Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pretty Baby

Alana was supposed to get pictures today with Santa at the hospital Christmas party but we got there to late. I dressed her up and everything, but it was still worth the pictures I took of her before-hand. And of course everybody ooohed and awwwed over her - can't blame them;)


We went up to meacham and went sledding with my sister and her kids. We had so much fun.

David, Alana, and I. After this pic Alana slept the whole time, I got video but for some reason I can't upload video to the internet, I did it one time on my Myspace and ever since then there is always an error - no idea?!

David having fun.

Brenda, Javiar, Salvador, Charlene, and Ramiro

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sleepy by the tree

Alana was so cute - she fell asleep by the tree and she just looked so cute I had to get a picture.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Snow and snow some more!! :)


Here's our house.

and looking out our front door

Everything is just so beautiful! (Sorry pics seem really dark but it's actually very bright outside)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Up at 3 AM go figure

I'm up at 3 AM - my beautiful daughter has decided that night is day and day is night. She slept ALL day and has now decided that she wants to be up all night. UP-ALL-NIGHT: I thought that was just a nick at night sloagan but I am experiencing it first hand hmmm what to do, what to do...

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Alright so it's official - we are out of the branch!! David and I were just released today. The new Branch president is Richie Hibbert, first counslor is Phil Meyer, and second is Ivan Hibbert. I'm sad we had to go but happy to be going back into our family ward. We are excited to go back to 4th ward and to reestablish old friendships. I am sad they took Lynette and Ivan - I love Lynette and am sad I won't see her much but her and Ivan will love the branch. I think Sister Issacson had the hardest time - the Berry's will be staying so it wasn't to hard on them.

We all bore our testimony's during sacrament - that was hard - we will miss all the branch kids that's for sure. We love them so much.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Sisters are wonderful! Two of my sisters, Becky, Brenda and I are are going to Christmas Memories in Tri-cities. It's a bizarre where you can buy and look and eat - I'm really looking forward to it. The only thing is I wish my other two sisters could be there as well as my Mom, I just love them all so much and miss them.

Top left: Dawn, Brenda, Gail

Bottom Left: Becky, my mom, Wendy

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

7 1/2 hours and...

she finally has slept through the night!!!!

It was amazing, she went to bed last night at 11 and didn't wake up until almost 6:30. I went to bed at 11 as well but unfortunately woke up at 5, I actually think it was David that woke me to say that he couldn't believe she had slept so long already - thanks honey. No, I probably was on the verge of waking as well so no loss. It was cute though cause as soon as she made one little peep he immediately says "can I go get her?". Little papa hen that he is, I sure do love him.

I'm sitting here typing as she is swingin' and loving her swing. It has a little mirror and some birdies going in a circle and she just loves it - Thank you Nancy!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bragging rights!!

My beautiful sweet Alana Eloise -
Almost 8 weeks 0ld

How can anyone argue with that sweet baby smile:)
Just had to show off my wonderful little miracle -
just call it a mommy's place to brag:):)

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Believe it or not I'm actually doing better with this blogging thing than I ever was at keeping a journal. I'll have to do a bit better though. I really like typing out my thoughts, it's much quicker than writing and a lot less messy:) I'm having a hard time figuring out all the accessory stuff though, Rachel or Melissa your going to have to show me how to do all the cool stuff you put on your blog.

Sleepwalking??? what the?!

Obviously I am very awful at writing (not like you Rachel, miss Queen of blogging!!) but to prove to you at how exhausted and out of sorts I've been lately I actually went sleepwalking for the first time ever last night. I woke up this morning with Alana laying next to me and having nooo idea how she got there.

I have been putting her out in the swing in the livingroom cause she sleeps in it so well, and when I woke up about 6 this morning low and behold there she was laying next to me, latched on. Smart girl, she must have figured out how to get out of the swing, crawl all the way down the hall, climb up into my bed, AND latch on - and all at only six weeks old - OH MY!! What is wrong with me?? I guess parenthood is really catching up with me more than I thought, or I'm just going nuts - no biggie, don't worry about little insane ol' Gail over here.

I even kept asking David - Are you sure you didn't go get her?? and he says the last thing he remembers is me climbing into bed after nursing her, that was around 1:30am. Well that's the last thing I remember too. I must have heard her on the monitor, turned both parts of the monitor off and brought her back to bed with me. Whoa, I'm absolutly stunned. Sorry if I'm going on and on about this but this has never happened to me before and is a bit unnerving and just a tad bit scary - I never thought I would do that. I guess when your body needs sleep it will get it anyway it can. I'm going to have to learn how to sleep better - on the other hand I feel like I actually slept pretty good last night, maybe a repeat... ;)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

BAD DAY!! Warning, long and ranting.

I just cannot believe how horrible and not a good day today was at all!! It wasn't physically bad, just very mentally exhausting (and awful).
I just don't want to be induced!! That's really all there is to it. I hate it that I told my doctor he could induce me on Tuesday "just because". There really is no reason, it's only cause I'm a week late. Whenever I would go in for my appointments the last month they kept telling me "don't worry we won't let you go more than a week over" but in reality I just never thought it would come down to that and so I WASN'T worried. So now it is down to crunch time and today has been quite the challenge for me mentally (yes, I know make it into a joke "isn't everyday mentally challenging for you Gail??" Ha Ha {actually that WAS kinda funny, I crack myself up sometimes he he}).
Oh yeah it didn't help that before I went in for my NST this morning that David was upset with me for agreeing to go in at nine which meant that he would miss his nine o'clock meeting, he wanted me to change it to the afternoon. He also was upset that my doctor who is LDS would even want us to do the NST on Sunday (I didn't really get that either). So after finally convincing him that it really wasn't all that big of deal we went and had the NST done at nine and everything was fine. That was actually the highlight of my day, I got to sit and listen to my baby for about an hour - I LOVE that sound!!! Actually the nurse couldn't get the heartbeat for about 10 min cause the baby was moving around so much, it was funny.
So after the NST the nurse comes back in and proceeds to tell me (not mean like, just letting me know) that Tue is the last "not so busy day" before the FOLLOWING Wed. Ugh how frustrating. (here Gail let me just add a little more pressure).
Yes I know what you're thinking "just tell your doctor NO". Well it's not all that easy, my doctor is not in his office Monday, and I tried calling his home tonight and he is up in the mountains. I could call him tomorrow but it just seems so close to Tue and I also feel bad calling him at home, even if I do know him on a personal basis.
Oh yeah I've also been telling everybody that "I can't go past Tuesday cause their going to break my water" so there is that for me to think about too. Every one will be expecting me to be induced so their plans will revolve around that now. It's no wonder I was miserable today and church was awful too, I hate sitting in those chairs for three hours and also with everybody expecting me to already have had the baby it is just NOT FUN.
I am feeling a little better though cause I've finally realized that the point of getting pregnant is not to have a natural childbirth, it is to have A BABY!! Which I am totally psyched about and am definately ready to meet. I love this little peanut already. So here I sit writing this post, eating AWESOME blackberry cheesecake with Moose Tracks ice cream and dreaming about my little darling and feeling MUCH better about my decision, which is to just stick with the induction at 8 on Tue.
Oh and I also have the most wonderful husband in the world who loves me and backs me up no matter how scatterbrained and hormonal his wife is!!

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The awesome cheesecake my friend Morgan made for us. SOO GOOD!! (and already gone.)

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My wonderful husband after a looong day.

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And the beautiful roses he picked for me!! He's so sweet.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I had a post written and realized how outdated it was so I'm starting over. I was going to post some pictures but for some reason my annoying computer decided that it didn't like my SD card so I'm out of commission on new pics for awhile - till David gets it figured out.

So baby has decided it is going to permanently stay in my uterus. I have tried EVERTHING that I can think of, caster oil included (twice) and nothing. So I've given up, I will just have to wait till he/she is good and ready. On a funner note I had a really neat dream that we had a boy. This was the first dream where I was able to see distinct features and he was so beautiful!! I just can't hardly wait to meet this beautiful baby. Oh, in the dream he had a TON of curly black hair, so cool!!

We decided that I will get my water broken on Tue (a week past my due date) if nothing happens before then. So this baby WILL be making an appearance shortly. On a happier note, I have been having contractions, they only just started today being a bit different - now they are making my uterus VERY HARD, before they were just in my back and down low (menstrual type cramping). They are weird though cause they don't hurt, the other ones hurt. But they are still very irregular.

Okay enough baby stuff for now, I have been very much enjoying having my awesome husband home for the last 4 days. We aren't doing all that much, just enjoying spending time together before baby arrives. We did clean up part of my overly messy porch last night. It has been calling for attention for I don't know how long. But we are slowly working on it.

Yesterday our friend Morgan came over and baked us a cheesecake. Let me tell you if I hadn't slowed him down, David would have eaten it all in one setting. Sometimes I wonder where his commonsense goes when it comes to food he really enjoys!! It is quite possibly the best cheesecake I have ever tasted. And of course I can't eat much because cheese and pregnancy just do NOT mix, if you know what I mean (evil constipation).

Well hopefully my next post will be to tell what flavor of baby I just had, wish me luck (I think I've been saying that A LOT lately).

Oh if you want to hear something really cool go to my myspace, make sure you have the sound on.


Saturday, September 1, 2007

So I went to the doctors yesterday and the first thing he says when he walks in is "looks like your almost the next one up to bat". So did that freak me out?? Oh no not at all!! I'm only already freakin out like a lot. I know what I got myself in for from the beginning but now I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hello, I'm going to die!! Okay anyways I think I'm just getting myself worked up a little bit so on to other subjects.

Doctor Hibbert did a really quick ultra sound on the baby, it was soooo awesome!!! He wanted to make sure the head was down and it is. We also saw the spine and the heart, that was it - it was really quick. But oh sooo cool. I am glad he did it, it gave me a visual to go by and I'm glad for that. Now on to bat...

Friday, August 31, 2007

Really, what was I thinking??

So I decided to commit myself to a blog since I am so horrible about keeping a journal and because I really don't mind sharing my life with others (if they want to sit through my boring dialogue). I don't really have all that much to say, but I have found that even not saying much is okay.

I like to laugh, I like to hang out with my family and friends, I like to just be me and share time with my awesome husband David. That's pretty much me in a nutshell, well that and I am about to embark on a journey called motherhood, so much of this blog will more than likely be about that wonderful (and scary) journey. Hope you enjoy the ride along with me.