Monday, June 18, 2007

Thought on dads......

My thoughts and emotions yesterday were a bit too close to the surface to write anything, but I can't go too long without adding a little bit to my blog about my gratitude for fathers. Father's day is a bit bitter sweet for me, much like mother's day.....I find myself missing my father greatly, especially since this year was my first father's day without him. I find myself remembering long talks and trips to Disneyland, days at the range, and trips to the mall. I have never known a guy that liked to shop as much as my dad, even if it was just window shopping. I will miss him, but I also know he is in a better place and for that I am thankful.
But then I also feel incredibly grateful for the father I have chosen for my children. He is not only my companion and friend, but he is Hailey's can just see it in her eyes. He is so patient with her and they are just so much fun to watch when they play together. Lately he has been teaching her to play air guitar and lipsync to the ringtone on his cell phone. It cracks me up!
Someone said something in church yesterday that really made me think. She said, "Start today to become the kind of parent you have always wanted to be." Well, I want to be more like my husband and father. They are both great men and I am grateful to have them in my life.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Minor Victory

A few weeks ago Hailey randomly came up to me and said she wanted to go potty. I was shocked because we hadn't even really talked about it. Anyway, that night we went and got her a big girl potty. She loved to sit on it, but had never actually gone potty on it. That was, until today. Then today when I was using the restroom she came in and asked again to go potty.....and she actually did! I was so proud of her. I know this is so small in the grand scheme of potty training, but it sure seems like a step in the right direction to me. Go Hailey!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Baby Update

Today I had an ultrasound to try to get a better estimation of my due date. For those of you who didn't know when we got up here to Cedar City my OB said my uterus was measuring about 4 weeks ahead of my EDD. Anyway, he scheduled an ultrasound to check on the baby and see which due date was accurate. Sad to say my first was pretty close and I am due in early September rather than August like I had hoped. Oh well, I guess she just needs a little more time to cook.
Anyway, I had no idea that this ultrasound would be so cool. They did a fair amount of showing us the 3D images of the baby. We also got to see all four chambers of her heart and the tech put it into slow motion so we could see both valves working properly and everything. It was really neat. This is the picture they gave me from the 3D images. (Sorry it's not very clear I had to just take a picture of it because we don't have a scanner.) But, I just think it is adorable. Her right hand is tucked under her cheek almost like a pillow and her other hand kept opening and closing like she was trying to wave at us. I also love her cute little nose. I personally think it looks a lot like Hailey's, but that is just my opinion. I can't wait to hold this child in my arms I know she will be a precious addition to our family.

Monday, June 04, 2007

PIllow Fights

Hailey's latest thing is to pick up a pillow and just start wailing on her daddy. It really is quite hilarious. The other night I just had to take some pictures of it. They are so cute together! This is really the only picture that you can see her face. She is plotting something, you can just tell.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Picture Attempt

I keep saying that I am going to put up pictures, of Hailey, of the house, of whatever may be in my camera at the moment. So, I am actually going to attempt that now. I can't find the USB chord that goes to my new camera (I'm sure it's still in a box somewhere), but I realized that our desktop has a slot for my SD card. Let's see if this works. If not it will just have to wait some more......Yay it worked. That is a picture of the front of our new home. This picture was taken when we were just up here looking at places to live. There is now a fenced in backyard, but don't get me started on the drama of that. There is also a gate to the side. We still need to do the landscaping, but it might just have to wait a little bit until we close on the house. Our realtor told us someone bought the other side, but no one has moved in yet so I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens. I would love it if they had kids around Hailey's age, that would be fun. Our realtor actually lives next door and has a daughter that is a year older than Hailey. We all went to the park yesterday and Hailey had a lot of fun with Chloe. There is also a family down a few houses that has a little girl a few months older than Hailey that Hailey has played with a little bit. Hailey is getting really big and amuses us on a daily basis. Here is a fairly recent picture of her. This picture is Hailey at her most precious moments (aka asleep).

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Update on Hailey

Hailey's fever got up to 104.4 a day or two after I last wrote, so I finally took her into to get her checked out. It turned out she had strep. Poor kid. But, with the help of some amoxicillin, lots of rest and a blessing from her daddy she is doing a lot better now. She is adjusting to the new house and we are settling in. Since she is feeling better we have been able to get a bit more done around the house. There are only a few boxes left. I am going to go for now though so we can take her down the the park close to our house. Have a great day!