Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Finn 3 week update

Sleepy days.........we love this boy!!!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Barnum and Bailey have nothing on us

It's official, as of yesterday we became a full fledge three ring circus!!  We have added another little addition to our family...........Dino the 9 week old standard poodle.  This is all daddies doing, but I have to admit I'm a little excited (well, I will be once house broken status has been reached).  We've had quite the exciting week, we packed up the family (two week old Finn and all) and headed to Nashville for a home hunting trip.  As most of you know we are taking a transfer with TJ's new company to the Nashville are.  We are super excited for the new adventure and to have a house with a yard so the boys and dogs can run and play (and I can actually regain some of the sanity I'm bound to loose in the next few weeks).  So, for now we have in our two bed two bath condo located in the South Loop of Chicago, 1 new born, 1 toddler, 1 neurotic miniature poodle, 1 Standard poodle puppy, one happy husband and one delirious mama (visit at your own risk).   Life is an advenutre to say the least and we wouldn't have it any other way.  
Finn is growing like a weed, a really really fast growing weed, like the kind we had in our yard as a kid, the ones that always grew 10x faster than the grass.  Will is the best big brother, he went through a little rough patch (may or may not had to do anything with the arrival of Finn) but now he is back to his angel self.  TJ is working a lot, still working this territory and starting his new territory which consists of Tenessee, North Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana.  I'm adjusting to the three hour feeding schedule of our little Finn and learning how to run on an empty tank.  I wouldn't have it any other way, I love my boys!  We still have our condo on the market and are hoping it sales by the end of the month (keep your fingers crossed).  We have showings with sometimes a few hours notice, you can add that to one of the more entertaining circus acts we pull.   If prospective home buyers knew what we had to go through to get our house cleaned and out of it(on time) I'm convinced they'd make an offer out of pity.  

                                    meet Dino Dunham

                                   Will in Grandpa's boots
                                One of Will's circus acts
                            Balancing act (peanut butter anyone?)

         Waiting out a showing in the back of our Pilot


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Saturday we attended a neighborhood easter egg hunt.  We'd been having our own practice hunts around the house to prepare Will for the "Big Hunt".  I must stay the practice paid off, he did great!  Will went off on his own, collected eggs then came to show us his lute.  We don't let Will have much sugar..........that translates to an unhappy kid which translates to unhappy, we brought him gum and a cliff bar to swop out for the candy ( I think he's beginning to catch on to our sly ways), he got ahold of a now and later and thought he'd died and gone to heaven.  He was eating paper and all.  They had a little petting zoo filled with baby animals, that was Will's favorite part.  

This morning was nice, TJ got up with will at 6:30am and let me sleep till Finn woke up (and needed breakfast) at 8:30.  WoW what a treat!!  Once I was awake we let Will find his easter basket and spread easter grass all over the house (uhhhh) then we made green drinks for breakfast (pictures to follow).

                                    Daddy and Will getting ready to hunt eggs

                                   Opening eggs with Daddy to find surprises 

                                    Easter morning, Finn has no clue (poor fella)
                                    Will sampling his green drink creation
                                    Must be good!!!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Blissful Days



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I love this life!!

What an exciting last couple days here at the Dunham house hold.  As most of you know we have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our second baby.  He has finally arrived!!!  Though a bit past due (which made the waiting game that much worse) Finn Harper Dunham was born Monday March 30th at 3:58am weighing in at a whopping 8lbs 14oz and 21 inches in length.  I actually went into labor at church, during the last hour contractions started up and by the time we arrived home they were 5 min apart and coming on strong.  TJ and I grabbed some dinner then headed out the door.  My mom is in town and stayed behind to be with Will (what a great help she has been, thank you , thank you, thank you).  I was at 5 cm when we arrived and ready to go.  Once admitted we settled in for an exciting night.  The birth was amazing!!  Will came through a c-section but we were blessed to have Finn vaginally, something TJ and I really wanted.  Hands down the coolest experience, we loved it!  It seems there was allot of baby hiding in my belly, even the Dr. was shocked when we saw him come out.  He has the thickest black hair and cheeks to die for.  Will loves this little bundle already and oh do we!!

                              a few minutes old, first kiss

                                   Life is grand                            

                                           Safe in Daddy's arms
                                             My three boys

                               arriving home, less than two days old