Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The One With the Homeless Dockstaders

This weekend was quite the adventure, we took Baby Girl on her first road trip!! Friday morning was completely hectic, Keiton had a review on campus and during the 2 hours he was gone I managed to get a shower in (little victories), get somewhat ready, clean up some major spit up (twice- like change of clothes for both me and baby bad), change a blow out, give baby a bath, make some sandwiches for the road, finish packing and soothed a crying baby. So when Keiton got home at 10:30 I was exhausted! We loaded the suitcase and the baby into the car and set out on our first big adventure.  We were a little nervous about driving 4 hours but baby is such a good baby, she didn’t cry at all!  It was so peaceful and Keiton and I loved that we could just talk and catch up all the way to Star Valley.

 Baby Girl slept pretty much the whole way there :) 

We came to Star Valley so we could go through the temple open house.  It was SO much fun to go through and see this beautiful temple! Star Valley is so important to Keiton so it was really fun to see how excited he was taking me and baby girl through the first temple in Wyoming.  He was as excited as I am when I go to Disneyland ;).  It is a small temple but absolutely beautiful!  

We had such a fun weekend in Star Valley  It was pretty cold (no surprise there).  We woke up on Saturday morning and there was a little snow.  That was crazy because I haven’t even gotten my fall clothes out yet (boots and cardigans etc.) let alone winter clothes, so I came with open toed shoes and nearly froze all weekend! Even though I am not a fan of being cold, it is always worth it to go to Star Valley because Keiton is like a kid in a candy store on Christmas.  


Our trip was a BLAST! Fourwheeling, the Women’s broadcast, and lots of lots of yummy food. Baby loved hanging out with her cousins.

Also, church was kind of a battle, Baby was fussy on and off all during Sacrament meeting and that is not usually like her! So we took her home after and this is what we found.  Poor baby, it was SO gross! We just threw those little white pants away- at that point it's not even worth it!

That’s was pretty much the turning point of our weekend. . . . Due to a series of unfortunate events we had to leave Keiton’s car in Star Valley and take his mom’s car back to Utah.  We drove home and the last 30 minutes baby girl was very fussy.  We get home and hurry up the three flights of stairs so we could feed her and calm her down.  We get to our front door and realized our key is on Keiton’s car keys that we had left in Star Valley… We were homeless- with a crying infant. We were tired and this was like the WORST thing ever!! Luckily my parents live 20 minutes away so we weren’t really homeless.  Baby was lucky because we got to extend the vacation and she got stay at both grandparents houses in the same weekend.  Even though having warm meals at night that we don’t have to make is super nice, Keiton and I are excited to get home!

(Eating my sorrows away, ready to be home after quite a few days away.  I can't get over how lucky we are to have my parents close by, I don't know what we would have done!!)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

One Month!

Ok. Ok. A good friend of mine reprimanded me for not ever updating my blog.  My argument was who has time for that?! She was very persuasive and I realized that time is FLYING by!  Baby L is now 4 weeks old! I don't want to forget anything so I promised my friend that I would start using our blog as a way to document pictures, memories and thoughts each week.  So let's see how long this will last with a busy schedule of school, work, and never wanting to put my baby down (she is so cuddly <3).

Baby girl was born 4 weeks ago and our world was turned completely upside down, in the best way possible.  Now little things like showering, running to the store "really quick", even seeing my husband have become a little more difficult.  Baby L was born and pretty soon after we started school, which meant Keiton's first semester in the BYU business school, which means finance is taking over our lives.  On Tuesday's family dinner has become Baby and I driving down to BYU, bringing Keiton dinner and eating in the parking lot during his one hour break.  We don't have time to go on dates during the week anymore, mostly because by the time we are both home, we are never awake at the same time- we take sleep whenever, wherever we can!  Our dates now consist of early morning driving dates as we drop off Baby L at my mom's house before school and phone dates when Keiton is driving from school to work.  It's a little hectic but so far it has worked out perfectly, besides life would be boring without the chaos.

One month ago we fell in love with that beautiful little face.  I have never felt so much love in my life, especially when my husband is kissing her cheek or rocking her to sleep (best dad ever award) <3 My sister asked "how is it possible to love that you just met SO MUCH??"  But looking into that happy face how could you not?!
Eat. Sleep. Poop. Smile. Repeat.  This child love to eat and sleep (we really understand each other) and a lot of the time she has a big smile on her face! She loves to be cuddled!  Now she sleeps about 5-6 hours through the night (knock on wood that continues) in fact the hardest part about the night is the battle it is to get her to go to sleep.  She has serious FOMO, and because of that she has a tough time going to bed unless we rock her.  She is a huge fan of bath time and music!  Not only did I give her the "Monroe chunky cheeks" but I also passed on my hatred of being cold.  The only times she really cries are when she is cold or hungry.  She is now 9 pounds 14 oz, 21 3/8 inches long.  She is a dream and we just love her to pieces!! 

Sure we are tired. . .very very tired.  But life with Baby L is the most happy we have ever been!  I am just SO grateful that families are forever because these two are my world!! <3