Saturday, November 20, 2010

3 Months Old!

Dag nab it.... I missed my one post in October. I totally thought that since I was staying home now I would have all of this time to get on here more often..... Guess not. Oh well.

So here are some pictures of Baby O from the past couple of weeks. He's 14 weeks old today, 3 months. But first, here are some little updates about him.
*He started smiling back about a month ago so now we get to see his adorable smile!
*He is so close to giggling because he is SUPER ticklish. (I'll see if I can get a video of it.)
*If he could lay under his mobile or a fan and watch them go around all day long, he would. He just can't help passing out :)
*Hooray!!! He finally took his first bottle and drank some of it about 2 days ago. He hasn't been too fond of them or binkies. He would make the funniest faces.


Squirt is just ONE of his many nicknames.

He wasn't too fond of Tootsie's kiss.

He tries to stay awake with Dad for as long as possible since he doesn't get to spend too much time with him because he's at work all day.

Just yesterday he had barfed EVERYWHERE and as you can tell by his face, he felt so much better. Bryan thought it was nasty, he was holding him, and I ran to get the camera :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

A New Chapter

So this is the next chapter in our book of Life. We get to start our family! We now have the titles of Mommy and Daddy and we have an adorable little boy who is already a love in our life. It's amazing to me how quickly you can just love the guts out of something so fast. We feel so blessed with this new addition in our lives.

So Bryan put up the last blog and it didn't have too many details. So I'll give a couple before I plop in some pictures.
My whole birthing plan was thrown out the window when I went to my last Dr. appointment on August 11th. I had started feeling itchy a few days before, but by then, I had developed a full blown rash call PUPP. (Stands for something.) Nasty booger that covered by whole body and was super uncomfortable. The only way to get rid of it was to have your baby, so the doctor scheduled me to be induced. At the time I wasn't so thrilled because I had wanted to do most of my laboring at home, but looking back I am glad it happened how it did because I wouldn't have been able to go another day with my rash and how inflamed it was. Plus, I now knew exactly when I was going to have Owen!!!
The pitocin worked quickly on me when they finally got my IV in. After they started me on it and broke my water, he was born about 8 hours later. I wasn't able to handle the pitocin induced contractions as well as I had hoped. I went into hospital at a 1, got to a 3 with the contractions camel-backing, and then ended up getting an epidural. So we'll see how my next pregnancy goes.
So our little cutie was born at 2:59 am. He weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. Nice and normal sized. But the HAIR!!! We have no idea where he got that from. We were both blondies. So these first pics are shortly after we brought him home. Can't believe he's already a month old...

Here's some more recent ones.
Owen's first time going to church! He was such a good baby. Passed out for all of sacrament meeting. I sure do have two good looking studs :)
Bestamor came to visit for Labor Day weekend and we got to chill out with her. Grandbaby #6
Who would have thought that we would go through hundreds of diapers in just a month??? (Brandon and Val, just wait. This will be DOUBLED!)
Sunday naps are very much looked forward to. I guess I should say ALL naps are looked forward to!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Owen Is Here!

Here are just a few pictures of the new miracle in our lives and the smiles on Mommy and Daddy's faces.

Owen Bryan Illguth
Born: August 14th 2010 at 2:59 am (and he's doing great!)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Last One!

So it has finally come, the last month of the pregnancy. Well, more like the last 3 weeks. I hit my 37 week mark yesterday, so I am now considered "full term" and he is allowed to come any time he wants. For my 8 month pictures, we took it in Owen's room with his freshly painted walls and his crib that we FINALLY got set up. Bryan did an awesome job making it nice and sturdy for our youngin'. And cousin Benson has already tested it out for Owen. He slept like a dream :)

I need more of a side-profile shot so you could tell that my belly has changed shape. About a week ago, he totally dropped. One day I was having nasty heartburn and regular nature calls. The next day the burn was almost all gone and full instead of 5 bathroom trips an hour. I have had a lot more Braxton Hicks too. My uterus is getting nice and strong so it can get that baby out fast...hopefully.

I am still toying with the idea of going all natural or getting an epidural. Especially after Bryan and I went to these child/labor prep classes. We learned some interesting information and I keep testing Bryan on all of the terminology. He's getting pretty good at it. So much to learn that I am just ready to experience it to understand more. I'll post more of Owen's room when I get more of it put together.

Monday, June 21, 2010

7 Months and Paradise!

I am hoping that it is just because it's summertime that life is passing so quickly. Maybe when I actually have Owen, life will slow down a bit. Gut instincts are telling me no though. It is almost the end of June! In about 8 weeks we're going to have a squealing small-fry in our home. Crazy crazy crazy.
So I guess it's time for my monthly post. Maybe I should post more often. We'll see. Once I get a computer in my office, I think that will change. So here's how the belly is doing.

It's interesting because now I can tell that he is steadily getting bigger. We are going to gain about a pound a week for the next 8 weeks I'm told. Hopefully that's more him than me :)

One of my doctor's visits a couple weeks ago wasn't my normal in and out. She measured my belly about 5 different times before telling me that I was measuring too small and that I needed to get another ultrasound to make sure everything was all right. Kind of not-fun to hear, but she said I just probably wasn't going to have an 8 pound baby. Ok by me. But the ultrasound showed that he was almost 4 pounds and in the 64th percentile at 31 weeks. She even moved me up 4 days! So my due dates have gone from August 19th-14th-10th. I'm shootin' for somewhere in there. My stomach is in constant motion and I finally felt his first batch of hiccups. So fun! Seems to be doing hunky-dorey.

Next item of today's post: Bryan and I decided to take one last "we don't have any kids to keep us home yet" fling. So we saved our pennies and took a jaunt over to Hawaii to chillax over there. We were there from June 7th-12th. And what a blast we had!!! It was a great blessing and very relaxing. We rented our own car so we could go where ever we wanted to on the island of Oahu. Here's some things we got to do:

This pic was taken at the Polynesian Cultural Center. That was a ton of fun! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Some of the shows we saw were just down-right hilarious. And the night show was spectacular. Good times.

This is what Bryan was doing almost the whole time. If that boy could have little cameras taped to his eyeballs so he could capture everything we saw in Hawaii, he would have been one happy camper. But he is so passionate about film that it was adorable to see his serious face when he was getting "the perfect shot."

When Bryan was pulling off the road with one of his random shots, we just happened to find these massive sea turtles chillin' on the beach on the North Shore. We had gone snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, but only saw fish. These guys were awesome to swim right next to. Gotta love free things!

Fun little beach by the PCC where this dude let us hold a crab he had caught. These were the smartest little boogers I had ever seen! Impossible to get a video of.

One of the best parts of Hawaii, the views and sunsets. And we weren't even on the prettiest island! We saw sunsets from all of the 4 shores, and the West shore was by far our favorite. We got out of our hotel room in Waikiki as often as we could. Way too touristy. Gallon of milk=$8. Gag me with a spork! The Swap Meet was the place to go though. Loved their prices! Also went to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Very nice. Went on a city tour, got lost/turned around a ton with all of their stinkin' one way streets. I am so not a good navigator in new places. The Dole plantation was cool too. I have never seen so many different kinds of pineapple in my life! But they had yummy samples :)

All in all it was a wonderful vacation. Bryan and I enjoyed our time together and are now looking forward to our time with little Owen.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oh yeah, 3d Trimester!

I have now officially hit my 6 month mark! Baby Owen's anticipated arrival is 3 months away. We'll see how fast that time can fly.

Little Owen is around 2 pounds now and just over 14 inches long. He can open and close his eyes and is finally starting to put on weight so he doesn't look like a wrinkly alien. (Got that alien part from Baby Center. They said it first, not me!) At 27 weeks, he does not like it when I rest my arms or elbows on him. He gives me a swift kick to tell me that he is already squished enough!

I have been doing wonderful, considering all the things that could be not fun for me right now. Only little things here and there that aren't that fun. Already having poor circulation makes my feet even puffier at the end of the day with the extra weight I now have. I get these nasty cramps in my lower abdomen, not Braxton Hicks, that make me feel faint. Don't really like those. Acid reflux is my constant friend sometimes. Trying not to live off of Tums. But I seem to be carrying Owen really high, so that might have something to do with it. But really, that's it! I have been extremely blessed and have never thrown up. Sometimes I don't even feel prego until I look in the mirror. Reality check.

Besides the baby, the other huge thing on my mind is that SCHOOL IS ALMOST OUT! Since I am not on here too often, it will probably already be over when I write again. I love my students to death and I ADORE being a teacher, but I am so much more excited for motherhood. Eight and half more teaching, or should I say babysitting days left. My students gave up on me weeks ago when testing was over. It's a good thing that we are almost done with my office to so I can have a place to put all of my teaching stuff when it's moved out of my classroom. I'll put pictures of my office area when it's done.

One last thing, Tootsie is a goober. Love her to death, but she is a goober. Here is a picture that captures it all. This was taken not even 24 hours AFTER she had a bath. NOT before.

Goo. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper. And I guess she didn't learn her lesson the first time because she decided to go romping in the tree dirty water again today. She didn't like her kennel too much after that. She grew from a 2 year old to a teenager way too quickly.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Our Recent Remodel

We planed on knocking down the wall from the garage to one of the small rooms in the back when we first bought the house, we just didn't expect it to happen so soon. But thanks to a little push from a future member of our family things are moving along. We decided to do the remodel because Bryan's office was in one of the bedrooms down the hall but we wanted to change that into a baby's room for Owen while still keeping the guest room. So we tore down a few walls to make some smaller rooms into a bigger and better one and that's where the project began. Here is the before and after (and a few in betweens) of our remodel that we've been working on for the past two months.

We had to rip out a beat up old bench tear off the sheet-rock and pull out the insulation.

Kara was having too much fun being destructive and managed to get a few good blows into the wall to help it come down.

Bryan and Dean cutting and ripping down the stucco wall from the inside of the small room. That was a mess!

Kara's grandpa came over to help with the pipe that ran right through the room, it wasn't long before that problem was overcome, then spur of the moment we decided to go to home depot and get a door for the side of the house. I think Home Depot is Bryan's new favorite store, not by choice though. Cutting the hole for the door.

Bryan overcame a major obstacle with putting in the electrical all by his self. With a few phone calls, research on the internet, and a couple of visits from people that have done it before he got it all done only shocked himself once and everything works... no fires yet :)

Bryan ran more than 350 feet of electrical wire through the new room, garage, shed and attic.

Digging a trench to run power to the shed in the back of our house. It now has plugs and a lightso we can see in it at night finally.

The easiest part was probably the insulation the only tools needed were scissors and staples.

This is our new door going outside from Bryan's office.

And sore for a week after putting up the sheet-rock and sanding the whole room.

The new look of the garage, rather than a work space we're going to put in a work banch with cabinets and a place for tools and other stuff like that... you know garage stuff! That's why it's indented a little and the plugs are so high on the wall.

Kara said it best when she sketched this out in the sheet-rock dust. A little over a week after sanding and it was all finished. We were both happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Kara is cleaning and prepping the floor for the special cement stuff we got for floating the floor out to make the two sides more even.

Dean came over to help float it out, We appreciate his help I couldn't have done it a lone it was definitely a two man job.

He also sprayed the texture on the walls well Bryan went around and pulled the bumps down.

This is Bryan after a long day of working on the room and finishing with the texture. Ready to hit the shower and then the sheets.

Tadaa! The after portion of our project. Bryan's starting to move his computer and equipment over to his new office. Next on the list paint and decorate Owen's room. Bryan's not too excited about the work but both of us are excited to have a cute baby room ready for the day we bring owen home from the hospital.

We put edging around the door and the window. We both thought that it looked really nice so we're going to do it to all the windows in our house. No big deal right?

Knocking down the wall and adding the extension put another 100 square feet onto the living space of our home. We hope that the remodel will serve us well while we are there and in the future when we decide to sell it. It was a lot of work but we learned a ton and it was worth it in the end.