18.3.11

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16.3.11

vinny turns 1 month and thoughts on motherhood



{baby V at one month old}

vincent turned one month yesterday. i know, crazy right?

it is a joy being this little dude's mom.

aside from his constant puking (pretty sure he has reflux but we'll find out today) after every meal he is a pretty easy baby and hardly ever cries. makes for a great second baby as his sister is usually the one that requires the most attention, and he tends to spend a lot of extra time in his car seat, bouncer, or on the floor with little to no complaining. he's a trooper that little vinny, yes he is. 

i love this little guy. and believe it or not, big sister is starting to fall for him too.

when vincent was born she wanted nothing and i mean nothing to do with him. she was an expert at ignoring him, and anytime we asked if she wanted to hold him or kiss him, a very firm "no" was always the reply. 

that is, until a couple weeks ago.  one morning he was crying in the family room and jayne runs over to him and ever so sweetly asks "hold you brudder?" with her arms stretched out in front of her. i couldn't believe it. i even double checked and asked "jayne? you want to hold the baby?" to which she replied with the biggest grin on her face "yeah!"

so i set her up on the chair and handed her the little man. she smiled and looked at him and even gave him a little kiss as she held him. my heart just swelled with love for the two of them. and even though she only wanted to hold him for a matter of 2.5 seconds before she pushed him off and said "mommy hold you baby" (telling me to hold the baby) it was a moment i will always remember, and it is the type of moment that makes me feel so incredibly grateful and lucky to be a mother to these two little munchkin heads. 

holy cow having two babies is hard. like, really hard! the first week brought in a lot of tears and meltdowns not just for the babies but for me as well. it was so emotionally overwhelming sacrificing time spent with jayne while trying to take care of a new baby that i love equally. jayne was my little butt-buddy up until that time. it was hard letting go of that. not to mention her whole world was rocked, and she struggled a lot, and that was hard for me to see. i missed her. i missed our constant one on one time together. i struggled with feelings of guilt as i couldn't be there for her every second she needed me. it was so hard. i'm still trying to get the hang of it, and find that happy balance. sometimes it seems ever so daunting and challenging, but with time and practice i am happy to say it is getting less and less so.  

but with the bitter comes the oh so sweet (oh so!)... like when jayne asks to hold her little brother. or when she gives him a kiss without being asked. or when vinny breaks out in the biggest grin or falls asleep in my arms. when i get to snuggle both of them in bed with me. or all the silly happy moments we share together. the kisses. the giggles. the dance parties. the hugs. those little moments are what make being a mother so incredibly rewarding. and i get to have it with TWO of them now! talk about extra lucky.

and i would do it all over again. because who wouldn't want more of these cute babies to love on forever?

i am finally starting to see clearly why my mother ever had TEN of her own children. UH OH.


(and below the proof of a real brother and sister bonding moment):



13.3.11

v & me









Hey there!

My name is Dayna. I'm 26, a stay-at-home mom of two, and married to a dark handsome feller named Steve. We met when we were in high school in Maryland, and dated for a year before he left on a 2 year mission for our church in La Paz, Bolivia. When he got home, he once again swept me off my feet while we were both attending Brigham Young University, and we were engaged to be married 4 months later. One little problem... I was only 19 years old!  Being the over-thinker that I am, and scared to take the plunge, I called off the wedding. Steve was bummed. I was bummed. But it was a good thing. I had almost 2 more years to grow up, and when I couldn't stand being away from my best bud any longer, I asked him to marry me and we were sealed for time and all eternity in the Washington DC Temple on October 28, 2006. Best day of my life.

We lived the newlywed life while living in Provo and going to school at BYU. We both walked together the spring of 2009. On July 11th, 2009 we had our beautiful daughter Jayne Middie. She is smart, beautiful, hilarious, strong-willed, silly, sweet, and truly amazing. She loves her monkey, watching movies, and drinking bottles.  Steve received his degree in Latin American studies that summer, and I received my degree in Marriage Family and Human Development the following June of 2010 (took a little longer with a baby...).  Vincent Eric joined the family on February 15th 2011. He is a sweet boy who loves to laugh, hates to snuggle, loves his doggy and binky, and is quite the little walker now. We are all in love with him.

Steve is an all-things-soccer-related lover and has been playing the game since he was a small boy. We recently moved to Chile where Steve is assistant-coaching for a professional team here in Santiago. Our days are spent enjoying the warm weather, eating fresh fruit and croissants, people-watching, exploring the city, taking lots of pictures, and trying to learn Spanish (not Steve - he's already fluent... no fair!). We really like it here.

We are close with our families and enjoy video-chatting with them whenever we get a chance. We like eating great food, Bill Cosby, working out, green smoothies, hanging out with friends, watching TV marathons and movies, playing with our kids, listening to music, and finding cool stuff online. We think being parents is pretty awesome and we think our kids are pretty awesome too.

We're Mormon and we believe in Jesus Christ. This is what brings us the greatest happiness of all. 

My blog is a place for me to document recent happenings with my family, thoughts on mothering and life in general, yummy recipes, photography, style, and whatever else I happen to enjoy or find interesting. I blog because it's fun!  It is a hobby that I love, a great resource for updating family and friends who live so far away, and a great space to keep memories I (and my family) can later look back on and enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by!

12.3.11

i'm a quarter. or two dimes and a nickel. whichever you prefer.


i turned the big 2-5 this past thursday. a quarter of a century old. yikeserooni.

a lot of people asked me on my birthday if i felt old (really people?). sometimes i forget my age. it happens a lot and when asked i usually have to do the math. its kind of embarrassing. i often still feel like i'm 18 (and some of you probably think i still act like it... ha!). so no, i don't really feel all that old but when my sister's friend tells me i'm a "quarter of a way closer to dying" and that i "just ended the best quarter of my life" then, sure, i might feel a bit old. 

on a brighter note, i thoroughly enjoyed my birthday this year. in fact, i dare say it couldn't have been any better and this is why:

 steve brought me beautiful flowers and breakfast in bed after he let me sleep in (magleby's fresh) which we all ate together as one big family (vinny didn't get to enjoy the goodness, but he was sleeping away right there with us). 

a handmade birthday card by my jaynie girl.

it was 60 degree and sunny weather. that, in and of itself, made the day splendid.

we watched the game. BYU won. oh yeah baby.

went to dinner at malawi's with family (minus a few who couldn't make it). and had cake and ice cream back at our place afterwards.

a bombdiggity dance party before bed in the kitchen with all included. it may or may not have been videotaped.

calls, texts, cards, gifts, facebook messages, emails, and voicemails (a couple with musical renditions that had me laughing out loud) from friends and family wishing me a happy birthday. i felt so loved!!!  

it was truly a perfect day!



the story behind the two pictures above: jayne was watching kung fu panda at dinner and at the part where the turtle turns into petals (dies) she started yelling "no! turtle!" and then started bawling. it was so sad, but also really cute and funny at the same time.

we made up for it by taking her on her favorite: the carousel at provo beach resort. lauren had the honor of riding with  her this time. 

jayne spotted the moon and was pretty much obsessed with it and sad when we explained to her she couldn't "hold it"

jayne even helped me blow out the candles

and as is tradition... everyone went around the table and said why they "love" (not "like", not "appreciate", but LOVE) the birthday girl. gotta love that tradition!

i have a feeling its going to be a great year!

9.3.11

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Hey there.


My name is Dayna. I'm 26, a stay-at-home mom of two, and married to a dark handsome feller named Steve. We met when we were in high school in Maryland, and dated for a year before he left on a 2 year mission for our church in Bolivia. When he got home, he suckered me in with his ways and we were engaged to be married 4 months later. One little problem... I was only 19 years old!  Being the over-thinker that I am, and scared to take the plunge, I called off the wedding. Steve was bummed. I was bummed. But it was a good thing. We had almost 2 years to grow up, and when I couldn't stand being away from my best bud any longer, I asked him to marry me and we were sealed for time and all eternity in the Washington DC Temple in the fall of 2006.

We lived the newlywed life while living in Provo and going to school at BYU. We both walked together the spring of 2009. On July 11th, 2009 we had our daughter Jayne Middie. She is smart, spunky, beautiful, hilarious, strong-willed, silly, sweet, and truly amazing. She loves her monkey, watching movies, and drinking bottles.  Steve received his degree in Latin American studies that summer, and I received my degree in Marriage Family and Human Development the following June of 2010 (took a little longer with a baby...).  Vincent Eric joined the family on February 15th 2011. He is a sweet boy who loves to laugh, hates to snuggle, loves his doggy and binky, and is quite the little walker now. We are all in love with him.


Steve is an all-things-soccer-related lover and has been playing the game since he was a young chap. We recently moved to Chile where he is assistant-coaching for a professional team here in Santiago.  Our days are spent poolside, eating fresh fruit and croissants, people-watching, exploring the city, taking lots of pictures, and trying to learn Spanish (well, not Steve, since he is already fluent... no fair). We miss our families and friends at home, but you see, we can't really complain!

We like eating great food, traveling, Bill Cosby, working out, green smoothies, taking pictures (like sweet jumping ones cause, you know, we're cool like that...) and photography, hanging out with friends, watching TV marathons and movies, playing with our kids, listening to music, and finding cool stuff online. We think being parents is pretty awesome.

We're Mormon and we believe in Jesus Christ.  You can learn more about what we believe by clicking on my "we believe" link on the left over there <----------------------

My blog is a spot for me (and on the rare occasion Steve) to document my "usual show" - the recent happenings with my family, thoughts on mothering and life in general, yummy recipes, photography, style, and whatever else I happen to enjoy or find interesting.... you know, the usual stuff.  I blog because it's fun!  It is a hobby that I love, a great resource for updating family and friends who live so far away, and a great space to keep memories I (and my family) can later look back on and enjoy.

I hope you'll enjoy reading. Peace out.

7.3.11

hahahaha!

still can't stop laughing about this:




pretty sure we are holding hands and i look like i am crying and can die happy now. 

hilarious!

{thanks romana for showing me this!}

now i gotta blow it up and hang it above our bed


4.3.11

little fan


steve's grandma made vinny his very own byu jimmer jersey onesie. 

he wore it while we watched the game on wednesday. 

you know, for good luck. 

apparently its not so lucky.... but he still looked pretty darn cute in it that i had to share. 



he couldn't even watch the game... and instead, slept the whole time. can you blame him?


and this picture below is of us watching the San Diego game from last week. 


And yes, that is a BYU snuggie. jealous?