Saturday, April 28, 2012

Emma’s Here- The Condensed Version

I’ll write a more detailed post later, but here’s the condensed version of Emma’s story.

I woke up Friday morning and felt kind of crampy but didn’t think much of it and sent Ryan to work around 7.

Called Ryan at work in Seattle at 8 to tell him to come home!

My mom and Dad came around 9. Dad was taking Nathan and Mom was coming with us.

Ryan got home at 9:30.

We got to the birth center at 10:45

Emma was born at 12:12.

We were home again by 3.

Ryan and I looked at each other and said, “What a crazy morning!”


Emma Jane Bartron

April 27, 2012, 12:12 pm

8 lbs 2 oz, 20 inches

Hair: light brown

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Shower for the Baby

On Saturday, the 21st I had a lovely baby shower. Jill Petty, our Relief Society President hosted it and my mom and Alex prepared all the yummy food. They worked together did games, invites, and decorations and make it a beautiful, special day for me. I feel so loved!


Lots of yummy food!


Not to mention a whole table of delicious desserts. My mom made Pink Lemonade cupcakes in honor of my lemonade cravings!


Me, Mom, and Leslie

My lovely guests:


Wendy Jones, Gail Sampson, Susan Cannon.


Dolores Range, Gena Hafner, Beth Galati,


Na’Tasha Alexander, Jilly Petty,


(Na’Tasha again) Sandy DePiano,


Natalie Oaks, and Cheri Stafford.


And Alex, Stephanie, and Leslie. Joshua was the only boy there, but it’s okay because he’s baby girl’s future husband.


I was there too, of course!


Do I look ridiculously huge and exhausted? Because that’s how I felt!


So, do you think this girl is going to be well-dressed?!

I’m so blessed to be loved by so many wonderful people!

Monday, April 23, 2012

I Love to See the Temple

For the last month or so, Nathan has been talking a lot about the temple.


One day, Nathan drove all his cars to the “temple” (a piece of white Styrofoam).

He keeps telling us he’s going to go, so we decided to plan a trip as a family to go see it.


The Seattle Temple is only about a 30 minute drive from our house and the weather was beautiful!


My guys! I might miss being the only girl in the house!


He doesn’t sit still for long.


Nathan loved all the stairs, and paths, and the flowers, and the big fountain.


I opted to sit in the shade while the boys walked around. Can you see me?


39 weeks. There’s no way around it. I’m just big and uncomfortable now. I definitely would have enjoyed this trip more if I was less pregnant, but I’m so glad we did it.


Our eternal family of 3, one last time!

Just a side note:

The other day Nathan said to me, “I’m going to get baptized.”

Me: That’s right, but you have to wait until you’re 8 years old.

Nathan: I’m 3!

Me: Yep, so you have to wait 5 years, then you can get baptized. Do you know who’s going to baptize you?

Nathan: JESUS!!!

That would be pretty special, but he seemed pretty excited when he found out his Daddy was going to baptize him instead.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Nathan Turned 3!

Monday, April 2 was Nathan’s third birthday. I , of course, wanted to blog all about him that day, and blog all about his birthday as soon as possible, but so far, nothing.

A little bit about Nathan:

Nathan loves cars. Anything with wheels becomes a vehicle for him. All his cars have names and if he could, he would sleep with all of them in his bed every night.

In the last year, Nathan has moved to a new state, given up his binky, completely stopped using diapers (even at night!), and is about to become a big brother.

Nathan is a big boy. I took him for his 3 year check up today and he is in the 70% percentile for weight and the 75% for height. He communicates so well that people often mistake him for an older kid. This can be hard on his barely 3 year old feelings.

Nathan loves to sing. He knows a lot of songs from Primary and songs that I’ve sung since he was a baby, but he also loves to make up his own interesting songs to sing.

Favorite foods include: milk, cereal, fruit, pizza, peanut butter and jelly, and fruit snacks (my best go-to bribe!)

Nathan is all boy but he’s also so sweet and funny and loving.


Nathan’s Birthday

Unfortunately, Nathan’s birthday started off rough this year since he woke up with a bad dream and we sat on his bed together wile he cried and cried. I kept trying to ask him why he was sad, but he wouldn’t tell me. The rest of the day he continued to ask me, “What’s in my sad?” I think he was trying to figure it out too. Sorry, buddy, I have no idea! Once he was feeling better I pointed out that he only had one ring left on his birthday chain and he needed to take it off because it was his birthday TODAY! I had asked him what he wanted for his birthday breakfast and he only came up with cereal (his original answer was Fruit snacks) and I was happy with that! He got to open a few small presents in the morning.



I had a ton to do to get ready for his party that night, but tried to spend as much time with him as I could. The weather was beautiful so we went outside for a walk before lunch.


 I let him lick the frosting beater when I made his cake. I think he enjoyed it!

We had a small party that evening to celebrate. Nana and Papa and Auntie Leslie came, and Alex and her 3 kids. My mom and Leslie came over early to help me get the house ready. It was a good thing, too, because I  fell asleep on the couch, and then accidently woke Nathan up from his nap while I was trying to pick up. My mom even scrubbed my bathtub! You would think I was gross if I told the last time that happened . . .

We had a wild and crazy dinosaur party, complete with a volcano cake.



I guess the cake is a little morbid because all the dinosaurs are going to die. Oh well, Nathan didn’t notice.

Nathan was a present opening pro and was thrilled with all his new gifts. He is the proud owner of 8 new cars and couldn’t be happier. They all sleep in his bed.




Nathan got a basketball hoop from Nana and Papa. I’ve taught him to wiggle his knees and yell, “BOOM SHAKA LAKA!!” every time he makes a basket. That’s a basketball thing, right?!


Thanks for the Pirate Boat, Grandma and Grandpa!

He also got a pair of silly glasses and Daddy had to show him how they work.


Hannah tried them on too.


It was a fun evening and I’m glad Nathan had a great day. I’m trying to remind myself that maybe making 5 million sandwiches all in the shape of dinosaurs wasn’t worth it. Nathan didn’t seem to notice that either. And my feet are still swollen!