Friday, March 30, 2007

Need a vacuum?

My friend Stacey sent me this link for this contest. It is a $499.99 Dyson Slim Vacuum. It is awesome. Go to this website and sign up and check out the Dyson at!

Good luck!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Fun at Granna and Grandpa's house

Kaylee, Nolan, and I had a great visit at my parent's house in Abilene. Mom helped me a lot with Nolan. I was really able to catch up on some much-needed rest. Brandon and Kellie and my grandparents were able to meet Nolan. Overall, it was great!

Top 10 highlights of the trip to Abilene: (in no particular order!)

10. Seeing Kaylee play dress-up in my old clothes. (Think 80's and early 90's) The dress she is wearing in the pictures is from a formal I went to in 9th grade. I promise it was in style at that time!!

9. Seeing my parents and grandparents. And eating some great meals with them! Mom made wonderful home-cooking while I was there!

8. Watching the excitement on Kaylee's face when she got to take a bath in Granna's big bathtub.

7. Sleep!

6. Seeing Kaylee climb into my Dad's lap to watch a movie like I used to do (even if it was for just a split-second! After all, Snickers needed that lap!)

5. Catching Kaylee talking to herself in my Mom's full-length mirror while playing dress-up and her getting so embarassed!

4. Me pulling a loose hair off of Kaylee's back and showing her while saying, "Wow. Look at your hair." Kaylee replies in a very whiny voice, "Hey! I really liked that hair!" She acted as though that were her favorite hair on her head of many, many curls!

3. Four generations of women trying to make it through a shopping trip at Target. Nana, Mom, me, Kaylee, and Nolan went to Target. I will not try that again! Kaylee had $10 to spend from her Grandma Fischer, and I had visions of my little brother with a hole burning in his pocket to spend the money! Kaylee acted just like Brandon and could not decide what to buy. She hated everything we suggested to her. She finally decided on a Princess Sticker book (see #1 on the list!) and a Princess story book.

2. Did I mention sleep? Mom slept with me each night and helped me by bringing Nolan to me when he was ready to eat and changing his diaper and burping him. Amazing what a difference that can make in your sleep!

1. Trying to make it back home fast because I knew Nolan would need to feed again. I was so impressed with how quiet Kaylee was and how good she was behaving. Then, I heard Nolan screaming. My first thought . . . "Great, now I am going to have to pull off somewhere and nurse him in the car." Then, I looked in my rear-view mirror to the handy-dandy mirror that helps me see Nolan since he is in the center and is rear-facing in his car-seat. To my surprise, my 3 week-old baby is covered in Princess stickers! My sweet 3 year-old daughter decided to decorate her baby brother and he was not happy, and neither was I! I am beginning to rethink this whole "the center is the safest seat in the car" idea for the newborn. I think further away from Big Sister's car-seat may be safer!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Wow, 2 posts today!

First Bath!

Kaylee helped give her brother a bath!

Nolan does not like being naked! So, he wasn't too fond of bathtime. Hopefully this will change soon!

Okay, okay . . .Here are some new pics from today . . .

Just checking out my Big Sister! Kaylee has been so helpful lately. She is getting used to being a Big Sister!

Yes, he is gaining weight. He loves to eat!!

Just look at those long, skinny legs. Where did he get those? ;-)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Just a swingin' & Hangin' with Daddy

Nolan was not real sure what he thought of the swing at first. But now, he is really enjoying it. And Mommy is too! It gives Mommy some free time for a few minutes!

I caught Nathan and Nolan catching a snooze!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Nolan looks so tiny in his car seat. He is gaining weight, though!

Here is a funny:

The other night, I was changing Nolan's diaper and Kaylee peaked over the edge of the Pack N Play where I was changing him. She pointed to his "boy part" and said, "Mom, you forgot to clean his tail." I laughed so hard I could barely finish changing his diaper. I decided I would explain that to her later.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Big Sister

Kaylee is learning to be a big sister. It is hardwork!! The main issue is that she wants Mommy when Nolan needs Mommy. She tends to "need" me when I am feeding Nolan. I think this week will be challenging, but if we can make it through this week, then I think it will be okay. Mom has been here all week to distract her in the evenings, but now I will have to get real creative in the evenings.

Here is a picture of the dress Mom got Kaylee that matches her doll. She is very excited to wear it to church tomorrow.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Baby Nolan is here!

Nolan was born Friday, March, 2 at 11:15 a.m. He was 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 3/4 inches long. He is a great baby and Mommy is very happy that this was an easier delivery! Only 35 minutes of pushing before he arrived! Much better than the 3 hours with Kaylee!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tomorrow, three become four!

I am being induced tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. I am so excited to meet this sweet little boy who has been kicking me in the ribs for quite some time now. However, I am also very nervous about how Kaylee will react to having a new baby brother. For 3 and a half years, it has been all about her. Now, she will have to share Mommy and Daddy with someone new. This makes me sad for her. I know it is a good thing and she will be a better person for having a brother, but it also breaks a little part of my heart. I pray that we will still show her just as much love. I know she will be a great big sister. She is also so excited that baby brother is arriving tomorrow! And Mommy is just a little sick of answering the question, "When will Baby Nolan be here?" So now she has an answer!

Mom and Dad are coming in tonight to help take care of Kaylee. Dad will probably go back Sunday and Mom will stay until next Thursday or Friday. I know she will be a huge help. I have three more hours to eat, so I better eat my ice cream soon! I need my rest for tomorrow!