I can't believe how fast the summer flew by! I wish that I would have posted more but I have had my hands full for the last three months =) I finally feel like I have things under control....for the time being. We tried to get outside as much as possible to enjoy the warm weather while it was here. Staying at home with my boys is all I hoped for a more. I LOVE spending each day with them! Teaching Caleb new things and cuddling with Andrew every opportunity I get has been such a deep blessing. My heart has never felt this full. Christian has been such an amazing dad and husband to all of us. Andrew loves his Donald Duck voice, Caleb can't get enough of his "trrrruck!", and I love that he does the dishes and puts the kids to bed with me after dinner =)
Here is a few pics of our summer and a video of Caleb trying to smilie for the camera:
Andrew Christopher Edwards arrived two weeks earlier than the doctors predicted but right on time in my eyes! I had been having pretty intense Braxton Hicks for a week and I was extremely uncomfortable. On Sunday afternoon I met some friends for a baby shower lunch and I started having frequent but irregular contractions. At the time I thought they were Braxton hicks. By 7:00 I knew that these had to be more than just Braxton hicks!! They were so painful I had to breath through them. I told Christian that I thought I was in labor and he reminded me that I had said that everyday for the last two weeks :) At 11:00 my contractions were two minutes apart. I called my doctor and she advised me to come in. Of course as soon as we got to the hospital my contractions had slowed down to six minutes apart. They checked me and I was dilated to a three. After walking around for an hour they checked me again and I had dilated to a four. Things started happening pretty fast after that! I couldn't believe the difference between this labor and my labor with Caleb. Caleb it was 21 hours of intense labor and 3 1/2 hours of painful pushing. Andrew came in five short hours and popped right out after five pushes :) Both had the same prize in the end though, a beautiful healthy baby boy!!
I am filled with gratitude with the amazing gift of being a mother. I feel blessed that God would give me the responsibility of raising a child to know and love Him. I feel challenged but excited about this full time position. I have four more weeks of work left and then I will officially be a "stay at home mom". I have mixed feeling about this and would love any advice or encouragement available!
Here are some pictures of my special day and a few of when my parents were up as well!
I have been so busy with life that I have not blogged about all the amazing milestones that Caleb has accomplished!! There are so many stories that go along with these pictures but I know that If I don't make it short and sweet I will keep putting it off.
Caleb ran a really high fever for a week that scared me to death! At the end of the fifth day he broke out into a rash all over his body which is a tall tale sign for roseola (I didn't know this until calling the doctor in a panic!)
I started on Caleb's new big boy toddler room. More pictures to come!!
I can't work in the kitchen anymore without Caleb finding some new adventure to discover.
Caleb's hair has been cut several times but this was his first professional cut :)
We scored big on our last groupon purchase! We went with friends to dinner and a show in Reno. We got a MAJIOR upgrade on our room! It was a blast!!!
We have so much snow!! You can't tell by this picture but caleb loves to play in the snow now :)
I posted awhile ago about my goal for my 30th birthday. It was my goal to be able to fit back into my favorite pair of jeans.... I turned 30 yesterday. As I got ready for my birthday dinner with Christian I realized that I did in fact make that goal..... I fit into my NEW favorite pair of jeans- my maternity jeans :) this baby boy brings a smile to my heart with each flutter and kick that no pair of skinny jeans ever could! So I celebrate my next step in life this morning with another piece of my delicious chocolate birthday cake!
Yesterday was so fun!! Christian was able to take a half day at work and we went snowshoeing to Donner Lake. That night Christian surprised me with dinner at Northstar with some of my favorite friends!!