Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My 1st Christmas! Part I

On Sunday, my oma, opa, cousins, aunt Windy and uncle Christian came over to celebrate Christmas early since I am leaving for Missouri on Thursday! I couldn't stay awake until we opened gifts so mom and dad had to do that for me. I got clothes, a couple toys and some books. Last night, my mom, dad and I celebrated our own Christmas so we wouldn't have to take all our gifts with us. I actually stayed awake and at first, enjoyed the whole present thing. After a few minutes though, my bed, blankie and dark room seemed much better so I got grumpy! Then I was off to bed! My mom got a new camera so I'm sure we will update ALL the time! Merry Christmas and I will be in touch soon.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New Nike Suit

I want to thank Jamie for my first Hannukah present. I love my new nike suit! My mom and Jamie think I look like a big boy now. I think I look really cute when I hold my basketball. Sporty don't you think? Oh yeah, Luna wanted to be in the picture with me!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Holiday Party

Our annual holiday party has come and gone and it was a good time! Jeremy went to sleep before the festivities began and slept the whole night. He even had guests who wanted to see him and it didn't seem to phase him. He must like sleeping like his mom! Anyway, there was good food and close friends and family. Here are a few pictures of the night...well, early on because we forgot to take any pictures once Jamie and Josh came. Enjoy!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Chunky Boy

I'm 7 1/2 months old now and sitting up like a big boy. I have had two accidents with my diaper in the last two days so my mom put me in my crib while she was cleaning up the mess I made. Oops! That's what being a mom is all about. We have our Christmas party this weekend so I'm sure my mom and dad will have more pictures to post next week.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Another fun Thanksgiving at my parent's house! The whole Little side came to town so it was busy with Kalea who is 8 years old, Georgia who is 2 1/2, Kira who is almost 2, Jeremy and Cece, 3 1/2 months! It was a little chaotic but a good time and good food. Jeremy enjoyed his first Thanksgiving and said he's looking forward to next year when he can eat ALL the food! Till next time....

Thursday, November 09, 2006

We're back and Jeremy's 6 months old!!!!!

Okay...so I have seriously slacked at this but Ryan has asked that I keep it up to date since he loves to look back at it! Alright, so Jeremy is 6 months old now and growing so fast. At his last doctor's appt he weighed in at 18 lbs, 8 oz and was 26 inches! That's BIG! I can't believe it's been 6 months already!

He is out of his infant car seat and loves his new "big boy" seat! He rode in the grocery cart today for the first time with my friend Julie there to witness it. Jeremy has rolled over, been to NY, Washington, D.C, Chicago, Salt Lake City, said "da da", eaten baby food, welcomed his new cousin Cece into the world, holds his own bottle, laughs and smiles all the time! He truly is the greatest thing ever!

Ryan is still in school so he is busy and misses out on a lot of Jeremy time. It will all be worth it once he's done. Okay...pictures since the last time I updated! I promise to be better!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

4 Weeks Old

Jeremy is now 4 weeks old and adjusting to life in the Meinhardt family! He is getting chubby and is sleeping well. He wakes up to eat about 3-4 hours apart so Ryan and I are getting a little bit of sleep and loving every minute of him. He definitely sees our faces now and is starting to make cooing noises. Kai and Luna love him dearly and will walk by and lick his head or face when they feel like it! Jeremy loves his four legged sisters! Sorry about the delay in updating but life has been busy with family in town and learning to take care of a newborn! We promise to be better from now on.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Welcome Jeremy Christian Meinhardt

He has arrived!!!! Jeremy Christian Meinhardt was born Friday, April 28 at 9:52 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs exactly and measured in at 20 1/4 inches. He is the best thing that has ever happened to us! It was a tough labor but he was well worth it and we could not be happier. Here are a few pictures of our newest family member.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

39 Weeks and Nesting

So we're 39 weeks along and nesting like crazy people. We went to IKEA to buy a breakfast room table and spent all afternoon organizing and cleaning the house. Ryan had to put everything together with that little screw driver that IKEA puts in every box. His fingers were getting raw by the end of chair #1 so he decided to put on a glove that I use to run in when it's cold. Needless to say, he finished and it looks great! We're still waiting for Baby Meinhardt and only hope it's days away.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

"The Salad" Failed

I am still pregnant...large and pretty uncomfortable. I have slowed down quite a bit in the past couple days so maybe that was what the salad was supposed to do. It clearly did not work but it was worth a shot. Just thought I would send an update in case you were wondering where the pictures of Baby Meinhardt were! Until then....

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Inducing Labor

There is a salad at a restaurant called Ciaoti in Studio City, CA that apparently kicks women into labor. Is it true? Well, we decided to find out for ourselves! Our friend and fellow dog pack member Jamie could not make it due to jury duty so Nicole, little Simone and I decided to give it a go. Yes, we drove ALL the way to Studio City for a salad! As I ordered "the salad", the waiter said "surprise surprise"! It's not a usual thing for me to only eat a salad for lunch but if we were truly going to test this rumor...I had to eat a lot of it! I enjoyed it thoroughly but Nicole's pizza looked a lot more satisfying.

So, here I am enjoying a delicious salad in hopes that I will update this blog next as a mom. Better yet, Ryan will be updating it since I will be a busy bee come the arrival of Baby Meinhardt. I added my journal entry to the hundreds of entries already written in the journals that sit on top of the counter..many success stories that I will hopefully join. I have made it through the night but I will not dicount the salad until I make it through the rest of the day! If nothing happens, it was a good salad with a good friend :)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!

Ryan and I decided to be very religious today and instead of church, we went to a photography exhibit at the Santa Monica Pier! We thought we should take advantage of one of our last baby free days and enjoy time with just the two of us! After a long morning walk with our friends Nicole, Paul, baby Simone and Coco, Ryan and I felt like a good old Hot Dog on a Stick and a thirst quenching lemonade. We drove up to the pier, ate at the very first Hot Dog on a Stick location and then went to see the exhibit Ashes & Snow. Ryan had the newer cherry lemonade and I went old school and got the regular flavor. We both thought ours was better which was good since neither of us wanted to share it...we had been thinking about drinking those lemonades since early in the morning! The exhibit was very interesting but super artsy. Ryan and I enjoyed it but I think we went through it a little faster than someone who is very into photography, shadows, lines and any other words you would use to describe photos! On our way back to the car, we sat on a grass lawn and watched all the interesting people on the board walk and enjoyed the sunny day. I wish I could have caught a lot of them on film but they are there and gone in a second. Anyway, we've had a great day and thought we would share some pictures with you. Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

37 Weeks Pregnant

So, I am 37 weeks and counting. Here I am in all my glory, feeling oh so attractive and skinny :) We had our 37 week appt today and all looks like it's moving in the right direction...towards a baby that is. The doctor says the baby is about 7 lbs now and ready to go. Ryan and I are trying to get things done around the house so we will be ready when the time comes. We will be working on our front and back yard this weekend! Kai and Luna don't like to miss out on any picture so they have joined me for these two.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Kai and Luna

Our 1st and 2nd born! Kai and Luna are very excited about the new Meinhardt family member. They just want to know if it's a boy or a girl!

The Nursery

So, we are 3 weeks out from our due date and things are all ready. The room is furnished, the car seat is in Ryan's car and now all we have to do is wait, wait and wait some more. We have picked out bedding for both a girl and boy so when we know what this little one is, we will order it. As you can see from the pictures, the room is not terribly exciting but ready to welcome Baby Meinhardt with open arms. We will update again when something exciting happens!