Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our new arrival!!

Sorry I have taken so long to update! I'm sure all you mothers of two or more understand. Feel free to just skim through if you get bored...Little Ross 'Grant' joined our family at exactly 8:37 am Dec 17th! He weighed 6lbs 11ozs and was 19 1/2 inches long. The induction went pretty well, I would say. I had three doses of Cytotec and that did the trick. They didn't have to give any Pitocin, which I was happy about. I called the hospital at 5:30 pm and the nurses said they had room for me and told me to come in as soon as I could. Sandy took Andrew for the night, and I headed straight to the hospital where, of course, Jake was working. We ate dinner together then headed to my room. Dr. Burton was guessing it would only take one dose of cytotec and that we would be done by 2:00 am - considering the way things went with Andrew. However my body was a bit more stubborn than expected. After the first dose -at 7:30 pm, I walked around as much as I could when the nurse told me I could. I could feel frequent but light contractions after an hour or so. After the second dose, they became slightly more painful and frequent but still not strong enough. I knew it would go pretty quick after the third and final dose. The nurse didn't keep me drugged up very well so it got REALLY painful for me! I just tried to sleep through it, which didn't work. Dr. Burton came to my room at about 7:30 am. He broke my water and the contractions got alot worse. I had to wait for the anesthesiologist to drive to the hospital from home. Maybe it didn't take that long but it felt like forever!!! By the time he got there I was dilated to a 9 so instead of an epidural, he did an intrathecal - immediate relief that only lasts 1 1/2 - 2 hours. That worked perfectly because 3 pushes and not even 10 minutes later, Grant was here!!! AWESOME!! We are very happy to have him here. Even Andrew likes him sometimes. He likes to give hugs and kisses and asks to 'hold baby Gant' frequently. It's a different story, however, when I am feeding Grant and cannot give much attention to Andrew. He throws tantrums and either hits Grant or does something else he knows mommy doesn't want him to do. I don't know what I should do about it. At least I know it is just a phase! Or hopefully it is.

It has been a very tiring week. Grant has been very good though -he just likes to sleep most of the time! I have to wake him up to feed him, so I only get up twice a night with him. Not too bad. Jake has been so sick this week -PERFECT TIMING- so I don't get a whole lot of help. He has tried, occationally he'll help me with cleaning the house and changing Andrew's diapers, but most of the time he just feels like crap and has to relax. Andrew isn't feeling the best either so he wakes up in the middle of the night, too. It's a good thing I am recovering well, or I would be dying! OH WELL! Both my mom and Jake's mom have been so kind to take Andrew every now and then for a sleep over. He has had fun doing that and it has definitly helped me out!! Thank you Grandmas!!

Sorry for giving so much information. I hope I didn't bore anybody. Enjoy these pictures...

Monday, December 15, 2008


Here are a few maternity pics for you! We had Brittany take them on Saturday when it was FREEZING, SNOWY, & WINDY outside -probably not the best day to pick, so we decided not to take very many. I am being induced tomorrow and I didn't want to wait any longer in case I went into labor before then. The ones we did take though turned out GREAT! Thanks Britt! She also took our family pics last Wednesday, so I will be posting some of those soon.

OH YEAH, and I got a hair cut.... here is what I looked like before it got chopped...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Congratulations Eric & Tania!!!

On Novemeber 22 my brother Eric got hitched!! Yea!! We are all very excited to have Tania in our family! They were married in the Bountiful Temple -where Jake and I were married- so it was neat to go back there after so long. The wedding and reception were beautiful. Here are a few pictures of the happy couple....

Growing up too fast!

Andrew is officially a little boy! Last month we put his bed together and he has been sleeping in it ever since. He hasn't fallen off yet, and I don't think he ever will - hopefully! The first few nights were a little tough. He would wake up confused and get out of bed crying. I would come and lay with him for a few minutes until he fell back asleep. He sleeps all the way through the night again now and it's WONDERFUL! He seems to really like his new bed. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!! Along with Andrews new bed, we painted the walls yellow and Grandma Sandy made curtains to match Andrews bed and Grants crib. It looks SO good, and of course if you could see it in person it would look even better! I absolutely love it! I think I can have my baby now. The only down side to the new setup is that the bedroom is TINY and we had to sqeeze everything together. It barely fits. If any of the furniture were any wider, we would have to move. Andrew has discovered that he can climb across the dresser when he doesn't want to take a nap and play in the crib. Kind of funny, but I'm nervous for when we put Grant in the crib. Hopefully he survives with Andrew as his older brother.