Sunday, February 27, 2011

Little London

London Lashmett
Born Wednesday Feb. 16 @ 9:09pm
7lbs. 2oz. 19inches long

Our sweet little girl London, makes our family so happy. The girls absolutely adore her and if she is not being fed, they are holding her. Fighting over her is more like it. The boys just want to give her slobbery kisses all the time. So far she is so good, only cries to be fed and changed.
I was induced Wed. afternoon at 12, she was 4 days overdue so we decided to go ahead and do it, Scott's jobs were all out of town and he didn't want to chance it, my babies come really fast. We started on the IV's around 1:30ish, they broke my water, and contractions started hard and fast around 5ish. I had been debating on an epidural for the last 9 months, I had done the other 4 natural and I did not want to do that again. The thought of the needle in my back freaked me out, but I had to make a choice the anesthesiologist was leaving for the night so it was "now or never". I decided o.k. lets do it, still scared out of my mind about it.
Of course he got it in my vein the 2nd time around and had to pull it out the odds of that he said were 1 in 10,000.....figures right. So I guess the 3 poke was the charm. Let me tell you the hype of the epidural was what it was all cracked up to be. I didn't feel a thing. I went from 6-10 in 20minutes and was ready to push for 15minutes, we were waiting for the doctor. 2 pushes and she was here.
There is always the possibility because of my blood type to have a coombs positive baby, and having done this before with Cannon I was hoping she was not but, guess what she was. Thankfully with new studies and research they didn't whisk her away from me for the whole hospital stay, we did some new techniques to slow the process of jaundice down, and it worked. I checked out of the hospital Friday afternoon, and she stayed under the lights for all of Friday night, thankfully the hospital put me up in a room (closet) so I could go out and feed her every 2 hours, we both went home Sat. morning. Sunday we had another jaundice test and she was in the clear no bilirubins lights at home either.
We can't really tell who she looks like, sometimes it's Talmadge and other times she looks like the other 3. I feel great and life goes on once you come home from the hospital. I thought 5 would be so much harder, but really it's not. The only thing I find difficult is leaving to go places. I put Talmadge back in a car seat he can't get out of (which means he can't get in it without my help either) and Cannon obviously still needs help so, in and out of the car is a process for me. At home it's just one more pretty girl to add to the others I already have.
We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father who has trusted us to be these sweet children's earthly parents, I hope and pray for help on our journey everyday.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bad Words

Dad- Talmadge why are you putting soap in your mouth?

Talmadge- Because I'm saying bad words.

Mom- What bad words are you saying and why?

Talmadge- "I'm downstairs with Zoie and I keep saying bad words"

Mom- Why?

Talmadge- In frustration "I can't stop saying them, I think something is wrong with me."

What an honorable boy I have. Maybe I need to change the soap flavor.....although it seems to be working.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Raising little boys

So the last few weeks I have been studying and trying to learn as much as I can about little BOYS. They are so different and to say that Talmadge is a handful is a huge understatement. I am up for any books or ideas on teaching and learning about how to raise boys. They are both such a delight to me in two totally different ways, and I'm so grateful to be their mother even though it is extremely challenging at times. I'm learning to pray and search the scriptures for patience and help, but I need all the help I can get, so give me ideas :"}