Monday, December 17, 2007

Merry Christmas!

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Clause is coming to town.!

Only one more week and the big man himself will be making his way to visit good little boys and girls (Have you yourself been naughty or nice?) This year none of the kids were afraid of Santa. Lil' E had no problem telling Santa that he wanted James for Christmas and Doble wanted Thomas. Doble jumped right on Santa's lap and said, "choo choo". If Santa holds up his end of the deal this year, it will be a Thomas the Train Christmas. The boys are so into Thomas (Doble especially). Everything down to the wrapping paper is Thomas. It is fun seeing the kids get so excited for Christmas and Lil' E is now at the age where we can teach him that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birth. At first he thought it was Santa's Birthday, but now he is able to tell us that on Christmas is Jesus' Birthday.

We hope that you and your family have
A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy and Healthy New Year!

Finally Some Family Pictures!

Life has been pretty busy lately with Christmas approaching. Everyone has asked why I haven't posted a new blog in awhile. Well I have taken on many new projects. I just finished making each of the kids their own stockings. I am making blankets for the boys with matching pajama bottoms and pillow cases. My dad asked me to put together the Ward Christmas Program for Sunday. So with all those projects plus the normal everyday things that a mother of three does, blogging just hasn't been my number one priority (so get off my back Amy :p). However, we were able to manage to get some family pictures taken. I have decided that the days of everyone looking at the camera are long gone. It is too hard with three kids to make sure EVERYONE is looking AND smiling. We were able to get a few that turned out okay.

I couldn't decide which one to put in so you get the honor of seeing them both.

These are a few of my favorite things...

Our Future Missionaries
This is what we call brotherly love.

Baby's First Christmas

This year we received an angel from heaven.
What a bunch of handsome guys
Kisses for Mommy

Don't be fooled he looks sweet here, but he has a mischievious side as well.

Daddy's Little Girl

Daddy's favorite girls.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Lil' E and Doble Announce the Birth of Razy

Lil' E and Doble are pleased to announce the birth of their new baby sister Razy. The boys love their little sister to death. Here they are giving their first kisses to their new baby.


So let me tell you about the day she was born. D.J. and I went in for the amnio at 7:20am on Monday September 24th. If the amnio results showed that her lungs were developed we would come back the next day for the c-section. I had had an amnio before, but I was still pretty nervous. I had nothing to worry about and felt kind of silly when the whole thing was over because it didn't hurt at all. Maybe just a little cramping which was due to the needle going not only through my uterus but through the placenta as well. The doctor got his sample which included a little blood from the placenta, but that wouldn't be a problem. They put me on the monitors just to track contractions for awhile. A little while later the nurse came back in to check the monitor and I had had a good contraction and during the time Razy's heart rate was lost. She told the doctor about it and they decided to watch a little while more. About an hour later the doctor came in saying that one of the tests came back saying her lungs were developed, but the other couldn't be done because the sample had the blood from the placenta in it. However, he decided that since her lungs were good to go that we might as well do the c-section a day early. Dang it for me I had eaten at 6:30am and had to wait 8 hours before doing the surgery. So we were scheduled for 2:00pm unless she had another drop in her heart rate. Well 2:00 came and we were bumped because they had had some Emergencies that went before us. However at 6:30pm they wheeled me back to start the surgery.

Here is D.J. during the wait. He got a bit bored. It was a loooooooong day!
Back to the story. So D.J. got in his scurbs and I was brought into the O.R. They started the spinal. They tried, and tried, and tried again to get it to go. On the 3rd try I had a weird sensation shoot through my left leg...oops wrong spot. On the 4th try they got it. However, I would show the affects later on (big old bruise). Well D.J. came in and he could tell something was the matter. With Doble's delivery I only felt pressure so I thought I knew what to expect. Nope not the case. The spinal hadn't totally made it up to my chest by the time they started and I was feeling more than just pressure. After a rough while.. I have no idea how long, Razy was crying away. They brought her over to me for a few minutes before she and Jason left to give her a bath. What seemed like forever, but was about an hour and 45 minutes I was stitched back up and monitored before I was able to see my new little girl. However, when I saw her the pain had subsided (for a bit) and I was in love all over again.
Here she is....Our little angel
The boys love her so much.
Lil' E is in love. He always wants to hold her and is very willing to help out, as long as it is helping out his Baby Razy.
"Hey everyone I have a new baby sister come over and see her."
Meeting Aunt Tay Tay
Kisses from Aunti Bailes

Mema and Papa finally have a Granddaughter

Sleepy Little Girl

"Don't worry Baby Razy I will take care of you forever."

We are ready to go home.

Thank you to everyone for following up and for the wonderful comments and advise. Mommy and Baby are now doing great. Mommy is up and about and is already driving herself all over town running errands. Life is actually pretty good with our new addition. She sleeps great and really is a joy. We will keep you posted on Razy's progress.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Last Minute Prego Pictures

So I know that I am posting pregnancy pictures at the very last minute. Hey at least I got them done before Razy was born. Thanks to Bailes we got a few good ones. Lil' E is at that age where he does a cheese face every time so it can be pretty hard to get a good picture. Hope you enjoy them.