Monday, October 18, 2010

Oct 18.

Today, October 18 is a special day for me. My baby is officially 4 months old.
*Just a little update on her for family.
-She has officially rolled over twice now. The last time was kind of in her sleep. Phil and I got so excited we clapped and cheered for her and yes, it scared her and she started crying.
-She is grabbing her toys a ton now! When they make loud or scary sounds she actually yells at them, quite hilarious.
-She has such a girly giggle and scream. I love it.
-She goes to sleep between 8 and 9 and sleeps till about 8 thirty or 9. She usually entertains herself in her crib by sucking on her hands until I come get her.
-She hates paci's. Boo. She starts crying if I put one in her mouth.
-She loves her hands and thinks they are way better than a paci.
-Eats every 4 hours. Not sure how much since I am nursing, but I am pretty sure its about 5 or 6 oz each feeding.
-She gets baby food soon! I know she is excited because she already watches us when we eat our food.
-Bathtime is her favorite thing in the world. (Besides mommy and daddy, and maybe her hands)
-Spits up, a lot
-She is very ticklish
-She like to play do as I'm doing
-And is still the cutest and cuddliest thing.

But not only that, its also the day (last year) I found out I was pregnant. One of the best days of my life.

I was just recovering from my shingles episode, remember that? Ugh. Anyway, I was bored at home probably wishing I was pregnant. I still had no idea what triggered the shingles but I decided to google, "are pregnant women more susceptible to getting shingles?" As I read up on it I found out they are. Well then I had the thought to go take a pregnancy test, again. I really didn't want to because I had been let down before and didnt want to see a negative answer. But What the heck I thought. Well I took the test and it said very clearly, pregnant. Of course I didnt' believe it so naturally when and bought two more at walmart. Drank lots of water, took 2 more tests, and what do ya know I really was pregnant! I wanted to tell Phil in a fun way when he got home from work so I made a little sign that said, "I think I am pregnant" and had the little stick sittin on it and it sat on our table. That paper had an arrow on it that pointed to the stove. On the stove was another paper that said, "What do you think?" and had the other two tests on them. All I remember about his reaction is he was really excited. At one point he even said, "I need to sit down." Haha :) And I remember getting absolutely no sleep that night. Planning on how I would tell our families, the nursery, and most of all just thinking about my baby. It was acutally happening and I couldnt wait to be a mom.
Growing up thats always what I wanted. A family. A handsome Husband and children to take care of and love. I did a couple of pageants in high school and in interviews they would always ask about what my future plans were. I am pretty sure I always threw a curveball at the judges with my answer of being a mom. Yeah of course I wanted to do other things like dance and sing on stage forever, but really I would'nt of gotten very far with that. I count my blessings every day that I have my little family. What did I do that I am able to be this blessed? I am so happy right now. I want time to stop because I honestly see my life as that dream I always wanted. Sure there are a lot of things we wish we had. I mean, Phil is still a student and working and so busy, but I can't explain how happy I really am. Thanks to the teachings of the gospel and a testimony of the Savior I have discovered what real happiness is. Which is such a hard thing to find in the world today.
*Yep, still almost every post is about Kinz. But it's MY blog so...
We still think she is cute and all we usually want to talk about. Well me at least.


{megs in wonderland} said...

that made me cry. you are the greatest lil mama ever, i am so happy for you! i seriously cannot wait for april, how do normal people survive all this waiting for 9 whole months?! i just want baby z to be here already!!!!!!!!! i like that you shared how you told phil, i didnt know that! cute story. and now, a year later you have a perfect little family!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

Jessie said...

Soph, we need to get together and talk BABY! haha It's amazing how different babies can be: Jed did/does a lot of things that Kinzi is doing, but never ever ate only every 4 hours. He's always been a 2-3 hour kind of kid. I loooove your last paragraph. It sums up so nicely EXACTLY how I feel too. We are so lucky and so, so, happy!

The Thompsons said...

Soph, I love you. I'm so glad you are so happy. Kinzi is so lucky to have a mom like you. A mom that's so excited to be a mom! You're someone I really look up to. You've always had your heart in the right place. and I love your little family!