Thursday, September 29, 2011

8 months + the cutest video ever!

I have been working full time at Dr. Sandstrom and Edwards dental office for the last month while Jake has been a stay at home dad. It has been hard for both of us to get used to but a blessing in many ways. I am grateful for the blessing that this job has been in a time of need and it has also been great for me and Jake to switch roles for awhile. I think everyone could use a week of seeing what your spouse goes through. Jake did find a job. It isn't something he wants to do forever but it will be a means to an end. He is going to be working for a large firm doing document review. It pays great but you only work when they have projects which may be all the time but they may also have weeks with no work. I think it will be a great thing while we have some other things in the working. I plan to continue to work part time and see how things go. I will only have to work one full day and two day 8-12. Jake gets his BAR results next week! Hopefully good news!

Bailey-Bailey is now potty trained and doing great!!! She is turing into such a big girl. I don't really know how I feel about this yet. I don't want her to grow up to fast but she is so much fun right now. One of our favorite things to do is every week we pick out a fun movie (or record one from Dish) like "Beauty and the Beast" "Finding Nemo" or "Up" make a bed on the floor with lots of pillows and blankets and get a tray with popcorn, snacks, and drinks and have a family movie night. Bailey loves it and waits all week and so do I!

Brayden-The past month we have been able to find out a little more about Brayden's allergies. We now know he is allergic to dairy, soy, wheat, eggs, and some type of mold that is carried in the air through dust and pollen. He basically need to live in a bubble! We are having some further tests run and will have the results in the next couple weeks. In the mean time he is on a special formula and just eating baby foods fruits and veggies. Good news is that as soon as we switched to this formula he started to sleeping through the night. He went from being up 3-5 times a night and not taking naps to taking 2 naps that last 1 1/2 - 2 hours! I feel so bad that he has been so uncomfortable for so long and it has taken us so long to figure everything out. His skin has been horrible and he would just wake up scratching all over but we finally have everything under control and he seems to be doing great!! He is getting so big and is such a happy little boy! We pray that he outgrows his allergies very quickly!

movie night

I love my kids so much and am so grateful to be there mom!

Bailey and Brayden laughing at eachother. Cutest thing ever!


  1. Yay! for potty-trained! That's awesome. Also loved the video - your kids are so cute. Good luck with the allergies - that's rough.

  2. oh my goodness! i just can't wait till eden and west can laugh and play with eachother! so fun. so happy your brayden is doing better! we are coming to AZ for two weeks for christmas so we need to plan a play date with all the girls and our kiddos!

  3. So glad things are going well for you guys! And potty training? That's fantastic! That little Bailey is a smarty pants. Your kids are adorable, and you are a fantastic mom!