Saturday, October 31, 2009

that's a bad word!

The bad word of the day: COLIC

For all you who did not know Isabel as a baby, she was an angel. She was the text book baby. She was easy and perfect. She was one of those babies that was totally predictable and easy to train. She was the best!
Lucy on the other hand, is not easy. I think I've know for awhile that maybe she has colic, but I have been in serious denial. To me colic is synonymous with horrible, mean, ugly babies. Lucy has been really hard, and yes sometimes horrible, mean, and ugly, but not all the time. So, I did not want to admit that maybe she has colic. The other day I was done with the crying all night, Ryan and I were so tired. So, I took her into her doctor. He's a good friend and I was very frank with him about how crazy I am going with all the crying and the lack of sleep. I mean she's almost 6 weeks old, she should be sleeping at least 5 hours straight at night, we've been lucky if she sleeps 2 straight. He diagnosed her with colic and bad acid reflux. So, he perscribed medication for her. Last night was the first night of her having it and I am happy to report that she did really well. She slept from 12:30 to 4:30 and then from 5:00 to 8:30. So, it wasn't the most amazing night ever, but for us it was great! Ryan and I feel like new people today. I hope it continues to get better and better. I will keep you all informed.
I never knew colic was so bad. I am so grateful for modern medicine.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Katy's B-day and my cake

Yesterday was Katy's 12th birthday. Michelle asked me to make her cake..... so I did. For all you who don't know Katy, she is not a traditional pink and purple girl. She has her own style and her own funkiness. So, I made her a skull cake. I was really pleased with how it turned out. Katy loved it too. It was a fun birthday and I can't believe she is 12, I remember when she was born.

Monday, October 26, 2009


We are building a house in Roy and it will be done within the next month. My sister Lise, in California, has been wanting to see it, so here it is. I am so happy with how it is coming! I have the best husband in the world. We close the week of Thanksgiving and will be moving in the first week of December. Yeah!! In other news.... we had out family pumpkin party on Saturday. I love this picture of Lucy

This is such a cute picture from the party. I bought these lip kazoos (sp?). The kids loved them, they were a big hit!
And lastly, Isabel is a "Rain Bug" (or as you would call it, a bumble bee) for Halloween. She is so cute.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lucy's Blessing

Yesterday we had Lucy's blessing at church. Ryan did such a good job and I was so proud of him. He gave Lucy such a beautiful blessing. Lucy was so good during the blessing too, she didn't cry or even make a sound. It was so nice. Thanks to everyone who came and those who stood in the circle with Ryan.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

past few weeks

First off, I can't change the order of these pictures..... Or chickens are still laying eggs. The other day Ryan went out to get the eggs and came in with this massive freak egg. We have a chicken that only lays double yolks about every 3 days, but this one takes the prize for the biggest one yet. It's huge!

The past few weeks have been busy with Lucy (and Isabel). I can't believe how much Lucy changes everyday. Here are some recent pictures of her. I think she is so cute...........

Also, on Oct. 2 it was Isabel's 3rd birthday. For her birthday I got her a tea set. It has been the best $10 I have ever spent. She loves it! Because I had just had a baby, I didn't make her a cake, which I still feel a little bad about. She loved the cake we bought her though, it had princesses on it. Her birthday was fun and she loves being 3.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sleep is Good!

Having a new baby is so much work. I forgot how tired they make you. I am working on Lucy going to sleep without needing to be held or rocked, and it is hard! Ryan and I are so tired. We take shifts during the night when she wakes up, and poor Ryan is having to help out a lot. I have been so tired that he is up a lot in the night with her too. Last night he was up most of the night, letting me sleep (he is so wonderful to help out and stay happy about it). Anyways, I promise to post pictures sometime soon, but right now I am just too tired!