Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Penny (or a million dollars) for your thoughts"

SO in four weeks I have learned some things and laughed at other times...it's funny what goes through my head now that I have more/less time on my hands:

#1: I can't get over how nervous I was the first time I had a baby...I wouldn't take a shower till Jason got home cause I was afraid to leave the baby. Now I just put Trevor in the swing and put him in the bathroom with me (for protection purposes from older brother who thinks he can pick him up), while Kobe watches a movie. I've also learned that Kobe's hair grows way too fast. This was before I cut it. Funny moments...Now Kobe says "Hubba Hubba" When we jump in the shower or at bath time. He is so cute when he says it, apparently he picked this up from me when he just had to run in the living room prior to Jason giving him a bath,to let me know of the obvious:)

#2: I think we have a lot of dust in our house because Kobe has buggers all the time and not the ones with cheese and pickles and Trevor sounds stuffy every night? Random, I know. Kobe is not my baby anymore...and is growing up too fast, sort of
#3: how did I not get more done when I just had Kobe. I seem to get just as much done and I have to feed every two hours (yes mom, I know you what you think...3hrs will be great AT SOME POINT)

#4: I have drawn more than 100 pumpkins for Kobe. He loves halloween this year thanks to my mom. You should see the two together, it hillarious. He has two Halloween books he reads ALL the time and enjoys "re"decorating the house and singing "witches sailing threw the sky." His new thing is "kunkin". Everyone is finding it funny when they start calling "pumpkins" => "kunkins." Even the color orange has been changed to "kunkin." Here are some pics at a pumpkin patch and hay ride we went to with one of his little buddies. FUNNY: For some reason he started "licking" the pumpkins in the field.

#5:Trevor is looking less like Kobe (sorry Jones watch out Becks :) but I have all too remembered what it's like to have no sleep, a gassy baby, and a great attitude about the lack of help (at least it seems that way :)But I do love it when they snuggle and I can't seem to get enough of kissing his cute soft cheeks. Thanks Mel for the glow-in-the-dark skeleton onesie.

#6: I forgot about the spontaneous fountain Trevor gets me with. I remembered though that if I stick a wet wipe over the "fountain of youth" I avoid getting bulls eyed and Trevor doesn't get Puddles" in his eyes (ahh...i hate it when that happens).

#7: I forgot how people are just drawn to babies. We were in church for 1st time after having trevor and this lady in front of us turned around and said "I just have to hold that baby" Jason smiled and thought she was just making a comment (We didn't even know her). Then after a while she turned around to me and said "Can I hold your baby?" I was like ahh..I guess. Jason's friend was sitting by us (his family was visiting because we got a new bishopbric) and said, "that's my mom by the way". There have been times when in the store people just stop and stare. We were at the doctors office and a little girl just comes up and starts "petting" him. Got to love new babies. They have sooo many people wrapped around their finger.

#8: I learned I can bribe Kobe to stay in bed for naps and at night time if I tell him Grandma is coming or we'll go see the "boys". Of course this only works so long when those things can actually happen, when he doesn't see Trevor sleeping with me or when his "eye" teeth AREN"T coming in!!!! (got to love the timing on those)
#9: Last comment...I learned I REALLY LOVE DQ CAKES (ok, I already knew that). I seem to come up with an excuse to have one when ever I can..."but honey we need to celebrate...a new house, a new baby, it's my birthday" Bless Jason's heart. He did surprise me with one when Trevor was home. Good points for him!!!

#10: ok one more ...I learned I really love the Rupert craft fair. Such cute things to buy, family to hang out with (thanks mom and CeLes), wonderful smells, friends you see, and time out of the house (thank goodness for packs so Trevor could snuggle next to me, so we could be out longer).

I just love my boys!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

So Much for the "PLANNED" part...and worries...Ready or NOT "I'm HERE!"

So my plan...Go to work Sat, Sun, Mon. Break Tuesday (Rest up...heehee). Wednesday Little man coming to town. Well.....Not exactly how things went down and I was stressed about the mix up. I think either Heavenly Father had a different plan or...Ya, he had a different plan. Saturday night at work actually went smooth and to my surprise the charge nurse asked if I wanted to go home on-call. They were a little over staffed at 7pm. I was thinking I could use the money, but at this point it would be nice. I had been having "what I was pretty sure" were contraction's off and on for couple of days. (last time I didn't do anything, before being induced and I guess i'm not as in tune with myself when caring for other people). So what ended up being a 8+ hour shift came a screeching halt at 4.5 hrs. If any knows anything about nursing 4 hrs can be crazy especially with a post-op only an hour towards the end of shift. But I was actually impressed. I had everyone settled for the most part and my my post-op/all orders noted (all the headache) and my charting was all caught up!!!!Ya big deal...no actually even I was impressed. The nurse coming on was of course happy, but during report my "stomach kept hurting", or is it contraction's the nurse asked? Denial wasn't working in my favor but I kept telling myself that it wasn't a big deal. So home I went just in time to eat some spaghetti with my boys. Well it was at that point when Jason said are you all right? (apparently my pausing in between wolfing down dinner was obvious). I said I think I should start timing and see how much time is in between these babies. 5-7 MINS Huh??? That could be a problem. So after calling my wise friend and "NOW WHAT" advise, you would think I had never had a baby before. She suggested sitting down and timing them for the next half hour(at home). To make a long story short... I followed "Kim's advise" =take a shower and shaved my legs and tried to relax. truly my thoughts were maybe they will go away. NOPE, so we decided we might as well go check things out. Finally a little after 10pm we said prayers with Kobe got some things packed "just in case" and put Kobe to bed as Tiki and Jacob came over, off we went!
We snuck in through the nurses entrance in the back way and walked up the stairs (which jason said if you can take the stairs, i'm not so sure we need to be here, but we just laughed). After getting settled they check to see if I was dilated and sure enough I wasn't really surprised to see I was a "2." my contractions were 5-6 mins apart. Wow 2 more than I was with Kobe. So the IV was started (after 6 pokes-so much for "my good veins"-they were nervous too). DID I MENTION I WAS ON-CALL!!! Kinda funny, I'm sure when the PCC found out that the nurse she sent home on-call was admitted to labor and delivery that was cut short. DARN there goes MY $2. It happened to be that Dr. Allen, after all, would be doing the C-section anyway. Well, he said lets get this ball rolling, no need to be having contractions when this is scheduled!!!!THANK YOU! The anesthesiologist that I had just talked to on the floor about how nervous I was for Wednesday couldn't helped but crack a smile when he saw me 2 hrs later. The spinal wasn't too bad. Still had the shakes and some nausea, which I'm sure couldn't have been the spaghetti I had a couple of hours earlier :) With Jason dressed by my side, Sunday at 12:45 am, Our little boy came into this world!!!!!Making our boys 2 yrs and one week apart!Weighing: 7 lbs Height: 19 in long. quite a little a bit smaller then Kobe.

Things went "ok", but we were ready to go home so after hearing some lectures from the family we were still ready to go home Monday!!! The only complications that stood in the way were...THE NAME???? and the fact that he ended up having a VSD. Ventricular septal defect...aka hole (murmur). So he had an echo done, and some other things, but luckily after a prayer and some waiting we found that things will hopefully heal with time. Luckily he was asymptomatic...but it is something we need to keep an eye on for the next days/yr.

With a deep breath we finally took TREVOR DREW JONES home. He is the most precious boy. After being home for all of 30 mins., we ran to Burley to get Kobe. There is something about having my boys all home with me. Kobe had been great and loves to give Trevor kisses. He says "cool baby". He can even say baby Trevor. So here are some pictures. We really appreciate family helping out on such short notice (Tiki and Jacob your great)and all the visits at the hospital and phone calls. Boy did we have a lot of friends and family show their love!!! You are the best!!

I just love being a mom and I love and adore my husband who has been so great and supportive!!!