Saturday, August 30, 2008


So yesterday my baby turned one month old!!! I can't believe it. They really do grow up fast. Jeff and I took him to get our pictures taken as a family! Wow... our own little family picture outing. We really are grown up! It was really fun, and I'm excited to get them back. Cohen was soooo cute during the whole thing. And was awake for most of it! :)

He hasn't changed a whole lot to me... everyone else thinks he gains five pounds or grown seven inches since they've seen him last... (okay, a LITTLE exaggeration)... but the only change I've seen is how much he pukes. HOLY COW!!! I feel like he's gonna lose weight at the rate he's going. I changed his outfit three times in the night last night due to his giant waterfalls. I don't think there's an inch of our bed he didn't hit! GROSS. :)

Today was the first time Jeff and I left Cohen. Suprisingly it wasn't that hard for me... (am I bad mother?!). Maybe it was cause we left him with his Aunt Allie... and I knew he was in safe hands. Anyway.... we were able to go to the Temple today. It was SOOOO nice to go. The best part was my friend Lyndsi and her husband, Brandon, went through the temple for their endowments! It was sooo awesome. They were so cute about the whole thing. And it really brought back memories of my first time through. It was just awesome. They are getting sealed as a family next saturday with their two little girls. What a great thing. I'm so excited for them, and so proud of Lyndsi! It was such a great feeling being in there with Jeff. I'm just so grateful. I LOVE THE TEMPLE!! :)

So here is my little sweetie pie, asleep in my arms... looking drunk as can be! I love this picture soooo much! I took it with my phone, about two days ago.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

my life these days...

Well it's been a while since I've actually wrote something on here. Almost a month! Every time I try to sit down and write something, or post pictures, Cohen seems to think he's hungry! So we'll see how far I can get tonight!

It's still unbelievably crazy to me that I'm a mom. That I'm responsible for this tiny child! And I can't believe it was almost a month ago when I was in labor! This past month has been pretty surreal. The first week, Jeff's mom was in town to pretty much take care of me, so I could get used to taking care of someone else! :) It was wonderful having her here, and I think I took it for granted, cause our house is an absolute mess now and our fridge is not quite as full as when it was when she was here!!

Cohen and I have definitely had a hard time with the nursing. In fact, I got a breast infection a little bit ago. And that was NOT fun. I thought I had been hit by a car, and then thrown off a cliff and dragged down the street a few times. But after a few days, of my mom taking care of me, my house and my baby, I was able to get better! The nursing is going a lot better now! I never thought it was going to be THIS challenging. I definitely envy those moms that can just lift up their shirt, and their child just latches right on. Hopefully that will be me soon!

Cohen has definitely been a challenge - especially at night. But man oh man he is the best possible thing that has ever happened to me. When he's napping, I go and peek in on him, and just looking at him takes my breath away. He is such a sweetheart!!

I'll try to get on here more with more updates as they come. Oh, the last time we weighed him was on thursday... and he weighed 9 lbs 8 oz. So he's gained one pound since birth!!

I am so excited... Luke and Jenny bought me a plane ticket to come see them in New Mexico in less than a month!! I am sooooo excited to see Gwen and Jeffer! And I'm soooo excited for Luke and Jenny to see their first nephew!! It will be a great trip! So thanks you guys! I can't wait!

oh, one last thing..... Why is Cohen such a hard name for people to understand?! Everyone thinks I'm saying something different like Colin, or Collin, or something else! It's so silly. But I guess it could happen with a lot of names.

Okay, that's all for now. Cohen just woke up... and I can hear him grunting! :)

Our trip to the park!

So yesterday we went to the park. This video is kinda long... but I think it's cute. He just makes the cutest little faces! Listen carefully and you will hear something special! :)

This was last week after church. His first time!

This was at the park...

Cute father and son picture!!

He didn't like the hat all that well!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Maybe it will work this time.... more pics...

Welcome to the world... Cohen Thomas!

Well, here ya go!! I finally have pictures for all to see!!! I can't believe it's already been a week! Cohen was born July 29th at 1:40 pm. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. I'll post a lot of pictures now, and then I'll go into the story of little Cohen if I have time.....