Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf??????

I couldn't help but quickly post some of these pictures from our Ward Halloween Party tonight. Hudson completely stole the show and won the best costume!! We had a blast and he was such a trooper. He actually kept the nose and hood on through the whole trick or treating part. I honestly didn't think he was going to do it until we showed him in the mirror the fur hood and the wolf nose. Then he got excited to be the Big Bad Wolf again. I wish you all could have seen him.....he was the cutest/scariest wolf. Could I be getting over my lifelong fear of wolves???????????

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I am a slacker............................

So it has been awhile. I don't know what my problem is, but this post has been looming in the back of my mind for about 6 weeks now, and now finally, I have broken the cycle. Hopefully I will be better from now on. With this post I just wanted to get caught up, so it is basically going to be a million pictures. I have a ton of our new little addition, Tate, and then other pictures of different outings with Hudson. Hopefully this will get me started again and it won't be so hard.

In the most recent news, Tate finally arrived. It has been so fun to be the mother of two boys......a little crazy, but fun. Hudson has loved his little brother and continually says, "cute baby Tate". He is finally adjusted to this new little one in our house, after a few rounds of serious time out, and is great with him. I feel for the first child- it just throws you for a loop when not EVERYTHING in life is centered around you. As for the delivery, it was significantly shorter. I still had serious contractions for about a day, but it was definitely better than the 3 days I experienced with Hudson. Once I was finally into labor and delivery, they started me on pitocin and about an hour later, my water broke. Then about 45 mins after that, I called the nurse to come and check my epidural because I was feeling immense pain shooting down my left leg. She brought the doctor in to check on me at which point she said, " the baby's head is right here, we are going to push and have a baby right now." I thought that was a great idea......I pushed 3 times and done. Everything was great, although Tate did some have issues transitioning. He couldn't quite get everything out of his lungs, so they had to work on him for about an hour afterward. They were about to take him to the NICU, but then the doctor came in and finally got his lungs going. I was so glad they didn't have to take him. We stayed 2 days in the hospital and then brought him home. Tate was born a week early, so we were home for about 3 days before my mom came. She stayed for 10 days which was so nice and of course not long enough. Still to this day Hudson will periodically say, "mommy cry cuz grandma go". Needless to say, it took us awhile to get over it. Since then, life has become normal. I still don't venture out too much, but things are becoming easier and life with two has been a pretty easy transition. Tate definitely helps that since he really is a good baby. He has his fussy time, but honestly having Tate has made me realize just how bad Hudson was!! I know that is mean to say, but really, he gave us a good run. I am thankful though for everything that I learned and I will say it wasn't all his fault. His stomach issues definitely played a role.

Anyway, we are all doing great. We bless Tate on the 2nd of Nov. so my parents and Tim's will be out to visit. We are so excited and so blessed to have great families that are so supportive. I have to get ready now for mutual as I have a new calling as the MiaMaid advisor.....and PS. TIM WAS CALLED TO TEACH EARLY MORNING SEMINARY.... in addition to being recalled to the Stake Young Mens Presidency!! Yeah it was a bit of a shock, but he is way excited and the youth in our ward are great. We definitely have a full plate, but we are thankful to serve. Again, we love you all and hope all is going well. Keep us updated!!