Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
After bath time, Carson and Tucker showed off their dancing skills. Then as I was holding Tucker, Carson put his arm on my shoulder to get a closer look at Tuck, giving us a perfect picture of the boys.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
While getting dressed today, I asked Carson which shirt he wanted to wear. He wouldn't wear anything but his 'Aunt Andrea Shirt,' (for the second day in a row). It is an Atlanta Braves shirt that Aunt Andrea sent him for his birthday.
I find it interesting that he calls it the 'Aunt Andrea Shirt,' not the Atlanta Braves shirt or the gray shirt. Though he doesn't get to see her much, he definitely remembers her from his pictures of them together and from her gifts.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Carson had a great time at the Farmer's Market with Grandma Bea and me. You know a little boy had fun when he gets a free visor, soccer ball piggy bank, cotton candy, and gets to drive a train.
We ate at Bangkok Cuisine again; we rarely get to go to their restaurant since it is so far away. Now that they have a stand at the Farmer's Market, we have a great excuse to go.
It seemed that everywhere we went, we ran into people that we know. It really makes you feel a sense of community when you can go to city events and know people.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
We've quickly come to realize how tiring two children can be.
We appreciate all of the meals, gifts, and support from family, friends, members of the church, and members of the mom's club. It has really made a difference.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
We had some quarters in the truck, so we let Carson play on the "ridey rides" (as Carson calls them) at the mall.
We also tried our hands at the crane game and won Daisy Duck -- not at all what Carson was hoping for.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tonight, Grandma and Grandpa Knight visited us; the Dairy Queen Blizzard that they brought made their visit that much sweeter.
It was nice to talk with them and fun to watch them play with the kids.
Carson was the ultimate tour guide, giving Grandma and Grandpa each their own private tour of the house (which he gives all guests everytime they come; they have had the tour several times).
Baby Tucker was alert and happy to be held.
On our way to the park today, Carson asked, "Where's your hat, Dad?" I replied, "I must have left it at home." He responded, "Do we need to go back?"
With all of the US flags flying this month, Carson asked what they are. I called them the 'United States Flag.' So Carson repeated, "You Naked States Flag." We've been working on his pronunciation, but it hasn't changed much.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tucker was so comfortable in his bassinet today he slept for like, 5 hours! With some little breaks, of course, but it was still very nice to see him so restful.
I think there is a picture of me when I was a baby that looks just like these pictures.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The long awaited name has been decided; Tucker Zander Knight has joined our family.
Carson was so excited to learn Baby Brother's name. I told it to him while eating dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Knight's house, then asked him what Baby's name is. He knew 'Tucker'. Then I asked for Baby's full name, and amazingly, he remembered and pronounced very clearly, 'Tucker Zander Knight.' I was really impressed. Carson is so intelligent.
On the drive home, Carson and I were talking about Tucker, I told Carson, "I love you very much. You are a very special boy." He replied, "You are special too Dad. I love you," -- so surprising and heartwarming. We are so blessed to be his parents.
Later on, Carson and I were talking about the baby's name. I told him that he could call the baby 'Tuck' instead of 'Tucker.' Carson was excited and re-iterated: "Baby's name is Tuck and Tucker -- both. I like Tuck."
On my way to the hospital to see Angela and Baby, I could hardly see. A torrent of 1/4" to 3/8" hail stones were pummeling the car, followed by flash flooding.
I've never been in a hail storm while still needing the air conditioner to keep cool.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Baby Knight was born this morning (Sunday July 13, 2008) at 11:36am; 9lbs 2 oz, ~21" long.
He is a happy little boy with a big Aksland family dimple in his chin. He definitely has more of the Aksland family genes.
Angela went into labor at 1:00am this morning.
Carson was so good when we woke him up at 2:30am -- didn't complain at all. As we were driving (and accelerating pretty quickly), Carson said, "You're like a race car man!"
We dropped Carson off at Grandma & Grandpa Knight's house. They were very good about being awakened at 2:30am... That was really nice; we appreciate their help.
We got to the hospital at 3:00am and are awaiting delivery.
The baby actually came naturally! We fully expected the labor to have to be induced, as it was with Carson.
At 1:00am, Angela began to have strong frequent contractions. She woke me up at about 1:30am and we started timing the contractions.
Not knowing anything, we frantically searched the internet to find out how frequent the contractions should be before going to the hospital. We set the laptop on the bed next to Angela and connected to http://www.contractionmaster.com/; it tracks your contactions. So Angela timed her contractions on the internet. She was basically there from the very beginning. So while she was tracking her contactions in bed, I was getting Carson's clothes together and everything else that we needed.
Everyone at work thinks that I'm such a geek for using the internet for something like that, but it really worked out well.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
To spend our last weekend before baby arrives, we decided to hit the movies.
Carson has been wanting to see Wall-E, so Carson and Keith went to Wall-E while Angela went to Hancock. It was a lot of fun for everyone.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Still waiting... and waiting... and waiting............................
The doctor called the hospital to schedule the delivery; the hospital says that they don't have any openings for a week! Pretty crazy. If we just showed up in labor, there would be plenty of room; so why can't they just schedule it anytime?
In any case, it is scheduled for Wednesday July 16.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
In his prayer last night, Carson said:
"Heavenly Father, thank you for Grandma, Grandpa, and marshmallows..."
Saturday, July 5, 2008
You know something is sour when it takes a band-aid to make you feel better! Taking after Grandma Aksland, Carson loves sour foods -- so he tried to eat a lime today. Afterwards, a band-aid was the only acceptable cure.
Friday, July 4, 2008
When asked who gave him his Atlanta Braves shirt, Carson replied: "Aunt Andrea." I said, "she's nice;" he responded, "she's nice AND cute!"
Carson loves to see busses -- pointing them out whenever we see them on the road. So when we found out that Sparks has free bus rides from Reed High School to the Farmers Market, we figured that it was his opportunity to ride one. He loved it!
He wasn't the only to to enjoy the ride, it was nice to just sit back and not have to worry about finding a parking spot. Typically, we end up walking a long ways from our parking spot to the Farmer's Market, which doesn't work so well with Angela pregnant.