Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Devin, Ashton, Calvin, Caleb and Carson
Caleb, Carson and Calvin all participated in the Pinewood Derby in January.  They all worked really hard on their cars.  They came up with the designs, helped cut them, sanded them and then painted them.  All of the cars did really well.  Caleb's car won 3rd Place!  Ashton and Devin made cars as well and they had "Richardson Races" after the scouts finished their races.  They all had a great time!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Moments like this...

Daisy - one week old
I love watching a baby sleep.  Little Daisy is no different.  She is perfection and beauty all rolled into one.  Don't you just love newborns?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Daisy's Hospital Pictures

Here are few pictures from the hospital.  We had such a great experience at Banner Gateway!  Everyone was terrific there!  I was induced on January 14.  It's a good thing that I was able to get induced because a few days after I had Daisy, Ben had to fly to Texas for Residency Interviews, but that's a whole other story.  

Now for the condensed version of Daisy's birth:
I went in to be induced the evening of January 14.  Everything was progressing the way it should.  Dr. Huish (who is great!) came in to check on me at about 11:00pm.  I think that I was only at a 4!  Not encouraging for me.  Well, he broke my water and that's when the contractions came!  Dr. Huish stayed in the room and visited with us.  He knew that I would go fast and didn't want to risk it I guess.  Everything did go fast and when he checked me about 40 minutes later I was at an 8, and he said that on the next contraction, I could push!  (Just another reason why he ranks so high on my list!)  I pushed during that one contraction and she was born!  She was born at 11:49pm.  It couldn't have gone more perfect!  After I had her, Ben came over to me and asked how he did.  I looked at him and said, "What do you mean how you did, I was the one having the baby." :)  Then he goes on to explain that he delivered Daisy.  I honestly had no idea!  I told him that I wasn't paying attention to who was catching,  I was focused on other things.  :)  

Just the month before, Ben did an OB/GYN rotation with Dr. Huish.  It was kind of weird going in for a check up and having Ben do it all.  Ben did a great job and we all had a good experience with the Labor and Delivery.  I always enjoy my stay in the hospital so I can bond with our new little baby.  Thanks to all our family who watched our kids so that Ben could stay in the hospital with me.  It was nice to have someone bring meals to me and clean up after me.  I knew I had to enjoy it while I could because the day after I got home from the hospital, Ben left for Texas for a few days.  That really forced me back into life.  And to top it off, when he returned home from Texas, he had a severe case of strep throat!  It was a challenge taking care of all the kids and a sick husband, but thankfully he got better and no one else got strep throat!

We love Daisy!  The boys are all so helpful and so is Lacey.  She is the one that brings me the diapers and wipes and puts them away when I'm done with them.  The boys take turns holding her when I have to get things done.  And they do a great job getting her to calm down when she's crying.  She's the perfect addition to our family!

Mom and Daisy right after delivery.

Dad and Daisy

Look at that hair!

Ashton holding Daisy.

Devin holding Daisy

Calvin holding Daisy

Dad with his girls

Grandpa Reed holding Daisy

Caleb holding Daisy

Friday, March 11, 2011

What if...?

This is what I overheard Ashton and Devin saying to each other while I was folding clothes:

Devin:  Ashton, what if I died?

Ashton:  Then I would be really sad.

Devin: Yea, and then there wouldn't be Mr. D anymore.  (I made them capes with their first initial on it and they call themselves Mr. A and Mr. D.)

Ashton:  That would be sad.  If that did happen, then I would hang your cape on the wall in our room and I would look at it and remember you and then I would cry.

Devin:  Yea, that would be sad.

Then they started talking about watching The Monkees on YouTube.  Wow!  Sometimes their little conversations turn out to be all grown up.  I'm so glad that they are such good friends.  We moved rooms around a few weeks ago and now Ashton and Devin share a room by themselves.  Sure they have their moments and may argue and fight.  But it's the sweetest thing when they get along.

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