Wednesday, July 28, 2010


With all of life's new changes I find myself thinking on a deeper level lately. Korbin is 2.5 weeks old and he's already changing. Being a Dad is a special thing and something I don't take lightly. Alyssa and I have talked many times about kids and the way we view them. Alyssa tends to think about the now, and is concerned with keeping Korbin happy and healthy in the present. I can't help but think about the future. What will adult Korbin be like? How will our parenting effect the way he grows up and what he will become? Is he going to love sports as much as I'd love him to love sports? I guess at the end of the day he's going to be his own man! He'll get out of life what he puts into it... and hopefully we can push him just enough that he can succeed.
With the addition of new babies into the family I've also thought to myself... "well, in with the new and out with the old at some point!" Seems kinda harsh I know.
I have been lucky to never have a close friend or close family member die. Death in the family is inevitable. I have some older grandparents that are... well... older. My Dad has had some serious health scares in the past, and may have some more issues in the near future. I'm not sure I'm prepared to deal with that.
Korbin being born is such a happy thing, but a death in the family would be a quick reminder that life is short. One day you're in grade school, next thing you know your onto college. Then you've got children of your own and before you know it your children have children!
See this is what my brain does. One thing leads to another and before you know it I'm an 80 year old man wearing depends and I've got 15 grandkids running around me! I guess I need to take a page out of Alyssa's book and focus on the here and now so I can keep my sanity.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Swimming, Camping and Korbin

Steven and I always said that when we have a kid that it would not change what we do completely..of course there are some things that never will be as getting up and running to the store, but we didn't want to stop our life completely because of the little one. So we have tried to stay with our theory and our little one has managed to go to a swim park and camping all in the first 2 weeks of his life. Camping was quite a challenge for me..lots of dirty hands trying to touch his face, camp fire smoke, mosquitoes, and the hot sun! We only stayed for a few hours each day and I think that was enough for me to handle, plus it wasn't as enjoyable since I had to feed him every few hours and I would miss half the conversations and such. But over all I think it went well. The swimming trip went well as well..I wasn't able to swim so Korbin and I sat in the shade and watched the kids and the dad's go down the was very entertaining and I was very glad that Steven got some time to have fun.
As for Korbin, he weighed 9 lbs 1 oz when we left the hospital and less then one week later he weighed 9 lbs 13 oz, so I think he just might be a chunker! He has the strongest little neck that I have EVER seen on a newborn and his legs are very strong as well! I was holding him the other day and he pushed off me to stand up! CRAZY! He is a good little eater and a good sleeper. He usually only eats once or twice during the night, so I am able to get more sleep. He is a good little baby and we absolutely love him!

Steven being a good uncle and taking Dalin down the slide

Some of the crew that went swimming.

Steven and Devin after going down the slide at the same time. It resulted in some sore elbows and ribs. They had fun though!

This might possibly be one of my favorite pictures of Korbin.

Rachel and Bailey camping. Rachel was singing to her and giving her tickles, it was cute.

Steven, Ryan, and Devin getting ready to go down the freezing river on their bellies (I dont know who thought this would be a good idea!?)

Ryan going after Devin's flip flop after the belly event. About 4 seconds after I took this Ryan turned his ankle on a rock. He is now limping and the flip flop was never recovered.

Grandpa Rounds and Korbin, this was cute cause you don't see Grandpa Rounds hold tiny babies too often.

Daddy and Korbin camping

Mommy and Korbin on his first camping trip.

Korbin's first Dr. appt

His first bath!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Our sweet little boy!

Never in a million years would I have EVER thought you could love a little one as much as I love ours! And now I understand what a mothers love really means!
Korbin Randy Rounds was born July 11th, 2010 at 12 pm. He was 9lbs 7 oz and 22 1/2 inches long, so he was a good size baby! We decided on the name Korbin because Steven and I had loved the name since we first got married, the middle name is after Steven's Dad, Korbin is the first male Rounds so we wanted to get the Grandpa's name in there. My labor was long, but I am sure it could have been worse! I was in labor for a long 15 hrs and the epidural didn't seem to work like it should have.
We had our families there for support and they were just as excited as we were to bring this little boy into the world. Korbin, Daddy, and I are doing well now, we are loving being at home and having our own family. Steven gets to stay home with us for 2 weeks and he is so awesome in helping even when I don't ask. He has the proud Daddy eyes which makes me love him even more!
And now for the pictures that you have been waiting for..

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