Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas

I can't believe its' been nearly two weeks since I last posted-well i guess having a baby and visiting family for the holidays will do that. We are all doing well and have been having a terrific holiday season thus far..new years is still around the corner. We spent Christmas with my folks and the kids got to act out the nativity-it was so sweet. Ofcourse Whitney had to be Mary-Amber really didn't care for the whole thing but she found a way to quietly pop her head into the scenes as if she belonged in each one and Brooke played the part of baby Jesus (even though she's a girl.) Christmas morning was as expected with kids overwhelmed by presents and wanting to play with all of them at once. We played family games and enjoyed each others company. My favorite moment was when my grandmother shared her testimony of the gospel with the family over christmas dinner. Thankyou to Mom for doing such a terrific job hosting our family for Christmas and keeping sane through it all. May we be lucky to share more Christmas memories in the future.

Friday, December 14, 2007

All Five of us

So here is a picture of the whole family- Mom thought she had taken one with her camera but we later found out she didn't-so thanks again to my sis-in-law jess-for sending this one to us so we could share it. I wonder when we will ever get a family picture of us with Amber cooperating.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So far so Good






Just to give everyone an update on Brooke-she is doing great-she has proven to be an excellent baby-nurses well and sleeps a few hours at a time at night-which has been nice for me. Though some is because she takes a whole hour to nurse. I just hope she continues to be an easy baby-at 2 weeks is when my babies are the crankiest. We have really enjoyed joe-since he got to spend the last two days playing hookie from work to be with us. He has been a tremendous help and its fun for him to see what occurs at home on a daily basis.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Meet "Brooke Naomi"






I went into labor early Friday morning about 1:00 a.m. and delivered Brooke at 11:15am. She was 9 lb 9 oz and 20 1/2 inches long. She looks like both amber and whitney and i can't really say what color her hair is-mom says it's red like amber's but it looks to have some blonde in it too-so we will see what happens in the next few months-if it falls out and grows back in a different color or what. Anyway I didn't have to be induced-but they did have to break my water because it wouldn't go on its own. But that's okay i had my epidural by then and so i didn't feel any pain-but I tell you what they gave me just enough so that i could move my legs and I totally felt to push-only for 30 minutes and out she came. Brooke and I are home now and we are both doing fine-and are being mugged by all family members present, including grandma and grandpa-speaking of which-happy birthday dad-you now get to share you birthday with Brooke. Here are some cute pictures of the new baby and our new family.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Still Preggos-she must be very comfortable or very patient.

Well it's wednesday and still nothing-had dr. appt yesterday and he wants to induce me on saturday-so at least we will have a baby by then-unless i chicken out at the last minute. I am just getting to the point where i am in pain all of the time and each day goes by it gets worse-at least the baby is in a good position to be born anytime-I am dialated to a loose 2 and my cervix is really ripe-something it has never been in the past-i have a feeling when I go in labor-it will be fast with this one. I am still hoping she comes on her own-I like the surprise of it all-not knowing when it's going to happen until wham it just hits you and your in the hospital delivering. So here's again wishing that she will come sooner than saturday-. (Grandma lucked out-yesterday was her b-day-Joe's dad's was Monday) So she had so many chances to be born on one of her grandparents' birthday-maybe she still will-my dads' birthday is Friday-two days!!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Still have my attached basketball

Well here I am again-still anxiously waiting-before i wasn't sure if i was ready for our new addition but now I can't wait. I guess I was a little nervous about how things will change once we have another baby in the house and how it will affect our everyday lives-things like- hopefully getting her fed and bundled up every morning in time to catch whitney's bus and to pick her up. And packing all three carseats in the backseat of our camry-and how that's really going to work out. Not to mention waking up throughout the night to crying and praying she isn't a collicky baby -especially since we are in an apt again. But I am now optimistic that whatever happens will happen and most things wont be in my control and I just hope that she is alot like amber was as a baby-so easy. These are all just my last minute thoughts and I am trying to enjoy life in the present as it is and am spending some one on one time with the two i already have. Whitney is surprising me everyday-she can read a lot of words and tries to spell them out on paper by herself-although she does beg for help sometimes. Amber is not potty trained yet-but she is talking a whole lot more-at least we can actually understand more of it. I still can't figure out if she's going to be left or right handed-she keeps switching-but I still think she favors her left when coloring. Well I am rambling again so off I got to get some rest.