So I finally have a moment to myself and to check the blog and add some pictures, but I'm using my brothers laptop and it doesn't have a place for me to load pictures from my memory card so I thought I would just take the time and devuldge the details of the delivery for those of you who are curious! WELL it all started friday before the baby was born I had contractions all night long each one 10 mins apart, they hurt too but because they were 10 mins apart I didn't feel it was time to go the hospital until they get closer, so 7am Saturday they stop and now very random some 40 mins apart some 5 mins apart, they just weren't staying consistant but they were getting more painful. So Sunday after Jethro came home from church I told him I want to go to the hospital just to get checked because they were hurting so bad. So we went in and I told the nurse what was going on she looked hesitant that I should even be checked but she can't tell me no, so when she checked me she was so suprised to find I was already dialated to a 5. She kept saying over and over how suprised she was, so I was admited and got my precious drugs lol. When I had Ana the epidural wore off half my body three times and it started happening again with this delivery and I think the other half of my body was getting a double dose because it was so numb I couldn't move or feel my other leg at all it was really funky. So we went into the hospital at 2 and by 6:15 I was a 10 and feeling the pressure to push!! I pushed for about 20 min and at 6:38 Peninaolemoana was born! I couldn't believe it, I kept saying "I can't believe she is out" compared to my delivery with Ana that was a breeze! I could have 12 kids if all deliveries were like that hahaha but not really maybe 4 kids at the most. Anyway, I'm so happy to have a healthy baby girl! Ana has been taking on the role of big sister better than I thought she would. She loves to talk to Penina and sing to her. She gives her hugs and kisses all the time and is always willing to fetch what Penina needs. Jethro has been such a big help, he lets me sleep when I need to and cleans the house!! I feel so blessed, life is great and I'm enjoying my little family!!
Thanks for all the love and support. I will load more pics as soon as I can, its been a whirwind of craziness since the baby was born. Her name is Peninaolemoana (Peny-na-olay-moe-ana) Here is her hospital pics to add then I hope to have time today to load more.
No baby yet for those of you wondering, but I feel like it will be this weekend. I feel my body getting ready I'm so sore its hard to walk or should I say waddle haha. Jethro gave me a blessing this morning and it gave me a new strength! I'm so grateful for the power of the priesthood. I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father has in trusted me to bare this child and raise His special spirits here on this earth! I love the gospel and I hope that you all know of its truth and if you don't pray for that knowledge, for the knowledge that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lords TRUE church here on this earth!!! It will change your life!
We had our own summer olympics on friday, the kids really enjoyed it. It was actually my nephews, Maika and Tula'i's birthday party. It was so much fun this is Ana attempting to do the balloon popping event.
Tautai and Maika won the gold for the balloon popping.
This is Gracie doing the Hula dance event, she made up her own game cuz she didn't like the other games lol
Ana and her cousins teamed up for the three (six) legged race. As you can see they laughed the whole way to the finish line.
And won the gold for the race!!!
Toa doing the bean bag toss!!
He won the gold!!
This was such a fun day, its sad to see the end of summer is here but we are going to continue to enjoy the warm days and nights while we can and brace ourselve for fall and winter!!
We are in the waiting game, I have contractions every night but nothing consistent just my body getting ready. I'm getting really excited and can't wait to get this baby here, but I'm not looking forward to the recovery. I really hope that this recovery is easier then my first. They had to use foreceps when I had Ana so I was so torn up after that and it took me the full six week until I could walk normal and sit without a donut. But I didn't have contractions with Ana like I am having now so I hope that is a good sign that my body will be more ready this time around!!
I haven't taken pictures for a while now and I picked up my camera to see whens the last time I took pictures and found that Ana had been playing with it. I thought it was kind of funny, I guess Jethro knew she had it cuz he seems to be posing for a picture here and the rest are in the eyes and mind of Ana. Enjoy!!
So I went to the doctor on Monday and had to be checked since I'm just 2 weeks away from my due date. I hate being checked and I hate it when they say just relax HA whatever dude its hard to relax when you are trying to put your whole fist up there LOL!!! Anyway I'm happy to report I'm already a 2 maybe a 3 but he couldn't get his fist up there so he wasn't 100% sure but I like to tell everyone I'm a 3 already because I'm sure I got stretched out after that appointment hahaha you know what I'm talking about ladies, sorry if there are any men reading this but GEEZ come on, OUCH!!! I know its only gonna get worse but I'll be glad to have the drugs to numb me up so I can relax when they check me!!!!
This is a short story in this months Ensign. A friend of mine pointed it out to me and after I read it I feel a lot better as a mother. Its great inspiration for those days when you think your kid(s) has turned into a terrorist. If you haven't read it yet take 5 minute now and read it.
Wanda I. Allen, “Grasshoppers, Purple Bathtubs, and Other Surprises,” Ensign, Aug 2008, 52–53
When our first child was born, I felt confident in my ability to be a good mother. I had studied child development in college, and I was firmly convinced that if I applied scientific principles of child rearing, everything would go smoothly.
As we welcomed four babies into our family during the following six years, I began making discoveries that weren’t in the textbooks. There were some things no one had told me—some important things!
My knowledge of child development had prompted me to welcome the assistance of little helping hands when baking cookies, for instance, but it hadn’t told me how to keep four pairs of hands and feet out of the batter, give everyone a stirring turn, remember to add all the right ingredients, save enough dough to make the cookies, and keep calm all at the same time. That problem was mine to solve.
When, in a day’s time, I was confronted with a crayon-decorated purple bathtub, a pound of margarine smeared on the carpet, a quart bottle full of pears broken on the kitchen floor, and a tearful little boy whose pet grasshopper had escaped, I felt overwhelmed and frustrated.
In the middle of turmoil the answers began to come—not all at once, but little by little, just as the problems had come. When our four-year-old borrowed the wrench and dismantled his tricycle, I was upset and indignant. Questioning him, I received his answer, given in all sincerity: “Well, they shouldn’t make tricycles so children can take them apart!” When I could see humor in the situation, the problem shrank before my eyes.
The morning I found a newly opened box of cereal completely emptied on top of the kitchen counter, I resisted the impulse to scold two-year-old Melody long enough to hear her explanation: “I was just trying to get Heidi some breakfast, and it kept coming out!” A scolding for that episode would have deprived me of seeing a spark of love and kindness being developed in a toddler.
When Curtis broke into his new savings bank, at first I saw only the intent to damage and destroy. After a calm, understanding interview with our son, my husband, Dell, learned that Curtis was simply trying to disprove a statement he had heard—that this bank was one nobody could open. Having proved his point, Curtis hasn’t disturbed the repaired lock since.
I’ve learned some of life’s most valuable lessons from preschool children: to greet each day with enthusiasm and eagerness; to pursue adventure despite obstacles; to delight in new discoveries; to enjoy spontaneous fun; to regard the eating of toothpaste and the emptying of sand-filled shoes on the carpet as minor problems, not major catastrophes.
I had thought my college classes prepared me to control my environment so things would always go smoothly. But I’ve learned that when five children are hungry or tired or both, things don’t go smoothly. When I accept this as an inevitable—even adventurous—part of daily living, I can be more flexible and less demanding. When I can scoop my mud-covered two-year-old into my arms and deposit her into the bathtub for an unscheduled bath—and remain unruffled—I know I’m making progress.
I started "nesting" this past week. My house was in desperate need of a cleaning and I can't do 15 minutes of cleaning without my belly hurting and needing to sit down so I decided to hire my nieces to help me clean. School is starting soon and I knew they would love to have some extra money for school clothes and all that. They did such a good job, they cleaned my windows and blinds and floors!!! My house has never been cleaner, I wish I thought to take pictures of them but I'm sorry to say I didn't but here is some recent pictures of them from this summers fun adventures!! Thanks Alyssa, Amanda and Stevie!
Not many of you who read this will know my dear friend Roshelle but I'm sure you've read her comments on here once or twice. I wanted to do a blog about her because at 7:30a.m. today Roshelle Leigh Evans passed away from complications from cystic fibrosis. She was just a couple of years younger than me. Jethro and I met her and her husband in our ward after we were married and came to find out they were married the same day we were. We had the pleasure of becoming good friends with them. Roshelle was the first person I really trusted to cut my hair and she always did a great job. When she got really sick I had to get my hair cut from someone else and its never been the same. Roshelle,despite her illness, was always happy. She was such a pleasure to be around. She was always sharing her talents and testimony on her blog and had a "word of the month" she would research gospel doctorines about it and then share what she learned, I loved that. I know Roshelle is in heaven now and is no longer suffering but I will greatly miss her!! I'm so grateful for the knowledge of the gospel that we have of life after this. In honor of Roshelle who like I said was alway sharing her testimony I would like to share with you my testimony. I know that the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is Heavenly Fathers true church. We have a living prophet on the earth today, Pres. Thomas S Monson. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for each and everyone of us, I'm so grateful that He blessed my life with Roshelle's example and friendship! I will miss Roshelle greatly but I know I will see her again in the next life and I take great comfort in knowing that! I love you Roshelle thank you so much for your shining example and beautiful friendship!!!!
I love a clean house but I hate cleaning it!! I'm so grateful for all the new products coming out that make cleaning easier, for example I love the Swifer Wet Jet, swifer duster, scotch brite toilet cleaners and my new found love is called the Sonic Brush. Its similar to a power tooth brush but its made to scrub bathtub tiles and other hard to scrub locations. I've posted a picture of a before and after picture of my bathtub tile. We moved into an older home so the tile is gross and hard to clean so when I saw this little gadget I had to have it!! You can buy diffrent heads for the Sonic Brush for diffrent jobs. I've been trying to clean the grout in my tub and this has done the trick, its a bit teadous because I'm having to clean all the grout but its so worth it!!
This past weekend we headed out to Bear Lake! It turned out to be so much fun!! Even tho we didn't have a boat or wave runners to play on this year we enjoyed relaxing on the beach and wading in the water! Ana has gotten to be such a good little water bug she no longer clings to us in the water, now we are chasing her around making sure she stays safe! It was a nice relaxing vacation before the baby comes! It was my family and my sister in-law Kelli's family, they are lots of fun to go with and we had lots of good laughs!!! I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted because I'm just to tired and lazy these days to get up and get the camera to take pictures, I can't wait to have my body back and my energy!! Enjoy the slideshow!!
I'm a native of Orem, Jethro grew up in American Samoa. We met 11 years ago at work and have been together ever since! We have two beautiful girls and live in American Fork. I have come to love blogging mostly because I can keep in touch with friends and family. I love being able to peek into their lives and see how everone is doing so please feel free to visit and drop a few lines!