Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Mom T shirt

So last year around Mother's Day, Walmart was selling these t-shirts that said, "New Mom 2010." I thought it was cute and bought one and figured I could maybe do something crafty with it for Juliet. Well this year we found them again! Only they say, "New Mom 2011." I guess technically I'm not a new mom, but I am a new mom to this baby, right? Let's hope I don't need another one for awhile after this baby!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Oh what do you do with a 1 year old?

It's almost May and it snowed last night. And all my poor baby wants to do is go outside! I'm at a loss of how to entertain her all day. So I need ideas! She is 14 months old and I just don't know if I'm doing everything that I can to play with her and stuff. I'm worried that I'm not doing things that are age appropriate (mostly I think I'm doing things that are too young for her and she's bored). What did you all do when your children were at that age and you were inside most of the day?

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Juliet is obsessed with anything wet that is like a washcloth, paper towel, or wipes. Every diaper change I have to give her a wipe so that she wont scream during the whole thing. Lately I've been giving her wet washcloths so I dont waste wipes or paper towels and that seems to be appeasing her. I just think it is so weird! I dont know where she got it from but whatever. Anyone else's kids have something they can't live without?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quick Update

So every night, right after I put Juliet to bed, baby girl #2 starts to kick like crazy! I'm sure I just don't really notice it the rest of the day because of how busy I am with Juliet, but it is so funny how it's about the same time every night. And she kicks me so low! I swear it is right on my bladder. Her kicks are moving up though, and I'm starting to see my stomach move when she gives me a good one :)

Juliet is getting another molar! She was being kind of fussy tonight and I noticed she was gnawing on all of her toys, so I laid her down and checked her mouth and it's already starting to come through. I gave her some tylenol and ice cream so hopefully that helps :) Ice cream always makes me feel better! We bought some black curtains for her room today and that helped make it sooo much darker so when she wanted to go to bed early tonight, I just let her because she would think it's dark enough now. And hopefully she'll sleep later in the morning now too!

We finally got to go outside for a little bit today. It was still cold, but not as windy, so we bundled up and took a walk! We only lasted about 45 minutes so I can't wait until it's sunny and warm all day so we can play!

I totally forgot to blog about my parents coming last weekend! They were coming up to Utah so they drove up here for a couple of days first. It was a quick visit but still very nice to see them. And it was also very nice to get all of those diapers they brought!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I've decided today that I never again want to live in Idaho. After looking at every week since March to see if the weather would be good enough to go outside, I have come to the conclusion that it will never be nice enough. Basically for the rest of the month it will either be rainy, windy, or both! I just checked the weather for both sides of our family. VA: 78 degrees, CA: 78 degrees. Rexburg: 42 degrees. That is poopy. Juliet is so sick of being inside she has started to bring me my shoes and then bang on the front door. It's kind of cute actually, but I'm done being stuck inside with a 14 month old. Other places I would live at this point: AZ, Las Vegas, Hawaii, pretty much anywhere that is warm. I'm thinking that once baby #2 is old enough, Tim and I need to take a tropical vacation to thaw out from living in Rexburg.

Maybe something magical looking like this? Complete with rainbow and the whale :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Last First Day of School!

Tomorrow is the last first day of school Tim will ever have, unless he goes on to get his masters. Yay Tim! We can't wait for him to graduate in July!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Juliet Advice Needed

You know how some kids get so mad that they'll hold their breath until they pass out? Well, mine likes to gag herself until she throws up. How do you stop something like that??? She hasn't been sleeping very well at night ever since she's been sick, and at nap times she has gotten so mad about taking a nap that she'll really throw up (even though I know she's tired!) so I won't want to let her cry it out because I don't want to have to clean it up. She is always sticking her hand in her mouth and doing it, even during the day, and today I finally just kept saying no and holding her arms down so she couldn't do it. She didn't like that at all but I'm hoping that I'll get my point across. What do you do to get a 14 month old to stop doing stuff like that?

But when it comes to sleeping, I'm not sure why she isn't sleeping that great but all of a sudden when she wakes up, she wants to be up for about an hour. She doesn't want to be held, she wants to play! I don't want her to get into that sort of habit at 3 in the morning so I've been wrapping her in a blanket and shushing her till she calms down and I'll close my eyes and rock her while hers are WIDE open. I'm praying that this will be a short stage but since I don't want her to make herself throw up, I'm pretty much stuck holding her until she gets tired again. Ideas???

PS. I've been blogging a lot lately! Go me! Hopefully I can keep this up!

Monday, April 11, 2011


How did we go from this...

(Our beautiful slender necks and only one chin) this! Fatty!

Good grief! What the heck happened to us? I guess 2 pregnancies, eating out a lot, and two years of marriage can do this to you when you let it. I'll tell you what, though. After this baby is born I am committing to work out! And if I'm not doing it, please feel free to show me this blog post again :)

Juliet is super cute though, right?

I Zerbert You!

Tim and I have recently discovered The Cosby Show on Netflix because all of our friends started watching it. I never watched it as a kid or teenager or anything so this is all new television to me and I love it! Turns out, Bill Cosby is HILARIOUS! My favorite line in the show is when they say, "I zerbert you!" Tonight I was playing with Juliet and I just kept giving her raspberries and saying that, and she just thought I was so funny! She was giggling and rolling around and just kept waiting for more. I love doing things like that that make her life because she sure is difficult these days! How do you discipline a one year old?! Any suggestions will be appreciated because I just feel like she really still doesn't understand that much, but at the same time I don't want to underestimate how much she really knows. But do time outs or anything else work on a one year old? It doesn't help that she is getting stronger and doesn't want me to hold her when I say no, and also that I'm pregnant and don't want to hold her when she's upset because she's heavy! Right now I'll take anything and just try to keep her as happy as I can!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Only One Left!

Tim only has one semester of college left! Yay! I am so excited for this coming semester because he'll be taking less credits and we've moved next door to our best friends :) So hopefully it will be much less stressful than the 17 credits he's been doing! We still don't have any definite plans of where we are going after graduation but those plans pretty much revolve around the baby coming. But if you want us to live by you, then whoever gets Tim an awesome job gets us! Just throwing that out there :)

Oh and I LOVE our new apartment! We have a washer and dryer (heavenly!) and the layout is way better for Juliet than the other place was and I think she is happier here. It helps that Carter lives right next door, and since neither of them are sick anymore, they have just been laughing and playing so cute together! I can't wait for summer so we can all go on walks, go to the park, and go to the splash park.

Today we went to Idaho Falls and bought Juliet the CUTEST swimsuit at old navy. Here's a link to the photo since I couldn't find it on the old navy website:

Anyway, this is a pretty random post, but I am just so happy for Tim that he is almost done with school and I am so proud of him!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Swaddling is something that I have been very passionate about even before I had Juliet. I had learned about it in several child development classes and was always very excited to try it out on my babies. Sure enough, a friend told me about the Miracle Blanket and I used it every day for about 9 months with Juliet. She slept great and it helped her calm down if she was fussy. I mean really, if you have a fussy baby just youtube the happiest baby on the block and you'll know what I'm talking about.
So this last week Juliet had a rough time with double ear infections, 2 or more teeth coming in, and being allergic to her medication. I had been cuddling her all week and letting her sleep with us, and I knew it was going to mess up everything she knew about falling asleep on her own. One of the days it was just impossible to get her to take a nap. I knew she was exhausted, but she wouldn't let me put her down or snuggle her so it was impossible to know what she wanted. Since I was equally exhausted, I was getting frustrated pretty fast. Finally I told Tim that I was going to swaddle her. He said, do you think that'll work since she's so old now? I said, watch me! We got my HSM blanket, wrapped her up and literally 30 seconds after I started shushing and holding her tight, her eyes were shut! I felt so awesome! I was even able to put her down without her waking up and she slept a good 2 hours!
Since I am such a fan of swaddling and I know some people thought I was putting my child into a straight jacket with that Miracle Blanket, I thought I'd share my most recent awesome swaddling moment with you all to show you that it still works :)