Thursday, April 29, 2010

A pair of crazies!!!

Today we are hanging out... listening to music... and just talking. I LOVE our baby!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I dreamed of you...

...and was lucky enough to have that dream come true. I love you Brandon Michael.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A slice of Heaven...

Brandon is back to work as of Monday this week. It's lame and I wish we never ever had to work again. That we could just stay home, be in love, and play with our perfect baby. BUT sadly... that's not the world we live in.

ANYWAY... because he is back to work, I am on my own in the night now. (not so much the days because we always have visitors) :o) It's not a big deal but I am a little more tired than before. Colston is doing so well and most of the time he sleeps anywhere from 3 to 5 hours straight. So I can't complain. (AND he is now 6lbs. 8oz. That's 12oz in six days!!!)

BUT the real reason I am blogging today is this:

Last night during my middle of the night adventures of being MOM, I gently placed my sweet baby in his little bed. I crawled into MY bed next to my WARM husband and my heart was SO full of love. To my right I could hear my little man breathing and making his cute baby noises in his sleep. To my left, I could hear the deep steady breathing of my wonderful husband who was sleeping so soundly. My heart physically HURT because of how much I love my family.

I am the most BLESSED girl I can think of. I love being a mom and a wife. I pray that I fulfill those duties the best that I can! I am SOOOO grateful to my Heavenly Father for all that I have and delicious moments like this. I know my life has been full of them and will be from here on out, but I am grateful I am more MINDFUL and IN TUNE to noticing.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sun, Park, Happiness!!!

Today the weather was wonderful! It was above 70 degrees so we decided to venture out and let our little man soak up some sunshine! Brandon played some b-ball with some friends/family and Britt and I sat with Colston. My arm got a little red... hoping it turns tan instead. Colston loves being outside. And I am SOOOO glad for that. Here are some pictures of our fun filled day!
After the park, we came home to relax. A bunch of family stopped by to love on our little man. So here are some pictures of that.

What a wonderful Sabbath day!

New Couches...

... but not SOON ENOUGH!!!

After having our hand me down FUTON from the depths of CRAPVILLE... (don't get me wrong we have appreciated it WHOLE-HEARTEDLY) for over a year, I am NOT sad about throwing it out and upgrading to THESE beautiful couches. Now we just have to wait for their arrival. My bum will be a happy bum.

Our little Piglet

This little guy keeps getting bigger and bigger! Here he is in his FIRST newborn outfit... not preemie! YAY!!! (Though it's the only one so far... and he wears preemie pants with it... ha) We love our little man so much. His face is already getting more full... he's DELICIOUS.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We Three McCreedy's

This is how happy we all are to be together.... :o)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Labor and Delivery

While I have a few spare moments I will post the story of Colston's beginning. So here goes...

April 6, 2010: At around 11:00pm, I woke from sleeping to a bad pain in my stomach. At first I had the thought that I was again having those sneaky fake contractions known as Braxton Hicks. I got up and went to the bathroom and tried to get back to sleep because I had to work the next day and I need sleep. Little did I know, the rest of the night was full of the same awful pain every ten to fifteen minutes. I still thought nothing of it but got ABSOLUTELY no sleep. I focused on breathing deep whenever the pain would roll around cause that's what you always hear. Don't hold your breath... keep breathing deep and slow. HA... Easier said then done!

Soon enough our alarms were ringing, announcing it was time for yet another day of work. I got up and took a HOT shower hoping it would help the pain a little bit. I confessed to Brandon that I had gotten no sleep cause I was experiencing something unlike I had before. I told him I didn't think I could go to work and that I was going to stay home to try and get some sleep. He said to call him if I needed him to come home.

Morning kept on progressing as did my pain. They were not yet CONSISTENT contractions so I still thought nothing of it. My mom came over to help me out around the house a little and I called the Dr. She said it sounded like labor to her and to get in to get checked out. I let Brandon know and he was home in no time. (nervous and anxious) By the time he got home, (around 10 am) my contractions were about 10-7 minutes apart and the pain had moved to my back. Pain like I have NEVER felt. I told them that I wanted to go to the store cause if I was having our little man I wanted him to have a cute hat and we still didn't have one. Off to the store we went with our bags just in case this was the real deal.

Right after a bad contraction... mom wanted one last picture if this was it.

We strolled around Fred Meyers while having to stop every so often so I could hunch over the cart and try to breath. It was then decided we better get to the hospital. As I walked in trying to contain myself, I burst into tears and told them that I had to go to the bathroom. Afterward I was forced to sign a bunch of papers and answer a BILLION questions while trying not to completely lose myself. They checked me and I was dilated to a 4. They said I would be admitted and asked if I wanted the epidural. I swiftly replied, "Yes please." By then it was 11am.

After yet another BAD contraction about to be admitted... ha

The time was really here. Our little man would join us in this world within hours. We were scared, nervous, excited, and anxious. This was the real deal.

By 2:30 I got my epidural (sent from Heaven) and shortly after was dialated to a 6. They then broke my water and by 6pm I was at a 10. They decided I could start pushing at 6:15 pm. I pushed and pushed and at 6:28pm our little piece of Heaven was born. It coudn't have gone ANY better. He was perfect in everyway. He was just a little guy though, weighing in at 5lbs 8oz and was only 17 inches long... or short! Ha!

Right before the pushing began... soon we would meet our Colston Michael

Wide eyed and perfect

First meeting...

Dad and son

We instantly fell in love and could not believe this little miracle was OURS. And HERE. Family was back in the room by 6:35pm and we were all enjoying this sweet little spirit. I can't believe how much I love Little Colston and his dad, Brandon. One week has passed and it's been so surreal. I love my life so much. I am SO blessed to have a wonderful amazing husband who is the greatest father I could have ever asked for my children. We are in awe at Colston's PERFECT little EVERYTHING. We couldn't have gotten any luckier with such a wonderful baby. Heavenly Father sure blessed us and we couldn't be more thankful for EVERY second and EVERY blessing.

Our little family... more complete than before!!!!

PS He was and IS, HEALTHY and such a ACTIVE little guy. Hardly ever cries too :o)

Monday, April 5, 2010

A day with my buddy

Today Zach got to come hang out with me for a few hours. He spent most of his time trying to steal all my Easter candy and talking NON stop about cracking eggs. He's a doll and I love spending time with him! This picture was us on our lunch date to Burgerville... and he was sucking on a fry. Pretty dang cute if you ask me!!!!