Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kayden Parker Spencer

As I said in my last post, I had been worried through my whole pregnancy about being too small. Usually it is a compliment when people say you look small when you are pregnant, but for some reason I always got worried when anyone said that because I think I knew deep down that something wasn't completely right. I went to the in for my 36 week doctor's appointment on Thursday December 1st. I was supposed to see a different doctor, but he was out doing a C-section, so I saw Dr. Ollerton, which I was happy about because he delivered Jessica and I had been wanting to see and meet him, but he was always busy. Interesting enough, I think this was an answer to prayer. Every time I had gone to my previous doctor, I would bring up the concern that I wasn't very big and he just said it was because I was tall and carrying deep inside, which probably were both true. Dr. Bean is a great guy and I trust him, but Dr. Ollerton decided that maybe we should do an ultrasound. The baby was only measuring about 4 lbs. when he should have been around 6 lbs. So I was in need of making an appointment with the Maternal Fetal Medicine people to take a deeper look inside of me. I called Kevin crying because I was concerned. Kevin felt bad that he couldn't be at the appointment with me and that he missed the ultrasound enough already, but to hear that news he felt even more bad. The doctor said it was just a precaution and that I should be concerned, so I tried not to.

The next day, Friday December 2, I worked from home in the morning and then went to the ultrasound appointment with Kev. Just to be sure I tried to clean the house a little bit and get things in order before leaving, but little did I know the news I would receive. We went in and got an ultrasound. Everything looked great. There was a positive outlook in the room. The placenta was great, the blood flow was great, the umbilical cord was great, but when they measured the was way small. The baby hadn't been growing since my last ultrasound at week 31 and they had him measuring at 3 1/2 lbs.

The doctor and ultrasound specialist came in to speak with Kevin and I after discussing the results and told me to go ahead and get a room upstairs in Labor and Delivery because I was going to have to be on bed rest to be monitor and I was probably having a baby that weekend. My emotions were running high already and the tears began to flow again. Was I ready for this? Ready or not though...the baby was coming.

I was on bed rest for two days. Come Sunday, I was so ready to be gone because I felt fine, but the baby had to be monitored. To make matters worse, when the two elderly couples came to bring me the sacrament on Sunday, one of the ladies said, "So congratulations on having a baby." She thought by looking at me that I already had a baby because I wasn't very big. That is when I knew for sure this baby needed to come out of me, so that he could be better nourished.

That Sunday night, December 4, at around 6:00 p.m. Dr. Lamoureaux came into my room and said I was dilated to a 1 and he wanted to break my water. He said I had been waiting long enough and it was time for the baby to come.

I called my mom and both my family and Kevin's family came over to support. While I was having contractions, our families were in the room, including boyfriends, which was kind of weird, but I am glad everyone felt welcome. Once the pains got worse, everyone could tell I wasn't talking much. The baby's heart would drop occasionally with the labor pains and so they put me on oxygen. That is when the family left and I just had Kevin in the room with me. What a stud of a husband I have. He was so amazing. He held my hand and made me laugh through my contractions. He even asked politely if he could switch that hand that I was holding because his wedding ring was digging into his finger. Haha. What a sweetheart.

So I was having contractions pretty bad and was told that I had to hold still for 5 minutes when getting the epidural, so I decided I had gone through enough pain and got an epidural, which was so not painful. I think them trying to find a vein in my hand for the I.V. and having to poke me a million times was more painful. As soon as the medicine kicked in, I was feeling warm and cozy and the pain was gone. I love epidurals.

Usually when you are having your first baby labor takes a little longer. On top of that, when you have to be induced, labor takes awhile. But our little guy decided he wanted to come pretty quick and I had little Kayden Parker Spencer at 1:30 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2012. He was 3 lbs. 15 oz. and 16.5 in. long. What a perfect little boy!

I can't thank my family, friends, doctors, nurses, and everyone who has helped get him here safe and for the love and support we have felt from everyone.

My amazing supportive sisters.

I had to have oxygen after a little scare from Kayden when his heart rate was dropping with contractions.

Proud daddy holds Kayden for the first time. That smile is priceless.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby Spencer is on "HIS" way!

Anxiously awaiting to find out what the gender of our little baby is going to be.

IT'S A BOY! What a neat experience we had finding out that our sweet little baby is a boy. I was so glad Kevin was able to come with me to this appointment. Kevin was holding my hand through the whole ultrasound. Doctor Melendez was great. He showed us the baby's head, heart, tummy, hands, and feet and everything looked perfect. It is a little ironic that in the picture above Kevin is doing a "rock on" sign because when the doctor showed us the baby's hands one was doing a "rock on" sign, while the other was giving us a thumbs up. I laughed about it, but Kevin got a little worried. I always tell Kevin that he needs to listen to softer music and not all of his hard core stuff. Now he thinks that the baby is going to be a little rocker for sure and so he vowed to listen to classical music from here on out. Haha. We will see how long that lasts.

The very last thing that the doctor showed us was the gender and it was definitely all boy. YAY! Just a few months earlier, Nathan and Jessica just had a baby girl, which is the first grandbaby on my side. It is going to be so fun to have one little girl and one little boy. Kevin is stoked because he was secretly wanting a boy first to be the protector of the family. :) He is such a sweetheart like that. Always looking after me and putting me first. I have the best husband in the world and he is going to be the best daddy ever.

He is almost here...

Nicole took these pictures below after Thanksgiving dinner at my house. It was kind of funny because a lot of the family was still over and we were taking this photoshoot in the living room in front of everyone at my house. I am super glad that we took them though because a week later Kayden was born. I had no idea that would take place, so we took these just in time.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big News can say it. I am officially the worst blogger ever. I love to look at other people's blogs and facebook accounts, but for some reason when it comes to mine, I feel like no one cares what I am doing. Then I get overwhelmed because I want to post everything all at once. I am going to take the advice of my sweet husband when he said in regards to my negativity towards starting to blog, "Don't let it get you down, just do something to make it happen." So even if no one cares to read this, it will be a good journal for me to keep track of the fun, exciting, and ever-changing life Kevin and I have together.

A piece of huge news that has come into our family since I last wrote is that we are going to be adding a new little member to the family. WE ARE HAVING A BABY!

Both Kevin and I felt like it was time to start trying to have a family. It was a very spiritual experience and even though we felt unprepared and uncertain of the future, we knew what we felt and went forward with excitement.

We couldn't believe that we got pregnant so fast. Needless to say we didn't take just one pregnancy test. We took one...

Then two...

Then a third, the day before our first appointment, just so we didn't make fools of ourselves by thinking we were pregnant and we weren't really. :)

All three times were positive. YAY!!!

So many emotions of joy, happiness, excitement, nervousness, and anxiety set in. Especially when we found out that the due date is December 29. I told myself I would never have a Christmas baby because I always felt bad for them because they got overlooked. But it all depends on your attitude. I, as the little mommy, will just have to make sure that I make every birthday extra special for this little one.

When Kev and I went to the first doctor's visit, it was so special. Being able to hold my sweet husband's hand and see the quick heart beat of our little baby, was a feeling I will hold dear forever. This is going to be a special experience for Kev and I . One that will bring us closer than I ever thought possible.

Baby Spencer's first picture.

That was at 8 weeks when I looked like this.

Now things are slowing starting to change.

Right now I am 18 weeks along. Past the sickness and feeling yucky all the time, to the emotional and feeling yucky only some of the time stage, but loving every minute of it. We find out in two weeks what we are having, so I will keep you posted.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kev's Surprise 26th Birthday Party

So I had this grand idea to throw Kev a surprise birthday party. He didn't want to do anything big for his birthday. His parents always take each kid to the place of their choosing to eat with the family. Kev is changing his ways and instead of going to the nicest restaurant he can think of, he just wanted to do a family barbeque at his parents house. I thought to myself...what a perfect opportunity to invite all his buddies. He would never suspect anything. I sent out the longest text in the world to Shane, Nate, Robert, Landin, and Sal. I told them to bring their wonderful wives to eat, play volleyball, and just to enjoy each others company. I was so excited for the big surprise.

The day of his birthday I had to work, so I woke up early and made him breakfast in bed and he opened his present. I got him a foam pad for the bed because for three weeks straight he complained about not sleeping well, so I thought this would help. Well, two days before his birthday, he woke up and said, "I just had the best sleep I have had in a long time." I already got his present, so there was nothing I could do. I gave it to him and he loved it.

This is where the story goes bad...

So Kev and I are going to go on trek, so we had trek meeting all night, which was a bummer. When we got out at 10:00 I had missed to calls from Robert and Shane. They don't usually call me, so I knew something was wrong. I waited until we got home and told Kev I had to make some calls really quick. Needless to say I messed everything up. The text I sent out said that we were going to have the party on his birthday, which was Thursday night instead of Friday. I felt so so so so so bad. I started to cry and told Kevin and everything was ruined and that I was sorry and that he needed to call his friends right away.

There was a bit of good news though...

So the text that I sent was so long that it was a multimedia message. All of the people who had iPhones, which were the other three friends didn't get the message. I had reminded them about the party and the reminder said Friday, so that was the only text they got. So even though it wasn't a surprise party and I still felt really bad about Shane and Robert showing up to Kev's parents house with no one there, the party on Friday turned out great. Almost everyone got to come. We missed the Rowley's, but we were happy to have so many wonderful people come to support Kevin. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends. Thank you all for coming!

Landin, Jasmine, and Mailey

Robert and Emily

Nate and Liz

Nate and Chelsea

The birthday boy.

We had so much fun with friends and family. We love the Spencer's for letting us use their beautiful home. Thank you Bob, for making the best bbq chicken ever. Thank you Sheri, for showing us how to create and eat the best and biggest hamburger I've ever seen! And a huge thank you to Kev for being born and being the best husband a girl could ever ask for! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND & THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!