Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

We just had a great Memorial Day weekend! Cooper was blessed so we had both Codys family and my family (minus Jake and Kaci) come down. The blessing day was PERFECT!! Cody did such a good job with the blessing, the spirit was so strong. We waited a little longer than most people do to bless their babies because this was when everyone was going to be in CO. It worked out perfect.
Over the weekend we did so much! Starting with birthday breakfast, staying up and playing games, blessing Cooper, family bbq, watching movies, playing with the kids and shopping!

Coopers blessing day, he even smiled for the photo!
My mom and day with Cooper

bath time...

me and essie
Jen and Alexander


We played "the bag game" this game was great!! The rules are you have to pick up the bag while standing on one leg and grabbing the bag with only your teeth! It was very entertaining.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I never knew a smile could bring me so much happiness! I love it, he is so precious!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2 Months Old!!

Mr. Cooper is 2 months old today, I cant believe how fast time is going by. He is such a sweet little boy, I love that I get to be his mama!
Things to remember...
* He is now weighing 13.5 lbs! He is getting so chunky, I love it!
* He is almost 25'' long, which is tall for his age.
* He is smiling all the time! My favorite is when he wakes up from his naps and I go in his room, he always flashes me the biggest smile, like he is so exited to see me:)
*He is getting very strong. He holds his head up so well.
* He will take a bottle from Cody! I love this because I always worried when I left Cooper, wondering if he needed to eat. Now I can leave and not worry cuz if he needs to eat he will take the bottle. Wonderful!
* He is becoming a GREAT sleeper! He goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes up at 7:00am and eats usually once at night! And he takes great naps.Usually 3x1.5 and 45min cat nap in the evening.
* He loves to sleep in his crib! Not so much anywhere else. I think I am to blame for this one. But he really only sleeps when he is swabbled and laid down. This makes church super hard because he will not sleep more than 5 minutes in his car seat or in my arms.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mothers Day

I got to celebrate my first mothers day this year! Cooper gave me a present of sleeping 7 hours that night. He new exactly what I wanted:)


We are very lucky to live close to Codys family. They all love to spend time with Cooper. Its funny they see him about once a week and they always comment on how big he is getting and each time he has a new trick to show them. Smiling is the latest one! He is always smiling!
Codys grandparents Pat and Glen
This is when we first brought him home. He looks so little!


I have started doing projects around the house now that I get to stay home all day, and Cooper is napping most of the day. Today I redid the chairs in the kitchen. I got the fabric for $5.00. I love the way they turned out. It took about 20 minutes to do each stool.
Time to find another project...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Look who's smiling

Cooper has started smiling!! I love it

Working out

My six weeks is over and I have begun the work outs to try and toon up my body. I didnt really gain a lot of weight, but all my muscles are weak! and I about through up over 20 minutes of cardio. I dont get to go to the gym every day now that I have a kiddo to look after, so I need some work outs I can do at home. I started this video last week and love it but I need more. Any videos that you guys use and like let me know.

Baby Burrito!!

Cooper gets swaddled for his naps and at nights and he is sleeping about 16 hours a day! So he is swaddled a lot! He loves it too. I always have to say baby burrito when he is all swaddled up:)

He has been breaking out of the swaddle, so we have moved to double swaddling, which I think is impossible to break out of.
This is what happens when you dont fix Coop's hair after you wash it, CRAZY!

Utah for Jakes wedding

Jake and his new wife Kacie!! I cant believe he is married!
Love my DAD!
Note to self... Do not try and do a back handspring 5 weeks after having a kid, it will hurt! I about died.
My mom is the best Grandma ever, I love her!
Baby Alexander, him and Coop are best buds:) Well they will be in a few years.
Poor Cody had to lug Cooper around the hole time and that car seat is HEAVY!
JAMIE!! I swear I only got to see her for about ten minutes, the trip was so fast.
Uncle Shane and Aunt Alyssa!!! We got to stay at their house the night before the wedding. I went to bed early with Cooper knowing that I would be waking up every 3 hours to nurse. Cody stayed up hangin out with Shane and came to bed at 2:30. Cooper was having some bad gas and could not go back to sleep around 3:00 and I was to tired to stay up with him, so poor Cody got to and didnt get to bed tell about 5:00. So he was TIRED for the day of the wedding. Poor guy.
My sister Jen with Mr. Coop. She is wonderful! I call her about every day with baby questions:)
Driving to utah use to take us 8 hours max in the past. This trip took us about 11 hours! Stopping to nurse Cooper every 3 hours and diaper changes. Cody is the best at those:) I even attempted to feed Cooper while he was still bucked in hi car seat so we could save time. Didnt work... And im sure whoever we might have driven by did not want to see that sight, so we just pulled over:)
So I'm going to start off by saying, I am horrible at taking pictures! I didn't even get any with my brother on his wedding day! My new goal is to take LOTS of pictures.
Anyways the trip was SO GOOD!! I was worried about going because Cooper is so young and I didn't know where he would nap or how he would do in the car. Well he did great! It was so fun to see all my family and celebrate Jake's big day! The wedding was wonderful, I cried the entire ceremony. We crammed a lot of things into 3 days. It was go go go the hole time. I love Utah, it always feels so good to be back.