Thursday, February 24, 2011

The newest addition to the Wisconsin Wheatleys!

Baby Hazel was born Friday the 18th of February at 5:19am weighing in at 6lb 13oz and 18.5 inches in length.  She came into this world quickly, peacefully and without any complications.  Earlier that day I had my doctors appointment and he said everything looked good and that I had started to dilate but you never know when you will go into labor.  Later that day I started to spot and have contractions but I was not really that excited because I had been having false labor for the last month... so I just kind of blew it off.  Finally Matt called the doctor and he said to meet him at the hospital.  At 8:00pm I reluctantly went along for the ride thinking we would just be sent home.  After I got hooked up to the monitor my contractions were 3 to 5 min apart, some lasting as long as 7 min.  (just like with Oliver my contractions have a mind of there own).  Dr. Heal broke my water at 2:00am (I was dilated to 4cm at this point and 70% effaced) and my labor took off!  I wanted to see how long I could go with out an epidural...ya, I don't know why either.  Thankfully Matt was smart enough to suggest I get my epidural sooner than later because I had Hazel an hour later and almost missed my window of opportunity for some much needed relief.  I had gone from 7cm to 10cm in twenty min.  I told the nurse there was some intense pressure down below, she took a peek and said "Don't push!!"  Dr. Heal got there just in time.  Four contractions later Hazel was born.  I had a wonderful experience with this labor.  It truly was perfect, just like by sweet baby.
I find it amazing what a difference a week can make.  Oliver being born at 36 weeks had to spend 5 days in the hospital, Hazel being born at 37 weeks had no complications and I got to hold her and feed her right away.  That was a special moment for me.  She is wonderful at nursing and sleeps soundly.  I feel so blessed to have two beautiful children and family and friends who are so willing to give a helping hand.  Even with two angels, being a mom has its challenges.  
 Smiling right from the beginning!
6lb 13oz
 Love at first sight
First family photo
 Auntie Brookers
 Just chillin'
She looks so much like Oliver in this picture
 Already has daddy wrapped around her finger!

 This photo does not really do her justice...she has crazy long monkey toes that are adorable
Lovin' the bouncy
 Please ignore my massive boobies and post baby gut.  Right below is proof that baby girls can do as much damage as baby boys.  I think I miss getting pee pee in the face.  Seriously this little present shot a good foot!
 Oliver and his "pretty pretty" man necklace
Helping daddy make a yummy dinner

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Oliver's 2yr Checkup

So here is the break down:

Height 34"
Weight 27 lbs
Noggin 49"

So he has grown 3 inches and 3 lbs over the last 9 months.  I think I need to start feeding him straight butter to fatten him up!  He's a really good eater but he never stops running so it all get burned off.  Developmentally he is right on track.

Some of his new talents include:
Knowing almost all the letters in the alphabet
Numbers 1-5
Jumping or diving off of furniture (preceded by saying "I falling!" or "Careful")
Repeating just about everything you say (which isn't always a good thing)
Likes to help mommy clean.  The broom is a pretty cool toy.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Oliver!

 For Oliver's 2nd birthday we did a Packers theme party.  
A little Superbowl spirit with all the fixings...
 Green and gold cupcakes...
 Airplanes!  Woooooo!
 Golf lessons...
 ...and learning to share.
 Our fellow Packer fans Chris, Jenna and Drake...
and Grandma Nana too.

Happy Birthday my sweet!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wisconsin Snow Day!

 I am so glad I had a valid excuse not to help with this little project.  It took Matt 3 hrs to shovel all the sidewalks and behind the garage!
 Oliver helped Daddy by looking cute... not much help with a shovel.
Unlucky neighbor who parked on the street.  Oops.