Saturday, October 29, 2011

Long Update

Ok, so it has been a long time since we updated last. Since February, here is what's been going on.

March: Kyle turned 21. Isabella turned a year old. She had a huge birthday party with lots of friends and family.

April: Was pretty much uneventful. Kyle was working for both Beaver Mountain and the city, so it was nice when Beaver closed. Towards the end of the month, I was having lots of contractions and we made a two trips to Logan thinking that maybe we were having a baby.

 May: I turned 21. On the 4th we got our beautiful little Kristina Dianne, or K.D. as we like to call her. The poor thing was in the NICU for our whole stay at the hospital and Isabella got strep while we were there.


 June: Summer started here in Bear Lake. We stayed pretty busy. 

 July: Both of us just worked and were still trying to adjust to having two little ones.


 August: Toward the end of the month Kyle lost his job with the city, and I started working at Town and Country Realty along with my other job.


 September: We had our second anniversary. We didn't do anything big, just sat at home with a picnic on the living room floor and watch a chick flick. I started CNA school that day with ISU. I should be taking my final tests in December. Kyle started to work for Epic Constructon.


October: This month our lives have been steady. We are finally getting in to a flow with all of our jobs and still trying to find family time. I am enjoying school but will be ready to have my Fridays back.


As for life in general things are good. Isabella is going to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween, and K.D. is going to be a witch. K.D. is growing fast. She is rolling over and trying to sit on her own. She is definantly developing her own personality. Isabella loves to read and loves Sesame Street. She is talking a lot and is learning new words everyday. One of her babysitters is teaching her sign lanugage. Kyle is really enjoying his job, and I am hoping to find something for my CNA. As soon as this is finished I will be finishing my generals online and hope to start the LPN program in the fall. So far my goal is to get a job some way revolved around labor/delivery or the newborn unit in a hospital.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Quick Update

Ok so I've been lame and haven't updated lately. First of all we found out we are getting another little girl. Kyle is going to be outnumbered (and is feeling like he has a recessive gene considering his dad got all boys). We have moved in to a house in G.C. Isabella took her first few steps last night in between Kyle and I. We can't believe our baby is almost 1 year. Just a month left.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Kyle picked out our costumes this year, which is fine, I get to dress him up next year.

Kyle gets a little to in to Halloween.

Look who's our creepy crawler.

And we're not so sure if this is a trick or a treat...but we'll find out when we're getting it Nov. 4.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's been crazy

It's been a crazy past little bit I promise I will update everyone soon. Here is a recap: Kyle got baptized, Isabella is four months, I am trying to balance two jobs scouts and young womens camp while Kyle is balancing three jobs and scouts (we are really loving it though), and the fuel pump went out on the stratus (which we got fixed). I just wanted to share this picture to show that I am still active in this.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Birthday, Blessing, A Few Owies, Etc....

Not having the internet has really altered my ability to be able to keep this up to date. I'm going to try to sum everything up as simply and quickly as possible. We will see how it goes.

May 1 was my birthday (woot woot) so Kyle and I were able to go on a date while his parents watched Isabella. It was nice to get out and be just us for a little while, although I was starting to miss her by the end of the trip. We went to Logan and ate at a sushi place, and then went to Alice in Wonderland. It was a really good show (even with the creepiness of Tim Burton). Of course it can't hurt to have Johnny Depp in it.

May 2 we had Isabella blessed. It was so nice for so many people to be able to be there with us. After the blessing we had lunch at Mom's.

Three cute cousins

May 3 Kyle decided to have an accident. While at work, he "some how" managed to drive a Gator (John Deere golf cart thing) in to a ditch and broke two fingers. He broke his pinky in two spots and his ring finger in one spot on his right hand (not so convenient for the week of finals, but he managed). We took a trip to Logan and had x-rays done and then a cast molded for his hand.

Kyle's left hand

Kyle's right hand

May 4 Isabella had her two month appointment. She weighed 9 lbs 8 oz and was 22 inches long. She did so good and was smiling at the nurse until they stuck the needles in her leg. After we got her pants on her and I cuddled her for a little while she was able to fall asleep.
As soon as we got home from Logan we changed clothes and went to the church. The bishop wanted to meet with us. We are now den leaders in the cub scouts for the bears and the wolves. Also I am one of the camp directors for the Young Women. I am excited for that one, but kindof scared of the scouts.

So I hope that sums everything up that has really happened, and wish us luck tomorrow as we go back to the doctor for Kyle. If his pinky is healing the right way he won't need surgery to fix it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

One Long Night

Well we finally had a difficult night with Isabella. On days I go to Logan I know that that night is going to be rough because it's a hard day for her, but nothing has ever compared to last night. Poor little girl must have had an upset belly or something because from 10:30 - 2 she cried almost none stop unless we were holding her, or she was eating. This morning we both struggled to get out of bed, but all I had to do was see her sleeping and I couldn't be upset or frustrated. While we were getting her ready for church Kyle said something like, "You kept Mom and Dad up all night didn't you?" She got the biggest smile on her face as if to say "Yes I did but look how cute I am". She is so much fun, but I'm hoping she doesn't make this a habit, haha.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

7 Weeks

I can't believe that it has been 7 weeks. Isabella has grown alot (she's finally up to 8 lbs). She's starting to smile, mainly at her dad. I'm going to be sad when I have to start work. We are doing her blessing on May 2. Here are some new pictures of her.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Baby, New Home, Kyle Turns 20

So the title pretty well sums things up that are going on with us lately except, of course, not in that order. And just to warn you this blog is going to be a long one so you can skip through it if you want.

I will start on March 1 and go from there. So we went to the doctor and I had progressed from 1.5 centimeters to 3 centimeters, and had ephased a little further in a week. Our doctor told us that whatever we were doing to keep doing and we'd have a baby soon. He told us he'd schedule an appointment the next week and if I hadn't had her by that time, he'd schedule a day to induce me. I was excited but Kyle had informed our daughter that she wasn't allowed to be born until after his birthday a few weeks before, so I knew I'd have to hold off on any of the old wive's tale tricks to put myself in to labor until after his birthday.

On March 2, Kyle turned 20 and for his birthday we drove to Bear Lake to sign the final papers on our new apartment in Garden City. We hadn't planned on moving that soon, and actually wanted to stay in Logan (Garden City was kind of a last resort) but because we couldn't find anything cheaper in Logan and I had finished working, and also because we had a neighbor in our building that was smoking more than cigarettes across the hall from us and the smell was coming into our apartment, and cops were banging on his door on a almost nightly basis, I refused to bring a new baby back there. After that we went back to Logan and Kyle agreed that I could start trying to have a baby because I'm sure he was as tired of me being onery and pregnant too. First we went and got the oil changed on the stratus and then walked to the mall from Jiffy Lube and walked around the mall for a while. Kyle was able to buy his own birthday present since I didn't know what to get him and I figured that letting him pick for himself was better than me picking something he didn't want. We went and got some sushi for Kyle and really spicey chinese soup for me. Then we went back to the apartment and while he played his new Xbox game, I ate jalepenio poppers, and raspberry ice tea while I cleaned our bedroom. We looked online at some other options on how to induce labor and we tried almost all of them. We even found a chart on pressure points on the feet that could do the trick. At about 11:30 we decided to go to bed. I was frustrated and decided that I just had to wait longer to have the baby.

March 3, 4:15 I woke up to go to the bathroom and felt a tight pain in my back. I crawled back in to bed and another pain came. They were coming every 3 minutes and I felt my stomach and felt it tightening every time. Woohoo, I knew what was going on. I shook Kyle and told him I was having contractions every three minutes. His response was not what I expected. Half asleep, he said "Ok well tell me if we need to go to the hospital." "Probably now." I said. "Let me know when you're ready to leave." and with that he rolled on his side and started to snore again. I hit him and told him to grab what clothes he needed (I had already packed the basics for me and the baby the day before). He wandered around the apartment in sleepy daze. On the way to hospital we called our parents because we wanted both of our moms there with us when she was born.

We got to the hospital at about 5:30 and I was dialated to a 5. After the nurse told us that, Kyle (still half asleep) asked her if that meant we were staying or if we could go and come back later. She told him that we definantly had to stay and that I wasn't going any where. I progressed fairly well from that point on until they broke my water (which was between 10:30 and 11). I was dilated to an 8 and was stuck there. They started me on patosin at about 1 after I wasn't making any progress. I asked Ralph to give me a blessing. After this he and John (Kyle's dad) sat in there talking for a little bit. I started to feel harder contractions and had that intense pressure that told me baby was coming. I pulled Kyle over and told him to get Ralph and his dad out of there because we were having a baby and I didn't want them in the room. Almost right after he told them, the nurse told me to give a few practice pushes. She started to count and then at about 7 she said stop stop stop, your baby has hair. I sat there until the doctor came in for a few minutes. Thank heaven for an epidural because I was completely uncomfortable and knew that if I didn't have the pain killers that I would have been cussing. The doctor came in and the nurse told him that Kyle wanted to help deliver. Without asking any questions, he said "Hurry and get a gown on him." The nurse helped Kyle get his gown on and then after waiting what felt like forever for him to get the gloves on, it was time for her to come. Kyle was able to completely deliver her. The doctor just sat by him and told him what to do. I was leary of this when Kyle first suggested that he wanted to do it, but I'm glad I let him do it. Isabella Marie was born March 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm. She was 6 lbs 2 oz and 19 inches long.

We stayed in the hospital a few days and then went and stayed with Mom for a few nights. We left the hospital on Friday and on Saturday Kyle's family and Mom and Ralph helped us get our stuff moved out of the apartment in Logan and over to Bear Lake. We are now here, and actually quite enjoying it. Kyle has a job and will hopefully start working next week in Garden City. He is still driving to school which is the only down part, but we are happy and loving having this little girl. She is a sweet heart and hardly cries (which everyone I've talked to says that will switch in about 6 months) but I'm happy for it right now. She is a mini Kyle for the most part and I can already see a strong bond between her and her dad. As soon as he gets home from school, she is all his.

So that is a week of our life in a novel. Thanks for actually reading it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

What's New

So I figured I'd do a quick update on what is new with us. First things first, I'm getting big and to the uncomfortable point where I am ready to be done, haha. And we're both excited to get her here. Kyle has discovered one of his new favorite past times of, when she's awake, poking her and making her kick him or try hitting him (he particularly enjoys doing this at church). We went to the doctor today and found out that I am 1.5 dilated and 50% ephased. We're hoping she comes a little before her due date but we'll see; she might develop to be like me and decide she doesn't want to come.

We are getting ready to move and hopefully will be able to soon. There are some problems with one of our neighbors in our apartment building and we don't feel comfortable staying here anymore, especially for when Isabella gets here. We will be moving to the new housing in Garden City for at least the summer because Kyle is having a hard time finding a job over here in Logan, but we plan on coming back before too long.

Kyle is doing great in school and is really enjoying his classes but is reconsidering teaching and is thinking about doing something else. If he can pass the physical, he is planning on trying for the highway patrol...quite opposite what we were thinking.

As for me, well, I'm enjoying my work...some days(which I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad. I don't know if I should feel guilty for enjoying calling people and asking them to take surveys). My supervisors have discovered a talent I didn't know I had. I am one of the few people that can keep farmers and ranchers on the phone for 20 minutes answering questions about their cows, crops, or what have you. Being raised in Rich County really paid off. One of my supervisors even pointed out that I develop a slight "hick" accent while talking to these men.

We really didn't do much for Valentine's Day but are excited because at the Chocolate Festival in Garden City, his parents won us a night stay at the Bluebird Inn. Saturday was kind of our Valentine's Day. Kyle brought me lunch to work (even though I allowed to go home early right when he got there) and he also brought me flowers. We ended up going to Hardware Ranch that afternoon and watched the elk and went to the visitor center. Kyle saw some kids sliding down the hill on their bums so he thought he better try it. It was quite amusing to watch. I have a video of it but he has refused to let me post it. He is such a little kid sometimes, that I'm not sure whether to be happy about it or nervous, all I know is that our kids will definantly have a playmate. After that we wandered around the big Wal-Mart for a while and then went to Percy Jackson: The Lightning Theif (not my idea but out of the movies playing at the time, it was our best choice).

Anyway, I'm sure that's enough about us. Hopefully our next update will include a new baby.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I snooped...

Ok I guess you couldn't really consider it snooping but I was reading Holly's blog and followed a link on a recent post of her's to this website. It's actually pretty cool some of things they've done. If I were creative I'd seriously consider trying some of things. Heck I might even now...or at least try to convince Kyle to try some of these things out.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I like these things

I have decided to create two polls about the baby. We have reached the last month of the pregnancy, woohoo. I'm just going to give you some details the doctor has given me to help you make your choice. Two weeks ago I had already started to dilated but not very much then (he'll really start checking on the 22). The baby is head down and very far down. I know I'm weird but if you want to, vote for what you think.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Look a like meter

So I was getting bored and decided to play with the look a like meter. I'm trying to find a picture of my dad so I can post a picture of me compared to mom and dad to see which I'm more like.

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Family photo sharing - Family roots

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hope ya know...

A few weeks ago this was shared with me and the girls I go to group counseling with. I liked it. Random I know.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A good time

Hahaha! Do this! Really. SO FUNNY! Call the Nestle Crunch Hot line at 1-800-295-0051. When you are asked if you want to continue in English or Spanish, just wait quietly for about 10 seconds and you will smile. Promise! keep going and press 4, listen to the options, then press 7, hilarious!!! (if you comment on this after listening, don't give it away!)

This really is worth it. It made me giggle and just make sure you press 4 and 7 the first time.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Neonatalcardio ultrasound

Ya, the title is a big word for me to write, but it's the only announcement I really have and didn't know how to title this. On Tuesday the 17th (so ya a week ago, I'm behind).

Just as a background, even though I'm sure everyone already knows, Kyle has had four open heart surgeries for a few different things (pulmonary atresia, hypoplasty right heart syndrome, had a enlarged heart, and a few other things that were either caused from or linked to the other things. Ya, I've done a lot of research, good thing I like things to do with health.) Anyway because of all of this, our doctor told us he wanted us to go see a doctor in Salt Lake that could do a specialized ultrasound of our baby's heart. The reason for this was first of all, because our doctor wanted to know, and secondly, because if she has any of the same conditions as Kyle, we would not be able to have our baby in Logan and would have to go to Salt Lake. Even though there is no evidence that any of his conditions are hereditary, there is also very little evidence that it isn't hereditary. In fact, they don't really know what causes these conditions.

Now away from all that stuff, on Tuesday, we had to go to Primary Children's Hospital to visit with a neonatalcardiologist and have the ultrasound. Kyle was calm throughout this which was a good, because I have been extremely nervous about it. Even though I knew how rare the conditions were, I have still been freaked out that something would be wrong. We sat in the waiting room for about 30 minutes and with each minute I was getting more and more nervous, letting my mind run away with what if's.

Finally someone brought us into a room to do the ultrasound. As I lay there and watched her trying to find the heart, my mind continued to freak out. Finally after chasing her around for a while, the ultrasound tech was able to find her heart and zoom in on it. She took a long time and a lot of pictures of different angles of the baby's heart. She would talk to us, but said she wasn't allowed to really tell us anything about the findings in the heart. Ya, that was not so comforting to me. Finally she said that she got pictures of every part that she needed and went to get the doctor. He came in and looked through all the pictures, and re-looked at some.

He said that there was nothing he could see that was wrong. Thank heaven. He said that just as a side note, that doesn't mean there isn't anything however. Because some of Kyle's conditions have to do with the pulmonary valve, he said that some things won't be possible to detect until after she is born because right now my heart and lungs are doing everything for her, but he doesn't feel that we have any reason to be concerned about that.

He then asked us if we wanted to be involved in a special study that Primary Children's was doing with U of U about heart development and heart defect detection. By doing this they took 3D pictures of the baby's heart. He said that the type of ultrasound he was doing would not harm her in any way (I was a little leery because I've heard so many things about 3D ultrasounds) and that it wasn't the same type of 3D ultrasound that is used in shopping malls. It was actually pretty cool to see all the parts of her heart.

Anyway to make a long story short, in spite of my freaking out, everything is looking fine and I'm not as worried. I'm just happy for technology these days, and the ability for doctors to find things sooner and before birth. Everything right now is feeling normal to me (although I don't recall having braxton hicks at all with Braxton) and she is an active little girl.