Tuesday, September 23, 2008

He's here!!!!!

Ian James Archer was born on Sept. 20, 2008 at 8:53 pm. He weighed 8lbs even and was 21" long. It was a fairly tramatic day for all of us and things kept going wrong but all is well w/all of us and he is beautiful.
I was having sharp pains and random but hard contraction for two days and two long night, I finally woke up Saturday morning and said enough is enough, we are going to the hospital despite what they're telling me. My doctor was doing rounds that morning, so thankfully he was there. They checked my cervic and he was breech, the little booger. So the sharp pains were him kicking me in the cervic! They gave me several options, they could manually turn him, I could have a c-section or they could manually turn him and I could possibly have an emergency c-section if it put him under to much stress. This scared Adam and I both, we have never had any trouble or talk of a c-section before. We opted for what we hoped was option number 1. It went well though horribly painfully, and my doctor broke my water, and put me on potocin. Ian didn't want anything but to sleep in there, they didn't like that and had to keep shocking him to wake him up, so more talk of a c-section. When I decided that it was time for a catheter the nurse put one in w/o checking my chart for allergies (which I didn't think to tell her about) and we found out the hard way that I am definetely allergic to iodine (major swelling)! And after all of that, he wouldn't drop and just wanted to face my leg, so the doctor kept positioning him correctly but he kept moving back up. So he eventually had to hold the baby's head in place while I pushed and between contractions until he finally came out!
After our tramatic day things have settled well, the swelling has made recovery a little harder than usual but still not too bad. The boys are in love w/him and are constantly wanting to hold him, kiss him, touch him and just generally be close to him. Ava doesn't really care about him, she will just randomly point at him and say "baby."
Grandma and Grandpa had a long weekend w/the other kids. Logan got mad at Ty on Sunday becasue he drew a picture of himself, Logan and Uncle Austin. Logan didn't think that he was drawn proportionately and kept telling Ty "I'm not that teeny, Ty!" and insisted that the picture be redrawn. Ty drew him another picture w/Logan about the size of Godzilla and himself and buildings the size of ants!! Ava is still yelling all of her words, she yells nicely but has not learned volume control. "MILK, PLEASE!!"
Adam was a HUGE help at the hospital, I'm so glad that he was able to be there. He had just started a new project at work and it would be really hard for him to get away, depending on what they were doing, but he didn't have to work on Saturday and Monday it rained so he couldn't have gotten a lot done. So all things considered everything worked out perfectly.
Well, I have to go feed Ian. We love you all.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Well we went to look at houses on the 2nd of August and put an offer on one that day, we found out that we got it on the 5th and we moved in on the 26th! Not to shabby! We went to a family party on Sunday and no one even knew that we had moved! I can't believe how fast it all went. Our old house is under contract and should close between the 19th and the 30th, keep your fingers crossed. Everything has just really fallen into place, it was almost to easy. I had some awesome friends help me unpack boxes and put things away. Normally I want to do those things on my own but I'm like 9 months pregnant, I just want it done! We were all moved in and unpacked w/in three days, I think that's pretty good. We love our new house, it is adorable. The lady that lived here did so many cute things, the kids bathroom has a big tree painted in the corner and the toy room is insane! I'll add pictures when we hang ours. There are massive amounts of shelves in the closets, Ava doesn't even need a dresser. Adam and I can both fit in the master bathroom now at the same time! It's awesome! And we're in Sandy, which is perfect for us, we thought that we'd have to move out to West Jordan but our realtor was fantastic and found us a house right were we wanted it. We are just 15 minutes away from Mom and Dad and about 10 from Adam's little brother. And only about 3 from his best friend. We are thrilled w/the way it has all worked out.
I am doing great, I didn't overdue too much w/the move. I am sooo ready to have this baby, I am scheduled to be induced on the 24th of this month but I probably won't get to go in then because the new hospital is way overcrowded and they are constantly turning people away. We'll just have to wait and see, maybe he'll come on his own (not likely!)
Adam is very excited about his new commute, 15 minutes, you can't beat that! He is taking a class at the U of U and is really enjoying it. He has been working really hard getiing all of our stuff down here and then putting stuff away that I can't, he knows I'll do it if he doesn't remove the temptation!
Ty likes his new school and has made a few friends, there is another 8 year old boy just two doors down, which rocks. He has been helpful w/the little kids but is a little miffed that he has to share a room again. We told him that he will get his own room when he starts junior high. He counting down the days. He also started soccer this week and is doing really well w/it. He told me yesterday that he wants to play football now so that he can get big muscles. I haven' t decided how to handle that one yet. I don't really want him to play but I don't want to discourage him in something that he wants to do. we'll just have to see.
Logan did get to go to preschool after all, I have a neighbor two doors down that has a preschool in her basement and she had an opening so we slid him right in there two days before it started. He is loving it and is so adorable because his backpack is bigger that he is. He doesn't like me to walk him to school though, he wants to do it by himself. Luckily it's pretty close so that I can just walk him out the front door and watch go. It's nice having that quiet time w/Ava, though all I've managed to do w/that time so far is sleep. I don't sleep well at night and I am having such bad pain in my hips that I can't walk in the morning so I end up falling asleep. I'm a terrible mother!
Ava is hitting the terrible two and throws the biggest fits I've ever seen! She loves to scream "No, I don't want to." She is going to be such a pain. She is still too cute for words though and gets extremely spoiled. Maybe that's were the bratiness comes from??
We are enjoying all of kids and it's really fun seeing they're different personalities develop.
Logan is running around the house naked, I should probably do something about that! Laters all, we love you