Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Nursery

I have blogged &


about this room enough, but I am happy to say...

it's done!

Luckily, the Saturday before Kayla's surprise arrival Nick, Cristina & worked all day in this room to get it done. By dinner that day we had completed it down to diapers in her basket and dresses on her hangers! Cristina stayed till the end and helped me with every little detail- love that girl.

It is everything I wanted & I have to say, my favorite part is the chandelier.. it just completes the room in the most perfect way.


The first group of pictures were taken by me.. the professional ones were by my sweet friend Mandy who snapped a few during Mckayla's newborn shoot.

these are all Mandy's beautiful shots....

This room was full of great finds, home projects and thrift store items that I refinished,
but we will save all the before and afters for another post!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mckayla Lynne

Stop the press… my blog is actually being updated.

I did have a baby & survived it.

But as far as surviving 2 kids- the jury is still out on that.

Needless to say, I have lots of updating to do but I will just keep posting every few days until I get all caught up.
First, it is all about baby Kayla and her birth story… Cristina writes about it from her perspective here.
(yes she was in the room and witnessed the whole thing...poor girl)

The last update I posted was when I got to the doctor and had dilated to a 4... well that didn't last too long. I think that same day I posted, I ended up going back to see my doc because I was having some contractions but more back pain. When he checked me I was already dilated to a 5, so he figured it was time to check into the hospital and get this show on the road. Because I had hit my 36 week mark that Sunday, they weren't too concerned about having her come 4 weeks early... neither was I!

me and the girls at the hospital waiting it out

ready to be uncles for the 2nd time!

As I had mentioned before, my labor and delivery with Austin was pretty much a miracle baby- no pain. And I had hoped to experience the same with Mckayla... ha, didn't really happen that way.

I checked into the hospital in the afternoon and it wasn't until the evening that I got my epidural after enduring minor contractions for a few hours. I hate getting the epidural, whoever says it doesn't hurt- you're a liar.

The rest of the night went by pretty normal, no pain from contractions but things were progressing pretty slowly. Around 1:15am the nurse came in to check me again and I was getting pretty close by my water hadn't broke yet. That is the last memory I have of my peaceful labor experience..

My water broke almost immediately after she left the room and all the sudden I could feel EVERYTHING. It was like I never had an epidural. The nurse ran back in the room and baby Kayla was crowning away, while I am yelling that it hurts and hitting the handheld epidural button over and over again..until the nurse took it away and said it doesn't work like that.

The pain was almost unbearable and all your body wants to do is push.. in the worst way possible. But you can't, not until the doctor gets there. So for a good 10 mins I just sit there sobbing and asking where the doctor is and at one point yell at the nurse to, "Get Duc in here!!" Dr. Le's name is Duc.. I kind of love it.

He shows up and 2-3 pushes later Mckayla comes out!

Mckayla Lynne
born on September 30th
1:54 a.m. at a petite 5 lbs 15 ounces

she has a serious diva cry

our little cheeseball.
I think all newborn babies look funny for awhile, but when it's yours.. you could just eat them up!

such a sweet picture of Daddy and his little girl.

proud Nana

Papi and Uncle Houston

sweet Aunt Cris'nana'

I love those mischievous eyes...something new to torture, besides me.

morning after and I am in love with her!

Goals for Baby #3... if we ever get to that point.

1. find the doctor that gave me Austin's epidural, because that one actually worked.

2. Have the baby in the afternoon. Austin was born in the middle of the night too, at 1:50 am . Having a baby during the day & not be dead tired sounds magical.

3. stay in the hospital until they kick me out. I always beg to get released and go home.. and I immediately regret it when I step in the house and have no nurse call button on my bed.

Seriously hard to believe that was 2 months ago and lots has happened since then. She is so wonderful and I can't imagine our family without her!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mckayla's Baby Shower

I have lots of things that I want to post about after having our little Mckayla, but first I realized that I never even had a chance to post all about the beautiful shower that was thrown for her... it was the most adorable thing ever.

My sister-in-law Cristina headed up the shower (not sure what I did to deserve her!) but not without lots of help from Sarah and some of our sweet friends.

p.s. they are both pregnant :)

We had the shower about a week and half before she came and before that I didn't have time to get pictures to post, so I will share the few I copied from Cristina....

the party favors, 'Cowgirl Cookies'. so yummy

one of the food tables. Jess and Wendy did all the flower arrangements, they were so beautiful!

probably the most adorable diaper cake I have ever seen made by Jacquelyn and her momma- and it was packed full of sweet little gifts!

loved the cake and all the desserts

all the gals in my family plus my Grandma that flew in for the occasion.

Here is Cristina's full post about the shower on her blog with more pictures.

I feel so grateful to have all my family and friends around me that constantly support and love me, what more could a girl need?
I also am so grateful for my sweet BFF Cristina, not only were we best friends in high school but she decided to make it official and marry my oldest brother Houston. To this day he asks us if she married into the family so that we can hang out forever... we will never know for sure :) She has always been there for me these past 7 years & seen me at my most memorable (and not so memorable) moments, but yet she still sticks around. I love her so much and don't know what I would do without her!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Looking Back

Being so close to delivering my 2nd baby, I think a lot about how my delivery with Austin went & realized that I never documented the experience... it is one of a kind.

Family photos December 2008

But first, today I went to the doctor and he was shocked to tell me I had gone from being dilated from a 1 1/2 to a 4. I was shocked to hear that she had also dropped even more, didn't think that was possible since it feels like she is crowning at all times. As much as I am done being pregnant, I thought of a few things I will miss about it:

1. Being able to blame anything not so dainty or princess demands on the baby. "It was the baby."
2. Having the ability to pee twice in one trip. This would be even better if it cut down on the number of bathroom runs, but it doesn't. Just a useless pregnancy talent.
3. Never being able to tell if you are having a fat day since all your pants are elastic at the waist.
4. Having random strangers stare at me and laugh at my waddle... they think I don't see.

But I think I am ready to have this baby, I just hope the labor goes well... I really just hope I make it in time to get my drugs. I am no natural kind of girl.

When I was pregnant with Austin I got, well, largo. Not only was he a huge baby but I was a huge pregnant woman. The doctor offered to induce me over a week early and I jumped at the offer. Here I am the night before I went into the hospital...

not my most beautiful moment, but we can't erase history. I went in at 6am to get the IV's started and settled but it wasn't until 8am that they started to induce me. After that, I was having consistent contractions all day and this is what I did

colored these cute little file folders for Austin to do at church (managed to start before he was born and I still never finished them!). No epidural yet because I wasn't in any pain. I managed to dilated to a 4 by dinner time and the nurses offered the epidural & I figured 'why not?'. I got my drugs, visited for awhile longer and then fell asleep around 9pm. It wasn't until 1 am that I woken up by the nurse telling me the baby's head was coming out and not to push... um, okay? Totally confused and delirious we waited for the doctor to come; I pushed 2 times and out came my big baby.

Austin Scott Weaver
February 8, 2008
9lbs 3 ounces

It was so easy and painless, I couldn't have had it any better.

(already wrapped in his BYU blue)

I just hope Mckayla comes into the world just as easy.. probably not, things like that just don't happen twice for one person.

We are excited to add one more little baby to the family!