Monday, July 30, 2012

In other news...

So, what's happened since I last blogged about 6 months ago...oh wait - I had a baby! I won't post the whole birth story now but it will be coming.

Here she is, Miss Lilly Allyson Bigler


And here she is now, at 6 months old:


She is such a good baby - I feel so blessed to have her.

Carson is doing well.  He started speech therapy about a month ago and he slowly seems to be making progress in the communication department.  He is such a good big brother and is always trying to get Lilly to play with him.  He loves to run, jump, climb, dance, and play.



Dancing man
Well...I guess that is it for now! I promise it will not be 6 months before I post again!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2012 was to better document my family's life.  So I guess that means I need to update this thing more often!

We are anxiously waiting for our little girl to get here.  I'm going to be 39 weeks pregnant tomorrow - which feels so unreal.  Where has the time gone? Luckily we have things as ready as they can be for her.
Me at 37 weeks pregnant - almost there!

The baby's room...not quite done yet but close enough

I love her bedding!

I had almost forgotten how small newborn diapers were - they're so cute!

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's a girl!

I had my 2nd trimester ultrasound today and we found out that we are having a little girl!!!
I am soooo excited! I can't wait to make hair bows and buy cute little girly things.  It was a little hard to get a good shot because she was being so uncooperative.  I think she was trying to sleep : )
Luckily she cooperated enough so that we could find out for certain that a little lady will be joining our us.
Now if January could just get here a little sooner...


Friday, July 15, 2011

Blessings

How did Carson go from this:
to this:
I certainly didn't give him permission to get so big.  I feel so incredibly blessed to be a mother.  I was just watching a little video on mormon.org about a couple who had been trying to get pregnant for 4 years and were not able to before they adopted their little girl.  I couldn't help but tear up.
Being a mother is such a big part of who I am and who I always wanted to be.  I don't always understand why I am blessed to have such a beautiful, smart little boy and to be pregnant again when other couples who long for a child are not able to have one.  I don't feel like I've done anything to deserve such great blessings from Heavenly Father.  But I am grateful for them.  Always.  Even when Carson is throwing a tantrum.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Little Behind

I've been a little behind in updating the ol' blog...but I have a really good reason why...

Ultrasound at 9 weeks

Me at 10 weeks pregnant...I looked like this at 17 or 18 weeks when I was pregnant with Carson
That's right - we are expecting baby #2!!! I'm super excited, but a little nervous at the same time about going from a mom of one to a mom of two.  But I know I can do, and let's face it...I'm not the first mom to go from one kids to two.  The baby is due January 22, 2012.  I'm really excited about the fact that I am not going to be super pregnant during the summer - that should be nice.  Everything's going good so far.  The baby has a good, strong heartbeat and was wiggling all over the place during the ultrasound.  I've not been very sick, which is a HUGE blessing with a toddler on my hands.  I only feel a little nauseous if I don't eat every 2 to 3 hours.  The only bummer is that I have been extremely tired.  But if that's the only complaint I have from my first trimester, I'll take it! One of the main things I've been surprised about it how quickly I look pregnant.  I had always heard that you show sooner with your second baby...I just didn't realize it would be this soon! I had to retire my non-maternity jeans a couple of weeks ago.  Oh well.
Bevan is pretty confident that we are having a girl.  I have felt anything one way or another yet.  With Carson, we both just knew, well before my 20 weeks ultrasound, that we were having a boy.  We both felt it so strongly.  I guess we will see in about 10 weeks whether Bevan's right this time around.  Although.....I was looking at baby names the other day and found a million girl names that I loved and only about 4 or 5 boy names that I liked.  It was the exact opposite with Carson....so maybe my subconscious thinks we are having a girl....who knows.

Friday, April 15, 2011

What not to say...

to a stay-at-home mom.  I found this list on-line, and I have to agree with them.

1. When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job?

2. How June Cleaver of you!

3. Oh, so you don't work? (ha! If I didn't "work" my house would be a complete disaster zone)

4. Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow?

5. All day with your kids? I can't even imagine.

6. I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either.

7. What do you do all day, anyway? (I've gotten this comment from Bevan a time or two)

8. I'm sure you're not the only one who's ever wasted money on a college degree. (I got this one sooooo much my senior year of high school when I told my friends that when I had kids some day that I would stay home with them)

9. That explains why your son is so clingy!

10. Weird. I assumed your house would be superclean.

I got some of these comments even before I was a mother! Craziness.  I hear Carson calling for me from his bedroom...I guess that means naptime is over all too soon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Discovery Cove

Last Saturday, the 18th, Bevan and I went to Discovery Cove.  I just thought it was.......ok.  Don't get me wrong - I had fun and enjoyed my day there.  I just wasn't overly impressed.  I was more impressed by the bathrooms than anything (they were super, super nice). 
 Bevan wasn't all that happy in the above picture...but that should be obvious.  He wasn't happy about having to wear the lanyard all day (even under the wet suit).  He also wasn't too happy with the fact that if he wanted to wear his own wetsuit he would still have to wear one of their vests over top of it for "safety reasons."


After getting changed into our swimsuits and wetsuits we went over to this wading pool area where there are sting rays that you can touch.  I was a little nervous about it, which is silly...but it's still true.  Anyways, I did touch one and it felt slimy...and bumpy.  I don't know if all sting rays are like that or it was just mine : )

After that we went swimming in the coral reef area.  That was pretty cool.  It was salt water and there were tons of tropical fish.  There were also sharks and barracuda behind a plexi-glass wall.  Those reef shark were pretty scary looking up close...and the barracuda.  All those teeth just make them look creepy looking.
We were really looking forward to lunch because what they offered sounded pretty good.  Honestly...it was just ok.  Bevan wasn't really happy with any of his lunch.  Especially his cheesecake.  I'll agree with him there! His cheesecake tasted like it had no sugar in it.  Luckily there were plenty of snacks available.  I made the mistake of getting a soft pretzel with salt after getting out of the salt water coral reef area.  Not a good idea.  It was a major salt overload.

I think one of my favorite things was swimming down the lazy river.  It goes through the aviary, which is really cool.  I don't know why they call it a lazy river though - there are no tubes you can lounge on while you are in it.  Your only option is to swim.  Doesn't exactly sound lazy to me.
We saw some cool looking birds in the aviary.  My favorite was the peacock.  He stayed back in the trees but I could still see enough of him to get some pictures.


My sunglasses had to be tossed, which was a bummer.  I was in one of the bathroom stalls and they fell in the toilet.  There was no way I was keeping them after that!!! But that's ok.  I was wanting to get some new sunglasses anyway and this just gave me an excuse to do it sooner.  Another funny thing - while Bevan and I were putting on sunscreen two rather large ladies were coming by.  One was in a wheelchair and the other was pushing the wheelchair.  When they got to where we were the woman in the wheelchair said to me, "Come hang with us honey - we'll fatten you up!" What?!?!?!? Honestly...who wants to be fattened up? Not me that's for sure.
So...overall, a fun day.  I'm not dying to go back anytime soon, but it wasn't that bad.