Sunday, October 18, 2009

pictures and such

Chris gave me a Nikon D60 for Christmas last year and I've been slowly trying to figure the thing out. I took a class last February, but obviously, didn't practice at all while in the hospital. But lately, I've had this obsession with taking good pictures. I love photography and looking at great pics. I'm fascinated and in awe of those amazing photographers who capture things so wonderfully on camera.

My poor kids are my test subjects. What better things to take pictures of though, right? And, the great part about digital photography is it doesn't cost anything to mess up (which I do a lot of)! I know it takes practice to get good at anything, so I've been really trying to make an effort at it. Anyway---here are some of the pictures I took of Coy & Cydney this past week.

Cousin Colby doing his "o" face

A little update on the kiddos...Coy is doing great. We are so proud and thankful of all the things he's doing these days. He's attempting new words all the time and has such a personality. He is still the sweetest big brother and would love (kisses & hugs) his sissy all day if I let him.

Cydney is now 3 months old and 11 lbs 8 oz. She is a girl who loves her milk and becoming more precious by the minute. I love, love, love the little rolls on her arms and legs. She is now smiling and started cooing too! It is so adorable. She also discovered how much fun the bouncy chair can be. I cracked up the first time I saw her so fixated on the flashing lights and kicking her legs all about. What a blessing she is to our family--she is such an answered prayer and we couldn't be more thankful.

We are doing our best at keeping everyone as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, that means staying away from some things and being aware of the health of those we're around. I hate that we can't bring them everywhere right now, but I know our efforts will be worth it. One day, I know we'll be able to let our guard down, but right now we feel its best to stay home as much as possible. We do make an occasional exception at today we had a blast at the pumpkin patch. I'll post those pictures another day.

Thanks for your continued love to our family. We are so beyond blessed.

Monday, October 12, 2009

happy and home

I should have updated this sooner...sorry for my tardiness. Sara (my SIL) is home and doing good. Babies are still cookin. She is taking it easy and hopefully will stay pregnant many more weeks. Please continue to pray for her! We are so appreciative!

Monday, October 5, 2009

prayer request & new photos

I have yet to make this announcement on our blog: my brother & his wife are expecting twins in January. That's right, it'll be their SECOND set of twins. The first two, Thomas & Macey, will turn 2 this coming January. 4 kids in 2 years, crazy! And, NO, they were NOT using any sort of fertility drugs/treatment. It was actually a HUGE surprise both times they found out they were expecting. What are the odds, huh?

Anyway--please keep my sister in law in your prayers. She is currently 25w4d and was admitted into the hospital (the same one I spent 14 weeks in) after a fFN came back positive today at her routine appointment. She has been having more contractions than usual and will be monitored for the next few days. I cannot believe she is having to do the same thing I did. Please pray for her!

We are keeping the twins with us here tonight. We had three 2 year olds and a 2 month old. Whew. It was sorta like an assembly line during dinner & bath time.

I'll keep you updated when I know more information. I am praying she can make it to at LEAST 28 weeks. She carried Macey & Thomas to a few days shy of 36 weeks.

Here are a few pictures from our past week. We have been doing awesome. Cydney is now 10lbs 1oz. Coy has been talking more and more. His new words this week are bear and Grandma 'memaaw'. We are working hard at his speech and I hope one day he just 'explodes' with language!

brotherly kisses...

i get so excited to dress her's so much fun to be a girl!

this was a few minutes after he woke up so happy from his nap...