Thursday, February 5, 2009

HE DID IT!!!

DISCLAIMER: If you are bothered/offended by potty talk, by bodily functions, or any of the goings on that take place in the bathroom- DON'T WATCH THE VIDEO! Otherwise, watch, laugh, enjoy! It was a big day for us, we conquered #2! video

MY FIRST BORN

Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! Let's see how much you remember!
1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED?
No
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME?
Yes, for over 2 years.
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?
Excitement, shock, its a bit of a surprise when it is unplanned, but we were so excited! The look on Jim's face was the BEST--he was thrilled!
4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU?
Never.
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
24
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
I was at work at the hospital, I hadn't been feeling very good for a few weeks and a nurse I am close to suggested taking a pregnancy test--she came up and gave me a hug and whispered in my ear I was pregnant...I wept.
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
Our close friends Holly and Dick and Jon and Jesse. We chose to wait until after my first doctors appointment to tell our parents. Once we told them it seemed everyone knew.
8. DUE DATE?
September 26, 2005
9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?
Yes, everyday, multiple times a day, from morning till night, till the day Preston was born. It was not just the feeling of nausea it was violently vomiting till I was hospitalized...horrible!
10. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?
I loved deli sandwiches...a hoagie! Any type, loved them!
11. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST?
How limited I am when I am pregnant, I am used to going and doing and I can't lift, push, bend over, paint, etc. Being limited irritated me.
12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX?
Male
13. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
No, when I found out I was pregnant I prayed right then for all boys...a girl wasn't even a thought.
14. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY?
It's truly so embarrassing, 65lbs...barely staying under 190...eeh. I didn't do that again!
15. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER?
Yes.
16. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW?
I knew.
17. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
Not during...
18. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho
19. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
16 hrs.
20. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL?
Jim
21. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?Jim, Dr. Lovell, and Helene- i had been scheduled to be induced for 4 days by Friday the 23rd I was emotionally done and went to see my midwife helene, as she checked me she said I was contracting and had dilated quite a bit and would probably have the baby that day or the next. She was concerned as she examined me that I wouldn't be able to deliver the baby naturally because of his size. She was right!
22. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION?
C-Section
23. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
An Epidural for the C.
24. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
9 lbs., 8 oz
25. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ?
September 24, 2005
26. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER?
Preston James Thornburg
27. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY?
3 years, 4 months, 1 week, 4 days

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ugh, I just hate it

I love my children but I HATE, LOATHE, being pregnant! It is that time again to think about our family growing...I really need a surrogate to carry my children for me! Just the thought of throwing up all day every day for 9 months, ugh. Then the water retention, weight gain, awkward size, lack of energy, many late night trips to the bathroom, another C-sections, yeah I am already complaining and I am not prego. Then I think of that sweet baby and it makes it all worth it...I just wish it didn't last so long...wouldn't 7 months be perfect...then I would never reach the size of a house. I am almost mentally prepared to do it again...almost!

I love it when they talk...

Connor is now attempting to use the large vocabulary that has been completely gibber jabber until now. His first words were "ma-ma" and "da-da" which he uddered months ago, but now he knows "chips", "milk", "uh-oh", "no-no", "brother", "pease", "bath", "potty", "picture", "dog" and he is trying more everyday! It seems to me that Connor is talking sooner than Preston but maybe it is my imagination. I love when they start talking and communicating. He knows many words and what they mean, I can ask him to do or get something and he knows what I am referring to, I love watching their little minds think. My favorite word he knows is somersault, he bends over and gets in a position for assistance in helping him roll-over. It is soo cute!
Preston started in Sunbeams this year, I can't believe I have a child in Primary, how did this happen??! He loves it, yesterday Jim took him into Primary, he sat down and said, "see you soon dad, have a nice class dad." I am so thankful Preston has always been comfortable in Primary and Nursery...it is so hard to see many little ones crying for their parents. I am so glad that isn't my child...yet! Preston has always said the sweetest prayers, there is nothing as sweet as a childs prayers, they are definitely a perfect ending to a long day. There are so many things to be thankful for, my family is my greatest joy and blessing!

New ideas for Etsy

Since the winters here seem to last forever...I have been trying to brainstorm up some ideas for my Etsy store. My stockings are completely a seasonal item, so I have been trying to come up with some fun ideas that are more year-round items that I can sell. After the stress of the holidays and stockings orders last year, I vowed to make them year-round so I was well prepared come the holidays. Unfortunately I am a little burnt out on stockings and need something else to work on until I can bring myself to look at stockings again. My idea is for baby gift sets, baby shower gifts, or just personalized baby gifts. I have some things in the works and will post pictures as I get them completed...I am hoping they are winners! At least my sewing/crafting keeps me sane during these long snow days. I will post pics this week.