Sunday, August 26, 2012

May Post Baby

So we came home from the hospital Friday and my mom was there and Jake's grandma came too. It was nice to have some help and entertainment for the other girls...especially June. We were so grateful for their willingness to take time out of their busy lives to come all the way out here and show their love and support for us. We don't get many visitors out here so the girls always love every chance we do.

Clover with her Great Grandma Oyler

Clover with her Grandma Lynda

The day after we got home was Annie's preschool program. I wanted to go so badly, but just couldn't do it...so much pain and completely tired and not wanting my new baby around a bunch of preschool kids. Luckily she had her daddy, sisters, grandma and great grandma to support her. She showed me all of her songs and so I didn't feel too left out. She had so much fun and loved every minute of preschool.





Here she is with her flowers and dress ups that Molly and Daddy gave her afterwards.

I love this picture...it makes me laugh. I am so glad my mom was able to come out and stay with our girls while we were in the hospital. Unfortunately while here the first night she hurt her leg really bad and ended up having to go to the E.R. But she stayed and still went to Annie's program. She is the best. We were really lucky to have Brandon and Mindy here to help out so much. They totally took over staying here and helping with the kids and getting Molly off to school. Thanks so much guys.

This picture makes me smile...

And now a slew of pictures of our cutie...I can't believe how much she has changed.






We were seriously so blessed to have so many great people stop by, bring meals, drop off gifts, and send messages of love. I was really worried about needing some help the next week with Jake needing to go back to work luckily Stacy and Courtney (Jake's sisters) and my cute little niece Olivia were able to come out and spend a couple of days. They took such great care of us. We ate delicious meals, our kids were taken care of, our house was clean and so much more. Thank you so much for coming. Stacy for leaving your family for a few days to be with us... I will never forget. And thanks to everyone else we are so grateful for all of your kindness.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

May...Pre-Baby

So before the baby came we had a very busy couple of weeks. We stayed busy and it sure made the time fly. 

Annie's preschool had a charity fun run. The kids and their families got to come to the walking park and run laps..and then they each got to put $20 into a jar for a family that was in need. And then you could donate any extra you wanted...Molly donated some of her own money I was so proud of my girls. Here they are getting ready to get running.


And they are off...

Molly in the lead...

But Annie ends up finishing first. She was so excited for this and had so much fun doing it.

The week before Clover was born I was lucky enough to go and help out on Molly's field trip. We went to the Jensen Nursery, the Library and to the park. We ate lunch and then they let the kids play for like 2 hours...it was crazy hot, but she had so much fun and was glad I was there. I sure love seeing my kids in different elements and see how they interact with other people.

Before every baby Jake and I always go out on one "last" date before we know we won't be able to for awhile. We went out the Friday night before Clover was born and it was so much fun. We went to the Hunger Games finally, and out to eat. I had one of the girls snap a picture of me before we headed out.

Jake kept asking me what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said help cleaning the house and a pedicure...and boy did they deliver. We spent all day Saturday cleaning the house and Jake and the girls did so much. And then when we were done I headed to get my first pedicure and it was heavenly. They also just spoiled me all day Sunday. Lots of cards and homemade gifts from the girls and delicious food and pampering from Jake...I am one loved girl. Here I am with my girls that I am so blessed to be a mom to.

Saturday night after cleaning all day we cooked hotdogs and smores on the grill. I tried to get a picture of all the girls and their sticky faces...of course June would never look at me when I wanted her too...

Annie loving it

And silly Molly all sticky and a bit crazy.

I painted all the girls toenails pink and blue the day before the baby came since we didn't know if it was a boy or girl.

This was after baths so they all have crazy hair, but I needed a picture of June in the last moments of her being my baby...she has been such a good one and is making the transition into "big girl" very well.

And of course since I had the camera out the other girls wanted their pictures taken too and how could I resist  these cute faces?








Thursday, May 24, 2012

Clover's First Week of Life

I can't believe that as of yesterday Clover is already 1 week old. It goes by too fast. We cannot get enough of this sweet baby and she really has been near perfect. Its so incredible the love that I feel for her already. It really amazes me every time we have a baby how much more our hearts seem to grow to make room for this new little one rather than cutting back on our love for the others...it just gets bigger all of the time. Here are some pictures of the first seven days of Clover Mae's life.

Day 1



Day 2


Day 3


Day 4


Day 5


Day 6


Day 7

One week 



And she has been getting plenty of snuggling too.





Thanks to everyone who has already helped us so much. We love all of you.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Clover Mae Oyler

Our sweet Clover Mae was born yesterday morning at 9:24 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz., and we could not be more excited. She was so awake and alert all day yesterday and today I have had to fight to get her to stay awake more than a few minutes...but so far she has been so precious and completely adorable. I can't stop staring at her and smelling her and I already can't believe she hasn't always been a part of our lives...funny how that happens so quickly. We all love her so much already.

Bright eyed.


All stretched out...she totally did this inside of me all of the time.

First time I got to hold her.

The girls were so excited to meet her and hold her...couldn't believe how big all the other girls look.



June was so excited...she just kept saying...sister, girl, sister




This is Dr. Williams...he delivered both June and Clover...and has been the best Dr. So grateful for him and how good he has been to us since the first day we met him.






Feeling incredibly blessed and overwhelmed by the trust Heavenly Father has put in me to let me have these four beautiful, smart, funny, good girls in this life. There is so much that they need to know and be taught to make it in these scary times and the fact that He trusts Jake and I enough to let us be their parents is amazing to me. So many people have asked if I would be disappointed if we didn't have a boy...and of course we would have loved to have a boy and know what that would be like, but honestly I couldn't imagine life without all my girls and I couldn't be more happy than I am with these four blessings. I feel like the luckiest mom in the world and I have the best husband at my side who  loves these girls just as much as I do and they absolutely adore him as well. Welcome to this world and our family Clover Mae...we've been waiting for you and are so happy you are here.