Monday, February 25, 2013

St. George

Over MLK we flew south to escape the awful January weather. Let me tell you, it was a fabulous decision. As we drove south on I-15 we watched mountains and sky come in to view that we hadn't seen for weeks! St. George was lovely to say the least. We had 50 degree weather and sunny skies. Not to mention it was Thomas' first trip so we were going crazy over every new thing he did. It is so funny when you have your first baby cause everything is so exciting. We would say, "Oh T this is your first time sleeping in your pack n play in the condo!" Lots of first times. Great fun!

First Time:
Playing Tennis

Playing in the Sand

We took off T's socks and let him feel the sand
after that he tried to keep his feet in the air so they wouldn't touch the sand


 This was the smallest size of swim diaper, and we have a big baby!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Major Update

I am pretty pathetic at keeping our blog up to date. I thought I would be better once Thomas came along, but alas. My last post was at Halloween, only one month old!

Well he has sure changed! He is the most fun little baby we could ever wish for! He is mellow, he's got silly hair, he's full of smiles and giggles, and is quite big!

Some of his favorite things to do include:
  • Sucking on anything he can get his hands on, including his own fingers and thumb. YUM!
  • Playing in his "gym" he gets pumped! I sometimes think it looks like he is doing the river dance he gets those legs moving so fast!
  • Playing airplane with mom or dad
  • Nibbling at mom and dad's food, and sucking out of mom's water bottle
  • Being outside and going on walks
So now for some of the good stuff! PHOTOS!

We blessed Thomas on December 2nd. It was such a memorable day!

These pictures are from the Lloyd family nativity. T was baby Jesus. Gotta love the Ninjago Joseph.

Thomas likes the bath too. He sort of just lounges.

 We call this the milk coma. Did I mention Thomas likes to eat?

 Playing with "loopy" one of his favorite toys

 Airplane with dad

T with cousins Annie and Tobin. Annie is getting ready to go for the kill. She kept sucking on Thomas' hand. He didn't even mind it!
Life with Thomas is so much fun! We have loved it so far. More updates to come shortly!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Baby's First Boo

 Little T with cousin Tobin. They are six months apart!

T and his friend Scott from upstairs. Buddies already.
Hope everyone had a SPOOKtacular Halloween!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy BIRTHday!

Today little Thomas is already 3 1/2 weeks old. Here is a picture I took of him this morning. I think he was kind of smiling!
I said I would post more details (and pictures) from Thomas' birth so here goes. I will try to keep the story somewhat brief, but since it was about a 36 hour ordeal I suppose brevity is not on my side.
I will begin by stating that at my weekly doctor appointment on Sept 27 I was not dialating, not effacing, not even feeling any signs that a baby was on its way. We discussed options and even set my induction date for October 11, one week after my due date. I walked out of the appointment thinking I would for sure have our baby on that day.
I didn't feel like I was going to have a baby right away, but I did look like I was!
Flash forward with me now to the next day, Friday Sept 28. We had been to the farmers market at Sugarhouse park with Brad and Missy. We ate tamales for dinner, and sort of got on the Mexican food kick because we went to Rancho Markets to get some more mexican eats. (I only include this cause maybe it is what got Tommy going in there)
Around 11:00 we were watching a movie and I started to get up every 20 min to go to the bathroom. I couldn't believe all the pressure I was feeling. On the way home I started to get some "cramps" that I couldn't really explain to Nate. We went to bed, but I kept getting up and feeling the cramps. By early morning after thumbing through the "labor" booklet from the hospital I decided I was actually in early labor and having contractions! I wanted to wake Nate up, but knew he needed rest if we were going to have our baby that day!
When Nate did wake up on Sat morning (Sept 29) I told him I was in labor! He jumped out of bed and said, "Oh my, we have much to do, much to do!" After a day of getting the last minute things done, my contractions were increasing, but not enough to go into the hospital. We decided to go for a drive up Big Cottonwood, and a little hike, and then we would go to the hospital to have our baby.
Good plan right? Well to no avail. He was still not ready to come, but the contractions were not letting up.
After a late night trip to the hospital, we were sent home about 3 hours later with a shot of morphine for the pain and only dialated to a 1. Despite being totally drugged, I continued to feel my contractions and lost yet another night of sleep. Boy, to say my patience was wearing thin was an understatement. I tried to let Nate sleep though, knowing he would need his sleep if we were going to have our baby that day. I stayed up thinking about all of the ways I could try and get the baby out. 
On Sunday morning,Sept 30, around 8, I at my wits end, and Nate feeling so sympathetic got back in the car, with our packed bags, and headed to the hospital. We were praying I had progressed enough to stay and get the baby out!
Good news, after being checked I was at a 4! I could stay, get my epidural, relax, and have a baby. Thank goodness. After the epidural, little Tommy decided to pick things up and I began to dialate fast. Around 12 I told Nate to call the nurse in cause I wanted to start pushing. She came in and sure enough I was ready! Pushing was my favorite, I could totally feel it and it motivated my to work hard!
What a miracle when little Thomas came out. Nate and I just couldn't get over how cute he was, and that he was ours!

It was so great to have support and visitors! Thomas is lucky!

The time in the hospital was so great. Nate and I felt like we were on cloud 9. We spent the days just holding him, and looking at him. Nate became a master diaper changer and swaddler right from the get go. When it came time to leave the hospital we were both a little sad because it meant that it was all over his anticipated arrival had happened and he was already 2 days old!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thomas Nathan Lloyd

On September 30 we welcomed Thomas into our family! He is so sweet and we couldn't be more happy to have him. More details to come!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baby Buzz

I am now 31 weeks into my pregnancy and full of excitement and nervousness all at once! It has been a pretty good road up to this point. My protruding belly makes life more interesting. I love to hear all of the theories, opinions, advice people tell me. Really, it is great! I have tried to remember a lot of them:
  • Boys always love their mommas more
  • You get a lot bigger when you are having a boy
  • "Oh, you must be having a boy because you are smaller"
  • Boy babies are more cuddly 
  • Boys are more active they are always into EVERYTHING
  • You have that pregnant glow about you (I was thinking it must be the thin layer of sweat)
  • "I didn't even know you were pregnant" (at 30 weeks) I guess that person was never looking at me before
  • "Wow, you aren't due till October, you have a long way to go" (at 29 weeks)
  • "You are big and not very far along (about 24 weeks) have you been eating too many sweets?"
  •  "Why can't you have a girl baby in your tummy?"said Elsie and Addie, multiple times
  • "Your baby has a beautiful heartbeat" says my doctor at every appointment, how reassuring
I have been very lucky so far to enjoy good health and energy. I am so glad I took up swimming about a year ago because I have been able to go a lot the last 7 months. Being in the water helps keep me cool and I don't even feel big, plus it may help "Joey" be more buoyant. As far as eating I have a big appetite in the morning and can usually eat three breakfasts, but by night it is hard to think about eating dinner food. I feel like I am on a breakfast kick all day!
Our cereal consumption (which was high before) has definitely increased.
Our little guys moves around all the time, I started feeling him about week 22, but  I still laugh when I feel him going crazy in there. Nate has been able to see and feel him move from the surface lately which has been great.

It is fun to get things ready. I am working on a quilt, my first one ever. Our siblings have given us so many clothes and other things it is starting to feel like reality.

Nate came home from work yesterday and went into joey's room/office to put some stuff down. As he did he said, "His crib is in here, but he is not! I can't wait for him to be in here! I will throw him up in the air, but not too high because I don't want to scare him."

Nate and I are excited for this adventure ahead. What a grand responsibility we have on our shoulders, but it will be really good for us and our little boy.
Double Baby Bumps
Dani: about 22 weeks
Aubrey: about 28 weeks
Also matching shirts :)

 Baby Bump at 24 weeks
Baby Bump at 27 weeks