is our pride and joy!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
is our pride and joy!
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:49 PM
Monday, August 24, 2009
And a baby girl was dedicated at church today...that always brings back memories. Our pastor was on his way to Michigan to dedicate her...but she beat him to heaven...so he did a little ceremony in our living room later that day.
And Grant...of course having a new baby ignites some feelings...bittersweet feelings. When he is screaming his lungs out in the car...my first thought is to immediately pull over and calm him to protect his heart...and then I realize his heart is strong and can handle it! When he hasn't eaten and it's been more than 3 hours...my first thought is that he has to be fed NOW to get him to gain weight...but his appetite is strong and he is gaining. When others want to hold and touch him...my first thought is to protect him from the germs...but his immune system can fight those everyday germs and not threaten is health. I'd do it all again to have her here...but Praise God for a healthy little boy.
It has now been longer that we have been without her than we had her. Andy and I wonder often how time will affect our memories...emotions...feelings. I guess that's why I needed to write about her tonight...it's good for me to keep these feelings (good and bad) alive. Looking back, some pictures make me really sad...but a lot of them...really make me smile...she was a sweet little girl. I miss you...I always will until we meet again...and today, we are one day closer.
Posted by Krista Layman at 12:01 AM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Here he is..right in the middle of the "MOB"
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The boys were fascinated with their maps...always wanting to see where we were! Hey...love it when a fun day turns into something educational!I just love a zoo pass!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Had to share this pic...even though he is screaming his head off because he was starving...but doesn't he look SO handsome in his little golfing outfit! This was one of Seth's...and I couldn't wait for Grant to fit into it! It was his church-going outfit! He looks like such a little old man!
and Grant..now having been recently fed...was enjoying the sights and sounds of being outside!
He is showing us smiles every so often...I was so excited to catch this little glimpse on film.
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:37 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
My mom and dad were watching the cousins today...so we stopped by for some play time and swimming! It's obvious from these pics, Grant wanted not much to do with his cousin, Nia. She is a little under 3 months older than Grant and she was quite fascinated...Grant...not so much. It was so cute...she kept rolling to touch him...grabbing him and just kept looking at him. I"m sure in a few months they will be great play pals!
We took the 2 little ones and the 3 big boys to my mom's neighborhood pool. Grant went "swimming" for the 2nd time this week. (He also stuck his feet in at Bearcreek Farms with Grandma on Thursday) It was pretty hot..and once he got used to the water, he was pretty content...although, our swimming session didn't last too long since it was so hot! I didn't even think of getting a swim suit this summer for the little guy.
The rest of the weekend has been crazy busy. Our church had a little mini-VBS on Friday night and Saturday morning, so Seth and I went there while daddy and Grant hung out at home watching the Colts. We have been spoiled this summer with the cooler temps...4 hours in the 90 degree sun, in an open field, almost did me in today. Then...swimming and playing with the cousins and then to the Cinema Grill for dinner and a movie! We saw G-force...kinda glad I had dinner to distract me! Grant of course...slept right through the whole thing.
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:27 PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wow! 6 weeks and Grant...
--is on the verge of smiling on cue...he's trying really hard, I know it won't be long
--still loves to eat...hence the "THUNDER THIGHS"
--Is becoming a real fan of his paci
--Has his own savings account
--Spent a whole day (7-5) away from mommy and did great! (mommy worked her church's children's clothing resale) Daddy did an awesome job...and Grandma was a great help!
--Had his first projectile vomit (in the car, while daddy was flying solo with both boys, since mommy was working the resale)
--Had his first little mini-cold, stuffy nose (would never know...his temperament was the same)
--Is SUPER close to having complete control of his head
--Is sleeping in his own room, in his own big crib (he looks so little) No more bassinet in Mom & Dad's room!
--Is sleeping 4-6 hours at night (for one shift)
--Loves being in the MobyWrap...making things a whole lot easier for mommy! I even took both boys and loaded books at 2 hospitals today!
--Is missing daddy now that he is back at work...oh where did the summer go?
--Is making more and more cooing sounds...SO CUTE!
--Took his first wagon ride from big brother
--Is our pride and joy...well one of them anyway!
And as far as Seth...he's doing better with His behavior and with wanting to do stuff with Seth!
And me...I had my 6 week check-up and am cleared..YEAH! Seth and I even went swimming together! Bring on the bike rides....the swimming! But of course, the NP said NO VACUUMING for at least a year!! Good thing my husband is an avid vacummer!
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But really...praise God for our church's children's clothing resale where I came home with a huge laundry basket full of a fall wardrobe for both of my boys...like over 50 items for just a little over $100...including new snow pants and coat! Now if it would just get cold so my boys could be stylin'.
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:20 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
--Saw his first movie...even an IMAX to boot
--Gets really fussy when fed formula (only 2 x so far, not worth it)
--Is within days of being able to hold up his head--he's so strong
--Attended church for the 2nd time...started crying right at prayer time (go figure) and had to be taken out
--Is outgrowing his 0-3 month clothesI know these were long and fit last week...the little guy is growing too fast!
--Grabs at his pacifier and my necklace...I know not on purpose..but is beginning to grab at stuff
--Helped get 2 Kate's Karts started at 2 new hospitals
--Gets doted on everywhere he goes
--Spent 4 hours away from mommy (and daddy) on their anniversary (Thanks Grandma)
--Went to his cousins house
--Brings us complete joy
As far as Seth...yeah, still jealous and still doesn't have much to do with him....YET!
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:43 PM
I saw several mom's wearing these at the Children's Museum. I was quite intrigued and went and talked to one about it! It's called a MobyWrap...and it is very cool. There are like 8 different ways you can "wear" your baby..all the way up to 35 pounds. This mom I talked to said she "wears" her 2 year old on her hip with it!
It arrived today and Grant and I tried it out! It was very comfortable...and Grant loved it! He was super fussy tonight and wanted to be held (guess that's okay since he was in his carseat a bunch today). I put him in...and he was super content. I was able to finish the dishes, put Seth to bed, give him a complete hug and type my last post with 2 hands! I guess once you get super comfortable with it...some moms nurse and walk with it the same time!
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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Monday, August 3, 2009
Happy 7th Anniversary to my sweetie! It's been a good year full of many blessings. He continues to provide for our family...working many jobs! He takes great care of our house. He gives me nights/days out to scrapbook. He continues to be an amazing, caring, loving father to our 2 sons. And he loves and cherishes me...and makes me feel pretty special.
It's been a crazy hectic day...as is most of our days right now. But...we were lucky enough for Grandma to come up from Portland and watch the boys. Andy and I went to Red Lobster (our choice restaurant wasn't open for lunch). It was yummy and we just pretended we were on a cruise eating fresh caught seafood. After a few quick errands...we opted to take a nap! We didn't have time for a movie...and so a nap it was.
We had to rush home because after waiting 4 months...we were supposed to finally sign the papers to have our house refinanced. Wouldn't you know that the notary called and said she didn't have the paperwork. So....Andy spends 40 minutes on the phone trying to get a hold of someone (since this is the 2nd time they didn't get the paperwork out...after 4 months!) Well...the notary ends up calling later and she finally got the paperwork...and we signed and signed a ton of papers...but now have lowered our interest rate and saved a ton of money! Yeah for Andy for pursuing this.
Then...a trip to the storage unit to load up a ton of books since we are starting our 9th hospital tomorrow....I'll be sure to post pics about that. Then...a trip to Dairy Queen to celebrate our anniversary. Andy is off to clean public restrooms at the pool and I'm changing diapers.
Overall..not the most romantic of anniversaries...but in all honesty...raising our family, continuing our daughter's legacy...and just spending time together makes it a good day for me! Maybe we'll shoot for the romantic getaway in a few years...when we don't have newborn!
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:04 PM
Sunday, August 2, 2009
With the adorable shirts...the handsome boys and beautiful flowers in my parent's backyard...oh I wish I was a professional. Photographing and positioning a one month old...too hard for me! I think I need some lessons from you pros. No laughing Amy! Oh well....they are cute enough for me!
Posted by Krista Layman at 4:56 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
We took a mini-vacation the past few days. Thursday morning...we headed to Indianapolis to spend the day at the Children's Museum. If you didn't know...the Indy Children's Museum is ranked the best in the world! We met up with some friends who have a daughter, Lynzi, who is a year old than Seth and Elijah who is 1 week older than Grant. The older kids had a blast...checking everything out. Seth is totally into anything mechanical...maybe we have an engineer on our hands. There was a special exhibit all about Egypt. It was quite impressive...the kids loved it.Here's Seth's attempt to "walk like an Egyptian" Andy and Gene went to the special King Tut exhibit...LeeAnne and I tended to these little cuties...fortunately...this is what they did most the day! Grant did awesome.After the museum, we all went to dinner and then parted ways. The four of us headed back downtown to spend the night. Once checking in, Andy took Seth swimming while I fed Grant. Then, we all went down near the circle for a late night treat. There was a huge ministry convention going on across the street...needless to say, I felt pretty safe having our youngsters out late, considering we were surround by 1000's of pastors!
Friday morning I had breakfast with my college roommate who lives in Indy! Even though I hadn't seen her in almost 2 years...we can chat like it's been 2 days! The best part...feeling rested as Grant actually slept from 12-6! Woo hoo!
After breakfast, we headed to the IMAX and saw a movie all about tropical ocean life...it was in 3D and very impressive...then a walk all along the canal...Seth LOVED being in the big city!
We hit a little of a roadblock when it came to lunch...remember those 1000 pastors...well, they were all eating downtown...so we headed north before we could find a place to eat.
It was a short little trip...but a lot of fun! Grant was such a great traveler...he made it all the way there and back without crying. Seth, of course, loves traveling and staying in hotels, especially in big cities. It was a great 2 days.
It was bittersweet...being back in Indy. We spent a lot of time there with Kate...took Seth to the museum twice when Kate was hospitalized. Driving the roads...seeing certain sights...brought back lots of memories. We even saw the Hospital Chaplain (who is awesome) on the street (she was attending the conference). It was even weird packing Grant...no medicine, no high calorie formula, no oxygen tank. Yes, we'd do it all again...I'd pack all that stuff to be able to take her with us again. But...we are blessed with 2 wonderful boys and sweet memories of a little girl.
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