Saturday, December 31, 2011


X-mas decorations up!

                                                                  Birthday boy turns 3!
                                                           Princess is just that....a princess!
                                               Birthday Boys donut cake.....he loves donuts! (thanks aunt fricky!!!)

                                               Life is good when you are 3!
                                           Stomach flu round #2, Christmas eve morning!!

                                            Christmas Eve, things are looking up!
                                               Ryann's new baby!!!
                                           Yes, our baby has blue eyes!!!
                                               The girls!
                                                    Santa's goodness!!

Ever since Donovan was born mid December, I knew that our Holidays/month of December was going to be crazy! Well add sickness's and a newborn into that mix and things have gotten OUT OF CONTROL!! Fun but very busy! I am not going to blog by activity, I am blogging about the month! Birthday party, decorating for x-mas, stomach flu, another trip to the ER with Ryann with a high fever, back to work for me, visitors for christmas we are happy to announce at this moment, we are healthy, happy and feel very blessed for a great 2011! Now on to 2012, i think will be an exciting year for the Marcos!!! Happy New year to you all!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

8 weeks old

I can't believe that my baby girl is 8 weeks old. I can't believe how fast it has gone! This is a challenging time for any mom having a newborn, but I think it is necessary to go through because you learn to enjoy even the difficult times. She has been a really good baby, but has her gassy issues, which makes evening sometimes difficult. I can't believe I go back to work next week. Sad momma here! Much more difficult to go back this time around, because now she will really start growing up fast, I would like to just freeze some moments in time and this would be one of them.
For those of you who don't know over Thanksgiving our baby had a fever which in turn resulted to a trip to the ER, she had elevated white blood cell count and needed a spinal tap to rule out meningitis, a catheter was put in to rule out a urinary tract infection, and a nose swab to rule out the flu and rsv. I didn't know it was so serious, but when itty bitty's have fevers it is pretty serious and all precautionary measures are taken. We ended up having to spend the night at children's hospital in madison. Scary stuff. It was a virus that this girl's immune system was trying to fight off. With pink eye the week before then getting a wonderful cold virus her immune system was working overtime, not to name any names but I think her brother had something to do with it. She has improved and is back to her normal self. Having going through that really puts things into perspective. Having health, and a loving family is really all that matters in life.
More updates next week, after my other baby turns three.......can you hear me crying??!?! My babies are growing up too fast....slow down!!!!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cutest Pink eye'd vikings fan

The Marco kids have pink eye!!!! Ryann is 5 weeks old! Donovan had it a week ago and  Sir Kissalot gave it to his sister! Can't say I am surprised!!! It looks 100 times better today then it did yesterday! Broke my heart!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Tim's sister and her husband came to visit this weekend and brought their adorable puppy Hank. He is a great dane and full of cuteness!!! He was a very good puppy and let Donovan play on him!! He is going to be a great big brother!!!

Here is my Ryann girl....4 weeks on Friday! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


My mom came last Sunday night and stayed for the week. It was so nice having her, and she helped out tremendously with Donovan and Ryann! I even got a few naps in! Thanks mom!

Then my girlfriends from Minnesota and Chicago came and met Ryann and kept Donovan busy, he has asked me if my friends are here when he gets up in the morning and from naps! I think we have got a heartbreaker in our future! They took me out to dinner and it was so nice to have them here! Thanks girls for making the trip!

We are so lucky to have all these great women in my life! Thanks for all you do!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An introduction to our newest addition Ryann Marie Marco

Ryann was born, October 7th, 4:19 pm, 6 lbs 15 oz, 20 in of pure sweetness!

I had an appointment on Friday to see my doctor. Previous appointments I was already dialated to a 3-4cm (those of you who don't know) you start pushing at 10 cm. So I was well on my way. My dr asked me if I wanted her to do the "good" check or the normal check I will save you the details, but of course I said the good check and then she said "well there goes your water, you will now go into labor" I was so excited! She said go get your stuff and head to the hospital. So I called Tim and he called his mom to make her way down to milwaukee to watch D. OUr wonderful neighbors took him in the mean time and we got to the hospital about 1:00. I said immediately I want an epidural, and told them that I went pretty fast with my son so there was no time to waste. He was on his way to give another epidural so I would be second in line. At about 1:45 the contractions were getting more and more painful and I was at a 5. By the time the dr. came in I was in much more pain and contractions were getting worse. I was then at a 7. He administered the epidural and slowly the pain lessened. About an hour later I called the nurse in because I was still feeling a lot of pressure in my buttom and I thought I need more medication. She said let me check you, you may be ready to push. And yup 3:45, I was at a 10 and ready to push. My dr came in about 4:00 and scrubbed up, I pushed twice and there she was! It was so smooth. 4:30 Tim and I looked at eachother and were like "what the hell just happened?" It was so fast!

Our Ryann so far is such a great baby, easy, and going from 1 to 2 kids was WAY easier for me then going from 0-1. (I am aware there is still plenty of time for the "**** to hit the fan" but so far so good.  Donovan is absolutly in love with his sister, wants to hug, kiss, be by her all the time. It is so adorable! We need to work on the amount of pressure we are applying during hugs and kisses but it is a work in progress. We are so blessed to have everything to have gone so smoothly and have this princess in our lives! We couldn't be more in love!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

36 weeks!

I can't believe how fast this time has went, well the first weeks were long, but since 12 weeks, it has just flown by! It is amazing how this time around, you don't have time to just focus on the pregnancy, you (well at least we) have a 2 year old to laugh at, discipline, and keep up with. Which he has kept us busy doing all three! I can't wait to see Donovan as a big brother, I think he will fit in the role perfectly and be very protective (after he realizes that she is here to stay which may be many months from now!!!) Since you asked.....I am feeling the pregnancy effects now, my feet hurt, my joints in my hands hurt (weird) and of course my back and heartburn. I can't say I didn't know this all was coming! We are ready to meet our girl! I haven't quite excepted the fact that this baby may not make an early appearance like Donovan did so here's to hoping that she comes when she is ready and she is ready early!! Below is a picture of me 20 weeks ago!! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Little Girls Room

So I went back and forth before we found out what we were having if we were going to redo the baby's room. Of course I told Tim that the bedding we bought for Donovan could go either way boy or girl. Until we found out we were having a girl, then all of that was out the window, what if this was my only girl!?! We are goin' girly!!! I kept the paint color, my one favor to Tim, but just added some pink, fuchia, and peach! I love it! I didn't buy any bedding, I just kind of went off colors that I like and I think of when I think GIRL!!!
Above the crib isn't quite done, I plan on sticking in her initials in between each of the circles hanging from the same fabric that is in the circles

My grandpa made this chair for me when I was little, it was brown, for Donovan it was white and for princess Marco it is peach! It will hopefully last through all of my kids jumping off of it!!!

Love this corner, I bought this pink table at a rummage sale where I work and Tim painted it pink and the drawers orange! I just love it! 

In 7 weeks or less a baby girl and me will be spending many nights in this room!! It is like I completely forgot what is going to be like to have a newborn (for good reason I think) Sleep deprived, running on coffee, I will be a mother of two! Donovan has brought so much joy and laughter into our everyday that I can't wait to see what this one has in store!

About Me

The Marco Family consists of Gina (mom), Tim (dad), and 3 year old donovan (son) and 1 yeal old Ryann (daughter)! As a family we feel completly blessed! We enjoy everyday together as a family and want to share all of our experiences and happiness with family and friends!