Thursday, November 4, 2010

A new year and a new headliner

Wow! I can't believe it has been almost a full year since the last time I blogged. Needless to say adding an additional baby has really thrown me for a loop! It took a good long while before I really felt like things were smoothly. Samuel Douglas Woollard was born on January 31, 2010. I had the awesome and amazing birth that I knew I would have. A beautiful water birth using my hypnobabies made for a totally comfortable pain free birth. He has been truly a joy to parent thus far. He is always happy! My mom jokes with him, calling him, "Smilin' Sam." He makes everyone smile who is near him. The girls took a while to adjust to having Samuel around. Cameryn found her place as helper. Her and Samuel have a really special bond together. Maddison is still a mama's girl. She was thrilled at first but even now 9 months later still struggles with it. This weekend I am hoping to take her to the library for some mommy and me time. I have never taken them to the library (I am ashamed to admit). With two little ones who feed off of each other, I could only imagine two free spirited girls zooming from isle to isle screaming as loud as they could. They are 3 1/2 now have shown so much growth from age 2 to 3.
It makes me teary eyed every time I see pictures of them when they were smaller. It just boggles my mind that the time seems to fly so fast when you are an adult and it went by so slow when we're children. The girls are still enjoying pre-school. It is nice to have that break to get things done around the house and to do my errands during that time. We also have been taking Samuel to do physical therapy and craniosacral therapy for his Torticollis. He was born with his neck always tipping to his right shoulder. He has made many gains, but when he has growth spurts he regresses some.
We are also getting the house ready to sell in less than 2 years. With a beautiful new kitchen, I am sure this house will catch the eyes of many to take a closer look. Lots of major things to be remodeled. Both bathrooms need to be redone, new floors upstairs, basement refinished, patio gutted and a deck to be built, and lots of outside sprucing up. We are looking into areas that have good school districts and we need a much larger house with three very active kids. We are definitely wanting a two-story.
Well, I believe those are all the updates I have for the moment. Stay tuned, now that I have a new laptop I will be staying on top of my blogging from now on.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The girls' school pics- Age 2 1/2

The girls had their first ever school picture portraits done this October. So, here they are! I think they turned out pretty cute! I was quite pleasantly surprised! Scroll down to see our newest updates!!!!

Maddison (top) Age 2 1/2

Cameryn Age 2 1/2

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Spooktacular Halloween!

This past Halloween was so much fun for us and the girls. They really "got it" this year and liked talking about it. After our trip to the Pumpkin Patch, the girls understood where the pumpkins came from and helped Jeff pick out patterns to carve their little pumpkins. Maddison chose a cat and Cameryn chose a bat. Funny how those two rhyme ;)
In the coming days leading up to Halloween, the girls were very excited to dress up and go trick or treating. Cameryn was a horse and Maddison was a cowgirl. They practiced saying "Trick-or-Treat" and "Thank You" before going out on the chilly October night. They made it around the block, which really was rather pushing it on their stamina walking in their costumes on a cold night with no coat. Oh! were they excited to get their candy though. We let them have two pieces of candy that night and have been sparingly dishing it out ever since. Jeff's mom came over to see the girls in their costumes and she came in with a mask and a hat which the girls really didn't know what to think of. Ever since Halloween the girls have been talking about it and asked if they could go again soon. It was a great spooktacular night.

Another milestone that recently they conquered was the ridding of the ever loved pacifiers aka "binkies." The girls put them into baggies and we brought them over to "Baby Chase's" house. Baby Chase is a friend of ours' 10 month old baby. Cameryn excitedly handed hers right over while Maddison hung on to hers until it was time to leave. There was about 15 minutes of crying that night right before bed, until they drifted off to sleep. The next day a little whining, but now no tears and no whining. It really wasn't as bad as I anticipated it being.

I will be 26 weeks pregnant tomorrow and my belly is growing and growing and growing!!! I am feeling pretty good except for the sciatic pain I am feeling which I never got with the girls surprisingly. I am definitely in need of a good massage about now.

Jeff has been busy busy busy at work. One of their competitors filed for bankruptcy and closed their doors so he has been very busy trying to attain their past clients.

That's it from the Woollard home! Enjoy the pics!

Jeff's carvings top is haunted house

Lady Liberty glowing at night

Cameryn's bat

Maddison's Cat

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Whirlwind of sickness

Well, goodness we have all seem to be struck by the stream of viruses going around. First, Jeff and the girls were sick and I stayed healthy. It finally made way to me thanks to the girls being in preschool now. Maddison and I both had Strep then with 2 days of finally recovering I either got food poisoning or the flu. I am thinking it was more like the flu (swine or regular) I didn't go in to get tested. I did have my big 20 week ultra sound this week just a couple of weeks behind due to scheduling conflicts. It was so nice to see up close what this little squishy baby looks like. We asked the tech if she would show us some images in 3 or 4D and she did! It was pretty neat to see, although some body parts are distorted because of certain angles of the wand. We held strong and covered our eyes to not see any gender parts. I still feel like it's a boy. We are not discussing names until it's almost time. It seems that the names we liked with the girls quickly got old and we went on to new names. Today I am 23 weeks pregnant, so almost 6 months along. This pregnancy is very different from the twins. I think I am more exhausted at this point than I was with the girls. All in all everything is going quite well! So...on with the u/s pictures!!

23 weeks above. After playing play-doh with the girls
Who do you think he/she looks like?

This baby does have Maddison head shape

Hand and foot all in the same shot! Talk about flexible!

Baby is using my placenta as a pillow! Awww!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009