Monday, December 28, 2009
I just re-read all of that and WOW, I'm in a fine mood!
But really, I am going to be happy when the month is over...
We had a great Christmas day and we were able to eat good food and visit with family! That is what matters most.
O, and I just realized, I know why my mood sucks, I'M getting OLD! For the love of all that is good and Holy, I wish that I didn't have to get old.. And really, I'm not that old. BUT still. I just would have loved to stay 27...
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This is when I think to myself, ah, boys aren't that bad!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Helam loves his brothers and sisters so much! He truly has brought our family closer together!
These last two pictures are from our journey at PCMC. The one on top is him in the CT machine, and the next one is the morning after all of the drama of the sweet potatoes. He is feeling much better and was ready to go home!
Monday, December 7, 2009
On Monday the 30th of November I woke up to horrible pain in my left breast. So horrible in fact, that at times all I could do was cry. Helam hadn't been eating really well for a couple of days and that wasn't helping. So after I took the girls to school I decided to go into the InstaCare. (1st 50.00 copay). So the Dr. came in and as soon as he checked out my boob, he told me that I had a severe case of mastitious. (seriously I can't spell) After having 7 children, I have never had anything like this. So, I was put on some medicine (that i'm still taking). But after two days, the pain wasn't going away and neither was the huge lump. So, I called my sister Crystal. She works in an OBGYN's office and she was able to get me into see one of the doctors there.
Now, I know your probably wondering why I just didn't call my OB, and the answer is this, that office has moved to the new Riverton Hospital and well I'm not traveling all the way out there to go to the doc. The doc was awesome and let me know that it was still looking bad, but better than others that I have seen. Good news!!! Now, after a week of meds I am doing much better!
Then on Wednesday night, Emer got a cut on her back. That I was sure required stitches. I took her to the InstaCare (#2 of 50.00 co-pay) (YUCK). No stitches were required, but steristrips were. She is on the mend and says that her owie really itches!
Now onto Friday. I went shopping for Christmas presents. I was having a grand time when my grandma calls me (she is watching the boys) and says, Helam is really itching his face. I think that he may be having an allergic reaction to sweet potatoes. "REALLY" I said. Now you must understand that Helam LOVES sweet potatoes. They were one of the first foods that he ate. So I was sure that it was nothing and went about my business of shopping. When I got home, I instantly knew that something was going on with him. He was itchy all over his face, and was very lethargic. He couldn't stay awake. He would sit up and be instantly asleep. I have never seen anything like this. So I call the pediatrician and scheduled him to see the doc. (#3 30.00 co-pay) (OUCH)!!! The doctor was not sure what was going on. He asked us if he ingested anything out of the ordinary and he hadn't, or had he? WHO KNEW?? This kid eats anything he can get his hands on. He is 11 months old (tomorrow) and he is a human vacuum.
So the doctor was dumbfounded, and so were we. He was very concerned that Helam couldn't stay awake. So he sent us up to Primary Children's Medical Center. (#4 50.00 co-pay) THEY WANTED 200.00. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
So at PCMC no one could figure out what was going on with my baby. They had to do tunz of blood work and that all came back okay. Then the did a CT and a chest X-Ray. NOTHING. Totally fine.
Then, after they decided to admit us (6 hours later) one of the residents came into the room and said I think we have found what is wrong. There was a study done in 2003 on allergies from different kinds of vegetables, and sweet potatoes is one of them. The kids in the study had the same reaction as Helam. WOW!
So, needless to say we have many more appointments with allergists and the doctor. Helam can't eat tunz of things now and well my 7th child is bringing fourth many things that I was sure I would never have to deal with!
I have pictures of the baby in the CT machine. SO CUTE, but I'm having technical difficulties.. The will be on their way!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
We have moved! It is crazy to think that we won't be living in our house anymore. But we are so excited for our adventures!!!
Helam is growing so big and fast. It is so unbelievable to me. Is it wrong of me to want another baby? I just miss the tininess of babies..
We are all adjusting well to our new environment. The kids all love it, because everyday is a big party at grandmas house. My grandma is the coolest grandma! She is always so loving and caring and she does so much for us!
I have been sick for the last two weeks, and two days ago, I got my very first bout of mastitis's.. I know, spelling is horrible. It has been so bad that Helam has been having a struggle with nursing. Today was day two of the doctors and he is concerned that I have an abses. (sorry tmi.) So on Friday I get to go to have an ultrasound. No fun, but better to be safe than sorry!
I can't believe that it is already December. We have 4 birthdays, Christmas and lots of fun parties! WAHOO!!!
This is really all that is going on. Not really much when I think about it!
Pictures will be coming soon. I am going to get pictures of all the kids in Santa hats. I think it will be super cute!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Helam is getting so big. He took his first step from table to couch about 2 weeks ago. He does it all of the time now, and just two days ago he stood all by himself. CRAZY KID! I can't believe that he is 10 months old. It just isn't fair that they grow up so fast!
We are selling our house! I KNOW! We have moved up to my Grandparents house while our house sells. I can't believe that it is all happening, but it is! So many people ask us what we are going to do and well long story short is, we are going to live our dream! WE want a farm and want to build our own house so we are doing it! This is all so crazy to me, but after much prayer and Temple visits, we have made the decision that is completely effecting all our lives for the better!
I wish I had more to write, but time will not allow it! I am so busy with so many things that sometimes it is hard to keep my head above swimming children! But I wouldn't change it for anything!
Pictures to come of our house (the one we are selling) with a painted kitchen and all!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
But when I look back and really think about all that has been done, I have accomplished alot! At least to me it is alot!
First, Kylah, Emer and Korban all started swim lessons. They all love them so much and today I will get pictures of them during lessons.
Samantha and Morgan both started Orchestra yesterday. WOW.. And they love (so far) to practice. I am going to make sure that they work really hard at playing, so that this skill will stay with them!
Helam is now full fledged "stink bug" crawling. I got some pictures but for some reason I can't load them from this computer, so I will have to upload them later.
And well Gannon is up to his usual antics. I just got up to go check on the boys and he has pulled all of the cushions off of the couch. NORMAL for him.. PAIN for me..
Now on to one of the biggest accomplishments.. I have moved my dining room to where our living room was and moved the living room to where the dining room was. It took me a while to get used to it, but now I love it! I will get pictures of that as well.
I guess the reasons that I have to list all of this stuff down, is so that I am feeling some what good about myself and the accomplishments that are happening around here.
Lately I have not had the greatest self worth and I am really having to count my blessings and count them out loud. Being discouraged is one of my weak points and one of the ways satan has his hold on me.. SO I really am having to put down all of these great blessing.. And in case your wondering, still NO soda for either El or I! That right there is an amazing accomplishment and ya'll would be so proud of me, because last week I went to McDonald's and got a poweraide. NOT BAD either. Maybe I will get one tonight on the way to taking kids to lessons!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
~Today marks day 7 of NO soda or caffeine for El and I.
~This morning El had to add another notch to his belt! WHOOT WHOOT!!!
~As of this evening Gannon has been in underpants for 11 days! He has only had 2 poop accidents and 0 pee accidents. And last night, was the first night that I put him to bed with underpants on and he woke up twice to tell me that he had to pee! I am soo soo proud of him.
~Helam is now sitting up on his own from an on the ground position. He almost has crawling down.
~Samantha has all A's and B's so far in school. She will be starting orchestra next week!
~Kylah has all A's.
~Morgan has all A's.
~Emer is starting to like to read! WAHOO!
~Korban is realizing that he is a big boy and doesn't really need to play with my ears any more. But, he still likes to play with everyone else's..
Now for the heartache.. Helam was such a great little sleeper for so many months. But, because of the camping and him having to sleep with me during these camping trips he has become accustomed to it. So, I now have a little baby who wants to sleep in momma and daddy's bed. It is sooo soo uncomfortable. Helam is the first baby that I have had that never wanted to sleep with me from day one. So, I was grateful that he loved his own bed. But now, he likes to snuggle mom.. I hope that I can curb this trend here in the next couple of weeks. If you have any advise, please feel free to share because I've got nothin!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Today is day one. Wish me luck. I have tried to stop soda before and the soda has always won. But not this time!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This picture was take on September 7th 2009. Two days ago. We were on our way home from the 240, when a couple of incidents happened. You couldn't stand to be in your car seat any longer so your sweet sister Samantha took you. Look at you! YOUR HUGE! No longer that teeny, tiny person.. And look at your face! Your totally cooping attitude! But, you make me laugh!
So the reason for the title. Just because I can't, doesn't mean I don't want to.. I miss having the little person, who doesn't want to be independent. Who doesn't grow two bottom teeth at the age of 4 months. Who doesn't want to crawl!
I miss this!
I feel blessed beyond measure that I have you and your 6 other siblings! I don't know what I would do without you all! I am so proud to be your mom! Even if during the last 3 weeks, you have seriously developed a case of the I WANT MY SISTERS.. If you could talk, I am sure that is what your saying, because woozers kid, you totally know how to through a fit and get what you want with those girls. But really, who could resist this face?XOXO.. MOMMA
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I love you my girls! I hope you all have a rememberable year, like I did!
Monday, August 17, 2009
So, as I stated in my previous post, this is the first time we have been to bear lake. It was such an awesome trip. We had alot of excitement with the weather the first night. We couldn't get our tent up because of all of the wind. And with all of the excitement we forgot to get pictures of us almost getting blown away! BUMMER. Luckily we have a van that is huge and we put our air mattress in it and slept in there with the boys and all of my girls slept in my moms trailer. Needless to say, I am going to look and save money up for a trailer.
Friday, August 14, 2009
So this morning, as we were preparing for one of our adventures I looked at him and said "Hey Hon, remember 3 summers ago when we were seriously considering purchasing a camping trailer, and you were all um we wouldn't get the use out of it. Well guess what, this summer we would get our use out of it". He looked at me and said, "yep. we should have done it". DUH
Preparing to go camping is so tedious. I am having a hard time even getting excited, because of all the work that is involved. I am taking pictures right now so I can post them later. BAAAHHH
On the grander side of all of the preparation, we are going to go on an amazing trip to Bear Lake. I have never been there and neither has El. So this is a first for our entire family! I am very much so looking forward to having some quality time with the kids and El and all of our other family that is going. I am not, however looking forward to the "cold front" that is supposed to be coming in tonight. That right there is another reason we should have got us a trailer. O WELL! Here is to happy camping and hopefully a really awesome time!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Helam is huge! I took him into the Doc this week for his 6 month (2 1/2 weeks late) check up. He weighs 22.5 pounds and is 32 inches long! WOW, and his head is doing so much better!
School starts in just a couple of weeks. I can't believe it! I took the girls school shopping today and it was so much fun. They were all so good and didn't complain about the clothes mom wanted them to get. I can't believe I am going to have a 6th grader. How does that even happen? I am so beside myself. I think I need a drink! (of coke that is)
Last night after dinner, the kids wanted to look at pictures of when they were little. Samantha, Morgan and Kylah all came before the days of taking 100 pictures a week with my digital camera, so needless to say, I don't have nearly as many pictures of them as i would like at their little tiny squeaky voice ages.. I cried (alot) about how much my girls are growing up.
All of the family is well. Just busy! I am ready for summer to slow down. I need a break from all of the fast pace summer life!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Murray fireman with the kids and Camden and HolliEl with Gannon.. Gannon loves suckers!
Then we were off to Staduim of Fire.. So good and we had amazing seats!
ME.. I know. Finally a picture on my blog of me. YUCK
Morgan and Kylah waiting patiently.. We were on the grass not far from the stage..
My Amazing Cousin Justin!!! He is the one who got the tickets for us.. Thank you Justin for all you have done for our Country!!! Your amazing!
During this last month, Helam has been able to start to sit up (no one holding him up) by himself. He decided to take on this milestone while we were camping. I couldn't believe it! He is growing up so much...
He loves to eat. He has been trying to get my food for months, so I finally have broken down and started to feed him baby food. He loves it all. He eats entire jars of it and then wants more. I have had to restrict him, because he gets major tummy aches, because he eats so fast. Also this month, he has fallen in LOVE with Popsicles. They must feel really good to his upper teeth, because he has two coming in. Seriously, this boy is growing to fast!He loves his brothers and sisters so much. He is always wanting to know what they are doing. Hence this picture. I was trying to get a shot of all three of them, and all he wanted to do was look at Korban and Emer. What a character!
I can't wait to see how much Helam grows this next month. He changes everyday and I thank God that he is allowing me to be with him so I can see these changes.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
O ALSO, I am going to be making my blog private here in the next week or so. SOOO if you would like to still read my boring blog, then let me know and I will send you an invite!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Here is Korban and Helam taking their little cat nap together! Brothers are so much fun!!!
I just have to share this video of Gannon. This is at a park located by Jake and Amy's house. El took the kids there when I went to bunko in May. My kids really love this park!!!