Thursday, December 15, 2011

Welcome Baby Owen!

Monday morning

Monday evening!

Big Sister Norah was there for the delivery and is fascinated with her brother.

We were able to go home Tuesday, just shy of 24hrs later.

Owen Emmett Ogden

December 12th 2011 6:02pm

7lbs 8oz and 20.5in

The short story:

Monday started with some mild contractions every 10-15mins. I called George home from work around 1pm, just in case something happened. About 4pm we went over to Hood River since George had an appointment. We had made plans to tour the birth center after his appointment. By 5pm my contractions were getting pretty painful and about every 4mins. Instead of touring we decided it would be better to just check into the hospital! We signed in at 5:30 and went back to a room so they could check my progress, I was already at 8cm! The doctor got there with a few minutes to spare and Owen was born very quickly at 6:02pm. Thankfully there were no complications or stitches needed.

We were able to go home Tuesday evening and everyone is doing very well.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

37 weeks, at least ;)

I'm soooo behind in blogging! So, still pregnant, still doing okay. Norah is still amazing and adorable. George is working hard and is amazing. And it's been super cold here! Yup, that about sums it up!
We got our tree today and I'll try to post pictures soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


On Wednesday we had our first snow of the season.

It started around 8am and stopped mid afternoon.

Norah was facinated and kept telling me 'Momma! Snow Falling!'

Since we've both been sick I was reluctant to take her out, but after nap I couldn't resist!

There was maybe two inches on the ground, but it was enough to play in.

And I'm glad we went out for a little while, because it was all melted this morning! Norah was very confused. The first thing she asked this morning was to look out the window at the snow, and it was gone! I've been watching several weather forecast websites, since they're never very accurate for our area, and the general forecase says we have a chance for snow pretty much every day for the next week....we'll see!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

34 weeks!

34 weeks with baby boy

34 weeks with Norah

So, I'm not as big this time. He's lower and my ligaments are really complaining. Hopefully he's not going to be late! My belly has no squish to it. I wish it would stretch more. I have to focus on relaxing my muscles or I have an achy belly at night, it's like a basketball! Norah and I are fighting our first cold of the season :( She has the cruddy cough and I've got the headache and stiff neck stuff.

Side note, first snow today! It's been coming down since about 8:30 this morning.

Halloween Pics

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

3/4th, 30 weeks, 7.5months....

Almost done. Whew.

I told George today, I feel like I'm more tired now, and my back hurts more than it did at this point when I was pregnant with Norah. Oh, right...I wasn't chasing and carrying a 2yr old around then!

Mostly I'm feeling good. Baby is move a lot, a LOT. He has hiccups every day, usually multiple times. But I always feel them in the same spot, by my left hip, so at least I know he's head down. I did my glucose testing two weeks ago, everything came back normal. I'm up 12.5lbs so far, not bad! I have a routine OB appt tomorrow, nothing too exciting. George and I did get baby's room cleaned up recently. The crib is set up, the closet is cleaned/organized, and we bought a rug to cover a nasty stain on the carpet. Gotta love rentals!

30 weeks (at least) with baby boy:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Friday we had a playdate at the Rasmussen Farms Pumpkin Patch in Hood River. It was really fun! They have a bunch of free activities for the kids, and TONS of pumpkins.

Four of us went, with one child each, and all of us are expecting our second.

Norah and her buddy Leland getting cozy on the wagon ;)

I thought she would go for a huge pumpkin, but she really wanted this one!

Saturday we did a family trip so George could go too.

Here he is helping Norah with the pumpkin bowling.

Norah thought it was super funny to pose for this one:

Searching for the perfect pumpkin with Daddy

Field of Pumpkins! So many choices!

Our final pumpkin haul! Norah picked more than one....and Mommy picked the white one.

Welcome to Norah's Place

We bought a chest freezer over labor day weekend.

And now Norah has a playhouse!

These pictures are from a few weeks ago, but you get the idea!

She loves playing inside, and usually drags George in as soon as he gets home from work.

It's holding up pretty well, but I think we will be stalking the Sears store for a new box when this one finally breaks down!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cartoons and Baby Dolls

Norah gets to watch a cartoon after breakfast, lately she's been bringing all her dollies to the couch to watch with her. Although, sometimes the dollies are sleeping....just have to ask, she'll let you know :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

28 weeks

I'm round enough now I can't hide it under clothes anymore. I gave in a bought a few nice long sweaters since most of my maternity shirts are tees or tanks!

It sure feels like this pregnancy is going much faster than the first time! This little boy is very active, has a lot of hiccups, and is getting really strong. I'm ready for him to start growing out more than up, since he is already almost kicking my ribs, which Norah never did!

I'm have some aches and pains, but all normal stuff so far. My next appointment isn't for two more weeks, so nothing very exciting to tell about.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome Baby Cole!

My sister had her baby yesterday morning!
He was delivered by csection and everyone is doing well.

Although he is two weeks early he has some impressive stats!

9lbs 8oz

20 3/4inches

He has very long fingers and toes, gray/blue eyes, and a tiny bit of hair!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

26 weeks

One of these days I'll have George take a belly picture with the actual camera!

I think baby has really started poking out in the last two weeks.

I've started getting some ligament pain and a few leg cramps but overall things are good.

Tomorrow is my OB appointment for a routine check, and I think I have to do the glucose test soon too.

Last Friday my mom, sister and I went the the Just Between Friends cosignment sale at the expo center. It was awesome! This is the fourth time we've gone and I always find great stuff. Now we have lots of warm little jammies for this little boy, and jeans and long sleeve shirts for Norah. And a great winter coat for her also! I sold some stuff at this sale for the first time and made about $60! Sweet!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Starting to feel bigger...

I should be at about 24 weeks now...depending on who you talk to! I'm in a disagreement with my docs on the dates. By my LMP the due date should be 12/17, but they are going by the measurements from my ultrasound, which gives a due date of 12/27. I think this is silly since Norah always measured about 10 days behind. We had to have a zillion ultrasounds because of it! But they don't seem to care about that little bit of history. So, I'm either 24 weeks, or almost 26. We shall see, but I won't be suprised if this little guy is here closer to the 17th.

So here I am at 24 weeks with Norah:

And here's one from tonight, about 24 weeks

with baby boy:

So, I think I was actually bigger with Norah at this point, but I'm starting to really feel like I have a belly now. Especially when I'm sitting, and at the end of the day when my muscles are tired and my belly is really hanging out! I'm up 7lbs so far so not too bad. And this little guy is a mover, he's wiggling all the time :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Canning, feeding the need to nest...

Canning this time of year is just normal to me! My mom has always canned over the summer. I remember being kindergarden age and seeing peaches/pears layed out on every counter and table just waiting to be perfectly ripe.

I skipped a few years when I first moved out on my own. It's so much work! But then I started missing the jars. What!? No peaches in December?? And seriously, buying canned peaches from the store, nasty! They just don't taste right when you've grown up on home canned fruit.

I picked up some peaches yesterday from a local orchard in Hood River.

These are HUGE!

I'm trying a new variety called Glowing Star, they're supposed to be great for canning.

I cut up one, okay two, this morning to share with Norah. Wow, yum. I totally understand why they are marketing these for canning too. Super easy to pit and peal! I'll probably have to go back for another box.

Since my Mom started her CSA (aka massive garden) we've been canning tomatoes too. I took a box of peaches down to her yesterday and she sent me home with a bin of tomatoes, good trade!

It's so nice to have canned tomatoes for cooking in the winter. They don't have the tin/metal taste of the store bought. It's so easy to make soup/chili etc, just grab a jar and get cooking!

And you gotta love that these are organic, go Mom!

Ahhhh beautiful peppers.....for freezing not to can!

Purple bell peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, and my favorite, Jimmy Nardellos (not hot). Rinse, stem, seed, and freeze!

This is just a tiny amount of the peppers Mom has growing, the rest are headed for market! Okay, and her freezer too.

Being pregnant during canning/harvesting seasons really makes me want to preserve everything! I love stocking my pantry and freezer.

Although, it's a little hard with our tiny freezer, so we're looking into getting a small chest freezer.

Pears are coming soon. It's a really late season for them, but at least I'll be done with peaches by then.

I know this winter when I'm super pregnant, and after the baby is here, I'm going to be so happy to have all these goodies stored away!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Miss Manners the Smartie Pants

While sharing cake with Norah today:
'Norah, would you like a bite of cake?'
After careful though she slowly said,
'Yes, Please'
Yay! Happy Momma moment :)

Shortly after that she came running up to me saying,
'More Cake!' Momma More Cake!!'
I told her she needed to ask nicely, she forgot to say the please she says,
'Please Part!'

This evening she brought me two saucers from her new tea set. She put one in each of my hands, pointed to one then the other while saying,
'One, Two!'
Then had a huge smile, she was so proud and so was Momma!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Yay Baby!

What a cutie :)

Baby is measuring just right for 21 weeks so we still have a due date of Dec 27th.

Most of the other pictures are just weird leg shots or spine and all that, so you just get the cute ones this time! Oh and I'm not a big fan of posting pictures of the gender confirmation...

But no worries, it was pretty clear!

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

Wish we could see the reaction from George's family :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Halfway! 20 weeks...

More phone pics, but oh well!

Yay 20 weeks!

Baby is wiggling and bumpin away and I'm feeling pretty good.

I don't have a whole lot to report.....things are good!

Our ultrasound is on the 17th, one more week :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

My kitchen helper

Norah loves helping me bake things. We make bread every week and she really likes watching the mixer. She also loves licking flour off the counter after I've rolled out the dough....

As soon as she sees me getting things ready she grabs a chair and pushes it right to the counter so she doesn't miss any of the action!

She's also very helpful at sampling cookie dough :)

Egg free of course.

Yes, we make bread, at home, every week.

I haven't bought a regular loaf of bread since we moved in October.


We have bought special breads, french/garlic etc.

But I make our regular sandwich/toast bread.

It's yummy.

18 weeks and a little belly

George wasn't home, so you get a phone picture! There's a little bit of belly now :)