The Scentsy and Usborne Book orders have arrived!! I will be getting them out to you in the next couple days. Thanks to everyone who ordered. It's so nice to have friends that you can count on!!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I just wanted to let you all know that I am having another Scentsy and Usborne Book Open House this weekend. It went so well last year, I decided to do another one. It is perfect for those of you who want to start Christmas shopping early. Cameron loved the books we bought him. And of course, I indulge in Scentsy stuff. So if you want to come join the party, it will be at my house this Saturday, Oct. 10th from 2-4 p.m. If you can't make it, but want to order some stuff, here are the links to my parties:
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Cameron loves holding Lydia. He is always asking me to take a picture of him holding her.
Cameron likes to help us get Lydia's bath ready. He likes to help fill her bath and get her shampoo ready. Notice his "BYU" shirt. We aren't necessarily BYU fans, but we got this shirt, and the first time Cameron put it on, Jason said "this is BYU". Cameron said "B Y Me?" Jason said "No BYU." And again, Cameron said "B Y Me?" So that's what his shirt is called now. B Y Me.
Lydia's "thinking" pose.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Introducing the newest member of our family, Lydia Ann Barber. She was born on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 6:50 p.m, at Mountain View Hospital here in Payson. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long. She has a head full of dark hair, which really surprised us. Cameron was pretty bald, so we thought maybe that trend would continue. What a surprise! She is doing really well. We stayed in the hospital until Tuesday, and have been at home relaxing since then. I have 12 weeks off from work, so I will really enjoy my summer.
The delivery was good. I started feeling contractions early on Sunday morning. By about 2:00 p.m. we decided to go in. I was at a 4+. I had an epidural, which slowed my contractions, but when the doctor came in and broke my water, I dilated fast. I only pushed for about 15 minutes (compared to the 1 1/2 hours with Cameron.) So, I was only in the hospital for about 5 hours before she was born. It was great.
Jason was there and was a great coach. He took care of me, made sure I was comfortable, and helped me focus when pushing, etc. He's the best. My mother-in-law was also there. She came up on Thursday night, and she and my father-in-law will be here for another week. They have been a big help around the house (they cleaned my entire house while I was in the hospital!), and have definitely helped Cameron stay entertained, and have really helped him adjust. My mom was there too. We didn't know if she would make it or not. She drove home from a fishing trip in Idaho that day, but she made it before the doc broke my water. Then my sisters were there too: Miranda was there most of the time I was laboring, helping to take care of me (she's a labor nurse at the hospital). Sami was there, and Krista barely made it from Vegas in time. The only sis that wasn't there was Hailey, because she was in Oregon visiting her in-laws. I had a really good support group. (3 labor nurses in my family: my mom, mother-in-law, and sister, so they really helped take care of me.)
Cameron has been an awesome big brother. He is very loving, and already protective. We had to take Lydia to get a bili test yesterday, and after Jason left with Lydia, Cameron started crying, saying "Bring home my Lydia." I reassured him that they would only be a few minutes, and he was ok after that.
I am posting a few pics of Lydia. There are also a couple professional ones that you can check out on the web. It's at http://www.hospitalportraits.com/. You can see her pics there. There are 2 of them. Just click on "Lydia B" (the pics are listed by birth date.)
We are doing well, and wanted to share this with all of you!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Yes folks, it's official. Jason is a licensed Radiology Technician!!!! Three cheers for Jason.... He finished school at the end of April and studied hard for his board tests. He's been reviewing for the past several months. He took the test on May 2. I think I was almost as nervous as he was. I paced around the house, and even Cameron said a prayer for his dad! He received a prelimanary score right after the test, and got the official notice last Friday that he passed and is certified! We are so proud of him!!! It's been a lot of work, but it has paid off. He got his certificate in the mail yesterday, and I think we will frame it. I don't know where we will hang it, but it's definitely worth a frame! Now he is focusing on getting into the MRI program, which is also through Weber State, and will be another 3 semesters, but when he is finished, he will have a bachelor's and be certified as an MRI tech, which is what he eventually would like to specialize in.
We are so proud of Jason, and want to share this news with everyone! We love you Jason!!!!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
I had to post these pictures and tell you about Pizza the Bear. Cameron's Nana (Jason's mom) came to visit in March and she brought Cameron's little cousin Marly (Jason's sister's girl.) While they were here, she took Cameron to Build a Bear Workshop in Orem. This was the first time we had been there. And it was a lot of fun! I think Jason and I had as much fun as the kids did, looking at all the stuffed animals and outfits. Anyway, Cameron got to choose his animal. He chose a black bear right away and he helped the girl put the stuffing in it. He put 2 little hearts in it, one that Nana kissed and one that he kissed. Then we looked around for the right outfit. They had so many to choose from. We finally decided on some jeans and a hoodie, because hoodies are Cameron's favorite. That's all the accessories that he wanted. So we went to the computer to name it and get a certificate. When we asked Cameron what he wanted to name it, he replied "Pizza." We laughed, and then asked again. We asked him probably 4 or 5 times, and each time he said "Pizza." So we decided that would be the name for his bear. So he officially brought home "Pizza the Bear" and they have been good friends ever since. He sleeps with Pizza every night. Below are some pictures of him and Pizza, and also some of him, Pizza, and Marly taking a nap. Thanks again Nana for the fun weekend!
Monday, April 13, 2009
I have been reminded by several people that I need to update my blog. So, I am going to do that today. I have some new pics to post. We had a fun Easter weekend, although Cameron ended up being sick. He tried to have fun and was a real trooper, but you might notice in some of the pics that he just lacked energy.
That's it for this post. Hope you all had a Happy Easter too.
Update on our baby...we are now in our 30th week. We are getting closer. Our baby is still acting healthy and we are going to our next dr. appt this Friday. She moves A LOT, and seems to get the hiccups at least 3 times a day. I am still expanding, but feeling pretty good. We are just finishing up our prenatal classes this week. Even though it's baby #2, I wanted to take the classes again because it helped so much when I was in labor with Cameron. I am glad we are taking them. It's been a good refresher course.
Jason is just finishing up with school. This week is his last time to go to campus and he will turn everything in. He has finished his clinical hours, so all he has to do is prepare to take his board exam.
That's just a quick update from the Barber house. I am going to post a couple pics now. Maybe I'll be more diligent in updating my blog....haha.
Here's Cameron on the day before Easter. We colored eggs at my mom's house with Cameron's cousins. We ended up with around 6 dozen colored Easter eggs.
This is Cameron on Easter morning with his Easter basket. The Easter bunny brought him some treats along with some new sandals and toys.These are the pictures of our Easter Egg hunt, held annually at my mom's house. It's been tradition since we were kids. The Easter Bunny hides all of the eggs that we colored the night before out in my parents' yard, then we get to find them. Some of the eggs are marked with money amounts (mostly $1, but there's also a $5 egg). My Aunt Willi marks those eggs before the Easter Bunny hides them, and then whoever finds the eggs gets the money from her. (limit 1 money egg per person, to make it fair). Below is a picture of Cameron getting a dollar for his money egg from Aunt Willi, and showing it off to me.
That's it for this post. Hope you all had a Happy Easter too.
Friday, February 6, 2009
GIRL!!! Yes, we are going to be having a girl! We are very excited. We had our ultrasound on Tuesday, and everything went well. They checked her heart, spine, limbs, brain, etc., and everything looked great. That was the best news. And, of course, we wanted to know if it was a boy or girl. I can't handle the suspense. She was clearly a girl. I had given her a pep talk before we went, because I didn't want her to be shy. I told her we would stay there until we knew, so I guess she decided it was easier to go along with it than to try to hide. We had a little group of people there with us: of course Jason and Cameron, my mom, all 4 sisters, and my brother. My two nieces were there as well. We asked some people before hand what they thought it would be, and it was close. There were a few more guesses for girl than boy, but it was pretty even. Jason's family sent roses to the doctor's office for me since they couldn't be there. They are my favorite color, orange, and they are beautiful. It was such a fun surprise to have them waiting there for me. We now have to add a little pink to the nursery and start shopping for little girl stuff. We are very happy that she will be here in a few months.
I am attaching a couple pictures from the ultrasound. They are pictures of her face. The first one, she's kinda on the side, and the second one she's up and down.
And here's a picture of my flowers
Thursday, January 29, 2009
So, I know there are a couple of you that are also expecting babies, so I thought I would list a couple of websites that I enjoy looking at. Both of these websites include helpful information along with week-by-week progress of how the baby is developing and what is happening with you. I like to check every week to see what is happening.
5 days left until our ultrasound!!!!!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Yeah, so I know I'm a huge slacker. What can I say? Three months is too long to not update my blog? Well, I am sure I can come up with a good reason why. Holidays, work, a 2 year old. Take your pick. Ok, the #1 reason I am going to use is that I am pregnant. Yes, it's true, and we are so excited! I am now over 19 weeks along. Our due date is June 19th. It's gone by so fast. I am doing well. I wasn't nearly as sick as I was with Cameron. I have had some morning sickness (throwing up once a day in the morning) but it's starting to get better. We have gone to a few doctor appointments, and things seem to be going well with the baby too. We are going to have our next ultrasound on February 3rd, and yes, we are going to find out if we are having a boy or girl. No, I do not have an inkling of whether it's a girl or boy, and no, I don't have a preference. (those are 2 questions I am frequently asked.) We are just praying for a happy, healthy baby.
We are trying to get Cameron used to the idea of another baby. He will be about 2 1/2 years old when the baby is born. We have been working on potty training too. We hope to only have one baby in diapers at a time. He is getting big and independent, and I know he will be a good big brother.
I am going to attach a picture of our first ultrasound (done at about 10 weeks. You can't see much, but it's more than just a speck. More like a sour patch kid.) I will post the other pics on the 3rd.
I am also going to attach a couple pictures of Cameron with Santa, since I have slacked lately. These pics were taken at the hospital where Jason works. Cameron fell asleep after waiting for about 1/2 hour for Santa, but it's probably better that way. He likes pictures of Santa, but wasn't a big fan of seeing him up close this year. Maybe next year...