Saturday, December 22, 2007

Mom's girls

I'm not feeling so great at this point (hence the pink puke bucket at my left) but I was so happy to have my sweet baby.
Mark brought Millie to the hospital to meet her little sister. She was so cute to just hold her and love her. I hope they always love each other.
The other day I was snuggling with both Millie and Ivy and said, "My girls." Later Millie laid her head on my lap and said "girls." I think she really liked the idea. Now I think I want four girls, just like the March family in "Little Women." I love that movie (the Winona Ryder version). I really think of it as a Christmas movie because of all the snow and the Christmas scenes. Anyway, Millie can be "Meg" and Ivy Josephine can be "Jo." Now we just need a "Beth" and an "Amy." So feel free to suggest "B" and "A" names :)

Here is a head shot of our sweet Ivy. You can really see the jaundice in her coloring. Luckily she doesn't have it anymore. She changes so fast. I just love this girl. It's amazing how much you can love a little person who can't even talk (or smile) yet. Actually I'm glad she can't backtalk me yet. Millie is getting good at that!

Friday, December 14, 2007

It's a girl!

Ivy Josephine Weston was born Tuesday, Dec. 11 2007 at 8:43 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz., was 19.5" long and has a head-full of black hair. Mom and baby are both happy and healthy and came home on Thursday.
I didn't plan to have this little one so early, but my doctor decided to induce labor after Ivy failed to grow over several weeks. She said the risks of having a premature baby pale in comparison to that of having a still-born baby, so we got her out of there! Luckily she wasn't premature and is just fine.
I am so happy to have another girl, she and Millie are going to be so cute together. I hope they are always the best of friends. I am thrilled to have a healthy baby. Millie was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) when she was born, and so I am so happy we didn't have to do that again with our tiny Ivy.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Just feel like blogging

I don't have anything specific to write, but I just feel like making an entry. Too bad I don't have any pictures today.

So, Monday was my birthday. I am now 24 years old. My mom called to wish me a happy birthday that morning and while she was singing to me I got all emotional. I know it's because I'm pregnant, but anyway, while she was singing I couldn't help but think of how she gave birth to me on that day 24 years ago and how special that must have been (at least I hope it was special).

I am getting really excited about the birth of this little one. I am 38 weeks today. Millie was born at exactly 39 weeks, so we're getting close! I can't believe I don't know the gender! That will really give me something to look forward to during labor.

Tonight is the second annual River Heights Holiday Home Show. It's kind of like the Parade of Homes, but it's old homes and new homes decorated for Christmas. People buy tickets and tour the homes and all the money goes to charity. This year the money is going to the Cache Community Food Pantry. Last year it was such a difficult process that I almost didn't do it again this year, but a good friend of mine talked me into it and did a ton to help me out. I sure hope all goes well tonight and that the snow doesn't keep people away. I'll have to update you on how it all turns out.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


We spent Thanksgiving with Mark's family. We had planned to go to Manti but I just couldn't make the 3.5-hour drive at 36-weeks pregnant. We had a nice time, but missed the Mickelsons. Unfortunately, the baby was so active during dinner that I didn't get to fully enjoy my turkey! This kid has perfect timing!


I threw a little Halloween party last month. I made Millie a red-riding hood (which greatly challenged my limited sewing capabilities) and the rest of us were characters from the story. Mark was the sick grandma, my sister Mandie was the backwoodsman and I was the wolf (who swallowed the grandma). Millie was terrified by my wolf mask and made Mark hold her for the picture. What a silly girl!

The highlight of the night was the mock trick-or-treat. Millie and her cousin Lia went door-to-bedroom-door in our apartment. It was so cute. Millie loved all the candy and it was gone in a matter of days. I helped a little, but I really think she ate the majority.

35 mm

OK, so Mark and I have yet to join the 21st century. We do not own a digital camera! So I have to wait to develop film before I can post any photos. Call me old-fashioned, but there's something exciting about going to pick up developed film and not remembering all the pictures you've taken. It's like opening up a Christmas present :) Now if I can just figure out how to post them, I'll share my presents with you.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

OK, so I never thought I'd start a blog - - never. But after being told to do so by two friends in two weeks, I decided to give it a try. (I am such a push-over!) Anyway, I hope I can get this all figured out and that all my visitors (however few they may be) will enjoy the site (or at least not hate it).