• Tyler is FINALLY here!

    So I haven’t had a chance to write for a while because Tyler is finally here! Actually, the day after my last post is when he decided to show up! 

    That Monday night Travis and I were talking about what we thought his weight and length would be, making our guesses. Then Travis asked me if I wondered what it would be like for my water to break. I told him “no way- I have no interest in knowing what it’s like for my water to break”…. really? I had to say those words? 

    The next morning Travis left for work early and I was trying to get some extra sleep. No such luck because at about 7:35 am I woke from a sleep because my water broke! I quick called Travis and asked if he wanted to skip work that day. He said “why? did your water break?” and I said “yes it did!” 🙂 He said he was on his way back to the house.

    I called my doctors office and they said to head into the hospital. I took a quick shower and finished getting my bags packed to go. I had most of it ready, but got a few last minute things together. Got Zach up and had him get a few things together for going to stay the night with Grandma and Grandpa. Once Travis got back home we took off for the hospital. I was really lucky that my Dr. happened to be at the hospital to do his rounds when I got there. He let me know that he had 2 sets of twins and a hysterectomy to do that day, so my c-section would either begin in the next half hour, or it would be later that day. 

    WOW! the next half hour??

     They got me admitted quickly, and told me I would hold my baby in less than an hour! OMG! I was so excited! Shortly after I was in the OR awaiting our new addition! 

    They brought Trav in and started on their way. It was amazing when Travis looked over the curtain and said “I can see his head!” because they were just at that moment pulling him from my belly! I could hear him cry and I was so excited that Tyler was here! The nurses took him over to check him out. When he cried he sounded a little gurgly because he had fluid in his lungs. They cleaned him up but wanted to monitor him to make sure everything was ok. 

    My little Tyler was 8 lbs. 2 oz! and 20 1/2 inches long! What a big boy! 🙂 They brought him over to me to get cuddles from mom, And we got a great picture!

    They then took Travis and Tyler to the NICU to watch Tyler because he had fluid in his lungs, and took me to recovery. After an hour I got to go back to my room and see family. They had all been to the NICU and one at a time got to go in to see Tyler with Travis. Is this a proud Big Brother or what??

    After a close watch for a couple of hours I finally got to cuddle with my baby. They brought Tyler down to see if he would nurse and he did great. Because he did so good they let him stay with us! After just 2 days I was doing so well, and feeling pretty good so they let me go home early! Thank goodness! I was tired of that hospital bed!

    Here are some more pictures of Tyler’s first couple days of life!
    Mom, Dad and Tyler
    Big Brother Zachary with Tyler

    Raylee and Tyler = Best Friends (this is my best friends daughter that is just 20 days older than Tyler)

    Since we’ve came home Tyler has been amazing. Besides the fact that he likes to sleep during the day and party at night, especially between 2-4 am, He has been a dream. He is pretty quiet and just likes to look around. The obnoxious dog we have seems to not bother him, even when she barks, and she ignores him too! Travis and I are enjoying this time with the boys before he heads back to work, and Zach is loving his little brother. He even told me that just because I am the mom doesn’t mean I can hog the baby! He is liking coming home from school and cuddling with his new brother. He is really making a great big brother, and will be a great role model for Tyler!

    I will keep everyone updated as often as possible, and post pictures often too!

  • The time is drawing nearer…

    We are as prepared as we are going to be for Tyler to get here, so now it’s about trying to relax, and enjoy our last days as a family of 3. The weekend before last we ventured up to Greenbluff- a place I never miss a chance going to- and got our pumpkins. I also enjoyed some huckleberry ice cream, and we got some apple cider. YUM! It was a pretty rainy day so we didn’t hang around for too long, but I was worried that if we didn’t go then, we might not get the chance. It was a nice day though.
    Also I have really been wanting to paint my stomach like a jack-o-lantern beings we are going to have a fall baby. This is something I wanted to do with Nicki, but we didn’t get to since her pumpkin came a week early! so we finally got some paint and here is the result!
    Pretty cute huh? Here is another!
    Me with all my pumpkins!
    This was pretty much my last project to do before the baby gets here.

    It is amazing to me that I am 38 weeks pregnant. I will have a new baby boy as of this Friday and it is so surreal. I am so excited for Tyler’s arrival. And nervous too, of course! After watching my best friend in pain after having her c-section I am not quite as excited for that. I think I was hoping to forget the pain that occurs afterward until it actually happened. Though I still have ZERO interest in birthing this baby the “natural” way….. NO THANK YOU! I know it will be okay, and because I have been through it I am aware of the process but it’s still natural to have those concerns.
    I really am just excited to get Tyler here, and have him home, and start our daily routine. Luckily I will have Travis home with me for the first 6 weeks, and it will be great for all of us!
    So this Friday, if not sooner Tyler will be making his appearance. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

    Zach is doing great in school and adjusting pretty well. They are working hard in science learning about airplanes, rockets, etc. Right now we are working on an airplane project that is of course due while I will be in the hospital! But Zach had to design an airplane, based on certain criteria, which we have built and now just need to write up the written part of the assignment. They will be flying their planes next week and Trav will hopefully video record it for me to see! He also is doing great as always in reading! Takes after his mama and grandma! And is looking forward to his Halloween party and trick or treating!

  • Another Dr. apt.

    I had another Dr. apt today. Tyler has been pretty quiet the last two days so I bumped my appointment from tomorrow to today because I was stressing a little bit. Well of course as soon as I change it to today he starts doing all kinds of acrobatics in there. I did let them know though that he has been quiet so they wanted to have me monitored for a bit. After a half hour, a large cold glass of water, and hardly any movement they decided to do an ultrasound. His heart rate was good there just was next to no movement. And once again as soon as the ultrasound started, he had hiccups like nobody’s business, was turning in circles, kicking me in the ribs… He was letting his mama know he was just fine and did not need this lady pushing around on him! We got a pretty great face shot on the 4D pic though. And wouldn’t you know it, since I didn’t plan on getting an ultrasound I didn’t take the DVD to record, nor did Travis come to this appointment… But she did print a pic that is pretty great. (not quite as good as what I got to see though! I got to see his entire face) He looks like his cheeks are not as chubby as we saw before, and he looked a lot like Trav. (very handsome!) I was very relieved that my baby Tyler was moving so well, and is healthy. Two weeks from tomorrow (or less) we will be holding our precious baby in our arms!

    I go back to the doc next week and will let everyone know how it goes!

  • Pictures!

    Pictures! finally! We are completely unpacked, but still have nothing on the walls. Hopefully that will come soon. I am not one to have bare walls and it is driving me crazy!

    Living room

    Living room, right side


    Dining room

    Our bedroom

    Our bedroom- with Tyler’s cradle so he can be close by.

    Master Bath

    Main bathroom

    Tyler’s room- It’s put together except we don’t have any pictures on the wall. Hopefully that will be done this weekend.

    Tyler’s closet filled with stuff from the baby shower. Glad I have a place to put it all!

    My rocking chair will be next to the dresser, But it is not at the new house yet.

    Here is a close up of the grass on Tyler’s wall

    This is Zachary’s disaster, I mean, room. 🙂 It is a mess because we have not done too much with it yet.

    He has this great play area on the other half of his room. It really would be meant for a “family room” but we thought a big room would be great for Zach to be able to get his stuff out and play hard!

    Here is my scrapbook room. As you can tell it needs some love! I had it pretty well cleaned up until we moved everything else. Then more stuff got put in there and needs moved back to the garage! Then I will have a place to work again!

    Here is the backyard. This is looking off the deck toward the right. We just had hydro seed done about 3 weeks ago and the grass is coming up nicely! The back section where it is just dirt will be shrubs, but that project is on hold until spring!

    This next pic is looking right off the deck as well.

    This picture is looking off the deck to the left. Travis built that wall with my dad and brother and it turned out great! It was a lot of work though!

  • We’re Moved!

    Yep– We’re moved…. unpacked? that’s a whole other story! But we are moved from old house to new, and old house is cleaned and ready for it’s new tenants. As for new house, I am probably 1/2 way unpacked. Not too shabby for a pregnant lady… and not just any pregnant lady, but a pregnant lady who is going to have her baby in 26 days or less!
    It’s so nice to have things out that have been packed up for a couple of years, since we just didn’t have the space in the other house. And of course I have tons of wall space for pictures, though Travis made me promise not to put any up without him. I guess he would like to have say in what pictures go on the wall… But we’ll see about that. 😉 Right now I am just trying to get things put in their homes and then I can decorate. Not that I really know how to decorate, but I am going to attempt. So wish me luck!
    This morning I walked Zach to school as he rode his scooter. I am not a good judge of distance but it’s less than a mile to the school. I didn’t make it very far before I was getting a side ache and was having to take off my jacket because it was too warm. By the time I got back to the house I had beads of sweat on my forehead– and was exhausted. I think that I will be driving until after the baby is born. 🙂
    For now I better get back to packing, but I am hoping to take some pics this afternoon and will get them posted soon!