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Welcome to my own little corner of the Web! I love my family and do what I can to leave as little of a carbon footprint on this beautiful earth we call home. We have become a paperless kitchen family! We make a lot of our stuff homemade. I love coffee and web browsing on blogs/facebook/pinterest, healthy organic (GMO free) cooking, and lots of kisses from Chris, Aiden, Coren and Mason...I am complete. I thrive to make our lives better. I have began a new stage in my life for my children. I want to show health to my children and what better way thru our every day life. I am currently on a weight loss journey and I will be sharing my success and failures on here. I am here to motivate and keep me accountable to reclaim my health and get my life back! Enjoy the ride :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh man its still January!

This month just isn't my month! Poor Bitty (Coren) has had it rough. He had high fevers on and off for about a week and finally came down with a rash all over his body. Roseola is the diagnosis the on call doctor gave him today. He's finally feeling better but looks worse if that makes sense. Bitty is still off the bottle and doing fantastic. Its been a whole month and he never seems to miss it :) What a big boy I have!
Sleepy Bitty
Oh man was he mad!

My Aiden is still regressed and refuses to go potty on the toilet and only falls asleep with mommy or daddy. You can only imagine the aches and pains mommy and daddy are having in our back sharing a queen size bed with a active toddler. I'm doing fun things with him to try and help him feel like a big boy. Let see if this works, fingers crossed.

Mason is doing awesome, 8 weeks yesterday! He sleeps 6+ hours a night straight then another 3+ after a bottle. He is still on all formula and we couldn't be happier! His head strength is so great. He lifts it like a pro and is getting better at tummy time. I cant believe in 4 days I will have a 2 month old and not a newborn anymore :(

We are taking our first road trip with all 3 boys actually we have never taken Bitty anywhere either so this should be interesting :) My dear friend Tali and son Garrett are going with me so its not too much of a shock to my system haha! Chris is staying home that weekend so its mommy's and kiddos going to Portland! Cant wait for the Zoo!

I love my little men dearly and I am so excited to see them grow and develop into young Godly men. I pray for them daily and hope I can be the best mom with Gods help. I have had some challenges but the Lord is with me through it all and I know this. Mommy loves you baby boys and I am so proud to call you My 3 Sons!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wine Tasting

My bestfriend Tasha invited me to have some great mommy time today! She took me wine tasting for the first time ever. Tasha's husband Mike and Chris took care of all the little ones and I have almost 2 hours to enjoy so quite time and a nice time talking uninterrupted (which never happens lol). We went to Paschel Winery and Vineyard in Talent and it was beautiful!.. We decided we will do this once a month just to reconnect and have mommy fun :)

The wine tasting room is awesome and so relaxing!

We tasted 9 wines all together 3 whites, 5 reds and a desert wine.

I loved having this mommy time and it was good for the men to have this time with the kids and get a taste of what us moms go thru all day long :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sweet Mason is 7 weeks old

Check out these hairy ears! I love them so!

These 7 weeks I have learned so much. I cant do everything on my own and that I need to ask for help sometimes. I love waking up to my 3 boys, they let me sleep most of the night these days. I also get to sleep in till 8 almost everyday if not later. My kids rock!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mason 1 month

Mason Parker is doing awesome and is such a joy. He eats like a pro. Because of the jaundice he had at first he ended up being a mostly formula fed baby. I had a hard time with this but making sure he had enough fluids to get rid of the jaundice and having to pump 8-12 times a day was easy in the hospital but once we got home that was a different story. So with the postpartum depression I got right after his birth, a toddler and one year old at home the pediatrician and I decided formula was best for all of us. I do pump 2 bottles a day still but thats just for my piece of mind more than anything. Mason is around 9lbs and eats every 3 hours during the day and sleeps for a 6 hour stretch at night. Yay me!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas 2011

Oh man was this Holiday season stressful! As you all know Mason Parker was born November 29th. Then spending 6 days in the hospital we had a short time to get everything bought and wrapped in time for Santa :) Mom and I were up till 5am wrapping gifts for Christmas Day. Boy were we tired by the end of that day. We spent a lovely day with Chris's grandparents, mother and sisters. Then had a great dinner with mom, dad and grandma Louann.

Great Grandma holding Mason for the first time!
Coren was ready for breakfast :)
Aiden with big brother Casey!
Aiden loved opening gifts this year.
Baby Mason was just chillin in the swing!

Mason Parker is here!

After a 7 hour induction that was almost pain free thanks to the epi! Mason Parker entered the world after 10 minutes of pushing at 4:08pm. Weighting in at 8lbs 1oz but they weighed him wrong so his adjusted weight at midnight was 7lbs 14oz. He ended up being severely jaundice so we spent 6 days in the hospital doing photo light therapy. 3 days in the postpartum unit and 3 in pediatrics. He's doing great now! We couldn't be happier that our family is now complete. We have 3 amazing little men along with 2 amazing older brothers. The Lord has truly blessed me as a mother, wife and step mom. Going from thinking I would never have children to having 5 awesome boys, I am forever grateful to our Heavenly Father.

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