Wednesday, November 28, 2007

He's Here!!!!!!

More details later but here are the stats!

The name that we have choosen is: Drake Randall Packer

Wieght: 7lbs 9oz.

Length: 19.25 in.

Time of birth: November 30, 2007 @ 8:30 AM

Eye color: Looks like there blue.

The baby is doing great.
Samantha is doing great!

Just got back from the doctor...

... He said the baby hasn't dropped any and it doesn't look like labor is going to happen on it own! I'm a little bummed about it but I have to keep thinking that no matter what way I get him I still get him! I can't wait to hold him in my arms, kiss his little face and give him a name! Friday we will go in at 6 in the morning and they will start the surgery at 8:30. I'm really scared so all of your prayers would be much appreciated. I know that it's safe but I just get so scarred when it comes to surgery and needles and all that other fun stuff! Grandma is coming Thursday night so we are really excited about that, I'm sure Caden and her are going to have tons of fun! I'll write again on Friday with pictures of the new baby!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fun Pictures

My Child is such a kook-a-munga! He makes us laugh every day. Nate put Caden's pants on his head and Caden thought it was so fun.
Later that same day, Caden had a play date with his friend Sarena. Every time he would leave the room she would get up and start calling out to him as she followed him.Bath time is always fun with Caden. He loves it, I'd have to say it's his favorite part of the day.

That's all, I just wanted to share some cute pictures! 3 more day till I have the new little kook-a-munga!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Spitting Image!

I was getting out Christmas ornaments and I found one from Nate's child hood that I had never seen before! It had a picture of Nate as a baby and I realized how much Caden takes after him! He has my eye's but that's about it! Aren't they cute!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Strong and Steady

Nate lost another 2 pounds! We were impressed because we thought for sure that Thanksgiving would do him in. His Next weigh in will be the day after the baby comes so we'll see if we remember to weigh him! I can really tell that he is losing weight and he say's that he can tell too. Mom is coming this week so I'm intrested to see if someone who hasn't seen him in a while can tell that he's lost it! Anyway, So Proud!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Can't Sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's 12:37 Tuesday night well, actually Wednesday morning. I get a little insomnia towards the end of my pregnancies I guess because the same thing happened at the end of my pregnancy with Caden. I tried taking a warm shower to help me sleep and I came back to my bedroom to find that I had been replaced by another woman.

I've been reading the "What to expect the first year" book that my sweet SIL Melissa gave me when Caden was born. It was such a help Caden's first year, so I thought I'd brush up on the newborn chapter. Turns out I remember it all :) I can't wait for the little guy to come! I'll probably be posting in the middle of the night then too, because he seems to be most active at night. Anyway, I guess I'm going to try to go to sleep again. I'll most likely be exhausted tomorrow. I am excited because Nate gets Thursday and Friday off as paid Holiday. It will be our last weekend as a threesome family! Next weekend we will be four! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Went to the Doctor...

He said that the baby is no longer floating! He is a t negative station 2, what ever that means! Caden never dropped down at all so I'm hopping this is a good sign. He also said that he thinks this baby is smaller then Caden was. His words "That's no King Kong in there". I'm really hoping at my next appointment he tells me that he's dropped even more or that I'm dilating or something that resembles labor! I have the C-section scheduled for the 30th of November which is 2 days after my next appointment. Anyway, we will see what happens.

Also, We are going to be enjoying Thanksgiving with two wonderful families in our Ward, the Lyberts and the Vandykes. We were going to go to Old Country Buffet for Thanksgiving but a lot of people didn't like that idea. We are very grateful to the Lyberts for inviting us. We hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope that you have lots to be thankful for. Here a little picture of what I'm thankful for! Caden's Smile!!! The worst day in the world could be wiped clean by this smile!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My Husband Rocks!!!

He lost 3 more pounds this week which means he has lost a total of 15 pounds!!!!! In 4 weeks!!!!! He has 20 more pounds to go. He went back to the Seattle store so he hasn't been able to ride his bike (too Far away). We are trying to figure out a solution but in the mean time we are focusing on diet:) He changed his "prize" to a new TV instead of a lap top:) P.S. You can totally tell that Nate has lost the weight! He's looking Really good!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Caden's Table Manners

I just wanted to show family and friends who are far away, what Caden is upto. I know you guy's don't see him every day so I thought it would be fun to show you his Table Manners. In this first video he is eating with a spoon. He still get's very messy when he does it but it's so cute!

This next video is Caden signing "More" so that his Daddy will give him more Veggie Corn Dog.

This video is Caden signing "milk" and drinking from his cup all by himself. He can also sign "All Done" "Eat" and "Water" is still a work in progress:)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy First Birthday Caden!!!

We Celebrated Caden's Birthday on Sunday so that we would have more time and it was really fun! He had fun unwrapping his presents and eating his cake as you can see in the videos and pictures. I Can't believe he is a year old!

I love this video of Caden eating his Cake! He smacks the cake and he says yum yum! He only played with his cake and ate it for about two minutes and then he pushed it away. I kinda thought he wouldn't be able to handle it for long because me and Nate don't give him any sugar so the cake must have been an over load! I made the Cake myself and it was so fun! I just covered it in colored frosting!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Caden Laughing

Nate accidentally tripped picking up his hat and it made Caden laugh. He kept doing it and Caden was just Hysterical! He actually had tears in his eyes, he was laughing so hard.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Go Nate!!!!!

Nate is down to 240!!!!! We weighed him this morning and we were both really excited. That's 8 pounds in one week! Iknow they say you shouldn't loose it that fast but all he's doing is eating healthy and exerciing so I don't see where he could go wrong. He say's the hardest part is No Hamburgers,french fries, or Soda, And biking up hill! He say's his favorite part is that he can already tell in the mirror that he has lost wieght. One of the best tools I found in helping Nate with his mission is You can put all of the foods you eat into a "Pantry" and then anylyze the calories, vitamins, fat, protien, and anything eles you can think of! It has really helped Nate see how bad the foods he was eating are. When we put ranch in we were both pretty grossed out. Nate is down to 2 tablespoons of ranch on his 2 salads a day. Anyone who knows how much Nate likes Ranch should know how impressive that is for Nate! I'm really proud of him. When they had doughnuts at work he didn't touch one!!!!! I about hit the floor when I heard that because he usually would have 4 every wednesday that they would bring them to work!!! Anyway, So this is a tribute to Nate!!!! I'm so proud!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Child Leashes... the Votes are In!

So 6 people thought child leashes were a good idea and 6 thought they were cruel. Me? I think it depends on the family. I'm scared that Caden will run towards a moving car while we are at the park right at the moment I am changing the babies diaper on the floor and then I have a problem; do I leave my baby laying there all by himself or yell like crazy for Caden to come back? I think he is just to young to use judgment on his own of what is safe and what isn't. So, am I going to use a child leash? Probably not! I think that they are perfectly humane but I think I would rather hold Caden's hand and avoid those situations all together. Chances are that I will be chasing after Caden with a New born in toe a lot these next few years and I would hate to see Caden learn that he has to stay by me because he's strapped to a leash, but instead because I've taught him to listen to his parents and that we want to keep him safe. Thanks for all of your opinions, I love hearing them.
P.S. I might be whistling a different tune when I actually have the new born in toe:)