Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Introducing.. Austin Matthew

Austin Matthew Nelson made his arrival on Feb. 16th at 12:23 PM. He weighed 7 lbs 12.8oz and was 21 inches long. He has LOTS of dark hair and is cute as can be. The surgery went well.. not a pleasant experience but worth it to have our little guy here. Addison spent a few days with grandma and grandpa Tolman and had a blast. She loved being outside and playing with all her cousins. She is having kind of a hard time adjusting to her little brother. She is not sure who this kid thinks he is taking her mom all the time. She does give him kisses and is interested when he cries but we have to watch her very closely.. she is a little too rough for my liking. We are having our ups and downs adjusting to two... which is to be expected. But I keep telling myself it will get better and to take it day by day. Sometimes I just have to laugh when they are both crying for me at the same time or they both pooped at the same time. Luckily Matt has been here most of the time to help and when he's not here my family has really stepped up and helped me out. Thank you to my family for all the help!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Birthday pictures and update

Addison's birthday party was a success!! She had a lot of family and friends there to help her celebrate and got lots of cute clothes.. Just what she needed!! She seemed to have a fun time and absolutely loved digging into her cake. Thank you to all our family and friends who helped make her day so special.. As for baby boy I have been moved up to have my c-section this Tuesday the 16th!! I went to the dr for my appointment and she just happened to "notice" that my ultrasounds put my due date sooner than we had thought. Just to be safe and since she anticipates he could be a big baby she decided to move me up. I am excited to see the little guy and not be pregnant anymore, but anxious. I had planned on doing so much this next week to prepare and have had to condense it to this weekend. I am a little anxious about the surgery and about Addison being away from us for a few days but she will be in good hands with Grandma and Grandpa and all her many cousins and aunt and uncles. I'm sure she won't even miss us! :) So here are some pictures of the party for you to enjoy and next time I post we will have pictures of our little guy!! Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Monday, February 8, 2010

One year old

Today our sweet little Addison is one year old! I can't believe how fast time has gone by. This morning she woke up around 5:30.. I thought how nice of her to remind me of last year at this time when she was being born. She was born at 6:05 AM... Luckily she went back to sleep with me in the recliner until 9!! We took her to the zoo today for the first time and she seemed to enjoy all the animals. It was a little hard for her to see some of them but she especially loved the giraffe and the birds that made noise. While we were looking at the giraffe I told her they live where Uncle JoJo is and she responed with, "Jo Jo". I was so excited she said my little brothers name. He is in Africa on his mission. So we got the video camera out and got her to say it again for documentation for him!! She is such a fun girl. Here are a few things she enjoys right now:

She loves to climb on anything and everything. Her activity table, her walker, the couch.. you name it she climbs it. Sometimes she amazes me when I find her on top of something I thought she would never get onto. She is so determined and finds a way to get what she wants.
She loves to wrestle and fight with her dad. He will play fight with her and wrestle with her and sometimes I think he is being too rough but she LOVES it.. she laughs and giggles. She also loves to fight back.. only bad thing is she likes to fight other people now too. We need to help her learn when is ok to fight and when we need to be nice.
She loves kitties and dogs. We have a little teacup chihuahua (sp?) and Addison chases her all around the house. Our poor dog, Addison is way bigger than her and is a little rough. She has learned to say kitty and doggie.
She still loves to dance everytime she hears music. Her favorite is still the Black Eyed Peas, but she also likes the Wiggles now and MC Hammer, Can't Touch This. This girl is going to be a dancer!!
We love her so much and are so fortunate to be her parents. I can't wait to see what the next year brings with her becoming a big sister!! Two weeks from tomorrow! Here are some pictures from the last year for you to enjoy and watch how she has grown!!

This was the day she was born...feels like it was just yesterday!!

End of February.... snoozing away!!

April- Easter photo shoot with my sister in law Libby.

May- big enough to sit in the bumbo and watch TV with dad now!!!

June- our family picture shoot. This is one of my favorite pictures of her.

July- Grandma Tolman trying on the 4th of July shades...and obviously she was getting some teeth at this time..

August- playing with daddy's fishing pole.. he is determined to make her a fishergirl..

This one is actually the end of August but I thought it was too cute with her trying on Grandma Nelson's glasses.

October- at the pumpkin patch

November- Thanksgiving with her "I'm Stuffed" bib

December for our Christmas cards.. taken by my SIL Libby
January with her newly pierced ears.. thank you to her dad

Almost one year old.. picture taken again by the fabulous Libby for her invitations

At her birthday party on Saturday.. more pictures of that to come.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Addison laughing and dancing

Here is a cute video Matt took while I was at work. The other two children are the kids Matt watches during the week, Hannah and Caleb. As you can see, Addison has a lot of fun with them!