Monday, March 19, 2012

Johnny Jump Up...Not Just Yet.

So we decided that now was as good a time as any to let Harrison try out his Johnny Jump Up! I think it's going to take a little time for him to adjust, but I think hes really getting the hang of it...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Our Little Man!

I know, it has been forever since we have posted anything on our blog! But with how cute our little boy is I (Brad) decided to take it upon myself to add some new pictures and a video of our sweet little man!!!! Enjoy =)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Busy Busy!

I've had NO time to update this, but Harrison is sleeping right now so I'm going to try and quickly upload a few pictures of our sweet little guy.

So far, he's doing really well!  He will be four weeks old this Friday!  We can't believe it!  Right now we;re working on some preliminary sleep training and establishing a routine through a book that was recommended to us called Baby Wise.  According to this book, little man can be sleeping through the night at six weeks!  I guess we'll see...

Next we'll have some pictures of Harrison's first Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Our New Addition

It has been so long since I have posted anything and I think I've realized why... I was so nauseated during my entire pregnancy that even the sight of my blog brought back literal "sick" feelings and made me completely unmotivated to update it.

BUT- now we're parents and we want to share all the joys and excitements of having our new baby boy, so Brad helped me give the blog a face lift (so I don't get sick when I see it) and now we're ready to become consistent bloggers once again.

My pregnancy of 40 weeks and 2 days was basically miserable.  I threw up ALL THE TIME until 8 1/2 months and then got so enormous that my knees literally ached when I sat on the toilet... yup, that's big.  After 42 extra pounds (I'm only telling you this because I think I've lost 25 already) a whole lot of stretch marks, and 27 hours of labor, our little Harrison King Neier came into this world weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces!

I woke up Thanksgiving morning in early labor, but because I was planning to go all natural I wanted to labor at home for as long as I could, so we continued on to my parents' house and had Thanksgiving dinner.  Around 4:30, we all went on a walk and I could barely get through it.  I had to stop every five minutes and lean on Brad  during the contractions and moaned embarrassingly through the whole thing just like in a movie!  It was so painful!  Brad and I decided to head back early from the walk as the contractions were coming every five minutes.  By the time we had gotten back I had begun to bleed and we knew it was time to go!

We were admitted to the hospital and shortly after I realized that I could not take the pain- those contractions were HORRIBLE!  I told myself that maybe on the next baby I would go natural, but for this baby I needed an epidural... NOW!!!

At 11:42 the next morning our sweet little baby boy was born.  He is AMAZING!

I cannot explain how much we love him.  Harrison has been in our lives for a mere 10 days, yet has managed to change our world dramatically- for the better.  I never pictured myself joyfully picking out boogers with my bare fingers, changing 10 overflowing poopy diapers a day or being engrossed in post circumcision care, but that's my new life and I LOVE it!  Brad is in love with this little boy, too, and I don't think anything could warm a Mother's heart more than seeing her husband happily sing songs to their newborn son about his poopy diapers when he thinks no one is listening. :)

Update for today:  Harrison's umbilical cord fell off!  I found it stuck to my shirt...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baby Pat

We had our 20 week ultrasound on Sunday! Because we weren't finding out the gender the ultrasound tech made us "name" the baby so she wouldn't accidentally slip with a "he" or "she". So we came up with the ultimate "Sh-im" name: Pat.

Pat is 14oz, has a healthy spine, a healthy heart and is apparently a "flasher" according to the ultrasound tech. In three weeks we'll know if the baby is a Patrick or Patricia, but until then we'll enjoy our time with Baby Pat!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Body, New Hair, New Post

On Wednesday, I will be 20 weeks!  And I feel so HUGE!  But we are so blessed to have made it this far!  Here's what's been happening:

- Up until about 18 weeks, I will still throwing up about 5 times a day!  Our pastor's wife gave me a miracle tip which has kept me mostly vomit free for the past couple of weeks: 1/2 tablet of vitamin B6 and 1/2 tablet Unisom (a baby-safe sleeping pill).  Yes this makes me a little drowsy during the day but totally worth it!  I think my co-workers appreciate it, too, since they would have to sit near the vomit filled trash can.

- I cut my hair!  I had to!  Brad really wanted me to grow it out but this is not the time in my life to feel even more frumpy than I have to.  So off it went!

-We're coming home in a month!  And get ready because we'll find out the baby's gender when we're there!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We're Still Here!

So the last 5 weeks have been pretty miserable.  I throw up all the time.  Like I'm talking 5-10 times A DAY! My face is huge, the back of my thighs have dimples and I am so HOT!!!  This humidity is something else!  Aka- AWFUL!!!  After this post I'm headed down to the pool to go swim with the neighborhood kids and hope that I don't get a cramp from the box of bread sticks I just

The most important part- the baby is healthy!  The doctor said it looks like 'an absolute wonderful baby'!  I'm so proud!

Brad has been pretty wonderful, too- cleaning, cooking, making my lunch, listening to me puke next to him in the car.  It's been rough on both of us but he has been a trooper right along with me!

I *heart* food

14 weeks and 5 days