Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's only Tuesday? This is my week so far.

I am not complaining in any way about my Son. I am so thankful to have him in my life... but sometimes a girl/mother has got to vent a little.

Monday: Woke up to crying baby at 6:45am. Fed the baby and he was still crying. Basically... spent all day Monday holding and trying to console a screaming baby who doesn't believe in taking naps during the day for some reason. Luckily, I was relieved from it when Steve got home at 4:30 and I was able to go groccery shopping. let's just say I took as long as possible doing that. I needed the break. Finally got the little one down for the night at 9pm.

Tuesday: Woke up at 4 to feed the baby. Got him to go back to sleep for maybe an hour then he was up for the day basically. Said a prayer that today wouldn't go like yesterday did. I had a dentist apt at 11 in Cottonwood Heights and desperately needed a oil change. It was pretty much unsafe for me to be driving anymore until I got that. So I called around to every close Firestone I could ( we get a good discount through Steves work to use them) and the Bountiful one couldn't get me in, in the morning. Called the Murray one. Success. They said if I could be there in a half hour they would have it done for me at 10. This was 8:30 so I rushed to get dressed and McKay dressed and in the car. Got there 5 minutes late and they said they couldn't fit me in anymore. I was not so happy, not to mention neither was my son. He was once again screaming. So I went to 2 more Firestones and found one who was able to squeeze me in. I am pretty sure they just felt bad fo me as I was trying to carry the car seat, while listening to the screaming baby and trying to carry my purse and diaper bag.... while tears are running down my face. I had kinda lost it by that point. So they got me done just in time for me to drop him off at his Aunt Becky's house, who he absolutely adores. "Please just stop crying and be good for her" is what I said over and over again. Apparently that worked.. now if only I could get myself to stop crying so the dentist didn't know how much of a basket case I really was. After 2 hours at the dentist, a sore jaw and tooth I'm back to pick up the babe. He was good for her. Success again! Now that I am home, how do I get him to be good for me? Took me over an hour to feed him because in between each such he would cry. Poor thing, this is probably just as rough for him as it is for me. I wish he could just tell me what's wrong. ( I am assuming a little stomach bug or he needs stronger acid reflux med cause he just keeps throwing up)
Now you all are wondering " Katy, if he is always crying.. why are you writing a blog instead of taking care of him?" well, to answer your question. I have had to stop writting this 5 times now to get rock him back to sleep. Did I mention he doesn't like to take naps during the day? Yea, He is so tired I just can't find the magic trick to keep him asleep.
So now that you are up to speed with my first 2 days of this week.. let's hope my complaining has my Heavenly Father feeling bad for me so he will give me a break. Just one break is all I ask for.. just one day where if he isn't going to sleep then fine, but at least have him be happy while he is awake.
Zumba tonight at 7pm. I am exhausted, and not feeling so well but I know it will help relieve my stress.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Why is it that cleaning out your refirgerator and pantry are such intimidating and dreadful tasks? Really, it isn't that hard, especially if you keep up with it and do it more than every.. well let's just say I can't remember the last time I cleaned out either of them. This weekend I tackled the tasks. 2 garbage bags later and a realization that I REALLY need to go groccery shopping, we now have a sparkling clean fridge and semi-clean and organized pantry. I can't wait to fill them both with food again( I just finished our menu for 2 weeks and shopping list. Yay!) and this time, I swear, I will be cleaning it once a month.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

19 Things I'm Thankful For

1. My wonderful loving supportive wife who makes me better. She's cute as can be and an amacing mother too.

2. My adorable son

3. My health

4. Eternal Families

5. Chocolate

6. True friends

7. Washing machines

8. Doggies who love me unconditionaly

9. A warm bed to sleep in

10. Good music and mp3's that allow me to own good music that I wouldn't other wise.

11. Warm showers

12 My job

13. The joy of Coca-Cola

14. Chinese food

15. HD TV with DVR

16. Trials that make me stronger

17. In-N-Out Burger opening 7 minutes from me

18. Hot chocolate, fireplace, PJ's and a movie on a cold winter night

19. Nielsen's frozen custard

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Proud Mamma!

McKay had his first photo shoot today. I'd say its the start of a great career for him. I shouldn't have waited this long, now that he almost 6 weeks but its finally done after peeing on the photographer only 3 times and pooping once. I'd say thats pretty good, especially because he was happiest during those times. Love his double chin!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have a great friend Caitlin Selle, who happens to be fantastic with the camera. I had her take a few pictures when she was visiting. I can't wait until she can take more of my little man. This first picture always makes me yawn when I look at it

Monday, November 8, 2010


Today is a snowy/rainy cold day. As much as I hate the cold, I am loving just lounging in my PJ's today. Doing nothing but holding my sweet, screaming baby who for some reason made it through all of church, all of the blessing get together after and then as soon as we were home he was not a happy boy. Needless to say, even though I haven't had time to do much today I have had time to think. Some might say that is not always a good thing for me. I tend to dwell on things a lot, but today its good.

Yesterday before Sacrament meeting started my sister in-law and her friend were in the chapel playing the piano. They seemed so happy playing. I could tell he truly loved playing the piano. I love the piano, and always have. I have played for..oh gosh, a LONG time. Played is the key word. I wish that I took more time to play the piano now which then led to the thought that I need to maintain the talents and interests that I have always loved doing. I used to hike.. A LOT! I want to keep doing that. I used to play all sports. I want to start playing more sports. Singing. Reading. Writing. Life changes, its unavoidable. I don't want to become boring or mundane, always doing the same things. Life is too short to take so seriously. I am so glad that I married a man who agrees with me on that.
Even though I have my own little family now of 3, I think its still important to keep some of the things that make me who I am in my life. I need to adapt to the changes that are happening but make time for my hobbies, interests and talents.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

McKay 1 Month

Just for my own record keeping since I am better at blogging than I am keeping a journal, here is some 1 month stats

* Now that he has acid refulx medicine and special formula that doesn't contain Milk or Soy he is a much happier baby

*He is sleeping a little better. Still waking up every 3 hours to eat

*He is eating between 4-6 oz. he is a big boy.

* Last weight check he weighed 10lbs 6 oz and was 23 inches long. That was 2 weeks ago and I am sure he weighs much more than that now. He barely fits in his 0-3 month old clothes

*McKay has great neck and head control, but HATES tummy time

*He is following things with his eyes and will make noises back to me when I make them at him.

Although it has been a rough 1st month for us all, we are so blessed to have this little boy in our family and love him more and more every day.