Saturday, July 02, 2011

This Smile

It's hard to capture pure joy, but when Pace's first ebay purchase arrived, I got it! Just look at this smile!!

Thank you, Lego Emperor!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Anna Sophie Martineau

Eric and Jeff go way back to Jr. High. Together they've shared a bazillion stories, crazy adventures , embarrassing moments, life changing talks, you name it. If anyone knows Eric, it's Jeff. Friendships like that are what friendships should be like. I'm glad their lives are still connected in so many ways. Cherie is Jeff's wife, and she is soooo talented. She took these beautiful pictures for us. Anna is one week old.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Anna's Arrival

The morning of May 12th, I went to my OB doctor for my weekly check-up. It was 2 weeks before our baby girl was due. I was hoping Dr. Huish was going to say, "wow, it looks like you're going to have that baby today!" but I was very disappointed leaving his office. I was still only dilated 3cm and 80 percent effaced (pretty much the same as my visit the week prior). Ugh, I thought! My boys were both 2 weeks early, and I was sad thinking that I was going to be pregnant longer!

Eric had his eye on this bike on the other side of town that he wanted to go buy. It was about an hour drive to get it and an hour drive back. He was waiting to see what the doctor said before he decided to make that drive. These are our texts back and forth (Eric was at work) on May 12th.........
Eric: How are you doing?
Me: No contractions! Doing great! Go get the bike! I'll let you know if anything changes.
Eric: I'm NOT going to get the bike.
Me: Seriously, babe! I think you should!
Eric: How's it going?
Me: Good. Just go! You'll regret it if you don't!
Eric: Steve volunteered to go to the hospital if I get stuck. (Steve is a guy Eric works with)
Me: Does he do home deliveries?
Me: What did the bike guy say?
Eric: He didn't answer his phone.
Me: Are you just going to wait for him to call you then? I'll let you know if I need you. I hate this waiting game! I'm having lots of contractions again, but they aren't strong enough to be labor ones. (I have tons of braxton hicks contractions throughout my pregnancies)

Eric called me at 4:45. He had just stopped at my brother-in-law's house to borrow a bike rack, and was headed to the freeway. He was going to go get the bike. I told him to go ahead, but that I felt like I was having more braxton hicks than normal. He said, "I'm coming home!" I was hoping that I wasn't making him come home for nothing......

We drove to the hospital a little after 8:00pm, with my contractions coming at about 3-4 minutes apart. I was so ready for an epidural once I got there, and I was given one at about 10:00pm, but it didn't work. I had to deliver my baby girl without any drugs! The absolute worst pain of my life! I'm so thankful that I have small babies, and that I'm in good enough shape to push my babies out fast (it only took 3 pushes, the same as my boys).

Anna Sophie Martineau was born at 11:32pm on Thursday May 12th. She was 6lbs 7oz, 19.1 inches, and beautiful!

Welcome to our family, baby Anna! We already love you!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

37 Weeks

Getting closer!!
Just a few photos at 37 weeks.......

My cute family!
Me with my beautiful sister, and sister-in-law (it's so fun being pregnant at the same time)!
Brooke is 27 weeks, Janae is 35 weeks, and I'm 37 weeks! Big Bellies!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

33 Weeks Pregnant

Oh, wow! I can't believe I am so close to having child #3! I've been horrible, and haven't written anything down about this pregnancy! Let's see what I can remember......

It took Eric & I about 5 months to get pregnant with this little one (not too long, especially when it took us 3 1/2 years to get pregnant with Pace).

My first trimester left me feeling more sick, and more tired with this one than my last two pregnancies. I was nauseated all day long, but would usually only throw up first thing in the morning (water) before I would head out for my morning run.
I was 9 weeks pregnant when I ran the Las Vegas Ragnar Relay with a bunch of girls in my ward. It was a total blast, except for throwing up while running. Yuck! My first leg of the race was 9 miles (I threw up two times). My second leg was only 4 miles, and I wasn't sick at all. My third leg was the biggest challenge. I wasn't able to keep any food or water down from the moment I finished my second leg until I was done with my third leg. I was so dehydrated, and my body didn't function the way I wanted it to during my last 6 miles. My muscles started cramping and by mile 3, I lost complete control of the muscles in my arms (I couldn't hold my own arms up anymore; the weirdest sensation ever!). Thankfully, my legs kept going, and I was able to complete it! The thing I remember about that finish line (or exchange) was that the hot cocoa was to die for! I'm sure anything they would have had for me to eat or drink at that point would have been 'to die for'!
I still have an occasional morning where I'll throw my water up before my morning run, but my second and now third trimesters have been really great. I can't complain!

One of the best things about being pregnant is the cravings! Nothing will ever taste as good in life as it does when you have that craving! I try to enjoy that about pregnancy. With Pace, I craved carbs! Waffles, pancakes, and movie popcorn, to name a few. With Cade, nothing! And with this pregnancy, only dark chocolate. Believe me, I eat way more dark chocolate than any human should!

Weight Gain.....
Ugh! I think we all hate this part! I normally gain between 20 and 25 pounds during my pregnancies. This one seems to be about the same, except my thighs and butt are way bigger with this one. I can't fit into any of the pants I wore in my previous pregnancies (really frustrating). I've still only gained about 16 pounds so far (I currently weight 134 pounds). My big butt and thighs must be due to all that chocolate I've been eating!

I love to run! It really is my sanity! I am such a better mom, wife, sister, friend, etc., if I've gotten a run in. It's no different when I'm pregnant. I'm so thankful that I've been able to run through all of my pregnancies. I'm currently running 4 miles 3 or 4 times a week, and on the days I don't run, I do a boot-camp class at the park for an hour. The hardest part is my 5am wake up each day to get my workouts in before the kids are up for the day! Who needs sleep anyway, right?

I was 17 weeks into this pregnancy when I had my first ultrasound. And then 22 weeks along when I had my second ultrasound. Both confirmed that we are going to have a girl! Eric and I are both in panic mode! We really are nervous to do the girl thing. I'm 33 weeks now, and I just barely brought myself to buy some onesies. Oh boy, I need to get busy! But really, I'm sure she won't mind sleeping in a boy room and wearing boy clothes, will she? I am a horrible mom! I'll do better, I swear!