Archive | July, 2009

Baby Boom!

24 Jul

All around us we have new babies and pregnant bellies. What a blessing to be surrounded by new life like we are right now! Bristol joined the party in the middle of the action. There were already 2 new babies at our church, 1 new baby in our friend circle and 1 new baby at my work (which frustrated me, because I wanted to be done with my pregnancy and people kept having their babies!) After Bristol we have already welcomed one other little boy and are waiting for 2 girls and 1 boy to be born to our friends this year! I can’t wait for our children to grow up as friends! I will post pictures soon, I want to make sure I have the blessings of their parents before I make them famous on my blog 🙂


Diagnosis: Healthy 2 month old Female

20 Jul
Today’s measurements: 10 weeks old. 13 lb 4 oz (approx 91st percentile)  23″ inches (approx 63rd percentile)

Bristol waiting at the doctors office
Bristol waiting at the doctors office

Our big girl is able to hold her head up steady and pick herself up when on her tummy. She giggles, coos and smiles when you talk to her. Bangs on her car seat toys with her fist. And today she was talking to herself in the mirror. 🙂 Her doctor praised her (gaining many smiles and coos from Bristol) and told me that she is (totally brilliant) hitting milestones at 2 months that normal 4 month olds hit.

She is growing so fast, she is so aware and so happy. We are VERY blessed to have her, she has made our family complete! Thank you God for sending us our two precious angels!

Kaeden Loves His Sister

19 Jul

I was able to capture some brotherly love the other day. He is such a brother 🙂 Sorry it is sideways, I hope you enjoy!

Bath Time!!!

17 Jul

Bristol was so enthralled by Kaeden in his bubble bath that we decided to put her little bath chair into his tub. They had a wonderful bath together. Big brother wanted her to stay and play longer, but she was getting wrinkly 🙂


Working Mom

7 Jul

Monday it was back to the daily grind for me. Which means that Neil is home with the kids. Which also means that Bristol is now 8 weeks old! WOW! So, what does that all mean?

For one, I am now gone from 7:15 am until 5:30 pm (at the earliest). I get up between 5:30 and 6:00am (depending on if I plan to do my hair or not). I have to rely on Neil to get house work done, prepare or at least plan dinner, entertain both kids which includes (but is not limited to)  making sure that Kaeden gets a nap and doesn’t spend all day in front of the tv and that Bristol doesn’t sleep all day or sit in a dirty diaper for hours. I am also needing to pump 3 times a day instead of one, since Neil is giving Bristol bottles (too bad the lactation doesn’t move from mommy to daddy when mommy goes back to work) AND that means that I have tohaul my pump to work and work an extra 30 minutes a day so that they will give me an extra long lunch. There is a room (off the ladies rest room) that is reserved for mothers that need to pump, so it works ok. However, my “work pump” is very loud and so I spend 30 minutes in there (during the lunch hour) while sounds very much like a dairy farm echo through the building (I guess it might not be THAT loud)

Also, our little girl is 8 weeks old! She is smiling and giggling. She is very strong, has been from the start. She has been trying to hold her head up since she took her first breath. Now she will stand up on your legs and laugh and giggle like it is the best ride at Disney Land (although I think she is secretly laughing AT us, and the fact she will probably be walking earlier than Kaeden did!)

Now, on my second day back to work, I feel like I never left. Work is work and it doesn’t seem to change…bummer 🙂 There is one headache issue that was fixed while I was gone (JOY!) but several others popped up in it’s absence…

Hopefully our routine will get easier and we will get used to me being gone most of the day.