Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We're actually flying out there tomorrow to look for a place to live. We're bringing Brinley but we're leaving Teya behind with her best friend's family. I'm a little nervous because we've never left her with anyone besides family, and even then she was too small to remember it. Yesterday I was trying to prep her for it and told her we were going on an airplane and she was going to stay and play with her friend. She started bawling and said, "Don't leave me mommy! Mommy, I come?" It broke my heart!! I know she'll be in great hands with our friends, but I hope it doesn't devastate her too much. She's had so many adjustments recently and is already feeling insecure with the new baby. If anyone has any advice on how to make this easier on her please let me know! I've been scared to bring it up again because I don't want her to freak out. At the same time I feel like I should prep her on the fact that we'll be gone for 5 days. So I know it's last minute since we're leaving tomorrow but any advice would be great! Also if you have advice on helping kids adjust to a move that would be appreciated too. : )
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Also, today is my mom's last day here : ( So I wanted to put up a few pics of the girls with their Grandma Uda. I'm so sad my mom is leaving! My house has been so clean with her here and we've had the best meals EVER! I'm so scared to see how quickly this place turns into a disaster area when she's gone!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
At the Dave Macon Days carnival with G-ma and Papa
Fishing with Daddy at the carnival
Bounce house, A classic Teya favorite
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is kind of long, but for those of you who wanted the details, here's Brinley's birth story:
A couple nights before Brinley was born I had some strong contractions that would last for a few hours and then fade away. Every time it happened we would get excited, pack our bags, and then be totally disappointed when nothing came of it. So Tuesday night when I started having contractions at 9:30 p.m. I didn’t think anything of it. I told Taber we should just keep getting ready for bed and not worry about them. Well after 5 or 6 really hard ones that seemed to come pretty close together I started to think this was the real thing. I told Taber to call the babysitter, but he was still scared about getting our hopes up so he told me to lie down and see if they started to fade. They just kept getting stronger though and at 10:40 p.m. we called the babysitter and started frantically loading up the car. At this point I was in a ton of pain and was seriously rethinking my decision to try doing this naturally.
Looking back I probably could’ve just sucked it up and pushed through the pain for 10 more minutes and had my totally natural birth, but at the same time that shot was so glorious and the relief so heavenly, that I really can’t say I regret it. It wore off quickly too and I was up and walking in no time. My recovery this time around has been sooooo much better than it was with Teya. Not sure if that’s because the labor was so fast or because I didn’t get an epidural. Either way I’m just happy that she got her safely and just can’t wait to take her home!
Right after giving birth, tired, relieved, grateful and happy it's over!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Well the next morning, still no baby! So I went on another power walk and then we headed out to find some raspberry leaf tea. All day long I walked and walked, I swear I must've walked at least 10 miles. By 4pm my feet were swollen, my legs were exhausted, and I was still as pregnant as ever with no sign of impending labor. Finally I resigned myself to the fact that the "something exciting" wasn't going to be baby. Unfortunately I hadn't made any 4th of July plans since I thought I'd be in the hospital (hehe! I'm so silly) But luckily some friends called and invited us to go watch fireworks with them at the local college. It was Teya's first time seeing the fireworks and I was impressed that she didn't get scared since usually loud things frighten her. Instead she just sat in Taber's lap and held tightly to his arms and said, "It's okay Daddy, fireworks not loud, they're cool!" So at the end of the day the fireworks provided our something exciting, and I learned an important lesson about not putting too much stock into the words of a fortune cookie!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
That night we had a big storm and I woke up at 2am to loud thunder and pouring rain. My first thought was "Oh no! Mr. Turtle is gonna get soaked!" So I ran downstairs to "save him" from the rain. When I looked out on him though he was in little turtle heaven! He was just soaking up the rain with his neck stretched all the way out to catch every little drop. He really is the cutest thing (something I never thought I'd say about a non-furry animal) and Teya is totally in love with him. I know he needs to go back to the wild, but I think we may just have to keep him a little while longer ; )