Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jane's First Two Weeks

On October 9th Jane decided it was time to join our family.  I was 38 weeks. My water broke around 5:15am and a little after 7am Jane was born.  She weighed 6lbs 10oz and was 18 inches long.  She has been our angel baby.

 Anna and Nicholas love their little sister.
Jane was great in the hospital.  She figured out the "eating" thing with a little help and loved to just cuddle and sleep.  She is very easy to please.
 Devin brought the kids to visit each day.  Anna liked writing on the message board.
I had a c-section, so I got to spend almost four days in the hospital.  Jane and I were more than ready to go home.  Jane weighed 6lbs 3oz when we left the hospital.  She is such a little peanut compared to Anna and Nicholas.
 Nicholas loves looking at Jane.
 Sunday we had Jane's first photo shoot.
 Everyone likes to be part of the shoot.
My mom's cousin Brenda, who is like an aunt to me, made Jane's blessing dress.  IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!!  We had to try it on.  It is a little big, but not much.  Good thing we have until January to grow a bit more.
 Jane is an awesome sleeper.  She sleeps well during the day and gets up once or twice at night.  Angel baby slept from 10pm until 5am on my birthday.  It was wonderful to sleep!!!
 Anna is always willing to hold Jane.
 Nicholas likes to watch Jane and play with the buttons on the swing.  I have to watch him close so that the speed doesn't get too high.

 We have been stuck inside, so to help the afternoon go better I have pulled out some of my Halloween crafts and papers for the kids to color.  Anna found these weird hats.  They think they are great, I think they are weird!
 They didn't want to take them off!
 Jane got her first "bath".  She was so good and didn't even cry.
 I had a great 35th birthday.  Devin was nice and got a cheese cake for us to enjoy.
 Jane is so small.  I have pictures of Anna in this outfit right after she was born and she filled it quite nicely.  Jane on the other had has more than enough room to grow.  Her legs don't really even reach the bottom.
 We went outside to take advantage of the last few warm days of fall.  Jane does great in the carrier, and the kids LOVE being able to go out and play.
 Here is another picture of Jane in a 0-3 month onesie.  Emily was so nice and let us borrow a bunch of newborn stuff. Now our little lady isn't drowning in her clothes.
 Jane was great on Wednesday when we had to go to the doctor.  This is how she was the whole time during my appointment.  C-section is healing great.  I feel better than I did after the other two, and they weren't bad.  I think being in great shape before getting pregnant and exercising and eating really well throughout the whole pregnancy really made a difference with my recovery.  I really do feel fantastic.  I am counting down the weeks until I am free to do whatever I want.  For now I have a great husband who vacuums and awesome kids who help with laundry and dishes.  Only 4 more weeks and we will be free!!!
 Jane was also an angel at her doctor appointment.  She now weighs 6lbs 12oz. She is 19 inches long.  I had to laugh that she is in the 10th percentile for weight and head size and the 5th for height.  She is just so small!!!  She was great for Dr. Wilcox and didn't cry at all.  She was a trooper while they poked her.  I joked with the nurse that it was good to know that Jane could cry, because she doesn't really cry at all at home.
 Anna and Nicholas have been great as we are adjusting to life with three.  I am glad that they are so willing to help out and that they play so well together.  Anna is getting better at reading which is so helpful.  She can read to Nicholas.  It is fun listening to her read him stories.  She is such a great big sister.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

May Mobile Moments 2013

I took over 300 pictures with my phone in May!  I guess we had a lot of fun.  Here are just a few of the best moments.
Anna loves her camera.  She was trying to take "action" shots of Nicholas.  Poor girl was getting really frustrated because Nicholas couldn't hold still in his funny action positions.
 My kids are fascinated with one fire hydrant in our neighborhood.  It has some chains on it and they have to inspect the chains any time we ride or walk by.  They have a certain way that they need to be hooked and they will always stop and fix the chains if they are not that way.
 Anna's cousin Lizzie had a skating party.  Anna was so excited to go skating.  We have never been when the rink is open to the public so I was a little worried about helping them not run all over the place.  They are use to just going where ever they want during our family parties.  Anna had a great time skating.
 Nicholas tried it for a bit.
 He had more fun just "playing" the games.
 Anna was glad that Lizzie and such a fun skating party.
Devin has been working hard to fix our sprinklers.  We went to Home Depot one Saturday and the Sprinkler isle was PACKED!  I guess he isn't the only one working on sprinklers.
 Making tents is always a popular activity on Sunday afternoons.
 I have been trying to read more.  I have a pretty picky opinion of what I read since I don't have a lot of time to read.  There is so much garbage out there in books and I am not going to spend my reading time reading junk.  Moon Over Manifest was FANTASTIC!!!  One of the best books I have read in a long time.  I would love to read it again and read it to my kids.  If I was a upper grade teacher I would be all over this book for read aloud or book groups.
 Anna was given a bag of cookies from one of our neighbors one night.  Some of the cookies "disappeared" that night, we thought she wouldn't notice.  Oh, she did! At lunch the next day she pulled out the bag and said, "WHERE DID ALL MY COOKIES GO!!!"  Busted!
 I had to take Anna and Nicholas to the doctor with me.  I was worried how they would do.  I told them if they were good we could go get donuts after.  They were so good and they loved their donut.  Don't worry, they ate these donuts over the course of several days.  They look huge but they are just normal donuts, the pictures make them look really big.

 Anna loves to run on my treadmill.
 Our cute little neighbor Radek was over one day and the kids were playing kitchen and house.  They had all the food out ready to eat dinner and he stopped them and made them say a prayer.  He even made them close there eye and fold their arms while he prayed.  It was really cute.  He would say, "BE QUIET! I am praying!"
 Nicholas loves to read books on our bath mat while I get ready in the morning.
 I cut a bunch of branches off our trees and Anna and Nicholas had tons of fun waving them around.
 We love warm weather to go for bike rides.
 Anna made a cute "Breakfast in Bed" for me at preschool for Mother's Day.  It was a darling idea!
Our ward had a Cub Scout Carnival for Pack Meeting.  I volunteered to make cotton candy.  Thanks to my dad for teaching me how to make cotton candy and all the many Saturday mornings that we spent making it at the rink.  Good to know that I can still crank out a lot of cotton candy in under an hour.
Anna and Nick are always ready for a bike ride, especially with their cool sunglasses.
I pulled out all my empty jam containers and Nicholas had a great time playing with them before I made strawberry jam.
We are pretty excited that one of the vines from my grandpa's vineyard is actually growing.  I keep hoping that the others will make it too, but at least there is one growing.  See the tinny little green leaf!
After making jam I had a few strawberries left.  I was nice and even saved them to eat with Devin when he got home from work.  Yes, that takes a lot of love.
I finally organized Nick's closet.  Nice to have all the old clothes put away and organized.
Devin had a great 33 birthday.  We made him a chocolate bundt cake.
Devin and the kids said the cake was really good.  It looked good.
They were giving out free Creamies at Costco.  It was the perfect treat on a Saturday afternoon.  Nicholas couldn't get enough of his.
Anna and Nicholas feed off of each other.  They were having fun building towers and screaming about them.
We have started planting our garden.  It was nice to get our tomatoes in.
Anna and Nicholas love reading stories.  I can't help but smile as I listen to them make up stories as they are flipping through their books.
Anna loves to color and often spends a lot of time on her toes coloring.
Anna finished her first year of preschool.  CRAZY!!!!  I loved her portfolio that her teachers put together for her.  It is the perfect collection of the year's best work.
Anna wanted to decorate a Christmas tree.  The coat rack made the perfect tree.  (Don't you love Anna's curlers for dance?)
Anna loves to watch the Kindle in the morning while we are getting ready.  She had to have her balloon and bug clock with her, funny girl.
All the seeds for the garden ready to go!
More tomatoes and peppers planted.
The kids have been really good about doing their jobs.  They love washing the mirrors because they get to stand on the counter.
And that was May!