Monday, August 2, 2010


This is what our kids are really into right now...



(my cousin Craig)




and this is what they're afraid of...






Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6 months old!

I can't believe our little Liam is six months old already. Where does the time go?

Here is what he's been up to lately:

-GROWING. He's 18.5 pounds (67th percentile) and 28.5 inches long (97th percentile)
-EATING. Just started rice cereal and applesauce last week and is eating like a pro.
-SLEEPING. Can I brag for just a minute (please)? Liam is sleeping 12 hours at night without waking up at all. The reason I call it bragging is that I have worked really hard to get my babies on schedules, and I just love it when all that hard work pays off!
-Liam also enjoys sucking on his toes and does it throughout the day. :)
-Still no hair. Still no teeth. (Very typical of our babies) :)
-He really is the sweetest, happiest, most easy going baby on the planet.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Trying to catch up

We have a thumb-sucker! I just think it's so cute when babies suck their thumbs, and he is our first one to do it! It's also nice that he can soothe himself since he never really took to his pacifier.

Oh this picture just makes me laugh! No need to describe it. It is what it is.

When Dallin is at Joy School, Evie can usually be found in Liam's face or watching Sleeping Beauty. Or both at the same time.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I love my chubby boy

Things have been really crazy around here but I thought I'd post some updated pictures of little Liam.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I couldn't resist

Evie's doll bed was just the perfect size..

Monday, February 1, 2010

Liam's story

I thought I'd share a summarized version of Liam's birth story since I've had people ask..

So I woke up at 2:30am on Tuesday, January 12th with some pretty hard contractions. In fact, they were so intense that I didn't even time them for a whole hour, I just called my sister to come over and stay with our kids and then told Jason to pack his bags. So we drove to the hospital and by the time we got a doctor to come in and check me around 4am, my contractions had really calmed down (I was so mad). However, I was dilated to a 4, so they said I could stay. After I was admitted, I basically walked the halls and did everything I could to get things going. After several hours of laboring, my midwife checked me and I was still a 4. At this point they told me I could get Pitocin (no stinkin way), have my water broken, or go home. Now, mind you, I had been having false (but still painful) labor for over a week and I was not about to go home! So I told them to break my water. Once they did, contractions finally got serious and so did I. I wanted to see if I could go without the epidural and I made it to 6 cm before I threw in the towel. Thank goodness for epidurals because I felt great after that. :) It was now about 4pm and I was able to rest for about 2 hours before I was fully dilated and ready to push. I pushed 6 times and he was born at 6:18pm on January 12th. I got to hold him immediately and he was just beautiful. The midwife and nurses thought he looked big and guessed he would be about 8 1/2 pounds, but he was only 7lb. 10oz., my smallest baby. I loved my midwife and had a great experience at Kaiser.

p.s. Way to go Hillary for guessing Liam's birthday! We will have to figure out a way to get you your treat. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

here at last

Liam David Nartker
January 12, 6:18 pm
7 lbs. 10 oz. 19 1/2 inches

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Guesses anyone?

This is me and my sister Rose at Christmas, and as you can see, we are both very far along here. Rose only lasted another week, and I'm hoping our little guy will be here soon. So, take a guess at when this baby is coming and maybe how much he will weigh...oh, and I'm due on January 23rd. There just might be a little treat for the winner.

Monday, January 4, 2010

new nephew

I'm an aunt again! My sister Rose had her baby boy on New Year's Eve, giving us even more reason to celebrate that day. His name is Neal DeLorne Collette and he's beautiful.

Now I'm definitely feeling like it's my turn. :)