Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thank You Mickey D's

We've not had a whole lot going on around here lately. Just takin' it
easy at home... Watching Olivia drag out all her toys & watching Owen
sleep... That pretty much sums it all up. :-) Since I felt like the
walls were starting to close in on me & was craving some McDonald's (I
don't remember the last time that I had fast food), when Ben got home
last night we loaded up the car (the kids & I were in our pjs.. Yeah
real cute) and we went thru the drive-thru at good ol' Mickey D's.
This is Olivia with her first ever chicken nugget Happy Meal. She
really liked it. She looked adorable drinking her apple juice from the
juice box and not her sippy cup. My little girl is growing up. ;-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

PB & J

Olivia had her first PB & J yesterday. I think she liked it. :-)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Two Week Check-Up

Monday I took little man to the doctor for his two week check-up. I'm
always somewhat nervous whenever I have to take one of the kids to the
doctor. I think it's because I'm always anxious to see how they're
doing.. Growing, weight, etc.
Owen is doing great! When he was born he weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. When we
were discharged home he weighed 6 lbs. 19 oz. At his check-up he
weighed 7 lbs. 14.6 oz. Dr. Mudd said he is doing very good. He's also
already grown 1/2 an inch to 19 inches! He's one growing little boy. I
was happy to see that he's thriving like he is. It makes me one happy
little mama. :-)
Also, to note-- my little man has been sleeping thru the night!! Can
you believe it?? Two weeks old & sleeping all night!! Crazy! I'm
definitely thanking the good Lord for this. :-)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Morning

I can't help but post this...
I thought Olivia looked adorable this morning before her & Ben left to
go to church. I can't wait until me & little man will be able to go
with them, but he's still too little to go & be passed around. For
those who I go to church with that read my blog, please know that I
miss you guys & that I'm still thinking about everyone even though I'm
not there. We love you all!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Waiting on Daddy

This was the scene at our house last night while we were waiting on
Ben to get home from work. (please ignore the horrible quality of the
picture- it's hard trying to get a decent pic with your phone (since
it was the nearest camera) while holding two babies). But I have to
say, both my little ones are pretty sweet!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bath Time

We can't actually give Owen a bath yet because of his umbilical cord,
but we have given him a couple of sponge baths. Much like his big
sister, he's not a fan of the sponge bath. However, I'm hoping he'll
come around when we can give him an actual bath. But I have to say, he
looks pretty cute in his hooded towel. ;-)

14 months!!

I can't believe it, but my little girl is 14 months old!! (Almost 15 months since I'm a little behind).
What is she up to these days??
One word: ALOT!!!
She is such a busy body lately. She really loves playing with her toys. For Christmas my mom bought her a play tea set & the tea pot sounds like it's actually pouring tea & everytime we "pour her some tea" she "takes a sip." it is the cutest thing!! She also LOVES her baby dolls. I truly believe that's why she's so good with Owen because we've tried to teach her to "love" her babies & let me tell you, it's worked. :-) She loves giving her babies hugs & kisses.
What else is she in to?
Let's see... This girl still loves to eat! We're finally breaking away from baby food & she's been eating everything we eat. For the most, she's done really well with the transition. She is also a little rattle box. She talks non-stop! (I'm not sure who she gets that from- lol!) Of course, we can't understand everything she says because most of it is jibberish, but a few of her favorite words lately: car car, pop pop pop, bubba, baby, papaw, chocolate, bye, hi, hey, then of course, mama & dada. :-)
I have to say, there's never a dull moment at our house! She's always kind of had a bed time, but when I was placed off work & in the hospital with Owen we got out of the routine. While we just started this week, around 7:30 we give her a bath, then get her ready for bed, then we read to her & then by 8:00 we say our prayers & then we put her to bed. This has worked out beautifully!! Olivia has always been a great sleeper, but she has been doing really good with her new routine.
All in all, she's getting to be a BIG girl! It's like Ben keeps saying, she's not a baby anymore. :-( I know she has to grow up, but it is happening soooo fast! We're having the absolute best time of our lives these days! These are definitely the moments that I want to cherish forever!

You are a GREAT big sister & the sweetest, most cutest daughter that I could ever hope for! I love you with all my heart!! You & now your little brother make our lives complete!
We love you sissy girl!
Mommy & Daddy

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sibling Love

This just makes my heart melt!
As you can see, Olivia obviously loves her little brother. :-)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Life is Oh So Good

I know I've taken a little blogging break, but we've had lots going on. Let's see, where to begin, how about Christmas Day. Christmas morning we woke up, opened presents & waited for my parents to come over so we could open presents with them. They arrived & we opened more presents & then I went to use the restroom. (sorry for all the details, but this is how it all happened). After using the restroom, I noticed I lost my mucous plug! Whoa!! That had never happened before. I was also having contractions, so the fam decided I needed to call the doctor. Of course, since it was Christmas day, some other doctor was on-call. He said I needed to come to the hospital just to be evaluated and to have my cervix checked. I lalee-gaged around and finally at 8 something on Christmas night we made a trip down to the hospital. They put me on the monitor, but of course by then I was feeling better, so we were there for about an hour and then they sent us home. False alarm. :-(
I told Ben when they sent us home that I would not go back to the hospital until the 30th (the day my c-section was scheduled) or unless my water broke. Those were the ONLY two conditions! So, the next day we went to church (I still wasn't feeling that great), but I knew I didn't have too much longer & then we would welcome our sweet baby boy to the world. That night we dismissed our church services so people could spend time with their families. Ben & I were supposed to go see the new Narnia movie with his family, but I just wasn't feeling up to it.
The next morning we woke up around 1:30 to Olivia crying. Ben made her a bottle & I went to the bathroom. When I got back to bed I just couldn't get comfortable. I tossed & turned until about 3:00 & then I decided to hit the couch. I dozed off and on, but around 5:30 I started having major contractions! I decided I should probably start timing them & by 7:30 they were 4 to 5 minutes apart! I told Ben to go ahead & go to work because I thought maybe they'd pass, but they didn't! My mom was just getting off work, so she came over. On her way to our house I guess she talked to Ben & she told him to get in touch with Dr. Hodges! (their office was closed, but somehow he got to speak directly to her). She told him to get me to the hospital ASAP! (like I said, I had already decided that I was not going to go to the hospital unless my water broke or it was the 30th). Well, needless to say, when the doctor days get to the hospital, you do just that. My dad cane to our house to get Olivia ready & mom & I took off. (my mom drove like a maniac!!) However, Ben met us at the hospital & they put us in a room in labor & delivery. Not too long after I was admitted Dr. Hodges came in & said there's a c-section going right now, but as soon as they're done we'll take you down- You're having this baby today!! Whoo hoo!! I was overwelmed with all kinds of emotions, but mostly excitement. All this happened around 9:00 am & at 12:04 pm our sweet baby Owen was born.
He weighed 7 lbs. & 5 oz. & was 18.5 inches long. Everything went great! I was given a spinal, but by later that night I was setting up & talking to everyone. The section was just perfect! Sooo much better than Olivia's. Ben got to be back there with me & everything went off without a hitch. The next day I got up & got in the shower- all by myself!! No one knows what a joy that was. The next day after I had Olivia I barely knew who I was, much less bathe myself- the nurse actually gave me a shower, so to say this time was better is a total understatement! And then after only 48 hours & on my birthday, (2 days, instead of 5 days like it was with Olivia), we got to come home! Hallelujah!!
Life has been just great since we've been home. Olivia loves her little brother. She's always giving him kisses, it's the cutest & sweetest thing! I never thought I'd say this, but I'm definitely happy that they're this close together in age & I'm so happy that they'll grow up together. My new most favorite quote is: We may not have it all together, but together we have it all! That totally defines our family at the moment. Thank you for all your thoughts & prayers. I definitely felt them & they're much appreciated!
We're having the time of our lives & these are definitely the moments I want to hold onto & cherish forever!