Monday, December 12, 2011

Still here!

We have been very busy lately.
First, Hudson got his very first BIG BOY haircut. 
He did so good it surprised the heck out of me!

I was a little sad at first, but got use to it fast!
We still want to grow his hair back out when his little bald sides grow in better,
but until then, he looks very handsome.

He was so funny, he kept grabbing the cape and playing Pick-A-Boo.


 Then we had Megan's 21st Birthday and the twins' 7th Birthday Party together before they left to Cali.

 That little Fijit is the cutest stinkin thing ever. 
It was Hudson's Best Friend the rest of the night. He would talk to it and kiss it. 
He did not want to say good bye to his cute little friend Miss Fijit!
 Hudson why..... oh why are you so handsome?
And BIG :(

 Hudson the Grape Juice Maker!
Call him anytime you need Fresh Grape Juice. 
He is really good at it!
I was doing stuff on the computer one day and I kept hearing Hudson say "I did it!" "I did it!" 
He was very proud at whatever he was doing!
Then it accrued to me to think what is he so happy about... I did it?
With a... thud ..thud... thud. 
This could only mean one thing... not good news for mama!
So I looked up out of my computer trans to see him at the sink putting the nice and yummy just bought "that day" grapes in the disposal. 
And it wasn't just a few. 
It was almost the hole thing of extra large grapes.
He was so proud and I... was remembering how much they cost. :)
I thought about taking them out but being pregnant that only made me want to Ralf! 
So I disposaled them. :( Grrrr.

 The Wetzel Family.
I took my girlfriend's family pictures at one of my favorite spots in town.
(Thanks Phoebe)
The Wetzel have such a cute family!
Cute grand-kids, cute couples, cute parents! 


So Chris Looked like Quasimodo for a Little while. 
(but still a very cute looking one)
 Chris came home one night from studying and asked if he could go play some foooz ball.
I said "yes" cause he has been working so hard lately, but told him under one condition.... 
he couldn't get hurt! 
"Jinked myself"  or   him?
He always laughs when I say this to him and says I'll try!
I asked how long he would be gone he said maybe two hours.
A hour goes by and I get a call From pun-akin.
"Hmmm why is he calling me he has only been gone for an hour?"
Me: "Hey babe"
Pun-akin: "Hey I have some bad news"
Me: "OK? What do you mean?" 
 Pun-akin: "I think I'm off to the ER"
Me: "What ? Why? Are you OK?"
(Insert a thought of worry here......Cause Chris' brother was playing Flag football and collided heads with another kid and smashed the kids face in to the point where the kid had to get surgery) 
Pun-akin: "Me and a kid collided heads and....I split my eye open pretty bad."
(Insert another thought "PHEW")
Me:"OK well do you mind if you stop bye the house first so I can see it to make sure you really need to go to the ER?"
(Feeling like a awesome wife right here "Not"!)
Long story short.... he came home told me the story.
 My mother in law came over that night and looked at him sealed him shut, 
went to the doctors the next morning.
They put 5 stitches in and removed 4 blood clots and walked away with thank goodness a...
$200 bill.
Moral to this story, don't Jinks your husbands! ;)

 Fall leaves are so much Fun!

 Nothing like a cute little kiss + 12 week belly pictures.
 This is Miss Kenzie.
She is my cousin Brooke's New little 4th Bundle of joy. 
She was so good and so sweet I just loved doing her pictures.
 This little girl is loved by all her family and well... look at her what's not to love. 

I hope my Next post will be of my new little niece's!
Just come already Miss Scottie you were due Yesterday!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Why are we EXCITED????

 Almost a year ago I had my miscarriage.
It was weird because from the moment I found out I was pregnant, I had a feeling. I don't really know how to describe it. With Hudson, I didn’t have any kind of negative feelings. I kept trying to brush it off. I didn't feel like I could express what I was feeling because my mom would get bugged with me and want me to be positive or Chris would be so positive that it made me feel guilty, so I just tried to stay positive. I prayed so many nights for a good pregnancy, but deep down inside I knew something just wasn't right.
I wasn't nauseous or having any of the symptoms I had with Hudson. I started spotting two days afterwards. But I did that with Hudson, Chris reminded me. 
I don't even know how to describe how you know something is wrong, even though everyone around you is being positive and thinks you need to be as well. I guess if you've had a miscarriage you know.
It's worse than I could have ever imagined. It stinks!

I remember when I had the actual miscarriage, we were going to a family Christmas party and Chris and I really didn’t feel like going to it! But I told Chris I didn’t want to just sit home and think about the miscarriage and miss our fun Laidlaw Family Christmas party, but on the other hand I really didn’t want people to come up and congratulate us and then have to tell them about the miscarriage and make them feel awkward and make me feel like I would have to reply  “ It’s OK“, because it didn’t feel ok!  Thank goodness everyone knew before we got to the party and most of them avoided it like the plague. Some didn’t, but were really sweet about it, which was much needed! My family was going through a lot at the time, which added to the stress and sadness!
For a couple of months I would hear about girls being pregnant or knew some that were due around the time I was suppose to be. I would run in to them and think that could have been me. In the long run I knew my Heavenly Father saw the big picture, and now I can say I’m grateful.....well, not grateful, but I can see the big picture of why I  lost the baby. Timing is everything and for that I’m grateful. 
Megan my sister got pregnant just two months after I had the miscarriage and no, I wasn’t jealous…. well, only a little, cause we have always wanted to be pregnant together! But then she had a miscarriage too.
That was hard, I knew what she was feeling and that made me feel awful for her!

But I’m happy to Announce that our little family is PREGNANT! Due the end of May or the first part of June! 

Not only am I pregnant, but my sister is too!
She found out the middle of Sept. and is Due May 13, 2012

We found out shortly after her and ... 2,000 dollars worth of  blood work done and also going to a specialist Dr. Chalmers while I was Pregnant, not knowing I was already pregnant! So he and I joke about how good he is. All you have to do is talk to Dr. Chalmers and you get Pregnant! lol!
We are so excited Hudson is so cute to our niece Avery. I know he is going to be the cutest big brother!


The story on how I found out I was pregnant!
Megan and I were hanging out watching TV and that’s when I should have known for sure. We were watching Americas Next Top Model and a commercial for Lion King 3D. I cried at both! I can see crying at Lion King but... Americas Next Top Model... come on! What the heck! So that should have been my first sign! Since the miscarriage I didn’t hardly EVER cry which is sooo not me. I told Megan maybe im getting back to my old self.
Then Megan said that a taco (with meat) looked good and I AGREED and that was Megan's first sign. She looked at me like I was crazy!
Reason being I'm a vegetarian! Taco meat ALWAYS discussed me!!!! 

The next day was Sunday and we went to church. I didn’t help out in nursery as much as I usually do  because I was to tired!
I went home and started thinking..... could I be Pregnant???
My signs were...
  1. Tire.
  2. Crying.
  3. My lower back was hurting.
  4. Chris bugs me every time I’m Pregnant for no good reason! (Poor guy).
  5. The taco thing, dead give away!
So when Chris came home we talked about how I might be... and we did a pro and con list together.
See we have done this guessing game for  a year and a half now.
So I had Chris go get a test!
When I saw the results of the test I couldn’t believe it... I had been getting a negative for WAY TO LONG.  And on Monday I was going to schedule an appointment to get my pips cleaned.$$$$$
( Doctors term).
I just thanked Heavenly Father over and over that I was pregnat and I didn't have to go through anymore!
I called for Chris to come up stairs and I got Hudson out of his crib from a nap. Chris gave Hudson a kiss and I gave Chris a kiss with a whisper “We are pregnant”!

How we told our family...This is one of my  favorite parts about being pregnat.

I wanted to tell Megan first so I came with this!

Then I did this for our parents!
With a present that had our due date in them and the size of the baby.
It was the size of a sesame seed!

We are so excited and I feel so good about this one. A little nervous, but good!
Megan and I are only 2-3 weeks apart. If I go like last time we could maybe be having our babies a couple of days apart or the same day... the same Doctor... the same room!
But  my mom is not being shared unless I have too! LOL.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

October fun!

My brother turned 29 this year.
Faye's family came from California to visit before Matt and Faye move.
It was very nice to meet them, they were so nice. 
Faye's mom is darling!

Elmo loves cheese. 
Hudson likes to help him eat cheese!

One cute little Bath SHARK!!!!!

We went to Staheli's farm with Grandma Hewy and the Steere girls.
We had tons of fun going with them.
I had never been and didn't realize it was so kid friendly. (That is during the day.)
Hudson was looking at the turkeys, and the awesome mom I was, thought for only a split second, I hope he doesn't get bit by one of the turkeys. 
So I stared shooting my camera like a awesome mom would. 
And all of a sudden... what do you think happens.... my kid gets bit. 
Not once and not twice but three times. 
I just wanted to snap that turkey's neck and eat it for dinner (The vegetarian I am) to show it to never bite my kid. 
Needless to say I hate that Turkey!


Brinley and Hudson loved this horse swing.
When Hudson first started out on this I was really nervous.  
By the end, he was just sitting on it with no hand and enjoying himself soo much!
If  I could buy or build one of these horse swing's Hudson would love me foreveeer!


We did pumpkins with my family on a last minute wing. 
Hudson loved it, but didn't love taking the guts out. 
In fact he was a tad bit worried about taking the guts out and 
Hudson hates getting his hands dirty to the extreme! 
So mom and dad did it for him.

Wow little did I know we have some hidden talent in pumpkin carving by a few of my family members!
It was so fun carving with the twins. 
Kids make everything FUNNER!
It was so fun and so chill to pumpkin carve. 
We ate pumpkin pizza from Papa Johns and ate way too much candy.


We went as ..................
Hudson as an Ompa Loompa.
Chris as Willy Wonka.
I went as Violet.

We have our awesome tanners!

The tooth Fairy and the girl who lost her tooth.
Is that not one scarey tooth fairy?
I sure hope that the real tooth fairy doesn't look like that!

Sally and Jack from..... The Nightmare Before Christmas!
Don't they look wicked?

Sally, The cute mom and Jack!