Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oh baby!

My best friend from high school, Jade, came to meet Gabriel and take some pics of him. She's an amazing photographer and we had a great time trying to get him to behave for the camera. Check out these awesome pics and her website! (she's local :)

Happy Mother's Day to me!

Gabriel is doing really well these days. He's started to come out of his newborn-i-ness and is gracing us with lots of smiles and coos (and he can now be put down for half a second without screaming his head off!). He's awake and alert much more during the day (which is a nice change from him being awake and alert in the middle of the night!) and he's starting to sleep in longer stretches at night. I still think we're in for another brutal few months of night time feedings, but it's not taking as long to feed and get him back down to sleep these days so I really can't complain. He's a really sweet little baby and we're so happy he's ours!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We're alive... and finally coming out of the haze of life with a newborn! I can't even count the number of times I've sat down to start a post these past few weeks and thought, "I could be sleeping right now" then immediately crashed on the couch. Gabriel is almost 2 months old now and we're finally starting to get into a groove with him. Don't get me wrong, though, life with 2 kids is complete choas (I have a new found respect for moms with multiple children) but I think I am starting to see some sort of consistency in a routine and hopefully we'll start to get some more sleep SOON!

SO much has happened in the past 2 months that has been blog-worthy and I have really started to feel bad about not catching up sooner... but I'll do my best to update.

A few things worth mentioning...

I turned 30! It was actually kind of a depressing day... it was my first day alone with both kids. Both kids were super fussy all morning and and I quickly realized how my life had changed! Luckily gma and gpa S. came to the rescue with dinner and b-day cake. Jon got me an awesome new running watch that kind of depressed me at the time because I couldn't use it yet... but I love it now!

We got to go to the DMB show. We took advantage of gma S's stay and snuck off to see the first show of the tour! It was a really good time... even though we were SO tired through the whole concert. But it had been such a long time since we had been to a show that we loved every second of it.
We had tons of family here for Gabriel's blessing. Jon's whole family was here from Oregon to meet Gabriel and participate in his blessing and my older brother was here on business and re-arranged his schedule to be here. It was such a rare event to have so many family members all in one place! We were thrilled that they could all share such a great day with us.
Noah turned 3... more on this soon! He's had some serious ups and downs in his new role as a big brother. But now that he's officially 3... I think he's finally starting to understand the dynamics of our new family (i.e. he has to SHARE the attention and get learn how to entertain himself!)

more updates to come!

stay tuned...