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Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful for...

This face. It greets me every morning, whenever I've been away and I totally love it. My joy is full. I love life with my 2 kids.

His favorites lately include:
-Playing Duck, Duck, GOOSE! with Simba, Nala, Scooby, and Lamby
-Saying prayers with Simba, Nala, Scooby, and Lamby
-ANYTHING with Simba, Nala, Scooby, and Lamby

The group usually must also include Daddy and Chelsea if available.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chelsea: Month 1

This little girl is growing up SO fast. Time is just flying by these days. I don't think it will change either. I guess with the more kids you have, the more there is going on, so life just fills up and the busyness takes time away. I can't believe she's almost 6 weeks.

Chels pretty much is like this all the time...chill. She doesn't need me to entertain her. As long as she is not tired and has a very full tummy, she is good to go. Phew, and I thought that my #2 was going to be harder since Carson was a pretty dang good baby. Nope. She is EASIER!

I'm not sure what she weighs right now. I'm going to go use my Wii Fit to find out. hang on. K, wow. According to wii fit, Chelsea weighs 14.3 lbs. That seems crazy. But then agian, she is in 3 month clothes. Speaking of Wii Fit. I've been using that in the past few weeks to get started on my workout:) It actually is doing something. It was sad to see that I have 15 lbs to go before I am back to my skinny self. I'm not sure where I'm hiding all of it because I have been in my own jeans since she was a week old. This time its a bit different since I didn't have a c-section. Now I know where the 'jelly belly' reference comes in. YUCK! My tummy is gross. I'm not sure how much skin itself weighs but if all this extra around my middle adds up to 15 lbs I wouldn't be surprised. Anyway, back to the girlie.

This picture is mostly for my mom. Just in case Chelsea balloons before I got a picture, I want to showcase this sweater that Grandma Facer (or 'Anny M as she wants to be called) made for the little girl.

Here are some things about Chelsea we've discovered or that she's accomplished in her first month:
-she is a chunker
-she sounds like a girl. her cry is so girlie
-she is a strong baby. she pushes up on her legs all the time and she loves to try and look around
-for 10 nights (nov.6 -16) she slept at least 6 hours through and even did a 7 1/2 hour block!!
-most nights sleeps 4 hour blocks
-eats like a champ
-drinks a bottle of formula every night...very well i might add
*this is something new I tried. with carson i was so anti formula and bottle. I was worried he wouldn't nurse well if i gave him a bottle too soon or too much and blah blah blah. I decided I wanted her to be versitile. it's AMAZING being a second time mom. so different and much more relaxed then the first! LOVE IT
-grunts all the time...mostly when she's asleep! it sounds like she is constipated. very funny!
-sleeps on her side and back. this is new for me too. carson would get the best sleep when on his tummy so i put him there. she however is the opposite.
-broke out in baby acne week 4. it is the WORST case i've ever seen. poor girl. I wonder if her being a girl means more hormones so its worse? she still has it. we'll see how long it lasts
-rarely scratches herself. like maybe 4 times. but she has scratches on her face all the time---thank you brother carson.
-started smiling last week. she smiled at her Mama of course and has done it every day since.
-has begun the cooing stage. not a lot has come out but you can tell she is trying so hard. we get little sounds here and there.

We love you baby chelsea. You are so beautiful and you make your family smile.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chelsea's Blessing Day

We had Chelsea blessed on Sunday. It was a good day with lots of family. My parents came up from San Antonio with the 3 youngest kids, David's parents and 2 youngest were here, his brother Bryce and his family came, and his cousin Kevin was here with his son.

Other than the picture of us in the hospital (me in that lovely gown), this is our first family of 4 pic.

Carson was crying through most of her blessing so I didn't get to hear it. Luckily my mom is a great scribe and I got to read it later!

She's such a beautiful little girl. You will notice that she has a big scratch on her left eye. That would be from her brother the night before. Poor girl. Battle wound and all though, I thought she looked adorable.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Fall

We went to the Pumpkin Farm twice this year. The first time was at night and then Saturday we saw everything in the daylight. Carson really liked the animals and picking up all the pumpkins he could carry.

Carson was a pumpkin (again, yes; I did just have a baby ya'll!) He actually kept his costume on quite well. He had no idea why he was in costume but he was a good sport.

We're already listening to Christmas music at our house!! We are SO excited for this holiday season.