Monday, June 21, 2010

I've Moved!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

A Nautical Birthday BBQ.

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Loves.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Being An Aunt.

Oh you guys! I'm a real. live. aunt. My sister Engy {more like sister in law, but they're sisters to me!}...anywho! Back to my bragging! My sister Engy had her baby girl last Thursday! She named her lil' sweet pea Ireland Grace and weighed 7lbs. 70z and was 20 inches long {which is pretty much what Saxyn was too!}. It was THE CRAZIEST birth story so if you happen to know her, ask her about it! Some quick highlights? Okay! I'll tell you!
  • She was 2 weeks early!
  • She had miss ireland on her daddy's birthday at 11:25pm...barely made it! Best present he ever got! :)
  • Her water broke at home and had the baby within the hour and within 10 minutes of being at the hospital!
  • Proud parents and sweet baby girl are all healthy, happy and at home!
Congratulations Sister! I love my niece so incredibly much I could cry! Thank you for making me an auntie and I can't wait to spoil her rotten! :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Saxyn's First Photoshoot.

Here are some of my favorites!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Yes. I'm still alive. Barely. Here's a bullet point outline of things going on around here:

  • Cute as a button.
  • Going on 3 weeks old Tuesday! Wow!
  • On her 2 week check up she had gained over a pound, weighing in at 8lbs. 5 oz. Good golly miss molly, she's putting on some weight.
  • She's having lots of troubles digesting her food. The doc switched up her formula {insert all you breastfeeding fanatics dropped jaws here} and it's helped a little, but we're still working on it. It's actually a whole new world for us cause Kingston didn't have any troubles, nor did he spit up...once. Saxyn, however, spits up constantly...projectile name it. Feedings can be an all out disaster sometimes. Makes me sad.
  • Was forgotten in the car yesterday. We all piled out to get some ice cream and suddenly heard Anne yell in front of everyone, "Wait! Where's the baby?!?!" So George did the walk of shame back to the car to get her and as he walked back up to the ice cream shop one of the bystanders intruded with, "You forget somethin'?" Yup. Sorry.
  • Kingston is becoming a little punk slowly but surely {we still love him to death though}.
  • Needs a slight haircut.
  • Loves on his baby sister so much it makes us smile.
  • Threw the word "mommy" out the window and has succumbed to called me "D!" Hm. Figuring out how to fix that one.
  • FINALLY advanced in swim lessons. Sheesh. He was held back in his last class 3 times, but just started his new class last Wednesday with George. It's been nice for them to get to do something together.
  • Loves to pray. All the time. He asks to pray probably about 3 or 4 times while we're eating. He has the whole "hold our hands, heads bowed" down pat.
  • Likes for me to kiss his "boo-boo's" and I'm happy to.
  • Love of my life.
  • His time home has come to an end {tear...sniff...}. He officially goes back to work tomorrow morning and then I'm on my own. I'm nervous, but mostly sad. His time home was a God-send, not just to have his help with the kids, but for our marriage. We've gotten so close and am so thankful for our 3 weeks together. I cried yesterday cause I don't want him to leave and I'll probably cry tonight.
  • Super-husband.
  • Getting used to being a mommy of two and a wife {still}.
  • Currently listening to Saxyn cry and watching Kingston out of the corner of my eye taking my dirty laundry from my closet to who knows where so I can accomplish a blog post.
  • Having the baby wasn't enough, I got a horrid pinch in my lower, left-hand side of my back about a week and half ago. Couldn't even walk. Can still barely walk. George carried me to the dr. last Friday and now anti-inflammatories are in order along with physical therapy twice a week for 6 weeks. Riiiight. And when do you think I have the time and energy for THAT with a newborn and toddler?
  • I'm getting excited for Spring and Summer weather and spending more time outside with my kids!
  • I'll be an aunt in about 4 weeks and can't wait to meet my niece Ireland!
Lots of things to find to complain about, but lots of blessings that trump the negatives and so much to look forward to in the next couple months!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One {Weak}.

Miss Saxyn is a week old today. Time is already flying by. This morning we had her newborn shots done and I'm hoping they turned out really good. The whole family woke up super late this morning so it was a rush to get ready, pick out outfits, etc. So I wasn't totally with it this morning and it's hard to gauge what we even did.

Kingston's very touch and go these days. He is SUPER sweet with his baby sister. He loves to hold her...wants to hold her hands and pray with her...always wants to help with feeding...However, sometimes I feel he's giving me the cold shoulder. He has become really cranky and whiney. He acts out a lot and has gotten a strong attachment to George. My poor husband can't even go to the restroom without a tantrum breaking out.

Speaking of George. He's amazing. I'm so grateful that he took off so much work to be with me and our family. He has picked up so much slack at home. He takes care of me...he takes care of Kingston and of course helps out with Saxyn so much too! Amidst all that, still makes a little time for work as much as he can and for things to be done around the home. Such a trooper.

Saxyn is your typical newborn :) She has her days and nights mixed, but hopefully that will be changing soon! Her eating is out of this world! She is the complete opposite of Kingston and eats A TON! She'll definitely be my chunky baby and can't wait to see it.

I'm hanging in there. Not sure where I would be if I didn't have the help of George right now and our families. I'm resting and sleeping as much as I can. Even though I feel like the labor and delivery was a lot faster and easier than it was with Kingston, I feel like the recuperating is rougher. I haven't felt really all that well the past week. Mainly, weak. My whole body just aches and aches with other post-partum issues to deal with {to remain nameless for the sake of disclosing too much}. :) I'm either too drugged up to know what's going on or in utter pain that I want to crawl under a rock and die. I get a little baby blues here and there too. I had a minor incident involving a dark onesie, which got mixed in with my sweet baby girl's whites in the wash. Everything turned purplish-pink. Devastation set in like none other and I bawled for a good 5 minutes.

All in all though we're doing well. Kingston and Saxyn are just two sweet children needing cuddles from their mommy and their mommy is just a wife needing cuddles from her husband.