Monday, August 27, 2012

Pool Time

 Fun day over here. 
The kids had a blast with Becky in the pool.
Baby Colbie was a good girl and relaxed on the towel for a while. Davey was inside sleeping in the swing, enjoying the peace and quiet.
 Aunt Beck took one for the team today playing all the splashing games with the kids!
Tuck's awesome hair-do
 And Aunt Cass took one for the team by getting Baby Davey's blowout all over her. These pictures don't do it was a good one. 30 minute clean up!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy 24th Julie!

Julie & Lane finished up their finals at BYU-I and got in there cars to head cross country to NY for the summer (and until Dec). But not before they came to see us, of course! We got to celebrate Julie's 24th Birthday together, which was really fun. She and Lane went to Rachelle's homecoming talk, stopped by Temple Square, ate a big steak dinner that Chris cooked for us, and then opened a few presents (with Luke's help, of course). It was a fun day for us, hopefully it was for Julie! We love you Julie and Lane. So glad you live close to us so we get to see you every once in a while. Hope you're having a blast in NY!!
Luke really loves Lane. Snuggles right up with him. Thanks for being a great Uncle!

What We Do...

Entertain kids on the playmat and in the bouncer... 

Clean up LOTS of spit-up. Projectile in this case...
(apparently she thought it was funny)

Do LOTS of laundry and clean up constantly... 

Enjoy a few moments when Luke isn't trying to hurt or 'love' his sister... even if she is crying...

Deal with plenty of crying...

And enjoy the times Colbie and Luke are both napping at the same time... 
(she was bugged by the camera flash but I couldn't resist. too CUTE! 3 weeks old...)

Pretty much what we do is try to be happy and alive at the end of each day. And try to figure out how to get along with 2 kids, no double stroller and all the crying! It's been great so far though. Tiring, but terrific.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

2 1/2 Weeks

I have so many pictures to put up still...from the hospital, and my mom being here,  but wanted to put a few of these up real quick before I forgot. Colbie left the hospital weighing 7lbs 9oz. At her 1-week appt she weighed 8lbs 3oz and at her 2-week appt weighed 8lbs 11oz. It has already been 4 days since then, so I'm sure she's nearing 9lbs soon. Let's just say she is following in Luke's footsteps. Those cheeks will get fuller by the day I'm sure! All has been going well so far. We are slowing adjusting to the new routine and loving having the new baby girl around.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


She has arrived.
Colbie Lou Ann Thompson
July 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm
7 lbs 14 oz
20 inches
Born at St. Mark's Hospital
and as perfect as can be!

sad picture but the sweetest little face

The proud father
The beautiful grandma

The Story.

I was induced this time around so the whole labor experience was very different than my first time with Luke. When I checked into the hospital at 7:15am I was already dilated to 4cm and 80% effaced (6 days before my actual due date), so that really helped to speed things along. Doc Brown came in and broke my water at 8:00am, and they started me on petocin as well. My contractions were much closer together this time (2-3 mins as they should be) so the process only lasted about 6 hours this time instead of 30! When I got the epidural around 5-6cm dilated, I was really scared for some reason. I had been dreading getting the epidural for weeks before. Chris got to the hospital right before I got it, and really glad he was there with me because this time was not as smooth than the first. Felt the epidural a lot more and got a huge 'zing' down my left leg, which made it shoot up and did not feel great. Needless to say that set me off and the tears began. Luckily the epidural kicked in pretty quick and then I couldn't feel anything after that. But I didn't even mind feeling hard contractions for a few hours this time because I had to bear it for so long with Luke. I was pretty sick for a few hours, throwing up and nauseated, up until the time I pushed and that was not too fun. Hate that feeling. Every time I started yawning it meant I was going to throw up again. Felt good to have Chris, and then my mom, there to take care of me.

I'm pretty sure that baby girl was waiting to come out so Grandma Lolo could get there in time from the airport, which she did. She arrived about 1 hour before the real action started, which I was really happy about. (She was there with us when I delivered Luke as well. So special to have her there with us again.)  I only had to push 3 times and baby Colbie came right out. I looked up at the mirror when the doctor said "ok now lets take it easy" and her shoulders were already out. Then she pretty much just slid out after that. Such a miracle to see your baby being born. Couldn't stop the tears from flowing, as expected. And can't believe how beautiful I thought she was right from the second I saw her. 

We decided to name her Colbie (because I've always like that name) and Lou Ann after Chris's mom. Colbie, thanks for pushing down and getting to 4cm so that my labor was only 5.5 hours long this time. I should have known you were going to be a perfect baby right from the start! She is even more perfect than we could have imagined, and has been such a great baby so far. We feel so lucky to have such a sweet spirit introduced into our family forever.

And Grandma, it wouldn't have been the same without you there. We love you so much. Thanks for all your love and support.