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Christmas Day! 2009

I know 2 girls who must have been pretty good this year!Santa left this for Raigen!

And this for Rilyn!


The best Christmas present of all...

This is the ONLY picture i could snap of her on Christmas Day! The little heffer wouldnt stay still!lol

Christmas Eve Pictures...

The Tree... My Girls in front of the tree

Here goes present #1!

I think she likes it...

Now, shes DR. RILYN!

Oh man! New 4Wheeler!

Daddy's excited!

She looooves her aquadoodle!

and cash register!

Look what I caught this little monkey doing with Santa's cookies and milk!!

Doesn't she look so innocent?...

Shes eyeing 'em!

Raw biscuits anyone??...

Little chefRilyn was helping Mimi make chicken and dumplings and well... as you can see by the pictures she likes raw biscuits!! Ewww!!

Raigen Elise is one week!

One week old and her first doctors appointment all in one day. My poor Rilyn has been sick with a cough and yesterday my Raigen started to cough... so first thing this morning I took them both to the doctor. And Rilyn and Raigen are both sick. Rilyn got some cough medicine and anibiotics and Raigen cant take anything... :( She has RSV. Poor baby. We have to really keep any eye on her for the next few days. It is not good for newborns to get RSV. The doctor said she got it from Rilyn... so we have to keep those two sepperated otherwise, they can just keep passing the virus back and forth. My poor babies.... pray for them.

Raigen Elise 5 days...



I cant even say the word with out stuttering...


I wouldn't wish this pain on my worst enemy.

I decided this time to breastfeed. I did with Rilyn for about the first 2 weeks and then she was a formula baby! I couldnt take the pain! But this time I decied to give it another try. For one, its very good for the baby and two, its a heck of alot cheaper!! Its just super painful! The good thing is that the pain is starting to ease up. It gets easier day, by day. For instance, let me give you an example of how day 1 felt..... Have you ever wondered what it would feel like if you stuck your nipple in a blender? on high speed?...Yea, pretty darn painful. And day 2, well it got easier. It was like... sticking a hot iron to your breast, for hours!. ...See, it does get easier! Now it just feels like a Piranha has latched on!... And I sware this kid has teeth!!!! I just have to keep telling myself this sooo much better for my Raigen than formula. And cheaper too!! :)
Anyway... Wish Piranha…

FINALLY! The wait is over!

Oh my, this has to have been the longest pregnancy ever! But, soooo worth the wait! Our little Raigen Elise Long was born 12/16/2009 at 7:51 am. She weighed 7lbs 12oz, and was 20 inches long. And its official! We have the 2 most beautiful girls in the world! Seriously, check Guinness book of world records! AND theres been talk of us doing a TV show... I just cant put the girls through that :)

SO far things are GREAT!LOL... We were expecting to be up alot at night with her.. nope! Shes perfect! She sleeps great, eats like her daddy, and is just as cute as her big sister. My poor Rilyn though has been sick ever since we got home from the hospital! :( She has a horrible cough! Shes the one keeping us up all night! Poor baby... I hope she gets better soon.

First picture!

Mommy & Daddy right before surgery!

Doctor Dad. This is when we were in the 'holding room' right before surgery... he just thought he was Mr. Doc! He kept trying to get me to let him 'check me…

Its officially less than 24 hours to go!!

By 10 am tomorrow we should have our little Raigen in our arms.... cant wait!!

Rilyn 2 years 2 months and 11 days...

Wondering why people call them 'terrible twos'?..

This is absolutely my FAVORITE age. She cracks me up. Her imagination is wild! ... I dont know, maybe I've just been blessed with a perfect kid (hey, it could happen! :))

Shes really into pretend play. She says 'You a baby.." So, then of course she has to feed me and sing me to sleep.... Its so hard to pretend you're a sleep with a huge smile on your face. :) And, believe me, YOU HAVE TO PRETEND. She knows!
I gave her a few unused makeup brushes that I didnt need and shes constantly putting makeup on me and Daddy-0. We'll say "How do I look?" She says..." Lika a pincess!":) Shes really smart, she'll make us do her makeup and she'll say "Now do my eye bows..."
Shes been watching mama!

She'll randomly walk up to us and say " I make you a present!" So cute. Then, she proceeds to take everything one, by one out of her purse.... (its our presents, that of course w…

Wondering who my Raigen will look like....

Heres a picture of Rilyn, taken at the hospital... Wonder if Raigen will come out looking like Rilyn??.. Hopefully Raigen will have more hair! I hoping for curls! :) Only 3 more days to go....... YAY!


Guess what?... Miss Raigen Elise will be here 12/16/2009! That's in 1 week! I guess the doc doesn't want to be at the hospital during the holidays either!lol... Sooo... much to do in only 1 freakin' week!

Josh asked Rilyn if shes ready to see her baby sister she said " Santa bring her to me?"....

We've been telling her this whole time that is what shes getting for

Cant wait! :)


I'm going to cry...

WHY is this baby taking so long?... It seems EVERYONE Else's babies come early.... nope not mine.

One word.. Torture.

My next doctors appointment is tomorrow... and we're going to have a little chaty-chat! I cant do this anymore. AND let me hear one more person talk about how ..'being pregnant is wonderful.... and a beautiful experience...' (I think I just threw up in my mouth.) Yea maybe the first trimester is wonderful! Heck, I thought it was just great not having aunt flo visist for 10 months... I'd gladly invite her back for 10 months straight if I could have this baby today.

We are adopting next time around. Seriously, I'm not a patient person. At all. (Can you tell?) I mean, I buy my own Christmas presents for goodness sake... AND I usually cant even wait till Christmas to give them to myself. I don't like waiting and I don't like surprises. So if just being anxious about having a new little princess isn't enough t…

Onalaska's Christmas in Our Town 2009

With all the walking I was sure I would go into labor.... yeah, right. :(

Rilyn had a blast though... she rode a roller coaster, carousel, and even did the bungee jump [her favorite]. However, the whole time she 'claimed' to be soooo excited about seeing Santa... well, as you can tell by the picture below. Excited was not the word... more like terrified. Shes not into strangers. He even gave her a stuffed snowman... she loved the snowman but wanted nothing to do with Santa! Poor baby... maybe after he brings her all her presents this year she might have a change of