Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our first week of bliss!

We have had such a great week! A whole week already, I can't believe it-it feels like he has just always been here. We love this little Will so much already!!!! He is finally starting to get into a good sleeping routine at night and so the days are a little easier. My recovery has been quick and I am trying to not overdo it, but I am so thrilled to get things done and clean and feel a little caught up. Owen is so good with Will too. It is really funny to watch the two of them together. If I show him Will and say this is your brother-he has no response whatsoever, but if Will is kicking or making noise, he comes over and touches his head or his feet. CUTE! He is really gentle with him and it is such a blessing to be surrounded by my wonderful boys. Here are a few of the many great moments I have been quick enough to get my camera for.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We have a new addition to our family!

Well, for those of you that are curious here is how it all played out...

I started having some heavy duty contractions about 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday night. They were starting to get about 5-7 minutes apart and so we called Whitney (a minute to praise this wonderful lady-she dropped everything to watch Owen and stay the night so that Zac could be there with me, and stayed most of the next day to make sure he was okay...we can't thank her enough for being there for us...Owen loves her and they had a lot of fun playing), and she came right over and we went as fast as I could coerce Zac to drive and we were there by 6 p.m. and man alive, was I feeling it.

By the time I got to the hospital I was dilated to a 5 and very anxious for drugs. :) I got my epidural and within an hour I was at a 7. They broke my water and we were well on our way to the end. He was born at 8:36 p.m. and our nurses and the on-call doctor were wonderful! We felt so lucky. He had a little too much in his lungs when he was first born and so they took him to the NICU for an hour to keep an eye on his breathing and then he was brought right back to our room. He got a bath and liked it for the most part and just wanted to sleep and cuddle which was great for all of us.

We had a hard time settling on a name. We went in with a list of about 25 or so names that we both liked and then we progressively narrowed it down until we settled on William Hendrix Cook. We'll call him Will. It just fit and we love him so much already!!!! He is really content and only cries when he's messy or we have to wake him up to nurse. We had Whitney come visit yesterday and it was really fun to show him off. My parents got here last night and have been able to spend some time with him too. I think he's won us all over. We left the hospital this afternoon with a sweet new addition to our family. Owen was a little curious to see him when he first got here and wanted to touch him on the cheek a little. CUTE! Here are some pictures of our little guy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I think it is so funny that I am 10 times happier the last week or so than I have been in awhile. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I have my husband back now that finals are over, I don't have to be careful about "doing too much" I am having so much fun playing with Owen more, getting around and getting some exercise and just getting things done in general. We are getting so excited for this little one to get here and to hold that sweet little one in my arms. Owen has been sooooooo good lately! He is almost always good, but he had a sore throat for about a week or so and so he was a little grumpy, but now he is back to his old self and he's smiling and laughing all the time. What a cutie!!! When I think of having another boy even a little bit like Owen, I get so excited!!!! We are so blessed and I really do feel it all the time. Here's hoping the happiness holds out before my body gives out and that this little one gets here soon!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just a note...

I had one of my emotional breakdowns yesterday (that comes with pregnancy hormones) and my good husband sat right next to me, put his arm around me and reassured me that everything would be okay. All the stress I carried with me for a few hours just melted away. I felt so much better and just loved. I feel so blessed to have a good husband that loves to make me happy and genuinely wants to cheer me up even if I just have crazy random emotional explosions. Thank you love!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Owen is two today!

I honestly can't believe that my sweet little baby is already 2. I still remember the excitement of him joining our family. We had just gone on a trip to Pocatello (where I jumped on a trampoline) and within a couple of hours of coming home, I was having contractions. And before I knew it he was in my arms. I remember thinking there was never a sweeter baby. He was ours. I remember getting so excited to think about what he would be like as he got older, the things he would like to do, and what kind of personality he would have.

He is such an amazing boy and I love him more than anything. He is so fun and adventurous and not afraid of anything. He always wants to run and play and just try new things. He is so cute too! And I get to be his mother and see him EVERY day! That is so incredible! I can't wait to watch him grow into a young man and continue to make us proud! Love you Owen!!! Happy Birthday! We love you so much!!!!