Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Baby Eli's Amazingly Scary Birth

On July 2nd Trent and I went in for my weekly visit hoping for good news that they might induce me.  When he checked me I was at 3.5 cm and was still just soft.  But when they checked my blood pressure it was high.  Because of Heidi's preeclampsia with Haylee they wanted to induce me.  I think that my doctor just wanted any excuse to induce me and I was totally okay with that.  

   We were admitted into labor and delivery around 4:00pm. They began the induction process.  Things were going really smooth.  It took me a while to get a hold of my mom.  As soon as I did she came to the hospital.  This gave Trent the time to run home and get our hospital bag (I purposely did not put it in the car because I didn't want to jinx us.) While he was gone the doctor came in and broke my water.  This was the weirdest feeling.  I felt like I was peeing my pants and continued to feel that way for the next 5 days but we'll get to that later.  I was contracting ever 4-5 minutes or so and was progressing smoothly.  I wanted to wait for Trent to return to receive my epidural.  My mom says I was able to really feel the pains of labor because I waited so long.  

   Trent finally returned and the gave me an epidural and things were going fabulous. I was continuing to contract and was almost completely dilated and effaced.  The epidural was strong enough so they called in the doctor and he up the dose.  When in reality he gave me a full second dose, which I did not need.  This caused the craziest feeling,  I was paralyzed from my chest down.  It was so painful.  I was compulsively shaking. They turned of my epidural completely and it took about an hour for it to begin to wear off. When it wore off I could feel my chest and body again.  At about 9 I was complete so I started pushing. By this time I had a fever and was starting to struggle.  I pushed on and off until 1:00am or so, when my doctor came in and said my pelvis wasn't expanding and he recommended a c-section. I just wanted to get Eli here safe and sound so I said lets do it.  In the operating room I was compulsively shaking because of my fever and nerves. It was uncontrollable  and so painful! The gave my an epidural block and I couldn't feel anything from my waist down.  But my arms and head were shaking so hard and  I couldn't keep my eyes open. Trent and my mom stood at my head trying to calm me and hold my arms still. I was so grateful for their support.   
   During the c-section the doctor found that baby Eli was so deep from me pushing so long that he had to go lower than normal as he went lower to pull him out it tore my uterus and ripped into my cervix. He stitched it up and things were great! Eli arrived at 2:42am and came out he screamed, which was they most amazing sound.  They held him up for me to see and I only had a glimpse because I still could barely open my eyes.  Trent was able to go over and take picture of them weighing him and measuring him while the doctors finished sewing me up. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.  His head measured 37 cm. My mom said most babies heads are 34 cm.  No wonder he wouldn't come out vaginally! Trent finally brought Eli over to show him to me.  He was so tiny and so perfect.  When I was all closed up they laid Eli on my chest and rolled us back into the labor and delivery recovery room.  
   We came out to the recovery room and I was still shaking. Eli immediately wanted to nurse.  So we nursed him and then got prepared to go up stairs.   They noticed I was bleeding more than normal but it slowed so they sent us up stairs! At this time my mom left because she was suppose to be back to work at 6:00am.  
  We got upstairs and check in.  The nurses began going thru a whole bunch of safety protocol.  I was feeling really funny and assumed that my blood sugar levels were low because I was dizzy.  I finally stopped the nurse and said, " I think I am going to black out."  She asked the CNA what my blood pressure was and it was 70's over 30's.  They checked it again and again and again thinking the machine was broken.  They finally did it manually and it had dropped to 68/23.  SO SO SCARY!! I watched the color completely drain from my hands.  In the moment I didn't realize that I could be dying.   They finally checked my pad and I was losing blood quickly. The first set of nurses did nothing! I had around 12 nurses in the room literally just staring at me not knowing what to do.  Little did I know the doctor had ordered me blood but the nurse forgot to order it. The nurses were not sure what to do or how to handle the emergency situation.
 My mom returned to work and checked in her first patient when she ran into the doctor on call who said, "I am so sorry about your daughter, I have ordered blood for her."  My mom had no idea anything was wrong. She went to the desk and told them to find someone to watch her patient she was leaving. Mean while I was watching Trent's and he was so caring standing by my side trying to help in anyway he can.  He says he had Eli but I don't remember Eli being returned to us yet.  
  Finally 2 hours after discovering the bleeding the doctors came in. My mom was with them.  My mom immediately started massaging my stomach and uterus (which I guess the nurses should have been doing the whole time).  She could feel that something was wrong. I had so many people pushing on my abdomen I have never been so sore. It hurt for days after.  
 When the blood arrived my mom put in a second IV for me and started the one side while another nurse started the other side.  The gave me 2 units of blood at this time. I added up the number of units of blood I had lost that they were writing on the board,  by this time I had lost at least 4 quarts. There are only about 6 quarts of blood in the body about 7-9 in a pregnant woman. That means I lost more than half my blood supply.   That is not including what I lost in surgery.  I was still continuing to bleed. 
  My doctor said that they might have to take me back into surgery.  We wanted to wait so that Trent and my dad or father in-law could give me a blessing.  Trent was texting his parents telling them to get there ASAP.  Not telling them why because he was so nervous.  But my doctor said there was not enough time and that he would help give the blessing.  So Dr. Kaelbere anointed my head and Trent gave me a wonderful blessing. He blessed me that surgery, if needed, would go great.  When he finished the doctor said to Trent that he didn't think surgery was going to be needed.  After the blessing the doctors stepped out in the hallway.  Looking back I realize now that the blessing was from our Father in Heaven.  It seemed to clear the doctors heads.  When they came back in it was like they immediately knew what to do.  They told me they were going to put a balloon up in my uterus and create a compression that would stay in for 24 hours.  Before putting the balloon in the doctor went in and stripped my uterus of thousands of blood clots.This was so so painful! I have never screamed so hard in my life.  They weren't sure if my stitches had reopened or if I was hem-ridging. So they put in the balloon that when filled it created pressure to stop all the bleeding. It worked the bleeding slowed. It was in for the full 24 hours. During this time they told me I couldn't eat or have any fluids just in case I needed to go into surgery.  I was starving and hadn't eaten anything since Cafe Rio lunch the day before which I threw up just before the c-section. I begged and begged for at least some ice chips and they finally gave into that.  I never knew that ice could be so heavenly.  
  I was finally able to hold my little Eli and see him.  He was amazing! I tried and tried to breast feed him after all the trauma and it wasn't working.  We tried so many different things to try and get him to eat.  I think we were both so traumatized that it just was going to work at that time.  Family and friends began to visit.  It was amazing the support we felt from all of them.  I am so grateful for all the prayers that were in my behalf.  I am so grateful for my amazing husband who stayed by my side and was so level headed.  I am so grateful for my mom who was there for me emotionally and to help with all the crazy medical needs.  
For the next 24 hours they checked my vitals every 15 minutes.  My blood pressure began to come up again but was still very low for days.  My hematocrit stayed in the teens or low 20's for the next few days. It is suppose to be 42. I had 2 more bags of blood. 
  After the 24 hours they began to deflate the balloon.  They doctor deflated the first 30 cc.  Every thing looked good and I wasn't bleeding.  They slowly deflated it every half hour. Until it was empty and they pulled it out. I was so glad the nightmare was ending.  
  Eli is the best baby ever and I am so grateful he is here safe and sound.  We spent the next 5 days in the hospital.  The forth of July was a new adventure watching the fireworks from our window with an amazing view.  The doctor on call helped our nurse reserve us a special room so we could see them. 

   I have definitely been much better. This recovering is a long process! They safe my blood levels won't be completely normal for 4 months. I am sad that I had such a horrible experience with my babies birth and the post op nurses.  I wish that they had been trained more on how to handle and emergency situation.  Don't get me wrong I had some amazing nurses but there were a lot of things that went wrong that should not have.  

   Needless to say it was a living nightmare! That I did not eat at all, not even water!
But things are fabulous now! Eli is 6 weeks old and an awesome eater, like a champ!
Thank you everyone for your support and love.
Thank you Mom for being there and saving me multiple times emotionally and physically! 
THANK YOU TRENT for being so amazing through it all. I could not ask for a better husband. I love you with all my heart! 

   I actually do believe it was a miracle from God that I did not have to go back into surgery and that I am still here! I had my doctor and husband give me a blessing and within minutes the doctors seemed to have clearer minds and went strait into action and ended up with the balloon thing instead of surgery. I am so grateful to a loving and merciful Heavenly Father!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2nd Trimester!

Feb. 26
So tired of feeling like a balloon is in my stomach ready to pop. I am having bad gas pains. We went and saw the doctor yesterday. Everything was great. He measured me but I forgot how big he said I was. He took a while to find a hard beat but when he did it was very strong. Little slugger is moving lots more. Feels like little pluses. Can't wait for Trent to feel him move! 21 weeks in! 19 to go!

March 3rd-22 weeks
Wow can't believe we are more than half way. 18 weeks left seems like nothing but I am getting bigger and bigger an more uncomfortable.
The little tike likes to push down on my bladder especially in the car. I think it's because the seat belt and my pants are usually to tight to sit to long.
Holly announced she is pregnant on valentines. She is due the second week of September. That means three grand babies for my parents in one summer. We are number 10 which I am excited about.
Trent has been trying really hard to feel him but he hasn't yet. I think he is just to little. According to my apps we could try and hear the heart beat with a stethoscope.
Yesterday we went to IKEA and bought a side dresser for next to a rocking chair. I am excited to set it up.
Gas pains are coming and going but much better. Still pretty constipated but the doctor said that will always be there.
Not sleeping to we'll thru the nights. I seem to get my deepest sleep from 6-8 in the am. Been waking up at 2:30 and 5 to go to the bathroom. I think it's just preparing me for when he is here and I have to feed him. Biggest thing I want to do to is just lay on my belly. Lots of times I roll over to go to my belly and then realize I can't.
Money is tight. Been trying really hard to eat from home. I really don't want to go back to work full time. It really worries Trent. We have so much to buy to get this baby here. I trying to only by one expensive thing a month. So far I've done pretty good. I want the nursery to be done by the end of April so I can not be so stressed about it.
My mind is constantly filled with things is like to buy or do. It's hard to not know what people might give you at showers. I did order a nursing pillow for half the price and it is yellow mink. Which I think is so cute.
I schedule Trent's cousin Natalie to take our maternity pictures on May 25 and newborn family photos sometime after he is here . I am excited I think she'll do a good job.

March 9th-23 weeks
Wow is he moving a lot more! Two nights ago I laid in bed and he was moving so much it made me sea sick. If I am on my back I can feel him move more. Last night it felt like he was kicking up into my ribs but I think it was just bubbles in my stomach because it was so high. 
Trent built the night stand and added feet to our shelves to make it taller for a changing table.
I am trying hard to get Trent to feel him move but no such luck yet. Trent isn't trying very hard anymore. I've been so constipated and sick to my stomachi the last few days nothing seems to clear it out. Hopefully all the juice will help.
Yesterday I bought six boxes of Girl Scout cookies I guess you could say it was a craving. I haven't eaten very many but man are they good.
I am wearing my first real maternity shirt today. It makes me feel huge but it is pretty cute.
I am looking into going part time instead of quitting. It is so stressful. But Trent's insurance is so bad that it is worth me working, almost! I hoping to be able to move to McMillan with my friend Sam. We would make an awesome team. So I hope it all works out. My principal has been talking me up to her principal so hopefully that helps!

On March 15- we went to cold stone with Olivia and Ben. She is about ready to pop. She is due March 30 and looks so cute! While at dinner we came up with some funny names for our baby. Obidiah Juan (Obi one) and jedidiah Master (Jedi Master) we were laughing so hard! I really do like the name jedidiah. But I don't think I could punish my child with that! Still like Eli and Payton. Not sure what his name will be.

March 18-
Happy Birthday to me! My parents took us out to dinner at the Little America.  It was fun to go out.  I also splurged and bought a few outfits.

March 19th
Frances sent me this message,
Ps. I meant to tell you yesterday but it was your day so I didn't want to crowd in. But you know WAY back when we'd sit on your bed and dream of vein older together and married and... Well although we're not neighbors yet, we can say we've been pregnant together!

I am so excited she is pregnant and due in Sept.

24.5 Weeks! Crib is set up! 

March 21-25weeks
I can't believe that we are in our third trimester. I am feeling pretty good the constipation has begun to cease and that makes me happy! 
I am so excited to say that Trent has now felt this little man. It was so cute! One morning he rolled over and put his hand on my belly. A few seconds later he said was that you and I said nope that was him! From then on this little one has been a daddy's boy. Last weekend I had cleaned the whole house bending down a lot while I was sweeping and cleaning. Well the rest of the night I didn't feel him as much. He started worrying me. I just felt a little movement that night but not as much as I normally do. Sunday night I still hadn't felt much and I was beginning to worry. We went to bed and woke up Monday. I hadn't slept well trying to feel him all night. Trent finally rolled over and said how'd you sleep? I told him not well still hadn't felt much movement. The second that Trent put his hand on my belly this little man started going crazy. He obviously just needed some love from daddy! He continues to do it most mornings when Trent feels my belly.
I love feeling him move. I have noticed that he has moved higher into my torso. It almost feels like he is tickling my ribs. A few times I have felt him just below my right breast! 

This week I am craving Taco Bell bean burritos and blue raspberry and cherry mixed icees! So yummy!

Today I took my praxis again! It was very stressful. I think our little guy knew how stress I was. He kept kicking me during the test. I hope I passed but I am afraid I didn't because I ran out of time.

For my birthday Trent and I purchased a king size bed! Last night was our first night sleeping on it! I slept to deep. It was nice to feel like I could move around with out disturbing Trent! We will get our bed frame next week. For now the mattress is on the floor. But even there it is so comfortable! I also ordered the nursery bedding! It is bright colors. I hope it comes soon!
Love sharing my birthday with my niece Sydney! Can't believe she is 10! 
First baby outfits! 

March 23-25 weeks
Today was great Trent and I laid on our bed and watched my tummy move. It was fun to see Trent's face light up. Every time he see it, it seems like it becomes more real and he says, "there's a baby in there!"
March 25
To celebrate Molly's and my birthday we went bowling with the Young's! It was way fun to play with Cruz and a new event to bowl with a giant belly lop-siding me.  I also got an Italian Soda which use to be one of my favorite treats but for some reason this one did not taste the best.   

March 31- 26 weeks
So excited Trent's cousin Karie announced they are pregnant today! They are due nov. 1st. It will be so fun to have cousins so close in age.
I've been feeling pretty good lately. A little constipated but mostly just tired. I went to the doctor this week and had my glucose test done again. It was normal but hematocrit was low(32) so he wanted me to take iron. I've been on it a few days now and I definitely feel more awake and have more energy. That may be just that it is spring break but I'm hoping it is more the pills.
My biggest craving are icee, slushies, and slurpees! I don't know that that is going to change with heading into summer. I think I'll probably just want more.
I am swollen again this week. My ankles are more like cankles and my fingers are so swollen I can barely get my ring on and off. I'm trying to drink lots of water and stay off my feet. But now I'm just having to go to the bathroom constantly! My mom says I need to lower my sodium intake.

I was handed the part time kindergarten job at McMillan for next year. I'm excited and nervous. It caught me off guard because I was never really offered the job. It was just told to me that it was mine. Kinda nuts! I'm excited to work with Sam. Not so excited to have to work. But I am trying to make the best of it.
Yesterday I fell going up out back stairs. I hit my toes and my knees. I don't think I hit anything else. The little one is still moving like crazy so I think he is going to be fine. My knees are just nice and bruised!

Happy Easter! Love that my belly is like a giant Easter Egg! 

Today we went up to Snowbird and surprised my mom with a birthday dinner! It was fun to all be together to celebrate! I was able to put together a slide show of her 60 years of life.  It was fun to watch as a family.  

I am now 27 weeks! I can't believe it! I have been craving ice cream.  I keep saying that this must be Trent's son because I never really liked ice cream before and now I crave it.  

My DI finds! Such cute clothes for so so cheap! 


Monday, April 8, 2013

26 weeks! Happy Easter!!

So excited Trent's cousin Karie announced they are pregnant today! They are due Nov. 1st. It will be so fun to have cousins so close in age.
I've been feeling pretty good lately. A little constipated but mostly just tired. I went to the doctor this week and had my glucose test done again. It was normal but hematocrit was low(32) so he wanted me to take iron. I've been on it a few days now and I definitely feel more awake and have more energy. That may be just that it is spring break but I'm hoping it is more the pills.
My biggest craving are icee, slushies, and slurpees! I don't know that, that is going to change with heading into summer. I think I'll probably just want more.
I am swollen again this week. My ankles are more like cankles and my fingers are so swollen I can barely get my ring on and off. I'm trying to drink lots of water and stay off my feet. But now I'm just having to go to the bathroom constantly! My mom says I need to lower my sodium intake.
I was kind of offered the part time kindergarten job at McMillan for next year. I'm excited and nervous. It caught me off guard because I was never really offered the job. It was just told to me that it was mine. It is still not official so I am just waiting to see if it all works out. Kinda nuts! I'm excited to work with Sam. Not so excited to have to work. But I am trying to make the best of it.
Yesterday, I fell going up out back stairs. I hit my toes and my knees. I don't think I hit anything else. The little one is still moving like crazy so I think he is going to be fine. My knees are just nice and bruised!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

20 Weeks! Half Way There!

WOW! I can't believe we are 20 weeks along already! It has been an amazing journey! I am so grateful I haven't been too sick, just normal stretching and cramping! I can't believe what your body goes through to have a child.  It is so much more than what I have ever imagined.  Just a brief summary of the last 20 weeks or maybe not so brief.

On October  8th, Molly and Danny had baby Cruz a few weeks early.  We were so lucky to be able to go see them in the hospital.  We had just started trying to have a baby and had no idea that at that moment we were already pregnant.  Cruz was perfect if every way, despite some of Molly's complications.  It made me so nervous to actually labor a child but holding Cruz made me so excited.

Baby Cruz! 
It wasn't until Oct. 24th that I took a pregnancy test.  It was a few days early and cam back negative.  I was a little disappointed but some how knew that I had to be pregnant.  Saturday morning Oct. 27th Trent and I ran a few errand and then I came home and took another test.  This test came back positive.  Trent   had just run to his parents to grab something so when he cam back in the door I said, "Hey come look at something for me."  He then said, "We are having a baby?"  I made him double check the test just to be sure.  But it definitely had two lines!

Sunday morning Trent was making bacon and it made me so nauseated! I knew again that I was pregnant!  I called the doctor Monday morning and they set up an appointment for 10 weeks.  I was so sad we had to wait that long.  I kept on questioning my self if I was pregnant or not.  In November when I skipped my period I was again reassured that I really was pregnant.  My only real symptoms were that I was slightly nauseated and exhausted.

First gift I bought our baby! At only 8 weeks! 
On Dec. 6th we Went to the doctor for our first visit! Had my blood pressure check, weight, and found out we are due July 6th. The doctor came in and check me. Everything looked great. He then did an ultra sound and measures the length of the baby. The little one was about 2.5 cm. we measured at about 9 weeks and 5 days. The ultra sound said we were due about July 9-10. Dr. Kaelberer said we would shoot for the 6th.
It was incredible to see the little heart fluttering! It was moving so fast, it made everything more real! It was reassuring that I wasn't making up my slight nausea and exhaustion. The doc said that the baby was moving a lot! I loved seeing Trent's face light up at the sight of the little blob on the screen. They gave us 3 pictures of the ultra sound.
Dr. Kaelberer came back in and we talked about questions we may have and of course none came to mind. Except can I take baths. We set our next appointment for Jan. 4th. 

Dec. 10th at 10 weeks we told our parents. We made a Christmas card and asked them to edit the card. First we went to my parents house and nobody was home.  I was really disappointed. Next we went to Trent's parents.  His little sister was there so we were not quite sure what to do.  We only wanted to tell our parents at this point. We went in and just hung out for a few minutes.  Finally Tiffany and Taylor decided to go home. We pretended to leave with them and then went right back inside.  We asked Jill to edit our card.  It took her a few minutes and then she looked up and said, "really?" She then showed Dave.  He was very excited.  
My mom then called and said they were home.  I told her I just wanted them to edit our Christmas card.  
We took the card over to my parents and asked them to edit the card. My dad looked at it and said, "what is there to edit? It looks fine." We asked him to look a little more closely and then he saw the ultrasound. They were so excited. My mom called me a little rascal for not telling them sooner. 

On Dec. 17 We told Trent siblings by posting our card on photo stream. Molly was the first to respond. She was so excited! aShe called screaming. She is excited to have a cousin for little Cruz. Tiffany and Taylor didn't even look at it. We had to point it out to them. Scott saw it first and told Wendy who was in the kitchen. We all came together for dinner for Scott's birthday. Felt bad to steal his night, but everyone was so excited!

On December 22nd at 12 weeks we went to my parents for a Christmas Eve celebration! We had family photos taken by my parents neighbor Brad Butler. On the last photo he said, "Natalie and Trent are pregnant!"  Everyone thought he was joking and just sat there I finally said, "no really we are pregnant!" Everyone screamed. Grandma did not hear and wasn't sure what was going on.  Holly leaned down and told her. She was pretty excited! It is fun to be pregnant with Heidi. She is 7 weeks ahead of us!

On Dec. 24 We told Trent's grandparents and aunts and uncles at our Christmas Eve party. We gave Trent's grandparents a picture frame that said, "worlds greatest great grandparents!"  With the ultrasound picture inside.
Welcome to our 2nd trimester! 

14 Weeks!

Jan. 1st
I have headache for 24 hours. Yucky and still lingering. Trying to get rid of it.  Nothing seems to work. Morning sickness has stopped. I can get hungry without getting nauseous so that's nice. Still hungry every couple hours. Breasts aren't as tender. We are now 13.5 weeks!  Out of our first trimester!
Jan. 2nd
So I told my faculty and students today. It was pretty funny. My kids were more excited about new crayons. One student said, "you're having a baby!" And the next second another kids said, "yes new crayons!" It's funny what first graders focus on!
My faculty was really excited for us! Lots of congrats.

 On Jan.  30 at 17.5 weeks we had an appointment and found out that it is 90% chance of being a boy. When I walked into the office they took my blood pressure and my weight. I stayed at the same weight which is good news I guess. The doctor walked by and said he had seen my mom earlier. I asked if she asked him to do an ultra sound. He said know and asked how far along we were. I said 17.5 weeks. He said oh yeah let's look. Trent arrived and we went in and looked. I couldn't see much. He tried pointing out his legs but they seemed a blur to me. Kaelberer asked if we had an idea of what it might be. I said a boy and he said I think so too. We don't officially find out until Feb. 12. But I am pretty positive it is.
We went home and I called my parents. They asked if we found anything out. I said yes and my dad asked is it indoor plumbing or out door? They screamed when I told them it was a boy.
We went and bought a couple bibs that say, "thank heavens for boys." We took one over the next night to tell Trent's parents. They were really excited but all Tiffany could say was, I wish it was a girl.
I then texted my siblings and Trent posted a picture on photo stream! Everyone is pretty excited. My nephew Jackson said, "finally a boy cousin!"  I think all the Kinnersley's are thinking the same thing.

Feb. 7th -18weeks
Been feeling a little movement. Not sure if it is stomach pain or baby. Last night I could've sworn I felt a heel or elbow poking out on the right side. But I think I'm still up early for that.
I really craved strawberries the last few weeks.  But nothing really lately. I have lessened my. Sugar intake to see if it helps my dizziness and weird feelings. I had a glucose test done but everything was normal. So I am not sure what the deal is. I think I might be hypoglycemic.  Guess we'll find out.
Last night I cleaned the nursery out a little bit more. Tonight I ordered our crib and bedding. It's polka dots. I hope we like it.
Still pretty constipated most of the time. Usually last 2-4 days.  Breasts are really tender especially after I lay down. Just wishing I could get use to All these body changes!
76 days left of school. Hopefully I can make it!

Feb. 10-19 weeks
Feeling him a little more these days! He likes to stretch out and poke forward. Yesterday we went and registered. Trent decided he wanted more of a sports theme for the nursery. Which I am excited about. Can't wait until Tuesday we have our ultrasound. Hopefully all is well and he is growing the way he should.

On Feb. 12

We had our ultrasound and it was amazing! still can't believe that little guy is growing inside of me! The nurse looked for everything. She looked at his brain, heart had four chambers, 3 vessel cord, plenty of fluid in the sack!  She said my placenta is on the top side so I may not feel movement as soon as most others. I am beginning to feel more. It feels like he is stretching. He has 2 hands, and 2 feet. He decided to show off his goods with wide open legs. His profile is so cute and little. My mom said that he already looks like Trent and that he could have hair growing already.
Proud to be a Man! 

I can't believe we are half way there! I want to start shopping so bad. I love looking at little rompers. I bought a cute blue plaid romper at SAMs club the other day and another one with a monkey holding a banana.  It is so fun to get excited about having a boy. I like the names Payton, Elijiah, and Eli. We keep joking about naming him jedidiah  and calling him Jedi!

Last week I ordered the crib. We set it up. I really like it. It is black and has a square pattern across the top rails.

Still can't believe we made it 20 weeks! I am hoping the next 20 are just as fast! 

Happy 20 weeks to us! To be continued...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Goodbye Olympus High!

I can't believe the time is coming to say goodbye to our high school! The new school is absolutely amazing but it will never be the same as our 60 year old school! The last few weeks we have had the chance to go to the school for the last basketball games.
It was fun to go to the alumni game. They invited all basketball players since the first year it was open! The filled the whole court!

It was bitter sweet to be in the gym for the final basketball game!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

First Time Jamming!

I decided this year to can and jam my peaches! I use to make raspberry peach jam and peaches with my parents all of the time, but this was the first year I made them on my own. It was a fun project.
I made 6 or 7 batches of jam and canned one batch of peaches! I don't know that I will ever can peaches again! They are a pain to peel and make sure they look perfect!
I gained a whole new appreciation. For my mom and dad's canned peaches! They are so quick and amazing at canning them.

Next year I hope to buy a dehydrator and make fruit leather and dried apples!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Baby Cruz!

We are so excited and in peace with the arrival of Cruz Young. He is a perfect little boy! I am so excited for Danny and Molly! Cruz is so lucky to have them for parents!

Life in the MAKING! !