Friday, December 13, 2013

Hospital Packing List

I just wanted to post these pictures so that I can remember what I took to the hospital with baby boy. Hopefully, this will help me when packing for baby #3 (if/when we have baby #3) 

Boston's Birth Story

Yesterday I went to my regularly scheduled doctors appointment at 2:45pm. The doctor, Ann Blackette, checked me and stripped my membranes. She said I was at 5 cm and 70%. She told me that she was surprised that I hadn't had the baby yet and that stripping my membranes should move things along. 
Well that's just what happened! At about 5pm Jordan got home from work and began telling me all about his day. I was having contractions during this time but not enough to time them. Then at about 6pm I decided I better start tracking them because they were getting more frequent. While I was waiting I was up doing dishes and getting things ready invade this was the real deal. After about 30 minutes of consistent contractions about 3-5 minutes apart I decided it was time to go to the hospital. So, we loaded up Kinzlie, took her to Johnny and Denise's house, and made our way to the hospital :)
We checked into the hospital at around 7:15pm. I was admitted and given a bed and then checked, I was at 6cm! I was then given my epidural and told that I was going to have a baby that night! After I got my epidural things seemed to move right along:) Trissa got to the hospital around 10pm so that she could take pictures, and she got there right on time!  At around 10:25pm the nurse called my doctor and they got everything set up for little mans arrival. I began pushing at about 10:30pm and after 3 or so pushes he was here! 
He was 7lbs 6oz and 20inches long. His birthday is Thursday December 12, 2013 at 10:38pm :) He has a little bit of blonde hair and blue-ish eyes. And, from what I can tell he has this Daddy's chin and nose. 
Somehow I knew he would be born on the 12th because at my baby shower 2 weeks ago that is the day I guessed. Also, I have been up cleaning, organizing, and moving furniture around all day trying to prepare for his birth:) I feel sort of silly know though because earlier today I was stressing out about whether or not to get induced on the 19th but I turns out that Boston was as ready to meet me as I was to meet him :)
Jordan and I both love and adore him so much already and I know that when Kinzlie get here she will love him too! 
We are having our photographer come on the 13th around 10am to get pictures of Kinzlies first time meeting her little brother, and some family shots as well. I couldn't be happier with my handsome little man! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kinzlie says the Funniest Things

Kinzlie is quite the character and has such a cute little personality :) She is always saying funny things so I decided to jot some down so we don't forget.

-"what does Santa say?" Ho ho ho merry christmas tree
-"what does the fox say?" Ding ding ding (based on the song "what does the fox at by ylivis)
-" what does daddy say?" No no no
-" what does momma say?" Weee wee weee (while playing worlds smallest violin)
- " what does kinzlie say?" (Blows kisses)
- whoo-she (we don't really know what it means but she says it when she's "reading" stories)
- Bowen (we don't know what this means either but whenever she says it she sticks her arms straight out with her hands flexed)
- morning sunshine
- nastics on Wednesday
- I need this
- ah I'm naked (whenever she changes her clothes or take a bath)
-cars don't squish us (when we cross a parking lot or road)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Baby Boy Allen

I had a doctors appointment today to check on little man. I am right at 37 weeks and I'm ready to meet my little bundle of joy :) Apparently my body is getting ready too because I am 4cm dialated and 70% effaised! Little mans heart beat is sitting right at 150bpm which is just right. 
I've got my hospital bag all packed and ready to go. We still need to set up the play pen in our room and get the car seat  put in the car but other than that were pretty much ready for him :) 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Baby shower for baby boy Allen

Last night I was surprised with a baby shower! Jordan told me to get ready so we could go to dinner and we would just drop kinzlie off at his moms while we were eating. But, when we go to his moms I got a big surprise when I walked in the door! All of my friends and family were there for a baby shower put on by Kirsten and Trissa :) 
We filled out a baby stats paper with all of our predicted info about little mister. Then we played a matching game and the winner got a prize :) After the games were done we had some snacks and opened presents. I got a new double stroller from Jordan, Johnny and Denise, and Lynn and Jess. Then I also got a bunch of clothes, blankets, diapers and wipes for little man. Now I am all set for his arrival(hopefully)! I am so blessed to have such great in laws that were willing to put on a baby shower for me :) I am also greatful to every one who was able to make it and support me! 

After the baby shower we went to dinner at sizzler with my mom, grandma, aunt rand, and auntie em. Then we got to go swimming at their hotel :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Today was thanksgiving and we had a very busy day! We were up and out of the house by 10:30 this morning. We went up to Preston to have lunch with to schvaneveldts. We got there at 11:15 then lunch was at noon. Everything was so yummy and we all got stuffed full. After dinner we watched some football and checked out all of the black Friday ads. Then, at 3:00 we headed down to logan to have dessert with Johnny and Denise but on the way down our car broke down :( Luckily skyler, Rachel, and Taylor were right behind us and we're able to tow us home. We finally made it to Johnny and Denise's house around 5! We had dessert and chatted for a bit then headed home :) All things considered we had a great thanksgiving! 
Kinzlie and Sierra Votava
Kinzlie didn't have a nap today so she thought this dresser drawer of her brothers clothes would be a good place to sleep lol! She was very tired! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Kinzlie at 25 months

-she loves buzz light year and watching toy story
-she is very good at climbing things to get what she wants (climbs up high chair and chairs to get to snacks/cake/candy)
-she is very friendly and says "hi guys" or "hey everybody's" to random groups of people
-she goes to gymnastics(nastics) on Wednesdays and absolutely loves it! She has memorized all of the stretches and does them at home all of the time :)
-she is potty trained but still wears pull ups at naps and night time
-she loves to look at little babies and wants to hold them (I think she'll be a great big sister)
-she plays really good with other kids whether it's at nursery, gymnastics, or the doctors office
-she is very smart and has a mind or her own 
-when she sleeps she has to have all of her toys and stories in bed with her and be covered with at least 10 different blankets
-she likes to sing (abcs, twinkle twinkle, itsy bitsy spider, patty cake, ring around the Rosie and old McDonald)
-she is working on learning her colors, shapes, and numbers
-she loves reading stories

A day in our life
8:30 wake up/potty/breakfast
9:30 tidy up the upstairs
10:30 movie/tv/play time
12:30 stories and nap time
2:30 kinzlie wake up/lunch time
3:00 playtime
4:30 fix dinner
5:00 daddy home/dinner time
6:00 play down stairs
9:00 bath/story/brush teeth/prayer/bed time

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Preparing for Baby Boy Allen

Lately I've been in major nesting mode. I have been making lists upon lists of things I need to do, but, make and put together before baby boy gets here. Luckily today I finally had the time to put together my hospital bag and get everything together for d-day. 

Here is the final product. I am taking a backpack for my hospital bag because it's easier to carry, then the princess bag is Kinzlie's present from her brother that she will get when she comes to the hospital to meet him for the first time :) next to that I've got my pillow, blanket, towel(to use in the car on the way to or from the hospital), and my boppy. We also have the car seat and car seat base all set up in the car. 

I feel like with Kinzlie I was more prepared or maybe I just had more free time to get prepared but with little man I'm trying to take care of a 2 year old, a home, a dog, and a very busy hubby all while preparing for a newborn. But, all in all I think I've got all of the must haves in place for his arrival. I am really starting to get excited for his debut! We're hoping he will be here in a month or less but I have a doctors appointment in a couple of days so well see what the doctor says then. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's been a while

Well it's been a while to say the least lol. I guess since I have a minute I'll do a quick life update :)

Jordan is currently working for a company called C.R. Lighting and electric out of Layton, Utah. They have been doing a job on Hill Air Force base for the past month or so and he has really been enjoying it. He is able to car pool with a guy named Zach from here in the valley so that has been nice. He is also in last year of apprentice electrician classes. This semester ends December 17 then will start back up from January to May. When his class is done he will have to take his journeymans test and I think we're both kind of nervous about that. And lastly, his team (the boston Red Sox) won the World Series so he was pretty excited about that and we even bought him an official Red Sox baseball jersey.

I haven't been up to too much lately just being a stay at home mom and loving every minute of it :) I am currently pregnant with a little boy who is due to make his arrival around  December 26,2014. He is measuring a little big though so hopefully he'll be here before then .

Kinzlie is now 2 years old and I can't even believe it! She is such a smart and sweet little girl and Jordan and I love her to pieces. She has started to do gymnastics at air bound gymnastics and she absolutely loves it! She even knows that she gets to go I 'nastics on Wednesdays which is so cute! She loves Doing all of the different stretched and tricks at home , and showing daddy all of the new things  she learns. Kinzlie is also very excited to be a big sister! She knows that momma has a baby in her belly , but I don't know what she'll think of him when he actually gets home :) but, she does love looking at and playing with other babies that she sees so I'm sure she'll be a great big sister!