Thursday, April 30, 2009

Marshall has arrived!!

Well it has been about a week and so I guess it is time to post. His name is James Marshall but we are going to call him Marshall.
This pregnancy and my labor and delivery was very frustrating for me. For some reason unknown to me, this kid would not get into the proper position for exiting the womb. He was breech for a good 3 months at least, maybe more. That is something I never want to experience again. I had an external version done at 37 weeks and it was so terrible. It did work and he did get his head down but he was posterior until he was born. I was in labor having contraction with pitocin for 24 hours and not dilating past a 4 when they finally broke my water. I ended up having an epidural because I was so tired and the contractions were worse than they were with Zach. (Liz I don't know how you had Harley) I have mixed feelings about the epidural. It was really nice not having to feel the contractions but it was hard to know when to push and then I really didn't like the way I felt afterwards. I don't think I will get another one, but I'm glad I had it for this last one.

This was right after he was born. He immediately found his fingers. He was 9 lbs 7 oz and was 21 inches long. Zach weighed the same but was 2 inches shorter. Once his hair dried it was brown and his skin isn't as dark as Zachary's.
A few days old here. We caught him with his eyes open which hardly ever happens. He is such a sleepy baby. I don't know if it's just the way he is or if it's from having the epidural. My other kids were not sleepy like him. For being so sleepy, he does keep me awake for a good part of the night. Another thing I forgot about having a new born, I am seriously sleep deprived.
Jake has always like to tease the kids. Even when they are only a few days old. He did this with the other kids too. They really get suckin on his nose when they are hungry and Jake thinks it's so funny. Soon Jake will start growling at him and he'll cry and that will be funny too.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I like to to make things

This was really fun to make. It is a bag or clutch for a few diapers and one of those portable wipe containers. It took me about 40 minutes to make and I think I could really make it cute more buttons or ribbons to tie closed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our home

This is a picture of the outside of our apartment. We live in a 2 story condo and our complex is very nice. our kids especially like the balcony that is off of Katie's room.
These are pictures of Sabino Canyon that is really just 2 minutes from our house. It is really beautiful and these pics don't do it justice. I really think that the desert is beautiful and the area of Tucson that we live in is so nice. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I just wanted to post a picture of these booties that I just finished. I made these by hand and it really didn't take me that long. The next pair will have some embellishment. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Vertex!! woo hoo!!

I am feeling a lot better since this baby has been turned head down. I had an External Version done at the Tucson Medical Center last week and it was so awful. The Dr. that did was really nice but he pushed down so hard to get the baby around. He was holding him in his hands, pushing and turning while I lay an my back screaming. I don't even make noise while I'm in labor ( I have never had an epidural either) and I just couldn't keep it in. I felt so much better afterwards though. My belly wasn't as sore and my hips felt better. It was worth doing but if he turns himself back around I'm just going to have a C-section. I don't think I could go through that again. 
Jake is almost done with his first year of law school. His finals start 3 days after my due date and they last for 2 weeks. I might go to Pima and stay with my mom for a few days during the 2nd week.
Katie keeps telling me that she wants to hold the baby and he needs to come already. I do agree with her. I need to put a picture up of this pregnancy. I really am sticking strait out in front. I have a hard time getting through the halls in church and through the relief society room with out being stopped and commented on.  
Two weeks ago my dad was in a terrible car accident. He was the only one involved and he was very lucky to have survived it. He over corrected and rolled his truck off the road and down  a hill. It was about mid night and someone was driving behind him and saw it happen. He was taken to Tucson in a helicopter and ended up staying there for a week. He broke his neck (C6 and C7) had surgery that lasted for 5 or 6 hours and now has a halo on that he will have to live with for the next 2 to 3 months. He has kept a surprisingly good mood despite his condition. We have had lots of family and friends visit and call and help out in his garden. I now he really appreciates it.