Thursday, December 1, 2011

We've Got a Climber on Our Hands!!

Lily has recently acquired the skill to climb things.  And she couldn't be prouder!  Even if it is a lid to a plastic tub, she stands on it as if she couldn't be cooler.  Unfortunately, she also likes to get on higher things too.  Here are some photos of what she has climbed up lately:

A cart at IKEA (She was treated to a trip around the store which ended in her just rolling off onto the ground...)

The ladder - She's very helpful.

She got on top of this empty box and then fell into it.

She loves to get on her strollers and "ride" them like a chariot. 

The wagon she got for her birthday.  She gets in it and then rocks back and forth to move it.  So dangerous. Luckily she's never fallen off.

This is a little blurry but she loves to get up on the couch now.  She'll run from one end to the other.

Her high chair - minus the tray.

And finally, with a little help from her older cousins, she was able to climb onto Grandma and Grandpa Duitsman's chair.

So far she hasn't really hurt herself - she is one tough cookie.  I just hope she learns how to get off of things once she's up there instead of just walking off the edge, or rolling off.  

Monday, October 31, 2011

Some Fun Facts

Well, Lily is over 13 months now.  She's getting so big!!  A few fun things she has been doing lately:

-Blowing on everything she eats - whether it's hot or not.
-Dancing to any and every kind of music.
-She wants to get chased all the time.  I'll get on the floor to pick things up and she'll start walking away and then turn back and smile as if I'm chasing her.
-She now runs up to mine, and Brady's, legs and wraps her arms around them - this usually means she wants to be picked up.
-When I go into the bedroom to work on schoolwork, if we open the gate that lets her into the kitchen, she comes immediately to knock on my door.  She's a smarty and always knows where mama is!

I know she does more funny things.  If I can remember any more I'll post them.

Halloween was a great success.  We dressed up as '50s people.  Lily was a ladybug.  We stopped by one of the places Brady does some work for for their Halloween party.  We didn't stay very long.  After that, we went trick or treating in down town in Provo.  Then we went to our single's ward Halloween party for trunk or treat and the making of candy apples.  We did a lot of walking but it was really fun!  I'm excited for the holidays this year, but even more for next year when Lily will actually know what's going on!  But she loved seeing all the other kids dressed up today.

You Know You Want To

I'm not sure if this is lame or not but I am good at making all sorts of things so perhaps someone wants a surprise from me??  

Here are the tagging instructions: The first 3 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. 
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done by the end of the year if you're local, I'll give myself til the end of January 2012 if I need to mail it.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a masque. I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something unusual.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 3 people who do the same on your blog. OR, since I know there are some people who read my blog who don't have a blog of their own, you can win if you are willing to make something for three random people. The first 3 people to leave a comment telling me they will win it forward get a fabulous homemade gift by me! Oh, and if you have a blog, be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I feel like I should write something

I know all of my readers wait on the edge of their seats to see my next blog post.  I'm sorry to keep you waiting so long ... haha.  Anyway.  Life in the Redfearn household is always fun and a little crazy.  Lily is awesome.  She walks like a pro, now, even with shoes on when we go outside or to the store.  She loves to watch music videos and dance.  She has some sweet moves including head bobbing, knee bending, and some arm movements.  She is eating all sorts of things now - and liking most of them.  She still sleeps pretty well.  I'm down to only nursing her at night and I'm ok with doing that for a while longer.  She loves it still and I feel sad to let my baby grow up so quickly!  She loves to get on top of things.  Short boxes, the plastic lids to her toy bins, anything.  She tries to climb everything - she can't quite make it onto the couch but she's getting close.  She gets into all sorts of mischief.  Take today for example.  I gave her a sealed mini chocolate candy (she loves to chew on them) and she had been sitting quietly for kind of a long time.  A little too long.  I lean forward and look at her face and this is what I see:

She's loving that chocolate!  haha.  So funny.  She loves to come into the kitchen and make a mess.  She takes the V8 cans out of their box so she can get into it.  And we have this box of peppermints we always get from Sonic and never eat.  Well she loves to chew on those and carry them around.  And the fridge magnets.  She is basically destroying those but I wasn't really using them anyway and I can glue them back together if need be.  Here's a shot of her in the kitchen:

Notice the V8 everywhere, the peppermints and even an upside down magnet!  She's a rascal for sure.  I took her to the library story time last Friday and she liked it, although she was squirmy and I still think she might be a bit young.  Every other kid was just sitting nicely on their mother's lap.

Now onto some other non-Lily items (as if there are such things).  I'm half way through my first grad school semester.  It's been going well!!  So far my grades are awesome and I'm managing to keep up with my word (barely).  I know now, more than ever, that going into Library Science is the perfect place for me.  Brady has been really looking into grad schools now.  So far the top picks are Penn State (in Pennsylvania) and Indiana.  I think there might have been another one but I'm not sure.  He's really liking Indiana right now, but he's only half way through the list.


Friday, October 7, 2011

What the crap was that sound?

So we had quite an adventure at our house the past couple of days.  I love to read in bed.  It's sort of a ritual that I have to do every night or I can't sleep.  So Tuesday night, after I was done reading in bed, I turned off all the lights and was trying to fall asleep.  There are usually noises in my bedroom because our bedroom shares a wall with one of our neighbor's rooms so I can usually hear him opening drawers, that sort of thing.  So, when I first heard the noise I thought it might have been my neighbor.  But it sounded way to clear to have come through the wall.  It sounded like scratching on cardboard or paper.  So, needless to say, I was way freaked.  Brady was still up in the living room - working - so I got to the edge of the bed and prepared to make my escape.  I put one foot on the ground and with my hand I yanked open the door and ran out.

I told Brady what I heard and sent him in to investigate.  I was outside of our room standing on a step stool while he was inside with the door closed looking around.  After a few minutes I heard him jumping on the bed, then yelp, then finally yell "It's a mouse!"  He opens the bedroom door and says that it ran under my closet door.  We then proceed to get one of those big plastic tubs and slowly open the door and cover the opening with the tub.  We added towels to make it more secure.  We took out all of my shoes, one by one, trying to chase it out and into the tub so we could go set it free.  At one point, we disturbed it and it came flying at us through the air.  We screamed pretty loud!  (I think about this time Lily woke up from all the ruckus so I had to go get her.)  After that, we took every shoe out of the closet but somehow the mouse had escaped.

We locked the room up and went to Smith's for some mouse traps.  Lily really enjoyed running the aisles in her jammies.  We got home and put peanut butter on them (everyone says this works best for some reason).

Lily and I went to the couch to try to get back to sleep while Brady locked himself in the room trying to find the mouse.  All I could hear was the broom hitting the walls and periodic yelping.  He said that he saw it several times but it wouldn't run into the tub or over any of the traps.  Lily fell back asleep so I put her back in her room and Brady and I slept on the fold out couch.

The next morning, the traps were all free of mice and Brady couldn't find the mouse at all, even when we emptied our entire room out of stuff it could be hiding under/behind.  We then put the traps in every room of the house because we figured either it had left our house completely or it was still hiding out somewhere.

Flash to Wednesday night at around 2 in the morning.  Many who read my blog will know that Lily has had terrible sleep troubles and we've had to do cry-it-out to get her to sleep normally.  Well since the last couple nights she had been off her normal sleep patterns, when she woke up at 2 we decided to just let her cry a little and go back to sleep.  Unfortunately, the next morning, Brady found the mouse, with it's butt stuck to the trap from her room, just coming out into the hallway from Lily's room.  It had probably crawled 10 feet from where the trap had been in her room to make it into the hallway.  Lily had probably heard the mouse in distress and woke up to it.  I feel so horrible!!!  But, at least we know the mouse it gone now.  I feel bad that it had to die but we really did try everything to capture it so we could free it.  Anyway, that's our mouse story and I pray we don't have to deal with it again for a long time!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eh, so it's not one of my strong suits.

Blogging. A great concept. Except it is really hard for me to keep up with it. I have lots of funny things to share, what with an almost 11 month old baby around. I just always put it off and then forget what I was going to say. But I suppose I'll give it a try; let's see how much I can remember.

Lily now has 8 teeth. 4 on top and 4 on bottom. She is not the best teether, she gets very cranky when new teeth are coming in. But she looks super cute with all those teeth! We just got back from vacation in Caprinteria, CA with my family. It was an awesome trip other than the fact that Lily sleeps terribly when we're away from home. So she was always a bit cranky due to lack of sleep. But she loved the beach - and loved eating the sand. The good thing is that now that we're home and she's actually getting a good night's sleep she's been in a fantastic mood. Very cute. Talking, smiling, laughing. She's adorable.

There is an area around Brady's desk that she is not allowed to go, and she knows it. Today she has been crawling at warp speed toward that spot and when she sees/hears me coming to get her she starts laughing hysterically. So funny. She is so mischievous - she knows she's not supposed to be doing it and she likes it. She is finally showing Brady some love. For a few months now she has been a total mama's girl but since we've been home from vacation she's napped with Brady several times and even goes to him because she wants to play with him. She's still a mama's girl but she allows daddy to play too.

There are pics from our trip on facebook if you want to see them.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lily 9 months

Well, Lily's 9 month stats are as follow:

Weight: 21 lbs 4 oz (85.6%)
Length: 31 in (99.93%)

They had to stick her toe to get a blood sample to check her iron, which was fine, and she didn't even flinch. No reaction whatsoever. But, my baby is a stud so it's not surprising. The nurse we saw was horrified by her sleeping habits and told us that the pediatrician does the cry it out method and so we decided to really buckle down and give it one more shot. We've had do it three times now and so far it's been working ok. It's supposed to work within 3 days (usually) and it's been 8 days now. Tonight is the first night she only cried for a second and then was asleep. Every other night it's been at least 20-30 minutes. Only two nights she cried for like an hour and a half and it was dreadful. One of those nights I left because I couldn't be in the house with her crying. But after she falls asleep (usually by 9:30 or 10) she sleeps for at least 8 hours, wakes up to eat, then goes back for 2 or 3. We are going to see the actual pediatrician Monday because we felt like it wasn't quite working all the way if she was still crying for so long but maybe tonight is a sign that she'll stop crying so much. Doubtful, but we'll see. ]

She has learned to pull up to stand so she's doing that like crazy on everything, even just my legs! And she is crawling. Actual knee-hand crawling. She's so cute. And we tried baby food meat again tonight (turkey) and she actually ate half a jar (almost).

Kate's Wedding

Well I went to California a few weeks ago to go camping with my family and to be in my childhood best friend Kate's wedding! It was an awesome trip. The wedding was beautiful and I'm so glad I could be a part of it. I don't have much time but here are a couple of pictures of the wedding:
On the dance floor

With Lyss

The four of us (friends since Jr. High)

I'll try to update more later.

Monday, June 6, 2011


All my life I've wanted to love running. But try as I might, running and I have never gotten along. I find it tedious and I it never came easily to me so I have always felt like I'll never be a runner. But I was inspired by my sister-in-law Alyssa who runs all the time. She's in good shape, but she's not a super skinny girl like one pictures when thinking of a runner. So tonight I went on my first run since becoming pregnant (almost a year and a half ago). It wasn't as hard as I was thinking it would be! Maybe it's because I walk all the time or because of my P90X conditioning but I ran 2 miles without really trying too hard. Sure I was running about as fast as a herd of turtles, but still! And I know 2 miles in the running world isn't much but for the first run of a non-runner, I'm pretty pleased. Now whether or not I'll be super sore tomorrow remains to be seen. But I am determined to call myself a runner, one way or another (rhyme not intended, but inevitable). Let the words of encouragement in the comments begin!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

4 years!

On June 1st Brady and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary! Since we've been married, we've both graduated from BYU, we've lived in 3 different apartments (all in Provo), we've taken trips to California, Virginia, and Texas, we've seen two siblings get married in the temple, we've had one baby girl, and we've sent one sibling off on a mission. Of course the list is much longer but I can't think of anything else right now!

To celebrate our anniversary we went to the Chef's Table. I think it's the only fancy restaurant in the Provo/Orem area. You have to wear "business casual" so we dressed up a little for it. It was soo good! We got wild mushrooms and crab cakes for appetizers. Then they gave us a "pallet cleanser" and rolls. Then came the entrée. I had the salmon with red potatoes and leeks (prepared 2 ways) and Brady had the prosciutto stuffed chicken. Delicious! Then we got a creme brulee to share at the end. Wendy babysat for us so we were able to just spend some time together. It was a great day!


Well, we attempted to go camping for Memorial Day Weekend. Brady's brother Kyle and his wife Alyssa came down to go with us. We wanted to see how Lily would do since we'll be going on a week long camping trip with my family in a couple weeks. Well, Lily did fine, considering she had no room to roll around in (pretty much what she does all day long). However, I was miserable! It was freezing cold. It rained during the evening and night. We had to sit in the van for the first night and eat dinner there. Then it was so cold in the tent I could barely sleep. Lily was in our bed with us because when we tried to lay her in her bed her hands got ice cold. So a squirmy little 8 month old didn't help the sleeping situation. Anyway, I chalk it up to a fail as far as pleasurable camping trips go, but as far as whether or not Lily can handle camping for several days? I think she can do it! Here are some pics from the weekend:
Snuggling with Daddy

She was still tired after the worst night's sleep ever.

Our campsite. Yes that river was soooo loud!

With Aunt Alyssa

She's pretty gangsta!

With Uncle Kyle

Eating our delicious omelets in a bag

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Car

Well we took the plunge and got a nice family car. We figured we should be one now while we can afford it rather than wait until we have more kids. Plus, the pathfinder was just too small for us. The car seat barely fit in the back. And it was slowly dying so we decided to get the van. It will have much better highway mileage and it feels like it's twice as big as the pathfinder. Yay! It's a 2007 Honda Odyssey with only 45,000 miles on it. We are very excited and can't wait until we go to Cali in June and test it out on a long journey!

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Book Blog

I started a new blog about books I read and what I think of them. If nothing else it could just be used for seeing books you might want to try. The blog is here. Happy Reading!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wings Series

I love this series by Aprilynne Pike. The first two books are Wings and Spells and the third book Illusions is coming out May 3rd! Here's a trailer for it, although there are SPOILERS in it so if you haven't read the first two you may not want to watch this yet!

New Car

We are getting a new (well new to us) car! We are thinking that a van is the best choice for us. We want more room and just think it's a good investment. I resisted the idea of a "mini-van" because I just never wanted to drive one but I think it's inevitable. Any drive a mini-van and want to reassure me how great they are?

7 months

Lily will be 7 months in 2 days. I can't believe it! She is so cute! She's a challenging little girl sometimes but she is still awesome. I think she weighs about the same as at 6 months (I weighed her on the scale with me so not highly accurate). She is so chunky, I love it. She still stinks at sleeping, but we're getting better. She sleeps on her tummy now, which is so cute! The last couple of nights she even slept with her bum in the air with her legs tucked under her.

She is eating solids now pretty regularly. She likes pretty much everything I give her except rice cereal. She doesn't love oatmeal either but she will eat it if I mix it with apple juice. Anyway, I'm glad she's liking eating now.

We're going to start a swim class this week. I'm pretty excited to see how she likes the water. Since we're going on lots of family vacations this year that will involve water I thought it'd be a good idea to get her used to it. I got her a little swimsuit to wear for her lessons:

We've been able to go back to church full time now! Yay! Except for the days when she is fussy and won't calm down whatever we do. Here's a pic of us on our first day back:

Anyway, that's life right now. Brady is done with his semester so yay for that! And I'm starting to get excited for the many family trips we'll be going on this summer!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

6 months!

It's about a week late but my little baby is 6 months old! I can't believe how quickly she is growing up.
-She has 2 bottom teeth now. She's been more fussy lately so I'm wondering if she's getting her two top teeth, or at least having the preliminary pains. It took her a full month of "teething" until the tooth actually broke the skin and then after that it took even longer for them to actually show themselves fully.
-Her hair is really coming in on the top. SO cute! I can't wait until it's long enough I can put it into little pigtails on her head.
-She's 20 lbs 8 oz 28.5 in long. Healthy girl!
-We've started giving her rice cereal once a day. She isn't sure about it. She won't eat much of it but has started swallowing it at least.
-I've also started pumping so I can give her some breastmilk in a cup so she gets used to using one. We are lucky enough to have skipped the bottle and gone straight to the cup.
-We've decided to "sleep train." I am really not liking it but I know she really does need it. She's a terrible sleeper because she's dependent on us to get her to sleep, either me nursing her or Brady rocking her. Tonight is the first night and she cried for 45 minutes and was asleep but her leg was lodged in the crib bars so Brady went in to let it out and she woke up. Now she's been crying for almost another 30 mins but will be asleep shortly, I think. This SUCKS but hopefully it will be worth it! The doc said we should do it and Brady really wants to so I'm giving it a shot.
-She laughs and giggles so much! I love it. She really recognizes me and Brady now.
-She LOVES to walk outside. We've taken her on walks on every good day of weather here and she loves it.
-She won't stop rolling over! She travels all over the floor and ends up facing totally different directions with her rolling. She wants to crawl so badly, I can tell.
-She won't sit up by herself yet. She doesn't stop lunging forward so it keeps her off balance. But maybe she'll skip sitting up and go straight to crawling? We'll see!

Anyway, that's all I can think of now with what she's been doing. My birthday was on Thursday. That was a fun time. Brady took the whole day off, minus one class period, and we just spent the day together as a family. That's all for now!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Texas Roadhouse

We love Texas Roadhouse! We think it's the best BBQ in Utah, and the closest to actual Texas BBQ you can find. Last Friday we went up to Draper and had Aunt Holly and Brady's cousin Emmie watch Lily while we went out for a little lunch. It was delicious! They have the most amazing rice, which it doesn't seem like a BBQ place would have a good rice but it is awesome! I usually get a pulled pork sandwich and Brady usually gets some kind of Chicken Fried Steak, or Country Fried Chicken. So good! Anyway, Provo just got one and we love it, although we've only been to the Provo one once on Valentine's Day and even then we just got it to go.

In other news, 1 week until my 24th birthday. Wow I'm getting old!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Grad School

I got accepted into the SJSU Library and Information Sciences Masters program for this Fall. I'm still deciding whether or not I'm going to go. It's an online program so I don't have to be in San Jose to do it. Also, I can take 7 years to finish the 2 year degree so we'll see. Also, it'll depend on whether I can get some money to pay for it, like a grant or financial aid. I think I'll try one semester just to see. If it's too much then it's too much and that'll be that. But if I can handle it that would be so sweet!

Lily is Awesome

Well, we're just coming off of colds at my house. All three of us got colds the weekend Brady's parents came, which was the first weekend in March. Luckily Lily and I are practically healed and Brady is getting there. I hate being sick! Especially when I have a sick baby at home too, so I'm glad I'm better.

Since I last blogged Lily has gotten two teeth! Her bottom two teeth have poked through and are now halfway out. At least I assume they're halfway and that they'll come out the rest of the way soon. I didn't know both would come in at once, or even if this is normal. But it's pretty cool! Although having her be a bit more fussy than usual is not that great. Lily also won't stop rolling over now. She rolled over for the first time months ago but didn't do it consistently until right now. It's so cute! She also giggles and smiles all the time and loves it when either Brady or I enter a room.

We'll be going on a date this weekend. We're driving up to Draper so that Brady's Aunt Holly and her kids can watch Lily for an hour or two. I hate leaving her, it gives me major anxiety. I know she'll be fine but it's hard! I just love her to bits.

That's all for now. Here are some great pics:
She put her paci in her mouth like this all by herself.
Loving bath time!

Friday, February 11, 2011


My childhood best friend Kate is getting married on June 26th! AND she asked me to be a bridesmaid!!! I'm super excited. Let the getting in shape commence!

Sick Baby!

Well, Lily has been extra fussy the last few days and hasn't slept a wink (it seems). This morning she woke up with a stuffy/runny (still not sure how that happens) nose and was coughing a bit. She also had watery eyes. So we decided to call the doc just to tell them what has been happening and what they'd suggest. Well they told us to come in because they'd had 2 cases of RSV in their office just this week so they wanted to make sure she was ok. So we went in and the checked her out. It was good news! It's only a cold, but they did tell us to watch out and see if it gets any worse. I feel so bad for her! She can't blow her own nose and is just unhappy. The doc said that nursing is the best medicine so I have been nursing her whenever she seems like she wants to. Plus since she's sick she could use more fluids.

So, we will have to either sleep with her in our arms or put her in the swing because when we've tried to put her in the crib she wakes right up because she can't breathe. Also, I'm not sure what they do when they swab a child's nose but I can tell you one thing. Lily HATED it. She cried harder than I've probably ever seen her cry afterwards. I finally had to nurse her for a few minutes in the doc's office to get her to calm down enough that we could get her dressed and race her home. So cross your fingers that Lily stays healthy and won't get any worse.

Oh, and we are once again on house arrest. The doc also said that we should try to keep her home and definitely not go to church with her for the next couple of months until RSV season has passed (after March I believe). So hopefully Brady and I can take turns going to church while the other one takes care of the baby.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Letting a baby "cry it out"? Is this really what all these parents are doing to help their babies sleep at night? We did it for 10 minutes two nights ago and I never want to do it again. Plus, she didn't seem calmed at all, she just seemed more hysterical. I guess I need to do it for a bit longer but she still needs to be swaddled to fall asleep. So if she can't find her hands to soothe herself I'm not sure it can work. But she does get out of her swaddle often so maybe she'd do it if I left her there long enough but I seriously can't take hearing her cry. It breaks my heart. I might just have to deal with her terrible sleeping because I'm not sure I can let her cry alone in that dark room for very long. :(

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Loathsome Vehicle

Well, I despise my car. I've had the pathfinder for about 6 years now and it's been an ok car. It's worked pretty well but also has had it's problems. One of the problems that is especially annoying is the locks. The locks pretty much do what they want. They are automatic but something is really wrong with the electrical circuit. When you close one of the front doors it will usually cause all of the other locks to lock. So this is annoying when I close my door and then go to the back to open Lily's and it will be locked. Until tonight it has been annoying but not really anything I couldn't overlook. Well, here's what happened tonight.

I was going on some errands with my mom and Lily and we got back to my Aunt's house where my car was and it was freezing cold outside. I decide to turn the car on so that it will be warm for Lily when we get in and I leave the door open so that it won't close and lock me out. Well, I run inside and then come out and the door is shut. And locked. So there I am with my car door locked and the car is running with no way of getting inside. Well, my mom drives me back to the house to get Brady's keys so we can get into the car and drive it home. Needless to say I wanted to put a rock on the car's accelerator and let it go off a cliff. But I got the car home and it was running for only about 30 minutes before I could get back into it. Alls well that ends well, I suppose. But man I loathe that car!

Monday, January 31, 2011

4 Month Check Up

We took Lily to her 4 month well baby check up and she is doing great! I did feel bad because I had to wake her up to weigh her and everything at the doctor. It stinks that the one day that she went right back to sleep for a couple of hours after her morning feeding is the one day I can't sleep in too. But, here are her stats:

15 lbs 11 oz (86%)
28.5 in length (98%)
16.5 in head (73%)

So since her 2 month visit she's only gained a bit over a pound but the doc said that was totally fine that she wasn't growing quite as quickly as before. She also said Lily should be giving us 5-6 hour stretches consistently every night and she gives us about 3-4 consistently. So... She said we could try to let her fuss a bit to see if she can soothe herself back to sleep. I knew this day would come but it won't make it any easier trying not to rush to her side right away. But as long as she's had a good feeding and shouldn't be hungry yet we should just let her try to go back to sleep by herself. We can go check on her but not pick her up, etc. So we'll see how it goes. Now that Brady has the ok from the doc he will probably hold me down in bed so I won't go get her right away.

She did well with her shots again (so far). She cried for about a minute. I felt so bad because she was so happy and smiling at everyone and then she gets stuck with a needle! But she calmed right down and fell asleep on the ride home so she's sleeping now and hopefully will be nice and happy when she wakes up.

Also, I saw my cousin's new baby girl yesterday. She is so cute!!! She's tiny but has a lot of brown hair! She's not even a week old. Makes me want another one .... In about 2 years!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Psychics and Mothers

So we got Netflix recently. I've been enjoying it quite a bit. I've especially enjoyed Cake Boss, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and Say Yes to the Dress. Not to mention to Kardashian reality shows. I know, I know. But I can't help it. Those sisters are crazy but kind of likable. But one show that I've really enjoyed is called Psych. It's a few years old but I have loved it. I haven't gotten very far in it because I watch it with Brady and he hardly ever wants to watch it. He's always wanting to watch Hulu. Anyway, it's a great show. Although I am confused as to why he would pretend to be a psychic. Wouldn't he be more impressive if he just told them he could piece things together by taking second long looks at evidence or crime scenes? Oh well, it's still a good show.

In other news, my mom is coming to town! My grandma has been having back problems and she's been staying at my Aunt's house. Well, my Aunt has so much on her plate right now (my cousin had her second baby just a couple of days ago! and she lives with my Aunt) that my mom is coming to town to help out. So we get to see her for a few days! Lily will enjoy seeing her grandma.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hittin' the Gym

She's not quite sure she likes it.

Play time

Lily has recently discovered her feet! She loves to grab at them and then try to roll over. She gets up on her side and almost can roll over by herself. I think it's going to happen in a couple days, hopefully! We also got her a play gym to practice her grabbing abilities. I felt like she should be grabbing at things soon and didn't really have anything for her to practice it on, so we got her the gym. It gets a little overwhelming for her, I think, so we took off most of the toys and are just leaving one or two so she can enjoy it without going crazy.

Trying to roll over and making sure I'm watching!

Grabbing those feet.

Brady has the only picture of her in her gym so far on his phone so I'll post that later once he sends it to me.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Well, I swore I'd never do it because my parents pretty much talk about nothing else, but over Christmas I tried it and actually like it. That's right, P90X. If you haven't heard of it, it's a really intense workout, composed of different dvds that you do everyday. You work almost every muscle of the body and it's so great because you switch up the order of the workouts every three weeks. Muscle confusion, my friend. That's what keeps you from plateauing and helps you keep losing weight. So, since I had the baby most of the weight came off within the first week but there are 7 pesky pounds that won't come off just naturally. So I'm making them come off. And hopefully many more of their relatives. Anyway, just wanted to say how it's kicking my butt but I'm actually surprised by how much I can do and how strong I'm already becoming. Here's the lead guy, Tony. As you can tell, he's very motivating. He's no fuss when it comes to working out. And, as Tony says about the workout, I hate it ... but I love it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Skype is awesome. Yes, I know it's been around a long time and me just starting to use it a few months ago is so late but it's so great! I skype with my older sister once or twice a week and it is so great. She had her first baby, Chloe, a month before me. She lives in California and I only get to see her a couple times a year. So, now that we skype, I get to see her and my niece every week! Plus it lets me see Chloe grow up and lets Stacey see Lily grow up. Just wanted to say how great it was and if you don't use it, you should.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I suppose I should Update

Well, we had a great Christmas vacation with my family in California. Brady's parents were even able to come for Lily's blessing so they got to see their little granddaughter. We took plenty of pictures that are on facebook, so you can go look there if you want to see them. I'd post them here but I plain just don't have time! We've been back for a couple of weeks now and gotten into a sort of routine. Brady is gone a lot most days so it's just me and Lily! I love her more than anything but I do crave adult company every so often. She sleeps terribly, but just when she knows I'm going to lose it she sleeps for 6 hours. She'll normally stay up until 3:30 or later and then fall asleep for about 2 or 3 hours. The last 2 nights she's slept for 6 hours but not until she's gone to sleep at 3:30. But we manage! She more than makes up for it whenever she smiles at me or whenever she falls asleep in my arms. Her face is so angelic!

Brady got me netflix for Christmas so I've been watching a lot of tv that I normally wouldn't have gotten to see. Like "Say Yes to the Dress." It's awesome. And "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team." Oh, and don't forget the cult classic "Toddlers and Tiaras." I can't help it. I'm obsessed!! Anyway, that's the update for now. Lily is cute, Brady is busy, and Val is just trying to figure out who she is now that she has a 3.5 month old around.