Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sleeping with Daddy

So I had the morning shift with Brooks and while I was changing him he decided it would be funny and pee all over me ( I guess its one of the perks of having a little boy :)) So obviously I needed to hop in the shower and rinse off, So I brought him down to Jake so he could keep and eye on him. After my shower I came back in the room and this is what I saw.... It's the little moments like this that make being a mommy the BEST thing in the world!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

More pics of our Man

The Hodson kids thought this could be Brooks' new girlfriend

I love kissing those lips, he is so sweet

I think this is so cute ;) taking a nap in mom and dad's bed! He is just so tiny :)

I came upstairs and saw jake and brooks watching golf together, the cutest thing was Brooks was really watching it, haha!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baby Brooks

Wow, What whirl wind! I finally have a second to sit down and blog. Sometimes i wonder what the heck I did with my days before this little man came! Brooks is now 2 and a half weeks old and consumes every minute of my life (In a good way). He makes me appreciate everything my mom and dad did for me even more! Being a parent truly is the BEST thing!
So now the story, most of ya'll already know what happened to me but for those of you that don't here It goes...
So I was 37 weeks and 4 days and this little boy was STILL breeched, so Jake and I went into the hospital so my Dr could attempt to turn him(this was a Thursday). Luckily we he was successful and was able to turn him head down. Jake and I had fancied the thought of going to his cabin with his family in Cedar City for the weekend, so i asked my Dr if he though it was a good idea. Dr smith checked me and said I was only at a 1 so he didn't see any harm in going. So Friday night we headed up to the cabin!
I was having contractions while i was there( at least that's what Jake's sisters said they were) They weren't bad at all so I honestly never though anything of it. Saturday went by smoothly and then Sunday was great! Then around 4:30 that afternoon I was feeling some weird stuff going on in my tummy. I was sitting on the couch holding my little niece and she started to fuss so I stood up and started to bounce her. Then all of a sudden it felt like something in my stomach just dropped and there was a little wet feeling( I honestly just though "oh wow that's weird, did I just pee myself") then literally 2 seconds later there was a gush of water, and I said "umm Katie I think my water just broke!"
I instantly started to cry cause I COULDN'T BELIEVE I was at Jake's cabin in Cedar City (with no service) and my water just broke!!!! We rushed in the car and started to head back to Salt Lake. As we were driving down the mountain I started to time how far apart my contractions were, and at this time they were about 25 min apart, So I was pretty calm and knew I would totally be fine, and we were gonna be able to get to the hospital in no time. As we got off the mountain and started heading north my contractions instantly started getting closer together( they were about 10 min apart) I was trying to stay really calm and not stress myself out.
By this time we had been through Beaver and were about 2 hours away, then all of a sudden the car is acting up! Jake was flooring it and it was only going 50 mph, and by this time my contractions were about 7 min apart. Jake had to literally stop the car get out and check the engine. I could NOT believe this was happening to me! Jake got back in the car and everything went back to normal... it was so weird!
By this time Jake had called the ambulance and told them that his wife was in labor and we were speeding so let the dispatch know not to pull us over. By the time we hit Nephi, my contractions were so bad I wasn't able to talk through them anymore, they were about 2 min apart and I couldn't help but breakdown and cry cause I was in such pain. Jake kept telling me to breath and stay as calm as possible, he promised me we would make it to the hospital! So that's what I did, kept calm and started to breath through my contractions.
Jake was hauling, going 120 through the Provo and American Fork construction, and every bump was so intense, I was squeezing Jake's arm trying to not think about the pain. Finally we arrived at the hospital around 8 and they had a nurse out front waiting for me.
I got up the the second floor and was put in a room ( the same room the flipped Brooks in) got my IV and the nurse went to check me. I was thinking in my head "Oh I bet I'm only a 2 or 3", but no she said I was about 90% effaced and dilated to a 6! The anesthesiologist came and gave me my epidural ( didn't hurt one bit, I don't know how women do this without one). It was sooo nice to have the drugs, I could relax and start calming myself down. I was so happy i made it to MY hospital, I was going to be able to get an epidural, and MY doctor was going to be able to deliver me! Around 945 the nurse came in again and checked me and said I was dilated to a 9! I couldn't believe it. Then about an hour later she came in again and checked me and said I was good to go! They called Dr. Smith and while he was on his way to the hospital I did some practice pushes. Dr. Smith finally got to the hospital and I pushed for about 10 to 15 min and BOOM! Brooks was here, 6 lbs 15 oz, and 20 inches long!!!!
It was the most amazing feeling I have ever had when they placed him on my chest and I was holding my little boy, I could believe that baby was mine ( oh, he is such a cutie) It was quite the experience and If I could change it, I would :) well the whole being in Cedar City part, haha! But Jake and I are so incredibly blessed to have Brooks apart of our family.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New House

So here's a glimpse of what our new little house looks like! We moved in about a month ago and it has been project after project! There is still sooo much work that needs to be done, but I thought I would show you some of it :) We love our neighborhood and the little community we belong to, It couldn't be more perfect for us and our new little family :)

Our backyard, we need to even it out a little more and put more sod down, but not until spring :) were also gonna put a shed down at the bottom by the creek for all of Jake's yard toys.

Another shot of the yard, We LOVE our deck, one day we will have furniture out there and possibly a grill :) We still need to sand and stain it so it looks prettier ;)

Guest bedroom that's upstairs, I want to put a stencil on the back wall, just haven decided what pattern I want to do, any suggestions??

Different view of the guest bedroom, as you can tell the walls still need some TLC, but like I said its a work in progress!

My cute kitchen, I love my gas stove, and cabinets I also love how open everything is to the living room

Another view of the kitchen

I love that I have a fireplace, especially here in Utah! I cant wait to use it during the cold winters :)

Last shot of the living room. It still needs different things here and there but I'm so tired of decorating. I wish my mom could just come in and do it all for me! I don't know how she does it every day!
So there it is, our new little house! I will get some downstairs pictures as soon as I'm closer to being finished. It has been a big whirl wind ever since we got back from DC. I feel like I still have so much to do and no patience to get it done. I just hope everything can be "semi" done before the baby comes, oh the joys of moving :) at least we wont have to do it again for another couple months, ha!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th in DC

We had a really fun 4th of July this year! We were so lucky to be able to spend it in Washington DC! We went to the beach for part of the day and then headed downtown later that night for the fireworks! It was one of the BEST shows I have seen in a long time...( I don't really remember much about fireworks, because if you know me, you know I HATE loud noises, but I was able to suck it up and really enjoy the fireworks!!)

It was pretty surreal to be in the nations capital for such a significant time in our countries history! We sat in front of the National Monument with the reflecting pool and Lincoln Memorial in front of us, and the White House to the right of us! IT was pretty cool :)
I'm so thankful to be a citizen of this amazing country, and enjoy all the freedoms I know I take for granted everyday. Hope ya'll all had a great 4th! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Once I can scan the pictures in I will do another post! But the streak is alive with my family!Were having a BOY!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

15 weeks

check out that spine!

Belly at 15 weeks

Well I thought since this was our first little man/girl, and since I dont get to see everyone all the time I thought I should document the growth of the baby! The picture of the baby is at 13 weeks, I love getting ultrasounds...It so fun to see the difference in the baby. We get to find out what were having soon... Im so excited :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010


We have had so much fun ever sunce we have been in DC!! We have done only a handful of what DC has to offer. Here are a couple pictures! We all miss ya'll tons!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Our Nations Capitol

Believe it or not, were leaving again this summer! This time we will be living in Washington DC. Were leaving end of April and coming back end on August! Its gonna be another exciting summer, full of adventures! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Jake's Break

click on the picture and you can really see how bad the break was, 3rd bone down.

So as most of ya'll know Jake had to get surgery this past week. We went down to Texas just after the New Year and that is where it all started. He went to play basketball with Josh and came home with a balloon hand! He thought it was just a jam, so that didn't stop him from golfing everyday!

We came home and about 3 weeks went by, and Jake had been snowboarding, went shooting, had been working out and lifting heavy weights with this hand. He never really complains so when he was saying his hand was still killing him and he couldn't sleep at night I knew it was more then a jam! He FINALLY went to get it xrayed!

Last Saturday he went to the Insta-care. The doctor said it was a really bad break and he needed to go to a hand specialist. So on Tuesday he went to Dr. Hammond( he was such a great doctor) and he said we had 2 choices, he can have it heal on its own and his finger wont ever be the same, it will be crooked and he will get arthritis in the next couple years, or get surgery and put pins in his finger to straighten the bone. Dr. Hammond suggest we get him into surgery as soon as possible. He had an opening the next day, so they were able to squeeze Jake in!

Jake's break had chipped the whole corner off his bone, and it was floating in his hand. It had already started healing so Dr. Hammond had to scrap away all the extra cartilage that had been healing in the gaps.

Surgery went great and Jake was such a great patient. He is so easy to take care of and is so grateful for everything:) Thanks to everyone for thinking of Jake, we really do appreciate it :) and thank goodness for great medical care!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jake's Birthday and Park City

My sweet husband turned 27 this past Friday. He thinks he's sooo old, but I always remind him he is still in his 20's! He went and got his back adjusted by Ben, which he loves! He has been wanted a Sonicare toothbrush for the longest time, so I finally got it for him :)We also had a fun dinner with friends and family and after we had ice cream cake ( Jake's favorite)!

Saturday night we headed up to Park city to watch a snowboarding competition! It was so cool to see how high those guys get! It was really cold, but well worth the fun! On our way back from park city, we were in the WORST snow storm I have ever been in. Once we got home my shoulders were so sore from tensing up the whole time! Luckily Jake is great when it comes to any motor vehicle! Thanks Binghams for the invite! We had tons of fun!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Snow Mobiling in West Yellowstone

So for the New Year Jake and I went to West Yellowstone! It was a blast. We went with some of our friends from this summer Matt and Heather Slater! We staying in this beautiful Lodge called Worldmark. I was able to have my own snowmobile for two of the days and It was a blast. We had all the gear to keep us warm. It was so fun to be out in the snow and not be cold at all, I was a little nervous I wasn't going to like it because I don't really love the cold, but I was so warm! I felt like we were dressed to land on the moon. The last day snowmobiling It was snowing so hard all day and there was tons of power for the boys to explore in. I stayed in the groomed trails with the pack snow! For New Years Eve we went to this yummy pizza place and later that night we went back to the Lodge and sat around the fire! Jake and I talk about maybe making this a tradition, Thanks Matt and Heather for coming with us, we had a blast :)