Sunday, December 30, 2007

Our fun night out

While my brother Jordan and his wife Brooke were in town we decided to have a fun night out. Matt's parents were nice enough to watch Carson while we were out. We went to this moroccan restraunt called Merekesh. It has great food, a fun atmosphere, and even has belly dancers. Then we went to the Bellagio to see the garden decorated for christmas.
the old folks

me and brooke

the girls

infront of the Bellegio Christmas tree

my brother trying to belly dance

my parents, and the belly dancer

Us at dinner

Monday, December 17, 2007

Baby Carson

Carson will be four weeks old tomorrow, I can't believe it!!! It seems like he has been part of our family forever. I don't have any exciting stories to tell you, because he just sits there, my favorite part of the day is when he has a gas bubble and smiles and when he falls asleep on me. Here are some new pictures of my baby.
in his Christmas outfit

our little family

sweet little boy

we are just a little tired!

if those aren't chicken legs I don't know what is!!

a little gas smile

Holding his hands, it took him a minute to figure out how to get them apart

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Am I CRAZY???????

Many of you probably know this, but I am a big time sleep talker. I am the child that never grew out of the night terror thing. I guess my dreams are really realistic to me or soething. My whole life I have drove my parents, brothers, Matt, and roomates CRAZY!! I have been woken up standing on the bed screaming that my clothes were attcking me, gone into my brothers room crying because my feet fell off and I couldn't find them, and fighting Matt in bed because I was dreaming I was being buried alive, and he was trying to get me lay back down, and I was trying to fight off my mystery attacker from being buried alive. My parents even video taped me once when I was little because I didn't believe them. (I haven't decided if that was just plain mean of them to tape me, and be laughing while I'm scared to death in my sleep) My point to this blog is ever since I had Carson I have these crazy dreams about him. One night I had a dream that Matt stuck him behind the bed because he wouldn't stop crying, or that I fell asleep holding him and he was wrapped in the down comforter and couldn't breath, and I couldn't find him anywhere. I also once a night have one that we have just lost him somewhere. It's the worst feeling ever! I'm used to waking up scared from my night terrors but this brings it to a whole new level. I have had them every night atleast once a night, and Matt is getting soooo annoyed with me. So does anyone else get these kind of dreams or am I just crazy??? By the way does anyone else wish they had spell check on there blog?? I know I do, I'm not a great speller anyways, and when I get going I miss a ton, so I apoligize for all the mistakes!

Bringing Home The Baby

Sorry I've been really bad about posting. We finally got to bring Carson home on Friday afternoon!!!! It's been a exhausting and awsome all in one! I have to say I wouldn't mind having those night nurses back to take care of him, but it was getting so exhausting spending all my time at the hospital and having to drive back and forth. I love just being able to hold my baby all day without a million nurses and doctors hanging around, and to hold him without all his cords coming out of his body. He's such a good boy and he is sleeping pretty good. We feel a little out of our league, but we are getting the hang of it. Here are some new pic.
Just sleeping

Saying his prayers

Bringing Home The Baby

Grandpa and his little man

Matt and his two babies-Carson and Stella

Ten days old and going on his fist car ride

Leaving the hospital

Our first family picture

Thursday, November 22, 2007

New pictures

These are pictures from Friday, Saturday, and Today


It's Sunday so that means it's the end of the longest week EVER!!! We are so exhasted, emotionally and physically. Our lives pretty much relove around our trips to the hospital, and pumping every 3 hours to take the milk to the hospital. Well alot has changed since I last posted. Last night when we got to the hospital Carson had been moved to the level 2 nursery, which is wonderful. We walked into the NICU and my baby was gone. It gave me quite the scare!! Then the nurses kindly took me to the level 2 nursey across the hall. He is still sun bathing under the juandis lights. On Friday his jaundis got to a level 16 which is really high, and dangerous but now it's gone down to a level 11, hopefully when we go tonight it will be lower.
They took him completly off his oxygen as we were leaving this afternoon, hopefully he does good without it!! He started eating yesterday (through a tube)he's having a hard time dygesting it, but the doctors think he just needs time. Matt got to hold him today for the first time and they actually let us hold him for a long time. They switched him into the isolete bed (the kind that little primature babies go in) because he has figured out how to scoot around his other bed and off the juandis light so the nurses were constantly having to move him back to his spot, so in his new bed he can't go rolling everywhere and the juandis light is much bigger. So over all our little soilder has come along way and hopefully will be home very soon!!!

Baby Carson

Baby Carson finally arrives!! We got to the hospital at 7:30 Tues. morning, and after a pretty easy labor he was born at 5:13, he weighed 7lbs 3 oz, and was 18inches long. I had a placental abbrubtion and his lungs and stomach were filled with blood, so he was immediatley taken to the NICU because he couldn't breath. So for the next 15 minutes the doctor worked on me trying to get all the pieces out and all cleaned up. Matt went with the baby and he came back later and filled me in on everything. I had no clue what was going on and hadn't even really seen my baby. Like 2 hours later I finally got to go in and see him. It was so heart breaking to see him with all these tubes coming out of his body. He was making this little grunting noise trying to breath and it was just so sad. They let Matt and our Dads give him a blessing and even let me and our moms in (there can only be two people allowed at a time in there usually) We went to bed after that and the nurse came to wake me up at like 4:30 to say that he was doing alot better, he had stopped the grunting noise, and was down from 100% oxygen to 60%. I got to hold him yesterday for a minute, and I could have just held him all day long, he's such a sweet little boy and hopefully in the next couple days I can hold him again, and Matt can for the first time. His levels were better today and we are just waiting to hear from the doctor hopefully they will take him off the ventilator soon. Today he is just chillin under the jaundis lights today, so he is getting better they are just worried that he is going to get pnemonia so they are keeping a close eye on him. It was so hard to leave the hospital today with out my baby, it's been a super emotional week and I'm not embarrased to say I have been a total mess. I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving but it's a pretty hard one. I will feel so much better when I have a healthy baby boy at home with his family.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Bri tagged me...
6 facts or habits about me

1.I have 3 big pet peeves
-unpainted toe nails
-when people don’t put the toilet paper on the roll
-really loud breathing (which I do now that I am big prego)

2. I love to cook, dinner, dessert, breakfast anything, but I hate to grocery shop

3. I can use a public bathroom without touching anything, Now that is a real talent

4. I love make-up, and I have a ton of it, I always think I need more and I like the expensive crap too. I love to walk through the make-up counter in the department stores, and look at all the new products.

5.My favorite thing is to take a shower. When I’m sad, mad, or just having a bad day I take a shower and instantly feel better. It’s the place that I go to clear my head.

6. I love noise, I always have to be talking, or the TV has to be on or the radio, there just has to be some kind of background noise.

I tag Whitney, Tara, Jen, and Kristen

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Party

On Saturday we went to my parents wards trunk-or treat. Me and Matt were lame and didn't dress up, but I did go in my super cool wheelchair!! I still was up walking around way too much, and have been paying for it ever since, but that's ok becuase it was so fun. There was good food, fun friends there, and lots of candy. My Dad won the award for "craziest costume" and he was very proud of that fact. Not that his costume was that crazy, it's just that people don't really expect the Bishop to come dressed as a thug. And not only did he dress the part, he walked the part, and talked the part, and thought he was pretty cool!! When I was looking at the pictures from this night Matt looks kinda high in all of them, makes you wonder huh?!?!?! J/K

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My big adventure

33 weeks and 5 days. I know I've been a slacker with posting, but really how much do I have to say when I never leave the house. I do have something new to tell, and it's not exciting, but it's something. So Wednesday I went to the doctor for a check-up. I'm 60% efaced (I don't know how to spell that)and my cervix is really soft, so he said that he will probably come between 36 and 38 weeks, wow that's really soon!! So he also said that since I'm doing good that I can occasionally leave the house and go to dinner or a movie or something. So on Friday my Mom was going to Costco and I decided to go with her in my wheelchair. It is so not easy to try to shop in a wheelchair! My mom pushed me in the chair and I steered the cart with my feet, she would say turn left and we would make a really wide turn. Yes we definintely got some crazy looks. People are not all that couteous to people in a wheelchair,they either stare at you or ignore you. They didn't even yield to us, so I almost got in a couple fender benders. I know that I must have looked a little strange to anyone who really looked at me because I obviously had use of my legs, so I guess that I must have looked just like a really lazy person. Then on Saturday I went with Matt to JC Penny to get him some work/church clothes. That was not so easy, at least at Costco the rows are huge. The rows were really narrow and my chair couldn't fit through, and Matt walks so fast I had some major motion sickness when we left. It was an eventful weekend and it was so nice to be out of the house. So as hard as this bed rest thing has been, at least it's only temporary and I'm so thankful for 2 good legs that work.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Mattie!!!

Happy 26th Birthday to you!!! Today is Matt's birthday and he decided he wanted me to give the 26 reasons why I love him, because he saw this on Tara's blog and thought he needed one too, so here is goes!!

1. He loves me as much as I love him
2.. He is the greatest friend a girl could ask for
3.. He speaks Spanish like a Mexican, and it’s so cute to watch him change from English Matt, to Mexican Matt
4.. He has been so good to me and so sensitive, with all of our fertility stuff.
5. He may make fun of all my stupid girlie shows that I watch, but in the end he usually ends up loving them as much as I do.
6. He has a strong testimony, and is such a good teacher
7. He is my favorite shopping buddy. He tells me what he thinks and he usually lets me get whatever I want.
8. He always tries to make me happy
9. He is the goofiest kid ever. And I know that may not seem like the best thing always, but he always keeps me entertained, and laughing
10..He has the cutest smile
11. He lets me talk all I want, and about whatever I want, and only sometimes rolls his eyes, but never tells me to be quiet, even if its really late at night and he is trying to sleep
12. He is a really clean person
13. He doesn’t stay mad for very long
14. He is always taller than me, no matter what shoes I wear.
15. He is the funniest dancer, and he’s pretty good even though he doesn’t think so.
16. He is almost as big of a social butterfly as I am
17. He is so good with kids, and loves kids I know he’s going to be the best dad
18. He usually apologizes first (he should he is the one that is always wrong! J/K)
19. He keeps me in line, when I’m being too crazy, snotty, or loud
20. He’s so laid back, compared to crazy me
21. He lets me choose where we go eat, and hardly ever complains because I don’t like Red Robin.
22. He always stays so calm, cool, and collected in a scary situation
23. He always eats whatever I cook, and doesn’t complain
24. He is a hard worker, even though he plays a lot at work too.
25. He always does the dishes, and he will even clean the house, and do the laundry sometimes.
26. 11.He tickles my back, massages it and my feet, even though he HATES it

Monday, September 24, 2007

My life

My older brother Jordan got married on September 15th in the Salt Lake Temple, to his fiancee Brooke. It was a beautiful wedding, or so I was told I was other wise engaged and could not make it. You might be wondering what could I possibly have been doing that was more important than going to own brothers wedding? Well take a look.........

Most of you probably know the story but here is a quick recap. We spent the night at my parents cabin in Parowen, our pit stop on our way to Salt Lake for the wedding. That night I woke up having a lot of contractions and labor pains again. I tried to go back to sleep in hopes that they would just go away. When I got up in the morning to get ready I was still having contractions and now I was bledding. So my Dad drove us to the hospital in Cedar City, where they hooked up monitors,IV's, and did a major check up, and took like a gallon of my blood. I was still having contractions like a minute and a half apart and they thought I was going to need an emergency c-section. Well the hospital in Cedar can't handle a baby that premature, so they called and ambulance and took me to St. George in it. Let me just say I wish that they would fix all the pot holes and bumps on that stretch from Cedar to St. George, because that would have made the ride a little bit more comfortable. Well they got me stabalized in St. George and I had to stay there until Sunday (so i missed the wedding) I am now on for real bed rest. The kind that I get to shower once a day, go to the bathroom, and come to the table to eat dinner. So keep me informed on all your lives becuase I have no connection with the outside world anymore, and it can get really boring! I just want to say thanks to my mom who takes care of me all day long, it's like she has a toddler at home with her that she has to do everything for!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Catching Up

I know I am way past over due for a new post. Yes my life has been that dole that I couldn't think of anything to post. I was put on modified bed rest last week, which means I have to take it kinda easy. I guess my long working hours and my nonstop busy body personality finally caught up to me and my bpdy is saying SLOW DOWN LADY!! My doctor had me take the week off work and wants me to quit until I have the baby, I had one week off and I am already bored, I don't know what I would do until December. I'm going back to work tommorow and just really cutting back on my hours. So I pretty much just hang out now. We did find out that we are suppose to close on our new house by the end of the month, so that is always good.Talk about when it rains it ours huh. Our house actually is ahead of schedule, I didn't think that ever happened. We have been living at my parents house since the beggining of April and they have been really good sports. I know they are gonna miss us when we leave, we keep it exciting there!!! j/k So I put some pics of our house over the past few months.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Men are Babies!!

So Matt woke up on Thursday with a sore throat, and the rest of the weekend has gone downhill from there. Matt has felt worse and worse everyday. Of course this is the weekend we are babysitting 5 kids. Matt has layed in bed and slept all weekend, and when he does wake up he goes from being grouchy to the biggest baby ever,and has been no help at all its like having an extra kid to take care of. He keeps walking around hunched over and shuffling his feet, complaining how his body aches, he is freezing and then he's so hot. It's pretty funny. I love to take care of him since he is sick, I know that my dad acts the same way when he is sick and I was just wondering why MEN ARE SUCH BABIES?? Come on I stood at work for 4 months throwing up and feeling like crap all day long, and I know I complained alot but I made it through the day. Now I have to give Matt some credit, he doesn't ever complain, and he rarely gets sick but when he does- WATCH OUT!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

I've benn tagged

I've been tagged!

Jobs I've had:
1. Hair Stylist
2. Piano Teacher
3. Law clerk
4. thats all the jobs I can think of, what can I say I'm a steady worker

Places for a Weekend Getaway:
1. Parowen (to the cabin
2. the beach
3. The lake

Movies I can watch over & over:
1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Can't Buy Me Love (great 80's movie)
4. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (I know the whole movie by heart word for word)

Guilty Pleasures:
1.Right now my favorite one is telling Matt that Baby Carson wants something, like for him to rub my feet, or get me and drink, and he usually will.
2. eating Rocky Road ice cream
3. pretending I'm the fashion Police (like I have any room to talk, its just a bad habit that I can't seem to break)
4. Going out of town excpecially when its paid for!

Places I've Lived:
1. cedar city
2. las vegas
3. las vegas
4. las vegas I dont move much Ok

What I thought when I first saw my significant other:
1. well I was only like 10 but I thought he was so cute
2. I was so glad that him and my brother were going to be buddies so I can see him
3. He was a goofy kid and still is
4. his family was really tall

Places I've been on vacation:
1. Hawaii – Maui-Oahu-The Big Island- Kauai
2. mexico- caubo, puerto villarta, cozemel, matzlan, Costa Maya
3. belize
4. The church history tour

Favorite Foods:
1. Pizza
2. ice cream
3. italian food
4. mexican excpecially chips and salsa

If in a "jam" with my spouse, tactics I use to get out of the Doghouse:
1. Oh come on I never bug Matt, how could I!!! Yeah right
2. He gets over stuff pretty fast so just give him space
3. snuggle up to him and be supper annoying intil he laughs
4. feed him, that usually gets him in a good mood

Websites I visit daily:
1. yahoo mail
2. blog stuff
3. thats all I don't play on the comp. that much

First kiss locations:
1. My house
2. his truck
3. his house

Places I'd rather be:
1. newport beach, I leave in only 4 days
2. Figi I really want to go there
3. Florida and see my little brother on him mission

People I want to Tag:
1. Jenn because she still hasn't don it from Emily's buddy Kristen Gardineer
3. and Amanda Finlison because it's been forever!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Poor, Poor Stella

Since I don't have an actual baby to talk about, the baby in our house for the time is Stella and she got spayed and has to wear this cone, when we put it on her she even looks embarassed of her self. It's so sad, we try not to make her wear it to much. Don't make fun of the no make-up, glasses picture okay, I just got out of the shower!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I look pregnant

Ok I'm still new at this blogger thing so I've got some weird posts that are not suppose to be there but I don't know how to erase them. And I am the worst speller so please forgive me!!ANYWAYS!
So last night I made my weekly stop into Rite Aid for a ice cream cone (Rocky Road) and the check out lady asked me when I was due, I wanted to jump over the counter and kiss her for noticing she was the very first one. I almost wanted to say to her Me? I'm not pregnant, but I thought that would be mean! For those of you who know I have been obessed with getting out of "i drink too much beer therefore I have a gut" stage and into the "hey, that lady looks like a prego" and this past week or so I am finally getting there, it only took 5 months!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


So it took me like and hour and 5 tries but I finally got the slide show to work from our trip to Hawaii!! We went in June but I like to PRETEND we live a really cool life!! We had a blast there. we went with Matt's family and we did lots of cool things!! I only posted like 5 pics be thankful becuase i have like a million!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

I feel like I don't really see anyone this summer so I will catch you up. In June we went to Hawaii for a week with Matt's family. We had a blast we spent the week in Kaui and I put a couple if the pictures up


I finally got a blog I have been putting it off because I didn't think I would be able to figure it out becuase I am quite computer retarted, but I did it all by my self!!