Thursday, January 30, 2014

Love Light

We made a little something for Ezra's room. We got the idea and the instructions from this site

I am doing a subtle circus theme. This light might not look subtle... but I love it with all of my heart. I'm excited to do the rest of the decor, although it isn't coming together as easily as I thought it would.   I don't want to go bright red, or bright anything. Maybe light orange and navy? I haven't been finding a lot of luck with fabrics, darn it. 

I promise I'll post the rest of the room when it is done! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ezra, etc.

I never really did the whole birth announcement thing... so here it is. 
This is my boy, and here are his stats: 

It is amazing that he was so overdue and he only weighed one more ounce than Asher did at birth. And it is amazing how different Ezra can look from one picture to the next. But he looks like all of them. Babies are such little chameleons- bundles of possibility. 

Ezra is very sleepy, and he is sweet. He eats well and he has never spit up... but he has projectile pooped on me several times. I try to change his diaper as quick as humanly possible, but it still happens. He also pees as soon as you take his diaper off. 

We went to his one month check yesterday to get shots and check his progress. Ezra is now 11 pounds 7 ounces and 22.5 inches! However his head didn't grow much, and the doctor couldn't feel the soft spot on the top of his head. One of the sutures of his skull might be fused, which would require surgery. We had his head x-rayed yesterday, which was sad, but that is nothing compared to the prospect of skull surgery. I was very anxious and stressed out yesterday, but I got a full 5 hours of sleep last night, so I'm doing much better today. (Only parents of newborns can say that and not sound sarcastic.) I'm also hoping that if the bones are fused it isn't indicative of some scary syndrome. The doctor was worried that might be the case since Ezra also has a high palate and a crooked cry. I think his crooked cry is adorable no matter what.   

We have all been doing well. My aches and pains are going away and I feel ok about the rhythm of life. My goals right now are to feed and tend to Ezra, to make Asher and Gwen feel happy and loved, to feed everyone most of the time, and to try to keep up on laundry. That is it. I don't care that my house is a mess, I don't need to work on any projects or anything. I did take a few students back this month, but one of them is trading me massages, so I feel ok about that. I'm just keeping things as simple as possible and it is working for me. I'll get more ambitious later.

We have been playing a lot of Uno and a cute card game called Wig Out. Asher and Gwen love it, and it's nice because it is something we can do with a minimum amount of energy. When they want to go crazy they either run around the house and play pretend (mostly Asher fighting invisible foes) or they can play soccer outside with some goals that Dan made, or jump on the trampoline that Dan just re-vamped. It was falling apart, so he had to order new stuff and put it back together. Just in time for all the cousins to come and stay with us! My parents and ALL of my siblings and their families are coming to our home in about a week. They will be at Ezra's blessing, and they are going to walk through the completed Gilbert temple before it is dedicated. I'm so excited!

We are putting Ezra in Gwen's old room. All her clothes are still in there, but she sleeps in Asher's room. That has been the case for a while. I think it is super weird that I never painted or really decorated her room while she was in it, but we are doing better for Ezra. My WONDERFUL sisters-in-law Rachel and Sara came over one day and helped finish painting the walls. Below is a little sneak peek. They were amazing and fast. I couldn't be happier with the results! Now I just have to get the rest of the room together. I'm excited. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

PS We had Christmas

 Basically my mom decorated my house for Christmas while I was pregnant. I was more than happy to let her do it, because it is something at which she excels, and I was just not in the mood. Plus, it hurt to move. I know I've mentioned that several times before. And my house never looked prettier!

Asher and Gwen before church... before Ezra was on the scene.
Doesn't Asher look like he could host a late night show?

My Grandma gave me this little ceramic Christmas village. So cute! 
 We didn't do many activities this December, because I had that baby and all. But we did have Christmas! Christmas Eve was probably my most sleep-deprived night so far. And I thought I was so prepared. We ended up going to bed at 2:00, and then of course I had a newborn to feed... so we felt the need to put up a sign. I would have slept through Christmas morning without it.

The kids had a wonderful Christmas. I am sooooo not looking forward to school starting again. 

In other news, it is Dan's and my anniversary today. Twelve years just doesn't seem possible... that's a lot of years! We didn't do anything today, but we did go out to dinner and a movie last night. Saving Mr. Banks was fantastic, we both agreed. And Chipotle is always good. The best thing though is just to be married to him, I am such a lucky girl. I really have the best best friend in the whole world.