Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lilly is star bound.

I forgot to mention that Lilly got her first stage experience in Mitchell's school musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She was Hannah Pontipee and did a GREAT job. She really only cried once though the three weeks of practices when she was on stage.



Callie colored on my sheets and herself
I didn't do anything wrong mom
Easter dresses. Lilly 5 weeks

Lilly and Daddy 2 or 3 weeks old
3 or 4 weeks old
Chase and Lilly...they are 5 days apart
sisterly love
so sweet

Well I probably should give you an update on the girls. at Lillian's one month appointment, she weight 10.5 oz and was 21 3/4 inches long. She doesn't smile a whole lot, but is a very good baby. She really only cries when she is hungry, needs her diaper changed, or wants to be held.

Callie absolutely adores her and says "my baby sester" She does a great job for the most part, but tends to be rough at times. Callie is also growing WAY to fast. She says the darnedest things. Including...."where's my Jacob Martin" "What you doin up there" "I alright momma" "I a big girl" "I not singing, I cryin"

Just a couple of days ago I caught her in her first lie :S She had just gotten out of her bath and I didn't get underwear on her right away. When I came back into the room, there was a wet spot on the floor. I said "Callie did you pee on the floor" She looked right at me and said "No" When I touched it and it was warm, I said "yes you did" and she then replies "I pee on the floor"
I think it is really sad how quickly kiddos pick up on lying without ever being taught. However, she did learn cause now every time she goes to the potty she gets all excited and says"I potty in the potty; not on the floor"

They call this maternity leave.....

Well I must say that one of the greatest benefits of my job is paid maternity leave. I was able to stay at home with Lilly and gain much needed boding time. However, musical was also going on, so that meant spending Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday nights at practice. I did take Lilly with me, but unfortunately had to get a babysitter for Callie. (Thanks Katie) I think that was one of the hardest thing about my musical experience-I only got to see Callie maybe 2-3 hours a day. So, maybe you are thinking "what's so bad about that" Well I was also in charge of ticket sales. I spend may ours take reservations over my phone and getting the tickets ready for people to pick up. I also went back to school during the day probably 3 or 4 times and taught my JH/HS classes so the transition wouldn't be so hard (the was my own fault :))

I am not asking for pitty or sympathy, but more so writing this down, so the next time I have a baby and am on maternity leave will learn how to say NO. I am too much of a control freak and don't know how to let go of my responsibilities. Once again...EVERYTHING worked out.

I am now back at school (I started Monday, 3-29-10) and adjusting to being a working mom during the day, and literally a single mom at nights because Jake isn't home. I have a knew found appreciation for what my husband does do. Jake manages to watch Lilly in the morning, complete his homework, and work full time in the evenings. I hang onto the knowledge that this too shall pass :)

Kidney Infection

So....I was feelin really good after I gave birth and was expecting to jump right back, BUT my body had other plans. You see, the Tuesday after I gave birth to Lilly, I started having really bad back pain. I thought I had pulled a muscle in my back and went the chiropractor Wednesday morning. I felt better for awhile, but then the pain intensified.

Meanwhile, Jake had to go to work, so I was at home by myself with Lilly and Callie. The pain got so bad that I couldn't even move, so I called my Dad (he was at the hospital with my sister. she was in labor). Because my sister was progressing slowly, he came over and helped with the girls. Eventually I was able to get around again and thought everything was going to be okay; I even went and visited my sister and ran a few errands. However, later that night the pain came right back. As a result, I wasn't sleeping. While all this was going on I became an aunt again and was so excited to go meet Chase. I was talking to my Mom on the phone at 3:30 am and couldn't stop shaking. My Mom asked what was wrong, and I thought I was just cold. Once again...I was WRONG.

At 7:00 am on Thursday morning I couldn't stop shaking and was in a lot of pain, so I had Jake take my to the ER. They admitted me to the hospital and I ended up staying 3 days. I was on five different antibiotics and on narcotics for the pain. It was really miserable, but I had a lot of people who helped out tremendously. Luckily, they let Lilly stay with me, but I had to have someone else with me at all times. Because Jake was working and my sister had just had her baby my parents were in between hospital rooms. The relief society sisters pitched in and so did Jake's sister. I can't thank them enough for what they helped do.

Despite the tough situation, we were blessed and grew closer together as a result.