Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dallin vs. the Cactus

Dallin went immediately from a balance bike to a regular pedal bike with NO training wheels. He's done really well. I'm not sure exactly what happened tonight, but he came back looking very sad. Todd was across the street with both bikes.

Apparently Dallin turned right INTO a cactus. He totally trampled the poor thing, but managed to escape COMPLETELY unscathed. How? I have no idea. Divine intervention I'm sure.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Birth Tag (Rach, this is for you)

1.Were your pregnancies planned?


2. How long were you married at the time of birth?

D: 2 years, 7 months
M: 4 years, 7 months

3. What were your reactions?

Excited! Happy!

4. How did your spouse react?

He didn't. Don't expect a "woo-hoo" out of this guy. He's a great dad though!

5. How old were you?

D: 22.5
M: 24 (2 weeks from 25)

6. How did you find out you were pregnant?

I was temping and testing.

7. Who did you tell first?

Todd. Then my mom and family and friends.

8. Did you want to find out the gender?

Yes, and we will for any future kids. I have an insane need to know.

9. Due Date?

D: Halloween. Came 10/08
M: Due Feb 25 Born Jan 14

10. Did you have morning sickness?

Oh heavens yes. For about 25 weeks with Dallin and with Maddie I was on medication.

11. What did you crave?

I don't remember with Dallin, I couldn't keep anything down...but with Maddie I craved peanut butter on toast (had to be toasted) with strawberry jelly.

12. What irritated you the most?

Nothing that I can remember. Except maybe having to pee every 5 minutes for the entire duration.

13. What was the child’s sex?

Boy, girl

14. Did you wish that you had the opposite sex of what you were getting?

No way! I'll take what I'm given. Although I am thrilled I have one of each!

15. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy?

D: 32

And I'm having an awful time getting it off (one of the reasons we don't have another yet)

16. Did you have a baby shower?

For Dallin yes. For Maddie no.

17. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?

Oh um...well there was the barfing. The hip joints deciding to come undone. The swelling of the bottoms of my feet so I couldn't walk at night. And of course, my water breaking at 34 weeks...yeah that was a blast.

18. Where did you give birth?

Both kids were delivered at a hospital in Clovis, NM. I wish I were a candidate for a home birth but I'm really not.

19. How many hours were you in labor?

12 hours with both of them from the time my water broke (yes, it broke with BOTH of them before actual labor started...FUN for me!)

20. Who drove you to the hospital?

Todd the first time. The second time he was out of town so I got an ambulance ride. No friends or family to take me and I wasn't about to drive myself!

21. Who watched you give birth?

Todd and a doctor and a mom was there for Maddie's.

22. Was your baby delivered the regular way or by c-section?

Regular way thank you.

23. Did you take medicine to ease the pain?

I am a weenie. The. end. I had epidurals with both, although with Dallin, they turned it off and I felt everything.

24. How much did the baby weigh?

D: 7- even
M: 5 pounds, 5 oz. She came flying out in 2 pushes because she was SO small.

25. What did you name your children?

Dallin Todd
Madison Leigh

26. How old are your children today?

D: 5 years, 6 months
M: 3 years, 3 months