Saturday, January 26, 2013

Better late than never!

I am going to try and get caught of on some of what has happened this last year.
I feel is is best to start with the addition of our third child, Ashlyn Selene.
I went in at 7 am on Aug 7 to be induced.  I was put on antibiotics right away. Around 12:30, I was at 4 cm and they broke my water to get the induction started.  I had been having contractions on my own all day (big surprise since I normally don't feel them until my water breaks), but they were small and not constant. For the next hour the contractions were still small but they were getting more constant.  Then they got considerably stronger, and kept getting stronger.  By about 2:30 I was only at 5 cm, with how the contractions had been over that last hour I thought I would be further along. Over the next hour they got stronger and stronger, and with every contraction my hips were in pain.  The contractions were a walk in the park to how bad my hips were.  So at 3:30 they checked me again and I was at 6 cm.  It was at the point that I could not stay in bed since it was making my hip pain worse, so for the next 30 minutes I labored standing up and each time a contraction came I would call Wayne over.  I wrapped my arms around his neck and would hang with my knees bent, this made the hip pain almost go away.  At 4 I asked my nurse to check yet again, and I was finally at an 8.  I told my nurse to call my Dr. The hospital was just a quick run up a hill from the office, so the nurse asked it i was sure that she needed to call the Dr. and I told her yes.  By the time she got back to my room I could feel that it was time to push, and I really wanted to push.  10-15 minutes later my Dr. came into the room and I started pushing.  My Dr. had time to get her gloves on and that was it.  no gown, no shoe covers, and no time to break down the bed.  While pushing my Dr. kept commenting on how big of a head she had.  She said that she could get her out very quickly if she did and episiotomy, and I said do it.  I had gotten one with each of my other deliveries, so it was no problem.  Then at 4:29 she was born. 
just minutes after birth

meeting mommy

with my wonderful Dr.

meeting big sister
Madison was done holding her after about 5 seconds.

meeting big brother
As you can see Collin is very protective of Ashlyn, he did not want to let go.

with daddy

Wayne did a lot of this in the hospital, I think he read 4 books in 3 days.

Watching the Olympics.

Going home!

Madison wanted to take our picture.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kitchen Helper

 Madison really likes to help out in the kitchen.  One day last week I was making biscuits and gravy and she really wanted to help.  She did such a good job a stirring the gravy, while I browned the sausage.
 She even helped me make and cut out the biscuits, she even had her own little biscuit.
Brunch was very good that day!

Hair cut

Madie decided she wanted short hair.  So she found scissors and started cutting.

 Luckily I was able to save some of her hair.  She just has a cute pixie look.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Play Time

I love it when the kids are playing nicely together...

and who knew Tinkerbell and friends would play so well with Ben 10 Aliens.

Friday, July 15, 2011


For the last 2 weeks I have been working with Madie on learning to read and write.  She is doing well and I have already seen progress.
This is her writing her own name on the first day...

this is after two weeks.
She is definatly improving.

Friday, April 29, 2011


 Looking good in their Easter outfits I made for them.
 All their goodies.
 Collin's Basket
Madison's Basket

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hair Cut Day

Ever since I cut my hair Madison has been beging me to "cut her hair like mommys", and for the last couple of weeks Wayne has been complaining that Collin no longer looks like a boy.
So I finally broke down and after almost 2 years Madison got her second hair cut, and Collin got his first a week after his second birthday.

All the hair she lost.


 All the hair he lost.