Sunday, April 10, 2011

Aven Videos & photos

These first 2 are from a scrap book a bunch of us gals did for our lactation consultant who left after they closed Parkridge's Lactation Center...I wish I could take credit for the layout and the design.

The first video was taken on my birthday morning and the second was taken today when she was sleeping...I thought her little shakes were cute and interesting...wanted to get them on video.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Day

So crazy how things change in a year. Last year starting in January Andy and I decided we were ready to throw the contraception out the window and add someone to our little family on the mountain. It took a couple months of "trying," but we persevered.

I had a rough March last year thinking we would never get pregnant (after trying only 2 months before). FYI there is a very very narrow window of opportunity to get pregnant. We kept missing the window and I was getting worried. I got more worried and upset as my birthday was approaching. I was due to get my period ON my birthday. Well...I got it. I turned 35 (a new age group-boo) and I was not pregnant. I was in Illinois visiting family and I was away from Andy. It was pretty much the suckiest birthday ever. Don't get me wrong, it had it high points. Elaine and Al took me to dinner at Jim's Steak House, Andy sent me some beautiful Easter lilies, and I ran a 5k with Elaine and Al. It was good, but at the same time it was a bummer too.

No fear, 2 weeks later I got pregnant and beautiful Aven started growing. =)

Yesterday on my birthday I couldn't have been happier! The sun was shining (75* YEAH!), Aven is beautiful and healthy, I have a great new job with American Bicycle Group, Andy made me a wonderful birthday breakfast (french toast, bacon, cinnamon rolls, and OJ), and I went out on a bike ride (by my big girl self) on my NEW Quintana Roo CD0.1.

I have so much to be happy about. All the little road blocks this past year, pale in comparison to the future Andy, Aven, and I have to look forward to. I hope everyone else we know and love is able to look beyond the valleys.

Here are some random photos from the past couple weeks...

My birthday breakfast

Aven's new friend the elephant

The boys "preparing" to work on the roof...

Jonah and Aven-she really does like him, she was just tired

Uncle Chris is funny ;-)

Mmmmm hands.

More hands...

Yeah Daddy!

Daddy and his mini me