Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I'm an AUNT!

Baby Bex has arrived! 

I've been putting off blogging about this because I did not want to "steal T & J's thunder."  But, it's now been almost 6 weeks since she was born so I'm guessing anyone who is reading this, and knows my brother, already knows.  So now I can post and brag and preen and tell the world just how cute she is! 

I've only gotten to see her twice, and hold her once, but she is just awesome!  She came into the world 12 weeks early but has been doing really well.  She is still in the NICU but will hopefully be coming home in the next few weeks.  I can't wait to see her again! 

The very proud mom and dad doing kangaroo care with baby Bexleigh Piper

She's ready to hit the slopes!

Such a precious peanut!

Proud aunt and uncle the first time we met her

she is still being fed thru a feeding tube for now

She's up to 4 lbs, 15 oz's hereThats very good, considerring what she started at!

T and J changing diapers.  They do so well with her!

Such a great dad!  I've been so proud of him.  I've had several people tell me how impressed they were with how involved he has been, how gentle he is with her.  And I love that he has included me in this event!  He sends me pictures almost daily and little updates too!  I'm so glad he has been willing to "share" his baby with me!

Congrats, T & J, on a beautiful baby girl!  I can't wait to watch her grow up!

Fibber gibits

Seriously...I have nothing to say.  Updating my blog has been on my "TO DO" list for WEEKS...and I keep putting it off.  Because, I have nothing to say.  Writers block?  Or is my life really that boring?!?

I seem to be busy ALL THE TIME but never really doing anything that is blog-worthy.  I am a neat freak (which is TOTALLY different from a clean freak, I assure you) so I spend a great deal of every day organizing some part of my house.  The home office, the fridge, closets, the freezer, the garage, cupboards, dresser drawers...and when I'm done, I start all over again.  I abhore clutter and things out of place in the house, so I spend a large amount of time picking up after the three children.  Yes, I said three.  Count them: R, A, and Dustin! 

Other than my obsessive neat-picking (not nit picking, though I've been known to do that as well!) I spend a great deal of my time shutteling kids.  The girls have visits with their parents on Tuesday, Thursday, Fri, Sat, Sunday.  I get to drive them to all of that.  Yippie for me! 

Other excitement in our house lately:

* Both girls were failing 3-4 classes at mid-terms &
* Both girls have worked very hard to bring their grades up!

* One of the girls came down with a nasty case of scabies.  We don't know where or how she got them.  No one else in the house has the issue.  So, I got to spend a good three days de-lousing my house.  Several times.  And de-lousing a child.  Several times.  Fun times....I know you are jealous. 

*  D has been working extra so I've only seen him a tiny bit the past few weeks.  I'm not complaining: we are thankful for the extra income before Christmas! 

*  I had my wisdom teeth removed last week.....with NO sedation.  That was fun!  (sarcasm font)

* I'm looking forward to my next trip to Indy to see Tyler, Janna, and baby B!  Oh....that IS news worth a blog.  I'll do that one next!

I hope you are all doing well out there in blogville!  :)