Monday, August 1, 2011

3-4 Months

So yes time flys by! Especially when you have a little guy to keep ya busy! I can't believe he is almost 4 months! It breaks my heart! He is getting so fun and I absolutely love being a mom more and more every day! He is my little sidekick and we do everything together! Its been so long since I've up dated my blog cause I really have no time I feel! But I guess that's okay cause if my blog was kept up to date every day then you could worry about my child not being taken care of :)

This is what Korver has been up to
-First giggle!
-Talks... and talks... AND TALKS just like his Daddy!
-Kicks his legs "he's gonna be a soccer playa"
-Loves to stand and sit with assistance
-When he is laying he tries to sit up
-Sleeps 10-12 hours through the night
-Grabs onto things
-Snuggles with his blankies and pulls them to his face
-Sucks on not only his hands but anyones hands who gets close to his mouth
-Loves stories
-Has big HUGE smiles
-Had his first sleep over ever and it was with his Grandma
-Likes to be tickled
-Pulls on Andi
-Loves to be held facing forward so he can see the world
-Becoming more shy
-LOVES his tongue!

Being a mom is the greatest gift I've ever received and I love this little guy more then life!

2-3 Months

-Smiles
-Starting to coo and talk
-Recognizes mom and dad
-Smiles on demand
-Sits in bumbo
-Found his voice and uses it!
-Keeps eye contact
-Loves his bottles (lots less work)
-Went on his first trip to California
-First zoo trip
-Loves his stroller rides
-Loves any type of music
-First time swimming
-First tummy ache :(
-Smiles when I turn his mobile on.. he LOVES it!

Korver is 2 months old!

-He turns his head to our voices-Sleeps 5-6 Hours at night

-Is awake more and more
-Loves his binki! (love is an understatement)
-Loves his baths
-Loves his jungle gym
-Loves lullabies (so fun)
-Learning to control his arms and legs... well not control but move them like a crazy man
-HATES tummy time.. unless he is on his boppy and has his bink
-Smiles in his sleep
-Sleeps through noises
-Had his blessing

Korver's Blessing

Korver was blessed on June 5, 2011. Not only was he the most handsome little man in a white tux I've ever seen he had a glow about him the whole day. It was a beautiful day and Colby did the most OUTSTANDING blessing I have ever heard. Now I'm not just saying that because he is my husband and he blessed my child (even though that has a pretty big part of it) people from our ward complimented him on it for weeks and weeks and weeks! Colby prepared for Korv's blessing for a long time spiritually and mentally. He was so worried he would miss something or not say what he wanted but the blessing was seriously flawless. I am so blessed to have such an amazing priesthood holder as my husband and I'm so grateful he could bless our son. What an amazing day!




Thursday, June 16, 2011

Korver is 1 month old!

I can't believe how fast a month has gone! This sweet little man in my life has changed my world upside down and I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT! 
 He is getting sooo LONG! And finally starting to chunk up a little :)
Korver Brooks at ONE MONTH:

-Sleeps from 11-5

-Loves bath time

-Hates wet diapers but can handle poopy ones...weird haha

-Has dark blue eyes

-Makes a funny face and hilarious grunting noises when he poops

-Starting to get the hang of nursing

-Likes to be laid down when going to sleep

-Loves to be patted on his back

-Doesn't like being covered up in the car seat or when he's eating

-Has an extreme widows peek cause he's losing his hair

-Pulls off the cutest Mohawk...EVER

-Lets Andi lick him

-Started to coo

-Makes eye contact

-Getting little rolls on his thighs

-Turns his head to mom and dad's voices

-Can distinguish his binki from his eating source

-Takes a bottle extremely well

-Eats every 3 hours.. ON THE DOT

-Is so patient

-PERFECT in every way!

Rub a dub dub CUTEST little boy in the tub!

Korver's first bath experience couldn't have gone better! HE LOVED IT! He was so content. We had to wait about 15 days after he was born to have his first bath because his belly button cord wanted to stay on forever!! Maybe that's why he handled his first bath so well was cause he was a little bit older... or it could be that he is just the perfect baby!
 He has his daddy's nose for sure! :)
 Look at those tiny toes!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

So BLESSED!

I know I'm not the best on keeping my blog updated! But after a day of "blog stocking" I can't resist but to express how extremely grateful I am for a loving Heavenly Father who has blessed me and my little family so much! I have never experienced a trial that ever seemed like a "TRIAL". I look around and see what families go through and how strong they are after losing a child, or a wife or even both! Reading their stories and what they have to endure makes my trials so small and so insignificant. I am so blessed with a WONDERFUL Husband who loves me and provides for me and holds the priesthood so we can have that amazing power in our home. He is so gentle when he kisses or touches me and never lets a day pass without telling me how beautiful I am to him and how much he loves me and how I'm a good mom to our sweet baby. Which all of these things I feel so inadequate and feel I will never measure up, he sees through that and reminds me EVERY day. I love him so much and I'm so lucky I have him for eternity. I don't know what I would ever do with out him and I'm so happy he is mine. My most recent blessing was my little angelic baby boy. I was so blessed to be able to get pregnant so easily. So many family members and close friends are not as lucky as we were, and my heart aches for them. My pregnancy was "perfect" as much as I absolutely hated being pregnant I was 100% healthy and my baby was 100% healthy in EVERY WAY. My delivery was outstanding and he came so quick and I was in ZERO pain. He started breathing right off the get go and adapting to this harsh world like a champ!! He is 3 weeks and 1 day old today and he has passed all of his tests and check ups with flying colors and he honestly couldn't be more perfect and healthy! Heavenly Father blessed me with this sweet angel. He doesn't cry and when he is trying to tell me something, he is SO patient while I'm trying to figure our whats wrong or what he needs. He snuggles with me and lets me squeeze him and kiss him and he lets me do it over and over and over again because I can't get enough. I feel so amazingly blessed and I am so grateful for this wonderful opportunity Heavenly Father has given me to have my own little ETERNAL FAMILY.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Korver Brooks Batty

He is FINALLY HERE! The last 2 weeks of my pregnancy were the HARDEST 2 weeks of my entire life! Not only because of the discomfort of being pregnant but I was starting to think that I would honestly be pregnant for the rest of my life! Everyone who was due around the same time as I was, either before or after me had all had their babies! I had a friend who was due 2 days before me have her baby the end of March and I had 2 cousins who were due after me one on the 14th and one on the 19th who had their babies the first of April and April 12th and then everyone in my prenatal class all had their babies and I wasn't even the last one who was due. So I had LOTS of tears and I was so frustrated. I was scared I was going to have a 15 lbs baby, because my tummy was so huge and Colby is a pretty sturdy guy we and when I say we I mean EVERYONE thought this little baby would  weigh over 8 lbs! So I was so scared he would have a HUGE head and be a state record baby and he would get stuck coming out! I was so afraid I was going to watch my due date come and go.. which obviously they give due dates for a reason right? I just figured maybe I would go early like everyone else.... obviously not!
The Monday before my due date (my due date was April 13th) my mom and I drove up to Lehi to get my sister and her boys and bring them to Cedar "Just in Case" I were to have this baby during the week. I was so excited because whenever my sister is in town the time FLYS by and so I was thrilled she was coming down because then time would definitely go by and it would help me get my mind off being pregnant. We played so hard on Tuesday we went to the Aquatic Center here in Cedar and swam and swam and SWAM! It was so fun! Then the dreadful day I had been waiting for for 9 months was here! To my surprise I woke up at 5:50 with a contraction and then a few minutes later another one. I started timing them and they were coming every 10 minutes right on the money! So I woke Colby up and told him he wasn't going to work and we timed my contractions for an hour. Then once we figured they were pretty consistent we called my mom and told her we were probably going to have a baby today. I got up and got in the shower. Well my contractions started to become less consistent and way random like 8 minutes and then 15 minutes and I was starting to get scared they were going to go away. So I laid back down in bed and they started coming every 10 minutes again. Colby and I got all ready and we took Andi up to my moms about 9:30. When we got up to her house my contractions started to be less and less consistent which made me so frustrated- I mean who has their baby on their ACTUAL DUE DATE... NO ONE! So why I was frustrated who knows... oh it was cause I thought this was it and I was finally not going to be pregnant any more and finally have my sweet baby. So my mom and sister came up with the grand idea to go shopping so I would be walking and maybe my contractions would kick up again. Well we walked through 2 stores and nothing was happening I mean 1 here and 1 there. By this time I was so sick of it and I kept getting my hopes up every time I had a contraction then nothing would happen so we decided to go to lunch and then head to my moms and take a nap. I woke up from our nap at 4 with a stronger contraction then what I'd been having and we started timing them and they were 8-10 minutes apart and so I told everyone I was NOT about to move I was going to lay there so they would stay consistent! By 7:30 I decided to get up and have some dinner and watch American Idol while Colby ran to wal-mart. While he was out he called Labor and Delivery and said my wife is having contractions but they are not very consistent (because of coarse when I got up from laying on the bed they went inconsistent AGAIN) and he said she HAS to have an epidural so when should we come in and the nurse said well come on in and we will check her out. So he came back up to my moms and told me what they said but I was in NO rush to get out to the hospital because I knew they were just going to tell me i was dilated to a 2 or 3 and 40% effaced just the same as I was at my dr.'s appointment so we hung out until 9:45pm and then off to the hospital! To my surprise I was dilated to a 4+ 5 and 80% effaced and the best part was I GOT TO STAY! They werent' going to send me home to wait it out. So all the things I was afraid of changed to things I was afraid of in the hospital like getting an IV and my epidural and pushing a baby out! But I got my IV and didn't cry (which was HUGE). We walked around the hospital from 12:30am-1am to see if my contractions would get stronger and get closer together which they did until I got back in my bed and I didn't have a contraction for 20 minutes! So they started me on the pit and there were girls SCREAMING down the hall and it totally freaked me out! So I let my contractions get a little more tense but nothing I couldn't handle and then decided to get my epidural before the pain got to bad. I was a 6+ when I got my epidural and I didn't even flinch when I got it! It was the best choice I've ever made getting my epidural :) I was in the best mood and I had so much energy! by 6:00 am I was complete and they called my doctor and I did 2 pushes with my nurse and Colby. When my Doctor came in she said okay we will be pushing for probably 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours and my nurse looked at her and said "No, I don't think so she is doing really good" and Laurie (my Dr.) looked and said "Oh you can see his head!) And I pushed 5 more times and Korver was born at 6:21 am. He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. HE WAS SO TINY compared to what we all thought. He is perfect in every way and I'm so blessed that he is my little boy! I look at him and can't believe he is mine! I love being a mommy! Motherhood is by far the best gift in this life! I'm so lucky I could be a woman and have this opportunity to bring life into this world. Thanks for coming into our little family Korv we sure Love you!!

Here are some pictures they are totally out of order so just bare with me!!


Colby and his Little boy
                                        

Me and Korver the morning he was born
Korver Sleeping- He is so good at it :)


 Weighing in at 7 lbs 5oz and 20 inches long
 Right after he was born


The second day in the Hospital

 His going home outfit. He scratched himself so he was a naraly owie on his cheek
Finally going home!

 We were so worried about Andi not liking the baby and getting jealous. She is a little jealous but more then anything she is protective of her baby! It's so cute to see her interact with Korv.

 Colby with his niece Ellie and Korver the 2 babies of the extended Batty family
 Here is Korver with his cousin Treven. He is my sisters little guy and they are already the bestest buddies!
 Korver-up close and personal
 Andi sleeping with Korver on my lap. So cute!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AND the baby shower!!


I forgot to add pictures from my WONDERFUL baby shower!! But you only get to see 2 pictures cause these are the only ones I'm smiling in and don't have my mouth wide open or my eyes shut :)

 My best friends from high school. Cherie and her little boy Coy, Allie and I
My sister in law Danica, threw me the cutest shower ever! The theme was "She is about to POP" and she decorated it all in popcorn theme and we had a popcorn bar with all sorts of different flavors of popcorn. The weather was AWFUL and was a complete white out blizzard so I missed a lot of people but it was still so much fun!

Friday, March 18, 2011

What the Batty's have been up to!

We have been doing so much fun stuff before our little man gets here! Here are some things we've done that have been a BLAST!! I threw in some pregnant belly pictures too!


So for Christmas I was able to get tickets from our good friends Bree and Dustin to a Jazz game! I had never gone before so I think I was more excited to give Colby the tickets then he was to receive them. It was the Jazz and Celtics game and it was soo intense!!
  Dustin, Bree, Me and Korv and Colby

Korver's FIRST Jazz Game! Waaa Hooo!
                                       



We thought the Jazz would get smoked by the Boston Celtics but it was actually a really close game and it was waay intense!

Colby and Trev and Mckoy! (cutest nephews)


I have never been ice fishing before so Colby thought it would be a good idea to go before the baby gets here! Let me tell you what it was a BLAST!!! Way more fun then regular fishing!! Here is Bree, Korv and Me inside Dustin's sweet ice fishing tent! (I would have froze with out it)

           My first fish!! :) sooo cute and little!

                 My first BIG fish! Colby had to hold the fish cause I refused! ew yuck no thanks fishy smell!


            Me and Colb on the Lake

                    Standing on frozen water. I was so scared at first but once you're out there its not to bad!

Last but not least BELLY PICTURES!!