Sunday, July 12, 2009

Check out my Toofies :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

These aren't in any particular order. Just some recent ones of Grant :)

Five Months old

Standing all by himself! (It didn't last long ) :)

Happy Boy!

Flirting with Ms. California

I just love his face here!

Six months old

This is his best buddy Casen!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Life! :)

Sometimes I wonder why I even have a blog! I just never seem to get to it. The last two months have brought some changes to our little family. Nothing to earth shattering, but some a big deal for us :)

First a shout out to Will! I know it's late, but Happy Father's Day to the best Husband and Dad I could ask for. Also, Will turned 31! We celebrated by going to the Wild Animal Park with our good friends Cavan and Andrea. It was so hot, but we had a great time! Then we had dinner with the mission president and his wife along with all the other ward mission leaders in our stake! It was amazing! Dinner was delicious and the presentation afterward was so powerful! Then on Sunday we had a special b-day dinner chosen by Will. Lasagna with Chocolate Angel Delight for dessert! YUMMMM! Will is still working at Ideal and will be going back to school soon.

I am still getting used to this mom thing! Every time I think I have it down I feel like I get thrown another curve. :) I also was called into our new Young Women's presidency as the 1st counselor. I feel so overwhelmed and excited at the same time! We have wonderful young women in our ward and I feel so grateful that I get to work with them. I'm also doing a little work from home which I'm really enjoying. We are still living at my parents, but we were finally able to sell the car so hopefully now we'll be able to get back out on our own. My parents have been amazing and I'm so grateful for the time that they have let us be with them.

Grant! What to say about the chunkster :) He is getting big, but what else is new. Actually, he didn't gain any weight between his 4 month appt. and his 6 month appt. which kinda freaked me out, but the doctor said he is fine! I'm just a worry wart! He is measuring about 29 inches and is almost 20 lbs. He has 6 teeth with two more coming in. He has been in the process of teething for almost 2 1/2 months. Every time I think that he is done another tooth pops through. He is a very smiley boy and is starting to laugh without us really having to work for it :) He loves Finding Nemo and if he is watching it and you step in front of the TV he will lean to the side to see around you. I think it is so funny, but I'm the mom so I know I'm biased! :) He is starting to understand how crawling works and I think he'll get it soon. He can almost pull himself up to a standing position if I put his hands on the crib rails. He is such a joy and we feel so blessed and lucky to have him!

The other thing I wanted to mention was the opportunity my mom had to sing the National Anthem at the Padre Game! It was amazing and I felt so proud that she was my mom! :) I got to be with her in the green room and down on the field so I could video tape the whole thing. We had soooooo much fun. The stadium was packed because they were playing the Dodgers and it was Manny Ramierez first night back! We made banners and t-shirts and a big group of us went to the game to hear her! While I was with here Will was at a CF banquet at the stadium sporting his Dodger jersey while meeting Heath Bell and Chris Young! He said they were the nicest guys and Heath Bell took a picture with Grant. While he was holding Grant he told him to throw up on Will's jersey! It was really funny and they had a good time giving each other a hard time :) The Dodgers won so Will was in Heaven! Did I mention we had a great time?! ;)

Well I was going to post pics, but Grant woke up and he is not happy! Hopefully later tonight when he is asleep!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sweet Potatoes for our Sweet Potato!

To celebrate his 5 month birthday we decided to try our first food! (besides rice cereal) SWEET POTATOES! He seemed to really like them and we got some great pictures! Enjoy

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grant Update!

We're still alive and I'm finally giving an update on Grant! It's been hard to find the time when he won't let me focus on anything longer than 5 mins, but his naps are starting to get longer so here it goes! I'll try to make it the reader's digest version.

Grant will be 5 months on Saturday and weighs a whopping 20 pounds and is 28 inches long. He sits up all by himself and can catch himself if he goes forward or to the side. If he goes backwards he's done for so we still put a pillow behind him. He's been in the crib since he was two months, but now when I go into get him he is on his tummy and not on his back where I started him. We're still working on sleeping through the night, but now that he's on rice cereal I'm hoping that it gets better. He is almost in 12 month clothes and has been in nine month clothes since he was 3 months. He is laughing and likes to make all sorts of noises. He's even figured out how to scream :) No teeth yet, but I think I see something white coming through on the bottom. At first I thought it was a reflection, but I always see it so I'm just waiting to see what happens. He loves the water and I can't wait to take him swimming when it warms up a bit. He seems to finally be taking longer naps, but usually I'm lucky if I get 30 mins. Anything and everything within reach goes into his mouth. He is constantly moving and has been like that since he was born. The only time he is still is if he is sleeping. Everyone says I'll hate it, but I really hope that he figures out this crawling thing soon. You can tell that he wants to and just gets so angry when I put him on his stomach and he can't go anywhere. I think that's all the big news for now so here are some pics. We've got some great video too, but I still have to figure out how to load it on to my computer and then on to blogger.

We love this little guy so much and we are so glad that he is part of our family!

Grant's blessing day

5 days old

1 month old

2 months old

3 months old

4 months old

4 months old

Curious face

This picture could be Lahren as a baby, except for the mohawk :)

This is how Grant feels about mommy doing his hair!

But the result was worth it :)

Four Generation with Mom's family

Four Generation with Dad's family plus Lahren and Nancy

Us just being stupid!

More Stupidity!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Grant Royal Rogers

Grant is here! We are so happy and excited to have our little boy with us! I'm sorry it has taken me two weeks to post about this, but due to some postpartum complications I have slowly been coming back to real life. Kudos to women that have there babies and post the next day, sometimes even while they are in the hospital. Please don't feel like you have to read all the boring details, you're more than welcome to just scroll down to the pictures!

On Tuesday Dec. 2nd we headed down to Sharp Mary Birch at 11:30 for a 1:30 c-section. I was so nervous, but Will had given me a blessing and I was doing my best to remain calm and remember that unlike other surgeries I've had this one ended with a wonderful reward. :) After all the pre-op they took me into the operating room and much to my dismay would not let Will be with me while I had the spinal. After they had me all numbed up they brought Will in and started the procedure. I was really drugged up, but next thing I knew at 2:05pm I heard this little scream and the doctor say, "We made the right decision to do a c-section". Then Will and the baby headed off to the nursery while they finished with me. When they brought me into recovery Will was waiting with the baby and informed me that he weighed 10 lbs 15.8 ounces ie. 11 POUNDS!!!! I couldn't believe it! I thought he was lying. But he wasn't and took a picture of the scale to prove it. He was 21 inches long and his head was 15 centimeters. I had given birth to a three month old newborn :) As I was leaving recovery I saw all these other babies and they were about half the size of Grant!

After 3 days in the hospital we headed home! I have to say that I have a perfect baby :) I'm sure every mother feels this way, so I'm just joining the ranks. He sleeps all the time and when he is awake he is perfectly content to sit in his bouncer and look around. He only cries if he is hungry or needs his diaper changed. He's sleeping about 4 to 4 and half hour stretches through the night, so I get a decent amount of sleep. (Naps are still a wonderful thing though) We are starting to get into a routine and get this nursing thing down. I'm really glad that the first two weeks are over for sooooo many reasons, but part of me is so sad because I'm realizing just how fast time does go. People tell you that, but you don't really know what they are talking about until you experience it. I think Heavenly Father blessed me with such a good baby because I don't think I could have handled a fussy baby on top of the postpartum stuff I had going on. Anyway, we are healthy and happy and I'm totally in love with this little guy. So is Will. We have a hard time setting him down and sometimes I just sit and stare at him for hours! I'm sure it will pass, but for now I'm just soaking it all in! Enjoy the pictures!

Not even an hour old.

The doctor that delivered Grant

The Proof!

His first smile at 2 days old

A bigger smile!

Sleeping just like mommy does (maybe I shouldn't admit that)

This is his "I'M HUNGRY!!!" face

Sleepy Boy :)

Wide Awake

My absolute favorite picture of him!!!

Oh and I almost forgot! My dad guessed his weight right on with 10 lbs 15 ounces! Also my good friend Rachel got close with 11 lbs 2 ounces and my cousin Christina 11 lbs 3 ounces. Thanks for playing! It made it so much more fun!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day!

I just wanted to post really quickly and let everyone know that tomorrow is the big day and our new little boy will be here! For those of you that haven't heard we decided to name him Grant. I can't believe after nine months we finally get to meet him! I am so excited and I don't think I've ever seen Will so anxious ( in a happy and excited way) about anything! We decided to take some guesses on how big this boy was going to be. So, please either vote on the provided estimates or if you would like to make a more detailed guess leave a comment. The winner will get honorable mention on our blog :) and have the satisfaction of knowing that they are a good baby weight guesser. Here is the most recent pic of my belly to get an idea of how big he will be. Also at the doctor last week they measured my tummy and it was measuring 44 weeks. Happy Guessing!

Also when I posted about our anniversary I forgot to mention what my sweet husband did! We had decided not to spend the money on gifts this year, but of course we both decided to do a little something. I bought him a stupid movie, which he has assured me is a great gift because now he can enjoy it over and over. He on the other hand, had a special bouquet of my favorite flowers pre-ordered for me. He chose my three favorite flowers, which happen to be, roses, orchids, and stargazer lilies and he put three of each flower in the bouquet since it was out three year anniversary. It was so thoughtful and I just felt like the luckiest girl in the world.