Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Baby Brodie Update

I went to the Dr. today and they checked to see how far I am progressing, if any. I am 1.5 cm dilated, 50% effaced and Brodie is at a -2 position. I want him to come so bad! I am ready for him to be here as much as I can be. I am washing up his clothes now. I know that you can't be 100% prepared for another baby but I am as much as I can be. I have been crampy but not consistent enough for it to mean anything really. With Reese she was born at 37 weeks and only 5 days before I was only 1 cm but 50% effaced then 5 days later Reese was here. So who knows when Brodie will decide to make his appearance. I REALLY want my mommy here to be with me since she wasn't here last time until Reese was older and I was out of the hospital. I don't know there is just something about having your mommy here. As much as I want Brodie here I want him to be healthy since Reese was in the NICU and never was with me. So here is to a new year with a new baby that is healthy that will come when he wants to come. (But hopefully soon!! :) )
* Oh and on a side note we have decided on his full name....Brodie Lee LaPierre...Lee after his daddy.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Here is a picture of Reese in her very first nightgown. She has plenty of jammies but this is her first pretty big girl night gown. Doesn't she look beautiful! Such a big girl. Sad, where is my baby going?

Five Amazing Years!!

Yesterday Jeremy and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary! It has gone by so fast! I can't believe it has been five years already. we have done so much. Have had (almost) 2 kids, moved to Utah and have lived here 4 years. Jeremy is almost (finally) done with school. we have gone on many trips and have a lot of fun. I love him so much and am so grateful for the wonderful man, husband and father he is. I LOVE YOU BABY! We went and had a fun day shopping in Park City eating good food and we stayed at the Anniversary Inn, which we had to change rooms because our room was stinky and leaking water so we got to stay in the Lighthouse Suite which was fun. All and all a great anniversary! Thanks to Allison to watching Reese. It was nice to have alone time and get away but when we got home it was the best feeling to have Reese run up to us wanting her Mommy and Daddy and just cuddled us and would get upset if we left the room. Happy Anniversary Baby! I LOVE YOU!

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve Reese and I made sugar cookies and Reese loved sprinkling them. I found out a little to late that I didn't have red and green sprinkles but we enjoyed our multi-colored sprinkles. We set of Reese's Rose Petal cottage which was NOT fun to put together, very confusing but we made it through. Jeremy was able to get off work early again and was able to read to Reese The Night Before Christmas. It was a special night of stuffing stockings and playing Killer Bunnies with Allison.

Happy Birthday to me!

On the 23rd I celebrated my 23rd birthday. I was afraid it was going to be a sad day because I wasn't able to celebrate it with my mommy. Jeremy and my girlfriends made sure my day was special. I was able to go to lunch with my girlfriends. It was nice to catch up because we don't get to see each other as much. Lisa and Laura have moved away and since it is so cold outside I don't get to see Tamber or Rebecca as much even though they are just feet away from me. It was nice to get out without kids! Being able to just hang out as ladies was fun! While I was out Jeremy and Allison cleaned up the house and Jeremy bought me flowers and gave me a really sweet Christmas ornament, it was a engraved ornament with a picture of our little boy in it. It was the sweetest thing he has ever given me for my birthday. He put so much thought into his gifts this year I couldn't stop smiling all day! It was really nice too because I knew Jeremy had to work but he got off work early so we got to spend the evening together watching movies. All chick flicks too! LOL! Allison and I enjoyed them at least!

Monday, December 22, 2008


We have had A LOT of snow come over the past week. We didn't really have any snow on Sunday when Allison came and now there is snow everywhere and a lot of it! On Saturday Jeremy found a baby sled that Reese could sit in as he pulls her around. She loves it and giggles when her daddy pulls her around. The snow is so deep outside we can barely see Peanut outside!

Gingerbread House

Last night we finally built our gingerbread house. Those things are not easy to put together! The frosting and I did not get along! Reese loved decorating it though. At first she didn't realize she could actually eat it but once she did, thats all she did! She loved the frosting! YUMMY! Here are some pictures of our beautiful house.

Visit to Salt Lake City

On Saturday Jeremy had the day off so we went up to Salt Lake to see Christmas lights and of course do a little shopping. First we had lunch at the Mayan, which is a really fun place to eat where they put on a little show while you are eating and you are eating in the Mayan jungle. We went to Tai Pan, Down East outfitters clearance outlet, and the Gateway mall. We had a lot of fun and the Christmas lights and Temple square are always beautiful. Reese was not so happy when we where doing Christmas lights and passed out on the way to the restaurant. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory for my birthday. It was super yummy!! I love me some cheesecake! I had the 30th anniversary cheesecake and I highly recommend it!

We had a seat right up front where they dive off the cliff. Reese liking the half naked Mayan man

This picture of Reese looks like "Uh oh muscle man my dad caught us" lol!

Allison and the Mayan Man

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Being Pregnant In the Winter

Being preggo in the winter has is advantages, you hide behind sweaters and don't have to worry to much about being cold. In hiding behind sweaters some people just think you are fat and not pregnant. I have received many comments on WOW I didn't even know you where pregnant! Really? I am huge and you didn't think pregnant? Nice, I am fat. THANKS!! I would have to say the worse thing so far though is although it is nice to get the snow, snow comes with ice and big fat pregnant lady, opps, I mean pregnant lady who is pretty clumsy does not do well sliding across the street bringing children to school. Lets hope Brodie comes before I fall on my butt and hurt us both. I told Brodie he is allowed to come the second week of January. He would be a full term 37 weeks then. So lets hope he listens and comes then.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

So sick of school

Jeremy just ended his last semester and I cannot even tell how sick of school I am. We only have 4 semesters left and if we can get the money he will go in summer and graduate next May. I cannot wait for him to graduate. I feel like we have been in this stage of life way to long, I am going to go crazy! I am sick of school stress, I am sick of school money and I am sick of being a starving student in EVERY WAY!!! ARGGGGHHH!!! We have so much going on all the time I feel like all we do is run from one place to another. Here it is only about a week from Christmas and I don't feel like we have really done anything Christmas-y. These holidays are just going to be depressing and lonely anyways so I just want to get it over with. I know we will have fun with Reese and she is going to have a blast but I just feel like nothing is going to meet the expectations in my head. I don't even know how to plan or make a Christmas dinner. I know it includes ham but I don't want to make Thanksgiving again. Yuck. I am done with Thanksgiving food. Here is to sucky school, sucky birthdays, sucky Christmas and I am ready to have a GREAT 2009!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

"How Did You Meet" Tag

I never really do tags but I am bored and and trying to avoid cleaning my house so here it goes:
"How you Met" Tag

1. Where did you meet? For the first time...probaly Seminary he used to take me to school from Seminary.

2. What was the first thought that went through your head when you met? *giggle giggle* He is so dreamy (Jeremy was a buff wrestler in High School) and one day he let me wear his lettermans jacket and I thought I was sooo cool! LOL!
3. Do you remember what he/she was wearing? Not the first time we met but when he came back from his mission and we saw each other for the first time he was wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

4. Where was the first time you kissed this person? On his mommy's couch! Watching Armageddon. Funny story there.

5. Where did you go for your first date? Humm I dont really remember the first official one but I think it was when he took me to Carrabbas after my soccer game and forgot his wallet and I had to pay!

6. How long did you know this person before you became a couple? know him as a person 4 years know him "that" way probaly a few weeks.

7. How did he/she ask you out? He just came to my soccer game, he asked to come and we just started hanging out.

8. How did he propose to you? LOL!! He was planning singing me a song he wrote on his guitar at the beach but a really bad storm came in and he couldn't hold it any longer and when we where swimming in the pool at the hotel (we where at the beach with my parents) he swam up to me in the shallow end pulled out the ring and asked, with my little sister in the deep end, how romantic :) LOL!

9. Do you and this person have kids together? Yes

10. Have you ever broken the law with this person? Nope not that I know of
11. When was the first time you realized that you liked this person?When he left on his mission bad timing huh!

12. Do you trust this person? Absolutely

13. Do you see her/him as your partner in your future? For all time and Eternity!

14. What is the best gift she/he gave you? our kids :D and a blanket he gave me for Christmas our first year (I am totally joking on the blanket! He is not to good with presents!)

15. What is one thing He/She does that gets on your nerves? When he is not ready when we HAVE to leave NOW!

16. Where do you see each other 15 years from now? More kids, better paying job for him, staying at home with my kids, a home of our own, bills paid off.

17. What causes the most arguments? Pregnancy hormones so everyday is varies I can't help I am a crazy basket of emotions! ;)

18. How long have you been together? Married 5 yrs on Dec 27. been together 6 yrs in March.

19. Are you Married? Yes

20. Who Do you Tag? Anyone who wants to.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"I Baby"

This is Reese's favorite thing to say lately besides "No way" I don't know where she got it from but its funny. She is in her "I baby" phase. I don't know if it has anything to do with Brodie coming but she wants to sleep in her crib again when she has been in her big girl bed, she will let her daddy hold her like a baby and yesterday we got the car seat out of storage to make sure it is cleaned up and she climbed in it, "I baby". Uh oh. Let's hope she is out of this phase when Brodie is actually here. This pregnancy is getting a little on my nerves. I never had contractions before Reese actually came, only about a week before at most. Nope not with Brodie, he likes to make mommy suffer. I talked to my Dr. and he says that a lot more moms the 2nd time get more pregnancy aches than they did with the first. Great! We are 33 wks only 7 more wks to go! YEAH! Now to get on the list for my sister to do while she is here ;)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Anniversary Inn

I am so happy we booked our room for our anniversary! We wanted to do something fun and different because its our 5th. Being and pregnant and all we can't go far and my lovely sister will watch our baby so we are just going up to SLC and staying in the Anniversary Inn. There rooms can be pricey $269 for the one we got but the had a special going on tonight that if you booked the room before 9 tonight and stayed before Dec 31 2009 you can get it for $159! Saving a $100! Yeah! I am so excited to do something fun and different and to save money in the process makes me even more happy! :)


We finally had an electrician come out to fix our kitchen. Half of our power in our kitchen has been out for 6 months. We asked an electrician how much it could possibly be back in July and they quoted us $200-300 bucks just to come out and look at it!! We just didn't have any money sitting around so we lived without the power but I have been dying without my microwave and the annoying-ness of having to move my kitchen aid every time I wanted to use it so I caved in and said screw it we don't have the money but I don't care is it goes on the credit card!! They came this morning and we had a wire that had been sparking and melted the nut and he fixed it told Jeremy to changed the GCFI outlet and only charged us $65! Are you kidding me! I could of had my power working 6 months ago for $65! Well lesson learned always have an efund to fix unexpected things! We will now begin working on that. Well now that our power was so cheap A HUGE BLESSING to fix we now are going to get our car fixed. We have to get a new power steering cable or something this weekend so the money is still spent that we don't have but at least everything is working and we will be ok through the winter. It' so nice when everything is fixed and in order. Now to get my house deep cleaned before the holidays and before Brodie gets here.