Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bday Recap

Anthony took me to Red Lobster for my birthday and we had a few other couples join us. The food was great, the company better.
Ofcourse, Bubba's birthday party was the real event. I reserved the cultural hall at church and we had so much fun! I was thrilled because he actually took a nap beforehand and was happy the whole time, especially when he got to have cake because I have been a real stickler about Bubba having junk food and sugar the first year. Though some people have tried to sabotage my efforts. Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us! We are thankful to have such good friends!

I cheated and bought his cake at Costco, but I did make this bunny cake for Easter.

Well, thanks for reading and Happy (almost) Summer!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tomorrow He Will Be One.

One year ago today, I went to a routine doctor's appointment three weeks prior to my due date. I happily found out at this appointment that I was 5 cm dilated. That night, we went shopping, had dinner, and enjoyed our last night as a childless couple.

The following night our beautiful boy was born. It was the hardest happiest day of my life. It was the day that everything changed.

I became a mother.

Last night I held Bubba in my arms after he fell asleep on me. For over an hour I just held him and thought about how thankful I am for him. I stared at him and I cried. I thought about how this year has been the happiest of my life. I have never felt more fulfilled.

I am so thankful that Heavenly Father sent me this beautiful child to love, to nurture, and to teach. He brings me more joy than I ever could've imagined. I am so impressed with him, so amazed. I forget that he actually came from my body. It's humbling. The love I feel for him is overwhelming. I sometimes wonder how Heavenly Father could love even me, and He quickly reminds me of the love I have for Landon, and it gives me just glimpse of what He feels for all His children. Parenthood is divine. How blessed we are.

Happy Birthday, Landon James. I love you.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Temple. Snake. Bubba. Hospital. Baby?

I love the temple! We are so lucky because we have two so close by. I've been taking every chance I get to go. On Tuesday Nikki and I came out of the temple and right in front of the fountain, we saw a little garden snake! It was the cutest thing. I wanted to take it home for Bubba but I could just see him squeezing it to death. And that would be tragic.

Bub's is getting so big! He's taking steps and talking so much! He doesn't have very many words, but he repeats them all day long, almost to the point where you're like, "Okay, Bubba, it's time to be quiet." He says ball, dog, Mama, Dad, hey, duck, and today at conference he learned to say Jesus.

So, the day after my last post I ended up in the E.R. again and they admitted me. I was in the hospital for six days on IV fluids because they had me NPO meaning no food by mouth. Can you imagine? Six days, no food. It was torture. Not to mention, I'm pregnant. Surprise, we found out in the E.R.

Unfortunately, because I'm pregnant, I have to wait to get my gallbladder out. Most doctors won't take it out when you're pregnant, but because of how bad it is, they're taking it during the second trimester. I'm so excited! Seriously.