Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Few Firsts and a Check Up

I can hardly believe that our sweet Sydney is already three weeks old.  The days seem to go by so fast and before I know it it's bedtime.  Going from 2 to 3 has been good, a little wild and crazy but it's been good.  I'm getting into a routine and figuring out our new normal day by day.  

Sydney is doing really well!  She is drinking a 3.5 oz bottle every three hours during the day.  She wakes up once during the night usually between 2-3am then I wake her at 6:30am to start our day.  She is such a good baby.  She is so sweet and so precious to us.  

She is sleeping in our room mostly in her rock 'n play but I started this week putting her in her crib in her room for at least one nap a day.  She has done awesome and takes great naps in there.  

I will add that I'm spending more time holding her during naps and enjoy feeding her.  I won't say I love waking up in the middle of the night to feed her but I definitely treasure those sweet noises and coos that she's starting to make.  Even the noises she makes when taking her bottle I just love and cherish.  This newborn time is so short and I know that she's our last baby.  

Sydney had her two week well check up on Tuesday.  She weighed in at 8 lbs 6oz and is 20.5 inches tall.  She is in the 51st percentile for height and 46th percentile in weight.  Her head measurement is in the 30th percentile.  She is perfect and growing so well.  The doctor was pleased to see how well she is doing.  

Her umbilical cord fell off on Monday so she got her first bath on Wednesday.  She only cried initially and once she felt the warm water she loved it and began to relax.  

She enjoyed looking around and just curious about her surroundings.  She loves to wrap up in the towel and get dried off.  

She s growing so fast already.  I'm trying to treasure all these moments and just enjoy this sweet sweet time with my girl. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter 2015

We had a wonderful Easter!

These two boys with their sweet baby sister!

I took the kids to our churches Easter Egg hunt on Saturday.  

They were so excited!  The boys couldn't wait for the bouncy houses!

They divided the egg hunt by age.  Colton was up first!  He had a blast and was on a mission. 

Ryan had a much bigger age bracket but he filled his basket all the way to the top.  

I carried Sydney in the baby bjorn so Ryan had to help Colton get his shoes on!  With the addition of Sydney the boys are having to step up and be more independent.  Thank goodness they can both wipes their butts themselves.  

Easter Sunday morning

Ryan, Colton and Sydney's Easter baskets.  They each got a new jelly cat stuffed animal.  A puppy for Ryan, a yellow duck (quack quack) for Colton and pink bunny for Sydney.  They also go the new VeggieTales Noah's Ark movie.  They got two new Curious George books and water color paints.  Please some candy.  Easter candy is my favorite!

The boys were so excited when they woke up to find their Easter baskets!  Plus they were thrilled to see daddy got donuts.  

All dressed before church.  The boys wore pink in honor of Sydney. 

Sydney in her first smocked dress ready for her first Sunday at church.  I love this dress!  It was one of the first things I bought after I found out we were expecting a girl!  Love baby girls in smocked dresses.  

My handsome boys with the beautiful princess!

Sydney and her first Easter basket.

And what Easter Sunday would be complete without dying Easter eggs.  I totally put Matt in charge of this activity!  He rocked it and the boys had a blast dying eggs with daddy!

We are so thankful for a Wonderful Savior who loves us so much He died on the cross and rose three days later!  He is alive.  He is risen, He is risen indeed!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sydney's Birthday

A planned induction is a funny thing.  It was so wild knowing Thursday that it was the last day of my pregnancy and we would be welcoming a sweet daughter on Friday.

We got up bright and early Friday morning and headed to the hospital at 5AM!  Such a great feeling not stressing or rushing around to make it to the hospital because you were in labor.  We checked in and made it to our room by 6:00.  They started my IV and got my pitocin going.  I was only 2cm when we checked in and she was still pretty high.

By 8am my contractions had picked up but they had not broken my water or gotten the epidural.  There was a scheduled c-section at 8:30 so my doctor came around 9:30 to break my water.  I got my epidural around 10 and got some pain relief.  At 11:00 my nurse checked me and I was about 3cm and half way thinned out.  I was a little discouraged and thought it was going to be a lot longer.

I sent Matt downstairs to get some lunch around 12:30!  My nurse came in during that time and checked me.  I was fully dilated and ready to start pushing.  She started getting the room ready and told the doctor "don't go far".  Matt came back and was shocked when I told him it was time, ha!

The doctor came in around 11:00 and it was go time.  I pushed about four times and then Sydney Deborah entered our world and captured our hearts.  It was so surreal that she was actually here and healthy and perfect!

We are over the moon in love with her!  She has quickly wrapped us around her little finger!  She is so sweet and such a precious little bundle of joy!  We could not be more thrilled and overwhelmed with God's amazing blessing.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

She's here

She's here...
Sydney Deborah Deepe

was born Friday, March 20, 2015 at 1:17pm

She weighed 7lbs 12oz and 20.5 inches tall

We are completely in love with this perfect and beautiful gift from the Lord.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Break 2015

The boys are on spring break this week and we've been busy making memories and enjoying some fun times.  These two cute pies before church on Sunday!  I could just eat them up!

On Monday I took the boys to get haircuts then I had my 39 week appointment.  I am almost 2cm dilated.  My dr said I am a great candidate for an induction.  We went over the instructions and procedures for my induction on Friday morning.  As of right now she is staying put and I've only had a few painful contractions and lots of braxton hicks the last few days.  

After the doctor I took the boys to the zoo. It was our first time at the Nashville zoo and I think all of Williamson county was there.  When you have amazing zoo's like Cincinnati and Columbus you have great expectations for an awesome zoo but Nashville zoo is small and not as nice as Cincy, Cbus or Memphis!  

We met up with some of Ryan's preschool friends at the zoo.  The boys had the best time playing and seeing his friends.  It was a good day!  We all came home and crashed on the couch.  

On Tuesday I took the boys to Opry Mills Mall to visit the Lego Store and eat lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.  I knew the boys would love it and think it was such a treat.  

I think the Lego Store was the big hit of the day.  They oohed and ahed over everything in the store. 

They enjoyed the Rainforest Cafe at lunch.  We got to sit by the fish aquarium and they thought it was the coolest thing.  They got a little disturbed when the animals started moving but it was all good and we enjoyed a good lunch.  

And bonus: I racked up on some awesome deals for the boys at Gymboree Outlet!  

Lastly, here are some outtakes from our photos on Sunday morning!  These boys keep me busy and crack me up!  I can't imagine it any other way!  

Friday, March 13, 2015

Wrapping up our week

The boys had "ugly bug week" at school all week.  They learned about all kinds of bugs then they ended the week with a "bug ball" parade.  I was really stressing about making and coming up with a costume this week...until I came across BED BUG on Pinterest!  Lord, save me!!!  This super pregnant woman did not want to go crafting and shopping for a bug costume.  Thank the Lord both the boys were excited to go as Bed Bugs!  

Thursday was my last kid free day for a long time, and I'm totally ok with that.  Blessed and thankful for every second of this pregnancy.  

Every girl needs a little pampering before it's time for a new baby.  I absolutely love a spa day and it felt SO good to relax and get a pedicure and brow wax.  So thankful for this "me" time before we meet baby Sydney next week!!!!  EEEEEEEKK!!!!!

The boys have spring break next week so I've been thinking and planning some fun things for us to do before their whole world changes.  I'm looking forward to spending some sweet time with just my boys next week!  

My other adorable "ugly bug" today ready for school!  

Ryan and the rest of his class!  They all looked so cute and buggy!  My boys have been so cute and so sweet.  They have been so great about allowing me time to rest and haven't been too demanding, ha!  They are so excited to meet their sister and get so excited when we talk about it!  I dream about and cannot wait to see them meet their baby sister for the first time.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

38 Weeks

 I had my 38 week appointment yesterday!  Things are getting serious around here!  I've been feeling lots of movement and lots of pressure very low.  I get those sharp twinges down low and it feels like she is going to claw her way out.  I am not sleeping great these days, between getting up a couple times to go potty and not being able to get comfortable, I am so tired and not really sleeping.  

I'm pretty uncomfortable at 38 weeks.  We have a planned induction for next friday, March 20 and I hope she stays put until then.  My parents will be here the day before to take care of the boys and with a date on the calendar Matt can work around his work schedule.  Plus with baby #3 we want to make sure we make it to the hospital.  

Baby Sydney checked out great with a great heartbeat and I'm dilated 1cm.  Hopefully baby girl will stay put until next Friday =)  I know I will miss feeling her move inside my belly once she is born.  It's really the best part of pregnancy.  I know Matt is getting tired of me complaining about being uncomfortable and I'm so ready to be done with this pregnancy and hold our sweet baby girl.   I'm SO thankful for this pregnancy and trying to enjoy it to the very end.