Friday, October 24, 2008

Seth is Here

We got to the hospital about 5:45am and we're checked out by the nurses. As we suspected Seth was still breech. So after a TON of paperwork, we got suited up and ready for the OR. Seth Michael Anderson was born at 7:50 am, he weighed 8 lb. 7 oz. and he is 20 3/4" long. He has CURLY blonde hair (which I keep putting into a mohawk), and what looks to be deep blue eyes. He is VERY content and already is eating great. Orson and I have enjoyed spending time together getting to know our new little man. After a few hours of rest both Seth and I are doing great, aside from the occasional pains. I think think our speedy recovery is because Orson is spoiling us rotten. I am truly blessed to be married to such a great man.
Here we are just about ready to go, notice my inflatable gown, which is attached to a heater to keep me warm. LOL, You should have seen the get-up they first tried to put on Orson, it was much worse than what you see here. I'll post a pic later, that one is on my in-laws camera.
These first few were taken in the recovery room. He looks alot chubbier than Savannah did at that stage.
Isn't he cute, he has absolutely no clue what he's in for when he meets his big sister tommorrow.

I just thought he was so adorable with his hand by his cheek. This was one of Savannah's favorite poses.

All decked out in his "New in Town" onsie. So thoughtful already!

I love little hands!

He has the greatest little profile. Notice how hairy he is...our little beast!

Itty Bitty Little Feet. He is constantly pulling his toes up like that, it just looks painful to me.

Well, I'm off for now, it's way past my bedtime. hehehe. Thanks for all the well wishes and thoughts already. We love all of you.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

On Our Way

Okay not really yet, but we are getting there. We have to be at the hospital in 6 1/2 hours. I still need to double check my bag and make sure I have the things I need, take a shower, and get a bit of shut eye. My in-laws came over tonight so they can go to the hospital with us in the morning. Also Orson and my father-in-law gave me a priesthood blessing and we are ready to go. So I just wanted to say goodnight to you all, and I will post pictures as soon as I can. I can't wait to meet my little Seth.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Final Word

So we went to the Drs again, and he still hasn't turned so it looks like Friday morning we will be having our little boy by c-section. So here's to hoping that all goes well, and my recovery is easy. only two days to go. I'll post pics of our new man as soon as I can.

Savannah's Birthday

I can hardly believe that a year has past. My baby girl is no longer a baby, she is now a little girl. We had a party/BBQ with family and friends for her on Saturday. The weather was amazing and we had a great time. The theme for her party was 1 is fun.

I got chalk for all the older kids to color on our fence with, but of course I had to lead the way. Savannah just wanted to eat it. I kept finding pink on her mouth from the chalk.

Look at all those teeth and her awesome blue eyes.

All the Anderson grandkids came over to celebrate. Here is Grandma Anderson with the three '07 kids.

Grandpa Anderson was excited for a reason to get outside and cook. He made really yummy french fries fro everyone. See his pro set-up, I laughed when I walked outside. You can't see it but, all along the edge of the table he had a ton of different spices and seasonings.

Orson BBQed burgers and dogs for the group. He said he's finally mastered the art of the perfect burger.

The older kids loved to just be able to run around and play.

Here is the cake I made for her birthday, it shows the theme that was on her plates and stuff. I loved the handprints on everything even though I don't like the ones I made.

In true Anderson tradition I made her a little chocolate cake just for her. As you can see she had no idea what to do with the candle other than want to grab it.

When she started off with her cake she just wanted to enjoy the frosting, but as you'll see she soon figured out what she was supposed to do.

Once she got tired of the frosting she flipped the cake over onto her lap, and really got into it.

I know you can't really read it, but I loved her little cake napkins, they said..."the cake's on me." I thought it made perfect sense.

Her cousin left a plate of cake on the table and Savannah then took that as a cue to start using a fork to eat her cake with.

She wanted Mommy to taste her cake, sharing is really fun for her, as you can tell by her expression.

This is all that was left over from her little cake, she ate it almost all gone.
Pretty good for her first taste of chocolate cake.
After about a half an hour of her eating cake, I wrapped her up in a towel and straight to the bathtub we went to clean her up. There was frosting everywhere...I swear her nose was full of it.

After her bath I put on her new big girl jammies
(no feet), then we went back downstairs to orejoin the party. Here she is opening her presents. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to her party. I know she had a great day, she was spoiled rotten as always. Here's to another great year with our little girl.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

4th Photo Tag

So the idea is you go to your pictures and open the fourth folder and post the fourth picture. This could be scary let's see......bada bing! Here you go!

It's a picture of Savannah and her cousin Jessica at my in-laws house last January. It's hard to believe how fast they've grown. Orson walked in while I was posting this and asked who the picture was of. I think she just a little bit different now that she is a year.

So here you go....tag.....Katie, Maren, Cindy, and Angela! Have fun!

Week 37 Update

So, we went to our Dr. this morning for our now weekly appointment. She said that Seth is about 7lbs 3 oz, and gonna be long. She also said that if we want to we can schedule an induction for the 24th. The bad news is that he is breached. So hopefully in the next week he will decide to change his mind and then we can just go about our normal business. If not and we go ahead with the set date he will have to be delivered by c-section. So, good news and bad news today. Although I am truly not complaining because things could be a lot worse. So this week all our thoughts and focus will be on this little guy turning. Neither Orson or I want to do a c-section, but we will do whatever is best for the baby.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Weekend Fun!

So this weekend was dedicated to my awesome husband Orson. He turned the BIG 3-0 on Monday, so we spent the whole weekend doing things that he liked to do. Starting on Friday, we picked him up early from work and took him up to the Austin on the water Boat Show at Lake Travis. The weather was beautiful, although every time we got out like that I am reminded that right now the sun and I just don't get along. Anyway, they had some really cool things on display and of course tons of boats to look at. We still really like the Sea Rays. They are small enough for us, but still has the amenities and options we like.

As we are beginning to raise our family I like the fact that they have toilets on board...just in case...because you know that no matter how many bathroom breaks you take there will always be that one kid who as soon as you pull away, has to go, and truly there are some things you just can't do in the water. Plus then he would actually have a ski boat,
LOL, don't tell him I said that, he swears that his little bass boat can pull. And for that, I love him! After the boat show we decided to come home and relax. Since we were at home we decided to give daddy his b-day presents early. I had picked up all his r/c airplane stuff from his parent's house and gone and gotten him a gift card to get him started again. He was totally shocked. I think he's excited, but overwhelmed, b/c it's a really involved project.

Saturday morning we woke with a start. We got up about 9am, and I so wonderfully remembered that we were supposed to be at the church at 8am, it was our month to clean the building. So we quickly got dressed, woke up Savannah and ran out of the house. We got there and of course they were just about done, so we did what we could to do our part and left. We decided to stop by Jack-in-the-Box for breakfast and give their new breakfast bowls a try. Which for those of you that care...they were pretty yummy and not a bad price either. On our way out of the drive-through, Savannah decided that she wasn't feeling so great and puked all over her new carseat. YEAH! Just what we wanted to do...figure out how to clean her car seat which was only like a week or two old. So off to the house we went. We put her down for a nap, and Orson and I took apart and washed her car seat. I can now say that I am proficient in the workings of both car seats. After a two hour break at home we finally set off for the annual Texas Parks and Wildlife EXPO. We got there around 3, just as the crowds were leaving so that was good, but it only left us two hours to browse, which isn't much when you have a toddler in a stroller and a wife who is 9 months pregnant. We had a great time there and as always there was too much to see. Maybe one year we will get through the whole expo. We left the EXPO about 6 and decided against going up to Georgetown. Instead we stayed at home, made tacos and hung out watching some of our extensive DVR list.

Sunday morning we went up to Georgetown and spent the day with his family watching conference, playing, eating, and of course celebrating Orson's birthday. I made him a rice crispy cake and brownies. Good Choice Honey!

Monday was back to work for Orson, but since it was his OFFICIAL 30th birthday I couldn't let it be just like any other Monday. Savannah and I were gonna bring cupcakes in to the office, but when I called to check in on him, he told me that the office had already gotten him a chocolate cake. After Orson got off work, we met up with some friends and had dinner at Cheddars. We had a great time, great food, and of course we had to give him a present on his birthday. You'll see what it is as you look through the pictures below. All in all it was a busy weekend, but not busy enough to completly wear you out.

Here are some pictures from Monday night. I will also post a pic from the EXPO, but I'm waiting for it to be emailed to me. Enjoy!

The Birthday Boy on his Official Birthday.

Orson, Savannah, Derek, and Eric in front of Cheddars (our fav place to eat right now)

Derek and Eric (doesn't Eric have the greatest eyes)

Lindsay and I.

Our Little Family of Three (one of the last of it's kind I'm sure)

Savannah is helping Daddy open his present (somehow I think she'll know what to do when it's her turn)

Phase 10 Twist...Daddy's New Game (we have played this every night's awesome...add it to your stack of games...or Christmas Wish List)

Savannah being the center of attention at the restraunt. She's growing so fast.

Walking all over, like she owned the place, man has she gotten fast.

Peek-a-boo...she was playing with the window. She was glad she could see me, but couldn't figure out why she couldn't touch me. Funny Stuff!

Hi Mom!

Savannah's new big girl car seat, as you can see, she loves. She talks so much more now that she can see us. Hopefully it will help her travel good when we go to Utah next month.