Monday, November 30, 2009

Our House

These are some of my new decorations that I bought last year after Christmas at Target! I am so HAPPY with the way they look! The picture of the tree stinks. When you have twinkle lights it's almost impossible to get a good picture :(

Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkey Day Fun!

So as you can see we had a blast! I know that for sure because there are several pictures I could not post due to fear for my life!
The only really sucky part was that the night before I got Mastitis. BUMMER! But I am feeling much better today! I hope you all had a fun and thankful holiday!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Too many.......

I have too many blessings! I am thankful for so much. Although I am a little peeved because at this time I cannot find my camera. I think the pregnancy brain has not faded yet! :(

Burke is doing great! He weighed 7.2 oz at the doctor today. Yeah! He is finally picking up some weight! He is still tiny, but he is soooo strong. If you put him up at your shoulder he can rear his head way back. I am afraid of his neck breaking!

The kids are smitten with him! He is the first thing they think of when they wake up and the last thing thought of when they drift to sleep. I did not know how quickly they would accept him. There is no doubt in my mind that he picked us to live with here on earth. I feel so lucky to have him! Thank you Burke! Mama loves you!

The kids are all great as well! Smart, healthy, funny, a little too sassy, and very helpful! I could not do this without you guys helping! xoxoxox!

Jason is also done such a great job helping me! He adores his new little munchkin! I love to see him snuggle Burke. He usually is being bombed by the older kids, but makes time for all of them! He is SUPER busy! He is not only subbing full time, but coaching wrestling at a middle school as well. (Centennial starts up soon)!!! I love watching him coach the middle schoolers. They are tiny little guys, not the heavy weights, them is some big boys!!! Jason always grabs the boys and pulls them close after they win or loose. He talks to them and them gives them a hug and a smack! (It's a guy thing)!!!

We are counting all of our blessings! I hope you are too!

Friday, November 20, 2009


That is how I feel the time how the time has gone by since Burke was born! Whooosh! Gone in a flash! All together he has been a DREAM baby. He eats well, sleeps well, is well tempered. I have ZERO complaints! My friend Natalie does a cute thing for her son Maddix once a month, a spotlight if you will. Well, a month is so much time to change for a new born, so thought I would do every few weeks for a couple months!

Burke likes:

To be swaddled
His Soothie bink
Looking around
Trying to eat my cheek
His hands on his chest
His big Brother and Sisters

Burke Dislikes:

To be naked
Night time diaper changes
Loud noises
When I take too long to feed him

Happy 2 weeks of life Burkster! In that short time you have forever changed mine!

xoxo mama

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Friday, November 13, 2009

The Woman's Remote!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Burke Andrew Blue

The story~

As you know I was not scheduled to have my c-section until tomorrow, the 13th! Well, Burke wanted to make his appearance a little early! I am not too sad about that either! On the night of the 5th I started having really bad contractions, but they were very inconsistent. I was not even timing them. Although, at 5 am the next morning I thought it would be a great idea to start. I had my last OB appointment at 9:30 am, and thought they may want to know. And once I started keeping track, they stopped! I went back to bed and woke up to HORRIBLE back pain. Uh, I knew I was in trouble! I got my bag all ready with the last minute things and the kids and I went to the appointment and met Jason there. I did not really tell him how I thought things were going to go cause I kinda knew! Low and behold I was dilated to a 2! They do not want you to go into active labor once you have had a c-section. Your uterus could burst. So they called the hospital and sent me over! I KNEW IT! My sister Julie came and got the kids and we headed to Labor and Delivery!

When we got there the front desk nurse informed us that due to the Swine Flu, NO children under the age of 14 would be allowed to visit. And even then it was only spouse, and grandparents! I could feel myself starting to get upset. I just took a deep breath and considered this a vacation. One that involved major surgery!

The c-section went awesome! Nothing like last time at all! I was however VERY itchy due to the morphine! Not cool!

When I saw Burke for the first time I literally became breathless. I was instantly over come with love. I heard a quote once that said "A mother's love never divides, it only multiplies." I cannot tell you how true that is.

My heart is wrapped around this little 6 pound 15 ounce boy. I cherish every hair on his head. ALL OF THEM! I am blessed beyond measure to have him in our lives!!!!

The hardest part of the delivery and recovery at the hospital was not seeing our other kids. It nearly killed me. I talked to them daily, but it was not the same! I was really bumming about not seeing them!

Since we have been home, Burke has been picture perfect. He is mild tempered and seems easy going. Even with all the juggling of the other kids holding him!

The hardest part now has been the c-section recovery. It is kicking my butt. The pain has been unreal. I finally called and had the doctor up my dosage on the pain meds. They seem to help, but my loopyness was upped too! It's pretty funny!

Jason's mom is here taking care of us! What a blessing! My mom stops by after work to check on us! We are doing great!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

10 Days and ..........

Sad... Happy... Excited... Prepared... Blessed... Overwhelmed... Stressed... Wonderful... Procrastinating... Planning... Busy... But most of all..........................Patient.

I am horrible when it comes to patients. But I find myself very calm and patient this time. I cannot wait to meet Burke, but I am not pacing the floor or making up labor symptoms in my head! I feel great, occasionally rocked by wicked painful contractions. But I am good. I am just trying to enjoy the last few days as a family of 5.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Halloween 2oo9

Ok, so when I bought these costumes I had no intention of the girls being "Devils". I was going to morph them into witches that turn their oh so sweet Prince Charming brother into a Frog. Or "Fraup" as Graden called himself. Needless to say, I never got around to changing the costumes. The girls enjoyed the BIG HAIR and Scary make up! Although not when it came time wash it off in the shower!

This may be wierd but I think the girls look so beautiful in this picture. I don't know if it is because they were so happy to be Trick or Treating, or what!

My dear sweet "Fraup" did not last very long. Even though the weather was great, he lolly gagged at every house while the girls almost ran. He was perfect for my waddling pace, but once we rounded back the corner and he saw our house, he was more than happy to hand out candy with Jason.

This is one of the houses we had to drive by everyday after school to look at the decorations! When the owner came to the door my mom asked about the yard decorations. I guess her husband cuts them out of wood and she paints them. The detail was awesome! Her kids are long grown, but they put these out for the neighborhood and the grandkids! They were great!

This house was the best. See the HUGE HAIRY SPIDER WITH RED BEADY EYES hanging above the doorbell? Well, you'll also notice only ONE Devil at the door. This one really freaked out Natalie! Taylor claimed her bravery and headed to the door. Only to lean super far to the right and KNOCK! It was so funny to watch! She did not take her eyes off the spider the entire time!

The girls and Grammy and the creepy skeleton kid on the tricycle.

The proud owners of TOO MUCH FREAKING CANDY!

We did have a great time. I was so proud of how kind and polite the girls were at each house. Taylor started throughing in a "Happy Halloween" and thought she was amazing!

Music to my Soul~

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Graden's wrestling practice