Monday, May 28, 2012

Emma's Blessing Day

With Ryan's family being up here in Showlow this last weekend for his Grandma, we decided to bless Emma Lacey yesterday. It was such a nice, beautiful day. We loved all the family that were able to make it here for Emma's special day. We had around 35 people over at our house for a luncheon after. Thank you to all those that made this day even more special!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

1 Month

Emma Lacey is already a month old! Where is the time going?! My sweet, little girl is getting so big. She is a good girl and loves her bouncer and swing. She has put herself on a schedule for the most part. She eats every 3 hours and is awake for about an hour after eating and then sleeps. She is even getting good at putting herself to sleep. She gets up 2 times during the night and has given me 2 stretches of 7 hours this week- that has been so nice! The boys just love her. Jacob is the one that is worried about her and always wants to see her. Hannah is getting more and more curious in her and will go up to her and talk to her. We are so grateful for Emma and love her so much!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

2 Weeks

Emma Lacey is already 2 weeks today! She is such a good, sweet girl. We all love her so much! She takes pretty good naps and gets up 2 times during the night. It's so fun to watch the boys be so worried about her and show they love her! Hannah still isn't too curious with her unless she is getting all the attention and not her. We are having lots of fun at our house with 4 fun kiddos!!

We might have a red headed girl- my fingers are crossed but you never know!

My big helpers!!! Jacob has really surprised me with how soft and sweet he is with her. He will come in just to check on her and want to know where she is. He will go up to her and talk in his sweet voice to her.

Dallin always wants to hold her and give her kisses!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I Love...

I feel so much love for so many things these days. I LOVE....

I love Ryan so much with all of my heart! Ryan is such an amazing, wonderful, and helpful father and husband. I am so grateful for all he does for our family!! Thanks Honey!

I love Dallin! He is such a good helper, fun loving boy!! Thanks for making me be a better Mom Dallin!

I love Jacob!! Jacob is so sweet to watch with Emma. He is so soft and kind with her. He has a huge heart and loves life to the fullest!

I love Hannah! Hannah is a cute girl with a cute personality. She loves to try to be just like her brothers and have fun!

I love Emma!! She is such a sweet girl and already has me wrapped around her finger. It amazes me all the love I have for each one of our kids!

I love all the snuggle time at our house!

I love Hannah's forehead. When Hannah and I snuggle she sometimes puts her forehead on mine and will just look at me with her big, blue eyes. I will tell her I love her and she smiles!

I love watching our little girl try to be a big girl. Hannah loves to put my shoes on and walk around the house. She also loves to climb in our rocking chair and rock back and forth.

I love all the laughter I hear in our home!

I love when a boy climbs in my lap and wants to hold my hand.

I am truly blessed in my life and I love my life!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

A BIG Thank You

Last Friday while we were in the hospital with Emma, Ryan's parents were able to come up to help with the kids. Then, on Saturday Ryan's parents had to head home so his mom could talk Sunday morning in church. They decided it would be fun to take the boys home with them for a few days. I was a little hesitant to let the boys go. I didn't want to put too much on them but I was outvoted. I knew the boys would have so much fun and they did. Dallin kept saying he didn't want to come home. Here are a few pictures we got of all the fun the boys had with Grandma and Grandpa. Thanks for all the help!! I did miss the boys a lot but it was nice to have a few days to recover and take care of myself. Hannah was Ryan's partner in crime.

As you can see... Always so much fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house!! Thanks again for the break!! We owe ya!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Long Day But Well Worth It

Last Wednesday started out a normal day with a doctors appointment. Our sitter came and watched our kids so I could go by myself. We love Emmily, our sitter, and are very sad she will be leaving to go to college this fall. At my appointment, I was surprised to find out I was at a 3 dilated. I have never been at a 3 without being in full labor. My doctor scrapped my membranes and said hopefully I see you tonight or tomorrow. I left so excited. Hopefully it would be soon we would get to see this little girl. I was so ready. That afternoon, at around 4:30 I started to have some good contractions and we decided to get our babysitter and head to the hospital 45 min away.

We got to the hospital at 7:15 that night. I was at a 3 and half and they told me for hours I needed to make progress to be admitted. They are now really strict on rules. They will not do anything to help your labor unless you are at a 5 dilated or 39 weeks. I was 38 and a half weeks. We walked probably about 3 miles inside on the bottom floor that night- I'm not even kidding. We were both so exhausted but I was ready to do anything to see our little girl.

At around 2 am I was at a good 6 and ready for my epidural. I had been hesitant to get an epidural because my labor was going so slow and I didn't want it to stop. I had a horrible reaction to my epidural where my blood pressure dropped fast to 70 over something, I threw up, and felt horrible. It took 3 doses of medicine and 3 times where I felt horrible to finally get everything under control. Well, my epidural did what I didn't want it to do. My labor didn't progress for hours.

The nurses called the on call doctor at 4 am and she wanted to just wait for my doctor to finish things up and he was on at 6. The nurse said she was worried I would go fast when they started me on pitosin. So we waited some more. Then at 5:45, my doctor wanted to wait until 7 to start pitosin. I was feeling a little frustrated. I hadn't slept in almost 24 hours. They kept changing my positions to help get things going again, kept checking my blood pressure, and I had to keep oxygen on my mouth because her levels would drop a little. At least Ryan got a little sleep during this time.

Finally I got my pitosin and after a few hours things started going again. At 12:12 pm on Thurs, April 26, after 2 and a half pushes our little Emma joined our family. It was such an amazing delivery for me this time around. After the little one is born they usually give the baby to the nurse and they clean them off and I just watch waiting for my turn to hold. With Emma, I touched her head while she was inside me and then as I pushed her out, the doctor put her on my chest. I just hugged her and kissed her and loved her from that moment. Ryan kind of laughed when I told the nurses I wasn't ready to let her go when they tried to take her. She was all worth every second of that exhausting night!!

After Emma was born, we noticed she was breathing in her nose and out her mouth. That's not a normal way a newborn breathes. Her color was good and she wasn't struggling so the nurses just thought she had a little swelling from her delivery. That night she was getting upset a few times. I just held her and wasn't sure what was wrong. She had been a pretty easy going girl. The next day she was getting mad again at the time a nurse came in. She checked her over and noticed she was struggling to get air in. That's why she was getting mad. My poor girl. When they took her to do her PKU prick the pediatrician was there and they tried to stick a tube up her nose but it wouldn't go through. They were worried it was blocked so little Emma got a CT Scan. We went with her and it took about 2 minutes. We were very worried but her oxygen was where it needed to be so that was a relief. After a long wait, we got good news. There was no blockage!!! Whew! They said it was either swelling or one side her septum is larger which is why they couldn't get tube through and her nose would grow into her bigger septum. We were relieved. We saw the doctor yesterday for her newborn checkup and it now appears to be just from swelling. She is breathing better and easier. Her bed has been her car seat to help her breathing be easier. We are very grateful for this little girl and are very grateful she is perfect in every way!!

We love you our sweet Emma Lacey!!!