Monday, November 15, 2010

Here are some late pictures of our Halloween. I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving. Not to mention Our 2 year Anniversary is coming up on the 28th!!! WOWZA! Love you all!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I suppose it's about time for a new post. Our little family has been doing good. We have our health, our faith, and family. So I guess we are doing great. Since I quit my job at American Family Insurance after Corbin was born we couldn't keep up with our bills so we had to move out of our basement apartment and now live with Matt's parents. The bedrooms are bigger so that's awesome! Corbin even gets his own room. We are so grateful to his family! I feel like I owe them my life. They have done so much for us since we've been married. There aren't words to express my gratitude.

I am still working, just not for AmFam. I am now back at my old job taking care of the babies in the nursery at Golds Gym. I only make minimum wage for 9 hours a week. We pretty much get our membership free since I work there so it's worth it. Plus I LOVE being around all the little ones. Knowing they have just recently left our Heavenly Fathers presence is amazing. Grandma Rayleen watches Corbin for us while I go to work. It gives them One on One time. :]

Matt has an opportunity to move up to Assistant Manager in his store. Their assistant manager they did have moved out of town to take a Manager position. Matt's already been denied a few times already for other stores but because the position is open in his own store...well, Lets just say he BETTER get it! :]

Corbin will be four months on Sunday (the 17th). He's getting so big FAST! I love seeing his changes everyday. He gets so frustrated on his belly sometimes because he just wants to move. :] He's rolling over very well but still trying to crawl. I LOVE watching Corbin and Matt play together. Corbin loves his daddy. :]

That's all for now. Miss all of you.

Monday, August 09, 2010

I'm finally posting about our Canon Beach vacation. We had a blast. Although, I think my postpartum peaked while we were on the trip. :[ I had major issues with my emotions. :] Other than that it was nice to get out of town. :] Corbin Loved the sound of the ocean. We went to Tillamook while we were in Oregon also. That was pretty fun. Their ice cream is AMAZING! It was very overcast and chilly pretty much the entire time. Our last day there we did get a few hours of sun but it was still me anyway. :]

Thank you Momma Rayleen and Papa Tom!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I can't believe Corbin is already 4 weeks old! Time flies. :] He's been a very good baby so far. Night time is of course the hardest. He starts to get very fussy around 6:00 pm and he wakes up about 2-3 times a night for feeding. Generally he goes right back to sleep after the first two feedings but when he wakes up for the third, he is wide awake and it takes him about two hours to go back to sleep. UGH! It's so hard. I love him and that's the only thing keeping me from throwing him out the window sometimes! :] ok ok...I would NEVER do that but it is so tiring.
Having Corbin really makes me appreciate what Mom did for us. How she handled 8 kids is beyond me! :] Props Mom.

I'm so excited for this weekend. Corbin and I are going to Canon Beach for the first time with Matt and his family. We leave Saturday Morning and Come home I believe the next Friday. A whole week in a Condo right on the beach. AHHHHH Sweet Relaxation. Matt needs this vacation for sure! He works hard and I love him for it. Guess my next post will be about our trip to Canon Beach (Seaside, Oregon).

Love you all. Hope to see you soon. XOXO

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Corbin Savage Allen is finally here! He is one week old today. Born on June 17th. Weighed 7lbs 10oz and 20in long. Time goes by so fast. :] He is everything we could have asked for. He's pretty calm for the most part. Only cries if he gets too hungry or if he's frustrated because he can't latch on. He does pretty good for the most part. It's an amazing feeling to look at him and know that he has just left Heavenly Father's presence. He just said his goodbyes to Shelby Drumm and now his beautiful spirit is in my arms. Gives me chills. :]

Corbin had his first Pediatric appointment on Monday and Dr. Strauser says he is as healthy as can be and is highly unlikely to have colic. :] He is on the low end of the scale for his weight but he is slowly gaining it. He's got the cutest monkey arms and legs. :]

Thanks a ton to Aunt Beverly, Sarah and Rabecca for being there for his beautiful (but painful) entry into our family. It definitely wouldn't have been the same without their support. Aunt Beverly did a great job coaching me but I'm not sure I did a good job controlling myself during hard labor. Matty was wonderful also. He was right there with me every second of it, encouraging me.

I NEVER thought I would be IN love with two guys. ;] I could not be happier.


Thursday, June 03, 2010

Two More Weeks!

We're now at 38 weeks and we can't be more excited. I can't wait to have my body back. Being Pregnant has been a blast and then at times...a bit uncomfortable. I am looking forward to my last day of work (before Maternity Leave) which will be June 11th and then Sarah will be here! It's going to be a good month. Not to mention we have a trip planned to Cannon Beach in mid July with the Allen family! Such a good summer ahead.

Can't wait to post pictures up Corbin Allen. He's going to be a stud.

My stretch marks started to appear at 35 weeks. I was hoping I'd make it all the way with no stretch marks. Guess I don't have the 'Good skin' Genetics. :] Oh well, Matt still finds me Hott. Corbin and I are still racing to beat Rachel and Shelby to the delivery. Rachel has a huge advantage over me seeing how this is her fourth. :] We can still take them! teh heh

I love you all and hope we can see you soon. Pregnancy has made me miss my family so much more. Our families are growing so fast. <3

Ta Ta for now.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Only just about four weeks to go till ‘D’ Day…unless Corbin decides to come early. :] Matt and I are getting so much more excited the closer the time comes! I’m just hoping we have everything we need. We’re not really sure what to expect.

I am going natural and using some techniques used in Hypnobirthing. Matt supports me 100% and will be there to help me relax. I love him so much. He spoils me.
I wasn’t able to do any kind of birthing classes but I think I’ve gotten enough help from Rachel and from what I’ve studied on Hypnobirthing that I think I’ll be ok. Rachel periodically sends me different YouTube clips of water births, natural births, and hypnobirthing and I have to admit I am so nervous and scared for the day Corbin will be here. How in the world does this baby come out of my body!? Heavenly Father truly made remarkable beings.

My biggest fear is that I’ll be a bad mom and wife when he comes and I worry that Corbin will not make good decisions as he gets older. I want him so much to go on a mission and to stay close to this gospel and to have a good testimony. I want him to be able to help people and have charity. I want him to be a better person than I am. I know that Matt and I have to be the exemplar and that’s what scares me. I’m just glad we have such a good family to help us. :]

I’m still working full time with American Family Insurance right now. My last day before I start my Maternity leave will be June 11th. I can’t wait. I’m so excited to have a break from this job. I might not even have a job to come back to. My agent might be loosing his Agency. He hasn’t been bringing enough “good” business into the company. I worry that I won’t be able to come back part time IF he still does have an agency. The only thing that keeps me calm is that I know that if I don’t have a job once Corbin comes then I can focus more on being a good mom and wife. I’m sure I can find a part time job somewhere else but I’m not too worried because we’ll have Corbin. :]

Wish us luck! We love you all!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Rachael made me realize that we haven't been updating out blogs because we basically use Facebook to update the family in everything that's going on. We can update pictures and stuff but do we really know what everyone has been up to? I sure don't. So, Here I am...updating our blog.

Matt and I have finally moved into a basement apartment in Layton close the the mountain. Winters will be difficult because we have to trudge through the snow in grass and mud. There isn't a cement walkway to our door. That will be the hardest part of living there. But so far we feel right at home. We love it! It is about 1,000sq feet, two bed, one bath, a large kitchen, and a decent size living room. The bedrooms are kinda small but it's really all we need for our small family.

Matt is working hard trying to complete this semester. He is going to school full time AND working full time this semester. I can tell he's burnt out. I'm so proud of him. He works hard, goes to school and still finds time to do things for me. :]

I am still working full time for American Family Insurance. I like the job and I'm hoping my agent will keep me on as a part time worker once Corbin comes. Rumor has it he isn't but I'm hoping he changes his mind. Things have been a whole lot better between me and my agent. He is realizing just how valuable I am in his agency and I am realizing that I need to make constant adjustments in my job title to help him out. It is just the two of us running his agency and it's been tough.

Corbin is growing everyday it seems like. My belly is slightly bigger everyday. I am really enjoying my pregnancy. I smile every time I feel him moving around. We can't wait to meet him in just 10 more weeks! I wanna see his beautiful features. I'm anxious to see who he is going to look like most. I just hope he doesn't have my forehead. :]

Matt and I still go to the gym about 5-6 times a week. I think I would go crazy if I wasn't physically active during this time. I think that is what has been making this pregnancy so much easier. I have more energy than I thought I would. Granted my first and the beginning of the second trimester was VERY hard, but all in all it's been good.

That's really all that has been going on with the Allens. I love and miss every one of you! <3

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Matt and I found out what we were having on the 27th. It was such an amazing experience. We loved seeing our baby and his body in (almost) detail. When we went in for the ultrasound she scanned my belly for a second or two, saw that my bladder was full and told me the ultrasound would take about 20 minutes and that I might want to relieve myself because she was going to be pushing on my belly. So I did and when I came back she said, "I already know what you're having." Matt and I both were so shocked. She said that she has been doing ultrasounds for about 20 years. She scanned the baby for a second and then found his parts. :] He sure is Matt's son! I have been so exstatic ever since the ultrasound. WE'RE HAVING A BOY!

It's so crazy and unbelievable that there is life in my belly. There is a child of God growing inside of me! I am so greatful to know what I know about the gospel. It's making this experiece so much more meaningful.

I can NOT wait to see Corbin Lee Allen around June 15th! <3

Sunday, January 24, 2010

WEEK 19! Matt and I have been anxiously waiting for the 27th to come. We finally get to find out what we're having! We both would Love a boy but we would be happy even with a girl. We'll find out in 3 more days! YIPPIE!
Matt is in school full time this semester. He's taking World History, Music Appreciation, Computer Engineering, and a communications class. He's pretty exhausted once he gets home. He gets up around 4:00am, goes to the gym, school, and then work till 6:00pm. That's pretty much what his week consists of. I'm so proud of him. I consider myself lucky to have Matt in my life.
I am still working full time at American Family Insurance. I can actually say that I like my job, I just have trouble with the people I work with. They're very hypocritical. At least I have a job. I'm sure I can find another Agency to work for or another Insurance company all together. Just a few more months before the baby comes and after that I will probably only work for them part time. It's going to be hard paying for bills and getting Matt through school but I know the Lord will help us. Staying with the Crooks has been a BIG help! Thank you guys! <3

That's it for now I suppose. I love you all.