Thursday, February 26, 2009

1 year pictures (preview)

My cousin Misty always takes our pictures, she is amazing! We had these taken on Monday and she already finished them! I don't have the disk yet, but I had her email me a few so I could post a preview. My nephew Kaden had his 4 year pics done too and we had Kambria be in a few with them. They turned out so cute!

Eli's first 1st birthday party

Eli's official birthday party is on Friday, but because there are a few family members and close friends who can't make it we decided to have a little party last night on his birthday. I was afraid I was going to be up all night with him because of all he ate, but he did really well! He ate all his mac and cheese (+some) and his bbq chicken.......then he had a whole piece of cake! It's amazing what such a little body can consume! Its a good thing I don't let him eat that much all the time! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


1 year ago (in about 3 hours from the time I am writing this) my little boy came into the world! I had been having contractions for about a week, not severe until a day or two before, but uncomfortable. We had been anticipating his arrival for so long it seemed. I was excited but nervous at the same time. I had a previous c-section with Kambria but was wanting a natural delivery with Eli. I did end up getting an epidural, but they made sure it wasn't so strong that I wouldn't be able to feel each contraction and when I needed to push, to me it was perfect! I remember watching "Family Feud" when all of a sudden I felt like I needed to push. The nurse came in, checked me, and found that I was at 10 cm and ready! we go! My doctor came in and said that he would be back shortly since I would most likely be pushing for a little while. Oh....he was wrong! He ended up having to run back less than 20 minutes later! I don' t know how women push for longer than I did because that was the hardest and most exhausting thing I have ever done! After coming out face up and giving me 3rd degree tears we got to see our beautiful baby boy! We love him so much and are so grateful that Heavenly father has blessed us with him by allowing us to be his parents and be able to raise him in the gospel. Kambria loves him so much too and loves being a big sister!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I can't believe he will be 1 this week!!!

I can't believe it was a year ago I was having contractions and trying to be as patient as possible waiting to see our little Eli! I don't think Heavenly Father could have blessed us with a cuter one! :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Strike a Pose!

"Mommy, take a picture of me......


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Eli is now back to himself and I LOVE IT!!!!!!
My sweet, cute, silly, loving, cuddly, smiley baby boy!
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines weekend at the Hospital

Eli started coming down with what I thought was just a cold 2 Saturdays ago, but then turned into the flu Tuesday night into Wednesday. I got him to the doctor on Wednesday, but there wasn't much they could do for him at that point since there was no bacterial infection, only a couple yucky viruses. Even though he was vomiting and had almost constant diarrhea, I kept making sure he was getting as much liquid as possible. Well on Saturday we discovered that it just wasn't enough and he needed more help. He hadn't vomited since Thursday, but as soon as he did again on Saturday we decided to take him to the ER. Luckily, we didn't have to wait very long and the Sacred Heart Children's ER was amazing! They did some blood work to find out how dehydrated he was and to find out if they would need to admit him or not. They needed to get an iv in; two different nurses tried two different times to get it into him in 4 different places, one was even an intensive care nurse and can usually always get one in with the first try. They have a policy there that the nurses can only do 2 pokes and after that they can't try anymore and have to let someone else try. Finally a 3rd nurse came in and they decided that they would have to put it into a vain in his scalp like they do with small infants. I think all of this was a little more traumatic for Jon and I because Eli was so out of it that he just wined a little but didn't even move or resist our holding him down. (normally he tries to get out of getting his diaper changed!) The iv went into his head with one try, thank goodness! They got him hooked up to the iv and when the blood work came back they decided that he was going to have to stay over night and be admitted. We were just so grateful and glad that we went there when we did and that Eli was going to be feeling better very soon. When they weighed him he weighed 1 pound less than he did on Wednesday. His eyes looked were sunken back a little and he looked like he had bruises on both of them. His skin was loose and his color was pale. It made us so sad and made me feel guilty that I hadn't gotten him help sooner, I really thought that I was getting him enough fluids.

Here he is with his iv~ :(
Here is his name band and the heart rate monitor hooked up to his toe. The kept it on there trough the night and just had the cord hang out of his jammies so they wouldn't have to wake him up during the night to take his vitals.

Here he is about 10:30 Saturday night finally feeling better and wanting to play! :)

When he woke up Sunday morning he was acting very tired and sick again so they decided to hold off on taking out the iv right away, and the new blood test from early that morning still came back that he was dehydrated, although getting better.
Later in the morning Jon brought Kambria to see him and they had fun playing under the crib on the storage platform when he got some more energy.

It was about 5:00pm when they finally were able to take out the iv......yay! He was looking so much better, and healthier!

And here he is playing with Daddy! Back to his old self! I had been waiting what seemed like forever for him to be back to normal again!
We were able to check out about 6:30pm and go home. He is feeling much better now, but he still runs out of energy fast and needs more rest. He still has a cold and is teething, but I will take that over the way he was all week last week. I love him so much and am grateful for modern medicine and for the wonderful staff at Sacred Heart, they were so good to him and to us!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jon is a GREAT UNCLE!!!

Jon's niece Theresa had her baby last Friday! He is sooooo cute! His name is Joshua James and he was 7 lbs 3 oz and 18 1/2 inches.

Mommy! Kambria was excited to see him too! :) Welcome Joshua! You will be loved by so many!

I was happy that I got to go see him, but sad because I didn't get to hold him and I had to stay at least half way across the room since I started to come down with a cold the day we went to go see him :(

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Kambria's Haircut

I had been thinking about getting Kambria's haircut lately but I was going to wait until spring. This last week I decided, on a whim, that I would call up my cousin's salon to find out if she had an opening. Luckily she did!
Kambria's cousin Audriana is having a birthday this week and I have been wanting to take her to Rachel to see what she can do about her hair since she has had side bangs for a long time.
So Thursday evening off we went to get their haircut! They were both excited!

Here's Kambria~

OH SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is Audriana~

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the two cute girls together~ :)

I love the way their hair turned out!!!!!!!! Thanks Rach!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Eli's walking pics and video

Eli gets soooo excited when he walks!

Even when he falls down......................he picks himself up and keeps going! :) What a big boy!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A little wobbly...but Eli is.....


Within the last week and a half Eli has gone from standing himself up in the middle of the floor, taking a few steps, and then down he just yesterday walking everywhere!!!!! He still hasn't gotten his balance perfected, but he is doing really well! I took a video and a few pictures but I won't be able to post them until I have a disk made. (one of these days we will buy a new cable for the camera!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I Love Ya, Tomorrow..."

Kambria has LOVED the movie "Annie" since she was about 1 year old. As soon as I heard that the Broadway production was coming to Spokane I knew it was one I had to take her too!

When I was trying to decided what to have her wear, I asked her if she wanted to wear nice pants or a dress........she just looked at me and said: "I have to wear a dress, because Annie wears dresses." Of course!!! :) We went to dinner and the production with our good friends Marcie and her daughter Lindsay.
We were in a little bit of a hurry to leave....I didn't look in the mirror to see that I should have touched up my make up a little.........cute pic of Kambria.....not so much of me! :) LOL
Lindsay and Kambria at the restaurant
We went to Cyrus O' Leary's; they have a bunch of cool stuff on their walls and ceilings. Kambria loved this acrobatic clown that kept flipping over the bar, she would laugh every time!
The four of us after it was over. It was really good, but there were some definite differences from the movie. I don't know if it is because I saw it a bunch of times before, but I think I like the movie version better. It was definitely worth going though! Kambria liked it, but didn't want to sit still the whole time.
She was excited to see Annie on the stage!

Annie's tour bus outside