Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Addison's Family

Addison drew this picture for me of her "famiwee".

{click the picture to enlarge}
I love that she loves her family so much!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Picture Overload

I hope you all don't mind, but I have a gazillion pictures of Paige's first few days here on this earth.

This is the first time that I got to hold my baby girl. Can you tell that the drugs they gave me that made me feel nothing at all also made me feel nauseous. Weird I know, but I kept having hot sweats and feelings of vomiting while they were pushing {I didn't know until I had Addison that even though you have a c-section, someone still has to push the baby out!}. Randy and the anesthesiologist were kind enough to keep putting wet wash clothes on my forehead to help.
I thought it was fantastic that they let me hold the baby in the operating room. I didn't get that with Addison so I thought it was pretty neat that I got to with Paige.
I think this picture of Paige makes her look much bigger than her four pounds.
Addison trying to give Paige kisses. She is the best big sister. She loves the baby so, so much!

Paige's first bath.
Randy got to wash her hair. He is such a good dad and loves doing this kind of stuff for his girls.
Long, long day!
I had to take this picture of the Binky. It gags her and if put in her mouth the whole way will cover her nose too.
I was trying so hard to get a picture of Paige with her eyes open, the cute blue bow in her hair and the socks that are thigh high. Didn't quite work out very well for me.
Already taking after Uncle Bret and sticking her tongue out. I think she was hungry and I just happened to capture this image at just the right time.
Addison posing with her "big sister" shirt that Grandma Beth and Papa got for her in the gift shop. She is so proud to be a big sister that she has asked to wear this shirt repeatedly.

Addison loves holding Paige.

Paige's first time in the car seat.
She is so tiny that the car seat nearly drowns her.

Addison was patiently waiting for us to take Paige home.

I was taking pictures of the girls and Addison told me to take one of Paige holding her finger.
I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful HEALTHY girls. I am feeling super blessed!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


4 pounds 13 ounces
17 inches long

I had to post this picture of Addison meeting her sister.
She was so excited and couldn't stop smiling.
I am so blessed to have two of God's most beautiful creations!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Its official! We have a date for delivery, September 14, 2010!!!

If everything goes according to plan (and I LOVE plans!), we should have a healthy, beautiful baby girl by Tuesday afternoon!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1st Day of School (aka The Day My Baby Grew Up!)

Yesterday was Addison's first day of Preschool. I think I did pretty good letting her go. I didn't cry, but I was saddened by the thought of her growing up so quickly. Soon she will be off to college, getting married and having babies of her own. (Hopefully in that order! LOL)

Addison is to the stage where she has to pick out every article of clothing that she puts on. She will tell me how she wants her hair done. What bows to put on, as well as the elastic bands that go in her hair. She wants to put her own shoes on and thinks she knows which ones goes best with what she is wearing. It kind of makes me sad to think that she is growing so quickly and that she has her own mind and opinions!

Addison was so excited for school that she put her backpack on at 10:30 AM and wouldn't take it off except to get in the car to actually go to school. (School doesn't start until 12:30 PM) The teachers at her school told me when I picked her up after class that she kept her backpack on until they went outside to play.

I had to do the 'mom' thing and take pictures of my little girl on her first day of school. Addison was such a good sport about it.

I love her big fake smile. Can you tell just by looking at her that she was ecstatic to go to school?
Showing off her Hello Kitty "packpack".
Oh, I love her smile. I can not get enough of it!!!
Speaking of dressing herself. She told me that she wanted to wear her Popsicle shirt, orange shoes and have her hair done in criss cross with purple bows. I think she did a pretty good job of deciding what to wear!
I love you little/big girl!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Randy was putting the baby's crib together this morning and his little buddy Addison was right along side to help him. Addison L.O.V.E.S. to help out no matter what the chore is.
I was getting crib mats and fitted sheets out of the hall closet for the crib when I hear Addison say to her daddy, "I'm helping you out!" Randy replied, "Yes, you are!" Then all of the sudden I hear Addison burst in to song "Teamwork! What's going to work? Teamwork!". Thank you Wonder Pets {click here for the theme song, if you don't know what I'm talking about} for teaching my daughter that we all need to do our part to help out!

I love you Addison!!! I love that you have a willingness to help out! I love that you are beyond excited to be a big sister! I love that you love your 'famiwee'! You are an incredibly wonderful girl and I love you to the moon and back!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lagoon...What Fun Is!!!

This past Saturday, Randy's employer sponsored a Lagoon Day for all of their Bear River employees. We had known about this day for the past four + weeks and to say Addison was beyond excited is an understatement. We kept watching videos about Lagoon on YouTube and looking at images online. This has been an incentive for her to continue going pee pee in the potty. {We are going to have to bribe her to go potty for the rest of her life, I think.}

Addison has been talking about going on Puff the Magic Fire Dragon for such a long time. We thought for sure that would be the first ride she wanted to go on. We got in line for a ride that we thought was Puff. Turns out this particular ride was called "Jumping Dragon". To say there is a difference between Puff and Jumping Dragon would be underplaying it. Jumping Dragon was WAY too fast for a three year old and she knew it. She did not want anything to do with this particular ride.

This is Addison and Randy posing in front of Jumping Dragon. Isn't my family adorable?

This is the first ride that Addison chose to go on. Both Randy and I were surprised that she wanted to go on a ride all by herself her first time out. But this little girl is so brave that it shouldn't have surprised us.
Randy took Addison on the Odysea. He said that she was a little scared at first about getting wet, but ended up loving it. Every time I saw her go by, she had a huge smile on her face!
We walked by a bunch of booths where you could win prizes and Addison saw a lot of kids with prizes so she obviously NEEDED a prize. Her mom was not about to spend $30 on a stupid bear, so I had to make sure that we found a booth with a "guaranteed" prize. We found one and Addison was so thrilled with her prize that she didn't care that the game was stupid. Frogger, as she has named him, has not been out of our sight since we got him. I think he is probably the best $2 prize we could have ever gotten!
We took a family Merry-Go-Round trip. Addison had to make sure that she got a "Princess Pony". Daddy got a horsey and Mama was on a giraffe. If you click on the image below, you will be able to see the humongous smile on her cute little face.
I will take a three hour boat ride with this little cutie any day of the week!
I think this is probably the ride that made me, the Mom, laugh the hardest. The lever on this helicopter will either move the ride up or down depending on the way you push or pull it. Addison was not understanding that you had to either push or pull. She was trying to do both at the same time and it made for a pretty bumpy ride. As you can see, she had Frogger with her on this ride. The first thing she said to me when I came to get her was "Frogger didn't jump out of the plane!". Already he is a well behaved frog! :)

Good thing we have another 13 years before this girl gets her drivers license. Hopefully she will be a better driver than she is now!

Bumper Cars from Jenifer Morris on Vimeo.

This is the ride that we have been waiting for! Randy said that she was just in heaven! He said that she was smiling and squealing the WHOLE time!
Since this was the first Proctor & Gamble event for the new plant here in Utah, the people who put together this event decided to have a cake done for their employees. It was huge!!! It was as big as a large picnic table. I thought they did a good job replicating the Charmin and the Bounty. (The whole cake was edible - a lot of people had to ask).
After we had dinner and cake, Addison decided that we needed to go on the Sky Ride. Was Addison scared? No!!! She was all the way to the front bar looking over the edge at everything below her. She thought she was the bees knees for being as high in the sky as the birds. Her mom, on the other hand, was terrified and didn't take any pictures or video of this ride simply because she didn't want to move for fear of throwing the contraption off balance!

We all had a fabulous day and are grateful for Proctor and Gamble for letting our family have these memories. We can't wait to do it again!

Pregnancy Update:
My ultrasound last Friday showed growth in the baby's head. It looks as though her head is more round than it had in the past. But other than that, not too much more growth. Her fluid levels are staying the same, which is good. The doctor said that if she drops below 7 cm, he will take her. {I told Addison that the doctor may take the baby early. She said that he couldn't take the baby. That she loved her and wanted to keep her!}
The non stress test came back good. I was only hooked up to the machine for 6 minutes when the nurse came in to check on me, looked at the printout and said "Oh, your baby has already passed." Meaning she had already had a couple of big movements. So as of right now, I am still enormously pregnant. I have another ultrasound/fluid check and non stress test on Friday. Hopefully we will know more then!