Friday, December 17, 2010

Sneaky Peek...

We got family pics done by a friend and coworker of mine (also friend of SIL-Emily) Tiffany. THey turned out so so so good. She is also making our Christmas card, and Kales Birth announcements! I am so so so excited! Here are a couple of the pics. These are the only ones I've seen so far.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Born: November 20th 7:41 pm Logan Regional Hospital Logan, Utah
Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz
Length: 20 inches

This is right after his first at home bath. He hated both matt and I right about now!
Finally settled down after his bath. He is so precious!
Love getting a couple of pics of him without his o2. He had level 3 meconium, and as a result got an infection, and had to be in NICU for 3 days. We brought him home from the hospital with oxygen, but are just SUPER grateful that he is okay. There are sooo many sick sick babies in the NICU, he was about the healthiest of them all. It really made us realize how much we have to be grateful for. THere were little twin girls in there who each weighed less than 2 lbs. So sad. He looked HUGE compared to all of the other babies.

Papa is just smitten as a kitten by our little man. Of course all 4 grandparents are! I just thought this picture was way to cute not to share!
I know I kinda look like hell here, but I love my 2 baby boys! Scout has been SOOO good with Kale. He is super protective and goes in his room to check on him about every 10 mins, or whenever Kale makes even the tiniest peep. Soo cute!
Mama and Kale in our hospital room
We are now an official family with one human baby, and one fur baby. Matt is the proudest daddy ever, and melts my heart every time he holds or talks to Kale. I am the luckiest girl in the world!!!

One last pic of me right before we left our house to got to the hospital.
Here is the story (mostly so I don't forget any of it):
I got my membranes stripped on thurs the 18th. that night i had bad cramps and minor contractions all night. Went to work the next day, and lost my mucus plug. Decided to go home and rest about 11 am. at about 3 or 4 my contractions started up again, and by about 6 or 7 they were getting fairly bad, but I felt great. Went to DI and home depot with matt cuz I was dying to be up and walking around. Came home and made party snacks for matt and me. By about 10 that night I knew stuff was starting to get crazy. My contractions were super intense, but only like 20 mins apart. ALL NIGHT they kept getting harder and closer together. Matt slept while me and scout stayed up. Scoutie was soo concerned about me and would just lay his head on my lap until i had a contraction, then he would stand up and look at me and just snuggle up to my side and whimper. I woke matt up about 5:30 and told him they were almost 5 mins apart, so it was gonna only be a couple of hours before we should go to the hospital. He started getting really worried. I made him take a shower and relax. Finally about 7:30 I started trying to get ready and put on makeup. We got to the hospital about 8:15 and my contractions were only 3 mins apart. THe gave me a pain releiver through IV, and about 10 I got my epidural. THe nurse was super concerned that matt was gonna pass out while they were doing my epidural, but he did fantastic. After that it was a breeze. I couldn't feel any contractions, and we just chilled for most of the afternoon. I continued to dialate, but stalled out at about a 6, so at like 3 they gave me pitocin. I had dialated to a 10 by about 4, and pushed once or twice, and they could tell then that the baby had meconium. i got really scared and started crying. I started pushing at 5:30, and it took a little over 2 hours for me to get him crowned. once he was crowned, they put the vacuum on his head, and he came about 4 mins later. Matt got to cut the cord, but they had to take him right away and suck out his nose and mouth so the meconium didn't get any worse. We then got to hold him and love him for most of the night. At about 5 the next morning, they realized that his oxygen saturation was low because of an infection from the meconium, so they took him down to NICU. That was really sad and hard. I called my dad and had him come give him a blessing that morning. He is a little fighter, and his stats continued to improved with antibiotics, an IV and oxygen over the next 3 days. We brought him home tuesday morning.
We couldn't be happier, and its been about a week now, and Im starting to feel lots better. We just love him to death, and are soooo very thankful for him. We have had tons of help and support from fam and friends, and couldn't have done all of this with out them.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Baby Decor and other random things

Sorry for everyone who wanted to see a prego pic...its probably not gonna happen anymore. Im big, and I look very pregnant and thats all you need to know :)

Here is Kash on the big horse at Petersens farm store. He was such a cutie and wanted to try out all of the saddles, then i put him up there and he just said "Cheese" he wanted me to take his picture soo bad :)
My MIL Julie, and my SIL's Jill, Jerilyn and Emily and I went down to the Womens Conference at the conference center in SLC. We had a good time!
Yesterday Matt and I made this little wall decoration for above Kale's crib. I made the an9imals out of felt and he made the wood and metal parts :) Turned out super cute I think!

This scary spider was eating a bee on a pumpkin on our front porch (should have taken a pic of the pumpkins cuz they are painted with our house numbers and they look SUPER CUTE)
I made this little "subway" art for the babys room too. I used wordle and it was actually like the easiest thing ever! Love it!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Baby Quilt!

Here is my cute sister blowing out her bday candles! THis was RIGHT after she told us shes getting married :)
Matt and I made this quilt for the baby the other day. It took FOREVER, but I still love it!

I still have TONS to do before the nursery is ready! Im starting to really freak out :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lotsa Catchin up to do!

This is a recap of what we've been up to for the last little while:

MY brother Trev and his cute wife Kristin are here visiting from Seattle. I love love Rigdon and Madilynn (my neice and nephew) and love every second I get to spend with them.
Here is Rigdon bein a cutie as always
He LOVES to take pics! He took this one of me.
He was showing us how if you put a flashlight up close to your skin, it glows (only, the lights were on ;) )
I told him to show me his train wreck. Cutie pie Kash was showing me too, but got distracted.
Here's my little buddy. Soo fun to have kids around!
At the hotel that is just adjascent to my work, there was a charity event that involved owners of limited production cars, and we walked over to see them. They were sooo nice! It was pretty fun to see them. Here's a GT
My boss's daughter Devani posing by a bentley

My cute boss, Melissa with some Hott cars.
This pic of me is really scary, and I look pretty chubby, but here is Me and my sis Mikela at the Famous Preston night rodeo :)
We went boating with some of our best friends, Richie and Brody for Richie's 25th bday last weekend. It was a blast! The water at Willard bay is definitely warmer than Bear Lake!
Me and matt on the tube
RIchie and I just enjoying the awesome water temp.
Matt and I chillin in the boat.
The weekend before Willard Bay, we went up to a place called Scare Canyon with Justin and Jamie (Good friends of ours) to Justins cabin. THe morning when we woke up there was a moose like 100 yards away at a salt lick. It was pretty cool.
We've also been to Bear Lake a bunch. Here is my awesome neice Jenna and I trying to be cool while the men work on putting in a new deck on the boathouse.
Here is a pic of some of the progress. Matt and his dad and brother-in-laws worked really hard for more than one weekend on it, and Ill have to take a pic of the finished product. It looks GREAT!
Last but not least, here is my most recent belly pic. This is me at just about 24 weeks. I have 3 months and 14 days left until my due date. I CANT WAIT!!!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fathers Day Crafts

This is what I made my dad for fathers day this year. I think they turned out pretty cute. THe papa sign is on a board from my Dad's parents ranch in Colorado, and the DAD is just in a 3 picture frame.

Goofin Around :)

The other day we just decided to go to this park on the island that I just LOVE. It is right by where the canal broke last year off of Crockett Ave (if you live in Logan/Cache Valley), but it is just beautiful there! This pic is the river that sort of runs by part of the part. SOOO pretty (and sooo loud).
SO cute! We just decided to snap some pics in the trees by a canal that branches off of the river above at another part of the park.
These 2 cool trees were like perfect for standing on over the river. I was being a little silly
I told Matt to make a serious face, and this is what I got. He laughed so hard when he saw the face I pulled. ;)
We were going to Caspers to get ice cream after the park, and ended up chasing/following this guy all around logan/river heights/providence. yes, we followed him for a while, originally seeing him down on the island, then again in river heights where we thought he was going to land, but didnt, then as we were in Providence he landed randomly in a church parking lot by Maceys. It was pretty cool.