Thursday, October 30, 2008

Welcome, Gavin!

Gavin Lee Grimwood was born this afternoon at 2:10 pm. He weighs 6 lbs., 15 oz., and is 21.5 inches long. Looks like he might be tall and thin, just like his daddy! (Okay, just like his daddy should be if he managed to lose a few pounds.) Stephanie did a great job! We are so proud of her. Here are some photos... Enjoy!

(Blog entry written by Brian, who is filling in for Stephanie.) :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A day of rest

Today the boys and I enjoyed a nice relaxing day. I decided that we would skip church today and stay home and just relax. We had stake conference and I knew we would have to sit in those hard chairs in the back because you have to be there super early to get the soft ones. And I being 38 weeks pregnant was not even going to sit for two hours on hard chairs. Also, since Brian is in Arizona it would be just me taking care of the boys for two hours. We have a hard enough time just making it to the sacrament before we have to get up and leave. Anyways, I had a little lesson here for the boys and then we just relaxed the rest of the day.

Tomorrow we find out if I will need to be induced. Our baby is still really high and my doctor is worried that if we do not induce soon he could turn again and then we would be back to being breeched. At the starting of the pregnancy I was sure that they would induce me by the 37th week. But, here I am at 38 weeks and still going. I had Matthew at 37 weeks so I just thought that I would have this one at the same time too. My doctor has let me go a little farther then I thought. Now that I am almost completely term (really after 37 weeks the baby is considered to be full term) it has not been so bad. I was kinda looking forward to maybe going naturally into labor, but after carefully weighing my options I would rather be induced than to have him turn again and then have no other choice than to have a C-section. It is such a blessing to have these children in our family.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall In Portland

Last Friday my doctor was able to turn our baby. I am so thankful for modern medicine! It was a little bit painful, but I got through it. Now all we have to do is hope that he does not turn back to being breeched.
The boys and I were sad to see my parents go back home on Sunday. We sure enjoyed there stay here with us. I think I got really spoiled while they were here, now I get to take Jason to the bus stop and pick him up. I like doing it but it was nice to have a little longer nap during the afternoon. We are looking forward to the time when they can both move up here to Oregon.
The last few weeks have been so beautiful. We have enjoyed watching the leaves change colors as Fall has arrived. I really enjoy having the different seasons here. On Sunday, the boys went and picked their pumpkins from our garden with their cousins. I totally forgot to bring my camera and take pictures. It was fun to see them so excited to get those little or I should say big pumpkins. I think Jason picked the biggest pumpkin there was. It is so huge. Poor Matthew wanted to get in on the act too, but all the pumpkins were way too big for him to carry. So, I gave him a little green pumpkin that never changed colors, he dragged that pumpkin all over the place. It was so funny because at times he would cry for me to come and help him carry it however, I was dealing with Jason's pumpkin and I only have two hands. So, Matthew screamed as he dragged his pumpkin up to the big house.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What a week!

I know it has been a while since I last blogged so I decided that it was time to update. Two weeks ago my OB informed me that our baby is laying sideways. At first I did not think anything about it. If fact I told the Dr. "Oh,ok". Then, after coming home and probably doing too much research on the internet I realized that this is probably not such a good thing. Babies are not born naturally this way. So, we have been praying that he will decide to turn. Well, on Wednesday I went to my Dr. and we found out that he had turned head down. Oh, I was so excited! Well I guess our little boy did not like being head down because yesterday I went in for an Ultrasound and found out that he has turned back to being sideways. So, we have until this Wed. for him to decide that he does not like being sideways and would rather go back to being head down. If he does not then, the Dr. will try to turn him, which does not seem fun. So, we will just have to wait and see.
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family to help me. The other day Matthew got his first sample of Umpqua's Chocolate Brownie Thunder,(this is ice cream made here in Oregon). He really liked it. On that same day Jason played outside and collected some wonderful bugs. I am so glad he left them outside instead of bringing them inside. I love our boys so much they make the stressful times not seem so stressful.