Thursday, September 29, 2011

Last days of summer....

Here are some pictures from the lasts day of summer. I can't believe it's over!

Wendi and her boyfriend Nick took Ellie for a bike ride. She loved it!

Wendi is ready to go.

We stayed back with Jack while they went on their bike ride.

Daddy and Ellie playing on the swingset.

I love this picture. Ellie is SO cute here. She is a movie star!

Nick showing off.

New starts

Yesterday Nick, Ellie and I went to check out the daycare at Divine Redeemer. It's the same church Ellie got baptized. They have day care for infants and up. We left her in the room with the other 2 year olds for about 15-20 minutes and she seemed fine. We are planning on having her go twice a week for about 4-5 hours. I'm not sure if this will be too much for her in the beginning or what. She has never been without one of us (even for a minute) and she is in a strange place. ugh.

Over the last month she isn't as shy as she use to be and we are hoping that this socialization will help her. Well, we pulled the trigger today and she is at daycare as I type!! Oh my. She looked sad when I left and I didn't even give her a chance to scream, I just quickly walked out. I know that this is going to be really good for her and after she realizes that we are coming back to pick her up she won't be like WTF!?
Here's a picture right before we left. I hope she isn't mad at me :(

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1 month already!

I can't believe it's been over a month since Jack was born. It's been an exciting, but exhausting week. I think I've come out of the 'blurry' feeling and am now just a little crabby from the lack of sleep. We have definitely been spoiled with Ellie. She is the best sleeper ever, besides her dad and Meeko. She loves taking her nap and always grabs her blankey to go to bed. I hope Jack is the same way, once he gets a little older and sleeps through the night.  I've been making sure that Jack does A LOT of tummy time and let him sleep on his tummy when I'm right next to him. I'm a little paranoid about having to get him a doc band like Ellie had. I'm sure he'll be fine since we are aware of this and he isn't premature or have torticollis like Ellie.

Ellie has been enjoying Jack and is very sweet to him, except when she kicked him in the head or used his body as a pillow to sit up. She's 2, so she has no idea how fragile he is. Jack and Ellie are such different babies, probably because of their size difference. Ellie was 4.13 lbs and  Jack was 9.4 lbs! My body could really tell the difference too and recovering is much harder.

We visited Jack's pediatric dermatologist at Children's last week to discuss his birthmark. After Nick and I asked a million questions, we left the dr's office planning on doing his surgery when he is 6 months. I was hoping to do it this year, just to get it over with and because we've obviously met our deductible for this year. The doctor recommends this age because they put him under for the surgery and because his skin will be stronger, but still young enough for the scar to heal better. Basically they will be cutting through all 3 layers of the skin to cut out all of the cells. They also have to cut outside of the birthmark too. The incision will be cut like a football shape and then stiched in a line. He will have a scar, but hopefully it won't be too bad. The risk of melanoma cancer is higher, so I will be happy when it's gone. They also do a biopsy to make sure they got the outside cells of the birthmark.  We are still going to talk to the cosmetic surgeon to see what he recommends.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ellie's photobook

I finally finished Ellie's photobook. These pictures are from January 2011 until her 2nd birthday - July 2011.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More family photos

We got Jack's newborn photos down a few weeks ago. Below are some of my favorites that turned out ok. It's crazy to think we have 2 kids now, but I'm loving it.

Family photo minus Meeko. We didn't have one where we all looked good.

I think this is my favorite!

cute toes



so serious

I love that Ellie is patting his head.

This one cracks me up for so many reasons....

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Monday, September 19, 2011

I'm still here...

It's been awhile since I've posted and I am planning on updating this week. Here's one of the things I've been busy doing....

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Some happenings...

I have some exciting news! Ellie has gone peepee on the toilet! She had just gotten done eating her popsicle and my mom put her on the toliet. I was feeding Jack on the couch and could see Ellie from where I was sitting.... all of a sudden I could hear her tinkle!! I was so surprise. My mom and I made a really big deal about it and Ellie seemed happy :)

Jack's belly button thing finally fell off! I know some people get sad about this, but I was happy. I think it's kind of gross and I'm happy I can give him a bath - a real bath.  He didn't seem to like it at first, but then he calmed down. He slept really good after his bath. I think I'll have to start doing them at night time, like we do with Ellie. Ellie still loves getting baths.

Jack's newborn picture

We had Jack's newborn pictures the other day. Here is one preview of them. Recognize the background? I thought it would be a good idea to use it and I love how it turned out. I can't wait to see the rest of them!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2 weeks old already!

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks already. Sometimes I feel like it's going by so fast and then I feel like Jack should be 3 months old already ( I mean he is in 3 month year old clothes already).

We had Jack's 2 week check up and he is already above his birth weight - weighing in at 9.9 lbs! Jack is a great eater and loves to sleep (especially during the day). He is most awake at 1 am, hopefully we'll change this soon. His belly button thing fell off today, which I'm pretty excited about since it's kinda gross and now I can give him a real bath. He needs a good scrubbing because his skin is so flakey!

Ellie is loving Jack. She is very gentle with him and gets excited when she sees him. Here is a video of Ellie 'cleaning' around Jack.