Wednesday, February 27, 2008

10 days old!

Lyric is ten days old... I cannot believe how fast that went by. She is still completely charming her family. Tatum loves taking care of her: picking out her outfits, feeding her a bottle, helping give her a bath. Davis is surprisingly gentle with her and is very concerned when she cries. She is quite the sleeper. I am having a hard time getting her to stay awake long enough to eat... she was down to 7lbs. 8oz. at the doctor on Monday, down 2 oz. from when we left the hospital. She is also recovering from a minor bout of jaundice, and has lovely, yellow-colored eyes. I picked up a cold/ cough from the hospital and now Davis is sick, hopefully we can keep Lyric from getting it. Otherwise things are great. Lyric has picked up an interesting nickname from Tatum; she always greets her with "hello yellow Jello." Hopefully that one won't stick.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another Princess added to our family!

We are excited to announce that our little baby has finally decided to come out and join our family. A little girl!! After much speculation and indecision, we decided to call her Lyric Avery Nelson. After going to the doctor on Monday, he noticed I was in the early stages of labor, and sent me to the hospital (he was a little concerned about the heartbeat and fetal movement). We arrived at the hospital around 6:30pm- I was 6cm and having contractions every 2-4 minutes. I was curious about natural childbirth and thought I would give it a go. Not something I would recommend.... epidurals are our friend. Lyric made her entrance at 11:46pm that night and completely melted our hearts. She is a happy, healthy little girl, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. Her siblings can't get enough of her and are constantly by her side. Tatum has taken on the role of little mommy and tries to help the baby and myself any way that she can. Davis loves to hold his little sister (for about 15 seconds, hands her back, then comes back for more 2 minutes later). Although her daddy was fully expecting a boy, she already has him wrapped around his finger in adoration. We look forward to getting to know are sweet little girl. Love you all!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Blog

So, I just noticed, that I was tagged by my friend Susie, but am on my way out on a date (yes, a real-life, actual date), so I am going to keep the answers super short. By the way, thanks Kyra for giving up your night to watch everyone's kids- you are brave and a great friend!

Where did you meet your husband?
I met him during sacrament at my singles ward. He came to hear another girl sing, sat in the back next to me, and left with my number. Love at first sight.

What was the first thing he said to you?
I think he said he liked my dress... is it bad that I don't remember. I do remember he smelled delicious... he was wearing Aqua de Gio.

When was your first date?
That is up for debate. I say it was a Phunk Junkies concert, that he invited me to come to with all his buddies. (Neither of us like the Phunk Junkies.) I ended up paying for myself and his friend opened the car door for me. He claims that it WAS NOT a date. We had a blast sitting in the back talking together, though and from then on I knew he was a keeper.

When was your first kiss?
A few weeks after our first so called date. Very sweet.

Long/Short courtship/engagement?
We dated for about 8 months and then were engaged for 4 months, typical Mormon scenario.

When did you get married?
May 29, 2001

Where was your honeymoon?
Catalina Island, very beautiful and green. We had so much fun together, we even went on a cheesy sunset love cruise.

Happy Valentine's Day Ryan! I love you so much and fell in love all over again when you became a daddy. You are so wonderful with our kids and I am so happy to always be by your side.

I am tagging Kate, Shelley, Niki, and Alisha.

Still Waiting...

I have had a few inquiries about the baby status. Pretty much, the baby is nice and comfortable and has no immediate plans to come out. I went to the doctor today and she said I was 4-5 cm dilated and offered to set a date next week to induce. I initially said no... I love the element of surprise. But after reconsidering how much easier it would make things... I called her back and left a message saying next Thursday would be great... so we will see what happens. I would be 39 weeks along- which is the most pregnant I have ever been, so maybe I won't make it that far. I am not completely losing the element of surprise.

San Diego Zoo

Ryan's sister, Angela, came to visit for a few days and we ventured down to San Diego. The kids loved seeing all of the animals at the zoo. I only lasted for about three hours and then my ankles started resembling tree trunks... so it was a quick trip. We got an awesome deal on season passes and hope to do a lot more exploring there. The miercats were a big hit. My kids are familar with them from the show Miercat Manor. Davis loved watching them "play pee-a-boo" as they went in and out of tunnels.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Kung-Fu Kicks and a Bad Chipmunk

Davis never fails to make me laugh, something funny is always coming out of his mouth. The other day, we were relaxing in our backyard, and the baby was kicking like crazy. Davis had never really felt the baby move and has shown very little interest in the baby. I asked him if he wanted to come feel the baby kick. His eyes completely lit up and he excitedly replied, "I kick da baby???" He then came at me with his little kung-fu kick. Needless to say, I am slightly worried about the safety of this little baby.
I have been called many things, but today, I was called a "bad chipmunk." It stung pretty deep, especially when issued by my red-faced, 4-year-old, Tatum. She was unhappy with the way she was being reprimanded and out came the horrific insult, "You are a bad, bad chipmunk." I had to leave the room with a smile, but have to admit, she really can dish it out.

A New Discovery

Thanks to my friend, Heather, we discovered this fun little spot near our house... so beautiful and the kids had a lot of fun with the waterfalls. Definite photo opps- I am sure you will see it again.