Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Long time...

Life as we know it has been much more busy with two kids under the age of three! I can't seem to find time to do anything, let along blog on a regular basis!
Chloe is three years old and Ethan is almost 10 months old. I can't believe my little boy is approaching 1 year old! To see how much both Chloe and Ethan have grown these past couple of months is a feeling that can't be described. There are days that I want to pull my hair out, but at the end of each day I can honestly say I am so proud to be the mom to Chloe and Ethan.
Chloe is writing her name all by herself. I might have to bribe her with candy corn or a movie, but she does it and it made me feel so incredibly proud of her. One day she is understand the joy I had when she wrote her name for the first time.
Chloe is in Tap and Ballet class and LOVES it and loves her teacher. She sometimes makes her own rules and takes charge of the class. It is so funny to watch her be the leader that she has always been ;)
Ethan has me wrapped around his teeny, tiny finger. Apparently, he is a really good baby when I am not around... but when I am around he wants all of my undivided attention. He constantly puts a smile on my face. Ethan is so close to crawling.. I fear the day but I look forward to yet another milestone.

Mike and I went to Boston this past October for a little mini vacation. It was an absolute blast and I would move out there if we could!
I hear Ethan waking up from his nap and as he is just talking to himself right now, the talking will get louder and louder as to say "MOMMY DONT YOU HEAR ME?"
Until next time....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ehtan Scott Choat

I can't believe it has been 5 weeks already since Ethan Scott Choat joined our family.
Time has flown by so fast I haven't even had time to think straight.

Here is a little bit of my birth story... It was a lot easier and MUCH faster then Chloe.
January 11th, I went in for a routine prenatal appointment. My blood pressure was threw the roof so they sent me to Labor and Delivery to be monitored. I had been in pain and miserable the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy ( more like the last half of my pregnancy, but truly miserable the last 3 weeks) so I think my body was just telling me and our midwife it had had enough.
Mike and Chloe had come with me to the appointment as we knew it was essentially my last appointment before Ethan made his grand entrance. So, Mike had to bring Chloe to my parents house and in the mean time, My midwife stripped my membranes and before Mike had gotten back I was dilated to a 4. Started at a 2-3 and in an hour progressed that much.
Stripping of the membranes was the most excruciating pain I had ever gone threw. I would give birth 100 times over before having that done again.
Anyway, they had me walk to halls for about an hour to get me far enough along to admit me.
It was about 6ish that I was admitted and things were moving fast until I stayed dilated at a 6. They gave me more drugs to move this along.
My midwife came in at 12:30 am on January 12th and told me that I was to be ready to push in about 15 minutes as I was dilated to a 10 and ready to go.
I was shocked, with Chloe I was laboring for HOURS.
I gave about 6 good sets of 3-4 pushes and 26 minutes later, Ethan Scott entered the world.
He weighed 8 lbs 15 oz and was 21 3/4 inches long. The exact length of his big sister.
He was MUCH easier then Chloe. With Chloe was was pushing for almost 4 hours. Needless to say, I was terrified to start the pushing process.

So there you have it, Ethan is here and we love every moment. Chloe is adjusting beautifully and loves being a big sister. She is my little helper and I can't believe how much this has turned her into an even bigger "little girl." She makes me beyond proud. I am so honored to be her Mommy.
I will try and get as many pictures up as possible. My time on the computer is very limited these days.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pink or Blue?

We had an ultrasound on Monday, August 31st and the tech asked if we wanted to know what the sex of the baby was. Of course, as everyone knows it's the most anticipated ultrasound any parent could ask for.
First and foremost, the baby was healthy and moving around like a champ... She then pointed out some extra parts on the baby that makes the baby A BOY!!!!!
As we are very thrilled, it has finally sunk in that we now have a girl( princess) and a boy (our new prince). Mike is a little worried as we have alot of pink..Everywhere we look in our house, there are pink castles, pink toys, dolls, pink, pink, pink.
It is very exciting for us as this will be the final addition to our family. We decided after two, we would be done no matter what the sex of our second was going to be. It just works out that we have one of each now. However, Happy and Healthy kids are our main goal and focus in life.
I have concerns about Chloe and how she is going to handle the change of having a baby " broder" in the house, but as time goes on and all of the reassurance of us telling her that she is still our first baby, and that we love her the same, if not more, I think she will be fine. She is very much attached to my hip as I am attached to hers, I think this will be good for both of us and it will make us learn to appreciate each other better. I have her with me literally 24/7 and sometimes I forget just how lucky I am to have the chance to be with her every day, teaching her everything that she has learned so far.
She desperately wants to paint Baby "Efans" room purple, so we are going to have to negotaite a blue-ish/purple color for his room.
As soon as I make a copy of the ultrasound, I will be sure to add some pictures on here for everyones viewing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chloe turns 2!!!!!!!!!!!

The day has come and gone! It went as fast as I had dredded it to happen.
We had a party for little Miss Chloe on Saturday and she made out like a bandit with all the gifts. We had a wonderful time celebrating our little baby turning 2 and took advantage of showing everyone our new home.
As the day approached, Mike and I had talked about trying again, for the second time, taking away her "nukers" as she calls it when she turned 2. As I was dredding putting her to bed, I am laying with her and as she whined only for a brief minute or two, telling me to find the lost Nukers, I look in her eyes and I find myself in complete disbelief that my little baby is 2 AND going to bed like a big girl. As I lay there, I start to cry as we are looking into each others eyes, I try hard to hide the (good) tears, she points to my eye and says " Mommy, more water". I was absolutely amazed and cried even harder.
How in the world is it possible to love such a little human being as much as Mike and I love Chloe? I never really understood the feeling until the day Chloe was born. It truly is something that you have to experience first hand to know the feeling of the meaning of 100% unconditional love.
Happy Birthday Chloe! I love you with all of my heart!