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Hey guys. This is a very personal post but... I need help.

Being a new mom has been, well, lonely. Really lonely.

Yes, I have my precious baby boy to play with all day but it's not like he can talk to me, really listen to me, or play with me. It's hard when it's so one sided alllll day.

And it's boring. The most exciting things in my life (other than the cute things Ander is constantly doing and the couple hours of rehearsal I have each week) are finally finding something good to watch on Netflix, finally seeing Brandon's car come in the driveway, or getting an Amazon package in the mail.

It's always been easy for me to make friends and form connections with people. I've always had a best friend. It's weird to not have one. Yes, I have close friends and I love them dearly. But I don't have that one person that I can call for anything, that person who lives down the road who I can hang out with all the time while Brandon is at work, or on the weeken…

Hello 2014!

Happy belated New Year. :) 2013 was a such a great year, it will be hard to beat! In recap: We moved into our own place in LehiBrandon officially graduatedBrandon got a sweet job at Property SolutionsWe went to Ireland and Scotland with Brandon's familyI survived pregnancy and had AnderWe went to Hawaii to celebrate my mom's 50thBrandon went to India for 3 weeks for work PRETTY BIG YEAR I'D SAY! :)
This month: We got to see our old friends Scott and Stephanie from AZ when they came to Utah for Steph's baby shower. It was the first time our trio (me, Amanda, and Steph) were reunited in like 5 years! Now we all have babies! Okay well not yet, but Steph's due in April!

 We said to goodbye to Rachel for EIGHTEEN MONTHS as she headed to the MTC to prepare for her mission in Seoul, Korea! She is going to be an amazing missionary. I miss her already!
 On MLK day, Brandon, Chase, and I went to Nickel City. We scored TONS of tickets and somehow only ended up with 10 Airhe…

5 Months

Five months have come and gone so quickly! Ander has changed a ton this month. I'd say the biggest change is that he is discovering all the sounds his voice can make. My, does he have a voice! He goes from deep grunts to belly laughs to high pitched squeals and squeaks. Ha ha. He makes Brandon and I laugh every day. He also has been making "naa" and "mah" sounds which is pretty dang adorable. Some other new developments:  "Stranger Danger". He knows who his parents are and gets scared when anyone else holds or even looks at him. Ha ha. I hope this one passes soon, although it is certainly endearing.He has a lot more hand control. He can reach out and grab things and bring them to his mouth. He holds things in both hands and really concentrates on them. He loves to touch my face with both hands when I get close to him. It's so sweet! DROOL. He is drooling more than ever. Ew.He can be left alone to play by himself for longer periods. He got a play c…