Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday to L

The decision to have our second was around a crazy time. We were poor and still working through school. But just as soon as the thought crossed our mind, it was too late to take it back, we were pregnant just like that. I was miserably sick for three months which was a step up compared to the first pregnancy. I thought it must be a girl. Yeah right. Keep dreaming.
After laboring for a couple days, I thought maybe, just maybe we should go to the hospital. Since my contractions don't hurt to the last couple hours, it's hard to know. We went in with enough time to settle down before he was born three hours later. It was fast but still the epidural should of done its magic. Nope, not my lucky day. Ouch.

He was my chunkiest baby (7 lbs 11 oz). I remember thinking, "wow, he's so plump." It must of been the layers of pancakes with lots of melted butter, powdered sugar and syrup, I feasted on towards the end of this pregnancy. No doubt I was much bigger than the first time around.

The two above pictures remind me a lot of his older brother around the same age (2 wks to 1 month old).
Look at that belly!!!!

He was a breath of fresh air having had no health problems, and being a good eater and sleeper.

He was a binky boy. I weaned him off of it when he was a year old and we moved back here from L.A. I kept losing that thing and I was just as addicted to it as he was. I was so sick of stressing over them disappearing so I had to do it. After three very difficult days, he was just getting use to not having it to sleep when he found one underneath something. He put that sucker so fast into his mouth and began to run when he saw me.

He is also my fairest. Oh, how I wish I had beautiful baby skin.I thought this was a cute pic of Kate and Levi.

What can I say........he's a cutie! And look at that gorgeous hair.

This is a picture of Chris and Loyd as little boys. Levi looks more like an Ericson than my other two. But I am bias......he's much cuter.

His Big Day
(A special thanks to Collette. If it wasn't for her, this day wouldn't of been documented very well due to mass chaos. Thanks again!)

After bouncing off lots of birthday party ideas, we settled on Cars which was one of the few options at Walmart for invitations. Levi was happy anyways. Our pinatas are usually made out of our cereal boxes. Hey, it saved me 10-15 bucks.

This set up for opening presents was nice at first. But it didn't last very long. The kids get so excited about having their gifts opened first, we got eaten alive. It was precious.

Lets just say there were a lot of kids. I know, I know, I've read magazine articles about how many kids we should of invited. But, hey, I'm not perfect and I think am allowed to indulge a little sometimes. It's worth it when his emotional bank account is filled to the max. And the whole day he's so pleased that he's special, loved, and important.


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Carson Calderwood said...

Was it a BYU themed party? If so, sweet! I think Bex and him will be BFF b/c they seriously are so alike.

emily Redd said...

I feel really sad that my kids missed the party. I love that picture of Kate and Levi. Can we just plan that they will get married some day...some countries still have arranged marriages right? Anyway, I hope he liked his present. yesterday was so fun, let's do it again soon.

lucy said...

lol. Levi loved his present! Thank you. It was nice to get together even though service was cruddy.

jkziel said...

what a fun birthday--we just did a car themed party too. great minds.