Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Weeks AND 1 Month Old

I can't believe that Boyd just turned 2 months old! I feel like this is flying by so fast and it makes me sad =( but then I think of how much fun it'll be when Boyd and McCoy can wrestle and be best buddies!

So from going to one kiddo to two kiddos is a little ridiculous if you ask me... no wonder some people only want 1 child. My recovery was amazing! I was ready to get back to normal things like cleaning 3 days after having him. I couldn't believe how good I felt! I tore but not nearly has terrible as with McCoy and I didn't bleed as much either... (I swear everything with McCoys birth and postpartum was just hell! It took me like 6 months to feel semi-normal again!) Oh and I was loosing weight like nuts too which was amazing=)
I nursed for like first week or two (McCoy was a terrible nurser and I had to use a shield so this time I was super excited!) and then we got thrush... REALLY?! Just when I thought things were going to be prefect this time around. So I had to just pump because it was too painful and then once after 10 days I tried to nurse him again but he would bite because he got so used to the bottle! Very sad for me because I wanted to nurse Boyd for atleast 6 months. Well then........... I got freaking mastitis! Are you kidding me?! I called my doctor right when it started and the nurses didn't think I really had it and wouldn't call me in the prescription. Well over the weekend I got really bad! I would have a fever and my sheets and clothes would just be drenched in sweat all night. Finally I got some medicine and I decided I couldn't take it anymore- McCoy was acting out more because pumping and feeding Boyd would take too long, plus I didn't want to get mastitis again, and I was just exhausted! I was super sad but now my boobs are back to normal, just a little more jello like;)
And as soon as I think we are getting into somewhat of a routine the weekend comes and it gets screwed up. Haha! But we are all doing good. The first month was just a doosey (sp?)!

Boyd is the calmest baby(total opposite of McCoy) and only crys when he needs his bum changed, hungry, or has a bubble. We are sooo glad that he is just prefect, because we really needed a child like that right now=) Prayers really do get answered folks! When I was pregnant we seriously would pray for a calm spirited child. I mean don't get me wrong we LOVE McCoy to death but that child is WILD!
At the Dr. office

 He only spits up on me when I wear this shirt! He must not be a Longhorn fan.


 Our first outing and it was to Hobby Lobby!
 Matching PJ'S

 Matching shirts!

 McCoys new balance bike from Nana
 Yup. not a Longhorns Fan!


 McCoy is such a big helper


Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Yall!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! It's just what our family needed before these next crazy weeks start with final projects and tests for Blake. Only 2 more years people of Pharmacy school! I think that deserves a HELL YEAH;)
Well we didn't so anything exciting on Saturday. Blake helped clean the house and graded some papers. I mowed the lawn with Boyd strapped to my chest. (I'm sure our neighbors thought I was crazy, but it had to be done). Oh and then later that night we went grocery shopping... YUCK! I didn't mind ever going grocery shopping but now, I hate it! Maybe it's because McCoy won't get into the cart or maybe because our Walmart is a cesspool for trash (seriously, I'm not being rude it's a clear fact!) and everyone is super onery!
Sunday was a little crazy in the morning. It was Boyd's first time to church. Yes we don't like to take our children to church when they are young because of idiotic people that don't think! For example and this is a true story that happened Easter Sunday: A family that lives a few houses down from us came to church with HAND FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE! Serisouly people? What is wrong with you?! I thought that this mom was smarter than that because her son had a cold once and didn't want to get my child sick so they never came over. And they were sitting all over the couches and had their toys everywhere. Blake just about died when she told him to not have McCoy get too close. I swear if we get or my children get it I will be pissssssssssssssssed!
We were also 15 minutes late and had to sit on the front row=)
But then we went to Blake Grandparents house in American Fork and had good ole dinner and the kids had a scavenger hunt and played baseball and visited. It was soo nice to get everyone together!

 Our cute and crazy lil family! Please excuse my fat arm... I've been working on my fitness lately. I need to lose 10 more pounds to get back to my high school weight or 20 to get to my college weight.
Our wild child!

 Mommy time!
 Our handsome daddy!
 McCoy had a little Easter egg hunt at our house later that night.

I'm so very grateful for Christ's sacrifice so that I can be with my family forever.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Boyd Brent Myers

He is here!!!!
Boyd (named after my grandpa) Brent (named after Blake's grandpa) Myers was born February 20, 2014.
Some of you may think sharing the birth story is to personal but I'm not a very personal person and I think this miracle is beautiful and I want to share it with the world=) Plus this is my journal and I'm going to put it into his baby book.

We were scheduled to be induced February 20th at 7:30am.
I couldn’t sleep so I got up around 5:45 am got in the shower and got ready. I wanted to make sure I looked extra good=) I called the Hosital at 6:30am to make sure that it was still alright to come in. I ate a bowl of cereal, brushed my teeth, and we were out the door at 6:50am. We parked the car and arrived at Labor and Delievery a little after 7:30am and checked in. I felt like we were checking into a hotel a room. Got into our room, which we thought was huge and I changed into the sexy hospital gown.
Around 8 I was about to get my IV but there was an emergency with another patient so my nurse had to leave. We waited till about 9:30 and I got a new nurse and she finally started my IV and I started my first bag of penicillin(I was strep positive). I finished my 1st bag around 11:30 and I started my 2nd bag and got the Pitocin started then too. As soon as I got a few drops of that I got shaky, light headed, and thought I was going to pass out. Blake called the nurse and they slowed it down and I didn’t have any other problems. That was super weird! I got my epidural around 12:30 pm and the lady was giant! She played basketball for Georgia. She was very nice and blake was asking her all these medical questions. (He didn't even hold my hand or anything just stood next to her) haha I love my medical man;) I was/wasn't nervous for the epidural because with McCoy I was pushing while getting it so I didn't really remember anything other than I was screaming in pain. I kept telling myself that this is nothing compared to what it would be if I didn't get it. I kept giggling like a little school girl because of how funky my legs felt. Then they  broke my water around 1:40 pm and I was ready to push by 2. I couldn’t start pushing because my dr. was changing her clothes. My mom arrived and shortly after then my dr. I was in pain so they uped the dosage of drugs. Felt much better but had to wear oxygen. I started pushing. This time I could feel some pressure. With McCoy I was completely numb so I had no clue what to do. But I felt like my mom was counting so slow! Also I had no energy to even open my eyes but when I did I saw some young male nursing student holding one leg. Even though I was pushing I still felt awkard that this dude that I had never seen in the hours before is holding my leg. Then FINALLY at 2:29 pm Boyd was born! I was so surprised that he had hair and he was still so little! I was expecting atlest a 7 lb baby so when I saw 6.11 lbs (Almost exactly 1 lb bigger than mccoy) I was shocked.
 was so glad that I was able to be induced and that I knew what to expect so I could make this labor much more enjoyable than McCoy’s (I was the crazy lady in the movies scream her head off in pain). I loved my nurses and my doctor! It was really just a relaxing and enjorable labor. 2 hours after Boyd was born we went to postpartum. Overall everything went great! I didn't tear as bad so my recovery has been AWESOME! With McCoy I tore so bad and I swear it took 6 months to heal.

I haven't weighed myself but my tummy is way down. I just look like I've eaten a baconator. It took me over a year to loose McCoy's baby weight! But with him I gained a freaking ton. I honestly can't wait till I really workout in 4 weeks=) 30 Day Shred and Turbo Jam here I come! I really want to get back to my high school weight. And since summer is coming up I better get on it!

It has been a BIG adjustment. HELL... we are still adjusting. McCoy got a cold as soon as we got home and that has turned into an ear infection. And Boyd was nursing so good until we got thrush. Seriously?!? So I pumped for about 5 days then went back to nursing and he just bites. So no nursing here just the stupid pump. I was really sad about that. I was so excited to have that bond with him. McCoy was small and sickly that he wouldn't latch on at all even with a shield so I just had to pump with him as well.

Boyd is seriously such a good baby and only cries when he is hungry, has a bubble, or needs his bum changed. We are so glad that he made it here safe and that we he is happy and healthy. May he stay that way for awhile!

                                         Getting ready to get induced!
My dad flew in from Houston to be there for his birth. He stood behind the curtain while I pushed=)
 McCoy meeting Boyd for the first time.

He is so prefect!
This is my favorite picture of Boyd! It's as if you can see straight through his eyes and see Heaven. If only he could tell us what all he knows.

Ready to go home!
These are his newborn pictures I took of him! They turned out pretty good if I might say so myself=)