Saturday, July 27, 2013

Levi 3 Months

Levi is 3 months old. It has been a hard 3 months but it is starting to finally get better. Levi is smiling now and just started to giggle. He has the sweetest personality and we just love him to death.

Things Levi Likes/Does
1- Smiles
2- Giggles
3- startles super easy. (It is sad but a little funny)
4- Loves to cuddle
5- Starting to grab at toys
6- Spits up all the time!! And I mean All the Time
7- Loves his milk
8- Drools! (As you can see in the picture)
We love Levi so much and are so happy he is part of our family!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

So I found this Challenge online that sounded like it would be fun to do. It was 30 questions about your life and I decided to take the Challenge so here it is. Just to warn you it is kind of long but I hope you enjoy it. I did.

The Challenge

List 20 random facts about yourself.
1-      Love History
2-      I love reading
3-      I don’t like cooking
4-      I get stressed if my house is to messy
5-      Giving a talk or a lesson scares me to death
6-      I am quiet
7-      I am a big homebody
8-      Someday I want to go to Greece
9-      My favorite food is French Fries
1-   I am related to President Eisenhower, a King of France from the 1400’s, and Harold B. Lee.
1-   My favorite color is red
1-   I have no fashion sense at all
1-   I actually loved having Chickens
1-   I don’t wear Jewelry
1-   I love sleeping
1-   I love watching Movies especially cheesy ones like lifetime movies
1-   I took German in High school
1-   I do like baking which is different than cooking
1-   I like playing Farmville on Facebook
2-   I am not computer Savy
Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
1-      I am afraid of Spiders. I don’t really know how that came about but I really don’t like them. One day in our old apartment there was a spider on the wall and I went to kill it and it fell on the floor. I didn’t know if it was dead so I sat on the chair for 2 hours.
2-      I am terrified of Parrots! This is because when I was about 13 I went over to my neighbor’s house to babysit for them and they had 3 parrots. Well the parrots were out on their perch and as I walked by one it jumped on my back and bit my neck so bad that I almost had to have stitches.
3-      I am afraid of heights. I also don’t know how this came about but I get really nervous when I am really high up.
    Describe your relationship with your parents.
I   I have an awesome relationship with my parents. I love them very much and my mom is my best friend.

List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
1-      It’s ok to be yourself
2-      Don’t let anyone hurt you mentally, physically, and emotionally.
3-      Start saving money now.
4-      Who cares if you aren’t popular it won’t matter in 3 years
5-      Don’t judge yourself or others.
6-      Your parents do really love you.
7-      Have fun
8-      Don’t hurry and try to grow up. It not all that it is cracked up to be.
9-      Love yourself
1-   A friend is not someone that hurts you on purpose.
What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
1-      Mike
2-      My children. (most of the time)
3-      The gospel
4-      Being able to sleep through the whole night
5-      Mike getting this new job in Heber.
What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
This one is hard and kind of personal but you are all family right! The hardest thing that I have experienced was when I dated an abusive boy in high school who totally tore me down and made me hate myself and not think that I was worth anything at all.
What is your dream job and Why?
My dream job would be to be a book critic. Because then I could read all day and get paid for it.
What are 5 passions you have?
1-      Reading duh
2-      Learning about some history things like the Civil War and WW2
3-      Raising my children
4-      Animals
5-      ?
List 10 people who have influenced you, and how.
1-      My parents- teaching me everything.
2-      Mike-Loving me no matter what and pushing me to do things I normally wouldn’t do.
3-      My Children- how they love me know matter what.
4-      My Bishop when I was living at The Branbury. I can’t remember his name though. Helping me get through a really hard time in my life and not judging me.
5-      Joseph Smith- How faithful he was through all his trials.
6-      Julie Heckert, my neighbor growing up- Helping me to see my potential.
7-      Mrs. Crampton. One of my high school teachers- helping me to realize I am smart.
8-      Mrs. Seivers, one of my young women leaders- teaching me I am a daughter of God.
9-      My Grandma Randell- Showing me that you can go through a ton of crap in your life and still be happy.
1-   My Aunt Sherrie- Loving me like I was her own daughter.
Describe your most embarrassing moment.
It was when I was a kid. I was walking home from the park with my parents and I was walking ahead of them. I lost my parents for a moment and then I thought I spotted my dad so I went up and grabbed his hand and started talking to him and a few minutes later looked up at him and it was a stranger that I had never seen before.
Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
1-      Being late
2-      Whistling
3-      Whinning
4-      Not having a plan
5-      Talking on your cell phone in the car
6-      Dogs that never stop barking outside
7-      Loud Gum Chewers
8-      People who get in the 20 or less express lane with more than 20 items
9-      When someone pretends to listen but is really not.
1-   Kids who won’t listen
Describe a typical day in your current life.
Wake up and get Haylee’s hair done and get her ready for the day. Then I get ready for the day. Feed Haylee breakfast and then get Levi dressed and fed. Play with Levi and then check the computer. Get any chores done that need to get done, put Levi down for a nap. Feed Haylee lunch and eat lunch. Get any errands done that need to get done. Feed Levi again and put Haylee down for a nap. Make dinner. Play with the kids and talk to Mike. Get both kids bathed and put down to bed. Spend time with Mike or watch tv before I go to bed. I go to bed around 10 since Levi usually gets up once a night still.
Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
1-      Diet Coke
2-      Losing Patience with my whinny 2 year old
3-      Mike’s Smile
4-      Cheesy Movies like Twilight and lifetime movies
5-      When my Children smile and laugh at me.
Describe 5 strengths you have.
1-      Good Planner
2-      Good Listener
3-      Good at cleaning
4-      Loving my family
5-      I am Understanding
If you were and animal what would you be and why?
If I was an animal I would be a Cheetah because they are beautiful and can run super fast.
What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
1-      Marrying in the Temple
2-      Having 2 Beautiful Children
3-      Graduating High School
4-      Becoming more outgoing
5-      Surviving teaching Relief Society
What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
That one is easy. Dancing!
What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
The hardest thing I have had to forgive was the guy that abused me in high school.
If you could live anywhere where would it be and why?
I would want to live in Savannah Georgia. Ever since watching Gone with the Wind that is where I would love to live. I love the plantation houses and the trees and the history.
Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
1-      My Baptism. My dad baptized me and I remember him having to dunk me under twice because my feet came up out of the water and the second time he almost hit my head at the bottom of the font.
2-      Going to Disney Land. I just remember how fun it was.
3-      When my little sister was born. I was 6 years old and was so excited to be able to have a sister to play with.
If you could have one superpower what would it be, and why?
Flight, because then I could go anywhere fast and I wouldn’t be afraid of heights.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, and 15 years.
I see myself being a mother still in 5 years, Ten years from now still raising my kids but probably living somewhere else, and in 15 years raising teenagers.
List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
1-      Reading, because you can escape from the world for a little bit.
2-      Cross stitching, doing it relaxes me when I am stressed.
3-      Baking, because it is fun
Describe your Family Dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
My family dynamic as a child consisted on my parents and my brother and sister. We didn’t really have any extended family that lived near us. Now my brother and sister are now married with a child, I have 2 kids, and I have all of Mike’s family too. So there are a lot more people in the family.
If you could have dinner with anyone in history who would it be and what would you eat.
I would have dinner with Emma Smith. I would probably eat some type of Mexican food since she had probably never tasted anything like it before.
What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
That the Mormons are polygamists and a cult.
What is your favorite part of your body and why?
My favorite part of my body would be my skin, because I think it is soft and pretty flawed free.
What is your love language?
My love language is acts of service.
What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
I think that people think I am stuck up because I am a very quiet person if I have never met you or don’t know you very much. I am pretty shy when I first meet new people.
List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
1-      Being a good wife.
2-      Being a good mother
3-      Being a loving person
4-      Being Faithful
5-      Being Strong in the Gospel
6-      Being understanding to peoples situations
7-      Being a nice person
8-      Being a good friend
9-      Being forgiving

1-   Being accepting to all people.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Levi is 2 months old

I can't believe that Levi is already 2 months old. It has been a hard 2 months. He is very Colicky and I was not expecting this at all since Haylee was such a happy baby. But we still love him very much and are so happy that he is in our family. Levi has just started to smile and will talk to me when he is happy. He is also a mama's boy to the T. He loves when I am holding him and a lot of the time I am the only one that can get him to sleep when he is really upset. He is a big boy. I brought him to the doctors a couple weeks ago and he already weighed 12 pounds. We have a well check appointment this week and I am excited to see what percentiles he is in. He is already in 3-6 month clothes though, so he is healthy and growing. Haylee has been so good with him. I was pretty worried about this but she loves him so much and is such a good big sister, and a big help to me when I need her to help with little things like bringing me a diaper or a bottle and she just loves to help out. I will admit being a mother of 2 kids has been rough but I know that it is going to get better with time. I love both my children so much and I am very blessed to have them in my life.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Levi's Birth Story

Well here is Levi's Birth Story for anyone who wants to read it.

Levi Michael Cook’s Birth Story
Levi’s Due Date was April 20th 2013. Well I went to my last doctor’s appointment and he wanted to induce me on April 18th. I had been so uncomfortable that I agreed with him. The night before the induction they called me and told me that they couldn’t set a time until the next day because they had someone coming in for a C-section and they wanted to make sure that they had enough nurses for me to come in. I was really nervous because your pregnancy was so different then from your sister Haylee’s. The next morning they called and told me to come in at 9:30 for the induction. I was super excited and really nervous, but mostly so happy to be able to know that I was finally going to be able to meet you that day. We called your Grandma Cook to come stay with Haylee and off to the hospital we went. We got there and got an amazing nurse who knew what she was doing and she was super nice. She started an IV in my arm, strapped me up to all the monitors and started the antibiotic that I needed and the Pitocin to kick me into labor. I had decided that I didn’t want my epidural for a while because I wanted to be able to know what real contractions felt like. The nurse checked me and said that I was dilated to a 3. So Dad and Grandma Balls and I relaxed a little bit. Then the contractions started kicking in and they hurt pretty bad, but I wanted to wait a little longer. At around noon the nurse came in and said that she called the doctor and asked him to come in and break my water. Well at around 1 pm I decided to get my epidural before he came and broke my water. So they came in and placed my epidural which hurt more than it did when I got one for your sister Haylee. After that was placed the doctor showed up and checked my progress and said that I was dilated to a 4 and then he broke my water.  At around 2 Dad and Grandma Balls decided to go get some lunch and I decided that I would try and take a nap. I slept for about an hour and Dad and Grandma got back and then the nurse came in to check my progress again at about 3. She told me that I was dilated to a 9. Which completely shocked me, I thought that it was going to take a really long time to be dilated enough to push and it had only been 5 hours. The nurse called the doctor at around 3:30 and I started to push at 3:40. It was defiantly the hardest part of the whole labor. I was pushing really hard and having hard time breathing so they put oxygen on me and the doctor said that you were coming down the birth canal with your head tilted and we were having trouble getting you out. He finally said that if I didn’t push as hard as I could on the next to pushes then they would have to use forceps. Well I was not going to let him use those because I didn’t want your head all bruised up. So I pushed as hard as I could and you were born at 4 pm. You were so beautiful, you had a lot of hair and you were crying so well. I was so emotional and almost cried because I was so happy that you were finally here and that I got to meet you. They weighed you and you weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and you were 19.5 inches long. While they were cleaning you up I started to bleed really bad and the nurses had to give me 4 shots and a few bags of medicine through my IV to get the bleeding stopped. I just remember getting really dizzy and thinking that I hope you were ok. Finally when they got the bleeding stopped they let me hold you and you were so beautiful. You just looked me in the eyes and were not crying at all. Then they took you to the nursery with your day. Levi I am so grateful that you are my baby and I love you so much. 

The New Arival

Pleased to Announce the Arrival of Levi Michael Cook.
Born on April 18th at 4 pm.
Weigh 7 pounds 12 ounces and is 19.5 inches long.
We are so glad he is finally here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


It's a BOY!!

     So today we went to the doctor for our 19 week ultrasound and found out we are having a boy. Everything looks good except the tech couldn't get a good look at his feet, so we have to go back in a month and get another ultrasound to make sure he doesn't have clubbed feet. Other then that everything was great and we couldn't be more excited for this new addition to the family.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween this year started off with a Doctors Appointment for me. I was able to hear the babies heartbeat. That is the best sound in the world when you are pregnant. Then after Haylee's nap we headed off the Mike's work for trick or treating. Haylee was a little scared at first from all the costumes but as soon as she figured out she could get candy she was really excited. She didn't even care about the candy as much as she did with putting the candy into her pumpkin. After Mike's work we headed over the Dave and Megan's for dinner and for more trick or treating. Haylee was so excited and she ran from house to house. I was tired and done way before she was. We then stopped at Grandma and Grandpa's house before heading home and going to bed. This  year was a big hit and it was so much fun to see Haylee get so excited and actually understand what was happening.

                                                                   Cutiest Ladybug ever.

                                                         Mike and Steve's costumes for work.