Thursday, April 30, 2009

A sneak peek at Ivan's photos! I can't wait to see them all if this is only the sneak peek. I love this photo and had to share!! Thank you Paula, you are great!
Laughing is what I really love to do and today on Ellen I was laughing so hard, I was crying. That is the best feeling:) I remember seeing this episode a long time ago, but had to share this clip with you. Hope it makes you laugh so hard you cry!
(You might want to go down to the music at the bottom of my blog and press pause to hear the sound)

Can someone please get me one of these someday! Seriously!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ivan turned a week today at 1:09pm. How fast time really does go. Ivan sleeps ALOT and is eating really good. He does have Jaundice, you can tell in his eyes. We really need to get outside more. The jaundice really scares me, it can damage the brain if it gets too bad. Thursday, both the kids go to the doctor, so we will see what our doctor tells us on Ivan.

While Ivan was sleeping Elle and I painted some small pots and she was really into it. I was very impressed at how well she did, Patrick and I are very artistic. You never know, she could be our next famous painter! haha

When Patrick got home from work we all went on a walk, it probably was a little long for me. However I was feeling fine after I relaxed at home! I was getting Elle ready for bed, she always picks a book out. Well Ivan started to fuss, so I went to get him, the three of us read. I had Ivan laying on Elles bed and I would see him smile. It was like he was enjoying the 101 Dalmatian book as much as Elle was, too cute! Patrick could not witness this for he had to go back into work for an hour to get the pharmacy caught up:(

Anyways, here are the photos from her painting and then some photos of Ivan at a week old! Too bad, I did not have my camera during story time. Oh well, enjoy!
This weekend was a great one! Nice and laid back, yes, I could not help myself and did clean, do laundry and the usual. I did relax ALOT though too. I had the help of my brother, he was here to help me with Elle, clean, chauffer me around town, etc!

I gave both babies a bath and what fun that was. Ivan's was quick, but Elle was so sweet. She kept trying to give him her alphabet letters to play with because he was crying. Here are the pictures from Ivan and Elle's first bath together, enjoy!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Elle turned 2 today and boy did she have a good day. She was in such a good mood and every time you asked her if it was her birthday she said "yes." It was really cute. We had the family over in the afternoon to help celebrate her turning 2. We ordered pizza and laughed alot and had a good time. Here are some pics from Elles birthday, enjoy!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Comparing Elle to Ivan! This is fun, here are a couple photos!

Friday, April 24, 2009

We are SO EXCITED to have A BOY!!! Can you believe we have two kids?! One of each too! Ivan was born on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 1:09pm. He weighed 7lbs and 4oz and was 19 1/4" long.

I had to have a repeat c-section, since Elle was an emergency two years ago. It was really not as bad this time around. I made the whole procedure worse in my head than it actually turned out being. I received a spinal tap, which was less traumatic than getting an epidural. All my Dr's were really great, my OB of course!

This time around Patrick took video of the surgery, I have yet to watch it. I will soon though, with my fingers over my eyes for all the blood parts. He took some great photos too, which you will see.

I was in the hospital for three days, I have a heart condition and had two tests done. My heart has a bigymeny beat(an abnormal heart rhythm). So I had an EKG and an ecocardiogram done. Nothing new to me, but they of course have to make sure nothing can happen to me. We got home Thursday, the 23rd at 5:30pm.

Most of my family was at the hospital on delivery day. Unfortunately we were missing my mom, sister, mother and father-in law and sister-in laws. Most of them will be coming to visit here shortly, which I am so excited about! I can't wait for everyone to meet my little munchin man!

My wonderful MOPS girls are bringing us meals everyother day for a week, till my mom gets here. We had a wonderful meal from my friend Yaneth last night! Thank you!

Today, Patrick went to work at noon and Elle, Ivan and I have done really well alone. Elle is way more active now, so I feel bad. I would like to play with her outside, but that will have to wait. Patrick bought her a bucket and he filled it with water last night. She has a little pool, the video is below of her playing in it last night. She did play in it this morning and she absolutely loves it.

My brother is coming tonight to stay the weekend and help me with Elle, since Patrick works all weekend. So she will get to play and get her energy out!

At first, I did not think he looked at all like Elle. For one, she had NO HAIR, he has TONS! Although, the more and more I studied him, the more they really look alike. My next post, I will put pics up comparing their looks! That will be fun:)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thank you to those of you who voted on the sex. The results were 8 for Ivie and 10 for Ivan. The ones that picked Ivan were absolutely correct! I am so happy that we waited to find out the sex of our newest addition; it made the pregnancy more enjoyable! Thanks.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today has been one emotional day. I just kept thinking about how today was my last day with Elle alone. We hung out this morning and played around the house, took a nap, then ran a couple errands. Tonight we took here to the park to play and get some energy out. She has been very sweet today too!

Over the last two years with her, alot has changed. My life has been such a joy with her in it! She makes me laugh when I need it, she is always here to talk to and she is my little angel. Even though she is two, she is my best friend! haha. Watching her grow these past two years has been great, its amazing how much they learn within these years.

Tonight I was asking her questions, just to see if she would answer me. She did! She knows her name and her friends names. It was so cute, I wish I had gotten it on film. I don't know what is going through her little brain about what is happening tomorrow. However, I do feel as though she knows something big is going on. She is always with me, always. No matter who is home she is right by my side! I love it and hope it does not change.

Well, I will be having a baby at 12:30 or so tomorrow. I will keep everyone posted on the sex and there will definitely be pictures. I will not be able to post anything until I get back home, so hopefully Friday you will see something! Love you all and I can't wait! Enjoy the photos I took of Elle from today.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Three days left till the new addition to the Espy family household arrives!!! We are pretty excited! I have been bombarded with requests for more belly pics, so I decided to cave in and take some. I have nothing to compare the size of my belly to; I never took pics of Elle at this point. Oh, well. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter was a fun day. I was feeling really nauseous, but got through the day somehow! The easter bunny came for Elle and left her a wonderful basket filled with all sorts of fun things. The easter eggs she colored and decorated were even hidden in the front yard, so she went and found them all. She was so excited! This was her first real easter, since she is old enough to understand what is going on. I took all videos of the morning at our house and they are to long to upload on here, sorry.

In the afternoon, we went over to my dads house for lunch and family gathering. Elle wanted to wear her white dress and she looked so pretty! Dad got her a huge chocolate bunny and a pink stuffed bunny. My grandparents got her a really cute bunny that sings and its ears move to the music. Here are our Easter Sunday photos, enjoy!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

We had a great Saturday! Elle woke up early and decorated her easter eggs. She was so into it, I was really trying to get her to look up at the camera. She would not even acknowledge me, I was asking her every question under the sun. Nothing.

We then had two birthday parties to attend. Our friend Sophia turned 3 and Hannah turned 2! Elle and Hannah have been friends since they were 8mths! We had a lot of fun at both parties. Elle ate so much sugar, she would get happy then cranky. It was pretty funny.

We got home at night and she wanted so badly to watch one of her favorite movies, Monsters Inc.. "MIKE" is what she was saying at Hannah's party, she wanted to watch him then, but she had to wait. She stayed up through the entire movie, then off to bed at 9 so the easter bunny could come.
Here are the pictures to show you what a great day we had. Enjoy!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Yesterday we had our annual MOPS easter egg hunt! The kids love it, the eggs are hidden before they arrive at the park. Thanks to those that put this event on!

Last year, Elle was to little to hunt for them, she was not even walking yet. So, this year, I helped her out. We found four eggs filled with candy! She was so excited to get back to a table and start opening the eggs to find the surprises inside. Her friends were all so cute and easterly dressed, I took a couple photos. So here they are, enjoy!
Disney on Ice was lots of fun! Elle wore a Minnie mouse dress my cousin Kendra got her before she was born. She looked so cute!

Elle really enjoyed seeing all the characters. The main story was from "The Incredibles" and it was very entertaining. Elle surprised us, she followed the story very well. She was pointing, talking and overall very engaged in the show. Here are some photos from the show. Enjoy!