Monday, August 1, 2011

Kendall Brook Mattingly

Kendall Brook was born March 17th 2011.   Kendall was my harder baby to deliver :)   she weighed 9 lbs 15 oz and was 22 inches long.  I had a harder pregnancy with Kendall, she moved all the time and cause alot of rukus!  I swelled up, had backaches that killed, and lived on the cranky train pretty much the whole time.  paige told me if I ever have more she would be moving out until the baby was born because the 9 months was HORRIBLE :(   hahahaa      Kendall has torticollis which is a stiff neck associated with muscle spasm, classically causing lateral flexion contracture of the cervical spine musculature (a condition in which the head is tilted to one side). The muscles affected are principally those supplied by the spinal accessory nerve. Kendall now attends phy therapy 2 a month  and we are working hard to help stretch the neck muscles out.  We were told that it might have been caused by being cramped in the womb.. since she was a bigger baby.  Everyday she is getting cuter and cuter she is such a happy baby.  Kendall just started eating applesauce and bananas  and oatmeal.. she is not to found of the fruit but loves the oatmeal.  She is being tended by my aunt Ursula, and Kendall loves going with her.  I am lucky to have such a amazing family.

Paige Jolene Lopez

My beautiful baby!  She has grown up so fast.  Paige was 7lbs 03 oz and 19 inches long. I had a pretty normal pregnancy, I was about 1 week overdue and we were going to Dr appointments once every week.   On March 02, 1995 We headed to the hospital to get one of our normal check ups and discovered that Paige was in stress and I needed to be started. They thought Paige was maybe tangled in the cord, needless to say we were panicked.  I was admitted to the labor and delivery were they started the meds. It took 2 days for Paige to be born, she really didn't want to come out :)  She was perfect and tiny !!  Her dad and I were so excited. Paige didn't want a whole lot to do with me she only wanted her dad to hold her.  she slept good, ate good and has grown up to be such a beautiful young woman.

So Paige just got her learners permit a couple weeks ago.  So she always wants to drive LOL  it is kinda scary but she will catch on soon I'm sure.  Paige will be able to get her license on Jan 12 2012 also after her drivers class.

The beginning...

My name is Amber Mattingly I am married to Lee Mattingly.  We were married 13, Feb 2009 in Las Vegas NV. It was so awesome to marry my best friend.  We met when we were in 9th grade (Jr high) . We had the same home room and had to do so school project together and he had to come over to my house. All I remember thinking is I don't want that guy to come to my house!  From that day on him and I were connected at the hips.  He became my best friend, and we were together as friends for a while. I'm not sure how it came about that he would be my boyfriend.. but he says we had our first kiss at Lagoon :).  We dated for 2 years and went to sophomore homecoming together and Jr homecoming. Then I broke up.  lee will tell you that I dumped him.. and he was heartbroken.  I'm sure he was just fine.   My Jr year was when I met Paige's dad Andre and we dated and along came Paige after high school. We were married in 1995 and stayed together for 6 years.   Andre and I were divorced in 1999 when Paige was 4.  Paige then became my BFF, and we were inseparable!   I had seen Lee around town here and there through the years. We did meet up one time and he came to my apartment at the time, we went out and hung and I didn't see him again for a few more years.   His parents lived up the street from my mom.  One day at the light between our parents houses I ran into him and he followed me over to my moms.  We chatted for a few and he had to go.. I was kind of bummed, later I found out he was on his way to his new girlfriends house :(   Now lets skip forward to 2008...  I was on facebook and decided I wanted to see what he was up to.  I searched his name and found it, I sent him an email right away. About 20 min later I got an email back and I then sent him my phone number and  he called and we chatted for about 2 hours.  I invited him to my apartment in West Jordan. We played scrabble with Paige and had dinner.  From that day on we  haven' t been apart. I love him so much.   We moved in together and lived cramped in my little apartment for a few, then decided we should buy a home.   2009 We moved to Eagle Mtn, UT  in a wonderful little community with great neighbors.  The process of buying the home was really hard and stressful but when it was done it was so worth it.  Its not the biggest home but we love it and it works.  Paige was ready for the move and to be stable. She had friends out in Saratoga Springs and they would all be at the new school she was going to. Paige started 9th grade in high school .. YIKES :)  She now loves school and she is a great student. Paige is now 16 and just learning how to drive.   In March 2011 along came Kendall brook Mattingly