Saturday, January 31, 2009

I have a baby with hair!!

Charlotte Renee Hasleton 
January 30 2009 12 :45 pm
 8 lbs 21 inches
 10 hours of labor

Friday, January 30, 2009

Oh the sweet pains of labor

Jared told me that if this blog was updated the same day we brought the baby home, he'd kill me. Well, he didn't say anything about labor. I'll be on my way to the hospital here in a bit. It's funny how I've been wanting this to happen for a couple weeks, but when those contractions come, I think that maybe she can just stay in there forever. 

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Second Nate!!

Cake, presents, heavy heavy hangs, & family. What more can a 2 year old ask for???

So here is the story of how you came into the world- I visited the doctor around morning time, & started to feel icky by the afternoon. Soon I realized I was having contractions, but I still had 2 weeks till your due date and was not prepared. No laundry washed for you, no overnight bag, your crib was not set up, & no little diapers for you. You know by now that I am a procrastinator. 

When Grandma came over to watch Grant, she did some laundry to have clothes clean for you while Daddy & I drove to Kaiser on Morse Ave. I had waited until the contractions were hurting SUPER bad. They checked me in & gave me drugs. Oh the sweet sleep I got for about 2 hours. I woke up & it was time for an epidural. The anasthesialogist came & did the job, but  I received no relief. So they decided to redo the epidural. Yikes, it was scary since they can screw it up (which he did) & doing it twice gave me some bad side effects for the next 6 months. But after that, I could feel nothing so I enjoyed watching the contractions on the screen & not feeling them. Your Father & I got some sleep since it was around mid night. Time goes by, my water breaks, I still feel nothing. My epidural had worn off right before I started pushing with Grant, I didn't want that to happen again, so I was pushing the button for more drugs every time I felt a little pang. 

Around 6:30 am, my favorite nurse came in to check on me & screamed at me, "your baby's head is crowning, why didn't you page me?" I shrugged cause I couldn't feel a single thing. She started yelling at Jared to wake him up & grab all our stuff to go to the delivery room. She was dragging my bed through the hallway asking for any Doctor to come deliver me. We got to the room where she said to push then said,"oh crap, stop pushing, stop pushing." A Doctor finally came in, told me to push once, & you came out!! I didn't feel a thing. But also couldn't feel a thing for the next day. Not even able to pull myself up in bed. I love the drugs. 

You arrived at 6:50 am, Jan 3 2007. Brand new & looking just like your Grandpa. Daddy said I was a Grandpa maker since Grant looks just like Bumpa. We are glad you came, & look forward to many more birthdays in the future.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas & other pics

A Barlow family tradition of Lifesavers. 
Tessa got scarves, blankets, sweaters & gloves. Everyone knows she is always cold.
Light sabers were the hit. Now they want to watch Star Wars. 
Nate got a trike, Grant got a scooter
All the darn ribbon mommy put on the gifts. I was really trying to use it all up. 
What we do till 5 pm on Sundays
Sleeping at the institute. 
Forgot to red eye these pics before I posted them.

Grant loving the fooseball, while Nate played pool, or at least sat on the table most of the time.  

My my, looking big. Only a couple of shirts are still fitting. 

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cutie Tooties

I got the boys their first suits awhile ago last month. Aren't they darling? Nathan's is waaaay too big, that's why he's not wearing the pants (I'm too lazy to hem them right now) But they look so proper. Only those of us who really know right? Good thing the boys like them. I went through a preggers meltdown to get them. They were only $20 a piece (for the set of 4) so I couldn't pass them up. Ignorant 16 yr old worker at Mervyn's argued with me till I walked out. So I proceeded to go home & cry, for two reasons. 1. That worker was an idiot & I let it get to me. 2. I didn't get the suits when they had looked so good on the boys, & at such a good price. When Jared came home from work, we went back & got them. They were the last 2 complete sets in that size. YEAH!! 
So adios Mervyn's- it's not as if I've given you enough of my years as an employee & customer. I've never been much of a Kohl's fan, but now I'm looking forward to them taking over.