7.5.09

Before we begin, yes, my husband is shirtless. Moving on!

I had the most awesome week with my mom here. We all cried when she left, it was pretty tragic actually. Driving away from the airport, the baby was screaming from hunger, Jack was in hysterics because Gramma just left and I was bawling right along with him. There was alot of snot and alot of tears but we recovered. I miss her like crazy.

Violet is now officially 2 weeks and 2 days old. She is thriving and of course is the most beautiful thing in the world. :) I am so enamored with everything about her, even when she makes those "ugliest/cutest" faces. She is sleeping fairly well. She wakes up around 12-1 am and then 4-5 am but that's basically it. I have gotten smart and have started going to bed between 9 and 10. Really what is there for me to be doing that is more important than sleeping?!

Jack is alright. He is a little bit temper tantrumish all the time. He gets jealous and closes off when the baby is around for the most part. On the other end of the spectrum he is alot more affectionate and snuggly when it's just us two. I love the kisses and the hugs and the constant attention I get from him when the baby is asleep.

Michael is fine. He is sleeping on the twin mattress we have shoved in the corner of our living room. That equals a full nights sleep for him, if he could ever turn off the computer and the tv!

I am doing really great actually. On Tuesday I went back to the gym for a Body Pump class and boy was it amazing! What is it about the gym that makes me feel alive? I am going to a Body Step class tonight and my only fear is that all that bouncing around will make my milk drop several times and I will be like a flowing well of milk. We'll see.

I guess that's everyone. I wish I had more exciting news or a funny story or something along those lines but I really don't. This is just one of those boring updates you know? Hopefully, some of you like it. :)

Last night after I finished rocking Jack I walked into the living room to find Violet dead asleep in Michael's armpit. So funny!


Somehow they all ended up shirtless at the same time and I couldn't resist.


The first real bath.


Here Jack is checking her out before he plants his first kiss.



14 comments:

Heather B said...

I've been checking my g/reader incessantly, hoping for an update and pictures, so THANK YOU! I am so glad everything is going pretty well, and I can't get over how perfect and proportionate Violets face is. And those big beautiful eyes. She's so darling and I just love her. Way to go getting back to the gym. I'm so impressed. I never get tired of baby pictures so please keep em coming.

KaSs MiLeS said...

that kiss is fantastic!! your family seems so huge all of a sudden, its great. i am glad you're doing good. you're crazy heading back to the gym, i have yet to do that and story's 5 months old. I'm sorry you're mom left, i cried every time my mom left my house at night. she's so cute kat, you did great!!
i loved the post, i'm all about boring updates. :0)

Melissa said...

I'm thinking Michael has some pretty toxic BO if she's out in his armpit. :) I love it how Jack is checking Violet out before kissing her....... hopefully he keeps that habit later in life. Her bath shot is just sooooo precious.

kristi said...

Oh kat I wish you could hear me squealing and making all my noises (i sound like you)!!! I never wanted a girl you know. but now im not sure. she is sooo beautiful. I love her little lips and face i just want to bite her!! And jack oh i love her open mouth kiss on him he is the best most adorable big brother. Makes me want a little sis for Holden (kinda) I love you guys and miss you what a wonderful family

kristi said...

Oh yah and working out im so glad you have that you go girly

Lindsay Gunnell said...

Wow these pictures are amazing! You are so talented and I am jealous! I hope you don't mind me stalking your blog so I can get my baby fill. I'm afraid it's going to be a few too many years before we get any pictures like these...

Camille said...

That girl is a DOLL! We got a few shirtless pictures after Trevor was born, maybe we'll get more with baby #2. Working out must feel amazing. After bouncing around with a big pregnant body for so long it's great to finally be able to move and get a good workout. You'll have that hot body again before you know it!

saraH said...

WOW. i blew up the shirtless picture to get a closer look at her and she is absolutely beautiful, just like you! We
should have a phone chat so we can talk about how having 2 is def. double the work. ;)

Jon and Diana Browning said...

So beautiful! Aren't you supposed to wait like 6 weeks before working out after pushing a human being out of your vagina? Anyway god job for you! You have some beautiful kids!

jenna said...

you are a star. come help me workout. she is adorable.

Sierra Prina said...

She really is so beautiful. Glad your doing so good! I love that picture of Jack kissing her. They will love that when they are older:)

The Ensign's said...

I'm glad things are going well for you guys! It's always interesting to see hot the siblings will react............... and your crazy to be going back to the gym already.

Jana said...

So freakin cute!

Jene and Megan said...

Such cute pictures!! And I can relate to the airport/bawling/snot story. We were all crying and the baby was starving so we had to pull over so I could nurse..haha. I'm glad you are doing well..so well, that you are already at the gym? WOW!