Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Surprise! We are having another baby!!!


The Story
We have been discussing the possibility of having another baby for quite some time, really teetering on the fence. I felt we should have one more child and Brittany didn't at first, possibly because of the two difficult pregnancy/ birthing experiences she has already had. While we have no issues getting pregnant, most of you know that Brittany's only option for birthing is via c-section... which unless you have had and recovered from a c-section, it is hard to comprehend the difficulty and long recovery time associated, as well as the lasting effects on the mothers body and health (Ettoile was an emergency 'crash' c-section, and Wyatt was scheduled by our specialist's recommendation). We came to the conclusion that if we were to have another baby then now would be the time. We prayed about it and felt strongly that although it may be a difficult journey, for Brittany especially, our family was lacking one more member and this was the right choice for our family.

On the flipside, we also felt very strongly that after this pregnancy, we will not be having any more children. SO...

The Kicker: Announcing to my family... Post Vasectomy...
Because Brittany is unable to keep secrets she told her family at about 2 months into the pregnancy. I on the otherhand did not tell my family. I did however, tell my family I would be scheduling a vasectomy, which was performed on December 10th (It's not bad at all, the worst part is just the anxiety and nervousness beforehand. There is little to no pain except for the initial anesthetic injection and I would compare that to less painful than novicaine at the dentist... once that parts over you feel nothing and the whole thing is over in about 10-15 minutes).
I'm certain that our decision was met with some confusion and sadness but it was always our decision to make. I never lied to anyone... I just chose not to fully disclose that when I said we had been blessed with enough children, we had already been pregnant for a while. I apologize for leading anyone on. My mom especially.
We didnt have any spectacular way of telling my parents once we got to Cali for the holidays... Brittany is in her 2nd trimester already and it's almost noticable... she's quite petite so any sort of "bump," is going to be noticed right away.

So far so Good...
Brittany is now almost 15 weeks along and has an estimated due date of June 10th. We'll have a more accurate date on January 8th at the ultrasound. This pregnancy will be a bit painful because she has adhesions from the previous surgeries scar tissue. This can only be corrected by surgery making this next c- section a little more difficult than the previous 2. We are happy and excited to welcome baby #3 into our home!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Weekend...

Here's our weekend in pictures. We went to Preston's Pirate B-Day Party.

The drive up to Minneapolis.

Yes we kept his mohawk... it's awesome.

Ettoile didn't want to be a pirate... she chose "Cinderella" for her pirate name.

Ettoile found a treasure on the treasure hunt.

Wyatt will follow Ettoile anywhere... Ettoile loves to hold Wyatt's hand but she goes too fast so Wyatt usually faceplants. It's a love-hate relationship.

Kids had a blast at the pool... Ettoile strikein a pose.


Ettoile had her "twinkle twos" dance recital... she decided that she didn't want to dance that day.
She stood in her spot the whole time and just watched the other girls dance. Money well spent.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Walkin...

Actually, Wyatt has been walking for about a month+ now... we just suck at updating our blog. He's now about 70% walking 30% crawling. He knows he's a fast little crawler so he gets lazy sometimes. If you listen closely... Ettoile's in the background telling us not to clap for Wyatt. She loves sharing in others accomplishments.

video

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or treat

Lft to rt: Collin (Dragon), Anya (Strawberry), Wyatt (Dragon), Ettoile (Unicorn). This was the best picture we were able to get of the four kids together...
Daddy pushin the kiddies door to door. Sit N Stand stroller was a trooper.
Wyatt had a good tine just watching the rest of the kids... We thought Ettoile wasn't going to last very long but she ended up being upset that we didn't stay out later. I think we went about 1.5 miles total... she walked/ ran for about 3/4 of the time.

Deisha and Sharra (Britt's sisters) holding the 'dozer' and a random picture of the kids eating dinner... Wyatt lounges and puts his feet up when he's eating. He's super messy so we've resorted to eating in just a diaper... we even have to watch that he doesnt start taking Ettoiles food.

Ettoile's daily dress up routine, the tiara is never forgotten... this is her "cinneralla dreshs" (translated: cinderella dress) you can kind of see Wyatt's mohawk in the background. Jason helped me... I think it's awesome... even Britt said he can keep it... for a bit.
Ettoile riding into the sunset... tiara, cinneralla dress, and rainbow haired pony at her side.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just a couple quick pics...

Just the kiddies doin what they do best... playing.

They love their tunnel from Grandma Luna... IKEA has cool stuff.

Bath crayons... We wont be buying those again... The marks dont come clean as easy as it claims.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's Fall! (Guess we'll put up some pics)

Wyatt's 1st Birthday Party!!! Britt did a Crocodile and Monkey theme based off of Wyatt's favorite song... "Three little monkeys swingin in a tree sayin, 'Mr. Crocodile can't catch me... uh uh uh...' and along comes a hungry crocodile... and SNAP!!! No more monkeys.

Mommy playing Wyatt a birthday song... and Wyatt having his special cupcake.

I gotta say... Britt did a stellar job planning and executing!

Monkey and crocodile theme... Collin trying to hi-jack Ettoile

Handsome guys gettin ready for church.

Went to the pumpkin patch on Wyatt's Birthday but the hay ride wasnt going because it was too muddy... bummer... kids liked watching the animals get fed. This place was literally some guys farm in the middle of no-where who just grows lots of pumpkins every year and even does a corn maze.

Got to see sheep, goats, pigs, cows, farm cats and dogs, and some chickens.
Ettoile got a kick out of realizing that the strange animal sounds that we have taught her actually correlate to a live animal.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Back From Hawaii

Lets be honest... we've been back for almost a month... so these pics are late as usual. There's just a few snapshots from our Hawaii trip with the Luna Clan. Thanks Grandma and Papa!

Not so "big foot" sighting... garden of eden style
The ride up the the cables for the zip lines

The crew on a canopy zipline tour
Guess we know where the kids learned to pick their nose... Papa.

Fourth of July bash



Aren't they cute? All the boys in the same jammies from Grandma.

At the Luau