Monday, May 10, 2010

Early May Update

Ashlyn and Jocelyn had their annual clogging competition at Lagoon last Saturday. This is a picture just before they left. Craig was going to make a girl's morning out of it and take Jessica with them, but Jessica ended up getting pink eye and had to miss out on "galoon". She was very disappointed. These two had a lot of fun though and always love the treats they get when dad takes them somewhere!!! (McDonalds for breakfast afterward.)

This is a very common scene in our home now. I think they'll be happier when Brianna is awake more because more often then not I'm telling them they have to wait to hold her because she's sleeping, and when she's not sleeping she's not happy!

Not the best picture but it's a close up of Brianna. It actually makes her look big and chunky, but actually she's not. :-) This was from last week some time.

I believe this is the 1 week old picture I took.

Ashlyn took this picture for me tonight. Brianna went to the dr. today, and she's 2 ounces short of her birth weight (7 lbs 10 oz). Kind of funny when at least 3 of my children were almost 10 lbs at 2 weeks! Brianna is 2 weeks old today! It seems like she's been with us longer. Sure love this sweet girl!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

And Just a Few More

My beautiful children all together at last!

2 days old

3 days old

5 days old

5 days old (just different clothes and very peaceful)

Meeting the Family

Welcome to the family Brianna Kirstine!!!

This is the "day before delivery" photo.

Here's Brianna weighing in at 7 lbs 12 oz. on April 26. My smallest baby!

This is one of my favorite pictures!

I always love getting to hold my babies after delivery. Probably just really relieved to have them out of me. :-) But this was by far the easiest delivery out of all 6. The petosin was started at 8am, the doctor broke my water at 8:40am, and Brianna arrived at 11:40am. There was never any severe pain, my body did all the work (I only pushed 3 times right at the end of delivery), and I had the greatest nurse ever! Great overall memory to end having children with.

April Fun

So Nathan has been in great need of a new jacket. We were really trying to hold off until his birthday in May, but I really started getting embarrassed of his old jacket and couldn't handle him wearing it for another day. So in celebration of "one month before my birthday", here's Nathan getting to open one present early!

I absolutely love Spring!!! And with Spring comes lots of playing outside. This day, the kids convinced Craig to play on the trampoline with them. Here are a few shots from their playing.

Dad and Jessica!

Garrett lost his first two teeth this month! I don't think there was a more proud kid in the neighborhood. Garrett had me tell everyone we saw or talked to on the phone about losing his first tooth. It was a lot of fun. Can't believe he's old enough to be losing teeth!