Tuesday, March 23, 2010

One Week Old & The Kite Flying Festival

It's hard to believe Wesley is already a week old. He had his first check-up today. The doctor confirmed that he does have a bit of jaundice, but also that he is not too worried about it. Wesley left the hospital weighing 8lbs. 5oz., and now weighs 8lbs. 13oz. So, he must be getting something to eat! We'll go back next week for another quick check-up.

So far, all we know about our baby Wesley is that he is a chill baby. He pretty much only cries when he wants to eat or when he has bubble in his tummy. He's pretty good about sleeping right through the crazy antics of Katelyn and Joshua. There isn't a moment that I don't enjoy with him, even when he's crying. Here are some pictures of Wesley's first week at home.

Over the weekend, we were dying to get out of the house, so we took all of the kids to a kite flying festival in a nearby neighborhood. It was an incredibly beautiful day outside, 75 degrees and clear blue skies. The festival was small, but perfect for the kids. We took a ride on a tram painted like a firetruck and ate water ice on the grass. It was a perfect spring afternoon.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wesley Meets the Family

We've had Wesley home with us for the past two days, but I had to post the pictures of Katelyn and Joshua getting to know their new baby brother in the hospital. He has been a great baby. We are savoring every moment because the time flies by faster and faster with each kid. Many more pictures to come!

Going home!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wesley Alan Burgess

He is here! Wesley Alan Burgess was born this morning at 7:47 am. He weighed in at 9lbs. and 4 oz. and is 2o 3/4" long. He spent the first 30 minutes in his Daddy's arms and then he and Mommy got to cuddle when we returned to our room. His big brother and sister already adore him!

Waiting For Baby

It's 6:25 and we are in our room, the IV is in, and we are waiting as patiently as we can! We should head back for the C-section in about 45 minutes. Send your prayers out for a quick and easy surgery and a healthy little man!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Birthday Weekend

Ben and I celebrated our birthdays this past weekend. I turned 28 and Ben turned 30! He handled it very well. He is still as hot to me at 30 as he was when I married him 8 years ago. :)
Anyways, we celebrated our birthdays together by... being sick. I know, lame huh? But we made the best of it. Saturday (my birthday) we laid around for most of the day. Ben picked us up some lunch, Taco Bell for him and Little Caesars breadsticks for me. Our awesome friends, the Johnstons, came and picked up the kids after naptime and even brought us dinner. So what should have been a lousy day ended up being really nice. We watched "The Proposal" and enjoyed a gourmet dinner together of Shrimp Scampi and Stuffed Mushrooms. The kids came home right before bedtime and we had birthday donuts (the cake just didn't happen) and opened presents.

The kids got me this (its a baking liner!):

And Ben got me this (its an Oneida Mandolin Slicer):
I'm spoiled! I can' wait to try out my new gadgets!

Monday was Ben's birthday and we still weren't feeling quite up to par, but we were determined to go out and celebrate. We met our family for a late dinner at:

After that we came home to homemade ice cream cake and presents. The cake was made with Double Strawberry ice cream and White Fudge Divinity ice cream with a layer of crushed cookies and hot fudge in them middle. Dairy Queen doesn't have anything on our ice cream cakes! Before we had ice cream cake with opened gifts with our family.

Ben got this from the kiddos:

And this from me:

He also got a gift certificate to:

My Dad and Kim got this wonderful tool for me (it will be used often!):
And we got a gift certificate for babysitting and a night out to eat at:

Aside from being sick all weekend, we felt very loved and made some good memories. Ben got one other present from his older brother, but I'll post about that later. :)