Mar 31, 2009

He's here!

Name: Hudson Lee Conrad

Birthdate: March 25th, 2009

Weight: 8lbs 6oz (a whole pound bigger than his brother!)

Nickname: Ox (due to his strength and size)

Everything went really smoothly. I started having contractions Tuesday evening, but they were pretty sporadic. Around 1:30am they started to get pretty regular and intense and then my water broke at 2am. My labor went pretty fast and I delivered Hudson at 7am Wednesday morning.

Cooper has been really good with his brother and he's been my big helper. So far he hasn't shown any signs of jealousy. Instead he's been very sweet with Hudson - giving him kisses and getting his Binky when he cries. The pic below is of Cooper holding Hudson for the first time.

Mar 20, 2009

Wishing and hoping

and thinking and praying that this baby comes soon. I'm ready! Hopefully, my next post will be about the baby boy we've just had. :)

Mar 11, 2009

Adventures in Wonderland

In the 3rd grade my class put on a small production of "Alice in Wonderland" and I was chosen to play the part of Alice. For those of you laughing because you know I have no acting ability whatsoever I'll tell you the truth: they cast me as Alice because they thought my hair looked like hers. Go figure. Anyway, after yesterday I can relate a lot more to the character.

It started as an ordinary day. I took Cooper and the little boy I baby-sit to the park to play. When we got back I realized the garbage needed to be taken out, so I gathered it up and told Cooper to wait while I threw the garbage into the bin in the garage. Big mistake. I had thrown the garbage away and was headed back to the garage door that leads into the house when I heard a noise at the door. It took me half a second before I realized that it was Cooper on the other side sliding the deadbolt into place. I ran to the door and grabbed the handle yelling "noooooooo!" at the top of my lungs. Too late. I was locked out of the house with no way in. No keys. No phone. In the hot garage. Both boys in the house. I felt like Alice being dropped down the rabbit hole. I started banging on the door and yelling for Cooper to let me in. I mean, if he locked the deadbolt surely he can unlock it right? Nope. My hollering scared him and he ran off to some other part of the house.

Now, there was a part of my brain that told me to stop yelling and talk to Cooper. That part of my brain realized I was scaring him and that he wouldn't come to the door until I calmed down. However, that part of my brain was the much smaller part somewhere in the back of my head. The much larger front part of my brain was busy chanting: I'm locked in the garage. I'm locked in the garage. So, when the rational part of my brain realized I wasn't going to calm down anytime soon (by the way I blame my freak out on the pregnancy hormones - those things are wicked) it told me to say a prayer. Once I was able to do that I suddenly remembered the living room window around the back of the house was most likely unlocked. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I've been locked out of the house. It is, however, the first time I was locked out by my two-year-old. Anyway, the last time we were locked out our friend broke in through our living room window and let us in. (Thanks, Josh!)

So, being 9 months pregnant I ran around to the back of the house and managed to get the living room window open and crawl inside. The picture to the left is an old one, but it shows the window I crawled through (it's the one closest to the door). When I got inside Cooper was hiding under our dining room table and Andrew was looking at me like I was crazy. They were both completely fine and the whole ordeal lasted less than 10 minutes. I just wish someone could have taped me crawling through the window with my belly bump, because I must have looked absolutely ridiculous.

Mar 4, 2009

Tiger Woods . . .

ain't got nothin' on this kid . . . (the top one is my favorite)