Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birth Day

Went to the birth center on Friday for an appointment to see if we could get labor started. We had tried everything to get Corban to move down. We walked the day before for almost 3 miles, Dawn gave me a wonderful "labor" foot massage, I sat on the birth ball... something worked because not only had he moved down but I had dilated from 3 to 4. So at 5pm Elaine (my Midwife) Broke my water. Then we walked and walked and walked around the birth center. I hear that 33 times around makes a mile. I'm not really sure how many miles we walked but we walked from about 5 to 10:30. Ok so we did stop and eat McDonalds, but other than that we walked. :) At around 10:15 Elaine filled up the birth tub.
We were in the Noah room.
The Noah room
The spa :) Talk about a relaxing experience! This birth was like nothing else I've experienced. I had no pain medication with this one. It was way better than being induced.
Here we are right after Corban's birth. I couldn't ask for a better person to be in labor with me. He's so supportive, helpful and encouraging. We stayed in the tub for about 40 minutes. Corban's birth seemed so much more gentle and relaxed than that of hospital births.
Welcome to the world Corban Zane! 9lbs 6oz 22 1/2 inches long!
Corban came out wondering about his world. Finally Elaine bugged him enough that he started to scream.
Mommy and Corban
Daddy and Corban
Daddy and Corban :)
Elaine and Corban

Getting ready to go home.

Jayla and Corban

Corban 1 week

Friday, April 23, 2010

Connor and his Soccer team

Connor played soccer for the first time this year and had a really enjoyed playing it.

for this last game he was the goalie and is on the other side of this picture :)

Gabby's three month pictures

It is so hard to believe that Gabby is 3 months old! I never realized how fast time can go! Today was a beautiful day out and I was able to capture some of her personality. She seems so serious all the time. She does smile/talk/ squeal but most of the time... this is her! enjoy :)
She already wants to sit so upright.

here she is checking out the trees :)

This is my favorite one.


Ethan Posing on his bike :)

I went to a local store that sold unique things and purchased this vintage bike for pictures. I figured it would make a great prop. And then. Finn found it.

And then he claimed it as his own.

and the two have been inseperable ever since!

I love it because he doesn't care that it isn't shiny or new it's just his!

We were very blessed to have my Aunt and Uncle come to visit us last week. We always enjoy having company! We really appreciated them coming out of their way to see us and then they took us out to dinner!

Thank you so much! It was really nice to see you:)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vicki and Johnny came to visit us for Easter. We had a great time with them. Unfortunately we think the kids picked up a virus when we went to the Easter Egg hunt at Church because the next week, almost all the kids ended up getting sick.

This picture is taken right before the older kids were about to leave for their combination Easter egg hunt and Laser tag. I had to borrow my friends' yard for this, so Vicki and I stayed back with the younger kids and had their Egg hunt in the house. Somehow I accidently deleted those pics?

Playing laser tag.

The kids after their easter egg hunt.
Right to left: Camden, Christian, Christopher, Alaina, Jonathon, Stephen, Ashley, Ethan and Finn

Camden picked some flowers for me. This was extra special to me because he actually felt well enough to pick them. Before that he had, had strep throat for about three weeks straight.

These are for you!

This pic is taken after Church on Easter Sunday, Aren't they cute?

Ashley and Gabrianna
Sisters :)
These pictures are out of order. I love the way this blogger loads...
We had to try the mentos experiment when Vicki's kids were over. They each had fun deciding just how many mentos the would put in the tube.
On Sunday, we had planned a trip to the Science center but decided to get pizza and go to the park instead.

Jonathon, Ethan, Stephen and Ashley playing in the creek at the park.
Pizza, Pizza and MORE pizza!
Dominos wasn't kidding when they said they changed their pizza!
Boy was it good :)

We had a really great time with you guys, Glad you made the trip down to see us. Hope you'll do it again soon!