Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Updates Elias & Nixon

I've been so behind on everything lately, I guess that's what happens when you have your 3rd baby and so here is an update for my big boys. Elias started Kindergarten, and so far its been great! Elias has been such a BIG help to me, truly he is such a sweet boy and for the most part plays nicely with Nixon and helps mom with Cash. He does like to tease Nixon a lot as well, but I need to constantly remind myself that yes he is only 4, even though he tells everyone that he is 5 and has for the past couple months. Since he is one of the youngest in his class, (doesn't turn 5 until November) and most of the kids are 5 he thinks he is as well. He sure looks like he is 5 or 6 even. But as much as he wants to be older, and as much as I love having him go to Kindergarten 2 full days a week, it was hard letting him go, unlike him I am not in a hurry for him to be older. Kindergarten so far has been great for him and for me. He loves school and mostly just loves hanging out with his little friends, he barely wants to come home after a long day at school and is always asking to play with a friend. He loves learning as well, even though he doesn't have much to say about it, he enjoys it. It works out good for me too, since I don't get much sleep around here, its nice to be able to have a nap or run to Lethbridge with only 2 kids. What else is new with Elias, well he started skating again this year, he is getting much better and he can now skate across the rink, but he's still a little slow. He also started "Small Ball" here in Barnwell and loves it. what little boy doesn't like basketball? He loves playing with his legos, action figures, army stuff, castles and can play for hours by himself. He doesn't like Nixon in his room when he is playing and always has the door shut. Nixon can get very upset, but despite that they do play good together, the wrestling can sometimes get out of hand too, but for the most part there good little buddies.
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1st Day of Kindergarten
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off to school..(this is taken from my front yard, the perks of living across from the school). 
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Terry Fox Run, he was pretty excited about running in another so-called race.
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Elias and his buddy Benson, matching shirts are cool.
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Such a good big brother with Cash.
Nixon is our little clumsy guy.. he is always getting hurt, whether its from being too brave and jumping off of something or from just falling down. Seriously he trips and falls into things all the time, he constantly has bruises. He's already burned his hand and foot and gotten stitches on his chin from slipping at the pool. So last week we were at Costco and I had him buckled in the seat, but then I had to move him because I had no room for groceries because the carseat was taking up the whole cart, plus really once you get more than one kid it gets hard grocery shopping and someone has to sit in the cart. anyways, so I moved him to the inside of the cart and he is usually really good at sitting down, but just went he stood up I jerked the cart to get something I saw at the last minute and out he went right on top of his head on the concrete floor, the noise from his head hitting the ground was so loud, I thought when I went to pick him up he would be gushing blood or unconscious. I was really scared, and his head instantly had a HUGE goose egg and his eye was swollen. There were lots of people that stopped to ask for help and one guy went to get the first aid person. I was feeling soooooo guilty, just then Jeremy came back from the bathroom with Elias and was wondering what was with all the commotion .. the first aid guy checked him out and told us to take him to emergency, so we took him but there was a 3 or 4 hour wait, so we left and monitored him. I was worried he was going to be retarded or something, but an hour after being home he was jumping off the couches and running around. I am really mad I didn't get a picture of him, the few days after he fell he looked horrible. A HUGE goose egg and swollen bruise on his head and a really black and swollen eye. I guess I was feeling so bad about it that I didn't want a picture, but then a lot of people were telling me how their kids have fallen out of shopping carts and then I wasn't feeling quite as bad, really is it that common, this was a first for me. 
Hopefully he will start to slow down, but with Jeremy as his father who knows, at least he hasn't knocked out his teeth like his Dad did twice before he was five.
Here are just a few pics of him in the last year, burned his foot and hand on separate occasions.
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Besides all that Nixon is growing like a weed, he is not so little anymore, its funny how little you think they look until you have a new baby. He is becoming such a big boy and soon we will jump on the potty training wagon. He loves his baby Cash a lot and tries to snuggle him and loves giving him his soother. He climbs out of his crib and comes and wakes us up bright and early every morning. He's really into the colour pink, its his new thing - cups, plates whatever. He loves going on little errands trips with Daddy, that ones of his favourite things. He especially loves playing hockey and throwing anything, it seems like someone is always getting hit by something from Nixon and he LOVES jumping off anything and wrestling with Elias. They are constantly jumping and rolling, and giggling, and punching and kicking and having a grand old time until someone get hurts..thats my life with Boys! Watch out Cash :)
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Nixon and Daddy just before heading to church, love this.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cash's photoshoot

So I decided I better post some newborn photos of my precious Cash. I posted some on facebook a while back so they might be old news to some. Cash was only a week old here, and so small. My boys did so good, trying to get a picture with the three of them was a challenge but they were such big boys and Very patient with me, I was doing it all by myself so that was a challenge too, trying to get them all to sit and take the pictures.. anyhow I am so happy how many turned out good. I edited these ones with in the first week after taking them and then lost motivation to do the rest, maybe soon, if I ever find the time.  Anyways things are good around here, I love having a baby around again, I forgot how much I missed that.. soon to come- Updates on Elias, Nixon and our growing little Cash.
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Color or BW, love them both. 
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My beautiful blue-eyed boys, Elias and Nixon look so old now sitting next to Cash. 
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Baby Cash is here!

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So I thought I should document Cash's birth story before its been too long and I have forgotten everything.
Cash was due on Friday, August 26 and on thursday the day before the doctor did her "magic"at the  office, hoping I would go into labor soon, in the next 48 hrs. Well Friday came and I had been having consistent contractions all evening, not too strong but when I went to bed that night I thought for sure I would be going to the hospital, all through the night contractions but by 6:00 in the morning, nothing. We then went to Taber Cornfest on saturday and between all the walking and the blazing hot heat I thought this would get me into labor... the pressure was killing me. By Sunday morning the contractions started again and by noon we were on our way to the hospital in Lethbridge, but half way there the contractions weren't as strong anymore and were only 10 min apart so we decided to go get lunch and take a walk hoping that might help. By 3:00pm we were on our way home with still no baby. I was beyond frustrated, the pressure from getting stripped on thursday and all the contractions all weekend was enough!! I decided I wasn't going to the hospital until I was in ALOT of pain. Well Sunday evening came and by 7:00 the contractions were very consistent and pretty painful, but I was going to wait it out. Jeremy decided that I was NOT going to go into labor today since it had been happening all weekend and so he put a pie in the oven at 8:30 and invited my parents and aunt and uncle over..even though I kept telling him this is it! By the time we were all eating pie my contractions were 5 minutes apart and very painful. Finally everyone is like "Go to the hospital!" But I wanted to wait it out a little bit longer. By 10:00 Jeremy said " Let's go, I don't want to deliver this baby in my truck!"
So we headed out and I was dying, I had never had contractions this strong with my other baby's. I kept telling Jeremy to hurry. When we got to the hospital they checked me and I was 5-6cm dilated and they prepared the delivery room. I asked for an epidural and was sooo worried I wasn't going to be able to get one. But they called the guy and he took his sweet time getting there.. I was 8cm when I finally got the epidural and literally thought I was going to die! The nurse said I had the longest contractions and it sure felt like it. Once the epidural kicked in,  I was in sweet heaven!!! I kept telling the guy how much I loved him and seriously could't imagine why someone wouldn't get the epidural if they could. I just kept saying "Best thing ever!!" We then watched "Friday Night Lights" on Jer's laptop and for the next 2 hrs waited for sweet baby Cash to come. I can't even begin to imagine how much that would have sucked to have been in all that pain for 2 more hours if I wasn't able to get the epidural, oh wait yes I can, remember Elias?? lets not think about that.
So about 1:50, Dr.Adolf said I think its time and just when I start pushing all the drugs are gone and I can feel everything, Yikes! Seriously beyond pain, but 20 minutes later we have a beautiful baby boy!

Cash Hansen Cooper
Born 2:13am, Sunday August 29th
8 pounds 9 ounces
22 inches long

And here he is:
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Daddy with Cash
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The boys were beyond excited and love having a baby brother.

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Elias is a proud big brother, he is so good with him and such a great helper.

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Proud Grandma Cooper

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