Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Lili was born at 10:38 pm. By 6:00 a.m she was in the NICU. I got to hold her and have her in my room for a little over 7 hours before she turned blue. I remember that first night with Lili she was fussy. I couldn't get her to calm down enough to sleep. I had fed her 3 times in 7 hours and by 5:00 a.m. I was exhausted so I called a nurse and asked her to take Lili for a couple hours so I could get some sleep. That was heavenly intervention and a tender mercy I will never forget. I will say that the Parker Hospital has a room in policy where they don't have a nursery, only a NICU. They expect all moms to have the babies in their rooms over night. My nurse was so kind to take Lili and sit with her in the NICU. She was holding Lili when she turned so blue, she later told me she was almost "black". The nurse holding her was talking to another nurse who pointed out how blue Lili had turned. They were already in the NICU so she was rushed to a bed and placed on a warmer, given oxygen and hooked up to a machine to check her vitals. The sweet nurse came to tell me at around 5:40 a.m. and that is the moment my whole world changed.
I don't like to think about what would have happened had I not asked for Lili to be taken or if the Nurse had not taken her. I would have put her back to sleep for the fourth time that night and woken up to a completely different scenario. I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for my sweet precious baby. We all have a purpose here on earth and I know Lili has much yet to accomplish. I just hope as Parents, Jamie and I will be able to give her what she needs spiritually and physically.
Her first couple hours in the NICU. She was such a good NICU baby! I loved her from the first moment. It's amazing how you can feel such a connection to such a little person you just met for the first time on this earth. I love her!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
A very special thanks to Katie Smith for scrubbing the house top to bottom! the second Carolina walked in the house and smelled the sentsy, she got very emotional. On her behalf I feel it safe to say she feels so blessed living near close friends who recognize her needs and who are so willing to help fulfill those needs. It's also comforting knowing that Elisa is there too! Carolina couldn't ask for a better sister (other than me, haha). Thanks for taking Isabella!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Please refer to the blog or call Elisa Arthur for updates. Carolina, Jamie and Lili are very tired and would like to catch up on some lost sleep.
We are so excited to have Lili here! Carolina and Jamie already love her immensely. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated
pictures coming your way soon!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
- Paint trim and doors for basement
- Have installers install trim and doors in basement
- Pick carpet
- Pick tile
- Have tile and carpet installed
- Move Boys to basement
- Re-paint the boys old room for new nursery
- Put crib in nursery
- Put baby stuff in nursery
Yup, this is not getting done in 11 days. I have come to grips with the fact that I may just not be done and that will be okay. Who needs a nursery when my babies sleep in their swings the first 2 months anyway? I figure I've got some time. I just wanted the dust and crap cleaned up a bit from all the construction in the basement. Not to mention how glorious is will be to have all that extra room and be able to park my car in the garage once again!
I have gained more weight this time around than with my other 3 babies and these are some of the things that come with the weight gain:
Swollen ankles and toes-hobbit feet, I am now convinced, were probably really pregnant ladies about to give birth.
Swollen hands-For the first time in 12 years of marriage, I can't wear my wedding ring. My watch is getting close to the same.
My right hand falls asleep-I wake up in the middle of the night unable to feel my right hand. Completely numb! How strange that feels.
Indigestion-this has been a curse for all 4 pregnancies.
Back pain-this also has been a curse for all 4 pregnancies, but this time I'm going to a chiropractor and it appears to help.
Dizzy spells-I tend to pass out when pregers. This is the worst because it is so debilitating, but I think the Chiro has been helping me a ton in this area because I am up and about this time around.
Broken Toe-Yeah! I can finally walk on my foot without pain. I think it has healed pretty well.
Scratch on left leg-Also healing, but still tender. It was pretty nasty!
Of course, I have the belly-by far my largest belly thus far. My belly button popped out. That has never happened before. What a funny thing to have happen.
I am just so thankful that this is my last time. I would almost be sad about it, but being pregnant isn't easy for me or anybody else who's around me. Poor Jamie has had to deal with my moody, crazy thinking self. He's a trooper and a keeper. So, keep posted, this weekend may be it!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
"I know that am I nothing, as to my strength I am week, therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God in whose strength I can do all things".
Unfortunately, I cannot find the reference or remember where it is ( I haven't looked to hard). The point is we can accomplish anything as long as we have Heavenly Father on our side, even getting through the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I love Izzy's blue outfit. It makes her eyes look so pretty. I also LOVE her new haircut. I will post pics as soon as I get some taken.
....and yes, my very first midnight showing of any movie! Summer and Cassidy both came and were sooooo good while we waited in line. Lucky me, I was pregers, so I got to bring along a camping chair to sit in. It was such a life saver!
Team Edward or Jacob? Definately Jacob! Have you seen what Edward looks like in the movie? Not even a competition there.
My cute sister Elisa, Summer and I waiting and waiting and waiting some more. I've never waited this long...not even at disneyland!
The group of girls from my ward that came with. Teri was there with Cassidy, but I didn't get any pics of her. She's such a great mom to take Cass and hang out till 3 am!
Dinner at T's house. Those ribs were amazing!! Food at the Ogdens is always fabuloso....I need to learn to cook more like that.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Spectator: Gotta love those two year olds!
Me: Yeah, tell me about it.
Spectator: ...AND OH MY GOSH YOU'RE HAVING ANOTHER ONE!
Yes, at that very moment I was so thankful that my other TWO children where on rides and no where to be seen. I may be a freek show now, but just wait. Five years from now when the baby is five and christian is 13...no wait...Ten years from now when the youngest is ten, and Christian is off to college...no wait Fifteen years from now I'll be so glad I did it. Okay, so I have a long road ahead, but I wouldn't trade any of it. As hard as raising these kids may be on a daily basis, they are mine forever and I know that is the biggest blessing of all. Lets just hope that our next baby is much calmer than Izzy. I don't know if I can handle two of those!!!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Christian waiting to play his song. He didn't care to dress up like his brother. He wanted to be casual.
Here is Nico so proud of himself. I love his cute smile and his funny personality.
and of course, our little miss trouble maker. She spent most the time out in the hall.
So Jamie and I went down to Mexico with two other couples from our ward. We had such a great time. No kids, no diapers, no feedings, no schedules, no homework, no piano, no scouts, no baseball, no nothing! All we did was exactly what we wanted for one whole week. It was funny, but it felt so natural to be on my own, I wondered half way through if I would be able to go back home and deal with my crazy life. Anyway, we had so much fun with these friends (Fausetts and Ravstens). We will be vacationing together with them again for sure....at least that's what I hope they want as well! Here are some pics of us in Mazatlan....
At El Cid resort in Mazatlan. This was a pretty fun pool. We hung out here our first day and just RELAXED and decompressed.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Not sure what is being said here, but Christian was on one this trip. Everything had to be comical.
Laguna Beach is our new favorite beach in California. So kid and Caro friendly. Icecream shop was only across the street....a stone through away. The beach also had a playground for kids who get bored of the beach...as if that ever has happened.
This was merely for the 1 and a half year old who has already forgotten about this event. At least this proof will keep it alive in her mind for the rest of her life. All is not a wasted.