Monday, November 14, 2011


Tonight as I rock my crying baby with 101 temperature and 4 band aids on his thighs, I am feeling especially blessed and grateful. It seems like lately I have come across a few different blogs or stories of people losing their child, whether it was complications during pregnancy, premature birth, or an illness developed after birth. I sit in tears as I read these stories of women I don't even know, and my heart breaks for them. The love a mother has for her child is indescribable, priceless, and overwhelming. I can't even begin to imagine the heartache and emptiness a mother must feel after such a loss. My heart goes out to anyone that has to experience that hurt.

Tonight, I am grateful for my sweet boy.
I'm grateful that I can be here to comfort him when he is in pain.
I'm grateful I wake up to him crying during the night, even though it is not always fun.
I'm grateful for his smiles and giggles that light up my day.
I'm grateful for all the hard, overwhelming days, because I know what a blessing he is.

Tonight, I will squeeze a little tighter,
rock a little longer,
kiss a little softer,
and love even harder...

Monday, October 3, 2011

5 months already??

Jones turned 5 months on Sept. 26th, and I can't believe he is already that old! I have been having so much fun with him lately. He just thinks every second is play time.. At 5 months Jones is:
loving play time in his exosaucer
loves to sit in his bumbo and watch mommy get ready
rolls over
almost sitting up
just starting to eat vegetables and LOVES them!
a busy body
deciding he doesn't want to nurse anymore (every feeding is a fight! ah!)
laughs and smiles at everything
sleeps 10-11 hours a night
takes 2-3 1 hour (or longer) naps during the day
thinks Cash is the funniest thing ever...

Have I said I love being a mom? :)

This is how I found him napping this morning.. he loves his bear! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011


This cute boy has discovered that he LOVES cuddling his teddy bear. I LOVE him! :)

p.s. can someone tell me how to put videos on here? I can't figure it out!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

e3 Imagine

My parents are on a world trip to 14 countries for the next to months with their friends the Porter's. They started an amazing company called e3 Imagine and I can't wait to see the pictures they come back with! I am so jealous of the life changing experiences they are having, but even though I am a mom now, I still miss my mom! It's only been a week and we all miss them so much! I can't wait to get you guys back! Love you!!

Check out their website here

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Time Flies...

Okay, okay, I know it is pretty pathetic that the last time i posted was about 8 months ago. I guess it's about time to update now that our lives are COMPLETELY different than the last time I updated. My 2nd grade teacher used to always say "How time flies when you're havin fun and workin hard". Boy is that a true statement! We are now living in Glendale while Jake goes to Midwestern for medical school, and I am pretty much a single mom. I never get to see him hardly because he is just constantly studying. It's hard at times, but I am so proud of him and how well he is doing!
Well, obviously I have had my baby, and he's not a tiny baby anymore! Jones turned 4 months last week and it makes me so sad that he's getting so big so fast! We started feeding him rice cereal last week, and as I looked at the baby bowls, spoons, bibs, and food on the counter, I couldn't help but want to freeze time so he stops growing up so fast! Jones is such a good, laid back baby- we are pretty spoiled. At his 4 month appointment, he weighed 14 lbs 8 oz (40%) and is 26 in. tall (75%). He is such a happy boy, and I feel so blessed to be his mom. I always knew that I would love being a mom, and was so excited for that day, but you can't comprehend the joy it brings and the amount of love you have for your child until it happens to you. It can't be put into words, but all I know is that nothing makes me happier. Yes, there are times I want to scream, and it's not always easy, but the moment he looks up at me with that huge smile and perfect dimples, all those feelings of being overwhelmed disappear. I LOVE being a mom. Here are some pictures to update, and I'll try update more than every 8 months! :)

Him and his cousin are 1 week apart. SO fun!

p.s. I'm going to be an aunt again! Hooray! Congrats Hud and Court! :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Coming to a close...

As 2010 came to a close, I couldn't help but not only look back at the year we had, but look forward and anticipate all that 2011 will bring. It seems like the older I get, every year goes by faster and faster, and I can only imagine how it will fly by when we have our kids to add to it. A few highlights from 2010 that come to mind are:
  • I was finally able to quit my horrible job at American Laser Centers and move on to a dermatologist's office in Chandler. I have been LOVING it, and feel extremely lucky.
  • Being a cabin mom at girls camp we definitely a new and challenging experience, but I loved every second. It taught me a lot about myself.
  • We were able to go on some very fun family vacations over the summer
  • Finding out we were pregnant in August!!
  • Finding out we are having a sweet baby boy!
  • Pushing through Jake's last semester of ASU, and him finally graduating! I couldn't be more proud of him. He is the the most dedicated, hardworking man I have met, and I couldn't feel luckier to be his wife.
  • Spending time with family over the holidays- especially having Ty and Lex around for a short time!
Here are some pictures I have of the last couple months...
I am aware that it looks like I'm arching my back in the picture... that is just my baby bump protruding out. haha awkward picture..

YAY!! SO proud of him!!

We went out to this light carnival out in Glendale with my family and there was a band playing, and cute Mema and Bapa jump out on to the dance floor and bust moves no one knew they were capable of! haha I have the cutest grandparents ever!

2010 was a good, accomplished year, but I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring us. With our little man coming in April, I have A LOT to look forward too and I already know it is going to be one of the best ones yet. I can't wait for this life-changing year!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

20 weeks

Here is the latest 20 week picture. I have been so bad about taking pictures, these are the only two I have so far. I know I'm probably going to regret that... Anyway, I'm finally feeling good! The last two or three weeks have been heaven, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will continue. I'm popping out at an incredible rate, and I'm starting to think I'm going to be in big trouble if I'm only half way and I'm having a hard time reaching my feet or standing up! As far as cravings, I just want pop everyday and it's so bad! And no friends, I don't get hives when I drink pop anymore! haha weird... welp.. I'm obviously not a detailed writer, so this is what you get for now! :)