Monday, March 31, 2014

Welcome Sawyer Andrew Edwards

On January 18th, this little guy was welcomed into our family. I was 36 weeks and my whole pregnancy I had felt that he would come early but when I had had my doctors appointment just a few days before, there were no signs he was going to come early and we scheduled my induction for 39 weeks. We were planning on going to Costco and had a babysitter for that night because I wanted to get in one more date before he arrived. Around 2:30, I heard Henry awake from his nap so as I was walking to the stairs, I heard/felt a pop and a gush. I thought my water broke but when I checked, it was blood. Daniel was on the roof taking down the Christmas lights so I went outside and told him we needed to go to the hospital. I changed, called my neighbor to watch the kids, and got my bag. Daniel called the hospital to tell them we were coming and requested an interpreter. They told us we needed to get to the nearest hospital but we told them that is where my doctor delivered and we are going there.
(This was me that morning thinking I had a few more weeks to go!)
When we got there, Daniel went to check me in and I got a room and gave them a sample. My doctor came and was really concerned. It wasn't my water that had broken but it was blood from the placenta. He did an ultrasound and thought that the baby would be big enough and told me we were going to have the baby that night. Around 5:00, they gave me a miniscule amount of Pitocin and my body pretty much did the rest. My doctor said I was basically going into labor on my own and that it was my body's way of fixing the problem. Our interpreter showed up and we were so grateful it was the one that we had had for several of my appointments. I got an epidural which took awhile for them to get in right. The baby was looking the wrong way so my doctor had me lay on my other side to turn him. At 7:30 he was born at 6 pounds 3 ounces
. For about a minute, they said he needed a little help breathing but then was good. He didn't have to go to the NICU or anything and started nursing right after they gave him to me. I had emailed my parents and siblings to let them know what was going on and my sister was in SLC already so she came around 8 to see her new nephew.
 

 
Daniel's parents picked up the boys from our house later that night. The went to church with them and then came to the hospital in the afternoon. Henry was a total Grandpa's boy and wouldn't even let me hug him and wasn't interested in the baby, but Logan was excited and held him for a couple minutes.


Logan's 4!

 
Logan is 4! All he wanted for his birthday was all his cousins and Grandma and Grandpa to come over, pizza, ice cream and cake so that is what he got along with a few gifts. 
 


Logan is one special boy. He is very loving and is a wonderful big brother. He has amazing language skills and is quite the charmer and we couldn't be happier to have him in our little family.

Christmas Time

Life was pretty stressful for me right before Christmas. On Thanksgiving break, I got an email from a school that I contracted with saying that they did not have enough funds for me to continue working my 2 days a week and that we needed to figure out how to reduce it by at least half. My caseload was very high anyways and the kids were very high needs and there is no way I could have more than 2 of them in a group. There had been issues from the beginning and at that point, I decided maybe it was time to look for a new job. I saw an ad on craigslist and teachers-teachers needing a new SLP for their charter school and decided to contact them. We met the next day for an interview and they told me they wanted me and were willing to pay me what I had asked for. They wanted someone 3 days a week but I had told them my friend who I was working with at the other school wanted to only work 1 day a week and that she would be interested. They hired me and the next day interviewed my friend and hired her as well. They wanted me to start ASAP so I gave the other school 2 weeks notice (more like 4 because of Christmas break) and worked both jobs for the two weeks leading up to Christmas. I had had all these fun activities and crafts planned for the kids for Christmas but that basically had to be thrown out because of time constraints. To top it all off, our wood floors were finally replaced the week before Christmas and couldn't use our kitchen for basically a week. Oh..and I was super pregnant. Honestly, it was one of the hardest couple weeks I have ever had. I felt like I had failed as a mom and had no energy to make the season fun for the kids. My parents came into town my final day of work before Christmas and helped me get done the things on my to do list. I was able to grocery shop, wrap presents, prepare all the food for Christmas Eve, take the kids to see Santa, get last minute stocking stuffers, decorate cookies with the kids and clean the house from all the dust. We had Christmas at home this year and had a wonderful time. We had Wilson and Kelly's family over, both set of parents and our neighbors over for Christmas Eve and had a great time with great food.
 
Classic Santa Pic
 
 
My dad gave us the Polar Express. The kids played with it constantly for about 3 weeks. What more could little boys ask for?!

 
Henry hated being outside in a snowsuit but paused the crying for a picture

 
Construction Mess

 
Decorating a gingerbread man with Grandma

 
Waiting for Logan to wake up before we go downstairs and open presents

 
 
 
 
 
Jamie and Ann were in town for Christmas so we were able to see them a couple times before they headed back to Washington. Jamie got them tickets to watch the football game at the broadcast center and were on ESPN






Fall




Halloween

For about a month before Halloween, Logan had said that he wanted to be a ghost for Halloween (thanks to a Curious George book). He basically wanted a white sheet with two holes in it. Easy enough. When we got closer, I realized it wasn't too practical because he couldn't wear that to the ward trunk or treat and would probably trip a lot when trick or treating. The day before Halloween, we were at Kmart and I found some costumes on sale. Logan decided he wanted to be "Mike" for Halloween and I was all for it. Henry didn't have a choice and I put him in the dog costume and he loved it.
 





Wyoming

During UEA, we decided to go see Grandma and Grandpa Pratt in Wyoming. The last time we visited them there was 6 years ago and before kids, so it was about time! We love hearing stories about them in their younger years and raising their large family (9 kids). The kids loved getting to know them too. Grandma made delicious food, we visited Daniel's uncle and cousin at their work and looked at lots of pictures. They are such amazing people and full of love. I wish we could see them more because we learn so much from them every time we visit.
 
Reading with Grandpa Pratt
 
Playing with Grandma Pratt
We will cherish these pictures and time with them forever!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Soccer

Last Spring, I signed Logan up for soccer for the Fall. Since he isn't in preschool, I wanted to keep him busy with something and interact with other kids his age. Logan is a great soccer player and got 6 goals his first game. The rest of the kids were kinda afraid of the ball but Logan went right for it. The rest of the season, he was kinda hit or miss depending on what time the game was and what snacks we had on the sidelines.






Bear Lake

We had a great time at Bear Lake with the family. Logan loved every second of it.
 
Hanging out with cousins, Grandma and Grandpa, eating lots of yummy food an playing on the beach. What could be better?!

 
 




Two Feet