Friday, November 6, 2009

I have been on maternity for 2 weeks now and love being home with my 2 girls. Brooklyn is a great baby. She is an excellant sleeper and is getting bigger everyday. She had another doctor's appointment today and weighs 7 lbs 2 oz. She has gained 1 lb 4 oz since she was born just 17 days ago. It is great that she is gaining weight so good, but part of me wants her to slow down so she stays small just a little bit longer.
Alex was able to take a week off and we all enjoyed every minute of it.

Frozen yogart at Splash.

Checking on her baby sister.

Brinley wanted to put a bow on Brooklyn and decided to wear one too. Maybe this is the start of her wanting to wear bows.
Brinley was Tinker Bell for Halloween. She went to Haunt the Zoo with one of her friends and had a blast.
We took her Trick or Treating at the OC dorms with her cousins.

Briley and Brinley getting ready for a tea party

Reading to her baby sister.
She helped Brooklyn push the buttons on the book. Then she would get all excited and say "You did it Brooklyn!"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

She is Here!

Brooklyn Paige was born 9:51 Tuesday night. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz and 20 inches long.

Here is a quick recap of how the delivery went.
  • 8:30 am to 6:15 pm I was having 3 (sometimes 4) contractions every hour.
  • 6:15 my contractions increased to every 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 8:30 we met my sister at Walmart to drop Brinley off for the night just in case we had to go to the hospital.
  • 8:40 my contractions were coming every 4 minutes and more intense. Drove straight to the hospital.
  • At 9:15 we were checking in at the front desk. I was having trouble concentrating on the paper they were wanting me to fill out.
  • They took us to our room. I got my gown on and into the bed. Everything from here is kind of a blur.
  • Around 9:30, I made Alex go get a nurse. She checked me and I was at a 7. I asked about an epidural. She said she would get the anesthesiologist and go call the doctor.
  • Soon after, my water broke. I made Alex go get the nurse again.
  • There are 3 nurses in my room at this time. Setting up for delivery.
  • A few screams from me loud enough to wake up all the sleeping babies. Anesthesiologist walks in. Nurse tells him it isn't going to happen.
  • At 9:51 Brooklyn is born!!!!
  • Around 10:00 the doctor arrives.

Brinley waiting to meet her sister!

So sweet!
Getting ready to go home!

The wonderful nurse who delivered Brooklyn.
Brinley sharing her baby.

Look at those tiny legs.

We love you, Brooklyn!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Making Progress

On Monday, I had another doctors appointment. I was expecting to hear what I had heard the last 2 weeks, but the doctor said I was almost to a 3. He is predicting our baby to arrive sometime this weekend!
I have also made a lot of progress on my list of things to get done before she arrives. I only have to clean and organize my office/new guest room and finish my clients! We finished Brinley's new room. We still have to hang stuff on the walls, but that can wait. I'm not good at finding stuff to put on the walls anyway.

The chair rail is one of my favorite parts about her new room. We painted it with magnetic paint. So now she can play with magnets, hang pictures from it, or whatever else she may come up with. We bought her the magnetic letters to give her when our baby his born. She saw them the day we bought them and was so excited but hasn't seen them since. I can't wait to give them to her.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Playing in the Rain

Wednesday she decided she wanted to sleep in her big girl bed!

Saturday, we moved her toys over into her new room. She put all her dolls in the closet for their naps.

Helping Daddy change her old bed back to a crib for the new baby.

Saturday, we went to Norman for Brinley's friend 2nd birthday. She had a lot of fun playing with him.

Today, we were getting ready to put the car seat in the car for when the baby arrives. Brinley really wanted to be buckled in. I think she realized she was a little too big for it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pregnancy Update

I was starting to feel more confident on getting everything done I wanted to before our baby arrives. After the following conversation with my doctor yesterday, I'm not so sure anymore.

Doc - "You are 2cm. When was your first one born compared to her due date?"
Me - "About a week late."
Doc - "Not going to happen this time."
Me - "I was at a 2 for about 3 weeks with her."
Doc - "Not this one. She is going to come on her own. My guess is October 12th."

That's less then 3 weeks! Might be able to get most of what I need to done. I wasn't completely unsure until he said, "See you in 1 week or sooner."

I'm a list maker and love crossing things off my list. So here is what I have left to do (in whatever amount of time I have left).
  1. I have 2 clients to finish (if I get everything but the one of the reports written, I will be happy).
  2. Finish Brinley's new room: Paint chair rail and put it up, put together her dresser, storage unit and book shelf, move all her stuff over to her new room, convince her to sleep in her new room (she loves going in there just not to sleep yet).
  3. Get ready for the new baby: convert toddler bed back into crib, wash all her clothes and put them away, put car seat in the car.
  4. Pack a suitcase for the hospital.
  5. Clean up my office/new guest room (it has been filled with baby clothes and everything from the guest room that is now Brinley's room. So my office has been in the kitchen the last couple weeks.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Brinley is 2!

I can't believe Brinley turned 2 today! My whole family was in town to celebrate her birthday.
This is the cake I made for Brinley (with the help of my sister-in-law). We had to make some adjustments to the original plan, but I think it still turned out pretty good.