Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another week of running

Elias' first trip to Paradise Bakery. It was a nice day.

This is what Isaiah likes to do when his big brother leaves the room.

I love Paradise Bakery. We went there with my sister. My kids dont care much for fancy sandwiches. Julian ate half my salad and they had Burger King kids meals (I had coupons). The coconut chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

I just had to take a picture of the kids in front of the Mexican Candy aisle at Walmart. My parents think they have to drive all the way to Mexico for the candy. I only have to drive a couple miles.

Today we went to the temple. We took my sister Amanda. The kids loved the visitors center and the water ponds/fountains. I told them not to touch the water and they kept asking why the other kids there were touching the water. I just kept telling them I am not those other kids' mom. As we were walking to the van I spotted a new bride and groom and we went and sat on a bench and watched as they posed for wedding pictures. The kids thought it was great but Carmen asked, "Where is her baby? She got married in the temple now she's supposed to have a baby." So I had to tell her that now that she's married her and her husband will pray to ask if they can have a baby and they will get a tiny tiny baby in her tummy and it will take a long time to grow like Elias did. She kept asking how it got in there and she seemed okay with my answer when I said that we will talk about this more when she's older.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our family!

All of the kids together in a wagon.

Elias went with Nick and me to the movies.
And to Native New Yorker.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our WEEK 1

I don't really like staying in bed, at home after having a baby. It makes me feel like Im sick or wounded. I had Elias last Sunday and on Monday convinced the doctors to discharge us. On Tuesday we took Elias in for a follow up doctors appointment (a condition of getting to leave the hospital after one day). On Wednesday we went out to lunch before taking Nick's mom to the airport and then waiting at the airport to pick up my mom who was arriving at the same time. On Thursday we went to Julian's school to watch the Kindergarten awards ceremony and concert. He recieved awards for attendance, reading and science. On Friday I took Elias in for another check up at the doctor and he had gained 11 oz since his last appointment. On Saturday we went to my cousin's house to celebrate her getting her doctorate from ASU and a congrats from the president. Then after the party we went to Walmart then to Chick Fil A. Today, we went to church then after church I made taquitos for dinner! Great week. And I also want to dedicate part of this blog post to Hillari Fallstrom and Alayna Slinker for the wonderful handmade gifts! Thank you guys! And Hillari, I already have plans to pay it forward ;)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


First of all, I do want to apologize for my last blog post where I posted Isaiah's baby pictures! :) but come on, it WAS funny! So now Im going to tell my Elias story:

Once upon a time....


When a mommy and a daddy love eachother very much....

nope... too far back...

It was a bright, sunny Saturday morning at around 7 when I was awoken by a contraction....
ok wait.. I need to still go back just a couple days.

Okay. This last Thursday I had a doctors appointment. My last two appointments I had been dilated to a 1 and since I had had some mild contractions and braxtons hicks contractions over the week prior to the latest appointment I was hoping for some change... but there was none. I was still at a 1. I was sure it would still be another week and a half.

On Friday.. no contractions, I just cleaned house and took care of the kids.

On Saturday morning, after getting to bed late on Friday, I was hoping I could sleep in. At 7am I woke up when I had a painful contraction. I fell back to sleep and 20 minutes later I woke up when I had another, then I fell back to sleep. That went on until about 10am. Once every 20-35 minues wasnt very close, nor were they too incredibly painful so I went about my day. After we all got dressed and ready we decided to go out to lunch. We went to Sonic and got food and ice cream and then went to Target so I could pick out a mother's day present and to get some snacks. I like Target! While in Target the contractions were every 15 minutes and they were getting stronger but I was enjoying my shopping trip too much to care about pain. I got me some pjs (on sale for less than $4 a piece!), some chocolates, cereal, chips, those microwave betty crocker caramel chocolate cakes, a boomerang type toy for Julian and sidewalk chalk for Carmen. When we got home Nick laid down and took a nap so I took the kids outside with me and Julian and Carmen drew on the sidewalk while Isaiah and I walked around the street. I called my sisters in Utah and told them that I might be starting labor soon but that I wasnt sure yet. I was still in denial because everyone I know due when Im due hasnt had their baby but are already dilated half way. I certainly couldnt beat them to the hospital. Well all the kids and I ended up just leaving the chalk and walking around the block because an angry bee stationed himself around the bush in front of the sidewalk and was chasing us away from the house. It even crawled all over Julians head and back and he froze up because thats what his teacher at school told him to do. I finally convinced him to run when I grabbed his arm and pulled him away from the bee. After a few walks around the block we came home and I made dinner. I made tacos. Nope, I didnt eat any. By this time my contractions were 10 minutes apart and I was suspecting I really was in labor. So the family finished up dinner, I cleaned up the kitchen and I decided to start timing the contractions. They were every 10 minutes. After 2 hours of increasingly instense 10 minute apart contractions we called a friend to come watch the now sleeping kids. By the time he arrived they were 5 minutes apart so we told him we'd call and tell him if we were going to be checked in or not (I was still in denial because I wasnt in horrible pain like I had thought I had experienced with the other pregnancies). I got to the hospital at 11pm. When I got to triage they checked me and I was at a 7! They pumped me full of fluids and moved me to a delivery room right away. I got an epiduaral and by the time it started working I was at a 10. The doctor wasnt there just yet so I had to hold back the urge to push through about 4 or 5 contractions until he came in. The baby was born in just 2 contractions. When they cleaned him up and gave him to Nick, he looked at the baby and said, "Let's name him Elias." Elias Adan was born at 1:16am, just two hours after I arrived at the hospital. We are both healthy and doing well. Thank you everyone for all the well wishes!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Baby Boy!

My cute baby boy! Isnt he so adorable? Lots of dark hair, Nicks eyes, my nose, my lips. Nope, I didnt have my baby. This is Isaiah. Gotcha!
Went to the doctor today. No change... not in the last three weeks. Still dilated to a 1. With Isaiah I was at a 3 for three weeks. Ive had some contractions on and off but they've done nothing. Im due on the 17th so I guess theres no reason to worry, except that I just hope my mom doesnt have to take her return flight before the baby comes. I know I worry about going past my due date with every child, what woman doesnt? Im just getting antsy, what woman doesnt? I hope the baby is born before the fruits of my nesting labors have been completely reversed. We still dont have a name, but its okay, because we still have a ways to go before he's here :) Any name suggestions are welcome. See my previous blog post for my requrements. I am excited though that I will be at church on Sunday to hear the kids sing to me. They have been telling me for weeks how excited they are to sing the songs for me. I love my children, they are good kids and very much want to make me proud. And it works, I am very proud of them.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, caregivers, babysitters, teachers, grandmas and women with love in their hearts for Heavenly Father's most precious!

Saturday, May 2, 2009