Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Family Picture

Last Sunday we were able to get a family photo of the four of us.  Since we have 9:00 church, I thought it would be a good idea to put some sponge curlers in Mia's hair the night before so it would be quick and easy getting her ready for church the next day.  I knew her hair would be curly, but I had no idea it would turn out like this.  Let me just say that this picture was taken after we got home from church and her hair had some time to relax.  I asked her the other day if she wanted me to cut her hair and she said to me, "No mom!  I like it wild."
 I wanted to get a few pictures of Mia, but knew it would be a challenge as she does not like her picture taken.  I sat her on the chair and told her to act like a lady and these were the results....
 She totally crossed her legs on her own.
 I love this little diva!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Here are just a few random pictures from the last few weeks.

Mustache Mayhem
This is perhaps the best $0.50 I've spent.  Who knew a vending machine mustache could be so entertaining!

 I call this look the "Blue Steel"
 Check out those chubby cheeks!
 Merek's first beach trip.
 Mia in her element.
 I captured this picture of Mia sporting Merek's cap and changing her baby's diaper.
 I have to say that I was a little worried about how Mia was going to react to having to share the attention at home.  It definitely has been an adjustment, but it has been so nice having an extra set of hands.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy Boy

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rock A Bye Baby

My incredibly talented dad handcrafted this beautiful cradle.  This is such a special piece of furniture and Merek sure loves spending time in it.
He's such a happy content baby!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

We're Home

After 4 days of being in the hospital, we were definitely ready to get home and into a routine.  Merek is such a sweet boy.  We are loving every minute with him.  When we left the hospital, he weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. Dr. Warner wanted to see him in 2 days to make sure he was gaining weight.  So, we took him into the office on Saturday to have him weighed.  He had lost another 3 oz and was down to 7 lbs. 1 oz. He was showing a few signs of jaundice and so they wanted to keep tabs on him.  Later in the week we took him back to have his weight checked again and he had gained 4 oz. and the signs of jaundice have diminished.

On Sunday, Bryan flew to Utah for a week for some work training.  Thank goodness for moms!!!  My mom, grandma and niece, Drew, came and stayed with us for the week.  It was so wonderful having them here and they were such a big help with Mia, Merek and myself.  The recovery this time around has been a lot slower than my last two c-sections and so it was nice to have the extra help and Mia loved all of the attention. Here are just a few pictures of our first week at home!

 Grandma Great, Mia and Drew
 Grandma Roper
 The Grandmas
 Such a proud big sissy
 Merek's first bath.  He loves his bath time. Having a boy is so much fun, but all I can say is thank goodness for the PeePee TeePee!
 My good friend, Carolyn, meeting Merek for the first time.
 Merek seems to be a professional sleeper (during the day....that is).
 After not seeing the little man for almost a week, Bryan was so excited to see him.  Mom, Grandma and Drew left on yesterday morning.  It was so sad to see them go, but we're looking forward to seeing them when we visit Utah in September.
Mia loves holding Merek every chance she gets.....not sure if Merek is that big of a fan of it :)