Monday, March 26, 2012

Week Two!

Time sure is flying by!
Miss Paisley is already two weeks old.
Then again, it feels as though she has been here with us for much longer than that!

<> Paisley absolutely loathes sleeping in her bassinet. She either wants to sleep in someone's arms or on Mom and Dad's bed!
<> She grabs onto whatever comes close to her hands [necklaces, hair, earrings, clothes, etc.].
<> She had her first bath! It did consist of her crying the entire time; but she is so over that now. :] Each bath after that has been wonderful! We just know that she loves the water.
<> Just like her big brother, she smiles all the time. This usually happens while she is sleeping.
<> Paisley sure is smart. She will not take a pacifier when she is hungry. There is no fooling her!
<> She is strong. Lifting up her own head is a continued practice for her and she will have it down pat in no time!
<> Her eyes are a beautiful dark blue [for now].
<> She immediately calms down when you bring her close to your face and talk quietly to her. She loves knowing someone is there.
<> Our kids must have a 'diaper-changing' agreement going on. Almost every time Mommy changes Paisley, the urge to go bathroom happens [exactly the same as Ryker]. And most often, this 'urge' ends up on Mom. However, Daddy has not been messed with once during the diaper changes of both of our children. We will get to the bottom of this... :]

Well, there you have it!
Our beautiful princess is growing up right before our eyes, and we are just trying to soak as much of it in as we can!
Because before we know it, two weeks will turn into sixteen months and we will have to look back to remember what they were like at that age...

Life moves by fast; especially when you are going nonstop.
And Austin and I love that there is never a dull moment in our small household.
We sure are grateful to have children who keep us going!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

One Week

Apologies are in order for our disappearance. However, there will be more on that later. 
Because first of all, we would love to announce the arrival of our sweet baby Paisley.

Paisley came to us on March 11, 2012 at 9:51am.
7 pounds 5 ounces
20 inches long

We will write a birth story, but for now we would like to write about our precious girl's first week of life!

<> Paisley is a very big eater. She came out sucking on her fist! We had to limit her at first so her body wouldn't project all the food back up!
<> Because of her large appetite, she did not lose any of her birth weight. Most babies go down about a pound. Not Paisley. She was already heavier than her birth weight at her three day appointment, so her pediatrician said that we could go ahead and skip the two week appointment! Goodness!
<> When lying on her stomach, she likes to lift her head and look at whoever is holding her. So precious!
<> She starting smiling at five days old.
<> Paisley is already a little princess. There is no putting her down, because she loves, loves, loves to be snuggled. We have absolutely no problem with this!
<> She has gone up to five-and-a-half ours of sleep at night!
<> She already recognizes voices, and especially loves her Dada's deep singing voice. It puts her to sleep every time.
<> She is very attentive and follows the voice of whoever is talking to her.
<> As most babies, she loves looking at lights!
<> Paisley snores in her sleep... Just like her Dad and big brother!
<> She is the world's biggest snorter [when awake]. She is always snorting!
<> She is one lucky lady to have such a loving brother. Ryker continually gives her hugs and kisses. He also tries to help with everything [giving her a pacifier, feeding her, throwing diapers at her when she needs a change, taking her socks off for her, even trying to help wipe her cute bottom during changes, etc.]. 
They are too cute together! We are so happy that they have each other.

We are so blessed to have this sweet, little spirit in our home who is so perfect in every way.
It is a miracle to think that only sixteen months ago, we were writing about Ryker's first week.
We are too lucky!

Happy One Week Sweet Paisley!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

No Pictures

Today I am starting to work on my goal. [That goal was mentioned in the post just before this one.] So, in order to pick back up in the blogging world, I will have to begin with the basics! These basics unfortunately do not include pictures. The reason being that my computer has finally charged its last charge, blinked its last blink, and heated up its last heating... If any of that makes any sense at all. Basically, it no longer works! So words will have to suffice for today.

Our little family is doing great!!! Austin is still loving the whole Computer Science thing at ASU, I am enjoying my part-time job at Chase Bank, and we are both trying to find as much time as possible for our much-needed family time.

Ryker seems to be enjoying his life! He spends his days eating lots of baby food, drinking less and less baby milk, taking short naps during the day, playing with Mama and Dada, and getting into trouble all throughout the house. He is 11.5 months old and is ready to be considered a real grown-up. He is very capable of walking and will complete a whole lap around the room aided by only his walker... However, when it comes to going solo, he becomes completely afraid and sits right down. He will get it eventually! We have the utmost faith in him. He now weighs 22 pounds and continues to be in the 95% for his height. He is going to be one big kid! Dada is already trying to instill all different kinds of sports in him.  Mama doesn't fight it.

As for the baby growing in Mama... He/she is doing great also! We find out in less than a week what the gender is. Any guesses? As a couple, we have absolutely no idea this time around. With Ryker, we knew he was going to be a boy before we even got pregnant with him! This second one still remains a mystery until Mama's 20 week appointment next Thursday. There will be an announcement for that. So, stay tuned! Changes/similarities in pregnancy from the first to the second:

<> Acne. With Ryker, I was never reminded of my teenage years! :] My second pregnancy has brought in a constant five months of acne. It is quite funny actually; and it is a little trademark of our second child. I love it!
<> This second pregnancy has been very similar in that I have only been nauseous until about 12:00pm each day. I am very blessed that it has never been accompanied by vomiting or anything of that sort. As the same as before, I somewhat have control this nauseousness with the help of more food. :]
<> Heartburn. With Ryker, I did not experience heartburn one time! I know, I was very fortunate. My second pregnancy has brought some extreme amount of heartburn pain and some not so extreme. Thank goodness this only happens on rare occasions!
<> This second pregnancy has brought along the same cravings. When pregnant, I have not craved very many sweets. Yes, I will enjoy some here and there, but the thought of ice cream or chocolate actually makes me feel sick! Can I tell you how happy this truly makes me? :] As with the first, throughout this pregnancy, I have craved more meals. I guess people call it "salty" cravings. My husband loves this craving. I believe I have made more homemade-recipe-calling meals in the last five months than ever before. And let me tell you, this has benefited everyone.
<> Sleep? What's that? I don't know if it due to the fact that I now have a baby in the house, and I didn't before, but I have not been able to sleep this second time around. I wake up almost every hour. These alone times are priceless though. Since I am still early along, I can only feel our baby move really well when I am completely calm and it is completely quiet. This is our bonding time; which is much needed because there is never any quiet time during the day over here!

I think that about sums up what is on my mind as of now. I am surprised I wrote this much... And shocked that Ryker is still sleeping!

Again, sorry for the lack of pictures. As soon as I figure out how to upload some to our desktop/tv, I will enlighten the blogging world with some wonderful images!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lunch Break

Here I am. Sitting in the break room during my lunch hour, bored. I am thinking about my husband. My son. My unborn baby that is nesting quietly inside of me. Then I think about our family blog. The one I haven't touched in months... I NEED to blog again. I documented everything during my pregnancy with Ryker. I need to do that with our next one. And the next one. And the next.

Even with this crazy life I have, I will blog. Through family time, homework time, work time, and cleaning time, I will find some "me" time to blog. Sound good? Me too. And that, my fellow readers, is my goal. But for now, I must concentrate on eating this very delicious lunch that my very generous co-worker bought for our entire office. She is the best! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011



My sweet husband and I are going to have another baby!
It is happening again.
And we are announcing it the same way on the blog. :]

AND we could not be any more excited about this news!!!
We know without a doubt that we are very fortunate enough to be able to bring another baby into this world.
It is hard explaining our feelings at this time.
There is just nothing better than family; and we are so happy that ours is able to keep growing!

Last time we announced the pregnancy, I was about five weeks.
We waited this time... To be sure.
I am about 10 weeks.
We will know the actual due date after our first ultrasound this upcoming Monday.

Our little Ryker will be about 16 months old at the time of my due date.
This is the way we had always hoped it would happen.
We would love to have all of our kids close in age; so being pregnant right now is a dream.

We cannot wait for Ryker to have a new, little, best friend!
But for now, we wait!


And yes, the blog has re-opened.
We edited some items, and changed the url address.
So, for those of you who have links on your blogs with our old name, don't forget to change it!
Our new name is:
...Because everyday we get to live a wonderful life; the main theme to our bucket list!