Monday, July 11, 2011

Who's Who???

I'm guessing you all could probably figure out which one is Ayva...but go ahead..guess.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Blog,

I've been extremely neglectful to you lately and I apologize.
Life has been pretty crazy since Carina has arrived. Lets see, where do I begin. Well we added a new member to the family, finished up my semester of school, said "good-bye" to our Colorado friends (I miss you guys), moved to Utah, had a missionary homecoming (Josh's brothers), put the girls in swimming lessons, had to talk in church, Carina's blessing, family events, 4th of July festivities, trying to get settled in a new place (going well so far), Ayva will start school this year and Carina is growing too fast. I guess that's just life. So, dear blog, I will try and keep up again with our crazy life. In the meantime, here's a few pictures of Carina in April.

I love watching babies stretch when waking up, it cracks me up for some reason.
Apparently they can sleep in any position. She's a great baby, sleeps all the time.
Obviously, always stretching.
My cute cute baby!!
And she smiles all the time!!
(Please excuse above picture, it's make-up from the day before...shower...what's a shower??)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

One month today

I can't believe she's a month already. I've tried to soak up every moment as best I could. She is a wonderful baby. We've been blessed with happy babies! She sleeps and smiles a lot. I love her little smiles, they make me so happy! Her sisters adore her and want to kiss and hug her all the time. Cheyenne says she is the most adorable baby.

I just realized I haven't posted her birth story. It was quite uneventful which was good for us but I'll post that soon.

Carina loves to be around her family. She loves the attention. Her mommy loves to hold her every chance she gets. Her daddy has to fight to get any time with her. Poor daddy! He adores her.

She has been a wonderful blessing to our family and can't wait to get to know her more!!!

Here are some random pictures of her from the time she got home until now.
Thank you Aunt Stephanie for all the newborn clothes. She would be swimming in her clothes if it wasn't for you!!

The girls imitated us with their dolls.
They love their little sister!
I love when she just lays on my chest/stomach.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Little photo shoot

Just a couple pictures from Carina's photo shoot. I got more of A and C than I did with Carina. For some reason I've had issues trying to get good shots of Carina. Why? I have no idea.
I'll try again but I have my doubts.

This picture took so long to get and was very frustrating trying to get it. They just wanted to giggle the whole time. Whenever I'd say serious, they'd giggle. I may be a bit biased but I think it's a gorgeous picture.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

random pictures

Here are a few random pictures...
When we got home, I couldn't believe how big Cheyenne is. She's not my baby anymore.

Jacqui got me the best nurse ever!! Thank you Jacqui!!
She's a very smiley baby

The girls love her and are always giving her loves and kisses! It's so cute!!

Daddy and his new baby girl!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Carina Taylor Bates

arrived on 4/8/2011 at 8:12am
7 lbs. 12 oz.
20 1/2 inches long

Our little family is already in love with her. She is a very content and happy baby.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Joys of Pregnancy

Warning...another pregnancy "poor me" story.

I've been taking the anti-nausea medication Zofran for the majority of this pregnancy and I've been getting it from my doctors office. Haven't had any problems except with the last bottle I received. Instead of giving me Zofran they gave me Zoloft. So I was taking it for about a week and knew something was off because I started feeling sick again.

Well Wednesday morning I felt horrible and had a lovely vomiting session. It was so intense it felt like my face was being ripped off...strange description, I know, but that's the only way I can describe it. I didn't notice it until tonight and this is what I found all over my face...ruptured blood vessels!!

Please excuse the extreme close up but I just had to share.