Monday, November 15, 2010

back with a vengeance!!

That evil little monthly pal that all of us ladies have to eternally endure has finally made a reapperance in my life, and needless to say it was no pleasant suprise! I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 14 months free of the nuisance!! To top it off, for some reason, maybe it's because of the extended leave of abscence but it decided to make quite the entrance! Using the word vengeance isn't really doing it justice! It always felt like death was upon me in the past, but now that i've had a baby and enjoyed my freedom, it seems to feel more like an endless reign of unbearable torture in the pits of hell where no friendly light awaits me at the end of the tunnel. I fear this is the end of me least for the next few days :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Rice Cereal, YUM!

He eats a very little bit at a time, mostly he just wants to chew on the spoon. It's fun practice anyways :)

Sitting Up!

Kaleb is nuts..........seriously he is all over the house with his crazy rolling! Now he is really starting to get the whole sitting up thing. I've been 'meaning' to buy a bumbo for sometime now, but i doubt i'm going to at this point. He loves to wear these jammies and play with the little doggie ears on the toes! It gets to the point where he can't take it anymore and HAS to put them in his mouth, and falls face first :) He's been sitting up on his own for very very short increments of timelately...and then toppling over and rolling away.....madness! he is growing way to fast!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

4 Months

<----- This is what Kaleb looked like after he got his shots, and man is he LOUD! He doesn't whine or cry much, but when he does, it is ear piercing! Time is just flying by and he is getting cuter and more fun by the second! Happy to report a healthy baby from his appointment this morning. His doctor pretty much said the usual...'your child is an abnormally good baby' me, i count my blessings. He also said he is extremely strong and active for his age, burning tons of calories, which is probably the reason he is so skinny. He did address his big head again, and said he is almost positive we will be putting him in a helmet to correct his Brachycephaly w/ Plagiocephaly....Basically his head is way flat, and because of the force of the vacuum plus my pelvic bone, his flat spot moved, making it alot harder to correct on it's own. We've done really well with keeping him on his tummy, but it just doesn't seem to be working. So at 6 months he will go in for a evaluation to see if we need a helmet. I'm not too concerned with the helmet, he won't have to be in it that long, and he will still look adorable as ever! Other than all that he is doing great, and we have been so blessed to have him be a part of our family!
Here's his 4 months stats....
14.5lbs - (29th percentile for weight)
26inches - (75th percentile for height)
41 inch head circumference - (97th percentile!)
so we have a tall, skinny, big headed cutie pie! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010 love...

Do you remember what it was like when you fell in love with your spouse? How you could never quite verbalize the feeling of how much love you had for that one person?

Well, it's like that feeling all over again but now there's 2 men in my life that i am madly in love with, and somehow i still can't find the words to describe it!

I am such a sucker for these two! I think of how much they look like eachother, and how i can't wait until I can hear Kaleb say 'daddy' and get to see him copy his dad and watch them become best buddies. I am so thankful Jared is the man my son will pattern his life after!

I was on my way home from work the other day and this song came on the radio, which turned me into a ball of tears and blissful gratitude for my boys :)

'I've Been Watching You Dad'

Driving through town just my boy and me
with a happy meal in his booster seat
knowing that he couldn't have the toy
till his nuggets were gone

Green traffic light turned straight to red
I hit my breaks and mumbled under my breath
as fries went a flying and his orange drink covered his lap
well then my four year old said a four letter work
that started with "s" and i was concerned
so i said son, now where'd you learn to talk like that

He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
and eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We got cowboy boots and camo pants
yeah we're just alike, hey aint we dad
I wanna do everything you do
so i've been watching you

We got back home and I went to the barn
I bowed my head and prayed real hard
said Lord please help me help my stupid self
Then this side of bedtime later that night
turning on my son's Scooby Doo nightlight

He crawled out of bed and he got down on his kneed
He closed his little eyes, folded his little hands
and spoke to God like he was talking to a friend
and I said son, where'd you learn to pray like that

He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
and eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We like fixing things and holding Mama's hand
Yeah we're just alike, hey ain't we dad
I wanna do everything you do
So i've been watching you

With tears in my eyes I wrapped him in a hug
Said my little bear is growing up
He said but when i'm big I'll still know what to do

Cause I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
and eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
Then I'll be strong as you and Superman
We'll be just alike, hey won't we dad
When I can do everything you do
Cause I've been watching you

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tale as Old as Time

Beauty and the Beast is my ALL TIME FAVORITE disney movie, and the DVD is out of the vault on October 5th!!! Even if you have the old version, I know you want to buy the new Blue-Ray edition...SO HERE is how you can get 10 bucks off when you go to buy it. You just have to have an old copy for the UPC to enter. Or you can just use mine: 786936171631

Monday, September 20, 2010

a long time coming

Typical Kaleb Face: Flaring nostrils, and Wide eyes!!
No more tears during tummy time! Happy Happy Baby!!

I really should post more, especially now that I have a sweet little guy t hat I coudl talked about forever!! But, being a mom and going back to work is crazy and really the last thing I want to do when i finally get home is get on the computer and blog! SO here's a quick update with what the Tieman's have been up to......

Jared: BUSY BUSY BUSY with school. He has a very full schedule once again, and all his classes are later in the day, so weekends are really the only time we get to spend time together. After this semester is done, he only has 2 classes left, we couldn't be more excited!!
Becky: BUSY BUSY BUSY with work/church/mommy stuff :) I work mon-fri, so i'm gone from about 7:30 to 5:30. I rush home everyday so I can get as much Kaleb time in before he's down for bed! The weekends are the best ever because I get to be with my boys all day :) I'm still in YW, which I love, but it is way harder planning things with the way my schedule has been.
Kaleb: Best Baby Ever! He is the sweetest, custest, little man! He makes my day, everyday! We are super blessed to have such a happy baby! He LOVES to chew on his blankets/bibs/mom's shirt. He also drools more than i've ever seen a baby do, he soaks his clothes completely! He loves to play with his Dad. He loves bath time. He doesn't hate Tummy Time anymore!!! He is so much fun to play with now that he can really hold his head up, and he has started grabbing at his toys, so now i can actually distract him with his toys instead of just waving them around his face. He also loves to look at the T.V. when food network is on....don't ask me why, maybe it's the colors on that channel, but it's hilarious! I'll face him towards me so we can talk ,but he strains his neck like crazy so he can see the screen...who knows maybe he just loves food like his momma :)

We might have kind of a crazy life right now, but i feel like we have finally gotten used to being parents.... I'm sure something new will come up soon and throw us for a loop :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Birth Day

Kaleb Joshua Tieman
7lbs and 15ozs
20.5 inches long
6-12-2010 at 12:37am

The Story - warning, it might be pretty long :)

On Thursday, June 10th, Jared and I got to the hospital pretty late at night, around 10:30, so my labor could be induced. After some paperwork and settling into our room, they finally started my labor officially around 1am, on Friday June 11th. They started me by using this gel that goes on the cervix and it's supposed to soften and thin it out so that things start progressing...typically they do 3 rounds of the gel, but they ended up doing 4 on me, because my stupid body just didn't want to cooperate.

I tried to sleep some during this time because my contractions weren't very strong, i could feel them but they weren't causing any real pain. I think i was just too excited to sleep, plus the nurse was in and out of my room every hour or so, so getting sleep wasn't happening for me! We got some visitors around 8am that day, which was kinda nice, something to keep my mind off the fact that nothing was happening! Finally around 11am, they said i was progressing slowly, but at least i was progressing...enough that they were comfortable to start the Petocin drip. At this point the nurse said we probably had a good 8 hours ahead of us, but she said things should really start moving....wrong!
By now my contractions were really consistent and getting painful. They were bearable I guess, but they offered the epidural and i TOOK it! It was wonderful!! I actually got a little sleep here and there after the epidural, but things really weren't moving any faster. Around 2pm, Mckernan came in and broke my water hoping that would finally make me progress faster. They called my labor 'textbook', because i began progressing after 6pm an additional centimeter every hour. Well a textbook labor really sucks then!
Sure enough at 10pm, i was at 10cm dilated. Baby was still pretty high tho, so they thought if I tried pushing a little bit that maybe he would come down with my contractions. He would come down a little with each push but go right back up. He was pretty much just stuck behind my pelvic bone....I don't even think he was crowning at all! I had been in labor so long that my epidural started to wear off, and i was really starting to hurt...luckily they got me a refill and I wa good to go again. I was so exhausted from the lack of sleep, and a little mad that they were having me push and it wasn't doing ANYTHING! I felt like i was just wasting my energy! I pushed for more than 2 hours and it was basically hell!

Mckernan came in ad decided that he needed to come out asap, so he busted out the vaccuum. He got the vacuum on and seriously started pulling SO hard, it was a little freaky looking! He finally got the little man's head and shoulders out and told me to pull him the rest of the way out. So I reached down, grabbed the little slimy dude and plopped him on my chest. It was a HUGE mix of emotions, but i have never been so tired in my life! Kaleb came out on June 12 just after midnight at 12:37am, rocking out to some Led Zeppelin music!

I was in labor for almost 24 hours, had 2 pretty bad tears and plenty of stitches, but it was all worth it. Kaleb had a serious conehead and a nasty war wound from the vacuum...seriously the pictures below don't do it justice. He had some fluid in his lungs, so they had to take him to the nursery. We didn't get into our recovery room until almost 3am, and I barely got to see my little guy. They finally brought him around 4:30, and until we left the hospital on Sunday I don't think i got any sleep. It was the craziest few days, but the best at the same time. I had an amazing husband who supported me the whole time. It's truly amazing having this sweet little guy finally out and being parents!!

Super Tired, but trying to put on a happy face

you can see where the vacuum was at...poor guy

another shot of the battle scars

one happy and super tired family

1 day old, and so ready to go home!

Monday, May 24, 2010

the Final Countdown....

well sort of anyways :) We had an appointment last Friday and were able to take the baby's measurments...again. What do you know, he's still quite large! He was measuring at about 7 and a half pounds, which is a good 2 weeks ahead of where 'normal' is. It puts him right around 10lbs if I was to go to 40 weeks, which my doctor is not conerned about. Apparently, he is confident that i would have no problems pushing out a 10 pound baby, lol! However, the doctor is concerned with the baby's head measurements, which were putting him at 41 weeks! He's got quite the noggin! Basically if I was to continute to my due date, his head would not fit and I would definitley be having a c-section. NO THANKS!
So really, the countdown begins on Thursday, we have another appt. and we will be getting the date that i will be induced. Sounds kind of funny actually, getting told the day your baby will be born :) I was very positive in the beginning of my pregnancy that i would be going into labor naturally, aka, no inducing for this much for that! :) I will admit, i was a little dissapointed to hear that I would for sure be getting induced, but I have an amazing doctor who I trust completely. And honestly I really do not want to be forced into a c-section if i can avoid it. Whatever is best for me and the little man is what I'm going with!
It's very exciting, but also a little annoying....seriously I can't WAIT for thursday! I can't believe i'm going to get to meet this little guy soon. I have been so blessed with such a wonderful pregnancy, and Jared and I are SO ready to be parents officially!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

hApPy BiRtHdAy Mr.T

25 old man! ;) I'm sorry you have to spend your day at school in classes you hate, but happy birthday anyways!! I loves loves LOVE you! Seriously I could go on forever and ever, but here's 25 reasons that you ROCK my socks!
hot dogs and sno-cones...oh how you get me!
your knowledge and testimony of the gospel
i never have to ask you to help clean or cook, you are amazing
back massages, foot massages, heaven!
you is my baby daddy :O
the fact that you want Rainbow Chip Birthday Cake because you know how much I love it!!
you watch The Bachelor with me
67 Camaro
that you served a mission and sent me tapes ALL the time!
you don't make fun of me when you catch me twirling
you are ALWAYS willing to help people out
you hate Twilight, but you still go to the movies with me
Lemon-Berry Slushes
that you Hold, Honor, and Practice the Priesthood in our home
playing with the kids = happiness
your passion for all things cycling
hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking
your Family is AWESOME!
you always say exactly what you mean
taking me to the Temple
Big, giant, huge, massive HEART...even if you pretend you don't :)
the amazing dad that i know you will be....can't wait!!!!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX....i feel lame because there is no way possible for me to ever really explain how much I love you and how much my life has been blessed with you in it! But i know you know my best Harry Potter accent 'Happy Birthday Jared'!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

whoa baby!

So, Friday we had our 30 week appointment, which included a 3D ultrasound.....super cool!! It was so neat to get to see our little guy and get a better picture of what he's gonna look like. Makes it all feel very real and very very exciting to finally see him and hold him!
He cooperated really well, so we got some good pictures! They also did his measurements before they started taking 3D shots and let me tell you, I was shocked! They'll get a good shot of his head and his belly and measure around them, while they're measuring you can see on the screen about how far along it puts you. When the tech was measuring his head it was showing 34 weeks! I thought, okay, maybe he just has a big head....but he was still measuring at 34 weeks after he did the other measurments. They estimated his weight at 4lbs 11oz!!! Basically he's HUGE considering I'm at 30 weeks....most babies at this point are right arounf 3 pounds. I passed my glucose tolerance test, so the doctor said it's definitely not gestational diabetes...he said it looks like i'm just bound to have big babies. They also said that at this rate I'm looking at a 10 pound baby, at least! Excuse me?!
Needless to say i freaked a little at the thought of pushing out a GIANT, but McKernan is awesome and made me feels tons better. We're gonna have another ultrasound to do big boy's measurements and see where that will put me for delivery. Most likely I'll have to be induced somewhat early...just depends on how big he gets.
Certainly makes things interesting, but either way i'm SO excited to finally see him, and super happy that all is well and baby is doing good!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Charlotte's Web

if you've seen the movie than you know EXACTLY what i'm talking about.....

I am sitting at my desk and out of the corner of my eye i see a tiny, little, baby spider floating down from the ceiling. I started to watch it make it's descent when i noticed 2 more little spiders making their way toward my desktop. I had a flash back of Charlotte's Web, when after Charlotte dies, 3 of her daughters float down and start talking to Wilbur....

They were holding on to their little web string swaying all over the place, and it took them a while to finally land safely on my desk. As soon as they were on the flat surface, I SMASHED them!! Cruel?? I think not! Needless to say these little spiders did not talk to me in sweet voices and they were NOT cute happy girl spiders with big eyelashes.

Hopefully whoever their momma was, didn't have as many babies as Charlotte, if so, I am finding a new office!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

30 WEEKS! Holy smokes people, i only have 10 weeks until I get to finally meet the little man of my dreams and I am SUPER excited! I haven't gotten nervous about it yet, I just think i'm too excited to feel nervous! I can't believe it's gone by so fast, i'm a little worried that this last stretch will feel really long, but who cares, he'll be here soon!

Friday, March 26, 2010

#1 The CRIB

We got the crib in, and Yup, we ordered it from Walmart (k-mart) haha.....Anyways, that comes as a big shock to me, because my hubby HATES that place!! After some price convincing and reading tOnS of reviews, I got him on board. He set it up the day it came in, and it looks great, it's very sturdy, and was priced wonderfully for my taste/budget. I just couldn't justify spending 400 bones on a crib...yowsa! So here's the picture and it'll be awhile before there is any bedding on it.

#2 Third Trimester!!

I am officially on the last third of my pregnancy and it so exciting that I have less than 90 days on my little ticker! It has felt like it's gone by pretty fast so far and I'm hoping that trend stays. I started feeling pretty tired since about a week and a half ago and I'm sure that will only progress. I had my last monthly appt. today and then it's down to every two weeks!

My favorite things have been:

*The ongoing pregnancy excuse to do whatever I want :)
*My ability to continue working without any preggo related issues
*Feeling little man do his warm ups in the morning
*Watching my belly move around all weird like!
*How just the thought of all the different things coming up in our lives have really strengthened Jared and I as husband and wife
*Ultrasounds and Dopplers at my appointments
*All the cute boy clothes
*How amazing my husband has been to me for the last 6 months and how excited he is to be a dad!
*Dreaming about this great little guy that I can't wait to snuggle and kiss and spoil!

The not-so wonderful things: (but they're worth it!)

*horrid back pain
*the ridiculous leg cramps from hell that strike at 1am!!!
*my boobs are getting huge and not in a good way!
*swollen feet by about 4pm :(
*1 million+ bathroom trips a day
*headaches, oh the headaches
*strange people at the grocery store that feel inclined to rub my ever growing bump!

Yep, pregnancy has it's ups and downs, but I really have enjoyed it all, just thinking about holding that little man in my arms in less that 3 months makes it all so SO worth it!!

28 weeks! Yes that is a pile of laundry in the background that i ignored for 3 days, and Yes, those are Jared's pajama pants!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


on Saturday I got a pedicure and it was toes look super cute too! However, I'm not sure why I paid to get them all cute and painted because unless I am sitting down, they have disappeared from all visual angles!

*the view from above...SEE, no toes!*

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday = Friday!!!

t-minus 2 hours till my weekend starts, woohoo i made it!!!!! (almost)
*on a side note we got the crib in yesterday and set soon!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

SPRING break?

Yes I work for a School District, but NO i do NOT get Spring Break off....I am a 12 month employee, so I don't get any normal school breaks off. All i get is the regular holidays, think of a bank, or post office schedule...that's me! :)
It gets better tho, in an attempt to save the district money, they usually make it mandatory to take Friday's off during these week long no school periods. This does not mean they give us a paid day off on means if we don't want to use a vacation day we must work 4, 10 hour days, and boy do I love working for 10 hours :) I was not made to work for ten hours at a time...ever!

Jared on the other hand, loves the idea of working longer hours if you get an longer weekend....I wish we could switch this week.....But I am glad he gets a week off of school, he deserves a break even though I know he won't give himself anytime to relax. that is just how the man operates. I love my dear sweet husband, I do not understand his constant need to be doing something, but I am thankful for him and all the things he does. I can pretty much guarantee that during his week 'off' he will finish any school assignments possible, he will study alot. Our house will be ridiculously clean. He will do more yardwork than normal. He will go grocery shopping. He will do all the laundry that I ignored this last weekend. He will work on projects that have been ignored lately, like hanging up pictures, cleaning out the garage and i'm sure he will put the crib together. And when i get home from my 10 hour work days he will give me back rubs and listen to me complain about how horrible my day was.

I have THE greatest husband in the WORLD!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

black & white

Okay, so I am on a pretty big Black and White kick right now. I love the idea of the furniture in the nursery being either of those colors, with lots of Black and White accents. I love it even more that it pops out against that super bright green wall.

So here's something new for me....I am going to be making the bedding for the crib, with some major help coming from my uber talented seamstress sister!!! But here is a peek at the fabric that I am considering. the white fabric is a soft minky chenille fabric.

What do ya'll think...too much?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

going green

so here are some of the 1st installments of what is to be the infamous NURSERY around here. I've finished all the painting and I think if I saw another roll of painters tape or caulking I just might puke!!! The Vinyls dots were actually pretty easy thanks to my awesome sister DONNA coming to help me, thanks!! I'm happy with how it is coming together, just need to get a lot of other things together in there!! You can ignore the iPod saved my sanity while I spent so much time painting!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


WOW, it is weird that I am half way there to meeting our little man, people weren't kidding when they said it would go super fast! It has been fun and very enlightening. I feel great (most the time, mostly the not so great times is when I'm trying to sleep).
The biggest question people are asking lately is, 'Have you thought of any names?'...Have I? Of course I have, I think of names ALL the time, it is actually driving me nuts, I didn't realize naming a person would be so difficult! We do have a small list formulating for now, but i'm sure it will change so I am not going to share it yet. I can guarantee that he won't have a name until he is out and screaming his head off, that will be the moment that I know just what to call him :) or at least shortly after, but I promise we won't leave the hospital with just a 'Baby Boy Tieman'
We have been working on what the Nursery is going to look like, we've decided to take advantage of my energy and willingness to work now, so we will be painting shortly. Coming up with a color scheme was pretty difficult, but what do you know, it's mostly GREEN! I will definitely post pictures when we are done.
The little guy is doing great, still growing and moving more every day. Everytime we go to an appointment, they tell me the same thing, 'He is SO active!' trust me people I know, I can feel him moving around like crazy. I'm hoping this is a trend he will discontinue after birth......
Jared and I are doing well, he is fully engaged in his schooling again, so our schedules are wacky once more. We are definitely keeping busy and don't get to see each other nearly as much as we'd like, but it is nice to be busy when you are making progress toward goals we've had for sometime. I'm sure when his schooling is over, we'll look back at it like everything else, thinking it went by so fast!
That is it for now everyone, I'll be sure to post again when something exciting happens!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Popcorn Popping

Yes that is the best way to describe this little acrobat inside me....The first little movements I felt reminded me of popcorn popping in the microwave. They are getting stronger and come more often, he is definitely a super active little guy. It is the coolest thing people! I can't wait for Jared to get to feel this little man kicking away!
Sometimes I'll be sitting at my desk at work and I'll start cracking up when he starts at it. I don't know why, I just think it's the neatest, weirdest thing and it makes me laugh. People are beginning to think i'm crazy i'm sure. I don't care, I am enjoying every second of this pregnancy, even the hairy belly and crazy back aches!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


This is for all you Surprisians! I found this yummy self serve frozen yogurt place, and now I'm hooked!! You go in, grab a bowl and fill it up with as much (or little....yah right) of all sorts of yogurt flavors and then put all the toppings you want on top....including Ghirardelli chocolate syrup! They charge you by the ounce, Jared and I each got a bowl for about 4 bucks. I had Death by Chocolate frozen yogurt with brownie chunks and lots of choc. syrup!!! HEAVEN! It is right by the Fry's Marketplace on Greenway Road and Cotton Lane.....only 2 miles from my house :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's a.......

BOY!!!! We found out on took a while tho, cuz the little stinker wasn't cooperating, but we finally got him to move and got a few good shots. Jared was just beaming when we left the office. It was awesome to find out and great that we got the ultrasound....our first one was at 7 weeks, so there wasn't much to see.
I feel pretty great, actually I've been extremely blessed during this pregnancy. I didn't have any morning sickness, and the crazy fatigue is pretty much all gone now. We couldn't be more excited to be parents and feel so blessed that we have this little guy on the way. Now if I could only think of names....... By the way Mom, I posted more pics on my facebook, the ultrasound tech was awesome and took a million, just for you :)