Tuesday, November 30, 2010

4 months







It's been four months since I've had time to write a real post, so there will be none today... but I wanted to share some photos that my friend Harper took of our little family :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

another youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9SVAc6m4ug

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

new video

Sorry, blogger, but your video upload time is ridiculous! Instead, this is loaded on youtube.

Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDf78cd2iaY

Friday, August 27, 2010

first bath

Tyler had his first bath last week and as you can see from the photo, it was not his favorite thing to do! We waited a few days and reintroduced the bath, this time with warmer water... and he really seemed to enjoy it the second time around.

He did, however, poop in the tub. Ah, parenthood!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tyler was born!

This post is almost two weeks late... but gosh, I've been busy!

Two weeks ago today I was very anxiously awaiting Tyler's arrival. The doctor told me on Friday that I was "close" and that if I didn't go into labor over the weekend, I would need to go in on Monday to check my blood pressure. If it was too high, we would need to induce -- and if not, I would need to keep coming back until either labor started or my BP was too high (and we would induce then!) On Sunday, August 1, I spent the day doing whatever I could do pre-baby... I had a good feeling that Tyler would be forced out on Monday. As it turns out, I was right! I went in for an induction after my appointment with Dr. Dickerson on Monday and Tyler came early Tuesday morning. He was born at 12:24 on August 3, 2010 and was 8lbs 8.5oz and 21" long.


Me on Sunday before Tyler was born


Before they started the induction


First time seeing Tyler... so in love!


With the pediatric nurse


In daddy's arms


Hospital photo


Finally home


Here are some sneak peeks from our session with Lindsey Whitty:




and my FAVORITE...



I love my family!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

a few recent photos

I've been feeling sick for two days, so I'm not up for writing... but here are a few recent photos! Enjoy.


36 weeks pregnant


38.5 weeks pregnant


my first baby :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

our kitchen!

This is a seriously delayed post! Our kitchen has been complete for a little while now. I can't really say that I've been super busy -- only that everything that used to be easy is no longer easy at all! I'm still hanging in here though, at 35 weeks pregnant. No recent photos, but I'll have to work on that :)


before the sink was installed


our new fancy sink and faucet

Unfortunately, there are now a few things that need to be done -- things we didn't expect to need to do. When we removed the tile back splash, some of the drywall was torn up. We didn't think much of it, as the granite was going to cover it... but as it turns out, the tile was uneven (surprise, surprise!) so now the wall will need to be plastered and painted. Our cabinets will also require some touching up from the removal of the old counters. Hopefully these things will be done in the next few weeks before Tyler comes, but who knows :)

By the way, there are still a ton of things to do in Tyler's room before his arrival in approximately 5 weeks -- when the room is complete, I'll update photos.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

baby showers and other new things

Friends and family threw me a shower on May 29. I forgot my camera :( so I didn't get a ton of photos, but here are some that I got from others.






Tyler got so many things at this shower that I couldn't imagine him needing anything else! It must have taken me a week to get everything shoved into the closet :) We got our stroller and figured out how to use it with the car seat, which was a lot of fun! Tyler also got quite a few monogrammed gifts.


My girlfriends at work also threw me a shower. I had a great time with everyone and got everything a ton of great stuff! Brittany came up with a lot of original games that everyone enjoyed.






Scott's coworkers pitched in and bought us our changing table, pack-n-play, and a gift card to Babies'R'Us. I was so excited to have the rest of the furniture that I put it together by myself :)



There's still a lot of work to do in the nursery, but we moved our energy to the kitchen remodel this weekend -- but I'll save that for another post and another day :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

all appliances are in!

(disclaimer -- this should be an update about my baby shower, but since I don't have any photos yet, it's about my appliances!)

All appliances are in!


Last week, Scott installed our dishwasher. The only thing left was the microwave, which has been in our home for over a month. It started in the dining room, was moved to the living room, and made it to the office where it remained... until today. With a little help from a friend, our kitchen is (almost) complete!


new dishwasher :)



our fabulous refrigerator


Scott working on the demo of the old tile back splash


microwave in its new home! (with a few patches on the drywall that came off with the tile)

aaaand one last thing...

Scott thinned out the carrots in our garden, by removing these delicious sticks. The next batch will be heftier with just a little more space and growing time.





It's been an exhausting but fun Memorial Day weekend. We could all use a nap.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

maternity session

A fellow social worker, Harper Levy Bauman, came to our home today to take a few photos of us in this exciting journey. Here are some of the shots, as well as a link to her blog where there are tons of other great photos.










Thanks, Harper!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

new addition to the family


Introducing our newest addition to the family...