Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our Lives in a Nutshell

So here is a little update on everyone....

Jesse finished this semester in school with good grades! He is debating whether to take some online classes this summer or just start back up again next fall. He continues to work for Dish1Up selling/dealing with Direct TV, Hughes Net, etc. He was just recently promoted...twice. Instead of doing sales he is now in management. He is the training supervisor which means he trains all the new employees. With this job, he only has to work Monday-Friday and he will be getting an even better raise than the first one he received. Yay! They are actually sending him to Cleveland, OH June 27th-July 9th for training. Its exciting for him to go but at the same time I don't know what I am going to do with him gone.... probably go sleep at my parents! ha! Luckily, his older sister Kira and her family live in Ohio so he is going to try and meet up with them since we don't get to see them very often! I am so proud of my husband. He has been doing so well with school, work and helping me out at home! I truly have the best husband. *Side Note: Jesse has lost 25 lbs in the past couple weeks and continues to loose more!!!*


So my life hasn't been too exciting. I finally went back to work last week, even though I was suppose to go back like 2 weeks before but since Braxton wasn't sleeping to well. It didn't happen. So I work m/w/f at the office while my mom watching B and then I do the rest of my work from home. I love being a mom and I love having Braxton at home, but it has definitely been a little more work than I thought and a LOT LESS SLEEP! I am finally starting to feel back to normal and more rested. I must say I get a little bored and lonely being at home, but hopefully that changes when its easier to get him out of the house. I'm in pain all the time, but I think its my endometriosis so there isn't much you can do. Hopefully it gets better. Oh well. My goal for this month is to start going to the gym, taking B for walks and tanning! *Side Note: I have lost 25 lbs and I am shooting to loose 15 more to get to my ideal weight I haven't weighed, umm EVER!*

He is almost 3 months old... yet his due date was just 5 days ago. Crazy. He now weighs about 10.5 lbs and is roughly 22 in. long. Man, is he getting big! He can already fit into some 3-6 mo clothes. For the past week or so, he hasn't been sleeping that well and been a little more fussy. We think its because his tummy hurts :-( They put him on Zantac and we have been giving him gas medicine as well. It seems to be helping some what but we are beginning to wonder if he is allergic to his formula. (Me, my bro and all his kids are allergic to it, so its a possibility) Other than that, he is doing fantastic and getting cuter and cuter by the day! The dr said he needs to be on his apnea machine 1 more month. They typically don't take babies younger than 43 weeks off of it. So hopefully next month it will be GONE! It seems like he can see things better and things farther away. He is smiling a lot more. It is adorable. You get to see those dimples he has (which we have no clue who he got them from) We are hoping to have some little pictures taken of him in the next 2 weeks! And then in a couple months, we are going to do some family pictures. Hopefully when we are all skinny! hehe!

All in all, things have been going really really well for us. We seriously feel blessed! We are still working on getting church our #1 priority so we can FINALLY go to the temple. We are also trying to figure out when we are going to bless Braxton, probably sometime soon so my brother Matt and his family can attend since they are moving to Texas in July :-( We will keep everyone posted on when the blessing is. We also just found out that we WILL be going to Newport Beach again this summer like we do every year. I am so BEYOND excited! I can't wait to take B on his first trip.... I just hope he lets me have some time to relax on the beach and get my tan on! Also if everything goes as planned, we are still planning on moving sometime after August! We couldn't be more excited...except for the fact we both hate packing and moving stuff and then there is the stress of decorating. Ugh! But anyways that's basically out lives in a nutshell! Nothing too exciting! We love you all!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


So for those of you who don't know, I am OBSESSED with the TV show Glee and have been since day 1. I made Jesse start watching it with me and luckily he likes it almost as much as I do. When I found out that Phoenix was going to be 1 of their 4 stops on the tour, I knew I just HAD to go! My dad surprised me with tickets the second they went on sale. Originally, I had thought I would be going to the concert a million years pregnant since it was so close to my due date but luckily that didn't happen! So this past Saturday night was the concert and our first time leaving Braxton at home :-( The concert was seriously AMAZING, besides the fact we were squeezed next to the LARGEST lesbian couple EVER but whatever! It was probably one of the best concerts I have ever been too and Jesse agreed. The whole cast was there minus Mr. Schuester, Sue Sylvester and Jesse St. James. They sang all their hits from the show. (Yes, I have ALL the songs memorized... plus it has been the only music playing in my car for the past year. I'm surprised Braxton didn't come out of the womb singing Glee songs!) I think Brittany was the funniest part of the show. She has such classic one liners. I'm not sure what my favorite song was... Maybe Don't Stop Believin' and Somebody to Love. The Lady GaGa song "Bad Romance" was pretty funny to watch! All the girls and Kurt were dressed in crazy Lady Gaga outfits. Kurt looked hilarious in his silver platforms! Anyways, so the concert was soooo good. After it was over, I just knew I had to go again. Jesse thought I was crazy but I convinced my mom to go with me! It was just as good the second time, if not better! We just happened to get floor seats which if that wasn't good enough... I realized from seeing the show the night before that the cast comes down the aisles right where we were sitting and I just happened to have an aisle seat. So I got high fived by Finn, Puck, Kurt and the rest of the guys from the show. That seriously made my day! I text Jesse as soon as it happened... he just made fun of me! I kinda felt like I shouldn't wash that hand or something...but I'm not that much of a stalker/fan! My mom enjoyed the show as much as I did! I am so glad that she decided (was forced) to go with me! I seriously hope that they do a concert again because it was that much fun! So for those of you who don't know... Glee is on Tuesdays at 8:00! Watch it, you'll love it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2 Month Check-Up

Braxton is a little over 2 months old. He now weighs 9 lbs and is 20 1/2 in long.He is already on the growth chart for height, weight and head size. He got his shots today (4 of them) but he took them like a man! While at the dr's office he decided to show off and lift his head and roll over for the dr. She kept calling him an over achiever. LOL. We both began to wonder if he was really the age they said he was! He hasn't had any episodes on his apnea machine so we are hoping that he won't have to be on it much longer. So overall, he is doing great and has no health concerns.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Motherhood and Mother's Day

So 2 weeks ago (tomorrow) we were FINALLY able to take Braxton home from the hospital. It has definitely been more "real" having him home with us. Everything has been going better than I could have imagined, maybe that's because he was already kinda on a schedule or maybe he's just a good baby!!! He sleeps for 4 hrs, then wakes up to to eat and have his diaper changed then goes back to sleep. The nights haven't been too rough. Jesse has been working and finishing up school, so I have been doing the nights solo. It's the days that are tough for me. I just get so bored at home all day by myself. I have been having my mom come over during the day to help me (but really I just have her come over to hang out with me and keep my company) The weekends have been nice with Jesse home all day. He totally takes care of Braxton so I can take a nap or get some stuff done around the house. Tomorrow will be my first day back to work in 2 weeks. My mom has offered to watch Braxton while I work a couple days a week. So, we will see how that goes. I'm kinda sad to leave him all day long.

Since being home, Braxton hasn't had any health issues. His monitor hasn't gone off once, which is such a relief. He has been eating ALOT and growing like crazy. According to the scale the nurse brought over today (he gets checked at home 2 times a week)he weighs 8 lbs 10 oz. We will see if that is correct when we go to the pediatrician this week. All I have to say is if he had actually been born on his due date... he would have been HUGE! I swear part of me wonders if he is older than we think... he can already pick his own head up and almost roll over! But anyways, he is getting cuter and cuter everyday and everyone who sees him says he looks just like his daddy (and he totally does) I will post new pictures as soon as I take some!

This past weekend was Mother's Day. This was my first year actually getting to celebrate this holiday. It kinda made me feel old! Jesse was so sweet. He took care of B all morning so I could sleep. He also got me flowers and my fav cookies (Which I'm kinda mad about cuz I ate so many and gained back 2 lbs I'd lost) My real present he gave to me early, it was a new laptop since mine was on its last life. I still can't believe I'm a mom. Sometimes it still doesn't feel real, but now I can't imagine my life without Braxton in it! Thanks to everyone for the Happy Mother's Day wishes. I hope all you Moms had a wonderful day!!

Monday, May 3, 2010


So Braxton's room is almost done... here are some pics of what is done so far. We didn't paint in this house but we will in the next. And I am still missing some little accessories here and there. The only thing really missing is the rest of the bedding (bumper, blanket, pillow, etc) Which should be done shortly.