Thursday, November 11, 2010


...for baby number two!!

{isn't he/she so cute??? i am already in love}

i apologize that it has taken me forrrrevvveerrr to put up the details of this pregnancy. i have been frantically trying to finish up an independent study course before the 19th of this month and after writing {basically} a paper a day, i am practically done. hooray! just one more class to go before i am an official college GRAD. oh i can't wait.

anyways, can you believe that i am already 16+ weeks?!? i honestly can't. this pregnancy is flying by and i blame it all on maximillion who is running around at about one hundred miles/minute. i don't mind though--it's great having someone to distract me!

we found out we would be welcoming another little babe into our family on august 21. life was crazy. we were trying to close on our new home, throwing boxes together last minute, and saying our good-bye's to lovely provo. i wasn't feeling too yucky {thank goodness!} at this point...but a few weeks later the morning sickness really started to sink in.

it was hard. we were in a brand new place, i didn't know anyone, boxes were e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. and i had zero energy to take care of max. i think i just unpacked the last box last has taken me that long. however, i shouldn't complain because my husband ROCKS. {along with his job.}

there were so many mornings when i just wanted to keep sleeping and all max wanted to do was play play play. so danny would come home during his prep time and run around with max while i tried to muster up a little more energy. there was even one morning when i about lost it...ok, i did lose it...and i called danny in tears. i felt so sick and i could tell a migraine was setting in. danny talked to his principal, and luckily they were just doing a little test that day in seminary--not much teaching required. danny got permission to bring max in for the day and it was a win-win on all sides. i got to rest and max got to hang out with dad at work.

oh, and remember our flu epidemic?? that came at a prime time...right in the middle of all of this! i didn't think i was capable of crying so much {i can blame it on the hormones, right??} but luckily danny is super understanding. he would work all day and then come home and do dishes, laundry, and basically make our entire dinner. i have no idea what i would do without him. he is amazing.

and now, sixteen weeks in, we are finally starting to get the hang of things. our house is starting to feel more like a home, most days max is on a pretty normal schedule, and i have successfully been cooking meals for a few weeks! the morning sickness has pretty much subsided--this pregnancy has actually been MUCH easier than with max {when comparing morning sickness.} i haven't thrown up nearly as much and it has been far less severe. and the times that i have thrown up, max is usually right by my side, rubbing my back. {he is such a sweetheart! luckily, he won't remember how grouchy his mom has been lately when he is older.} i think the biggest challenge with this pregnancy has been emotionally. we planned on this baby {i'm sure some of you have been wondering that...} but let's just say it all happened much faster than we had anticipated :) the timing could have been a little better, but oh well!

we can't wait for the end of april to come so we can cuddle our brand new baby! we have a feeling that max is going to make one fabulous big brother and even though life is going to be very hectic at times, we wouldn't have it any other way.

p.s. we find out december 6th what we are having!! any guesses??

p.p.s. didn't our family pictures turn out wonderfully? i love them.


  1. I don't think your family can get any cuter! Glad you are all settled in! I'm so excited for you guys and your new baby! I guess baby girl!

  2. It has been way too long! I can't believe you are having another baby! That is so exciting and Max is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! I graduated in April from the design program (what a long, time consuming road!) and am just waiting for my husband to be done with school so we can finally leave Rexburg. He gets done in July and will apply to dental schools then so we still have a while to go school wise but we are excited to be having a baby! Being pregnant is one of the craziest/coolest things ever. I've been secretly following your blog for a while (came across it randomly) so I am glad you found mine so we can be blog friends!!!

  3. oh my goodness thats all so crazy!! im so sorry your sick at all!! i wish some one was close to help, like me!! your pictures are great btw!! and i hope you have a girl, it would be fun to have both!!

  4. you guys are so awesome!!!! what a perfect little family. I'm so glad you two are so happy!

  5. congrats on baby #2! adorable fam pics :)

  6. Congratulations! We're excited for you. Your family pics are so cute!

  7. congrats! that's so great! i haven't quite figured out how people manage to have a kid and be pregnant yet, good thing we'll have a while to work on that one lol

    but i hope its a girl too! only because i want one really bad, and because she'd be super cute.

    p.s. love the pics. you guys are a good looking family.

  8. I love you guys SOOOOO much. You guys are so cute. I love Max and his hair? SO CUTE! It is getting so long. Such a little boy.

    So glad the pregnancy is going well. I say...Boy. Max rubbing your back????? oh my I am going to cry that is so cute.

    Post some pics of the abode now that you are settled! I am dying to see!!

  9. congrats! so happy for you. drink some 5 hours energys to see if they help.. oh wait. you're preggo, ok dont. :)

  10. congrats on baby #2! super exciting! And I love the family pictures! Glad that you are feeling better and that you have such a helpful hubby!

  11. How in the world did I miss this post??? Anyways, I LOVE the picture of your legs while your holding little barefoot Max's hands. Absolutely adorable. I'm SO excited for you to have another one. It blows my mind that we both have two children...Seriously, weren't we just staying up late at girls camp chatting about 'some day when we get married'? Wow. Wow. Wow. It's nuts!

  12. Oh, and I've voting girl. My girls need a girl friend. :)

  13. i really really REALLY can't wait to find out what you are having!!! my guess is girl... Vinny's future wife to be exact! haha. I love your family pictures- they are amazing, and the solos of Max are adorable. That boy seriously looks like the happiest kid on the planet- no surprise really, he's got the best parents!

    PS. So we had the missionaries over for dinner on Thursday and one of them is from Nephi Utah!! I got so excited and told him that we have friends there and I told him about you and he said his Mom had mentioned a new seminary teacher in town- so fun!!! It was so nice and comforting to make such a random connection... any way if you know anyone with the last name Holladay (sp?) who has a son on a mission in Denmark you can tell them that we had them over for dinner and he is doing fantastic! Any way, funny story. Had to tell you of course.

  14. Congrats!! I am so excited for you and your family :)