Thursday, April 23, 2009

12 weeks ultrasound

We had our 1st trimester screening today!  We had an ultrasound to check for any abnormalities, the baby looks perfect! Very healthy and very active. The heartbeat was 151. We are starting on progesterone shots to help my uterus relax so I dont go into preterm labor. I will be getting 1 shot per week till I'm 36 weeks... ouch. But I am doing everything I can to keep this baby in and go thru this pregnancy as smoothly as I can. Heres the picture of our little bean at 12 weeks and 1 day. The baby is measuring 3 days bigger but they didnt change my due date. Only 6 more weeks till we find out what it is!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our hearts ache

Today we received very devastating news. Our friend Stacy lost her little daughter yesterday due to her constant battles with seizures. I met Stacy when I was pregnant with Madison. Amelia was only 1 day older than Maddy. Amelia battled against seizures most of her life and yesterday her battle was over. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain that Stacy, Lou and her little sister Lily must be going thru. It hits very close to home. Losing a child is a pain that no parent should ever have to go thru. Today Amelia rests in peace with God free of pain. I always ask God... why do children have to die? Its a question that I have in my heart always. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to Amelia's family and I pray that she is now safe and happy. 
God bless you Amelia today and always.. you will be terribly missed. We love you so very much. Rest in peace sweet little Amelia  (August 14, 2005- April 20th, 2009)

Monday, April 20, 2009

A gymnastics update

I figured it was time for a new update. Well in July it will be 1 year since Madison started. And what can I say. I signed her up because I did gymnastics but the girl made the sport of her own. She is now 100% gymnast. She has had Kathy as her coach and she couldnt be happier. Maddy loves her so much. She is going twice a week and it seems not enough for her but for now thats what as much as we want her to do because we dont want to burn her out. As she gets older she will be going more and more so for now 2 days a week is a good amount of time. We are also doing a few private classes with Kathy and Madison loves it. She loves having one on one time with her Kaffffffy as she calls her. She recently got a medal!! Thanks to Cheryl and Sarah (Sarah is a level 8!!) who were so sweet to give Madison a medal from Sarah's medal stash. Kathy saved it for Maddy till she could get her bridge kickover by herself. She did it and you should have seen her face.. priceless!.  Starting the next school year she will be in advance preschool gymnastics. Im very excited to see her in that class. The classes will be mondays and wednesdays. We kept her in preschool tuesdays and thursdays so she can be in the advance class. She has improved so much and she definitely has talent for it. She can now do.. cartwheels, pullovers on bars, she can go up the rope, bridges, back tucks in the harness without holding on, handstand to bridge, bridge kickovers, backroll, front roll on the beam, she is working on hip back circles, handstands and lots of new things. I never thought this whole gymnastics thing with Maddy would take a life of its own but it did. And she is definitely meant to be at the gym. She loves it more than anything. Thats the update!  I will post new pics and videos soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

She's walking!

Melanie finally took some steps!  I couldnt believe my eyes. We were at gymnastics watching Maddy and she has been able to stand up for a while without holding on to anything but she didnt seem interested to take steps. Well as I am watching Maddy she was standing in front of me and I had her snacks.. well she was going to get them no matter what!  So she started walking towards me.. tiny little steps but she got to where she wanted!  How ironic haha... walking for the first time at gymnastics.. I wonder if she is trying to tell me something hahaha. I am so excited. She has been taking more and more steps now. I actually enjoyed not having a walking baby quite yet. As you all know I never got the little mellow baby stage. Madison went straight to walking at such early age that I was on the go from the very beginning. I have enjoyed so much having Melanie just crawl and play with me without me chasing her around haha and now she is ready to walk. I am so proud of her!  Here's is a little video. She walked more before I took that video but of course.. when you want them to walk for you so you can show it to everybody they wont do it. Here's a video with a couple of steps.. my mommy is dying to see her little Melanie walk so here it is Gigi.. Im walking now!!  

2 years...

Today 2 years ago our son Matthew was born and went to heaven. It has been a long road of grieving and I think it will never end. Its hard to spend a birthday so very special without him. I woke up crying this morning after dreaming about him. It felt so real.. it felt like he was here. The next thing I knew Matt woke me up,  hugged me and cried with me. I looked at my phone and it was 6:56 am.... believe it or not.. same exact time of his birth. I miss him more than words can say. Its amazing how fast time goes by. We did balloons for him and a little birthday cake. My heart aches so much and it hurts so much but I know that I need to do this for him, for me, for Matt and for the girls. I know Matthew would not wanna see his mommy, daddy or sisters sad but its so hard to think that we are all here, that we do things as a family, so much to see, so much to do and he was left behind. He is missing on so many things but I know he is in a better place... and one thing that makes me very happy is that I know my daddy is watching over him and taking care of his grandson. I know they are both happy and they are watching over us. To my sweet little boy... Happy Birthday my little buddy... we miss you more than words can say and one day we will be all together again. We love you with all of our hearts and we miss you everyday... 
Happy 2nd Birthday my little angel...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Melanie Paige birth slideshow pictures!

As you all know Kim took pictures of Melanie's birth. They are the most amazing pictures I have ever seen and I am so lucky that Kim was there with us to welcome Melanie and we have asked her if she can be there too for this baby so she will be taking pictures of our labor and delivery with our new little baby too!.  She gave me the link for the slideshow so I wanted to share it with everybody!  Thanks Kim!!  (if the link doesnt send you directly to the page just copy and paste the link)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1 more week

And our little Matthew's birthday will be here. April 15th is a day that I fear but a day that I want nothing more but celebrate. I cant believe that it has been 2 years since he went to heaven. The wounds feel so new sometimes. If you havent notice yet on our blog (were the girls pictures are) Matthew's real footprints pics are right next to the pic of Maddy. I just wanted to point them out so you can see them. A proof that an angel walked in this earth. Please send some prayers our way for peace on his birthday. Its a very hard day for us.

New ultrasound picture

I had my OB appointment on tuesday. It went great. The doctor couldnt pick up the baby's heartbeat so she did an U/S to check on our little bean. Everything looks great!  The baby was sucking on his/her toes!  it was so funny. I cannot wait to know what it is. Matt and I just want our baby to be healthy and happy. I am still in shock that we are pregnant again. I am so excited to have the blessing to have a new baby. Life is just amazing. Only 2 more weeks and we will have our first trimester screening ultrasound!  I cant wait!  Keep your prayers coming for a healthy baby.. thats all we want is for our baby to be ok. Isnt our little bean so cute? hehe Looks like a little alien. Here's the picture of the U/S. Baby Larson at 9 weeks 6 days.

First belly pic

Ok I know I know.. it has been 10 weeks and I didnt take a pic. There was no belly really to take a pic of. But now there is a tiny little bump. Heres the first belly pic!!  9 weeks and 5 days.   More to come!  

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Melanie got a haircut

My little princess is such a big girl now. Today I took her in to get her first real big girl haircut. I was so nervous because she needed her bangs trimmed and she does move a lot but she did awesome!  She actually liked getting a haircut. She kept eating her lollipop and she let the lady cut her hair. She looks so much older now with her hair done. She has bangs now too! My baby is all grown up. Here are the pics of her first haircut.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday little Ava!

Melanie's best buddy Ava is 1!  She was the youngest and now.. she is a year old. Where does time go? She is the cutest little baby ever. She is also walking already (Melanie Melanie... you might wanna try to walk too haha) I cannot believe that now our babies are no longer the tiny little ones. Now we have 3 babies on the way!  Baby Emmett, Baby Kendahl and our Baby Larson. Happy Birthday little Ava!   We love you!

Happy Birthday Ethan!!!

Our super cool nephew E Bean is 11!!  I cannot believe it. Time goes by so fast. We got to spend his birthday with him yesterday. He is so grown up now!!  He is a boy scout and a swimmer. Its amazing to see them grow up and become their own person. When Matt and I first started dating Ethan was a little toddler. Now he is a preteen!  Good luck Bryan and Kristin hahaha. He is such an awesome kiddo and Melanie and Madison just loooove their cousin so much! Happy Birthday buddy!!!  We love you very much!