Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baby tag

I did this for Maverick so I just have to do it for Kanon. I never want anyone to feel left out, plus I haven't had anything fun to blog about and I think this is fun.

1-Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant? In our basement apartment here in Hurricane with Nephi and Maverick eagerly waiting to find out what it said.
2-Who was with you? Mav and Nephi
3- How did you find out that you were pregnant? I took a couple tests, I was late for my period but was in denial. I really couldn't believe it was that easy to get pregnant.
4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant? Tears of joy and uncontrollable shaking. Maverick hugged my belly when I told him there was a baby inside. It was so amazing
5- Who was the first person you told? Nephi of course and then my friend Veronica
6- Did you plan to get pregnant? OH YES!
7- Did you tell everyone else right away? Yes we couldn't wait
8-Was everybody happy for you? YES!
9- Did you go out and celebrate? Not really just couldn't stop talking about it
10- Did you want to find out the sex? Oh yes we suck at waiting. However I always knew he was a boy. I could just feel it.
11- What was the sex? ALL BOY
12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower? Yes My wonderful friends in my ward. It was so amazing how much love they made me feel. It couldn't have come at a better time in my life.
13- If yes, who? Ward Family
14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby? UNFORTUNATELY YES, I'm awful for admitting that and I'm so not saying what the outfits were. :)
15- How much weight did you gain? Oh man am I really typing this right now? So proud of my self... dun dun dun 27
16- Did you lose all of the weight that you gained? Heck yea and way proud that I did
17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks? No Maverick went ahead and took care of that when he came, so nothing new came about. thank goodness
18- What did you crave the most? Pickles at first, and then mac and cheese. I know way random huh
19- Did you crave anything crazy? no
20- Who or what got on your nerves the most? Not getting comfortable to sleep
21- Were you married at the time? YES
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Not until the end when my placenta stoped making enough fluid for my little man to stay in
23- Where were you when you went into labor? In the hospital, they started me
24- Did your water break? NO, A NURSE AT THE HOSPITAL BROKE IT
25- Who drove you to the hospital? Proud daddy to be, Nephi
26- Did you go early or late? Early!
27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth? Nephi and my friend/sister Veronica
28- How long were you in labor for? 9 hours, I cut it in half from what I did with Maverick
29- Did you have any drugs for the pain? AN EPIDURAL
30-Did you go Natural or have a c-section? NATURAL
31- What was your first reaction after giving birth? Uncontrollable tears and joy
32- How big was the baby(s)? 6lbs 1oz 19 in
33- Did your Husband cry? No he was all hyped up on all the Mt.Dew
34- What did you name the baby(s)? Kanon Crue Iverson
35- Does his name have any significant meaning? No
36- Did you have any visitors? Not at the hospital, only my mom and Nephi were allowed in
37- Did the baby(s) have any complications? :( yes sadly he went straight to the NICU and had to have help breathing for 6 long and painful hours. But with a blessing daddy gave him he was good as new
38-How old is your baby today?Sadly already almost 7 months
39- When is the next one(s) coming? Not sure there is a next one. I love my two boys
40-If you could, would you do it all over again?
Heavens yes this has been the some of the best times of my life

I just had to do this to reflect alittle on my life. I love my children so much. Being a mother is seriously so much more wonderful than I ever could have imagined. When I'm nursing Kanon I just stare at him in awe and cant believe he is mine. Maverick always knows how to make everything all better when mommy feels like giving up.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A hard habit to break

My Sweet first born son has been a wonderful sleeper since he was 10 weeks old. He was so easy, he knew how to self sooth and I thought I had it made. However now that he is almost three, his little self soothing device a.k.a sucking his two middle fingers has become real annoying. Also after his first dentist appointment we know that its not good for his teeth. SOOOOO I came across this picture
Is that not the coolest thing you have ever seen? Its a thumb sucking guard. I quickly messaged the lady who made them and asked her if she had any for finger suckers. She said she had never made one but was up for the challenge. I picked her super cute sports fabric and she came up with this nifty finger guard.....

Maverick actually really likes it, he thinks it is on because he has a boo boo. She makes them so that they cant get them off by themselves. Very clever. I have him wear it during the day while watching t.v. or playing and it has worked beautifully, however I tried it once at night and it ripped my heart out. I'm not ready I guess to take that from him.... He doesnt really get why he cant have his comfort to go to sleep. So its one step and one day at a time. So far wearing it in the day is working great and we will move to the night soon enough. Please check out all the other really cool things in her Etsy shop, you can get there through her blog which is listed on my side bar, Kidgiddy

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Will I use this nose sucker!!!! It has been a joke, always will be a joke and is no longer a part of this family. hahaha

I was told of this from my friend Jess awhile ago and forgot, However I bought it and it now has a new home here.

It works so well at cleaning out the babies nose I cant believe it. It even plays music to distract them while sucking. I even used it on myself while suffering some mad allergies. Nephi makes fun of me that I like using it but after suffering trying to suck their noses and giving them nosebleeds with the other, this was a great change.
I also forgot to post these CUTE Easter morning pics of my little peas. So enjoy and you all really should try that nose sucker, you might fall in love as well. LOL I know its pathetic that things like that make moms so happy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My lil peanut

D.O.B October 8th 2009 8:57p.m.
Happy six month birthday to the sweetest lil thing ever. I seriously cannot believe that it has already been six months since you came into our lives. You have brought so much joy to this home. Your smile is like nothing Ive ever seen. You have made me a better person, a better mother. I love looking into your eyes and feeling your little spirit. I come in every night just before I go to bed just to see you sleeping. I stand over you and smile to myself and thank my father in heaven for such a wonderful, perfect little blessing. You have brought your big brother so much joy also. No one can make him smile like you. When I watch your daddy hold you it melts me inside. You can just feel his love radiating from him. I truly do not remember life without you. Thank you for choosing me to be your mommy, you are so wonderful. I just wish I could slow down time and make this next six months last longer. I love you my peanut.

Pictures takin today at bath time. SOOOOO CUTE!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter fun

So every year, I dread dying eggs. Its a big mess, the eggs never get eaten, and its hard to hide boiled eggs. If you loose one it can start really stinkin, if you know what I mean. Anyway my friend Veronica and I came up with a fun and tasty alternative. We made rice crispy treats in the shape of eggs and then rolled them in molding chocolate and let the kids decorate them with different sprinkles. It was so fun and very tasty. The kids absolutely loved it.

1. I made the rice crispy treats and we quickly started making the eggs before it had a chance to set up too hard. p.s. the brown tint in the rice crispies is chocolate. I melt chocolate chips in the marshmallows, its um um good.

2. We pressed them into these egg trays and put a stick into them

3. Melted the molding chocolate

4. Sweet kidlets eagerly waiting to help. Sammie and Maverick

So they didn't turn out looking professional or anything, for heavens sakes we made them with the kids. However the taste was soooooooo delightful and it was very fun making them and seeing the smiles when we were finished.
I hope that everyone takes time to reflect on the Savior during this holiday and everyday. Heavenly father gave to us his only son, what a powerful and wonderful gift. As I think about what Jesus went through while in the garden of Gethsemane my heart aches for the pain he felt for you and for me. I think about all of my sins and how I caused him pain. Its hard to comprehend how Heavenly Father must have felt when his only son pleaded to let this cup pass. However he knew that he had to give his life in order for us to have our lives be eternal. Just think of that, can you even imagine? I'm so grateful for all of my many blessings. I'm grateful for my trials also because its through them that I feel him closer to me each day. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and that the spirit would be strong in your lives and in your homes.