Monday, August 2, 2010

Growing too Fast

Lauren Brooke Watson
1 Hour

4 weeks

5 weeks

8 weeks

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sneak Peak

We are lovong this sweet baby, but things have been a bit crazy around here!
{lauren watson 5 weeks}
I have pictures to share, and my birth story coming soon! xo

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Week After

Before I post my birth story, {it will take some time to write.} But it is worth writing because it was incredible!

{I had a hair apt scheduled the same day I had to go in to the hospital, can you tell?}
I have to say I got through the first week! It was harder than I thought it would be. Learning how to breast feed for the first time, taking the baby to the hospital every day for heel pricks, going to the doctors office to get my blood pressure checked.{ checking my Blood pressure at home}, Keeping my baby on a bed of lights, {which was hard and I cheated lots} feeding her by bottle and feeling defeated because I wasn't giving her enough of my own milk. Ryan and Jamie both had colds over the weekend and were coughing and such.. BUT...
I am so lucky! I really feel that way. It really feels like a victory getting to today! Now I can focus on enjoying my baby, holding her whenever I want to. Making Ryan a Sammie when he is hungry and all the other normal things mom's do!
My Husband has been terrific! I cant say enough. He has made me meals and brought them to me,warmed bottles at night and helped in every other way. {he really is terrific!} Don't you think that when your Husbands are helpful?

Ryan finished his last week of Preschool, And he Graduated! Lauren is as sweet as can be, and me, well I feel great! I want to get out in the sunshine and enjoy summer with my two kids!

{Ryan's last day of preschool}

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Welcome Home

Lauren Brooke Watson
7 Lbs 14 oz

19 Inches Long

2:01 Pm May 19th

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Off to the Hospital

It's 9 o clock Pm Tuesday Night. I am off to the Hospital in about and hour! It is exciting! I Can't wait to hold this sweet baby girl!

I just spent the last hour reading to and playing I spy with my only child for one more day. Is it weird that it made me cry thinking about it?

I guess I just wonder how all the change will effect him. And It will be a change for all of us. It will no longer be just us. Ryan's 4th Birthday is this Saturday. I want him to feel special on his special day, I have tried to plan ahead, I have a present to him from his sister, he gets to open it at the hospital. I think he will love that!

I sure love you Ryan!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Waiting for baby...

When you are waiting for a baby to come, you might find yourself NESTING. That means everything in your entire house is no longer clean enough. This only becomes a problem when you are told by your midwife NO CLEANING! It's driving me crazy and I may or may not be entirely obedient...

We are making the finishing touches on the nursery. I still have a few projects underway, like painting the vintage mirror I have "White" to hang over the changing table. Finding a Mobile I like to hang from the ceiling. I might have to make one? I have to sew on and put the binding on my quilt, and I have some wall art to hang up.
But look what we have accomplished. The Armoire is painted, has new hardware and is in the room! It needs a little touch up, but it is in the room!

All clothes are washed and put away, thanks to my friend Aimee. She helped me last weekend, when I was on strict bed rest. Thank you Aimee!

I am biding my time with projects, sewing , making flowers and burp clothes, I made Ryan and Lauren Matching Hooded towels. How cute are the flowers above that my neighbor taught me to make? Anything else I can make?
I put a little bling on the pacifiers...
And this Little guy is beside himself excited to meet his sister!
So we are pretty much ready and want this little girl here! In the ultrasound last week she measured 7 Lbs 12 ounces... I think that is plenty big enough don't you? And I will admit, I feel uncomfortable, and think she would be better suited in my arms then pressing on my bladder! Just saying!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It has been a whirl wind around here. And that is not just because it has been really windy, and it wakes me up at night....

It's funny because I have had both the storm and the calm after. Some days I am exhausted as I await the birth of our baby girl and feel like I can do nothing but eat toast and take baths. Other days I cant seem to find the time to rest. Although right now doctors orders, I have to REST MORE. {i really have a hard time with the concept}

To sum it up here is what we have been up to...

Family Weddings, my cousin Justin was married 2 weeks ago, I was unable to attend as it was in Boise, {and well what if my water broke?} It was just too far! I wish them the very best! Another Family Friend was Married last Friday, I was able to attend the Ceremony in the Salt Lake Temple, and the lovely dinner that night. I love a beautiful Wedding!

My Sister had her baby on Sunday, we were able to hold baby Cameron just a few hours later she is adorable and went home last night!

{grandma with the new baby}
But, first we had to Celebrate these little girl cousins! So we had a fun Day out with Our Mom and All five sisters, we went to The Cheesecake Factory and opened gifts,and went to see "The Last Song". It was really fun, and it has been so long since we have all been together.

My sister Rachel moved home from Boston. She is awesome and has been so helpful with Ryan. It is perfect timing! And he loves his Aunt! And I have needed her help! Thanks Rachel!

I have been getting little projects checked off my to-do list. The armoire that we have been working on re-finishing is almost ready to put upstairs, and I finished the Baby's Quilt! It is getting quilted right now. I am excited to see it completed!

I had a Birthday in April, it was fun having lunch with My Mom, and lunches with friends. Of course a Night out with Jamie too. It was perfect and just what I needed!

My sweet friends threw me a terrific baby shower last week. I felt so loved and this baby girl with be wearing the cutest dresses this summer! I left feeling so lucky to have such nice friends!
{one of the better pictures of me super pregnant,the others accentuated my attractive double chin!}

{Pink and Black and Girly!}

Jamie and I have been slowly re-doing both the Nursery and Ryan's room. And both projects are coming along. Ryan loves his new room! And I love sitting in the nursery, it is a calm and relaxing place!

{I need to take a picture of Ryan's room, but here he is sleeping soundly with his new beach towel looking bedding!}