Monday, September 22, 2008

Cousin Playdates

Sooo, Jacey and her cousin Kingston will be about 10 weeks apart in age once he is born. They already have had some hang out sessions though. A few weeks ago Leslie was down and laying on the floor and had Jacey laying across her bump sleeping. After a few minutes Kingston started to kick her in the head. Jacey's head kept going up and down and she had this smile on her face when he did it. Too cute! I sure wonder if they are still connected from heaven some how. Then this last weekend while Les was down again she was holding Jacey so that her bum was on the bump. Kingston started to kick her in the butt, and Jacey had this huge grin and little chuckle in her sleep. Soo funny, it was just hilarious. They must be passing secrests still back and forth. Jacey probably is telling Kingston what a gongshow this family is and to head for the hills! Anyways though, I cannot get this pic to turn good so hopefully you can sideways see it hehe Love: The Bird's Nest

Jacey got blessed!

Here we are again, yesterday Jacey was blessed! Both of our families came down and my grandparents and great aunt all came. What a great experience for us all to have together. Really special! My mom made her blessing gown out of my gramma's, mom's and sisters wedding dress material, it was truly beautiful. Jacey wore her dad's old christening bonnet and did not appreciate it at all! hehe My Grandpa Hudkins gave her the blessing and it was beautiful. The funny thing though was that at the start a baby was really fussing and it turned into screaming and I was kinda like, "Really? Take your kid out please." Turns out it was my kid screaming into the microphone. Yup, letting it all out! Poor grandpa and the bishop pric, he kept moving her around and their hands all followed. Kinda funny to watch! The one councillor was jiggling her suckey into her mouth and the other one kept looking at her face to make sure she was breathing and ok. I was slightly embarassed. When she came back down she stopped and burped the hugest burp, so I was grateful that was after and not into the mic hehe Nice though that everyone was there. Poor girl hate the pics after ward also, all of them have her face red, and mouth open in a great scream. Ah well, always will remember it for sure now~

Baby Shower

Well this last weekend was a joint
baby shower for Leslie and myself. It was thrown by my other sister Jenny. She did awesome! It was a nursery rhyme theme. Sooo cute! Refreshments were centered around rhymes and also the games and things, fun. I will let you figure out the rhymes for some of the food: Pumpkin Pie, Deviled Eggs, Bread and Butter. I cannot believe how many people came and the amount of gifts, it was crazy. We sure appreciated everyone. Jacey was perfect, I filled her up double before everyone got there and the lady slept through the whole passing around session hehe She wasn't even that crabby during the evening. The gramma's also arrived yesterday and today. So funny, it has only been about 3 weeks and they are both all over her. I feared they would not let anyone else hold her during the shower. They did awesome at restraining themselves. (Although I think that they let her go because they know I am heading up to the Mac with her for a week to visit!!) hehe It was just super fun and we were grateful for those who hosted and helped and those who came and gave gifts!


I realized that the pics of the last post cut off some words. I will have to try to fix somehow...YIKES!

Jacey is 1 Month Old!

Holy cow, I cannot believe that it has been this quick already! I feel like we just got out of the hospital with her, but then I remember all the nights and know its been a month. hehe I sure do love the girl. I cannot begin to imagine not having her. Jacey makes Jon's life and mine just that much more special and fun. It is unreal the things that you learn about yourself, your spouse and your marriage. I have learned that I am stronger than I thought I was, also that I can function on alot less sleep than I ever thought! I have learned that I married a pretty incredible guy. He takes care of me and her to such a degree that I cannot imagine not having him. I have learned how much Jon and I care for each other and how strong and solid our marriage is. These little revelations are what it is truly about. Jacey is starting to settle her nights down somewhat, I can expect to go to bed anywhere between 11 and 1. Also that almost every 4 hours is her wake up time, unless she wants her suckey or to be rotated hehe She likes to cuddle with mommy and daddy sometimes in their bed which is a rarety but sometimes when I feel zombie-like I do break down and let her in. I just pray that when we wake up, she ain't a pancake!!! Anyways, a few more posts to make so I will hurry it along. We are just really grateful for our life! Love J,A, and the lady

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Date Night...woot woot!

Well this week has been a whole bunch of busy nothing. I am feeling like I don't get much done in a day. I have an idea of what I wanna do...but then all of a sudden it is supper time and my pj's are still hanging out...on my body! I am sure enjoying spending time with Jacey at home though. She is such a super sweet baby. I love watching her little smiles in her sleep, her bright eyes watching me and listening to her coo's and cries. It just warms my heart how much I love her!

I should also mention how much I love my husband. He is such a great man! I feel like even though I look like a sloth when he gets home from school, he comes and I can see the love he has for me and our new daughter. What a supportive guy he is. I could not have asked for a better man to share my life with. The getting up with her in the AM or even changing her in the PM to let me catch a few extra z's. What a sweetheart! (Almost wrote sweatheart..Whewph)

On Monday I was pretty pumped to go shopping with Jen. Since being home, I can wear my old size clothes...YEAH ME... but don't have alot anymore and so we went and got a chunk of goods for me. I was pumped for a new dress I bought and conjured up a date nite for Jon and I. Recruiting Jenny to babysit for us. YIKES, the first babysit. However, who can you trust if not your own fam? Jenny did great with her, even giving her a bottle which the chunker sucked back no prob. Jon and I dressed up nice and went for dinner and some ice cream. It was sure nice!

I just feel so blessed to have our little family. Today Jacey's cord fell off! I was so excited cause seriously...nast...but it was kind of sad too. I almost cried a bit, that was the last connection physically that her and I had. It made her not a newborn sad! It feels like she is growing so quick already...too quick! I just love her lots. Well now that I have gushed and gooed everyone out, this is the end. Hope you enjoy the new pics. Peace out!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Been busy!

Finally, finally, finally have some time to blog! We have had some scary things going on. On Sunday the 23rd Jacey was admitted back into the Grey Nuns hospital. The day before and throughtout the day she was stopping breathing and turning purple/blue. SCARY!!! We took her into the hospital and waited for hours in emerg and were finally admitted into the Peds unit. Jacey was in there for about a 1/2 hour. During that time she had about 5 of these episodes and they called down a doctor and nurse from the NICU. They unplugged her from the monitors and ran her up to the ICN where they began working on her immediately. It was horrifying and scary. I had to call Jon to come back to the hospital and hurry because she was seizing and having to be given oxygen and resucitated. My mom, dad, gramma and grampa arrived with Jon, and only Jon and I were allowed in right away. They had to start an IV with antibiotics to treat for infections and take blood and give her a nose tube to clean out her stomach. Jon and I jsut stood back and cried, prayed and watched all this happening to our new little girl! It was a really hard night. Finally once they felt she was stable, my dad came in to see her (his very first time). We were all pretty emotional! When asking the nurse if we should call Jon's parents to come back down, she said yes. If that does not have terrible thoughts going through your head I don't know what would! Grampa Hudkins was able to give her a blessing with the family present and it was just such a comfort. The nurse we had was fantastic, so caring and although she was off took the time to come and explain everything to the family and comfort Jon and I. Around 2:30 in the morning Jon and I left to sleep at gramma's and grampa's for a few hours before hurrying back for 8:30. The next day she was much more alert and more herself which was such a relief. All through the week we were back and forth between the hospital, home and gramma and grampa's house. It was soo tiring! Jacey improved sooo much throughout the week. On the Thursday she was sent to the Royal Alex to do a sleep survey where they diagnosed her with Periodic Apnea. This means that her brain was not telling her lungs to breathe properly causing her episodes. The doctor we had was amazing, kept calling her the little mystery patient. She is on a treatment of Caffiene, once a day for a month and this will help her to outgrow with no side effects the apnea. She was back to her old self, bossy and wanting to be in charge. One of the nurses in the ICN even nicknamed her "The Boss". hehe Love it. We are soooo happy to have our lady back home with us. What a scary experience! I am grateful for the knowledge of the gospel that we have and the endless support of our family and friends. You sure know who to turn to in crazy situations....your moms!!!! =) Now that the worst is over we have some new pics to pop up of her a little Jacey show if you will.