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Monday, March 30, 2009

I wish I would have read this BEFORE I had a baby

I really wish I would have read this book before I had a baby. You NEVER know how stressful it can be when your baby cries...and you can't do ANYTHING to stop it.

EXCEPT with the knowledge you will gain when you read this book. You'll learn why babies cry, and what exactly is colic. Then you will learn how to reach your babies calming reflex.

So, if you have a baby, or are having a baby, READ THIS BOOK! It has saved my life, and more importantly...MY SANITY!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Just an update.

Sorry it's been FOREVER. I've not had the chance to do much of anything. This past week has been nuts! and pretty hard too. Andy's Grandpa Fraser passed away. Although I didn't know him for very long, I definitely feel like he was the grandparent I was the closest to. When ever we got together for family dinner, or Andy and I went to their house to visit, him and I would always talk about everything mostly how happy he was with his family. He was a great man and it was hard to see him go. We will really miss him, but we also know he is here with us. We can feel his presence. After all, Will is his namesake and we know he wants to continue getting to be with is family. His service was beautiful. Each of his grandchildren was able to take a rose from one of the bouquets. I have a frame I am going to put a picture of him in and I am going to add a few of the petals to go with the picture.

Here are four generations of Frasers': Andy's dad, Grandpa Fraser, Will and Andy

In other news...Will is still iffy about sleeping in his bed. Sometimes he will do it, other times he won't. He's been spitting up even more lately. We went to the Doctor today and we are set up for an xray to see if he has reflux. He was also weighed at 9 pounds 8 ounces and is 22 inches long! He's getting SO big! I can't even believe it!

My grandparents are coming into town on the 28th and I CAN NOT wait!

In the meantime, I plan on spending time with Andy and Will and our family! Andy's brother Jake and his Wife and three daughters are in town for two weeks from Arizona! We couldn't be more excited to see them!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Stubborn Scotsman of a Son!

So, I guess I should just point out, our last name is Fraser. Andy's ancestors are Scotsmen. As some of you may know, Scots are stubborn as oxen!

My son is no exception to this rule.

He has decided he no longer likes to sleep in his cradle. Instead he wants to sleep on my or Andy's chest, or not sleep at all. But don't even think of putting him down, you better hold him. Yesterday morning I just couldn't hold him. I HAD to shower. He cried for an hour and half, STRAIGHT! The past two nights he has cried to much that I have taken him out to the living room and we have slept on the sofa. He sleeps like an angel when he's with either one of us. I don't know what to do about this new development. I have been keeping a crying journal and I'll show it to his doctor when we go on Thursday...I have also started getting Will on a schedule. It would work a lot better if I could just get him to sleep in his own bed though.

I miss sleeping in my bed! The sofa is not that great!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I love my family!

Since we got to bring Will home from the hospital, Andy and I have grown so much closer. I never thought we could love someone as much as we love Will. He has us wrapped around his little finger. Everyday, when Andy gets home, he plays with Will and just loves on him. And everyday all I can do is say "Ugh! You are SO cute!" I know I might be biased, but I have the cutest husband and son ever! The first week we were home from the hospital, we got a letter in the mail from my grandpa. I am very, very close to my grandparents and love them more then anything. None of you have met my grandpa, but he's quite the talker. He likes to give advice and tell all sorts of stories. Usually, one can tell when he's gettin ready to start up, and we always tease him about it. But, I love it. Well, in his letter he testified of the importance of Family Home Evening. Andy and I have never really been ones to do FHE, but it really changed Andy. Now, every week, we do something for FHE. And we even make sure Will is there with us, even if he is only sleeping. I've noticed that since we stared doing FHE, we have been closer. We actually comunicate with each other. I am so grateful for that. Last Friday, for our date, we rented The Cronicals of Narnia Prince Caspian. Let me just say....SUCH a GREAT movie! I love the Narina movies, but I have NEVER read the books. Well, Andy and I were talking about how it would be fun to read those books together. We always talk about reading books together...but Andy doesn't want to read Twilight. haha So, I went to the library and got the first two books. The Magicians Nephew and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Every night we read a chapter, and we have Will there with us, even if he's just sleeping. I love that we are spening more quaility time together. We have always spent lots of time together, but now it's not just watching tv.

I really have a great family and I am so grateful to my grandpa for sending us that letter and opening our eyes. If you aren't doing FHE, make a goal to do it. It's worth it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sleep...it's overrated.

At least according to Will it is. He was up yesterday from 330 in the afternoon until 1130 at night. That's right people, 7 hours of awake time! It got to the point where I had to put him in the Moby wrap so I could do the dishes and make dinner. I will say, when he did FINALLY go to sleep, he slept until 5! Which was nice!

In other news, we are totally loving the super nice weather we have been having this week. Today, Will and I went on a walk, for an hour. Will loved it! I thought the sun would bug him shining in his face, but every time I moved so he was in the shadows, he would turn his head towards the sun again. I guess he really is our little sunshine :)

We're excited to get to hang out with our good friends The Bells this weekend!

We have found the most awesome thing in the whole state...The Food Co-Op! We're joining and this month we'll get steaks, pork chops, chicken legs and thighs, ground beef, fresh fruit (3) and veggies (5) and yummy artisan bread! And all for only 23 bucks! Yummmmmm!