Monday, October 26, 2009


Weaning.. who knew it could be so difficult?? It makes having Samantha cry it out seem like a breeze! I have tried literally everything I've thought of and others' suggestions (don't bother with new suggestions for me please, I've probably already tried it) besides quitting bottles cold turkey and nothing has worked. So, I think this is it. I think I have to quit cold turkey. UGH she is going to be such a monster the next few days. The thing is, the longer I wait the worse it will be. I just need to take a DEEP breath and do it. As I learned with letting her cry it out, you have to be 100% diligent or it's completely useless and sometimes can make things even worse. Here's hoping I have enough will power to not give in! please pray for us.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Craigo's meets Provo!!

I spent my high school years going to Craigo's pizza in Rexburg. It was soooo yummy, and a pretty good price! After I left for college, Craigo's expanded, moved and turned themselves into more of a restaurant (I don't really know how to describe what they were before, they were a restaurant but I guess it was more like a pizza joint, sometimes there were live bands and other things, it was pretty cool) they expanded to some other towns in Idaho, and a month or 2 ago I saw a sign that they were coming to Provo!!! I was thrilled and we had to try it out! We went this afternoon, and I was definitely not disappointed! Go try it out everyone, Craigo's is amazing :)

OHH! BUT it's called Pizza Pie Cafe here and it's in the Albertson's parking lot across from Olive Garden.

Monday, October 19, 2009

364 days

Tomorrow Samantha will be 1 year old. I can't believe it!! Last night I was marveling at where I was exactly 1 year ago. 1 year ago (yesterday) was a Saturday, I had my baby shower and it was sooo much fun, I loved it. I remember explaining to everyone about my cholestasis and how they were probably going to induce me later the next week (Thursday or Friday). I had NO clue that when I went in for my checkup on Monday, they were going to say "OH! Today you are 37 weeks? Well, we better get you to the hospital to be induced" I was terrified, Jacob was at school, so I went and picked him up from school and we went over (HA, I drove myself to the hospital to have her:)) They wanted to give me an amnio, but wanted us to sign this waver saying how it wouldn't be their fault if it sent me into labor and the baby could die, and the amnio would be really painful, I remember reading it, and Jacob and I looked at each other and were like "we are NOT signing that!" when the doctor came in to talk to us about it she gave an ultrasound and thought Samantha looked fine and an amnio wouldn't be needed (in my head I was like 'good, cause I'm not getting one anyway!'). They started the pitocin around 2, I started feeling contractions around 3:30, and she was born at 10:43.

The last year has been a busy one and a crazy one, with a lot of ups and downs and life's lessons. Samantha is walking everywhere, eats most everything, has 4 1/2 teeth (1 keeps cutting then going back up, depending on the day she has 4 or 5) with another 1 1/2 coming in. She is very friendly, she hardly ever cries when other people hold her, but will cry when mom and dad hold her. She loves making messes and is already all girl (how do I deal with that?? I was the biggest tomboy when I was little- I even cut my hair like a boys!!!) she likes to watch me do my makeup and will grab things around her and act like she is putting makeup on. She loves bows and jewelery and clothes and shopping.
We are looking forward to the years to come with her, and adding on to our family sometime in the next couple of years. I'll admit I'm a little scared to be pregnant again, and worried about getting cholestasis again (now that I've had it, I have about a 70-90% chance of getting it again with each pregnancy), but life is good and we are so happy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I am OFFICIALLY over my baby hunger. (yay!) I was reminded recently of how wretched it was to be pregnant (sick for 34 weeks straight (hypotension and restless leg syndrome in addition to nausea), then 1 week of not being sick, then stupid cholestasis) and decided I want to wait. Part of me wants to just get it over with and not delay the inevitable, but I think I'm content to not be pregnant right now.
Jacob's family (my family too!) came to visit over conference weekend, and since they live in California and wouldn't be here on the 20th for Samantha's first birthday, we decided to have a little party for her 2 weeks early.

We had a lot of fun while they were here and can't wait to see them again for Christmas! Thanks for the presents, Samantha loves them!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It's official. I am baby hungry!!!!!!! Haha, I know I'm crazy, but there is such a huge part of me that yearns to be a mom again! It's going to be awhile though, because I refuse to spend months 5-9 of pregnancy during the summer months (summer of 08 was by far the most miserable summer I have ever experienced) so don't get any ideas!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fun news!

Well, Samantha has decided to just start walking today! I keep turning around to see her walking somewhere with a HUGE self-satisfied grin on her face, it's really cute! She has fallen probably 10 times in 10 minutes, so we'll see how long it lasts! She made the decision at the perfect time, since her grandparents will be in town tomorrow until tuesday!
On a not so fun note.... she is cutting 4 (that's right FOUR) teeth right now- blech.