Thursday, August 30, 2012

How To Be A Good Big Brother

Noah's Picture Tutorial 

Give Lots Of Hugs

Support your little brother

And love him to pieces

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Grandma's House

This weekend we took a little trip to visit Grandma D, and show off Benjamin. The boys love visiting Grandma, they get to go to the park with Auntie Raylene, and play with their cousin Kinnon. They even took a quick shopping trip with Grandma. 

Grandma cuddling with Benjamin.

Kinnon with Noah and Benjamin

 Grandma again. 

Needless to say everyone quickly fell in love with our little Ben.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Quick Recap

We've been pretty busy since little Benjamin arrived.

 We tried our first cloth diapers, and we are loving them. So easy, and adorable. 

 The older boys had a bonfire outside, and roasted their own marshmallows.

 Tim and Noah took turns taking pictures of Ben playing on the floor. 

 Then they took pictures of each other. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

One Week Old

Benjamin is one week old today. Wow, can't believe it's already been a week. 

Here's some pictures of his proud big brothers holding him. They have adjusted very well to having him around, and already feel very protective of him. 

and a shot of his little, wrinkly baby feet

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Birth Story

This story will start at the doctor's office the day before. I had gone in on the ninth to see my doctor, regular weekly prenatal, and she told me there was no progress. We decided together strip the membranes, but both had little hope. Ben was still sitting very high. 

I posted on here about the appointment, and then went to bed. 

At 230 I woke up with a very painful contraction. So I headed out in the living room to watch some TV, thinking that it was false labour again. After 2 hours of timing them, they went from 10 minutes apart to 5 minutes, I woke up Blaine and told him it's time. Auntie Jen came over to watch the boys. 

We arrived at the hospital, and I knew that we should be heading to the delivery room pretty soon. They put me in a labour assessment room, but as soon as the head nurse saw me she knew it was time to get going. 

We moved to the delivery room, where we awaited the anesthesiologist. She arrived, and did a pretty much perfect epidural. It felt great, and I was giving a chance to relax. My labour slowed a little afterwards though, going from 3 minutes to 6 minutes apart. 

My doctor showed up at 9am, and broke my water. Labour still wasn't progressing though, so they came in and gave me oxytocin to get things moving along. About a quarter of an hour after being giving the oxytocin, it was time to push. I feel like I was most alert for this one, being fully aware of every push, everything that was going on around me. 

I am so happy that I went into labour without being induced. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Benjamin Alan

He was born on Friday August 10th, at 10:04am. 
He weighed 7lbs 10oz
And was 21inches in length. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

40 weeks, one day past due date.. :(

I saw the doctor yesterday, and she said there's not much going on. She stripped my membranes, and we'll see if that helps get this baby moving along. I would rather not be induced this time around. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012


On Saturday we took the boys to their very first airshow. They really loved it, and I don't know what took us so long to take them. 

Here's Noah with Grandma

 Noah and Tim watching the Snowbirds

 After watching the planes we went down to check out some of the military, and police equipment they had on show.