Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fres... YES.

Welp, we've moved, enos has graduated and my louie toot is potty trained.  It's amazing how much can change in just a few months.  I'm glad we are done with the Dental School portion of our lives but i'll miss everything and everyone about it...even the crazy homeless people.  I will forever feel like San Francisco is my heart's home.  I understand Tony Bennett's song now. 

I got to go there this past tuesday for a music video shoot of one of my FAVORITE bands.  I'm sure very few of you have heard of them but their name is Pomplamoose. 

click on the picture for a sampling of my favorite song they redid.

i was able to give them a sketch i made for them OF them and they were quite pleased with it.  i was happy.  the end.  one of the best days of my life and i'll always remember it.  until i don't and then i'll be dead soon so it wont matter.  thanks to my wonderful MIL for watching my kiddos while i skee-daddled and had a day alllll to mySELF...(hugging the day)  in my favorite city... with my favorite band.  (that's a lot of favorites.)

oh.. and i also made a lot of wonderful new friends... who were equally as excited as i was.  so that made me feel less crazy... and that's always good.

thanks for a crazy awesome day.  you're all rad. I'm really grateful.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

baby friends

you know how when you are pregnant it seems like everyone else and their dog are pregnant too? well this happened for REAL in my ward at church. there were about 5 of us who all got pregnant around the same time. so we documented our babies together. here you are... a babyfest of Elliot's friends. :)

poor landon on the end was surrounded by women.

the end...literally.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I am here! I am here! I am HERE! (say it like Horton hears a who)

okay soooo... remember a long time ago when i had a baby? yeah... so that kinda made my life a little crazy for the last six months. well, that AND i got an Iphone so i've been checking my email and life on there a lot more which means i'm on my computer less which means i wasn't inclined to update my blog. BUT.... i am back. so there. i will be more on top of this again.

here has what has happened in the last six months...

enos applied for a GPR program (General Practice Residency) after school ends in June... yes THIS JUNE! we find out this weekend where he gets accepted.

lucas began speech therapy for his delayed speech development

elliot is happier and sweeter than i could have ever imagined.

k... i'm not gonna bore you with back story and such. i'll just keep on top of it for now on. k coolness. here are some pictures to show you whats been going on. :)

miss pooh bear got sweeter.

cousin brothers had a bath.

cousins had a lunch :)

PB got sassier.

and happier.

my bestie had a baby...
...and then brought her baby mom to come visit me. just me... all the way from scotland.

lucas got creative with markers.

who i'm sure learned it from THIS guy. (another brother cousin)

i DID NOT buy this ridiculous thing.

remember that bestie mom? yeah... she bought me a whole lot of stuff.

Enos' cousin Paul had a wedding and we all came.

my artwork made it onto some random items at LDS bookstores.

lucas became very protective and nurturing of his little lady.

and he had a fun fall. :)
watched movies with his cousins.

Elliot started sleeping through the night at 7 weeks.

my bestie and i saw a birthday movie which shall not be named... it was LAME.

and overall... we just had a grand ol' time.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eeeeelllliiiiiooooot (say it like E.T.)

Okay so if you're the kinda blog checker who only wants to see pictures you can scroll on down and take a gander what i got going on (sounds sexy, doesn't it?... it kind of is. HAH) OR if you are the kind of person who really values our friendship and likes drama... read ON and then hey, you still get to enjoy the pictures afterwards and you are rewarded for your hard work of reading. cuz it's SOOO hard. okay.. i'll get to the point now.

Welp... in case you don't check facebook at all, let me just summarize by saying that i was basically having contractions for the last two weeks of pregnancy before she came which i NEVER knew could happen but apparently is pretty common? anyway, since i'm SO retarded i ended up going to the hospital falsely TWICE. the first time was really emotionally tramatic and i was mad at everyone for not letting me have this baby NOW, the second time was more of a.. "tell me how far i'm dilated and all that so i can have piece of mind and ALSO maybe have a better nurse than the first visit who will give me GOOD advice" kinda visit. (let's just say the FIRST nurse said VERBATIM... "they WON'T send you home, you will be induced tonight." TURD.)

ANYWAY... so i went to my OB appointment on tuesday at 1:15 and she scheduled my induction for thursday which is enos' birthday which i ASKED for but later had mixed feelings about and was probably gonna change when i woke up from my nap... but then things when comPLETELY different...

so, like i said... i drove home from my appointment with relief KNOWING when the end was and that i would FINALLY not be pregnant anymore. (Can you tell i hate being with child? yeah... like i SERIOUSLY LOATH it.) By the way, i should mention that my OB didn't do ANYTHING out of the ordinary during our visit, no membrane stripping or anything, just checked me and then i left.

So then I laid down and napped since lucas was still asleep when i got home and napped for about 2 hours...when i woke up i was having the WORST contractions i'd had in the last two weeks and they were consistent through my nap as well which caused some uncomfortable dreams.. ya know like contorting into weird positions and climbing up a sandpaper wall with my belly rubbing against it.. .things like this... anywho.. i thought.. "man... i can't take DAYS of this! blah.. oh well.. i'll stick it through these since i know the end is on thursday." this is at 4pm.. okay? don't forget that time... so lucas wakes up and i feed him lunch and TRY to eat a lara bar but my contractions are just so painful i get sick at the thought of eating anymore and stop. Then it hits me... um... could this be IT? i looked at the clock and started keeping track of how far apart my contractions were... two of them were 5 minutes apart and then by 4:30 they were 2 minutes apart... oh my GOSH.. this is really happening!! okay good... so i get lucas ready inbetween contractions, which, were SERIOUSLY painful.. i had to completely stop doing EVERYTHING when i had one... i call my "team" of people to take lucas... everyone on the list... and guess what? NOBODY ANSWERS!!!!!!! what the crap!?!? what do i do? then, i call my next door neighbor, Alanna. SHE is officially my HERO. She was at the park with her kids but was like.. "i can be there in 15 minutes. is that fast enough?" and i said, out of breath, "ummm i hope so." So i continue to call everyone else just in case i can find someone to take lucas NOW cuz i need to go to the hospital. But like i said.. nobody answers... so i wait for Alanna. she carries my bags to the car and then says, " umm.. are you sure you can drive yourself?" i thought about it and then decided.. ew... with parking? i don't wanna be walking on the street and having contractions and carrying this big bag.. "yeah, do you mind driving me?" And she does. we try to talk on the way there but every time i have a contraction i have to say, "okay stop talking now, please." i think she was freaking out, i know i was. So i get to triage at 5:09pm and call enos... "i'm here" is all i muster out before i say, "okay love you, see you soon, bye" and hang up as another contraction hits me. the nurse has me give a urine sample and change into a gown before she checks me which only took about 8 min. and then she checks me and pulls her hands out really quick and says, "oh my gosh, you're an 8, we have to go NOW." she wheels me upstairs on the elevator and as we're going down the hall she says, "please don't have this baby in my wheelchair." i thought she was just making a joke... one of the other nurses told me later that she said... "no seriously.. i was worried she was gonna deliver in my chair." they didn't even have time to ask me questions or have me fill out any forms.

I arrive in the delivery room at 5:19pm. okay? keep your eye on that time... my contractions are almost unbearable now and i ask... is it too late to get an epidural!?!? the nurse says, "he's on his way... we're gonna try." which now i know is a comPLETE lie because it WAS too late but i didn't want to believe it because i was petrified of doing it natural. too bad... that's how it was gonna happen.... after all those blood tests and platelet counts and hemotologist appointments and taking steroids for the last week for nothing!! i asked again, "so i can't have an epidural?" the nurse said, "no honey, she here! she's coming NOW." i can't say that i was seeing clearly at this point.. i just remember staring at the big lights on the ceiling and screaming bloody murder to get through the pain...the nurses were really nice, but the doctor said, "you need to stop screaming." i didn't even really LOOK a the doctor... i still don't remember what she looked like... but anyway... there was a point there when my body LITERALLY felt like it was being split in HALF down there... i could feel my pelvic bone MOVING and what FELT like being ripped from FRONT TO BACK... i swear i went into shock... where was enos? the whole time i was delivering i was clutching my phone waiting for him to call...but no... "okay her head is out! just give me one more push.. not too hard!!" and just like that.. they plopped her on my chest and i had just given birth. WHAT!? what time was it? remember how i got in there at 5:19? yeah... she was out at 5:26. that's right folks...after ALL that waiting and "false labor" she was delivered and OUT in 1 1/2 hours. what if i had driven myself? what if alanna hadn't gotten there so soon? all these crazy things that worked out so that i wouldn't deliver Elliot on the dang sidewalk. PHEW.

So they clean her up and then who should show up? Enos. he was crushed. "what? i missed it?" he was just too slow (surprise surprise, haha) i said, "aww love! i'm sorry! it's all done. I don't think you would have wanted to be here anyway though.. it was pretty intense." then the nurse who was cleaning Elliot up said from the corner, "yeah.. it was pretty scary. it's probably better." HAH so that's it... she was 6lbs 5oz and was finally HERE :)


"don't you step outta line or i'll punch you in the face."

"ha! just kidding.. i love me baby!"

her outfit for today...

my favorite PART of the outfit. :)

(can't you tell how in love he is?)

...but then again.. who wouldn't be?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Before I get REALLY lazy...

...i better post some pictures.

this is kind of my appreciation for having just ONE kid post. I wanted to show why i love lucas and why i'm so glad i had him first... so here goes.

he loves to put on our clothes and walk around like they are his.

...or perhaps just be casual in our CLEAN underwear. that's right.. he's wearing my boycut briefs around his neck like a scarf. he's just too classy for you.

he also really loves to be clean and to clean things. he found this cleaner toothbrush and decided his squishy blocks needed a good scrub down.

i love his car naps.
or his nap naps.

he really truly makes me happy... i really REALLY love my little family.

but then... sometimes he BITES. and i have to put him in timeout. turd.

but it's okay because he returns to his sweet self before too long.
... doing his business and whatnot in childcare. he's such a professional.

but knows how to be silly too, making fishy faces.

or getting embarrassed by his ridiculous mother.
...or perhaps just chillin' in the tub with a cousin.

(or being immodest)

and i LOVE when he cuddles with my OTHER favorite guy.

... he loves cars... and i love to break rules, so this was the perfect Toys R Us activity for us.

i guess overall.. i have just really enjoyed being a little family with my two favorite guys. but seriously? it's time to get someone on MY team!