Thursday, October 1, 2009


What with Facebook, blogs, twitter, text messages... it's so hard to keep up with them all!

This week Gabe started to roll over from back to front, which is harder for them I guess. It's so exciting to watch him grow and do new things. We had to spend a night in the hospital a few weeks ago because he had the flu and got pretty dehydrated. Guess how much less than 24 hours in the hospital cost? $5500. No joke. Thank goodness for my insurance that will help us cover most of that! That kid goes to the doctor more times than he sees his grandma! I should as them for one of those frequent customer cards, maybe we can get a 10th visit free.

Some baby terminology for those who don't have children yet:

1. Blowout, n. - When a poppy diaper extends up the back/legs of the onezie. "Your son has poop leaking all over, I think he had a blowout." (true story- the daycare lady at the gym said this exact sentence to me)

2. SuperNova, n. - When the baby burps and farts at the same time. "Hahaha, Baboon just had a super nova, I could feel it from both ends!"

3. 2 second warning, n. - The face Gabe makes when vomiting is believed to be imminent. "OH CRAP EFRAIN BRING A TOW- UUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH."

4. To Have a "BF", v. - Having a "Boy Fit". Uncosolable crying, may be paired with any of the above. "Sorry, can I call you back? Gabezilla is having a BF."

5. 239874326834709234348, number - Times Gabriel would like to be extended into the air with a wooshing sound, or number of silly faces Gabriel would like you to make for him.

Hope you are all doing well!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

6 Months!


He's just about as happy as I am. Today is our 6 month anniversary! I could not ask for a more selfless giving, patient person than Efrain. I am so excited every time I look at him to know that the rest of my life I'll have his companionship. He always gets up at around 5 am to get the baby ready for me to take to daycare when I leave for work, then goes to his own job for around 12 hours, we go to the gym together and then home to either a tv dinner or some strange looking food that I attempt to cook. He makes time during all this to water and cut the lawn or do some other helpful things around the house and to play with the baby. Hee can always make me laugh and never forgets to tell me I'm beautiful. Yesterday he spent the last of his paycheck to buy me flowers and a card. People always say being a mom is an unending and thankless job but I think Efrain does twice as much as I do. He is my absolute HERO!!
This past year has been so exciting for us and things keep getting better. We have our interview with immigration this week and he also has a job interview with the church. Baboon gets more and more aware everyday and has taken our hearts with his smiles. Hope everyone is doing as well as we are!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My 5 Favorite Boys


This Sunday my wonderful husband gave our little Baboon a name and a blessing, it was so special. This pic is afterwards in our backyard. That's my dad, my grandpa, Efrain and Baboon, and my father in law, Ramon. He had his first smile that day. Efrain can usually get him to do it but with me he just looks at me all confused. But it's so fun to lay him on the bed in the mornings and watch Efrain make him smile before he heads off to work. I think Baboon is coming down with something though, poor little guy.

In other news Efrain is going to start looking for a new job. He'd still like to join the air force, but until then he wants to look for something that has benefits so I can maybe stay home. uuuuuuugh. I don't want to go back to work. I just want to stay home and take care of my little precious one and be there for my hubby when he gets home. Someday.

I'm going to see the temple with some friends today. This will be the third time. I can't get enough of it, it might be the closest I get to being sealed to Baboon, but we'll see. It sure is nice just to sit in there with him.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


My little guy is over a month old now! Every time I turn around he gets bigger. I know people always say they grow up so fast, but geeeez! He already doesn't do some of the things he did before...balling up the fists by his head all the time, smacking his lips when he is finish eating... I just want to document this all for him and for me before it is lost forever!


this is pretty much the only way he'll stay asleep during the day. I don't mind too much :D

miss you grandma

This one is evidence of his goalkeeper/preacher move- when he's asleep he'll all of the sudden raise his hands up for a second like he is catching a goal in a soccer game or a preacher saying "hallelujah!" He also makes the most adorable lamb noise in his sleep that cracks us up.


aaaand 5 minutes later. Crying, but still cute.


His head is getting bigger, when we brought him home his little head kept flopping all over in uncomfortable looking positions, now it usually does ok.


We're going to bless him the first sunday in July!
We also nicknamed him "baboon" because of a rather large birthmark called a mongolian spot (they're purple). I'll let you guess where it is. This is going to be a GREAT story to tell his girlfriends later.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

And if feedings take 4 hours?

Doctor: This child is underweight. Make sure you feed him every two hours,

2:00am. Baby Awake in precry mode. Kicking and little frustrated dinosaur noises. Have no idea when last time I/husband/grandma has fed him.

2:02 Diaper Change (wet)

2:02 Baby pees on himself/new diaper/mommy/changing table/blanket/wall. Cloth used to catch in-between diaper changing pee is left completly dry. Diaper Change (wet)

2:10 Change clothes on baby (and mom). Cannot get flailing left arm through arm hole. Baby now in full cry mode.

2:20 Take one-armed wailing baby to chair. Begin to feed.

2:22 Baby asleep.

2:45 No headway on waking limp one armed baby, stand to take back to crib.

2:46 Baby wakes. In precry mode. Resume feeding

2:56 Stop to burp.

2:57 Projectile vomiting. Everything within a 2 foot radius of baby covered in spit up. Cat within 2 foot radius now unknown distance from baby.

2:57 One armed exorsist baby instantly asleep and limp

3:00 am. new burp rag, blanket. Wipe down furniture. Wipe down cat.

3:20 Change clothes. Decide to dress in sleeveless onzie. Baby precry mode

3:30 Begin Feeding.

4:00am Cessation of nursing due to biting. Have heard suspicious rumblings in southern parts.

4:05 Burping limp baby. More rumblings.

4:10 Diaper change (wet)

4:15 Diaper change (messy)

4:20 Diaper change (wet). Change clothes (see 2:02am)

4:25 Diaper change (messy)

4:30 Clean, fed baby yawns and stretches. Heart melts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

my litte angel

This is: Gabriel James!


The Reward for 20 hours of labor and a c section:


The most precious kid on the face of the earth that smells soooooooooooo good!

We're still in the hospital, so this will have to be quick but everyone is doing great and we are loving life!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Baby News

Yay for being full term!

The Doc says I'm 2cm dialated, progressing nicely. My blood pressure has been creeping up the past 2 months though, so we are going to have a planned induction someime around the 18th or so. Next week is lots of doctors visits to try to determine what exactly is best, but that's the verdict for now. I'm slightly relieved that I won't be overdue, sitting around with a huge planet of a belly and swollen beyond recognition. And I'm also excited to hold my little guy in my arms insead of my abdomen. I had an ultrasound today and he is HUGE compared to the 1/2 way mark ultrasound we did. He's all crammed up in there, poor thing.

In other news, I have the best husband ever. He really makes my life a joy. This past week I have been under the weather and he has done everything humanly possible to make me feel better. It was more comfortable to sleep upright in a chair in our living room for a night or two and he slept on the floor next to me just to be close to me. awwww. He even missed ward ball to be with me, and is so understanding of my short commings in general, but especially when I don't feel my best.

I had a ward baby shower yesterday and saw lots of friends, they are sooo nice. I got a cool baby carying thingie that I have been wanting, as well as lots of diapers and clothes. This kid is going to be really spoiled, he's the first grandbaby on both sides and having a mom like this, he can't help but be adorable! haha

This is one of my recently found favorite songs- Bryan Adams songs just make you feel all gooey inside.