Saturday, October 6, 2007

Long time no post!

Well life has been kind of crazy! My sister Christina was in and out of the hospital a couple of times and feeling miserable but she is finally home and hopefully going to heal and be done with it! Her ward has been great helping out with her 5 kids! I think it was nice for me to be in the hospital with her (when I could) because my mom is not here! Yesterday she called us to come over and make cookies(4 different kinds) so I know she is back to her old self again! I dont know why but for us baking is like therapy! So my sweet little pumpkin turned 1 last friday. We had family over for cake and ice cream on sunday! Owen devoured his cake it was so fun! And he loves his firetruck that we bought him! He is still not walking but he scoots everywhere. He is getting stronger though. He has 8 teeth and he waves bye bye and he just started giving loves to me and stuffed animals. Its so fun seeing a new dog do new tricks. Its just like the first and second, so exciting!! I wanted to journal a little about his birth because I havent yet!(oops terrible mommy!) Owen Ray was born on September 28 2006 at 2:35 am. The doctor induced me around 4:oo the afternoon before. He was named after his grandpas. Ralph Owen Merrill and Raymond Oberly. Mark and I both loved the name Owen even before Olivia so that part was easy! It was a great delivery ( epidural) but I could still feel a little bit so I was able to know what and when to push. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces but then they sucked a bunch of fluid out of his lungs so we swear he weighed 8 even . Exactly like caden and Olivia 8 pounds on the dot! Totally wierd but who am I kidding I gained a little more with this pregnancy! Owen has always been a great baby! After the first initial week of hell I mean breastfeeding, he was great! He is a wonderful sleeper but thats because I trained him for schedules from the start. (babywise book is the way to go) Unfortunately I stopped giving him the occasional bottle of formula when he was 4 months old that when I tried to give him one later around 7 months he refused. I was kicking myself because I was sick and really needed to give him one. We got through that and around 11 months we got him to do a sippy cup so finally he was weaned just in time for his birthday! Yea for me! Owen is by far my picky eater! Caden was great and ate everything thats probably why he was and is 95% for his weight. But Owen loves loves dino nuggets. He eats them almost everyday! I do force him to eat some veggies too! He loves baby einstein movies and he loves getting into his big brother and sisters room and playing with their stuff!! This has been a great year and I have loved every minute of it thanks Owen I love you!! Happy Birthday!

4 comments:

Laura Smith said...

Glad your sister is feeling better! I was kind of starting to worry something was wrong down there with not much posting! So glad all is well!!! Horray for a great year with little Owen (I love that name as well..and his middle name is a GREAT choice too!)! I can't believe how fast time goes! I have babywise but didn't read it...I just chose to cry about her sechedule instead! Eventually we got things figured out! I plan to be stronger next time! Haha!

Melissa said...

Good to see you back. I missed hearing from you. Glad Christina is ok. I love Owen so much, he could be one of ours easy! Well, I love Olivia & Caden too, but something about Owen, he is so dang cute! I think he reminds me of Tate. What fun pics from his B-day. It looks like he had a blast. It's fun to hear all about him. Happy first year to you both!

The Farnsworth Family said...

I am so glad you posted...I missed ya! I am also glad that your sister is recovering and craving cookies to prove it! :) I loved your sweet post about Owen. It was so cute to hear about it all. What a little cutie!

The Scotts said...

Glad you're back. I want to make 4 kinds of cookies!!!

FYI Schnepf farms is half price on Thursdays if you live in QC and bring a SRP bill to prove it. So yes I would pay half price for sure. Full price I probably would but for sure half price. Have fun!