Sunday, April 28, 2013

Our first week continued...

Little Peanut loves to talk to and kiss the baby when she's in the swing.  Of course, we have to watch closely-he doesn't realize when he's poking or prodding her too much (-:

Matthew lovin' on his new sister.  He keeps saying how beautiful she is!

We've had some other new babies arrive as well!

First bath at home.

I think Joey is sure the baby must love trains as much as he does.

Our first week at home with Juliana...

 There is always a lot of chaos and adjustment when bringing a new baby home into the family. However, in that chaos is so much joy and excitement. The boys love the baby and are constantly kissing her.  Even Joey loves to kiss and love on her.  He's having some issues with sleeping at naps and nighttime now, but I'm sure that will get worked out once he adjusts a bit better.  Meanwhile, we have been blessed with many meals and gifts from loving friends.  It makes it so much easier to sit and love on the kids (and steal a nap here and there) when I don't have to worry about preparing dinner.

 The boys put together a swing for Juliana.  They are getting so good at that type of thing.

A sweet friend brought over lots of gifts for Juliana, but she also remembered to pack a gift for the boys to play with and also for Joey.  He loves his new bubble maker!

Peanut has a baby too that he loves.  Here he is soothing his baby and putting his baby in the new swing.

Milky mouth!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Having a baby!

So, I had to have another c-section.  I was disappointed, but we all collectively felt it was the best decision at the time.  So, on Monday April 15th, we headed to the hospital to meet our little girl..
Here is the last shot of my belly.
Believe, it or not, I already miss being pregnant(not the first trimester-that is the absolute worst for me) but I enjoyed my second and most of my third.

It never fails.  Once I get in the operating room the tears start flowing and I start shaking.  It's happened every time and if God chooses to bless us again with another baby, it will happen then too.  I don't know why I freak out.  I guess just all the emotions and fears coming flooding in.  This time I was o.k. for a bit longer I just kept praying!

Here she is!

The doctor said I had a ton of scar tissue.  He had a hard time getting in there.  I asked if that meant I couldn't have any more children and he said no, but that it would just take longer to get baby out (-:

I'm so happy she's healthy and big!

Nicholas was smitten immediately!

Joey would coming running into the room and say, "Baby, baby"  He wanted to see his baby.
(Matthew was there too he just wasn't comfortable picking up baby yet.  When we got home he asked constantly to hold her).

Our sweet Juliana Elizabeth.

We are blessed beyond measure.
Children are a heritage of the Lord, blessed is he that has a quiver full of them.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Spring Baseball

 Oh I love watching these two play baseball.  Since they were little wee ones playing t-ball, it has always been a joy to watch them play.  They have this twin intuition when they play together that is amazing to watch.  And they sure do look handsome in their uniforms!

Nicholas, my catcher(taking after his Uncle Randy)

Matthew loves to pitch.

I love this shot!  Matthew pitching, Nicholas catching.

Of course, Peanut loves baseball too!

The boys switched!  Nicholas is now pitching and Matthew is catching.
I want these days to never end.  They fill my heart with such joy!  I am blessed to be their mommy.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Baby is Here!
Juliana Elizabeth
8lbs 1oz
Born on 4/15/2013


 Who doesn't love a bubble bath?
Nicholas and Joey were having a grand time taking a bubble bath together.

A funny story about this bath.  I was getting ready to leave and go have dinner with some friends. So, after I took these pictures I headed for the door.  Matthew came running out and said that Joey started giggling in the bathtub and gave Nicholas a mischevious grin.  I guess right at that moment, he pooped in the tub!
Nicholas jumped out of the tub quickly and jumped into the shower leaving Joey in the tub(no worries..Darryl was right there).  So, upon hearing this from Matthew I ran out of the house into the car pretending I didn't  I know...not the proudest mommy moment, but so funny!
I called Darryl a couple of minutes later and he informed me he was cleaning the tub.  He also said he's never seen someone with sausage toes(my feet are really swollen from the pregnancy) move so fast!
I thought it was hilarious!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Storytime with daddy

A moment captured between Darryl and Joey. 
 He loves storybooks and the other night he had Darryl read every single library book before bed.  They were having such a great time snuggling and giggling that Darryl couldn't say no when Joey asked for another book.