Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Braeden got FREE tickets to the Jazz game last Thursday he really wanted to go, but didn't want to leave me home with Kyler. I convinced him to take Emeri and invite his brother Denver to go in my place! Emeri needed to get out of the house and spend some time with her daddy! The night before he left to go play flag football at 8:00 when she goes down for bed and even though she was going to bed and couldn't play with him anyway she cried and cried for her daddy so I thought this was the perfect opportunity! 
When he got home from work we hurried, ate dinner, and got these two ready for the game! 
This is the picture I got of them dressed in their Jazz gear ready to go! 

I reminded Braeden to take picture for me so I could put them on the blog and these are the pictures he manage to take...

Emeri looking like a ... I don't know what

 and the two of them exhausted on the way home! 
 Braeden needs some more practice behind the camera! 

He did manage to get this cute picture of them on the train! : ) 

On the way down I got a text from Braeden that said, "Emeri keeps saying "ALL ABOARD" where did she learn that from?" I honestly didn't know! I had never heard her say it before! But all the people on the train were loving it! 
The best part is that Braeden had no idea what she was saying until another person on the train said it with her! hahaha 

They had a blast together! It was exactly what Emeri needed! 
She got to ride the train back and forth, dance and clap for hours, spend time with Daddy and Uncle Denver, and eat way too much popcorn!
She came home so happy and so tired! : ) 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sleepy Head

I'm a little obsessed with taking pictures of "Baby Ky" (that's what Emeri calls him) while he sleeps just like I was with Emeri! 
I'm sure all the parents out there would agree that there is something about your babies sleeping that melts your heart and you just can't get enough of them in their peaceful slumber! 
It's kind of funny because you work so hard to get your little one down for their nap (sometimes) so you can get other things done, but once they are asleep all you want to do is hold them and admire them! 

Here are just a few of the picture I have of Kyler being a sleepy head! : )  

Look at these cheeks! 

Popcorn party time! 

Isn't this the cutest? 

Look at this pouty face! : ( 

I love how he always has his hands up by his face while he sleeps! 
He is just so stinkin cute I can't get enough of my little man! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

2 Weeks Old

Kyler had his 2 week appointment yesterday! I can't believe he's 2 weeks old already, but at the same time I can't believe he's only 2 weeks old! 

Here are his measurements at 2 weeks:
He's weighing in at 11.1 pounds
(he gained over a pound in the last 8 days!)
and he's 22.4 inches long
He's off the charts in all areas! : )
He is very proportional! He is right on the 50th percentile line with those measurements!  
The doctor told us that he is the size of an average 2 month old! : ) 
Love this chunky monkey!  

He was out cold while we where at the doctors! 
He didn't even bother to wake up for his PKU test! 

Some might wonder if the doctor is concerned about his size, there is nothing to worry about! He is just a big kid! He was born big and is still big! Nothing to worry about at all! He couldn't be any more heathy than he is! 
We are so blessed to have a happy healthy little man! : ) 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Person

Almost 2 year olds are the best! They are at the point in life where they are catching on to everything and starting to act like a little adult in a lot of ways! And boy do they do the darndest things that make me smile! 

Shading her eyes from the sun in the car!

So serious 

Picking up things with her toes! 
She is way too good at this! 

Using her toes to hold her milk

Eating cheerios with a fork!  

And sharing her sunglasses with daddy! 

Oh and this is just a cute picture of my girl in the morning that I love! : ) 

She is such a little person!
Looking at Kyler makes we wonder how Emeri got so big so fast! 
Love her! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mommy Daughter Date

Last Monday I took Emeri on a mommy daughter date while Braeden stayed home with Kyler! I was having a really hard time with the fact that I couldn't give Emeri all the attention I was before and that everything was changing for her so quickly! I was feeling guilty that we no longer just get to be buds and play all day together like we use to! Just me and her! Is it fair to her that everything has to change? I'm still having a hard time with this from time to time! I just don't want her to ever feel like I don't love her and I love Kyler more because he requires more of my attention right now! I just love this little girl so much and I never want her to feel second! 
So we were off on a mommy daughter date to spend some one on one time together! 

We headed to Red Mango for some Nutella flavored frozen yogurt! 

She was so excited!
Who wouldn't be excited to eat ice cream in their jammies right before bed?

 I was trying to get a picture of us, but she couldn't put down her spoon long enough to just smile for the camera! 

I don't know why she eats ice cream with the spoon facing up and backwards, but don't you dare try to help her fix it! She does things her way for a reason! : ) 

Love this face! 

We had such a good time together! She was so excited to just spend time with mom after along weekend of lots of changes! She was skipping around and all smiles the whole time! I think we will have to make this something we do frequently! : ) 
I love this girl so much! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Middle Name

I've been meaning to get this up here for the past week and a half, but haven't been able to find the time because I have been preoccupied with other things!
Imagine that! : ) 
We finally settled on a middle name for Kyler his middle name is... 
Drum roll please...

The vote was definitely in favor of Dean, but when it came down to putting a middle name on the paper work for his birth certificate we felt like the right name for baby Kyler was Bennett!
 : ) 

Here's what the final poll looked like:

Braeden made the final decision! I was ok with all of the names we were thinking about so whatever name it ended up being was ok with me! (Except Liam! That name just wasn't working for me!)
It's perfect! : ) 



Kyler was born October 11th 2012 at 2:30 am! (We didn't plan the 10/11/12 birthday, but it is pretty cool!) I went in on the 10th to get induced because I was ready for this little man to get here and I felt like that was the best decision for us! I'm glad I did because he ended up being a very big boy! We got there at 11:00am and immediately started Pitocin to get the contractions really going! Then the waiting game began! We were waiting for my midwife to come and break my water so the real labor could begin and to meet this little guy! She finally arrived at 8:15pm and as soon as my water broke things started progressing quicker! At 11:30pm I was very uncomfortable with the contractions that I was having and didn't want to get any more uncomfortable so I asked for an Epidural! Once I was numb from the waist down I fell asleep and let my body do all the hard work it needed to to get ready to push! The separation for body and mind is an incredible thing! : ) Around 2:15am the nurse came in and said baby was ready and she called Kathy (my midwife) she asked me to do 2 "practice" pushed to see how easy Kyler was going to come down 10 minutes later Kathy showed up and Kyler was ready! I pushed 3 to 5 times (I don't remember the exact number) and baby Kyler was here! Everyone in the room was amazed at how big of a boy he was including Braeden and myself! : ) When he first came the look on the nurses faces made me think that something was wrong with him, but they were just all in amazement at his size! It did take him a bit to get his breathing going, but once he got the first shot of oxygen his color went from purple to pink in seconds and his Apgar score went from a 7 to a 9! 

We had ultra sounds at all our appointments and at our last one Kathy said he was measuring 9 1/2 pounds but I didn't think much about it because one ultra sound estimate are just that estimates and not very accurate at all and two they said Emeri was 8 1/2 - 9 pounds and she was only 7lbs 7oz so I was expecting an 8 1/2 pound baby at the very most! It's a really good thing I really didn't know how big he was because I would have been terrified to have him! Birthing a 10 pound + baby sounds horrible (and is still kind of scary sounding to me), but to be completely honest this labor, delivery, and recovery have been 100 times easier then my labor, delivery, and recovery with Emeri! It took me the a good 6 weeks with Emeri to feel like myself again and it's only taken me about a week to feel better this go around! 

I know Kyler is a big boy and everyone that sees him tells me how large he is however he doesn't seem big to me at all! He seems so small and I can't really imagine babies being smaller than he is! I guess if I had a "normal" size baby to compare him to everyday he would seem huge, but compared to the rest of my world he's tiny! And perfect I might add! : ) He is such a good baby! He's a good eater a good sleeper and so so so cute! I love all the silly facial expressions he makes while he sleeps and all the cute noises he makes! My favorite are the sleepy smiles, I know it's just the nerves in his face going crazy, but I love them and they melt my heart! I love that he can be awake and happy just watching the world around him that he doesn't have to be held all day! I love that he knows my voice and anytime I talk he looks around for me! He does the same thing for his daddy too! I love that he can be upset and Braeden takes him and he falls asleep almost immediately when daddy props him up on his shoulder! I love that his older sister loves him so much and always wants to help with him in every possible way! I love that Emeri tries to mimic every sound Kyler makes! It's hilarious! I love his cute little cry and the sad face he makes right before he decides the world is coming to an end! I love being Kyler's mommy! I love everything about it even the late night feedings! : ) 

Monday, October 15, 2012

First Walk

Alex and her family came up last night to meet Kyler and to have dinner with us! 
It was nice to have more visitors (I love showing off my babies!) and to see how excited her kiddos were to see the new baby! 
After dinner we went on a walk to the park to play for a bit before it was time for them to head home! 
It was so nice to get outside and get some fresh air! 
Kyler did really well on the way there, but we left a bit late and it was time for him to eat so he wasn't very happy on the way home! 
It was still fun! I love spending time with my sister and her family! 

Kyler bundled up on his first walk!

These two are goofs and their cheese smiles are out of control! 
They look like crazies... and they are! : ) 

Thanks for the yummy dinner Alex! : ) 

Home and Happy

Yesterday (Oct 13th) was our first full day home!
It's so nice to have our little family home all together figuring out the new dynamics of life! 
Emeri is adjusting really well to having a baby brother around! It really helps that Braeden is going to be around for a while to help! She has attached herself to daddy more than usual which is really good! 
I think I'm going to have the hardest time adjusting because I'm use to giving 100% of my attention to Emeri and now I have to find a way to give them both the attention they need! Not giving Emeri as much attention is hard for me I don't want her to feel neglected or unloved!
It's definitely going to be a balancing act and I hope I figure it out soon! : ) 

Emeri meeting Kyler for the first time!

Snoozing and sucking on his hand! 

Ready to go home! 
The first take home outfit we had for him was way too small so Braeden went and got another one and then he peed all over it so he ended up with this outfit on to go home! I'm trying to get use to how boys pee all over everything all the time! : ) 

On the way home!

Wide awake in the middle of the night and as cute as ever! 

 Waking up and bracing himself because big sister was on her way! : ) 

Emeri all ready to head outside and play with dad! Kyler and I did join them for a bit once we got all bundled up! 

Watching his first BYU football game with dad! 

He was really enjoying the game! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

He's Here!

Kyler ... Jensen 
(Still not sure on the middle name!) 
Born 10/11/12
at 2:30 am
21 inches long
10 lbs 5 oz 

I can't get enough of these cheeks! 

More to come! : ) 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Still Catching Up! : )

Wednesday October 3rd
We had a doctors appointment and got to see Kyler again! He looks way to comfortable! I don't think he is coming anytime soon! : ( Stinker! : ) 
That's alright... at least he is healthy and happy! : ) 
By his measurements the guess for his weight is 9 1/2 pound! 
HOLY COW! Thankfully that guess isn't very accurate! My midwife said "He's a good size baby, but I don't think he's 9 1/2 pounds big!"
Thank goodness! I really hope he's not that big! : ) 

Thursday October 4th
I tried everything I possible could to get Kyler out! 
Raspberry tea, squats, warm bath, speed walking... and the list goes on!
We called it "operation get baby out"!
Unfortunately it didn't work! : ( 

Friday October 5th 
My sister came up to spend the day with me/ take care of me/ distract me from being pregnant! She brought us lunch, took us swimming (it's so nice to be in the water with a big belly), cleaned up my house, let me take a long shower, and brought me flowers! I felt very loved! I just love my sister and everything she does for me! 
I'm really lucky to have such AWESOME sisters! 

In the evening we headed to Boondocks!
 Braeden's work was having a party, so we went and enjoyed a night of fun! 
Emeri loved the ice cream, bouncy houses (I should have bounced around too maybe then Kyler would have got the hint!), rollerball (mini bowling), and games! 
She really had a good time she even sang us a song on the way home about rolly rolly rolly ball! 

Saturday October 6th
LDS General Conference was on which means we get to hear from the prophet and his apostles! We had a good time chillaxing and enjoying the spiritual reload!  

Enjoying popcorn while watching conference! 
Emeri was making the best faces! : ) 

Kyler also got smothered with lots of kisses! : ) 
This happens regularly! 
The day ended with Braeden going to the Priesthood Session at the conference center with his younger brother Toren while Emeri and I hung out at my sisters!  

Sunday October 7th
We had another day full of General Conference! 
We have a cinnamon roll tradition on Sunday conference mornings!
We all go to Braeden's mom's and stuff ourselves silly with yummy yummy cinnamon rolls while we watch!
Doesn't that sound like a fantastic tradition? Because it is!  

Emeri and Brae snuggling in bed before we left for grandmas! 
Aren't they the cutest? 

We went on a walk in the afternoon and Emeri was the biggest grump EVER! 
She would scream at Braeden if he turned around and looked at her while he was pulling her in the wagon! 
She can be such a BRAT sometimes! 

Monday October 8th 
We had another doctors appointment still no more progress from last Wednesday! : ( 
I have been having contractions none stop for days and nothing! 
Frustrated! ...
You are probably wondering why I'm so frustrated since Kyler's due date isn't until the 15th it's because Emeri was 2 weeks early, so I have just been expecting the same thing with this fellow! I have had to learn the hard way that every pregnancy is VERY different! 
He'll come at the right time! : ) Deep breath! 
It's just so hard to get anything done anticipating this little man coming!