Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I'm losin' it

I really am.

This last week I've embarressed myself quite a bit.  I don't know what's wrong with me - usually I think a little more before I speak or think things through a little better.  Here's a few examples:

#1 - On Sunday at church a woman in the primary came up to me and started asking me how it was being a new mom, etc. and asked if John and I missed being in primary.  My response was, "Yes...especially because now I have to suffer through sunday school." (now this is mostly a joke...but honestly it isn't my favorite part about church)  Well I didn't realize that her husband, who happened to be standing right next to her, is one of the sunday school teachers until he smiles and says, "I'm glad you're enjoying my lessons so much."  .......................Oops.  I tried to make up for it and say something like well obviously I've never been to your class because I didn't know you were even a teacher, but they were walking away at this point.

#2 - I ran into an old high school friend the other day at the Gateway.  We sort of did a double take at each other when she said, "Hi Becky!"  And my response was, "Hi ............. (smile)."  I could NOT remember her name.  I played it off pretty well and immediately started asking her questions about her life and such.  The whole conversation I was trying so hard to remember her name and drew a complete blank.  We started saying the "oh it was good to see you" .... when she flat out asked me, "You don't remember my name do you?" ...................... (this was a girl that I ran cross country with for 4 years).  I turned bright red and said, "No, I'm so sorry I don't."  I could immediately tell she was offended and she said, "Well, it's Kara."  She turned and walked away.  Oops.

#3 - (the least embarressing of them all)  I went to dinner last night with some friends from college.  Two of them are pregnant, due in May, with what I thought were both girls.  I took a gift for each of them.  Luckily neither of them opened their gift right then and I sat down and we started chatting.  I asked one of them if they had a name picked out and she told us.  My response was, "'re having a boy??"  She nodded and I said, "Umm...I'm going to need my gift back."  We all started laughing and making a joke about it.  I do not know why I thought she was having a girl - well probably because almost everyone I know is having a girl - but still.  We laughed even harder when she opened the gift and pulled out headbands and flowers for her little boy.  Oops.

Oh well - what'd ya do?   

Friday, April 15, 2011

cousin Hailey

Most of you know, but my sister had her baby last week!

It was quite the the exciting week.  Hailey wasn't due until May 22nd, so about 6 1/2 weeks early.  Jeannette was showing signs of pre-clampsia again, like she had with Jack who was 8 weeks early, and the doctor decided to do a c-section.     

She weighed 3 lbs 15 oz.
17 1/2 inches long.

She is the smallest, littlest thing I have ever seen!  I got to see her in the NICU just hours after she was born and she almost looked fake because she is so petite.  Brooklyn seems like a giant to me now, which technically she is compared to Hailey.  Hailey is absolutely adorable and I already love her so much!! 

I can't wait to see Brooklyn, Lucy (my cousin's little girl), Hailey, Tom and Kelsi's little girl (due in June), and Rich and Misty's little girl (also due in June), become best little friends.  So many little girls!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

random post that is all about Brooklyn

There are a lot of things I want to blog about, but don't have the time or energy to make them individual ones.  So here's a long, random/catch up post:

Brooklyn had her 2 month checkup (although she was really 2 1/2 months because her doctor was out of town until then):

weight: 13.2 lbs (80%)
height: 23 1/2 inches (50%)
She is chunkin' right up and I'm lovin' it!

poor girl had to get her first was the saddest, yet funniest thing. she was smiling/cooing at the nurse who was about to poke her and then made the biggest frown face at her and burst into tears.

 but she got to take a nap with Mom when we got home

 all ready for church :)  I love how much she is smiling now

 She has found her thumb/hands and is sucking on them more and more.  I'm not sure if I should be worried about this.  I think the thumb sucking is adorable, but she also LOVES her binkie and I don't want her to be attached to both. 
I have taken her out a few times in the jogger (which is a lot harder to run with than I expected) and she loves it.  She just lays there and looks around until she eventually falls asleep. 

 Liberty Park run w/Mom and Dad

  fits in her bumbo and loves it

 figured out how to tip herself over in the boppy

absolutely LOVES bath time 

 This picture cracks me up because this is what she does every single time.  I turn her over to wash her back and she walks her way up until she's standing and then starts marching.  You can see her little foot doing this in the picture.  I'll have to get it on video soon.   

I worked on Saturday a couple weeks ago and took her with me.  She was a gem and just layed on my desk and snoozed while I got my work done.

  I love this girl.  

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lucy and Brooklyn

Meet Lucy and Brooklyn:

Born 3 months apart.
Were already the best of friends before they were born.
And both are so stinkin' cute!

Anyway, their mom's have had fun dressing them in matching outfits a couple times.  We missed taking their pictures the first time because Lucy got sick and by the next week Brooklyn had outgrown her outfit.  But this last week we got their pictures in their matching gray dresses and bows.  I'll let the pictures explain what happened...(with a little commentary by me)

Lucy: "hmm..what is that thing on her head?"

 Lucy: "I better take a look at that"

 Lucy: "Oo it even tastes good to.."

 Lucy: "what is all the fuss about?"

 Lucy: "if she would just hold still I could get it off easier"

 Lucy: "seriously, hold still"

 Lucy: "is she still crying?"

 Lucy: "I'm not letting go until I get this.."

 Lucy: "almost got it.."

Lucy: "ahh, mine at last!"