Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dentist... UGH

Today we took trips to the dentist. We had to go to 3 different places since we have 3 different insurances. Adam's went perfectly and cost $0. Went to mine and found out I have to get my wisdom teeth out. One tooth is fused with a top molar. Another is digging into a bottom molar. That will cost $200. Then came time for Rusty to go. They started him on a root canal since it needed to be done right then but they couldn't finish. So he will go 2 more times to have them finish and put a crown on it. Total in the end will be $425 dollars. And that's only one tooth. They didn't even check anywhere else in his mouth. I wish we didn't need teeth. I HATE going to the dentist.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Really need to...

I really need to get back to the blogging world. I need to post once a week so I can look back and remember everything about my kids when they were little. This week we got rid of Adam's binky. He was only using it at night but it really has been a big deal for him that he doesnt have it. It's so much harder to get him to just lay there and sleep. He cries for atleast a half an hour after we put him to bed and wakes up at least once during the night crying and asking for it. I am emotionally worn out. It also doesn't help that rusty is gone 13 hours of the day. I am grateful that he is not in mesquite anymore but I still feel like I don't see him. Adam only sees him maybe an hour out of the say and Zeke doesn't ever see him. It has been really hard on all of us. I don't know who it is effecting more, Adam or myself. I can just tell that something is off in his attitude. I know it's because rusty is always gone. He lights up the second rusty gets home and doesn't want to go to bed because he knows his daddy wont be here when he wakes up. Hopefully his job slows down soon so we can all get better emotionally. I also know it's very hard on Rusty. He hasn't quite gotten over being burned almost a year and a half ago. I know he is stressed out and doesn't like his job very much but I try to remind him that he should be grateful that he even has a job. We have been able to purchase so many needed things because work has picked up a bit. We got a new couch and new carpet in the whole house. I love it. It really has lifted my spirits about our home. It would help even more if Rusty were home more often. Zeke is getting so big. He is 5 months old and growing like a week. He is already almost too big for his 6-9 month clothes. He is such a sweet boy and i am so grateful he is a part of our family. I love my family and am grateful for everything I have. I just need to express it more and not be negative about things that might not go my way.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Long Time Coming

Well I didn't live up to what I said I would. I don't know why it's so hard to get on here and type. I actually like typing. I guess there just isn't anything too interesting to write about. Zeke is a little over 2 months old now and I couldn't image life without him. He is the sweetest little man. :) He is a very happy baby and smiles every time we come in the room and talk to him. He also hardly every cries. I just love my little man! Adam is 2 years old now and I cannot believe it! If you ask him how old he is he will tell you 4. I don't know how he came up with that but he sure acts like he is 4. He talks better than most 3 year olds that I know. He is just too smart for his own good. :) He is also very busy and always has to be doing something or getting in to something. But I love him! The last couple months we've been pretty busy. We've gone camping a few times and have also reshingled our roof, put in a new bathroom sink and bathtub, and moved Adam's bedroom downstairs. I love my bathroom now! We still have some work around it to complete but it's not a huge deal. But it will look really nice when it's done. Our roof also look fabulous! We didn't do the roof over the garage since we needed money for the tub but that's ok. It isn't bad at all. After only two months of Zeke being in our room, I decided I wanted our room back. So we moved Zeke into Adam's room and Adam is now downstairs. We all sleep so much better now! Zeke has been sleeping 14 hours every night and he only wakes up once. I love it! It took Adam until he was about 7 or 8 months to do that. But that was also because I dried up and didn't know it! Let's hope that doesn't happen again! I was a little nervous at first to have Adam downstairs just because it seemed so far away, when really it isn't at all! Our house is not that big so atleast he's not on an opposite end of the house. I know that we won't live in this house forever. But I have a few things I want to do before we sell. That won't be for a few years at least but I still know what I want to do. 1. Get air conditioning and new furnace 2. Get new carpet and 3. Put a sprinkler system in and get grass! I know all those things will definitely put more value into the house. Anyways those are my random thoughts and a little update!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

He's Here!

I'm sure everyone knows already but Zeke William Jones is finally here! Born at 8 lbs 5 oz and 19 1/2 inches long he is 2 oz lighter and 2 inches shorter than what Adam was. He is so precious and I could not have asked for a more perfect baby. I could have asked for a better labor though.

Tuesday April 26th I arrived at Riverton Hospital at 8 am to be induced. My body was very much done being pregnant. My hips and back had been giving me horrible pain the last 2 weeks and I wasn't getting very much sleep. I had talked to my Dr about being induced and she said we could do that since this was my second and I already dilated to a 2. So they hook me up to the pitocin and the contractions start coming. Only every 4 minutes and they weren't terribly painful. They checked me every so often and I was dilating but not as fast as I'd hoped. At around 1:30 the anesthesiologist was around doing other epidurals so I had him come give one to me. At this point I was starting to get uncomfortable but it wasn't super bad yet. Everything with that went fine and I just sat back and relaxed after that. After a couple hours I started feeling pressure in my lower back. It was really starting to hurt. I had them call him back and he gave me something in my IV and said to just keep pushing the button for more of the epidural if needed. After a while I noticed Zeke's heart beat was going crazy. I called them in and they put me on oxygen.

At this point I was really starting to hurt. It just kept getting worse and worse. They checked me again and I was at an 8. All of the sudden I really felt like I had to push. I was in so much pain I was screaming bloody murder and my breathing was out of control. Everyone was yelling at me to calm down and control my breathing otherwise I would hyperventilate. Rusty was really frustrating me and I feel bad but I kept yelling at him and telling him to shutup because he kept telling me what to do. I ended up pushing him away and my sister Stephanie came and held my hand. I cannot even tell you how much pain I was in. It was so so awful. I was begging them to give me something and of course at this point they wouldn't. I just starting pushing and I think it was about 20 minutes or more until he finally came out at 6:10 pm. I was in shock and in so much pain that I couldn't really enjoy the moment he arrived. I just sobbed cuz I was in so much pain. I am sure my sisters are traumatized by all my screaming. I know I am.

I am so glad he is finally here. He is so sweet and precious. After that labor experience though, I am really reconsidering wanting more kids. I do not want another failed epidural.

Friday, April 22, 2011

3 Days!

Only 3 more full days until the day I am induced. I am still trying everything to get him to come out on his own. I am just so done with this pregnancy! This one was definitely much worse than Adam's. In EVERY way. So Tuesday the 26th he is coming out! But still hoping for sooner!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Long Shot

I know it's a long shot, but I hope I have this baby early. I was only 2 days early with Adam but I want this one to come even earlier. If he doesn't, then I'm pretty positive I'm going to be induced on April 26th. But my parents are also leaving that day to go out of town until the 29th. I would rather have him the day they leave then while they are gone though. Well actually I don't know. I guess as things get closer we will get everything figured out. I wish I couldn't be induced before then because 2 of my sisters and 1 sister-in-law wants to be there for the birth. But if my parents are already gone before I have him, then I don't know who would watch Adam... Or who would watch him while we're at the hospital. I really want Rusty to stay with me but I guess if he has to stay home with Adam then that's what will have to happen. I just wish it was here already so my parents won't be gone during all the craziness. That's why I'm really hoping to go early on my own. I am very ready to be done! This pregnancy has been much harder then the pregnancy with Adam. I never had heartburn with Adam and I have been getting it everyday with this one. Also my sciatic and hips act up alot. If my 3rd pregnancy is this bad, then I think I will stop at 3. My body just won't be able to handle anymore.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trying My Patience

Adam has started climbing out of his crib every time we put him in it. Yesterday morning and also this morning, he was the one who came and woke me up. When it came time for a nap around noon, he decided he wasn't going to stay in his crib. I cannot even count how many times I went back in there and placed him back in his crib. I never said anything to him, I just picked him up, put him back in the crib, and walked out shutting the door behind me. Every time I did this he would cry hysterically for about a minute before attempting to get out again. I was sitting on a stool outside his door so I could hear him every time he tried. I would just go back in and put him back. After probably half an hour he finally gave up and went to sleep. At this point I was so exhausted. I felt like I had run a marathon so I went and took a little nap. 2 hours later he climbed out and came into my room. I'm fine with him climbing out when he is supposed to be waking up but I just wish he would stay the first time I put him in. This also happened at bedtime last night. Since I am a massive whale, Rusty does the bedtime routine with him. Bath, story, prayers... etc. He only got out twice with Rusty and went right to sleep. At around 2 in the morning I hear things coming from Adam's room and sure enough, here he comes into our room. An hour and a half later, same thing. That time he did stay until 7:30 but I was already soo exhausted from being up most of the night with heartburn and hip pain. What do I do? I really don't think he is ready for the toddler bed. We have one in there but I can't even imagine trying to get him to stay in bed. Sure I could close his door all the way, but then he just knocks on it and yells for us until we go get him. I am also paranoid about all the electrical outlets in his room. He knows how to take the covers off and he has tried sticking things in there. I really am lost here. I don't know what to do! I need something figured out before the baby comes so I can have some sanity!

Monday, February 28, 2011

9 Weeks to go!

It really is mind boggling to me that I only have 9 weeks left. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. My brain definitely isn't ready yet but my body is. I feel like a beached whale already and my hips and sciatic nerve have been giving me troubles. Hopefully someday there will be a pregnancy that doesn't kill my hips or back. If I were to have the baby today and everything be normal and healthy, I would be ok with that. It would just be hard adjusting to no sleep. All we need to get are diapers and basically we are set. I have some new outfits for him that I'm scared he won't be able to even wear. They are newborn outfits that were given as gifts and newborn size is 5 to 8 pounds. Since Adam was 8 lb 7 oz it scares me that Zeke won't even be able to wear them! It makes me sad so I'm hoping for a little bit smaller of a baby this time. We will see if that happens though since I already feel huge! I just hope Adam adjusts well. He is already in the terrible 2 stage so I don't want Zeke coming to make him even more of a monster. It's a good thing he is so cute though. :) He is definitely way too smart for his own good!

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm Terrible!

I told myself that on January 1st I was going to start writing on here regularly. Well that date came and went and I think I have just been lazy. I'm really mad at myself for not getting on here and writing everything down that happens. I want to be able to remember all the fun things that happened. I guess I can start now and hopefully be really good at it!
Most of you that read this already know that I am 6 months pregnant. We are expecting another boy on May 2nd. :) I will admit I was a little sad that it wasn't a girl. Out of the 12 grandkids on my side, only 2 are girls. Hopefully whoever is pregnant next has a girl. I'm already thinking ahead and am hoping our 3rd child is a girl! I have already gained so much weight and am kinda scared that I won't be able to lose any of it after but when this baby is out I am not letting myself stay fat. I will be better at what I eat after he is out. You just can't deprive a pregnant woman of sweets! It's just mean!
Adam is so big I can't believe it. He talks like crazy and is already saying little sentences. He is still a little over 3 months away from being 2 and he is already in the terrible 2 stage. He is way too smart for his own good. But it is so cute :) I can't wait to see how he will be around his new baby brother. Well I can and I can't. He is kind of a mama's boy right now but hopefully by the time Zeke comes he will be out of that. Oh ya, we are planning on naming this baby Zeke William. I was planning on Adam having the name Zeke but changed my mind at the last minute. I knew I wanted Adam to be the name of one of my kids but I thought the first born being Adam was more appropiate. No Zeke will not be short for Ezekial. I don't like that name. It will just be Zeke.
We are getting an awesome tax return this year so we are going to pay off 2 credit cards and our windows. Unfortunately our Jeep needs a new engine so we will have to get a loan for that. I'm hoping that we can roll that loan over into the Jeep payments when we refinance. We also need a new roof this year and get our yard planted with grass seed. I was able to get on my dads health insurance since we still can't afford to buy it ourselves. It's so awesome. In the end I will only have ended up paying like 500 dollars for the entire pregnancy! I'm way excited. We will also be getting a ton of money from the supplemental maternity insurance that we pay for every month so we will use that money to fix up our house and yard. Then after Zeke is born we will just buy an individual insurance plan for him like we have for Adam. So we will all finally have health insurance after a year and half! I wish we were getting more money so that we can get new carpet but that can wait until next years tax return. I'm so excited for all the things that are happening this year! I just hope they all turn out like we have planned! Well that's my update! I am going to try and be better about getting on here more often! Atleast once a week is my goal!