Scarlet Maren
6 pounds 15 ounces
19 inches
I want to tell her birth story so if you don't like that sort of thing just skip & look at the cute pictures. I had a baby shower on the 21st, & I was so worried about it being last minute. We had fun & I was planning on getting her pack & play & diapers the next day since my c-section wasn't scheduled till the 26th. The next morning I woke up, went to the bathroom, ate breakfast, & then got on my dad's laptop & checked my email. I was reading about my 39 week update when all the sudden a huge gush of liquid came out!! I said "Oh my gosh I think my water just broke!" My dad & Dan were like serious & started freaking out, as did I! So Dan went & grabbed a towel to put on the floor so I could stand up. When I stood up they both agreed that it was my water. So I went & took a shower & got ready while Dan packed the bags, yes even those weren't ready! And yes I had to look good! Luckily my dad was with us so he could watch Carter & off we went to the hospital. My mom went to California to see my sister & was coming back the day before I was supposed to have the baby. She was mad this little girl had different plans, but what can you do. We arrived around 1:00 p.m. & went to triage. I changed into a gown & soon after the nurse checked me. She tried to tell us that it wasn't amniotic fluid, she thought it was pee! We were really annoyed & wanted a second opinion because she was going to send us home! Finally after a few hours of waiting, wondering what they were going to say another nurse came in & checked me & said oh yeah that's fluid & your staying. After some more freaking out, & four hours in triage we made some phone calls & they got me ready for the c-section. I went into the O.R. around 5:00 p.m. & had her at 5:33 p.m on Friday, Carter was born on a Friday also. I thought she was going to weigh as much or more than her brother, who was 8.5. Guess not since technically she was 11 days early! The c-section was such a different & better experience. I had such a hard labor with Carter & pushed for 3 hours! So I told my doctor about that & he let me do a c-section & I'm glad we did it.
Happy daddy ready to go.
Dan cutting the cord.
Hello world!
Let's do this. (Sorry this one is out of order)
Mommy & baby girl.
Meeting big brother & Papa.
Papa & his girl.
Big brother & little sister.
Hey who are you?
Little peanut.
Eyes open.
Carter brought these for me & his sister.
Gotta have a bow!
My kids & I.
Our NEW family.
Let's go home.


pumpkin patch 2010

It's that time of year again! Fall & Halloween, I love it!! We really need to find a different pumpkin patch though. Every year the pictures are pretty much the same we are just all a year older. My parents are in town & we met up with our old neighbors Melissa & Dan & their little boy Noah. It was a warm night but we had a good time.
The Ram
Time for rides
& games.
Yaya, me, & sassy pants
The "twins"
Feeding the animals
Happy Halloween!
I think this ride is going to be really fun...
yep this is so awesome!
Riding the train with my best buddies.
The gang!
Can't wait to go to another pumpkin patch!



Another quick story I don't want to forget. Meet Curly a.k.a Carter. Ever since his 4th birthday he has been acting like a dog. He got the name Curly from his Grandma's dog in Wisconsin. If you call him Carter he says NO my name is Curly! He barks, licks, & pants just like the real deal. We were on the bed the other day & he told me if I bite him to tell him to get down off the bed. We are not quite sure why this phase is happening, maybe it's because he knows his sister is coming soon. Everywhere we go, my work, the doctor, the store he is a dog & people think it's so funny. I on the other hand am like please don't humor him. Anyways let's hope the phase is almost over & we can get our little BOY back!



Just wanted to write down this little story before my life gets too crazy with 2 kids. My blog is a journal for me & I don't want to forget somethings. When you are 4 weeks pregnant the baby is the size of a poppy seed. I told Dan that in the beginning of this pregnancy so he started calling the baby poppy, even before we knew it was a girl. Good thing it is a girl because that nickname has stuck with my family since she doesn't have a name yet. No matter what her name will be we will probably always call her poppy!