Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Life has been good around the Barton home...little Addison is doing well. She is 3 weeks old and weighs 6.14 lbs...so tiny. She still hasn't gotten back up to her birth weight, which is normal for us. She is sleeping really good at night and hasn't been too much of a bother...although, this week she has found her voice and has realized that she really likes to be held all of the time which has proven to be a bit difficult for me. Jenner absolutely loves her and wants to kiss her and hold her cheek all of the time...she hasn't had any jealousy issues with her at all. The older kids are not really into the whole new baby thing this time around and she is just another mouth to feed according to them. They love her though! Basically we are all just chillin and doing our thing and life is rolling right along...the kids are off track right now and so they have a little break from the whole school thing (me too.) I'm still trying to figure out when to take the baby to church...I'm seriously thinking March with our RSV history and with the Swine Flu crap going around...we'll see.
I put a ton of pictures up from the last few weeks...I hope you enjoy them! And, I hope all is well with all of you...remember, I am reading your blogs but I can't comment unless you accept anonymous comments. I don't know what to do with our computer...anyone know someone who can get my virus off completely? We put the Norton program on it but apparently the virus attacked google which houses my blog and won't let me sign on at all..if you know of anyone who likes cookies for an exchange...send em' my way!
Wanting to share a bed already...
Daddy and Addison
Cute little ruffle bum...
Jenner and Rhett having a water fight on the lawn...guess who won?
Daddy getting some much needed rest on the boppy
Jenner was so mad at Chris for leaving her home that she threw a fit by the garage door and then fell asleep...priceless!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Mexican Chop Salad:
Romaine lettuce, chopped (I usually use 2-3 heads)
Chicken, cooked and cubed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
5-6 tomatoes, chopped
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 can olive, sliced
Mix together and put a bottle of Ranch dressing over it. Mix in some taco seasoning (maybe 1/2 package) and some shredded cheese. Put crushed tortilla chips on top.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Such a proud daddy and HE PICKED THE NAME!!!
Come see what we got...
All five of my chickens...WOW!!!
Thanks to Ashley for hacking in and giving you the update...a little shout out to her...woohoo!!! I went into the hospital around 5:00 am having a preeclamsia headache and very high blood pressure...by the time my Dr. got around to me he said he couldn't very well send me home with a headache (I wasn't have any contractions) when he had told me before to go straight to the hospital if I develop a bad headache and so...he broke my water right there and there was no looking back! At this point Chris was still home with the kids (how to you call someone at 5:00 am?)...anyways so I called him to rally in someone to help with the kids and that we were REALLY doing it this time...he panicked a little. By the time he got there I had already had my IV, a little Pitocin and my epidural had just taken effect...ahhhh! He hates needles and blood and so he got there at the perfect time! And, I made Taylor come with him...I think she will thank me in the future but for now, all she says is that it was "weird & gross"...hahaha!!! I progressed after getting the epidural a little bit at a time and was a 5-6 at around 11:00am. We decided that my mom, Chris and Taylor needed to go and get something to eat at about 11:45am...then that's when I felt everything change and I could feel her little head moving down my body...Chris walked in from getting some lunch a little after noon and we all ready to push. The epidural wasn't the best one I've had and so I was hurting pretty good but super numb in all the wrong places so pushing wasn't as easy as in the past...I think I pushed about six times through two contractions and out came this big, unexpected, pink, super healthy baby! We were prepared for the NICU with her being almost 4 weeks early but man upstairs blessed us immensily this time and we escaped ALL complications!!! She is just so beautiful and cuddly and BIG and so much fun so far! Jenner has had a bit of a rough patch but I am optimistic that things will get better...Thanks for all of your well wishes and for all of the food and treats and prayers...We are so grateful to all of you!!!