Nov 25, 2008

Last week we celebrated my Grandpa's 75th birthday. My Grandpa is the coolest... really... he is the epitome of cool. He reminds me of James Bond (just a bit older). And my siblings say he is a White Morgan Freeman.
I have had a lot of free time on my hands since being home with Tate. Here are just random pictures he has this vibrating seat, but he always slides down because of the vibrations---we found him like this....His hat kept falling down in front of his eyes.

Tate always sleeps with his arms up by his head---i think he gets this from Mike

On Sunday we had an Early Thanksgiving Dinner at Grandmas and Grandpas. We tried to take a picture with all the Grandkids, But couldn't get everyone to look at the camera at the same time.

Nov 10, 2008

Here we go again

This past week has been one of the greatest weeks of my life, Not just because we have a new little boy... but i no longer have to be pregnant! The past 9 months have been so hard, and I finally feel like i can move around again. Everyday I tell Mike new reasons why i love not being pregnant. Some are:

1. I get more sleep with a baby here then I did the last couple months because i don't have to get up to go to the bathroom every 1/2 hour.
2. I no longer have to sleep with a 10 pillows on the bed just to get comfortable- and i can sleep on my back! woo hoo!
3. I can breath
4. I can now reach my feet to wash them in the shower
5. My wardrobe just got a lot bigger (I can now fit into more then one pair of pants)

On Saturday Morning we got Tate's newborn pictures taken. It was so hard! We got there at 10:00 am and didn't leave until 1:30. He had to be completely naked the whole time, which he hated... and was pooing and peeing all over me and Mike. The poor kid. It was exhausting! I just hope the pictures turn out good.
On Friday my friend Corbin and his wife Ali came over to visit. They just had a little girl about 3 weeks ago: look how cute the future couple are going to be. She kept trying to eat his hand when we were taking pictures

Also, Mike's Mom and step dad came down from Idaho yesterday to see Tate for the first time.

Nov 4, 2008

Addition to our Family

Yes, He is finally here! Tate Bradley Kitterman was born on Saturday November 1st, at 11:31 pm. Weighing 7 lbs 5 oz and 21.5 inches long, and absolutely ADORABLE. I can't get over how cute this little boy is!!! It's so weird to think he is all our's, and totally dependent on us.

I started having some pain in my back on Friday but didn't think anything about it, then they started coming more frequent and I realized these might be contractions (so different from what i thought they would feel like because they were all in my lower back.) I was up all night Friday counting them. They tapered off about 6:00 am on saturday morning. Mike had to go help his sister move and I went to have lunch with some friends at the Gateway. They came back while we were shopping, Mike came to pick me up and we just thought we would go to the hospital to see if it was the real thing. We got there at 5:00 pm and told the nurse "we wouldn't be offended if you sent us home" because when we got there i wasn't feeling the pain as consistantly as before. She checked me and i was dilated to a 5! It was really happening, and it scared the crap out of us! An hour later the Dr checked me and I was at a 7 or 8.

I was expecting to be in labor for a long time since this was our first baby, and my mom was in labor for 20hrs with her first. But the nurse said that I should have the baby that same night, And she was right! 40 mins of pushing and he was born. I still can't believe how easy i had it, (of course I had the epidural) but I hope all our kids come this fast.
This whole experience has been very humbling and has made me appreciate Mike so much. He is such a great new dad and I love learning how to be parents together. This is such an exciting time of our lives!


Here are some pictures I was going to post from Halloween.

Setting up our cute pumpkins we carved

My cute neice Mayci and Grandpa. Mayci was a poddle for halloween

All the cousins at Grandma and Grandpa's house right before trick or treating