normal" pregnancy. Although, we would always love extra prayers....

We are very excited to become a family of four. We are trusting in Heavenly Father's timing and wisdom. 

This is ~10 weeks pregnant.
The head is on the right and its waving "hi!"
When I watch and hear its heart beat,
my heart totally melts!!

And I just have to say... We had Devin's Surprise announcement post planned long before that one blog went viral about the cruelness and insensitivity of fake/ April first pregnancy announcement. We apologize if anyone was offended or hurt yesterday. That was definitely not the intention....

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Hi Mommy and Daddy's friends! This is Devin. Mommy is too busy playing with me to write very often. And seeing how the blog is just collecting dust, I didn't think she would mind if I shared a post with you. I even used my own computer!

For awhile now, I had a secret wish. I wonder if Mommy was beginning to catch on when she wrote the post called "Baaae-bee" Obsessed. Babies are just so cute. Every time I would see a baby or even an infant car seat, I made sure to point it out to Mommy hoping that maybe someday she would get the hint.

Mommy and Daddy have taught me to pray. And I started praying every day for a baby hoping that Heavenly Father was listening.

I know I will be a great big brother. I share my Cheerio's and milk with Elmo. I love playing with diapers while I get changed. I teach Baby about using the potty. I help pick up my toys. I know how to put away the dirty clothes. I read books to all my stuffed friends. And I can even climb up in the car seat by myself. These are definitely all requirements for being a big brother.

Plus, I know Mommy will have extra time to take care of a baby because I can put my shoes on by myself. And I insist the only way to eat is if I do it myself. See. Now Mommy will be able to dress a baby and feed it because I am independent.

Mommy and Daddy told me they have a surprise! In just a few short months, or so they say... it seems like such a looooong time to me, I will have my own baby to kiss and cuddle. My own baby to wrap up in a blanket. My own baby to show off to everyone else in the store. I can hardly wait to be a family of four.