Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bethany Jane Crow

Monday, February 9th at 11:50 p.m. , Rhonda (Ken's mom) came over to our house to watch the boys and Ken and Wendy were off to Lewisville Medical Center to have the baby.

On February 10th, at 3:20 a.m. out she popped with only 3 pushes and a great epidural! She was 6 lbs. 7 oz. and 19 inches long. Our little girl is our littlest baby (girls are supposed to be small and petite...right?)

Does she look like Ken or what? Don't you just love the bow the nurses put on the hat so she looks more like a girl?

After school the boys came to visit and they each beamed as they held their new sister!

The whole family together! I can't believe I have four children now...AHHHHH!

Going home...

Carter is sooooo into his baby sister! He loves to hug her, kiss her, touch her, hold her, and is very helpful by bringing me diapers and wipes, throwing away diapers, picking out clothes (he loves all the girl clothes), giving her a binky, helping with her bath, and telling me what she needs when she cries.

Some of his favorite things to say to her are, "Ohhhhh, baby!" and "Oh, he's just so cute!!" (we are working on the he/she thing), and "It's O.K. baby!"

Sometimes he loves her a little too much, but I am glad that he is involved in helping me care for her and not acting jealous at all...yet :)

Here are some more cute pictures of her. She changes so much everyday and gets more and more personality with each day. She likes to squeak a lot and it sounds like either an angry cat or a miniature car peeling out.

It has been so fun to put her in all the girly stuff and when she cries and makes noises it really does sound more feminine than the boys did. She has already been such a blessing. We are so grateful that she is a healthy happy little girl!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Pinewood Derby and Pregnant Moments

Wesley has officially started Cub Scouts with our ward and his second week was the Pinewood Derby.
The boys had lots of fun watching the all the cars race.

Wesley didn't place (although he is convinced that he took 4th place), but he got the award for the "Most Futuristic Car."

Here is the fruit baby that Denise Blue (my friend and counselor in Primary Presidency) made for my baby shower. Isn't she cute? She tasted good too!

Here are some pictures from my shower at Jill Putnam's house! We had lots of great food, fun games, wonderful company, and I got so many presents I almost felt guilty. Thanks everyone for such a great celebration!

It was an extra treat to have Ken's grandma visiting in Texas from Utah.

Wesley just had to take a picture of me from the side...pretty scary!

This last picture is Wendy a few months ago when she went into Wesley's classroom and did a presentation on the Mormon Pioneers. Wesley's class was learning about different groups of people in America in the 1800's who came from the east to settle the west. I told his teacher that our early church members made a huge trek of thousands of people from Illinois to Utah and that I would love to come in and share with her class about this pioneer expedition. I dressed up in Whitney's (my sister-in-law) pioneer trek clothing and had a great time with the children. I had lots of pictures, showed them the expedition on a map, told some pioneer stories, and we even sang "Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked" all together. The children and the teacher had lots of questions. Every member of the staff that saw me that day in the school of course stopped me to ask me what in the world I was doing? It was a great missionary opportunity. If the people of Vickery Elementary School ever wondered if the Crows were LDS, there are no doubts now!