Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Trying this again

I know I am not the best blogger... I am going to try this again. Even if I only post pictures, it's better than what I have been doing. Here are a few from the 4th.

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th from us, too :)

The party got crazy! Naked girls in the pool :)

Random pic of Bear watching Mickey.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

When the house gets really quiet...

Hay was playing in her room, so we thought... Really she was playing with a purple marker in the computer room. She uses the old computer tower to climb on top of the desk to get what she wants. In this case a marker... must not have seen the 3 different pads of PAPER on the desk that she could have colored on.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gates, party of 4!

So, it's been a while since I posted and we have welcomed baby Riley Kathryn to our family!

So, I went to see Dr. Putterman on June 17 and as usual he asked how everything was and as usual I replied with ready for you to let me have this baby. He joked with me and said that he was working this weekend, how was Saturday for me. We laughed and I said that it was perfect... wishful thinking! He had been telling me for weeks prior that if I started dialating that he would induce me since we live so far from the hospital, but unfortunately in weeks prior I had not been dialating at all. BOO! By this point I was pretty miserable. So, he checks me and I am 2 cm dialated and 50% effaced. YAY! So, he tells me to meet him in his office. Last go round when he said meet me in my office he scheduled me to be induced with Hayden. So, I go meet him and he says that we could come in very, very early Saturday morning. This is different than with Hayden where we came in at night and had her the next morning. I asked about that and he said that if that worked for us then we could repeat it with Riley.
About to leave for the hospital
So, we went in to Methodist the following night, got the same pill that I got with Hayden, Cytotec. I labored through the night, but nothing too terrible. At 6:00 am, Dr. Putterman came in and checked me and I was 3 cm, so he started Pitocin which took my contractions and pain to a whole new level. So, I asked for the epidural. What felt like an eternity later, I had the epidural. It was not as effective as it was with Hayden. I was still feeling a lot of sharp contractions that were very close together. The nurse informed me that I was probably dialating so fast at this point that the epidural couldn't keep up. Turns out she was right. Only minutes after getting the epidural I was 10 cm and ready to push. Riley was born after 5 pushes. Chip and I were a little concerned when she wasn't out after 3 like her big sister :) She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. My dad guessed her weight! She was 19.25 inches long. She is such a laid back, sweet baby. We are so lucky! Big sister is so proud and not jealous at all. She loves to hold and kiss baby Riley. She is always putting the paci back in her mouth the second it falls out. It is so fun to watch Hayden with Riley.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us!

Chip and I have been married for three years now! My how time flies and how quickly life can change in three years! We celebrated by going out to eat and exchanging cards. We ate, for the first time, at Fogo de Chao. We would totally suggest going there if you have never been, but go hungry since it's all you can eat. The service was awesome and so was the food... well worth the money for a nice dinner out.

Hay Hay wanted to be in our anniversary pic :)
Wedding party

Chip said I was pushing him out of the way with my big dress ;) It did take up most of the aisle.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finally a bump pic

I went to the doc today and my blood pressure was a little high with trace amounts of protein in my urine... I suspected this since my feet have started swelling pretty badly. Dr. Putterman did not seem concerned. So, I guess I am not either. He did not check for dialation because he is going out of town this weekend and didn't want to stimulate labor, so I guess we have to wait another week... I don't want to wait until July 1, but of course will deal with it if that is what is best for Riley. Hay Hay and me at 37 weeks.

37 weeks

This was at 35 weeks with Hayden. I can't tell which baby I am bigger with... more swollen for sure with Hay.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It's officially SUMMER!

Hay Hay and Maddie jumping off the rocks.
Hayden loves playing with her big cousin.

Hayden took all these bows down from her bow organizer and made me put them in our hair :)

One of her many swimsuits.

Hay is loving getting to stay up late. Here she is laying of a soft blankie playing with Daddy's phone.

Another swimsuit and her cool shades.

Hayden loves bath time. She says "bubbies" for bubbles. She knows which bottle is the bubble bath, so she acts like she is pouring it in the tub and squeals, "Bubbies!"

Daddy frequently has to "babysit" Hay's baby doll :)
She likes to pile things on Daddy when he falls asleep on the couch.