Monday, October 27

Ezra birth announcement

So I am cheap. I just can't stand spending millions (okay not millions--but a good chunk o' change) on sending out announcements, especially when I can use social media to show off my little guy.
I did buy a few, so grandparents expect one in the mail.

Here is your dessert for tonight, because he is delicious. I try not to eat him daily.
Friends, come visit, you need to squeeze him and see for yourself how absolutely luscious he is.
I will even let you kiss his cheeks, they are squishy heaven.

Big shout out and thank you to Charise who took all of these precious pictures I will cherish foreva! (I will be doing a post on the shoot soon)

Friday, October 17

HAPPY one month of BIRTH-DAY

He is my best bubba and I can't imagine life without him.
I feel like he has been with us far longer than 4 weeks (an official month on Sunday--wrote that per Kasey) and I love that feeling.
He is so fun.

Right now he eats every 3 hours and at night he usually goes one 4 hour shift
(which gives me 3 hours of consecutive shut eye rather than 2 hours!)
His poor stuffy nose is getting better.
He is becoming less loud while he sleeps.
His alert and awake times usually happen once dad gets home, makes it fun for everyone.
Currently working on a sleep schedule since our feeding schedule is pretty set.
Loves white noise while he sleeps.
Enjoys his cozy warm baths.
 Caught him with his eyes crossed! So cute and hilarious

It is quite the task getting to know what he likes and what works for us. Each day I feel like I learn something new and try to adapt. I love getting to know him each day!

Rexburg Livin' (Summer 2014)

This past summer was one I will never forget and always cherish. We moved out of our place in Spokane on July 1st and headed to Rexburg for, well, pretty much the whole summer. I think it was 6 weeks when it was all said and done. It was so much fun because a couple of my sisters did the same thing. It was like a never ending family reunion and I am sure my parents really felt like it was never going to end. 

Many a fun thing happened while we were there such as my little sister, Alyssa, getting home from her mission, the Rexburg flood of 2014, we went to wicked, played far too many card games--yet I have missed that with my whole heart, and just got to plain spend time with family. 

My sister Tessa and I were three weeks apart 
(her due date was Sept 17th and mine was October 8th)
Our boys ended up being 9 days apart

Fourth of July parade 

 My parents were at a meeting and did not know how serious the rain was. Our basement flooded a little bit, but there were people in this neighborhood that had their entire basements flooded. It was terribly sad. BYU-I students got hit really hard by it too, it was crazy. My parents had mud galore in front of their house for a while. Kasey, being the amazing guy he is, worked on cleaning it up every night after he got home from studying all day. These pictures don't do justice to how crazy it was.

We were all crying-- so happy to have her back!!

We also got to spend some time in Utah with amazing friends!! Thank you Holli and Lori for a wonderful baby shower and thank you to everyone who came! I felt so loved and absolutely loved seeing everyone. So wonderful catching up with college roommates and friends. 

3 preggo girls and one who just had a babe. 

 Did a couple family dates to the temple. I love the temple and the Rexburg temple is my favorite! 
Probably because that is where Kasey and I were married. 

There is just nothing better in the world than being with family. We had such a fun summer of hanging out playing cards and being together. That will never happen again, I'm sure, so I just soaked it up and enjoyed every second of being home with my family. Thanks for an amazing summer mom and dad!

Thursday, October 16

Ezra-- Week 3 of life

I never knew I could worry about so many things and over such the tiniest of humans. I check if he is breathing, I check his temperature, I check his diaper, I make sure I got all the burps/gas out, I hope I fed him enough--wait, was that too much, I hope he feels loved and warm and happy and etc...

I understand now why motherhood is the hardest yet most rewarding experience to go through. He makes me soo happy and yet I have never been this tired in my life. Nor have I been this happy. We are having fun and figuring each other out.

His big milestone achievement this week was that his umbilical cord FINALLY fell off; the day before he was 3 weeks old, so he got his first real bath! We had just been doing wash cloth wipe downs, but once that bugger was off, it was time for a cozy bath. He enjoyed it so much. We later discovered poop in the towel we wrapped him in. We laughed pretty hard. We laugh at the funniest of things these days, all in the name of parenthood!

 First bath was a success. He loved it, his favorite part is when I wash/brush his hair.

I love baby feet!

Never too early to teach him to pray.

I could cuddle him like this forever!!

His 3 week old picture in a new outfit for the first time.

Captured a smile with the binks--sent this to dad!

 Close up to send to the aunties to show off his shirt. I love his face in this. 

He sure brings us so much joy!!
xoxo, Amber

Wednesday, October 15

Ezra--Week 2 of life

I really don't know what pictures are from week 1, 2, or 3. I should have been better at updating my blog or keeping the pictures separated. After my mom left (saturday morning) Kasey and I had the weekend alone. I was zoo nervous but we all did great-- and survived! Then Monday afternoon, week two, we got to have Kasey's parents come stay with us. They cooked and cleaned and helped with night shifts, it was such a great help to have! They also helped me go to appointments also, since I was not to carry anything heavier than 10 pounds. They left Friday afternoon--thanks for coming, we were blessed to have ya here.

So this meant the beginning of us three alone. Not just the weekend but for real now. So scary, so exciting, and less sleep for us, all Ezra does is sleep, hence most the pictures of him are sleeping ones.

He worse socks on his hannies until we actually got the baby mittens. His hands are so frantic and scratch his face too much. Too sad, so we had to cover em up!

Isn't this the finniest/most dramatic yawn you have ever seen? He looks like he 
is screaming, nope just an Ezra yawn!

Well we found out who Ezra's doppelgänger is--his dad. I could not believe my eyes when I saw this picture of Kasey as a babe and then Ezra next to him. I think there are so similarities he has to me, but by golly not as many as he has with Kasey. I am totally fine with it, goes to show how handsome little Ezzy is. Also--we are so excited to see how his hair turns out. Sometimes it looks blonde but in the sunlight it is definitely red. So we will wait and see what his hair deciders to do! His eyes seem to be going blue, which is what we figured they would do.

It is so fun watching him grow and change. He is already so different than he was at birth and his first week of life. We love him!