Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quick update on Baby Barrett

This pregnancy has been wonderful. I last couple of weeks have been getting rough because of the aches and pains but over all very easy.  I took this picture a couple of days before I was 33 weeks.

This is where I am at 33 weeks
All day Monday I was feeling contractions.  As the day went on they got stronger and more painful.  Then they started getting closer together.  They started at about every 10 minutes.  I headed over to my doctors office to have it checked out and everything seemed fine.  I wasn't progressing so he sent me home and said just take it easy.  A good friend of mine was watching the kids until Brad got home.  The contractions were not going away so we decided to let Jason stay the night at his friends house and if I needed to go to the hospital we would drop off Bailey.  Well,  once we got Bailey to bed we made a quick hospital bag just in case.  Then we just waited.  We had some snacks.  We played some video games.  Finally at midnight the contractions were about 2-4 minutes a part so we decided to head to the hospital.  Once we were there for a little while they decided they would try and stop the contractions so they put me on magnesium.  YUCK! I had to stay in bed, it made me super sleepy, dizzy, and blurred my vision.  Well, the contractions did slow down.  They did not stop completely so the next morning they took me of the magnesium and just monitored me.  Eventually the contractions pretty much stopped.  We moved rooms to a more comfortable bed and now we are stuck here till Wednesday when I am 34 weeks.  

Today is my birthday :-) what a great birthday present! (enter sarcasm) Today I get to spend the whole day in the hospital in my bed, have Yummy hospital food and my babies are leaving me for a couple of weeks.  Things have been getting really difficult and stressful for me and Brad.  So Brad's mom is here to get the kids and she is going to take them back to Utah for a little while.  I am so grateful for their help and support but it seriously breaks my little mommy heart to think of them being gone for so long.  Okay enough complaining.

The baby is looking great.  I am only have a few contractions a day which is great.  So I will get to go home on Wednesday and be on bed rest there and just wait for this little guy to come out.  This has been one of the most difficult things I have experienced.  It was physically difficult at first but now it is mostly emotionally difficult.  But I am healthy and they baby is very healthy and it won't last forever.  It is something that our family will learn and grow from.  In this experience we have made some really great friends.  We have come to realize even more how important our family is.  And it has strengthened my testimony even more.  Like I said this hasn't been easy but never once have I felt alone.  I am so grateful that I have my Heavenly Father to protect and comfort me in these difficult times.  It has given me so much peace to know I am never alone. And pretty soon our sweet little baby boy will be here and be a part of our awesome family! :-)

A couple of Firsts

A couple of weeks ago Jason and Bailey both had some exciting first days! 

Jason had his First day of School!!! It was such an busy exciting morning I don't think anyone had time to think about what was going on.  Usually when I drop him off at school I just go to the front door and teacher is there to take him to his class but since it was the first day I decided to go in with him and make sure he was comfortable but I think I mostly did it for me.  As I was leaving I turned around and waved by and blew him a kiss and he said he to I am going to miss you so much.  That right there just about broke my heart.  So all day I was worrying about him and counting down the hours to go pick him up.  He had such an awesome day.  He was pretty excited to tell me his classroom job was the flag holder! He told me about the friends he made and he had fun but he didn't get to play with legos :-( haha 

Miss Bailey girl had her first day of pre ballet class.  She is such a natural.  She loves to dance and move like the princesses do.  There are four adorable girls in her class and their teacher is a good friend from church and she does Amazing with them!! It is not easy to keep the attention of 4 three year olds but she is awesome! Bailey loves the freeze dance game and she does great practicing her first position and second position. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bailey the Photographer

I was getting ready to update my blog.  A lot has been going on in the past couple of weeks.  When I was looking at my pictures I could not pass up the opportunity to post Bailey photography skills.  She plays with my phone a lot and she loves taking pictures of all sorts of things.  Here are a few of my favorites.

She is such a hoot.  I don't know what we would do without her fun crazy personality.  She makes us all laugh every single day.