Thursday, October 11, 2012


I thought that it would be fun to compare a picture of Scott and Summer at the same age. Do you think that they look a like at this stage?

My chimpmunk cheek babies! LOL

Thursday, September 20, 2012

2 Months Old

I can't believe that Summer is 2 months old already! It doesn't seem that long ago that I had her. She had her 2 month appointment to get her shots and new measurements yesterday. She did okay until the 2nd shot then she started to cry. :( She ended up with a fever today and slept most of the day.

- 23 inches long
- 10.5 lbs
- coos, smiles and giggles
- can now see colors and tracks well
- can hold up her head while on her tummy
- sleeps through the night
We love her and can't wait to see what else she can do in the following months!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blessing Day

On Sunday the 9th, Grammy's (Sandye Sovereign) birthday, we blessed Summer. Our immediate family came minus our sister's that live out of state. Matt did a wonder job with the blessing. Summer was even good during the whole thing, probably because she was alseep the entire time. We are so blessed to have her in our lives. We have waited 8 years for her to arrive and she is finally here and I can't imagine life without her now. She is a very happy baby and hasn't given us much trouble. Here are a few pictures of her special day.

Our family of 4!

Daddy and Summer

Scott and Summer

Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Mario and Uncle Danny

Asleep in church just after her blessing
P.S. Her dress is handmade. My Tia Maggie sewed it for her, I picked out the fabric and made her bow.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer's Birth Story

This is how Summer's arrival went down.

I was scheduled for an induction on Tuesday, July 17 at 3pm. I called early in the morning to see what the schedule was like, I was told that they were behind from the day before and may not be called in that day. Bummer. I was very anxious to meet my baby girl and not be so swollen from the heat. So I waited and no call. :(

On Wednesday, I again called in the morning and was told that they were catching up and would probably call me later that day. So I waited all morning. My Tia Maggie and I went to Target, Once Upon a Child and got Pedicures. Then at about 4ish I called the hospital and the Charge Nurse said that was getting ready to call me. She said that she was waiting for the nurse that would be taking care of me to get back from her lunch break. She told me eat something and get my things together and that she will be calling me back shortly! YES!! Finally!! So I get my things together and ate a small snack. Then the phone rings, they are ready for me. :) So I get my things together and we make our way to the hospital. By the time we get there it's about 4:50.

I get registered and then my nurse comes out to get me and takes us back. I get changed and she does her thing. Then I finally get my IV for the Pitocin, by that time it's about 6. The nurse checks me and says that I'm already dilated to 4cm and 100% effaced. WHAT!??!!! At my appointment the previous Thurs. I was barely at 2cm and 80% effaced. Dr Tutt then comes in and says that he wants to see steady contractions before he breaks my water. Well the pitocin is working and I'm feeling contractions, nothing to hard. That is about an hour and then the Dr comes back, checks me and says that I have progressed to 5cm and that he is going to break my water, that's at 7pm. I tell him to get the anesthesiolgist ready for my epidural.

My water is now broken and I'm feeling the real hard contractions now. I get my epidural, which took a little longer than expected and I feel relief. The nurse turns me on my side and puts a peanut shaped ball in between my legs to help spread my pelvis to help me dilate faster. Let me tell you this ball totally works! Within the next couple of hours I have gone from 5 to fully dilated. I start to feel pressure and the nurse tells me to push on the next contaction. I'm barely through the contraction and she tells me to stop. She calls in Dr Tutt, he gets ready, I on the other hand want to push but they make me wait. How mean! Finally I can push, that one push gets her head out. Then on the next push she shoots out!! I hear her scream! My baby girl is finally here!!

Then my aunt, MIL and husband pull out their phones and they are taking pictures as I lay on the bed getting stiched up, yup I tore again, but no episiotomy this time. It's funny how much technology has progressed. I hear text message alerts going off as they are sending pictures of the baby. :) haha She is measured and weighed. 7lbs 12 oz and 20.5 inches long, come to find out she was actually 19.5 inches at her first dr appointment.

She was born on her due date, July 18, 2012 at 9:48pm. It took half as long to deliver her than it did Scott. She was ready to make her entrance. It's true what they say that your second baby will come a lot faster than your first. We are loving every moment with her!

With Grammy after being cleaned up.

With Tia Maggie

Big brother meeting little sister for the first time.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pregnancy Progression

I know that I have done baby bump updates but I wanted to docuement all the pictures in one post now that I'm near the end.

22 weeks

27 weeks

30 Weeks

35 weeks

38 weeks

I'm ready to meet this baby. I started my maternity leave this week and have been doing last minute things to get ready.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Nursery Disaster

Okay the title may be a little dramatic but it got your attention. We are just about done wrapping up decorating the nursery. The walls are painted the curtain is up, the bedding is all pick out and the closet organized and ready for baby. Well on Monday night of this week we decided it was time to put the crib together. Well as my husband and FIL were bringing up the pieces they noticed that each piece was damaged in some way. WHAT?!!!?? It must've been damaged during shipping. I was really bummed and my husband was upset. So I called the company to let them know, because we just want to send the crib back and get our money back. It's been a week and I'm still waiting for an answer from the furniture company about what they are going to do. In the meantime I have found a new crib and a dresser that will serve as a changing table that we will be purchasing soon. We have about 4 1/2 weeks to go, we need a crib! So pictures of the finished nursery will be delayed. I'm totally bummed b/c it is looking super cute. Stay tuned for an update.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Another Addition

This addition comes by way of furniture. We have gotten rid, well actually they are sitting in the garage waiting for a new owner, of our old green handme down couches for a beautiful brown sectional!

So we went from this:

Photo: This is the large couch. They are in pretty good condition. They have served their purpose in our home for the last 8 1/2 years. Time to say good-bye.

and this:

Photo: This is the small couch.

To this:

Photo: Our new pretty couch!!

So pretty!!! We love it!
After being married for almore 9 years we can finally afford our own furniture!! It's so exciting! We feel so grown up. haha

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Family Pictures

On April 27th, we had new family pictures taken. This was combo session, family, maternity and baptism for Scott. I had been looking around for a photographer that would fit our budget that had an opening. I have friends that are photographers but wanted to go with someone different. I loved how these pictures turned out! I have created a slideshow of some of my favorites for you to view.

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Baby Bump Picture

It's time for another bump comparison!

This is 27 weeks.

This is 30 weeks! I totally popped out more in a 3 week time span than I did in a 5 week span!

We are getting to the end!! 9 more weeks to go! The room is almost done being painted thanks to my awesome husband! I will have pictures of that soon. I have started a small makeover on an old dresser and will get that finished over the Memorial weekend, when I have more time. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby Bump

I thought that I would be fun to compare my baby bump photos to see how big I'm getting.

Here I am at 22 weeks.

Here I am at 27 weeks.

It doesn't look like it's that big a of a difference but there are 5 weeks in between them. I can't wait to meet this little girl!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's a . . . .

On tues of this week, 2/21/12, we found out what we are having. I have been very anxious for this appointment to see if our first instinct was right when we found out we were going to have another baby. During the appointment Dr Tutt first took the babies measurements to make sure everything is good. Baby is measuring small but I'm measuring right on track at 19 weeks, so no need for concern there, Scott was small baby too. Well here is a picture of the baby's face and arm.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Update

On Jan 10th I had my second appoint and was able to get a new ultrasound picture b/c the first one the dr was not able to get a good measurement. The baby is measuring right on schedule at 13 weeks, well 14 now. I have a more official due date of July 18th. I think that the baby will come before that date, but only time will tell. We are really excited and have started stocking up on diapers. The last time I was not as prepared and had to scramble at the last minute to get the things that I needed. This time the baby will have it's own room and I'm really excited to decorate a real nursery. When we had Scott we were students living in a one bedroom apartment and so his room was a corner of the dining room in a basinet. Boy how time has flown. :) More news to come in the meantime here is a picture for your viewing pleasure. It looks like a human now than a blob!

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