|Here I am clipping Shad's fingernails|
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Posted by Burton Family at 5:45 PM
|All 3 generations|
|GG Fern was so cute with Liam, she held him most of the time we were there.|
|GG Bill, he was very reluctant to hold Liam because he was afraid of dropping him. I love how Liam is looking at him so intently.|
Posted by Burton Family at 5:31 PM
|I absolutely love this blessing outfit. My mom made the vest from her wedding dress and I made the tie out of my wedding sash.|
Posted by Burton Family at 5:06 PM
Friday, May 4, 2012
That name rolls off the tongue nicely don't you think;)
Well Liam arrived to us at 3:51 am on the 29th of January weighing 9 lbs 4 oz and 21 inches long after a very interesting labor, well to me anyway.
On Saturday afternoon I called my midwife, Jen Krebs, because I was having a sharp pain on my right side that persisted for over a day and was getting worse. She ordered me to go to the hospital just for an NST (non stress test) to monitor the baby to make sure he was doing ok. Dan was at work so my aunt took me to the hospital and I text Dan on the way telling him where I was but to not worry since they were just doing testing. Despite my un-alarming text Dan called me a few minutes later to tell me he was on his way to the hospital. After being monitored for a couple hours the nurses informed me that everything looked fine (baby was healthy and all my labs came back "normal") and that my midwife would be coming in in a little while to talk to me. My midwife recommended that we induce immediately due to pre-eclampsia and if I waited then I would be risking causing illness to me or Liam. Because I wanted to deliver naturally I was very hesitant to induce due to the amount of pain the petocin could cause. Dan and I thought about it and agreed that it would be best since we were both healthy and he was considered full term. Luckily I had grabbed my hospital back on my way out the door just in case.
|Shad really is a proud big brother|
|Shad made a fort to share with Liam when he got home.|
After about 45 mins the pain was more than I could bare, I wanted to die or at least pass out so that I didn't have to feel anything anymore. It was then that I turned to my father in heaven and said "I NEED THIS TO BE OVER!" Within moments Liam's heart rate dropped dangerously low and they needed him to get out as soon as possible. Jen got in my face and offered to push back my cervix through the next contraction so that I could start pushing. I agreed. That next contraction is more pain than anyone should ever have to experience and I recall making a not so pleasant sound (totally involuntary). The pain totally paid off because I did in fact feel like pushing. The first push did nothing, I wasn't doing it right, I guess I was a little out of practice. I was determined to make the next one count. Through the next contraction I pushed and pushed and pushed and wondered why is no one counting or telling me to take a break... oh yeah I can feel all of this, I am in control and can do whatever I want. So I took a break and I would have fallen asleep right then but another contraction came too quickly. I pushed for a few moments and his head came out. This pushing part was such a good feeling, I hardly felt any pain except for the "burning ring of fire" which is very real and present. Through the next contraction the rest of his body came. The feeling of him coming out was by far the best feeling EVER.
|All locked up ready to go home|
I am so grateful for a happy healthy little boy, for an incredibly supportive and patient husband who was with me every step of the way, for the mercy of my father in heaven and for a midwife that handled my delivery with such grace and sensitivity. I am extremely proud of myself for pushing my own limits and allowing myself to experience to full beauty of bringing a new life into this world. That being said I don't know if I have it in me to do a natural delivery again (Dan would prefer I didn't) but we will see.
Posted by Burton Family at 9:43 PM
Thursday, March 1, 2012
An awesome friend of ours took our family pictures for us and I think she did an amazing job. I know I am a little crazy for wanting to get family photos done while pregnant but I dont have any pictures of me during my last pregnancy and I regret it now. Also it has been well over a year since our last family photos so I figured I should get some done before our little family gets bigger. Thanks Stacy!
Posted by Burton Family at 3:08 PM
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Well my dad has been bugging me for a while about how awful Shad's hair looks because we have been growing it out for about 6 months, partly to see him with a shag haircut and partly because he HATES getting his hair cut. Well my dad eventually said that he wanted to cut it himself so I thought alright I dont have to do it and this could be interesting, and it was. I found out later that this was only my dad's second haircut EVER and the first was my little brother when he was Shad's age.
Posted by Burton Family at 6:59 AM
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I know I go often but its like a drug to me, if I dont get to my hometown of San Diego frequently enough I start to go crazy. These were some of the highlights.One of Shad's favorite parts about Sea World is visiting with the Sesame Street characters
Shad getting ready for the 3D movie, which he hated.
Vistitng the Mormon Battalion Visitor Center in Old Town San Diego
Washing clothes to old fashioned way
Panning for Gold
Checking out the Tide Pools, all we found were hermit crabs but he was happy with that as you can see.
Posted by Burton Family at 8:01 PM
My best friend growing up was Chelsea and to this day we are still best friends. Her son is about 4 months younger than Shad and to our surprise and great pleasure they are becoming best friends too. These are some pictures of them during their last trip here. We just love how they could not be any more physically opposite. Kai has dwarfism so is obviously stocky and Shad is skinnier than skinny so I just love seeing them together.Enjoying a movie together, it was probably Cars
At a friends birthday party
Watching Cars 2 for the first time (Cars is both their favorite movie so this was much anticipated)
Posted by Burton Family at 7:50 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Posted by Burton Family at 7:22 PM
I am noticing that my usual schedule is posting once a trimester since I just slid into my last trimester of pregnancy. The first trimesters two were ok, not a whole lot to complain about. Where I am right now on the other hand is a different story, I am so uncomfortable about 60% of the time and that percentage going up everyday. I did start doing water aerobics and that had kept me alive. As much as I hate exercising, I sincerely look forward to getting in that pool, despite that fact that I have to put on a swim suit. I am about half way into my 28th week and thought I would post a pic, Thanks again Stacy for taking our family photos, I love how they turned out.
Posted by Burton Family at 6:57 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Yes it is true I have not posted in 6 months and I feel pathetic for it. I guess I have been super busy and just dont take enough time for me...big surprise.
Well the biggest news I have is that Dan and I are expecting in Feb! This came as a huge surprise especially since we had that discussion about a month prior to finding out and Dan gave me a big fat NOT YET. Well I guess it just goes to show that us wives get what we want. And in case you were thinking it, no I did not get pregnant on purpose. A few weeks ago (at 13 weeks) we went into the office of a friend and got an ultrasound. I was dying to find out that it was a girl so I could finally go shopping for this little one. Well I guess the Lord had something else in mind since he gave Shad a little brother instead of giving me multiple shopping trips. I was worried that I would be a bit disappointed but as soon as I saw his little picture I knew that he was who was meant to come into our family next. I am very much looking forward to watching Shad dote on his little baby brother and dreading all the trouble they will get into in the future.
I am so lucky to have an amazing husband like Dan. He has been self employed for about 6 months and business is picking up but when we found out I was pregnant he went out and picked up another job for health benefits so we could avoid the $7000 maternity deductible. He works so hard to keep us comfortable and me at home with our son.
So far pregnancy has not given me much trouble. The first trimester was pretty ugly with complete exhaustion (I dont remember this being the case but then again I was not chasing and cleaning up after a 3 year old) and constant nausea. But now that the first trimester is behind me I feel just fine except for the occasional crap, ache or pain.
Posted by Burton Family at 9:45 PM
Friday, March 18, 2011
I know it has been a LONG time since I have updated on whats going on with my diet and it really does not mean that I have fallen off the wagon, really, I have just been crazy busy! I am actually doing really well. As of today I have been on the diet for 84 days and have lost a total of 45.8 lbs. About 20 lbs ago Dan agreed to buy me an ipad when I reach 50lbs lost. Little did we know that he would not have a job when that time came around so we will see if I get it when I hit the mark but I will get it eventually. In all reality I am very shocked that I have stuck with the diet as well as I have and actually lost as much as I have. I am now down 2 jean sizes and last time I measured 17.5 inches but its been a while. I will measure again at 50 lbs and maybe I will have to courage to post my before and after pictures.
Posted by Burton Family at 7:28 PM