Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Christmas this year was a little different. On monday the moving company came and packed up our house to ship to South Carolina. With nothing but an air mattress to sleep on and the clothes we will be needing to travel our house is completely empty. Christmas was going to be non-existent this year but then a couple of our friends invited us over for dinner and games. Our wonderful friends Lesley and James Bender allowed us to hang out and enjoy the comfort of turkey dinner and games and tv. Sad I know but we have been without a tv or any of our possessions for 4 days and it seems we run out of things to do. It was nice to relax and sit on a couch. :) Jackson was a perfect angel. He is growing into his own personality. We dressed him in some jeans (which he still needs to grow in to) but he was so cute. He slept most of the day but what can we expect from a week old baby.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Yay he has arrived. I will just take ya back to when it started. Wednesday morning I woke up with this feeling that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Eventually it dawned on me that I was in early labor. I woke up my mom to make sure I wasn't crazy. I called Labor and Delivery and they told me to go through my day doing what I normally do and see where it goes. It turned out I had my 40 week doctors appointment today as well so I went to that and was told I was just about 3 cm 80% effaced at 0 station. I was very optimistic about that. So for the next 5 hours we walked, rested, cleaned house and waited. Whoever said it is easy to sleep when in labor is crazy. I couldn't sleep and around 4:30 pm I went to Labor and Delivery to get checked. They checked me alright and I was still the same so they told me to go walk around and come back at 7. So we did. At 7 we got checked and still nothing so they sent us home. This is when it got really bad. See my plan was the natural way so sending us home was the way to do it. I attempted to rest but the contractions got so bad all I could do was whine and cry and get through each contraction as it came. I lasted until about 4:30 in the morning of thursday and called the hospital and they said come in. We prayed and crossed our fingers that my laboring hadn't been a waste. When they checked me I was at 6cm and 90% effaced. YAY!!!! I was able to stay at the hospital and continue my laboring there. I did it natural and got in the birthing tub and around 8pm I couldn't take it anymore. I was exhausted. I threw up a few times and was basically hysterical because exhaustion had taken over so I got an epidural. The epidural was in and in effect by 9pm and I passed out for the next little while. It was nice to get some sleep. At around 11 am the nurse came in and checked and it was time to push. Let me tell you pushing on an epidural is very strange. Your legs are dead weight and you have no idea what is going on down there. After 48 minutes of pushing Jackson made his debut at 1:03 pm. I was so overwhelmed with joy and happiness I just cried. And so did Jackson. He came out screaming and letting the whole world know he was alive and well. Richard cut the cord and they put him on my belly. He was the most beautiful baby and just keeps getting more and more beautiful.
The next few days were spent at the hospital. Because of his size they had to check his sugar level 6 times the first day. He weighed 9 lbs 7 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. We were both checked out many many times throughout the two days we were there and never any problems. Jackson is just an amazing baby. He never really cries and is already starting to hold his head up. We are so blessed to have this precious miracle in our family. I am honored that Heavenly Father has given me this opportunity to be a mother and have such an amazing husband who is so anxious and willing to be a good father.
My mom was there with us the whole time and she is such an amazing women. She helped us out so much and is still taking care of us. Without her we would be lost.
I look forward to this new adventure in our lives.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I can't believe I am 33 weeks already. Jackson is continually active and loves it when his daddy plays with him. Richard likes to push on my belly and then Jackson will kick back. I know they are gonna have a great relationship. I can't wait for our little bear to finally arrive.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Next I have apparently started the nesting phase. That is what everyone says anyway. My job just ended last tuesday so now I can focus on getting the house ready. This also includes making our house a home finally. I took this do-it-yourself craft idea from Emily Norton's The Little Window Shoppe website and decided to put it to a test in my own house. It is a start. It was very easy and very cost effective. It is only the beginning of the decorating I want to see happen in my living room. But at least now I have a focal point. Thank you Emily.
This is another project I did. I love flowers and have always believed they really add beauty and a warm feeling in your home. Since fall is upon us these are some of my favorite colors, I decided to arrange some flowers. I bought these all at Michaels for very cheap and arranged them myself. They sit on my dining room table.
As for other events in our life. Richard is still working hard in the Army. They are preparing for deployment in the next coming months so they are busy all day every day. I love witnessing his dedication and responsibility to the military. He tries real hard at everything he does. He is a great husband and is so excited to be a daddy. He is going to be a wonderful father. I on the other hand am just being a wife and homemaker. I love both of those responsibilities and am so ready to add mother to the list. We basically fill our days with work, preparing for Jackson, playing some occasional rock band 2, going to the movies, entertaining friends and sports. :) Maybe that seems boring to others but it's our life and we love it. :)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
This is a diaper cake made by my friend Aly. Very cute and creative. It was loaded with diapers, socks, onsies, bibs and hats.
This car seat wasn't actually part of the shower, we just bought this today. I wanted to be prepared.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
This picture means a lot. Those are trees left over from the 1964 earthquake that hit here. It completely wiped out the area surrounding these trees. These trees are petrified so they will never grow.
This is a view from the train ride through alaskas wilderness. This is Hurricane Gulch. There is a tressle that goes across this water that stands 296 feet in the air. It is one of the most loved attractions by tourists.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
B is for Burger of choice: one with cheese, lettuce, bacon, ketchup, mustard. Oh as long as its good.
C is for Car I drive: 2008 Toyota Rav4.
D is for Dogs name: we don't have a dog, but when we do get one, Richard will name it.
E is for Essential item you use every day: my lotion, body and face. It is too dry in Alaska to not use it.
F is for your Favorite TV show: I love love love Army Wives
G is for your favorite Game: Scattergories
H is for Home state: Michigan
I is for Instruments you play: none, but I would love to play the piano
J is for favorite Juice: Orange
K is for whose bum would you like to Kick: the people who can't make up there minds about Richard going to Iraq or not
L is for Last restaurant at which you ate: McGinleys
M is for your favorite Muppet: I don't even remember the muppets
N is for the Number of piercings: one in each ear
O is for the Overnight hospital stays: none yet
P is for People you were with today: Richard, Jon, Schneider, Fautch and Hurst
Q is for what do you do with your Quiet time: read, do crosswords/sudoku or sleep
R is for biggest Regret: I don't believe in regrets
S is for status: Married
T is for Time you woke up today: 9:30
U is for what you consider unique about yourself: I don't think there is anything
V is for Vegetable you love: Asparagus
W is for Worst habit: biting my nails
X is for X-rays you've had: Dental, and a ton after my car accident oh and in 6th grade when I broke my leg
Y is for Yummy food you ate today: mozzarella sticks from Arby's (a craving)
Z is for Zodiac: Gemini
I tag Jamie, Tiffany and Melinda. Love you girls.
Monday, July 14, 2008
However, in two weeks (July 28) we go in for our 20 week visit and that my friends is the fun one. We get to find out what we will be having. You better believe we will have a post for that day. So until then, everyone take care and have a freakin fantastic week.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Today is a beautiful day and it is Friday to boot, that means the weekend is almost here. Gotta watch Michigan State play Memphis tonight. Go Sparty!!!!Who wants to make a prediction for the final two teams?? I say UCLA and Michigan State. Any takers???
Hope you got some rest Miss Holly. Hang in there, rough days are just temporary and the best ones outweigh the yukky ones by far.
Happy Friday everyone,
Love Mommy boy
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
See ya'll later dudes
Monday, March 17, 2008
On sunday we did see the movie Horton Hears a Who. It was really cute. I just love animated films. Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are a good pair. I would definitely recommend it especially if you have children. I had the opportunity to sit next to a little girl, she looked about 4 years old. To hear a child laugh during a movie is just precious. I couldn't help but laugh every time she did. It just melts your heart. Children are so wonderful. I find myself being baby hungry. Richard puts up with me a lot when I talk about kids. I think he wants them too, so we are okay. We're working on it...:)
Well that is about it for now. Got a busy day planned today.
Friday, March 14, 2008
I just need to remember trials happen for a reason and no matter what we are loved, by someone, and if not anyone at least we have our Heavenly Father.