Sunday, October 3, 2010

I cant' stop laughing.....

On the drive home tonight from my parents house, Maya kept telling me she wanted a treat. I told her she can't have a treat until after she eats her dinner. Then her whining continued and even turned to yelling at me, and then it went like this....

Me: "Maya, you better WATCH YOUR MOUTH or you wont get any treat tonight!!"

Maya: " But mommy, I can't watch my mouth, kids don't have DVR players in their throats so how can I watch my mouth?!?!?!?!


Priceless!!!! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

We're Back!!!!!!!!

It has been sooo long since I've posted. SOOOO much has happened over the last 8 months. We had a great summer and now enjoying the fall season. Maya started preschool this year. Here are her first day of school pics! She loves to learn and it amazes me still how much she is learning and growing each and every day. I love being MyMy's mama!!

I will continue to post more and get all our friends and family caught up! :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Maya's prayer....

Maya's prayer last night...

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank thee for this day, all of your blessing, thank thee for her, her, him, him, him, AND ME! In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!"

I love what she comes up with when she prays.

This was a first......she went around the room and pointed at Grammy and me (the hers'), and then Carsen, Taylor, and Grampy (the hims') and then she ended by pointing at herself....

So precious!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Maya Jewel

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY TO MY PRINCESS, MY ANGEL!!! She was born on January 26, 2007 at 7:45 am, weighing it at 9 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 22-1/2 inches long!

Maya turns 3 today. I can't believe how fast these 3 years have gone by. I can still remember her birth as if it were yesterday. She was a week late, and still my body was not showing signs of progression, but my doctor had me induced. I was checked in to Utah Valley Hospital at about noon on January 25, 2007. I had the very last vacant room in labor and delivery, it was very busy day! From about noon to eleven pm that night I was very slowly progressing, they didn't give me Pitocin yet because the nurse said my body was progressing well enough on its own (yeah right, it was sooo slow!) My doctor got after the nurses and said they should have given me Pitocin the night before, so FINALLY at 7 am they gave me Pitocin. I can still remember sitting there and only 30 minutes later I felt like I was ready to push. I told my mom to get the nurse quick, the baby was coming!

At 7 am when they started the Pitocin I was only dilated to a 7, and at 7:30 am when the nurse came back in to check me, I can still remember her strolling into the room, probably thinking I had another question, or wanted to turn my epideral up, and when I told her I felt ready to push, she gave me this look like "yeah right" and so she casually went to check me and to her surprise, sure enough, there was Maya's head! She hurried and paged my doctor and told me NOT TO PUSH, WAIT FOR YOUR DOCTOR!! About 15 minutes later, a LONG 15 minutes later, my doctor FINALLY made it and with 2 pushes, and 5 minutes later....MAYA JEWEL WILLIAMS was born! (I remember thinking to myself, it took only 30 MINUTES to go from a 7 to a 10 with the Pitocin, and to think if they had given me Pitocin the night before, Maya would have been born hours earlier... thanks nurses. LOL)

The things I remember most about the birth:

1. Maya's cone head, poor girl. It was soo bad from those 15 minutes when she was ready to come out but I wasn't able to push while waiting for my doctor. Her poor head was stuck right there in the canal for way too long!
2. She didn't scream at first like you anticipate a new baby doing. They suctioned her mouth and nothing, no noise. She was turning blue, so they hurried her over to the baby crash cart. She was sooo overdue that she was cookin in there and had a ton of fluids in her lungs so they had to suction it all out. When I finally did hear that first cry and they laid her on my chest, I just wept, wept tears of joy, like nothing I had ever experienced before.
3. She hardly slept!!!! Maya was a very alert and awake newborn. Even the nurses' commented on how alert she was and it was a common assumption that she was VERY overdue. My doctor waited a whole week after my "official due date" to induce me but Maya was measuring about a week big all throughout my pregnancy, so it is very possible she was delivered closer to being 2 weeks overdue! She didn't act like a normal newborn, she was very strong, and more awake than a usual newborn.
4. I had a lot of quiet moments with just me and Maya in the hospital. I couldn't take my eyes off her, and she would just gaze into my eyes....I felt of her spirit, her innocence, her purity. I can still remember those big brown eyes looking up at me as if to say, "I'm here mom, I'm here for you, let the journey begin."
5. L-O-V-E...I never knew it was possible to love someone so much until I held her in my arms. It was instant. It was unconditional, and it grew with every moment, and still does.

I thank God every day for calling on me to be her mother. She is so full of energy, of love, and her sweet spirit touches everyone she comes in contact with. She is soo special and I am soo grateful for her. She has saved me, literally, and because of her I am a better person. She inspires me everyday. Words really can't describe how I feel about her and what she means to me....

So, happy birthday to my babygirl, my angel.

**more birthday pics to come**

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Maya's Happy Place is......


Avery & Hudson don't have names anymore.....Maya simply calls them her "cousins" AND she asks to talk to them and see them more, and more, and more ALL THE TIME!!! I don't have enough fingers to count all the times in one day that Maya asks to go to "Jenny's house"

And when she is hanging out with them she is the happiest 'lil girl ever, a happy Maya = a happy Mama!!! ;)

And even though Carly lives far away, Maya loves to talk to her on the phone and look at her pictures. We are so excited to see them so soon!

Making a gingerbread house at Grammy's

They "love being a turtle"

Maya & Carly playing at the park

Sunday, November 29, 2009


"I love you thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much mama"


Kids at Turkey dinner

A whole lotta yummy food!!!!

All smiles

Up close n personal with miss maya and her chipped tooth (she ran in front of Avery when she was swinging and maya went flying, she won't do that again!)

G'ma & G'pa Hill

I love dessert!!!

Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without games, and the traditional Parle Vu France!

.....and the kids danced! Maya LOVES music, and anytime she hears it, she gets to movin and shakin

Monday, November 16, 2009

Disney On Ice

We went to Disney on Ice and it was a great show. Maya was in heaven and I enjoyed myself as well! Ariel has been her favorite for quite awhile now but she now is becoming more fond of all the princesses. We drove down to Sandy and took the trax downtown. Maya loved the "Train" and was giggling and singing the whole way down there in anticipation. We had tickets with my friend Lori and her daughter, and Lori's sister Leslie and her 2 girls. Grammy, Hudson, and Avery had seats close by and all the kids had a great time. We will definitely being going back next year, this show was fabulous!!!

Maya and Mama on trax, "the train"

Maya got to pick out one toy and of course she wanted an Ariel doll.

Jada (lori's daughter) and Maya before the show with their princess dolls


Little Mermaid

Snow White

The kids at intermission


Tinkerbell and all the princesses with their prince at the end of the show

Fairy Godmother waiving goodbye with all the princesses