Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bryson Van Werven

Bryson Van Werven born May 6th at 7:25pm. Weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces and 22 inches long. He was exactly a pound smaller then Kohen. This little guy made a quick entrance into the world. I pushed for 10 minutes and out he came. He is a very content baby. He doesn't spit-un- lick his big brother who would soak a burp clothe-still not sure what to do with all my burp clothes. He is a little gassy and at the moment is going through a growth spurt b/c hes only having 2 or 3 poopy diapers a day. We're working on his sleep/wake cycle but seeing as how he is only awake for about an hour a day, were not making fast progress. We have not had any CIO periods, as of yet. I think hes going to be a pretty good baby. He also already almost weighs 10 pounds and hes not even 2 weeks old. =) Since day one he has been on a schedule and he doing very well with it (eats at 6,9,12,3,6,9)- the only exception is the fact that he going through a growth spurt so he wants to eat longer and a little more often. He will go back to the three hours as soon as it passes. Heres a few pics of the little/big guy!

Kohen meeting Bryson for the first time

Dad and his boys

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Happenings around the house

New Chevron Pillows in the living room
Painted the plexi glass to look like water
Still a work in progress-there will be a saying below the pic and 2-8 X 10 on either side of the canvas
New self my brother made for the front entry
A little color to brighten up my house here and there

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Baby time

Lets just say things are progressing as of my dct apt yesterday morning. I have five freezer meals in the freezer and a double batch of freezer cookies. All my flowers are planted as well as strawberries in the garden. Mothers Day gifts are made and ready. My house is totally clean including bathrooms and laundry is done. Bag is packed and car seat is in the car. Yep, I think Im ready to have this baby! Just is the baby ready to come out?! We will have to wait and see. Im okay with it staying in a little longer but not too much longer!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

2 year update

Okay, Kohen really isn't 2 till June 5, but with the baby coming I figure I have more time now. Kohen is growing up like crazy. He's in 3T everything and I will even buy 4T jackets and shirts (I like them a little bigger on him). He still has some 2T jeans but they fit him right now but not for long. He can say 3-4 words together and amazes me more and more everyday at how much he understands. He knows Red, Green and Blue colors and can count to 3. We are still working on his ABC's but he sings Twinkle, Twinkle and does Patty cake by himself. He got his 2nd and 3rd two year molar this week. He was a little fussy but nothing to complain about. He still eats like crazy and loves to do it. He tells me to change his diaper, when he poos and shows me where and how he pees-he even makes the noise....so funny. He is totally ready to be potty trained but I will not do it till the baby is 3 months old. Then we will dive in and diapers for the little boy will be no more. I still don't really like him to watch a lot of TV but if I need a little break he watches Elmo's world or Boz. He LOVES both. Kohen is totally an outside boy and will take any chance to be outside with dad or papa. He loves helping them shovel and dig in the dirt with the tractor. He has certainly become more independent in the last few weeks. Only he can zip his jacket, put his his shoes on or put his shirt on. I have to ask if I can help and most the time he says "No." With a little smart attitude! =) Kohen's sleeping is going great. Kohen schedule for the day at 2 years.

7-wake, breakfast
Independent play, outside time, play dates or run errands with mom
walk outside, learning activity or help mom with chores
Playtime with dad
7-In bed and lights out

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Playground is DONE!

The playground is totally finished. We also finished the campfire area. It will be so nice to have both this summer. Kohen is loving climbing the ladder-by himself-and sliding down the slide-by himself.
Now Im onto the garden. I weeded it last weekend and am hoping to plant everything before the baby gets here but will see. Here is a list of veggies/fruit Im going to be growing. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them....
  • Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Peas
  • Beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash-for baby food
  • Sweet Potatoes-for baby food
  • carrots
  • zucchini
That sums it up. I will post picks of the garden once everything is planted and growing good!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Naughty spot

My parents had a stool that they had gotten recently and didn't find a need for it. I was browsing blogs and found a great idea to do with it.

The stool before I painted it with some left over teal paint from a previous project. I took steal wool to some of the edges for a distressed look and found a cute vinyl saying off Etsy.com to go on top.

The end result and a grand total of $13.00 dollars. We have yet to use it but Im sure it will get plenty of use in the future!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hospital visit

Well, we had our first stay at the hospital with a sick kid. Such a scary experience for a first time mom. Im very glad we went and it wasn't that scary with it all said and done. Heres the story.....
Kohen woke up Thursday morning about 1 am throwing up. I then laid a towel down and brought him to my bed. He threw up a few more times before finally falling a sleep for about an hour an a half. I luckily had my 36 week check up apt in the morning and decided just to bring Kohen with me. The dct said to watch him and see if it got worse or if he started getting a fever then to call him. He fell asleep on the way home and came home and slept for about and hour and a half in his crib. He woke up and threw up again (we luckily had no throw up in the dct office but I was totally prepared). And then the diarrhea started and let me tell you it was horrible. I'm not going to describe it in detail but it was horrible. Around one o'clock in the afternoon he started getting a fever. He would fall asleep in my arms with his blanket for a few minutes and wake up and throw up. I then decided to call the dct to see if I could give him Tylenol with nothing in his stomach. He asked when his last wet diaper was and I said about 6 that morning. He told me that he would call me back. When he called back about a 1/2 hour later he proceeded to tell me that he was having a room prepped at the hospital, that I need to bring him to admitting in the east tower, and that he will most likely spend the night with an IV in. My heart dropped.....I have to be honest I did not want to take him in. I am so glad I did though. He was VERY lethargic and didn't even really make a peep when the put the IV in. (I had daddy go with him b/c I would have had a major breakdown) He didn't have a wet diaper until 11:30 that night and it was only a very small amount. He lost 3 pounds in the hospital and it turns out he had a bad case of the Rotavirus. So needless to say Kohen was VERY dehydrated. Kohen did and slept so well in the hospital. I slept with him in his bed. He was all cuddled up next to me ...as close as he could get with this belly. I loved all the snuggles and cuddles but I also wanted him to be better. By about 2 in the afternoon on Friday Kohen was ready to go home. He was getting a little restless and didn't want to watch cartoons anymore. I was right there with him. =) I think mickey mouse clubhouse is the most annoying show ever and if I have to hear the 'hot dog song' one more time I was going to shoot the TV. So we were discharged at 5 on Friday. Kohen is taking 4 hour naps and is still not his normal self but he is SOOOO much better and we praise God for that. It is also a huge blessing this all happened before the baby came and not after. Here's a few pics....

A very tired boy
Dad came to visit us before he went to work. Kohen was very happy about that and kept saying, "Dada stay there!" Meaning stay here.
Just woken up from a nap
Is that hospital gown not the cutest!?
Going home and getting his IV out!