Thursday, April 16, 2009

Enoch-or Nichy Poo

so it has been forever since I mentioned Enoch. He is such a joy, that I am afraid he gets forgotten. I love this baby! He is so good. He smiles and giggles. I have had no problem nursing him. He is so patient! He lets us know if he needs a diaper changing or if he gets tired. I can lay him down anywhere, though he prefers my new memory foam mattress. When I lay him down I hear a couple of grunts and then nothing. He goes to sleep and sleeps till he is hungry. When he wakes up it is usually coos that we hear sometimes grunts and if we don't come then it turns into something that really sounds like Mo-ahhhm. As soon as we come in to get him he stops yelling and starts smiling.
I took him to the doctor a few weeks ago and he weighed just under a whopping 15 lbs. He has grown to 25 inches. He fills out his 9 month clothes. I have had to put all of his little baby stuff away. The last 2 weeks we have gone outside everyday to work in the yard. I just put Enoch in his car seat, and then I attach a dog leash to it. Then I hook him to the nearest tree branch and swing him as I rake. He loves it! He is content to be outside and hear us all playing and working. Enoch also loves the bath. He kicks and giggles, splashes, and smiles. He is such a joy! All of the boys love him. I wish I could keep him at this age forever! or maybe just skip age 2 and 3. I don't want to stop his progression, I just don't want to meet the monster that will come all to soon. I would upload some pictures, but alas, the camera was destroyed by one of my little monsters. We had a doctor who laughed at us once when we were telling stories of Seth. He said don't you know toddlers are bi-polar. I thought that was a pretty good description. For you new moms, no worries-I know you can think of wonderful times with your toddlers and maybe some scary times too. However this time will pass all to soon. I miss cuddling with Seth and the funny things he used to say. But, I also love that he is now reasonable. He will sit quietly through church. He stays right by me at the grocery store. He helps. He does all the jobs on his job chart with out being asked. His primary teacher even told me what a good job I was doing with him. So there is hope that my little monsters will turn into future missionaries too. Ope gotta run someone just flipped the breaker...darling little monsters :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Does anyone have experiences with their BMI (Body Mass Index) numbers? A true confession- I guess this isn't something women normally share, however I am OK with how I look now, so I don't mind sharing. My BMI indicates that I am morbidly obese at present. It also shows that I have been obese since elementary school- rising right up through the BMI scale all through High School and marriage. Even with all of the high school sports. I was a volleyball, basketball player and distance runner/shotputter. I wore a size 14 womens begining in 8th grade and although I have gained 60 lbs since 8th grade, I have gone from a 14 womens to a 16-18. What does all this mean? I don't know. Whenever they check my blood pressure it is 100/60 on average. Good Cholesterol. No other weight related problems, etc. What should I make of all these numbers and statistics?
Holy Cow! I have got to get to bed. I guess I will just leave this how it is. Let me know what you all think.