Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This is how Truman feels about his new baby brother.

The first and only picture of the brothers together!
{Truman is warming up to Bodie a little bit.  He asked to hold him yesterday}

Truman {23 months}

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

As Sisters in Zion.

I attended our yearly Relief Society Birthday Celebration tonight.  It was nice to get out and see some of my friends.  As part of the program we sang these new verses to the popular song "As Sister in Zion" I like them and thought I would share.  Enjoy.

“As Sister in Zion”
By Emily Hill Woodmansee

We’ll turn from our follies, our priced and our weakness,
The vain, foolish fashions of Babel despise;
We’ll seek for the garments of truth and of meekness,
And learn to be useful and happy and wise.

We’ll wear what is sensible, neat and becoming
The daughters of Zion-the angles of light;
We’ll work with a will, while the angels are scanning
Our aims and our actions from morning till night.

We’ll bring up our children to be self-sustaining;
To love and to do what is noble and right;
When we rest from our labors, these dear ones remaining,
Will bear off the kingdom and “fight the good fight.”

Nor shall our attention be wholly restricted
To training our children or shaping our dress;
To ages, the feeble, the poor and afflicted,
Our labors shall comfort, our efforts shall bless.

The Lord hath established the cities of Zion,
The poor of His people are trusting in Him,
He makes us a source for His poor to rely on;
Oh! Shall we not brighter the eyes that are dim.

Oh! Shall we not hasten to soothe the condition
Of the humble, the needy, the honest and pure?
Oh! Let us remember, whate’er our ambition
Ti’s our duty, our mission, to comfort the poor.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


This was the view from our deck this morning when Gregg and Truman left for church.

As ready as I am for spring, it was a beautiful morning with the fresh snow!

Friday, March 25, 2011


I am taking a photography class this week with some friends.
One of our assignments was to take a photo of our kids outside.

1) with their back to the sun {pictured above}
2) with them looking at the sun {pictured below}

I learned some really great new I just need to master them!
Practice, practice, practice.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

18 days.

Bodie and I had doctors appointments today.
7 pounds 6 ounces
20 inches
{I don't think he grew 2 inches in 2 weeks...I think his birth height of 18 inches was wrong}

As for me...well, I don't think you really care how much I weigh, what my blood count is or my blood pressure :)  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

baby pictures.

My super talented sister-in-law is in town from North Carolina and took these great shots of Bodie...there are more cute ones to come {of the entire family}.

Friday, March 18, 2011

bed time.

Well - we did it - we made the move to the big bed.  To be totally honest I did not feel ready.

A few days ago Truman front flipped out of his crib at nap time {see this post}.  The next night when I went to check on him he had flipped out of his crib {without us hearing} and crawled into the big bed and was fast asleep.  Too cute!  He had even taken off the decorative pillows and put his own pillow in the bed.

My mom took Truman for a few hours for me so I could clean out, vacuum and set up his 'new' room with his 'new bed' {we have had two twin beds bunked in his room the entire time he has been in there.  I un-bunked them, put away the crib and rearranged the room}.  Now I am just waiting for the night when he moves from bed to bed {the other bed is on the other side of the book shelf set up the same will be Bodies bed some day}!

Truman's addition to the room - a basketball hoop hanging next to his bed - I don't think so...he would never fall asleep!!!  The basketball / football / baseball / soccer sheets are distracting enough at night!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


My super cute Mia Maids came to see me and the baby tonight for their activity.  They brought a basket full of gifts, some homemade cookies and the cute poster seen below!
Love them.  Thanks girls.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nap Time.

I know we should not encourage this - but we had to get a video of it {we put the pad down to brace his fall - he will do it without it but we kind of felt bad for him falling onto the floor}.

Now what do I do?
I have enough going on trying to adjust to a one week old baby.

{note: he is saying "I come" "coming" as in "I am I come" - yes Truman, we see you coming...falling that is}

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Bodie enjoying some vitamin D from the sun today.
He was sound asleep so I decided to take some photos of him in the sun.
We think he's pretty cute!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bodie Robert Simons.

Bodie Robert Simons
{click here to see Truman's baby photo like this}

On Wednesday, March 2nd I went in for my weekly check up with my doctor.  I was dilated to a 3 and 75% effaced.  I was pleased to hear that I had started to progress.  Thursday I had very mild contraction about every hour to hour and a half.  I had been at my parents house working on projects all day.  That night I took a bath and tried to relax {after making banana bread, doing the laundry, getting out baby clothes, packing a hospital bag and vacuuming the house just in case I went into labor}.

At about midnight on Thursday night/ Friday morning I woke up to some painful contractions.  I timed them for about two hours before waking up Gregg.  My contractions were every 8-10 minutes.  I had Gregg go sleep in the guest bedroom so he could actually get some sleep.  At about 3 AM I called my sister {I know, I did the same thing last time...but...she always makes me promise to call and I didn't feel that bad because she has a 2 week old baby so I figured she might be nursing, which she was}.  I was seriously contemplating going to the hospital to be checked but Tiff talked me into waiting until morning.  I decided to get up and do some things around the house {I was curious to see if contractions would stop if I got up and moved around - but they didn't}.  

I managed to dose off between 4-6 and get a little bit of sleep.  When Gregg got up I told him I had been having contractions 8-10 minutes apart all night and that I wanted to go get checked as soon as I my doctor got in.  At about 9 we dropped Truman off at Gregg's sisters' house and headed to the doctors.  Gregg later told me that he thought I was crazy for wanting to go in and get checked - he figured we would be sent home and I would be so disappointed {my due date was still 2 weeks away}.

When my doctor checked me in his office at about 10 AM I was dilated to a 5 and 100% effaced.  He stripped my membranes and wheeled me over to the hospital to have a baby.  I think Gregg and I were both in shock {I really was mentally prepared for him to check me, say I had progressed a little and then send me home}.   

By 11 AM I was checked into the hospital, hooked up, had an epidural in and was managing the pain just fine.  The pain was seriously never as bad as with Truman {I am guessing because Truman was posterior}.  The only really bad part about this labor and deliver {as well as with Truman's} was that I threw up the entire time.  My mom had come to Midway to pick up Truman and take him to her house so she stopped by the hospital to check on us.  I sent her to the store to pick up some prescriptions for me and, by the time she got back I had had the baby.  I never believed anyone who said they didn't have to push their baby out, especially considering the hours of pushing I did to get Truman here.  I have to admit - it happened with Bodie.  I sat up to push and here he came pretty much all on his own.  

So far everything is great.  We came from the hospital a little less then 24 hours after having him.  My recovery so far has felt much better then with Truman.  He is a great nurser and sleeper {so far}!  Truman doesn't really have any interest in Bodie at all.  He is only concerned when Bodie's hat falls off.  
Thank you everyone for your well wishes and support!  I am sure there are many, many more Bodie and Truman pictures to come!

Click here to read about Truman's delivery.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Utah Jazz.

Last Monday night our friends invited us to a Jazz game.  I didn't have time to post about it before having Bodie - but I still wanted to so I could remember the great time we had.

Tami and Brandon.
I think we all had more fun talking and being together with out the kids then watching the game.  Non of us are huge Jazz fans so it didn't really matter that they lost :)

I guess this ended up being our last date night before having a new baby, who would have thought?!
Thanks Fifes.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


We did it - much easier then last time!
I will post more later on his delivery, for now I wanted to get some pictures up.

Bodie Robert Simons
March 4, 2011
6 pounds 14 ounces | 18 inches

I think he looks a little bit like Truman in this photo...maybe its his mouth.
Funny Face Shot.

A smile...kind of! 
We are home and doing very well - I will post some more pictures later.
{he is currently at his first photo shoot}

Thank you everyone for your well wishes and visits!