Archive for 2009

Nothing Cuter Than a Kid with Puppies!

Our friends who gave us Wheezy had another litter of puppies and invited Lu over to play! What a day!

Catching up again…

Ok, so I’m not very good at keeping up with the blog now that I’ve got 2 kids to take care of. The main problem is that I check my email and facebook on my blackberry, but cannot update my blog on the blackberry, so sometimes I go many many days without getting on the computer at all.

But anyway, enough excuses, here are 2 recent pictures of Myffy! I have to admit, I no longer blame my mother for there being so few photos of me as a child. When you have two kids, the camera never seems to be in reach when they do something cute or photo worthy. The Criminal Mastermind shirt was sent to Myffy by my Bryn Mawr friend Sara Zatz. Cute, huh?
And here is Myffy in her super soft and fuzzy winter coat that her auntie Shana gave her. Unfortunately she did spit up all over it this day, but it will soon be washed and fluffy again!
In other news, Stew very badly sprained his ankle the other day. Not getting stepped on by a horse, or kicked by a calf. Which would have been a better story than the truth. No, he was just shopping in Sam’s club with Lula when she suddenly took off around the end of an aisle while he was reaching into the fridge to grab some milk, he turned to chase here and rolled the ankle. No fall. No impact. And yet look at all the bruising and trauma!
Here’s the ankle the next day after I made him go to the Urgent Care Clinic for an x-ray. They told him it wasn’t broken but he should ice it and stay off of it. I tried to get him to get crutches or at least a walking stick, but proud Stewie refused. At least he did ice and elevate it quite a bit the first day or two, but he’s a horrible patient. He gets so bored sitting still that he kept getting up over and over. Oi! I’d shout, what do you need? I’ll get it! But if I was attending to one child or the other, or cooking, or doing something else, he wouldn’t want to wait or bother me, so he kept getting up. After 2 days I gave up. It’s your ankle, you’re the one who’s gonna pay for it if you don’t give it enough recovery time. He says it’s much better today, but just look at these photos. Ugh.

Lu’s new Rocking Horse

So I’m back tracking a bit on blog posts. This was recorded just before Myffy was born, when my mom, Lu’s Grammy, brought a new rocking horse over to the in-town house where we were staying before the birth. Lu loves riding horses!

Myffanwy’s Birth Day

Sept. 28th, 2009 at 5am Stew and I drove to the hospital and took one last photo of the enormous belly in the garage before going in to give birth. The OB wing of the Flagstaff Medical Center was completely empty of other patients when we got there which made for a very nice and relaxed atmosphere. Early labor took awhile, and nothing very exciting happened until around 5pm when I was dialated 5cm, had just gotten my epidural, was ready to take a nap and the nurse told Stew he had plenty of time to go out to pick up some dinner. “Sure, no problem,” I told Stew. “Go get something good to eat. We might be here for awhile.” After that I promptly fell asleep. About 20 minutes later I was awoken when the baby’s head crowned. I called the nurse who took one look below and said “Call your husband, I’ll call the doctor. Don’t push! Whatever you do, don’t push!”

Stew raced back to the hospital, Dr. Claxton raced to the hospital, and they both made it just in time for me to push three times, and POW! There was she was.
Myffanwy Turrell Anderson
7lbs 3 oz
19.5 inches long
Here she is just after they wiped the weird white stuff off of her and handed her to me in the delivery room.
Exhausted but happy Mom.
Proud Papa.
Me and my Girls!!! Lu is having to make some adjustments to no longer being an only child, but she’s handling it all pretty well. At first she wasn’t very happy about seeing Myffy nurse, but now she’ll sit right next to us and cuddle up on my other side and sometimes even fall asleep as Myffy does. Sweet girls.

An older video of Lu playing her little pink drum kit

So now that I’ve learned how to upload video onto my blog I wanted to post a couple of older videos of Lu that I never managed to show anyone. Here is one of Lu playing her Christmas drum kit that didn’t really end up being a Christmas present last year. It arrived in November and Stew just couldn’t help setting it up and giving it to her right away. She was about 1 and a half back then. Check out the technique!