Monday, November 29, 2010

10 days

Can our little boy be going on two weeks old already? He's growing so fast, it makes me sad that this newborn stage lasts such a short time! We are loving this sweet little addition to our family. Having two kids is a challenge at times, I feel torn in wanting to give the same attention to both Allie and Cole. Ryan has been such a HUGE help with both of the kids, he's such a great dad, we are all so lucky to have him. Here are some of our favorite photos that we've taken in the last 10 days of our baby boy...

Everyone seems to always gather on our bed to watch TV

my sister Jen took this pic of Ryan and Cole and it's one of my very favorites
so proud!

I cannot get enough of this cute little body!

are we looking sleep-deprived?? ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cole Merrill Taggart

Our little boy was born on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 4:04pm. 7 lbs 9 oz, 20 inches long. He looks exactly like Ryan ;) I have yet to see myself in him! Labor went really well...all in all it was about 8 hours long and once I got my epidural it was GREAT! Ryan was so helpful through the whole thing and loved seeing this little miracle come into our lives. Allie is IN LOVE. She is such a good big sister already and will be a great example to her little brother. We got home yesterday (Saturday) afternoon and had our first night at home. I won't lie, it was TIRING! He was up a lot, but we made it! He pretty much just eats and sleeps. Nursing is going great, these first couple weeks of nursing are never very fun but so far so good. We are slowly getting the hang of having two kids but it's crazy! Here are some pics of our first two days together...

First family photo, just a few minutes after being born this is his favorite thing to do getting ready to say hi to his visitors!

Allie waited a LONG time to be able to hold her little brother!
first morning together

Ry stayed at the hospital with us and they loved to cuddle up on his bed

Grandma was in the delivery room with us while grandpa and Allie waited anxiously outside for Cole to get here!

Big boy!!
I found this on Ry's iPhone and love it

On our way home!

Allie doesn't leave Cole out of anything
First night home...goodnight! We feel so lucky to have this sweet boy become part of our family and are so excited for all the fun times to come!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ready or not...

It's baby time tomorrow! We check into Ogden Regional bright and early at 6:30am. Do you think we will get any decent sleep tonight? I doubt it. It's weird to be induced and know exactly when your new baby is coming. We have been waiting to see if this boy will come on his own but that does not seem to be the case. Just like Allie.

Ryan is a ball of nerves since he has never been through this. I'm a ball of nerves and I have been through this! He wants the delivery to go smooth. He's worried that something could go wrong. I try to tell him how they monitor both the baby and I like crazy through the whole thing and that everything will be fine. I'm nervous for the delivery too. It's a scary feeling to know that once you get checked in, you can't leave until you deliver your baby! Allie's delivery was so smooth, it seemed too easy really, I hope this goes the same! We hope that he his healthy and that there are no complications. I can't wait to hear that loud scream ;) I'm most excited for the moment Allie gets there to meet her new little brother for the first time. I can't wait. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Birthday Boy!

Today Ryan turns the same age as me! He loves for people to know that I'm five months older than he is so it's always nice when this day rolls around ;)

Allie and I are lucky girls to have you in our life Ry. And very soon there will be a lucky little boy too! Here's to one more week (hopefully) of restful nights! I'm afraid you have no idea what's in store for you with this new baby that's coming but I guarantee you will love every minute of it...there is nothing like it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our amazing dad and husband!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

This is the month!

I can't believe that October has come and gone and now it's November. We are having a baby in November! This is still unbelievable to us. October was a total whirlwind. It was so busy and it went by in the blink of an eye. This is what some of it looked like.

The pumpkin patch took up most of our time. It was really successful this year and a lot of fun. It was definitely hard work, we were out there just about every night, but it was worth it! One week we had some very special helpers come help us out for a couple nights...The Santos fam!

We were pretty easy on Bets and Charlie, but we put Steve right to work

Nala was out there every night with us, the customers just loved her

We did have a little fun while they were here. Is this picture hilarious? Poor Allie is getting smothered by my huge belly. This happens often lately. She bumps into it constantly and we get a good laugh out of it.
Our favorite guys

How cute is this bum?

When it came time to carve our pumpkins Allie did some of the dirty work but had Ryan do most of it We don't mess around when it comes to carving, whatever it takes!
Can you tell which is Allies?
Our little witch :)
She loves trick or treating and would go all night long if we let her

A few days ago we had some family pictures taken. With how many of us there were it's amazing that they turned out so good!

Our little family

I love this
Here we are at 37 weeks! We had an appointment yesterday and things still look great! Fluid levels are good, lungs are developed. I'm still feeling really good, just quite large! We have an appointment to be induced on Nov. 18 if he does not come earlier. Less than two weeks! We are so excited and nervous at the same time. The unknown is always a little scary, we just want to be the best parents we can be to both Allie and this new little one. We want him to be healthy and happy. Still working on a name, I think we are down to two! We are anxious to hold him and love him. And until then, we are taking advantage of every date night that we can!