Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Grandma and Andrew

Today is my Moms birthday so I thought I give her a shout out! On Saturday my family celebrated my mom and sister Lindsey's birthdays. My mom made yummy paella and we had the Doolan staple desert (yellow cake with chocolate frosting) It was so fun to be with everyone the only thing that could have made it better is if my sister Alyssa and her family were there.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

i guess i don't know how to upload videos. when drew is sleeping i'll try to do it again.

I love my baby! For some reason Nick and I were blessed with the sweetest little boy. I really enjoy being a mom. Yes I am so tired but I am in awe of him. Nick and I can't believe how we can just stare at him for 20 minutes and not find it a waste of time, in fact we think its the greatest thing in the world. I am sure that everyone that has had a baby has felt exactly the same way. We don't have a ton of pictures this week but the videos are pretty cute.
We started off this week with Andrew meeting some family friends who I am convinced love him almost as much as I do. He also met his future wife Emrys who was born about 3 weeks before him. Other than that this week has not been all that exciting.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that Andrew had his first trip(of many, poor guy) to Nordstroms this week. He wasn't crazy about the shoes I was looking at but he did seem to like the woman's lounge.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

some more pictures

I'll do a real post later but I like these pictures and there are new ones every day to keep up with.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Baby Drew's first week

Most of you who will read this will be utterly bored I am sure but I know that there are a couple of you who really want to know this, so here is a break down of babys first week.
We came home from the hospital Monday afternoon. Aunt Lindsey and Nana(Nicks mom) came over and hung out for a while so I Nick and I could shower and feel semi- human again.
My Mom came over on Tuesday while Nick went to school to give me some help and much needed rest.
Wednesday we went to Andrews first doctors visit and at night Lindsey and Jude came over for dinner and so Uncle Jude could meet Andrew.
Thursday my Mom and Debi came over again while Nick was at school and Nicks dad and sister Chelsea came over for dinner.
Friday Andrew met the first of 3 great grandmas. Nicks grandma Corrine came over for a short visit, and later that night we had the Vandermydes , the Shelley's, the Snedecor's, and the Brewers all came by. The Shelley's made us an excellent dinner and we had so much fun comparing Porter, Tanner and Andrew. Espeacilly becasue Porter looks like a giant next to Tanner and Andrew. It is amazing how much differance there is in a 3 moth old compared to our little week old.
We went for our first outing (other than to the doctor) on Saturday to meet Great Grandma Lorraine and to see his cousins.He also meet his Nana at Sharky's for his first lunch date.
Like I said before I know that most of you feel like you've wasted time reading this post( I know I would) but hopefully the really cute pictures make up for it!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Introducing Andrew Nicholas Onken

Early Friday morning, October 3rd, Jamie woke up with small contractions at about 4:30 am that nonetheless kept her from sleeping. The whole day we spent walking, timing contractions, and breathing (plus a stop at Cheesecake Factory for some Buffalo Blasts). By roughly 5 am on Saturday the contractions had become 1 minute long and 5 minutes apart, so we packed up the car and headed over to the hospital. There we found that Jamie was not dilated at all and we were therefore sent back home. It was a somber 6 minute car ride.

The rest of Saturday was spent waiting for the contractions to become longer in duration and perhaps less spaced out. In addition to our lack of sleep it soon became apparent that Jamie was having some intense back labor, which increased our anxiety. It wasn't until 10 pm Saturday night that we decided to head back into the hospital. A quick check showed that Jamie had dilated to 4.5 cm, and we were admitted. By this time the pain in Jamie's back had become unbearable and an epidural helped ease that. It turns out that Jamie is a natural pusher and was able to give very productive pushes despite not being able to feel a thing. Her spirits remained high throughout the entire process and she even cracked off a few jokes in between pushes. Accompanied by both grandmas and Jamie's sister Lindsey, Jamie gave birth to a beautiful baby boy at 7:36 am Sunday morning, October 5th. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. And we're still deciding who he looks like. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


The polls that I've created were requested by my sister Alyssa. Have fun!