Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Birth Story

Thursday November 18th I woke up around 10:30 and felt like just staying home all day, I had been on the move all week and was ready to just hang out. I was watching Harry Potter in bed around 12:30 when all of a sudden I felt a little wet, not a ton of water but enough to where it made me curious... I called my sister Bekah and told her I thought my water might have broke but was not sure because it didn't gush out of me like I thought it would, she assured me that it was my water and should call my Doctor. I called the Doctors office and they told me to go to the hospital. After that my water continued coming out in spurts, SUCH A WEIRD FEELING! I felt like I was just peeing myself and had no control over it! After finding out I needed to go to the hospital I called Brett at work and told him my water had broke and that we needed to head to the hospital, I thought he said he would leave in 3 minutes when really he said he would leave in 30 minutes because he was at lunch with co-workers and didn't have his car, apparently I didn't hear that part so I was expecting him home in 15! In the mean time I took a shower got everything in the car and continued peeing myself! Brett showed up 50 minutes later and by than I was a little anxious to get to the hospital! After checking in at the hospital and wetting their chair... (sorry Banner) we got sent to triage so they could check to make sure it really was my water, of course it was BUT all 30 post delivery rooms were full so no one could move out of their delivery rooms! Brett and I waited in triage until 5:30, I was having contractions, not painful and was dilated at a 3 still. Finally we got moved to our labor and delivery room and got started on patosin. I was than able to start feeling my contractions more and after a few hours decided it was time to get my epidural! After getting my epidural Brett and I were able to sleep a little, Brett got to sleep more than I did of course.... Around 10:30 the nurse came in and checked me, I was at a 6. I kind of slept for a few more hours when I started to feel super uncomfortable on my right side, I was feeling my contractions and was in a lot of pain only on my right side I looked at the screen and saw that my contractions were 100 and only going down to 80. I called the nurse in and told her I could feel my contractions on my right side, she put some more medicine in and checked me I was at 9! My blood pressure was high when I would lay on my back so I had to lay on my side, the nurse had to move my bed up and doing that made me nauseous, i started throwing up, just like the beginning of the pregnancy, I was miserable but knew it would all be over soon! The nausea passed for a little bit but than I started throwing up again, the nurse gave me some zofran and it passed. Throwing up was actually a blessing in disguise as it pushed my little Claire's head down to where we needed it to be. 4:00 I was at a 10 and was ready to start pushing. My first push you could see her head and ALL her hair! I could not believe it! It was amazing to see her head all ready! I pushed for 10 more minutes, they called Dr. Beck to come in, I pushed for 5 more minutes when she told me I couldn't push as hard! Are you serious?? This baby was coming out and not pushing was killer!! Dr. Beck got to the hospital in record time put his scrubs on and was ready to deliver, I pushed through 2 contractions and on the second one Claire was born at 4:47 a.m. It was amazing. When he held her up I saw my baby pictures, she was my little twin and absolutely perfect. 7lbs 3 ounces and 21 inches long. They handed her to me right away while Brett cut the cord, as soon as they gave her to me she stopped crying, that was the most amazing feeling I have ever felt, I was the one who was going to comfort her and loved that feeling. I held her in awe that this sweet little spirit was mine forever. I had a rough pregnancy but it was all worth it in the end. I am so grateful she is here, she is healthy and she is mine forever.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Claire Evelyn Randall

She's here! I week early and practically perfect! Born November 19th 2010 at 4:47 am
7lbs 3 ounces and 21 inches long! We can't get enough of her and feel so blessed!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Anyone have a great pediatrician they love and would recommend??? Lemme know!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Horrors

Before I ruin your eyes with pictures of my nasty self on Halloween look at my cute cousins baby as the hungry caterpillar... too cute!
A pregnant pirate and her "Booty"Saturday night at a friends party, I look HUGE!!!!
On Friday night at couples Bunko Brett and I went as a shotgun wedding, the dress was so uncomfortable!! I was not about to wear that thing again!
How sick is this? Don't answer.
Next year will be way more fun with a little one to dress up!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Claire and I

So I decided to get dressed up, call my sister and have her take a few pics of me while pregnant even though I was not down for pictures of my large self. I am happy with them and think it will be special for Claire to look back on when she is older. 35 weeks and 4 days

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Some stuff for Claire and other news

I have had this very large canvas since before I found out I was pregnant with Claire, I had other plans for it, did it, hated it and took it apart... so yesterday I finally made great use of it. My sister and I stamped this lovely quote on it and made it ready to hang in baby Claire's room. I was looking for a quote to put on it and this one was the only one that seemed right to put on it. I want to teach Claire from a young age what is truly important in life. I LOVE how it turned out. I think she will too. :-)
As you know I have made a ton of flowers for Claire so obviously I needed a place to put them all, so with two kinds of ribbon, an old thrift store frame and a staple gun I came up with this little number to display her pretty accessories.
I have been looking at artwork on Deseret Book. com and have found some beautiful pictures of Christ with children, well I went to the store to get some and they didn't have any of the ones I had seen online BUT they had just one print of this one. I had never seen it before and am pretty sure it was made for my Claire's bedroom. I get teary eyed just looking at it.
A friend gave me a lamp to re-do. She knew I loved a fun project. It had a different shade on it and I couldn't really salvage it so I went to Goodwill and picked this one up, it was originally tan colored so I painted it, added some fringe and waalaaaa!! Perfection! I love free stuff! Well I have some very big news. Brett and I have been doing the whole house hunt for quite sometime and found out last week the bank accepted our offer. We are in the process of closing right now so hopefully it all works out! So I will now have a room to put all this stuff in for Claire! Can't wait! 32 weeks and counting!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As of late...


Wow it's been so long since I have really blogged about something! so here it goes... I finished my internship at Fennemore Craig and miss it terribly. I worked with the BEST people! They threw me a baby shower on my last Friday and I got some way cute stuff! Any ways, since then I have been doing a few crafts all for my little girl Claire, above are some diaper wipe cases I made for my diaper bag, I'm keeping the black one and giving the red one away. So easy and so cute!
Below are some belts for my belly!! My sister in law Miranda and her sister made these so I had to join in! Thanks Myla and Miranda! Oh and my wonderful Mother and Aunt Julie for all the fabric!!!

Here is one of them on my ever growing belly! Love it!
Made some into a head band for myself....
And a few for Claire!
I also made these kind of flowers recently and am in love with how they turn out!! Again so easy and so adorable! I glued some on of her beanies to spice them up a bit! And yes here I am 29 weeks and 4 days pregnant! Large and in Charge!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Little Lovies giveaway

Little Lovies Giveaway! Charde has started an Etsy shop and is giving away not one but two of her adorable onesies!!! A little excited considering I'm addicted to baby girl clothes these days! Check it out HERE!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Trainer mama is having a giveaway! Not 1 but 2 $50.00 Target Gift Cards!!! I love Target way to much and i need this with all the baby stuff I need!!!!! Check it out HERE!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lately I have been....

Making way to many bows and flowers for baby Claire...

Making signs for Christmas presents..... yes I am a little weird and yes I know its August 2nd

Having back pain, crazy dreams, throwing up acid every morning, going to bed at 9:00 and having to pee ALL the time...

But am loving feeling Claire kick and move around to remind me why I am doing this... Cant wait to meet you Claire bear!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So I decided on my colors for Baby Claire's room. As you can see, black, white and green. I'm just gathering ideas right now but I already love what I see and the possibilities!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

I want I want I want!

Some sort of comfy glider to rock my baby in! Dont they just look comfy and inviting? To bad their a little pricey... like the crib im getting??