Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kids says the darndest things

I'm writing this down cause I don't want to forget it. I'm not sure if my sister-in-law will want this shared but I thought it was hilarious. Her 3 year old girl is almost potty trained and hasn't pooped in her pull up in a while. She is good about always going in the bathroom. So the other night we were at the Grandparent's house in Prescott playing a board game and Nichelle, Sienna's mom, checked Sienna and she had pooped in her pull up. While Nichelle was changing her, we hear Sienna say, "Mom, someone got poop on me." Funniest thing I've ever heard.

Friday, December 3, 2010

2 months old

Who could resist this face???Our little guy is getting so big so fast. He just had his 2 month well baby visit at the doctor and he had to get 3 shots. It was so sad. I cried before they even poked him. He screamed of course. I let daddy hold his arms during the shot and I picked him up afterward. Daddy got to be the bad guy for the day.
Cannon's 2 month stats:
9 lbs, 11oz
21 3/4 in long

He is smiling at us all the time and even dishes out some smiles for Grandpa once in a while. Tonight when I laid him down for some tummy time, he rolled over! I was so surprised and once again I cried. I cry over everything he does. I cried when he finally fit into his 0-3 month clothes because he is getting so big. I'm a baby I guess.
Cannon is so funny because he hates to have his hands covered up. I put him in one of these swaddlers and wrap his arms inside and this is how he ends up.

Heard Museum

Mark had to write a paper for his World Religions class which gave us the opportunity to visit the Heard Museum on Thanksgiving Day. I wish we had more time to spend there because the place was huge and there was a lot we didn't get to see. The museum is in Phoenix and is all about Native American culture.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We finally made it to church. Cannon was quite the handsome little man.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cannon's 1st Real Bath

We gave Cannon his first bath the other night since his umbilical stump finally fell off. He didn't mind it at all. I was totally nervous the whole time cause he seems so small in the bath chair but we did good.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Labor & Delivery

October 2nd:
I was laying in bed around 6:30 in the morning and felt 3 pretty intense contractions in a row, which I hadn't felt before and I thought to myself, "I think my water is going to break." I'm not sure how I knew, but I was right. At 7am, my water broke in bed. I woke Mark up to tell him and of course he asked if I was sure I didn't just pee the bed. I was pretty positive I didn't cause the waterworks weren't just a one time thing. Mark wasn't so convinced obviously because he rolled over and went back to sleep for a little bit. I got up to shower and get ready. We already had things packed for the hospital so we weren't in a panic or rush to get out of the house. We left for the hospital about an hour after my water broke. When we pulled up to the hospital ER entrance, we were stopped and asked if we were there for the car show. There was a car show going on in the hospital parking lot. Weird, I know. We were told to go to the second entrance, so we did and were stopped again and asked about the car show. We told them we were going to the ER and finally made it into the parking lot where we were stopped yet again. I was getting a little impatient by this time so when the guy asked who we were with for the car show, I sort of snapped that we were there to have a baby, not see the car show.
We registered in the ER and were sent up to Labor & Delivery triage to make sure my water did break and to see how far along I was. The nurse confirmed my water broke and that I was between 3 and 4 cm dilated. They set us up in our room and gave me a Cytotech to keep my contractions progressing. I wasn't feeling much pain at this point.
My nurse wanted me to walk around for an hour before they hooked me up to the monitors. The walking got my contractions going and I started to feel some pain, but not too bad.
After we walked for an hour, we went back to the room and got hooked up to the monitors and I was given an IV. Then we waited. I tried to sleep, but didn't have much luck. Mark just hung out and did some homework. My contractions slowly started to get worse. A few hours later, the nurse came to check my progress and I was at 6cm. Not too long after that, the contractions got really bad. Up until then, I'd been able to breathe through them pretty well, but they started coming really close together and were super painful. I called the nurse and asked if I was able to get the epidural yet. She said I could've had it whenever I wanted, which would've been nice to know sooner...lol. She called the anesthesiologist and he came pretty quickly. Getting the epidural was the worst part of the whole labor because I had to sit perfectly still in a really uncomfortable position while my contractions were still coming. It didn't take too long for the epidural to kick in. Life was pretty good after that. My body felt really strange because I would touch my legs or my stomach but wouldn't be able to feel them.
Around 9pm, the nurse checked my progress and I was at 10cm, so we decided I could start pushing. I did a few pushes with the nurse and then we waited a little bit for my doctor to come in. Pushing was a little difficult with the epidural because I couldn't feel if I was doing anything or not. The nurse would say, "Just like that or keep doing that" and I would have no idea what she was talking about. I must've been doing something right because I pushed for about 20 minutes after my doctor came in the room and then Cannon was born at 9:49pm. I didn't feel any pain with the pushing which was nice. I did end up having to have an episiotomy, which I was dreading, but the recovery from that hasn't been too bad. The moment when he was born and they put him up on my chest was so amazing. Instant love. We all cried of course. I just couldn't believe how tiny he was and how much hair he had.
Cannon Charles Gabriella
Weight: 6lbs, 11oz
Length: 19inches
Cannon did great. He was 10 days early, but was perfectly healthy.
Mark holding Cannon for the first time

Dr. Kale
My labor and delivery went almost exactly as I had hoped. My water broke, which I was hoping to experience, I made it through some pretty good pain on my own and then had the epidural and all was smooth sailing after that. I was so happy to have my mom there with Mark and I too. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and a sweeter baby.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Shower

On Saturday some great friends and family threw me a baby shower. It was so nice and they did such a good job.
The food was yummy
My mom's visiting teacher, Kathleen, made a diaper cake as well as Mark's sister, Nichelle.
The decorations were so cute. I loved the banner that said "Baby Boys Bring Joys".
I was given some great things. A lot of them were handmade which was really special.
My mama and me
All the babies playing together. I love that most of us girls from highschool have babies or are pregnant. It's so fun to see how far we've all come.
Higley girls

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Nursery Pictures

Finally, the nursery is done!

Mark had to get his Book of Mormom action figures in there

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This morning we were able to babysit our nephew, Daniel, who is almost 18 months. He is so fun and easy-going. We just love him!
I can't believe we only have 6 weeks left!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

new projects

I recently finished a few projects for the nursery. We had some empty shelf space to use, so I made a few things to take up the space.
My phone camera is awful so the picture doesn't do it justice. I got this project from my ward's Relief Society Super Saturday. It is a wooden block with some paper and a temple picture put onto it with modge podge and then vinyl lettering on top. I added the buttons to make it a little cuter.

This next one, I love! The colors turned out perfect for his room. It is the important ages in a boys life; 8-when you are baptized, 12-when you receive the priesthood, and 19-when you go on a mission. I wish I could say I came up with the idea on my own, but alas, I'm not that creative. I saw something similar at Deseret Book and changed it to how I liked it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Temple progress

Last Sunday Mark and I went and took a picture in front of where the new Temple will be built in Gilbert. We thought it would be fun to have some before and after pictures to show the future kiddos.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Diaper bag

I just found this gem the other day at a boutique in Mesa. It seemed like a diaper bag was one of the hardest purchases to commit to. Luckily I found one that I love!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

CA Baby Shower

My Aunt Kathie threw me a baby shower last weekend in California. It was tons of fun and we really enjoyed seeing all of my family.
The cake was decorated like the vinyl tree we just put up in the nursery.
We played a few games. Memory and the belly measuring game.
And gifts of course. We got some great things!
It was so much fun! Thanks again Aunt Kathie and everyone that helped out with the shower. We love you all!