Sunday, March 30, 2008

weekend review...

This weekend was super fun! It started on Friday with Adam's birthday! We went to dinner with my parents and brother and both girls (who did wonderfully.) Happy Birthday baby! Here is Daddy and Grace waiting to be seated.

Saturday we got out again and bought a couch for our gameroom! FINALLY! Every time Grace and I play in her gameroom we sit on the floor, which is fine, but it would be nice to have a place to cozy up to read books, watch a little Seasame Street or nurse the baby. It gets delivered today! I'm so excited!! Oh and its RED! I'll take a picture once we get the room all set up.

Then Saturday night Adam and I went to one of my good friend's wedding... without the girls! The wedding was less than 10 minutes from our house so my mom came over to watch the girls for the evening. Emma even got her first bottle, which she took with no problem. This is a HUGE relief b/c we had real issues with Grace taking a bottle. It is just nice to have the option of her having a bottle for the times that I need to get out for more than a couple hours. It was great to get out with just my hubbie for a few hours and see lots of my high school friends.

Then Sunday we got up early and headed to church. This was Emma's first time to go. I actually felt good enough to go last weekend, but we thought it probably wasn't a great idea to get Emma out since it is so busy on Easter. So the girls wore their matching Easter dresses this weekend. They were so cute!

Now its Monday and Adam's back at work :( Too bad he has to work and can't stay at home with us and play!

Friday, March 28, 2008

professional pictures

We had professional pictures taken of our family and of the girls a couple weeks ago (when Emma was only 1 week old!) and I'm finally posting a few of the pictures. I'm not posting my favorite of little Miss Emma b/c we are using it for her birth announcements... you will just have to wait! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Similac coupons

I have seven $5.00 off coupons for Similac formula. If you want them let me know. I hate to throw them away since I know formula is so expensive!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

my girls

I took a picture of Emma yesterday and remembered I had practically the same picture of Grace.
It's interesting how alike and different the two girls are. Even their personalities seem so different already. Grace definitely has more of my outgoing personality, while Emma seems to be much more laid back like her daddy.


Monday, March 24, 2008

Jackson Thomas

My new baby nephew is here!! Jackson Thomas was born this morning after an uneventful labor and delivery. Becky and Bryan seem to be doing well and just excited to finally have Jackson here.

Jackson weighted 6lbs 5ozs and was 19 3/4 inches long... a little peanut if you ask me. Compared to my 8lbs babies that is :)

Here is his first pic... all wrapped up! I can't wait to meet him.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Today we got up and it was cold!! So the adorable matching spring dresses I had bought were put back in the closets. Oh well... they still looked cute. Maybe I'll just put them in the matching dresses for church once its warm again... which will probably be next week!
Grace and Emma were spoiled by the Easter bunny this year!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

2 weeks

Little Miss Emma is already 2 weeks old. Boo hoo!
It's funny how with your first baby you can't wait for them to sit up, crawl, walk, talk, etc... but with your second baby (and I'm guessing with every baby there after) you want them to stay little as long as possible.

Emma had her 2 week well check today. She weighted in at 8lbs 9ozs (60th percentile) and was 21.5 inches long (89th percentile). Another tall girl maybe?
Here are a couple pictures from the last couple days.
Sleeping soundly

Tummy time

Snug as a bug in a rug (I just love swadding pictures)

Tea party anyone

Grace having a tea party and then cleaning up the dishes afterwards... where do they learn these things?
Mixing tea
Sipping tea
Sharing tea
Cleaning dishes
Putting dishes away

Saturday, March 15, 2008


We pulled out the playmat the other day for Emma to enjoy. Well Grace thought it was for her because she wanted to lay under it with Emma. Emma fell asleep, while Grace played with it! But I thought it was cute the girls "playing" together. I can't wait for the day that they actually can play together. So many memories to look forward to!
Doesn't Emma look so tiny next to Grace.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

1st haircut

Yes my daughter is 2 and we had yet to get a haircut. I was so afraid that if we cut it that would be the end of her curls that I love so much. But that wasn't the case at all. In fact her hair seems to be even more thick and curly! I LOVE IT!

So while Adam was off this week we took Grace to Sharky's (a kids haircut place). Grace was super excited at first to sit in the Barbie car, but then the lady pulled out the cape to put on her and she freaked out and wouldn't let me put her down. So she got her haircut sitting in my lap while she watched Noggin. Thankfully the ladies there were great with her and seemed to just go with the flow. Here is before, during and after pics!



My new haircut... so cute!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Ready or not!

My tiny baby is already one week old. I just can't believe how quickly the last week has gone. So here is how the last week has gone. Brace yourself... this is a long post.

Last Tuesday night we dropped Grace off at my parents house since we had to be at the hospital so early the next morning. We headed off to a nice childless dinner at the Cheesecake Factory... yum! The next morning I woke up at 4:30 (anxious to meet my little girl) and couldn't go back to sleep. We were out the door by 6:30. I was hooked up to an IV by 8:30am. My doctor came in and broke my water. Then by 9am they started pitocin to get things moving. They checked me around 10 and I was still just a 3! I was actually sad that I wasn't progressing and thoughts of a c-section were entering my mind. I got my epidural at 10:30am which was great b/c I was starting to have quite a bit of pain. Which I think helped to relax me a bit to I could dilate. By 11:30am I was progressing slowly... I was only a 4. But 45 minutes later I was having LOTS of pressure so the nurse checked me again and I was 9! The next 20 minutes flew by with nurses running around getting things ready. They made me lay on my side b/c they said it slows the baby down. The doctor got there checked me... I was ready to push. I pushed 3 times and her head was out! One more push and she was here by 12:38am. What a shock! I still can't believe how quickly it went, especially since just 2 hours earlier I was thinking I would be there all day. I couldn't have asked for a better labor and delivery.

Emma was born crying. She actually cried for nearly an entire hour. At first I couldn't get her to nurse, but she finally calmed down to nurse a little bit. Thankfully that is really the most I have ever heard her cry. Over the past week she has only cried a handful of times. Even when she wakes in the middle night she doesn't cry... she just starts squirming in her bassinet. I'm hoping that this continues. She has turned into a great little nurser... eating every 3 hours during the day and at night has gone 5 hours! She still sleeps most the day and night and has an awake period in the evening. I keep wondering when she is going to wake up, but then again I'm also hoping that maybe she is just a laid back baby like her daddy was. I think Emma looks a lot like my baby pictures, but others will beg to differ :) She doesn't have nearly the amount of hair that Grace did and it seems to be lighter in color. Her eyes appear to be a grayish blue (like Gracie use to be), but who knows what color they will end up being. Overall she is just the sweetest little blessing and a joy to add to our family.

Grace is also just as in love. She can't get enough of the baby. When she wakes up in the morning or from her nap she always wants to know where the baby is. She wants to hold her and kiss her to the point that I'm surprised Emma hasn't told her stop. While I'm thrilled that Grace loves her baby sister so much, I'm hoping that the new-ness wears off quickly.

We also had Emma's first pediatrician visit this week. She weighted in at 8lbs 2ozs (her birth weight was 8lbs 7ozs) and is perfectly healthy. We couldn't ask for more.

And now here are more pictures than you ever wanted. We have been snapping away, they have just hanging out on our camera waiting for me to post in all my spare time (HA!).

Our little helper

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Pictures of Emma!!!

Here are some pictures we took this morning while Grace and our parents were visiting. Grace loved holding the baby as you can see below.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Emma Ann

Emma has arrived!!! She was born at 12:38PM and weighed 8 lbs 7.5oz and was 20.5" long. Everyone is doing good! We will send and post pictures shortly.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


I had a doctors appointment this morning and I am now 3 centimeters dilated! But she is still cozy in my belly. So the plan for now is to be induced at 7:30am tomorrow (Wednesday). We are praying for a quick and smooth delivery and a healthy baby girl!! We are bringing our laptop with us to update as soon as we are able. So be checking back tomorrow afternoon/evening. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!


No I haven't gone into labor! I still have 24 hours till I will be induced...

But we did wake up to a fun treat this morning... SNOW! This was our first real snow of the winter. We bundled Grace up so she could play. She wasn't quite sure what to think of it. But it sure was nice fluffy snow... not ice like we normally get here.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Everyone but me

How come everyone I know is having babies but me?? :)

Really though... I just got a call from my aunt and her water just broke! And she isn't due for a 8 days. I'm due tomorrow! What the heck?

Oh well. She had her 2nd child 3 weeks early so I guess this isn't really early for her. My babies just need some extra baking time to fattin' up! :)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Date night

Since Miss Emma has decided to delay her entrance into the world, my mom offered to keep Grace last night to give Adam and I a date night. We gladly accepted! We dropped Grace off for the night around 6 and we headed to dinner and a movie. I can't even remember the last movie that Adam and I went to see together.

We got home and went to bed. I know that doesn't sound very exciting, but it was so nice to go to sleep and sleep in. We then had a VERY relaxing morning. I ate breakfast while sitting on the couch and watching tv and then took a long shower and ever so slowly got ready for the day.

It is amazing the things that you totally take advantage of when you don't have kids. Taking your time getting ready is definitely one for me. But it had to end eventually. And we were ready. It's funny how parents need time away from their children, but when they are away they miss them terribly and wonder what they are doing. I guess that is what parenthood is all about.