Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cami's photo shoot!

Good luck trying to figure out this ultra-sound picture!! She is like her daddy already, and is camera shy!! But this is a picture of her face, but she has her arm in front of her nose. She did this the last time. The ultra sound tech said that she had fluid in her kidney's and her stomach, which meant everything was working! We could see all four chambers of her heart, and that she was practicing her breating (actually pretty neat!!). Then out of no where the tech said, "Wow, she has a lot of hair!!" She pointed it out, because I had no idea what she was looking at!! She also weighs 5 pounds and 12 ounces. She gave us a date of October 31... Not to far off of what we were thinking, but not like it matters, she's coming October 21!
Today we have 22 more days until she will be here. Going yesterday was SO hard!! Mark and I both walked out stunned... Almost a surreal feeling. It was hard seeing her, and knowing that we are SO close!! BUT we're almost there!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Here's to a great weekend!!

Last night, as I was trying to get comfortable enough to sleep, I let my mind wander about my life. How truly blessed I am to have such a wonderful husband, and awesome little boy!! My life is complete in ways I never could have dreamed it would be. I know my Heavenly Father has had a hand in everything that I've been through, and continue to do.

This past week, I decided that I really wanted to start canning. My little sister, Megan, had gotten into it a year or so ago, and just recently my cousin, Alison, has started to do it. So I thought, what they heck?? I printed out directions, some recipes, got a few tips from my mother in law and away I went! My first run did NOT turn out good at all... They didn't seal!! Better luck next time!!

Mark also ventured out too. He got a free rooster off Craig's list and he "wacked" it, plucked it and then cooked it!! He's such a stud!!

This morning Grant wanted to be just like his dad. And so Mark put shaving cream on him, and gave him my veet razor (it doesn't have a blade). Mark then proceeded to show Grant how to shave. It was so cute, and I'm so lucky to have married such a great man, who makes a great father!!

I have such a great little family. I have Mark who is such a great help and does everything he can to make me happy. He does so much for Grant, Cami and me. I have a little boy, who is some times not happy and doesn't listen, but he is happy almost all of the time, and he is healthy. Which is something I take for granted some times. I have another one on the way, who I am so excited to raise and be her mommy. I don't think I could be any happier. I'm so in love with them!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Home Made... Sort of a Pie!!

I love seasons! I think I miss Utah more than ever around this time of year... When everything is starting to turn to orange and red. Brings back memories!! I especially LOVE when the weather changes, and it starts getting cold!

But I am here in Sierra Vista, and I am starting to make my own memories here! The thought came to me that I came down for the first time a year ago, and met my soon to be in-laws, and that's a memory here!! I've also started to notice that the weather here is changing, and I'm started to get excited about winter.
This past weekend Mark needed to go to Roswell, NM to deliver a car. He had asked me if I wanted to go with him. Grandma Maroney was so sweet and watched Grant so that I could go with him. I have never been to New Mexico, and to be honest, it wasn't that great. Out of the 14 hour drive, only 2 hours was worth looking at. It was there that Mark and I stopped at a road side fruit stand. I love these kind of places!! We bought a box full of apples, squash, peppers, and home cherry cider (who would have thought there was such a thing =D).
After we got home, I decided I wanted to try to bake a fresh apple pie... Mind you, I have never ventured in that area!! I had to call my mom to find out what "cutting" meant. With my mother-in-laws award winning recipe, I made my first attempt at an apple pie!
Doesn't look like much. Note to self, more pie crust next time!!
The "finished" product. It doesn't look very appetizing... But it actually tasted pretty good. I can't complain, because it was after all my 1st time, and I had NO one there to direct me. Maybe I'll attempt another one some day!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Baby Update

I HATE pictures of myself... But I don't like not knowing what I look like. Yesterday Mark and I were out and a girl passed, and I had to ask him if we were about the same size. He just shrugged, and said I was a little smaller (it was an "OK" answer). A few minutes later, we realized she wasn't even pregnant!! Oops!

I had yet another Dr's appointment this past Wednesday. I know in past blogs I've mentioned that I don't like my doctor, however, I have really grown to like her. She is very straight forward, and I know that I will be taken care of. She has not said anything about my weight gain, mainly because one visit I won't have gained anything and the next visit I will have gained 4 pounds (DUMB cookie dough that calls my name!!). I figure I weigh what I did when I had Grant, so I'm doin' ok... Just the thought of losing it AGAIN is frustrating.

Back to my appointment. While I was in there I asked her nurse (who totally rocks, and is rather amusing) what time my c-section was scheduled for on the 23rd of October. She got this shocked look, and said she hadn't scheduled it yet. I jokingly said she could move the date up if she wanted too. By this time Dr. Patterson had come into the room and we began talking about the fact that it hadn't been scheduled. She just looked at me and asked if I would mind changing it to October 21, Wednesdays are her surgery days... Ok, so it's NOT that big of a difference (12 days early, they took Grant 10 days early), but I was SO excited! That means that today I only have 36 more days!! The only bad side is that my mom can't be here. She will have to come the day after. She was there when Grant was born, and it seems weird to not have her here. But when she does come down, at least she won't have to go to the hospital to see Cami. So here is the run down of what I have left:
  • 36 days

  • 25 more days of actual work

  • 5 weeks and 1 day

  • 5 more Saturdays

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

Emotional. If I had to sum up this weekend, that would be the perfect word. Friday night I received a phone call from my brother Rusty, who informed me that my dad had been in a motorcycle accident. I felt hopeless. I wanted to go to Flagstaff, but I knew that it wasn't in the best interest of my dad... My dad is such a strong man, and I know it would have been harder on him. Plus having a 2 year old running around crazy would NOT have been very ideal.

Plus the Maroney's had been planning on going to Panatongia lake to go boating, and I felt that I needed to go. They seldom do things as an entire family and I know it's important to bond with them. With that, on Saturday we all headed to the lake.
It is so nice going with them. I thought it would be stressful with Grant, but there were many hands there to help. Grant loved the boat!! We were only on it for 5 to 10 minutes, but he enjoyed it! After we all went for a short ride, the boys took the boat out, and I guess something happened to the motor, and it died on them. We all ended up just picnicking up by the shore. It was it was very hard for me to keep my mind from wondering.
Can't you tell that Grant just loved being with Papa and Dad?? He really did. Just can't tell in the picture.
After lunch the boys headed down and went fishing. It was so cute. Grant loved just being there.
Like father, like son.
Mark's BIG catch!! He was really disappointed, because I had a horrible headache, and wanted go home... He just wanted to catch 1 fish... Next time, I promise, he will get a "fish" story for Bethany.
Randy was the only one who caught anything. BUT he threw it back in the lake!! Fisherman, I will never understand them ;)
I enjoyed being out there with them. It was nice to have my mind on other things. On Sunday Grant and I headed to Casa Grande and cleaned Grandma and Grandpa Bingham's house. Today hasn't been very busy, so I'm left just thinking about my dad. I know my Heavenly Father spared him, and I am eternally grateful for that.