Lyla's First Shots

Today Lyla got her two month old shots! Mom met me at work with her and we went up to Ft. Smith to Dr. Whittaker's office to get her shots. I was so nervous! I did pretty good though....but I was waiting for the fight because I didn't want her getting five or six shots at a time...that is just to much I think! We waited and waited in the waiting room and by the time we got back into the room we had to wait some more and Lyla started to get sleepy. I didnt want her to go to sleep because if the poked her while she was asleep I figured it would scare her to death so I tried to keep her awake. The nurse came in and wieghed her ( 11 pounds ) and measured her ( 24 inches ) and told us she looked healthy...she was growing good!! Then the dr came in and told us the same thing....he checked her eyes and ears and moved her legs around...he pressed on her belly and hit her tickle spot and she starting cracking up! Then he said the nurse would be in a min to give her the shots....my heart dropped! Well she came in and explained what she would be getting and I explained to her what she wouldn't be getting....and we comprimised on three shots. Two in one leg and the most potent one in the other leg. The first one Lyla didn't cry to bad..then the second and the third...she screamed! I know it hurt and when she hurts...I hurt! So I starting crying because my heart was breaking...and there was nothing I could do to make it stop hurting. When mom seen me start to cry..she started crying...then when Colton seen us all crying he started crying. Colton was more mad than anything...he didn't like that the nurse held her legs down to give her a shot! He took Gregg's place very well..Gregg was at work...I scheduled it that way on purpose because Gregg would have had a fit!!! Well I gave her to mom after she calmed down a little...Mom got her dressed while I fixed her a bottle because she was also hungry and tired along with hurting! So after I got her bottle fixed and she was dressed I held her and walked down to the truck...and cuddled with her for just a min...I think she was OK faster than I was....Grandpa James called about four times to see how she was doing! I called Gregg as soon as we got out to tell him everything was fine! He was worried about her all day today! When we got in the truck...she was fine..and sleepy...she fell asleep about five minutes after we starting driving...so we stopped by Academy to get Uncle Colton a new slingshot..then we went to Wal-Mart to get Lyla some apple juice ...then we went home!
So I think they give infants shots just to torture the mother a little bit more...are they trying to get us ready for the teenage years or what? But they told me on her four month and six month shots...she will cry a little but it won't be as bad! I still don't know if Dad will go to those or not! We'll see.... :)


just wanting to blog

I just felt like blogging today...i was thinking last night that i really need to keep a record of what goes on in these days while Lyla is little..she will cherish these one day when she gets older. I wish my mom had kept a journal or something about what times were like when i was little...wouldn't that be interesting to read? What she went through...how she felt...was she as nervous as i am....was her house clean or dirty...did she ever feel like she was running a million miles an hour and had no time to slow down...not even for a minute...did she have twenty people pulling at her to see the baby and when you get caught up doing something else they take you on a guilt trip on how they are never going to get to see the baby!!
ok that was a little vent....
I do feel like i am going in light speed and my head is just spinning sometimes. Mom usually takes Lyla a couple days to spend time with her and it helps me alot to have those couple of days to clean house...catch up on work stuff...and just sit in silence! I never ask her to take lyla she just wants to spend time with her!
My mom and I havent had the best relationship in the past and just here recently we have gotten back on talking terms...and i am glad we have....she loves lyla...and lyla loves her
she helped me alot through my pregnancy and labor...her and my step dad
I think that is why she loves to spend so much time with her...because it makes us close in a way...it's nice! It touches my heart to see them talk and dance.....and i wonder if she did that with me? How her and dad's relationship was....
You know you think your parents are real people until you grow up and realize that my mom had me younger than when i had Lyla....
anyway back on my subject ...i want to start keeping a journal, blog, or something on what i go through and do during the days that lyla is little so one day she can read this and see that her mom danced with her...her daddy danced with her...we sang together...read stories...she knows the nights I stood by her crib for hours just to make sure she was asleep before I left the room.
Everyone tells you that you just make it when they are little on no sleep...and i was so scared that i wasn't going to be able to stay up with her and do my best...but somehow you do! I don't know how....I called it new mommy adrenaline....that is my only way of explaining how i did it all!
Coming home from the hospital and trying to heal yourself up...doctor all your aches and pains...being so uncomfortable...and running to make bottles at the first hint of a sound is crazy ....but when you become a mommy...it all just seems natural! It put the scripture that God doesn't give you anything you can't bear into realization. I am extremely blessed because as soon as lyla came home she was a good sleeper!
I couldn't ask for anything more in my life right now!!
I have a wonderful husband....and beautiful daughter...a great job....helpful family and friends....and a good church to go to!!!
I just keep asking God to bless me....
Today Mom has Lyla...When she does keep her me and Gregg both call probably five times a day to check on her. I am sure mom gets tired of talking on the phone but I miss her when she isn't here. me and mom were joking today that she only poops at grandma's house...because i haven't changed a poopey diaper in who knows how long! My mom keeps her while i go to work and after work i go up there and get her...and everyday when i go up there and see her it seems like she has grown so much!! Lyla, grandma and grandpa went to town today shopping then came back home and waited on Uncle Colton to get off the school bus....
Lyla loves her Uncle Colton and her Uncle Colton loves his Lyla
they are a good pair!!! I almost cry everytime I see colton play with her....because i remember when he was that little...i had a big big big hand in taking care of him and to see him love her so much ...chills me!!

I hope i can keep this up....i would love to one day read these to lyla!!! I think with the way the world is changing so fast...it would be something to treasure!



Dear Lyla,
Now that you are almost here..I have had alot of cleaning to do. Daddy and I are getting your room ready. It is really starting to come together. I am so excited to meet you...hurry up!


4/15 - Fuzzy worms

I remember back in the day when Poppa and I used to catch these "fuzzy worms" to go fishing with...It was so nice outside today I took Daisy out for a walk and as soon as we walked out the back door there was at least 7 out there....don't know where they come from...but I used to love these things!! Not so much anymore...but they bring back good memories!!!

Playing catch up

I kinda got behind when the storm of my century about blew me away......so here i go

Snack Time : This is snack time at work....we all go outside (when the weather is pretty) and have a snack outside after nap...aren't they cute? all lined up and being good!! All kids are pretty good when they are stuffing thier face!!!!

Our make-shift TV stand: since we have moved we are trying to figure out how to place our furniture....we had the coffee table in between the couch and sofa but it just seemed to cramped...so we made it into a TV stand....now we don't have to buy a tv stand!! Ain't I smart? Did you notice that Gregg's tires were still in the living room.........THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE SATURDAY!! we'll see!

Orajel:This was my life saver over the weekend....when my tooth broke off...this is the only thing that saved me...so thank god for orajel!!!

Daisy Jo: This is just a random picture of my first child sleeping....it is what she does best!!

My 2 VIP's: This was such a cute picture of Gregg and Daisy I had to put it on here....she has got her head tilted the same way he does....like father like daughter.....those two are something else!!
Close up: I love these pictures of Daisy....she is so crazy ...i guess the flash makes her wonder what it is..but she loves it...


4/8 - Wheels & Tires

So when I cam home today for lunch...the UPS truck was at my door delivering 4 HUGE boxes....those boxes were these..............

Yeah...these are my husbands new wheels and tires for his truck! And they are sitting in my living room floor until he decides to put them on.....DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG THAT CAN BE? Goodness!


4/7 - my doctor office

I had another Dr. appt today! This is my doctor's office. Especially for WOMEN!

4/6 - Sugarloaf Mountain

Sunday Gregg and I went to my dad's house and this is the view right before you get to his house. Is that not gorgeous?

4/5 - Haylee Grace

Ok..so I am updating again! I do good throughout the week...but when the weekend rolls around...I turn into a fat, lazy bum!!

Saturday I watched Haylee Grace! She is the daughter of one my friends that I work with. She got a new apartment and was attempting to move. So she dropped Haylee off at the house and we hung out for a while! There is more pictures and more on what we did on my regular blog.


4/4 - My new hobby!

I have found a new hobby! This is what I have done for the past few weeks. It seems like I have no energy here lately! And what sucks is that it isn't gonna get any better!

4/3 - Baby Stuff

I got a new carseat today from my friend Hannah. I am trading her my dining room table for it!! Good deal huh? Especially since I am wanting to get rid of my table! It is like brand new...in great condition!! And it is so cute...if you can't see it....it has a cute gray pattern on it...with little roses and stuff....I am so excited!! Gregg would look good carrying this around ....don't you think?

4/2 - Yay for me!

Yay for me (and Lori)!!!

At our preschool we are trying to become Quality Approved!

To do that you have to go through ECERS...which if you don't know what that is....it is a pain in the butt!!!

But really ECERS gives you so many rules and standards by which your classroom has to set up by. They tell you how many books you need in the library center and everything...it is nerve racking!

Well the technical advisor came and scored our classroom and we passed!!! YAY!!

so our boss went out and got us these balloons and some candy!!! Yummy!!


4/1 - It's a Snake!!

Is this not the grossest thing you have ever seen? It was up at my MIL house. I was walking along minding my own business when my husband says" Look at that! "

It wasn't like a casual "look at that"....he was excited which makes me worry....so I just about...I mean i was on the verge on peeing my pants...because i thought it was a snake!!
I don't like snakes if you can't tell....not any of them!! It is actually just a really really really long worm!


3/31 - Spring Party

I look horrible in this pic but this is me and Haylee Grace! She goes to the preschool I work at and I babysat her for a while when she was younger. Her momma and I are pretty good friends! Today was our Spring Party at school...we enjoyed the spring weather and played outside all day!! Here Haylee ate to much candy and her tummy hurt so I stole her and took her to the big kid side...that made her feel much better!!!! Isn't she cute?




So i am a little behind....
but Monday we had our big ultrasound to see what the baby was...can you guess what we found out? LOL!!
Yep it is a girl!!
She showed us exactly what she was as soon as we turned the monitor on...that was the first image we got!!
We wanted to try to guess and see if we could get it right but there was no mistaking...the ultrasound tech even showed us how to determine whether it was a boy or a girl...you know sometimes they tell you that is like an 80% chance it is a girl....so I asked just to make sure and she said 100% .....no doubt...it was a girl!!
First I have to say THANK YOU GOD!!!
You don't even know how much I prayed that the baby would just turn right so we could see what it was...so I am so glad that we were just able to find out.
So what was so funny was that when the ultrasound tech said it was a girl my mother in law screamed and jumped up and down (she really wanted a girl) - my mom screamed - the baby kicked - it startled the ultrasound tech - and Gregg was just kind of standing there speechless!!
It was a crazy moment!!!!! But one that I will never forget and will cherish for the rest of my life.
I was suprised that Gregg could actually see what was on the ultrasound monitor....he picked out her heartbeat and her hands! He told the tech to zoom in on her feet to see if her toes were like mine (my middle toe is longer than my big toe and Gregg makes fun of me all the time). Well when she did...she has my feet!!! Gregg says "Oh Crap!!"
When the monitor first came on Gregg said "Woah!"

so many memories happened that day!!

I can't wait to be a mommy and see Gregg become a daddy!
and see what Lyla Faye Brewer looks like!! (hopefully like me)

First pictures of Lyla Faye



3/22 - I'm Done!

Me and Gregg took the dogs out for a walk today. It was so nice outside..you just couldn't stay in!! We went down to the city lake where Gregg knew a little walking trail. This was the first time Rosco had been out away from home. We got to the trail and Daisy took off like she had been to that spot all her life....I had Rosco on a leash. It wasn't a very long trail but we hadn't had the chance to get out in a while with the weather being as bad as it has been but boy when we were done Daisy hi-tailed back to the truck. On our way back to the truck we let Rosco off the leash to see how he would do and just followed Daisy all the way back to the truck. They beat us there (of course me...I was in last place). This is a picture of the dogs saying "I'm Done" and waiting on us to go back home!!!


3/20 - Quality Time

This is Gregg spending quality time with his family after work. He gets home at 11pm so the two dogs and I wait up for him and this is what we do until we can't hold our eyes open anymore! It isn't a vacation at the beach or a romantic resteraunt but knowing that we are waiting for him to come home means the world....that is what we call Quality Time!


3rd Dr. Appt

Dear Baby,

So I had dr appt 3 Monday and your daddy got to go with me!!
This was the first one for him to go to! It was just a check up but the dr brought in that thing and let your daddy listen to your heartbeat. He was excited...your heartbeat was loud. Dr Haraway said your heart rate was about 154...which means that the old wives tale about the baby’s heartrate being over 140 means you might be a girl!
We made the appt for the Big ultrasound to see what you are going to be...it is March 24 so we will see if that old wives tale is true! Now you just have to turn the right way so we can see. That way daddy and  I can get your room ready! 
I thought I wanted a girl ...I think because I lost your sister Natalie....but the further along I get I don’t think I will prefer one over the other as long as you get here and healthy!
I have almost past the point of when I lost Natalie which might not mean anything but it means alot to me for some reason. Here lately I have been so nervous over everything...knowing that this is close to when my water broke with Natalie and i don't wanna lose you.
I already love you so much! We have discussed a few names.....so far we have Levi Greggorey if your a boy and Lyla Faye if your a girl.
Well it is time for me to head to chuch so i had better get going!!!! Please don't kick my bladder while we are praying and make me run to the bathroom!

Your Momma