Sunday, September 20, 2009

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...

We welcome
Connor Jaxon Engstrom
Born August 30th 2009
At 11:55 am
Weighing 8lb 8oz
20 in long

This whole giving birth thing really stressed me out. Not the actual giving birth, but the when. Everyone seemed to have an opinion on when I should have him, and I just couldn't accommodate everyone. I had an induction scheduled for the 31st, but Connor had other plans (THANK GOODNESS!). Sunday morning at about 4:30, I was feeling uncomfortable. I squirmed for about a half hour then at about 5 I decided to get up. I found that my water had broken so I went to wake up Luc. Because of my pregnancy, I've been snoring a lot, so Luc has been sleeping on the couch. I went in and shook his shoulder a little and said "Luc, my water broke." He replied "It did?" I was so happy! We both took showers and I got the girls things together so we could send them to grandmas house. We loaded everyone up in the car at about 6 and headed off to the hospital. My contractions started on the way there and were quite painful. Taryn noticed and asked me what was wrong. I explained that the baby was coming and that it hurt a lot. She said, "Its OK mom, you can do it." When we got to the hospital, Luc dropped me off at the front door and went to deliver the girls. By the time he got back, I was in a room and had my epidural. I LOVE THE DRUGS! No pain, No shame, I say. From there everything went pretty quickly. At about 11, the nurses said I was ready, but I had to wait because the doctor was doing an operation. They had hoped the epidural would slow down my progress, but it didn't. The doctor came and a few pushes later I had my beautiful baby boy.

I have a SON! Isn't that WONDERFUL!
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Changing of the hardwear

Auralee went to the orthopedist to get her cast changed. She had wanted a purple cast, but her dad talked her into getting a red one instead (it goes better with the D-backs and the Cardinals).

The saw is pretty loud and Auralee spooks easily. At least now she can bend her elbow.
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Art is life

Both my girls love to draw and I just love it! It makes me happy to see them create something all their own. I hope they keep it up.

Auralee's pic of the Mesa Temple.

Another of Taryn's people.
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Since I was about 6 months pregnant, people have been asking me if I was about to deliver. When I told them how much longer I had, they would then ask me if I was having twins.

As frustrating as this is for me, I accept it. I'm big. He's all out in front.
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My future starving artist

This is Taryn's first picture of a person. She says it is her and that she is smiling and that the little things that look like ears are her cheeks. She made sure to let me know that she has two eyes.

Should I start planning for art school? ;)
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Happy Birthday!

I am now 33 yrs old! Crazy huh?!

I got a chocolate cake with chocolate pudding and cherries topped with whipped cream. Soooooo yummy!
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First Day of School!

My baby started 1st grade this year! Can you believe it?!

She was so cute for her first day. She even let me put a barrette in her hair, which is unusual. I love you Auralee!