Monday, July 28, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 2:54 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"We went to Kristina's and hung out for a while. (for Rykers blessing) The kids just played and played. As we were leaving Jared (Jacobs Dad) made the comment that Liberty was so cute. One of Kristina's little girls. He always would ask if we could take her home with us. We would also joke that we were going to arrange for her and Jake to be married. :) Well as we were leaving their house we asked the kids if they had fun. Well some how the subject of Liberty came up. We asked Jake if he liked playing with her and of course he said yes. Then we said do you want to marry her? He was like "Yup." For Jake that is something. We would always tease him about other little girls and he would say no. So from that moment on Liberty has been his 1st love. Here are a few situations that prove she is his first love. Picking flowers in the yard. "Mom this flower is for when I marry Liberty."Playing in the toy room with little Mega Block people. One is a boy and one is a princess. "This one is me mom and this one is Liberty."Sitting in the car driving. Jake is singing in the back. So I turn down the radio to hear what he is singing. "I'm gonna marry Liberty, I'm gonna marry Liberty." Over and over."
Ok, so we had Jacob & his sister Aubree (who is Emmys age) spend the night Mon & Tues and this is the conversation I had with Liberty this morning (after they went home) while I was cleaning the bathroom and she was taking a bath.
he he, Jacob really wants to marry me
I know, but not till your older right?
yup! How old are you mom?
29 (don't tell my kids I lie about that, hehe)
Ok, so I have to be 29. How old do boys have to be?
Um, they have to be home from their mission. (we have also managed to brain wash our little ones in telling them you are not supposed to kiss until after you are married; shhhhhhh!)
Ok, so I will go on my mission, and then I will be a mom. Then I will go to the doctor.
What will you go to the doctor for?
Duh mom, to get the baby out...you know that!
And I will name her Cassie (my sisters name)
What if it's a boy?
It won't be, it will be a girl. How many kids did I say I wanted Mom?
15 (its always 15 if you ask her!)
Oh yeah. And I won't live here any more.
Where will you live?
I dunno, somewhere.
Will you live close so I can see you all the time?
Um, I could drive to your house
And the kids could spend the night at your house!
Ok, that would be fun!
I sure love that little girl. She always talks about how she is going to be a mom, what her girls names will be (she NEVER has any boys when she talks about it) stuff like that. I love it!
Posted by Kristina at 3:52 PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 7:29 PM
Friday, July 11, 2008
OK, I try really hard not to blog about bad days that I have because quite frankly I enjoy trying to keep up this "act" of what a great mom I am and how well I handle everything. HA! But after the events that unfolded today, I couldn't help but preserve it for all time. :)
Posted by Kristina at 5:54 PM
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I can't believe my twiners are 2!! On May 23rd Brinley & Brigham turned 2. They are such little toddlers...babies no more. :( I am hoping and praying that one day soon their trouble making days will subside, but I think that is wishful thinking! Brinley still loves to Mommy every one and her new favorite is to tilt her head to one side with her disappointed face, no idea where she got that ;) and say, no, no, Brigham, huff, and walk away while shaking her head. Geez!! She is only 2, I can't believe she acts like that already. Brigham is such a boy and reminds me so much of Austin. He loves everything boy and he is so sweet. Last year I did a list of things I loved about each of the kids on their B-day, this year I decided to (for journal purposes) remember afew things about their birth. So feel free to skip all the boring details!
First a funny story. All the time that my parents lived in Arkansas I would tease my mom
that she had to hurry and move here so i could have my twins. I got pregnant with the twins within a few months of them moving here!! Crazy huh!!
When I was finally aloud to go into labor (after 3 weeks on bed rest) it was still a long process. I got to the hospital maybe around 6 pm and AFTER calling all my family and having a room full of people waiting to meet the twins, my Dr. decided not to come and break my water till morning. So I got my epidural, everyone went home and I tried to get a little bit of sleep. (Like that was really supposed to happen when you are at the end of a long wait for 2 babies!!) I think I slept for about 2 hours. The Dr. came in around 5 am and broke my water, so I re-called everyone and told them that it would be really soon. Thank goodness my Mom & Dad were only about 10 min. away b/c everything else happened so fast! The next thing I knew I was being taken to the operating room (no hospital delivers twins, any more, in any room but the OR in case of emergencies). Devin was left in my room to get his scrubs on and wait for my mom. They get me in the OR and start getting me ready and I will never forget the flood of emotions that followed. It was quiet and cold and kind of scary in there. I was all by myself wanting Devin to come and hold my hand. The pregnancy had been such a long journey that I kind of didn't do much thinking about actually taking home two babies. The realization of how much our lives were going to change hit me like a ton of bricks. I was so glad when my mom & Devin finally got into the room. Brinley Kristina was born at 7 (I think, I am going to have to look that up!) with hardly any effort and no pain. I mean seriously, she was 6lbs. 15oz and I was used to 8 and 9 lb babies! Then Brigham decided that he loved having all that space to himself and did this cool flipping trick so he was no longer head down. Yipee! So the Dr. had to reach inside and grab his feet and pull him out. That might sound like no big deal, but it was the weirdest experience of my life, one of which I will spare you the details of. :) Brigham Devin was born 9 min. later weighing 6lbs 10oz. He was such a cute tiny little man with the most beautiful head, b/c he was never in the birth canal! Unfortunately I didn't even get to hold him b/c he was having difficulty breathing. I think they held him up for me to look at as they were taking him out the door. So we snuggled and took pictures with Brinley, happy that my two babies were finally here, safe and sound, AND that I was able to have the delivery that I wanted. Throughout the whole pregnancy I was so grateful for how well everything went and that the babies were so healthy. Brigham was in the NICU for about a day and a half. His lung had actually collapsed and re-inflated, but had no ill or lasting effects from it. It was a bit scary to take home two little tiny babies, but it was such a joy to sit at home and have everyone take turns holding a baby. It worked out great that two people could love on a baby at one time!! I am SO incredibly grateful for the experience of having twins. I STILL look at them and think "I am so blessed that I got two at once!" I hope to have the chance to do it again some day. Yes folks, you heard me right...I would love to have twins again!...it is so worth it! Happy Birthday my sweet babies!
Posted by Kristina at 8:38 PM
Posted by Kristina at 11:12 AM
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 12:40 PM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Yipee!!!! I finally have my computer up and running! I have been going through serious withdrawls from not being able to blog!! I was having issues tonight loading pictures so I don't know if there is a problem with the site or a bug I still need to work out on my end. Hopefully tomorrow I will get it figured out and I can start catching up on my posts. We have been up to a lot so I have lots of catching up to do!
Posted by Kristina at 9:27 PM