Friday, October 28, 2011

Emmett is 2!

Hard to believe it has already been 2 years since this cute face joined our family. He has a lot of personality and shares it with everyone! When he's happy, he's super happy and when he's out! He LOVES cars, trucks, backhoes, trains, and tractors. He has been obsessed with McQueen for quite awhile and has watched the movie MANY times. He also loves Toy Story. He loves animals, especially my cat fluffers. He also loves his "bink" and "blankie." Someday soon we will be saying good bye to the bink. He has known his shapes for a long time and has learned the sounds of all the letters in the alphabet. We are still working on colors. He can count to ten sometimes when stacking blocks. It's so cute.

24 month stats:

Weight: 29 lbs 64.78 %tile

Length 87.63 cm 54.41 %tile

Head 48.26 38.89 %tile

We love this boy a lot and are so lucky to have him in our lives.

Helping daddy wash windows.


!st actual hair-cut at cookie cutters. He did so good and loves sitting in this car and honking the horn.


Getting his balloon and sucker at the end.

He usually sleeps with 2 or 3 vehicles.

He had croup recently and 2 days in a row he fell asleep, once on the floor and once on my bed.

Present from Grandma Morris, his "Cars" outfit came from his Great Grandma Wuthrich.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Baby Eli

Eli Ryan Morris decided to come earlier than we expected (except for Andrea who guessed it perfectly) and it made for a crazy trip to the hospital. I woke up around 3 am with a fairly painful contraction and continued to be woken up by contractions. Finally at 5 something I let Jared know I had been in pain for awhile. We both got up about 6 and I got in the shower thinking it would help. Just a few days earlier my Dr. had said there was no way I was going to have this baby early and that he would see me next week at my appt. I believed him and kept expecting my contractions to just stop but by 7:30 they were coming quick and painful! We got in the car and were so lucky that my mom had been staying with us that week and was able to be here to help with Emmett! As we were driving I looked up the # to the hospital to give them a heads up we were coming. The line of cars to get on the freeway was soooo long and I thought I was going to die......or that Jared was going to be delivering a baby pretty soon. Jared was able to live his fantasy of driving frantically to the hospital and we ran through 2 red lights. When we got there he ran in to grab a wheelchair and the kind nurses were ready and quick to get me in the admission room then attempted to get an IV started. I was dilated to a 7 and 100% efaced. They finally stuck it in my arm then I was able to get the epidural....FINALLY. After that was in they had me laying on my left side so that side went completely numb including my face which was droopy but Jared kept telling me it wasn't. Then I got wheeled into what they said was the best room there and it was pretty great. I met Dr. Baxter who would be delivering and once the respiratory therapist got there I pushed for 2 contractions and we met our baby boy.

It was a pretty crazy experience and we feel so lucky everything went well and we got a healthy baby boy! All I have to say is Thank goodness for epidurals!!

Most of his hair is on the back and is brown and the rest of his hair looks blonde in the light so I'm not sure what color his hair really is.

We decided he doesn't look a whole lot like Emmett did when he was born and Jared really thinks his eyes are going to be blue but I think they have a good chance of being brown.

It's funny to see that he has a binky in because he doesn't really take one anymore. Sometimes we force one on him but now that Emmett is so addicted to his I'm kind of glad Eli won't take one.

Zoe, Wyatt, & London

This is the outfit we brought Emmett home in.

Emmett is not good at sharing but he does like to share his favorite blanket with Eli and is always putting it on him or by him. I hope this continues. So far he has been such a good big brother and seems to like "baby." He always points out his eyes and nose to us and softly strokes his head. When Eli cries Emmett will bring us his binky (which he doesn't like) Emmett also thinks his fingers are funny and will touch them and laugh.

Oh the fun times we have to look forward to!