Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Samuel!

Happy Birthday Samuel!

Samuel just turned two! I can't believe it! To celebrate his birthday we had a small party with family and a few friends at the park. It was a really fun and low key party. Samuel had a great time. He talked about the "party" for a few days afterward. His actual birthday was during the week and we just enjoyed a day at home and then went to the park after dinner that evening. The poor guy got a stomach bug and was not feeling well on his birthday. I love having a two year old. He is so cute and has such a cute personality. He is difficult at times and requires lots of patience, but he is worth all the effort it takes. Enjoy the pictures of our fun celebration.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sydney at One Month

One Month Pics



Even though Sydney is the second child, I am taking lots of pictures of her, I just don't have as much time to post them or even download them off my camera. The end of April was lots of fun. We started to feel a little more normal around here. Sydney started sleeping a little longer and I started getting used to having both kids all day long. We actually started back to some normal activity. I was brave enough to go to the zoo with my sister-in-law and her kids one morning. I was really tired afterwards, but it was lots of fun. Sydney slept in the stroller the whole time and on this trip, I did forget to take her picture (oops), but she was there! John and I were also happy to go watch the Thunder play in the playoffs. John's parent watched the kiddo's and we enjoyed an evening at the game. It was my first time to leave Sydney for any length of time. Samuel is a great big brother. Sydney has developed a hatred of riding in the car. She cries most of the ride until she wears herself out. In the backseat Sam tries to calm her. He says, "It's okay baby...It' alright." Despite her crying, it is one of the cutest things I've ever heard. After that doesn't work he just ends up covering his ears with his hands. He makes me laugh at times that I should be crying!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Family of 4

At Home

Family Time

Sydney is settling in to our family quite nicely. We are also settling in to her routine pretty good. She is a really good baby and seems a little more relaxed than Samuel was (We shouldn't compare our children, I know, but I have no other referce point). So far I think she is a pretty typical newborn. She eats every 3 hours and sleeps in between with her more awake times in the morning and in the evening. At nightime she is going about 4 hours between feedings usually about 10 pm, 2am, and 5:30am. Yes...I'm tired like all mothers of newborns. There is no sleeping in during the day with Samuel and occasionally I'll catch a nap in the afternoon. But it is worth it. I love my two kids more than I ever thought possible and I have to admit that they are darn cute! Here are some pictures of the first few weeks Sydney was home. I'll try to get more up soon.


Easter 2010

I'm trying to catch up on this blog! For Easter we were pretty low key. I really wanted to have Sam go to an Egg hunt, but didn't want to go far and I didn't have too much energy yet so I convinced my inlaw to have us over since they have a huge backyard. The cousins hunted eggs and we had such a great time. Sydney was held by everyone and we enjoyed dinner together. John and Sam went to church that morning while Sydney and I caught a few extra winks. Samuel and I died Easter eggs during the week before and it was lots of fun. Sam got so excited and he remained excited the entire day. He kept saying "More EGGS!" The eggs were well loved and I think about 4 of the 12 remained uncracked! I loved having a toddler for Easter this year. He loved all the activities. Kids add so much to things. I think it was one of the most fun Easter's I remember.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

She's Here!

Sydney Jo

Well we have had our baby girl home with us for almost two weeks now! Believe it or not, the transition has been pretty easy...(so far)! Sydney Jo Sherrer came to us on March 25 at 12:33 weighing a mighty 8 lbs 13 oz and 20 1/4 inches long. She had the chubbiest cheeks and lots of dark hair! I couldn't believe the hair and we are still wondering where she got it from, but it is beautiful and can already hold a small bow!!! The c-section went as planned and was much better than the first experience I had. I actually found myself amazed at my coherent thinking and talking abilities as I was talking to the doctors who were performing the surgery. Medical science is amazing! The recovery has been good too, but I'm not going to say it's been a breeze.

Like I expected, all my anxieties were wasted energy, cause I've recovered well and Samuel has adjusted better than I ever imagined he would. He was nervous when I was in the hospital and he came to visit, but was excited about the "baby". The first day we came home Sam had some adjustment issues, but after that he has been really good. He likes to kiss his baby sister and always includes her in any reading, singing, praying or family time we have. I can't wait to see how close they become.

We have lots of pictures from the hospital and our first day home. We are so proud of our new family! I wondered how I could love a second baby as much as the first, but like everyone has told me, you just do. I say that God just expands your heart to welcome the new love in. I can't really believe how fulfilled and blessed I feel to have such a wonderful family! God is so good! Enjoy the pictures. There will be more to come!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


March 2010

What an exciting month it has been for the Sherrer family! It started with me in the hospital for contractions. After our third visit they put me on some oral medicine to stop them and make me more comfortable. They don't appear to be progressive contractions, just uncomfortable and annoying. So, I've been taking some medicine everyday to keep them controlled, but it has also made me slow down a lot. I've been very thankful for my family who have pitched in to help with Sam and the final preperations for Sydney. My mom and John's mom & dad have been so great and John has really stepped it up with the work around the house and taking care of Sam! We have been coutning down the days till Sydney's arrival.

Another big change this month is that John switched jobs! Great timing, I know, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity. So far it is going really well, but he is very busy and trying to learn all the new stuff that comes with a new job!

Last, but definetly not least, Sydney will make her grand appearance tomorrow! We are scheduled to have the repeat c-section at noon, March 25th. We are very excited to finally meet her. I don't really think Sam understands fully what is about to happen, but he is very interested in babies and he know's someone named Sydney is coming soon. We are praying that he loves her and that his adjustment to having a sister is as smooth as possible. I'll try to post some pictures soon, but don't get your hopes too high. I think my motto for starting out with two kids is going to be "low expectations". If I can reach the low expectations then maybe we will start working on something other than just getting through each day. This day by day thinking is helping me relax.

We can't wait to show off our new family!