Friday, September 24, 2010

Soon to be Elder Lee!

Congratulations to my little big brother who has been called to serve a mission in Neuquen Argentina! Pretty sure he is still 11 years old. But really, 19 already?!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An Update.

I got an email yesterday reminding me that I am due to have the baby! Tomorrow he will be 2 weeks old. It was so wonderful to skip the antsy stage of pregnancy. I went 41 weeks with Vev.

Speaking of Vev, she is a fireball. I seriously cannot get enough of her. I am happy to report that she is back to her normal self and then some. She loves Dock. The first thing she does when she wakes up is goes to check on him. She loves to sneak into the room where he is sleeping and shut the door before I get there :) She reminds me to "shhh" when he is sleeping, and loves to help burp him after he eats. She is still trying to figure out the difference between "Dock" and "Dog." That is confusing for a 14 month old. Unfortunately her interpretation of "soft" is a little different than ours. She pokes his eyes, wacks him on the head, she pulls his fingers and toes. Yesterday she wanted him to enjoy a nice cold bottle of water from the fridge. He didn't think that was a very good idea. She gets right in his face and says, "HI, HI, HI, HI, HI, HI, HI!!" She gets so concerned when he cries and immediately runs to his side, often times she'll cry with him (so sympathetic.) She puts books on his head, teddy bears in bed with him and loves to climb in bed with him making her self comfortable right on top of him (yes, I have to watch this girl like a hawk! She is learning though...) Her newest thing today is pulling his ears. Lovely! She can only play for 15-20 min, before she goes to check on him and gives him a few pokes to make sure he is still doing okay. Murdock has had a VERY warm welcome to this world.

In many ways Veva is still a baby herself. She is only 14 months old. However, she seems to want to revert back to being a new baby, just like brother...

Keeping her head warm while stretching out Murdock's little hat. :)

Check on him to make sure everything is okay. She climbs up into this to be with little Dock, although she doesn't get too far before we save the little guy from being smashed by her!

Veva wanted to try out a "swaddle." She thought it was great...for a few seconds.

Playing in the bouncer. This has become her new favorite "old" toy. If he is sitting in it, she wants to climb on with him.

Just checking on brother, again.

Two babies keeps things exciting. None of that down time we had when Veva was a newborn!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Veva may not be too crazy about him, but we sure are! As much as we have tried to create stability in Veva's life, her world has been flipped upside down. She has had the hardest adjustment of all of us. It breaks my heart, but I know things will get better. I am starting to see glimpses of our sweet little Vev. For days she wouldn't snuggle me, hug me, kiss me, or really even have anything to do with me or the baby. In the mornings she would call for "da-da" to come get her out of bed. I think she took her frustration at the whole situation out on me. It broke my heart and had me in tears a few times. However, yesterday she started being somewhat interested in Murdock and she even hugged my legs a couple times. That was drastic improvement. I am hoping she will back to her normal self soon!

All in all everything is going really well. There is nothing like having a precious newborn and a vivacious 14 month old to keep things exciting around here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Little Doc.

Murdock Lee Jack

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Not in the plans for today...but here he is....

Everything went well. Baby was delivered at 10pm. More details to follow...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


This is my attempt at having a good attitude of being pregnant right now. I am seriously in pain, and seriously wanting this boy to make his debut, but seriously not quite ready.

I have had some lovely pelvic complications this pregnancy and find myself at not only one doctor appointment weekly, but two. One with the OBGYN and one with the chiropractor who keeps me out of misery for one day of the week. It really is excruciating. I will spare you the details, but basically the little piece that holds the two sides of your pelvis together is awfully close to breaking. If it did break - I wouldn't walk without a walker for months. I feel like I could currently use a walker - to help me get to the bathroom three times a night, but I use the walls, and bed, and windows, and doors, and dressers, and sometimes when it is really bad I use Donny as my means to make it to the bathroom. When my leg starts going numb from not moving at all for so long at night, D has to roll me over. Not kidding. It is quite funny! I think we should record it sometime so that we never forget. Even in the pain and grunting of it all, we still laugh in the morning at how pathetic it is! :) I have only been fully paralyzed to the point where I cannot move even an inch 3 times. that was actually 3 days in a row. I cried and D carried me. It hurt. However, once I get up and walk around for a little bit I am okay for the rest of the day...unless I lay down at any point. Therefore I don't. Not until I am really tired and ready to go to sleep for the night (or until the first bathroom break).

Don't feel bad for me. I really have great pregnancies. However, the Doc said this condition I have (which my mother suffers from, but doesn't teach clogging, and probably didn't injure hers as bad as I have) will continually get worse with each pregnancy. I suffered from a mild case with Vev, nothing excruciating. What happens is my pelvis doesn't harden in between pregnancies. It actually has nothing to do with having babies so close.

All things considered I do love being pregnant. I forget about this condition I have most of the day and am only reminded of it in spurts and at night. So, here is to 2 (or 3, If I go over-due) more weeks of pelvic pain and pregnancy. This baby boy is so close to being here!!