Sunday, September 19, 2010

my pregnancy with caleb

Throughout my entire pregnancy with Caleb I felt like it was trial after trial. I found out I was pregnant while we were living in Lake Havasu then we were able to move home but not into our house, so we rented for a while. I absolutely hated the house we were renting. It stunk like smoke and animals, and the kitchen felt like a dungeon. I was soooo sick I remember I thru up 13 times in one day. It was terrible. Finally we were able to move back into our house ahhhh so nice. But right before we moved back home I had my first ultrasound. It was mixed emotions when we found out we were having another boy. Ofcourse we were happy that he was healthy and had ten toes and ten fingers. But I really wanted a girl, needless to say I shed quite a few tears that day. But in the ultrasound they saw a spot on the heart and that the kidneys were dialated. We had been through the spot on the heart before with Chase so we weren't worried in the least. But they sent me to a high tech ultra sound place. It was the scarriest day of my life. We were told that those two factors combined were indicators of Down Syndrome. After that I kind of tuned out I just wanted to go to my car and cry. The Dr. said there was a pretty good chance that our baby could be Down Syndrome! I left and sat in my car and cried and cried. Then I called Mike and cried some more. I tried not to look anything up online but I couldn't help myself. I knew no matter what we would keep the baby, and the baby would be lucky to come to a family that wouldn't abuse him and do everything they could to help him. I was coming to grips with it and there was still a really good chance he would be perfectly healthy. So a couple months go by then I have to go back for another ultrasound this time he said the spot on the heart was gone. Oh thank heavens! But he was still worried about the dialated kidney and now I had to much amniotic fluid. Oh boy. So the Dr. sits Mike and I down and says it's really important that we take care of this buy monitoring it and if he needs an operation we really need to get it done. Then he continued to say worse case scenario when he's a teen he will need dialysis and they tend to only live 4-5 years! Mike and I left in shock. I had to go every week to be monitored and have ultrasounds done. Well, Caleb was born perfectly healthy. His kidney is still dialated and he has to go every six months to have an ultrasound but so far so good. In the future he might have to have a littler surgery on his "plumbing" but we are just so happy and relieved at how things transpired. It was a really humbling experience and I'm so grateful that my Heavenly Father new what was best for my family

Back to School

Connor is in kindergarten and loving it. He really wants to ride the bus so that MIGHT be in the future. Chase is going to Flying Colors preschool and thinks it's pretty great. The night before he kept saying he didn't want to go but then on the way to school he asked "you're not staying, right mom?"

Caleb's Blessing

On August 1st Mike blessed Caleb. It was so such a sweet blessing and I feel so blessed to have a husband that has the priesthood. My mom and dad, sister Mindy and her family came. Mike's parents and sister Robins family were there and Emdawg! We love our Caleb and don't know what we would do without his sweet spirit. He is such a peaceful baby and Connor and Chase adore him.

Beach Trip

In August we headed to the beach with the Patricks started off BAD! it took us 3hours to go 30miles. But once we left Primm it was smoothe sailing. Our boys love to stay in hotels and it's so cute to see them walking along pulling thier own suitcase. We went to Laguna Beach and hung out on the beach for about 6hrs! The Thomsens showed up too and we can't forget Shauna she introduced us to the wonderful luxury of eyelash extensions.

Annual July trip to Utah

Every July we head up north to ZION! We visit with our Roe cousins and have so much fun. Bear Lake is always in the cards we LOVE it. Jeep rides, scooters, boats, hot tubs we can never get enough. We LOVE Utah.

Our Soccer King

Last spring we signed Connor up for Soccer. Compared to boring t-ball it was a blast. It was fast paced and he got to play alot. Ofcourse he was with his buddies Lincoln and Jack. Chase had a hard time just sitting and watching but his turn is coming up. GO EAGLES!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Caleb Michael

On Thursday I was 38 weeks and went to my Dr. appt. He stripped my membranes but just incase he scheduled to induce my that Saturday Morning. All day I felt contractions and made Mike come home early. Around 3 they got unbearable, so we took Connor, and Chase to the Marshall's. I didn't want to go the the hospital without a video camera so we went to Frys and bought one and then went to Subway all the while I was having bad contractions. Then off to the hospital we went. We got to the hospital around 5 and I was only dialated to a 3! So they hooked me up and monitored me for an hour then came back to check me but nothing had changed. Then the nurse went to get the discharge papers and when she came back I made her check me one more time and I had dialeted to a 6! So then I was admitted,and Megan Patrick came to the show. When Dr. Fleisher arrived I pushed twice and out came our Caleb at 2:34 a.m. on Friday May 21st. He weighed 7lbs and 6oz and was 21 inches long. The next day my mom and sister Minday drove down from Utah and Robin brought Connor and Chase over.

Chase's Birthday

Chase LOVES Mickey Mouse. He had so much fun.