Monday, September 19, 2011

Mom's Move

Yesterday I said goodbye to the last home I grew up in. Because of a lot of stuff my mom had to move out of her apartment of 7 years. We moved there when I was in my senior year of high school. We had to leave the home I had known and lived in the longest. It was hard to move away from all my friends and school. But I loved the time I lived in Sandy and went to Brighten, it partly helped me become who I am. I loved sharing a room with Emily and and going to school together, riding the bus at 6:00am to school. There are so many great memories in that place and I will miss it a lot. But I think it will be a good thing for my mom.
Mason and I visited with her on Sunday and it was so nice. I love my mommy and am so grateful to her for making a home for us kids wherever we lived, because we moved so many different places. I wasn't as sad at the time driving up that long road to my moms but now sitting and thinking about I am sad that It will never be the same.

Nonna and Jack

Max pulling me around by my skirt :)
It makes me feel like such a mommy to have a kid hanging on my skirt

My mom's
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Maximus: 18 months

My sweet baby boy is 18 months tomorrow, a year and a half already! Max is my first born and such a sweetheart. He has been such a cute big brother to Jack, he likes to kiss him and rub his belly when he crys or is getting his diaper changed. Max lately has become a little more whiny though and I think it is the whole new baby thing. But actually it only lasted a week or so because he seems to be his normal self again.
Max is such a sensitive little guy, if you get mad at him for touching something he feels really bad and gets a big lip but try's to hold back his tears, and I just have to cuddle him and then he breaks down. It is sad but the cutest thing.
He loves LOVES watching Toy Story 2 he probably watches it too much. It is the only movie he will sit and watch the whole thing of. He is also really into pretend playing, he likes to take care of his stuffed animals or play at grandma's with the little play kitchen. He will pretend to cook things and serve them.
He still is not talking a whole lot he babbles things and says, "mamama" and "dad" and if you ask him any question he always says "yeah", I love it. It is nice he says yeah all the time instead of no. Mason and I have fun asking him random questions and hearing his sweet voice respond with "yeah" and when he is sad I will ask if he wants to watch Toy Story or something and he stops crying and says "ah Yeah" Its so cute I just want to squeeze him.

I love my Maximus so much I can't stand it, he holds a special part of my heart.

Watching Toy Story(its serious business)

My sleepy boy
Being a good big brother

his whiny face
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Coming home

Waiting to leave the hospital

Safe and sound at home

Meeting Grandpa for the first time :)
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Monday, September 5, 2011


Mason's mom and Jack
During my stay in the hospital it was so nice to have family drop by. We had Mason's mom there for the birth, along with my mom and sister Emily. Later in the day Mason's sister came to see us with Max and Mason's cousin that was visiting from Iowa. Max didn't care much about the baby but he loved when he realized the cradle Jack was in could roll. I think Max was just confused. That night Emily came back with her boyfriend Colin. We are so lucky for Mason's family who watched Max all day that day and half of the next day. I got to go home early cause everything checked out fine. It was so nice to only have to spend one night in the hospital.

My mom

Max meeting Jack for the first time

Jack's Aunt Lexi(Mason's sister)

Colin & Emily
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Jack's Birth

Monday night(August 29th) after enjoying a wonderful dinner with Mason's family at The Spaghetti Factory, Mason and I put Max to bed. After watching our nighty dose of Mad Men we went to bed. I woke up to mild contractions at 2am, Mason and I started keeping track of them. At 3:30am we decided to start calling family. Mason's dad came over to watch Max and Mason's mom met us at the hospital, along with my sister Emily and my mom. I got checked in and was having pretty strong contractions about 5 min apart. They decided to admit me at about 8am. I loved all my nurses especially the last one while I was giving birth she was awesome. They broke my water at around 9:30am or so and then it was the crazy labor part :). But I pushed for only about 15min and there was my sweet Jack!
Born at 10:47am
On August 30th, 2011
weighing 7lbs 11oz
and 21 inches long

My Doctor was so great and I loved having the support of my mom, Mason's mom and Emily, and of course Mason. I am so happy and feel so lucky to have my healthy, sweet, adorable, baby boy here. Now enjoy some more pictures while I snuggle my Jack.

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