Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 44 year old mother of five amazing daughters and wife to a caring, sensitive AND sexy husband. I adore my family. I’m dedicated to my faith. I enjoy a good laugh. I'm nostalgic and love to reminisce. "Remember" is my favorite word in the English language. I love life! I’m passionate about music, food and travel. I’m fascinated with anything European. {PARIS! Hello!} I love celebrating anything and everything! I love to read, especially a good biography, mystery, Regency Era or Historical fiction novel. I love thoughtful gift giving. To me the gift wrap is almost as important as the gift itself. I love being creative…bolts of ribbon, coordinating scrapbook papers, producing a tablescape, or d├ęcor for a themed party etc. puts a smile on my face. I love the details! I’m a freak for anything theme oriented. I enjoy event planning, but oddly enough do not like to host or entertain. I enjoy fashion, but have to be really in the mood to clothes shop. I love purses and funky jewelry. I’d rather wear wedges or heels any day than flats. I enjoy decorating and searching for the perfect decorative pillow or picture. However, you’ll never see me frequent high-end stores. I'm more of a Ross, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning kind of gal. My favorite decor style is an old world rustic chateau look with a hint of bohemian, baroque and vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. {confusing I know!} Autumn is my favorite season. I’d go through childbirth a million times. I enjoy biking with my man, Pilates, and jogging. BUT you’ll never find me in a gym working out. I love movies, whether watching them in the theatre or cuddled up on the couch with my family. I enjoy a good chick flick or real life drama! I'm a sucker for movies on the Hallmark Channel. I love the elderly. I love Disneyland. I love being in the canyon on a summer or fall evening at dusk. I love my friends. While I have some extroverted characteristics. I’m a self proclaimed introvert. I’m generally quiet, calm, reserved and pretty darn private. Why in the heck do I blog? It’s a creative way to record family history. I enjoy photography. I really don’t like to write, although I write in my journal almost every day. I love the beach. I enjoy WWII history. I love a clean, orderly house, but ours looks lived in. ;) PBS Masterpiece is my friend. I adore Jane Austen films. They transport me to another time and place. If I had to choose another time period in which to live, early 19th Century England would be my pick. "Sense and Sensibility" is my all time favorite movie. My favorite TV series is the Spanish Drama "Velvet." My biggest pet peeve is people who blow their noses in public. So gross! {Take it to the bathroom people.} I’d go on a wine tasting vacation if it wasn’t against my religion. I’ve always wanted to adopt a baby from a foreign country. I’m an avid BYU football fan. I love our campfires at Scofield Lake. I have a 'thing' for fairy gardens and Gallic French roosters. I love summer rainstorms and warm baths. I'm a Rush Limbaugh and Hannity Talk Radio Show listener. Also a fan of several Fox News shows. I hate when my kids have homework. I collect quotes, Madame Alexander Dolls, and Disney pins. I always prefer sitting in a back row versus the front. {I'm sort of a seat snob..yikes} I also have high expectations for my lemonade, salsa, and french fries too. HA! I work well behind the scenes. I love a good Dateline Mystery and the genealogy TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" I’m a night owl. I'd rather be cold than hot. I enjoy being a chauffeur to my children. I’m an Anglophile… love anything English! I would like to serve a church mission to England with Jaren someday. I'm queen of paper towel, used kitchen hand towels and dishrags make me squirm. You’ll rarely find me out of the house not ready for the day, except when driving the kids to school on the days I don't work. I feel naked without lip gloss. Pairing up white socks, chipped fingernail polish, chapped lips and brownie crumbs on the floor drive me nuts! I like to organize and BE organized..but not saying I always am. ;) I enjoy hiking and ATV’ing with my family and snowshoeing with the hubs. Although I enjoy collecting recipes and occasionally watch cooking shows... (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Paula Deen, and the Pioneer Woman are my favorites) I’d rather not cook. Eating out is so much more fun. I love celebrating holidays. Family traditions are important to me. I'm a memory preserver. I'm a pathological picture taker ;) and I love happy lists!

My Fam!

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Mr. and I

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My Girls!

My Girls!

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

Emma Abigail (19)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

My Man!

My Man!

Good Times!

Good Times!

What I Believe!

Our Missionary

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My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Friday, March 12, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

Kate's Billi count is down and no blood clots for me...
Kate had five blood checks this week and was under the lights on and off for two days with her jaundice..The highest her billi count got was just under 17. Once they hit 20 they are hospitalized, so we are grateful we didn't have to go down that path and we were able to get it under control.
Here is Brie watching over her little sister....


My recovery has been anything but normal for me...I was hoping getting the baby out would help my lower back pain but not so...it is still whacked out and it is very difficult and uncomfortable for me to even walk normally. The swelling in my legs has not changed much either so the doctor told me to get off my feet and elevate them above my heart. Tried doing that on and off for two days without much improvement. The doctor ordered a doppler test today to check for blood clots in my veins. Good news is there isn't any, just water retention. The doctor could give me a diuretic but it would dry up my milk supply. I'm already not producing as much milk this time around so going on a water pill is not an option. Having a few breast feeding issues to say the least. Earlier in the week I was having some flu like symptoms. Didn't know if a breast infection was coming on but nothing came of it.Thank goodness. Kate gets so frustrated at the breast though that I'm pumping and supplementing with formula. She seems to like both but hoping to have better luck in the breastfeeding department since I usually breastfeed until the cows come home..like 18 months! Crazy I know.
If that isn't enough...For whatever reason my blood pressure is higher than when I was pregnant which is probably causing the headaches I've had this week. Seriously. You add the bleeding and sleep deprivation and I feel like I'm falling apart. LOL What a week! Postpartum recovery stinks. I so hope to feel better soon. I want to get out shopping for this new little one!

6 comments:

  1. The joys of motherhood!!!Hang in there.

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  2. You seriously feel like you've been hit by a truck after having a baby! I remember doing the lights with my babies and it wasn't their favorite thing in the world either. I'm sorry you aren't feeling so great. Hope things get better soon for you. I would love to help you if you need anything! What a darling baby girl!!!

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  3. My goodness. Feel better! She looks so cute tucked under those lights. I miss little teeny "Tiney"! Oh my gosh it is the very best. FEEL BETTER!

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  4. Angie - you poor thing. Hang in there things will get better! Kate is so adorable and I LOVE the name. It was in my top 3 when Brenlee was born! So sweet how Brie is watching over her under the Bili lights. I bet your girls are in heaven with a new little one!

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  5. Angie! This is your old friend Julie Thompson--I got your blog address from Juli, who I just got back in touch with. I live in West Jordan--do you need anything? I'm here to help if you need it. I would love to catch up when you are feeling better (hope that is soon!). You can reach me at auntgirl@yahoo.com or 801-671-8395--I also added you as a friend on Facebook. Hope you are doing better today. :) Love ya!

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  6. I'm so sorry for the apin and agony! It reeks! I hope you feel better soon!

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