Saturday, September 22, 2012

5 months later...

He's here! Zack was born two days after my last post- on April 17th. He was 9 lbs 13 oz, 22 in. long! And from the start of labor to finish was just under 2 hours!!! I must give myself props for pushing out such a huge baby so quickly and without medication! ;-) Nah, I'm joking, but I really was SO happy the delivery went quickly. And I was hoping to be able to do it without an epidural, so I am just glad it was fast. The real props go to all the moms out there who deliver without mediation, with a normal length of delivery; I don't know that I could do that. Nick is happy to have a "little tiny baby" (Nick referring to Zack) brother, and Jacob and I are so happy to have him as part of our family. He is such a cutie.
On another note, today is the first day of Autumn, yay! We are looking forward to cooler weather and the holidays coming up. Nick says all the time, "Mom, lets go to Halloween," and "Let's go to Christmas." I honestly forgot for a little while there that I had a blog... but then I remembered :) So I'll try to keep the posts more recent.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Waiting Game...

Well I thought this baby would have been out long before now... this waiting game is no fun! Oh well, I guess once he's out there's no going back right? I'm 40 weeks 3 days or so. Nick was 6 days late, but this time around the Doc has been saying since 38 weeks that he'll be here any day now! Next time we'll just add a week to the due date and have that be what we plan for ;)

But we have been having a great spring of 2012 so far. We had a lot of family in town over spring break and I got to be a part of everything that was going on. I had a lot of my family in town the weekend before Spring break, sadly because of my cousin, Josh's, funeral. That was rough, but it was really nice to reconnect with a lot of family I hadn't seen... in some cases it had been many years.

I have a new step-mom! My Dad and Tessa got married on the 31st of March :) I got to be there and help out a little bit for that as well. I was unsure if I was going to be able to make it because I thought I might be going into labor soon...but alas nothing came of that. I'm glad though; I really would not have wanted to miss that.

And I got to go to the Temple a couple times for my Sister-in-Law, Jessica's, endowment and Sealing! Super glad I got to be a part of those, and I also made it to her reception. My mother-in-law did an amazing job getting everything ready for her reception! And Jessica was so beautiful in her dress. I love weddings :) Her colors were purple, green, black and white- It was a very elegant with delicious food and lots of fun. Nick had a blast dancing with all the teenagers :) I danced for a bit (in an attempt to get this baby out of me!) but it was so awkward. Kind of felt like my entire belly was about to drop off of me! But it was fun, fun, fun.

Other than that, Jacob got to enjoy his Spring Break and Nick loved having his favorite play-mate home each day.

I am super anxious to have this baby out but I can't help but be glad we've been able to have more time with just the three of us, before we make this big transition. Lots of things at once- Jessica moved out and got married (Nick has always had his Auntie living with him), Nick moved into her old room (he was unsure of the change at first but is doing fine now), and soon a new baby brother for Nick. Oh and potty-training. It's been an uphill battle with Nick (as many things seem to be for him) but we're slowly but surely making progress. Hopefully having a new baby won't put us back too far in that arena.

And... here are some pics.

All my sisters- Rachel (new sis), Rachelle, me, Chelsea, Emily, Krista.

Dad and Tessa

The whole group, minus one brother and a new step-brother.

Our trip to the Zoo- Nick and Angela with their yummy ice creams.

Eating lunch- it was the perfect day for the Zoo.

"We are a happy family!"

The happy couple :)

Nick getting his groove on :)

My 40 week shot.

We are very blessed. I'll update again once our little guy has decided to join us.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's a ...

I thought this deserved its own post.

In case you didn't know yet, baby #2 is a BOY! Most of our family thought it would be a girl, including me, so we were all surprised! But we can't wait to have another sweet baby boy around, and I'm excited to bust out all Nick's super cute, barely-used baby clothes.

Nick is excited to have a baby brother, and when he's in the mood he likes to give the baby kisses :) When he's not in the mood, he says he doesn't want a baby. In which case we tell him it's not his baby, it's his brother and it's mommy's baby. Then he's just fine with it ;)

The pregnancy is going well. I feel huge and I get tired quickly, but I'm sure that has a lot to do with taking care of a toddler... and being pregnant. I'll be 26 weeks tomorrow, almost into the 3rd trimester. We haven't made a decision on a baby name yet.... I have one I like but we'll have to see if Jacob can warm up to it ;) I'll keep you posted.

Happy New Year!

Well Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
We really enjoyed our holidays, especially Jacob's vacations from work. We hope you had a good holiday season as well :)
Nick especially loved being able to spend time with family at Christmas and opening all his many, many presents. This is a picture of him with all his loot, just from Christmas morning at Grandma and Grandpa Pierce's house:

We taught him all about the birth of Jesus and that it's special to give presents at Christmas time, not just receive them. So he enjoyed wrapping presents for his cousins and watching them open them but I didn't catch any pics of that.

My mom, step-dad and younger siblings all moved to Wells, NV just after Christmas so it was really nice to get some time in with them and help them move. We're all very happy for them because Robert finally got a job and they have really been needing this, but we will miss them. It will be different with them gone. Here is a pic of me and some of my sisters on a girls' night we had before Chelsea and Krista moved. We were sad Emily couldn't make it.

There are a lot of things to look forward to in 2012- one of them is that three more babies will be added to my side of the family! Emily, Rachelle and I are all pregnant :)

We have approximately 15 weeks, 24 weeks, and 35 weeks in this pic :)

Just a couple more pictures...

All my siblings at my mom's on Christmas day:

Nick with his Grandma and Grandpa Christmas morning:

And lastly... SPIDERMAN!