Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Baby Pictures: Photos peep want to see!

This was the day we came home... Thanksgiving!

Kinda has some Mickey ears.

Still in the hospital with the only boy-like hat they had.

Peeking around

This photo is on his birth announcement... soon to follow.

Telling us how it is!


Something's got his eye!

Have a picture just like this of Delli!  Sweet dreamin'!

Swinging in the swing!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baby Boy: Joy #2

This blog is a long time in coming because I have yet to master a good time schedule with two little ones.

Zackurie Brent Felix was born on November 22, 2011.  He was a whole pound smaller than his older sister, weighing in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. The two share the same length of 21 in. 

Zane and I made he decision to be induced on Monday (21st) because I could barely walk and was in so much pain.  So at my regular appointment that day, we decided o forgo the tripping of my membranes and scheduled the elective induction for 7:00 a.m. the following morning.  November 22 was a cold and wet morning.  Zane allowed me to drive because it wold be he last time in quite a while.  To get to the freeway we had to pass over two bridges.  ON the second one, which curves slightly, I felt the back tires sliding onwards the roadside barriers and suddenly I lost control as we hit more black ice.  The car swung completely around and we stopped pointed correctly in the homeward lane.  Thankfully no one else was on the road at the moment.  Terrified that we might hit some more black ice we traveled onward slowly.

We reached the Orem Community Hospital without a further problem.

I was quickly admitted, introduced to my nurse (Allie - who was celebrating her own birthday), and hooked up to the pit drip.  We waited patiently for the anaesthesiologist to come give me an epidural.  He arrived... and I was quite surprised how painful it was for him to give me the drugs.  Eventually it was in and I was beginning to feel it.  I was loopy and happy for a while; then I was loopy and tired. 

Getting all set up and ready to go!
Noon came and went (which one midwife said was "the" time) and although I was sleepy I was getting upset.  My cervix wasn't dialating... By around 3:30 pm I realized I was feeling a lot more pain through my contractions.  So I pushed my "extra boost" button.  After a moment I realized my feet were tingling.  That's what happens when the epidural is first put in.  I was feeling all sorts of pain as the medicine slowly started to crawl up my legs.  After 20 minutes, I pushed my button again.  Shortly after I did I realized my pain was coming from a need to push, and I was trying not to.  Although I was still not completely numb, I had Zane go get a nurse for me.  He returned with my midwife, who had been monitoring my progress.  She said I was almost dilated fully and allowed me to push if I wanted.  Suddenly my doctor was frantically putting her gloves on and 3 mn. of serious pushing later, Zack was here!  He was born at 4:45 pm.  
As a side note:  my water was never broken and unaccounted for.

The breathing expert took Zack shortly after he was born and began inspecting him.  I could tell something was up because they were taking quite a while.  That's when they explained Zack was grunting, which means his lungs aren't open fully and would require some time on a pressurized air mask.  So, I probably held him for a total of five minutes before he was whisked away to the nursery.  Zane went with, and I didn't get to see either of them until around seven o'clock when I was wheeled into the nursery.  

Zack on the air mask...

Our little man!

Taking a peek at the world!
We had our first visitors that night, and we were able to get our first family photos!
Adella inspects the new addition.

Our first family picture!
Zack didn't get to have his first bath until 24 hours after his time on the air mask because the doctors wanted to make sure his lungs were fully open and ready for the crying.  Zane spent the second night at home with Adella, so I went with and watched Zack get his first bath. 

Cleaning up his hair!
The first bath!

Look at how light his hair color is when it is just washed!
Sadly, Zack had low blood sugar levels which meant we couldn't leave until Thanksgiving Day.  Then for the first few days after arriving home, we had to go have Zack's jaundice levels checked.  Luckily, after a few days, Zack's billy-Rubin levels decreased and we were good to go.   
Ready to go!
Close up!

Both in the car.

Finally HOME!

Adella gets to "hold it" for the first time.
Being a big sister is tiring.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween: Season of pumkins

Sunday was pumpkin carving night!  Of course Adella wasn't interested in the carving, but she surley enjoyed digging the innards our and handing them to mommy.

Seeds and stingy ick!
 Our ward doesn't do anything special for the kids, like a trunk-or-treat, so we joined my parents at their ward's get-together.  Due to the recent rerelease of The Lion King, Zane thought a lion would be a great costume for our baby girl.  She was absolutely adorable with a little bit of "kitty" makeup and when she roared - made the costume perfect! 

Riley, Treesa, and Anna also came along.  Anna is a little monster.

Handing out the last of the candy!  Delli sure made a haul herself!
I had another picture of Adella and her pumpkin, but I am having stress getting it to look right, so I will try posting it later!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas: an early arriving holiday for 2011

Because Baby Boy is expected this next month, Christmas has already been on my mind.  I don't want to feel surprised by the holiday- instead I hope to be as prepped as possible.  Zane has even gotten in the mood and we have begun getting everything for our kids ready. 
Zane decided he would use his artistic talents to make Adella a poster of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet because we haven't been able to find a simple one that we liked.  He finished it quickly, and it is fantastic!
We are going to be using some of the baby's Christmas gifts earlier.  This is the car seat cover that I made the other day so we can make sure he is kept warm this winter! 

Adella has decided she is a big girl, and refuses to take naps (which is probably the hardest change she could have made right now on mommy).  It's a rare occasion when she is willing to sit in my lap and take a snooze, but I had to post this picture.

Alright... she really isn't in my lap, but there sure isn't a whole lot of room.  You can also tell how hot it has been because our landlord had already unhooked our swamp cooler and the warmer weather heated our house well. 

Then, this morning, Adella looked so cute and was being photogenic (which is rare because she likes to get close and study the camera).  So I thought I would post a small handful of photos!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nap Time: Rebellious State

 Adella is starting to fight back about her nap times.  Quite often I find her out and about, playing with whatever she can find.  Most of the time she refuses to sleep, but I was pleasantly surprised to find her comfortably sleeping on the rocker in her room.  I was exceptionally pleased to find her in this state, with her face on a book, indicating she was reading before she fell asleep. 

I love these pictures from this week too!
I love it when my girl will pose for a picture, especially with her pretty necklace.

With the cold weather  it was difficult to stay warm without a heater on, and I found Adella adorable.  Her thermals, jacket, and one sock outfit. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shoe & Shelves: conquered

Wednesday is my day for laundry, and this last week Adella surprised me by walking around the corner with her shoes on.  As impressive as that was, I was still impressed that she had chosen the correct foot for each sandal.  Mama was so proud.

This evening, after conference, Zane put up a shelf in Adella's and Baby Boy's room.  Currently I have dressed it with only objects for Adella.  Now it's time to find some adorable sports objects to get the other side ready for our little one.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Preperations and Finishings

Moving has proven difficult for Adella- at least her new independent and negative attitude seem to point to this.  Although she seems a bit out of sorts, and constantly tells us "No," we still enjoy all the time we can get!  She makes everything so much more fun and enjoyable. 
Pulling "Cool-Cat" faces!
Since the house is somewhat in order at this point, I have taken to completing some of the tasks I have planned or started. 

Just before we packed up and moved, we chose some fabrics for our little Man's blanket and I had started the project (my personal goal is to make a blanket for each of our kids).  I have been so excited to finish it, so I started as soon as I could get to it.   In no time I had it finished... with the exception of a wash to fray the edges. 
The blanket has an orange back, cute animals, green polka-dots, and blue diamonds! 

So here is pregnant me, holding the blanket (I have a similar one holding Adella's blanket).
Adella's first birthday dress was pretty much ruined because I bought nice fabric for a little one who liked to drink milk and share with her clothes.  So I unstitched the top and bottom and turned it into a skirt.  Some of the fabric is still ruined but is unnoticeable because of the top layer.  So, with my new surger, I fixed it up and had her all ready for church in a new outfit withing an hour. 
Our pretty girl who walked around all day saying, "Cute!"
I also wanted to just make a comment about some cross stitch project I finished this year.  I started working on this when I lived in California... that was around ten or eleven years ago. 
We are also getting ready for our little man to come!  The crib is set up and dressed (since Adella is in her toddler bed).  We also bought a cute little outfit so we'd have at least one!