December 12, 2011

Family Photos

Just a few of my faves...












December 6, 2011

Ok where in the h-e-double hockey sticks has the time gone? My baby is 8 months this month! That is crazzzzaaayyyy!!! Thanksgiving is already over and Christmas is here in no time. I have not done an ounce of shopping, and don't really care because all I'm getting Jon this year is coal (just joshin <---remember when that was so cool to say instead of just kidding? and I used to always say it to this kid named Josh and I thought I was so funny) Anyways, Londy is seriously a goof ball and she makes me laugh all the time. She stands up on EVERYTHING now!! When we go get her from her nap, she is standing in her crib. She thinks she's a toddler. Her chubby cheeks are out of control and I bite them constantly. She loves her mama and reaches for me to hold her. It drives Jon nuts. And she even says MAMA!! She has no clue what she's saying but she repeats it all the time!! I LOVE IT. JON HATES IT. He always says, "no DaDa!"

She smacks her lips, gives kisses, crawls all over the place, giggles up a storm, is very ticklish, loves food more than life itself, is very tall, almost fits into 12 month clothing, loves baths, loves her binki, hates snuggling, has dark brown hair, HATES getting dressed and her diaper changed (it's my least favorite part of the day as well), gets so excited when she hears a bottle being made, LOVES little kids, people watcher, and loves playing with Jon.

Here is a little bit of what has gone on in our lives...

On our way to Vegas for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving at the Cromptons

For Christmas my parents gave us this tree and all the ornaments on it. It's actually a 7ft tree, but the spot where we could only put it in our apartment wouldn't fit, so we only used the first two parts of the tree!

Londyn all ready for Christmas

Our little family at Gardner Village

Standing up all on her own

November 10, 2011

Halloween

This year was kinda lame. Jon and I didn't dress up, which we always do, and we didn't have any fun Halloween parties to go to (mainly because we have no friends and we don't hang out with friends)! I told Jon that we have to start making friends so we will be invited to Halloween and Christmas parties! (haha, but seriously) I missed being with my fam over this holiday because my parents always throw their annual Halloween party! Oh well, Londyn did look freakin cute in her fish costume and we got to show her off to Jon's family and her babysitter. Jon wanted to take her around the neighborhood to "trick or treat" and I firmly gave that a big N-O. Obviously people would realize two grown adults would be taking their candy to eat it for themselves because a 6 month old cannot. Jon's response, "exactly, an easy way get free candy." I went ahead and just purchased a $2 bag of candy for my cheap husband.

Here she is in all her glory!

October 31, 2011

Jon's twin?




What do you think??

Also, this is Jon's mom when she was 3 years old. I think Londyn looks a lot like her too!

October 27, 2011

6 months






This last month has been such a milestone. She has learned and can do so many more things!! I have absolutely loved this stage! Sometimes it makes my heart hurt knowing that she will never be a little newborn baby again! But I have loved seeing her little personality come out. She is my little buddy and I cannot stop kissing her chubby cheeks. At 6 months she...

-has conquered sitting up. she rarely falls over.
-yesterday we set her on the bed next to us and she army crawled all the way across the bed to get to the computer! she is going to be crawling so so soon!
-she sits in a high chair now and in shopping carts at grocery stores! she thinks she's seriously so cool.
-she LOVES sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes, french fries, bread, slushies, ice cream, mostly everything (wow we feed our kid such healthy food). i have even given her a few sips of diet coke. i can't believe she can eat solid foods now. it actually makes things a lot easier.
-she still drinks 8 oz of formula every 3.5 hours.
-she still sleeps 10-12 hours a night. knock on wood.
-she is getting to be a chubby checkers and i love it. i squish her thighs all day long.
-she is so HAPPY AND SMILEY!! seriously she smiles at everyone. it's the cutest thing in the world. she makes me a proud mama.
-she grabs at everything in sight and it goes immediately to her mouth. i think she's teething but no teeth have broke through yet.
-EVERYONE says she looks just like Jon. i don't mind because i think he is pretty darn handsome.
-she wears 6-9 month clothing.
-her 6 month check up is tomorrow and i can't wait to know her stats!

I love you so much Londy bear. You are the greatest thing that has ever happened to your dad and I. I can't believe how much joy you have brought to my life. I love having you with me and I have a hard time leaving you. You are the prettiest little girl I know. I love your eyebrows, long eyelashes, your seriously chubby cheeks, and your perfect lips. I brag about you all the time and I'm sure people get sick of it but I can't help myself. You are always the hit of the party. Everyone can't wait to see you when we go to Vegas. Your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins love you so much. You have the best family in the world. They can't wait to play with you and hold you. You are my little Londy bear and I love you with all my heart.

love,
Mom

October 20, 2011

Can I get a WHAT WHAT?!?

because...
1. We driving to Vegas tonight to see my beautiful cousin JayCee get married
2. My new part time job freakin rocks and I love being able to see Londy and Jon more often
3. I have lost all my baby weight...frreeeeaakkkk finally! The last 5 pounds was killer
4. the weather here in SLC has been beautiful and very fall-y
5. Halloween is around the corner and I know exactly what Londy is going to be (love me some good hand-me-downs)
6. I have eaten Mickey D's probably 4 times already this week and have lost weight. It will probably catch up to me, but I'm gonna make it #5 and have some for lunch.
7. I put my Halloween decorations up and have a pumpkin candle always burning.
8. Londyn pooped on me TWICE yesterday. So sweet of her.
9. I love to make all my blog posts with lists.
10. I'm wearing a new Target tank top and it's the best tank I've ever worn (thank you Shea). I will be going out to get every color.

Have a good weekend! I know I will!

September 30, 2011

Change

Things change when you have a babe. A lot. No more late night Mickey D's runs or staying up all hours of the night watching movies and chit chatting (unless you wanna pay for it the next day when your baby wakes up at the butt crack of dawn) You're exhausted, pooped and worn out. But, how good does it feel slipping into the sheets so tired and falling asleep as soon as your head hits the piller. Best. feeling. eva.

Things have changed ever since this little human has entered my life. Such as:

1. going to bed at 9:30 on friday nights is a beautiful thang.
2. you fully understand why you have boobs.
3. you respect your parents a whole lot more. heaven help me when my kids become teenagers. i'll be getting a serious pay back.
4. you become a morning person (sometimes)
5. you SHARE EV-ER-Y-THING.
6. you enjoy spending money on them, rather than yourself. Jon would like me to not spend money on either.
7. naps are CRUCIAL.
8. seeing your baby learn/do new things is more exciting than a new episode of The Bachelor/Bachelorette.
9. your love becomes unconditional.
10. you have this extra energy that you never thought you had. seriously, i used to be such a lazy butt and not get up off the couch after work unless it was for food, but now i have the energy to play with the little one. weird how that happens.
11. you realize how amazing the human body really is (I seriously look at her everyday and can't believe we created her and I grew her inside me. It really is miraculous. And how fast your body bounces right back how it was before {kinda} Amazing.)
12. How fast you forget the pain and aches of pregnancy and labor. I would do it all again tomorrow. (but let's wait a couple years)
13. your priorities change.
14. you tend to not wanna listen to nasty rap songs while she's in the back seat or say the occassional swear word, even though she would not have a clue anyway.
15. you always have a little buddy wherever you go. and I love it.

Speaking of little buddies...my twin sis just welcomed her first, Jase Young, into this world on September 28th and I couldn't be more excited for her and Darren. I can't wait to meet him.

Welcome to our family, Jase. We love you!

September 26, 2011

5 months

Happy 5 months to my favorite girl in the whole world!

-she smiles and giggles at strangers every where we go. People at church love her!
-she is very close from sitting up by herself.
-she has started eating rice cereal and loves it!
-she's still sleeping through the night like a good girl.
-she is very active and hates to sit.
-LOVES TV, phones and the computer. If they are in sight she cannot take her eyes off them.
-she is obsessed with the chandelier that's hanging in her bedroom. she is absolutely facinated by it and loves to run her fingers through it.
-this is such a fun stage. she is so fun to observe and watch her learn new things everday. i love how she recognizes us and how much more interactive she is.
-she has the best eyebrows and eyelashes. she gets complimented on them on a regular basis.
-she LOVES to look at herself in the mirror.
-she has the chubbiest cheeks and i could kiss them all day long (and i do.)
-she eats every 3-3 1/2 hours and chugs down 8 oz every feeding.

Good Morning!

Doll baby

And the hottest and best dad/husband in the world!

September 23, 2011

thoughts/boredom

-Modern Family is the greatest show on TV. I literally LOL, and it takes a lot for me to do that. I haven't LOLed at a show since Friends and King of Queens. Feels good.

-making bottles is the most annoying process on the planet. Your hands get wet and then you have to scoop out the formula with your wet hands which makes the formula turn into a clay-like substance, then wait for it in the microwave, while your baby is screaming her head off for you to hurry the freak up.

-pedicures might be the best invention in the world. There is nothing like getting a pedi, drinkin a DC and reading up on the latest gossip.

-i work with mostly men, and the more i am around them, the more i realize that most men CANNOT mulit-task and are not organized. Why do you think most business men hire woman secretaries?? But I will say this, I would WAY rather work with a bunch of men than women. They are easy peasy lemon squeezy.

-the iphone is the second greatest invention. what in the world did we do without the internet? Remember when we would use the encyclopedias for everything? haha gooodddd timesss.

-my hair is falling out by the handfuls and it gets greasy faster. does this usually happen after pregnancy? i feel like a golden retriever.

-i still can't believe i am a mom and i have a 5 month old. i feel like i have just been babysitting for a really long time.

-i start working part time on Oct 3rd as a personal assistant and i couldn't be more excited.

-people's facebook status' kill me. for example, "i got "fox" on the What is your animal soul quiz! what's yours?" REAALLLYYY???

-it's the freakin weekend baby imma bout to have me some fuunnnnn!!!!

And what's a post without my favorite little buddy in the world..

That smile kills me

Isn't that nightgown hilarious? I laugh everytime I put it on her.


TTFN!

September 16, 2011

4.5 months

Weight: 15.6 lbs (83%)
Height: 26 in. (85%--she grew 3 inches in 2 months! I think she's gonna be a tall one)

Loving this little puppy and trying to eat him. (thanks numba one, love these pics)


September 8, 2011

As I sat and rocked Londy to sleep tonight, I couldn't help but think how truly blessed I am to have this daughter of God. What a wonderful blessing she is in my life. It's amazing that God would trust a 24 year old to take care of one of his most sacred treasures. My heart was filled with an overwhelming love for this child as I watched her drift off to sleep. No wonder the prophets have told us to get married and have children-- they bring you happiness that you have never felt before. I love what my grandma said in her talk a few sundays ago, "Of all the titles I have held in life, I found motherhood to be the nearest to Godhood, for mothers possess a Christ like love…. the ability to love someone else more than they love their selves." That is so true. There is no other love quite like the love you have for your own child. They can be disobedient, ungrateful, naughty, disrespectful, but you will still love them unconditionally. Motherhood has been the greatest challenge, but by far the most rewarding. It's amazing how one little smile from her can make all your other worries and frustrations go away in that moment. This little child has not only strengthened my testimony of families and how important they are, but she has strengthened my marriage. I have never loved Jon so much as I do when I watch them together. She makes me want to be a better person, wife, daughter, homemaker, visiting teacher, friend, and example. She has brought me such joy and true happiness. I love this song that my grandma said in her talk...it's one of my favorites, especially now that I am a mother.

MY CHILD

Do you know who you are little child of mine,
So precious and dear to me.
Do you know you’re a part of a great design,
That is vast as eternity.
Can you think for a moment how much depends,
On your holding the iron rod?
Your life is forever, worlds without end,
Do you know you’re a child of God.

Do you know where you’ve been child of mine?
It is hard to recall I know.
Do you ever remember that home divine,
With a Father who loves you so.
Do you sometimes review how He took your hand,
And He placed it within my own.
Saying, here is a child from angel land,
Not a gift but a precious loan.

Do you know where you’re going child of mine?
Are your eyes on the road ahead?
Do the spires of His castle gleam and shine,
Where the sun grows golden red?
Are you taking enough for your journey, child?
Does your lamp cast a steady glow?
Can you hold your course when the storm is wild?
You will make it, my child, I know!


I love you, Londy bear!

September 3, 2011

Sick baby

My poor little girl has been so sick this past week. She started a fever on Monday, so we gave her some tylenol and kept her cool to help keep her temperature down. By Tuesday her temperature got up to 102, she had diarrhea everyday, so we took her to the doctor. The doctor said to up the tylenol dose and to just keep her cool, but if she still has a fever by Thursday then to bring her in again for some testing. Her fever was still not down by Thursday so off to the doctor we went. They had to draw her blood in her poor little arm and do a urine test. They prescribed her with amoxicillin and we took her home. The doctor wanted us to come back again on Friday to see how she was doing and to give us the results of her blood and urine tests. We gave her the amoxicillin that night and she was already feeling so much better! We took her to the doctor on Friday and the doctor said her urine test came back positive and that she has a urinary tract infection!! Poor thing!! Then they had to draw her blood AGAIN because the dumb nurse didn't order it the first time. Worst thing ever. They stuck her in one arm and they were seriously poking around at her arm for at least 5 minutes until they realized that the stupid tube had clotted! So they had to poke her already bruised arm from the time before to get more blood! I was so furious and she was screaming bloody murder the whole time! I seriously was getting teary eyed. Then after that they had to give her another antibiotic shot in her leg! This poor girl had been through the ringer!! But, I'm so glad she is feeling much better now. She is on a different medication because of her UTI. She still isn't 100%, but is doing a lot better. I hate to see her in pain! Worst thing in the world! But I am beyond grateful that my mother in law has been here for the past week to take good care of her while I've been at work and Jon has been in school. I don't know what I would do without her! Thank you sooooo much Ellen!!!!

My poor sick baby!!

And here she is at Red Robin last night feeling a lot better! All hopped up on meds...


And here is a little video of her just jibber jabbin away...
video

August 29, 2011

August Update

This past weekend we went to Vegas for my twin sister's baby shower. She will be having a baby boy very very soon! The shower was wonderful with great food and people!

While I was in Vegas I got a wee bit of a hair cut...here is just a little preview of how much I cut off. I will post a pic of the final product soon!


Londyn is a spaz. She is the most intense, stiff child you have ever seen. My mom thinks she needs Ritalin :) She will not bend her legs and hates to sit down. I tell her to relax on a hourly basis. It's hilarious. She rolls over all the time. I have to post a video of her and her stiffness. Jon's mom bought her a Jonny Jumper because she hates sitting and wants to be in the standing position always. I wouldn't be surprised if she started crawling in a month and walking within two. She literally thinks she's a toddler. But, she was pretty much a 2 month old when she was born, so it's understandable. Here is a pic of her in her Bumbo. But don't let her fool you, she hates it.


She was 4 months on the 26th!! My little baby is growing like a weed! She babbles all day. Loves to put everything in her mouth and grabs for things now. Her lips and nose is the cutest thing on earth. I could eat them for dinner. If you pucker your lips like you are going to give her a kiss, she leans towards you with her slobbery mouth wide open. Can't get enough of this lil gal. Her cheesy, toothless grin makes me giggle EVERY time. UHHHHHHH I'M MILDLY OBSESSED WITH HER!!! (in a very healthy way of course)

August 8, 2011

Staycation

Off to the Gateway! Alwayz rememberz toz wearz yourz seatbeltzzz!!

The car that I surprised Jon with..."Drembig" thats my motto.

Happy as a clam


Hot tubbin...and I have a five head.




Off to eat some din din!



This past weekend we went on a little staycation at the Zermatt Resort in Midway. It was so pretty there and it resembled a little Swiss town. We started our day out shopping at the Gateway, lunch and getting a d to the vine cookie from what used to be called Ben's Cookies but I have no idea what it's called now. Then we headed up to Park City and visited Jon's bro who works at the Nike outlet and did some shopping. I got me some extremely cute black wide leg jeans from Old Navy that I have been wanting for forever!! Then we drove our little selves to Midway where we relaxed, swam, hot tubbed it up, had dinner on a golf course, ate gelato and watched 17 Again in our hotel room. It was seriously a dream and I didn't want to leave!!

And here are just a couple random pics. Just me, Jon and little Londy Lou, the happiest little family there ever was!

Keeses for my beebes...she hates me in this pic...and why does it look like I'm partially balding?

I feel like I have been in wayyy too many pics in this post.

Little baby on a big couch

Drooly Julie

Besties