Saturday, December 26, 2009

Nate's first (real) Christmas!!


This Christmas was SOOOO much fun now that Nate is old enough to open presents and play with them! He was so cute! Oddly enough I didn't get many pictures of him, just video. Here is the video of him first "seeing" his trike. We tried to get one of his first reaction to it, but since we woke him up he was a little bit cranky cause he was still tired and hungry so he just ran to Granny first thing. That was actually pretty cute too :D. Sorry if the video is dark. Our camera really sucks....that is one thing on our need to buy list is a better camera!



He loves his tricycle! His legs are just a titch short, but I don't think it will be long till he really figures it out. It says it's for 1 1/2-3 years and he just turned 18 months! :D Thanks Grandpa for my new bike!!!

And here is a picture Christmas exploding onto my living room floor! :D
Granny also got him some freaking amazing blocks that have the entire alphabet in caps and lower case, pictures of different animals and objects, shapes, colors, and numbers on them! He LOVES them! :D And so do I!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I found this on my friend's blog... :D


I figured since I want to get pregnant again soon, it would be fun to fill this out! haha!

Pregnancy quiz

1- Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant?
In my bathroom at my old apartment. I was a little in shock.

2-Who was with you?
No one, but oddly enough Phil called RIGHT after I found out which was very abnormal of him to call at that hour.

3- How did you find out that you were pregnant?
I took a pregnancy test

4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant?
I was a little beside myself, scared and happy

5- Your Husbands reaction?
He didn't believe me, but was excited when he found out.

6- Who was the first person you told?
Phil

7-Did you plan to get pregnant?
No

8-Was everybody happy for you?
Of course

9- Did you go out and celebrate?
Not really.... I can't remember

10- Did you want to find out the sex?
Yes

11- What was the sex?
A boy of course

12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower?
yes

13- If yes, who?
My mom and sister and my friend Shayla and my mother-in-law

14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that
you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby?
Not really

15- How much weight did you gain?
15 pounds

16- Did you loose all of the weight that you gained?
Yes

17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks?
like a billion!

18- What did you crave the most?
hamburgers and smoothies

19- Did you crave anything crazy?
no

20- Who or what got on your nerves the most?
Phil probably

21- Were you married at the time?
Yes
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?
Gall bladder attack

23- Where were you when you went into labor?
I was in bed and my water broke!

24- Did your water break?
I think I just answered that!

26- Did you go early or late?
38.4 weeks

27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth?
Phil, my mom, my sister, Jordyn, Dr. Clark, and four nurses

28- Was it video taped?
They wouldn't allow it.

29- Did you have any drugs for the pain?
Yes I had an epidural

30-Did you go Natural or have a c-section?
I didn't go natural, I had an epidural, but I did have a vaginal birth. And I plan to go natural with the next.

31- What was your first reaction after giving birth?
I was excited, and confused because Nate seemed unfamiliar at first, but that went away after a few minutes.

32- How big was the baby?
8# 1oz. 20" long :D

33- Did your Husband cry?
Like a baby of course! It's Phil! haha

34- What did you name the baby?
Nathan Andrew Eger

35-Did the name have any significance to you?
We both agreed on Nate, and Andrew is Phil's middle name as well as the name he went by when I first met him haha!

36-Does the baby's name fit?
Yeah he's definitely a Nate

37- Did the baby have any complications?
Nope.

38- How old is your baby today?
18 months

39- When is the next one coming?
Hopefully next year....we'll see how it goes.

40- If you could would you do it all over again?
In an instant!!! I know a lot more about what to do during labor, I would be able to go natural if I could do it over, but I don't regret getting an epidural because no one will think I am judging them when I talk about natural birth (sometimes I feel like people judge me though haha!)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm so excited for Christmas!!!!

Ok, so to understand why I am so excited, you must understand that the last two years of our marriage, we have not had a real Christmas morning! Allow me to explain:

Christmas #1-2007
This year we were living in St. George and I got Christmas and Christmas Eve off from work, but Phil still had to work Christmas Eve night (he was working nights at a youth crisis center). So we went up to my parents for Christmas Eve (since it's my mom's birthday it's a big deal), but had to leave early so that Phil could get to work. That already made me emotional and I cred really hard when we had to leave (did I mention I was pregnant? Well I was). Then there was a terrible snow storm that caused the regular 4 hour drive to be an 8 hour drive. That was awful!
The next morning when Phil got home from work, it was already light outside (who opens presents when it's light?) I had been sick from morning sickness so my house was a mess (not exactly what you want on Christmas morning...plus we had been gone) and we only bought a few presents for each other and it wasn't that exciting. BORING!!

Christmas #2-2008
This year we decided we were going to take a road trip across the country to New Jersey to visit the family. We decided that Nate was too young to care about opening presents anyway (I did get him one present though). Also, that Christmas morning I had to go to work for 12 freaking hours. That really sucked. BORING AGAIN!!!! (although the road trip was fun!)

Christmas #3-2009 (this year)
This year is going to be awesome! I didn't have to use one penny of our own money for Christmas presents because Phil's family is extremely generous which COMPLETELY takes the stress off of me! And the best part is that we were able to get everything we wanted and needed! My mother-in-law is coming up to stay and watch us open presents on Christmas morning and I'm going to cook a Christmas dinner for us (any ideas for some good recipe's let me know). And we'll probably watch some Christmas movies and have an awesome time! I'm so excited! I'm so happy to get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off and Phil will have Christmas Day off too (not Eve though :( ) I'm seriously so excited! I can't wait to have Nate open his presents (and Phil too!)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Card

I changed it. I just didn't like how dark it was and I feel like this one makes the pictures stand out better. And the one below is too low of a resolution to print. So here is my new one! I like it a lot better! :D

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Phil's Beard Transition

Every time Phil grows a beard, when he shaves it off, he always has to shave it into different facial hair types....he's so weird! But thats why I love him so much! :D

First the Goatee



Then the handlebars


And lastly...the creepy mustache




Which leads to...


Fully shaved!

The reason why Nate's eyes look shiny is cause the poor guy has pink eye! It was caused by his cold, so I put gentamiacin petroleum in his eyes and I'm giving him ampicillin by mouth (he is the weirdest freaking kid! He LOVES his medicine and always wants more! It cracks me up!) so thats why they're shiny. He's still cute though!

Monday, November 23, 2009

My new business!

I guess its time to start promoting my new business. I'm not an annoying sales person or anything, but just in case you didn't read my last blog, I am almost certified to be a doula.
For those of you who haven't heard of a doula, let me explain. A doula is a person who is trained in childbirth who provides physical, emotional, and informational support for a laboring woman. We support their partner's role during labor and don't replace it. Pretty much a doula helps a woman who wants to give birth naturally to be able to fulfill that goal. I would go into a lot of depth of why it is wise to birth naturally, but it would be long and possibly boring to read (unless you're me and you love to read about it! haha!)

Ok so anyway, the reason I need to talk about my new business in my blog is because I have to do three births before I can become a certified doula (in which case I will be on the official website, and can network with other doulas). So please if you know anyone that is planning on going naturally, I have to attend three births free of charge! I just want to get it started as quickly as possible so that I can quit the hospital and stay home with Nate. I will only need to take two clients a month to be able to quit! :D Thanks everyone!

My website is www.tenderbirthdays.com

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Family update Fall '09


Its been so long since I've posted because I know there is so much to say that I feel overwhelmed...I realize I don't have to say EVERYTHING! Haha! I have a serious problem and think I have to tell everyone everything that I think in my head....can you say extravert? Annoying. Anyway, I will try to sum it up quick!

Phil and I have been going to school full time this semester which has been a little crazy! All but one of my classes is online and Phil has two online and two at school. The class I go to every week is amazing! It is a childbirth prep/doula class and at the end of the semester I'll be able to certify and be a doula! :D I'm super excited! First I have to do three births without charge, read a bunch of books, write a paper, and I think do some other things, then I'll be set. I hope to certify ASAP! :D I'm excited to start my business and quit the hospital. :D Then I'll only have to work two times a month (since I'll only take two to three patients tops) and it will be awesome! :D So if anyone has a friend that wants a free doula you can give them my website address which is www.tenderbirthdays.com. My business name is going to be Tender Birth Days. :D I'm so excited! I've learned a TON about natural birthing and how amazing and important it is and although I had an epidural with Nate (in other words, I don't judge anyone that has had one) I'm excited to give birth without one! :D I'm not pregnant so don't get your hopes up...I've just been thinking about birth a lot since I'm taking this class.

Moving along, Nate is growing up SOOOO FREAKING MUCH!!! It is insane! He can almost count to ten. He can identify the letters A, B, D, F, H, I, M, O, Q, S, T, Y, Z. Its so cute! And he can say one, two, three, six, eight, nine, and ten. I'm sure he knows the order that the numbers go, he just has a hard time saying those particular ones. Every time he gets to six he says Shauna (which is my sister's name) and I think its because he's trying to say seven...not really sure. Anyway he says over a hundred words and learns new ones every day. He can step down a small step (about a curb size step) and down it without his hands (it surprised me the first time he did it! It was like nothing!).
He loves both his grandmas SOOOO much. Today we had to pick something up from my parents house and when we pulled in the drive way he started shouting "GAMA!!!" and he was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO mad when we didn't get him out and we drove away! haha! Also, the other day I went over to get something different, but went in for an hour or so and when I tried to leave I kept telling him "say bye bye" and he just kept reaching for my mom and crying, so she took him from me and he looks at me, waves and says "bye bye" hahaha! It was really funny! My mom loves it. While I'm on the subject, my mother in law came up to take him for the weekend and on the day she came up we went car shopping (she bought a new car and gave us her van, so we have a new van now and traded in our old one) and we were waiting in the car and she was outside the door and Nate kept knocking on the window and yelling "gama!!" It was cute!

I could seriously talk about him all day and all of the cute things he does, but I'll spare you! :D I need to get pictures of his halloween costume up here, but the really good ones are on my parent's camera and they just installed a new computer, so I haven't had the chance to upload any of them. For now, here are some that I took on our crappy point and shoot. He was DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba (the best kids show in the world. Lovingly referred to by Nate as "wa gabba" It is his absolute favorite). Oh and my mom and I made the costume. She did most of the sewing. I sewed on the stripes and you can't see it, but he has a belt buckle that says "rock" which was pretty freaking hard to make. She sewed the hat and I made the radio and the star for the hat. Its impossible to find orange fuzzy material so I had to buy white fur and dye it orange!





Here is a random picture of Nate in the tub. He loves to blow the bubbles off his hand. I photoshopped it so you can't see his weiner...or "weino" as he calls it. As you can see, he now has molars on the bottom (and top) now.


Phil grew a beard and he's very proud of it...

Here are some pictures of the beautiful trees in front of our apartment. Of course they look nothing like this now....


I took this picture today. I told him to make a funny face and he did his silly face and it looked so funny!!!! I laughed so hard!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New pictures of Natey!

We had these pictures taken of Nate recently so I wanted to share them with you!






Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jersey Trip!

Phil's dad turned 50 last week so for his birthday James (Phil's brother), his fiancee Kirsten, and us flew to see him! There is nothing I love more than flying back to Phil's hometown (Toms River)!!!

Day 1 Sunday Aug. 30th (I don't really count Saturday because we just flew all day)

This day we woke up early to go to church! One of my main motivations for going was that my friend at work Vanessa's brother is on a mission out there and was in the ward my husband grew up in! So of course I had to take pictures for her!



Later that day we had a family party at Island Beach State Park. It was absolutely fabulous! The perfect beach day!!! Seriously it couldn't have been better! It wasn't too hot and not near too cold, the wind wasn't blowing too hard, and the sky was cloud free! Toward the end, however, the wind shifted slightly and all of the angry flies came attacking! They are the craziest meanest bugs I've ever encountered! They're relentless! And Off doesn't work!


Nate and Kelly (she wouldn't put him down!) She is Phil's adorable cousin!!! She's more like a niece to me though!

Hangin' out with Granny on the beach!

Playing in the sand!

Staring at the ocean...it made him a little nervous at first.
Cute little beach bum!

He caught it with his bare hands! ...ok not really he found it already dead. Everyone was playing with it!

James and Max taunting Nicolas! I'm so glad I caught this on video!

Day 2 Monday Aug. 31st, Neal's birthday


This day we went down to Wildwood which is one of the biggest boardwalks in America. We originally intended to go to the water

After Wildwood we went down to Cape May which is the southern tip of Jersey. You can find these clear rocks called Cape May Diamonds, its really cool. If you come to my house I can show them to you!

I jsut love this one so much! Its so funny!
Throwing rocks into the ocean


Those two days were the main events of our trip, the rest of the days we got to hang out with friends and family and here are the pictures to prove it! :D


Of course Phil had to have a jam session with Forrest!

One day we went to the beach with Brandon (Forrest's brother) to just hang out and talk...Nate just walked around and played in the sand...and layed in it.



Chasing the seagulls
Where are this kid's parents?

Don't ask...
That night we went to Aunt Karen and Uncle Al's for dinner (she is the most amazing cook in the world! She even cooked vegetarian for us! She's so awesome!) This is Max and Jill. They're getting married next year!


Maddy really wanted to give Nate a bath. it was adorable! There whole family are all some of my favorite people!




This picture below is out of place...something went wrong and I can't move it...Anyway I just thought he was so cute in this bed! Our last night we stayed at his Aunt and Uncle's house in South Jersey.



Jill and Nate looking at Sam's lizard

Maddy and Nate

Aunt Karen and her amazing Chutney!

And finally we had to go home :( :( :(

Nate playing with the people behind us! He was standing on the arm of the chair! :D Funny story is that the family he was playing with were on one of our flights out there! Then they happened to be sitting behind us. They're really cool. They live pretty close to us, but who knows if we'll see them again.