Friday, October 30, 2009


So tonight I made a wonderful dinner and then decided that Gavin and I would go to Walmart for some groceries (keep in mind I have been homebound now for 3 weeks) so this was a big deal!! I made a list and we were ready to go! Gavin was in charge of holding the bag of baby clothes that we needed to return. I got to the store and got him out and got ALL the way in Wally and remembered that we left the returns in the out we go to get them. We got to the car and I started looking in my purse to find the keys...they were there however my wallet NOT THERE! So home we go! Now we have the wallet and the returns and are in Walmart again. I headed to get Kurt deodarent and some Halloween candy then straight to the baby clothes. I picked up a pair of cute pink $4 pants for Jenna and then turned the isle to the lotion. When I got there I went to mark some things off of my list to my suprise the list is GONE! Completely gone, not in the cart, not on the floor, not in my purse just GONE!! I of course blame Gavin cause the last I could remember he was drawing on it. So I start to retrace my steps cause I need this list- I went all the way to the front of the store and had no luck. So I just started going isle by isle trying to think of things we need. When I finally got to the last isle I decided those $4 pants just weren't needed so I headed back to put them back. When I got there I started to look at other colors of pants and lo and behold there on top of the white pants is my LIST!! I almost peed my pants! I was the one that lost it not Gavin, so dont worry he came home with a treat! I then had to go through the whole store to get the correct items on my list!!!

I swear this not going out of my house thing is not good for me! The baby is completely fine- however I am going to end up in bad shape!!

Just thought you would all like to see what having another child has done to me!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday was our traditional trip to the pumpkin patch-minus a few people. This year my mom was in CA so just dad and us girls and our kids went and Tiffany and her kids. We were glad that they came with us! It was such a warm day I swear I got a sunburn! Dad was so great to cut the pumpkins and haul them to the tractor for us. I love the picture that I took of him! Gavin wasn't so interested in the tractor ride, but he did enjoy picking pumpkins. He got him and Jenna one and couldn't wait to take it to her! I just love how much he loves her! Jenna stayed home of course with Grandma Heath.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Here are a few pictures of Jenna and some with her and Gavin. She is such a good baby and Gav is the best big brother ever!! He loves her so much!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We are home!!

Well we finally made it back to Richfield after a very long month!! Jenna was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon!! I felt like I was stealing a baby! It was a very different feeling taking her home from the hospital- only those that have been in this situation will understand that feeling! We took her to my Grandma Bartons to meet her big brother who was very excited to meet her! He was so cute with her he held her forever and every time I asked if he wanted me to take her he would say no. It was so sweat! He is going to be the best brother for Jenna. Grandma and Aunt Katie also got to be the first to meet her! It was also very weird leaving Nanny Barts house- we had started to feel right at home there! Gavin will miss her so much! We are so thankful for all that she did for us We love you Grandma!!

Being home has been nice, we are starting to get into a routine. Kurt is back to work so it is just me and two kids- so weird. I have to say that things are going pretty good though! Jenna is the best baby- very calm! She did have to come home on a tiny bit of oxygen and also with the feeding tube. She is taking most her feedings from the bottle but still gets so tired that she can't do them all. Ryan had to make the comment that we should have gotten the cordless model!! I agree!

I know there are so many people who want to see and meet her, but we were strongly advised not to have visitors. They told us children are not allowed to come around her except for her brother. They also confined us to our house for the next 6 months. I might go crazy- but will do what I need to to make sure that Jenna stays healthy and grows strong!! So if you are in the neighborhood feel free to drop a Coke off on the door step- it might help me keep my sanity!!

Please know that we are so thankful for all the comments and prayers that were made for our family- we feel so blessed!

(blogger wont let me add pictures- I will try later)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hot Chick!!

The NICU nurse took this picture a week or so ago of Jenna, it is so funny! She has the cutest smile and believe it or not those are kid sunglasses!!! These nurses have been so great with Jenna, the one gave her a scrapbook page that is SO cute and she put so much time into it. It has been so great to know that Jenna is in the best hands!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jenna has been doing so good! She is on 12 hour request today, which means that she has to wake up on her own to eat her feedings. We went at 8am this morning and she woke up right before 9am and we fed her a bottle and she drank the whole thing, they will now let her go until 1pm for her next feeding. If she does this good, then we will go on 24 hour request and stay over at the hospital. For that request she has too take all her feedings (required amount of ML a day). We are really hoping that she will do wonderful and we will be able to take her home within the next few days!