Tuesday, February 28, 2012

6 month check in

Our little guy is 6 months! We just got back from his check up and here are his stats:

19 lbs 13 oz
28 1/4 inches

I cannot believe it has been 6 quick months. I have enjoyed every little second of being a new mommy. Here is a little list about Connor:

* LOVES food :O) He is still nursing and eats 3 times a day. So far I haven't found a food he doesn't like, prunes included.
* He sits up like a champ!
*Still hasn't rolled over yet, but enjoys tummy time.
*Sleeps 12-13 hours every night. He started sleeping through the night @ 3months. It took about a month after that to get it totally down.
*He started rubbing his little fuzzy head while nursing. I love it :O)
*Loves to bite/chew/suck on his toes
*He is a total boy... enjoys watching sports with Dad and Grandpa Jeff, flying remote controlled helicopters with Dad, and did I mention he LOVES food!
*Sips through a straw
* Has 4 teeth poking through. His first teeth came in about 3 weeks ago. And he didn't do it like all other babies... he got his FANGS first.
* Teeth # 5 and 6 are not far behind (I found out last weekend that Zack had 8 teeth by 8 months) he is following in daddy's footsteps
* He has a crooked little head!! His doctor was afraid his sutures were fusing too soon so we had a CT scan done about 2 weeks ago. Everything looked great.... now we just are focusing on fixing that crooked noggin.
* He loves when we sing to him and dance with him.He gets a kick out of it.
* Has outgrown his infant carrier and is moving to a convertible car seat.

How does it happen.... they just get so big so fast. We sure do love him though.

(The cute little pic of Connor was taken by ever so talented SIL Sammy :O) Thanks Sam!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

The big day...

Saturday August 20th was just another Saturday. Zack had appointments in the morning but made it home quite early. We had a lot to get done around the house so we hit it hard! We worked outside on the yard trimming bushes, pressure washing the house and windows and making them sparkle. Then we went to work on the inside. We finally finished the nursery, cleaned more windows, shampooed the carpets and did a little grocery shopping. We had decided to go on our last little date that night. We figured our little guy would make his appearance sooner than later, so we took our chance and enjoyed the evening together. After dinner and a movie we came home and just chatted till about 1:30. We crawled into bed and about 30 minutes later I felt something a little discomforting.... did my water just brake?!?! I didn't know for sure so I sat at the edge of the bed for a minute. As soon as I stood up I felt another gush. I cleaned myself up and then snuggled up to Zack and said, "I think my water just broke!" He turned over and said... well I honestly can't remember what he said but it was along the lines of, "REALLY!?!?" I didn't know for sure because I couldn't feel any sort of contractions. Was this for real? We stayed in bed and not long after that I felt another gush. Yup, this is totally for real! I called my mom and told her this was it. Head on down. Zack had the downstairs tore apart from cleaning the carpets. He couldn't sleep after that so he went downstairs to get things put back together. I wanted to take a nice long shower and wash my hair. I knew the clock was ticking, but I didn't want to get to the hospital too soon. I was planning on doing a natural birth and the last thing I wanted was to be stuck in a hospital bed. After we finished our little projects we decided to lay in bed and see if we could get a little rest. At this point I was finally feeling some contractions. They were very irregular and tolerable, so I just tried to ignore them. At about 5 am we got in bed and Zack fell asleep. I got a little rest in between contractions which were becoming a little more regular and a little more painful. At about 6 they were about 6 minutes apart. So I woke up Zack, we got our stuff ready and loaded and headed to the hospital. By the time we got to the hospital my contractions were about 4 minutes apart and getting VERY uncomfortable. I had to stop a couple times walking in just so I could breathe through a contraction. Once we got in they took me right into a room and we got settled in. At this point Zack left to go get some batteries. We were a little unprepared. I got settled in, and in no time he returned. At this point things really took off. They checked me and I was dilated to a 6. My nurse, Stacey, was awesome. She was all for me doing a all natural birth. She went out of the room to call the doctor to let her know that I was in labor. When she came back in she told me my doctor wasn't on call this weekend, and that the doctor that was wanted me to have an I.V. I didn't really want one, because I was afraid they were going to drip pitocin in and I did not want any kind of drugs. But Stacey assured me it would just be fluids. For a couple of hours we just got through it one contraction at a time. I went from kneeling on the bed to standing next to the bed leaning over. I couldn't go too far because of the I.V. At one point a cute older nurse came in while I was standing next to the bed and gave both Zack and I a few pointers. She helped me to breathe right, and she helped Zack rub my back in just the right spot. Stacey told me I had to get back into bed because she needed to check me again. She didn't even tell me what I was dilated to... she just said I was going to start pushing soon. I pushed probably for about 30 minutes before the doctor came in. Once he got there I probably pushed for another 15-20. They were telling me how I was going to feel a lot of pressure and a burning sensation. The doctor asked me if I wanted a shot to numb me up a little so it wouldn't hurt so bad. UM.... HECK NO!!! So we pushed on. At 9:30 on the dot our little guy entered into this world. It was such a surreal moment! He weighed 8 lbs even and 21.5 inches long. We still didn't know what we were going t name him. Once everyone left us alone we weighed the 2 options we had and decided on Connor. About an hour after that they took me to my new room. I walked from my delivery room down the hall. As I was walking my mom was behind me in the hall. She was so shocked I was walking so soon.

Zack did such an amazing job. He would tease me all the time that he would just be waiting in the hall until he was born. But with only one nurse taking care of me he was pretty hands on. He told me he just focused on my face so he didn't see anything that he wasn't prepared for. He did great and was so amazing through the whole process.

I was sad that my mom didn't make it in time for his birth. I could feel her love and excitement whenever I talked to her on the phone. I know she wanted to be there just as much as I wanted her there. There is always next time.

My mom stayed with us for a week. We called her a work horse because she NEVER stopped. She was so amazing. And it was just a relief to have my mom with me and teach me the ropes of being a mommy. I have the best example to learn from. I just hope that I can be as amazing as she is!! My dad made it down on Friday and stayed for the weekend. He was just as helpful. And it was just so nice for us to be surrounded my family. I don't know what we would have done without their help and love.

Our little Connor is AMAZING!!!! We cannot imagine life without him. He has definitely flipped our world upside down, and we are loving every second of it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here a little... There a little

It has been brought to my attention that I am a blog SLACKER... thanks Penn :O)
Not much has gone on. I think the biggest news is that I turned 25!! Yikes... a quarter of a century. I really do feel old... I am 25!!!! Halfway to 50 and I couldn't feel better. My birthday weekend started out with a letter from my niece Summer... this was my gift from her (and Landon and Sammy of course)

ISN'T SHE THE CUTEST THING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! I haven't seen her since Christmas and she has changed so much.
Also when I got home on Friday Zack had cleaned the WHOLE ENTIRE HOUSE. I mean he did ALL the cleaning. ALL THE CLEANING!! He is so sweet. He wanted my birthday to be relaxing. He is so sweet. Saturday morning we went to the temple, did a little shopping, and RELAXED the rest of the day. It was absolutely the most wonderful day ever.
The only other news that I have is that I am changing positions at work. I am going to be the receptionist. I am so excited for this move. It was something that I needed. I was looking for something different and I was lucky enough to be able to stay with the company. I am really excited for the move because now I will have some accounting responsibilities. Which I am totally exited about. I start my new position this Monday... :O)

Now, these next pictures are just cuz I like to have pics in my posts... so they are just here for your enjoyment :O)

My o-so-cute puppy... Boomer

THE BOYS!!! These boys are the greatest. I love them lots :O)
This picture was taken during the elk hunt.

R.I.P Mitch..... This was my brother-in-law's pet snake Mitch. I am glad that we got pictures of him... because just a few weeks ago he died. I never would have thought that I would hold a snake like this. But it was just fine.. he was a really nice snake. That is until I looked down with him and his mouth was WIDE open. I wanted to just throw him across the room. But I held my cool (surprisingly) and then he closed his mouth. He was just yawning. Silly snake!!!! I really thought I was going to be snake food.... lol

Zack and Mitch :O)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Since it is oficially 2010 I thought i would sum up the last 3 months of 2009 with a few pics. Starting with December and ending with October.

All I wanted for Christmas was a White Christmas... well I got it and I was so happy. It was freezing cold, but it just felt like Christmas.

Christmas breakfast... PULLAPARTS. My most favorite Christmas Tradition. It makes me smile just thinking about them.... yummy

This cute girl was so much fun!!! I loved being there for her first Christmas.

The whole Hallows Clan at Grandma and Grandpa Hallows'.

A few weeks before Christmas Landon and Sammy came down to visit. We took them to the Christmas display at the Belagio, along with Drew and Loke and their cute kiddos.

At the Belagio... loved having these two, plus summer, at our house! They are always so much fun to be with.

Us with the Phillips Fam

Us at the best Christmas Party EVER!!! Merry Christmas....

This is the first weekend in November. Landon and Sammy had Summer's baby blessing in Aurora. The whole family got together. I think it was the first time since our wedding we were ALL together. Good times.

All of the Grandkids... they are a cute little crew!

Happy Halloween! We had our first annual Family Christmas Party. We all dressed up, ate some good food, played some fun games and then later we went on a Denny's run with some of the cousins.

The whole fam, minus Rhett and Shauna's girls. We had lots of fun getting dressed up, or down in my dad's case, for our party.
Well, thats about it for the last part of 2009! It has been a great year for us. We hope that you all have a wonderful new year!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1/4 of a century

To my wonderful hubby….

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Yes it is true today is my wonderful Hubby’s Birthday… he is officially one quarter of a century old! :O) Wow, where did time go… I swear yesterday we were just 18 and high school sweethearts! Even though he will never read this, I just want to tell him he is the bestest in the westest! He is so good to me, such a hard worker, and makes me laugh EVERY SINGLE DAY! I am pretty sure I tell him he is crazy at least 25 times a day…. Cuz he is cRaZy!! And I love him for that! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday babe… you deserve it!

The Countdown is ON