Saturday, December 15, 2007

This is past due...

I am sorry that it has taken me this long to let everyone know how we are. It's been a long week. We came home from the hospital Tuesday evening and have been adjusting to life with two kids. Isabelle is an easy we feel very lucky. Unfortunately the girls had to see their pediatrician on Thursday and Riley had to have some immunizations that have left her with a fever for the past two days. She has been absolutely miserable! Although she is getting used to having Izzy around and is more interested in her now. She is always pointing at her and saying, "baby." Things are going smoother than I expected really. Although we have had a few looonnnggggg nights! Izzy is slightly mixed up it seems. She is definitely up eating more at night than during the day but that is just how it goes. Here is a picture of Izzy very awake. She is so cute!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Isabelle "Izzy" Jane Anderson...

...was born Monday, December 10, 2007 at 20:20 (8:20 pm). She weighs 6 pounds 14 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. That makes her bigger than Riley was at birth by 5 ounces and 1.5 inches. She still seems small to us though, considering we are used to a toddler. Things went really well and we are all fine. Except Riley doesn't want to cuddle Mommy or get too close to Izzy. She will look at Izzy and smile and say "baby" but push her away if we bring Izzy towards her. This oughta be an interesting adjustment! Pray for Riley to have an easy time! Here are a few pictures and we will update more once we are home in the next few days. Sorry I have not posted more but I am technologically impaired and don't have the patience to do a page layout. They never work how I want them to! But I do promise more pics and an update soon!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Some new pictures!!!

Here is Riley asleep on the big bean bag with her dog that Grandma Barb bought her for her birthday. And of course she's got her blanket that she never naps or does anything without.
Riley sitting in a drawer in the kitchen. I found her there playing with twist ties which entertained her for at least 20 minutes.



Here I am with the belly. Pretty big, right? I sure think so!

Monday, November 26, 2007

The new baby will arrive....

on Friday, December 14th. (unless I go into labor before then). Yep, I saw my doctor today and we set a date to be induced. Which I am excited about because Riley was an induced baby as well so it's all I know! The thought of going into labor scares me to death. I don't know what to expect. On the morning I went in to have Riley I was already dilated to almost 4 cm though. And right now I am at 1.5 cm with this little girl. She has been quite a pain though. I am far more uncomfortable this time around. I am feeling lots of Braxton-Hicks contractions and some of them are quite painful. They take my breath away and I have to brace myself if I am standing or find a seat quickly to avoid falling over. I feel like a wimp because although when I was pregnant with Riley I was achy and sore it was not even comparable to this! Some days are better than others but this late in the game its tough. I feel more tired everyday and so its really a blessing that I have Travis home with me and have had him around the past few months...although an income would be nice to have back soon! :)We both feel that way I think, as Travis is quite bored with sitting at home daily I think. I know its frustrating but it isn't for lack of trying to find a job...just not the great timing I guess. I am not sure what Riley and I will do without him once he goes back to work. Especially since she is so fond of her daddy and I am going to have my hands full with a newborn! We are looking so forward to this pregnancy coming to an end and we may change our minds once the sleepless nights are here but even then I doubt it! Aside from that, there's nothing new to report. We are looking forward to the Christmas holiday and getting to be with all of Trav's family in Coeur d'Alene. Just pray for a good delivery and healthy baby so we can make the trip! She will be only 10 or 11 days old for her first Christmas! Hopefully Riley feels a baby sister is the best gift she gets because she isn't getting spoiled by Santa. She is too young to know the difference anyway... and she will get gifts from her grandmas and grandpas. I will try to post a pregnant picture of myself on here before I pop...just so everyone can see how big my belly is!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Well, if you're reading this blog, you will have found out that we have a new webpage. I really don't even know what a blog is exactly. Does it stand for something? Behave Like Ornery Gorillas? Bring Lovely Orange Giraffes? Believe LDS Omipotent God? Anyway it has to stand for something. Although they could've picked a better acronym like GLOB. Well this is just a test-run for me (Travis). Anything that doesn't sound weird or crazy was probably written by Jenna and he rest is by me. Here is a sweet picture of Riley...

This pregnancy... almost over-- THANK GOODNESS! With only a little over a month until this baby is born I am getting more and more ready and anxious. While I am worried about the adjustment it will be to add a new baby to the family I am more relieved that I am almost done with my second pregnancy. Riley has no idea how drastically her world is about to change and I feel so bad for her! She has been the center of our universe for the last 15 months (or longer if you include my pregnancy with her). But I think she will handle the change fairly well. It will be fun for her a couple of years down the road when she has a playmate. We talk about Izzy with her but I am sure she doesn't understand what's about to happen.

Anyway...I look forward to taking a break and taking care of myself once this child makes her appearance. It's been pretty hard on my body this time around because I was not ready to go through another pregnancy so soon after the first. But you know what they say, what doesn't kill us...only makes us stronger. As long as I don't lose my sanity in the next few months I might believe that. :P Travis might actually like me again, too... that'll be nice! I'm crossing my fingers. Some days it's a miracle he lives with me. At least I can admit that I am a miserable mess while I am pregnant. If we based how many kids we were going to have on my pregnancies alone this would be it. But I am sure a couple years from now when our girls are potty trained and such we will be ready for another's just not something either of us want to think about for awhile!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Here is our family's new is currently under construction but figured we would start a new one since Riley's baby homepage can only have a limited amount of pics....and with a new baby coming soon we are going to need WAY more space for pictures! Keep checking in and hopefully I get this going soon.