Tuesday, April 30, 2013

3 Weeks

It's a dark and rainy day, but I still wanted to snap some pics of Everest at 3 weeks. He is a strong and healthy baby. Although he is very serious you can see in some of the above picture that he has a little tiny smile. He is starting to fill out and has grown out of all newborn sized clothing.
 I am tired. 3 weeks of not sleeping so good is catching up with me. We were so blessed this week to have many meals brought to us by women from church. It was sooo nice.
Alfred is going to be the death of me. He is constantly throwing fits and getting into trouble. He is also starting to talk more and I love hearing his little voice making new sounds (really and sound other than yelling coming from his mouth is nice) my favorites are "yeah" said with a breathy excitement and "what!" said with happy surprise.
Super Crazy excited because lil mo hAha and Family are coming to visit next week! Hopefully I won't be a zombie. I am so excited to see me nephew and meet my niece for the first time. It will be a nice weekend of hanging out and pigging out and I am looking forward to it.

Monday, April 22, 2013

2 weeks

We made it to 2 weeks! {my mom left today, so this week is probably going to be a little crazy!}

 Blue eyes? What color's 'is eyes?

My big boy. He is sweet and likes to be held, eat eat eat, and occasionally sleep. The sleeping part is happening is smaller quantities. Mommy is very tired.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


After I gave birth to C I thought I had confidence in my ability to be a mother, but I wasn't prepared for the lack of sleep combined with being a parental unit with Jones, trying to figure out how to work together, while broke. I didn't realize until C was turning 2 just how unhealthy that first year was for me. I was depressed and I didn't know what I needed to pull myself out of that place.
Here I am 6 yrs later and I look at the months I have ahead of me adapting to this new person in our life. Lack of sleep, an out of shape body and generally falling short in most of my roles is something that I am going to have to face. The key for me is trying to stay in a healthy place. I have to keep myself from trying to be "perfect" and not push myself too hard. On the other end of the spectrum, I can't allow myself too many days of tv watching pajama wearing laziness but encourage myself to get dressed, go outside and take steps towards that person I want to be. It's a balancing act for sure. Currently I eat chocolate everyday. I have been thinking about it and know I would like to cut back, we'll take that slowly :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

1 week old

Everest is a week old!

 he likes to chill in my sweat pants and cardigan, that's how he rolls.
 mommy & me
I have such white babies! Where is that 1/4 Venezuelan blood!?

                                  Long skinny legs
 Our Everest hasn't spent much time with his eyes open, but this morning he was very alert so I took a billion pictures of him :)

 I love this face.
 I love how comfortable he is laying on his back. He likes to be swaddled but doesn't need to be.

 His sweet eyes are getting better every day as the swelling goes down we get to see more and more of them {and they look like they are going to be BLUE!}

Life is slow and sweet right now. The basic necessities of life are being met and nothing else matters. Our world is small and filled with my favorite people in the whole world.

 C captures his siblings so well :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

bring on the sun

It takes a village, right?
right now my Mom is still here and Jones has paternity leave and it is wonderful. Someone is making dinner, while another cleans and the other changes a poopy diaper. 
Someone moves laundry while, while someone else checks on the kids in the backyard and the other picks up C from the bus stop. It's a team effort. 
Even with 3 of us we get tired. Jones has really helped me at night (as much as possible without nursing) and this morning we both sleepily got up around 9 am. Naps might be in order today.

Before Everest got here I looked and looked for a bassinet. I really wanted a place to put him when downstairs that was out of reach of his older siblings. I never found anything I liked that was under $100 {actually most the bassinets I liked I could only buy in the UK or somewhere like that for $300-$1400}
Frustrated I asked Jones if he could make me one. 
Lucky me, he said yes and I absolutely love what he did. It was a collaboration, which is always so satisfying.

It has wheels and a place for baskets for all the babies STUFF.

Baby likes it. He just snoozes away in there.

Yesterday it was HOT and sunny so we went out to the coast for a little fresh air. It was a pleasant simple outing. I love being outside with my family. It felt soooo good even if it was in the 90's.

Today is another beautiful sunny day. I might just sit on my back porch and soak it in.

On a side note. I bought C some red sneakers. He was very happy.
Red is the Fastest color :)