Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sadie's Announcement

The Big Day

4:45am - I woke Wes up and said, "either I'm peeing my pants or my water just broke!" then I squeezed my legs and it kept coming so I said to Wes, "get me a towel!" He came back with a small hand towel. "No, a big one!" But I ran to the toilet before he got back. Then the water came out and out and out and I wondered when it would stop. When it finally stopped, I tried to get up and it started again. That happened two more times and I wondered when I would ever get off this toilet. Eventually, it slowed enough that I could walk around the house with a large pool towel between my legs and every time I had a contraction, more water would gush out. Weirdest thing ever!
Wes did what Wes does and started researching, but of course only crazy people write about their experiences online so he wasn't convinced we needed to go to the hospital today. "This person said they went shopping after their water broke." "This person didn't go in for a week." But I was persistent in letting him know that those are crazy people and that's not how it really is and that we are having this baby today. "Not today, I still have two more days of work!"
I called the hospital to see when I should go in and they said come in soon and if it was my water they would admit me. Of course my water broke lady! So I took a shower and packed a bag (no I wasn't packed yet) and made sure to eat a good breakfast then we headed to the hospital arriving about 8:15am, dilated 4 cm and 90% effaced.
As we waited and waited in the triage room, Wes was so ancy. He just kept saying, "I should be at work. I should be at work." We knew it was going to be several hours before our little one arrived so I told him he could go to work (about a mile up the road), but that he had to keep his phone in his pocket and he had to answer it. As I hung out in the hospital room, I was having the same contractions I had been having for months- about 5 minutes, but not painful at all. The nurses felt like I should be in more pain because they could barely even tell when I was having a contraction so they gave me pitocin (Dr said to use as needed) around 11:00am and I was 5 cm dilated. Then the pain started.
Even though the nurses estimated our baby would be born around 9:00-10:00pm, I told Wes not to plan on going back to work after lunch.

Wes held Sadie for about an hour or two because I was too exhausted to hold her and it was so cute to watch him just look at her! :)

This is the day we named her and took her home!

Watch Me Grow!







(I know this pic doesn't really fit, but people were asking for a belly pic and this was when I entered 3rd trimester. I added it so you can see my whole body.)




Friday, November 29, 2013

California Baby Shower

My friend Danielle threw an incredible baby shower for me at my house.

My friend Maren is on her third pregnancy and although she is ten weeks behind me, we have been the same size all along. For the "Guess How Big Lindsey's Belly Is" game, she measured her own belly and won! Our bellies were the exact same size!! haha

What's in the diaper??

Danielle made this adorable elephant cake from scratch! Her talent never ceases to amaze me!

I got so many awesome gifts! I was amazed at how nice everyone was! 
It was such a fun shower and was a great turn-out with lots of friends! 
Thanks Danielle for throwing it and everyone who helped and everyone who came!!! :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Utah Baby Shower

My mom and sisters threw me a beautiful baby shower in Utah for my aunts and cousins. We had fruit pizza of course (my only request) and it was open-house style, which I really enjoyed because I was able to mingle and catch up with my relatives I don't get to see very often.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hollywood and Keane

In January, we spent a day in L.A.. We went to the apartments Wes used to live in just down the block from the temple, ate famous french-dip sandwiches at Philippe's, and saw the stars as we walked down Hollywood Boulevard. Then we went to a Keane concert, which is always a blast. I love Keane. They are just as good live and always an awesome show. This one was the best light show from any concert I have been to.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


We spent the first couple months of the year flying out to different states to visit orthodontic practices.

American Orthodontic Convention in Oahu

Washington DC

Went through the AZ temple with Whitney

  Wes' Graduation

Cross-country trip from KY to CA

Moved into a house in sunny California with a pool

Sisters' Retreat Farmington, UT

Surfing, hiking, and bike riding in Orange County

 4th of July Huntington Beach

Kami's visit and Magic Mountain 
Mormon Battalian Visitors' Center, USS Marine, Haunted Hotel Del Coronado, Mexico border in San Diego

Sea World

Annual Cousin Swim Party 

Sequoia National Park

BYU Education Week

Lake Powell

Kern County Fair

We're having a baby!!!

Pismo Beach

Invisalign Summit Las Vegas

Thanksgiving in Utah

Extended Family Christmas Party

Christmas Morning Beach Walk

Flight to Catalina Island