Saturday, December 26, 2009

Norah's First Christmas!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Here are a few pics of Norah in her Christmas long johns, notice the trap door! So cute! Thanks Uncle Ri and Auntie Jules! Thanks Nina for the Christmas-y socks :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2 months!

So I put Norah's one month snapshot first so you can see how much she has changed! It's so amazing how fast she changes and is growing! She had her 2 month checkup this week and she is doing great! She weighs 12lb 4oz, 97th percentile and 23.5in 93rd percentile! I'm still exclusively breastfeeding, and obviously that is going very well! This week she started sleeping through the night! She's smiling and cooing up a storm, which we can't get enough of! She is such a delightful little girl, and we are so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter.

Norah at 1 month

Norah at 2 months

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Card Photo Shoot

This is my favorite shot, but not the one we are using for our Christmas card.
We've been doing great, just busy! I'm sure that's easy for all of you moms to understand :) Norah is 2 months old today! Her checkup is tomorrow so I will post her stats and pictures then. I can't believe she is growing up so fast!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Little Slowik Family All in One Post.....

Here are a few of our favorites from Norah's first photo shoot!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Another preview of Norah's newborn pics. Precious!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Some Norah pictures

Here's one picture from Norah's photo shoot with Bryan Rupp Photography

And here's some pictures of Norah in a onesie made by one of my co-workers. This onesie no longer fits her... she's growing so quickly!!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

New outdoor pictures of Norah

Trista, Norah and I took a quick walk through our neighborhood yesterday with our camera, I think we hit our last nice fall day for quite some time. Here's some shots from our walk.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our baby is 2 weeks old!

Norah had her 2 week checkup today! Here's her stats...
Height: 21.5in
Weight: 8lb 13oz!
Overall health: Fab!
The doctor said she is doing great, not even a touch of jaundice and that she seems happy and healthy except one little thing...she has gained weight excessively! Our little or, not so little girl gained 12 oz in 10 days! I was afraid she wasn't gaining enough because she spits up A LOT every time she eats, but it turns out I am just a cow....literally. I produce too much milk for her. The pediatrician said I could probably successfully exclusively breastfeed triplets! Time to scale back the feedings just a bit! She's not the happiest about it but she is already spitting up less. Our washing machine is thankful for the much needed break! I haven't even had to do one load of laundry today!
Here she is after her appointment :)

Auntie Katie organized a nieces get together tonight, she and David came over for dinner along with her new niece Lana and her parents Amy and Danny. Amy and I were in the same pregnancy fitness class so NJ and Lana have been friends longer than they think :)

Norah also had a playdate with our neighbors Ryan and Allison's son Roman. He is 6 days older than NJ but was supposed to be 3 1/2 weeks younger! He came early! Allison was also in the same swim class as Amy and I!

Chris' coworker Elliott and his wife Leigh brought their one year old daughter Iris over for a play date......she is learning to gently touch babies, not smack them! It was cute to see her try and interact with Norah. They are almost exactly a year apart!

This is pretty much what I do all day.......just stare at her. She is amazing and we love her so so much!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Is it possible to have too much free time with a new baby in the house???

The answer is somehow yes. Maybe too much extra time isn't the issue as much as too much extra diapers!! When faced with the dilemma of what to do with a large overstock of diapers many ideas can rush through your head and for some reason this was my best possible answer. I'll let the picture do the talking.

We love Diego for his willingness to participate and for being such a good sport. Trista had NOTHING to do with this.


Happy 30th Birthday Chris!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday my love! I am so blessed to be married to such a wonderful man. You are amazing in so many ways and I love you so much!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

and then there were 3!

I think the word is out that our little bundle of joy has arrived.....almost 2 weeks early! We love her to pieces and are so happy! Stats: 8lbs 4oz 21in born 10/15 at 1:51am. As I'm sure most of you can imagine, we are strapped for time so a more thorough blog post is on it's way. Here are a few pics of our baby Norah Jane who is one week old today!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Picture Post!

Nursery! It's almost done. The crib is full of blankets, breastfeeding pillows, clothes that need to be washed and random other stuff, the curtains still need to be hemmed, the changing pad is on the table now but not in the pics and the walls are still kind of bare

The only picture I have on my cam from the baby shower, but it's a good one! These cupcakes were SO good!

38 weeks!

How far along? 38 weeks, 1 day!!
Maternity clothes? mostly but I can still zip up my favorite hoodie, it looks kind of silly though
Stretch marks? still a lucky girl in this dept, but the last few weeks of pregnancy can be a bugger! Keeping my fingers crossed
Sleep: I slept SO good last night, it was a lovely!
Best moment this week: I got 2 low census days this week and we finished our childbirth classes!
Movement: like crazy
Food cravings: I've been getting up in the middle of the night STARVING! I usually bring a little bowl of cereal upstairs and crunch I guess I'm craving cereal.
Gender: girl!
Labor Signs: Same progress, still with the braxton hicks but they are not annoying or painful. More exciting! All contractions count!
Belly Button in or out? neither, it's flat
What I miss: many many things, but I'm still feeling great, not desperate for her to come out just yet
What I am looking forward to: Delivery I suppose :)
Milestones: Maternity photos are up!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Full Term! 37 weeks!

How far along? 37 weeks and 2 days!
Maternity clothes? mostly :)
Stretch marks? still a lucky girl in this dept, but the last few weeks of pregnancy can be a bugger! Keeping my fingers crossed
Sleep: some nights are better than others...getting up a lot!
Best moment this week: I got a low census day (day off work because there weren't that many patients) and I got all of NJ's laundry done and her diaper bag packed. Also ran all of my last minute errands
Movement: she's a kicker
Food cravings: starting to run out of room for food!
Gender: girl!
Labor Signs: Contractions are continuing and I'm officially 2cm and 75% effaced, -1 station.
Belly Button in or out? neither, it's flat
What I miss: I get winded just standing around sometimes, it's the weirdest thing! I was drawing a kid's blood the other day and all of a sudden I was out of breath and feeling exhausted! I can't wait to not be so wiped out and tired.
What I am looking forward to: dressing NJ in her cute clothes!
Milestones: Well I'm not sure if this is a milestone but we did have a scare this week, but everything is ok! I was walking around a bright red icee spilled on the ground at Target and I slipped on some water spilled on the ground on the other side of the walkway. RIGHT BY THE BABY STUFF! I fell on my belly and couldn't catch myself because my hands were full. It scared me more than it hurt me, I went to LD for monitoring and was having regular contractions (!) but they were not changing my cervix and NJ's heartbeat looked fine, great actually, so they let me go home! Thank goodness! Thanks everyone for all of their prayers :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

David and Katie's Wedding!

Mr. & Mrs. Gravdahl!

I love this picture of them, it's so....them :)

Me and hony

Katie's sister is also expecting, a little girl just 3 weeks before me! I thought this picture was cute.

Sibs :)

The fam, looking good!

36 weeks...getting closer :)

How far along? 36 weeks!
Maternity clothes? mostly :)
Stretch marks? still none, bracing myself...I think I might get some soon, things are getting tight!Sleep: some nights are better than others...getting up a lot!
Best moment this week: had maternity photos Monday and a baby shower on Saturday! So much fuN!
Movement: This week, I actually stopped in the middle of a sentence and said, "ouch!" She is getting strong!
Food cravings: applesauce
Gender: girl!
Labor Signs: more frequent braxton hicks AND I'm still progressing! 1-2cm, 70% effaced and -1 station!
Belly Button in or out? getting kind of flat-ish
What I miss: my pre-pg jeans
What I am looking forward to: next week we are considered full term!
Milestones: The nursery is pretty much complete! We will post pics soon!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Photoshop fun.

Just tried out a new Photoshop tutorial for a selective sepia effect on a picture of Trista and I and wanted to share it. What do you think? It's pretty neat because you can select what color(s) you want to remain.


Sunday, September 20, 2009


How far along? 35 weeks!
Maternity clothes? mostly :)
Stretch marks? still none, bracing myself...I think I might get some soon, things are getting tight!
Sleep: other than my work schedule complicating my sleep schedule I'm sleeping well still!
Best moment this week: I went to Lupe's for dinner one night, MMMMmm Tijuana Torpedo!
Movement: she's an active little thing!-and getting very strong!
Food cravings: Thai food
Gender: girl!
Labor Signs: nothing new
Belly Button in or out? getting kind of flat-ish
What I miss: sushi still, I've been craving it for weeks now
What I am looking forward to: a french 76
Milestones: 35/35! I've been so excited to get to 35 weeks, because it means I have 35 days left to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give or take of course. Going to start taking wagers soon on when she will actually decide to make an appearance!

Monday, September 14, 2009

34 weeks!

How far along? 34 weeks, 2 days
Maternity clothes? yep!
Stretch marks? still none, bracing myself...I think I might get some soon, things are getting tight!
Sleep: when I do sleep, I sleep great, having a crazy schedule and then a belly that gets in my way is making things more challenging.
Best moment this week: Last weekend we went to Cannon Beach for the weekend to celebrate my birthday, our anniversary and our last weekend away before we go from a family of 2 to a family of 3!!! More on this below :)
Movement: she's an active little thing!
Food cravings: cookies
Gender: girl!
Labor Signs: having more contractions, and according to my midwife, things are starting to progress! I will spare you the details but YAY!!!!!
Belly Button in or out? still a looks so funny!
What I miss: sushi!
What I am looking forward to: Almost done with the nursery, and having a couple baby showers soon!
Milestones: Little NJ isn't so little anymore! She weighs about 4 and 3/4 pounds!!!!

On our trip to the beach, we forgot our camera!!!!!! We were so sad but here are a few lovely pics from the internet! We spent a lot of time relaxing, walked on the beach down to Haystack Rock and beyond when I had the energy and ate some really great food! We stayed at the Surfsand Resort, it was so worth it, comfy beds and an amazing soaking tub! The view wasn't too shabby either! Chris and I can't wait until the next time we go to the beach because it will be with our baby girl!

This is the deck at the resort, they also had cabanas and windblocks they set up for guests, and had bonfires with smores every night! It was lovely!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy 4 year anniversary my love! Can't believe how much joy the last 4 years have brought us, can't wait to see what the future holds! Every day I love you even more.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Happy Birthday my sweet wife! Next year for your 26th birthday, we can celebrate it with our almost 1 year old NJ.

Someday she might be a ballerina like you in this picture.

Love you so much,

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