Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Parents, I need your help!

Okay parents. I need your help. Being a first time parent is tough. So far, I think we have done pretty good. Given that Lexi is a pretty good baby. Wait, let me rephrase that. Lexi can be a pretty good baby. 
This past week or so she has not been her self. I can't figure out what is wrong! It feels like I am loosing it. 

She has been extremely fussy, always wanting my attention, can't be left alone, wants to be help 24/7, always wants to eat, and always sleepy! I don't know what it is. She sleeps through the night which is amazing..and goes down rather easy, but during the day she isn't her self.

She will be 4 months on Dec.30.2012.  Here are some things I think might be wrong:

1. Is she staying full?  Maybe formula isn't doing it? Each bottle she has is usually between 5-6 ounces. At night time I add rice. Do you think its time to start feeding her some baby food/rice during the day to keep her full? It feels like I am feeding her every two hours and maybe that's why she is so fussy?

2. Is it a phase? 

3. Growth spurt? Maybe, but it doesn't explain the constant need for attention. I used to be able to lay her on the living room floor with a play mat and go do dishes..now I'm lucky if I get that done.
My house has not been clean for 2 weeks! I still have laundry in the back from over a week ago! It's driving me crazy!

I also wanted to know if any of your kids have ever been constantly sleepy. It seems the only thing that makes her happy is sleeping and eating. Maybe it is a growth spurt? I don't know. Like I said..I think we are doing well for first time parents, but these last 2 weeks or so had thrown me for a loop!

Please,throw out some ideas!
Ps: I can't believe she is going to be four months!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Philly Cheese Steaks

I have made some awesome things off the website! Last night, I made Broc some 
Philly Cheese Stakes! Click here for the link.
It is so easy!

Get your stake and chop it thin! Along with 1/2 onion
 Heat it up!
 Add some soup once its cooked 
(Didn't get a photo of that)
Put it on a bun..add some cheese
and place it in the oven until the cheese is melted!
 This is what I am trying tonight! 

Lexipoo Photos

 I just wanted to update and share some photos of my little girl! 
It is her first Christmas this year! We are so blessed to be able to spend it with her! 

 She is getting so big! She is in most 6 month clothes!
She will be 4 months in 10 days!
She loves her walker! 

I love this guy more than anything in the world! 

Kentucky Trip -short version

Well, I finally have time to catch up on the blog and share some photos of my trip to Kentucky. Although I'm not sure how much time I will have to write this with Lexi...I just took off outfit number three for today. She is spitting up everywhere! So now she is just laying in her diaper!..Which is the cutest!  Anyways, back to our Kentucky trip! I was super nervous about flying alone with Lexi, but she was wonderful on the plane! Perfect! Here are some photos from our trip!

Lexi- just hanging out at the airport stretching out before being cooped up on a plane again!
 One of the best things about being home...
my dad always cooks breakfast!

 I love seeing some old friends!
Michelle is one of my best!

 Lexi just chilling in the tub!

 Family got to see Lexi for the first time!

 10 days was too long with out my love!

 Seeing some more old friends!
 Lindsey! I remember when she was this size!
 Courtney and I got the crazy idea to make to make a rag rug for her nursery!...
it took forever! 

 We almost got it done...
She will have to finish the rest!

She is the best! I miss her all the time!
 Lexi loved Grandma!
Of course grandma loved her!
 We went to see some more family friends..
I used to baby sit this girl Alyssa..when she was Lexi's age! 
Crazy how time flies!

 The trip shortly came to an end..
We were on the plane home before I knew it!
We landed in Vegas and reunited with Broc!
Only thing is my bag didn't show up!..
Until 5 hours later! So we had to get a hotel!
We stayed at the Excalibur! 
 It is so good to be home. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cinnamon Almonds

This time of year at the mall they have roasted almonds. They are a little pricey, so I decided to make some home made. I think they turned out great and are rather simple to try.
here is the link you will need


How cute!
Lexi loves to have her pants off and kick her legs! I am always worried that her cute little kinda chunky legs will get cold! Have no fear..leg warmers are here!
I found a NO SEW tutorial on pintrest. You can check it out here or another
It really took me about 3 minutes!
I love it! I can't wait until I get home and go get some more socks! Plus I think they will be way cuter than stockings! Hopefully I can find some better ones at Target, Old Navy, or maybe even Ross.
The only thing about the Christmas leggings below is they are a little short. The black ones you will see are the length I prefer.

The black ones (I have grey as well) are long and really warm which is great. The only thing is the ends don't roll up like the Christmas ones. So I would recommend  getting the "holiday" or "decorative" socks. 
Lexi looks adorable in these photos!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

3 Months old!

When did that happen??
 I have to say, the older she is getting the more fun she is!
Of course, with her age comes more of her personality and some attitude.   
But we sure love her!

 She has the cutest face when she cries! She puckers out her lip and makes it quiver!
She is growing out of her clothes way too fast!
She is in 3 month pants
3-6 month onsies and some 3 month
and 3-6 or 6 month shirts! Crazy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2 months

 How did my baby become two months?

She had gained 3 pounds 2 ounces
And she has grown 4 inches! 
She was a trooper with her shots!

You are now sleeping in your own room but having some trouble with it.
When you are in your crib and wake up to eat you scream your head off! But as soon as your mom or dad come in and lean over your crib you are all smiles!
You still hate tummy time, but you are getting so strong at holding your head up
Your smiles are the best.

Thankful Days 1-6

I am so THANKFUL for many things in my life. 

November First
 Broc-my wonderful husband. 
I feel in love with the most amazing man three years ago. He is the very best.
He works so hard for our family. Thank you Broc!
Thank you for being a worthy priesthood holder
Thank you for being a great Husband
Thank you for being a great father
Thank you for getting up and going to work every day
Thank you. 
I love you!
 November Second
I am extremely THANKFUL for my parents/family.
I am glad that they are good people and always try to help other people out. 
I am so thankful they did everything to give me the best childhood. 
They do everything for me. Thank you.
I am thankful for you raising me in the church
I am thankful for all the meals you provided me
I am thankful for the roof you placed over my head
I am thankful that you love me no matter what
I am eternally grateful for you. 
I love you guys
 November Third
I am THANKFUL for Broc's Family
They are awesome and I am so glad I married into a great family.
Thank you guys for everything you do.
Thank you Kiera for cooking dinner each week and always letting us come over
Thank you Grandpa & Grandma for making awesome cookies
Thank you Britt and James for making me an adorable niece and nephew
Thank you Joclynn and Skye for being good siblings :)
 November Fourth
This might sounds crazy but I am so THANKFUL for Tito.
I love having him as my dog no matter how crazy he drives me. 
November Fifth
I am THANKFUL for doctors.
Epically for Dr. Kvarfordt who cared for Lexi and I during my pregnancy.
He is a wonderful doctor! Thank you!
November Sixth
I am THANKFUL for freedom and having the privilege to vote.
I hope that the RIGHT/BEST man for our country wins the election.
Romney that is!