Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Addition to the Family

On January 19th we welcomed Porter Paul Nielsen into our family after the long 9 month wait. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19.5 inches long, not counting his long toes. He is a smorgasbord of both mom and dad with definite features from both sides. He is learning and growing so fast. He already knows how to tell us when he is hungry, can get his hands out of any mitten or covers that you put on his hands, and can still squish into a ball the size of moms tummy when she was pregnant with him. His talents are endless. We look forward to seeing all of his new firsts that are going to happen every day.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

This was our first Christmas together. And with the baby on the way sometime soon, we decided to stay home and not travel anywhere. (And besides, Eric is tired of me complaining about being uncomfortable when we are in the car.) So we spent the day in our pajamas doing nothing but cooking and spending time together. It was great as both of us have had a very busy semester.
Athough we did go down to Utah for Rebecca's wedding which was so much fun. We got to see a lot of family, which always makes it exciting. I played basketball for a while, which wasn't the smartest idea, and started some contractions for me. Eric thought that we might have the baby the night before the wedding, but they stopped and the baby is doing fine and still playing in my tummy. Oh well, it has a little time to go still anyway.