Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Natalie's Spot

Natalie was asleep with half her body wedged between the side rail and the bed. I had to get a very long strap to tie the foot end of the railing to the other side of the bed so she could not push it out and end up on the floor. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Busy Week!

Our week:

Today - Taylor had gymnastics from 3:30 - 6:30, Mallory had volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30, Joseph had Tae Kwon Do from 4-6, Rachel & Taylor had fastpitch softball practice from 6:30 - 7:45 and I practiced batting with Bailey and Joseph and another girl from Bailey's team.

Tuesday - Taylor has gymnastics from 3:30 - 6:30, Mallory has volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30 & then marching band from 6:30 - 8:30 and Bailey has softball from 5:30 - 6:30.

Wednesday - Natalie has an appt with the cardiologist at 1:30, Mallory has volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30, Joseph has Tae Kwon Do from 4-6, Rachel & Taylor have fastpitch softball practice from 6:30 - 7:45 and I will be at the elementary school with Natalie and Bailey for Meet your Teacher night from 6 - 8.

Thursday - Taylor has gymnastics from 3 - 6, Mallory has volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30 & then marching band from 6:30 - 8:30, Bailey has softball from 5:30 - 6:30, I will be at the elementary school with Joseph and Taylor for Meet your Teacher night from 6 - 8 and Joe will go with Rachel to the Meet your Teacher night at the middle school.

Friday and Saturday - Mallory is playing at a two day volleyball tournament in Richmond with the high school team. I need to take the other kids and finish up back to school clothes and shoe shopping.

Sunday and Monday - No plans for the family yet. Mallory has a volleyball party on Monday afternoon.
Next week school starts, but the evening schedule will be more of the same, with gymnastics from 6-9 on Mon & Wed and 3:30 - 6:30 on Fri. Plus Mallory's HS volleyball games will be Tues. & Thurs with the marching band playing at home football games on some Fridays.

Girls just want to have fun!

Natalie was having lots of fun with Mallory and Rachel. Posted by Picasa

Who wouldn't believe this T-shirt?

I couldn't pass this one up! Posted by Picasa

Natalie annoys Bailey

Natalie was helping Bailey play Chuzzle. Bailey was not happy about it. Natalie kept pausing the game. Posted by Picasa

Rachel's Lovely Hair

I liked the way that Rachel hair was laying in this picture. Posted by Picasa

Watching TV with Daddy

Natalie was watching TV with her Daddy. Posted by Picasa

Asleep on Rachel

Natalie could not stay awake any longer. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Great Face

Natalie makes this face every time she sees the camera now.Posted by Picasa

Rachel & Freckles

Rachel really liked this picture of herself and Freckles. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Natalie had a blast emptying out this cupboard so I let her continue, but I had Rachel get the camera to record the mess for the record. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Who is two?

Guess who is two? Posted by Picasa

Natalie is two!

Today is Natalie's second birthday. Posted by Picasa

Waiting is hard

How much longer do I have to wait? Posted by Picasa


Yeah! Cake! Posted by Picasa

Natalie at four days

Natalie was 4 days old when this picture was taken. She looks so tan because she was jandiced. She spent a week under the lights before she was better. Natalie was born 6 days early, my only baby born at a PM hour. I had had a check-up that day and I was 5cm dialated, but not crampy at all so my midwife sent me home with instructions to call if anything started. Rachel went with my neighbor to dress rehersal for a play she was performing in over the weekend. The theater was only 3.5 miles from the hospital and my neighbor had agreed to bring Rachel down if I went into labor. I started contracting sometime around dinner and by 8:30, I decided to call my midwife. She said to come in and she'd be there by 9:30. I called our neighbor and she said that she could have Rachel at the birth center around 9:30 too. Rachel was supposed to be there to see Natalie born and cut the cord. Mallory was with us too, but she got the cut the cord when Bailey was born. I was 8cm when I got to the birth center and got checked around 9:45pm. Natalie was born after 5-6 pushed at 11:07pm. She weighed 9 lbs - 5 ozs and was 19.75" long. Everyone kept asking me if she was my biggest baby and I kept telling them that I had had three babies bigger than Natalie. Two of my girls were only 1 and 2 ozs bigger, but my son was 10.5 lbs. Natalie did not take to nursing and by the time she was 12 hrs old, I was pumping and feeding pumped milk to her. I never gave up and after 5 long weeks of around the clock pumping, Natalie finally starting latching on and within a week was nursing full-time. She is still nursing to this day.Posted by Picasa

Thanks Grandpa!

Natalie got a cool wiggling bug from Grandpa. Thanks Grandpa! Posted by Picasa

Thanks Joseph!

Natalie got stacking cups from Joseph. Posted by Picasa

Cool Puzzle

Natalie got a new puzzle too. Posted by Picasa

Thanks Mallory!

Natalie got a new dolly from Mallory. Posted by Picasa

Fuzzy Book

Natalie got a new book for her birthday. Posted by Picasa

Natalie is so smart!

Natalie knew exactly what the bottle were the bottle went. Joe wondered when she would try and lift her shirt to feed the baby. Posted by Picasa

Thanks Rachel!

Rachel got Natalie this "cell" phone. Posted by Picasa

Thanks Taylor!

Taylor got Natalie a stroller for her dolly. Posted by Picasa

Joe & Natalie

Daddy holds Natalie as she models her new romper made by Mommy. Posted by Picasa

Look at my new clothes!

Natalie takes some steps in her new romper. Posted by Picasa