May 23, 2011

Another BIRTH day! Baby boy #2 has arrived!

 So here I am before the baby came. Are you ready for another birth story? Well if you are then keep reading and if not, just skip along and look at all the pics because my boys are super cute! :)

I should start from Wednesday (May 11th) at my doctors apt. where my doctor checked to see if I was progressing and turns out I was dilated at a 4 and 70% effaced. My doctor jokingly (but not really joking) told me she wanted me to wait until Monday to have the baby since she would be out of town for the weekend. Well turns out that Sunday night (May 15th) I started getting contractions that were pretty frequent. (It must have been the long walks I took all weekend and a little bit of jumping or more accurately what I like to call "moon walking" on the tramp earlier that day that helped get it going :) I was getting the contractions every 3-5 minutes about a minute or so long. We were in the middle of a movie and so I told Tay lets wait until the end of the movie just to be sure....and yep they kept getting stronger so we went to the hospital (around 11pm or so). The hospital admitted me and we got all set up in a delivery room. The nurses checked me and I was still dilated at a 4. My doctor was still out of town so our backup was Dr. Powers (pic below) name eh? He came and met me and we decided to see how the contractions went for a while longer and to see if I would continue to dilate. Well even though my contractions were getting really strong, I wasn't changing much and I was super tired so they gave me a little bit of morphine around 3am to help me sleep. Around 7am they came and checked me and my contractions due to the morphine really decreased.  They then put me on pitocin to help get my contractions going again....and once again they got really! The nurse checked me though and I had a little bit of progression to a 5 and a half and 100% effaced.  Not much, but it was enough for them to decide to break my water. I decided I wanted an epidural and just in time too. I got the epidural around 11:45, they broke my water at 12pm, and by 12:20 I was fully dilated and ready to start pushing. ...
I could still feel and move my legs but numb otherwise so it was perfect. They had me start pushing around 12:32 and by 12:35 or three contractions later our healthy baby boy was born. 3 whole minutes!...he beat Bridger by 2 minutes and I thought Bridger was fast! 
May 16th,2011 12:35pm
Mason Colton Weight! 
7lbs. 8oz. 19 inches! 

 We are so happy to have this special addition to our family and as you can see from the pictures below, Bridger is excited/confused about having a baby brother :)

Bridger loves giving Mason kisses! It's so cute (see one of the pics above). Since we've brought him home, I think he's given him close to 100 kisses by now. He will be such a good big brother.   

 Thanks Taylor for giving me beautiful babies! I knew it when I saw your childhood home videos and what a cute kid you were :)
 Look at all that dark hair! Bridger's hair was dark too, but not quite as dark and not quite as much either.

 Something that surprised me was how little Mason seemed to me. Bridger is just getting so big now! Having another baby has been such a joy and I'm so grateful to be Bridger and Mason's mother.

Look at those toes... So little! I love it!

May 21, 2011

First Things First!

 Now that we have two little boys that are born a year and 4 days apart we need to make sure that neither one gets overlooked and they can both have their special days. So here is to you Bridger boy one year older and wiser too, Happy Birthday to YOU.
All kinds of close friends made the trip up from Provo to spend this special day with us and our little monkey.
We even had family from Colorado (Amber) and Oregon (Christine and Debbie) to join in via ichat.

We had a chocolate fountain with bananas to dip (here is Grandpa Richards enjoying the fun)
Grandma Nielson with Bridger

Aubs and I
  Erin, Kimmy, Grace (Erin's little girl), and Cali...they all had so much fun playing together!
...and tadah! Here is the amazing sock monkey cake Tay did...yep, he is a man of many talents!

Bridger's first little cake was not like I expected... He wanted to play with his toys and wanted to get out.
He wasn't sure if he liked it...I think it was just getting closer to bed time. Usually he loves stuffing his face and getting all messy.
 The cutest though was seeing him blowing out his candle. He is good at blowing :)
As always though he was such a good sharer! Here you go daddy!
He was happy to play with the balloons instead
Bridger got all kinds of fun gifts from friends and family...Go Cougs! (thanks Melissa)
Lots of books...he LOVES books :)

 ...talking on the phone...hello?
 He did a great job at opening the presents...he even took the time to read the cards :)

 Bridger (1) and Grandma Colton (91)
The highlight for Bridger was being out of his clothes and just playing with all his new toys. Happy Birthday B-ridge we love you and are so grateful for your fun loving personality and all the joy you bring us everyday!

May 10, 2011

Did someone say food?

 Here's our little messy boy learning to eat different foods...
 Such a good little eater (most of the time)
 yogurt mustache :)
Notice the bean on his head
 everybody loves spaghetti!  

 notice how I have him without clothes on while he's eating...messy messy messy!
 yea Bridger just shove it all in there ;)

 Mmm blueberries!
blueberry beard!