Sunday, April 27, 2008

Home from the hospital!

I cannot tell you how nice it is to be home! My doctor let me come home on Thursday evening and I am so glad! Don't get me wrong, being waited on hand and foot is nice and all, but Michael does a pretty good job of that anyways, so I would much rather be at home! I'm feeling great, though. Calvin and I went to the Marriott school convocation on Friday, went shoe shopping with my mom and some friends on Saturday, and we all even made it to church today (except for Ryan, he slept over with Grandma and Grandpa). I figure as long as I have to be back at school on Wednesday, I might as well be out doing stuff and getting used to it!

So here are some pictures from the last few days:

Here is Ryan meeting Calvin for the first time:


And here he is trying to give Calvin a kiss on the lips...


My boys:


Our expanding family:


I guess I don't really know the meaning of packing lightly, but Michael was a very gracious pack mule:



Ryan even let Calvin come play in his box house:


And here are my boys playing the Wii:


And here's Michael with his hands full on our excursion to the park on Friday:


We're loving having our new little boy and being a family of four.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hospital Room Photo Shoot

Today I decided to set up a little photo shoot for Calvin right here in our hospital room. It's amazing what you can do with a boppy pillow, some white sheets and a little sunlight!

Love the mohawk.



And here's the comb-over version:


I just love this sleepy one:


Oreos! Wow!


A Calvin-sized laptop:


Lounging:


Tiny feet:


Yummy hands:


Sweet little angel:


Looking like a little T-rex:


We love our little guy!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More of baby Calvin!

Hi all! I decided I was feeling up to blogging this evening so here are some more pictures of our sweet little Calvin:










Ryan is very excited to be a big brother. He told me a few minutes before meeting Calvin that he was going to poke his eye and ask him what time it was. But in actuality, he held him (with my help), touched his hair and face softly, gave him kisses and asked him to hold his hand (which we helped Calvin do--Ryan was pretty excited about that.). And when Calvin yawned, Ryan got very excited and said "He's winking at me!"

So, for all those who want the birthing story, here it is:

I had been having very painful contractions yesterday morning from about 2 to 4 but they ended up stopping. Then I had them sporadically throughout the day and by about 6 or 7 they were pretty regular. So at 9:30 we dropped Ryan off at my parents' house and headed to the hospital. We were in our room by 10:15 and I was at a 3 and then had a great time feeling real-live contractions for an hour and a half or so (with Ryan my water broke and I didn't have real contractions pretty much until I had my epidural). Then I had an epidural, and let me tell you, I completely forgot how great they make you feel! All of a sudden I was happy and could talk to Michael and even sleep! Hooray!

So after the epidural, I went from about a 5 to fully dilated in about 2 and a half hours! It was awesome. Then, just as I was getting ready to push, the nurse told me she was worried about the baby's dropping heart rate and the fact that she thought the baby was posterior (face up). Just then I had a big contraction and the baby's heart rate dropped down into the 40's (it should be between 120 and 160). So the nurse started freaking out pretty much yelling for everyone to get us to the operating room, stat, yanking cords out of the wall, trying to find my doctor (ended up being in the bathroom) and the anesthesiologist (in the shower), and the other doctor to perform an emergency c-section. So, we got in there and at 2:32 AM we were saying hello to baby Calvin. Turns out the little guy also had the cord wrapped fairly tightly around his neck. So, while my attempted VBAC didn't go exactly how I planned, we are all just grateful that Calvin is a healthy, happy, beautiful little baby.

So, I guess from now on I won't have to worry about whether or not to have another c-section! Also, the doctor who performed the c-section told me while they were stitching me up, that my uterus is sort of mis-shapen which is why he thinks Calvin was posterior and that he thinks that means I would probably be more prone to needing c-sections in the future anyways.

So, there it is. At least this time I was only in labor for 4 hours before having the c-section. And I'm glad to have had the experience of going into labor on my own. Now I know what it's like!

Well, Calvin is napping here in the hospital room and Michael ran home to get a few things. Calvin is a big sweetheart and boy, he really has a good set of lungs on him. He mostly just squeaks, but when he's mad, boy you really hear about it! I love his thick head of hair and just how sweet it is to hold a newborn in my arms and think about how he is mine and how much I love him. Thanks to everyone for all the well-wishes! Hope you are all doing great, too!

Calvin Mark Moore

Calvin Mark Moore
2:32 AM Mountain Standard Time
7 lbs 12 oz
20.5 inches

He's a hairy little guy and doesn't look a thing like Ryan did.














Monday, April 21, 2008

Baby?

No, not yet...but we're at the hospital waiting for it to come. Wish us luck!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

No Baby Yet...But Lots of Pictures!

And when I say lots of pictures, I am not exaggerating. Sorry, but I have a really hard time deciding which ones to post. Just be grateful that I didn't post all 268 pictures that I took on this trip to Temple Square alone!

So, my sister Kelly and her kids Luke and Evelyn came to visit for a few days, and today we went up to Temple Square to see the sights and enjoy the beautiful 70 degree weather. It was awesome.

Although we were all a little bitter that baby no. 2 didn't make his appearance in time for everyone to meet him (they all flew home this evening), we still had a really fun time together. We went shopping and got pedicures with Sharesa at this great salon/spa place in Pleasant Grove and did lots of other fun things.

So, once again, here are a LOT of pictures from our trip this morning:

Awwww, sisters!


Almost our whole family...We miss you, Danica!


Grandma, Grandpa and the kids, take one:



Take two...


Take three...


Take four...


Ryan hugging his baby brother...sort of...


Ryan sitting with me by some fountains:


Luke looking very handsome:


Michael and Ryan walking by the reflection pool:


Here they are trying to wink at me while I'm taking the picture, but I think they just look like pirates:


Ryan giving Daddy a big smooch:


And hug:


Ryan having a great time riding on Michael's shoulders:


Our family of three (not for long!):


I look like I am about to explode:


I love Ryan's expression in this picture:


And all three of these guys have awesome expressions in this picture:


Check out that reflection!


Evelyn destroying some flowers:


And having a great time on Grandpa's shoulders:


Speaking of having a great time on someone's shoulders, check these out:


Love Michael's expression:


It just doesn't get much better:


Kelly and Luke by the temple:


I really like this one for some reason:


Kelly and the kids:


Kelly and the kids and Evelyn's pretzel:


Cousins!


If only Ryan were looking at the camera, this would be just about perfect:


Luke running as fast as humanly possible for a 4 year old:


Well, I hope you all enjoyed the many many pictures. Wish me luck this week. I am getting impatient.