Sunday, August 26, 2012

Walker and Brayden 3 1/2

W and B are growing up so quickly!
I can't believe they're already 3 1/2!
They are super busy all day long, everyday!
They started PGY (performing groups for youth) this month and are loving it! The show this semester is a Christmas one and they're learning Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and LOVE to sing it!
They are big helpers with their baby sister, they love to make her laugh and sing to her!
They are learning to help around the house--clearing their place at the table, putting away their toys, etc.
They are VERY silly and always have some type of funny game going on between the two of them...
On Thursday they decided it was K's bday (obviously it wasn't) and everytime she came into the room they yelled Happy Birthday and sang to her! They asked her if she wanted cake several times throughout the day!
Despite the fact that there's two of them they always seem to be playing with an imaginary friend, there's always someone else playing with them...this also comes in handy when they do something they shouldn't be doing, "I not hit him, Jason hit him..." (Jason is their favorite pretend name for some reason)
They love to play pretend, usually one or both of them is a seal or a kitty.
They are still very lovey and cuddly to me, B especially is such a mama's boy--although W has been a mama's boy recently too! I treasure every second I have cuddling with them, I know eventually they'll be too cool to cuddle with me!
 First day of PGY
Trying out toddler beds...
We experimented with toddler beds for about 2 weeks...they would go to bed at 7pm and not fall asleep until around 11pm...
This mama was not getting anything done in the evenings and getting extremely frustrated--So I turned the beds around and they went back to sleeping in diapers!
To parents without twins I may seem crazy, but 2 boys in the same room in toddler beds was not working right now, and considering that they still don't climb out of their cribs we decided my sanity was more important than them being "big boys"! They don't really seem to care either way, maybe we'll try again soon...or not...

Kinsey 6 Months

 Our sweet Kinsey Lee is already 6 months old!
We haven't been in for her Dr's appt yet, so I'm not sure how much she weighs but she is growing like a weed!
At 6 months Kinsey is:
Crawling!!! Not perfectly, but she can get wherever she wants and fairly quickly!
Sitting up
Wearing 3-6 month clothing
Eating bananas, sweet potatoes, apples, and baby cereal
and still nursing
Saying "Mama", "Dada", and "Baba"--baba is not in refrence to a bottle it just seems to be her favorite sound
Sleeping 6-8 hrs straight at night
ALWAYS smiling and giggling
Has 1 little tooth on the bottom
She absolutely adores her big brothers, and they are the reason she is smiling and giggling half the time!!
We love Kinsey and she is the perfect addition to our family!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kinsey Lee

Kinsey Lee Carlson

February 9, 2009 6:29pm

6lbs 2oz

19 inches

Her story:

Almost a week before Kinsey's arrival Friday February 3rd, I had my membranes stripped and we were hoping that would at least get something going...we had a really busy weekend and then Joseph took off to Reno for work on Monday morning. During that time I may have averaged about 4 contractions a day, not very intense and definetly not worth keeping track of. The boys and I ran a lot of errands Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday trying to get things ready for Kinsey's arrival, and on Tuesday I actually packed a few things in a bag for the hospital.

Thursday morning my Grandma Overton came up to help me with the boys and around the house--she's the best--and right around 10am I had my first real contraction. It was very intense and resonated in my back, my Grandma wanted to write down the time to keep track but considering this was the first of anything I didn't want her to! Within the next 10 minutes I had had 2 more contractions and my Grandma had started a list!

We then got the boys up--yes they do sleep in till after 10am on a regular basis--we decided to clean out their closet. When we moved a bunch of things had gotten dumped in there and I wanted to go through things. I sat on the floor with the boys and my wonderful Gma went through everything asking me where to put things and so forth. For the next 1/2hr I consistantly had a contraction every 5 minutes.

I decided to call my Dr's office to check in, I was having a vbac and they wanted me to come in when the contractions were 7-10 minutes apart so I wasn't sure what to do. When I said my contractions were 5 minutes apart for the last 40 minutes they immediately said I needed to go to the seeing as this was the first of any action I had had with this pregnancy I decided I would take my time--I really didn't want to be sent home from the hospital once I got there! I got dressed, we got the boys dressed, and we had breakfast. At that point my contractions were getting to be 3 minutes apart and much more intense!

Grandma and I loaded the boys into the van and drove to my parents house. I switched into my moms car and she drove me to the hospital. Luckily Joseph was working in Roseville so he was heading toward the hospital at the same time as us. My mom dropped me at the door and just as I was sitting down to wait for her to park I looked up to see my Joseph sprinting toward the hospital in his suit! He almost passed me he was in such a hurry!

I continued to have intense back labor for the next hour or two. I was dialated to a 4 when i checked in. After being there for a few hours I was given my epidural and things slowed down a little bit. Joseph ran to get some lunch and change out of his suit, when he came back my doc came to check me and I was dialated to a 9. Shortly after that she decided to have me do a test push and then she immediately made me stop as the baby was ready to come! They called everybody they needed into the room, I pushed twice, and she was here! She came out so quick the dr. barely caught her and she whipped her right up onto my chest, we were all so suprised that we were all giggling! Joseph cut her cord, i required a few stitches and the whole thing was done in about 5 minutes!

It was such a different experience than the boys, to get to hold and love her right away! The whole experience seemed so surreal! She nurses like a champ, and latched on right away her first try! She is such a perfect addition to our family, and we all love her so much! Its been just over a week but I already cant imagine my life without her!

Welcome to the world Miss Kinsey Lee!