Friday, December 4, 2009

3 crazy boys

Well, I didn't realize 3 kids could make me feel so busy, yet get nothing done. I feel like I'm constantly doing something and most days we can bearly get ready by 3:00 in the afternoon. Anyways, I wanted to tell our story of the day Ethan came. On Monday Nov. 9th I had a routine check with my OB. I was hoping he would just start me or something, because the last two checks I was a 4 and a 5. So, Brad's mom was watching the kids for me and I was off to my appointment. I sat and waited for probably 30 mins. and was trying to time my contractions ( which were'nt very close). When he came in he checked me he said I was at a 7! He called the hospital and sent me over because I was in labor. I called Brad at work, and ran to the book store to get a book to read, then walked into the hospital. When I told the nurses my name they laughed and said that they thought I was going to be coming in in a wheel chair and screaming. But I was just fine. Anyways, I got my IV and my epidural and chilled out for about 4 hours. Eventually the nurse checked me and said I was at a 10, and that maybe I should call my husband again because she was going to call over the doctor. So, I called Brad and told him and he said he was almost to the hospital. We waited about 1/2 and hour and then our brother-in-law (Scott) came and he and Brad gave me a blessing (just a little added comfort for a stressfull event). Then about 15 mins. later the doctor comes in whips off his jacket and suits up. He asked Brad if he wanted to deliver him, so.....he did. He did an amazing job, well, I think he did. Anyways, I thought that was pretty special. I probably only pushed for 20mins. and the nurse kept saying, "Ok, you can push...OK, now stop because the doctors not here, and I really don't want to deliver a baby today." It was the best delivery yet! I'm just grateful that I didn't have to have a c-section again. Ethan is such a sweet baby, and his brothers adore him. Sometimes I have to remove Luke from kissing Ethan, because he just loves him that much. Seth is really great with him. When Ethan's crying Seth will say,"he wants to see me mom, then he'll be happy." We are so glad that Ethan is a part of our family, he is my little angel.
Three is a little harder, but it's great! We're all getting back into the groove of things which makes it a little easier.
We took some Christmas pictures,but as you can tell it's hard to get everyone to cooperate.

Here are the boys being pirates. I decided to make some little pirate things so we could play something new. Seth liked it and played with me, but Luke tried to pull apart his hook, and wouldn't wear his eye patch. Oh well, can't say I didn't try.Here are all the boys together. That crazy face Luke's pulling shows his true colors. He's a maniac! These are a few of Luke and Seth lovin up the baby. He's never safe from Luke, not even in his swing.