Monday, March 26, 2012

Crew's Debut!

Check out that belly. This is about 2 hours before we met our new little guy! The day before, we had found out that my blood pressure was really high again so Dr. Sanders asked me if I was ready to have a baby the following day. I said yes and things moved fast from there.

The next morning, we got kendra off to preschool and headed to the hospital. I was prepped for surgery and about 1-1/2 later was wheeled down to the OR for a spinal block.

When I was good and numb, Nick met up with us and this time around got to peek over the curtain to check things out. They gave me a play-by-play until finally I heard "the cry!" There is nothing like that moment:) He screamed the entire time they cleaned him up until they brought him over to me. I started talking to him and he got really quiet and still.

Big sister Kendra was so happy to finally see this baby we've been talking about for a REALLY long time. She held him so gently, touching his skin and hair and telling us how soft he was.

Kendra & Grandma checking him out. She couldn't quit kissing him!

Our new baby boy with his proud daddy! 7 lbs 11 oz & 19~1/2". He was still un-named at this point.

Our first family picture!

All the excitement tuckered Nick right out:)
I couldn't stop looking at him. I wondered for 9 months how we could love another baby like we love took one second and we were smitten!
Nick had a hard time putting him down. A few times the nurses came in to find the baby and he was snuggled up with Nick on his little bed:)
Coming to visit on day #2. Kendra hung out with us at the hospital for awhile, getting some extra snuggle time with her new baby brother. Also, took her socks off and put on a puppet show for the people walking by our door.

Finally going home. He loved the carseat -- NOT! Oh and we finally named him too -- Crew Nicholas Schofield:)

Cousin Jaxon was so excited to hold him!

I think there's only one word to describe this.....PRICELESS:)

It's hard to believe that he's finally here. I'm a little overwhelmed when I think about how blessed we are that he made it and he's safe and absolutely perfect. Now if time would just slow down a little bit. If I could just freeze this moment in my life where Kendra is 4-1/2 and Crew is 5 days old. I know every day they grow and it's my job to teach and nurture them but I wish it didn't have to fly by so fast.

To my little Crew, I love you. I'm so excited to be your mom and watch you grow. I'm especially glad that you're part of our family and happy that you picked us. You have the most amazing daddy who cannot wait to take you fishing and the best big sister you could ask for. You are loved:)
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kendra Funnies!

I have to write these things down before I forget. Hope they give you a smile:)

- Kendra says "Mom, let's go swimming" and I say, okay we could probably do that today. She says "Never mind, they don't even have swings there....what's the point?"

- Kendra and her dad went to the pet store but when they got there it was closed down and moved to a different location AGAIN. She came back and told me all about it. "Mommy, I'm so sick of this. It's just nonsense!!"

- Nick & Kendra were in the car and she wanted a treat. He said no:( She threw a fit and he told her she was acting like a little baby but Kendra informed him that she was acting like a kid. Nick thought that was a pretty good point so he asked "what am I acting like then?" Kendra says "you're acting just like Mommy!"

Monday, December 19, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween this year was so much fun. Kendra got to dress up a few times for different parties and LOVED being a "real" puppy! We also went to Staheli Family Farms with the Wild Whitts and the Holmies. The kids had a ball. They got to have a train ride, ride some swings, pet a few animals, ride a horse, do a maze and play - play - play!

Kendra turns 4!

I'm WAYYYY behind with my blogging so these next few posts will be a little dated.

On September 22, 2007 at approx 4pm, Miss Kendra made her grand entrance into the world. She was perfect and we instantly fell in love with her. She loves animals and swimming and especially loves life. She's a happy little girl who knows what she wants. She's full of personality and spunk and keeps us going every minute of the day. We love this little lady more than words can say and can't believe how fast she's growing.

This September she turned 4 and we celebrated with our family at the aquatic center. She's a little fish and was so happy to have her little cousins there with her. She was spoiled rotten with gifts and also told she would be a big sister in the spring! She told me it was the best birthday ever and has already started planning next years:) Wishing you the best fourth year of your life Miss Magoo!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yes -- it's true:)

So this is kinda old news but we're having a baby!! You might think that 3 tests are a bit over kill but Nick insisted....he was sure that because they only cost $1, they must be faulty:) We confirmed it one more time with a blood test and it was still hard to believe!

We've wanted another baby since Kendra was 18 months old but we're not very lucky in that department. Then we stopped trying because #1 - it's depressing and #2 - things are unstable right now. But then I started dreaming about a baby! 3 dreams in a month and I told Nick each time because they felt so real. I thought someone was telling us to try again but it turned out I was already pregnant. It was the best surprise EVER:)

We decided to tell our family at Kendra's birthday party. We wrapped this shirt up and the reaction was worth waiting 12 weeks! Our new little one should arrive in April 2012:)