Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's goin on

Jake is 1 month now. He just started to roll over and smile -jk. This picture was taken on the day of his 2 week dr.'s visit. Everything was fine, except later that same day I went back to the dr. because Jake fell from my chair onto the hardwood. I had no one to blame but myself and an overactive bladder. I left him in the boppy pillow on the chair after a feeding (I had the U shaped pillow facing the unsafe way) and as soon as I heard him crying I knew what happend. He had a goose egg on his head so I went in and they did xrays, etc and all was well. I felt awful!

Grace is loving this nightgown from her cousin Sarah. She gets so many great clothes from family. Her hair is in buns because she's Princess Leia, but also a mermaid. She's been really good with Jake and very interested in my feedings. She said to me one day "Mom, I'm feeding my baby from my chest. This side is plain (milk) and this side is strawberry." delicious!

Kate is wearing a wig from my Princess Leia Halloween costume.

I've been so impressed as to how quickly Kate picks up on things. Since she was 12 months she copies everything we do. If she sees a brush she combs her hair, and in this case she was thrilled to get the headband on herself.

We got the xmas decor out after Thanksgiving and this bell was a big hit.

Thanksgiving

We had my parents and Amy's family over. It was nice because we each prepared a different part of the meal. It was very delicious and the cousins had so much fun. This year I am of course thankful for Jake and our families health, but I have to say Chad really makes everything OK for me lately. Without the help I'd go nuts!

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enjoying a deviled egg

Friday, November 13, 2009

Update on Kate

Kate just had her 1 year Dr. visit. She's in the 5th percentile for height and 3rd for weight (16.9 lbs and 27 inches long). She also had a double ear infection; This is her 3rd ear infection/cold in the last 3-4 months! She is such a happy girl and loves to show off, but when not feeling well she clings to me which has been hard with a new baby. She's is also getting 2 new teeth poor thing. She has changed so much in the last month. Now she is walking everywhere and the dr. was impressed at how she goes from sitting to squatting to standing without using her hands. She's into everything but in a curious vs destructive way. She says "hi" whenever someone new walks into the room and claps for herself often. I wish I could freeze time and enjoy her more because after having Jake, she no longer seems so small. Here's what she has been up to:
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Kate's 1st Birthday

Not so long ago..

We celebrated Kate's Birthday Nov. 2nd by going to the park - She loves to swing and go down the slide. Pumpkin pie is a favorite at our house so we just cut her a slice with some whipped cream on top.


Halloween

This year we ponied up and went all out for Grace's favorite holiday. She is of course Luke Skywalker.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

He's finally here!

Jake was born at 9:45PM Wednesday the 4th and weighed 6lbs, 10oz, 20 inches long. I am so proud that he is our biggest baby! The delivery was bad the first half. I was induced and put on pitocin which made the contractions hard. Once I had the epidural I only took 45 minutes to dialate from a 5 to a 10. I literally pushed twice and he was out. Chad reminds me I have "easy" labors because of his small headed genes. I really enjoyed the hospital stay (pain meds and nursery for the baby at night), but was happy to come home on Friday. My Mom and Dad are here for a few weeks and Chad, Amy and Bonnie have all helped too, so I'm loving life right now!
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Home Stretch, Nov. 9th or Bust!

Still pregnant, but now we can count down in weeks instead of months! I'm finishing my 36th week and feel great... (ya right), but no real problems. I'm so uncomfortable I want to have the baby already, but I'm also so overwhelmed with "getting everything ready" and taking care of the two I have that I don't want the baby to come out - so it's a nice balance. Chad and I are still thinking of naming the baby Jacob (Jake for short), but sorry to all Jacob fans, I don't really like that name. This whole pregnancy has been dashavu since I'm due the same week I was due with Kate. Why I did Lagoon again this year I'm not sure. Life is good with Kate taking her first steps and Grace anticipating Halloween so she can be Luke Skywalker and I can be Princess Leia. Chad is reading right now, a rare moment of relaxation before the weekend chores start. I'm thinking he is going to be content with stopping at 3 kids.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sleeping Babies


Friday, September 18, 2009

Chad's work party

Chad's summer work party was at the Park City Olympic Park. They had lots of fun activities, none of which you can do while pregnant, but Chad and Grace had a blast. We took Emma and left Kate with Amy.
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Early Mornings

Kate's an early riser, 6:45 AM. We have a little routine of going on a walk before Grace wakes up.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

May Trip to IF

We rented a hotel room for a night and the kids loved the pool

The Zoo

Crazy Monkeys
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Sombreros

Back in May we visited IF and ate at a Mexican Restaurant.




Friday, September 11, 2009

Pictures of the Girls

So I finally got professional pictures taken of the girls. The last time I did this was at Walmart when Grace was 6 months (pathetic!)Thank You to my friend Mardie who took the photos and made the girls matching bows and bracelets.
These look distorted a little, but not if you click on it for a bigger view.??



Friday, September 4, 2009

The Dead Kid Did It

So I take Grace to the library and this is the book she insists on getting. Seems like Halloween is going to be her favorite holiday again.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Grace's Summer

Music Preschool for the Summer with her cousins Emma and Roman

Dressing up like a Princess

Spending time at Amy's House - Family Home Evening, dressing up like a pioneer

Being notty with friends... You can't truly appreciate the glitter lip gloss in their hair

Innocent