Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2 week update

I thought I would do a quick post to update you on our little family. And I'm sorry there aren't any pictures. I'm to lazy to download them but I will post some soon.

Life is really good! We are just loving little Cooper. He is a really good baby and we are getting a pretty good routine going.
The first three days after he was born was HARD!! I seriously thought I may not be able to do it:) I was so excused from the labor and I was to worked up to sleep when Cooper was sleeping, thinking he might need me any second or what if he cant breath. I couldn't relax. On the way home from the hospital I told Cody this will be our only child:) I have now taken that comment back.
Days 4-10 where a lot better. My mom was here and help out a lot. I was still pretty tired and trying to get use to everything
Days 11-14 have been really really good. We have a pretty consistent routine going on. I am able to relax and just enjoy being a mom. He is so precious.

Some things to remember about these past two weeks....
*Cooper has been nursing like a champ!! He has gained all his weight plus 4 oz.
* He smells so good!
* When he is awake he is so calm and content. He will just look all around the room, checking out the world.
* He love to suck!!! I will nurse him for a good 30 min and he is so full but he still wants to suck. He sucks on his fingers, clothes, anything he can get in his mouth.
* The spirit is so strong with him in our home. I love it!
* He knows the sound of Codys and my voice. He will turn his head and look when we talk to him.
* He is a good sleeper! He is waking up once in the middle of the night for a feeding and I put him right back to bed. He will wake up if he is poopy too. Cody has been getting up for those.
* Cody is so good with him!! It just melts my heart to see him being a Dad. He know exactly what to do. He is a natural.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I had some request to put a pic up of Coopers room. Here it is! The room is a work in progress, I have been decorating it here and there. My mom and I put up this vinyl tree yesterday. I LOVE it, it turned out really cute.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cooper John Markham

He has arrived! Our sweet little boy came to us on March 17, 2011!! He is perfect. We are loving being parents. Labor started wednesday night with my water breaking and I had him 23 hours later. I will do another post on my labor story on my pregnancy blog. Here are a few pictures of the delivery day...
There is no feeling like holding your baby for the first times
So cute!
Cody holding Cooper for the first time, this moment was priceless. Cooper just stared at Cody knowing exactly who he was.
One proud dad
7lb 11oz. He was a good sized baby. A lot bigger than we had thought.
Meeting our son!

A visit from the exited inlaws
Cody comforting me while in labor
When ever I would have a contraction Cody would use counter pressure while I would breath through them. It was amazing how much it would help with the pain,
The bath tub was my "epidural"! It was amazing at helping me relax.

This is Elizebeth. I hired her as my duala to help me through labor. She was amazing! I couldnt have done it with out her help.
:) This is Codys favorite picture. The hospital gown was HUGE on me.
Rocking on the birthing ball

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pregnancy photos

After church Cody and I took a few photos of the baby belly. They aren't professional or anything but I think they will be fun to look back on.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call from Grandma

My wonderful grandma Groesbeck says to me yesterday,
"I'm sure you are sick of everyone staring at you
like an egg about to hatch."
YES that is exactly how I feel! I laughed for a good ten minutes.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Proposal!

Last week my friend Natalie did a post on her engagement. It was so cute, it made me go back and read my journal entry of when Cody proposed. I realized that it was just 3 years ago. I thought it would be fun to put it in my blog for our kids to see when they're older.

Here is my journal entry on March 2, 2008

I'M ENGAGED!! It happened on Feb 28. Here is how he did it. My mom had just came to town to take me home. I have been really sick. Cody called and said to stop by his house he had a surprise for me. He was in class but he left the door unlock. So my mom dropped me off at his house and said she would wait in the car.(Later finding out she was in on it too).
I walked to the front door and there was a poem taped to it saying,

"Enter here, Kara my dear and you shall see just how special you are to me.
Well go for a life long ride and Ill always be by your side.
So be not afraid, for Ill always be at you aid
So just open the door and follow the candle lit trail
To the beginning of your magical fairy tale!"

By this time I had major butterfly's. So I opened the front door like the note said and when I walked in all the lights were off and there where candles and rose peddles that I followed into this room. When I got to the room there was a big vase of beautiful roses and a note that said,"I love you, turn around." I turned around and there Cody was standing.( dressed in all black) I think he said Kara I'm in love with you! Will you spend the rest of your life with me?
I was so exited that I had to go down on my knees too lol and I just hugged him. Then I realized I didn't even say yes:) So I just randomly said yes. He then put the ring on my finger.
It was perfect!! I always wondered what my engagement would be like and this was perfect! I love Cody!!

So that was most of the journal entry that I had written down about that day. Its so fun to look back on that day. I cant believe how fast I feel in love with Cody. On our first date I wrote in my journal about him saying, " I met the most amazing guy, I could marry him or someone just like him. Little did I know we would spend the rest of our lives together.
I'm really lucky to have Cody, he has brought out the best in me. He is my best friend! Saying yes to him was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Here is some picks of the engagement day...

This picture makes me laugh. Cody had said lets take a picture of you and the ring. I did that. He says oh I was going to send it to my mom can we take a different one:)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dj Everett

It officially, I no longer work at the salon DJ Everett!! I cant believe the day has come. When I got the job over 2 years ago I new that I did not want to be there forever. I came home many times in tears wanting to quit. There where a lot of not so pleasant things that I had to deal with but I will write down the positive things I want to remember.
For the first three months of working there I was able to assist my boss Jack who is an amazing stylist. He has been doing hair for over 30 years and a great educator. I was able to learn so much by working next to him. My style of cutting is more left brain artsy and go with the flow. He is very by the book and right brained. He will even measure a lot of his hair cuts to know exactly where to cut. This was great for me to learn how to be more precise and exact.
I also was able to work with some really neat people. When you are with someone every day you become really close. I will miss working with them.
I am now going to be doing hair from home. We were able to put a salon in the basement. Its perfect!! I'm super exited for this and I cant wait to see where this next chapter in life goes.
Good bye DJ Everett, I will miss you!