Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Do's

It's that time of year again. Time for summer haircuts! Kylie really wanted to get her hair cut to her shoulders and I thought it would be fun. I love her long hair, but sometimes a girl just needs a change. The boys just needed their hair cleaned up and they didn't want it shaved this summer so we all went down to Fantastic Sam's. Everyone sat very still and I think they all look great!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Grant's Birth Story

I wanted to take some time to quickly journal my experiences having Grant. Right now it feels like there is no way to forget something like that, but some details are already fading (probably for the best!) Dan and I went to the hospital for my induction on Friday, June 5th. We were postponed for awhile until a bed opened up, but we were finally admitted at 9:00 am. I was started on pitocin at 9:45 and the contractions quickly started. I got an epidural around noon, but was still only dilated to 3 cm. My doctor came to break my water to speed things up at 1:30. The nurse checked me an hour later and I was fully dilated and ready to go, however my doctor was across town so I had to wait while he made his way back. That was a long wait! A little over an hour later, at about 3:45 he finally showed up and I was able to start pushing. Six minutes and 2 contractions later, Grant arrived! It was such a smooth delivery and we feel really grateful that everything went so well. We want to give a big thank you to my brother Brian and his wife Amanda for taking such good care of the kids during the day! It was so nice not to have to worry about them at all.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Grant Matthew Weston

Grant Matthew Weston was born today at 3:51 PM. He weighed 8lbs 14 oz and is 19 1/2 inches long. Mom and baby are both resting well at the hospital tonight. Here are some pics from the day.

Relaxing before labor

Getting his first weigh in

Kristina helping Ben hold "Baby Gwant"

Kylie being extra cautious

Bradley and Grant

First Family Picture
Grant sleeping

Monday, June 1, 2009

Baby Update

I had my 39 week appointment today and got some relatively good news. My blood pressure was up (which isn't great), but it did give me an end date. Im dilated to 2 cm and if I don't go into labor on my own in the next few days then I will be induced on Friday! I really don't want to be induced because I was with Bradley and it took 30 hours start to finish, but hopefully this little guy will come quicker. We can't wait to meet him and share pictures with all of you!