Thursday, October 30, 2008

Prego Pictures 35 1/2 Weeks

I made a much hesitated decision to get my maternity pictures done. I am now near 36 weeks and very anxious to be de-pregnated (Is that a word?) You get my drift... Being pregnant is such a miracle and I am so thankful for being able to bare children. I'm very surprised I am posting all of these on my blog for the simple fact of me being so self-conscious and baring it all. I advertise in my store for Little Angels Photography and often look at the maternity portraits she has done. I swore I would never do any, but here they are! I'm very glad I did them just in case I decide not to have any more children.





Thursday, October 23, 2008

Owen is growing up too fast....

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My mom watched Owen on Monday for me and when I got there to pick him up he was eating his dinner with a fork! Ever since he has wanted to eat everything with this cute baby fork my mom introduced him to. He loves it! Everyday it seems like he is doing and saying new things. He is growing up way too fast. He is the cutest little man ever! Yes, I'm prejudice....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Owen's First Haircut

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During.....
After!
Owen finally got his hair cut for the first time. He looks so handsome! Aunt Melissa cut his hair in Grandpa Bowen's Mickey Mouse barber shop. He was so big and let Melissa cut away without any fight. Now he looks like a little man and all growed up! Thanks Melissa...

Friday, October 10, 2008

32 Weeks and counting

Here I am at 32 weeks! Shining in my pregnancy glory... I decided I better post a little something about my pregnancy and how I have been feeling. Setting aside all the aches and pains, severe heartburn and acid reflux, restless nights, constant contractions and all the other fun and games associated with being pregnant. Time has flown by this pregnancy. It seems like yesterday I was announcing that we were pregnant again and here I am at 32 weeks and almost done. I'm very lucky to have a healthy body and to carry a healthy little girl. She moves constantly and it seems like she never rests. I may be in for a treat and have a little girl that can't hold still for two seconds just like her mother. At night I lay awake and feel her kicking and moving around. I almost wish she was out so I could hold and comfort her. Who knows maybe she has heartburn just as bad as me and that is why she is wiggly? As I am getting closer and closer I am getting more and more excited to have another little one. Sometimes I get really scared to have two kids under the age of two and wonder if I will be able to handle it. I'm just thankful that I don't have a 9-5 job to go to everyday and I can be a stay at home mommy. Although being a business owner has its perks it can be extremely stressful at times and some of my attention turns away from Owen momentarily. I'm just thankful he can be with me all the time. I can't wait to see and meet our little girl!

Monday, October 6, 2008

One Step Closer

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I have a huge to do list that I am slowly crossing things off of before Kaebrie enters the world. One big one was crossed off last week which was "getting Owen to walk". That's right, he is finally walking. He can't quite grasp the idea of getting up on his own to walk but he will pull himself up onto something and start walking away! He is so much fun lately too... With him communicating in his own baby chatter and walking around at my side, he is a great companion. He spent a day last week with Grandma Bowen and when I went to pick him up he was pretty much walking by himself. This week he has been on the move and walking everywhere on his own. Thanks mom for helping me accomplish another thing before Kaebrie comes. Owen, you are such a big boy and mommy is so proud of you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Weeeeeee......


We went and visited Grandma Meriwether on Sunday! She has all kinds of fun things to do in the backyard. Jeff jumped on the trampoline with Owen and I swung with him. He loves to swing! Thanks for the visit Grandma Meriwether...

Life as I know It

Life as I know it is very different than it has ever been. As a teenager I never realized what was in store for me later in life. I sometimes wonder how kids now deal with the pressure of trying to keep up with fashions, have good friendships, pressure to partake in drugs, sex and alcohol and staying true to the gospel principles. I guess you could say that I have been doing lots of thinking lately and pregnancy tends to make me a bit emotional. As I bring another one of Heavenly Father's choice spirits into the world I feel extremely blessed and overjoyed that he trusts me to raise these precious gifts in such a horrible world filled with Satan's power. Everywhere you look you see Satan's hand in the mix of things. How is it that I was so blessed to be born into the gospel and not have to find it later in life or at all? Having this knowledge has been the greatest gift anyone could ever receive. I cannot imagine my precious little Owen partaking in Satan's power as he gets older. It breaks my heart to see sweet innocent children exposed to such cruel and harmful things. I realize I must be prepared to answer any questions that my own children may have about the gospel. Growing up, I guess you could say, I had a very bad attitude about the gospel and in church found myself being a bad example to my best friends by choosing not to sing primary songs and openly saying "No" to near every calling asked of me. At the time I thought I was being cool but in all reality I was given the opportunity to attend church and partake of several callings and I chose Satan's way. As an adult and mother I now know how stupid I was and am glad that I finally saw the light and woke up. My children need me to be a near perfect example so that they can in turn lead a good life and not get mixed up in all the crap that is out there. I do realize that they will have free agency and will have to make decisions for their own learning purposes but I don't want them to blame me later in life for something I should have taught them. Daily prayer and scripture is a must and am thankful that I have a husband who is willing to do this with his family. Is it enough though? I think it is vital that children have a personal relationship with Heavenly Father and come to know our Savior and understand the sacrifice that was made for each of us so that we can return to our Heavenly Father and live eternally with our families. Again, I feel very blessed to bring another little one into our home and can't wait to meet her sweet spirit. I love my family, friends, my precious Owen, and my wonderful husband. Jeff you are the best thing that has ever happened to me and I'm so grateful for all you do for me and our family! Some say that there isn't such thing as finding your soul mate...Well, I'm proof that there is one and only out there! I love you Jeff!