I'VE heard this saying but never thought it would become the family THEME...... The "PLAY" part definitely takes precedence. We love ALLEN!!!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Motherhood: An Eternal Partnership with God


I have needed some inspiration these last couple of weeks being a new momma and all.  This video really does encourage you to press on in a work that isn't always easy.  I am so grateful for leaders hear on earth that are called to offer wisdom and support in times when we must endure.

I love my little girl, Addie and would never trade being a mom for anything, but I definitely need angles to help me along the way.  The most worthwhile things in life are always the hardest right!!!!
One of my favorite chapters in the Doctrine and Covenants is section 6 verses 36 which says, "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not fear not" and 13, "If thou wilt do good, yea, and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of god"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Two weeks Old!!!!

Tomorrow Our little girl will be 2 weeks old.  The doc said everything is great with her and I am still on the mend.  I have a slight infection and he gave me antibiotics to help me heal faster.  I thought it was all in my head that I was still feeling lousy...not the case thank goodness.

Addie is getting her own little personality.  We love her so much, but mom can't wait for her to get a little older so she will sleep longer at night....I think that is what every mom wants!!!!

Dad is getting the hang of taking care of me.  He has never really been around babies until I came along.  He is better with toddler age and up so I think he's doing a good job.

Monday, July 19, 2010

ADDISON JEAN......................

ON Tuesday July 13 at 10pm Allen and I headed to the hospital to have our baby.  They started to thin my cervix and by 9am the next morning I was dilated to a 3 and ready to continue.  They broke my water around 10 and Wow.....away we went.  I think one of the first things I said after I was having very intense contractions every other minute was, "WHEN IS THE EPIDURAL COMING". 

Anyway the rest is just not that pleasant because the epidural wore off when it came time to push, so we're just going to get onto better things, like pictures of my baby cute baby girl........She really is cute, I'm just not saying it....I would say it if she wasn't.......Ha Ha Ha

 Addison Jean Strickland
6Ibs 11ounces 20inches

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Time has come...............

Went to the doctor today and I'm dilated to a 3 and 80% effaced.....So, I'm headed to the hospital at 5pm to be induced.  This could be a long night or a decent one.  I guess we'll see.  I hope it's not bad, but then that's everyone's wish, right.  

How I'm feeling........I would like to think that I'm going to be tough, but I'm a bit nervous.  I don't deal with pain very well, even though I have had a few painful experiences.  I decided though that she is going to come sooner or later and I would rather it be sooner....and I don't want to miss my doctor who goes out of town in 2 days for a week.  So, I know the pain is coming, but worth it right.....I want that fast forward button from the movie CLICK.  No such luck so I guess I will try not to die and wait for the day to pass. 

I can't believe it, by tomorrow about this time we will have a baby.  Allen says that after tomorrow we just can't leave the baby at home like we do the puppy...ha ha!! Yes Allen life is going to change.  He's excited but I know that baby stuff is all new to this guy.  He will be a great dad though, he just doesn't know it yet, but I do!!!!!!!!

Life is good even though I have a bump in the road........

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I really shoudn't be traveling, but you know me!!!!

Well....Allen's sister is right in the middle of building a house and he needed to go down and wire the house for music, theater, central vac, and other things before the sheet-rock goes in.  I haven't had the baby yet so .........the holiday weekend was it.

Depending on how I felt, I was going to go because I didn't want to stay home 4 days all by myself.  We went down on Friday evening and stayed until Monday night.  I took it really easy and only had a few contractions.  Maybe I shouldn't have cause it's now Thursday and the baby still isn't here........Grrrrrrr.

You have to walk up a small incline to get up to new house, so I choose to ride...and so did everyone else.

Sierra, Connie's Youngest is 9 months old.  We watched her on Sunday.  Allen needed some practice.

Before we left Pocatello, we went and bought fireworks on the reservation so we could have a good show.  WE wanted some big fireworks and not the small, barley get of the ground ones.  We definitely had a good time.