Thursday, April 23, 2015

There Were FIVE in The Bed, and The Little One Said.....

"Ready or Not
  Here I Come!"

That's right, folks, that's an ultrasound picture right down there of our newest little bean in the making. Chugging right along at 9 whole weeks. Expected arrival: November 27th (the day after Norah's 3rd birthday, and the day before my 24th!).

We announced the news to our families last week by sending this picture to everyone. It says November 1st because that was what the nurse calculated for me at my first appointment. But after my first ultrasound this week the doctor corrected it by saying I was actually due three weeks later! It's so sad to be thrown back into the first trimester again after thinking I was home free. But three weeks late or not, we are thrilled to welcome another cute little baby into our family! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday

Celebrating Easter by listening to General Conference was so nice. It was definitely more difficult to catch everything with two little babies squealing in your ear, but the Spirit was definitely strong, and left some great impressions.

Because of Him, I get to be with my family forever.

I love the feeling around Easter as we reflect on our Savior. My absolute favorite Conference talk. given by Elder Wirthlin in 2006, focuses on this Easter Sunday and is worth reading over and over again.

"I think of how dark that Friday was when Christ was lifted up on the cross.
On that terrible Friday the earth shook and grew dark. 
On that Friday the Savior of mankind was humiliated and bruised, abused and reviled.
It was a Friday filled with devastating, consuming sorrow that gnawed at the souls of those who loved and honored the Son of God.
I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest.
But the doom of that day did not endure.
The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind.
Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.
But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.
No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come."
For the full talk, you can find it here
We had such a beautiful Easter Sunday, I hope everyone else did too!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Babies

Though I didn't think it was possible, these two babies look even cuter with bunny ears. I only had one pair of ears from last year, so I decided to make some cute headbands for both the girls that they could wear all week. 

I couldn't stop with just one photo shoot, however. 

 Lucy was pretty proud of herself for imitating clapping. She is the sweetest pair of dimpled cheeks I know.

The peeps were a huge hit for Norah. In fact, it was all she could think about, and we went through several tantrums until she could finally eat one at the end. Now we'll just have to wait for the next seven years until she's finished digesting it. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Doctor a Day Keeps The Apples Away?

I always thought it would be funny to go somewhere so often, you could just say, "Yeah, I'll have my usual" and they know exactly what you want! But never did I imagine this ambition would take place in a doctor's office. It seems that we have been there so frequently the past couple of months, that I don't even have to check in ;)
Lucy has just been struggling ever since her bout of RSV & Bronchiolitis. This was just a well baby checkup, but it came at just the right time, because she had a fever a couple days before. Her doctor listened to her lungs and prescribed her an inhaler for a few weeks to see if it would help get the airways back to normal. I have to pin her arms down with my legs and hold her head still while I keep the spacer over her mouth for 30 seconds, two times. As you can tell, she loves it....not.

Even after just one dose, I could tell a difference. She didn't wake up ONCE after putting her down to bed and she slept the whole night without a peep. 
We love our Lucy so much, and wouldn't have our family any other way. Here's to getting her lungs back to 100%!

Stats for her 9 month checkup:

Weight: 21.8 lbs----90th percentile
Height: 28.39 inches----77th percentile

Lucy's turned into a full blown crawler, stander, clapper, pooper, etc. Such a woman now.
I can't believe she will be 1 for her next check up! Let's hope we don't have to go again in between. :))