I know, it is so awful that I am still trying to catch up with things I haven't posted about over the past two months! Liberty turned 4 on June 28th. WOW, she is one 4 year old drama mama!! But she still manages to win us over with her adorable smile. It was really fun being pregnant with her because I was pregnant with my sister, 2 sister in laws, and one very dear friend (probably more than that if I thought about it long enough) I was on the list for induction at Chandler Regional and instead of going in the afternoon like I was supposed to, they called me at 2 a.m. Our super best friends (that were expecting their 1st) came and hung out with us; it was a lot of fun to visit and just hang until it was time to actually do something. I don't remember all the details for sure, but I know it was early in the morning when they started the pitociin and I decided to just wait until I needed the epidural (bad idea!) Oh, and I forgot to mention that this was our first experience of letting it be a surprise. I was FOR SURE it was another boy, but desperately wanted a sister for Emberlyn, especially because they would be 18 months apart, which is what my sister Tiffany & I are, and we are best friends! Anyways, things were going slow so Devin & our friends decided to go down to the cafeteria to get some breakfast. Devin double checked to make sure that I was ok if he went b/c the contractions were starting to pick up and I assured him I was fine. Little did I know that in the 20 min. they were gone my contractions went from fine, to bawling b/c they hurt so bad. Good ol' pitocin! I have NEVER had that happen before and it was SO awful. I was crying for the nurse to hurry and get the anesthesiologist there, who was of course not available for 30 min. After about 15 min. I asked her if she could turn down the pit to see if that would help and her response was, "oh, yeah I could do that, I'm sure that would help a lot" Well geez thanks lady!! Shortly after that the Dr. showed up and placed my ever wonderful epidural and I have a picture of me smiling and re-applying my makeup after he left. Dr. Lamb came and broke my water and withing 30 min. it was go time. The coolest thing about Libertys delivery was that the Dr. had before hand asked Devin if he wanted to help deliver the baby and he said no thanks, so I asked if I could pull the baby out and he said "sure". (Dr. Lamb is the BEST most AMAZING Dr. ever, by the way!!) So I pushed her head out, and delivered the shoulders, then I reached down and pulled her out. It was so cool!! I laid her on my chest and Devin looked to see what we had and as soon as he said, "it's a girl" we both started crying because we were so excited for Emmy to have a sister. It was so wonderful to have my sister and our friends in the waiting room so they could come in as soon as she arrived. She weighed 8 lbs. and was so perfect. When the kids came to see her in the hospital Emberlyn refused to let anyone hold her, except for her. We have another pic of Emmy screaming b/c Tiffany tried to take her away. Despite all the drama, I do love my girls. And I love my little Liberty and the sweet smiles and love she brings into our home.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 7:31 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I've put a teaspoon in the kids' chocolate milk-they didn't notice.
I added a few tablespoons to my cookies- can't tell.
I put a few tablespoons in my banana bread- can't taste it.
I sprinkled a teaspoon on my oatmeal- I could taste it, but it was good."
Posted by Kristina at 1:01 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2008
At first when I found out I was having another boy I was sad, BUT only because I had a previous ultrasound and was told I was having a girl, so I was quite shocked. But when it came time to meet him I was very excited about having 3 little men in my life. This was my first experience with putting myself into labor. My sister in law is a mid wife and she gave me her recipe for her "bomb" that puts you into labor, and it did just that. Masons labor was actually the best experience I have ever had. I went into the hospital and I was at a 3 and started moving along quickly. This was also the first time that I had my mom there with me, which was really special to me. Anyways, I got to a 7 and was still pretty comfortable, which is ABSOLUTELY not my normal experience!!! I got too scared about how bad the actual delivery would be so I went ahead and got the epidural. I went from a 7 to ready to push in about 20 min. He arrived weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz., he seemed to tiny to me! We still had not decided on a name until he was born, Devin wanted Ammon and I wanted Mason; while I was pushing the Dr. asked me, "what is this little guys name?" And I just looked at Devin and he said, "it's Mason" What was he supposed to say as his wife was pushing out his 3rd son. HEHEHE! :)
Poor little Mason came down the birth canal so fast that his whole face was black and blue. The nurses had to put a little sign on his bassinet that said, "yes, my face is bruised" because they said they didn't want the Dr's & nurses to think he was purple from not breathing. The umbilical cord was wrapped 3 times around his neck and he was having a hard time breathing right after he was born so he was rushed off to the NICU. He stayed there for 24 hours under an oxygen bubble thing. He also had jaundice so he after he was home we had to sit in the sun with him every day. But regardless of all of that, he was perfectly fine and Austin & Hunter were thrilled to have a new little baby in the house.
Mason has always been our funny little man that makes us laugh. He has such a big heart and about a dozen times a day will come up to me and wrap his arms around me and tell me how much he loves me. He says the sweetest prayers too. The other night we explained to all the kids about my 3 Day walk and why I was doing it. His prayer that night was, "Heavenly Father, please bless that lots and lots of people will come to the garage sale, so people won't be sick and have cancer." You don't get much more pure in heart than that. He is such a blessing to our home and I don't know what I would do without all his hugs and kisses.
Posted by Kristina at 10:02 PM
And seriously, could he look any happier! He is like this all the time. Even cutting his new teeth, he had a couple of bad days and that was it. He is such a sweetheart!
Posted by Kristina at 9:29 PM
Posted by Kristina at 1:27 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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Posted by Kristina at 2:22 PM
Friday, August 8, 2008
So many fun things to blog about, so little time! The other night when it started pouring down rain Liberty and I happened to be at Wal Mart. We walked around for 20 min. hoping that it would die down, but that never happened so we finally decided to leave. When I got to the front and saw the SHEETS of rain pouring down I thought, "hmm, this ought to be interesting." Libs was in her jammies and flip flops (it was like 9...and they were cute jammies!) So I decided that I would leave my cart at the front door and run w/Liberty to the van, then pull up to the front and load the groceries. Liberty was HILARIOUS!!! I gave her a sack to lay over her head (no, her head was not IN the bag, just laid over her hair), took her shoes off and we ran through the soaked parking lot and she was giggling hysterically all the way to the van! When we got in she said, "that was so funny mom, when we get home I am going to tell Dad what we did." And she did just that! It made me laugh, and reminded me how the simple things in life can bring us so much joy.
Posted by Kristina at 12:47 AM
Friday, August 1, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 1:36 PM
Oh heaven help Masons teacher!!!!
It is always a sad day when school starts....no more sleeping in and staying up late! :( But this year was even harder because I was sending off yet another Kindergartner! Emberlyn couldn't wait to start school and has been counting down the days for about a year now!! I cried all the way home from dropping them off because when we got to her classroom she dropped her bag at the door and ran to sit with the other kids and I was left standing at the door, "bye Emmy.....bye....I love you......bye Emberlyn" yeah, she didn't even look back or wave bye. TEAR!!! I know she is just excited though. I did call and leave my mom a sappy message telling her that even though I am 30 (oops, I mean 29!) I still need my mommy!!! I just can't believe how fast they grow up! Austin will enjoy the 4th grade, Hunter is in 3rd, Mason is in 1st and little Emmy is in Kindergarten. Next year Liberty starts!! AHHHHHH!!! Where are all my babies going!?!
Posted by Kristina at 9:47 AM