Sunday, March 22, 2009

Here is the new baby. Cannon Lee Lashmett,
7lb 12oz, 19 1/4 inches long. He was born at 12:40pm on Saturday March 21st. I have no idea how to post a blog, and since Amber is in the hospital, and people are going to want to see what is happening, I thought that I might try it. I have no idea what will happen. Amber went into labor on Friday at 12:45pm. It lasted almost exactly 24 hours (if she only could have held on for 5 more minutes). The baby was a healthy, and had no immediate problems. He currently is in a light machine for Jaundice, but will be able to come home on Monday March 23rd.

The kids are not sure what to think of him. Talmadge was mad at mom for leaving him with Grandpa for two days, and refused to talk to, hug, or kiss her with his first visit. He does not understand the whole baby thing yet, and I am sure that once he figures out that he is no longer the baby, he won't like it one bit.

Lucy, who we thought would be the motherly one, could care less. She is more interested in writing on the white board in the room, practicing her spelling. She also LOVES the hospital cafeteria. I am not sure if it is the food, or the new experience, but anytime she is there, we are going to make a trip to get some sort of food item or drink.
Zoie is the one that it totally maternal. On our way to visit this morning, she was so concerned about how the baby was going to get home with out a car seat, not realizing that it was in the back of the car, and not in place yet. The first night she was all about holding him, and talking to him.

When we went to visit him today, we found out that he had to do the same bellirubin machine that Talmadge had. He is on it 24/7 and does not leave. It makes visiting your new baby lame, when you can not hold him. Amber has to go the nursery to feed him, they won't even let him come to the room for that. Hopefully he will be well enough that we won't have to have light at home like we did with Talmadge. Here is a photo that I took of him a few hours ago.

Alright, I am signing off, and will let the professional do a post when she is home.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday

What a great night this was my sisters and I planned a surprise birthday party for our dad, we sent out 100 invitations and about 60+ people were there, his two sisters showed up and that was a surprise to all. Marylyn came from Washington, and Chris flew in from Utah is was a great night.

As you can tell from this picture he was shocked, he turned back around to my mom after the initial look on his face and said "What the hell is this?" We had told him we were having a ward event at my home (Not uncommon), and that they were going to pick the kids up at 7 to watch them for us, he was not very thrilled at that babysitting for his birthday, fun Huh.

Anyway it was a great weekend and emotional as well, my sibilings and I put together a book of memories for my dad, on things we have learned from him, and events that have shaped our lives, it was great we were able to read them to him after the party was over and that was a touching experience. It was a night I know he will not forget, thanks to everyone who participated, it was great to celebrate the birthday of my biggest hero.