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!!





6 comments:

The Johnson's said...

YAY Tanis!! I have been anxiously awaiting a post from you!! You sound & look GREAT & I am SOO happy for you!!! Tate is darling (Hudson too!!) & it sounds like things are settling down...it takes awhile, doesn't it?!? I think I'm FINALLY settled into having FOUR--can you believe I have FOUR?!?!?!?!?!?...sigh. Some days I can't! But, I LOVE it & wouldn't trade it for the world!!! I'm glad you're doing good! I love ya! AD =D

The Fullmer's said...

Thanks for the update on your cute family. You both will be great teachers. You guys are great and we appreciate your comments on our blog.

Tiff and Dave said...

Tanis you should not feel like a slacker! You are going through a transition period and blogging definitely shouldn't be the top of the list. Your little boys are so dang cute. I'm sure they will be great friends! You look great and I'm glad that your delivery wasn't too difficult. I don't know the story behind Hudson, but it sounds like you deserve a good delivery and good baby! I would love to meet your boys someday.

The Ivie's said...

Congratulations Tanis! What a darling little family you have. I hope you don’t mind that I looked at your blog through someone else’s…can’t remember? Anyway, I’m so glad you have a blog. It will be fun to keep up with your cute little family! Oh by the way, your “little men” are adorable. I can definitely see the “Tuttle” in them. Feel free to check out our blog…it’s nothing special, but it’s all about us! Your long lost friend - Jill

The Wright Spot said...

I have such good lookin' nephews! You sound like you are surviving
the life of a mother of two, a husband in dental school, and busy with church callings. You have a booked schedule. We will be thinking about you next weekend and enjoy having the extra help with grandmas and grandpas there. It is always fun to have family visit! Miss you guys!

Dani said...

I love reading your updates! It sounds like you are doing great, Tanis. Both of your boys are so adorable! I'm not surprised that your ward has you so busy out there. Your family is a great addition to any ward! We miss you here!