Sunday, November 18, 2012

I'm in love!

 This has been one crazy ride!  I've been MIA on the blog because I have been preparing for our newest member to arrive.  Well on the 12th I went in to see my doctor and he said that they would schedule an induction since he was measuring big.  When I got there, he told me the hospital said that I couldn't induce until next week.  I asked if he could ask again because I was done.  Super uncomfortable and nervous to have a 10 pound baby!  As I was walking back to my car, I got a call that we got the green light and we should be at the hospital at 7 am the next day.  I took these final photos.
 Last day being pregnant!
 The next morning we arrived and got all checked in.  I got a nurse in training, so the IV took three tries, ouch!  The on call doctor came to check me and tried to break my bag of water, but said I was too high and they were thinking of sending me home.  Well, about 20 minutes later, my water broke.  The nurses started my pitocin soon after that.  We waited a while and it started kicking in a bit.  Around 11:30, they asked if I wanted an epidural now, or wait until 1:30.  I decided it was better to be safe than sorry.  I got my epidural and decided to rest for a bit.  I was at a 3 at that point.  About an hour later, the nurse came in and I told her I was feeling pressure.  She gave me a funny look.  I asked if it was possible that he was ready.  She said it wasn't impossible, but it wasn't likely.  Sure enough, his head was ready to come out.  They were surprised at how fast he was coming.  My doctor wasn't able to make it, the on call was busy in another room, so the head of maternity came in just in time.  Four contractions later, Preston Reid was born!
 He was 9 pounds and 10 ounces.  Even the nurses told me that didn't think he would be that big, but I knew he was. 
 He is an angel.
 He was not very happy to be messed with.  Baths and suctioning and all that fun stuff bothered him, but once he was wrapped up and fed, he was much happier.
 He has been a dream so far.
 Preston looks just like his big brother Micah.  It will be funny to see if they continue to look the same as they grow.
 Daddy adores him.
 Chad and the kids still had school and day to day stuff to do, so I was on my own with him a lot.  They did visit though.  This is what happens when Brooklyn comes to visit.  She takes over my bed, puts the TV on Disney and eats my chocolates.  Love her.
 My living teddy bear.
 Tiny feet and tiny toes.
 So sweet.
 Tiny little hands and fingers.
 Just so peaceful
 Soon we were ready to go!
 Homeward bound
 Micah loves him...
 And Brooklyn loves being a big sister.
 Big cuddles.
We adore him already.  He seems to have slipped into our family so well!  We just love you Preston!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Spooky Times

 So first off, Micah had a Hero Presentation last week.  He chose his dad as his hero.  OK, so I was a little on the jealous side.  What can you expect?  I think my favorite part had to be when he said that he loved his dad "more than Hot wheels and peaches" which, if you know him, is a big deal!
 For Family Night we got some fun Halloween activities in.  Brooklyn helped me unwrap the caramels to dip apples.
 Then we started up the pumpkin carving.  That is one of those activities you think can be a family thing, but really it's more like "hey kids, what shape do you want it in?"  "OK, let me sweat while I carve it for you and you watch."
 B helped pull out guts so we could bake up the seeds.
 Micah helped decorate the caramel dipped apples.
 With mini chocolate chips.
 The pumpkins turned out cute!
 Brooklyn with her witch.
 Micah and his Vampkin (that would be a vampire pumpkin).  By the end of the night, I had over cooked the caramel for the apples, so they were nearly impossible to eat and the timer stopped working for the pumpkin seeds, so they burned, but the kids had fun, the pumpkins turned out and the pictures are cute!
 The night before Halloween, we did a quick trip to the mall to get a costume for Micah's bear so he would match.  This is how we roll.
 Halloween was all sorts of crazy!  First thing in the morning, Micah's school had a parade.
 Here he is with his class.  He is in the lower right corner.
This is him with his friends and his matching bear Racer.
 Next up was Brooklyn's school party.  She only participated for a second and then she was over it.
 Then she did this for the rest of the show.
 That night, we met up with cousin Gavin at Grandma and Grandpa's house and trick or treated!
 My LAPD man.
 A pink princess (she spilled smoothie on the purple one, thank goodness for backups!)
 We had to trick or treat from grandma first!
 At the end, they enjoyed their spoils.