Saturday, January 22, 2011

Where has the time gone?!

There is WAY too much that has happened since the last time I blogged, so much in fact that I'm not going to go in to too much detail over everything. Just the big stuff! For X-mas this year, my brother, step-sister, dad and Leah and my aunt and uncle, all chipped in and got us a laptop!! So, now, my blogging should be more frequent. As for right now, it's ridiculously late and I don't want to start it all this moment. More to come soon! Just in case anyone who reads this, thought I fell off the planet!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Halloween 2009

We didn't think we'd be around for Halloween, considering how late Brian was! Luckily, my doctor was nice enough to induce me and we made it! The kids would've killed us if we weren't there for trick or treating! They were so excited for Brian to participate, but I kindly explained that a one day old baby cannot go outside on Halloween. Not to mention the fact that he won't eat candy either! So, they were nice enough to let me stay home and pass out candy this year!! What nice children I have! Blake was so excited to be Harry Potter. I found his Gryffindor robe at Good Will for 3 bucks!! It was brand new too! SCORE! Nana's was at Good Will also and it was 6 dollars. The onl extra thing I bought was Nana's broom and it was a measely 3 dollars. So, all in all, if you do the math correctly, I only spent 12 bucks! Woo hoo! Our next door neighbor bought Blake his potter glasses and he wittled his own wand. Yes, I said wittled! He got a "real" pocket knife from Uncle Robbie and he decided he wanted to carve a stick in to a wand shape. He's very resourceful! They kept trying to convince me to get a costume for Brian but they didn't understand that a 24 hour old baby wouldn't fit in to any kind of costume! Ha ha!! Here are a few of the photos we took of the spooky night!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Brian's first day home

They couldn't stop kissing him!

This was her proudest moment yet!

Grandma Steiger made his beautiful blue blanket

He had cute little moose on his feet :)

That big grin says it all. So proud!

He was just so small and chunky!

We had a very short stay in the hospital this time. I had him Thursday morning and by Friday night, we were home. Brian and Angie had the kids at home waiting for us. The kids were absolutely elated to see their new brother! We walked in the door and the kids were sitting on the couch with grandma and grandpa, with giant smiles spread across their faces. It was the cutest thing ever! They immediately ran to the carseat and skipped out on the "welcome home" hugs. Oh well, I let it go, just that once though! They couldn't believe they had a brother. It was one of the most amazing and beautiful moments of my life. To see my kids welcoming their new brother like that was just wonderful! We couldn't have asked for a better homecoming.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

And then there were three....

This is a picture of the morning he was born.

Squishy, puffy cheeks!

He still sucks on those two fingers!

My beautiful baby boy.

Here he is!! Brian William Erickson. I decided on a middle name that was a little more traditional than DANGER! We still call him baby danger, so at least he'll have that nickname for the rest of his life!
He was born on Thursday October 29, 2009 at 12:09 p.m.! The morning started out way too early. We had just gotten that really bad snowstorm the night before too. We were up at 4 and we left the house a 5. We drove one mile an hour on trecherous roads to St. Joe's and got there at 6. They got me in to a room finally, about 7. This labor was a very different from the last two. I had to be induced this time. I didn't really like it honestly! It was way more intense than regular labor. They started me on patosin, probably didn't spell that right, at 8. It started being annoying right away, but I was ok in between contractions. It got pretty painful and I got some drugs through my IV to take off the edge, but I did it without an epidural again! He was born 4 hours later! He was 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 18 inches. My biggest baby so far! The nurses said he was perfect with his pink skin and full cheeks. He came out screaming, so he passed that test right away. He peed and pooped on the little baby table as soon as they put him down, so he passed that test pretty quick too! It was hard this time because my kids were not allowed in the hospital but we set up Brian and Angie's laptop and Skyped the kids minutes after he arrived and the kids got to see him. They were SO excited! It was a wonderful day and Todd and I were so happy to have another healthy baby boy.

So, it is very apparent that I haven't blogged in a while, considering the last blog entry is me very pregnant! So, I have a bit of catching up to do! Pardon me while I enter in three months of big, fat, beautiful, baby!!! Enjoy!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Big Mama!!!!

Just look at this belly!! Todd likes to make fun of the size of this thing, ALL THE TIME! He has to constantly remind me that it is gigantic! Isn't he lovey! Like I don't realize the size of it?! DUH! Everyone keeps asking if we are having twins!? YIKES!!! No way! We are very excited! This picture was taken last week, at 32 weeks. I am thoroughly enjoying this pregnancy, and as excited as I am to see the little boy, I kinda don't want the pregnancy to be over! Weird, huh?! Oh well. I guess there's no slowing it down now!! We decided to name him Brian...after his daddy, of course. He was very I needed to increase the size of his ego, HA!

Monday, July 6, 2009

And the baby is a........................?

So, we had the ultrasound. It was exciting and the kids got to go, so they were pretty excited, not only to find out what it is, but also to see how they did it! They did say it is a boy though! The umbilical cord was between his legs, so it was kind of hard to tell the sex, but the radiologist said if she had to put money on it, she would go with the boy side. I want to keep an open mind, just in case, but we're going with the boy thing anyway. We are SO excited!! Brianna was not excited however. Grandma Erickson went with us and of course, Nana was with her the whole time. Well, when the doc said she thought it was a boy, Nana buried her head in Angie's shoulder and balled!! It was SO sad! She didn't look up the rest of the appointment. She got over it by the next day though. She's excited too, now. :) I don't have a scanner otherwise I'd post the pics of the baby. All I have are pictures of the face because the nurse wouldn't take pictures of the "sex organs." She told us that taking pictures of naked children is child pornography. Well duh, but an ultrasound picture....really?!?!?! WHAT??????????? It's a black dot on a black and white photo of an alien looking blob in your stomach! What the crap!? It was probably one of the most outrageous things I've ever heard, but I couldn't argue, she wouldn't budge! LOSER! I wanted to yell at her and tell her to give me a picture of my son's pee pee, NOW. I held back. On that note...If I get a hold of a scanner, I'll post some pics of THE FACE ONLY! Ha ha ha! Crazy people out there!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

We're havin' another one!!!

For those of you who are looking at my last blog with wondering eyes, is true, we're having another baby!! We are so excited! The kids are really excited as well. Nana wants a girl, go figure, and Blake wants...guess...yes, a boy! Funny how that works. We don't know yet what it is. We find out Friday. i will make sure and post it as soon as i find out! Watch that baby countdown widget and follow along with us! Yay!

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