Monday, December 22, 2008

Two Weeks

My little man went to his two week appointment today. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 7 oz., more than a pound over birth weight! I thought I'd share this photo that shows off his little buddha belly. So happy that he is healthy and growing like a weed!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well, I was going to wait to share these until the holidays, but I couldn't wait. And, I think I've decided that I should do things as I think of them or otherwise they won't get done.

Our SECOND ever Christmas tree! Maizie was so excited when she woke up one morning last week and saw it. She kept saying, "Thank you, Daddy!"

The cutest little elves in the whole world.

Sleepy Dwarf.

My Little Scrooge. This is what happened when the photographer asked her to make a sad face. Yes, dress by Aunt Jodi, again!

My little stocking stuffer.

Maizie was a rock star at holding Anderson, but he was done with his 15 minutes of fame at this point. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Maizie's Turn

Maizie really loves the concept of taking turns, especially when it is her turn. She is in Michigan this week, getting some grandparent spoiling stored up. But I couldn't blog about Anderson without giving her a turn!

Here she is taking care of her baby (while watching Nemo) of course. In case you're wondering, that's how all babies like to wear their hats nowadays.

"Tool time" with Daddy.

Helping Nana make a cake for Daddy's Birthday!

Eating the gingerbread cookies Mia made her for Christmas. Yum! Yum!
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The Many Faces of Anderson

He seems to be saying "Why Me?"

Once again..."Why Me?"

I think in this one he's thinking, "Why Me?"

And in this one, he's definitely thinking, "Does anyone else out there think I look like Andy Rooney?"
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Anderson's First Days

If you have four minutes to spare...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

He Has Arrived!

Anderson Therris George was born yesterday, December 5, at 11:37 a.m.

He weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz and was 19.75 inches long. He has the most adorable patch of blonde hair I've ever seen, super cute grumpy faces and generally looks like a 90-year-old man in a 1-day-old's body. If I could've custom-ordered a baby boy, Anderson would be it.

Anderson is Jason's Mom's maiden name and it generally means "manly" (insert Tim Allen grunts here) or "son of the manly one" to be precise (insert Jason grunts here). If three syllables becomes to cumbersome to say, we plan to call him "Dre". You may attempt to call him Andy, Sonny, Derson, or Anders, but I may bark at you. Just a warning.

Here is Maizie meeting her baby brother. She is very curious and very sweet to her baby brother. I can't wait to watch them grow and play together. My friends stepped up to the plate and watched her Friday and my mom and mom-in-law rearranged their busy weekends to come take care of her and meet their new grandson.

Here's the hostess shot from the shower Thursday night (thanks, Noelle, Kim, Tanya, Jessica and Sarah!). The shower featured a yummy candy buffet and we got a CRAZY amount of diapers and lots of cute little old man clothes to go with our little old man. It really was perfect timing to spend the night before Anderson's arrival surrounded by friends. Thanks for making what could've been a stressful night a really fun one!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Boy Will Come Out....


Really. I went to the doctor today and I had a few symptoms of preeclampsia (however you spell that), so she didn't really wanting me chancing it over the weekend. Tomorrow is the birthday of Jason's Granny Anderson, who passed away this year, so it's a special day for our family. Plus, I'm nerdy and think that it's cool that his birthday will be a math equation: 12-05=08. Told you I'm nerdy. UPDATE: Ok, nerdy in a "I don't do simple math" sort of way! Apparently, 12-05=07. Let's just blame this one on the "gonna have a baby in less than 24 hours" brain!

Tonight is his baby shower, so it's coming just in time. Thanks in advance to all my sweet friends and family who are helping take care of Maizie and everything else with this unexpected change. I feel truly blessed. Off to pack for the hospital! Pray for a safe delivery and a happy, healthy baby.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Two Year Pictures

No bumps, bruises, scratches or snotty noses meant I could finally take Maizie in for her 2-year pictures this morning. Dress courtesy of Aunt Jodi (again)! She refused to sit for these at first but after the photographer took some of her 8.75-months pregnant mom sitting on her little chair, she decided she wanted in on the fun. We might be back later in the week for some Christmas photos, but I'm just happy we got through these! Enjoy.

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