Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lincoln's here... surprise!

Our little guy came to our family on Friday March 12th at 3:11 pm. Lincoln Henry weighed 8 lb 3 oz, and was 21 in long. Surprised? We were too! We actually had plans to go to Bear Lake over the weekend, one last little family vacation with the 3 of us, but we ended up getting our baby instead! Thursday I had been having contractions but nothing major, then during the night they kept coming but they weren't painful. Then at about 5am they started getting pretty regular and some pain. So Aaron kept asking me are we having a baby today or are we going to Bear Lake?? After 2 hours of showering, cleaning, packing a bag for Tatton and packing our hospital bag we dropped Tatton off with Aaron's sister and we went to the hospital. They monitored me for hours and I thought for sure they were going to send me home since they weren't painful and I wasn't progressing. But the contractions just kept coming and my Dr didn't want me to progress too much anyway with having a c-section. So by 2 in the afternoon it was official that we'd be having our baby soon, we were in line for surgery. It was kind of crazy, we really didn't think we'd end up having our little guy on Friday, but we did! Lincoln is just the spitting image of Tatton. He is just a happy little sleeper and eater and we love having him here. Tatton has been such a good big brother and loves giving Lincoln kisses. We're finally home and it's so nice just to relax and cuddle with Lincoln. I've completely forgot how litttle they are and how much they just sleep. I love to just hold him and watch his face, he's just adorable. My mom has Tatton at her house for a few days so that I can recover and I have to say I feel a little guilty but it's so nice. Here are some pictures from the last few days.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Day So Far...

1. Mail package at Post Office. End up paying for package and an unused large, torn shipping envelope due to Tatton...
2. Registration at DMV (yes, we finally got a car, but that's a different story). Try and clean up smashed Smarties all over the floor from Tatton and apologize a million times for Tatton pulling a computer plug out of the wall.
3. After going potty at the grocery store Tatton decided last second to throw in his sticker down the toilet which at first he thought was funny, but later realized was not so funny since it was gone and threw a fit.
4. While fixing lunch Tatton proceeded to take off his pants and underwear, climb up to the kitchen chair and pee all over it.
5. During my attempt to clean up said urine, Tatton climbed up to the table, grabbed the bottle of Lysol cleaner ad squirted who knows how much into his mouth.
6. After lunch while cleaning up the dishes, Tatton decided to squat in the middle of the living room floor and relieve himself of his poop.

Naptime... check.
Doing absolutely nothing but taking some breather time for myself... check.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Potty Break

Just one of the many "potty breaks" we have during the day. But this one was
too cute to not capture. Tatton is actually reading the book to Aaron.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Car

So when we were prego with Tatton, we had all the time in the world to get his room done, buy all the baby stuff, decorate his room, pack our hospital bag... it was like a fairytale looking back. Today, it's a frantic, ah crap we only have 2 weeks to get everything done before the little guy comes. It's not so much a fairytale this time. But the most difficult part or stressing part of it is that on top of just the "getting everything for baby ready" we also are desperately trying to find a new car. Why you ask? About two weeks ago on my way to work on a snowy morning, I slid around a corner on good old Morgan Valley Drive. I realized I was going wherever the car wanted to go, I had no control anymore and I knew I was headed right for a house. Luckily I hit their big pile up of snow from shoveling their driveway. But it was pure ice and so when I hit it head on, the air bags deployed, since I hit it so hard, and it launched the car into the air, not stopping it like I had hoped. So I flew my car across 15 ft in the air until it landed in these poor people's yard and slid for about another 10 ft (bonus points for taking out their garbage can too!) It didn't feel like I was going to stop anytime soon and I was headed toward a huge pinetree in their yard. Due to the landing though and probably hitting the ice bank, both of the front tires had just broken off so I finally stopped sliding 3 ft from hitting the tree. Accidents such as this are no bueno for a then 35 week old pregnant girl. From that point I was just in panick mode. I called Aaron sobbing, I had to call 911 sobbing, I had to talk to the sheriff sobbing, and sit in the ambulance sobbing. Everything seemed to be ok, but I had to go to the hospital for fetal monitoring just to make sure the baby was alright. So again, a car ride with Aaron consuling me while I sobbed, and laughed, but mostly sobbed. We got to spend the day in the hospital, Aaron drinking "hospital grape juice" while I was hooked up to monitors and watched movies. Everything is just fine, our little baby wasn't bothered at all by my dukes of hazzard moves, and I was just sore and tired for a few days. But the car was not suprisingly totalled and so now we have been on a car hunt, ugh. It's just a little added stress that we weren't expecting. There is a lot of pressure to make sure we find a good, reliable car, or suv or mini van (oh yeah) so that we can bring our baby home in our car, and not one that we're borrowing or renting. It's just a pain. But anywho, so last weekend when we found out our car was totalled for sure we started some serious shopping, going from car lot to car lot, and ksl.com people trying to find something. But nothing yet. Along with our car hunt we've tried to get every little last thing on the list for the baby, slightly redone Tatton's room, and celebrated Aaron's 26th Birthday..... we've been busy. So needless to say, one of my favorite parts of the day is when this happens:

Just some cuddling with Tatton. I was very fortunate to actually get furloughed 2 days after my accident which is very odd for this time of year at the IRS. But I couldn't have asked for a more perfect time to just be home with Tatton and somewhat resting when I can. It's a sneek peek of life after the baby comes because (shh don't tell my work) but I'm planning on quitting after the baby. I'm so looking forward to just staying home with my two little boys, well three when Aaron gets home work... Until then, the chaos will continue but only for two more weeks!