Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lovin it!

Trying to get Parker to take a photo shoot with Brooklyn

It's hard to get a newborn to pose

I finally got some pictures of Brooklyn with her eyes open.  She has no problem sleeping the day away.  I'm trying to get her to stay awake more during the day so that we can enjoy more sleep at night.  Ya, she doesn't appreciate it when I do that.  Parker is a geat brother and loves to be helpful.  When she cries he is quick to tell me, "feed her." He will even get me my nursing pillow whether I need it or not.  He gets me her wipes and diapers and the says," EEW, stinky."  I just love him.  He is such a funny little boy and he continues to amaze me with his smartness.  I took 12 weeks maternity leave from work and am loving every moment of it!  

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A mind of her own

So much for thinking I could plan the day of my delivery.  As you all know I thought for sure I would go over like I did with Parker.  Yea, was I wrong.  Monday morning I got up and ready for work like always, feeling great and ready to go another 10 days before I delivered.  I dropped Parker off at Grandma Gimbels.  Then not even an hour into my teaching, around 9:30ish, I felt a warm flow, which some of you might know what I am talking about.  Anyway, I continued to teach through the morning putting the thought of it being my water breaking aside.  Besides it was a gush of water and I was going to be a week late, so it couldn't be my water.  After teaching the rest of the morning from my chair, I took my students to lunch, told the office I thought my water broke and gave my doctor a call.  She told me to go to the hospital.  Luckily, I had all my plans for the next 13 weeks ready to go for my long term sub, however I had a few things to get in order before I left.  So after lunch and while my students were at PE, I did a few last minute things, while trying not to flood the hallways.  Justin and I got to the hospital around 1:30pm and at 8:35pm Brooklyn Nicole was born.  It was a much easier labor than with Parker.  Here are a few pictures, not the greatest but I'll hopefully get some cuter ones up later. ha/ha

6lbs 14 oz

20 in long
A proud and excited brother

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Church Time

Parker loves getting ready to go to church, but once it is time for nursery, he says"don't want, don't like."  He went the first time without any problems, but after that he will not go in by himself.  He even knows what to say or do to get the leaders to come get us.  So, lately Justin or myself stay in with him.  He loves kids but for some reason is not excited about nursery.  And I thought I'd be able to enjoy some quiet class time before this new little one would arrive.  I know, what was I thinking.

My little man

            My super hero

His new pjs from his Aunt Marissa, which
 are his new favorites, out with Curious George
Christmas has come and gone and I was a slacker and did not get my blog updated.  Sorry, but I am sure you expect that of me and so there is no let down. ha/ha  I decided I better hurry and do a quick update before baby number 2 gets here.  She is do next Thursday, but I am expecting to be late like I was with Parker.  
Parker turned one at the end of December.  He was so excited to open presents, sing and eat cake.  In fact, a few days later it was Justin's mom's birthday and Parker got excited thinking it was still his.  I, with the help of my husband, attempted to make his birthday a footbal theme with  a football cake and field.  Yea, we definitely aren't in the cake decorating business.  I can not believe he is already 2.  I am sure, like the rest of you, time just seems to fly by with your kids.  I was getting a little sad thinking I wouldn't be able to spend as much time with Parker once his sister arrives.  Is that normal once more kids come along, or am I just crazy?  I am sure I will need lots of helpful tips from you have more than 1 kid in the house.  I hear it's a lot different, so feel free to send your advice.

     Ready to party- Parker was very excited 
             to help with the cakes