Friday, December 5, 2008

Random Cute Pics

Makayla looking cute in her little duck outfit

Tessa playing in the leafs at the Logan zoo

My Santa

My tennis player

Sunday, November 23, 2008

One Step Closer to Emptying the Cabinets

Hazen and I went to his parents house this past weekend. He watched the game with them and Andrea and Mike while Tessa, Makayla and I stayed upstairs playing. While we were playing Makayla thought it would be a good time to roll over. She did it so well, and with such ease, I thought she would be able to do it a second time, and sure enough she did. So you all get to see her roll over for the second time in her life.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Makayla before & after her blessing

Makayla getting ready for her first blessing.

She has been trying to laugh since she was born, and just the day before for she gave her first real hearty laugh!
Makayla dressed up all pretty in her blessing dress.

I think she really liked her dress, I know I did. Thank you for the dress Mom.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Makayla's Blessing

We blessed Makayla on the 12th of October.
The blessing we really good. She was blessed with some precious things.

Lots of family came!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Makayla


Oh and she is now 13 pounds, and sleeps through the night.

My girls

Random cute pictures of Tessa and Makayla

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stats on Makayla

I just had Makayla weighed and measured; she is 11 pounds and 22 inches long. That puts her in the 50th percentile for height and the 94th for weight.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I have officially lost 30 pounds out of the 55 I gained while pregnant with Makayla. I don't plan on losing any more until I start working on it. I don't know when that will be. I am always running around doing stuff. We also just moved to a three bed room here in Aggie village, and the moving in, never seems to end.

So this is me and what I will be for some time.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Makayla is growing

Makayla is now 6 weeks old, and I am at my mom's. I have been here for 2 weeks or so, and Makayla is getting big (to me). She is 10 lbs. and 20 in. long.
She laughs a lot and likes to smile.

I love her to death, and Tessa can't get enough of her.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tessa & Makayla

I thought that it would be cool to see them together at the same age. This is Tessa 48+ hours old, and Makayla 24+ hours old.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Weeks 38, 39

Sorry I have not updated my post yet, but it has been a crazy two weeks.
Week 38
I was still tense and frustrated not being home, and having a lot of kids at Hazen's parents home. Sunday night Hazen sat down with me and told me to forget about my nieces and nephews, and enjoy my beautiful sweet happy daughter we have. So Monday to Wednesday I did every thing as if I where home, as much as possible anyways. I called my sister-in-law to see if she wanted to go swimming. That didn't happen, because she had an accident and broke both arms, but I still had fun with Tessa. I also did a lot of nothing. Wednesday night I stayed up late watching TV with Hazen (something relaxing I like doing) then at 12:00am I started labor. I fell asleep till 2:45 ish thinking the contractions might go away seeing how I had ten days before I was due. At 4:00am I could tell that they were not going to go away. I sat up to wake Hazen up, had a contraction at that moment and ended up waking him up by kicking him in the back (again I am sorry about that babe) at 5:00ish I want to sleep again. 7:40ish I took a shower 9:00 we left to the hospital, only stopping for my favorite breakfast, Gondalfo's Harlem, yum!! As always I couldn't finish it, much to Hazens liking. We thought they would send us home with false labor because of how far along I was at my last appoinment. The nurse that was doing triage asked what I was at my last visit. I was not dilated and not effaced at all and the baby was so high they had to do an ultrasound to find out where she was. She just said, "huh" I said, "you can't even feel her can you?" She said, "no actually, she is right there, and you are dilated to a 6, 6 and a 1/2". Wow! So we went straight to the delivery room. After hanging out with my sweet husband, calling people, having a snack, we went to sleep for an hour or so.
I had only gone a half a centimeter from when we came in, to when Dr. Jones not Smith came in, so he broke my water. I felt really strange after that. I had the epidural before they broke my water with Tessa. I got up after that and sat one the birthing ball. Hazen was bouncing me, we were just having fun. With out warning I had to go to the bathroom. That is when all the rest of the water came out, and a lot of pain started to happen, and my contractions got a lot closer together. Wow to every one who has had hard labor with your water broken, with out an epidural, kudos, and to those that did it willingly, Why??? I actually did really well till the nurse said that my baby's heart rate was dropping. I got scared, and all the noise, and all the people didn't help, long story short I got the epidural when I was dilated to an 8 (I don't think you usually get an epidural that late in labor and delivery.) Life was good after that. Sara came and all of us chatted till the Dr. got there. I got more drugs and I started pushing. Let me see, it took me 2 or 3 contractions to over come my fear of delivery (Yes, I know, I am weird) Then it was two contractions with some progress then a rest one and one for me to be used to the kinda pain I was going to have, then one for her head and one or two for her shoulders. each contraction start to start is 1 to 1 and 1/2 minutes that would put delivery at about 8 to 20 minutes total for delivery. I think it was really about 13 minutes. So compared to my hour and 45 minutes delivery with Tessa I did pretty good. It would have been a little faster if the nurse wasn't trying to be help (She wasn't! her counting was messing me up so bad.) Hazen kept reminding me to relax which helped lots, and at the end Dr. Jones told the nurse to be quiet so I could keep my focus on pushing Makayla out. The labor wasn't quite as dramatically different from Tessa's. I was in labor for 13 hours, a 5 hour difference from Tessa. I slept for four or more hours of it though.

My dear friend Sara came to see me while in labor.
Lots of people came after she was born that was fun. We only stayed at the hospital for 24 hours.

Makayla 24 hours old.
Hazen and I are very tired
Makayla wanting her pacifier

Week 39 (Week one of Makayla)
My mom was here this week to help me out with Makayla. She helped me get our room in order so that Makayla would fit in there with us. She also helped me make an ice cream cake for the baby shower.

There would be a picture here, but I left my camera at my uncles.
I was going to get it before I posted this on my blog,
but I have no idea when I am going to have time to go get it.

I'm telling you, you should have come, it was really really good. Some of my family came so it was really fun. It helped us get some of the things we needed for our new baby. My mom helped with Tessa as well, Tessa loved playing with grandma and grandpa while they here down here. Tessa went swimming with grandpa while my mom was helping me with Makayla. Yeah it isn't easy having two kids. I know it will be fun, but right now while I am trying to remember how to take care of a new baby its hard. I feel like I am not even a mom to my sweet little Tessa any more. I really hope it gets better. On the 24th I spent the afternoon with my family (aunts, uncle, and my grandparents and Tessa's aunt, uncle and grandparents) It was way fun, but tiring for little Makayla. I didn't have to stress to much, no one was opposed to cleaning their hands every time they touched my little baby.

There would be a picture here, but I left my camera at my uncles.
I was going to get it before I posted this on my blog,
but I have no idea when I am going to have time to go get it.

Tessa was tired as well when we got back, so there was no interest in the fireworks. I was OK with that, because we just watched fire works at the Summer fest and on the 4Th of July (I will post something about both those soon).
Well I haven't said much about being pregnant because I am not!! Yeah!! I will be posting stuff about Makayla from now on.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

She's Here !!!

For pictures follow the link

Monday, July 14, 2008

Week 37

Yeah!! I have a doctor. I went on Friday for a check up. The doctor said Makayla's heart sounds great, that she is moving enough for how far a long I am. She also said that she is just the right size, and the ultrasound said that she is head down. The doctor said I'm really tense so unless I can become less tense I am NOT having a baby any time really soon, I might even have her late. I don't know whether to be happy about that or sad. Oh, if any one wants to guess the day and/or time she will come, and the weight and height that she will be, now is the time.

My most resent picture of me being pregnant.

This is my sisters and I on our sisters trip, we went on at the end of June.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Week 36

I am feeling very pregnant now. I don't feel like I can do anything. Something falls on the ground, it's there to stay. If I have to sit up for too long I get the heart burn, but with out the burning part, just the feeling sick or what have you. I can't lay on ether side for very long, or back or belly, (crazy thing I can still lay on my belly most of the way) and its dang hot at night in this house, so you can imagine how much sleep I get. Over all I feel not great (I wouldn't say I feel bad, because I have felt a lot worse this pregnancy). I sleep when Tessa sleeps to catch up on sleep I missed the night before. I have a hard time sleeping then as well, because there are some things I wanted to sew before we leave Hazen's parents home. I can't sew when Tessa is awake because she wants to help, and I can't do these things when we go back to Logan from lack of a table.
So things aren't going the way I had hoped, but we are all alive and getting better from our sicknesses and have food and clothes and shelter so I guess we're good. Oh I almost forgot I might really have a Dr. appointment this week. I will let you all know next week.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Week 35

Four weeks left!! Yeah, and bummer because I don't have my own space to start/have my labor. I don't have my own place to bring her home to. Then I have the stress of trying to get a doctor and some sort of insurance, mostly by myself, and on top I have the unneeded and unwanted stress of people always telling me, "you need a doctor." Like I don't know that!! "Duh!! Are you stupid?", is all I have to say, so I don't say anything. As you can tell it would be nice to have her about a month and a week or two later then I am. Seeing how that is not possible, I just have to be excited for the upcoming joy of not being in (back, shoulder, stomach, foot, you name it, it hurts.) pain all the time. Oh and no more swelling, I have had days were I can't walk it hurts so bad.

Good things for this week are I think I might have a doctor now. She is a woman! I won't know for sure 'till Hazen gets paid and we pay all our bills for the month of July. She wants the whole $2400 up front, and we don't have that right now so hopefully she will still be willing to take me as a patient. I just think if I am going to have some one I don't know looking where the sun don't shine, it might as well be someone with the same parts as me. I am having a lot of painful practice contractions so I am very excited to see where I am at (dilation and effacement wise), even if it ends up being some one else other then this doctor checking me.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

week 34

This week hmm... Monday I tried to get the rest for the stuff I needed to get some help paying for Makayla when she comes. Tuesday I tried to get a doctor's appointment, the people at the clinic said I couldn't get an appointment until I talked to the billing office in person. I got to thinking hmm that seems weird. The next day I called and asked to talk to billing, they said no I don't need to come in, but there are some things we need within ten days of your doctors visit. OK, so I got sent back to the appointment people and said I don't need to see the billing office, I need to set up a doctor's appointment. She said you can't have one until you go to this O.B. class. I told her I have already gone to your O.B. class when I had my last child there. Too bad, you have to go to it with every child you have here. I explained to her that I have 5 weeks left, and I am going to see the same person I had with Tessa, so I need to set up an appointment now even if I have to take this class first. She said "no",she said you can set one up after the class, unless you are bleeding or cramping really bad, we might get you in sooner.
Sorry to have made a short story long, but I am fresh out of ideas on how I am supposed to have a doctor when it comes time to have Makayla. Maybe it will be a home birth.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Weeks 31, 32, 33

I thought that I would start doing weekly up dates again, but I guess this time it's a three week up date instead. Since the last time I wrote I ended up working two or three times that week. Yeah its hard work and I already think I might be done doing it. I only worked half days, but I have been so tired lately I don't think I can do even half days. I only made $90 so the pay isn't great enough to overcome the tiredness.
I have been trying to get on Medicaid, or even some sort of financial assistance, so far without much luck. I was hoping to get an appointment with a doctor in Logan on my way home from Pocatello because it will be cheaper their since they have already accepted us on their sliding scale, however since it is a community health clinic they don't do maternity so they won't let me come in for pregnancy checkups this close to my due date. I also tried to get a doctor's appointment here, but that is turning out to be just as hard as everything else. They want me to see the financial office first but they (the financial office) don't have any open appointments for like two weeks. I don't really want to wait that long, but I have to pay full price if I don't see them first.

On a side note, it was fun to have Ryan in town with Sean. He is bigger then Tessa, but Tessa is taller. Tessa seems to like him.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weeks 29, 30

I don't have a lot to say about the pregnancy. I feel very big and tired all of the time, but despite that, I got a job anyway. I got a job substituting at a day care. Two good things about that, I will make some money, and I don't have to work every day:) yeah. I have also learned that much time spent in a really hot car can be a hazardous to my health. I went to Pocatello for my friend Sara's wedding. The wedding went really smoothly, and it was very pretty, there was a great turn out, lots of gifts, and lots of fun. Sara was really really beautiful with her hair, makeup, the vail we made, and dress that my mom fitted to her, and the weather was perfect, nice and sunny, too sunny. I had no A/C in my car, the hot wind in my face when I had the windows down, I think made it even hotter, not cooler. I felt like I was going to pass out while driving. That's not a good thing at any time, but it is even worse when you have your only child with you and your pregnant. So now that Hazen has his tools again, he promptly fixed our A/C when I got back, right after the clutch. Oh did I forget to mention that I drove a manual transmission with no clutch all the way from Pocatello to Orem. Not that that isn't a stress in and of its self, I had my dear little Tessa over heating in the back seat. The funny, ironic, what have you, thing is its been rather cold since.
Tessa and I went to visit my friend Tamara and her daughter Abby on Wednesday at Thanksgiving Point. Tessa, Tamara, and Abby thought it was cold, but I was quite comfortable. We had lots of fun at the petting zoo and it was just nice to visit with a good friend. Wednesday I had my first sub job. I was very hard! I had 3 infants and 2 toddlers for the first hour or so. I did have a little help at that time, just enough to inform me what was supossed to happen. Nothing happened like it was supossed to though. I ended up with two sick infants and the schedules of the other two suffered because of it. In the end I had a not very nice older child that I couldn't handle the smell of being pregnant and all. That was for only an hour, thank heavens.
Friday I got to watch my sister's two younger children while they celebrated their anniversary. We had to stay inside most of the time because of the cold rainy weather. If only it had been like this the previous weekend when I almost died in the heat. Saturday wasn't too bad it was a little chilly in the morning but I took all three kids to the ponds by UVSC to feed the ducks by myself, (Very dumb pregnant or not, don't take two toddlers and a 4 year old to the pond by yourself ever). Sunday night I started to feel a little sick. I hope that I am just sick, and not sick because of being pregnant. I really really don't want to feel like I did in the beginning now at the end. I hope it stays warm (not cold, and not hot) for a while longer, but if it doesn't that is ok because I have A/C now! :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Weeks 27, 28

As you all may have read on the main blog, the last two weeks have been very crazy. We are moved down to Orem. I don't miss our apt. at all. It was small, and smelled weird to me, but I do miss having our own place. I don't feel at home at Hazen's mom's home yet so I tend to not eat when and what I need to, because of this I have be quite lethargic, and have been a little sick here and there. I all so seem to be allergic to her (Hazen's mom's) laundry detergent, so I guess we won't be saving any money on detergent this summer.

Hazen working off the rent already.

Pregnancy wise moving happens to be really hard! Even with moving, Makayla and I have been well. I have been trying to help Hazen out as much as possible. I haven't had time to pay any attention to Makayla, when I finally did sit down I got really nervous because I couldn't feel her moving at all! Well that all changed when we went to bed. I couldn't get to sleep for like two hours she was wiggling so much. I don't think she could get any more comfortable then I ever can. It doesn't help that I have not been able to sleep under any covers the last week or two, unless it's really really cool in the room. Oh, and for the first time last week my legs, and ankles swelled up so bad it hurt to walk around, but I couldn't just sit and put my feet up because,
of the two year old that loves to play, run, and get in to every thing,

that I've been blessed with.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weeks 25, 26

The last two weeks have been fun. I've felt like I was the same size for three or four months now, I finally noticed that my belly really is growing. I can't so much see below my belly any more and I sure can't bend or move as well. I have also been feeling really good, tired, but good the last little while. Well because of this I have be come a lot less worried about what I eat and smell, hence I have had a couple of sleepless night and a few hard afternoons. I still feel victorious because in spite of all of that, I have not thrown up, oh yeah maybe once at church, that wasn't good. Aside from that I can now look down at my belly and see Makayla moving around. I had forgotten that you could see your belly wiggling this soon, I still have three months left. I'm actually excited that I still have three months left because my friend that borrowed my maternity clothes just sent me the rest of them back and now I have pants to wear. Getting dressed in the morning is fun instead of a drag.

I went to a really nice bridle shower
last weekend for my friend Sara,

and was reminded of how little I am.
I was the shortest person there, but I still had the biggest belly. I guess that's not a bad thing since I am growing a baby. I was still very uncomfortable, not because of my size, just because I couldn't stand up and site back down with ease like you can when you don't have a a baby inside you. Either way it was fun. Tessa had fun at grandma's house, and the car drive. Well she didn't like the part when she had to pee on the ground. I got a ride to Pocatello to the bridal shower, and there aren't very many places to stop, so when Tessa had to go I didn't want to risk it. I had Sarah (my ride, another friend of the other bride to be) pull over, Tessa peed on the ground after some crying. Aah the joys of potty training.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Week 23 24

Last week was OK, I have had to put up with some acid reflux from being sick. I also hadn't been given a chance to get better, so I took Sunday off from being a mom, and got in some quality nap time. It must have worked because I feel better. Good things about this week: Makayla is kicking a lot harder, I am guessing that that is a good thing. Tessa still loves helping out. She's doing really well with potty training, and still likes babies a lot. From the looks of it, no jealousy problems coming up in the not too far future. Last, but not least by any means, it has been really nice the last couple of days. Tessa and I spent most of the day outside today! That does a body and mind some good :)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Week 22

I was going to post my last blog post last week, but I was learning some things about the camera, and the new computer set up, so it got delayed.

This week went like lightning. Saturday was my friend Tamara's baby's one year birthday party. Where I apparently picked up some sort of bug. Sunday was Easter, and Easter wagons day.
Monday, family night. Tuesday, visiting teaching (going and coming). Wednesday, a big to do about nothing renewal of our housing contracts night (That's the night I really started to feel sick). Thursday, My loving husband took me to the theater. We saw the Golden Dragon Acrobats, very interesting, and very weird. Friday, we all stayed home being sick. Saturday we where suppose to clean the church, go to the Temple, and go to some singing group where we would have had free dinner, but I was sick (I don't get a sick day to get better, so it takes me a while to get over things). Sunday, wow its Sunday! There was church ofcourse, and then my sister came down to see us, it was awesome! So my week felt as long as it took me to write this. Oh yeah, this post is supposed to be about my pregnancy. Well the week went too fast to really think about it much, I guess that means its going good. Well because I was sick I have had to take stuff so that I wouldn't throw up, and I was extra tired again. You know all those fond memories of the first trimester. Yeah, that part wasn't fun.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Weeks 20, 21

The last two weeks have been really fun. Hazen had spring break so we spent time visiting both grandparents. Right in the middle we stopped to see my friend Tamara, who I haven't seen in for ever.

I got to meet her daughter for the first time, she just turned one.

Yes Tessa is small, we all know, you can't get rats out of mice.

At Grandma Sellers we had an early Easter for Tessa. She loved coloring the eggs, but after about an hour standing there with Tessa, Makayla started kicking me really hard, so I had to try to convince Tessa that she had been coloring eggs long enough.

Even with Makayla's kicking making me sick to my stomach,
Makayla's foot

it has been extra fun this Easter. Tessa has been able to find eggs and candy all on her own. I think of Makayla, and how fun it will be to see Tessa showing Makayla where all the eggs, and candy are hidden next year. Even thou Makayla will not be old enough to care, it should still be fun.

I have been telling every one that we are having a girl, and that her name is Makayla Annette. I have been informed quite a lot that Makayla is a very common name. This would explain the welcoming we have received in our choice of her name, or at least every one has been kind enough to lie and tell us they like it.

Makayla from the back

Aside from that I have felt very well, without drugs, for most of the last two weeks. The smell of our apartment, backyard cookouts, or any smoke for that matter, and Makayla kicking if I am not laying down, still makes me sick. I do better with drugs, but it has not been a necessity to have them. Yeah!! I am happy because that means I don't have to be as tired all the time.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Week 19

We had the ultrasound this week as most of you know. I went in thinking this baby is a girl, but some things changed my mind. First the baby's heart rate was lower then Tessa's, the baby was very stubborn and shy in contrast to Tessa's relaxed and ready to be seen by the world. Sadly I got very very exited for a boy,

just to be surprised with a girl. We are all very excited to have a very healthy baby, all though we missed the boy window, Tessa will have a built in girl friend (well at least we hope they will be friends). So congrats to all of you that voted girl , you will have bragging rights for ever. We had to give her a name right a way so that I could be excited again about a having a girl, but I thought it would be fun to see what name you think we liked.
The names we like are Makayla, Natalie, and Sariah

I was going to put a poll up so that you could guess, but I guess Hazen was just kidding about Sariah, and I was told that I can't have Natalie, Sooo... we bring to you

Makayla Annette Pett

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Week 18

Thanks for all the votes. It looks like girl is the front runner. I’m leaning towards girl as well, mainly so that I won’t be sad if it is a girl like I was with Tessa. Not to say that I am sad with Tessa, I love her with all my heart and never want to miss a minute with her. I’m just saying I was sad when they told me Tessa was a girl and I don’t ever want to feel that way again.

This week was fun, we had some nicer temperatures and there was some sun one of the days. I took Tessa outside almost every day (that’s kinda big for me), walking and carrying things made me sick and dizzy; now with some help from my new favorite drug I get to have fun. Tessa loves it! She runs, and pushes her doll in her stroller everywhere. She likes off-roading the most; pushing through things like slush, muddy grass, snow etc. I like that I can go places without feeling like I need to take Hazen, in case I throw up during the drive or something. The best thing about this past week is, I have found myself saying ‘I love being pregnant’ almost as much as I did with Tessa.

edit: I guess I spoke too soon boy has come on strong.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Week 17

This week has been really good. My doctor gave me a prescription for Phenergan (for nausea) at my last visit and it has been working pretty good. The only side effect seems to be drowsiness, as if making a baby didn't make me sleepy enough, but I prefer being extra tired to throwing up and being sick all the time. I have been feeling the baby really strong lately. I was feeling it so strong that I kept thinking that I could feel it from the outside of my tummy so I asked Hazen to put his hand on my belly and sure enough he felt it. At our first visit the doctor did a quick ultrasound, just to judge the baby's age, so we still don't know the sex. We have another appointment on the 4th of March and we will find out then, which is good because I hate calling our baby an it. Anybody that wants to put in a guess, vote in the poll and tell us your vote in your comment and then when we post the results you will have bragging rights.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Weeks 14 - 16

Sorry for the long break, I have been a slacker. Well it is time to catch you all up on every thing. I had my first visit with the doctor on the sixth. I like this woman's clinic a lot better then the family center in Provo. I have a woman doctor which I am very happy about. Her name is Dr. Falk. She's nice but I didn't connect with her yet like I did with Sandy Garrard (my doctor with Tessa). I wish I had her as my doctor again. Anyways back to the visit, Dr. Falk did an ultrasound on the baby! It was so much fun and a big relief. The baby looked very big, I thought that it was going to take her a minute to find the baby but it was right there ready to be seen. We saw the heart beating, and the baby jumped or kicked, all very fun. Dr. Falk said that its heart was beating about 140 beats/min, I had to ask “is that good?” I wasn't sure for a second if it was because Tessa's was 150 a minute. It's good. Here are some pictures of the baby

Head on the left chest with the heart on the right

arms up by face


thigh bone and bum

The ultrasound determined that I am about 17 weeks now (15.5 at the time of the visit), so it's Ok that I am showing as much as I am. We will try and get a new picture up soon Tessa knows that there is a baby in my tummy now, or at least I have trained her to say baby when I ask her whats in my tummy.