Friday, October 29, 2010

Nana and Papa

Can't you see Cordy's expression of pure happiness?!

We have enjoyed seeing my parents this year numerous times!!! I feel lucky that there have been so many weddings and other things going on here in Utah, things that make my parents come visit us! Love, Love, Love them!

I love dad's face here, priceless :)

Holiday Baking

I love baking, but I haven't been doing it too much the past few months because I also love to eat baked goods...But for the beginning of the holiday season I really can't resist. Cordy recently got a highchair, so that makes it easier to be in the kitchen, it's like having a babysitter so I can get things done and know she can't get into trouble :)
I was able to make some chocolate peanut butter cookies! Perfect color combination for Halloween.

In order to keep little miss Cordy entertained, I periodically give her kitchen tools (spoons, spatulas, measuring cups...) and she eventually looses interest and drops them, waiting for me to pick them up so she can drop them again, one of those fun games.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Cordellia June at 2 weeks

So lately I have had a few friends tell me that they are pregnant!! And I am so excited for all of them. But it has just got me thinking about my experience being pregnant with Cordy. And although there were times where heartburn was so bad, or I couldn't get comfortable sleeping, I wouldn't have traded that experience for the world. I remember when I first found out I was pregnant it seemed so surreal. We had been trying for a few months, and I probably took like 10 pregnancy tests...and nothing. So I was always hoping but I kind of thought I already knew the answer. But I was proved wrong that day, and it was the best day ever! I wanted to tell everyone. But we told family, and then kept it under wraps for a few weeks. I have a lot of fond memories and these are just a few... <3 I'm not going to lie, this is more of a journal entry, so don't feel like you have to read it. I just wanted to write down these memories somewhere they wouldn't be lost.

Having my first ultrasound! At my first appointment, 8 weeks, we got to see and hear our little one's heart beat. That was honestly the most amazing experience ever. We knew we were pregnant, but seeing our little angel made it so much more real. The nurse printed up pictures, and suggested that I put one in my wallet (and I still have it there today).

Finding out were having a girl! When I was 16 weeks along, my mom and dad were in town. I had an appointment, and I took my mom along. We had a little plan that we would use my mom as an excuse to try and get another ultrasound (so she could see her grand baby), and secretly hoped that they would look for the gender. So our little plan worked, but the doctor totally saw through it. And although it was a quick ultrasound they told us it was a girl!!!! I was soo, soo excited. I stopped off at Aaron's work and showed him the picture. He was thrilled (he couldn't go to many appointments because of work and school, so he didn't mind.)

Feeling her for the first time! When I was flying home from my baby shower in Texas, (I was 19 weeks along) while Aaron was laying on my lap, I felt a weird sensation. Like my organs were shifting in side of me. That was Cordy!

Feeling her in general! As she got bigger I loved to just sit in class and place my hand on my belly, (while I was not really listening) and just feel her move. Also when I would lay on my side in bed she would wiggle like crazy. It took a while to fall asleep but I didn't mind! I loved knowing that she was healthy, even if it meant painful kicks to my bladder, or sides.

The first time Aaron saw her move. I was probably like 23 to 25 weeks along. We were cuddling on the lovesack watching a movie. I was wearing a fitted shirt, and I pointed to my stomach when I started feeling her stretch. And you could totally see a little limb poking out of my tummy. He was so weirded out (In a good way). All this time he could occasionally feel her move. It was so real to me, but it hadn't felt as real to him.

Growing. I loved to see my belly grow, (the only time in my life when it has been okay). It was fun to be showing and have everyone want to touch your belly (a little weird, but not so much at the time). And have everyone stare at you, and you just were so proud of your baby bump...I really loved it.

Hiccups. I loved when she had hiccups. It was so cute and fun to feel a repetitive little movement every few seconds for up to five or so minutes.

Having her with me all the time. That is one thing I enjoyed every second of. Knowing that anywhere I went she would always be with was like I could always protect her...I wish it would always be like that!!

And then the contractions. I know they were painful as all got out, but knowing what they lead to made it so exciting! I started contracting early Monday morning the 25th. They were about 20 minutes apart and then went to 10, and 7, then 3. The doctor told me to wait a few hours after they got to around 5 minutes apart. And finally (after an episode of the Bachelor, trying to get my mind off of it) we headed to the hospital. They monitored me for an hour, and although my contractions were back to 5 minutes apart, I wasn't progressing fast enough, so they sent me home with a morphine shot. That was the longest night of my life. I slept (the very little that I did) on the couch, so I wouldn't keep Aaron awake. After every contraction I kept telling my self I'll wait a for few more, and a few more. And finally at 8:30 am, we headed to the hospital again. I still wasn't progressing very fast, so the sweet nurse helped me along, and gave me pitocin (to speed up the process). After a few hours of waiting, labor took about 45 minutes, and Aaron got to help out quite a bit...poor guy, the nurse left him with me for a few seconds while she ran to get the doctor.

And then seeing her! At 4:52 the doctor lifted her up upside down, and exclaimed how petite she was. She had a full head of black hair, and was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. She really was so petite, all of her features were just so tiny and perfect. I got to hold her for the first time and just stare at our beautiful little girl. I remember looking at Aaron and I was just overwhelmed with love, for both him, and our little angel: my love for them made life so much more perfect than it already was.

Now, 9 months later, time is flying, and I am still enjoying watching our little girl grow and learn. Life really is wonderful!

And although being a mommy is hard work, looking at my angel, seeing her sweet smile, and occasionally getting to cuddle my independent little sweetheart, makes every dirty diaper, late night, early morning, green bean smeared couch so, so worth it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Catching Dust

So our little Cordy is so curious about everything; and she is a very determined little girl. Last week I was sitting on the couch with her, while light was pouring through our little window in the family room. I was just watching tv when I noticed she was grabbing at the air next to me. When I looked to see what she was trying to catch, I saw little dust particles illuminated by the sun from the window. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen (but that is a daily occurrence with her). Oh how we love, love our Cordellia June!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Daddy's Girl

I was always hoping that Cordy would be a Daddy's girl, but now she totally is! It's the cutest thing. She always wants Aaron, and she gets sooo excited to see him.When he comes home she races on all fours to get to him, lol, and forgets about all her toys.
He is such a good daddy. He lets her explore our little house; he'll crawl around on all fours, following her, so she won't get herself in trouble. She loves to find all sorts of curious things that way, but I just usually pick her up to prevent trouble. He sometimes has so much more patience than me.
When he leaves the room she starts whining immediately. She knows that daddy is so fun and will play non-stop with her, and most importantly that he loves her so, so, so much! I just love to watch them.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hair Cut!

So, it was finally time, past time, for Cordy to get a haircut. Her hair has been growing like crazy since she was born. But, the top was quite a bit ahead of the sides and back of her head. So the top needed a nearly two inch trim. It was so hard to do it, (cutting her baby hair was so sad!) but now her bangs aren't in her eyes and her hair looks so much thicker! It doesn't look that different in pictures, but it is :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Fun!

Aaron, Cordy, and I all enjoyed conference! It was really amazing, all of the speaker's messages were so powerful. After conference we took a drive up through Nebo's loop, and it was beautiful. Cordy loved the leaves, ate a few It has been a tradition every year for the past 4 years, and it was so fun to take Cordy to enjoy our favorite season!
Fall is one of my favorite seasons ever! It is a time where all of the senses are heightened: pumpkin spice candles, changing leaves, and pumpkin flavored cookies, kisses... you name it. I love it, all of those small fall traditions just make me so happy! And now sharing this season with my amazing husband and beautiful daughter, it really couldn't get any better.