Saturday, August 29, 2009

Our Sweet Little Man Is Here

Well, we are proud to announce the arrival of Gus David McLaughlin.  He came fast into the world on Wed. August 26th at 11:10 pm.  He weighed 9lbs 0.8 oz and was 21 1/4 inches.  Big strong healthy baby boy!!  He has been such a good baby so far.  His big sisters are really taking to him. At first they really didn't seem to care, but now that we are home with him, they think he is pretty neat.   He is showing signs of having jaudice so he has been under the lights for the past 2 days.  Hopefully he will be on the mend when we take him in to be checked tomorrow.  It is so fun to finally have him here and to see what he adds to our family.   Anyways, enjoy the pics and there will be more to come.

Our Sweet Little Man Is Here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cousins visiting

2 weeks ago my sister and her family came to visit us. It was so fun to see them and it was the first time we had all of the grand daughters together...all 7 of them. My dad was the only one missing and I wish he could have been here. We took everyone swimming in Ouray and we just hung out and let the kids play. It is so fun to have us all together.

Belly Time!!

Ok now look at just how huge I am. My belly sticks straight out and the stretch marks are horrible this time. I have done everything to prevent them. Well ok not everything, I haven't cut icecream out of my diet. But you can really see the difference in the pictures between earlier this month and the pictures that we took today. I am one week away from my due date, so needless to say, this next week is going to be nerve racking and interesting!

Big Girls

Here are the girls using daddy as a horse. They love to play with their daddy...wrestle him, and use him as a jungle gym. The other picture is of Raegan now sharing a room with her big sister. We officially moved her into her big girl bed. We thought we would just try it one night to see how she would do and she did great. She is such a big girl. She has been sleeping in her new bed for about 3 weeks now. It makes me feel a little better that she is transitioned into her new setting before the baby comes. It is hard though to watch her get so big so fast. All of the little transitions such as this one makes me a little sad because it shows how fast they grow up.

Proud Daddy

Here is just a cute picture of Peyton and her daddy while they took a trip to Wyoming a few weeks ago. They were all dressed up for Kirk's cousins wedding. Don't they look so cute? :)

Proud Daddy

Proud Daddy

Thursday, August 13, 2009


O.k. I am sorry that I haven't updated in a while.  My pictures have gotten out of hand and in order to download them I would be downloading 200+ pics, so I've been lazy.  Our summer is quickly coming to the end :(  It is bitter sweet. I don't want to start school, but it also means that we are going to be having a baby real soon. I am now 37 1/2 weeks pregnant and really could have this baby any day now. I don't think I will have him until the 29th or so. That is just my guess, but he has a mind of his own and will make his big debut when he is ready. I can say that I have reached the miserable point of pregnancy.  Heartburn, leg cramps, and of course no sleep due to being so uncomfortable. Kirk I'm sure is tired of my whining, but hopefully it won't be for much longer! We have been busy in the last month or so.  We have gotten to see some of my family that I haven't seen in a really long time. We had a family reunion for my mom's side of the family here about 3 weeks ago. Some of my relatives from Oregon were here and it was so great to see them as I haven't seen some of them since I was 8 years old or so. It was really fun to introduce my family to them.  After the reunion my Aunt Susan and cousin Jessica along with her 2 boys came to visit. It was really fun to see them and to have our kids meet each other.  And here in the last few days my oldest sister Sarah is here with her family.  I always love to see them and so glad that they came to visit.  They will be heading back to Wyoming tomorrow because the girls start school next Monday. My mom came down here on Tuesday and will be staying until after the baby comes. She is always such a huge help with the new babies.  Kirk's mom will hopefully be able to make it down shortly after the baby comes as well. Peyton will start her 2nd year of preschool on Sept. 4th.  and she will be going 4 days a week. So needless to say, we are going to be going full force starting next week.  Kirk will be starting football on Monday, then teachers start back next Wednesday, baby is due the following Monday and then Peyton starts school. So our nice relaxing time is quickly coming to an end. Well, I hope this updates everyone with what is going on with us. I'm sure I didn't cover everything but this is most of it.  I will post pics later.  Take care-