Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I just got a call from the UW, they got the referrals! My ObGyn told them all my health concerns and that I am wanting a VBAC and they said, "We can do that!" WOOOOOOOOT!!!!

I can barely breathe I am so excited!

Now to see if they keep their end of the bargain... I have been baited and switched too many times to not be cynical... but still!


Monday, July 27, 2009

I feel like I'm standing on the edge of a cliff...

And I can see so many other people jumping off with their parasails and having a wonderful time floating to the bottom of the ravine.... and I can see some people being pushed off, attached to bungee cords and being snapped back and bouncing, but they are ok in the end... and then there is me, I have no parasail, I have no bungee cord. I am just standing there... hoping I can fly and everyone is telling me I can't.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I just found out yesterday! We are so excited to welcome baby #2 to the Blythe Family!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2 years and 5 months ago

No this isn't a rewriting of the Gettysburg Address... don't worry :)

2 years and 5 months ago, my son was born, and we began our breastfeeding journey. It has been glorious, bitter, sweet, wonderful, long but too short, emotional, heart wrenching, and nerve wracking... It has brought us closer together, it has nourished my precious baby, and my own soul. It helped me to heal emotionally from my cesarean.

And now it is over.

Alex has weaned himself down to only nursing to sleep, and I have decided that it is time to take the final step and stop nursing altogether. I am done. This relationship has given and taken from me in so many ways. It has changed me, for the better I hope.... but I am ready for it to be over. I am ready to have my body back. I am ready to be able to wear whatever I feel like wearing any time I want to without having to worry about if it is nursing friendly or not... I am ready to sleep at night without laying in contorted positions to accommodate a nursling...

Ah, the bittersweet taste of ending one phase of life and starting another... but it is time... I look forward to a lifetime of similar such experiences!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Moral Relativism vs. Moral Nihilism

From Wikipedia:

"Moral relativism is the position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect objective and/or universal moral truths, but instead make claims relative to social, cultural, historical or personal circumstances. ....moral nihilism completely denies the existence of any objective morality."

In his April, 2009 talk, The Power of Covenants, Elder D. Todd Christofferson says: "...We need strong Christians who can make important things happen by their faith and who can defend the truth of Jesus Christ against moral relativism..."

I am confused.

The Gospel is RIDDLED with examples of moral relativism! Christ himself practiced it on numerous occasions! Even recently, we have a case of moral relativism in the LDS church... take a look at The Proclamation on the Family... it says:

"By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation."

Yet we are admonished by an Apostle to avoid it. I think that Elder Chistofferson should have said "moral nihilism" instead. There IS an objective morality, however... circumstances vary, as the Church can obviously see.... I understand that Elder Christofferson is a human with human flaws, and I accept that this may have been one of them. I DO believe that moral nihilism is a cancer that is eating at our society.

I guess I just wanted to rant and get this all off my chest.... thanks for listening.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Good for a laugh

While I was on a road trip with my grandma last month, my husband filmed this gem of my son.