Friday, February 27, 2009
I was reading in a magazine that the reason woman crave during pregnancy is because they have extra hormones that help you smell and taste and so it makes you think of food more, you also have less of the hormone that makes your mind move on and that makes you not stop thinking about what you are craving. That is the truth for me the last few days. Lets hope for craving of fruits and veggies today.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I have been wanting to get Channer a little table and chairs for a while, but never saw any that I loved. I wanted to start doing a lot of little projects with Channer. Ever since I can remember the thing I thought about most when becoming a parent was sitting down and doing fun crafts and projects together and I am so happy that Channer is the age we can now. We found this table on Sunday and he sat at it almost all day yesterday. We are going to try and do some fun crafts a couple times a week, so if any of you have ideas let me know.
On another note, last Thursday I had a doctor's appointment. I did get an ultrasound because I have been leaking amniotic fluid and so the doctor is going to monitor it. As of now, I have plenty of fluid and he is not worried. I was excited to get another ultrasound though and I cannot believe how big he is getting. His heart rate was 158 and everything looked good. Just this last week or two I have started to get uncomfortable, but still nothing to complain about, just cannot sleep so much, which is just preparing me for the sleepless nights I am going to have after the baby gets here. It makes it kind of hard though when I have to get up and work in the morning.
Chantry's Grandpa came back over yesterday for surgery. He did really well and I am so happy to say that he looked great when we went and seen him last night. He should only be in the hospital for a couple of days. Chantry's mom stayed at our house last night and Channer just LOVES her to pieces.
Monday, February 16, 2009
One of Channer's favorite things to do is have daddy and mommy put our "arms in" like they do on Super Why and say "to the rescue". I think I actually do this 10 to 20 times a day, so I had to take a picture of us putting our arms in LOL.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Happy Valentines from Channer too!! This is him on his first Valentines. I cannot believe how bald he was HA!
I asked Channer today "Who taught you how to talk so much?" and he said "Grandpa" and I said "Grandpa, really?" and he said "yeah, when we drive and look at deer". I do not know where he came up with that, but I dont doubt that is where he learned it from, cause Grandpa is always full of stories when we go for a drive.
Every morning Channer tells me "I slept in my crib, I am good". I of course give him praises and tell him how good he is and he says "but I wanted daddy, cause mom was workin". He has said this exact same thing every morning for the last week or so...he must think I work all night HA. Funny kid.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Those last three pictures are of Channer trying to make me jelous. Little does he know, it was making me VERY happy to see him and his dad together. Channer loves to come kiss me or Chantry and then ask the other one "are you jelous". I have decided that my little baby is really growing up. Today he sang Twinkle Little Star from beginning to end without missing a word and most of I Am a Child of God. He is putting full LONG sentences together. I didn't even realize it til we were sitting in his playhut reading books and he said as clear as day "Mom can you read this book again to Channer?" WHAT??? when did he learn how to say long sentences?
As bad as the economy has been and as stressful as it is to think about the future, I have not seemed to let it get me down too much because all I have to do to be thankful is look at that little boy. I have been following this blog http://www.andrealarsen.blogspot.com/. (dont read unless you want to cry), but it has really made me find a new gratitude for things. One thing that really annoys Chantry and I is when Channer wakes up in the middle of the night and wants in our bed. It brought me to tears the other day when this lady wrote "Nights are the hardest, I just keep wishing I could hear my baby cry, go get him, and bring him in our bed". I gaurantee I wont be complaining anymore when Channer wants in our bed. I am so thankful for what I have and I really dont want to take it for granite EVER.
Monday, February 2, 2009
So we found it was quite convenient to go in and out of places without having to get Channer out and we found it convenient to be able to just go to sleep without having to get Channer all ready for bed before we hopped into bed ourselves, it was quite convenient to have a dinner without trying to get Channer to eat just one thing (he never eats), and it was really convenient to get up and get ready without having to get Channer ready....but despite all of these conveniences I would not trade having Channer with us for anything. So we decided a HUGE thing this weekend...the world does not revolve around Channer, but he IS in fact our world!! We probably spent 99% of the time talking about Channer and the funny things he does and the funny things he says. We missed him like crazy and found ourselves saying more than once, "Channer would love this". So needless to say, as much as we enjoyed our small get-a-way from Channer, it probably wont be happening for a while. Chantry and I both agreed that it is different when I go somewhere and leave him with Chantry and he goes somewhere and leaves him with me. I am sure with two kids we will be jumping up and down to have a get-a-way, but with Channer he is so easy to take a long and SOOOOO fun, that it is okay that we dont get a away too often. We love you little Chan Man!!
So Saturday we went to Tyrell's baptism and dinner at Sizzler afterward with the family. Tyrell looked so cute on his baptism day and I wish I would have taken some pictures. What is wrong with me?
My mom stayed Saturday night too, so it was nice to visit with her and catch up on a things. I am not sure if Channer was sick Saturday night or just afraid that if he went to sleep we would leave again, but he did not sleep at all Saturday night. He would sleep for about 10 minutes and wake up to see if I was there. He seemed to do a little better last night, so hopefully it was nothing. My mom took us to lunch at Applebee's yesterday before leaving town. I always get so sad to see her go.
After my mom left, we drove to St. George to buy a trailer. I am so excited beacuse we sold our trailer a few months ago (which I really liked) and was worried about camping this summer with a newborn and a 2 year old. Well, I LOVE this trailer, it is way nicer than our last one and I cannot wait to go camping. Seriously, I dont know where my camera was all weekend, but no pictures again! Chantry's dad rode with us to St. George and it was nice to have a visit with him too. '
I just wanted to add Happy 28th Birthday Chantry...you old fart. You will alway be older than me haha. I love you babe and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you. I tried by giving you two guns, an MP3 player, a trip to Zion, a movie, and a playstation game, but really I hope you know I love and appreciate you even if you dont have all that crap. You are the best husband I could ask for. Thanks for all you do.