Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The verdict is in...

It's a BOY!!!
We are so excited to welcome a new little baby boy to our family. Zach thought that we were having a boy from the beginning, but I thought it was another girly. I didn't have a feeling or anything, I was just used to having girls. My mom came with us to the ultrasound and when we found out that it was a boy, we ALL squealed, "Oh my goodness!!!" Let me tell you, this little man left nothing to the imagination. We would be looking at his legs, then suddenly- Oh look, his little boy parts! So we were able to confirm, time and time again that, yes indeed, the little baby that is inside my tummy is a boy. As we left, the receptionist told us that she knew of at least one family that was excited about the gender of their baby because she could hear us all the way to the receptionist desk. Oops, we might have been a bit too loud. Oh well!
Our tradition is that after we find out the baby's gender, we go pick out the coming home from the hospital outfit. We went back home, picked up my daddy and the girls, and went shopping! My sweet mom and dad bought us the bedding for our son, sports themed. Zach and my dad loved it! They were the ones who picked it out. As we looked for baby's coming home outfit, I would find an outfit, Zach would say, "Eh." So we would keep looking. Finally we narrowed it down to two outfits, but Zach couldn't decide which one he thought our son's personality would be more like- khakis and a button up shirt, or a romper. We ended up buying both. It has been interesting to see Zach's reaction with him knowing that he is going to have a son. He has been very involved in the clothing decisions, the bedroom decorations, name, EVERYTHING! Not that he wasn't involved with the girls decisions, but I feel like it matters so much more to him this time around. He says it is because he wants our son to know that he is a MAN and to not be completely girly being surrounded by women. So cute to watch him. He is also super excited for me to have a mamma's boy so I know what it feels like, since he has two very extreme daddy's girls. Either way, WE ARE THRILLED TO BE HAVING A SON!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

3, 3 and under

Yes that is right! We are having another baby! It has been a roller coaster for sure! I'm due July 16, 2012, which means that I'm about 13 1/2 weeks along. We found out I was pregnant over 2 months ago, but I was on risk of miscarriage, so we didn't want to say anything. Especially with having a miscarriage 2 months before conceiving again. Yeah, we were not planning on getting pregnant so quickly after the miscarriage, but Heavenly Father has His plan. We weren't doing anything to prevent it, but we weren't trying either.
Back to pregnancy.
Because I miscarry a lot, they put me on progesterone. I will be on that stuff until I'm 14 weeks! Not fun! But hey, only a few days left. We have had plenty of scares with this baby, but as of right now, everything is going great! I'm so excited to welcome a new bundle of joy to our family. We may not be a perfect family, and I may not be the ideal mom, but that baby will receive more loving than he/she can handle for sure!!

There are going to be so many changes with 3 babies:
A minivan... I never thought that day would come. Me, a minivan momma! Woo gunner.
Two girls in one room... I hope they don't hurt each other, and learn how to sleep!
Officially outnumbered... There will be more children than adults in our home. Heaven help us!
Sleepless nights... again.
Return of the cow... yes that is me. How am I going to juggle nursing plus taking care of two toddlers???
I'm sure there are more, but for right now, that is enough for me. Yay for baby #3!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Decorating this year was so great! We loved being able to decorate the tree with the girls. This year we were even able to put up ornaments that Carla had made the previous year. I have always wanted to have a homemade tree. As in, most, if not all of the ornaments were made by someone in the family-except for the special occasion ornaments, such as Baby's First Christmas, etc. The girls, especially Carla, LOVED decorating the Christmas Tree. (Yes, that is a fireplace on my TV.) She keeps calling it her Christmas. As in, don't touch her Christmas or else! It is so sweet. There were a lot of projects that I wanted to do for Christmas this year, but in the end, none of them got done. Oh well, next year perhaps. Although who knows if life with three will let me get projects done then either.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Birth and 6 Month Comparison

It is amazing how different 2 sister can be! I was just thinking about them and decided to do a quick comparison. Here is Elizabeth at 1 day...
Here is Carla at 1 day...
Here is Elizabeth at 6 months...
Here is Carla at 6 months...
Wow are they ever so different! Carla was a string bean, then she exploded! Poose was a chunky monkey at birth and then thinned out! Crazy crazy!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Carla turned 3!!!

Yup my big girl! It is funny that she turned 3 because if your ask her how old she is she will tell you that she is 6! Crazy girl! She really acts like she is going on 6 though. She is so smart, kind, goofy and lovable. All of the pictures that we take of her she is making some sort of funny face. I love it most of the time. ;) This was her first year having a friend party at the house. She LOVED it! The children came over. Of course, we served dinner, I wonder what it would be like to only do snacks at a party, I made turkey, rice and beans.
We love them rice and beans, maybe because we are hispanic! Ella, Eliza, Justine, Owen, Eli, Baylee, and Taylor all came to celebrate with her. We played pin the tail on the donkey,

broke the pinata,
and then she opened her presents with her friends.
All of the children were super excited and she loved everything that she got. Especially her fairy wings.
She still won't put on the skirt that goes with it (she does NOT like dress up) but I have coax her to take her wings off before bed or whenever we have to get in the car.
She is such a girly girl. I love it! Every morning she takes me to the bathroom and picks out her hair bow for the day. Then she goes and finds her little brush, and brings it to me so that I can do her hair. She loves makeup and jewelry. Both of which she will be getting for Christmas because she keeps loosing mine! But shhhh, don't tell her! She loves to read. It is punishment for her to only read 3 or 4 books before bed, we usually spend at LEAST a half hour or so reading before nap and bedtime, and still during the day we read. I am so glad that she loves to read so much. She is a really good big sister. If Poose is crying she finds her binky and puts it in her mouth so she'll stop crying, then she'll rub her back and say, "It's okay sweetheart, it's okay." Adorable!
She loves to say prayers! They are sweet, innocent, and short, and usually consist of things that she is grateful for. I need to take some lessons from her! She loves to read the Book of Mormon and her favorite story is about the "fruta" with in English means fruit, Lehi's dream of the tree of life. We have learned about thousands of different applications for the message in Lehi's Vision. She is very independent. She can get dressed all by herself, shoes, socks, everything! She turns the car on, the climbs in her seat and buckles herself in. She does not like any help! It amazes me all that she can do.
Her hero of course is me...NOT! She loves her daddy. He is the love of her life. She always wants him close to her. In the morning when she wakes up, if I get her out of her room she always has to snuggle with daddy. She goes to our bedroom door and says, "I need daddy to snuggle me." So sweet!
This is Carla waiting oh so patiently for daddy to come home. She sat there for almost a half hour until he finally came home. One time, he left to take the missionaries home. I was in the bathroom, when all of the sudden I heard screaming and the door open. I ran outside chasing after her, she was chasing the car down the street. Thankfully Zach saw her and stopped. She is a blessing in our life. I don't know what I would do without my big little lady. I love you Carla!!

Your hair! Your beautiful hair!!!

Yes, Carla did the unthinkable. She got scissors and while she was supposed to be napping, she cut off her hair! Her beautiful brown, beach curly hair! Oh I'm sure it hurt me more than it did her. I ended up cutting her hair. It was her first haircut and she loved it! I guess 2 1/2 years before her first haircut is a pretty long time, but hey, I love her hair. She loves her hair short. Slowly but surely it is growing out. I part her hair down the middle a lot to try to hide the huge patch of stubby hair on the side of her head. Children will be children right?!

Anniversary and California

Our anniversary was spent driving to California. The End.
In California however we had so much fun! Too much probably, we didn't want to come home. We stayed with my little bro and his wife, Abi and Diana. Whom we are eternally indebted to. They payed for our gas to go up there and let us stay with them. We (Abi, Diana, Saria and Patrick-sister and bro in law, Zach and I) went out for hibachi our first night there. They sang to us, and Abi and Diana and took our pictures because we were all celebrating our anniversaries. It was amazing! We even got to wear Pikachu hats!! We spent a lot of time at the swimming pool at Abi's place and just hung out. We went to the beach, and yes, that is a HUGE snake around my neck, yes again, I am holding my 8 month old daughter.
The snake even crawled around her neck! EWWWWW!!! What was I thinking!?!?! Oh well, it was a great memory! The other girly is my niece, Noemi, who was excited to have the snake around her. Apparently she loves snakes. Crazy head! I loved being there with my family. I realized how much I really miss my siblings. It was great to be there with them.

Zach graduated!!

Zach also graduated! He didn't walk, he didn't want to take away from my moment of glory. So sweet! He got his AS in Integrated Studies. I'm so proud of him. When he graduated he had the same level of education as his dad, and the only child to graduate from college. I'm so so so amazed at all that he has been able to accomplish. Now he is getting ready to start grad school in March! So for him, I got him a cake and we broke a pinata! It was so much fun.I love you baby!

I graduated!!

I know it is totally overdue, I actually graduated in May, but eh, life happens. So I graduated with my BA major in Spanish (Translation and Interpretation- emphasis in medical and business). I was so bummed because I was .02 points away from graduating with honors. Oh well. I took 19 credits with Poose being a newborn. Zach dropped down to working part-time and I studied...a lot! Finally in May, I did it! I am now officially done! I want to do something with my degree, and if I find a job from home, that pays exceptionally well I might consider it, but at this point in my life, my greatest job is taking care of my girls. Their smiles, hugs, and kisses are the best payment I could ever receive. I am the wealthiest person in the world. Back to graduation... Zach threw me a little party and it was fabulous! My graduation present from him... a CLASS RING!! I have always wanted one. I don't have one from when I graduated High School, and I have always wanted one. So he bought me a beautiful graduation ring. He gave it to me at the party. I am so blessed to have him as my husband, he does so many little things for me that mean so much to me. Oh yes, and the cake.. grrr... yeah, they spelled congratulations wrong!! What the gravy??!!?? I fixed it with icing but come on! A graduation from college cake and you can't even spell Congratulations?? Good old Wal-Mart. Blah!