Monday, December 21, 2009
She is getting so big and has started to be really entertaining. She started making rasberries with her lips today and enjoys to be tossed, fake dropped and bounced around on the bed. Is she too young for those things? I don't know but she giggles and squeals when I do them. She also started to 'get' peek-a-boo. Below is a video of her laughing at this game in our hotel in SLC.
It's been 7 months since Brody started really struggling to walk. We're grateful we got to enjoy her those few extra months. The video below is of her last walk.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
We enjoyed being on vacation, eating good food, and seeing lots of family. Even though Gunnison is generally the coldest spot in the country, we were able to get out for walks because the sunshine made 13 degrees feel like a heat wave! Addy was so cozy n her snow suit that she fell asleep on our walk.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Last Friday, Addy turned 2 months old. Just in time for her birthday, she started sleeping through the night. . . well, most nights. A few times this last week she woke up early in the morning super hungry. We wanted you to enjoy the early morning entertainment we have when she gets up that early. After I feed her, change her diaper and put her back down, she tends to 'sing' herself back to sleep. Push play below and listen to what that sounds like.
Here are just a few photos of the last week or so. . . Addy is getting so big! Push play to see the photos.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Right after the snow storm, Bill and Judy Slease came to visit their new granddaughter. It was a big weekend because Addy went to church for the first time (she woke up crying during the sermon and we headed of to the cry room with 12 other babies in the church!). After church we even managed to go out to lunch at a restraunt and Addy slept the whole time! Apparently church was exhausting for her!
Monday, October 26, 2009
This weekend we also made our annual monster batch of apple butter. We started with 24 lbs. of apples peeled, cut and cored. . .
While the weather outside turned snowy we steamed up our kitchen with our production line. . .
Brad slaved away over steaming apples processing them in the food processor to make the applesauce.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This was the first time Addy really noticed the toys on her floor gym. She discovered that she could bat at the animals with her hands and she just giggled up a storm!
Addy sleeps most of the time but we've discovered that when she sleeps in pants instead of a sleep sack, she walks her way sideways in the crib. When her feet reach the side she tends to wake up pretty mad!
Goofy milk coma strikes again!
After waking up with dried spit up all over her head, Brad offered to wash her hair before he went to work. He'd never done it before but he was a pro! What a great dad!
Addy is practicing holding her head up. She's been able to do it since she was born (she has crazy strong muscles!) but now it's for longer periods of time. She really likes being on her belly on the boppy because she can scoot herself with her feet and look around.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Brad is ready for Baby Slease to come so he can 'take a break.' He means from work for 2 weeks but I've never heard anyone say bringing a newborn home is a break. :) Work has been going well for him (really busy with all the crazy weather we've had in Denver this summer!) but I think the anticipation of having a baby along with all the prep work we've been doing has him pretty worn out. He's yelling out weird things in the night (a sure sign of stress for him!) and he's ready for bed at 8pm.
I've been spending my time enjoying the fact that school started a week and a half ago and I'm not there! :) I'm sleeping in, taking naps and taking my time getting anything done. I'm guessing this will be the last time for a few decades I'll be able to do that. It's great!
Baby Slease really is getting big and moving around a lot! However, it appears that my body is taking it's time getting anything going toward getting this baby out! Baby Slease is going to be well done and probably late. Oh well. . . I'm still feeling good and enjoying these last days/weeks of pregnancy. What an amazing ordeal!
Brody is also enjoying me being home from work. She naps constantly and even though she is still on steroids and pain meds is keeping up her sass. She's enjoying short walks with me every day and her daily wrestling matches with Brad (these are pretty lightweight these days though!).
We'd appreciate your prayers over the next few weeks for all the adjustments and newness. We'll keep you updated!
We had a great time eating yummy goodies,
opening lots of presents (thank you again to those of you who sent gifts from out of town!),
seeing Amy's new baby, Brooklyn,
Friday, August 7, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
On Saturday everyone (except for me (prego), Stella (4), and Grandpa (89)) went for a horseback ride around the lower ranch. Here is Brad on Layla. As much as he really doesn't like horses, he actually enjoyed riding her. :)
Gearing up to go. . . Brad, Jenny, Carol, Ellen and Zana.
This was round 2 of the riders. Only 8 could go at a time. Dad ended up going twice so his horse didn't have to be left behind.
Brad fished the pond as well and while he 'caught' 3, he only landed one of them. Those are feisty fish in that pond! He lost 2 flies in the process.
We had a great time with the family and it was nice to get out of town. With only about 5 weeks left until Baby Slease gets here, it wasn't the most comfortable car-ride (especially because it took us 7 hours to get home because I-70 was closed and traffic was moving 1 mile an hour for about 15 miles! Luckily we did find a dirt road to take around the accident, but it still took a while!). I think I'm not interested in any more road trips until after this baby comes out!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We started another series of birthing classes. This time they are actual natural childbirth classes. It is the Bradley Method of birthing, also known as Husband Coached Childbirth. It has been really practical. We are, however, squeezing a 12 week class into a 5 week series. We've enjoyed the private classes to ask whatever questions come to mind and we are feeling a little more confident to do this without drugs.
I also bought a small load of cloth diapers yesterday. If you are picturing big white pieces of fluffy fabric magically wrapped around a baby with a huge safety pin, check out www.modernmommygear.com and click on modern diapering. The new cloth diapers are really amazing! They basically function like disposables but you wash them and use them again. When I was wrapping up choosing the styles I wanted, I realized I was buying diapers for OUR baby and I kind of freaked out. :) Is it possible to be so close to delivery and yet have no real sense that we are actually about to have a baby?! YES!
Monday, July 6, 2009
This is everyone (minus Brody - who was locked in the bathroom! and Pixie - Papo's pug that seems to be MIA) who came over for dinner and fireworks. As always, there was way too much food and the fireworks put on by Rio Rancho were fantastic. (That's not to mention the firework display grade fireworks being set off by all the neighbors! They are totally illegal but . . . it's New Mexico!) We did have a crazy thunderstorm right before the fireworks started but luckily the downpour stopped in time for the show. We had a great time with the family and really enjoyed seeing and talking to Papo.
Sunday morning we got up early and headed north. We did make it home in 7 hours (having to stop every couple of hours for Brody and me to go to the bathroom makes road trips LONG!). As soon as we got home we flopped on the bed and took a 3 hour nap! So much for our planned relaxing 3-day weekend at home! :)