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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lots of posts...

I have finally posted because I figured out that problem I was having with uploading my pictures, thanks Kenzie! Anyway, look down because I have posted a LOT! I needed to catch up.

Calling ALL dancers...

So I HATE working out in any form. In fact I haven't done any kind of workout since high school (meaning that was cheerleading and gymnastics) until... ZUMBA! I absolutely LOVE it! I love to dance and just have fun and that's what zumba is all about. The young womens president in my ward introduced it to me and kept telling me about it and since I'm nursing and can't diet, I really wanted to start some kind of exercising to loose this baby weight. I went kindof not expecting anything and now I'm totally converted. I'm totally sore and exhausted, but it is so fun and I think I'll actually stick with it. If you have it taught anywhere near where you live, you have to give it a try. It's taught differently by different instructors, so it might be totally different from what I do, but I think it's similar in the sense of you are dancing for an hour straight. Also supposedly you burn 750 calories everytime you do it.

Also ever since I've been a mom, I felt like I didn't have a "thing." Geoffery always had golf and I was always so jealous of him that he enjoyed something. Well now zumba is my "thing" that I can enjoy and go to each week where no one knows me as a "mom." Anyway, you have to try it if you like dancing and your looking for a "thing."

Maddie bow baddie...

Our little Madelyn is growing up WAY too fast. She has been soo fun lately rolling, cooing, talking, laughing, and just being too CUTE! We took her to her four month appointment and she weighs a whooping 11lbs, 4 ozs and is 23 inches long. So she's tiny, but STRONG! She's in the 7th percentile for weight and the 20th for height. The doctor keeps assuring me that its just genetics and not that she's not growing or anything. He says that she is on her own growth rate. I guess I worry because Grant was 3lbs bigger than her at the same age! But he's a boy and she's a girl:) So I guess its good. This time around I definitely feel like I have a newborn for a much longer time than I did with Grant. She's just content to hang out anywhere and watch what everyones doing. She doesn't care to roll over too much (even though she can) or hang out on her stomach. I guess I'm supposed to start rice cereal soon, but to be honest she's so small that I would feel silly putting her in a high chair. But we'll start that sometime this month. She is so fun to be around and will go to anyone. She sleeps through the night and takes two to three naps a day! She really likes to sleep, so much so I worry about her and wake her up if she sleeps too long. She is soo much fun to be around and we just LOVE her to death! Oh by the way, nursing is going great! Although she refuses to take a bottle after she turned 3 months, so I guess we will just take her with us wherever we go!

Thanksgiving Dinner

So this year I've done something I've always wanted to do... I hosted Thanksgiving dinner. I called my mom up (who has Thanksgiving down to a science) and said okay send me all your recipes and your timeline of when and how to do everything. And she did and it turned out to be a success. It also helps that Carolyn (Geoffery's mom) made the turkey and the desserts so I didn't have to worry about that. I was most proud (and nervous) of making homemade rolls, but they turned out great. Here are some shots of the meal and table.

Sarah's Wedding...

We went to Salt Lake for Sarah (Geoffery's sisters) wedding. It was soo fun to hang out on Temple square all day. It was freezing that day so we were all dying to get inside. I ended up being the photographer so this makes my third wedding I've done. I can tell a big difference in how much I learn each time from the first one and then this time. I still have TON to learn. But here are some of my favorite shots and of our little family. I got the kids some outfits so that we all matched. And yes this is the best family shot of us all because every time I asked Grant to smile he would smile like that and I just gave up trying to make him smile without the eye shut as well. Gotta love 2 year olds:) The colors of the wedding were black and red. Anyway let me know which ones you like the best.

Halloween Pictures FINALLY!!!

So I finally figured out how to upload my pictures thanks to Kenzie! So here are my LONG awaited (just kidding) Halloween pictures that I took of the kids. Grant was a dragon and Madelyn a Caterpillar. They were both sooo cute in their costumes. We went to our neighborhood trunk or treat and then went to a couple of houses. Grace and Ella came along with us (Grant's cousins) so he had an absolute blast hanging out with them. Afterwards we watched the Great Pumpkin with Charlie Brown and the kids sat and ate their candy and then would jump up and run to the door when we had treak or treaters. I have to say it was one of my favorite Halloweens that I can remember. Having kids old enough to get into holidays makes everything sooo magical! Christmas here we come!:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Problems uploading pics!

So I have been trying to upload pictures to my blog for like a month and its just not working! I don't know what's going on? Is anyone else having this problem? I have Halloween and other pictures to put up! HELP!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun with Grant and Tyler (Cousin)!

This is Geoffery: We took Grant, Tyler, Nana (my mom), grandma and grandpa great, Audrey and Madelyn to Bear World two weekends ago. There was a petting zoo and i caught this on my little video camera. I hope you enjoy this as much as i did taking it!! GZ

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Family Pictures 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Maddie's Close Up...

So it's been quiet the month! We are just trying to adjust to our new little addition. Madelyn is the BEST baby ever! Seriously, all she does is sleep and eat. She likes to be up from 8pm to midnight and then she goes back to sleep. Rarely she'll wake up during the day to look and play with us and then she'll go back to sleep! She rarely cries and I still have to set an alarm to wake her up during the night so she can eat. She is still TINY! I weighed her at 5 weeks and she weighed 8lbs 2ozs. So she is gaining weight, but definatly not like Grant did! At 2 months he weighed 12lbs! So I know I'm going to have to get used to her growing at her own rate, not like Grants. The only problem we've encountered so far is that she has acid reflux so we have to give her a prescription everyday to help her with that. I worry she doesn't keep enough down, but she's starting to get better. We just do A LOT of laundry for her several times a week. It's not just a little spit up here or there, its only about once a day that she does it and its PROJECTILE (about 2 to 3 feet out) and I would estimate about 3 ozs. comes up every time. So when it started happening I knew it wasn't normal spit up. But it doesn't seem to bother her at all and she seems to be gaining weight, so all is well:) I am nursing her so for those of you who knows how that went with Grant you will know that its a BIG deal that I am nursing her! So we are thankful that its going well. Well that's about it. I'll update later this next week with pictures of Grant and Madelyn's nursery and Grant's big boy bedroom!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Madelyn Brooke Zellers- 7/7/09

Hey guys! We are finally back from the hospital and it has finally calmed down enough for me to have a free second to blog and write about our new little addition. Madelyn Brooke was born on July 7, 2009 at 10:26 at night. She weighed in at 6lbs 2ozs and 18 inches long! She is tiny, but VERY strong! She has a head full of black hair (which is always fun for the mom:). Now for our story...

I was 39 weeks when I went to the doctor on Monday. He said that I was dilated to a 4, almost a 5, and 80% effaced! I knew I could go at ANY second. However I had been at a 4 for TWO weeks and nothing was happening! So I was getting pretty impatient to say the least. So on Tuesday morning, I decided to take the good old Castor oil to see if I could get my contractions started. I took the Castor oil at 1pm. It made me pretty sick a couple of hours later, but it did its promised job because I started having regular contractions at about 6pm that night. They started out about 5-10 minutes apart so we knew we needed to get to the hospital QUICK. Geoffery was running around like a wild man freaking out and I kept saying that this isn't it. I was sick of false labor by this point. Well my mom and Geoffery knew better so we got to the hospital by about 7pm. They continued being about 5 minutes apart. Sure enough I was in labor this time.

After about 3 hours of laboring, little Madelyn was born. The doctor said he'd come back every hour or so to check on me and the next time he came in he was delivering me. Let's just hope the rest of my labors go that fast because it was wonderful! I was in labor for 17 hours with Grant and it was NOT fun!

We are doing well now adjusting to our new life. Today is my first day doing it on my own with both Grant and Madelyn. Grant is just in LOVE with his baby sister. He wants to hug and kiss her ALL the time. He had the best reaction I could ever hope for. I was really worried about how this would affect him, but he has loved every minute of it. So here are some pictures of our beautiful baby girl and us at the hospital.

Here I am at 38 weeks I believe (when I originally thought I would go any second:)

Proud brother!

The banner Abby put up when I came home from the hospital! (Thanks Abby!)