Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Breaking news!

No, there is not going to be a major blizzard, and Kory is not going to wear a Speedo to the Airport to protest TSA....

BUT

Look who decided he was ready to start walking!

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Just in time for Mama's birthday too! (I have been reminding him all week that that would be the BEST birthday present EVER) He did not disappoint either. :) So proud of him I even cried, I don't know why, lets blame it on the hormones k? He was pretty proud of himself. He was laughing and screaming. It was a big night at our house. So sorry you all missed it. But hope you enjoyed the videos!

So in honor of Thanksgiving this year, I am thankful for THAT this holiday season!

Friday, November 19, 2010

not much...

I don't really have a lot to blog about right now.

We have just been taking it one day at a time around here. No projects, or fun filled adventures. Just the usual. And that's okey. I mean it too. I have been so sick, tired and just not up for anything. I am content with just Relax'n all cool like.

Amy
Earlier this week I was almost admitted for dehydration because I couldn't keep fluids down. My lips were dry and cracked, my mouth was dry and sticky, I was absolutely exhausted and I had no idea about the pee thing. Thankfully I was given an RX for Zofran and that made SUCH a difference. I took it the first night and ate and drank my heart out, and it was so wonderful fantastic. The next day, however I wasn't feeling sick, but decided to take it anyway, and then got sick?

So I don't know if its something I need to take continually or just as needed for nausea? My RX says "every 8 hours, as needed for nausea and vomiting" So does that mean I take it every 8 hours, or just when I feel nauseated, and can take one every 8 hours? But just having the extra calories and fluids I think made all the difference, I just need to remind myself to drink a sip of water every 10 minutes and have a snack every hour and a half. (It's harder than you realize, but if I do that I seem to do alright.) I will say that I am really grateful for medicine. We're not too into pills around here, I will take an occasional Tylenol for my blood sugar migraines. But for the most part we rarely use other forms of medicine to treat sickness. However, this pill I think quite possibly saved my life, ok maybe not to that extreme but it at least saved my sanity.

Kory
Is super duper duper close to getting our basement done. (We are picking up our carpet and some doors tonight in fact! Best date night ever!) Kory has been working on it non stop, well besides taking breaks for work, and to play with Axel. It is coming together very nicely, I would post pictures but I was told I wasn't allowed. Even though the end is close we still feel like we have so much to do, especially Kory since I can't do much, except maybe pick up supplies. It's kind of a maddening thing not being able to help. But I am excited for him to have this done, it will be really great for him and for our family. (I am not going to lie, I REALLY want it done before my birthday, that would be the best gift ever.)

Also, Kory was given a new calling in our ward, Elders Quorum First Counselor. I had an opportunity to listen to all the new presidency members bare their testimonies, and the spirit testified to me that these men were the right men for this calling. I know he will do great things as he serves in this capacity. Our ward is what I call a "high need, low assistance" ward. Serving in the Relief Society Presidency, often times I feel like our wards needs surpass those willing to help. It can be really frustrating sometimes. But I have seen Kory do great things in this ward, as he has served and know he will also do great things for the Elders in our ward. I am proud of him.

Axel
Well this boy is "growing like a weed" In so many ways, he is turning into such a little boy. He is talking like crazy! We love it. One of our favorite things he does right now, is when you say "A pirate says?" he goes ARRRGH! (Props to Story for teaching him that!) I will have to get it on video sometime for you.

Also some of his new words are cup cake, cracker, car, vroom, bottle... and whole lot of gibberish.

About a week ago he took 5 steps in a row, while trying to chase Story, he then showed Kory that night. But since then it has only been 1 or 2 steps at time unassisted and when he is feeling really brave. We were pretty excited that he is on his way to walking. I know it will happen eventually. Our Dr said 18 months, and if he's not walking by then we'll talk. Sometimes its hard though, to see other babies that are much younger than him walking around. Or when people say things like "do you think it's because of the way he crawls?" or comments like " Does he ever crawl normal?" while these comments mean well, it first tells me they think he crawls funny, and 2nd that he is behind walking wise. But my Dr reassures me that the way he crawls is perfectly normal and not harmful to his development. But still, those comments are hard for me. Sometimes it's hard too not compare him to other babies when it comes to walking. I am proud of him of course, and know when he is ready it will happen, but I guess we all have our things, I am kinda protective of him too.

Fetus
We are at 12 weeks already, can you believe it? I can't. We are almost through our first trimester. We go in to hear the heartbeat again on Monday. I am still kinda nervous for it. Even though we have had 2 ultrasounds already. On that note, our gender ultrasound will be sometime after the new year. Kory is pretty sure it's a girl, I kinda think so too, even though I want it to be another boy. Not that I won't love having a girl. I would just love Axel to have a little buddy he is close too. But I will love having a girl too. So what do you guys think it will be?

All of us
Our thanksgiving is starting early this year. My side of the family is getting together THIS Sunday for Thanksgiving since my sister Hilary works this year over Thanksgiving. I am very excited for Thanksgiving. I know a lot of people overlook this Holiday, and get caught up in Christmas season, but I really love Thanksgiving. I used to hate it because it was always over my birthday, but now as I am older and really know what I value in life, I couldn't find a better way to spend my birthday then with my family. Thanksgiving is Kory's favorite Holiday too, I mean are you surprised, no presents required, just good food and family, two of his absolute favorite past times.

Anyway, hope you are all doing great, no one really is updating blogs lately, you must all be off doing amazing things :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bucket Head


Before Halloween Axel really had no idea what the purpose of this bucket was for other than to wear as a super cool hat.But after we took him to the Trunk or Treat he was pro. We first went to the Mall with my Mom and Sister Liesel, and it was packed and crazy, and we won't be doing that again. The first lady who put something in his bucket got it thrown out twice before he figured out it was candy, but it wasn't until he saw a candy that he recognized (tootsie roll) that he actually allowed people to put candy in his bucket, then he was all about it.
At our ward Trick or Treat he had fun walking around looking at all the costumes and seeing his friends. I was so glad it was inside, I am ok with the cold, but not the rain. Just not fun. I am really glad they have things like Trunk or Treat, because with tiny kids its just enough, and call me lazy but I liked how convenient it was. Don't get me wrong, when he gets older we'll do the REAL thing but for now this works great for us!

Walking around with Dad (Kory had a hard time getting candy from people, they wouldn't hear him and so he would just walk on, he obviously is an amature at the candy thing)
Axel's "betrothed" Sammy. (Well if the mom's have anything to do with it) She is quite a bit younger than him, but as you can see almost the same size now, maybe even bigger. She thought he was pretty neat, but he kept giving her the cold shoulder. Already playing hard to get:) Or maybe he was just being shy. The little Cheshire cat is Baily from our ward, she is Sammy's Aunt, and one of the funniest little 5 year olds I know. Their whole family dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland, and they were fantastic. I wish I would have gotten a picture.
After all his hard work :) He of course loved the nerds the most.