Sunday, August 26, 2012

Just before baby....

When the date is set and you KNOW when you're scheduled to have a baby, its kinda hard to pass the time at the end.  So what better way to pass the last couple of days than to have one of your best friends come to town! 

Kasey came!

She did all the FUN "play slave"sorts of things with the boys like read as many books as they want....or read David and Goliath as many times as they want....

And let them play games on your iphone. 

We had a great few days with her and I was so glad I got to catch up with her before the whirlwind of a new baby hit.  

And she took this picture on my last day with "just us".  

Big Brother Room

The week before Jaylie came, I finished up the boys' room.  Kanyon had been in this room, so I didn't have to do much.  Just beds and a few toy/organizational things.  My mom came and helped me and we made the letters that are above their beds.  They were quite proud of them and mom and I were quite proud because they were super easy.  The fabric went on perfectly, the rope pinned on without any glue and we finished in no time.  That is NOT typical for us, but we caught some breaks with this little project, so that was nice.  

Toys and books...(and the crooked brand on the wall is driving me crazy in this pic.) The brands have been on the wall since before klp moved in this room. We got old wood from the buildings on Kory's family's place in Montana and all of the brands are friends or relatives of ours.  

In reverse order...sorry.  While we worked, we just tried to keep the boys busy...eating and painting. 

The finished products!

Now the boys have a nice little cowboy room to call their own.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Welcome pics

There are waaaay too many, so I'll try to keep the words to a minimum.  

Headed to the hospital.  Q wasn't so sure about me leaving....let the big brother adjustment begin.  

Check out this crew that was there for her birth. I think this was after I had her.  I really do have the greatest friends in the world.  They took great pictures and videos too! 

I could finally hold her when I got back to the room.  There is no better feeling in the world. Without getting too deep here, I think our experience with the twins made me aware of the heartache that often goes on with the birth of a baby.  Mixed with my joy and happiness is the desire for all those couples longing for a baby to have one, and all those moms of sick or tiny ones to get a chance to kiss a healthy newborn.  

This was Quinn's first time to meet her.  He was very interested in touching and looking at her.  Sweet boy. He's always been interested in babies.  Now he has one in his own house! 

Trying out her basketball paci

First diaper...way to go Daddy.  I got tickled watching him thinking how much easier this is when you've done it a few times before.  Poor Kanyon had to endure our learning curve on diaper changes.  

Sweet Holly made sure our door was a GIRL door! :)  

Saturday Clay, Mo, and their girls came to visit and after they saw us at the hospital they went to our house and let the kids play. I know my boys loved it! klp, Avery, Landry

Sweet cousins helping him walk.  He's getting good enough that his friends can help him walk (as long as they don't go too fast or let go!)

Aunt Mo with a lap full!

Meg and Jaylie having a nice chat.  

I LOOOVE these pics of her.  They had just bathed her and brought her back.  She was wide awake all bundled up.  


Q was quite interested in all the gear so I just gave him his own paci to keep him away from hers.  

Checking on baby sister first thing in the morning.  

There are too may pictures of her just laying there sleeping, but I can't help it.  

klp wanted the chair by Mommy AND Jaylie so this was our arrangement for a little bit.  

So tiny and sweet.  

A close up with a phone is not the best look for any baby, but these made me laugh.  

One evening we needed to get the boys out of the house (read: they were going BONKERS) so we were gonna go get a snow cone.  It was closed, so we ended up at sonic with a messier but yummy treat.  

klp doesn't do sweets, so his treat is french fries!

The new view of my back seat.  Its kinda full

We went to Mindi's house for her to take some newborn pics. I've never done them so this was fun. And amazing at how much Mindi could just mold her and do whatever she wanted and Jaylie just slept right through it.  

Aaaand one last burrito picture. 

Gay Gay with my 3.  Seriously she's a stud.  Is it ok to call your mom that?  Since I can't lift Kanyon for 6 weeks (and really couldn't move much for a few days) she's been runnin' the show.  Boys, me, the house, dishes, laundry, you name it, she's done it.  

And so ends the phone dump of pictures.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Birth Day Pictures

Thanks again to Rachel for being my stand-in blogger.  If it were up to me you'd just now be finding out that I had a baby.  We are all home and doing good.  Recovery is never the best part, but each day is better.  Jaylie June is an eerily good baby so far. Like I don't want to talk about it because I'm afraid I might jinx it.  I have tons more pictures, but these are the ones from my good camera from the day she was born.  What a day it was.  

I have a history of being a very good gender predictor when people are having babies.  Apparently I can't guess my own. I was sure this baby was a boy.  I was fine with that. Its hard to argue with adding another brother.  The last week or 2 I was pregnant, I did start to entertain the idea that it MIGHT be a girl. I was excited thinking about having a girl, but still felt deep down that it was a boy. I think I just couldn't imagine a GIRL, it didn't seem possible.  Adding a boy wasn't hard to imagine.  The Dr. let Kory reveal the news, so when I heard him say "IT'S A GIRL!" I think I just kept saying, "oh my goodness! Are you kidding me? I can't believe I just had a girl!" While they weighed her and checked her I just kept staring and muttering phrases about how shocked I was that this was a girl.  Happy shocked.  I told Kory later that I didn't realize how bad I wanted a girl until she was here.  I was (and still am) so happy.  We were thankful for a smooth surgery and had a blast sharing the good news with the room full of great friends that were there waiting.  In fact, Kory and the baby left about 5 min. before me and went to tell the crowd.  All the way in the OR we heard the screaming and clapping!! It was fun.  And VERY clear what everyone was hoping for.  :) 

Enough talk for now, here's some pics....

The secret's out...she didn't QUITE weigh 8 lb. like we said.  7 15.6 But when the Dr. heard that she said, "oh come on! Leave her on there til she hits 8!" So I think she did hit the 8 lb. mark.  

The anesthesiologist was so sweet and offered to take a "family picture".  Kind of awkward angle, but its the best we could do while I'm laying on a table.  

We were all back in the room pretty quickly and got to show her to my parents and Rachel, Ro, and Marion.  

Gary and Sharon had the boys while we were at the hospital, so they came up when my parents got there to take over big brother duty.  Sharon was so happy she didn't have to take back the pink clothes she'd already bought.  :)

After naps, the boys came up to see us. I think they reacted pretty much like I thought they would. Q was probably the most interested in the baby, but both were VERY interested in the TV, rocking chair, window, and all the crackers that came with my meal.  :)

Enter swelling. I wish they'd ease up on those fluids for the sake of these pictures that will be with me for a lifetime.  Oh well.  Here we are in all our Phillips Pham glory! Happy to be safe and together! :)  

Q is the most affectionate and wants to see her and touch her the most....klp just likes to boss me and tell me what to do with her.  

My Nanny Lou (my dad's mom) holding her 10th great grandchild.  

Uncle Clint holding yet another niece. 

And Uncle Clay...he's a professional baby girl holder.  He offered to let Jaylie come to his house any time she needs to spend some time in a GIRL WONDERLAND.  :)  

Avery, Landry, and Mallory meeting baby cousin

Aunt Mo....only 2 months away til she's holding her own bundle.  

And then as if the hospital couldn't get more joyful.......Remember my friend Rebekah???We were pregnant together and joked about having our babies at the same time.  Well, the morning after I had mine, she shows up at the hospital! After a day of labor, she delivered her GIRL and we were hospital room neighbors!  So fun and so thankful for another healthy baby and the fun of actually having our babies at the same time!  Annnnnnd both girls!  

I think this was on our 2nd visit for the brand new BFFs Meg and Jaylie 

The proud Dads

I'm not sure how I'm gonna be at this girl thing when it comes to dressing and being girly, but I do like the stick on bows.  She got all dolled up for the ride home.  It was off before we got home, but it looked cute for a minute.  :)  

I have to dump my phone and get some other pics and will hopefully get those posted in a decent amount of time.  We thank GOD for a healthy baby.