Monday, December 5, 2011
Posted by Becky at 11:50 PM
The only thing I took pictures of on Thanksgiving was people holding Jake. And only two at that. We had dinner with the Foutzes, and then we visited the Claytons since we had cousins here from out of town. But no pictures, so just imagine how much fun we had. :)
Posted by Becky at 11:18 PM
Jake had his first big boy bath at 3 weeks. Because it took 3 loooong weeks for his cord stump to fall off. I think Molly asked me 10 times a day what was in his belly button. She also used to ask me 10 times a day, "Mommy, what are lion names?" Meaning what are the names of the lion cubs in the Lion King book that I love.
Posted by Becky at 11:09 PM
Posted by Becky at 11:01 PM
4 kids is busy, to say the least. Besides all the usual kid stuff, I decided to completely redo the boys' old room for Molly. With a one week old baby. Sane? Probably not. Every surface was repainted...SO many times. Between the previous owners and our boys, the walls were pretty trashed (mostly from the previous owners, honestly). I think I filled hundreds of tiny holes. Who staples stuff to the wall, seriously?! We were so eager to move in initially that we just never got around to painting it for Sam. Oops. Anyway, today I worked on recaulking and painting base boards in the bathroom, and next I'll be redoing a dresser I just bought for Molly. Masochist. That's the word to describe me! So...here's the rest of Halloween. I'll post pictures of Molly's new room soon, it turned out cute!
The kids went trick or treating with our buddies the Nielsens. We're so lucky to have such great friends right next door! Mike said that Corbin called Molly his butterfly. :) I stayed home to pass out candy, so no pics of all the kids. Mike and I enjoyed the 12 pounds of candy the kids got this year. No wonder I stopped losing baby weight!
Posted by Becky at 10:52 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Posted by Becky at 7:02 PM
Our sweet baby Jake is here! It's been so fun having this new little angel baby in our family, we love him so much! We started his birth day celebrations with a birthday celebration for Grandma Grace. Jake's birthday is 2 days after Grace's, which is funny because Sam's is 2 days after Lon's. The kids had so much fun playing with Osie and Jane!
Grace was on call for us the morning of the 15th. When I called the hospital at 6:00 am to see if they had room for me to be induced, they told me to call back in a couple of hours. Then they called me back and told us to be there at 8:00. I was so happy! I panicked at the thought of not eating all day while I waited around for them to have room for me.
So, not to be outdone by his siblings, Jake's delivery was far from the relaxing, fun, easy deliveries that I always hear about. Here's how it all went down.
Mike and I got to the hospital at 8:15 am on Oct. 15th. I chatted with my nurse, got changed, gave her information, and settled into my bed for my IV and epidural. After a failed attempt in my left arm, and a failed attempt in my right arm, my nurse grabbed someone else to give me an IV in my left hand. I got started on a bag of fluid and antibiotics, and at about 9:20 they started my pitocin. I started having contractions right away, and after about an hour or so I told them I wanted my epidural. With my history of fast deliveries I didn't want to risk not getting it. :) And since I was dilated to a 4 when we got there, I knew there wouldn't be much time! (Interesting...the nurse told me that a 4 is considered active labor. Since I was dilated to a 3 just a few days before, Jake was probably coming that weekend either way)
Mike and I were watching the U v Pitt game when the doctor came in to administer my epidural.
Lesson: If your doctor is a U fan, turn off the tv.
As soon as the medicine started flowing, my right leg went numb. My left leg never went numb, so I told my nurse. She put me on my left side and said that should help. When my left side still wasn't numb she told me that as long as I couldn't feel my contractions then I'd be fine. I had a sinking feeling that she was wrong, but I really hoped she wasn't.
Lesson: Sometimes you really, really want to be wrong.
After a while I started feeling a lot of pressure. After a few more minutes it started to get really uncomfortable. Then I started feeling A LOT of pressure and it was getting really painful. Just from the hips down, mind you. Mike called the nurse in to check me, and I was full on ready to deliver a baby! She called my doctor in, and after a few minutes of pushing, Jake was born! Sunny side up. Amazingly, I just tore a little off to the side, and it probably only took 5 stitches to put me back together. (My other posterior babies did some pretty extensive damage). Pushing him out was more painful than not having an epidural at all (I would know since I didn't have an epidural with Will). When Will was born the doctor made me wait to push for a few minutes so he could numb me a little. Well, since I had an epidural, why would he numb me? Ring of fire? Now I know what that means.
Lesson: You can push a baby out really fast when you're not numb! And then the urge to kill the doctor that messed up your epidural but will still charge full price...that urge will begin to subside.
Posted by Becky at 6:13 PM
Friday, September 23, 2011
Clayton Week was pretty small this year, but we still had lots of fun!! We made it up in time for the demolition derby in Lake Town. Sam was an only child the last time we did this (we had tons of fun!), but I'm not gonna lie. One kid is so much easier. The action was pretty slow in between rounds and the kids got really bored so we ended up leaving early. But still, there's nothing quite like a demolition derby! I still had fun, even if the kids weren't into it!
We also played in the pool lots. Will decided to become a fish! He has loved swimming since his lessons earlier in the summer.
We had so much fun playing with the Vances and Steve & Beth's family! It's always so great to see our cousins, even if they were few in number this year! We always have fun at Bear Lake!
Posted by Becky at 1:35 PM
Sam started FIRST GRADE this year! He is totally loving school and his teacher Mrs. DiPietro. He's easy to wake up in the morning and is always excited to go. It's so great! He heads to the bus at 8:30 and gets home at 3:50 every day. School has been wonderful for both of us! :)
Will started his second year of preschool with Miss Chris! He LOVES preschool and even gets to go with three of his buddies from the neighborhood.
Posted by Becky at 8:59 AM
Friday, September 16, 2011
On July 16th our Stake got to participate in the Days of '47 youth parade downtown. We drove down with our buddies the Nielsens. Our ward was pretty hard to miss in our bright lime green shirts!
We waited forever. And ever.
this online article about the parade.
The parade was a little crazy, but it was fun to participate and remember our pioneer ancestors!
Posted by Becky at 1:58 PM