Monday, May 25, 2009

Labor and Delivery

Blake was born on Wednesday May 20th @ 6:36pm. I had a doctors appointment that morning and wasn't expecting much, so I was happy when she told me I was 4cm. dilated. I went home and got lunch for Karly and Kaleb, and was finishing some housework. The kids finished lunch and started to play. Kaleb, who sometimes doesn't like to stop playing and go potty, didn't quite make to the potty in time. So, I started to clean the bathroom floor and sent him up to take a quick bath. I finished the cleaning, took Karly upstairs to nap, and helped Kaleb get out of the bath. It was about 1pm by this time and I started having contractions. I didn't think much of it, but they were a pain and happening every 5min. I waited till 2pm and called Stephen, and told him to come home. I then called my mom and dad. Stephen, got there and told me to call the doctor. I did and they told me to come to the office. We waited just a moment for my dad to get there and to get things settled with the kids. We left for the doctor @ 3:15pm. I got to the doctor, they checked my and told me I was already 8cm and to head over to the hospital. I called my mom and told her to meet us at the hospital. We got there @ 4pm, checked in and got settled. The doctor came in and broke my water and told me I was only about 7cm. After they broke my water the contractions came on stronger. The doctors were actually changing shifts @ 5pm, so Dr. Henderson came in. He checked and said well, your only about 6cm!!! I said ok, if I am going backwards here give me the epidural:) He gave me the epidural, which only took on one side, so my right side felt fine, but the left was in pain. He redid the epidural and it took, but by that time I was 10cm and ready to push. I pushed for about 15min, and he slid right out:) So, 5 1/2hrs. of labor wasn't too bad.

Blake came into the world weighing 8lbs. 6oz. and was 21in. long.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Welcome Baby Blake!!!

I am just going to post a few pictures now, and then write about his entrance into the world later:) We are so blessed to have him in our family!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Best Friends EVER!!

I seriously have the best friends ever!! My 3 bestest friends Sarah, Stephanie and Anna are so much fun to hang out with and I always have the best time when we go out. So, it was no surprise that I had a fabulous night last Thursday. These 3 amazing girls surprised me at my house with cute baby gifts and then proceeded to take me out to dinner. I had no idea they had planned this and it actually was perfect because I wasn't having that great of a day Thursday. I was seriously holding back the tears when I opened the door and saw their beautiful faces. These girls are all so amazing and I love them to death. I am really thankful to know them and have them as my friends.

Thank you girls, I love ya!!

splish splash

It was really hot a few days back so Stephen decided to take the kids out back and hose them down:) Hailey and Kaleb loved it, but Karly, not so much. In the video it sounds like the kids are being tortured, but they really loved it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!

Stephen and I have been married for 7 yrs, and I couldn't be happier. Stephen is such a wonderful husband and I am so proud to be his wife. I love him so much and appreciate all he does for me and our family. He is always so willing to help out and never complains. I miss him so much we he is away and look forward to seeing his handsome face when he walks through the door. I fall more in love with him everyday. Happy Anniversary Stephen, I LOVE YOU forever and always!

Friday, May 8, 2009


I love my mother very much. She is such an amazing woman and I am proud to be her daughter. She was and still is always there for me when I need her. Like the time I got sick in my car on my way to work, and I went home and she cleaned out my car and then went to work for me. She was there at every sporting game I played in, and she still goes to my games now:) She is there when I need some one to talk to. She has been there helping me with every delivery of my kids. She helps take care of my kids when I need a break. She takes me shopping when I need to get away. And most important she has been the best role model for a woman and mother I could have asked for. She is so kind, loving and unselfish. Heavenly Father sure blessed me when he sent me to her.

Mom, I love you very much and hope you have a fantastic Mothers Day!

Monday, May 4, 2009


T-Ball season has started and it has really kept us busy. Hailey is doing really well and is the only girl on the team. She has had 3 games so far and improves with each game. She always hits well and she has an awesome throw. It is so funny to watch, b/c all of the kids will field the ball and then run to tag the base or just chase after the runner, they hardly ever throw. Her favorite position to play is catcher, I just thinks she likes wearing the mask:) Here are a few pics.