Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2 weeks

We had Lizzie's 2 week checkup yesterday. She is up a full pound from her last checkup: 8 lbs 11 oz. I was impressed. She has her sisters beat in the weight gain category. I will try to get some pictures up soon, but we will see when...

Monday, August 8, 2011


Grandma baked Maggie's cake, and let Maggie decorate it.

I loved it. It is a turtle-with circus peanut legs, spikes, and don't mind the red food coloring on the head...

someone shoved her baby sister's hat on her head...

a little evie jane

a little post nap smoothie. this girl will drink anything with a straw in it.

playing in the yard

she knows how to have fun.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I thought I would take a minute during naptime (while all 3 sleep) to say hello, and write about how things are going in our house with 3 girls. First a quick recap of the birth.
My water broke at 4:30 Thursday morning, and remembering how fast Evie Jane came we headed straight to the hospital. Once there, we waited and waited, and walked the halls. All the nurses got to know us as we wandered around with my noisy IV pole. We went through one whole shift without any significant progress. That evening our first nurse was back for her next shift. My contractions were increasing, but not very quickly. So we walked some more. And I watched some "Downton Abbey". Contractions picked up a little more, but given the choice of Pitocin I went for it. It got those contractions going ,as I knew it would, and I also decided to go for the epidural thinking I could be hanging out in pain for who knows how long. Well, that was a good decision. I got it around 4:30 and was ready to push at 5:30, and at 6:21 she was born! We got to just hang out together and take in our beautiful new daughter. I was not expecting this labor to go so slowly. But she came in her time, and we are both doing great.
We loved the nurses at St. Joe's. They didn't push anything, and just let us do our thing: walking, sleeping, eating, no rushing the baby off to get weighed, etc. and taking great care of Elizabeth when she was in the nursery.
We got home Saturday morning and we are settling in well as a family of 5. The big girls love their newborn baby sister, and like to make sure she has her pacifier at all times. (she isn't really into the paci, though) As far as Lizzie goes, she is a great baby, and so far seems to be happy as long as she gets to eat when she wants, and she is even letting us get some sleep at night. I love her chubby cheeks and soft, downy head, and that newborn smell...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amazing fabric and pattern giveaway.

Head over to Bekah's blog and enter to win some cool fabric and a pattern for fabric lanterns.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Sam and I are in Bellevue, WA for a couple of days, and we have been striking gold at our restaurant choices. Here is the rundown (mostly so I can remember where we went.):
Wild Ginger-so good, esp the pad thai
Caffe Vovito-great coffee, fresh orange juice, and pistachio gelato
Top Pot doughnuts-best apple fritter I have ever had, and once again good coffee
The Pumphouse- (the Seafair pirates were there, yikes) Texan burger and Jalapeno burger
Le Panier-pain au chocolate, and amandine both amazing
Din Tai Fung-juicy pork dumplings, hot and sour soup, noodles with sesame sauce really, really good, worth the wait.
The Kingfish Cafe-Yam Fries (YUM) fried chicken and mashed potatoes and collared greens, pan fried catfish and grits, and felt like the south.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

don't get too excited...

I don't have any pictures, but we are full of new things around here. Evie is now walking. She started about 2 weeks ago, and in the last week has really gotten the hang of it. She can also say "uh oh", and other cute baby sounds, but "uh oh" is the one clear word. She is a little fireball who is full of sweetness and sass, just like her big sister.
Maggie is doing great. Her imagination is really growing and she loves to sing (esp. standing on the edge of the tub, holding on to the handrail and watching herself in the mirror). She likes to be read to, and is always making (or having me make) nests out of pillows and blankets for her.
And our real big news is we will soon be a family of 5! I am pregnant with number 3, due in late August. We are excited and scared, but mostly just busy with our girls and trying to finish some home projects up before August rolls around...