Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Holidays

Isaac is just shy of 10 months. We are excited to go into a new year! This one has been difficult at times, but looking back I've noticed that I have grown so much!! (I'm not just talking weight he he) Cheers to the New Year!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This and That

Here are a few pics of what we have been doing this summer. We basically have been hanging out! Isaac is almost 7 months! His favorite color is red. He is now eating some solids. He hates avocados, watermelon and rolls. He loves bananas, peaches and apples. He is so close to crawling!! He loves to jump and chew on bath toys. But most above all he loves to flirt!! Look out ladies!!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Yes, ladies, you may look but not touch... these guys are all mine :) Hope everyone is doing well! Smooches!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thanks Friend

Its amazing what great friendships you can make starting even in middle school. Yes, I would like to give a shout out to all my fellow Crescent View Viking friends. I would start naming you all but what if I forget one? That would be embarrasing and lets admit rude..... so you know who you are :) But one friend that I really want to say a big "Thank You" to is to my friend, Miriam. She took pictures of my boy to get a start on her hobby in photography. She did a fantastic job. Thanks so much friend!! Smooches!

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Little Bear

Folks, this is only the beginnings of the now hundreds of pictures I have taken of my little bear! He is the sweetest thing! I love being a mom. Believe it or not, this guy belongs to us! It is amazing to see him grow. I feel so blessed. He is eating well, sleeping well, pooping with the grunts and still peeing on me! He has a fire hose out to get anyone who changes his diaper!!
So I tried to take pictures of him to avoid going to get them done professionally..... My best friend is coming into town Friday... she makes everything beautiful.. maybe I can get her to take some good ones and add to my pod of pics.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Isaac says, " Wuz up Guys, Wuz up!"

Isaac Inouye Cavanaugh was born March 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm at Great Expectations Birthing Center. He was 5 pounds and 15 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. We did a water birth, and no Jake did not bring his snorkel gear!! It was the neatest experience. In all, I was in active labor from about 1pm to his birth. I birthed the majority of it in a cool Korean tub that holds about 100 gallons of water. Jake was my doula, and Rebecca Williams was my midwife.
At about 3 am on the 9th, I had, what I know now, were contractions. I was thinking that they were brackston hicks. We called our midwife, she said if I couldn't talk through them, that I should come in. At this point, Jake was debating whether to go in to work. We had carpenters downstairs that were constantly knocking at our door. Jake finally broke down and told them that his wife was in labor, and not to disturb us..... hahahaha..... we finally headed to the birthing center. At this point, I thought my midwife would say, "Denae, you are a whimp. Go home and come back when you are really in labor." But to my surprise, I was in active labor and had a baby 5 hours later. It is such a blur in my mind now, but all I know is that I have a new found respect for any woman that goes natural!! Holy Cow Ladies... we are amazing!
So now Jake, Isaac and I are one big happy family. We feel so blessed to have a healthy son. WE ARE PARENTS PEOPLE! We love him so much. Jake has been so good with him, and to me. I feel just so grateful and lucky!
Thanks to everyone that was so supportive during this time with phone calls, texts, emails, dinners and love. Thanks to the Cavanaugh family for cleaning my entire house! And a special shout out to my best friend for coming from Idaho and spending 4 days with me. You are amazing girl!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I love my birthdays, every one!

So the Gabrielsen clan decided to have cake and ice cream on my birthday to celebrate my big 27! This year, to be honest, I was anticipating my birthday because it made me closer to my due date. It was a really relaxing day! Jake gave me the most thoughtful gifts. He gave me a new robe, a gift certificate to Carter's, and a jogging stroller. Yes, the BOB folks. I miss running! Jake is really so sweet to me. We were talking about how much we enjoy one anothers' company. There is nothing better than coming home from a hard days work and hanging out with the spouse :) He also took me to Olive Garden for one of my favorite meals.... Ravioli Portibello yum yum with salad and breadsticks. Then up to my parents for fudge cake and vanilla ice cream and more thoughtful gifts... I got a Martinelli bottle... "the bubbly" and peachies. Oh and my mom gave me a jetted tub for my downstairs...Moms are the best! Thanks fam and friends for making my birthday special... I love my birthdays, every one of them!!