Thursday, May 27, 2010

May Long

We kept up with tradition this year and headed up to Waterton for the day. It was really too bad it was FREEZING cold, but what else can you expect really? It was still a fun day and once it stopped raining and the sun came out it was nice for about an hour! ha ha









Ashley spent the day bundled up in the stroller. I was wishing i was snuggled in there with her!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Big Girl


My baby, well my first baby. Is getting so big I just can't believe it. Especially now that i have a tiny little babe to compare her to...she is a giant! When I had Ashley i swear she grew a foot overnight and is continuing to grow at an alarming rate and its kinda freakin me out! honestly none of her clothes fit anymore, there are way too many shoes that never even got worn that are now too small, she looks ginorm in her crib, and has even gone on the potty a few times. The only thing that has remained the same is her hair..yup that one could grow overnight and i would be ecstatic ( I think Ashley will have her beat in a few months)
What brought on this rant you ask? Because obviously she is growing so why am I surprised?!? Because seriously in the last few weeks she has started talking...and not just jibberish. she says words. REAL words. and lots of them. There is still alot of jibberish don't get me wrong, but almost every day she is saying new words that she couldn't say the day before and I feel like I can't keep up.
Today for example completely freaked me out. She came up to Regan with a Thomas the train dvd and says, clear as a bell "I wanta watch dis dad" WHAT?? I looked at Regan, he looked at me, we were both in shock. I couldn't stop laughing. When did she learn to speak sentences? where was I?
She does say alot of words and there is no way If i tried to write them down i would remember them but a few of my favorites would be "Mommy", "Daddy" (definitely her favorites as well) "Ashee" (Ashley) "Titty" (kitty) "Tee" (this one is used for a few things: please, one, two AND three, and many other things we have no idea what she means) "chee" (cheese)
Ya i can't think of any other ones at the moment. She does put words together all the time like "no mommy" "hi titty" "whats dat mom?" and stuff like that. But the sentence today is just blowing my mind...if you couldn't tell! ha ha

So enough of my little rant. My kids are getting big yada yada yada I am sure you don't care! ha Here are some pictures of my big girl at the park the other day, when the weather was nice and we thought spring was here (of course we were wrong)






This wasn't the same day but the day before after we had gone to the Park with Suz and her kids. She was passed out before we drove away. I just love how she has her baby and the babies bottle in her cup holder. I love that girl.

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I saw on my friends blog that you can order a book of your blog...how cool is that?!? So I am now totally motivated to blog more and write down my thoughts so I don't forget stuff. So be prepared for alot more blogging of random and boring blogs that pertain to my kids and our not too exciting life!
the link for the books you can order is here:
http://blog2print.sharedbook.com/blogworld/printmyblog/index.html

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Peach

My sister Tina got married a couple of weeks ago. One week After I had Ashley to be exact. THANK HEAVENS I was able to have her before the wedding....I would have been so sad to miss it. I love my sister and am so happy for her, Al is a great guy! We are all excited for him to finally "officially" be a part of the fam!

Chloe was about the cutest flower girl I ever saw. Although i think this was the only smile we got all day. It was COLD and paired with no nap it was a LOOOONG day!!

Me and my mom made her dress then we had to slap on a cardigan because of the freak snow storms that week. I think it looked pretty darn cute tho! and I put some peach little rosettes i made on her shoes...I love them!
Daddy and his cute little peach poofs.

Our family freezing our butts off outside the temple.

Chloe playing with cousin Lana and New BFF Ty!!

Gorgeous tina and her flower girls!

The happy couple! don't you just love her dress?? it was my moms. and it was perfect!

Sisters....keep in mind i just had a baby.

All the kids. Van and Boss weren't too sure about this.

The whole Heggie clan.

If you want to see the rest of Tina's gorgeous pictures check out her blog
http://tinabutter.blogspot.com




Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Baby post?

Ok for some reason I posted about the baby but it won't go to the top of my page??? anyways if you want to see my cutest little baby scroll down past the awesome mini van video....I am so getting a mini van asap. I know your all jealous.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not gonna lie...

I want a minivan.

real bad.


Baby Ashley

Ok here is your long awaited Baby post....kelsey! ha ha

introducing Baby Ashley Beth Holt!
8 lbs 3 oz, and 20 inches long

Man i am sure glad that I am not pregnant anymore, I think that is the first thing I said after I had her. Phew!! So happy its all over and I can just snuggle my cute little baby Girl any time I want!! So if you want to hear her birth story keep reading...but if you just want to see a plethora of pictures scroll down a little farther!

After 2 weeks of Braxton Hicks and a couple of false alarms my Dr. agreed to induce me on May 2 and i was SUPER excited. I had been so worried that I would miss my sisters wedding that next week so it was awesome to know I didn't have to. But then the day before my induction I woke up at 4a.m. on with contractions that i KNEW were the real thing. They were 7 minutes apart, and not knowing how fast they would progress we called my mom, she came to pick up Chloe and then we waited.....and waited. And 4 hours later they were still at 7 minutes. So I went for a walk, and they stopped! GAAAA i was so upset and frustrated I have been waiting for SO long and they just STOP?? soooo i went and had a nap. They started back up again but weren't very regular, at about 5:00 Regan was getting pretty hungry so we went to my sister in laws house to get some Buddhist supper. As soon as we got going in the car they started coming super quick so I made him go to the hospital without eating anything...poor guy. I got checked in and was 4-5 cm dilated which was good cause i got to stay. I immediately asked for my epidural and after maybe an hour in the shower I got my wonderful epidural. Seriously...they are heaven. I do NOT know why you would want to go through labor without one...but to each their own, if you want to do it naturally knock yourself out...but for me i love love LOVE them! So after i got drugged up I took a nap and relaxed chatted with my really nice nurses and my awesome hubby. After a few more hours I was finally 10 cm and ready to push...my dr. showed up (it was 11 p.m. at this point) and a half an hour later i was holding my new baby GIRL!! YAY!! I was so excited and happy to have another girl and she was perfect!! and I LOVE her!!


Here we are holding her for the first time. I cannot believe how night and day this labor was compared to when i had Chloe. It made me feel like i MIGHT be able to do it again! ha ha Cause when i was 9 months pregnant I wasn't too sure!!

Here she is having her first bath, she looks so much like my moms side of the family in these pics. A lot more asian in her than Chloe! and look she has HAIR!! she is already beating chloe in the hair department! which isn't too hard to do!

We had a hard time deciding on her name. The entire pregnancy we had chosen the name "sophie" but then the weekend I had her Regan wasn't on board with that one anymore, and I just couldn't call her Sophie when i looked at her. We had talked about "ashley" and then when I went into delivery our nurse was named Ashley, and she was SO nice. and then when I went over to our room my nurse was name Ashley....Regan said it was a sign! ha ha So she was named Ashley Beth (Regan has an Aunt named Beth who is wonderful and she has a cute name!)

Our first family picture! man i really need some new glasses!

Chloe checking out her baby sister. she LOVED her it was so cute! she even said her name that first day meeting her...it was probably the cutest thing ever!! (see video's below!)

She has to hold her 100 times a day and give her a million kisses. she is a good big sister...when she isn't smothering her!

This is day 4 in the hospital and we finally got to go home! Ashley had a tinay heart murmer so we had to get an ECG on her heart and wait for the results which all takes WAY too long. But don't worry she is fine and at her last dr. appt they couldn't even hear it anymore...hooray!!

So tiny in her carseat, I couldn't believe the buckle is as big as her whole body!! She totally looks like my grandma Brown in the 2nd picture.

Ready to go home in the snow...yes it SNOWED while we were in the hospital...in May.

So happy to be home with my two beautiful girls!!

Chloe adores her most of the time. She gets pretty jealous when someone holds her, or when I am nursing. She has good days and horrible days, but I think it's getting alot better. (at least i hope it is)

Here she is about a week and a half old. Her skin is quite a bit darker than Chloe's and her hair seems to be staying dark. I hope it stays dark how fun would that be?!?

yup i LOVE to squish these cheeks!!

2 weeks old and she loves her baths, but loves to be snuggled up after even more!

I can't believe she is already more than 2 weeks old...Time is flying by (as i knew it would) crazy how much it changes from crawling by when you are pregnant. I feel bad for all you pregnant ladies out there...but there is light at the end of that tunnel....and its pretty cute!

I mean does it get much cuter than that?? I love these moments when she is gentle and i don't have to get after Chloe for being too rough, they just melt my heart!



I couldn't decide which video to put on so you get them both! This is when Chloe met Ashley for the first time....pretty much the best day ever!!


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