Friday, December 17, 2010

never one of the sheep

this is Audio today! he is starting to smile for real and it is so cute. i almost got a full smile in this picture. he is still a good baby, he just really likes to be held though.

here are some yummy christmas treats navy and i have made. it's not making it too easy to get back in my jeans, but i sure love the holidays and all the good food!

so anyone that knows navy, knows that she is not one to follow the crowd. she does things in her own way. so when her teacher at church told me they were doing a nativity for the christmas party and that all the kids in navy's class were supposed to sheep but navy said she was going to be a camel, none of us were surprised. luckily her teachers are easy and know navy well enough to know that she won't change her mind, they just said to me "good luck with that costume!" so here is what we came up with:
not the best picture but you get the idea. she was pretty cute.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

so many things to be thankful for

Thanksgiving was so awesome. We were lucky enough to be invited to my best friend sara's family's house in Huntington Beach. It was so great! yummy yummy food, one of my best friends, and lot's of fun kids for Navy to play with. Thank you so much Powells!!
Thanksgiving night Teija flew into LAX for a last minute holiday visit and it was sooooo much fun to have her. Friday morning she went surfing with Brian while Navy and Audio and I hung out on the beach. Then we made Thanksgiving dinner with all the yummy food Nan and Sally bought us. it was so good!!! thanks guys! we went shopping, went to some parks, and hung out at the beach and pretty much enjoyed beautiful Ventura!! i wish you lived her De!
now we are busy making christmas decorations and getting ready for the next holiday which we will spend in UTAH!!! watch out family and and audio are on the way!!!
my current #1 thing to be thankful for
Teija after a morning of surfing!

Daddy and his girl!

Thanksgiving on Friday! Thanks NAN!
Navy modeling her new outfit...thanks again Grandma
yesterday navy and i made a snowflake out of Q-tips and today navy made this all by herself! i was pretty impressed!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

pictures for the last post

audio today
she loves her brother sooooooo much.

minutes after he was born

minutes before he was born!

so here's the story

audio is 3 and a half weeks old and it feels like he has always been here. i can't really remember what it was like to just have navy. so far he is such a good and easy baby. we have had lot's of visitors that have helped a ton with playing with the beans. first my mom came, then sally and shane, then brian's dad, then brian's mom and sister again, and now tomorrow my sister will get here for a last minute thanksgiving weekend visit! it has been great! thanks everyone for your help!

so i have been wanting to write about my labor just so i have it recorded somewhere. it was was such an amazing experience and so different then it was with Navy. with navy it was really easy and slow. i had an epidural after about 7 hours of slow labor and didn't have her until about 8 hours after that. i didn't feel a thing and things went really smooth.
with audio, things went really smooth but they went REALLY fast! On Halloween night we went to brian's boss' parents house for a party. i was joking with everyone that the baby was never going to come cuz i had no signs of labor at all. we had tons of fun at the party and left around 10 PM. we got home and went to bed and around 1:15 AM i woke up with what i thought must be a contraction. it was kinda painful but nothing too crazy. i laid there for a little while waiting to have another one and about 7 minutes later i did. i decided to sit up and start timing them. they just kept coming about 5 minutes apart but they still weren't too painful. i was thinking i could probaby just hang out until the morning so i wouldn't have to take Navy anywhere in the middle of the night and wake people up. i went to the bathroom around 2AM and saw that i was bleeding. at this point i got a little worried cuz any sort of bleeding while pregnant is usually not a good thing. so i got on the computer and googled it and couldn't really find any answers, so i called labor and delivery at the hospital and they told me to come and they would check me out. i started packing a bag for navy and called a friend in our ward and told her we would need to drop navy off with her in a few minutes. i woke up brian and finished getting our stuff ready. on the way to the hospital my contractions were about 2 minutes apart and getting more painful, but if i hadn't been bleeding i would have stayed home. we got to the hospital a little after 3AM. they checked me in and right away offered me an epidural. i asked if they could check how far a long i was first. i was already at 7cm!!! i said they could put in an order for an epidural but that i was kind of hoping to do it naturally. turns out i was bleeding because my cervix was dilating so quickly. at around 4 we called our parents to say that we were in the hospital at about 4:15 my water broke and things started getting really intense. my doctor checked me and i was 9cm a few minutes later i told her i needed to push and she checked again and said "ok go ahead and push." i started pushing and i remember thinking "if i do this really hard and strong now i won't have to wait for another contraction and do it all again." so i pushed one time with everything that i had and out came Audio at 4:28!! 1 push, a little over an hour after we got to the hospital and only 3 hours after my first contraction. i couldn't believe it!! we called our parents and they were shocked too. my mom said she thought she would get a call sometime the late afternoon!
i felt so good and everything happened exactly as it should.
Audio was 7.85 lbs and 20 inches and totally perfect!

Friday, November 5, 2010


Audio Ingstrom Osborne!! Details coming soon....

Friday, October 29, 2010

Neff Halloween Party!

So today is my due date and still no baby!! which in a way is just fine cuz we have more Halloween celebrations to participate in! this afternoon was Brian's work party. Bri was a mime, Navy a princess and i just drew a pumpkin on my belly. it was fun. Brian hadn't talked all day to his co-workers and didn't talk at all until the end of the party! Navy won 3rd place for best costume and she got $50 so we headed over to Target after the party and she picked out a new dress up dress !

Brian trying to tell Navy something without making any noise!
My pumpkin belly!

Monday, October 25, 2010


so the countdown is on. 4 days til my due date and no signs of anything happening!!! ahhhhh! sometimes i want the little guy to be here NOW. other times i'm totally content with him hanging out. i just don't want a 10 lb. baby so i guess the sooner the better. other then trying to get ready for the babe we have been doing some fun Halloweeny things. Navy and i went a pumpkin patch with her preschool.

Most little girls have cute smiles in pictures. Navy feels the need to do her model face!
One of many of the animals at the pumpkin patch. the turkey was by far our favorite. "mom, the colors on his face look so pretty together" -NAVY
Navy decided that the pumpkins needed some organizing. so she spent about 15 minutes moving the evenly spaced pumpkins into a pile until i said enough was enough. i think she would would have done it all day.
Navy had a trunk or treat at her school the other day. i have been bugging her to decide what she was going to be all month and finally the day of her party i took her thrift store shopping and we found this beauty! a unicorn pegasus! navy was smitten so we made her a princess riding a Pegasus unicorn.

Saturday night we drove up to a park by our house at the top of a hill that overlooks the ocean and all of ventura. it was a beautiful night and the pictures in no way do it justice.
blahhhh! that is how i'm feeling/looking lately. oh well! not too much longer.
While we were there brian's boss and his family showed up. there little boy Jett is one of Navy's favorite friends!
Sunset over Ventura.
i think it's love!
Hopefully my next post will be to announce our new baby boy! until then....

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The park across the street from our apartment is one of the best things about living in Ventura. It is actually an old cemetery where about 150 people are buried. there are even headstones for about 50 of them. they are all from the 1800's. it's pretty cool. on a regular day it has a great view of the ocean but on foggy days it looks like this! we love foggy days!
Navy took some flowers off of a grave...
Brian explained to her that it was not okay, so they walked them back.
On Friday of labor day weekend we decided that we should do something fun for the weekend so brian called up his aunt Dana in San Francisco and we headed up there that night for the three day weekend. we spent a few days in the city just wandering around. i love that city! plus it was so fun to see his aunt and cousin sophie. this is navy down at pier 39.
Sometimes she really hates to have her pictures taken.
So this is a funny most of you know, navy lives in pretend world. in this picture she told brian, "dad i'm in a band and i play the drums. these are my ghetto glasses and this is the face i do cuz i'm in a band." she thought she was pretty cool!
Navy's second day of preschool. i just love the pose she chose to do!
A few days ago it was my birthday!! thanks everyone for my nice birthday wishes! navy and i made this cake for my birthday! navy has a small obsession with watching cake decorating tutorials on youtube. she can seriously watch them for an hour. she can tell you how to make a mermaid cake, a bunny, a barbie cake, a turtle, a robot, and this caterpillar. pretty cute huh.
Navy decided it was a girl so it needed eyelashes.
and last but not least this is my belly as of about an hour ago. it getting bigger and more uncomfortable by the day but i really can't complain. i have had such an easy pregnancy (knock on wood) and it has flown by!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Day of Preschool!

i just got home from taking Navy to her first day of preschool! i'm not sure how i feel about it! i'm excited for her to learn and play and make new friends. and i'm excited to have a few hours to myself...but at the same time i miss her and don't want her to be so old and grown up! her school will be awesome though. i can literally see if from my living room window so it is just a quick walk over, and the teachers seems so fun and navy wasn't very sad or nervous to leave me at all cuz they had so many fun things set up to do. here are a few pictures...

They have a whole closet of dress-ups!! she is in heaven!!!