Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011..... it's over!

I can't believe this year has come to it's end already! This year has been a crazy one for us, but it's been full of so many amazing things too. We've been so blessed in so many ways, with protection and health and the sweetest blessing of all.... our little Presley Faye!!
It's crazy to think of how much our lives have changed in just a year. Last year at this time we were still getting used to the idea that I was pregnant. My morning sickness started on New Years Day of 2011 and then the pregnancy felt a whole lot more real to me lol.
One of my resolutions will be to do better at updating my blog. I never feel like I have the time to do it, but I need to do better.
Happy New Year to everyone, I hope that 2012 is great for all of us!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Here is a little something to make you smile
Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Presley Faye Roper 8/25/11

Well........ she's here!!

(I know I'm about 3 months late in posting this. Sorry, but it's been a crazy couple of months ;)
Presley Faye Roper was born on Augst 25th, 2011 at 3pm via c-section.

She weighed 7lbs 2oz (one ounce smaller than I guessed) and was 20 inches long.

Right before we went to the hospital....
I've been putting off updating our blog because there has just been SO MUCH going on that I think I've been a little overwhelmed at the thought of it.

The whole hospital experience was crazy, but totally worth the little angel we were able to bring home with us. I've tried typing out the story, but my first version was about 10 pages long, lol. I tried a second time with less details, but I still don't know if I'm going to post it.

Long story short..... I got induced because my fluid levels were low and they were worried about the baby. After a horrible night and 12 hours of the most intense pain

I've ever felt (and could've NEVER imagined) I was finally given an epidural. But then the baby wasn't tolerating things very well and her heart rate kept dropping. After trying lots of things and even getting dialated to a 9.5 they felt the need to get her out ASAP.

about to head in for the c-section.....
The c-section was a crazy thing to experience..... having your body being cut open while you're wide awake, and smelling your own burning flesh, EW!

I was so happy when they finally let Josh come in and sit by my head. He got to watch them actually pull Presley out of me too. It was a huge relief to hear her start screaming and then catch a glimpse of her as they walked her past me. They brought her to my face after a few minutes and I finally got to meet my baby girl!!

They then took her out and Josh got to spend the first 45minutes with her while I got put back together.I eventually got taken to recovery and was able to hold her and touch her and get some bonding time.

The next several days were spent in the hospital and they are all a little blurry to me. The lack of sleep and the pain meds make it all mush together in my head.

I was hardly able to move from the pain and Josh had to do almost everything for the baby. He was amazing (and still is). He loves his little girl and is such a good daddy!

When it came time for us to leave the hospital I was scared. I had wonderful nurses taking care of me for 4 days, and I was nervous about having to take care of myself and a brand new baby. We survived though, with a little help from my mom and then my mother inlaw.

I love being at home with my baby girl! She has been such a good baby, we are really blessed! (Plus she is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

38 Weeks! & Soccer

Well we have officially hit the 38 week mark in my pregnancy! It is still hard to believe that this baby will be here anytime now! I've been really lucky and have had a fairly easy pregnancy, and even these last weeks I've been feeling pretty good. I get sore from getting kicked in the ribs all day, but that's just part of it I guess (this little girl is VERY active!). I haven't had any food cravings, no swelling, no crazy emotions etc. I'm still working, but am now working from home at least 2 days a week. My work has been amazing and lets me do whatever I need to, and will let me work from home after the baby is born. I've run out of things to do to get ready for the baby, so now we just wait!

In other news..... Josh plays indoor soccer with a bunch of his friends (mostly from work). They have been playing for several seasons and their team has been getting better and better. Well they just won the championship a few weeks ago so that was fun! They were tied with only 14 seconds left to play and guess who scored the game winning shot?! Yep, my Joshua did! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Some of July.....

Well we almost added a new doggy to our family..... (not really, but kinda). A guy that works with Josh found this puppy in a foreclosed housea couple of weeks ago. Josh brought her home for the night until one of his friends could take her the next day. I knew there was no WAY I wanted a puppy right now! I'm about to have a baby, I don't need to be cleaning up puppy poop and baby poop! It was hard to not fall for the little girl though because she was a sweety. She loved Josh and our other dogs and was extremely smart! She figured out the doggy door after watching our dogs use it ONE time! But after having her at our house for about 18 hours and having to constantly keep an eye on her I was even more sure that I didn't need that added burden right now (plus we already have 3 dogs!) So when Josh took her away the next evening I wasn't even sad, lol.

We had one final ultrasound of our baby girl a couple of weeks ago also. My belly was apparently measuring small so they wanted to check on her growth. Everything looked fine, and she was actually measuring about a week ahead. They guessed ther to be at about 6lbs 10oz a the time. They tried to get some 3D pics of her face, but she was all snuggled up into the placenta so this pic is all we got. (it's her nose and mouth)

Here are a couple of belly shots over the past several weeks as well.....

And then here is a comparison belly shot (same outfit). One taken at 27 weeks, and one at 37 weeks....

Friday, July 22, 2011

NKOTBSB Concert (June 30th)

Ever since I can remember I have LOVED the Backstreet Boys! My older sister and I had all of their songs memorized and would make up dances etc to them.

I told Josh a couple of years ago that if the BSB ever came here in concert that I was going! Welllllllllllll late last year I got an email alert from tickmaster letting me know that the New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys were coming to Phoenix in concert! The concert wouldn't be until the end of June 2011, but I didn't care! I got on there the second the pre-sale started and I bought the best tickets I could find.

Then I had to wait...... for 7 months..... for the day to come. But it was all worth it!!
I felt like a little teenage girl again! And so did all of the other fans there! The screaming in that place was crazy. I thought it might be a little weird for a 31 week pregnant girl to be going to the concert and swooning over the BSB, but I was not the only preggo there! There were a BUNCH of us, lol. I guess all of us that were fans back in the day are now in our "family mode".
The concert lasted for about 4 hours and we had to stand the whole time because everyone was just to excited to sit I guess. My poor preggo feet, legs and back had a hard time doing this, and I was having horrible charlie horses for the last hour or so. But it was Still worth it!
We ended up having amazing seats! We were only a couple of rows up from the floor, and right on an aisle. Which happened to be the aisle that a couple of the BSB walked down during a part of the concert! We screamed like little girls and were so excited that we got to touch the BSB!! lol

The New Kids on the Block were a little before my time so I wasn't as excited about seeing them. But oh my goodness, it was crazy seeing the "older" group of fans going crazy for them! These ladies were in their 30-40s and acting like 12 year olds, lol.
It was the best concert I have ever been to, and probably ever will go to! It might have to do with how much I love them, but it was still great!!
Don't be surprised if my baby comes out singing and dancing to the Backstreet Boys! She was moving the Whole time, I'm going to just assume it was because she loved the music so much. (and not because of mine, and everyone elses screaming) lol.

Baby Shower (June 18th)

We had a great time for my baby shower! Josh's parents, brother and 2 of his sisters were able to come down for it and stay with us for several days. My whole family (minus Rebecca) were able to come down for the day as well.

(Roper family at The Cheesecake Factory)

(MacKay girls at my shower)

(Roper girls at my shower)

(My friend Amanda, she threw the wonderful shower for me. In this pic I'm almost 30 weeks pregnant and she is 36 weeks pregnant)

(with Heidi and Bernie)

(with EmmaLee, my youngest sister)

We had a swim/BBQ party at our house after the shower. Torque was in heaven getting loves from everyone. He especially loved to swim to Jordan in the pool and give him lots of kisses.

Melanie and Josh decided to have a cake fight at the end of the night. I think we can all guess who lost in the end..... :)

(Me and Melanie at the end of the night)

It was a great day and we had so much fun spending time with both of our families! We were also given a ton of wonderful stuff for our little baby girl! It's so nice to know how much love and support we have.