Friday, August 08, 2014

Rainbow Family

Back in April me and my mom made outfits for all the kids for the first Sunday that Carma went to church.  The kids have been soooo excited to wear their new Sunday clothes.

Getting Carma fed before church.

Walking into church.

2 weeks old

Carma had her 2 week checkup today.  She weighed in at 8 lbs and 3.5 oz.  she is still down 10 oz. from her birth weight. My doctor isn't concerned because all the kids have been like this.  We do have another weight check on Friday.  We have been feeding her bottles of breast milk and her weight gain since we have been doing that is really good.  So I will keep pumping and we will keep feeding her with bottles.

Sunday, August 03, 2014


We all went to the grocery store today.

Then later Ben went fishing and I took the kids to the pool.  Here is Carma at the pool.

Me and Carma hanging out watching the kids swim.

Me and the kids at the pool.

Paternity Leave

We are loving having Ben home all day for a month.  It takes a lot of pressure of me.  I don't feel pressured to feel normal yet.  I am especially glad to have Ben home as we have been having weight gain issues with Carma.

Ben has been doing fun things with the kids.

Zephyr and Ben did a lot of work in the garden.

Sleepover in the playhouse!

Ben also got a membership to Thanksgiving Point and has been taking the kids to activities there.

Friday, August 01, 2014

last days of july

I have been holding Carma a lot in the ring sling.  I love her little feet sticking out.

I love Carma in this outfit (Autumn picked it all out and dressed Carma herself)

The dogs are really interested in Carma.

My mom found this picture of baby Autumn with our dog  (dec 2003)

Carma has had some issues gaining weight so we started bottle feeding her breast milk.  Ben and the kids love being involved in feedings.

Prairie really wanted to use a sling like me.

So did Zephyr.

Autumn put Carma asleep for her nap this afternoon while I pumped.

Autumn found this toy car seat and put Carna in it.

Carma had a doctors appointment today to check her weight so we ventured out to swim lessons today since the appointment was right after.

Monday, July 28, 2014

One Week Old

Carma is starting to have more wakeful periods especially in the mornings.

The kids have been doing a lot of Legos with Papi at home (zephyr is in heaven having a bunch of Ben's work Legos at home)

Ben has also taken the kids to a new children's museum and to a nickel arcade, and they have been working on a birthday present for their grandpa.  We love having Ben at home.

Carma played uno with me, Autumn and Zephyr yesterday.

Prairie has been doing "bubble land" today.  She really has a talent at making bubbles with soap and water and her hands.

Now some more pictures of Carma.

Actually napping in her crib.  With Ben at home we all want to hold Carma so most naps she gets held.

We LOVE dressing Carma.  Our friend gave us a huge bag of newborn girls clothes.  We are having so much fun trying to use all of them before she outgrows them.

Sleeping in the ring sling.  I love the feeling of an infant snoozing on your chest.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Carma's Nursery

Carma is named after my maternal Grandma with the same name.

These are some pictures of my Grandma that I have to hang up in Carma's room.

My grandma made lots of nine patch quilts, so I had wanted to make something for Carma to represent that.  I found this urban glorified nine patch pattern that I really liked and I just made it match the curtains I had already made for this bedroom.

The tradition is that I piece my baby a quilt and my mom quilts and binds it for me.

When I found out we were having a girl we had already decided we would name a girl after my Grandma.  I got really sentimental and I remembered making these stuffed elephants with my grandma when I was around 12.  It turns out my mom still had the pattern so she sent it to me and I made Carma some of her own elephants.

After taking the pictures this morning Zephyr wanted to read books to Carma on the floor.