Friday, October 23, 2009

Eight is GREAT!

I can not believe it but Adelaide Joy is now eight! I can not believe it was 8 years ago that I seriously quit going to BYU a million times because I couldn't handle the pressure of my Economics midterms and having a baby that would projectile vomit after every feeding. But how she has changed my life for the better!
It is hard to put my feelings into words. (where are you Kathryn when I need you to write something sweet and sentimental?!) But I will try to express my love for this beautiful girl!

She has been so good from day one! All I would have to do is say her name in a scolding way and she would stop in her tracks and come back to me. She wants to be good. Literally, has a desire to do the right thing. She is always happy and well mannered. She is obedient. She loves to help others. And she wants to make others happy, even if that means she doesn't get what she wants. She is my song bird. She is constantly singing and actually has a good voice. She has guts to sing a solo at her great-grandma's funeral when she was only 5 1/2! And she did a great job, always in tune. But that is how she has lived her first 8 years. Always in tune with the right things: church, family, school, activities, friends. I am amazed at how much she teaches me. I will catch her praying in her closet, after I have had a serious mommy temper tantrum, asking forgiveness for making me so upset. She loves to learn, both secularly and spiritually. As long as there is singing involved, church could last 8 hours for all she cares, she loves it. She wants to do what is right. She has definitely lived up to her name: JOY! She is just a joy to be around. And she wants others to be joyful as well.

I am excited to see what the next 8 years will entail. Hopefully I will be able to be worthy of such a wonderful daughter because I know she is wonderful inspite of all of my imperfections as a mother.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

IT'S A ...........

First of all, I am feeling 100% better. Yes, I am still on Zofran but I have been off of IVs for quite some time now, maybe over a month. I am able to shower, clean, cook, do laundry and run errands. But even though I can do those things, doesn't mean I actually do them......ha ha ha ha. But no seriously, this is my happy stage. I am 21 weeks and doing good. The best way to start my 'happy stage' before I go into my 'preterm labor stage' is finding out the sex of the baby. So here "it" is:

Yes indeedy! We are having a BOY!!!!!!! Can I tell you how happy I am! I honestly thought we were going to have a girl just because this pregnancy has been so hard. And I stressed over it. Not about having a girl but just about finding out. I have had nightmares that this baby was hiding and we wouldn't be able to find out. I had nightmares I missed my doctors appointment. I had nightmares that I went to a hospital in AZ on accident for the ultrasound. I have had nightmares for two weeks now. But now HE is real. We can start thinking of names. And getting the kids excited! This works out great because now the girls can share a room and the boys can share a room.
And boy oh boy was this little guy active. He was constantly moving.