Friday, August 21, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday was party day. We did get the rest of the header attached to the posts on our patio cover and Charles stained 10 of the 26 rafters before we headed out to the neighbors house for food and fireworks. Lost track of time and hung out till 2am talking and enjoying the night.
Today is a lazy day. Hoping to do some house work and relax before heading back to work tomorrow. Trying to get the kids all situated for where they will be and everyone on the same track as far as who goes where when.
I am nervous and excited about going back but absolutely hate the idea of leaving my baby behind. If I could wear her around all day at work I would. Even my regional manager suggested just putting her under the desk. (Sadly, I actually tried to figure out a way to make that work.) But I'm looking forward to the idea of being part time for now and having lots of time to hang out with my kiddos.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Doctor said she's doing great and has hit all of her developmental milestones (plus some in the 4 month category). Then the shots. She gets sooo mad. I held her at her one month visit while she got them and the look she gave me killed me. This time I stood where she couldn't see me and let the nurse give her the shots and then I came over and swooped her up and gave her loving. She cried so much less this time than the last. I was so glad that they have made the vaccines combinations so they have less pokes. Austin got five needles at his two month visit and it was awful. Lucky for Kenzie, she only got two needles and one oral vaccine.
She has been sleeping ever since and is running a low fever but she is my little champ. Austin was in the room with us when she got her shots and I think it gave him a new appreciation for her. He was so concerned about her when she was crying and immediately wanted to console her. He is going to be such a great big brother. Probably a little overprotective, which I'm sure will drive her nuts, but I think they'll actually be pretty close. I feel like such a lucky mommy.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Having a Little Sister by Austin Lacey
I like having a little sister. Her name is McKenzie and she is seven weeks old. She can smile now. She can poop and pee now. She sleeps a lot. She cries from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. I love my little sister.
Friday, June 5, 2009
After months of anticipation, we arrived at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women for my scheduled c-section on April 21st. The whole experience was very undramatic compared to the very difficult and stressful delivery with Austin. I was checked in, monitored for about a half hour, got my IV set up, and waited for a free OR. We went back around 5pm and baby came at 5:53pm. Even the doctors and nurses in the OR were excited to see the sex of the baby after finding out that it was still a suprise to us. My doctor let Charles announce the sex to me and I will never forget the look on his face when he looked down at me and said "It's a little girl!" (I was SURE it was going to be a boy- guess mother's intuition isn't always right.)
Our little bitty arrived on April 21st at 5:53pm weighing a whopping 6 pounds 7 ounces and 19 inches long with APGARs of 8 and 9. Even better, the nurses were able to sneak Austin back to the nursery while I was getting stitched up and he was the first, other than Daddy, to see her. He then got to go back to the waiting room and announce to all the family the sex and her stats. Everyone was shocked that it was a girl! After she was here, Austin confided to me that he "really wanted a sister" even though he wouldn't have been upset if it was a boy. Sometimes he just melts my heart.
After raising a boy for the past 6 years, we could not be more happy and excited to start this new journey. Austin is a fantastic big brother and helps wherever he can (sometimes too much so!) I am (so far) enjoying the age gap between the two since Austin is such a grown up kid and able to do so much that it takes a lot of the pressure off me going from one child to two. All in all, I am a very happy mommy right now. :)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Austin tested for his yellow-white belt for Tae Kwon Do on April 17, 2009. He successfully completed the requirements for the white belt and was awarded his yellow-white belt on April 25, 2009. We could not be more proud of our little warrior.
Link to video of our little man going at it!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Our fur babies include Smokey (our cat of 9 years), and our four (yes, four) large dogs: Harley, Dyna, Goliath, and Lefty. Harley and Dyna are Rhodesian Ridgebacks and were both pound rescued (Harley in August of 2004 and Dyna in December of 2007). (We LOVE our pound puppies!!!) Shortly after adopting Dyna, we noticed she was gaining A LOT of weight. Finally figured out she was newly pregnant when we rescued her. We ended up welcoming 10 puppies on February 16, 2008. We were able to find forever homes for 8 of the puppies, but two puppies stole our hearts and we couldn't bear to let them go.
Our house is definitely hectic and we are always on the go, but I can not imagine it any other way. Welcome to our blog! :)