Thursday, July 11, 2013

Life as of late

Well, we have another baby girl. Her name is Addilade. We call her Addi for short. She is beautiful. Her birth was life changing and a thousand times more peaceful than Teagan's was. The reason for this is because it was at home with an amazing midwife. I will never give birth in a hospital again.

I've decided that I need to start writing on here again. I don't have close friends that I share good or bad news with so this is where I'll do that kind of thing.

I'm going to be more honest on here than I have been in the past. Brutally so. If you read this, please don't judge me because of it.

Our little family of four recently moved to Provo Utah. It has been a big, hard change for me. I've never lived in a big city like this. It's fun always being able to find something new to do.
It's hard not knowing anybody though. I don't make friends all that easy so life up here for me has been a little lonely.
Luckily I have two beautiful little girls to keep me laughing.

When I find something more to talk about I'll come back. Ta ta for now.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Long time overdue

It's been a long time since I've posted anything on here. It's been really hard to keep up with it since I don't have a laptop anymore.

A lot has happened since the last time I posted, but I'm not in the mood to go into detail about all of it. So I'll give you the highlights.
We now live in a two story home down behind Costco and we love it.
Teagan is now almost 14 months old. I have no idea where the time has gone.
We have a dog. His name is Berkley. We love him, but sometimes he's a lot of trouble.
We are pregnant again. I'm about 8 weeks along. I'm pretty sure it's a boy too, but we'll find out for sure around 20 weeks.

Things are going pretty good. Just living life and trying to enjoy it.

Here are a few pictures from the last little bit:

Friday, January 27, 2012

On my way to becoming a Doula

I've officially decided that I want to become a Doula. I really want to help educate women. I want to help them make an informed choice about how and where they birth give birth. If they choose to do a hospital birth that's great. If they choose a home birth, awesome. I just want to be a support and a source of information.
Until I am officially a Doula I was thinking that I could offer placenta encapsulation now. It's not hard and something that greatly benefits women after giving birth. 
So if you're interested, contact me.

This blog is just short and sweet, cause I don't have tons of time. Here are some links that have information about placenta encapsulation:

Of course I will charge a fee, but it will vary according to the person and their situation.

I've also decided that if anyone out there is interested in having their birth photographed I'm also going to offer that service. For the first little bit I will probably do it for close to nothing since I'm not incredibly experienced yet. 

Have an opened mind. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dear Baby

Dear Baby Teagan, 
Today you turned 4 months old and I can not believe it. I can't believe how quickly you are growing, how strong you are becoming, and how incredibly smart you are. You are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. You are the joy of my life and I love you with all my heart. You're laughing more and more every day and I absolutely adore it. I think your laugh is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard. No one can make me smile like you do. I'm so happy that I get to be your mother and I can't wait to watch you grow up. I know we will be making many wonderful memories together.
Love Always,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2 Year Anniversary

 Today is our two year anniversary, but since it's on Sunday we went out and celebrated it last night.
We went out and had Chinese. It was delicious! 

The pictures are a little out of order, but oh well. 

This is Devin with his fortune. I don't understand the expression on his face. haha

This was my second plate and I actually ended up not eating most of it. haha The shrimp was just not agreeing with me. 

This was my ice cream gnome. Can you see his face? Devin made it. 

This plate was Devin's and that's me with my fortune. I thought it was kind of lame. 

I'll come finish this later, so this is it for now. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oooh, the last month or so

So a lot has happened since I posted anything. We don't live in Mesa anymore. We decided it just wasn't working anymore. The money wasn't coming in the way we needed it to. So we came home to Utah. We currently live with my mom. That is only going to be short term though. We are going to be moving to St. George as soon as possible because that's were Devin's new job is. He is going to help run a new restaurant called the Patio Grill. So if you live in S. Utah you have to go check it out. ;) 

Before we left Mesa I made sure that we went to the Temple, cause who knows when we'll be back. 

 Devin with Teagan in front of the Temple.
                                         Teagan and I on the side of the Temple.

The Mesa Arizona Temple. It is pretty cool looking.

Another thing we did before we left Arizona is we went the Phoenix Zoo. It was pretty fun, but ridiculously HOT. Oh my goodness it was hot. I was pretty much dying the whole time, but it was still fun and cool to see the animals. 

They had this enclosed area where these monkeys roam free. No Cages. It was really cool to get to see some animals that weren't in a cage. I feel bad when I see animals in cages. 

While we were there we got to see a whole family or Orangutans. There was a dad, mom, baby, and grandma. The baby was 5 years old. And I was lucky  enough to get a picture of him nursing. I though it was a really cool thing to see. I do wish the picture was better though.
                                                                                                                         When we came up to this monkey she came right up to us. She was incredibly interested in Teagan. We thought it was pretty neat. So neat that we had to take a bunch of pictures. This is just one of them. ;)

Here Teagan is with the tiger. She didn't care, but oh well. 

And here we all are after walking through most of the zoo in 100 degree weather. 

Something else that has happened recently is my mom's dog died. He got really sick and had a miserable life, completely blind, and having nose bleeds daily so we made the decision to put him down. It was really hard for all of us, but now he is no longer suffering. 
I made sure to get a pic. of him with Teagan, cause I want her to know about him.

Here is our most recent family picture taken with Devin's new Droid phone. He loves it and he has wanted one for a long time. We were getting ready to go out into the rain so that is why Teagan is all bundled up. She looked sooo cute. I loved it. 

Teagan is doing good. She laughed for the first time the day before yesterday. She is sitting up really good now, but not by herself yet. She loves it when people talk to her. She'll give almost anyone a smile, which I love. I really hope she'll be an outgoing child. I don't want her to be shy like me. Pretty much Teagan is adorable and the love of my life, next to Devin of course. ;)

Also Devin and I now do a paper route. Random job, right? 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rant, rant, rant

A mother's baby is hers and hers alone. She is not being selfish when she wants to hold her baby and take care of her baby WHENEVER she wants. It's her right. It's HER baby. Everyone else can have the privilege of holding her baby and taking care of her baby, but ONLY if that is what the mother wishes. 
If a mother doesn't want to take advice that is given to her... guess what? She doesn't have to! No one knows her baby better than her. ALL babies are different. Just because you've had one baby or ten babies, does NOT mean you know that mother's baby and everything there is to know about babies. 
So if you are offended or bothered by the way that I think things should be, go right on ahead.
 That's your choice.