Monday, October 21, 2013

Funny faces

This is a constant thing in our house, text messages back and forth from each other of our funny faces.

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The Day Before Crosby was Born

Crosby was born on Tuesday, April 30. The day before I was having at least 10 minute contractions, so my wonderful sister in law came over all morning to hang out with the kids and I. We attempted at making the best and strongest bubbles ever, but failed, and she even took the kids on a wagon ride. After naps, we went swimming, or should I say everyone but mommy went swimming, and had dinner. I am pretty sure the kids had a great last day of just the two of them.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

To My Children

To My Children,

Love each other unconditionally. Always remember who you are, a son or daughter of your Father in Heaven. You are of great worth. You can be something amazing. You are loved and cherished and warm the hearts of your family and friends.

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My Little Things

My little things consist of a 4 year old, 2 year old and 3 month old. I could honestly say that life is crazy and loud, but I would not trade it for anything in the world. I am blessed to be able to spend each day with my three littles.

I love the silly faces they make and the fact that we send pictures to daddy while he is not home.

I love spending hours doing something they love, even when I am not planning on it. Her it is seascape and we spent 5 hours here, unplanned.

I love enjoying simple things, like snow cones at 9 pm with cousins.

I love seeing how much my littles love each other.

I love getting little things like slurpees just because.

I love being a kid myself and dressing up for free food.

I love date nights

I love watching my kids enjoy the little things in life like puddle jumping.

I love seeing their faces light up when they experience things.

I just love the because of who they are: fun-loving, caring, innocent human beings who enjoy EVERYTHING about life.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Crosby Scott Jones

Crosby was born at 5:04 am on Tuesday April 30, 8 days early. Because I have factor 5 Leiden (a blood clotting disorder), I had been going in for non-stress tests twice a week for about a month and had been experiencing some contractions off and on. Sunday, April 28, I woke up at 6 and was bleeding. We assumed it was my mucous plug. Because I was feeling completely drained, we stayed home from church that day and hung out as a family. I would continue to bleed until he was born. Because I was starting to feel contractions a little more regular that night, and with Job now on "this baby could come a lot sooner than later" mode, we asked my sister-in-law if she would come hang out with the kids and I the next day.
Monday morning I woke with about 15 minute contractions. Kelly arrived with Hyrum early and helped to care for the kids and I. Throughout the day, my contractions grew closer. I made Job really nervous when I texted him at about 2:30 and told him they were 6-7 minutes apart. That evening we took the kids over to Job's parent's house for dinner and swimming. I had contractions about every 10 minutes. Apparently Crosby was not quite ready to come yet. We came home and notified our sitter (my visiting teacher) that we would be needing her sometime that night. Just after midnight, with about 7 minute contractions, I was ready to have him out. We called our sitter and got to the hospital at about 12:45. When I was checked, I was at a 4 and pretty much all the way thinned. I guess Crosby was not ready because my contractions pretty much stopped. They told us they would have me walk for an hour, drink water and if I have not progressed, they would send me home because we lived so close so I could be more comfortable. After an hour and only two contractions and no progression, we left the hospital. We arrived home at about 2:30. Our sitter left and told us to let her know when to come back.
I guess I fell asleep for a little bit. I woke up at about 3:30 with about 6 minute contractions that were very strong. After about 20 minutes of them I woke up Job. He called labor and delivery and asked how long I should have them, since they said an hour, he told me I had to do a few more. When I asked how many more he wanted me to do, he said four. I knew I could handle four more. Within that "four contraction" period, they moved from every 6 minute to every 4 minutes. He then texted our sitter, which it was about 4:15 now. W
It would take her about 15 minutes to get here. During this time period, my contractions quickly moved to every two minutes and they became very strong. I quickly became nervous that this baby would not make it to the hospital. Job helped me to the car just before 4:30 and I told him to call her to make sure she was really coming because I had to leave right now. She arrived at 4:30 and we were off. We called my parents and told them. When we got to the hospital only a few minutes later I told Job to run me up to the third floor. We walked in and the same ladies that were there earlier became the same ones that helped me again. The nurse asked me if I could change into the robe. I said no, took off my pants, climbed into the bed and told her the baby was coming and that they should take him out.
At about 4:40 I was checked and was a 9 and all the way effaced, my water still had not broken. Within 10 min (I think) my water broke and I was ready to push. Job said I started pushing at about 4:55 and at 5:04 our very "lavender" baby boy arrived holding onto his umbilical cord. He was not breathing right and so was taken to the baby table and had all the fluid from his lungs suctioned out. They gave him a little oxygen and soon he brightened up a bit and started shared with the world his raspy cry.
We are so blessed to finally have him here and his big brother and sister simply adore him.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

UCR Botanical Gardens

On April 22 the kids and I went to the UCR Botanical Gardens. We met our friends, the Abbotts, and enjoyed getting out. Porter loved running around but Annie just wanted to sit in the stroller. We saw lots of cacti, which Porter loved, lots of lizards, a hummingbird and we heard the clock tower from the University.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Redlands Temple

While Grandpa and Grandma were here for Annie's birthday we took them to the Redlands Temple. We take the kids once a month, so we decided to go the same weekend.

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