What do you think...

So, I know to really do this well I need a picture of Jon as a baby but I only had this one on hand...Paisley definitely has more hair than me, and much darker at that. We're thinking she may have my nose and lips but other than that, she is ALL Jon...and so cute. What do you think?


Sleeping through the night...?

Soo...Paisley slept through the night last night and I'm not really sure what to do.  I'm nearly positive it was a fluke accident because she's been in a weird funk the last couple of days, but I'm just still in shock.  I went to bed at 10:30 and woke up at 6:00 to her saying good morning.  She even fell back asleep when I fed her after that until 8:00!  weird.  I worry about her sleeping through the night because it's supposed to up the risk of SIDS, but at the same time, I certainly don't want to discourage it.  Like I said, I don't know what to say about the whole thing.  It was nice to get some sleep, but its really not that bad getting up for 10 min to feed her every couple hours either.  As far as the weird funk goes, she was up the entire day on Wednesday, no naps, no nothing with her Daddy.  I was at a district meeting in Vegas all day and didn't get back until late and she was still up!  She slept and ate normally that night and then was sad and fussy almost all day yesterday, but took her naps like normal.  I think she may have eaten one more time though, and was up a bit later that usual, but other than the added fussiness I don't feel like she had a huge reason to make it through the night.  I'm overanalyzing.  I'm worried something is wrong with her or she's sick.  I hope not.  She's still stuffy, and I'm just worried that it finally moved into her ears and thats why she's fussier.  I hope not-ear infections are the worst.  Anyway, work is bittersweet.  I have the funnest job in the world, and I love it, but it sure is hard to leave my baby.  Our district meeting in Vegas was so cool because I got to meet a whole bunch of other store managers and learn a lot from them.  The business end of retail is a lot to learn!  Oh, and to answer all of your questions-yes I am still breast-feeding.  I am going to breast-feed as long as I possibly can.  The first question anyone asks me is "Are you still breast-feeding?"  Yes.  I pump all day at work and switch off with Jon.  Why everyone is so concerned about how I feed my baby kills me.  It's hard, but its free and much better for my baby and I'm going to do whatever I can to make it continue to work!  so there.  So yes, Paisley is doing good and getting big WAY too fast and we love her so much.  The only way I can really compare is having her and being away from her is like that first crush in Junior High.  They are all you can think about, talk about, blog about, dream about, and you just yearn to be with them and hold their hand...


Baked Apples.

So I bought a bunch of delicious Utah grown apples a while ago and I have been craving baked apples.  I got really brave and decided to make up my own recipe so here it is:

April's Made up Baked Apple Recipe

3 Tbsp Butter
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C White Sugar
1/4 C Oatmeal
Generous Sprinkling of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 C Target's Cranberry Trail Mix (Dried Cranberries, White Chocolate Chips, Pecans and Almonds), chopped
4 Apples

Pre-heat oven to 375°.  Core Apples.  Spray 8x8 pan with no-stick spray.  Mush butter, sugars and oatmeal with fork.  Add spices, vanilla, and lemon juice, mush and add trail mix.  Generously stuff apples and then dump remaining over apples and in pan.  Add 1/2 cup water to bottom of pan as well and bake for 45-55 min at 375°.  Apples are done when tender and fork easily slides through, but not mushy.  Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream or Homemade Whipped Cream.

Disclaimer:  I think these measurements are correct but I can't be sure...I just threw stuff in.  Good luck!


A new sling...

It's official, I love slings.  I really do.  A friend of ours gave me this new one today and it has been so much fun!  It's really cool, and it goes out or towards or cradle position.  Paisley is really liking facing out right now-she's like her mama.  My mom couldn't get me to face in...

Our Blessing

I'm the only one paying attention to the camera...

For some reason I like the ones where we're looking at the other camera.  Thank you to everyone that came!  It was so fun to see so much family and such a neat thing to bless our little girl.  Jon is just glad it's over and that she is blessed-it was a lot of pressure on him.  We love you all!


I got the Job!

It's official...I will be taking over as Co-manager at Bath & Body Works here in St George and I start on Monday.  Jon will be taking over as a stay at home dad, which he has been doing really well so far.  I am sad to be leaving my little munch-kin, but excited to be able to pay our bills.  And if I have to work at least I get to do something I love.  In other news, a very long six weeks ended on Thursday when I had my six week check up.  I won't go into details, but we're glad that's past.  And Paisley will be 7 weeks old on Monday!  I can't believe it!  It is so weird because I can't remember life without her, but at the same time I've completely forgotten being pregnant-it's like it never happened.  I had a small flashback seeing my friends belly yesterday-her stretch marks are starting to burn and she has a rash and I hurt for her when I saw it.  I don't miss that last month at all-it was long and rough.  Paisley has started to smile!  It has been so fun to see what we can do to get her to smile.  She smiled at Jon first of course, but I'm catching up-I almost got her to laugh kind of.  At least that's what I'd like to think.  We still spend lots of time doing chores with her sling...we'll work on getting a decent picture...