Thursday, December 8, 2011

One years old!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to my baby Mackenzie Haiden.  She is such a joy in our lives.  I love love love having two girls. Madison loves her sister so much.  I am excited to see what their relationship will look like as they get older.  Mackenzie is always such a happy baby.  Yes she gets cranky while teething, but what baby doesn't.

Mackenzie just started walking.  She is up to about 8 steps now.  She can say bye-bye, and hi, mommma, dada, up, and sign for all done.

I am so thankful God has given you to me Kenzie.  You make me smile every single day.  Not one day has gone by that I am not thankful for the gift that you are.  I can't wait to see the call that God has placed inside of you and see the woman of God that you will be.  Mommy and Daddy love you so incredibly much, and so does your sister!!!!

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One years old 12-8-2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Judah Scott Lake Amarant

This is a very very very special posting for me.  We have been awaiting Judah's arrival for a long time and I am so excited that I was able to be apart of this very special birth.  For those that don't know this is David's sister Bekah who just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.

Bekah was due on Nov 29th.  We were all on the edge of our seats ready to jump in the car and drive to SF so we could be there for the birth.  Nov 29th came and gone and we were all anxiously awaiting him.  As any pregnant woman past her due date she was so ready to have her baby.  I got the idea that we should drive down to SF to just hang out with her and do some walking and lunges with her to help get things started.  The weekend showed up so we headed down on Sat.  We hung out, massaged her, walked with her, did lunges and squats with her, and best of all had a tea party that Madison had to have with her!

 40weeks 5days
 Cheers for Judah

She was having the braxton hick contractions for quite a while off and on so we just kept waiting for them to turn into labor contractions.  At about 12:30am I went to bed and I thought Bekah went to bed as well.  She ended up walking for about 4 hours around Danville with her Mother in-law, Jason, and Katie.  Her contractions were about 6 mins apart while she was out on the walk.  Dena her Mother in-law came and woke me up at 5:30am because we all thought she was in labor getting ready to head to the hospital.  I jumped out of bed threw some clothes on and headed over to her house which was right next door.  As she was rolling around on the yoga ball her contractions started to slow down to anywhere from 10mins-25mins apart from each other.  They weren't getting very much stronger, but continued to come with no consistency.  We encouraged her to get some rest while she could and Jason as well.  It was like a slumber party in her room with Dena, Katie, Bekah and myself in the room.  She was able to get a few hrs of restless sleep as the contractions kept coming randomly.  By about 11am her parents showed up, and we all just hung around wondering when the contractions would start getting regular and and stronger.  Bekah was doing everything she could think of to jump start these contractions into full gear.  After talking with her Dr. she decided to head to the hospital to have them possibly break her water and monitor her contractions.  She was there for a few hours waiting for the Dr. to come check on her.  They gave her the option to go home till she was in active labor, but Bekah was ready to get the show on the road and get this baby out.  

 Resting at home

By 5:30pm they gave her pitocin to get her contractions going.  It took awhile for it to kick in.  I decided to head home and get some rest thinking this was going to be a long night.  At 11pm Jason text me saying that Bekah's water broke and that she was in active labor.  She was having really hard and fast contrations due to the pitocin.  By 12am they decided that she should get the epidural seeing that she had been up since Sat morning with no rest.  She really needed to rest up before giving birth, which she was able to do.  At 2:50am I got the call from Bekah saying that she was at 10cm and they were prepping for her to start pushing!  Dena and I flew out of the house and headed to the hospital.

 Ready to start pushing

 4:02am He was brought into this world

When we got there it was so peaceful in the room.  Bekah had a smile on her face, nice and relaxed and ready to push him out.  

She pushed for 40 mins and gave birth to Judah at 4:02 on Monday Dec 5th weighing 7lbs and 20in long.  It was such a smooth delivery with no complications at all.  Bekah did AMAZING and had such a peace about her the whole time. All the nurses loved her and told her she is welcome back anytime, and that she was such a great patient.  

Welcome to this world Judah!  I love you so very much and it was an honor to watch you be born!

 I love how Bekah was just watching Jason's face as he was taking in the beauty of their son.

 7Lb 20ins.  He wanted to roll off that table.

 He was so alert when he came out. 

 Proud uncle David.  Babies look so good in his arms :)

I wanted to do a photo shoot of him before we headed home.  I don't think many NB shoots actually happen in the hospital in less than 9 hrs old, but hey we pulled it off.  Not many parents would be ok with their NB that close to a hospital floor, but Bekah and Jay were very laid back and open to do whatever.  As a result AMAZING photos.

One of my favs

David teaching Jason how to change a diaper.

Such a beautiful family

I would love to see them provided with a month full of meals!  If you would like to bring them one or buy them a gift card that would be so awesome.  Here is a link to their meal calendar where you can sign up with your email and password and block off a date.

I know it would mean A LOT to them!  Thank you so much for those of you that can do so. :)