Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What happened?

Once upon a time I had a sweet, cuddly, cute, peaceful baby.....


I have a wild thing...

He has learned how to terrorize everything in his path. He climbs on the couch, he starts the dishwasher, he pulls out all the pans, he throws his food on the floor, he throws everything out of his crib if he doesn't want to sleep, he has learned how to take his own diaper off, he dumps out all his toys, he climbs stairs, he runs around naked, he pulls things out of drawers and off of shelves....... and he says more....

but.... he gives me the sweetest kisses every morning :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let's play catch up

Sorry I've been out of the blogging world we haven't had a computer but I will pick a few pictures and update you the best I can :)

Reagan is now almost 10 months old!! He's soooo much fun. He's walking and climbing and causing all sorts of trouble. He will not hold still for 5 seconds. I can not believe how much energy the kid has but I love it. He recently had his first dentist appointment and he doesn't like Dr. Chappell as much as Grandpa Chappell but he did good and Kevin said his gums felt strong and all the spots were in the right spot. So even his teeth will be perfect :)

9 Months 20 lbs 28 inches

Halloween was so much fun. Reagan was a dragon and he would growl at people. It was so cute. We only went to a few neighbors houses and then people we knew that lived near by and he got lots of candy and everyone loved him :)
8 months old and he got his first tooth on his 8 months birthday. His second one followed a couple of weeks later :) His new favorite toy is the pots and pans ha ha.

7 months old he is crawling and getting into everything and sleeping great at night. He's such a bottle baby and he no longer is spitting up FINALLY! We went to California with the Chappells. He loved the beach until he got cold and he was a pretty good traveler. He has also mastered standing up in his crib so we had to move the crib down to the lowest setting.

6 months old. He's a master sitter now and he loves fruit. We just moved into a house the end of July and he likes to play in his own room. He loves when his dad reads to him and he's struggling to sleep at night by himself.

5 months old he is as cute as ever. His favorite words are da da and sometimes ma ma. He mostly just babbles and no one understands him but he's such a joy. We love him to death.

Reagan is our whole life. He's a spoiled baby and he loves attention. :) He also loves the cartoon Super Why haha It's the one time during the day he will sit there and focus without trying to run away. Our house is coming together finally. It still looks like a tornado hit but we are trying to get it all perfect. Home remodel is hard with a baby!!!

I hope this satisfied some of you since I was getting crap for not blogging (kati....) :) Love ya all!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Loves and Hates of a 4 month old

Our little Reagan is 4 months old! He's so fun and has such a personality.

He knows what he likes and doesn't like and it's funny to find out.

He LOVES Rice Cereal and Pears. He has only had Pears and Apples. Both were a hit.

He had Bananas one day and they didn't work out so well so we will try them again later.

He hates socks! He will pull on them or once in a while he will fuss and as soon as you take the socks off he will smile and be much happier. Silly little boy! I guess he will be like me and only like flip flops :)

He LOVES holding his own bottle but he can't really do it so I have to prop it up or help without him knowing :)

He LOVES to be up and going. He's a social baby so this toy has been a life saver!

He LOVES to be wild and crazy. He has always made the funniest faces.

He LOVES to put everything into his mouth!
Even his little toes :)

He HATES blankets on him. He gets this from Ben and will kick all of them off of himself.
So I have to be sneaky and cover him once he's out!

He HATES getting his picture taken. :) Ok not really
I think he just gets sick of me taking it a million times a day so he hides.
Little Danger is so much fun. I know I say that all the time but he is! He's entertaining and talks a lot! He's a good sleeper now and likes to be outside in the stroller. Oh he also likes to go shopping :) Mostly because he gets a lot of attention and everyone stops and talks to him and he flashes them all a big smile!

He has the CUTEST laugh. Ben got his laughing so hard the other day that he couldn't stop. It was hilarious. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My little family

Between Ben hating pictures and trying to convince a 4 month old to smile this is the best picture we got ha ha :) I love my little family!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Catchin up!

These are Reagan's 3 month old pictures. He's almost 4 months now so I figured I better post them before that day :) Our friend Kati took a few shots of him for us and they are super cute.

He's a very social baby. Whenever we go somewhere he smiles and talks to whoever will talk to him. It sure makes the old ladies at the grocery store happy.

He can almost sit up by himself.

He sleeps through the night now :)

He is a very happy baby and likes to laugh but he's also a handful.

He likes to be "in the know" and always wants to do whatever we are doing.

He is definitely not a mellow baby.
He likes to be standing up and hates being on his stomach.
He is a morning person and I am not! Luckily his dad is and so they play
at 6 am while mom sleeps in :)

My birthday was on Sunday and for my birthday Reagan thought it would be fun to say Da Da.
He doesn't say it on command but it will just randomly say it. I don't think he's quite figured out that his dad is Da Da because he just randomly says it.

Now for my mini vent. As you know Ben works at US Bank and a girl there is pregnant and she thinks its weird that I am a stay at home mom. Ben will tell her sometimes that Reagan likes to be held and played with by us and she will make comments like yeah he's spoiled because his mom stays home with him. Yes I admit he is spoiled. He has everything he could ever dream of and I think every outfit Carter's clothing sells and he usually gets what he wants because I don't let him cry for very long because he starts to gag himself if I do but I think it's important that I am home with him. I don't want my son to spend time at a day care. I don't think she means it rude and there is nothing wrong with taking your babies to day care, but when Ben and I were dating he asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told him I love my paralegal degree and I had so much fun doing it but my goal in life was to be a wife and a mother and that is one of the things he loves most about me.

Life is great. We gave up the house hunt but now we are ready to start again. So wish us luck!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

3 Months Old

Update on Reagan :)
Well my baby is 3 months old today!! He's seriously so much fun. He's sleeping good and napping good which I am in love with. He loves to play with the toys on his play yard and loves to check himself out in the mirror. Reagan can roll onto his side and he LOVES pears. We got to start him on baby food a few days ago and he's only had pears so far and well he loves them. He doesn't really understand the spoon yet but he's getting better at it :)

He is a very determined little boy. He knows what he wants and when he wants it! Its going to teach me patience now but it will make for a wonderful man someday.

Sometimes he says Hi. It's not just a noise you can actually tell he's trying to say hi.

He absolutely loves his daddy. In the mornings he wakes up about the same time as Ben and Ben will go talk to him and Reagan gets so excited. It's really cute.

Oh Reagan also loves his bears :) His mobile has 3 bears on it and he will sit and talk to them and smile when we turn it to make them move.

He loves getting his diaper changed ha ha. I think it's because he likes to not have clothes on. He will sit and smile and talk to you when you do it and he gets mad when I start dressing him again.

Reagan has definitely been such a joy to have. He's not a mellow child, he's very alert and active and likes to be in the know.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blessing Day

Reagan was blessed on Sunday April 10th, 2011. We blessed him in Ben's home ward in Richfield. We had a great weekend and it was so nice for our family and friends to be there. I really appreciate those that came and supported us. Love you guys. Ben did a great job. Reagan was eating when it was there turn to go up and they took his bottle out soooooooooooooo he was pissed. He screamed the entire blessing. You couldn't hear a lot of it so Ben wrote down what he said and the thoughts he had. It's perfect. For those of you who came I can tell you what it said if you'd like to read it. :)We don't have a lot of pictures of Reagan in his outfit yet but here are some she took of the weekend.

Reagan loves his dad!

Grandma Chappell

Aunt Chelsea

Reagan and I

My Cute Happy Smiley Darling Son

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Heaven help me.

He's mastered the pout...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The past 2 months

We have had SOOO much fun the last 2 months. They have been the hardest, most tiring, most rewarding 2 months ever. Reagan is such a joy to have. He definitely keeps me on my toes. At first it was so hard for me to find balance between being exhausted and taking care of him and being a wife, but I think I've got it figured out now. :)

Reagan had his 2 month check up yesterday and he is now 12 pounds and 22 1/4 inches long! He's in the 50 percentile so he's average size :) I think he's big though! Dr. Shakula said he is very active and alert for his age so I must be doing something right! Some of his milestones are; he smiles at me all the time. Ok he smiles and whoever talks to him and sometimes he just smiles at the ceiling. He can now focus on objects in front of him and he can follow you around. He can also roll over to his side :) Reagan eats like crazy! I can't keep up with him. At nights he eats every 3 - 4 hours and during the day he eats every 2.5! Some days he isn't so demanding and will go 3-3.5 hours and other days he thinks he needs to eat every hour!

He has had some spit up problems. Not like an extreme and it doesn't cause him pain but when we went to the doctor I asked him about it and he said it's a reflux thing but it's not bad enough that he needs medicine. So he said I can either feed him smaller meals MORE often or thicken up his milk with cereal. Although it's only been 1 day he seems to be doing much better! He hasn't hardly spit up at all. Hopefully he will decide he can stay fuller long now with the cereal in his milk :)

Reagan is most definitely a Mama's boy :) I love it except when I don't feel well! He loves his dad too. He plays with Ben and it's so cute. If you can't tell from my post Reagan is a spoiled little boy but I can't help it. He's just too cute!

Oh and we've been house hunting... We've found 1 we really like but are undecided on if we want to make an offer on it. It's in Taylorsville but Bangerter is in it's backyard! It's really not noisy in the yard though but we just haven't decided. Our Realtor is being great and patient with us even though I swear she'll probably end up showing us the whole salt lake valley but hopefully we will find "the one" before she does. :)

Ben is doing AWESOME at US Bank. He's hitting bonuses and doing so well. I'm so proud :) He loves it there and I love that he's got bankers hours :) Also the people he works with are so much fun. I love them too and of course they all adore Reagan!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The house hunt has begun

Ben, Reagan and I went house hunting saturday. We found one we really like and we will probably put an offer on. It's in Taylorsville. It needs some tlc. The bathroom is so outdated and ugly and the kitchen will need to be updated sometime soon but we really like it. :) Hopefully we will get it, but it's a short sale so we are still looking for other homes. :) I'll keep you posted if we find the one!

Oh and here is my cute son. 6 weeks old!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baby Fun :)

Okay so being a mom is the best job ever. He's so fun and cute and I just love it. He LOVES baths. I fill up the tub and hold his head and he moves his arms and legs around and just loves it. He is now 6 weeks old 9 lbs 14 oz and 21 inches long :)! My baby is getting big!! He finally fits into size 1 diapers so no more buying newborns! He's normally a very good baby. He does get kinda fussy at night but I think thats normal. He smiles when you talk to him and can focus his eyes on things now! We just absolutely love Reagan.

We are starting our house hunt on Saturday :) I'm excited and can't wait to get into our own house! Wish us luck!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Pictures

Here are some pictures of our cute Reagan. He's getting so big now and is so much fun. I will be switching to private so if you haven't already sent me your email do it :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

The time has come to go private.

Now that our little one is here I've decided it's time we try the going private thing again. Send me your email and I will invite you to view our blog :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Story time of the past week!

Warning: This might be TMI for some of you :)

First of all Ben got a new job with US Bank and we are MOVING! It's horrible timing but it will be wonderful. He starts January 31st. So! Last Monday the 17th I was having blurred vision and I had been having higher blood pressure so I went down to Walmart and it was 141/94. So Monday morning I called and they told me to come in on Tuesday. We went to the doctor and it was high when we went in so they did a NST and the baby was just fine, but they were concerned about the blood pressure so I was told to do a sweet 24 hour urine collection! That was the lamest thing ever! Anyways the next day we decided since Ben had the morning off we needed to go up to West Jordan and find a place to live since we knew the baby would be coming the next week and he was scheduled to work everyday until then. Anyways we ended up finding a place and headed down to my 39 week check up at 2. When we get to the doctor they take my blood pressure and I have to look at the scale at how huge I am and then we wait. The doctor comes in and checks me and I'm only dilated to a 1 and 80% effaced. So I assume yep at least another week. THEN!!!!!! The doctor says your blood pressure is getting to high and it worries me a little I think we just need to get you delivered. Instantly a million emotions are running through me and I'm like okay sounds great! Then he says I will call the hospital and you guys should head over after you get your errands done. Then I kinda start freaking out. I'm so excited he's coming but so nervous at the same time. We leave the doctor and go to Ben's work and he makes arrangements to get people to cover his shifts and we head to the hospital. They get us all checked in and my 6 p.m. they start me on a cervix softener. I can't remember the name of it but it was a pill I took every 4 hours. So they keep checking me and checking me and the most I get to is a 2! I'm like great this is going to take forever! Finally at 6 a.m. they decided to start me on Pitocin. She says now this can bring on really strong contractions and I start bracing myself for it all to begin :) by 9 a.m. I was having really painful contractions and they were 1.5-2 minutes apart. The nurse comes in and she goes sweetie don't just try to be tough do you want your epidural? I'm like don't have to ask me twice (even though I was terrified of the epidural) So the doctor comes in and gets me the epidural and I'm thinking that wasn't so bad it was just really cold going down my spine. After about 10 minutes life is great :) No more pain and all I get to do is lay there and listen to my babies heart beat. BUT!!! I'm still at a 2. I stay at a 2 until about 3:00. Then the nurse comes in and checks me and I'm at a 4! YAY Progress!!!! She says Dr. Drewes is going to come in and break your water. So by 3:15 he comes in and breaks it and says I get off at 6:00 and since your a first time mom you probably won't dilate all the way until sometime this evening. I say to him see ya in a hour because I want him here already I'm way to excited. Then at 4 my back starts realllllllllly hurting and I'm like what the crap I'm suppose to be numb! I can feel lots of pressure and so about 5 minutes later the nurse comes back and I tell her and she gets the doctor and he gives me something for my back labor and then she checks me. It's about 4:25 by now and she checks and I'm at a 9!!!!!! So she says okay I'm going to go ask Dr. Drewes how he wants to proceed. She comes back in with the baby scale and a bunch of gadgets and says okay we are going to do some pushes to see. So she puts the transformers bed together and I do 2 sets of pushes with the contractions and she says ohhhh I can see hair! She pages the doctor and he comes in at about 4:45 and I do 3 more sets of pushes and at 5:15 p.m. I hear little baby screams :) It was the most amazing sound I have ever heard. The spirit is so strong in a room when a new baby is born. In fact I'm such a baby now that I'm crying writing this. Anyway It's kinda an overwhelming experience.... Ben cuts the cord and instantly his heart just melts. He is completely smitten by this little boy. They get him cleaned up and I get to hold my little angel and he stops crying. He weighed 7lbs and is 19 inches long. Then they get me all fixed up and Ben goes with them to the nursery. Ben said he didn't cry when he got his shots and he just held onto his finger. Finally we get moved down to the Mother and Baby room both sets of Grandparents were there and they got to hold there first grand baby. I'm pretty sure he is the most loved little boy in the entire world. At about 11 p.m. they take Reagan to the nursery so that we can get some sleep. BUT Oh man was I hurting. I swear the recovery is worse than the delivery by far! So needless to say I didn't sleep at all and I missed my baby. The next day my parents and little brother got to stay and spend lots of time with him. He loves them and even whimpers in his sleep like Grandpa Crosland. While my mom was there I finally got to get in the shower.... oh can I just tell you how much pain relief I got from that shower oh and TUCKS are the most amazing product ever invented. That day we got visits from Angela Oakeson and Carter and Steph made it up to see him. The entire day my phone is going off from all the sweet messages people were leaving me on facebook but My Aunt Julie left me a comment that says. "Oh how I wish I had a voice, I have a hundred things to say, Before I forget I'd tell you of God, I left him just yesterday. (again crying because its so true) Newborns have the sweetest spirit and I am just overwhelmed with love and gratitude. Anyways back to the story. We kept him in our room until 3 a.m. that night until they had to go get his checked for Jaundice. Then at 8 they brought him back in and by 11:30 saturday morning we got to go home. When we got home my sweet mom and dad had lunches made and my house clean for us. It was so nice to have her help. This day is Carter's birthday so we all just hung out at my house and Reagan got spoiled with love. Grandma and Grandpa Chappell even came back to visit him. Everyone just loves him to pieces and he really is a very good baby. He hardly ever cries and he is a good eater. I was worried at first because my milk didn't come in until day 4 but now it's much easier to breast feed and he is doing great. We had to take him to the doctor on Monday to get his Jaundice checked because he was at an 8. They say it's low and doesn't require a light and should clear up on its own but they want to check his levels again tomorrow. I hate getting it checked because they poke his foot and he cries a lot while they do it and well i'm a softy and it makes me upset! They said he is in the 17 percentile for weight and height and his head is in the 34 percentile. He's already on a schedule and so far life is just absolutely amazing. I love being home with him and taking care of him. The hardest part is not holding him all day because he is so cute that I just want to snuggle him all day long! He eats well and sleeps pretty good at night and he smiles all the time. :)

Thank you to my parents for helping me out so much! I couldn't do any of this without your support and love, and thank you to Ben's parents to loving him so much and helping us every way you can. :)

I am so grateful for him and that he is so healthy and perfect. My life has changed so much in the last 5 days and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love this little boy more than anything in the entire world and every time he smiles I fall in love all over again. He is the most precious thing heavenly father has ever given to me and I feel so blessed that he trusted me with such a perfect little angel. Ben is an amazing father and I love him so much.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Reagan Danger Chappell

Our son was born on 1.20.2011 at 5:15 p.m. He weighed 7lbs and is 19 inches long. We are absolutely smitten by him. He's perfect in every way!