Alright peeps... I have started a new blog, so from now on I will be posting there instead. I hope you enjoy it and follow it and read it! I will do my best to make it entertaining for you. Check it out!!!!!
I have been thinking a lot lately... The past couple of weeks have been really rough for me and my beautiful little family. I thought I had escaped the terrible wrath of postpartum depression, but I was wrong. Very very wrong.
Although I love social media (probably a little too much) I have decided to take a time out and focus only on myself and my family for awhile. I have found myself thriving on the opinions of others and becoming so ridiculously upset if no one comments on pictures or blog posts, so much so that I have begun to base my self worth according to these things.
That's not the kind of person I want to be. I want to set, and I need to set, a better example for my daughter. It is also not fair to Spencer to feel as though he has to compete with everyone out there constantly. Relying on comments and likes is not the way I want to be. I'm definitely hoping that I can spend the next couple of weeks realizing my own potential and not feeling as though I need to rely on others to uplift me and make me feel special. I know I have a ton of things coming up that I want to blog about like the holidays, the state championship game next week, and who knows what kind of cute things Ani will do, but this will be better for me. It will be better for my family.
So I'm not sure how long I won't be blogging or facebooking... but until then... Happy Holidays!
I cannot believe that Aniston is already 4 months old! Where did the time go? Seriously, it feels like yesterday that she was just a little pink line on a pregnancy test. Fun Fact: We learned on November 10th, 2012 (on our 2 month anniversary) that I was pregnant, after I bawled my eyes out over a Jamba Juice spill. At her doctor's appointment this morning we learned that she is 15lbs 7oz (chunky monkey) 24.75 inches long and pretty much the most awesome baby ever! When it comes to shots, this child is a champ! She is just starting to laugh (pretty much the funniest thing ever), she's starting to roll over (her chubbiness may be contributing to her slowness to accomplish this), and the doctor told us we could attempt rice cereal, but she couldn't figure out how to use the spoon... handicap. But that's okay. We'll keep trying! I have so much love for this baby! Everyday is a new and wonderful experience! Plus she has THE most adorable chubby cheeks and dimples!
Also we voted!!!! Of course I had to get a sticker for Aniston... or maybe I just took Spencer's and put it on her. Here's to an awesome night of watching the news and hoping America made the best decision!!!
Yes.... that's right. There are 3 (count them) 3 exclamation marks after those words. It's a very exciting time! Since my sophomore year of high school, we're talking 10 years ago, I have not been a part of a winning, good, solid high school football team. Apparently no one in Rexburg have been either for a long time, so people are super stoked about this.
So Friday afternoon we headed down to ISU's Hoyt Arena in Pocatello, ID. Lucky for us it's only a 90 minute drive. I'm pretty sure they chose an indoor venue because of last weeks game...
Only the super cool people get to be on the field during the game.... Or you know maybe it's just the people that have to walked up 1000 stairs (yes I'm sore today) to do the halftime music.
Kind of cool to watch the games from the announcers booth!
We had a blast! It helped that we won!!!
The girls performed at halftime and rocked it. They performed the same routine, an exhibition stunting routine, at today's Rexburg's Dancing with the Stars.
They are basically awesome!
I had so much fun with these girls. Hopefully I will be able to make it to the other state games!!!
In case you aren't familiar with Duck Dynasty (shame on you if you aren't) that's where happy happy happy comes from... Watch it! You will not regret it! Also notice that Aniston refused to smile for any of these pictures (she is so stinking sassy when the camera comes out) and also notice that by the last picture I took... the one in the bottom right corner... she was getting pretty ticked.
So to be completely honest, Halloween wasn't as much fun as I thought it would be with a baby. Maybe it's because she is not even 4 months old yet and she can't do anything... also Spencer wouldn't let me buy one of those sweet pumpkin buckets for candy, so the only candy we got this year was from two single BYU - Idaho students who knocked on our door and gave us candy. It was really quite clever actually... when we opened our door there was a door there that said "knock on me and say trick or treat"... I'm totally kicking myself for not taking a picture. It was fun though.
Aniston sure did look pretty cute though in her little pea pod outfit. Actually she was more than cute... she was stinking ADORABLE!!! That's right... I made that.... Aniston that is, not the costume.
So my daughter inherited crazy long arms from her father... it's kind of funny but also a little weird...
Always with the tongue. And yes, she is wearing a bow so that there would be no gender confusion.
Family photo!!!!! So cute!
Tiny Ani with her tiny pumpkin!!!
I could just eat her up!!!!!!
I love being Aniston's Mom!!!! I cannot get enough of her!
Sometimes we let strange men dressed up as creepy scarecrows hold our child while she's sleeping... We are the BEST parents ever!!!
At work today all the kids were dressed up and I couldn't help but to take a picture with Ben.... Classy...
Pretty sure my cheerleaders will dig this!!!
Sometimes on Halloween I put enormous glasses on my little baby and laugh at her for 10 minutes while she struggles to get them off her face.
Aniston's personality is crazy awesome!!! These picture were literally taken within 30 seconds.... So many emotions!!!
She has a perfectly round head!!! Haha!
More random pictures of the little Anster.... (I can't help it)
Sleepy church baby!!! Even sassy when in sleep.
Aniston thought it was way more important to watch Revenge than to look at the camera for Mom... She is totally into that show!
And a quick shout out to Madison Varsity cheerleaders!!! They cheered through the snow at Friday's game and ended Madison's football regular season undefeated!!! They had the most positive attitudes and had a blast!!! Love these girls!
Hope your Halloween was as good as ever!!! Mine included scary movies with my little family, 2 pieces of candy, and Taco Bell!!! Happy Halloween!!!!
It's the worst feeling in the world to know that your tiny baby is sick. Okay so she's not so tiny anymore (14 lbs 11 oz), but still... she's only 3 months old! Imagine being woken up by the sound of a tiny raspy cough followed by 3-5 seconds of gagging followed by whimpers and occasional crying. That was mine and Spencer's night last night. We were constantly having to use the lovely green booger sucker (as we call it) to pull all of the snot out of her nose so that it wouldn't drain to her throat. It's a good thing that our child is a little weird and actually likes when we use that thing...
PS - I have no idea what it's really called. Is there an actual name for those things?
Anyway so I called the doctor this morning because we were being wussy first time parents and didn't really know what to do. All I could think was that it was RSV and I know that some babies die from RSV.... Yes, my mind ALWAYS goes to the worst place first... and there's no way I could live without my little Ani Kate. So we went to the doctor and he said that he throat had an infection.
(Poor guy had no idea I was taking the picture.... I'm kind of a creeper)
Thank goodness there's no ear infection or anything else, but we do have to give her breathing treatments for 3 months... or until the infection gets lost. She is also taken an antibiotic (which she loves!!! Because it resembles food I'm guessing). So I don't know how many of you have ever used a nebulizer before, but it's just not awesome. Aniston does NOT like it. She refuses to use the mask and will only use the mouth piece for a brief period of time. The rest of the time we must resort to forcing the medication into her by basically shoving the mouth piece in her mouth.
So pretty much it's awful, and I kind of feel like it's all my fault. I truly feel as though we do an awesome job of bundling her up when it's cold outside (PS - it snowed today... BOO)
but maybe the football games are just too cold for her. Even when she's wearing 6 layers and bundled up with blankets. No more Bobcat football for Miss Ani Kate. Which is really sad for her because we are currently undefeated and only have 1 game left... Oh, and we're also ranked #1 in the state. Basically I think I'm cool because I go to the games in case you couldn't tell. Hopefully our little wookie will kick this infection soon and all will be well in the world. Also it's creepy because when she's sick she sleeps with her eyes open... it's gonna give me nightmares guaranteed.
Speaking of wellness (not the healthy wellness just awesomeness basically), while we were at Walgreen's waiting for Ani's prescriptions we discovered that they have really awesome stuff there. The kind of stuff, that as a child, I always dreamed of having. Things like these...
The Clapper!!!! Who didn't want this? This will definitely be under the Christmas tree for sure!!! I am VERY excited about it!
Chi, Chi, Chi, Chia!!! I always wanted one of these. Chances that I will kill it are extremely high, but they just look so cool!
Had no idea you could even buy these. Am I a little tempted to buy one just for our front window, HECK YES I am! How classy would that be?
Also Aniston's prescription was the biggest one that I have ever seen in my life!
Despite our little Aniston's illness, and lack of sleep, and our own sicknesses (yes, Spencer and I are also sick) we still think she's a doll and she's been such a trooper!!! Basically I think my daughter is AMAZING and I am LOVING all the cuddle time!