Sunday, October 9, 2011

So Far So Good

Brad went up to Logan Friday night to stay with the boys and my mom came down to stay with me. I've been feeling so good that yesterday we went to Walmart, Target and Taipan. Michelle came and met up with us. Sawyer did great and slept the whole time in his carseat.
Nights have been okay. He likes to wake up about every two and a half hours. It's a little rough, but it could be worse!!
The boys have loved holding him today. Coop keeps saying how cute he is. He was holding him and saying he was never going to stop holding him. Such good helpers!

Hospital Stay

I love staying at the hospital as long as possible. Yeah, the bed isn't the most comfortable and the food isn't the greatest, but I get to lay there and have people do everything for me. Who wouldn't love it??
We had visitors while we were there which I love! It was fun to visit and show off Sawyer. :)
My parents came and brought the kids down Wednesday afternoon. The boys loved seeing Sawyer. Ryker couldn't wait to hold him. Coop decided to pass. They brought Sawyer the cutest little dog. Sawyer gave Coop some Lego's and Ryker a truck. Of course the boys loved that!!

Just after my parents left Bill and Carol came down. Sawyer is the twenty-seventh grandchild. We were so glad that they came down and got some great pictures with them. Todd, Karrie and Reagan came while they were here also. It was so fun to visit!

Thursday night my girls came to visit. They brought some of the cutest gifts and one awesome Dr. Pepper cake. It was so fun to see them and visit. I miss living right by these gals!!

We headed home Friday morning. I was finally ready to come home. This recovery has been by far the easiest.

Sawyer William Rich

He's here and we couldn't be happier!! Especially me. So nice to not feel like I have a basketball in my stomach anymore.
Tuesday afternoon I headed in to my appointment with Dr. Spencer. I was feeling ready to have a baby, but he hadn't said anything about inducing me so I wasn't sure what would happen. With my previous babies I've had high blood pressure, but this time around I didn't so I didn't have an induction date yet. Two weeks before he'd checked me and I was a three but he hadn't checked me since. Well, he checked me and said I was a five plus. Then he asked me if I wanted to head to the hospital to have a baby. OF COURSE I DID!! He was nervous that I would go into labor and I wouldn't have time to get my full course of antibiotics because I was GBS positive this time around. I called Brad so excited and he came and picked me up and I headed home to pack. When Coop heard that I was going to have Sawyer he said, "Today is the most awesomest day ever!!" So cute!
Coop had his last soccer game that evening and luckily my parents were coming down to watch. Brad headed to the soccer game and waited for my parents while I packed everything at home. My parents got there and my nice dad filled in as coach so Brad could come back home and get me.
We arrived at McKay Dee around seven and they got me checked in and started on penicillin. They told me I couldn't have the baby before 11:15 because the antibiotic has to run for four hours. I was having some contractions but not a ton and was feeling pretty good. Around nine I started to have a little bit of pain so I asked for my epidural. I wanted to make sure I had it. They put it in and I was feeling great. At 10:45 they broke my water. I could tell the contractions started coming fast because I could still feel the pressure. Then the pain started coming again and I started to get nervous. I was pushing my button but nothing was happening!! Oh no!! I started getting flashbacks of Ryker's delivery. I told the nurse I was in pain and she paged the anesthesiologist. He came in an gave me a quick push of medicine and it kicked in about ten minutes later. Good thing because a little bit after that Sawyer was born!! I found out that I dilate so fast at the end that the epidural doesn't keep up with the pain. That's why he had to come give me more medicine. The MD came in and gowned up and I was more then ready to push. It was hard to wait. Two pushes later Sawyer was here. Easiest delivery ever!! He was born at 12:21 am on Wednesday, October 5. Weighing in at 6 pounds 8 ounces, 20 inches long. He is my littlest baby and didn't have any bruising or cone head because everything went so fast. So perfect! He was wide awake for two hours after. He kept making these little moaning noises and squeaks. Thankfully that has stopped!

Me Before:

Happy family!

Dr. Spencer

Right after his first bath. He loved the heat lamp.

Farmington Flash Part Two

So, after a lot of thought we decided to put Coop in fall soccer. Spring soccer was a little bit of a struggle, but this time his friend Carson was going to be on his team so we felt a little bit better about our chances. We were glad we did because Coop ended up really liking it. He even scored a goal! We were so proud. He hustled with the best of them. He did have a pretty awesome coach to help him out. (Brad)Still not the most aggresive player, but he liked playing this time and that's what counts!!

New Neighbor

We discovered we had a new neighbor outside one day. He kept popping up on our driveway for a few days in a row until one day we went out and found that someone didn't like having him around and got rid of him. I stayed as far away as I could and so did the kids. It was fun watching him though. Coop wouldn't get any closer for the pics.

Apple Days

River Heights had their annual Apple Days festival in September. Coop was excited to decorate his bike and ride in the bike parade.

After they had a parade with floats and the kids got a ton of candy. They had a great time at the festival playing games after and we had a great time at the Aggie football game that night. They won!

Cute Ava and Ryker. They were born the same day! Practically twins. :)

I love how Ryker has scooted all the way forward in this swing. That can't be comfortable!

First day of Preschool

Coop started his second year of preschool the day after Labor Day and he loves it. He goes to Little Ranchers Preschool with Miss Angela and Miss Denise every Tuesday and Thursday. It's really close to our house which is so nice. I was worried because there were only three boys including him, but he has found a really good friend named Max that he says is his best friend. I hope he continues to love it!

Quiet Time

Coop quit taking naps a few years ago, but he still has quiet time in the afternoons. One day I didn't hear him yelling to see if he could come out so I went in to check and started telling him he could come out before I realized he'd fallen asleep like this. Don't ask me how!

New Sandbox

We have been trying to put our yard in so that we can use it by next spring. We finally got our sandbox in under our deck. We got a ton of sand and it's awesome. The sand is so soft, it feels like you are at the beach. The kids have had a great time playing in it. I've found mounds of sand all over my house, but it's totally worth it! :)

Happy 33rd Birthday Brad!!

Brad turned 33 in August and we had quite the party! Not really, but he did get a pretty neat Jenga set. :) We went out to dinner at Tucanos and watched Planet of the Apes at the Gateway that night. I can't remember why Brad had his Russian hats out. I think we were using them for some reason in our primary lesson. The kids had to put them on though.
We love Brad so much!! He's an awesome dad and I couldn't ask for a better hubby!

Gotta love Coops face in this picture.

Davis County Fair

I met up with some friends at the Davis County Fair in August. The fair ended up being right by our house. I didn't know quite what to expect. It was quite a bit smaller then the fair I'm used to in Logan, but they had an awesome petting zoo and fun activities for the kids. Coop was so excited to hold the tarantula. He wasn't scared at all. Ryker wouldn't get near the thing. Coop also wanted to hold the snakes, but he settled for petting them instead.

It's gone

I can't say I was too sad to see it go but I will admit it was a good car. Right now we are a one car family until my parents find a car and we buy their Yukon. I guess that's about the only positive thing about Brad owning a motorcycle!

We LOVE visits!

Michelle, Carson and Sophie came and stayed with us for a few nights in the middle of August. The boys had a great time and got along for the most part. :) We knew we had to plan fun things for them to do because they can go stir crazy. We let them finger paint but I think their favorite things to do was get in our tub and watch movies. They could've stayed in there forever!