Here are some photos from Elliot’s birth. He is a handsome little man with a full head of hair. Kyllan and Elliott hope to be discharged tomorrow. Kyllan plans to post his birth story soon.
Here are the last of the photos I have been intending to upload. I thought that I was going to get them posted before Elliott’s birth, but he had other plans. The photos include a surprise birthday party I threw for Kyllan, Kyllan’s actual birthday, and mother’s day. These pictures feature some extra Laurel cuteness, which is good because she will be sharing the spotlight from now on.
It has been an eventful few weeks since my last post, but all is well in the Cody house. I still have a bunch of photos I have not uploaded. Below are few photos from my dad’s birthday, my birthday, and Easter. At some point this weekend I will upload photos from Kyllan’s surprise birthday party.
Not only have Kyllan and I been sporadic with our posting, until this week, we had not posted photos to Flickr this entire year. Photos spanning New Year’s to my mother’s birthday at the end of February have been uploaded. A few of the shots, like New Year’s, are in the apartment we stayed in between houses. You can also catch glimpses of the new house in the later photos, which will post about soon. The photos can be seen here.
I know it is almost 3 months later, but here are the photos last Christmas that I never posted. Up until the 2nd week in December we thought that we would be moving into the new house just days after Christmas. We didn’t do a lot of decorating, but we had a tree and stockings. Laurel was very excited Christmas morning, but quickly ran out of energy. She decided to take a nap in the middle of opening gifts. By the time she woke, it was time to leave for Aunt Kim’s house for dinner. The next morning she was too busy playing with gifts she already opened, so there were a few things she did not open until 2 days later. My parents came down the week before Christmas to spend a few days with Laurel as well. All the photos from the week of Christmas can be found here.
It has been a while since I last made a post. Things have been great for the Codys in 2013, but they have also been extremely busy. What little free time we had was spent trying to get the new house in order. We have finally started to reestablish our daily routine, which includes making post on the blog. I am literally uploading our Christmas photos right this very minute and plan to upload others this week, including our trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science with Kyllan’s mom and Drew. Yes, I know. We are well into March and I am just now uploading Christmas photos. I will post a link on the blog tomorrow. Needless to say, Laurel has grown like a weed since those photos. We have actually taken relatively few photos so far this year, but we do have some we would like to share. I have no idea when I will get to the Christmas video.
Yes… I was supposed to post the day after my last post, but the move and the pregnancy have worn me out.
As you can see from the title of this post, IT’S A BOY!!!
William and I were shocked to find out it was a boy. I think we were both expecting we would have another girl, but it’s great that we’ll have one of each! William wasn’t able to go to the ultrasound appointment I had for the gender scan, so the physician printed the images with “boy” written on it and sealed it in an envelope for us to open later once we were together. I have to admit it was hard to go all day without opening the envelope. We decided to go to dinner at one of local favorite restaurants and when the dessert was delivered, we opened the envelope and saw “BOY” and I think both our mouths dropped open in surprise. Laurel decided to closely examine the ultrasound photos herself to see what all the fuss was about, but she still doesn’t understand the concept of a baby brother. It was an exciting time.
We are slowly but surely getting ready for the baby, but feel we are so much further behind where we were in planning when I was pregnant with Laurel. We purchased so many items by this time in the pregnancy with Laurel. We finally ordered furniture 2 weeks ago, but we still have a few more items to purchase for his room. Our stroller converts to a double stroller with a rumble seat, so that takes care of that. We are also able to use the same infant seat we had for Laurel. So, I think we at least have the major items out the way. Now it’s just baby essentials like diapers, wipes, clothes, and other room decor. William has agreed to decorate the room again this time, but I have offered to help him.
We do not have a name picked out yet, but are taking suggestions! We have a few names on the short list, but are still having a hard time. We were interested in “L” names or “W” names so perhaps he could have William’s initials, but at this point, I think we are exploring everything.
Well… that’s the update for now. I am trying to multitask and watch the State of the Union address as well.
It’s been a busy few weeks for the Cody household. We moved into our new home last weekend, Laurel is growing like a weed and turned 18 months this past Thursday and my belly has certainly grown in the past few weeks as well!
I’ll start with Laurel. It’s pretty amazing to watch her grow and develop. She seems to say or do something new everyday. She is talking and babbling much more these days and loves to repeat what you say. Her vocabulary has expanded, so she is able to communicate basic needs to us. It was no secret that she loves music and dancing and it seems she is singing a lot more these days. Her daycare sent home a CD of songs they also sing at school and she loves to sing a long. She still loves Elmo and singing with him and she also still loves her books. She went shopping with daddy today and bought a potty chair, so I guess we will begin potty training soon. She has her 18 month check-up this week, so I guess we’ll see more specifically what we should be working on.
We FINALLY closed on our new house last Friday and moved last Saturday and are quickly adjusting to life in our new home. To have all of our belongings out of storage and having room for Laurel to play is really refreshing. We love having space to spread out although we were pretty covered in boxes until the last couple days. I finally got the kitchen unpacked last night and my mom came over today and helped unpack more of Laurel’s toys and items for the upstairs bedrooms and linen closet, so we have more “livable” space now. Tonight I am going to try to finish unpacking in the bedroom and closet. A few days ago it felt like we would never be done unpacking, but I am finally seeing a light. I think the fact that William’s spring semester at school started this week and I had a busy work week with 6am meetings on two days and a 7am event to attend this morning complicated unpacking. We were both too exhausted to really do much. I stayed up much later than I should have trying to get things unpacked, but the pregnancy definitely makes it difficult to go too crazy. My swollen ankles quickly brought me back to reality, but I also really want to feel more settled before I get too much further into the pregnancy and we switch gears to prepare for Cody baby #2. So far though, we love the house and the community. We were invited to dinner by one of our neighbors and will have the chance to meet other neighbors as well, so hopefully William and I can become more social and meet new friends on this side of town. We are about 40 minutes away from where we used to live, but the location is great. We are 15 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from downtown, 12 minutes from William’s job and 30 minutes from mine not to mention close to many more amenities than we used to be, so it feels great!
On to baby news…..
We found out the sex of the baby! I will try to scan a picture to post tomorrow, so you’ll have to hold out for one more day. William wasn’t able to accompany me to the ultrasound that day, so the physician printed the image with the sex of the baby and sealed it in an envelope. Later that evening, we went to dinner and ended with dessert and the big reveal. I will say that everything seems to be progressing nicely and he baby appears to be healthy and growing on schedule. I am 22 weeks and have been feeling pretty good with the exception of some major sciatic nerve pain that has been bothering me, but probably because I have been doing a little much lately with the move and packing and unpacking. Hopefully that will go away soon.
Well… my break is over. I am going to doing a little more unpacking before going to bed.
More to come…