Thursday, July 28, 2011

1 year come and gone already!!!

Yesterday was our 1 year anniversary! It is so crazy that a year ago I was waking up in what would become our first apartment! I was so excited/nervous that morning. I wasn't nervous about becoming a wife, going to the temple, or anything like that. I was nervous about being late or something not going perfectly but I was mostly just excited. I called my mom quite a few times making sure she would be here on time to help me get ready. Bret, mom and Jacob showed up right on time. I called jonny a couple times to make sure everything was going smoothly with him. Eric (his bestman) was there helping him get ready. Bret brought us 2 doughnuts. One for me and one for Jonny. Jonny came over to pick up a check from my mom. Then he left to finish getting ready and I finished too. He came back to pick me up and we rode to the temple hand in hand.
That morning didnt go perfectly but it was the perfect memory. I cried quite hard in the sealing room thinking about how everything I ever wanted was coming true. We had a great day together!
This last year so much has happened. We have lived 3 different places. We got a cat. We went to vegas. The best part was finding out we were pregnant and having our son.
We havent had a perfect marriage. We have had our arguments. We have had times were money was really tight. But the times were we cuddle on the couch, go to the park or lay in bed late at night just talking far outweigh the hard times!
I am so glad Jonny and I met working at wingers January 2010 and he was stubborn enough to keep trying to get my attention.
This last year has been the best of my life. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Becoming Parents

So 4 days ago the most miraculious thing happened. Heavenly Father sent down one of his sons to join our family.
Being a parent is strangly easier then I expected. When people say it is easier when it is your own kid they are totally telling the truth but its hard to believe them until you have your own kid.
I was really nervous about the adjustment that has to come with becoming a parent because both Jonny and I are the youngest in our family so neither of us have much experience with young kids. Especially not with newborns! But thankfully things have come really smoothly. Kayden is a great baby and I feel so blessed that he is mine.
Well the adjustment hasnt been completely smooth. Jonny has troubles with the nighttime portion of being parents. He just doesnt wake up all the way so his common sense doesnt really kick in which really frustrates me. I try to relax cause I know getting upset will do no good but its really hard sometimes. I am trying just to laugh things off.
During the day things go pretty well though.
I think the hardest thing for me has been the pain that comes with giving birth. I guess I was so nervous worrying about labor I didnt take the time to think about afterbirth pains. Which let me tell you are really bad! I had really bad tearing so that just makes it worse. I am on quite a bit of meds but they just take the edge off.
But all in all I am very thankful that my husband is so supportive of me. He gets up with every feeding even though he cant really help. He changes a ton of diapers. Usually he changes more than I do! I just tell him I put the food in so he should clean it up when it comes out :). He rubs my legs at night while I am feeding Kayden and he talks to me to keep me awake when I am falling asleep during a feeding. He even will rock Kayden to try to get him to settle down in the other room so I can get some rest! I couldnt ask for anything more! I know there is no way I could do this without him!
I am also very thankful that Kayden is such an exception to the typical baby. His labor was really short for it being my first time. He latches right on usually on his own pretty much everytime! And he sleeps really well. He is pretty much never fussy. He has never cried without a reason. And usually he doesnt even cry then. I am not sure if we just pick up on what he wants before he gets upset or if he is just really patient. Who knows!
Lastly I am really thankful for the help the ward has given me. Even though I dont know pretty much anyone in the Relief Society I have had meals brought every day since I got home and have the last one coming tomorrow. It has been so nice not having to worry about that while I am taking care of Kayden and myself.