Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We had so much fun this year for Halloween with our little man here to celebrate with. We dressed up for our ward party on Friday and went to celebrated with our friends! Dressing Jamison up my favorite part this year! Can't wait till next year now! :]

 A sweet tired puppy
 80's Rocker, 80's chick and a puppy


And on a side note, this little lady killer is 13 weeks old now! How the heck did that happen? We just love him so much, and have so much fun with him! He's a momma's boy, (which i happen to really like right now) but he's growing so fast i'm afraid i'll wake up one day and he'll be a teenager!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

9 weeks!

                                                         still has his daddy's nose!

                                                    he even likes tummy time!
                                                 --gotta keep that lil' head round!
Jamison is 9 weeks old today and i  can hardly believe it! He seems so big! It's so fun seeing him grow and learn, he's started smiling and cooing at us--SO CUTE & on the down side he now knows all he has to do is cry a little and daddy will pick him up. He's still one of the best babies I've ever seen, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his mom, but we really are lucky to have such a good baby. He's happy almost all the time--unless he's hungry then he's a bit grumpy, but fill up his belly and he's good to go! He LOVES to take baths, will smile and kick his legs and splash, and usually will poop in the tub- the down side of that is that one of us are usually in the tub with him. (YUCK)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blessing Jamison

We finally got to bless Jamison (this post is a little late) we blessed him on the 25th of September. Jake did a great job on the blessing & it was a great day for us! We got to spend the day with our families and celebrate the special day. It feels really good to finally have it done, i can relax a little now.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Funny noises...

Jamison has started making funny sounds, sometimes while he is sleeping he'll make little wimpering sounds... Jake was holding him last night and Jamison started doing it, so Jake would copy him and Jamison would do them again. It was the funniest thing. We didn't catch all the good ones on video, but we did get a couple. Pretty darn cute if i must say so myself :] we just love playing with our little guy!

video

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One Sweet Week...




Well, It's been one whole week since my sweet little boy was born, and i can hardly believe it. Call me a baby, but i get sad everytime i think of how fast time is going. I worry sometimes i'm going to wake up one day and he'll be grown. I LOVE my sweet baby. I'm going to go ahead and blame Madison Memorial Hospital for my baby blues, if they hadn't made our stay so amazing i wouldn't cry about missing the nurses. WE HAD AMAZING NURSES! I became very attached to them during our short stay. I know the tears are just hormones speaking, but i couldn't feel more loved by my Savior than i do now. My beautiful baby is healthy, happy and such a great blessing, and don't get me started on Jake. I'm not sure what I did to deserve someone so wonderful, but he truly is. He makes me feel so special each and everyday, and get sad when he has to leave to go to work. I just can't get enough time with my two sweet boys, and i wish time would go a little slower sometimes. I know my Savior loves me, because of the AMAZING people he has placed in my life. I know the Gospel is true, i can feel it in my entire being when i hold my little one against my chest. I feel SO blessed to have my sweet little family. I wish everyone could feel the peace and love i feel right now. It's truly humbling. I love my family, my Savior and I love my sweet one week old baby boy!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jamison Douglas Higley

Our sweet baby boy is here! Finally!

Jamison Douglas Higley was born at 12:19 A.M. Tuesday, August 16th, and is a total lady killer in the nursery! He weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and is 18 inches long. Just a sweet little guy, with more hair on his head than his mom and dad combined :] WHICH I LOVE!! Jake and I are totally head over heels in love with our little guy and our whole lives have already changed with his arrival. Jake is the best dad / husband, and i'm not just saying that because i feel nice, but because it's true. :] He is one proud papa! and it fits him well. He's changed every dirty diaper, but one, and that's because i wanted to change him, he always wants to burp him after feedings, and loves to play and talk with him, oh, and put his hair in a rad mohawk. ((i'm not kidding, this kid has AMAZING hair!)) I couldn't imagine that being a new mom could be so amazing, but it is. It's a feeling you can't explain, but would love to feel every second of everyday. I love my two boys more than anything, and amist the pain/overtiredness, wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! Watch out little ladies! My boy is one handsom fella! :]

Birth Story:










This is the last belly picture of me 40 weeks and 4 days.



This is right after my epideral, if i look worried, it's because i am. :] i had that look on my face in every picture.


So i wasn't sure how i felt about writing the birth story, i mean, who really wants to know what happend? But as it turns out, i think that motherhood had changed my opinion, afterall, it is a miracle by which we have children, and i couldn't help but want to share. SO... here goes.


Turns out my sweet little baby boy likes to take his time, or well i guess it's more like, make the decision, he wasn't going to go anywhere until he was ready. I was 40 weeks exactly at my last doctor visit, and for three weeks i'd had contractions, but i wouldn't dilate. My doctor decided that he would give us the weekend, (fri-mon) then if nothing happened he would induce me monday morning. Well, nothing happend. So jake and I prepared for and went in at 7:30 AM for my scheduled induction. The doctor was going to break my water upon arrival, but i was still not dilated at all, so they started PIT and the fun began. Contractions started about 30 minutes after we started the pit and were coming strong and regular. It took me from 8:oo till about 5:00 to get to 2 cm. I planned for a LONG night. I got my epideral at about 5:00, which i was kindof disapointed because i wanted to wait till i was more dilated, but i'm glad i did it when i did now. Right after the epideral, the Doctor broke my water and told me that it would take about one hour to go 1CM for most people, but for me it was possible i'd go slower. The epideral only worked on my left side so they had to try a bunch of different things so i could be completley numb. My mom always told me her horrible story when her epideral didn't work and i was preparing for the worst, that i would also have a non-working epideral. After about an hour or so they finally figured it out and i was able to be completely numb. Oh my am i grateful for drugs! The epideral made the baby's heartbeat drop, and they think he was smashing the cord so they had me lay on my side and every 10 mintues of so they would have me turn over, so i really wasn't able to get any rest. They checked me at 9:30 PM and they said i was ALMOST a 5, and we kept up with the turning. At about 10:30 i started feeling pain//pressure on my left side and i began to feel nauseous. The doctor came in a checked me and said i was complete, that i was ready to begin pushing. I wasn't entirely prepared for this part of the event, i mean i thought it was hours away, so it kinda put me into shock that the baby was so close. I struggled remembering to breath, so they put me on oxygen, because when i would hold my breath the baby's heartbeat would drop. I hadn't slept at all the whole day so i was extreamly exhasted and that made pushing really hard for me. After about an hour or so of pushing the baby scared me, his heartbeat got so slow i thought it was going to stop and i decided right then that i needed to get him out! That helped me to focus my efforts and get some real progress done. Jake did amazing, he was the best coach a girl could ask for, i would fall asleep between contractions so he would have to feel my tummy to see if i was having a contraction or watch the screen, then he'd wake me up and tell me it was time to push, he would count down, and even tell me the progress i'd made. Without him by my side i don't think i could've done it. The baby finally arrived at 12:19 and it was the most amazing moment of my life. He was the most beautiful thing i'd ever seen in my life, and i was instantly smitten. My most favorite part was that he had a head of hair. He cried to reassure his momma, but then just looked around the room and at Jake and i the rest of the time. He is the BEST baby a girl could ask for, and perfectly handsome :] Welcome to the world Jamison!

i will post more pictures soon! :]





































Sunday, August 14, 2011

About to be a mommy...

It seems a little strange, that tonight I'll go to bed pregnant and tomorrow night I'll go to bed a new mommy. It seemed like the time was dragging the last nine months, but now that it's here it seems like yesterday i was puking my guts out at 2-17 weeks pregnant. :] (glad that's over with) Guess when your sick for half of your pregnancy the second half seems to go a lot faster. Jake and I are super excited! Although we were realizing yesterday that we have no idea how to be a mom or dad, and that this new little baby is going to be more of a challenge than we thought. "you'll figure it out" everyone tells us, and i hope that's true! Jake already has that protective dad thing going on, i find it quite cute, i like that I'm not the only one over- obsessing about the baby, makes me feel a little bit normal, which is saying a lot about a woman who is 40 + weeks pregnant. I know he'll make a great dad, i can tell by how excited he is. Even though i think he tries to hide it as much as he can. :] I'm really bummed that i had to go over my due date, but I'm more comfortable than i thought I'd be, i mean a week ago i was running up all 3 flights of my apartment stairs, although, i think this week the baby is much lower, so that's a no go now. The doctor said that he wanted to give me the weekend to see if the baby will go on his own, But I've had contractions without dilating for the last 3 weeks so i don't expect much to happen, but can you really know? So unless the little man decides tomorrow isn't soon enough, I'll be started at 7:30am! I begged my doctor for the last 2 weeks to start me, i thought being started would be so much less stressful. Having a plan and knowing how many days are left till I finally deliver, sounded like less stress to me, but i think it did the opposite, I'm a big nervous stress ball now. I've learned something new about myself, the less i know the better! :] I just hope everything goes well, and that baby is healthy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My crafty side...


I've become a crochet freak! But that's ok, i love it.

shell stitch beanie

Robot (kim's idea)



skunk


Hippo

Lion

Sock monkey (girl)


Blue Bird

Sock monkey (boy)


Owls :]























































Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Jake!

Happy Birthday to the sweetest man i know!! There's never a dull moment with jake in my life, he ALWAYS can bring a smile and make me (or anyone for that matter) feel better. He likes to act tough, but he's a big softie. I love getting to be with him everyday and feel soo blessed to have such a great friend and companion.

Friday, May 27, 2011

ouch

This morning i had plans to be creative all day, make cute things, and go to the temple. And maybe do a few chores. instead i've been confined to my couch and a hot bath tub because of kidney stones. Not sure what i did to deserve kidney stones twice in a month and a half, but i'm going to figure it out and never do it again. I woke up with a pretty good back ache, and thought oh man, how am i going to stand and sew with this (i don't have a table to use my sewing machine, so i have to stand at my counter) It quickly turned worse and i figured out i must have stones....again. I called the Doc and they just wanted me to come in to make sure i wasn't going to have my baby...that'd be bad. And we did a little ultrasound to check everything out and caught the cutest pic of the little fart. He was yawning--sure, he can be content and comfortable while i'm wailing in pain. i'm not bitter. Just goes to show that good things can come from bad. Just had to post the picture, the little stinker is just too cute for me not to brag about :]i have to say that it was much cuter to see it in video form, but i'm glad that the nurse was kind enough to print this off for me.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hands



Today in our sacrament meeting we got to hear from a member of the high council. For a moment he talked about our hands, and how our hands shape our lives into what we want them to be. He said "Look down at your hand for a moment, scientists say that the human hand is one of the most complex things on the human body. And we are the only organisms that have them in the complexity that we do. Our hands can create as no other organisms on earth." I thought this was super neat to think about. I started thinking of all the things you do with your hands on a daily basis, the basics like put on your clothes, style your hair, eat, clean, write, the list goes on and on, then i started thinking of all the things we could do with our hands that help someone else, your hand can give a friendly wave, shake another hand upon meeting, comfort the weary, pull weeds at and elderly widow neighbors home, in sign language your hand can say i love you, and worthy men's hands can use the power of the priesthood to offer a blessing to the ill. The Savior used his hands to heal, to comfort and to create. Interesting how ours can do the same. Our hands have the abilty to bear testimony of God without our words, if we are using them to serve others. I'm greatful that i was able to go to church today and to get this little bit of food for thought, to be reminded how blessed and loved i really am.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Got the craft bug!

I am going to make this today! hope it turns out as good as this one! :]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's new?...

...PREGNANCY...
a beautiful-ish thing.

Thought it would be fun to post how pregnancy is so far...mostly just so i can laugh at myself later.

For most, none of this is news. But it's mostly just for my entertainment. :]
I got some cool ultrasound pics i just have been dying to post...i think he's handsome just like his daddy...

I am just two days from my 6 month mark - Making me 27 weeks and growing fast! It's a crazy thing, i am amazed everyday at all the changes that my body is going through, i think i have a new pregnancy symptom everyday- at least i use pregnancy as an excuse for how i feel.

this picture is horrid. (i think this was like the 4th one we took and i am NOT a good picture person) but just look at the baby bump and not my face

So my husband and anyone that has to spend anytime whatsoever around me can vouch that pregnancy turns me into a monster of sorts :

Sometimes, ok usually i cry during cheesy commercials



any time i watch a babystory on TLC i am crying within 30 seconds

Ok... crying over everything.

Jake HAS made late-night runs to the store for various cravings such as: ice cream, sno-cones, and if he could've found one, watermelon

UNSATISFIABLE HUNGER
breakfast, then second breakfast, lunch and second lunch, then dinner and dessert

And Most recently:

HEARTBURN

crazy dreams

AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS I'M SURE.

I KNOW I MAKE PREGNANCY SOUND MISERABLE (AND IT CAN BE) IT IS ALSO AN AMAZING BLESSING AND MIRACLE. I LOVE BEING PREGNANT. RIGHT DOWN TO THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS I CAN'T WAIT TO BRING HOME OUR SWEET LITTLE BOY. I FEEL SO BLESSED TO BE A FUTURE MOMMY:]



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Owl Eyes- FOR MY MOM ;]

Abbreviations:

CH- Chain                    ST or STS- Stitch or Stitches

DHC- Double Half Crochet            SL ST- Slip Stitch

DC- Double Crochet

IN BLACK:

CH 1, Work 6 DHC in 2nd CH. Join with SL ST.

CH 1, Work 2 DHC in each stitch around. Join with SL ST. ( 12 sts)


Cut, and weave in end, or leave long for easy sewing-I usually just weave it in and sew along the outside of my eye when it's complete. But you can do it however you would like. (Make sure you pull it through your stitch so it won't come unraveled.)

IN NEXT COLOR- (usually the color of your hat)

In the SL ST you just created in black, insert your hook and loop the next color through.


CH 1, (you will have to keep ahold of the new color and the end of the black if you did not weave in ends to keep it snug)

Work 1 DHC in 1st ST, 2 DHC in next, Repeat till end. Join with SL ST.


Cut this color off, weave in ends or leave long for sewing.

IN WHITE

In the SL ST you just created with the previous color, insert hook and loop white through.


CH 1, (make sure you hold ends tight)

Work 1 DHC in First 2 STS, 2 DHC in next. Repeat till end. Join with SL ST

CH 1, work 1 DHC in First 3 STS, 2 DHC in next. Repeat till end. Join with SL ST.
Cut off white- weave in ends.


IN NEXT COLOR
(usually the color you used for decorative edging on your hat & combined with fuzzy for eyebrow look)
in the SL ST you just created with white, insert hook and loop through the new color

CH 1, (keep ends tight)

Work 1 DHC in each ST around- Only go half way around the eye.
Cut, weave in ends
AND VOILA! You've made an eye!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Back to bloggin'

It's been way too long since i've updated my blog, and it's quite embarrassing, it's like going back and reading your 6th grade diary, and realizing how lame you were. However, i'm feeling the bloggin' itch comming back, and i'm going to try to keep this baby updated!
This last week was a great week for me i got to go home to preston and spend some time with my family and help Ami with Jr. Miss. I'm always Amazed at her talent and love for life, and wish i had been more like that when i was her age. GO AMI! :] I love ya.