Wednesday, June 29, 2011

River Watson Nelson

So here is the man of the hour... Born July 27th at 7:03 pm. Just 5 hours shy of being full term and of sharing a birthday with his brother. He weighed in at 7lbs 1 oz and was 19inches - not bad for technically being premature. He has enormous feet and fingernails that rival Lee press-ons. I can't get over the fact that he is already here, and is unbelievably adorable. We've decided to keep him.

Abe seems to like him too and was marveling at his eyes and toes and giving him kisses shortly after introduction. River gave him a bus for his birthday (one of Abe's current obsessions) and so I think that took the edge off of any anxiety Abe may have initially experienced. Abe's attempt at saying River sounds like "woowoo" which I think is pretty cute and was one of the options for names anyway. (that is a joke for any of you who may think the name River is just as out there as Woowoo)

After a traumatic delivery and recovery with Abe, I had a lot of anxiety about how this guy would make his appearance. Fortunately it was like night and day, and this time I was home and feeling pretty good less than 24hours after delivery.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Last weekend we met Chad's parents at Yosemite. If you read our last camping post you may ask why I agreed to do this even later in pregnancy. The answer is ...huge tent. Chad picked us out a new tent that is enormous (2 rooms) and he even brought our queen size inflatable bed. It was SOOOO comfortable!

Despite some rain we had a great time and Abe was in heaven with rocks and water everywhere.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vegas vs Mountains

A few weeks ago I somehow convinced my awesome friend Brit to go to Vegas with a huge pregnant lady to see the Cirque Du Soleil Beatles Love show. She even agreed to lay out at the pool with me. We had so much fun and the show was amazing.

Meanwhile the boys decided to head to the mountains to throw rocks while mom was gone.