Wednesday, December 23, 2009

6 Months

I can't believe it. Dallace is already 6 months old. She's been such a blessing in our lives and we love all the new little things she does each and everyday. She's starting to develop quite the funny little personality (definitely gets that from her dad). I just feel like it was yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital and I was so nervous for my mom to leave, because then I would be alone with this baby, MY baby!! Now, I can't imagine a moment without her. We love you, Dallace!

Day One

One Month Old
2 Months Old
3 Months Old
4 Months Old
5 Months Old
6 Months Old

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The blanket.

This is the story of Dallace, Tank, and The Blanket.

mmm..this blanket sure is nice to chew on
Tank:alright, little person, it's picture time-Let's go!

Dallace:I'll sit up for the picture but I'm not letting go of this blanket it's SO good!
Tank: Maybe I'll get a treat if I pose for the picture.

Dallace: Hey Tank, do you want to chew on the blanket, it's really nice. Really-you should try it
Tank:I don't know what you're talking about, little person.

Tank:wow, it does smell pretty good.
Dallace:See I told you!

Dallace:what's wrong, where are you going, Tank?
Tank:I shouldn't chew on that, the big people don't like it when I chew on stuff.

Dallace: it's okay, Tank. I still love you.
Tank: I love you, too, little person.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

3 great thoughts

1. I have the perfect husband. He always has Dallace and I in mind when he does anything. He is very motivated and is not afraid of work. He is a perfect father. He loves his family with such a strong love and is willing to help any of them out, anytime, no questions asked, and without expecting anything in return. He knows how to motivate me if get discouraged about material things. He reminds me that our place might not have the nicest things, but it is the perfect home. He helps me out around the house and shows a deep appreciation for everything I do for our little family.

2. My daughter is perfect. She smiles everytime she sees me or Luke. She has got a new found love for Tank (*and Roxy-Joey and Ally's furry kid). She tries to talk pretty often lately. and very. VERY. LOUD. She sounds like a pterodactyl when she's "Talking". But she's the cutest pterodactyl I've ever seen. She loves to look in the mirror and go shopping with mom. I am so thankful that heavenly father believes in Luke and I enough to give us such an angel.

3.My family. I could not be luckier when it comes to family. Both mine and Luke's could not be any better. Luke's parents are like mine. And my family, although they hate that I live this far away, have accepted that I'm here with such a loving family.

4. The gospel. I am extremely grateful for the gospel and the testimony that I have built over the last 3 years. Having the priesthood in our home has been a blessing in itself.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daddy's Girl.

Daddy and Dallace ESPN time..this happens daily during sports center. Dallace loves watching football, it's one of the only thing she stays fascinated with on t.v. as of right now, which is fine with us!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Lip

I just think the world needs to see it.
The Lip.
Right before Dallace gets REALLY upset this is what we see.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I've decided I'm not very good at keeping up with this blog, but I should give you an update, anyway.

Will be three months old next Wednesday! She will also be going on her first plane ride to see all o my family next Wednesday. We couldn't be more excited! She smiles all the time now, sucks on her thumb in her sleep, and tries to giggle. We caught her giggling a little in her sleep the other day and Luke almost wasn't able to leave to go to work when he saw that. She loves anyone that will hold her and talk to her (except that one time at the buffet with aunt ashley ;) just kidding Ashley! ) Dallace has made our little family complete and I don't know what we did without her. I just can't believe she's already been around for a 1/4 of a year!Luke:
Luke has been studying his behind off for the RCT test. We're about 99% sure he got the job, we should find out anyday, now!

Tank's life hasn't really changed much. He still likes to sleep, eat, and poop..a lot like Dallace.

Same old same old. Taking care of the family the best I know how. I'm trying to make sure I get my workout in everyday. I started a 90 day workout and can't wait to see how it turns out.

Things really couldn't be any better in our lives right now and we are so grateful!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby D

I just realized I have really been slacking (again) in the blog department. Dallace is 6 weeks old as of tomorrow. It's completely ridiculous how fast these last 6 weeks have gone by. I feel like we were just in the hospital looking at our beautiful little baby for the first time. Life is completely different, now and we couldn't be enjoying it more! Luke's aunt Jeannie just had a baby this last week. His name is Crew Jakob Olsen and is quite adorable!! We can't wait to see him in person. Luke has been great with Baby D. Every day he comes home from, says a quick hello to me and then makes a break for Dallace and tells her how much he missed and thought about her during the day. He makes sure to throw in a quick shout out of how he missed me, too..but I know the truth! It's so sweet to see how much he loves her. Tank has been really great overall. Don't get me wrong though, there have been a few days that I really did almost open the door and take off his collar. But then the next day wake up feeling so thankful I didn't actually find him a new home. He's a part of the family and I know he has to adjust to having a new baby in the house, too..and we need to give him some time for that. Now, what you're all waiting for the pictures-which I'm sure you scrolled down to see those first before reading the post-which is totally fine..I do the same thing with your blog


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

She's HERE!

Dallace Marie Watson
6:14 a.m.
7 lbs 11 oz
22 inches

On Monday the 22nd I went in for a doctors appointment and my blood pressure had been relatively high the last few appointments leading the doctor to think I might have mild pre-eclampsia. After running a few tests the Friday before and then again on Monday he decided to send me on over to Labor & Delivery. After being monitored for a couple of hours they decided to go ahead and induce me. I wasn't ready at all for that. No bag packed (even though my sister-in-law, Ashley, had told me the night before I really should pack one). Husband at work & mom not arriving for two more days. But of course, her and I being healthy is the most important thing. I called Luke and told me we were having a baby, today! So, he left work right away and got there right after they admitted me. They started me on Pitocin about 2:00 in the afternoon and around 10:00 broke my water. After 8 hours I had only gone from 2 cm to 3 cm. Not a lot of progress. After they broke my water things progressed a bit faster. Around 5:30 I felt the need to push and sure enough I was between 9 1/2 cm and 10 cm and 100 % effaced. It was go time. We were all exhausted at this point, Luke had fallen asleep on the rolly chair next to my bed so I woke him up and told him it was time. I started pushing about 5:35 or 5:40 and Dallace was born at 6:15. She was absolutely perfect. She barely cried at all while the nurses weighed and measured her. Just a little cry every little bit to let them know she was cold. The second they put her on my chest is a moment I will NEVER forget. You can't prepare yourself at all for the overwhelming amount of love and joy you feel as when you see your child for the first time. Although I had never seen her before I instantly recognized her. Luke was able to hold it together during the whole birthing process..We only thought he would pass out a few times. But he even cut the cord! He cried. I cried. It was amazing. I can honestly say that this was the most amazing moment of my life thus far. I can't see anything else that could top it. I look forward to seeing how she grows (which is already too fast, just after one week there's been change). Dallace is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen and has already stolen the hearts of all those around her.
Dallace's Big Arrival

At Home

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"morning" sickness..again, REALLY?

So, we have a bit over 2 weeks left of this pregnancy and somehow the "morning'' sickness that lasted all day everyday for the first 6 1/2 months has returned and is NOT holding back at all. For the past week or so I've been nauseous throughout the day-but only throwing up one or two times (the first battle with "morning" sickness was anywhere from 4-7 or even 8 times a day). As of this morning I feel like I've been kicked back 3 months. I can't even keep down a sip of water. The only thing that is and could make it worse..I'm having contractions every 4 or 5 minutes, and have figured out that throwing up is a lot worse during the middle of a contraction. I've decided I'm done with this whole pregnancy thing and Dallace should just come out..right now..well, at least today or tomorrow. Just needed to vent a little.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I have been a MAJOR slacker in the blog world...until now. I am officially done with work and have nothing to do but wait for baby Dallace to get here so there are NO excuses for this thing not being up to date. So, here's an update for all of you!
There is quite a bit new with us: we went through the temple in April, We bought our first car, Luke started a new job, I quit mine, Tank leads a much more exciting life, and we are slowly but surely getting closer to meeting our daughter-Dallace Marie. I'll break it down for you a little bit more...

Brit & Dallace:
For about 3 weeks I had been having contractions off and on. I'm not talking braxton hicks, I mean hard to breathe every 3 minutes contractions. We went to the hospital twice where they proceeded to give me a shot of Terbutaline to stop the contractions. My OB told me to just hang in there till at least 36 weeks and after that
it would be perfectly safe to have her. I went to my doctor appointment today and I am 70 % effaced and 1 1/2 centimeters dilated. How exciting!! There actually is some kind of progress going on down there. Dr. Mulholland also set the date for me to be induced if she decides to not make her big appearance on her own, June 25th at 7:00 a.m. Now we wait. My mom won't be up here until the 23rd so, it'd be nice if she could hold out till then. We'll see.

Here is me at 36 weeks


Luke started his new job out at Hanford a little over a month ago. Overall he is liking it. It's easy on him (he's just been training until now) and the schedule is perfect for family life. He quit the airport to go work out at the area and although he misses a few people he worked with out there he doesn't miss those 3:00 a.m. mornings in the slightest. He is really starting to get excited about little baby Dallace, too. He can't wait to see what she looks like but is still kind of freaked out when he can see or feel a foot stick out of my belly.

Here is Luke with our new car

Tank is the happiest dog on the planet now that I'm home with him all day. He almost never has to go in his kennel. We go on walks and take naps. It's a pretty tough life, so he does get worn out and when given the opportunity will pass out anywhere he can..

Here he is on the couch
Here he is on the ground in front of the bed...too tired to jump on the bed

He could very well be sleeping behind my shades.

Here is on top of the couch...we woke him up..

So that's pretty much all that's new with us for now!

Friday, March 13, 2009


I find myself feeling extremely grateful these days and I think that needs to be expressed more.

I am so lucky. These are just a few reasons:

1. I met the most amazing man.

Luke makes me laugh no matter how sad, mad, tired, or sick I may be. He loves me with absolutely all of his heart. Does anyone really know how rare this kind of love is? He wakes me up in the middle of the night just to cuddle and give me a kiss. He works 2 jobs while going to school to make a future for our little family. He is so tired from all of it, and he still volunteers to help his family, no questions asked, on his only "day off" (he still usually has 2 or 3 hours of homework, plus a 3 hour shift at the airport). He will be the best father a child could ask for. I know he's nervous about it, now, but I just know he will be the perfect example. I just wish I could find a way to show him just how much I love him. I miss him, literally the second he leaves and I still get that little flutter in my stomach when I see him, get a call, or text from him. I could never say enough about him. I just hope one day he some inkling of how much he means to me.

2. We both have jobs in this hard time.

Our country is definitely going through a hard time right now. Everyday at least 10 people come into my office to apply for our job opening and almost every one of them was laid off. It's heartbreaking. I feel so blessed to have a job that gives my family a place to live, keeps our power on, and keeps food on our table. Luke has a job that allows us to go see my family whenever we have time..we wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise. I really hope and pray that this economy turns around, soon.

3. Our family

Our friends and family are completely amazing. They are there for us whenever we need them. I hate that I'm so far away from my family, but Luke's family truly makes it the best it could be. His mom and dad are just like my own. The rest of his family (aunts, uncles, grandparent, brother and sisters) are more that I ever expected, too. Our little family is growing, too. We have a baby on the way. There are so many people that don't get this opportunity and I hope we never take for granted the love of our children. I can't forget about Tank. I know most people only see the crazy side of my bubs..but he is such a great cuddler. When I'm home alone and a little homesick or if I'm actually sick Tank is just the trick. He will cuddle as long as I want to. And Tank has no sense of personal space so he is just right there, as long as you'll let him be.

We might not have new furniture, a nice tv, dining room chairs (although we might, soon hehe), a new car, or any "extra" money..but we do have the best life anyone could have. We have the purest love there is and soon we will be going through the temple to be sealed. Once we've done that and we have our baby, there is nothing that could make our life any better. I just wish that everyone could find a life like ours.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

It's a GIRL!

That's right! After all of Luke's joking about not wanting any girls-Baby #1 is a girl. We are pretty sure anyways, she was very stubborn and did not want her picture taken at all, as you can see in these next few pictures. Just to forewarn you, she is shooting us the bird blocking any decent picture of her in one of the pictures. The ultrasound tech was astonished when she realized she had caught a picture of this. So if this any sign of what our baby is going to be like, we are REALLY going to have our hands full!Luke swears he can see something there, he keeps saying it could just be a late bloomer..and if this is the best picture we could get..maybe she is a he..guess we will find out in a few months. Now here comes the naughty one. She is literally blocking her face by shooting us the bird...hahahahah