Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Its been awhile...

 Paisley turned 4!

 We had a Happy Halloween. Princess Merida and a baby Dragon.

 Had family pics taken! I love them!!
And this little guy decided he is going to crawl!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Paisley

"Mommy, can I make my "witch" face!?"
Her "Princess" face.
My grown up Little Girl! I cannot believe how fast time is passing by. Paisley will be 4 in October and is growing up like a weed. She even starts pre-school this week!!! I thought I was ready and was super happy to kind of have a break from her (mean for a Mom to say!?) And I knew she would just love it and learn and grow so much. But the other day when I went to the store with her to get her "school" supplies I couldn't help but get a little teary-eyed! I was just watching her walk through the store and talk about her class and how she wasn't going to cry and how I wasn't going to cry because I will see her when she gets back. I can't believe how much she has grown and that she is so ready to leave me and go to school. I can still remember the second they laid her on my chest after she was first born. I was so happy and excited to finally get to meet my little girl and to be able to hold her. She was so little and new and these past almost four years have flown by. She is so smart and ready for school. She loves to learn and play with friends and is so much more of a help with her brother and loves him so much. Some mornings she has a little extra helping of sass, but she wouldn't be Paisley without it! She is energetic, girly, happy and is a light in our life and such a great addition to our family. The other day she was playing with our neighbor and came up with a nickname for him, she kept calling him "sassy-sunshine". I was thinking that was a perfect little description of herself and she didn't even know it! She is our daily dose of sass and our everyday sunshine and we couldn't love her more! I cried when they first laid her on my chest and I'm pretty sure I will cry the day I drop her off at her class. :) I love this little girl more then I could have imagined and am thankful to Heavenly Father for trusting me and allowing me to be her Mother.

Monday, July 9, 2012

3 months

Our little chubby guy is already 3 months old!! The time is flying by and we are just loving having him in our family. He is such a good baby, easy going and loves to smile. He makes lots of little noises now and is getting better at controlling his hands. Loves to kick and coo. He is good when we are on the go, will put himself to sleep and does great at night. (maybe I should stop at 2!??) He really is a great little guy and we are blessed to have him!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birthday Pics

Paxton's Birthday

Two and a half months late is better then never, right?!...I just want to have it recorded somewhere. So Thursday April 5 about 10 am or so I had my 38 week appt. (days late since my doc was sick that Monday). I was feeling good and was measuring at 4/5 centimeters! Since I was almost 39 weeks we went ahead and scheduled an elective induction for that coming Saturday morning. After my appt I took Paisley to McDonald's for a happy meal and to play since she was good while waiting with me at my appt. While there I was having contractions on and off. We headed home and I laid in bed while Paisley watched cartoons. The contractions started about 1 pm and were coming every 10 minutes, some were only every 6 to 8. I text Josh at work and told him what was going on...and let him know he might need to come home early. (I had called my mom earlier in the day expecting to deliver Saturday so she changed her flight to Friday. I thought I still had a day to clean and grocery shop.) Contractions continued regularly so after about 3 hours of laying in bed I told Josh I thought he needed to come home. After that I called up my friend Hillary, I let her know what was going on and asked if she could watch Paisley for me while we were at the hospital.(Both Grandma's were out of state!) Of course she said yes! (Thanks again Hillary!!) She got to our place a little while later and off she went with our little Paisley girl! I finished getting the bag ready and cleaning up in between contractions while I was waiting for Josh. He got home about 4-ish and thought we should relax for a little while!!?! I think he was in shock about what was happening! :) I told him I didn't want to "relax" that I wanted to go to the hospital asap!(Surprisingly I wasn't nervous, guess I was just ready to meet my little guy!) The contractions had gotten better so I was worried they would send me home, so we left our bags in the car just in case. We checked in about 5 or so and when they checked me I was at an 8! I made it clear that I wanted an epidural, that I did not want to feel this baby coming out! They did not want to speed up my labor since I needed antibiotics so they did not break my water. I had two doses of antibiotics in about 4 hours I think and an epidural. By the time I was done with that I was a 9+ and they broke my water. The epidural was not exactly working so I was in quite a bit of pain. I just laid there crying when they told me it was time to push it hurt so bad, so the lovely anesthesiologist came in and gave me a quick extra dose and I felt lots better. Time to push! I pushed several, several, several times and about 30 minutes later out he came!(sure beats 2 1/2 hrs of pushing with Paisley) 8 pounds 6 ounces and 21 inches long! Mr. Paxton Joshua Brown. It was definitely easier the second time around, but it was just as exciting and such a happy experience. I was bummed that Paisley was not able to come visit us at the hospital since it was cold/flu season. But Josh picked her up from Hillary's the next day and she got to see him through the window and I got to go out and talk to her so that was nice. She was so happy to finally get to meet her little Brother! After a slow going 48 hours we were released and were able to head home. We loved him the instant we found out we were having baby #2 and we loved him even more when we first got to see his sweet chubby face! We are grateful for both of our "bundles of joy" even though some days I may feel a bit crazy in the head and tired. We are thankful to be able to have children and feel blessed to be their parents. We couldn't be happier. :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

We love these two like crazy!! We have been much more busy since this little guy joined our family, but we enjoy every minute! He is four weeks old today and it feels like he's always been with us! Couldn't imagine going back to just one! Paisley is still very into him and always likes to be "up in his grill" as I like to say. She thinks he's cute...and handsome...she is a helper and sometimes you may catch her "hugging" him (kinda tight) But she loves him and WE LOVE THEM!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paxton J.


Paxton decided to join our family a little early (which I was totally fine with!). He was born April 5th. He weighed in at 8.6 and was 21 inches long. He has super long feet and big hands...Josh is hoping he'll be a b-ball player and will be 7 foot...we'll see. Paisley is doing good with him and loves being a big sister. We are adjusting to the lack of sleep at night but we love having him with us and are grateful to have him as part of our family! We think he is the cutest little boy ever!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Almost time for Baby

(Lukily we live close enough to my Mother in Law so I can come use her computer!)

I had another check up today for our little guy. I will be 37 weeks this saturday and we are getting excited that he will almost be here!! A friend threw a baby shower for me this past weekend and it was so much fun and we got tons of cute stuff for our baby boy. Everything is set up, ready and waiting for his arrival...just need to get a bag packed. He is growing good and likes to move all over the place. He still doesn't have a name yet, but will sooner or later. :)
Paisley is getting super excited to have a little brother. She is obsessed about being a big sister. So I hope she will be a big helper and I hope Josh and I can try our best to keep her life as normal as posssible. I don't want her to feel neglected or pushed to the side once the little guy gets here. She loves anything baby and will ohh and ahh over babies on tv or at the store and loved all the cute outfits and blankets from the shower.
I can't wait to see how things will change in our family in the next few weeks and hope we can make a smoothe adjustment.
I will keep everyone posted with the arrival of baby #2...I can't wait!!! :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

No Internet

Guess its been a while since I've updated this thing. Last month we moved into our very own house! We are slowing getting settled and enjoying every minute of it.
(But don't have our own internet yet!!!)
Josh is still our little worker bee and does a good job providing for our little family. He enjoys his job and the people he works with and recently aquired the title of biggest loser! He lost like 20 pounds and won the grand prize at work! And of course he still loves to play that basketball and watch a little (or a lot) of that ESPN/NBA!! He and Johnny have been working on finishing our basement and its looking good. Johnny is great at it and Josh is learning a lot.
I am doing good...feeling a little large these days. I am 33 weeks now and the little guy is growing good and strong. Had an ultrasound today to check his size and he is estimated at 4 lbs. 15 oz! He likes to move around and gets the hiccups daily. Thanks to my Mom, Nancy and a family friend Ms. Tammy we have a nice new crib for him and his bedding came in the mail yesterday. We are slowing getting things set up and can't wait for him to join our family!
Paisley is growing like a weed and learning new things all the time. She loves to read and loves to practice letters. She can even spell her name. :) She struggles sometimes with wanting to go to primary but has been doing better...bribery really does work! She enjoys her little play group every wednesday and loves playing with her friends. I can't believe how much she has grown up and all the things she learns.
We are loving life right now, can't really complain.