Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lucy and Jefrie..first playdate:)

So cute and cuddly!!! They are 3 months apart shy of 3 days. Jefrie-January 22/ Lucy April 19

They kept trying to hold each other's hands...or so that is what we are saying;) I think our little blondies are soooo adorable! They are best friends...we arranged it, like an arranged marriage...they will find out later:)

Holding hands again, and look, they are pretty much the same length and 3 months apart...I wonder where Lucy got her height from...I am only 5'6 1/2" and Evan is 6'0" crazy! Lucy is 5 weeks and Jefrie is about 4 months or so.

Amy came over and hung out. We went on a walk to the park, and it was nice to get out and have a little exercise. THANKS AMY!! I can't wait until I am up and going again and not worrying about if I will make it to the park without over doing it...haha. I have my 6-week check next week. I hope I get cleared for swimming so I can take Lucy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Getting her nails cut for the first time....

Lucy didn't even know it, but Evan was smooth and quick. For the first time in 5 weeks, Evan cut her nails while she was napping. We were too scared about clipping before, and had only been using a nail file, but it was definitely time for her nails to get clipped, she kept scratching her face. Yay for good husbands, and good babies too!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

4 weeks old

I can't believe that Lucy is 4 weeks old already! She is definitely changing everyday. My mom(Grandma Liz) returned home last Thursday, and while we were ready to try this parenting thing on our own, we definitely miss Grandma Liz and all the wonderful things she did for us. Lucy misses her cuddles...she told me:)

We are learning about what a baby is and does. Lucy has pretty much been sleeping and eating, and now she is trying to stay awake more during the day. She is learning to burp better, but for a while we had to give her medicine at each feeding to insure that she would burp. The last couple of days it has been extremely hot in our home, and Lucy has been overheated, and has thrown up her formula a couple times from it...not fun! We are trying to keep her room cooler, or keep her in the coolest parts of the house so this doesn't happen again, it is pretty scary to see her get so sick, throw up, and get so limp and sweaty and have heat rash. :( She was on a 3-4 hour sleep and eating schedule, and last night she slept for 5 hours at a was wonderful! We went to bed at 9:30 and didn't get up until 2:30 and then 6:00:):)

Lucy likes to cuddle with mom and dad sometimes in bed:)

She also likes sitting in her chair and listen to mommy talk.

Evan is finishing up his last week of teaching school and then he is off for the summer. Baseball, walks, zoo, park, pool, family, etc. YaY!!!! We are going to have lots of fun this summer, and will even begin the househunting fun:)

Friday, May 15, 2009

My beautiful roses

Evan came home today and surprised me with a beautiful rose plant. Yay for summer time and planting beautiful things!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

3 weeks old:) and my first Mother's day

My mom, Lucy and me:)
Me, Lucy, my mom, Tina(my sister) and her little Nathan 2 months and 1 day older than Lucy

Well, if you can believe it, Lucy is 3 weeks old, and will be a month on Sunday! She is such a doll. She hardly ever cries, unless she wants a new diaper and a bottle, even then it isn't bad. Lucy is a great cuddler and is already growing out of her cute little clothes! She also has incredible hair:) We don't know if it is strawberry blonde or ust blonde..depends on the light, and it is turning more blonde by the day.. She gets little curly cues in her hair and her eyelashes are LONG and cute! Evan is off for the summer May 26, and then our adventures will begin...we are even going to try to buy a house this summer or by Thanksgiving...YAY for new chapters in our lives. My mom goes home tomorrow. We will miss her tons, but it will be good for us to learn to do all of this parenting stuff on our own;) I am sure my dad is excited to see my mom again, we kept her a long time...THANKS DAD!

Our first Family photo out of the hospital. Don't you love our tired eyes;)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

cute daddy...random pictures...update

Evan is the cutest daddy!!! Look at these cute pictures!!! Also, an update...

I am doing better. I have two more days of antibiotics through my picc line. My mom will be here for 5 more days, and I hope I feel better when she leaves. I am feeling a little better and doing more each day. I still can't hold Lucy for very long or do much of anything, and my energy level is nowhere where it should be, but I am able to feed and burp her. She is a great cuddler. I went into Target with Evan to buy more bottles and baby stuff, and after about 15 minutes I thought I was going to pass out. So I think it will still be a while to work into going out in public, picking Lucy up in her car chair, day at a time right?:) I can't wait to have all of my energy and physical everything back. YAY!

I am grateful for my mom and Evan. They have both been very great at helping and pretty much doing everything during this really hard time for me! YAY them! Lucy will be 3 weeks tomorrow, it will be my first Mother's Day, Lucy had a great visit this week, and is doing really well per the doctor's visit. I think being a mom is great, and I hope to get the hang of it better each week:) My mom and Evan are great taking Lucy in the night...and yes I help...but they do most of it for now, I am sure that will soon change:)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

my cabbage patch baby

I told my mom Lucy reminds me of a cabbage patch doll, so she sent me this picture of me when I was little....too think my hair used to be this straight...crazy!

My Roller Coaster isn't always what you plan

So when you think of going to Elitches, riding the roller coaster sounds fun, and something that you would like to do a couple times. Well, I have had the craziest Roller Coaster of my life! I had so many ideas of how things in my life would unfold, and let's just say, I am in the Lord's hands, not in my own hands....

I went in on April 18th to have a baby, and had a c-section after 1 1/2 hours of pushing. Evan and I got a beautiful baby girl, Lucy, 9lbs 3 oz. Not sure what she weighs now, but her two week appt is this week, she is almost 3 weeks old now:)

After I was discharged and we brought baby Lucy home Wednesday, I got really sick and was readmitted to the hospital Friday, just two days after she was brought home. Evan and I then spent until Tuesday the following week in the hospital and were told that I had an infection in my uterus, and that my liver was enlarged, and other metabolic things were a off. I was glad to go home Tuesday.

Wednesday I was SUPER sick again but was soooo emotional and sad, I didn't want to go back to the hospital, and tried to hold out one more day. So yes, Thursday I had gotten worse, and returned to the hospital, only this time it took the ER from 5pm to 3am to admitt was a LONG night. I had more tests run on me than I took all through my entire life of testing in school!

Cat Scans, leg ultrasounds, liver ultrasounds, blood work, chest x-rays, heart thinga ma jiggers, etc! I can't even name or count all the tests I went through. The phlobotomist was scared of me and my veins and said I was the hardest person to draw blood from, and he saw cases like me once a year...YIKES!

So, after lots of prayer on our part and many of your prayers, the doctors finally found that I had an infection behind my uterus(like an abscess) and needed to treat it. And since I had a doctor from almost every department working on me, they all had a plan for how I should be worked on. It came down to having a very potent antibiotic try to reach the infection, instead of doing surgery, and a liver biopsy. (my liver is 3-4 times the size it should be)

So After spending 6 more days in the hospital, I came home this past Tuesday with a picc line in my arm, and a nurse comes over everyday in the afternoon to administer the antibiotic to me so that I can be home, and not in the hospital. This will continue until Monday of next week.

I love being home. It has been really hard to be away from my baby and my mother. I am VERY grateful to Evan for sticking by my side and staying in the hospital with me on their ever so comfy beds, and making sure that I was taken care of properly. I am soooo grateful to my mother for extending her plane ticket over and over to accomodate this special circumstance. I am grateful to the Lord for helping me through this ordeal. I know that the Lord has a plan for me, and I am definitely learning from my experiences. I can't believe that it is May already...time really disappeared from me.

In 6 weeks I will go back and have my liver retested, and for the rest of my life i will have to deal with the metabolic disorder that I have.... My body isn't perfect, but Heavenly Father is definitely blessing me through my challenges.

And to answer any questions, Yes, I will have more children if the Lord will bless me with them. I know I had a really hard time getting pregnant, and then all of this complication that happened. But this is a rare thing, and it will soon be a sign of the past. I might even be able to breast feed the next baby...we shall see.

I love my new family. I love seeing Evan with Lucy. My mom is the perfect definition of what a mother should be. I hope I can come close to being like her one day.

I am grateful for prayer and priesthood blessings. I am grateful to all of you for comfort and support and your prayers. I am happy that I am feeling so much better, but still have a long road in front of me for recovery!

Life is a roller coaster, and you don't always know what turns and changes in the coarse will happen. But, we should all stay fastened and know that the Lord will not allow us to end the ride on a bad note. He wants us to come home safely to Him!

Yay to better days and feeling better!

Love to you all!