Monday, February 20, 2012

Look "Whooo's" Having a Birthday....

This little sweetie is turning 2 on Feb. 25th.......

And this little sweetie is turning 5 on March 5th........

Last year I did their parties seperate bc I wanted Reesey to have her 'big' 1 year moment!! It was stressful to throw 2 parties a week apart, so this year we will do a combined party. We have had a pretty mild winter so far here in Texas, so I got brave and booked the zoo for their party.....EEKKKKK-I'm soo nervous! I do not know what I will do if we have cold and bad weather!! I do not have a back up plan at this moment, so PLEASEEEEE mother nature be nice :-)

I think birthday's are a BIG deal and I LOVE throwing them parties! I am always trying to find neat themes for their parties and I like to handmake the invites and decor. This year we are going with an owl theme and I think it's perfect for the zoo.

Here is some of the invites I have been working on....

Fingers crossed that everything goes as planned on March 4th!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our Sweet New Addition!

Reese made her debut on Feburary 25, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m.. She was alot bigger than I thought she would be, weighing in at 8lbs. 2oz.

It was an easy delivery! I was actually already in labor when I went into the hospital that morning to be induced. I was having really consistant and strong contractions without the pitocin. I checked in at 8:30 that morning and just relaxed and hung out until it was time to push. We had lots of family that came and sat to wait for her. One of my best friends Tiffany was there to share our special day! We felt so loved by all of the support that we had that day. I was able to get my ephidural whenever I wanted, so I wasn't in pain. The ephidural was alittle painful, but not too bad. The nurse came in and told me I was at an 8 and 15 minutes later Reese was here!! It happened to soo fast! I was so happy to finally hear her little cry and to see her little face. I started crying when I saw her and I don't know why! I guess I was just really emotional, but really happy at the same time. I had to stay in hospital for 2 nights bc I had my tubes tied that next morning. That was more painful than the whole labor and delivery was. People keep asking me if I am regretting my decision to have my tubes tied and I am not. I think that 3 kids is plenty and I am very happy with our family of 5!

Avery and Haidyn were really great babies and I just knew I was doomed to have a fussy, colic, needy baby, but Reese is probably the best of all 3!! She is just a chill and sweet girl! She sleeps, eats and will just lay there and look around. I have to wake up about 2 times a night with her to eat and the she goes back to sleep.

The girls absolutley love her!! They give her kisses all the time and try to put her passy in her mouth or feed her. They are LOTS of help (alittle sarcasm in that statement), but they mean well!! Avery actually had tried to pick her up when I was not in the room. I told her that was a big time NO NO and to never do that again!! She is not a babydoll, that you can pick up and play with whenever you want! It was alittle crazy around here the first couple of days after Reese and I came home, but things have really settled down and we have a routine going again. I had to keep all 3 girls by myself on Saturday for the 1st time and I was really nervous!! Everything went great, but then again all Reese does is sleep, so it was like I still only had 2!!

Think that Reese looks like a good mix of both of the girls. She has the darker hair like Avery and the darker skin like Avery. I think she has Haidyn and James's mouth and nose. It will be so interesting to see how much she changes over the next couple of weeks and who she will end up favoring.

We just love our little Reese and are so very blessed to have another beautiful and healthy little girl!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Time Has Come....

For our sweet Kamryn Reese to arrive!! I am being induced tomorrow morning at 8:30 in the morning and we are so excited! I can't believe that it is already here and this will be our last night as a family of 4! I am so ready to hold her, to see who and what she looks like, what the girls and James think of her and just to know that she is ok. There is no reason as to why she wouldn't be ok, but I will just feel better to have her out and to be able to see her with my very own eyes! I will be having the tubal procedure done on Friday morning and will probably be released on Saturday morning.

Today, was my last day at work and I am so lucky to work with some really amazing people. The ladies at work threw me a shower about a month ago and have been showering me with gifts at work too! I came into work yesterday and there was a really cute diaper cake sitting on my desk from everyone at the office and it was so cute! I will miss everyone at work and I will be excited to go back to see them in 6 weeks.

I have finally gotten Haidyn out of her crib and into the big girl bed, so that Reese could have her room. I redid a room for Avery and Haidyn to share and Reese will have her own nursery. Since, Haidyn is out of the crib, I have just now been able to begin on her room. Tiffany and I got alot done on it this past weekend and I am already in love with it. I feel like there is still lots to do, but it will have to wait until I am healed up and can go shopping again.

I will be sure to post a blog with our newest addition as soon as I can.

Just thought I would give a quick update and here are some pics of what has been going on..

Some pics that Tiffany and I did..

The beginning to Reese's room..

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kamryn Reese Heard

We have only 3 weeks and 1 day until our little Kamryn is suppose to make her debut!!

Yes, we are pregnant again and are soo excited! Some ppl. make think that we are too young and crazy for having 3 little ones so close together, but we don't. Yes, children are expensive and at times it can be hectic, but I love our little angels and think that we are very blessed. It was not a planned pregnancy and yes we were using protection, but still ended up pregnant. I guess that God had a plan for us. This will definately be our last baby bc I have signed the paperwork to have my tubes tied. We would like to have a boy, but 3 little girls is plenty for us.

My official due date is March 2, 2010. I don't know that I will make it to that date. I have been having some contractions already and I woke up this morning and started scrubbing floors and walls. I have an unbelievable amount of energy today and I haven't had that since my 2nd trimester. The girls are excited for their new little sister. Avery is most excited! She said, that she is going to help give baby Reese a bath, feed her, change her diaper, rock her and kiss her. She is so sweet. I think Haidyn is excited until she gets here and realizes how much of mommy's attention Reese will be getting and she will not like her so much. Haidyn is very much a mommy's girl and gets jealous very easily!!

Our bags are packed and we just have to wait for her arrival. I will have my check-up on Thursday and I will see if I have started dialating. This week he could feel her head, but didn't want to poke around too much and kick start any labor.

I just thought that I would get on here and give a quick update on us. I know it has been sooo long, but as you can see we have had alot going on!

I just want to say how amazing our friends Zach and Tiffany have been to us! The Pifer's have been with us almost every weekend lately helping us get furniture moved and rooms redone. Tiffany threw us a baby 'sprinkle' last weekend and it was amazing! I am so very grateful for their friendship and I am glad that they are beside us thru this journey :)

Here are a couple of pics...

3 weeks left..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Yes...I am still alive!!

Hey, everyone! So, I know that I have fallen off whole blogging thing, but I am back :)

Things have been a little crazy around here lately, so I have not had to much time to blog. So, here is a small update and I hope to get back to blogging more regularly.

I became and Aunt last month. I have a precious new little nephew and I kinda like being able to hold a little baby again. It is alittle weird seeing a little baby boy bc I am use to little girls. I have had to change a couple of diapers and I def. have to have my sister help me bc I don't know how you are suppose to clean the extra parts.

I have not been really working since November of last yr. bc of the economy not doing so well, so my boss kinda had to let me go. I was really just filling in up at the office if he needed me. Well, I decided that it wasn't working for us anymore and that I needed to find a full time job. The only problem I was running into, was finding a job that would pay enough for me to justify putting the girls in daycare. Daycare is def. not cheap and I am not going to work just for the money to go straight to them. I would much rather stay at home and be with our girls than that. So, I started looking and I put my application in with the State for a clerical position and I actually got a call back for an interview!! I was shocked and excited, but nervous bc I have never really had a formal interview before. So, I went in for my interview on a Friday and I cried when it was over bc I thought I blew it!! It is a great job with amazing benefits and I was crushed bc I just knew that I was not going to get it. Well, on Tuesday, I got a call from the supervisor that interviewed me and he asked if I would except the position!! I told him of course and I just started this past Monday. I absolutely LOVE it and I really like all the ppl. that I work with. It is a VERY fast paced job, so time really flies by and there is never a dull moment. I am mainly going to be doing scheduling for 11 caseworkers in our department and I will more than likely have to help with the other departments. This week, I did some computer training, scheduling, screening applications and so on. It was hard at first to be away from the girls so much, but it is a great thing for our family that I got the job.

With me starting the new job, the girls started daycare. Avery has attended this daycare before and I really liked it in the past. She really was learning lots of new things, so I enrolled both girls in there. The 1st 3 mornings were AWEFUL bc the girls cried when I took them to their rooms and of course I had to cry!! Haidyn, got sick on Tuesday night with a high fever and I thought she might have an ear infection. We took her to Urgent Care Wed. night after I got off of work and they went ahead and did a flu test and it came back POSITIVE!! The dr. told me not to freak out! He said, it isn't as bad as the tv is making it to be and that she should be fine in 7 days. So far, no complications and she is actually not having alot of the symptoms he told me she would. Now, Avery is starting with some of them, but no fever yet. I am hoping hers is just allergies and the H1N1 flu!!

So, everyone is doing great and we are loving that the fall weather is here!! This is my favorite time of the year and I can't wait for Halloween. The girls, James and I put up our Halloween decorations last weekend and I LOVE IT! The fair starts here for us next week and I am super excited for it. The girls will have a blast and I can't wait to go to some concerts.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Avery's 1st Movie Experience..

Today, my mom, grandma and I took little miss Avery to the movies. It was her very 1st time and it was so much fun. We took her to see Ice Age-Dawn of the Dinosaur and it was a cute movie.

We got there, got our tickets and headed inside. When you first walk in there are lots of lights and games and her face was priceless!! I wish I could have caught it on camera. She was just taken back by everything. We took her to the concession stand and she picked out popcorn, cherry icee and twizzlers. She was set and so we headed to theatre #7. We were the only ones in that movie and I was kinda glad bc I didn't know how she was going to act. She was so good and sat the whole time and snacked and would just crack up at some of the scenes. I was really happy that she made it thru the whole movie.

It was so much fun and I know she can't wait to go back!

(Avery is in this pose and fake smile for the camera phase. You will see in the pics)

Avery and Mimi

Standing in front of the poster

We just got inside and she is excited!!

She is more than ready for her movie


Mean Face!!

Little Miss Haidyn has really gotten some personality lately! She has always been such a smiley and happy baby, but since she has turned 1, she has changed so much! She is talking so much more, she is very brave and climbs on everything, she is basically running everywhere, pointing to facial features and tells us what they are and so much more.

Her latest is making her "mean face". It is so funny and she does it everytime you ask her! Here is a little video of our little stinker....