Wednesday, February 24, 2010

30 facts about me

1. I ate chalk regularly in Jr High/High school. I kept a box in my backpack. (evidently I was iron deficient!!)
2. I have peed in a urinal. (long story)
3. My husband and I dated 2ish years in high school and got married 3 months after he got home from his mission.
4. I played softball from 3rd to 5th grade (3rd base)
5. I was in the gifted and talented program in 5th and 6th grade.
6. I am the youngest of 5 (2 brothers and 2 sisters)
7. I have been on 3 cruises, two to Mexico and one to the Caribbean
8. I was a cheerleader in 7th and 8th grade, and was assistant coach in 9th grade.
9. My favorite dessert is chocolate pudding pie with graham cracker crust and whipped cream.
10. My family owns Pioneer Party and Copy and I worked there from when I was 16 until I graduated and then a few months about a year ago.
11. I like reality TV (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Next Top Model, etc)
12. I like to make greeting cards and I sold them at Pioneer Party for a while.
13. I like purses!
14. I had the 'head gear' nerdy thing to move my jaw forward for almost 2 years. I was lucky that the 'gear' was all inside my mouth. I named him Herbie and still have it.
15. I was a good writer in school and wanted to be an author. I won a writing contest on a state level in 3rd grade.
16. I love studying the scriptures and learning about church history.
17. I was President of Drill Team and Dance Company my senior year.
18. I am a certified coder (billing) and have worked at Mt Timpanogos Women's Health Care for 5 years.
19. I have had the same 5-6 best friends since Jr High, some earlier. We are still friends now!
20. I keep a list of my pet peeves in my purse. (see list to the right....)
21. I love singing in the car.
22. I hate hate hate cooking. Bad
23. I did track for one day when I was about 10. Sucked
24. I have had a lot of health problems in the last 5 years.
25. I hate the heat. Fall is my favorite time of year.
26. I am a twin.
27. I used to love reading and now I don't like it at all.
28. My favorite bands at the moment are Dashboard Confessional and Weezer
29. I bought a pink car when I was 16 and it was really cool.
30. I went to SUU for a semester.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Photo Shoot

Me and mother-in-law #2 played around taking some pictures of Max tonight. This is one of my favorites! Isn't he cute?! I think his eyes might turn out blue! More to come....

Monday, February 22, 2010


Anna might as well have bourne and birthed Max; she thinks for sure she is the mom. She sat here with Max and her 'other' baby for a good 20 minutes. She burps him, plays piggie games with his toes, points out all his features, and then hers, and then mine, and then starts over again. Kisses and kisses and hugs and more kisses. She clings to him anytime he's around. Today when I left she full on started crying hyterically. She really likes him. Here are some pics of the kids and Max. Doesn't he look thrilled?

(We have been watching the olympics and Max likes the luge. He is totally in position in this picture....hehe)

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Can I just set something straight here? In the previous post when I said 'my stretch marks itch', I didn't mean a casual scratchy scratchy here and there, I meant a full on get a wire brush out and scrape vigorously until you bleed. It is way beyond lotion. I have been using a sharp toothed comb followed by cortisone cream and it has been holding me over thus far. Thanks.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bad names and I hate change

So, it's been a week-er so and naturally I have a ton of pet peeves and smart ass comments that have been building up over the week, so here you go:

First, Max is one month old today! Happy One Month Day!

Second, while sitting home watching TV all day on maternity leave, some pretty disturbing male names have come to my attention. If you know me at all, you know the name "Peter" has always topped my list of really really ugly names. Don't tell me when you hear that name you don't picture this:

and no one wants to picture that. Another that has come to my attention; Wolfgang. Really, what person says to themself, "Hmm, I think I will name my child 'Wolfgang'" and feel good about it?? Don't. You know this is what he will look like:

And lastly, Kip. WTH? I think probably started out as a joke. This is what I picture:

So, as you may have gathered, I am a true blue pessimist. I pretty much bitch about everything (mostly in a joking way, but still, nonetheless). So, I thought pregnancy was bad. I whined about the heartburn, the mood swings, the acne, the crotch pain, the nausea, the constant hunger. Well well well kids, I found something that tops the crappiness of pregnancy; postpartum. Holy hell. I have never felt so horrible in my life! Moods and hormones a-raging (no, really), itchy stretch marks (no one told me that they itch after you deliver..), FATIGUE, hormones, the BLEEDING (I almost forgot), hormones, NICU, fatigue, Max not breathing, tests, tests, stretchy jello-y skin, BREAST MILK, NICU, hormones, bills. Don't get me wrong, I love the little guy, but I do not do well with change. Benj and I traded sides of the bed and it was a huge deal for me. Took a few nights of crying, tossing, turning, spooning, etc, and I am still trying to deal with it (which is why I am blogging at 2:47 am.....). Another example, 2 years ago, I got married, started school, quit work, and moved out all within like a week. Yeah, I just completely shut down. Stopped everything and stayed home. Cry cry cry. A trip to the ER and lots of meds later, I am still getting used to it. Needless to say, I am having a hard time adjusting to the newness of a baby and all that goes with it. It is slowly getting better; I'm sure glad I have good friends and family! Max finally gets his oxygen off this weekend (yay! I've felt like a senior citizen having home care come and deliver oxygen and supplies...AND it sucks dragging the tubing all through the house AND having those ouch-y stickers on his cute cheeks...)(see, there is the pessimist!). Here are a few cute pics of the Max-ster:

Max getting a head start on his gopher skills.

Anna seriously LOVES Max!!! The veil must be thin cause this girl KNOWS him! She can't get her chubby little hands off him and constantly says 'baby' and 'max' and touches all his little features. I'm sure they will be good friends.

Also, can I just say how freaking dumb the news is sometimes...? So today that guy crashed his plane into the IRS building and one of the news anchors says, "They believe that the man was angry with the IRS and had specifically targeted the building," No shit. Don't.

Thanks for listening.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ladder? Anyone??

I just noticed in the picture below of Benj and Max sleeping in the NICU, there is a man on a ladder in the background.... what the hell?

Max is back on oxygen :( - freaking funny

I put this book by Max to see if he'd look at it at all and he was totally into it - cute!

Friday, February 5, 2010


WOW I am tired.