Tuesday, December 02, 2014

exciting news!

We are having another baby! 
I am pregnant again!!!
We are beyond thrilled and feel so blessed to be able to have another baby so quickly. I wasn't sure how my body, my hormones, or my cycle (to be quite honest) would adjust after birth. I heard it might take 9 months just to have a period again, and part of me really wanted that, but the other part knew I wanted another one soon (baby, that is)! I didn't know how long I might HAVE to wait to have another precious little baby. I feel incredibly blessed to have conceived so soon after, right when we wanted. I understand that is not the case for a lot of women and I don't take that blessing lightly. I am so grateful for the miracle that pregnancy is. I attribute this blessing to living the Word of Wisdom, fully, wholly, and completely. We are so happy to have kids close in age. My only sibling and I are 8 YEARS apart and I knew growing up I wanted my kids to be closer.  back to back- 1, 2, 3....4 ? who knows! Maybe this time around will be twins and I will be done! Ya just never know what the future holds. No matter how you try and plan, it isn't always up to us. But when my plans happen to match up with the Lord's plans, I am ever so grateful.  And so is Bentley. 
Speaking of Bentley, he has been my rock the last few weeks. I have been so sick with regular pregnancy nausea, the stomach flu, sore throat, sleep deprivation. (we are trying to transition to bottle only for our little man. Anyone with sound advice on how to stop the night nursing, please! I AM ALL EARS!!!) 
One night, I was hugging the toilet, dry heaving till my eyes nearly fell out, while Bentley was in the tub next to me holding our puking baby over the drain. Poor little baby got whatever I had through my breast milk, I think. It was so sad to see him throwing up so intensely. It was a night we won't soon forget, no mater how hard we try. I must have washed EVERY blanket in our house after that puke sesh! My first pregnancy was nothing like this. Some say I'm having a girl, others say maybe altitude? We are still undecided if we are going to find out the gender this time. By we, I mean me. Bentley loves the surprise, if I can just hold out! It was thrilling and motivating to find out Azure was who he is, for the first time at his birth, but we will see if my patience can stand it this time. 

So there is our exciting BIG news! 

Baby Murdock coming in June, 
or late July (with the way I carry).
I am mentally preparing either way. :)

Its crazy to think I will be pregnant 2 halloweens in a row, 2 anniversaries in a row, 2 christmas's, and new years,  and easters..... iyiyiyi. This chapter is wild and full of diapers :) 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6 months

I can't believe my baby is half a year old already (I know I sound like a broken record here, but truly...) 


- 22 pounds :O

- Rolls on the floor everywhere!!

- loves to grab faces and pull them close to his

- dreams vividly, his face and body show how much he is doing in his dreams. and he often coos and sometimes yells in his sleep. (as I am typing this I can hear him snorting and kicking haha)

- Sy LOVES sweet potatoes, anything I am in the middle of eating, corn cobs, almond milk, rice milk, brown rice, and ALL fruits. He is a little eating machine.

- He is SO incredibly close to crawling its cute. He is trying so hard that he gets frustrated rather quickly and then pouts on the floor for a moment before rolling over and trying again.

- He does this new thing where he arches his back (either against me or away from me) and grunts reeeeally loudly when he wants to be put down or moved around, or I don't know why sometimes. 

- Sy is not selective with his smiles, he flashes a big gummy smile with his whole face. I htink the best part of his smile are his eyes. 

- When he is getting closer and closer to bed time he turns around and looks up at me puts his hand under my chin and tries to suck on my face.... as if to say, hey mom if I can't have your boob, well then I guess your face will have to do...

- 2 teeth have finally popped through and I think the top 2 are on their way. 

- Sy loves to play in leaves and look up the trees. He especially loves to spin around outside with dad. 

- He is so calm and even tempered, he really is happy most of the time and watches everything around him. I can't wait to see more and more of his personality come out. 

My baby really is a big cuddle bug, I prayed hard for that. 
He loves to sleep with me and/or bentley. We are trying hard to make the crib a routine. it works great for the first half of the night but by 1 in the morning I want to cuddle so badly too its just not worth it! In the bed he goes :) 
Our place is so tiny right now anyways we might as well all be piled in the same bed. 
Thats the way we like it. 

My boy is my boy is my boy. He is all mine :) and I love him so much. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


I know I know I missed the 4 month post, but ya know life happens and it is often too fast to keep up with! July is one heck of month for us, it always has been; with holidays, my birthday, family reunions, and summer trips. I'll have to do a post on our California trip later on, it deserves its' own post. I want to have that documented while its fresh in my mind.

Anyways, without further ado here is our little (big) boy at 5 months!

- 18.4 pounds
- 29 inches long
- 90th percentile (not sure how important this is, but i looked it up anyways)
- loves mango, watermelon, peaches, apples, avocado, rice, sweet potatoes, water from MY cup!

- climbed out of his crib..... yea, I cried. Thought he was going to be traumatized, but when I RAN into his room to see him lying ON THE GROUND he smiled at me. Scared me half to death.
- SY absolutely loves face time with just about anyone but his cousins in particular are his favorite people to be around.
- uncle Noah brings a smile and a laugh to his face, always.
- Sy LOVES cheerleaders.... no other way to put it. I don know if it is their sparkly pom poms or makeup drenched faces that he likes. This new found love was realized at our small town parade last week. I had to walk along side the cheerleaders during the parade to keep him from crying. Oh boy.
- He is trying to be more and more independent at the table, reaching for the spoon and feeding himself. If I don't let him try alone he makes sure I know that he is frustrated by that.
- The only time he is ever really fussy is when we are all eating as a family and he can't have exactly what we are having! It could be worse, I am glad that is the extent of his worries :)
- outdoor lover, we walk everyday for miles
- I am sure he recognizes Shawn T's voice from the INSANITY workout tapes ;) yes I do that, and yes he loves to watch and even laughs when I move really fast.
- Sy does this intense sitting up position from his back  that looks like boat pose, his abs are certainly strong as a result.
- He thinks he going to get up and walk before learning to crawl.
- He loves sitting in the tee-pee in the morning while I get breakfast ready. He plays with toys and his toes.
- Since the discovery of his own feet he can't get enough of them!
- Loves dads nose... I mean LOVE LOVE LOVES his nose. He must think if he tries hard enough milk will come out.
- Getting more adventurous in the water and started splashing around in the pool and bath tub

We love you honey bear.
every roll, every dimple, every smile, every spit up, and every blow out poop.

You are the happiest babe ever :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

California girl at heart

Our trip to California this summer was a much needed for this California grown sunflower.
We started in the bay area, drove down to clovis, on to San Luis Obispo, then Santa Monica, and last but not least New Port for my darling Kari's wedding.  We traveled through the entire state with a new born! All for family and friends of course. We might be a little bit crazy, but he was such an angel. So I am sure we will do it again :) Seriously, I don't know how I got so lucky with this babe of mine. He is a great little travel buddy.
 I was SO nervous about a 13 hour car drive, but he surprised us all.  There were a few extra stops for diaper changes and just to get out and have a change of scenery. I really love my boys. I am such a blessed, blessed girl. 

Any ways, here are some photos to document our state long trip. We will take all the time we can get with grandparents, uncle chris, and friends :)
AND weddings.
I LOVE weddings!!

grandpa jim

dessert at the fairmont in Santa Monica! YUM!! 

first ocean experience 

kissy cheeks from aunt mel

 da beach with aunt nicole

 beautiful bride

 college bestie showing me her fun santa monica life

 my boys

 through thick and thin..

until next time california!!! You were so good to us :)