Friday, December 27, 2013

Four months old

Dear Ivy,

On December 6 you turned four months old. You weighed 12 pounds 14 ounces. You are now a whole two feet tall. 

You have rolled over three times and are staring to enjoy some solid foods. You favorites are squash and pears. You have learned to pull things toward you that you want.  You must be working on getting a tooth because your drooling is even crazier then normal. 

We love you little cupcake!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Candy Cane

Sshh!!! Don't tell sissy I am slurping on her candy cane. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

First snowfall

Last week we had our first snowfall. Issabella was pretty excited. 

She loves snow! She wanted to go sledding. She was really disappointed when she got up from her nap and the snow had melted. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

3 months

Dear Ivy, 

On November 6 you turned three months old. You still have all your hair. It has gotten a little wild. Super curly on top. 
You have a beautiful smile and a sweet voice. The best part of your day is talking with your big sister. You still are the first person she says good morning to. Your face just lights up when you see and hear her. 

You are trying to roll over and are super drooly. You sleep through the night most nights. We love you little cupcake. 
Love mommy  

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

The weather held out and we were able to tricker treat on Halloween night. We went with our niece and nephew. Aiden was a ninja turtle, hailey was Millie from team umizomi  and issabella was Sofia the first. Ivy was her rabbit clover. 
Lots of candy was past out and issabella should be good to go for awhile. Here are some more pics from that night and from our pumpkin carving. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Plymouth downtown trick or treating.

We had fun this past Saturday spending time with friends trick or treating. Good times.  Issa was Sofia the first and ivy was her rabbit clover. 

Two months old

Dear Ivy

On October 6 your turned two months old. You weighed 10 pounds 1 ounce. You were 211/2 inches long. You have found your voice and learned how to smile. 

Right now...
You drink 4 oz 
You like to snuggle. Aunt Casi likes this. 
You sleep 5-6 hours at night. 
You found your voice. 

Love you cupcake! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Three years old

Dear Issabella

On April 21, 2013 you turned 3. What a great weekend you had. We went to Chicago and you got to spend your birthday money at the "baby " store also known as american girl. 

 You had a tangled birthday and got to show off your new playground. 

You finally weigh 30 pounds. Big stuff! 
Your daddy and I are so proud of you. You are too smart for your own good  

What you are into right now...
*singing any song on the radio 
*rainbow- your baby
*cowboy boots

We love you and can't believe you are already three. 

Love you peanut!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sister Time

Issabella and Ivy having a sister talk. This happens almost everyday. I love that Issa loves ivy so much! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Learning to Smile

Dear Ivy

In the past week you have learned to smile. You smile the most when you and issabella are in deep conversation. I caught your conversation the other day and Issa was telling you all about playground slides. 

Love you cupcake. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Week in NICU

It has been six weeks since Ivy has been born. We can not imagine our lives without her. We wanted to write down about her first week of life so she can read about it when she gets older. 

So here we go...

She was born two days late. We finally got to say hello at 2:27am on August 6. I was able to hold her for just a few minutes and the doctor took her to examine her. She was very puffy and extremely large compared to when issabella was born. The doctor and nurses checked her out and the doctor turned to use and shocked us. He thought she might have Down syndrome. Seth and I could not believe what we were hearing. We wanted the warm and fuzzyness of having a new baby not a flood of emotions we were not ready for. Ivy had fluid on her lungs and they were hearing something odd with her heart. The nurses too her to hook her up to oxygen. We would spend the night and next day wondering about our little cupcake. 

Wednesday morning came and so did an ambulance ride to the NICU.  Seeing your new child being takin away in an incubator was scary. Seth and I followed in our car. 

When we got to the NICU the doctor was waiting for us. The first thing he said was asked us if we saw the Down syndrome. Our hearts sunk because we did not see it but here was another doctor talking about it. We decided to keep it between Seth and I till we knew for sure. It was a long and emotional week. She had X-rays  and echoes. The one bright spot were the nurses. They were amazing. 

Ivy had a feeding tube first in her mouth and then in her nose. We were able to stay up in a room and the nurses joked that they did not need to do anything because we were always there. Issabella was able to come and visit and was wonderful. She did not understand why we could not bring her home.

The following Monday a new dr took over and made us a little more comfortable. She was training a new dr and wanted to show him why she thought ivy did not have Down syndrome. She has her sisters nose and eyes. My turned Ears No creases in her hands or a back flap.  This was the first time in almost a week that someone took the time to talk with us about it in length. She was 95 percent sure ivy did not have it. 
Ivy had to do a two hour car seat test to make sure her o2 was ok for the car ride. 

We left that afternoon still not Knowing for sure. Later that night she called and gave us the wonderful news that Ivy's results came back negative. We cried and celebrated with her over the phone and told her to tell the nurses who were waiting to hear too. 

So we are happy to say we have a healthy baby girl with a perfect heart and lungs. She just discovered she has a voice and can smile when she wants. 

Monday, September 9, 2013


Ivy you are loved more then you know. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

One Month

Dear Ivy,

Today you are one month old. You weigh 9 pounds 5 ounces. You still have a full set of hair.  People are wondering if you will lose it.  I don't think so. Your big sister Issabella loves you more then you know. She is always giving you hugs and kisses. If we are out somewhere and someone comes up to look at you she is right by your side protecting you. She enjoys singing to you. 

Right now...
🌸 You have dark hair
🌸 You don't like sleeping in your crib
🌸 You like to cuddle ( aunt Casi likes this)
🌸 You weigh 9lbs 5oz
🌸 You sleep about 4 hours at a time at night 
🌸 Your big sister loves you

We love you little cupcake!
Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Dear Issabela, Ever since you found out that mommy was going to have a baby you decided that you have a baby in your belly too. You have even named the baby's. Mine is named Gabrelia and you named yours Sid. I think you are watching to much of Sid the Science Kid. A few weeks ago daddy hit you in the belly on accident. You Informed him that he hit Sid. Just last night after eating supper you layed back in your seat and said that you were too full and Sid did not have any room. You sometimes come up to us and stick out your belly and say Sid is growing. I know you are going to be a great big sister. You were so gentle when you held Carter's little sister Maddy. We love you peanut. Mommy and Daddy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Issabella is excited to be a big sister this summer. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Snow Much Fun

Santa brought Issabella a sled. She got some fun out of it last week! 



Love these two people!

This is a picture of one happy girl!