Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rocked to sleep by the earthquake:)

Just wanted to add another couple of pictures of out little princess. Leilani is really being a sweetheart for us. I've had a few crazy experiences changing diapers but what does not kill me makes me stronger.
I hope that all of you enjoyed the earthquake. I feel blessed that nobody got seriously hurt. I called Lizeth from work right after it happened. She seemed a little shaken up about it. Luckily the baby was able to keep her cool and help calm Lizeth down.
So baby had an appointment the other day and they say that she is now 21 inches and 7 lbs 4 oz. She eats like a beast I am sure she will be doing a lot more growing here soon. Everyday she looks a little bit different.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tagged by Marci

i am: a mom now.
i think: my daughter is wonderful.
i know: Ryan will be a good dad.
i want: to give Leilani a good life.
i have: a great husband.
i wish: gas prices would go down.
i hate: seafood.
i fear: UFO's and aliens.
i smell: dirty diapers a lot.
i crave: cheesecake and milkshakes.
i search: for advice on raising children.
i wonder: what Leilani will look like when she gets older.
i regret: not taking more pictures while I was pregnant.
i care: about the well-being of my new family.
i always: tell Ryan I love him.
i believe: in using the epidural.
i dance: to any kind of music.
i sing: to Leilani
i don't always: read the scriptures like I should.
i fight: to stay awake at feeding time.
i write: Little notes to Ryan.
i lose: my patience with people that don't know what they are doing.
i win: when Leilani and Ryan are happy.
i never: have been able to swallow a pill.
i listen: to good advice.
i can usually be found: feeding Leilani or changing diapers.
i am scared: of failing as a mom.
i need: to read more.
i am happy about: my marriage and the new addition to the family.

Nikki Tag you are it!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tagged by Dustin

i am: Ryan Edward Peterson
i think: my kid is cuter than yours.
i know: my kid is cuter than yours.
i want: to be a good husband and dad.
i have: an awesome family.
i wish: upon a star.
i hate: negative people.
i fear: snakes.
i smell: with my nose.
i crave: Chocodiles.
i search: for free time to play on the computer.
i wonder: where I'll be in five years.
i regret: not finishing school sooner.
i care: a lot about my family and friends.
i always: get pooped on when I try to change diapers.
i believe: in being honest.
i dance: to make my wife laugh.
i sing: in the car.
i don't always: wash my car as often as I should.
i fight: for my right to party.
i write: more than I wrong.
i lose: on purpose to make others feel better about themselves.
i win: when luck is on my side.
i never: talk back to people.
i listen: to a lot of different types of music. I love old school hip hop.
i can usually be found: at work or with my wife.
i am scared: gas prices will never go down.
i need: to exercise more.
i am happy about: being a dad. I love Leilani so much.

Andy- tag you are it!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

More Pictures of Leilani

Just thought that I would add a few more pictures of our little princess. She is a really good little girl. We are still with Lizeth's family. They have really been a big help and very supportive. I went back to work this week and Lizeth's mom and sisters have continued to help out. They are all really good with Leilani. This girl will be treated well.
I have officially become a diaper changer. I haven't had to do a whole lot of them but I have done some.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Welcoming a princess!!

Everything really started on the 4th of july. It was a fun day. We started with some fun with the kids in the little backyard pool to start the day off. Greg barbecued up some food and we all hung out and had some fun. After that we headed out to the Hernandez half of the family for some Carneasada. It really was a fun day being with everyone. That night we went out to upland with Lizeths family to watch the fireworks. We found a nice patch of grass to watch the fireworks from and relaxed. It was not long after the fireworks started that Lizeth started feeling contractions. We watched the rest of the show and then went home. We started timing the contractions to see when if it was time to go in. About 2:30 in the morning we decided it was time.  The baby was finally born at 8:08pm. It was a long and hard day but the outcome was really awesome. 

Here are a few shots from the days:

Greg is the king of the grill. 

Cute kids having some fun.

Kristin and Monty's kids were down as well.

Sitting waiting for the sun to go down.

Swollen feet!! She won't miss these!!

Yeah I am a proud poppa!!

Leilani Mariah Peterson- lots of hair!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sweet Leilani

So here are a few pics of our little princess. Big time bummer though. She did not come home with Lizeth and I today. She will have to stay another day or two because of jaundice. Lizeth is doing great. She is strong and now getting a little bit of very well deserved rest. I guess I will now have to change the header on the blog. I'll do it soon. although I guess she is not home yet so she is still on the way. :)

She is here!!!!!!!

Leilani Mariah Peterson was born July 5th at 8:08pm in Loma Linda. She was 7 lbs 1oz and 19 3/4 inches long. Both Lizeth and Leilani are doing great. There will be much more to come on here about it soon. We should be leaving the hospital today. Thank you to everyone that has been by to visit.