Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Babies Galore!

So... I am finally getting back in the saddle again and into the whole "social networking" loop!  Yay me :-)

In the past few weeks I've been everything from overwhelmed to joyful and back to overwhelmed again.  It's surely a roller coaster with 2 in diapers, but they are such a joy at the same time!

Judah is growing so so so so fast!!!  He is talking constantly and speaking in sentences most of the time.  Now, it does often take an interpreter to understand him, but MOM knows what he's saying! 

Claire had her 2 month check up and weighs almost 12 lbs already!  How quickly they grow.  She is 22.1 inches long. 

Here are some really cute pictures...

This is Judah learning to eat yogurt with a spoon... notice there are no clothes on him!

This is Claire at bedtime smiling away.  She literally smiles all the time when she's awake...

And when she's asleep!!

And here is Judah playing his drums in his fireman's hat that Daddy brought home for him!  So sweet!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Arrival of the "Claire Bear"

I know it has taken me forever and a day to update this blog.  That being said, I've been a wee bit busy having babies and all!  :-)


Our newest arrival (Claire Elizabeth Coop) arrived on June 21, 2010 after 36 hours of labor!  She couldn't quite decide if she wanted to make her grand appearance, but we're so glad she did!!!

Some things about Claire that make her even more special than usual are:

  • She slept almost through the night the first night we brought her home from the hospital!
  • She now sleeps about 5 hours at night which is still amazing for a baby that is not even one month old yet!! 
  • She started smiling (and I mean SMILING) at about 4 days old. 
  • She, like her brother Judah, holds her head up with no trouble and has since before she left the hospital!  This particularly amazed her "Papaw Bryan" the most.  
  • She can sleep through Judah's daily drum performances!!  That takes real talent!

She was 7lbs at birth and weighed in at 8lbs 6oz just a bit over a week ago.  She is also almost 21 inches long already.  She reminds me of the "Dunn" side of the family, where Micah looks just like his Daddy.  


In the latest Judah news, he did receive an adult-size drum set over the 4th of July holiday.  This is, of course, his new favorite toy.
His new vocabulary words are as follows: (I will try not to leave any out)
- Get Yo Dubby (which means he wants to poke your belly button... don't ask~)
- I love you (my personal favorite)
- Peek-a-boo (which comes out sounding like "pizza dude") It makes me laugh uncontrollably
- Butterfly (which sounds like "bud-eye")
- Drum (of course!)
- Piano
- Radio
- Nose
- Please and Thank you before and after every gift received :-)
- Up please and Down please
- Some of his "aunties" taught him how to say "moco" which is spanish for "booger" - mom was not pleased... but it's really funny, too.
- Duckie and "quack quack"
- Einstein (which means he wants to watch one of his videos)
- Banana (which sounds like bada)
- Brush
- Book
- Diaper and "wipey"
- "no no Bishop" (this is what he says when scolding  the dogs)
- "Don't touch it" (which is what he says when he sees something that's off limits - as he reaches for it... ha ha!)
- "Uh oh dropped it!" (when he throws food from his tray to give to the dogs and then he yells at them for eating it... so funny)
- Lion and "raaawwwrr"
- Claire (which, for some reason he HAS to say with his lips pursed and a smirk on his face... I have no clue why, but again, it's so incredibly cute!!!)

These are just to name a FEW.  He talks day and night and is like a little parrot!  I love it :-)

He is such an amazing kid, that's for sure.  The adjustment to having a baby sister has been a bit difficult for him.  He does deal with the jealousy thing from time to time, but I must say I am so proud of him.  For being so small and unable to understand so much he really does respond like a champ
to having her around!  He is constantly asking about "BABY" and trying to give her kisses.

Here are just a few pictures and a link to "Glamma's" facebook photo album to see the 4th of July weekend pictures she took, too!

Here is Claire just days before her debut :-)

Here is our 1st pic together with Claire!

Here is Claire's 1st photo shoot in the hospital  :-)

All dressed up with no place to go! 

This is Judah kissing his baby sister.  He LOVES her so much!  I think she was just looking for food in this picture

Judah's first time to meet Claire!

Here is a nice fam pic at Maggiano's - Micah's fav place!

Here is Judah with Daddy on the drums - his 1st lesson!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

We had quite the eventful mother's day today.  Judah is officially sleeping in his toddler bed now and is SUCH big boy.  The only trouble we have is nap time.  He didn't take a nap today but let me tell you... he is sound asleep now in his bed and it would take a mighty force to wake him!!

Our friend Abby came to cut Karanda's hair and Ruth helped watch him so I could sleep.  That was my greatest mother's day gift yet... a 2 hour nap!!!  There is a God and He loves me so!!  Ruth caught this picture.  I wish I had a scanner here because it is identical to a baby picture of me playing my "Mimi Alice's" old organ and applauding myself when I was done!! 

Here are some other cute ones from the day at church...

My little man is so sweet!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A great day!

Today I went and did a photo shoot for San Antonio Weddings Magazine.  They did a bridesmaid dress spread that is going to come out in July and my name will be on all 7 pages as the company that did hair and makeup!!!  So excited.  We worked from 12 PM till 7 PM.  It was amazing!!

I took this shot on my phone but it's the only one I had time to do.  I will post as soon as the issue comes out so you can look it up and see the photos.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Smooth Guy Updates :-)

So here is the latest in the life of Judah...

Some new words that he has added to his vocab repertoire are: 
- Puppy (which sounds like bubby - just like his cousin, my niece, Emma used to say!)
- Wow!  or Whoa!!!  (so funny)
- Tree (he is learning that not every piece of foliage is a "flowie")
- Eat (Suprised it took him so long! LOL)
- Cracker (which we couldn't understand for the longest time because it sounded like "guaca")
- "Fant" which is short for Elephant... he usually just blows with his lips pursed together to make the   sound which is much cuter in my humble opinion!
- Butter (which is butterfly)
- Bible (he said this on Easter Sunday when he was playing with one of his new books!  Never taught it to him but wish we could take the credit for that one!)

In the land of TEETH:
There has been much breakthrough!!!  He has his 2 bottom teeth (pray for them to straighten, they are a bit crooked but super cute).  Just in the past 2-3 days he's cut 3 top teeth and man has he been a trooper.  I know he's been in some serious pain and he's been super smooth!!  They are still coming in but they just broke through the skin in the last day or so.  

Here are some pictures of him in action... 

He spends the day sometimes with his friends Gabriella and Konrad.  Gabriella is helping him learn to walk in this picture!  So hysterical!

This is an edited picture of Judah getting so excited to sit next to Konrad (who is about 10 months younger than him so he feels very "big brother" around him)

Here is a pic of one of his new favorite pass-times.  DIRT!!! 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One Small Step!

Last night Judah took his first small steps by himself!  It was very exciting for him and he suddenly thought he could run, therefore he kept lunging forward like a horse out of the gate and falling on his face.  He would then laugh about the whole thing as I sat in amazement!

I am officially 30 weeks pregnant today!!!  AHHH!!  So much to do and no time to do it!  Claire has begun to move around quite a bit more, which I must say I love!  She is a kidder already, though.  Every time I tell Micah to look or feel her move she stops!  She's just playing hide and seek early :-)  I cannot wait to see her beautiful face! 

Here is a picture of one of the wall hangings I painted for her last week.  It is on 4 separate canvasses that will be placed close together on the wall to make one big butterfly!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

SA Weddings

Here is my PAGE on San Antonio Weddings Site!!!  YAY!!