Baby Trey DeEsch

OUR BEAUTIFUL SON, DOUGLAS ROBERT DeESCH III "TREY", WAS BORN MARCH 20, 2009, AT 9:04PM. HE WAS 8 POUNDS, 8 OUNCES AND 22 INCHES LONG! HE IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

TREY DeESCH

TREY DeESCH
PERFECT LITTLE ANGEL

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH
OUR BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL

Baby Carrington DeEsch

WE ARE EAGERLY AWAITING LITTLE SISTER CARRINGTON'S ARRIVAL, BUT AS SOON AS SHE JOINS OUR FAMILY, WE WILL ADD HER TO THE BLOG!

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH WAS BORN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010 AT 8:30PM. SHE WAS 8 POUNDS, 4 OUNCES AND 21 INCHES LONG. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS AND PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

































































Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas 2010















Trey's last week at preschool before the Christmas holiday was filled with Christmas stories and making presents for his Mommy and Daddy. I love all the projects that they do, but the presents are the best :). His picture ornament immediately made it's way onto our tree as soon as we got home!

We also finished painting Carrington's and Trey's Christmas ornaments for the family, and we got our Family Christmas Tree plate back! All of these fun memories came out so cute! Last year when we did ornaments with Trey, we gave them all away and didn't keep any for ourself, so this year we ONLY made them for ourselves and didn't make any to give to anyone else. Maybe next year we'll manage to get both done!

We had an early Christmas with Uncle Adam, Aunt Shannon, and Allie, where Trey got spoiled with a Yo Gabba Gabba sleeping bag, a brand new Dirt Devil (yes, you read that correctly) and Carrington got her very own walker! I was a little embarrassed that Allie didn't get any "cool" toys, and instead we bought her clothes (and bows and shoes), but I followed her Mommy's instruction- and to be perfectly honest, I love buying baby girl clothes!

Carrington's 2 Month Doctor's Appointment!

I can't believe how quickly time has been flying! Carrington is 2 months old today, and we celebrated by taking her to the doctor's for her immunizations and well check! The shots definitely upset her and she cried more than Trey did during his 2 month checkup, but she's back to her old self now :).

Stats:
Weight: 10 pounds, 5 ounces (31st percentile)
Height: 22 inches long (37th percentile)
Head: 39 (59th perentile)

Trey, at this same visit was...
13.2 pounds (in the 50th to 75th percentile), 24 inches long (in the 95th percentile) and had a head circumference in the 50th percentile. Apparently I wasn't taking as detailed notes with Trey!

Carrington is still as wonderful as can be- a fantastic sleeper, eater, napper, and all around happy little girl! She is so different from Trey in a thousand ways, but most noticeable to me is that Trey wanted to constantly be held (and he almost never slept). Carrington on the other hand wants to be wrapped and laid down by herself when she gets fussy. She is definitely a self-soother! I'm so interested to see if her personality will continue like this as she gets older!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kids at Play

Obviously Carrington doesn't "play" yet, so this is about as close as it gets to them interacting together. At this exact moment, Trey has pushed Carrington's swing as close to the tree as possible and he is methodically loading and unloading all of the presents from under the Christmas tree and into the pack n' play. He will then periodically give Carrington a little push and make sure she can see what he is doing. I wish I knew what was going through their tiny little minds right now! :)
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Monday, December 13, 2010

What a Busy Holiday Season!
























Carrington is 6 weeks old already, and although that isn't a very long time, it feels like she has been a part of our family for forever. We simply can't imagine life without her. She is still her wonderful, predictable self- sleeps great, eats regularly and is now staying awake for longer periods of time. She is almost fully sleeping through the night. She goes to bed around 8pm and wakes up around 3:30am-4am to eat, and then back to sleep until 9am! LOVE IT!

Trey has decided in the last week or so to pick his own breakfasts. This doesn't seem like a big deal, but the first morning he woke up and demanded "Banana" I was a little surprised, but I complied. You see, up until this point, Trey just had whatever I fed him- and most times he would just pick and occasionally eat, but this is just the way he is! The next day he said "Pop"- which in his world means Poptart. Again, I went with this newfound independence and gave him poptarts! I'm not sure what I'm gonna do when he demands scrambled eggs... especially since I'm not sure I know how to make anything other than fried eggs! :) The good thing about him actually telling me what he wants is that hopefully he'll start eating more than a few bites of something at any given time. The other sweet spot to my week was when I picked Trey up from school on Thursday, and his teacher told me that he has been carrying around a baby doll calling her "Baby Sister" and carefully wrapping her up in blankets. That almost made me cry!

We went with Uncle Adam, Aunt Shannon, and Allie to Breakfast with Santa at Red Rocks! I was hoping that if Trey warmed up to Santa in a neutral environment, the real visit with Santa would be enjoyable and fun! Oh, how wrong I was... Doug and I decided to visit Santa on a weeknight (to avoid crazy crowds), and go to the Bass Pro Shop. Their Santa's Village setup is amazing- crayon and coloring tables for the kids, tons of activities like remote control cars, hunting games, fishing games, wagons,... Just a lot of stuff to do- and perfect for Trey! They also give you a Santa picture for free and you can purchase additional packages. All of this seemed great! We get there and Trey is happily coloring and running around. We were the 6th person in line, so Trey got to see a few kids before him sit on Santa's lap, and he seemed ok with it. We had been practicing what Santa says- "Ho-Ho-Ho" (in case you didn't know), so we really thought we had all of our bases covered. When it was our turn, Carrington sat first and took her pretty girl picture. Next we added Trey to the mix- OH LORD!!!! Total meltdown! In an effort to calm him down, Santa suggested that Doug sit in Santa's chair with Trey, and Santa and Carrington will stand close by. Trey was completely traumatized and couldn't wait to get the heck outta there! Needless to say, the picture is a classic, and I love it! I'm also thrilled I didn't have to actually pay for our 3 pictures :).

We also headed over to Meg-Art to make our annual ornaments with the kids Hands and Feet. SO CUTE! Doug insisted on doing a family plate this year too- so all of our hands made an adorable Christmas Tree. I can't wait to pick them up and see the final product!

The weather brought our first little snow of the season, so I took Trey out to capture a few of those fun photos! He LOVES snow, rain, anything falling from the sky!

This past weekend was filled with Christmas parties, and unfortunately for us, our childcare ended up falling through, so we made a corporate decision to bring the kids with us! Surprisingly enough, they did great! I was still disappointed that we didn't have a babysitter, since we missed a few events that I was really looking forward to, but it was nice to have a real family weekend. This week is going to be long, since Doug is working like crazy, and has 16 hour days on Monday and Tuesday and probably more, but it will all be worth it when he has off for over 10 days starting next week!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Carrington's 1 Month Doctor's Appointment!



Well... Carrington is almost 5 weeks old, and we had her 1 month well check this week! :) I love these appointments, mostly because I can't wait to find out how much she weighs and where she falls in the percentiles of all children. I don't know why I'm so fascinated with this! Our appointment with Dr. Sherrill was a success:

Carrington's STATS:
9.1 pounds- 46th percentile
21 1/2"- 67th percentile
37.3- head circumference- 58th percentile

Of course, this led to me wondering where Trey was at this same point...
Trey's 1 Month Doctor's visit:
Weight: 10 pounds, 9 ounces
Height: 22 3/4"
Head: 37.9

Clearly Trey was a big boy! :)

Thansgiving 2010!


















We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! Doug's mom, dad, and Grandpop came and spent the holiday with us, and it was a lot of fun. We ate far too much, watched a ton of football, played cards, and basically just relaxed. Carrington did her "usual"- eating, pooping, sleeping, and being extra cute, and Trey showed off his singing and dancing moves to Yo Gabba Gabba.

We spent Thanksgiving morning at Uncle Adam and Aunt Shannon's house. Allie got to check out baby Carrington (I'm pretty sure she is ready to be a big sister!) and Trey cleaned his Aunt and Uncle's house! Yes, that's right... Trey loves to clean, and as soon as he spotted their Dirt Devil, there was no stopping him- he was a man on a mission!

We did have a scare on Friday evening. Grandma Connie noticed a few small red bumps on Trey's back, but we didn't think too much of it. On Saturday morning, Trey was covered in a rash that continued to get worse and worse by the hour. The on-call nurse kept telling us to give Benadryl and not to worry (unless it went into his mouth or he had a hard time breathing), but by Saturday evening I was a mess and had decided to go to the emergency room. Doug talked me out of it (after we consulted with our childhood pediatrian from Northern Virginia), but we kept Trey in our bed, just to monitor his breathing. On Monday we headed straight to the doctor where they confirmed that Trey is severly allergic to Amoxicillan/Penecillan (the -cillan's). I was relieved that we knew what was wrong, but it completely freaked me out! We also found out that one of Trey's tubes have fallen out- this isn't a huge surprise since they are only temporary and last 6-12 months, but we had hoped to get through the winter before they fell out. Now I'm praying we don't go through another cold season with ear infections!