Thursday, September 1, 2011

Eleanor Stephanie Ann Johnson

August 29th- I call the hospital to see what time I am to report to the hospital. They tell me that I have a scheduled C-Section for 7:30 am and to report to the hospital at 5:30 am. That night we sent Liam up to Grandma Glo's. We finish packing and go to bed around 10:30.

August 30th- To be honest I don't think I slept at all. I defiantly woke up at 3:30 ready to go. I got up and straightened my hair and packed all the last minute things. We left the house at 5:00 and got to the hospital around 5:15. They got us into the room and talked with us about what to expect and how the schedule is going to go. At 7 I got into the operating room and received the epidural. Which wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It did hurt, but the lady that did my IV had that needle digging in and it hurt worse. They got me numbed up and with Patrick by my side they delivered our Eleanor into the world at 7:46. She weighed 8lbs 2 oz and is 20 inches long. Right after the delivery Eleanor and Patrick went out of the room. They did an examination and found that she was having trouble keeping her oxygen up, her heart had a murmur and her glucose blood levels were down. They fed her immediately and took her up to the NICU. Between the time traveling to the NICU her oxygen levels stabilized and her heart murmur had disappeared. They said that it wasn't uncommon for some infants to have heart murmurs right after birth. They monitored her in the NICU for about and hour. I got to go and see her in the NICU. Then they took Eleanor down to the Mother Baby Floor and gave her her first bath.
We had a lot of family come and visit us. Liam, who is staying with Grandma Glo, came and got to see is new little sister. We got some pictures of them together. We would ask him where his baby sister is and he would point right to her. He knows she is out :)

We are so very blessed to have another life added to our family. She is adorable and very content. Her little gas smiles are just adorable and I love kissing her. Patrick has been so wonderful while here. I have been in quite a bit of pain (understandably) and he has done so much to help me. He is a wonderful husband.

Her name: We had her name whittled down to two names. Eleanor just felt right. I knew from the moment that I heard that name that it was meant for her. She is blessed with two middle names. Stephanie is after her Aunt Stephanie. Aunt Stephanie is such a charismatic, caring, sincere (and might I add well educated :D) person and hope that Eleanor will grow to have these wonderful attributes. Ann is actually after both of our mothers. My mother's name is Ruth Ann and Patrick's mother's name is Gloria Ann. What a perfect way to be able to honor both of our wonderful mothers.

We are going to be returning home on Friday and I look forward to starting the rest of our lives together as a family of 4!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What I Have Learned...

What I have learned during this pregnancy.
  1. I have to most amazing supporting husband in the world!
  2. I have a wonderful supporting family, near and far.
  3. I am extremely blessed.
  4. Little girls are easier to shop for than boys.
  5. Crocheting.
  6. Monk is a good show.
  7. I miss Liam when he isn't around.
  8. Eleanor is a mover! (I'm thinking a gymnast)
  9. I have some wonderful friends!
  10. Every pregnancy is very different.
  11. Don't put off things you can do now, because you might not be able to do them later. Example: I am a horrible cleaner... but now that I can't it sucks because I have to watch Patrick drown himself in house work because I didn't do it when I could.
  12. Bleeding and not knowing why sucks!
  13. Having a root canal while being pregnant is not good. Especially since you can't take anti-inflammatories.
  14. Did I mention that I have the most amazing husband in the world.
  15. Colleen is an amazing quilter!
  16. My brother Danny is awesome, and is such a big help!
  17. Still love Diet Pepsi... (thanks for the acquired addiction Mom)
  18. Craving doughnuts.... I hate doughnuts!
  19. Help may be hard to ask for, but worth it when you do.
  20. I love my family and can't wait for our newest addition.
Its stands at 3 more days! I am scheduled for a C-Section on the 30th. I just hope I can make it those 3 days. I have been in quite a bit of pain. I can't really walk anymore. Patrick pushed me around in a wheelchair today because I needed to pick out yarn for some projects in the hospital. What I am hoping to do in the hospital is a hat for Patrick, Liam and Eleanor. Patrick asked for a plain black beanie. I'm going to make Liam an Aviator hat. and Eleanor gets a Pom Pom hat. Oh I'm also wanting to make a cocoon its a photography prop for infants.

I have been having a lot of fun learning to crochet. Colleen came over and helped me a couple weeks ago. I have made most of a frog. Some hats, a diaper cover and some headbands. I'm super excited to have her here and in my arms. I know that our whole family is quite excited to have her here as well. Liam knows something is happening but I don't think he quite knows what. He knows her name where she currently resides. But other than that I think its going to be interesting to see how he reacts to her.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Swimming! And an update.

We went to the pool today! Well we go almost everyday but I finally took the camera! :D Liam is a real fish! He loves to swim! Here he is with his best friend Ethan!

Liam is talking pretty well now. He tries scentences most of the time he fills in the words he doesn't know with blabber ( and its so cute ) He is obsessed with trains! We got him a train set for his birthday and he has to sleep with with Blue Cho and his Red Choo Choo. The Blue Cho is Thomas, one that we got him when we went up to Heber one day. The Red one came with the set. He loves to run around the table and play. Liam also know's most of the basic colors (ie. red, blue, yellow, green and brown) and alphabet. I just started working on numbers. He know's 2 and 3 mostly because we count when he is being naughty. :D He loves his Great Pappa. He asks for him quite a bit. Great Pappa is Grandpa Smith. He loves to go on bike rides and go in Pappa Blue Car, but not when its hot inside the car. And Great Grandma and Grandpa don't mind watching him. Liam is such a joy to have around he is usually in a good mood (hey he is 2 after all) and loves learning new words.

I had a doctors appointment today. I am still slightly anemic, but its not enough to put me on iron supplements. (wheww... I hate taking pills. I barely remember to take my pre-natal). At my previous appointment I had an ultrasound. I would up load and image but I can't make anything out in those dang things, so there is no point. The clocked my amniotic fluid at 11 (not sure on the measurement unit). They said that that was on the low end of the mid-range. (if that makes any sense). My birth with Liam was pretty traumatic because my previous doctor didn't watch my fluid and they let me get down to 1.75 (again not sure on the measurement unit). Normally they would admit some one if they got to a 7. So, I was quite adamant about having them watch the fluid level this time. So starting in two weeks I will get ultra sounds every week, until she is born. Just so they can watch it and make sure it doesn't get to low again. So maybe one week I will get a good ultra sound where you can actually see something. Although the tech that I had said that she could see her chubby cheeks and her hair. I thought that was pretty cool! So she already has hair :D

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Liam!

Liam is now 2! I know its hard to believe but he is. He is such a joy and a blessing to have in our lives. Some times it feels as though I have known him my whole life!

From the first moment I saw him I knew my life would be different. But I never expected to enjoy being a mother so much!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! We had an odd Easter, but a good one. We first went to the Draper Easter Egg Hunt. And it was horrible! The circled all the children and put the eggs in the middle then blew a horn and it was a fight to the death. I thought that the parents would stay on the out side and kids would run into the middle. No... the parents ran in. Liam got two eggs. Liam was so freaked out by everyone he didn't want to go in. Liam at the Draper Easter Egg Hunt

Liam and Patrick at the Easter Egg Hunt

Waiting for the Easter Bunny. But it freaked him out once we got there. :D

After that we went over to the Plumb's house and did an Easter Egg hunt there. Liam loved it. He found a lot of them! :DLiam sharing his massive amount of found eggs :D


Found one!Averie look'n for eggs!

Easter Sunday we went over to Great Grandma's and Great Grandpas for yet another Easter Egg Hunt :D This time its all for himself! :DSneaky Grandma and Grandpa!Cute Little Easter Monkey! :D

Then we went to church and after we went up to Grandma Glo's house! Liam was a little antsy because I think he knew what we were going to do.

Ready for the Hunt :D

The Girls in their cute dresses!

Liam picking up eggs

Found one way up high!

With his "Aisy"

So we had a good Easter after all! Some updates about our newest baby. Its a girl. We are so excited to have another addition to our family. Liam, I think is starting to understand. We point out babies everywhere and have him kiss his little sister. I'm looking forward to having them both in my arms. We had an ultrasound check up the other day and everything looks good! :D

Somethings about Liam that are just fun facts. Liam is a very good jumper! He loves to jump. His vocabulary is growing. His newest phrase is "Oh no!" Its super cute the way he says it I will have to get a video of it some time. :D

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What else will life bring?

Liam has learned to love the Murray Pool! Mostly because of this huge slide! :D Liam had so much fun at the pool! I am super excited for summer when we can go to the Pool at our condo.

There is something else that is new in our family is that I am pregnant. I'm due in September. I'm not exactly sure on the date. I have an ultrasound appointment today at 3 So we will find out when I am due exactly. We are really excited to have a new addition to our family. Liam is a little young to understand that he will be a big brother soon. But we try to get him used to being soft around me. He is a major kicker and he can't kick my tummy any more so now we have him kiss "the baby belly" Its pretty cute :D So if everything goes right at the ultrasound I will have a picture of our new addition by tonight.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Christmas and New Years

Christmas was so much fun we got to go up to Seattle and spend it with my family. We played Xbox Kinect! (Amazing!) Liam enjoyed spending time with the fam! He loved watching everyone play the Kinect. He trying to jump with us and he would dance with us! It was hilarious!Blake and Cami playing the Kinect
Liam in his Christmas outfitChristmas night in his PJs

Christmas morning was awesome. Had some of Grandma Densley's famous Oatmeal Pancakes after opening presents. We got some amazing things! Let me just say... Liam is so spoiled, he just doesn't know it yet ;D

New Years Eve Eve (30th) was just amazing! Mom and Dad surprised me with with a nights stay at MarQueen Hotel in the Queen Anne District in Seattle! It was amazing! We ate across the street at this upscale Mexican restaurant, Peso's Kitchen. Oh it was amazing! In the morning we got to go and walk around Pikes Place. It was such a beautiful day!

After our day at the Pier, we all met up at the Seattle Children Museum. Liam loved running around there!
Grandma and Grandpa Densley

Clifford Exhibit

Grandpa Densley and Liam

Rocky Mountain Exhibit

Uncle Danny and Grandpa Densley getting into construction!

We had such a blast! Afterward we rented some movies and we (Grandma and Grandpa Densley , me, Pat and Uncle Danny) stayed up until midnight. It was really nice. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Our family left a couple days later. :( We miss them all so much!
I will be updating on January soon.
Love y'all!