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!


video
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