Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Plain onsies? NOT HERE!

I got tired of looking at plain onsies on Jelly Bean. She has tons of them. So I did this to two of them and I have two more on deck for when I decide what to do with them.

These scream "I'm a GIRL!!" Right??

Friday, May 29, 2009

Favorite Parts of my new baby...

Fat rolls that make her look like a shar pei. Sweet little lips. Dimples on her elbows...

Sweet, teeny little feet, and the way she pulls her fat little legs in close to her....

a big round belly and a chubby arm...

and those cute little feet again!

this is what happens when you have a big sister....

..she loads you up with lovies and then insists that mommy takes a picture of how cute you are...even if you're asleep!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Its fun to play with the baby!

She's only a teeny little thing once, so I had to capture that...right?
And perhaps I'm a little silly...

Two Months Old today.

its going to go fast :(

the potty train...we're officially climbing on!

that's right- Scooty Pants is officially jumping on the potty train this week.

It started tuesday. I went to target to buy diapers and he had me stop the cart to look at pull ups...conversation went a little something like this:

Scooty- "I see Kachow!"
Me- "uh huh" (followed by an eyeroll...we see Lightning McQueen everywhere)
Scooty- "Kachow on a diaper!"
Me- "thats not a diaper. THAT kid on the box is sitting on a potty"
Scooty- "ooooooooooh. Kachow beeeeg boy pants?"
Me- "yep...that kid is wearing lightning mcqueen big boys because he uses the potty. Those arent for babies."
Scooty- "I not a baby. I a beeeeeg boy. Get Chow beeeg boy pants."
Me- "we're buying diapers today. You're a baby."
Scooty -"nu uh...I go potty...I beeeg boy. Want Kachow pants!"
Me- "I'm not buying you those. You don't use the potty enough to wear those. Those are for big boys that wear underpants. If you pee in them you make lightning mcqueen sad."
Scooty- "Kachow sad pee in dem?"
Me- "yep. you dont want a sad sad sad lightning mcqueen, now do you?"
Scooty- (now holding my face so that I look him square in the eye) "I WANT BEEEEG BOY PANTS! WIF CACHOW ON DEM!"
Me- "Only if you will use the potty. ALL the time.
Scooty - "K. No Diapers. Baby wear diapers. Jelly Bean wear diapers. Baby. Diapers. Yucky. I wear beeeeg boys."

They were on clearance, so I figure what the heck...a whole box of pull ups for $16? that's a STEAL.

I guess Scooty didn't realize that I'm one of those mean moms that only lets their kid wear a pull up at bedtime, naptime and if we're going someplace for more than 10 minutes...
he's been BEGGING for "Kachow" pants all day...

Now he's not *new* to this whole thing....he's been sitting on the potty to do #2 for about a year. When he was big enough to walk we bought him a potty seat and got him started...
he's been doing #1 off and on since then, but hasn't shown enough interest until now to really push it. Well that's half true. Before the move/arrival of Jelly Bean he was ready but I wasn't because I knew he was about to be turned upside down and wanted to skip regressing in that department too.

He's got the basics. He knows all the parts and what they're supposed to do....its just remembering to go that we're working on.

So far today he's gotten two jelly beans (1 each for #1) and a "beeeeeg chawkit" (hershey's kiss for #2) lets see what tomorrow brings....

Monday, May 25, 2009


Remember this post about making a sling out of a bedsheet?

However I find it works a lot better if you have a sort of streachy material rather than not...less slipping that way...

Here I am slinging the Jelly Bean when she's a few days old. That's her HEAD sticking out by the way...
pardon my shlumpiness...I'm like 9 days pp in that photo...
SO COMFY!!! And she likes it too! (which is a bonus...#4 HATED the sling!)
I've had like a million and one comments about it when I wear it out in public too...
1million "love your sling where did you get it" followed by "no way, you MADE that?! Very chic, I want one!"
and one " can tell you made that- it looks like crap". Gee...uh...thanks...
anyway- I HIGHLY reccomend trying it!

The Moving Day and JellyBean's arrival Story

Once upon a time there was a family with a bunch of little kids that lived in a very small 2 bedroom condo, sandwhiched between two sets of crazy neighbors. Crazy neighbors that had frequent visits from the cops for being unruly in the middle of the night.

They wanted to move so very badly. They had outgrown the space and the neighbors were crazy.
So they found a cute little 4 bedroom house with a yard and a garage to rent and made plans to move. The day of the move was schedule for 5 days before their baby was due.

The week before the move, Daddy and Mommy spent 5 hours in the ER because Daddy sprained his ankle/foot. Daddy ended up on crutches. Patrons of the ER joked about who would get seen first...Daddy, or Mommy because she'd gone into labor after being in the ER for so long...

Mommy spent two weeks packing everything. The day before the move the condo was nothing but celing high piles of boxes.

The day of the move arrived and everyone was very excited. The kids watched the first hour of the move, and then were shuffled off to a friends house after Scooty Pants had a meltdown over the couch. He watched men from church haul the couch out to the curb to be loaded into the moving truck and ran after it screaming "but I sit there!"

Mommy had some minor spotting and was put in "time out" about a billion times. No contractions, so Mommy wasnt the slightest bit concerned about having a baby that day. Mommy kept running around like a crazy lady....unpacking a box or two here and there, running out to switch laundry in the know- regular stuff..

Some ladies from church came and unpacked my kitchen and make beds for everyone. Grandma came and unpacked the linen closet. Grandpa and the missionaries unpacked the moving truck. When that was said and done, Grandma and Grandpa went home to take a break and said they'd be back later with dinner.

The kids came home and helped unpack their rooms. Ok so Mommy may have done *most* of it...but still- it was unpacked. The kids could find their toys and clothes (imo thats the most important part of a move for a kid!) Then Sassy Pants started throwing up.

Here's where it gets exciting. (like it wasnt exciting enough)

During dinner (7:30) the contractions started. Yes, STARTED. Mommy managed to go without contractions through the ENTIRE move! They were 10 miniutes apart. Mommy gave up trying to eat dinner and went to lay down. Contractions got stronger and closer together. Guess it was time to go to the hospital and have a baby?

Grandma ran home to pack herself a bag so that she could stay with the kids overnight if need be (Daddy was home by midnight though, so Grandma didnt need to stay the night), Daddy and Mommy ran out the door to drive to the hospital and left the 4 kids with Grandpa. It was about 9:30.

By the time they got in the car, contractions were about 5 miniutes apart. Unfortunatly they had a 25min drive to the hospital.

Mommy's water broke in the car, not far from the hospital. OOPS. (this, by the way come out with a good steam cleaning!)

When they pulled up to the hospital, Mommy couldnt walk. It was about 10pm. Mommy could bearly breathe. Daddy parked the car, jumped out and hobbled up to the ER to grab a wheelchair and tell the ER staff that a woman who was about to drop a baby on the lobby floor was sitting in the car before running back down to collect mommy. Daddy could bearly push Mommy up the ramp!! Someone ran down from L&D to "collect" Mommy from the ER while Daddy stayed behind to give Mommy's info to the ER staff and get Mommy checked in. Mommy vaugly remembers arguing with the L&D nurse about getting out of the wheelchair changing into a gown- hurt too much to move...

10:10- the Jelly Bean arrived after 3 pushes. Mommy was exausted and at some point said "I'm too tired- YOU do it!" to Daddy lol
Yes, you read that right. Contractions started at 7:30 and the baby was born at 10:10.

Fastest. Labor. Ever. in the history of the Pants family. Clowny Pants had a 4 hour labor and was born 1/2 hour after arriving at the very same hospital- he comes the closest.

Jelly Bean was a healthy 7lbs 9oz however Mommy can't remember how long she was...20in maybe? She has brown hair and big blue eyes. (and depending on who you ask, looks like a little carbon copy of all the other kids) She was born with eyebrows and long pretty eyelashes too!
The Jelly Bean, only hours old...

All the kids sitting on the couch at the new house
The Jelly Bean in her *pink* carseat!

an update of sorts!

wow, is it really the end of May already? Where have the last two months gone?!
so here's our update:

-we moved. Love the house. We've torn out enough of the yard now that the kids have room to play! The spa is covered so that the kids can play and I dont have to worry about anyone drowning. The yard is pretty small, but the space is well used!!

-Jelly Bean is going to be two months at the end of the week. OH I have to post her birth story- it was NUTS. We had Jelly Bean blessed at church a few weeks ago- this is the beautiful dress Grandma made for her. This is really the only good shot I got of her wearing the dress. Jelly Bean is a screamer. I think the poor kid has colic :(
The kids all seem to be finally adjusting to the move and the new baby.