Friday, May 31, 2013

4 weeks old

Everett is 4 weeks old
This has been the fastest month of my life
We are SO happy he is part of our family
He is such a happy baby and is so dang cute!

 Lots of yawning- this boy can sleep 
you don't see me complaining:)
Lots of kisses
It's his favorite thing
I promise:)
 It's just hit me the last few days
this is MY BABY
 We took him to a BYU soccer game to celebrate
boy, was it cold
good thing he had his BYU quilt!
 He is shocked as much as we are about how fast he is growing
Yeah, we love our little guy

So far he is about 22ish inches long
8ish pounds

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

E's Adventures

Our little man is almost 3weeks old
In some ways it's been the fastest three weeks
in others- the slowest (so tired:))
 E's first outing to BYU
We are not some of those creepy people who need to take their children to experience BYU at birth
I had to drop off maternity leave papers
but we were there long enough to see a 30 something lady try to get a 20 something's attention 
she yelled out "Zoobie... Zoobie"
You think he answered? 
No BYU student will ever answer to "Zoobie"
Nor should they
It's not 1995
 E hated his baths
as you can tell by his skeptical face above
 but I love them because they give him fluffy hair
 My favorite thing to see
 Familiy Selfie
We are looking at the screen off to the right
need to learn to look at the lens
 Out for our nightly walk
helps E sleep
for a few minutes:)
 Love those little hands in the morning
Best Purchase yet
our glider swing
E seems to love it too

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Our little frog

My darling long time friend, Heather, gave this cute outfit to Everett.
He finally fits into it
Love our little guy

Friday, May 17, 2013

Family of Three

One thing I am trying to get over
is our lack of "family photos" from the hospital
I have one- from when we left
that is mostly because E was separated from us, 
and I never got that magical shot right after he was born- long term it's not that bad:)

Boy has this been an adjustment
I feel like I am elbow deep in poop, spit up and pee
but I wouldn't have it any other way

Man it is hard to look at pictures of yourself right after you give birth!

Monday, May 13, 2013

our world

Since this is my blog I will post all about my life 
which lately solely consists of the cute boy above 
He mostly sleeps, eats and ... poops
however, everyone once in a while I get an hour with my babe and his eyes open
the last couple days it's been during the morning when I turn on a conference talk or Motab

Everett also loves to put his hand up to my face while he nurses
I give his little hand a couple kisses and he lowers it
only to raise it to my face a couple second later
repeat for an hour

also, while he nurses he sticks his cute little legs straight out
flexes his feet and separates his toes

I just love this little guy

Mom- I'll post more pics another day

Nap time

Saturday, May 11, 2013

birth story

I guess it is tradition to put up a "birth story" on the blog
I will give you a birth timeline
Everett's birth was one of the most traumatic/beautiful/spiritual/amazing/character building things I have ever experienced
for that reason, I will leave some details out

May 2, 2013
I was having a hard day at work (May 3 was supposed to be my last day)
I could not sit down for long or really do much of anything
I left mid day and had a pile of papers to get through the next day before I left on maternity leave
I went to women's conference
got kicked out because I had to go to the bathroom and they ran out of bathroom passes 
dont' get me started on that

4pm: NST at the AF hospital
5:30pm: Outlet Mall shopping
6:55ish pm: arrived home of course went to the bathroom
finishing up in the bathroom, went to stand up and BAM water everywhere
7pm: Called my sister (a nurse) freaking out asking if this "could be it"
7:10pm: Called the hospital
meanwhile T is running around SO excited, I am freaking out
7:15pm: I eat a yogurt and T tries to clean up from him "starting dinner" 
(we left asparagus on the stove in water, luckily he had turned off the stove before we left)
T was calling his family & packing his bag (I was already prepared), I was sitting on the couch (on a towel)
8ish: Arrive at AF hospital feeling so stupid since we had JUST left there
I changed (left on a shirt since I was convinced I had a bladder malfunction)
Nurse tested the water
I was given supplies and waddled over to a Labor and Delivery Room
8pm-12am: I was only dialated to a 1.5 but they started me on pitocin etc
 I don't remember much of those few hours but I was in pain,
 T was amazing and his parents stopped by with some caffeine for him and stuff to sleep with.
 At some point I had T rip my shade shirt off 
(I couldn't take it off because of the IV's) 
he thought that was pretty funny.

May 3, 2013
12am: I got my epidural
It didn't work
Dr put it in a false pocket "it happens every 2 years or so"
12am-3am: Laboring without an epidural and trying to convince the nurse it didn't work
I finally jumped up and walked to the bathroom to convince them
3am: Second epidural put in
Also around this time I was started on a few other stuff
I had 8 bags hanging off of my IV at some point
5am: Epidural wore off
6am: Dr takes me off Pitocin since there were too many patients 
and he had to run to another hospital to deliver
10am: I am at a 10
10am-12pm: I push, T and my sister helped me 
I don't remember much of this
It was hard
I wish my epidural was working
All I remember is pushing, pulling on a towel,and passing out in between, woken up by pain and pushing again
12pm: Dr checks me, Everett is progressing slightly, but not fast enough. My bone placement was an issue
He brings up a c section, and gives me a triple dose of the epidural
12:15pm: Wheel me in for a c section, I remember seeing about 10 people there
Dr started poking around to see if I can feel his scalpel- I scream," Don't cut me I can feel everything"
12:18pm: General Anastetic- T advised not to come in
12:28pm: Everett is born

After that T went to  the nursery to be with E through all of his tests and such
He would run back and forth from the nursery to labor and delivery to check on me
I woke up around 1-2pm.. maybe?
 Morphine was not working so they shot something into my IV and I was out
I remember waking up and seeing my sister, bro in law, niece and mom in law
I asked "Did I have a baby"
I was so confused, hurt, and devastated I had not seen my baby
I didn't get to do "skin to skin"
I didn't see him get weighed
I didn't hear his first cry
 Was he ok? Did he have hair? How big was he? Is he cute?were all questions I wanted answered and more

8pm: My parents are here, everyone had seen my baby before I had
T was good about no one holding him until I could
I remember trying to stand to get into a wheel chair
I was SO determined
It was awful and painful
But the second they wheeled me into that NICU I was over come with emotion
I saw and held my baby
I forgot all the pain and trauma (there is more to the story)
he was perfect and all the nurses were gushing on how handsome he was
oh my...we have a lady killer on our hands

Monday, May 6th
E is out of the NICU and with us
That was the happiest moment ever

Tuesday, May 7th
We come home

Motherhood has been beyond amazing
I was worried how I was going to react to everything (feedings, schedules, pain)
I am a planner (and E coming 2 weeks early threw me off)
I am a type A personality
I feel like this boy has softened me beyond imagination
I cry every time I look at him, just thanking our Heavenly Father he made it 
He made it to our family
He is mine and T's for time and all eternity

Thanks to everyone for all the support- 
I have felt overwhelmed and so blessed by your willingness to serve!
Thanks to anyone who finished reading all of this
It probably doesn't make sense
Still on quite a few drugs:)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Everett Blain Olsen

Welcome to the world

Everett Blain Olsen

May 3, 2013
6 pounds 10 ounces
19 inches long

we are beyond thrilled you are here