First, it was General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love Conference so much...even more so now as a mother. Its also about a zillion times harder to watch and glean things from conference when you have a little one yelling in your ear, pulling your hair, wanting food, needing a diaper change or a nap. But oh so worth it!! Some of my favorite quotes:
Saturday night my older brother ended up needing to go to the hospital. I drove my parents and loaded randy up and dropped them off around 2 AM. They spent the majority of Easter Sunday in the ICU with my brother. My other brother and his family came over, finished conference, went and saw mine and jaces new house! :), took some Easter pictures of the kids, and then I made French toast for dinner. It was sad that Randy and my parents weren't home for most of the day, but when they come home we'll get to watch conference over with them and talk about all the great things we learned.
This little miracle came to our family after MUCH trial and error!!
We tried for 3 years to get another member of our family...then we went to a fertility specialist.
Bless him. Seriously. And bless the nurses in his office. We went and did different medicines and procedures monthly for 6 solid months...took a month off...and went and gave it one more go.
On August 8th we received the greatest and most unbelievable news! We were pregnant!!!
We announced publicly on October 13th 2013 when I was 13 weeks along.
I worked at my full time job up until the day I had Nash---who surprise! Came a full month early. (Thanks preeclampsia)
I was in labor for 15 hours--had an epidural--had to stop pushing and wait for the doctor--and then Nash shot out of me after 3 more pushes. He was tinier than he was measuring, and completely perfect. No NICU for us!
It has been quite a ride, and I wouldnt have wished for a different buddy to take the journey with. I love my Nash Cameron Hunt more than I couldve even imagined possible. Happy Birthday my sweet little man. I love you so hard.
Our first month was crazy!!! We made it to our due date finally. He is 5.5 pounds!! (still so tiny!!) he is in preemie clothes too. He had his first general conference (slept the whole time!), loves tummy time, makes the best faces, uses cloth diapers as blankets, had his first easter, and dinner out to mattas! He is so strong and trying to lift his head little by little. I love him more than i can say!!
This chunk a monk is
officially 2 months old today! Nash has grown so much...pretty sure doubling
his birth weight. He has officially outgrown all preemie clothes, started
liking bath time, hates getting his diaper changed, has graduated to sleeping
part of the night in his cradle instead of just our arms, went from us forcing
him to eat half an ounce of milk to sometimes eating 4 or 5 ounces a feeding.
He has smiled a couple of times and we cant wait for him to just let loose with
the smiles and giggles. Cant imagine my life without him!
Today nash is 3
months old! He still has tummy issues, and reflux, and sometimes colic. He is
smiling so much more now (although we have to work for it), has outgrown almost
all newborn clothes!, and FINALLY has started taking other binkies other than
the soothies from the hospital! Hooray! We love our Nashman!
4 months old! Nash is
such a trooper baby! He is growing like a weed! No one believes he was a
preemie under 5 lbs! He wears 3 month clothes and has just started wearing 3-6
month! We discovered he had a protein allergy and he is now 100% formula fed.
He reached lots of milestones: he has rolled over (tummy to back), started to
laugh, has found toys and plays with them, splashes in the bath, is now sitting
up (mostly on his own), and has even started teething! We love this sweet boy
with all our hearts!
Happy 5 months
(yesterday) to my little man! After a scary month of virtually no eating,
stopping rolling over and trying to sit up, and hardly any sleep...I think we
have turned a corner! Nash had a scary er visit (complete with iv fluids), saw
2 specialists (GI and Neuro), started on the most expensive formula in the
history of the world, had his name out on about 30 temples prayer rolls, andreceived
his first miropractic adjustment. He is cutting a tooth (and constantly
drooling), is about 15 lbs, is scooting all over his cradle, is sleeping about
3-4 hours together at night (hallelujah), and gave us our first laugh the other
This has been the hardest month yet....and he is so
6 months last week!
Its been a super crazy half a year with this munchkin. Lots of ups and lots of
downs. Through it all I have been so blessed to have this boy and be his mommy.
Nash is still not sleeping, but he is eating solids well! He loves baby foods,
especially pears. He is rolling back and forth and is angry he isnt mobile yet.
Soon though as he is getting his knees under him some! He is rolly polley but
only in the 25th percentile for weight. And doc thinks he will inherit my short
genes (hes only in the 10th percentile!) His smiles melt my heart and the
squeal he has is so endearing. Love my Nash!
Nash is a kick. He is full of personality and stamina!! This
month (number 7!) he officially got his 2 bottom teeth, said momma, started standing up to
things (like to the play table) and in his crib (we had to move the mattress down!).
He met his great grandma and grandpa hunt for the first time, went up to the
cabin and celebrated his first Halloween
(he was a shark of course!)
him more and more each day!!!!
This sweet little guy
is 8 months old! He is such a bright spot in my life! He has 2 teeth, loves food,
crawls everywhere, sitting up, pulling up to things, in 6-9 month clothes,
loves musical toys, being outside, the color red, grandmas kitties, and his
9 months old today!
Nash is all boy. Rough and tumble (notice the mutant ninja turtles bandaid?).
He just had his 5th! tooth come in. LOVES food. Gets into everything. He is 18+
pounds. He stands up to all furniture and legs and monkey walks around. He
FINALLY can sit himself up from a laying position. He sat in a target cart by
himself for the first time today! He gives mouth kisses, giggles lots, and still
doesnt sleep. LOVE my little man!
Nash was 10 months on the 18th! Has 8 teeth now, is 19 pounds, in 9 and
12 month clothes, is mimicking ♡, total momma's boy, loves outside and kitties, and slept through the
night for the first (and only) time 2 nights ago!
11 months! Nash is
EVERYWHERE! He loves to explore. He is in 12 month clothes, weighs 20 pounds,
loves bath time and chasing kitties, musical toys, oreos, Mickey mouse
clubhouse, outside (his swing!), his cousin jane, knocking over block towers,
his 'b', and his stuffed animals! He copies us so much! He has also finally
started sleeping better...on average 6 hours straight before he wakes up!
Hallelujah. We sure love this kid! ♡♡
12 months...1 year old. Nash is the greatest gift i've ever been given. He is sweet and silly, smart and so curious. He has the best smile and loves cameras. His giggle could make anyone smile. He is talking more (learned bye bye 2 days ago), avid book reader, still lets me cuddle and rock him to sleep, sits on my lap to watch Mickey mouse, drinks a normal sized bottle FINALLY!, sleeps so much better at night, still loves outside, plays with his toys and stuffed animals, enjoys sitting in grocery carts, bath time, and just being the cutest boy ever. I cant believe my baby is growing up so fast! ::sob::