Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

She is here

Our Princess has arrived!
And as the true princess that she is, she came on her own time! As most of you know I was scheduled to be induced on Sunday the 12th. We thought we had everything worked out, Austin and Dax and the whole family drove to St. George on Thursday morning for a wedding. I stayed home just in case (good thing) and my mom was going to fly in Friday night to be with me. Austin was driving home Saturday night after the wedding to be ready for Sunday morning. Well Thursday morning I got up and had lots to do on my to do list for the next 2 days. First I went to my last Dr. appt and I was dilated to a 2 1/2 and 70% effaced. So I went on with my day and ran all my errands. I got home around 6 pm and I started having contractions around 9. They were about 9-12 minutes apart and I started to get a little worried! I decided to just go to bed and try to relax. AFTER I kneeled down and prayed that I wouldn't have to go into labor in the night all alone! Well I woke up a few times in the night with contractions but was able to go back to sleep. Huge miracle that I got a good nights sleep. At 5:45 I woke up with a really bad contraction. They started out about 9 minutes apart again and I just knew that I was in labor. I called Austin and told him and then my mom. I wanted to make sure that I was in real labor before I brought everyone back. So I called my midwife and she said to come on in and she would check me before I had them fly in. (Austin was supposed to be able to have a friend of the brides personal plane fly him back if I went into labor so I told him to call and get it ready just in case.) Well my mom decided to jump on the first flight out to be with me
just in case. SOOO I hurried and jumped in the shower (didn't even wash my hair) and threw some stuff in a bag just in case I wasn't coming home and I was out the door. By then I was having contractions about 6 min apart and they were hurting! I jumped in the truck (Austin took my car) and NO gas! I had to go pump gas while having full on contractions! All I could think is, "this in an adventure, don't cry!"So I made it to the Dr's office and I was in pain. Ramona (my amazing midwife) hurried and checked me and I was dilated to a 5.5 and completely effaced. (With Dax I went from a 5 to a 10 in one contraction) so I LOST IT. I thought I was going to have this little girl all alone. She said we needed to get to the hospital right now. She said she would drive me because I couldn't drive myself and the nurse was freaking out saying that it was to big a liability issue, so I said I would just drive myself. (it was only 2 exits away) Ramona agreed but said she would drive right behind me in case I needed to pull over. I called Austin as I was driving to the hospital and said get here NOW that he was probably not going to make it. He informed me that the plane was not available and he and Dax were driving to Las Vegas to catch a flight. I called my mom and she was driving to the airport and was giving me the pep talk that I could do this. That I was a strong woman and that I could do this alone. By the time I got the hospital I was not doing so good and the kicker was having to walk into the ER ALONE carrying my bags and check myself in. Yes everyone was staring and they probably thought I was a teenage mother doing this all alone. I was pretty embarrassed and was emotionally not stable so I said to the man in front of me, (yes there was a line to check in) who kept turning around to stare at me while I breathed through my contractions, VERY loudly so the whole waiting room could hear, "MY HUSBAND IS COMING! HE IS ON A PLANE TO BE HERE WITH ME." haha I can laugh about it now. So I got checked in and taken right to my room and while I was changing I called my amazing friend Brooke who lives super close to the hospital to please come right now. And my mom had called my cousins (my only family in AZ) to come. They both made it there in record speed and got there just as I was getting my epidural. Brooke held my hand as I got the magic shot. I started to calm down after that and I had gotten my emotions under control (put my big girl panties on) and said I could do this. I also got a blessing from Brooke's husband Spencer and I just knew everything was going to be ok. So they checked me at about 10 am and I was dilated to an 8. So they decided not to check me again and as long as I didn't need to feel the urge to push they would let me be, and try to wait for Austin and my mom. My moms flight got in at 11:30 (THANK YOU my amazing friend JEN for picking her up and getting her there) and Austin's at 1:30. Well lets just say it was A PURE MIRACLE and answered prayers because they both made it! Austin pulled into the hospital parking lot as my water broke and was dilated to a 10. He walked in the door at 2 and she was born at 2:24! The birth went amazing and everything was perfect. I didn't even need a pain pill or an ice pack my whole recovery! She is just beautiful and we are so happy. Here are some pics of the amazing day...

My amazing support group who got me through till my hubby arrived

My mom and I

I don't think I have ever been so excited to see him!

First look at her

Puckering up at daddy

Holding on to daddy

Our first family pic of 4

Heading home!

1 week old

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Baby Shower!

I had the cutest little baby girl shower EVER last week! Thanks a million to my amazing friend Charde', sister-in-law Bree, and mother in law Delight. They did such a darling job on everything! It could not of been any cuter. It was so fun to have my house a full decorated GIRL HEAVEN instead of it being covered in trucks, trains, and motorcycles! :) Thanks to all the girls who came and made it such a fun evening.. I LOVED it. And I got some SUPER cute stuff. I cant wait to see her in everything! 5 days!!

We had a YUMMY Crepe bar with all the toppings.. bananas, strawberries,peanut butter, chocolate,cream cheese sauce, powdered sugar and whip cream... mmmm

Delight, Bree, and Grandma

Charde' and Stephanie.. old roommate's and great friends!

Jenn, Baby Arli, and Ryann

My cousins, Kim, Lindsey, and Steph

Delight made me this darling quilt to go in her crib (its a sneak peak of what her room colors are.. I cant wait to get it all done this week so I can post pictures!!) She is amazing. She also made me her famous burp cloths.. LOVE them.

My family is beyond talented and Bree made me the cutest headbands and leggings. She made this outfit out of old jeans and lace.. so STINKING CUTE!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey Day

We had Thanksgiving at the Clark's and it was a great, relaxing, fun day. Dinner was AWESOME! We ate outside and it was beautiful! That's why we live in Arizona... we can eat Thanksgiving dinner out on the lawn. Love it.
This is what Dax's dinner consisted of

Family Picture and 37 weeks pregnant.. 2 WEEKS TO GO!! (I am getting induced Sunday the 12th!)

Is Cannon not the stinking cutest?! Love that boy!!

Bryce & Bree

All 4 girls :)

Getting a ride on uncle Mitch

Hope Y'all had a GREAT Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Family Camping Trip

This weekend me and my boys loaded up and went camping at Bear Canyon Lake up on the rim. It was so beautiful and cold! I know this is kind of lame but I got really emotional when we were leaving.. this is probably the last trip we will take as just a little family of 3! Not that I am not SOOO excited for this little princess but its never going to be just me and the boys again. So we enjoyed every second of it! We rode the quad, found and cut our own firewood, cooked tinfoil dinners, roasted smores, sat around the fire and talked, slept in the back of the truck under the stars and fished! We had lots of fun

I love my boys!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Fun

We found the best Fall Festival Ever! And it happened to be right around the corner from us! Cox Farm is 60 acres of fall heaven! For $9 we got a hayride, rode tractors, milked cows, enjoyed the petting zoo, did "farm chores", rode all there HUGE slides, got there to die for apple cider and kettle corn, enjoyed live music, picked pumpkins and just had a blast!! Excuse my overload of pictures, we had so much fun!

Dax and Dad on the hay ride

Dax DROOLING over all the tractors

Oh Bless her heart! Don't you nursing mommy's feel like this sometimes?? Well, when you feel like complaining just think of dear Ms. Piggy here, it could be worse! :)

I don't know who is having more fun

I was a Happy Camper

There free apple cider shacks

Is that not the cutest barn ever? I was in love. There were animals all the way through then upstairs was a huge slide that took you outside

Learning to milk cows

Picking out there pumpkin! In case you are wondering.. our new pumpkin weighs 74 pounds!! It is awesome! Austin can't wait to carve it. We just have to find enough room to get it home!

It was a GREAT day!! Fall is my favorite!