Thursday, March 1, 2012

We've had some fun lately... for real!

The last three weeks or so have been a lot of fun in the Heavenor home. The week before Marli's cast change where I averaged... 3-4 hours of sleep a night (because she had grown so much in her cast and was so tight in it that she was practically loosing circulation in her feet and so uncomfortable that she could barely sleep) I was... well putting it lightly... about to blown my brains out!

So here came Nana Kerri to the rescue! Of course I have lots of support from my family here in town and wonderful friends and ward family, but Jordan's mom decided to come and stay for just over 2 weeks. After Marli got her cast changed Feb. 1, everything was WAY better! She was happy again, and sleeping good again, so things were much better! But what a wonderful help to have Kerri around to help! She was such a welcomed pleasure into our home!

The main thing that is difficult is getting out to do errands or really anything! I try and do as much of that in the evenings, but its very hard because Jordan is right in the middle of his CMA and is often so busy after work with assignments or studying. It was so great having Kerri with me and the girls all day. Wow! I cannot even express, I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful mother-in-law that put her life on hold to come help me with mine! The bad thing is I got so used to it! haha, this week was adjustment week! But me and the girls will always look back on this fun time with Nana Kerri and cherish it. Avery and Nana really bonded, and Marli totally got to know Kerri as the other face she knows (aside from me, Jordan and Avery.)

These are some of the highlights from February.

The girls most likely watching a Baby Einstein. Not sure who put the blanket on Marli's head... probably her big sister! Those 2 just adore eachother!

Me and my girls before Church. I love these 2 more than I can imagine, I think I squeeze there cheek and kiss them like 50 times a day... at least!

Nana Kerri with the girls before Church. Oh you'll also notice... its hard to get a nice picture of Avery... she likes to do these weird faces which are quite commical, but seems to have forgotten how to smile nice...

Prime example of Avery's face's... this was on Valentines Day. Avery embraces every holiday, like goes nuts and appreciates any little effort made on these days! So funny, she's already physced for Easter since thats next!

Then Jordans brother Cole and his wife Megan came up from Calgary to spend the weekend. We had so much fun with them! We first met at West Ed and Marli and her cousin Tyson (3 weeks younger than Marli) rode the rides for the first time, so fun! Of course they had Avery to show them the ropes and her fav rides.

And then we ate lots of good food and had lots of fun just hanging out together! Heres Tyson trying out Marlis chair, turns out you dont have to have a spica cast to enjoy it! Such a cutie this smiley guy!

Auntie Kelli being a good sport and playing Barbies with Avery.

Hanging with Auntie Megan

Avery... classic Avery pose... and her pretty pink shoes she picked out from H&M

One last picture with Nana before we drop her off at the airport... *tear*

These pics below are not in order, I did not upload these in a orderly fashion apparently...

First my sweet Marli girl with her first clip in her hair! Both my girls get a good amount of hair as babies, obviously there are kids that have more and are born with a mop on there heads, and then there are the bald babies. My girls are somewhere in between. By the time Avery was 1 I was having to do a little side pony tail to keep the hair out of her eyes. Marli already has more hair than Avery, and its a darker sort of auburn brown color... kind of bronzy gold, I just love it!

Marli's pony from Valentines Day, in her chair that she LOVES!

Avery at our trip to West Ed in the Disney Store. Have you been to that new Disney store on the lower level??? Really fun, we could have stayed in there the whole time!

And guess what... March. 12 (aka. my birthday!) CAST COMES OFF!!! 10 days left, wow! I can't believe we are at the end of this journey. We are not totally in the clear, there will be some form of a brace afterwards for a while. But anything is better than this cast!
Marli has just been amazing though, she is such a happy easy going baby! Everyone always comments on how happy she is, and how she doesn't seem to mind the cast. She smiles at everyone, and when I say smile... I mean this HUGE teethless smile with this crease across her nose which is infectious. Love her!

1 comment:

Kamry Low said...

i bet marli was able to straddle that horse at WEM really well- better than most babies. one bonus of the cast! also there are parents who have bald babies and some with lots! marli is so cute. loved all the pictures. looked like you had SO much fun!