Friday, August 28, 2009

Dear Uncle Mike,

Mom thinks I look just like you.

A Shout Out...

to Prevacid. I can tell we are going to be great friends for the next few months. I am sure Veva appreciates the relief from the burning as well.

What a relief.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

5 Weeks.

Not only does today mark 5 weeks old, it also marks her 6th trip to the hospital. Today's troubles...lethargic, screaming, throwing up, excessive mucous, grunting, wheezing, not eating, coughing, been on medicine for a week and a half that doesn't seem to be working. You'd think she had the swine flu, but all those are components of acid refulx. Yes, Veva and the Doc are great friends. The nurses absolutely love her and think she is beautiful...I agree :) "Most" babies have only been once at this point for their 1 or 2 week check up where things are fine and dandy. The Dr. assures me every time that not all babies are this way, and that I deserve an easy one next time. BUT, the good news from todays checkup...she gained some weight! We consider her chubby because she has been so skinny and now has a little more oomph to her. She's on a new medicine that will hopefully help her not be in so much pain with the reflux - although it doesn't solve the excessive throwing up. Refulx aside, eating has not really been her thing. I'm going to stop the list there, because I don't want to scare you away from having children! THEY ARE WONDERFUL! It really has been the most wonderful, life-changing event. Challenging? Yes. Am I a stronger person because of it? Tremendously. If I'd had a glimpse into the future, I think I would have doubted my abilities. I've been blessed.

This picture gives me warm and fuzzies after a difficult day. If had to do it all over again for her, I would, and chances are I will :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

3 Years.

D is off celebrating our anniversary by taking the CPA exam today. However, previous to taking off to "pokey" he delivered...

You have never seen a husband more proud to give his wife a gift. Following the unveiling of the golf clubs, bag, cart, and glove, he proceeded to give me a detailed explanation of each individual club! He'd already arranged a trip to the range, as well as hired Grandma to babysit while we play 9-holes later today. Don't get me wrong, I am excited about the clubs, but I think I enjoyed his excitement more than the gift.

When I married D 3 years ago I knew he was something special. If you know him I am sure you would attest. But I had no idea he would make my life so wonderful. Everyone deserves to be this happy.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dear Veva,

I got teary-eyed yesterday when I took the last newborn diaper off and replaced it with a size 1. It made me realize how quickly time passes and how precious every day is. I can hardly believe that you will be a month old tomorrow; I had no idea how much our lives would change in such a short amount of time. Heavenly Father is certainly looking out for you, because I am a stronger person today than I knew I could be.
I cherish the special bond we share that seems instantaneous between a mother and her child. It breaks my heart to see you in pain, but we seem to be making it through and my love for you only grows stronger. Its amazing how the things that take the most work and seem to be the hardest bring us the most joy.
I love learning more about you everyday. I love making new discoveries and find joy in understanding you better as time goes on. What a miracle it is to feel the way I feel. Words cannot describe the fullness that you have brought into our hearts.


Friday, August 14, 2009

3 Weeks

We are still trying to get the hang of things...and I am sure we will be for a long time! But in the mean time of learning how to mother, here are some precious pics my sister took on Veva's 3 week birthday!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Looking at these pictures makes me cry. We've been through a lot these last two and a half weeks and I feel so blessed to be her mom. Things have not been easy - but the fact that Heavenly Father must trust me with her gets me through.

Yesterday was such a special day. It was kind of last minute to bless her, but the circumstances were too good to pass up. D's sister and her family were here from Scotland, My brother and his family were in from Oklahoma, and my sister and her family were up from southern Utah - all staying at my parents!

D gave her a beautiful blessing and she looked precious in her dress, the same one I was blessed in. She is a spitting image of D these days.

The proud fathers. Ike & Bekah's lil' one was blessed as well.

My doll and me. She's so tiny!

Melts my heart.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why my life is wonderful right now...

Because even though I only got an hour and a half (15 min. here 15 min. there) of sleep last night, I have all day to recoup.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

10 days old!

Update the blog?! I'm lucky if I get a shower before 2 p.m. Although, I must say we are getting the hang of this. I cried the day my mom left (she only lives 7 min. away :) she was a life saver. We haven't slept, but we have managed to parent on our own.

she looks just like D in that picture...she is all him with the exception of her feet, hands, and eyes.

Just looking at her brings a smile to my face. Its amazing how much our lives have changed and how much love is in our hearts...all from this tiny little girl. A miracle.