Wednesday, April 25, 2012

40 Weeks, but wait something is different!

Hunter has arrived! I was due on April 20th but Hunter decided to make his grand entrance into the world on Wednesday, April 18th at 12:39pm. So sorry no belly shot for my 40 week date, instead I am holding our healthy baby boy in my arms. I started contractions at about 5:45 am on the 18th and monitored them until about 8 am. Then we called in to Labor and Delivery to see what they recommended, they had me monitor them for about another hour an a half and at that time I was having them pretty close together and pretty strong, so they said come on in and we will see what is going on. I knew I was having him, I wanted to wait until the 19th to have him on my brothers birthday but Hunter had his own plan of having his own birthday. By the time (10:15 am), we got to the hospital my contractions were 2 minutes apart and every other one was VERY strong. Nurse Vicki said, "looks like your having a baby today!" They didn't want me going through any laboring since I was scheduled for a c-section on Monday, April 23rd, so everything happened very fast. I was taken right in for c-section, along with my team, Mitchell, of course and our beautiful and very strong  god-daughter Amy.

Here we are a week later with two beautiful boys! Logan is SO in Love with his "baby." He wants to know where he is at all times, give him kisses and hugs and hold him. If Hunter starts to cry he talks to him and tells him "it's ok baby hunta." Logan has been pretty spoiled with lots of visitors and special gifts. Hunter bought Logan some Legos for the day he came home and also got him a Beta fish for his room, whom is known as Diego fish. It has been pretty amazing all of the help and food that has been brought to us! Nonna and Papa Jac made us Lasagna for our first night home as a family of four. Tante's and Dinha brought Villa Corona for lunch with Mochachini's from Java Hut, and played out in the new fire hydrant sprinkler Logan got. Then of course Nana and Boo Boo have been over helping with laundry and house cleaning while making me my favorite, fried chicken with gravy and corn! Yummy!!!! Can't wait to see what Logan's Dinha brings us next week, and I know that Tante Lauren has got some pretty amazing Enchiladas coming my way next week too! But first Auntie B, Pining and AJ will be here with some famous chicken enchiladas from Auntie B's kitchen!!!

Now our family is complete!

LOVE x 2!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

38, almost 39 weeks.........whew!

Dear Hunter,

We are literally almost there! We had a check-up today, it was supposed to be our last but you haven't really been cooperating the last few days. Meaning, I haven't felt you moving like I have the last 9 months and well my blood pressure is a little high. So today, what was suppose to be an in and out doctor appointment ended up being about a two hour appointment. Complete with blood pressure check and re-check, stress test and ultrasound and blood work! Good news though, you are safe and sound in the belly, just running out of room and you have dropped down even more into position than you were two weeks ago. That explains the cramping I have been having.

We have already been getting spoiled with visitors bringing us dinner! The Mortimores came over last week and brought a nice dinner, then Pa and Ma came over to dye Easter eggs with Logan and asked to bring dinner, Taqueria, YUM! Tonight, oh tonight, the Tante's are bringing dinner. Ravioli's and Malfati's from Lawlers with garlic bread and salad. Tante Lauren is bringing ice cream from Leatherby's, my favorite, to make sundaes, then it is slumber party time equipped with scary movies, to keep with the theme of Friday the 13th! Then on Saturday, my Shitbird, your Dee is coming over to take care of me and Logan! I can't believe she is 16 and wanting to hang out here with me, although we are pretty special, and she always says we have the best food to snack on.

Daddy installed your carseat a couple of days ago and it is a little bittersweet to think that in just a week I will be driving around with two boys in my backseat! (ok, well I won't be driving for a couple of months, daddy will be) I can't believe that after thinking for SO long that we wouldn't have any children and now to think we are going to have TWO! It is just amazing, Daddy and I couldn't be happier and can't wait to meet you. Keep moving around in there and stay cozy for at least a little bit longer. If you want to come on the 19th I am sure that Uncle Joe would be thrilled!

We love you!!!

Love, Mama
Hugs & Kisses

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Easter, one of my favorite Holidays!!! This year started out on the Thursday before with Pa and Ma coming over to dye eggs. Logan of course wanted to drink the dye, I think he thought it was juice. It was fun watching Daddy, Logan and Pa talk about the colors and if they should stay in the dye longer. Daddy worked on Easter so we gave Logan his Easter basket full of new Lightning McQueen sheets, Max & Ruby book and of course a nice big backpack. He has been asking for a backpack for weeks. He loves to wear it around the house and fill it with all kinds of toys.

On Easter Sunday we headed over to Boo Boo and Nana's, Mama usually hosts Easter at her house but with Hunter scheduled to arrive in only 12 days, Nana insisted on having everyone at her house. Thank you, Nana!!!!! Of course mama couldn't resist helping with all of the planning, right down to the decorations and invitations.
Strict orders from Daddy though, she was to stay off of her feet! Dinha and Dee made sure that happened, they helped Nana ALOT! 
    Hunter's first present, handmade boots!

Easter was a little bittersweet for Mama this year, my last holiday with just my one boy! Next holiday I will be a mother of two, I just can't believe it! 

Nonna and Papa Jac came out for Easter Day! Nonna brought some delicious Pioneer Woman potatoes, I will be making those as soon as I get a minute! She also brought Logan some pretty sweet boots for this Winter!

Pa and Ma came with Great Grandma and Grandpa Caldwell, they brought Logan a life vest for summer camping at Icehouse and beyond! Logan loves to wear it around the house.

Oh the food! Lots and lots of food! Ham, deep fried Turkey, salads of all kinds, beans, potatoes, potatoe salad, rolls, etc.......

Finn was there! Oh the many faces of Finn!!! As soon as he got there, Logan and him were SO excited to see one another, I hear there was squealing and hugging that just wouldn't stop!

Finally, the HUNT! Dozens and Dozens of eggs, cousins and friends all helping one another out to find that one special egg! Too cute! Can't wait until next year!!!