Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Sam!!!

We have a 1 year old!!! I can't believe it. It feels like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital! We had his party on his birthday (12/22), since it was a Saturday and so close to Christmas. My cousin, Ruth, came over the night before and we shopped and decorated till 2 AM. My sister in law, Elisha, made Sam's smash cake and the cupcakes. And my other sister in law, Lyndee, made some of the food. 

Yes, there are Christmas decorations up, but I will never wrap his birthday presents in Christmas paper.

Here's the birthday boy, eating his favorite food...clementines!

His smash cake!

Wasn't sure what to do, but loved the frosting!

Daddy showing him the cake and teaching him how to eat it! :)

Now Daddy is smashing Sam's face in the cake...he didn't care for that so much!

Frosting all over his face!

Sam is such a wonderful kid! He is happy all the time!! He sleeps about 12 hours a night and takes 1 to 2 naps during the day...usually totally 4 hours. He has 7 teeth...the 4 front top, and 3 front bottom. He LOVES food! He will eat almost anything we give him...except for turkey. He loves clementines, popcorn, anything with cinnamon, and corn. He is walking so well now and gets so proud of himself. Is 12 month appointment isn't till late January so that I can do Vanessa's two month at the same time. We think he weights about 27-29 pounds.

Sam got a lot of toys and 24 month clothes. He got a lot of cars and loves them. (I never thought to buy him cars.) He loves his scuba Mickey too. Thanks to everyone who came and made his 1st birthday so special!!! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Vanessa Joy

Introducing Vanessa Joy Sperry

Vanessa decided that she wanted to join our family early. She was born Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm. 19.5 inches long and 6 lbs 14 oz. 10 beautiful, long fingers and toes. 

So, here's the story.
On Saturday I was having contractions like I had been having, a couple an hour, but they were getting much stronger. We decided to go on one last date before she was due. We went to the new Twilight movie, which is 2 hours. During that time, I had 18 contractions. (And I only counted the strong ones) Once we left they slowed back down, but not in strength. That night, 1 to 2 and hour would be bad enough to wake me up, but I didn't know how many I was having because I was trying to sleep. Sunday morning while getting ready for church I was having a few, and my lower back was killing me. I told Aaron I was pretty sure I was in labor. But we went to sacrament meeting anyway for a farewell. During the hour I had 12...again, only counting the strong ones. We decided that we would go to the hospital after sacrament meeting. We ran home, grabbed the bag, got Sam ready and grabbed the dinner I prep for my family and ran to my Mom's and dropped off the food and Sam. We got to the hospital about 1:30. We told them what was going on. Aaron and I figured I was just dehydrated and that they'd send me home after some fluids. They took some samples to run tests to see where I was and that it would take a half hour. The nurse left and within 4 minutes, samples still in hand, came in with the doctor on call and they told me we weren't leaving and that we were going to have a baby. He said he was Dr. Yamishiro's partner and he was going to call him and see if he would come in of if he should do it. We were in shock! We barley had anytime to tell anyone. Dr. Yamishiro wanted to be here. He was here so quickly and as soon as he got here they took me back to the OR and then Vanessa was here. She is perfect and we are so in love. Sam loves her already too. He lights up when he sees her. (Well see how long that lasts!) We feel so blessed to have these two amazing spirits in our family. Vanessa and I go home tomorrow!!!

11 Months and Thanksgiving

We almost have a 1 year old!!! Sam turned 11 months on Thanksgiving. (November 22) He's getting so big. He's about 27 lbs! He is so happy all the time. And can take one step!

I had to buy this outfit because of the turkey on the pants. I watch a 4 year old 2 days a week. She heard me call Sam chunky monkey one day and asked me why I call him that. I said because he's chunky. She then said I should call him turkey pants. I asked her why and she said because he wears pants. 

Sam loves his puppers!

We traced his hand for the turkey...he has huge hands!

He is squealing in this picture. He really is a happy baby!!! We love him so much!!!

Thanksgiving was good...I didn't pull out the camera. (Between being pregnant brained and super tired, I am super forgetful!) Mom had 'lunch' since we were feeding Grandma who eats early. We went there at 1. Sam ate a ton and loved it all! He even at peas which he normally doesn't like. Then we went to the Sperry's at 4:30. We had a lot of fun teaching them all the couch game that my family plays. They all loved it. Sam did really well for not napping, we were so proud of him. We love being with our families and are so thankful for them all and everything they do. We are most thankful for Sam and Vanessa this year!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Time...where does it go!?!?! I've been doing a lot of thinking and planning lately. (I have A LOT to do soon!) I'm not complaining, but I'm tired of being pregnant, I have been pregnant for almost 2 full years and I have to carry a 25lb. 10 month old around!! And as much as I love feeling my little one move, I can't wait to hold her and get on with real life. Again, I'm not complaining, and I wouldn't trade my life for anything. My dreams are coming true! But being pregnant is taxing on the body. But, as much as I want her early, I still have so much to do. (As I sit here and blog putting off everything I have to do!) I was looking at the calendar and realized that we only have 3 1/2 weeks till her arrival...unless she other plans. We still have to get her room together...hardwood floors, a fence and still need a dresser. I'm not super worried if her room isn't ready in time because she'll be in our room for about 3 months anyway, but her soon to be room is a MESS right now. I would at least like it empty before she's here. And then there's the world's cutest 10 month old who will be one, 2 days before Christmas...and I am throwing a party for him! (You're only 1 once!) Oh, and then a little holiday called Christmas. I sit here and think, where does the time go. My baby boy is going to be one and my baby girl will be in my arms before I know it. But even with all the stress and worry, I really couldn't be happier! I lay down every night with the biggest smile on my face!!! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

We have the cutest little lion!! Holiday's are already so much more fun and he's still too young to understand! We dressed him up as a lion because Sam LOVES to roar (growl)! It is so stinking cute! I know in some of the pictures he seems to not like the costume, but he just wanted to play with the hood. He didn't mind it, but thought it was a toy. He was also WAY more interested in eating the leaves then looking at me!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

10 Months Old

Sam is so much fun and is growing so fast! He is such a joy and keeps us smiling and laughing! His personality is really what is growing. He is so funny and loves to laugh. But also is very curious and loves watching people. 

He's a pro at standing while holding onto things. And is even getting brave and starting to let go and stand without help for a couple of seconds. He is really close to taking his first steps! (Not sure if I'm ready for that!)

This is his face after getting in trouble...he's trying to decide to smile or cry! :)

It is amazing how someone so little can change everything about you. We are so in love with this little boy that we are smiling all the time. (Or I cry...hormones!) I love watching him learn and grow, but also hate's going by so fast and I can't get it back.


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