Wednesday, September 28, 2011


So I am one of those people that believe blogging shouldn't always be about how "perfect" your life is. Because, well lets face it... NO ONES LIFE IS PERFECT and if you don't think so then,"thou doth protest a little too much." (In the wise words of Whitney)

I ran into a lady at the grocery store today and she asked me how old my son was. I responded, "oh, he's 6 months." Well of course she says, "Wow, my son is six months and he's THREE TIMES HIS SIZE." She was the sweetest lady, but to be honest I was having an off day today and really did not want to explain how my son was born early for the millionth time. So in as few words as I could, I told her that he was a micro preemie and is actually 3 months "corrected" which is why he looks like a three month old. Anyway, that obviously wasn't enough information for her because she wanted to know more. Just for the record, I usually do not mind answering questions about Cayman. I love having any excuse to talk about my little man; BUT like I said, it was an off day for me. She wanted to know how much he weighed, how many weeks he was, how long he was in the NICU, etc etc. I explained everything and then she said, "Well if he was only 2 pounds then it must have been a really easy labor, imagine what you felt and multiply that times ten!!! I wish my kids were micro preemie." WHAT!? Who on Earth would say that?

Im sure she was just being funny or sarcastic, but I was a little bugged after that. I've had so many people tell me lately that my labor was "so much easier than a full term baby." This has become such a pet peeve of mine, so let me make this clear. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW BIG THE BABY IS... LABOR PAINS ARE ALL THE SAME!!! So, next time you want to belittle what I went through. Try being in hard labor for 2 weeks, full blown labor for over 24 hours getting little to no sleep, delivering a 2 pound micro preemie, THEN tell me how "easy" it was! You have just experienced one of Bethany Lynne Dyers rage rants, I hope you enjoyed it. ;)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Change of plans~

As most of you know, Skyler and I were planning on moving to Utah at the end of this month. Well, that didn't exactly work out according to plan. Skyler got a job offer in Pocatello with his company that will be a little more permanent and stable, which is just what we want. Am I excited to move to Pocatello? Not exactly, but we are buying a home there and its only 2 hrs from my moms house, so I can't complain much. We went and looked at houses last week with our realtor, and there is actually some beautiful areas to live in Pocatello. I'm starting to think I might really like it there. We still haven't decided if we want to build or buy yet. The rates for building are great right now, but you just can't beat the prices on foreclosed homes either. You can buy a home right now that was originally over $350,000 for $250,000! For those of you who are wondering what "my type" of home is, ill give you some examples. These are pictures of some of the homes we have looked at. We are still trying to find the "perfect" one.

vaulted coffer ceilings...GORGEOUS
Grand stone fireplace..gotta have this right?
Grand Stone Entrance
beautiful doors and entry way
granite counter tops- beautiful cabinets of course..
Grand room w/ arched entry way
Jetted Tub and Double Vanity
Large Master bedroom w/ Tray Ceilings and Picture Frame windows

These are just a few different houses we have looked at in Idaho. When we find one that has everything we want, it will be "THE one." Buying a house is not only exciting but also very nerve racking. I cannot wait to finally live somewhere more permanent, and raise Cayman and our future kids in our home. BUT, I am also nervous about having another large bill every month and having the commitment of being married to our house for 30 years! I am so grateful that my husband has worked his butt off for us so that we could have this opportunity.  We are lucky he even has a good job in this economy, and if that means we have to live in Pocatello, then I guess thats not too bad. :)