Monday, February 23, 2009

squeaky clean

Yesterday was Alexis' first bath. We had to wait for her little cord thing to come off, so she has been having sponge baths up until now. She was so relaxed for the bath. She enjoyed the warm water, and looked very comfortable. She is a very laid back baby. I think she has more of my personality( right now anyway). The only time she gets fussy is when she is hungry(just like me). I expected her to get cranky in the bath, but she was pretty content with the whole thing. I had to snuggle with her for a while after........nothing beats the smell of a clean little baby with Johnson & Johnson's pink lotion!

she even liked the way the water tasted!

Here she is, hanging out with her big brother and sister.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

We spent this Valentine's Day with our three little sweethearts. It was a nice day. Both sets of grandparents came by for a visit, which made it extra special. We celebrated by having heart shaped donuts (thanks to grandma and grandpa), and a heart shaped pizza for lunch. The kids loved opening up some little presents, and playing for most of the day. We are still celebrating the birth of our little Alexis, and still can't stop staring at her! We feel so blessed. Kylie and Carson are doing wonderful with their baby sister. They love to help get diapers, wipes, cream and her pacifier...........especially Kylie. They do not act jealous in any way, and actually seem to have matured a little by her being here. I am sooo proud of them! Lexi has so far been such a good little baby, she hardly ever cries. She does make some really funny noises. She sounds like a sheep sometimes. It is really cute.
Here is Alexis in her Valentine's Day outfit

Carson wih his box of chocolates. That is what makes him happy..........candy, and cars. Pretty simple!Kylie's favorite gifts were the stickers, and her new p.j's

The three musketeers!

New jammies!

Some more random pictures of Lexi's first week at home.......................

Snuggling with grammy. This was her first trip to their house.

meeting grandma Belnap for the first time!

Our first family portrait.....pretty informal=0)

Hangin' out with daddy, watching the big screen

Lexi's first pair of jeans.......she sure makes them look good!

Kylie and Carson giving her a little ride in the swing

A rare moment......catching her with her eyes open!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Lexi!!

We welcomed Alexis Brielle on February 6th! She weighed 8lbs, 8oz and was born at 8:00 am.........lots of eight's! We are so relieved, that her and I are both fine and healthy. I am still a little sore, but getting around pretty well. She is such a blessing, and we are extremely grateful to have her in our family. She is a beautiful little princess, and we can't stop staring at her. It is just amazing! We had such a great experience at the hospital again. It is the same place that we had the twins. The nurses and doctors are so good at calming our nerves, and helping us to feel at home.
Carson and Kylie have been staying with my parents since last Thursday. I am so grateful to my mom and dad, and their willingness to help us all the time. It was comforting to know that they were so well taken care of, and having a great time. Kyle was able to stay by my side the entire time, because of them. They brought the kids to the hospital to see us each day.Carson and Kylie liked kissing on their new sister, and helping to get her blankets and pacifiers. Lexi, Kyle and I just got home yesterday, and we will be picking up the kids tomorrow. My parents kept them an extra day to give me some more healing time. We are excited to get them home, and to watch them play with their baby. We really missed them!
One last picture of my tummy, just as we were getting ready to head over to the hospital
Ready to meet our baby girl!!!!!! Who knew that Kyle could make scrubs look so good=0)
There's our little Alexis.......I guess 81/2lbs isn't too little!
beautiful flowers from Daddy, daddy's work, and bishop
I had waited a long time for this moment!
Here is one exhausted daddy. He handled everything so well, and was such a big help!
Visit with our little munchkins. Carson was trying to figure out how that remote worked. At least he didn't flip me out of the bed with it!
It doesn't get cuter than that. What a precious moment!

Kylie, finally getting to love on baby sister.

Our celebration dinner..............the hospital food was really good.

On our way out to the car, looking forward to taking our princess home.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Christmas pictures

I just wanted to post our family Christmas pictures............finally! Carson had broke our CD drive, so I had to wait for Kyle to fix it. Also tomorrow, we will no longer be a family of four, but a family of five, so it would not be fair to post these any later(I guess technically, she is in the picture-ha,ha.). Kylie was not in a great mood for the photo shoot, so we are lucky that we ended up with as good of ones as we did! Wish us luck tomorrow! Our little princess will be here very early in the morning. I am sooo excited, but a little scared for the surgery part of it!