Saturday, July 25, 2009

i love my monkeys!

5 weeks old

So I totally missed the opportunity to blog on his actual one month birthday... bad blogger that I am. He turned 5 weeks old yesterday and is gaining weight. All those wrinkles around his knees that we found so adorable are going away. :( Carver and I have been hanging out at home a lot lately so that I can *try* to get caught up on the house and business stuffs. I finally finished the birth announcements yesterday and will go in the mail today. I am sooo glad to have those done and off my mind. Now, I just need to catch up on scrapbooking. haha

Yesterday, Carver and I got to hang out with Auntie Kim. We hadn't seen her in a couple weeks so it was good bonding for the two of them. We went to the mall and I got a few new tops since mine seem to have shortened in length due to my huge boobs!

Our friends, Ayami and Jeff, are coming up this morning to meet Carver. Ayami was part of our Japanese exchange program and then she moved back here to go to college. She ended up getting married and now lives in Seattle.

My mom is coming over this afternoon and tomorrow she is heading up to Malibu tomorrow with Grandma Pat for a week.

I think that's it for now. We've been laying low so there's not that much to catch ya'll up on. I'll post some more pictures later today. *hopefully* :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 11th in pictures

Here's some pictures from last weekend...

Papa and Carver

Grandma Pat

Nana Pie

At Josh & Emily's wedding

Emily, Josh & Chris

Friday, July 17, 2009


Here's a picture Hannah took...

Update... a little overdue

Carver is 4 weeks old today! Time has flown so here's an update on what's been going on...

July 9 - Chris had a rehearsal for his friend, Josh's, wedding that Chris is a groomsman in. Carver did pretty good hanging out at the church with me. He was getting hungry so he was a little fussy. A scab from his circumcision came off so he wasn't a happy camper towards the end of the rehearsal. Poor guy. :(

July 10 - Jake's girlfriend, Sarah flew back into town from doing work crew at Lost Canyon in Arizona (Young Life) so Mom and Jake picked her up from the airport and stayed the night at our house. We had the rehearsal dinner for the wedding tonight. Carver got passed around all night and I didn't hold him until right as we were leaving. haha Great food and great company!

July 11 - Mom, Jake, Sarah, Carver and I went down to Shelton to see Papa and introduce him to Carver. He was really surprised to see us and got a kick out of Carver. :) Today was Josh's wedding so Chris had to be at the church at 1030am. It was a beautiful wedding and Emily's dress was AMAZING!!!

July 12 - My friend, Tricia's, baby shower was today. She's due September 5th (Chris's birthday). Carver got lots of attention (of course) and it was a fun shower. :)

July 13 - Carver had a Doctor's appointment this morning. He weighs 8lb 2oz now! They measured his head and his length but I didn't get the numbers (sorry!). The Dr said that he's healthy and growing on schedule. His circumcision looked good and the spot where the scab came off should be healed by the end of the week. Our next appt in at 2 months and that's when he'll get his first round of vaccines.

July 15 - Amanda Stallman had her baby this morning!!!! Amanda and I have known each other for a long time and even went to Japan together when we were 15yrs old. Her daughter was breech so they had to do a c-section. Her name is Adrienne and she weighed 7lb 12oz and was 19.25in long! Congrats Amanda!

I had a dentist appointment in Ellensburg today so I left early because I knew that the girls at mom's work (my old work) would want to see Carver... and so I could feed him before my appt. Mom went with me to my appt to watch Carver and he did so good for Nana Pie! Then mom and I got lunch and hung out before mom had to go back to work and I had to start heading home.

Yesterday (July 16) - Chris decided to take Friday off so we decided to come to Ellensburg early. We were thinking of coming over for the weekend anyways. So I rushed to get everyone ready to go, pay the bills since we got paid on wed., catch up on the laundry and dishes, and get stuff together for the yard sale mom's doing on saturday.

Today so far - Jake had Freshman orientation at CWU yesterday and today so last night I helped him pick his classes so he could register today. I wanted a new CWU shirt so Chris, Carver and I went to the University store in the SUB but it was a mad house in there with all the new freshmen and their parents so we went to Jerrols. Now we're getting stuff ready for the yard sale tomorrow.

***Birth Announcements should be going out by the end of the week. I just have to order the pictures and then put them on the cards and mail them. I'll be ordering the pictures on Sunday since I forgot to bring my flash drive to Ellensburg.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th everyone!!! My mom got to come over yesterday morning and had to leave today but Carver got to spend some time with Nana Pie! We're planning on going to Chris's parents house later tonight to watch a big fireworks display!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pictures of Carver (Day 1-12)

Uncle Josh

Auntie Kim and Uncle Greg

Aunt Heather

Uncle Jake's hand :)

Update and Circumcision

Sorry I haven't been updating! Here's a recap of the last 12 days.

We brought Carver home on Saturday the 20th. Mom stayed with us until that monday so we had the extra help. Thanks mom!!! Chris got to celebrate his first Fathers Day with Carver. Carver got him a really cute card with monkeys on it. :) I had a friend hang out with me every day that week so that I had the extra help since Chris had to go back to work right away. It gave Hannah, Kim, and Mallorie time to spend with Carver and allow me time to rest. Thanks girls! Mom came back on Friday with Grandma Axthelm after picking up Jake. Jake spent the last 3 weeks up at Malibu so this was the first time he got to see Carver. The weekend was pretty low key. We took Carver to see Chris's friend Matt and went to visit Chris's Grandma. One of Chris's aunts happened to show up when we were at Grandma Garland's apartment so they got to meet Carver too.

Monday, Carver got circumcized bright and early in the morning. It was hard to hear him cry but it was worth it. The only time he cried afterwards, was the first time I changed his diaper. I'm just glad its over with.

Later on monday, Mallorie showed up and stayed for most of the day. I drove for the first time today. I was a little worried about my stitches and my car being a manual but I was feeling really good and I didn't have any problems. Given, we only drove to the post office and then to Starbucks but oh well! Yesterday, Hannah came over to go with me to my nail appt and take care of Carver. It was really nice to sit and get my nails done!

That's all for now. I'll try harder to keep this updated with what's going on.


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