Thursday, October 29, 2009

3 weeks!!!

Abbie Kate @ 3 weeks! Don't you love the tutu, my cousin Ashley made it for her and my Aunt Sue gave her the bow! GORGEOUS!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

2 yrs and 2 weeks! WHOA!!!!

OK, so, it has been forever since I have posted anything. I have read a lot of blogs but just haven't written anything. My life has been extremely busy with my 2 little ones. I love being a stay at home mom, but it is a job too. It is hectic, very! I had my C Section and my tubes tied 2 weeks ago, my body is still sore and I feel soooo worn out. I love my kids so much and EVERY second is worth it. But thats not to say that you don't get tired. Abbie is 2 weeks old now, she is starting to fill out, her face is looking rounder and her color is soooo good. Knock on wood, she sleeps awesome right now (compared to Owen who woke up every 2 hours on the dot and had colic). She is so precious to me (and her daddy). We are blessed to have our little family and I love knowing its complete :) Owen has been the best big brother, he helps so much (or really tries to). And we try to give him "his" time too, with just him and one of us. Daddy took him to the jump house the other day and he had a blast, it was just him and dad! They both enjoyed it! (I did too) Its easier to rest and take it easy with a baby that sleeps most of the time, rather then her and a 2 year old! We have been growing a lot as a family and I have been counting on Duke more as I get used to the routine of things now. And he has been great! I am so hormonal right now and he is still sticking around for it. HA!
Also,when we had Abbie my dad and stepmom came up for 4 days to help with Owen while we were in the hospital! Thanks! I didn't have to worry about Owen at all, I knew he was taken care of and that they kept him on our schedule and a somewhat nutritous diet (they are grandparents!). Plus they stayed at our house so Owen was able to sleep in his own bed and play with his own toys, it worked out so well. And when I got home from the hospital on Sunday I relaxed,then on Monday, my WONDERFUL aunt came to visit, I mean WONDERFUL because she did so much for us, not just me, but us! She let me relax and she made meal after meal for us, and homemade cookies, that were delicious. I am so thankful for everything she did. We have dinners stocked in our freezer, tonight is a meatloaf (which I am sure is great), that she made and froze for us. She also drove me to Abbie's first dr appt and carried her carseat! She was awesome! I guess I need to call my grandma and thank her for raising aunt sue to do so much for others. Aunt Sue, if you read this, THANKS!!!!

Here are a couple pics to catch you up on my kiddos! Enjoy.....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Let me tell you about my little girl! She is awesome, gorgeous, soft and sweet :) I love her so much already, its crazy how that works.
I am having difficulty breastfeeding, so pray that God shows me which way to go. She has lost 1/2 lb (9oz) since yesterday and she wants to latch on every 45 minutes because she isn't getting enough colostrum. It is tiring me out, plus she just isn't getting enough and she has such hard time latching on. This is not as "easy" as I thought it would be. So we chatted with the pediatrician about supplementing with formula at night, we tried our first bottle this morning and she threw it up. So we tried again tonight, and she was great with it, and actulally went to sleep for longer than 30 minutes. So hopefully I will breastfeed all day everyday and then at night she can go for formula..... I hope this works!! I want it to where she will will get the nutrition from breastmilk, and also can be fed by someone else when needed, whether we have a dinner date or something comes up and we have to find a quick babysitter.
Anyway, I am so tired and want to get some rest. Wish me luck.
P.S. Look how well Owen is taking up with her! He is going to be such an awesome big brother.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Abbie Kate

Here are a couple pictures of our newest addition, Abbie Kate!! She is precious and we love her so much. She was born 12:28 in the afternoon, weighed 8 lbs and 8 oz, and 19.5 inches long, with dark hair!! I will post more later, but after this c section, I want some sleep.