Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pseudo Mother's Day

This year for mother's day I made my mom this picture with photos that Cory's twin Dave's girlfriend Michelle took. Cory so kindly then Photoshopped all the pics together in a 16x20 size which we cut down to fit an 8x20 picture frame we found.  It turned out really nicely and I wish I had a picture of the final product but, I forgot to take one.
As I blogged before and mentioned I was still the hospital on actual Mother's Day, but in hopes to have a more enjoyble mother's day celebration, we chose to postpone Mother's Day for a week. This was great because the I got to have all the great celebration traditions like sleep-in (if only for 20 extra mins) and pick my own yummy breakfast, etc. For my gift the family got me a cookbook that I had been loudly hinting that I would like.
This is a cookbook accumulation of all the recipes found on one of my most favorite cooking blogs, Our Best Bites. Now I don't have to use all my ink & paper printing out all her recipes and tutorials!  Tonight I am making my first meal out of this cookbook, yummy French Dip Sandwiches 
For the rest of Mother's Day I just got to relax, nap, & enjoy myself.  I didn't even have to think about dinner because our wonderful church brought us dinner.  Overall, it was a pretty great day, with hopefully many more delicious meals in our future, thanks family!

Goodbye Dwight & Hello Princess

It took us only one week after Sophie's birth to realize that our current van was not going to be large enough.  We had been planning to buy a larger minivan for several months but thought that we could wait until July to do so. Well, try fitting four kids and all the gear in the silver Mazda...I'll tell ya it ain't pretty.  I had been browsing the KSL ads for vans on and off for several months so I knew when a good deal would pop up and a week after Sophie arrived so did our good deal.
This is our new "Princess" van as Phoebe calls it, because it is white. She requested a white or a pink van and through no effort or appease her request we found a white one. It is a 2007 Honda Odyssey with a little less than 60,000 miles on it. We did make sure to have a DVD player installed for those long trips home & to finally silence our 3 yr who tends to be a non-stop broken record talker at times.   
This is further in the wrong direction from the type of vehicle Cory wants, however it fits our young family better and it is nice to finally have something with a little power again. Our only problem at the moment is that  it is a little long for our garage with our deep freezer so we are now down sizing our deep freezer size and having to build more shelving in the garage to get everything up and out of the way.  Hopefully our pretty new princess van will finally fit in its garage/ home this coming  weekend.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sophie's First Photo Shoot

While in the hospital they had began to offer new baby photos which is something I have ALWAYS wanted and was sad I never got with my other wee ones, so we were more than thrilled to have a mini photo shoot with Sophie.  These pictures turned out so well it is hard to believe it was all done right in our hospital room on the laying on the floor in a basket or siting on my bed.

Here is our newest cutie SOPHIE MARIE FERGUSON:

The Visitors...

Sophie wasn't  allowed many visitors in the hospital, although she did have a few.  Uncle Dennis Aunt Julie & Afton got to visit through the nursery window and on the last day Uncle Blake and Aunt Megan got to visit on one of her on one of her 2 short field trips out of the nursery, so when Sophie finally arrived home she was welcomed by MANY open arms.

Uncle Davey:
Michell, Uncle Jason & Aunt Charisse:
And many cousins!

Rowena's Big Adventure Part 2

I finally found our MIA camera so here is the rest of Rowena's (Sophie's) big adventure.

At Altaview Hospital, where we delivered, they offer a "candlelight" dinner for you and your hubby, where you are provided with a special table in your room and delicious gourmet dinner & dessert of your choice.  This is one of things we look forward to most in the hospital.
While I was at the hospital we celebrated Mother's Day. Cory's mom brought me some beautiful tulips and a  chocolate and the hospital gave me a pink chocolate rose, which we gave to Phoebe who thought it was a special gift from Sophie.
After 4 1/2 days we finally got the go ahead to take our wee one home pending her passing the care seat test and two more feedings off the monitor without anymore oxygen desaturations, which she passed  both without any problems!
While we were on the hospital our kids were having a mini vacation with Grandma and Grandpa Potts.  Phoebe pained Grandma's nails took MANY walks with the dogs and took many trips to Grandpa's Big Car (Motor-home) which was parked down the street.
Coming home the kids were all very exited to see their Mom, Dad & new Baby Sophie, especially when baby Sophie came bearing gifts for them all.  Everyone got new PJs and Phoebe also got a new Princess doll to match her Princess PJs.
After all the kiddos opened their new Pjs & warmed up to Sophie a bit more they began to explore their curiosity towards their new sister a bit more.
Phoebe even decided to share her new doll with Sophie, which is a generosity she definitely did NOT share with her other siblings.
So far all the kids seem to really love their new sister although we have to closely watch them because we tend to have issues with loving either too much or not softly enough, but over all the Fergy SIX are adjusting and doing great!