Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Juliet's Visit to Primary Childrens

About a month ago Juliet was throwing up a lot for over 2 weeks.  But she would only throw up while she was sleeping.  Many days during the 2 week period I would go to get her in the morning and she and her bed would be covered in throw up.  A few times she would throw up during nap time.  We took her into the doctor and he thought it most likely was reflux but the fact that she kept throwing up only while sleeping or right when waking up made my doctor a little uneasy and he told us he thought we needed go get an MRI for her to make sure everything was ok and rule out any scary things.  I love my pediatrician and trust him very much so when he suggests that we do something like this we do it.  So on June 11th we headed into Primary Children's Hospital.

Here is Jewels on our way to the hospital.  Happy here...not so happy when they were putting in the iv.  

Here is Daddy waiting for Juliet while she was in the MRI

Here is our little cutie afterwards.  I don't like seeing anyone, let alone, my babies hooked up to machines in the hospital.  They had to give her anesthesia so she would stay still while getting the MRI.  So we had to wait a little bit for her to get to a point where we could wake her up. 

Here is the nurse checking on Juliet.

When it was time to wake her up we took a popsicle and rubbed it against her lips.  She woke right up and ended up eating the whole popsicle.  She hadn't been able to eat all morning so she was so happy we were finally letting her eat and drink.  

She was still so sleepy so we made sure she stayed clean.  

After she ate the popsicle she fell asleep again.  They had to check her vitals before we could go and her blood pressure was a little low so we stayed a little bit longer and soon we were able to head home.

When we got in the car she enjoyed some sugar wafers and goldfish crackers.  She was pretty happy.  

She fell asleep on the way home.  She was so tired.  We came home and she ate lunch and then cuddled with me and fell asleep again.  We got the results back the next day and everything looked fantastic!  We were so happy to hear it!  She hasn't thrown up for a while so if she seems to be having issues again or is cranky after she eats we will look at reflux as a possibility and think about medication for her.  We are so happy all was well with the results of the MRI.  

Monday, June 25, 2012

Juliet's New Favorite Trick

Juliet has a new favorite trick she learned to do. 

Every time she is finished eating after I take her out of her chair she has to clip the seat belt together.  As soon as I take her out she wiggles out of my arms and delights in her new found trick!  She loves it and smiles, laughs and 'talks' the whole time.  It is so fun!  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Diaper Cake Tutorial

How to make a diaper cake!

Hopefully this is helpful to make, making a diaper cake easy.  What you'll need:
12 inch cake/cardboard circle, 77+ size 1 diapers, mini rubber bands, large rubber bands, 1 bottle of sparkling cider, receiving blankets, baby accessories and toys as you please, ribbon, flowers, double sided tape, and safety pins.  (I think that is everything)

First start with a 12 inch cake circle.  You can even cut your own cardboard out to a 12 inch circle.  

Tape the bottom of a bottle of sparkling cider on the cake circle.  A nice surprise for the new Mommy and Daddy to be.  

I use these rubber bands to put around the diapers.  It is easy because you just have to slide them on.  With bigger rubber bands you have to wrap them around at least twice.  

Lay the diaper with the top side up and begin to roll the diaper from the opening.  *Don't roll it from the bottom or they won't look right*

Keep rolling until the diaper is completely rolled up

Slide rubber band over the diaper.  

This diaper cake took 77 size 1 diapers to make.  Put a large rubber band over the bottle.  

Put the diapers inside the rubber band.  

Continue adding diapers until the bottle is surrounded by diapers.

Add another rubber band on and add more diapers until the existing diaper ring is surrounded by diapers.

Add another rubber band and and a 3rd time add a ring of diapers. Your bottom layer is finished!  :)

Repeat these steps for the second and top layer.  The second layer will only have 2 rings of diapers.  The top layer will only have 1 ring of diapers.  

Now it is time to decorate!

Fold receiving blanket to fit around bottom layer.  Measure how to fold it depending on the size of the layer. Pin together with a safety pin.  *Be careful not to poke the diapers*

Wrap all 3 layers with receiving blankets.  (For the top layer instead of a receiving blanket you can use one of the baby blanket doll/animal toys or a onesie instead.  You can even not use receiving blankets and just wrap ribbion around the diapers.  I use double sided tape for the ribbons.)  Add ribbon, bows, flowers, toys, headbands, binkys and other baby accessories until the cake is how you would like it.  You can keep it very simple or add a lot.  And viola you have your diaper cake!  Pretty easy right?  :)  

I also figured out how to make a diaper baby bassinet; with a onesie, receiving blanket, and ribbons.  

They were perfect for my sister's baby shower!  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Young Women's Happenings

I love serving in Young Women's.  After being in now for 7 months I've come to love these lovely girls so much and we are becoming friends!  It is so fun!  We've done some fun things and I always forget to bring my camera and when I do once we get things started I get busy and forget to get out the camera.  So I only have a few pictures.  Here are a few fun things!

We were able to go to the temple a few weeks ago and a few of the girls got to come.  The end of school gets so busy so we were missing a lot of our girls.  We had lots of fun and this was a few of the girls 1st time going!  It was so fun!

For the General YW meeting my 2nd Counselor made these super cute invites that we delivered around to the girls.  They turned out so cute!

A couple of weeks ago we did a leadership training for the class presidencies.  The theme was 'Bee a Little Better.'  We had a pretty good turn out and the girls had a lot of fun.  We had a dinner before.  While the girls were getting food.  They were all commenting on how good the food looked and how cute everything was.  One of the girls looked at us and said, "This is amazing, why did you do all this for us?"  I looked at her and said, "Because we love you."  What a wonderful opportunity it is to serve these girls.  

These were the invites

Here are the cute bee cupcakes I made!  They turned out so cute!

Here is one of the tables

Cute centerpieces

The food table

More cute decorations

It was a lovely day!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Mayli's Kindergarten Graduation

Mayli graduated from Kindergarten on May 24, 2012.  She absolutely loved Kindergarten.  

Here they are all lined up.

Mayli with her teacher Mrs. Whitehead.  Mayli loved her and learned so much this year!  Mrs. Whitehead was an amazing teacher and gave Mayli a great foundation.  We are so grateful for all she did for Mayli!  

Mayli with her best friends Olivia and Natalie.  

Mayli with her friend Sophie.  It was a nice little graduation and we had cookies after.  Congratulations Mayli, you are going to go far in life!  We love you!