Thursday, May 24, 2007


Today was especially fun. Kristy and I took our little guys to an indoor play park called Jump-n-Jamm'n. There is a section just for tiny tots where they can crawl and todder around. Everything is cushy so that they can fall to their hearts content. They had a blast even though they both missed their very important morning nap time. Anders was a little overwhelmed at first but James led the way and soon he was venturing out and trying to climb up the toys. I'm sure that next time we take them they will even have more fun! They both fell asleep as soon as we got in the car to drive back home.
It was a relief to get out into a new fun environment where Anders could crawl and play in a safe fun place.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Here are some hilights from last week with Chris' mom visiting. The pictures are of our trip to Dana Point from Monday-Wednesday. We stayed at the Blue Lantern inn and enjoyed every minute! Anders got a new Teddy bear from Grandma Jensen which he loves to snuggle with. Gma J. was able to spend lots of time with Anders, and Chris and I were able to have some relaxing time together ALONE! Thank you Eloise!!
One of the things that surprised me about going on vacation was all of the stuff that was needed for just two nights! The top picture shows how stuffed our car was.

Anders enjoyed seeing new places and most of all enjoyed holding my keys.... simple pleasures.
Not only is the Teddy bear a hit but so is the bow. It apparently tastes like chicken!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I just wanted to write a list of attributes that I appreciate about my mom. Now that I'm a mom I TOTALLY appreciate everything she did for us over the years. (And all the things she put up with!) Here they are.

You are creative, extremely patient, hardworking, practical, a very good teacher, pro-active, thoughtful, loyal, interesting, interested, you read to us until you lost your voice every night, you kept a clean house despite us, all of the hours spent sewing cute clothes for us, all of the fun trips you planned, you made good memories with us, you were and are always willing to help with whatever we need.

Thank you mom!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Here are a couple of pictures that I took of Anders at around 7:45 this morning at a local park. I decided to get some cute pictures for mothers day. Hopefully my mom and mother-in-law won't see this post before Sunday! I took tons of pictures but these were my favorite expressions.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

We had two fun milestones this week with with Anders. First, he went into the big pool with dad for the first time. He loved it! Second, today he started to crawl forwards which was a big one because for a long time he either couldn't get over one leg and so he would rock back and forth. Or if he did get over that leg he would crawl backwards and be extremely frustrated. The picture below, I took today and I find it funny that I put all of his toys into the hallway to play and that is where I used to put Bubba the Chinchilla! It really is the perfect play area for baby or beast.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I finally am writing about the last few weeks after a bit of a blog silence. We have been busy as always with work, baby, and life but along with that we found out that we were expecting again. We actually found out the Friday before Easter. There were some mixed emotions about having another baby because for one, we are still getting used to the first baby! I also wasn't sure about how my body could handle another pregnancy so soon after my first experience. I had just resolved to work one more day a week and try to earn a little more money and Chris has been looking into a couple of different job options. So finding out that another baby was on the way was a surprise. We were planning on trying for a baby when Anders turned one so we weren't too far off from our goal.
Last Wednesday was my first pre-natal appointment and I was glad to be going because I had had a little spotting and I was worried. The doctor said that it probably was nothing to worry about and did the exam. We didn't do the ultrasound because we didn't have our insurance yet and the procedure would have been expensive. It did concern me that we wouldn't get to see what was happening but I figured that we would find out eventually.
For some reason I couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong and by Friday I was really concerned. I had started cramping a little and the spotting continued and was a little worse. So, around 4:00pm I took Anders over to Grammy and Pa Pa's (my grandparents) along with a few diapers, pj's and a bottle and dropped him off. Chris was working in Burbank which is about 45 min away without traffic. I called him and he started out to meet me at the ER. When I got there I checked in and they took some blood and alot of information and sent me back out to the waiting room to wait for a room to open up. I ended up waiting for a good two hours and thankfully Chris showed up somewhere in there. By the time I was shown to a room I was having full blown contractions and was VERY uncomfortable. I never did go through labor with Anders because he was so early and we had a c-section. So this was quite new. Of course Chris was extremely supportive and surprisingly helpful and I was sooo grateful to have him there. The nurse came in an tried to give me an IV but couldn't get a vein so he brought in another nurse to help. Eventually after a few failed attempts they found what they were looking for. Within a half an hour my body did what it was trying to do and I miscarried. Immediately my contractions stopped and despite the sadness of the loss I felt much better physically. After lots of waiting around I was wheeled up to the ultrasound room to see if I would need any more procedures. We were blessed to not have any complications and I was able to be sent home at around one in the morning.
The thing that surprised both Chris and I was our broad range of emotions. We were sad, yet also a bit relieved. I don't think my body was ready to carry another pregnancy yet and for some reason I knew that and had been worried from the moment I found out about the baby. There was a sense of rest in the fact that we weren't in control of the situation. It is difficult to process a loss and we are trying to talk about it as we need to. We have a good support system around us and we are really grateful for each person that has already been so kind and understanding.
We are looking forward to eventually trying for another little one but probably not until Anders is a tad more self-sufficient!