Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I think they are planning something here. It looks like they are communicating something and that scares me. In the pictures below we are getting Deke ready to go home. Tyler was so excited to help. He kept dragging the carseat all around the room waiting for Daddy to put Deke into it. He wanted to help so bad. We told him he could entertain Deke while Daddy got him strapped in. After we got him all loaded up, Ty rocked his carseat and sang "Rock a bye baby" to him. Then he wanted to help carry him out. He is going to be such an awesome big brother!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We picked up Tyler and dropped him off at Steph's. When I arrived, they didn't admit me at first. I was only at 3.5 cm and contractions were mild (according to them, they didn't feel that mild to me!) They had me walk around the hosiptal for an hour and then checked me again. I was at 6cm and fully effaced. As soon as they admitted me, I asked for the drugs. Those contractions hurt!! Joel was great though, he would hold me close and rub my lower back which really helped. Around 4:30, I finally got something they call an intrathucal which worked wonderfully. That antheslogist (Fred) became my new best friend.
At 5:15, I was told that I was at 10cm and ready to push. I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to feel to push, because I could not feel anything below my waist. Turns out I had nothing to worry about! As soon as Dr. Shelton arrived and told me I was good to go, it took one contraction and one push and Deacon was born. 45 seconds!!!! I couldn't believe it! No pain at all and it all happened so fast! He was born at 5:23 pm and weighed 6lbs, 19 1/2" long.
He has been extremly mellow so far. Very few cries, but that could change.
Tyler got to meet him and he was really good with him. He tried to share his trucks with him. We'll see how things go when we get him home.
Pictures to follow soon.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Kaia is the cutest little girl. She's also the only girl in our group so far. She's going to be a big sister any day now and then she'll have another little girl to play with. For now, she can hold her own with the boys though.
Jakob and Tyler chasing after the big bubbles that Daddy was making.
Jakob and Tyler. I just think this is a cute picture. Jakob looks so big next to Ty.
Tyler tackling Jakob. Jakob got Ty a few times too.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
We go and watch our friends play softball on Thursday nights when its nice. Tonight, the game was cancelled, but that didn't stop Tyler for cheering for his favorite players. The first video shows him telling Bob to hit it and then congratulating Bob on a nice hit. The next video shows him telling Mike to hit it and then telling him he did a nice job. It was too funny. He just kept doing it over and over again crouching down like a catcher (which is the position Bob plays) and then telling them they did a nice job.
He was in such a good mood today. I took him to the store with me and he was being so cute that we got quite a few people to stop and talk to him. He was asking so many questions and doing it so politly and of course helping me remember my list. Suprisingly, I was going through it out loud and trying to remember one of the things on it when he told me it was bread. He was right, bread was on the list and I would have forgotten it. One of the ladies at Hyvee that works there knows him by name now and always makes a point to come and talk to him and of course offer him a sticker. Too bad every day isn't like today. But I guess if that happened, I'd start taking it for granted.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Today, Ty's daycare went to the Winona County Fair. I went as a parent volunteer and I'm so glad I did. Ty had so much fun. First, he danced with all his friends and watched a juggle act and magic show. He really liked the music best of all.
After this, we had a picnic lunch and then we went to see all the animals. He got to pet a bunny, a cow, sheep, and goats.
Lilianna was nice enough to share her wagon with him when he got tired of walking
He got a tattoo of a clover with 4-H on it. He was pretty proud of that tattoo.
Then we went and saw all the tractors they had. He's a big fan of tractors and I let him sit on some of them and got his picture. They had a lot of really old tractors which was pretty cool.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Last Christmas, we went home for Texas. We won't be going this year since we'll have baby Deacon and it costs way too much to fly now. Anyway, Tyler got to see the Gulf of Mexico and being that it was so warm, he even got to play in it a little bit. It looks like its Summer there, but it was December when we were down there. I just now took these pictures off the camera and thought the grandparents might like to see pictures of the trip.
Here's Ty with Joel's parents, George and Yu. I think this picture is so cute of the three of them.
Ty with his Poppy. He had so much fun playing with his Poppy. I should have gotten one with both of my parents, but I never did take one. Next time, I'll have to make sure to get a family shot.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Here are some snapshots of Ty being his usual silly self. He found his old Tigger costume from his first Halloween. That would have been when he was 8 months old. Suprisingly it still fit. It was a little short, it only reached to his knees, but we had no problem zipping it up. He played around in this for a little while acting like a Tigger. He then asked Mommy to take a picture with him which is the one of the two of us.