Thursday, April 21, 2011


I can't believe it has been over a year since I updated our blog, but I guess you could say that we have been busy. There is definitely a lot to catchup on, we moved last June to Utah so we Joe could finish school since it is much cheaper than in AZ, and he has been working his tail off and going to school at night. Stratton is 7 now and Peyton turned 1 in February I can't believe how fast the time has gone, I am at student and a stay at home mom and I finally will graduate this August and I am excited, but there is still more school ahead for me as I only do a little at a time. Stratton has been doing great in school and loves his teacher this year and has really done well in his reading. Peyton is very busy and all the time, he gets into everything at least 5 times a day but he is the sweetest little boy and is so mellow. Here are a few pics to bring you up to date:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More pics and a really long story

I need to put this on here so if I ever get around to printing a book I will have all this stuff written down. Well the story of Peyton's birth begins Thursday February 25th at 7:30am is when I was scheduled to be induced. I really contemplated even getting induced because I felt so guilty trying to make a baby come to this cold cruel world(I know dramatic) if he really wasn't ready,but being the impatient person that am I decided to do it anyways. Dr. Tindall first broke my water and decided to have me get up and walk to see if I would make any progress and I didn't. He then decided to start me on pitocin to get things moving and while waiting they sent someone up to give me an epidural. I really wanted to try to go natural, I don't know what I was thinking that is just insane, I just couldn't stand the pain. My first epidural hurt so bad when they gave it to me I started to cry it almost felt like the needle was hitting a nerve, I felt it from my neck to my toes. He insisted it was normal, but 20 min went by and the pain just got worse and they kept asking me if I was sure it wasn't just pressure I was feeling, I kept thinking of course you would say that you aren't in labor!! They sent another guy up to check my epidural and when he lifted my shirt he asked Joe, "umm has she always had this baseball size lump on her tail bone"? Joe of course if like" umm, no". So of course they gave me another epidural since the last one was leaking to my tail bone, I know very weird. So long story short, I finally felt relief after the second one and then they waited it out until 7:38pm Peyton was born. I was shocked how fast I was able to push him out, in only 3 or 4 tries and no tearing, unlike my experience giving birth to Stratton pushing for an hour and a half and an episiotomy. This was a wonderful experience for me and not what I was expecting. It has been a blessing for our whole family and I am so grateful he came our life!

Peyton already 8lbs 6 oz. at 2 weeks

Stratton holding Peyton

Peyton in his cute jammies

7lbs 9oz. at birth

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Peyton Thomas Watkins

He's here! Peyton Thomas Watkins was born on Thursday February 25, 2010 at 7:38pm, it was such a beautiful experience and I post the story of his birth later, and yes we did change his middle name because he was born on a very special day, my grandpa's birthday so he was named after him <3

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Recently my friends threw me a baby shower, because they are so sweet and thoughtful and knew for me its like having a baby for the first time. It has been 7 years since I had a baby I was almost starting new and I really appreciate all the work,time,and thoughtfulness they put into it I can never let them know how much it means to me to have such good friends. Thank you guys again you are seriously the best!
Super Cute Diaper cake Chaundra made!

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And all the girls that made it possible!:)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Quick Update

I went to the doctor yesterday, and found out that I am a lot closer than I thought, or not. I guess it just depends on this little boy and when he decides he is brave enough to enter this crazy family, we are excited for his. I am dialated to a 2 and 75% effaced, so he said it really could be any day or week it just depends. Now I am in full nesting mode, I just feel like I can't clean or organize enough, I drive myself nuts! I will keep everyone updated;)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Finally a Pregnancy Pic

SO I finally have a pregnancy pic it's 2 weeks old, but it will have to do. I am almost 32 weeks and almost done I can barely believe it! We are excited though for all that is to come.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some more randomness from a 6 year old!

I had to put this on here, just another one of Stratton's funny comments and thougts. So tonight I went to the college to finish a research paper that was due this week, and I was there for a few hours typing my paper and decided to call Stratton and Joe and tell them goodnight before they went to sleep. This was mine and Stratton's conversation"

Mom: Hey Stratton how are you doing, are being good for dad?

Stratton: Yes, but dad won't let me do anything just lay down and go to sleep.

Mom: Oh, I am sorry.

Stratton: Yah, he just makes me rub his feet and get him everything. He thinks he is pregnant or something!

I of course start laughing and then I start thinking poor kid, I probably do the same to him!