Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 Blizzard

snowball fight!!!!!!!!!!

so much fun!!!!!!!!!

8lb 10oz

Ella supporting Momma's work

She's a growing!!!! Ella weighed in today at 8lb 10oz. She's still not a big eater, but I think she is growing quite well. She is sleeping great, too. This Momma has no complaints. And, she rolled over from her belly to her back twice today!
We had a wonderful CHRISTmas. I wanted a white CHRISTmas and boy did I get it. I'm not sure if I'll wish for one of those again. Carson and Cooper got pink eye and decided to share it, too. We'll see if the rest of the family gets it :)
Look at those poor little eyes :(Gingerbread Fun!
My personal "OU" touch-up
Daddy and Ella playing the Wii

Daddy reading the true CHRISTmas story

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Cooper!!!

Cooper had a wonderful 2nd Birthday! We kept it simple with just Grandparents and one cousin, Skyler. He thoroughly enjoyed his day and stayed up until almost midnight with no nap. He was falling asleep standing up!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Finally a post!

I am turning into a bad blogger! I have chosen sleep over blogging.....so tonight I'm multi-tasking in order to get it done! We are all doing well. Ella is still a really good baby. She occasionally gets cranky in the evening for her Daddy. Jason and I have a nice little routine going. I try to be in bed before 10 and then he gives Ella her last bottle for the night. I don't want to brag on her sleeping because as soon as I do, she will be up all night. So, I'm not bragging, I'm just going to use this blog as a baby book one day, so I'm documenting it. Anyway, back on track, Ella has been sleeping anywhere from 5 to 7 hours straight at night. If she does wake up to eat, she goes right back to sleep after eating. She has finally turned into an efficient eater, so I'm usually back to sleep after about 30 minutes. She is starting to get the hang of nursing, but I'm still not optimistic about it. Until then, pumping it is (multi-tasking duty above).
Carson and Cooper still adore her. Carson always wants to hold her and help feed her. Once Ella gets a little bit bigger and gains head control, Carson is going to be a great little helper with her. Cooper wants to hold her but gets bored after about 30 seconds and basically throws her at me. He is not a gentle child by any means. But, he is so sweet and loving. He loves to give hugs, but hasn't conquered being gentle. He loves to tackle everyone, too. Speaking of Coop, he turns 2 on Saturday. It makes me so sad. He's my baby. I know, Ella's my baby, but Coop IS my baby (he has me quite smitten). I'm not looking forward to the 2 year old personality he is developing. Hopefully it won't last long! I had some totally insane moments today. I think I need like 48 hours of straight sleep :) My parents are vacationing in Florida. I am so ready for them to get home! I have totally taken advantage of their availability and I am missing them big time!
This was an outfit of Coop's. I think it fit him when he was 3 days old :) She kinda fills it out
I think he loves her!
Auntie Deana made all of these cute hats! If only I had half of that talent!Christmas Outfit #1Christmas Outfit#2

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Time for Some Pics

It's been too long since I posted some photos of the kids. It's been way too long since I posted one of Ella with a bow :) I decided to take one with a big bow and one with a little bow....see, the little bow is so cute, but there is just something even cuter about the really realy big bows!
Had to include this pic. Rough life huh?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Smiles :)

Ella showed me her 1st official smile tonight. I thought she gave me one last night, but she was a bit gassy so you never know :) But, I know she smiled for sure tonight....twice!!! Oh, made my heart melt!

Jason and I went to his company Christmas party tonight. It was really neat. It was a formal masquerade party at Red Rock Canyon Grill. Super nice! I had a great time but tuckered out early. So, Ella and I are just chillin' tonight. Jason stayed at the party and the boys are at Nana and GPa's.

Friday, December 4, 2009

2 month doctor update

Ella had her 2 month appointment today. She weighs 7lb 2oz and is 20&1/2 inches long (I just thought she was long for some crazy reason). She is in the 3rd % for weight, height and head circumference. She's on the charts!!! I checked Carson and Cooper's weight at 2 months. Carson was 11lb 13oz and Cooper was 12lb 8oz. She has a lot of growing to do to catch up with those big brothers!

After being on the phone for many hours the past week, I got her Synagis (RSV) shot scheduled for tonight. So, sometimes you have to be very proactive, but it is totally worth it!!!

Oh, one other thing I keep forgetting to post. Ella is getting red hair. In bright light, it is totally red. It's not like mine, but there is definitely some red in there. I'm really excited!!! Maybe one of my kids will finally look like me :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Sweet little Ella is 2 months old today. She is doing awesome!!! I think she is about to show us her 1st real smile. We keep getting little half-smiles and she is focusing a ton! She still likes to sleep a whole lot (which I have no complaints about). For some crazy reason, her awake time is at 5am.....not good! By the time I get her back to sleep, Cooper decides it's time for him to get up. The boys spent night last night at my parents, so I got some good sleep this morning. I can't believe that I ever thought having 1 kid was hard. Piece of cake! Maybe it's because Ella is a super good baby. Maybe it's because I was clueless the 1st time around. Anyway, you parents of one kid, take advantage of it! The transition of 2 to 3 kids hasn't been too rough. I think the biggest transition is being on "house arrest". I'm a good hermit, but not with 3 little ones. I miss going to the gym, and I miss my weekly trips to Sams for a good hotdog!

I've had a frustrating week with a lady at Ella's doctor's office. Ella was due her Synagis (RSV) shot yesterday. It is due every 4 weeks. Starting last Tuesday, I called the lady and left her several messages which she will not return. Supposedly, the NICU was to set up that shot and never did. Now, the process just started today....and, it is a PROCESS!!! It could take up to 10 days to get it approved. So, I asked if we could just pay out of pocket and get reimbursed. The dang shot is around $1500.... per month. So, I can't risk taking the boys to mother's day out until she gets this shot. FRUSTRATING!!!!

Ella has her 2 month appointment on Friday. I'm anxious to see how much she has grown. She is so long. I think she is about to outgrow her newborn clothes in length. Look at those sweet little cheeks filling out!!!

You can tell in the picture above that Ella has a little birthmark on her forehead. It's called a Stork's bite or Angel Kiss. I prefer Angel Kiss. I think that is exactly what it is!!! Anyway, it will slowly fade away in the next year. Her little nostrils are still so red from the NG tube. I guess it's about time I put something on them. :)

Cooper loving on his sister.