Thursday, February 24, 2011

U of A Boys Love Katy Perry!

These Arkansas boys LOVE Katy Perry and are not afraid to show it, ha! This video is so have to watch it, too cute!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet Baby Bubbles

One of baby Jett's new favorite things to do...
Blowing sweet little baby bubbles!  Love him to pieces ;)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Completely Mortified

Let's talk about this picture for a second...
Let's talk about how completely mortified I was when my sister proceeded to post it to Facebook!  I practically died of embarrassment and laughed until I cried!

Who gets this excited over modeling a Hooter Hider for everyone at her baby shower??  I do, I guess...
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Few Random Thoughts...

Just a few random thoughts running through my head this oh-so-fine Wednesday afternoon...
  • I am so thankful to have my handsome hubby back home after travelling for work for the last week!  A week away is just too long!!
  • I am officially loosing my hair at a rapid rate.  I {thankfully} am not starved in the hair department and could afford to loose some, but the hair loss has now reached the point of instanity.
  • I thought that Jett wasn't feeling well/maybe teething on Saturday because he was super fussy.  The only thing that would cure his fussy spells was to eat.  I realized on Sunday that since he was cured by more breastmilk, he was probably just hungry and not staying full for as long anymore.  MAJOR.PARENTING.FAIL!
  • While I am so thankful to have my wonderful sister watch Jett while I am at work, I still struggle on a daily {workday} basis having to leave him.  It just breaks my mommy heart.
  • With all the snow that we have had so far this month behind us {hopefully} I am so ready for spring. 
  • There is nothing I wouldn't love more than to head to the beach this summer and see my little baby's tiny toes in the sand!
  • I can't find a new car because I am too picky and undecisive.  I'm sure that it has nothing to do with the fact that I have champagne taste and am trying to stick to a beer budget!
  • I cried last night while watching a new reality show on Lifetime called One Born Every Minute because I was thinking about being in labor with Jett.  With that said, I secretly wish that I was pregnant again right now!
  • I have been delaying as long as possible, but I am pretty sure that my almost 4 month old should be sleeping in his crib instead of in his pack-n-play in our room. 
  • I might as well go ahead and admit {while I am at it} that I was the mommy to be that swore my child would sleep in his crib from day one...that worked out pretty well, huh?!?!
  • I am tired of my the way that my blog looks and need a makeover the sooner the better!
I told you they were all random ;) 

Monday, February 14, 2011

First Valentine's Day

There will not be any candy for our little buggy this year on Valentine's Day, but that's ok because the only thing he is interested in eating {besides milk} are his fingers!

Since a "couple" of fingers will do for Jett, I thought I would enter this picture in the contest hosted by the girls below!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Red Velvet...If You Please!

I found myself a little bored {to say the least} last week. Stuck in the house as we experienced the first round of The Blizzard of 2011.  We have since had a round two snowstorm and have received more than 25 inches of snow so far this month.  Today is the 11th, I do not joke's pretty much been a fronzen tundra for the last 2 weeks...rediculous!
I thought that since I had nothing better to do I might as well channel some inner Bakerella while I had the chance.  I might need to also add that I am pretty sure that Bakerella does not use cake mix for cupcakes...she probably makes them from scratch, but I digress.

I have an {unhealthy} addiction to Red Velvet anything cake/cupcakes!  I had a box of Red Velvet cake mix just waiting for me in the pantry...coinsidence, I think not!  I whipped up some Red Velvet cupcake beauties and while waiting for them to cool I decided that I would get extra domestic and make some homemade frosting for these delicious little cakes.

I found a recipe for some vanilla frosting on PW's website that was dubbed the "best frosting I've ever had."  The title alone sucked me in and I knew in an instant that this was the one that I was making.  I whipped it right up {it was super easy} and frosted my cooled little beauties.

That is when something magical happened...
I tasted one bite and I am here to tell you now that this frosting was the most amazing frosting I've ever had! I am not even joking, the best I've ever eaten...amazing would be an understatement.

I might {or might not} have eaten at least 3 per day while snowed in...I also might {or might not} have been forced to pour dishwashing soap on them {Miranda from Sex and the City style} in the trash can to not even think about snagging one back out!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Baby Story

This is the story of the best day of our lives to date.  The day we received one of our biggest blessings to date.  The day that our precious little boy, William Jett, was born and changed our lives forever! 

My pregnancy was so unbelievably easy for the most part.  Things got a little more interesting towards the end of my pregnancy. I developed high blood pressure and was put on meds and modified bed rest for a bit.  Everything was fine with Baby Jett, but for some reason my blood pressure could not be regulated within healthy parameters.  I was scheduled to see Doctor N on 10/28 to have my blood pressure taken to make sure that it was not slipping out of control.  That morning I woke up and tried to stay as relaxed as possible before my appointment in an attempt to keep my blood pressure low.

I was shocked {to say the least} when I was told at my doctors appointment that today was the day...the day that we would meet our dream come true!

  My blood pressure was completely out of control and Dr. N said that he didn't feel like we should wait any longer to have our precious little babe.  I was concerned that Jett would be 3 weeks early and was worried about any complications associated with an early delivery, but was assured by Dr. N that we were doing what was best for both myself and Jett considering the circumstances.

I left the office {in shock} and immediately called Billy to give him the news.  He was just as surprised as I was of course, but we were both instantly overcome with so much excitement.  The moment was just so "real" and we were finally getting ready to meet our baby boy!  We didn't have the carseat installed, or even our overnight bag for the hospital packed so we immediately went into mini crisis mode.  We are both planners by nature, so we were both making lists and checking them twice!

We got to the hospital a little before 3pm and I hung out until around 7pm with a pill on my cervix to thin it out.  At 7pm we started the pitocin and there was no turning back :)  We were so excited as we waited on our sweet boy!
I was in labor all night long for 12 hours and then started pushing at 7am.  After over a little more than an hour of pushing, we welcomed our sweet baby boy into the world at 8:20am.  He was 5 pounds 9 ounces and through my tear filled eyes, he was the most precious thing I had ever seen!
I am overcome with gratitude and so thankful that the Lord gave us our precious little Jett. My heart practically explodes everytime I see his sweet little face!
I fell in love with my husband over and over and over again that day.  Seeing him holding our son in his arms melted my heart.  I already knew that he is my everything, but now he is Jett's everything as well and the thought of that makes me happier than I can put into words.  This was the beginning of us as a family...the family that we made out of our love for one another!
Since Jett was born right before Halloween, the nurses dressed him up in a little pumpkin cute!
We got settled into our room and our family and friends could not wait to meet baby Jett!  These little darlings were especially excited to meet their new cousin!
Jett was 5 pounds 4 ounces when we brought him home, he was so tiny!  We adjusted to having him home and rested as much as we could.  He was up every 3-4 hours to eat.  The majority of the time Billy would wake up with me so that I would have someone to talk to while I nursed him, we were so very sleepy.  After a couple of days we were no longer sleepy and just constantly running on adrenalin, but I wouldn't change anything!  This little guy slept all the time {cute as a button} swaddled in his bassinett.
Billy took the picture below one morning after I had finished nursing Jett and had gone back to sleep.  Billy had already gotten up, so he just layed Jett back down in our bed.  I feel like this picture pretty much sums up our first couple of weeks home together...Jett asleep and me trying to get some much needed rest right along there with him :)

This picture is so precious to me!
Looking back on my labor and delivery of this sweet child, I have decided that I could do it ten times over!  I loved everything about being pregnant and my delivery {aside from the high blood pressure} was so fact, I was plesantly surprised at how easy it was.  As a first time mom you hear all kinds of stories about nightmare deliveries and in combination with all the hours of TLC's A Baby Story that I watched, I didn't really know what to expect!

We are so very thankful for our sweet little babe!  He has made each and everyday since he was born one of the best days of our lives to date.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Baby Jett is super cool...
Even while sleeping!
This picture was taken this weekend while still trapped in the house due to the snowstorm blizzard of 2011.  Obviously, we were a little bored ;)

The weather here in Oklahoma has been out of control for the last week and we are suppose to get another round of winter weather tomorrow night.  This new storm is forecasted to bring another 5-10 inches {what a huge range, huh?} of snow!  We just aren't equipped to take on the massive amounts of snow that has come our way!  Today is my first day back to work since Monday of last week!!

Even though we were stranded stuck in the house for a good 5 days, I couldn't imagine any other place I would have rather been!  A solid five days at home enjoying my boys...I had the best week ever!!