Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thank you Epidural!

This is me, right after I got my epidural. Now honestly, is it not amazing to look so happy during labor? I have never felt as relaxed in my life, as I feel right after an epidural. I am so thankful for modern medicine, and that I am able to actually enjoy something called labor. To all you Mom's who have done it without an are heroes! I am definitely not brave enough to do it without an epidural, but as you can see from the picture...I don't let that bother me too much! What are your feelings on epidurals? I know there are lots of opinions out there. I would love to hear them!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fayth Taylor Turnbaugh

Born October 17th at 7:10pm. Our smallest baby so far, 7 lbs 12 oz and 20 and a half inches long! She is a beautiful miracle and we are very blessed and happy! More pictures to come soon.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some news...

Yesterday morning I went to the hospital. Yet again, I was sure I was in labor...just to be sent home two hours later. I was devastated. I am in so much pain. I am three cm dialated, but they wouldn't let me stay and give me pitocin or anything. The way this baby is positioned is causing me to have back labor, which is far more painful and slow. Then, after a long and trying day, we came home and found out that Casey's grandpa passed away. He was 92 years old and lived a full and wonderful life. He leaves behind quite a legacy. With this new news, I called my doctor this morning and begged to be induced as soon as possible, so that my husband can go to the funeral of the only grandpa he has every known. I just received the call a few hours ago, and we get to go tomorrow morning and be induced! While going into labor naturally would be my preference, with the amount of pain I am in, and of course wanting Casey to attend his grandpa's funeral...I am very happy to be going in tomorrow morning. I am still having contractions as we speak, and while apparently they are Braxton Hicks...they still really hurt! So this is going to work out best and I am grateful they are making an exception for us. So...tomorrow is the day! My nesting instinct is going crazy and I am doing a million things at once, even though I should probably be resting! Wish me luck, and keep your prayers with us. I will post a picture of our new bundle of joy as soon as I can. Thanks for all your nice comments and support.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Hey everyone! So we got moved in and got the internet set up. Just an update to let you all know that we are happy with our apartment. So much more space, it is great! Just a few boxes left to unpack, but all in all we are pretty settled in. I went to the doctor yesterday and I am 3 cm dialated and 50 percent effaced. But...this little one is still keeping us on our toes as to when she will arrive. We are hoping soon. Next week is Fall Break for Casey, so he will be home all week. She keeps giving me false hope that she is coming, and then the contractions just stop! Now the waiting sets in. I will keep you posted!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lessons from little ones

Today, after dealing with more apartment drama, Tytan said from the back seat of the car,

"Mom, you seem frustrated. Are you?"
"Yes, Tytan. I am."
"Well, you should have patience."
"Okay, thank you."

I just got a dose of my own medicine, and it brightened my day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

False Labor Alert!

I went to the hospital Saturday night. I was pretty sure I was in labor. Considering this is my third child you would think I would know. But, it was a false alarm. I was having contractions 3-5 minutes apart, but apparently my body was just getting some practice in. The contractions were doing absolutely nothing to my cervix. So...that was an experience to say the least. This is me at 38 weeks pregnant. I often make this face when I see myself in the mirror!

But I also make this face because I am basically more stressed then I have ever been in my life! Never do two of the top stressful things someone can go through, at one time. Moving and having a baby. You just might go insane. Especially when things don't exactly go as planned, and when I visited our new apartment complex office yesterday, they informed me that I was not scheduled to move in until NOVEMBER 10th. The apartment they had told me was ours, is not even available until November! How could this happen, you ask? I certainly have no idea. Considering I have been communicating with the same person for the past month and have consistently been talking about October 11th. It makes no sense and I am quite devastated. THANKFULLY they do have a three bedroom available this weekend, but it is on the second story. Second story apartments at this complex, have the stairs in your apartment. That is nice and everything, but I have THREE kids to get up and down the stairs every day. Not to mention groceries. Plus, if you have a second story apartment you get a built in computer desk instead of storage. I already have a computer desk and I REALLY need storage. Yesterday was a traumatic day for me. But I am trying to have faith and I do know that everything will work out. I am grateful they do have an apartment for us, although I am very angry that this happened. Moving is so much harder then I realized. I spent two hours on the phone yesterday just transferring utilities and setting up the tv and internet. Deep breaths. Deep breaths. And fake a smile....

Does that look convincing? One day at a time, that is what I am trying to do. I am not a one day at a time person at all. But, for the next few weeks I will have to be! I am counting my blessings. I do have a lot. And this crazy time will pass. I cannot wait to hold my new baby in my arms. That will be my reward!