Saturday, October 4, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Day One: Friday, Sept 12, 2014. SLC to Orlando. I had to leave these cuties.
Day 2: Magic Kingdom
Today we woke up with little to no sleep… We are all very tired, but excited. We went to Magic Kingdom where your dreams come true!!!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
I can hardly believe I'm a mom of three boys. It has been very rewarding, fun, wonderful, and exciting. But… It has also been very difficult, frustrating, tiring, and hard.
Koda started School last week. His teacher is Ms Paulette. He loves it and it's been so fun to watch him grow up. He gets to take the bus to school and right it home. It was so cute…the first time he got on the bus, he found his friend Crew. We spotted the boys almost ready to get on the bus and they were holding hands. It was so adorable! Crew is his little bestie! Koda is enjoying learning. And is having fun making friends. He looks so cute with his little backpack on!!!
Kashe gets to start school this week. He got to meet his teacher last week Ms Anna. And he made his own little school bag. He's had his cast on now for probably about five weeks. And it's been very difficult. For this little go-getter… It's been really hard for him not to be able to get around. Unfortunately, his frustration has been manifested by a lot more tantrums and anger. Sometimes he just wakes up mad. Poor little guy!!! I hope his leg heels fast.
Kai is a happy little baby. He's absolutely adorable!! We just had his six month check up… He is in the 47% tile for height and weight. He's so cute. Dr. Wilcox said he is moving a lot more than others his age. He said he will probably be crawling by the end of the week… Which hasn't happened yet, and I'm grateful for that. He was very active at his appointment. He also had a little cough already. And he's teething, one tooth has popped through the gums and the other one is almost there. And then he had to get three shots. Poor little guy!!! For the rest of the day he was very fussy and cried a lot. And he didn't really try to move which was so sad. Oh, and he also had an ear infection. So he's now on antibiotics for that. Ruff week!!
Monday, August 18, 2014
He can hold his own bottle. He still drinks 6 oz every 3 hours. He eats last around 830p and goes to sleep around 9p. He then sleeps until 7a. He rocks on his hands and knees. He rolls and spins all over. He plays with toys and has such a cute laugh. He has chewed on carrots. Tried rice cereal. And loves to eat crackers. For the most part he is a happy baby. He has been a little fussy lately when he sees me and I don't pick him up and when his "almost coming in 2 bottom teeth" start bugging him. He loves his big brothers. He loves his paci
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Today Kashe said, "I hate you mom" and called me "stupid". And while I was folding laundry they were playing in the toilet. I caught Kashe with toilet water on his face and Koda playing with a flashlight in the toilet. This all took place within 1 min!!!
Friday, July 18, 2014
He likes being talked to, he likes being tickled, and loves kicking his feet. When we went swimming a couple of days ago he kicked and kicked and kicked. He loves swimming. He's also getting pretty wild when he eats his bottle. He kicks so much you can barely eat. It's so funny.
His laugh is so cute! And he loves smiling. He still eats every three hours and he eats 6 ounces. He has tried a little bit of orange squash and some of mommies frozen yogurt. He eats around 9 PM or 11 PM and sleeps usually until 530 or 830a.
He sits really well in his Bumbo. He rolls all the time front and back. He loves playing with toys. And he loves his brothers entertaining him. Kashe got him laughing this morning.
He brings such a sweet spirit into our home.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Kai is 4 months old. He can turn onto his side. He eats 6 ounces about every three hours. He sleeps through the night… Which is so nice! If we put him to bed around 10 or 11p, after a bottle, he will sleep until seven or eight in the morning. Today on July 1 he had his four-month doctor visit. He is approximately in the 70th percentile for height and approximately the 37th percentile for weight. He's doing great! He even laughs. It's so cute to hear him giggle. His eyes are a hazel blue gray brown. It depends on his outfit. Ha ha!
Today had to get two shots… It was so sad to see him cry.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Today I talked to Rob. My Uncle Rob has been like a second dad to me growing up. He always knew what to do. He always knew how to help. He always took care of everyone in the family. And now I'm having a hard time coming to terms with…him nearing the end of his time here on earth. It's been really hard. I know this is part of the Plan of Salvation. It still makes it heartbreaking.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Kai laughed for the first time yesterday. First I wasn't sure if he really laughed… But then we got him to do it again and again it was so cute. He is getting so big and today it looks like he found his feet because he's grabbing them with his hands. He's such a cutie!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Dear little Kashe,
I wanted to write you a letter… Today was a very special day... Wednesday, April 23 Cheyenne was sealed in the Timpanogos Temple to Nathan Tuttle. Cheyenne loves you so much! She has had much difficulty and trials. And had such a hard time parting with you. But I am so grateful that Cheyenne and her family have become a part of our family.
The temple is so sweet… And now Cheyenne can be with her sweetheart Nathan for eternity. Kashe I have always been so impressed with you… Ever since you were a little baby you have loved the temple. Maybe it has something to do with the special picture Cheyenne gave you when you were sealed to us in the Draper Temple. In fact, your favorite song is "I love to see the temple".
When daddy and I left you at Aunt Natalie's, to go to Cheyenne's Seiling… You were screaming and crying and said that you wanted to go. One day you will get to go to the temple yourself and marry a companion of your choice for eternity. We will all be there for you.
Cheyenne is such a great example to you!! She loves you so much. And wants you to be happy. She is so proud of you and loves giving you hugs and kisses. She even likes bribing you with candy.
Daddy and I love you so much too! What a special little boy you are that has come into our life because of your special birth mom, Cheyenne.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
My little Kai guy is 2 months old!!! He's getting soooo big. He is no longer in newborn clothes. I live him growing up...but it's also sad to say bye bye to the newborn stage.
He eats 4oz every 3-4 hours. He eats around midnight, then 4am, then 7a. He smiles and coo's. We started giving him a little breast milk. Hopefully it's a little healthier for him. He is a great sleeper in his crib at night.
This is the little face I see when I look over at him on my shoulder. I love it!!! So awake and precious.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Kai guy is getting so big! It was probably around 6 1/2 weeks old that he started smiling… And a couple of times it seems like he cooed. I just couldn't get him to repeat it all the time. So I didn't necessarily call it a milestone. But he pretty consistently doesn't now (where he smiles).
We all just adore him… It has been so sweet and calming to have a little baby in our home. His little spirit is so sweet :-) He is so relax and chill… He had a little tummy trouble around four weeks. Where he started to get gassy and a little bit fussy. So we switched to the purple target brand… And finally about three weeks later he's doing really well! He is a very patient baby.
His eyes are darkening up. There are days where they look like the color of steel blue. And days where they look like they will definitely turn brown. His hair is still long and cute… But his receding hairline is looking more prominent. So, we may shave it soon. His skin has had a little bit of acne. But it seeming to clear up a little bit.
He no longer fits in newborn clothes. And he is in number 1 to 2 diapers. He eats every 3 to 4 hours. And sleeps really well for the night and wakes up just to eat. He eats about 4 ounces.
I'm almost done with his nursery. It has just taken me a while… It's harder to get things done with three boys…and I have been sick for the past month.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Kai is such a cutie. I can't believe he is already one month old on Tuesday. At his three-week doctor visit he gained almost 2 pounds.
He eats 3 to 4 ounces every 3 to 4 hours. He is on Similac formula. He smiles sometimes too… I can't always get him to repeat it, but I think it's for real. It's so adorable!
Generally, at least two times a day, Kai has awake periods. Where he will stay awake for 2 to 3 hours. He is so cute! He's alert with his big eyes… Which are seeming to turn brown. He still has lots of brown hair. And it still really long… I hope it doesn't start falling out. In the sun you can see red highlights. It's nice to see Michelle and him!!
He has started to get a little bit of baby acne. He still has a red left eye… Which he has had ever since birth. When he was first born both eyes were red. But now just the left.
He has also started coughing. A really loose cough. I hope it doesn't turn into anything worse. I have had to suck his nose out a couple of times as well. But hopefully the weather warming up will help.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
From the moment of Kai's birth, I have wanted to remember every single detail. I wish every single detail was recorded. But...I've realized that's not possible. So, I will just do a partial post.
Our sweet little Kai was born Feb 18, 2014. He was 7lbs and 19" long. He has so much hair. It's a light brown with red glints. He is more red than he is brown...but not as fair as Kashe.
He has big, bright eyes. When he is awake, he is alert and calm. His big eyes seem to be taking in as much if the world around his as possible.
Michelle, our birthmom, is my hero. She, like Karissa and Cheyenne, is truly amazing. So stalwart and sure of her decision. She is mature beyond her age of 21. She is frank and too the point. She tells you how it is. She doesn't show a lot of emotion, but keeps it inside. She is kind and sweet, but tells you how it is. I love this!!! I have really wanted to make sure that she feels special and unique in her situations. I don't want her to feel like she has to fit in to the mold of our other birth moms. And she doesn't. She is perfectly unique in her own way. I live her so much!!!!
She banded me at the hospital. So I got to be with Kai for his first bath. He was awake and alert through the entire thing. He was so precious!!!
Kai continues to be the best baby!!! He is calm and chill. He is seriously so adorable and we love him so much!!! I love cuddling him and kissing his cute little cheeks!
Today we did out first little photo shot with Bluebird. So adorable!!!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Today I got to sit in sharing time with Little Bear's class. During one song they played a game..."all the kids with pink on stand up", etc. at one point it was, "all kids with blue eyes stand up and sing".
A little while later Koda was picking at his eyes and wining. I asked him what was wrong and I thought he was trying to tell me something was in his eye. So I looked and couldn't see anything. He kept pulling at his eye...finally I understood...he said something like, "take it out, take it out, I want blue eyes". It was kind of funny silly and sad at the same time. He was really trying to take out his eyeball. My little man...hopefully we can get him passed this. :(
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Koda is getting so big!!!!! Several times a day he stretches all the way out (on the kitchen table, on the couch, on a mattress, next to me, etc) and says mom "I'm getting bigger". It's so cute how he likes to measure his size. We need to start marking his height on the wall. :-)
However, my little boy still has remanants of my little baby. Last week I caught him rubbing the edge of his blanket to fall asleep. He's done this ever since he was a baby. He likes the soft minky blankets. And he still sometimes does it.
I miss my little baby, but get so excited for my grown up boy.