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blubbering mess

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i could think of nothing else but to jump on here and "blog". i am a mess as we are spending our last night in our house. this was the very first house that chris and i bought. this is the house that i fell in love with as soon as we stepped in the front door three years ago. this is the house that both our children were born in. this is the house that landon has grown up in. i know it seems silly as we have only been here three years and landon is only two, but it's still been really hard for me. we LOVE our house and hate to leave it. okay, so i know part of me is a mess because i am emotional having just had a baby two weeks ago...but, i was a mess long before i had Alexa. when we would even talk about moving, i would get emotional because i couldn't imagine not living in this house. i know we will make another house our home. i think in some way, i feel a bit of guilt as i am taking landon away from his home and moving him to a place that he has already told us &…

picking, packing and a check-up

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random title? I understand. Let's start with the first of the title. Landon, being a boy I assume, has a really hard time keeping his fingers out of his nose. Everytime we turn around, he has a finger in his nose just picking away. We have really been working on, when we have something in our nose, we go and get a kleenex or some toilet paper or ask for a napkin...you get the point. The other day, once again, Landon had his finger in his nose. He walks over to me and says, "mommy, yook, big booger". I told him that he needed to go into the bathroom and get a small piece of toilet paper and wipe off his finger. He came back into the room, his finger clean. He then goes on to tell Chris and I in a motion with his hands that he, with both hands, unrolled the toilet paper roll. Chris went into the bathroom and couldn't find anything. Later, Chris went into the bathroom and happened to glance down into the trach can...BINGO. He called Landon inot the bathroom and told him…

more pics

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okay. so i know i have been posting back to back lately, but it's for those of you who have yet to meet Alexa or that live quite a distance from us. We love you and miss you all. We are having a great time with our kiddos and have had a blast watching them love each other already...well Landon anyway. I got some more bows in the mail thanks to Ashley Sommer here in Fort Wayne. She sent me some bows that fit Alexa a bit better. So sweet of her. If any of you with little girls are interested, here is her website: www.simplybowliciousbowtique.blogspot.com
Also, today my dear friend Emily came to visit and met Alexa. She brought me a very special gift. She got a new sewing machine for Christmas and made Alexa a quilt. It is absolutely beautiful and it's something that is very special to me. I love it! Here are a few pictures of Alexa with a new bow, some of Alexa on her new blanket. A picture of Alexa in her swing with Landon's glow worm baby that he said she "needed"…

So far...So good

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Well, as far as the title goes, it should explain itself. Things have been going surprisingly well. First off, Landon is doing amazing sharing the spotlight with his new sister. As a matter of fact, I have to tell him that he has given her enough kisses, or when he's holding her, that he needs to hand sister over so she can eat. First thing in the morning, he wants to know where she is at. We are very proud of him. As for Alexa, she is spoiling us a bit. I'm not sure if it's because she is Jaundice or if she's just truly this good of a baby. She has been sleeping in four hour chunks at night. She only gets up once at night (so far) and then I have to wake her up to eat in the morning because I myself, can't go much longer without feeding her. She is just a peach and is very much loved.





First Weekend

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Our weekend went pretty well. Landon came back home on Saturday and I was so excited to see him. It was nice to have the first night home to adjust, just Chris, Alexa and I. She has a really hard time from about 11:00 A.M. to about 3:00 A.M. So, since we've been home, we haven't been to bed before at least 2:00 a.m. or so. When Landon came home on Saturday, we didn't make a huge deal about anything. But you could tell when he walked in the house, he kind of looked around, the swing was up, there were diapers on the table, the carseat, etc... The look on his face was sort one of wonder in why the baby came home with Mom and Dad and that maybe she was going to stay at the hospital, where he had seen her. He eventually warmed up and whenever she cried would bring her pacifier or touch her head. By the end of the day, he wanted to hold her, or kiss her hands. This morning, the first thing he wanted to know was "mommy, baby sister go?" He wants to know where she is at…

Going Home...

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Today is the day that we finally get to go home and we are SO ready to do just that. I can't wait to sleep in my own bed, but more than that, I am ready to just sleep and not have anyone wake Alexa and I up to be poked at. Alexa is doing so well going to the bathroom (#2) that she has lost some weight. I know that it's normal, but she was so tiny to start with, she now weighs somewhere around 5 pounds 9 ounces. She has on some preemie size pants and the waist is so big around her. She's a little peanut. I am posting some more pictures, if you all aren't tired of looking at them:) I will post again sometime this weekend, not sure when...we are pooped. Hope this finds everyone doing well:)





Second Day

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Alright...well I'm not going to blog and number every day of Alexa's life, but I just thought I would update. Alexa's first night went alright I suppose. Chris and I layed down around midnight or so, and she decided that she wanted to get up. She was up until around 3:00 until 5:00 when the nurse woke me and told me to wake her up to feed her. I can tell you right now that I am not going to wake her up when we get home to feed her. She is going to sleep until she wakes up and tells me she is hungry. She seems to be a pretty good sleeper. She was awake so much last night because she had an upset tummy for a while. Let's just say everything in the bathroom department is working well:) She is eating SO well and I couldn't ask for it to be going any better. She is doing so good! Much better than Landon did which makes it easier for me. She has been alert more today than last night. Landon came to say goodbye to all of us and to see Alexa. He just loves her already and …

Alexa Anne is Here!!!!!

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Alexa Anne was born at around 6:00 p.m. this evening. After a bit of a scare of not being able to find her heartbeat, some oxygen and a page to my doctor to arrive ASAP, and about 6 or 7 pushes...she was born. She weighs 6 pounds even and is 20.5 inches long. She is so pettite and looks just like Chris and Landon. Go figure...here again, I am the one that labors and carries the babies and Chris gets all the credit. I'm sure she will change a bit in her looks as she has already changed since she was born. I feel great and empowered as I had to do everything I could to get her out quick because her heartrate dropped down to the 40's. VERY scary but thank God I had Mom and Chris in the roomt to get me through. They were great coaches. Enjoy the pictures. I'm going to get off here while Alexa is taking her bath and we soon will go to bed. Thanks for check'n in. We'll update again tomorrow. Oh and how could I possibly forget...Big Brother Landon!!!! How precious it was …

slow....

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Well...Jennifer is a little busy at the moment, so I decided to take over on here for a little bit. To update everyone, the water is broke and the epidural is in, so things are moving right along. Jennifer is doing great and being a super trooper. We will keep everyone posted to what happens. Soon, ... will grace us with her presence!!!!

From the hospital

oh how nice it is to have the internet in the hospital. It's giving me something to do while I fill out paperwork and sit and wait for this baby! I wanted to leave this morning before Landon got out of bed so that he wouldn't see me and be upset since it was so early in the morning and it usually takes him a bit to wake up. We had to be at the hospital at 7:00 this morning and at 6:55, Landon woke up and saw us as we were running late. It wasn't too bad, but he wasn't happy when we were leaving. My sister Janelle is staying with him and helping out more than she knows. Not much has happened with me quite yet, but things are moving along. Just me, mom and Chris watching t.v. and chatting. Chris ran over to the house to help put Landon down for his nap to try and keep his schedule on track as here in the next few days...things are really going to change. If all works out, Chris will also be able to head back to the house after the baby is here and put Landon to bed as we…

okay, okay, okay

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....so I suppose I have left you all in suspense long enough. I had my 39 week appointment this afternoon around 1:00 and it was decided around 3:00 that I would be induced tomorrow (wednesday) morning at 7:00. We are very excited and spent some extra special time with Landon this evening and gave him some extra lov'n. It doesn't seem quite real yet and I am sure it won't until she is actually here. I have tried all I can to prepare Landon for tomorrow, but I think it will all just have to come naturally and in it's own time. When I have talked about "baby sister" today, he has either told me to "stop talking mommy" or "no, baby sister". I think that maybe I will just let him figure everything out on his own and let him talk about it when he wants to and not push it. I am going to try and take the computer and camera to the hospital to update when I can. If not...you all will have to wait until at least Saturday. Hope this find everyone do…

Big Weekend...

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...and I wish I could say that the baby was here, but she's not. My dad came into town to stay with me while Chris had a meeting for work down in French Lick. Landon was and is still trying to get over this nasty cold he has, so he has been a bit challenging and I am exhausted. The breathing treatments turned into a battle and really just made it hard for Landon to listen and not get into trouble. I backed off the treatments a bit and he seemed to do alright with that. I have just been doing them as needed. Friday was an especially hard day for Landon. He just couldn't quite settle down and focus on following rules. We were just non-stop on Friday and by the evening I was really feeling it. We were to have two showings on the house Saturday and I needed to get things done around the house. After Landon went to bed, I decided to relax on the couch for a bit. Landon didn't exactly go right to sleep which made for many trips up and down the stairs to get him back into bed. Af…

Nasty Cough

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Landon and I had an interesting day. As I said in our last post, he has been fighting a cold over the past few days. He actually went several hours fever free and then it jumped back up to 102.5. I called the doctor and they said to bring him in. After a breathing treatment and a chest x-ray to rule out Bronchitis, Pneumonia and strep-throat, we recieved a call saying he had none of the above. However, I showed concern with the baby coming and that I wanted to try and kick whatever it is he has whether it's viral or not. Landon is on his first ever breathing treatments and doesn't like it one bit. Give him a cute little mask for the breathing machine and all, and he wants nothing to do with it. I have to sit with him because it's pretty scary to him having not ever done anything like this before. We are just hoping this is all cleared up very soon as he is miserable and having a horrible time sleeping because he is coughing so bad. He still looks cute with the little fish …

Making Progress

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I am 38 weeks this week and SO ready to have this baby if you couldn't tell. I am counting down daily. The good news is I had my weekly doctors appointment and there has been progress made. I have dilated a bit which I am very happy about. I know this could mean nothing, but it's proof she will be here soon. My dad is coming to stay with me as Chris has to go to on a buisness trip about four hours away for the weekend and that makes me a little nervous. She will be here before we know it and we are very excited! Landon has a horrible cold and has been throwing up because of it. I am just glad that if he was going to get sick, that it was before the baby gets here. Now, Chris and I need to stay healthy.


















Last week, we too enjoyed the big snow that most of Indiana got. I took Landon out back of our house and let him play. He played for almost an hour and then I had to bribe him to come back inside with a "special, special cookie". It worked. I took a few pictures of him…