Sunday, December 25, 2011

My family's Christmas eve tradition is nachos for dinner, so that's what we had since this would have been their year.

Jacob, all ready for church!

Aren't my kids cute!?

Just wanted to show Lucy's cute hair-do

Merry christmas to everyone. This was one we will never forget. Thanks to everyone that made it so special for us. We were very blessed this year because of you.


These pictures are not very good because I couldn't find my camera, so we used the iPad....

My stocking stuff!

You can see all of Lucy's loot in the background.

Jacob was spoiled by his grandparents as well!

Tyler loves his sweatshirt! Thanks Scott!!!

Grandma jones got jake these awesome shoes!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas EARLY?

Yep, That's right!

Since Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, Tyler and I have made the decision to do presents early. (yes we have presents, none from us, ALL from our parents!) We really wanted this Christmas to be about Our Savior's Birth and Teaching Lucy the TRUE meaning. So since we have church on Sunday and it is at 11, kinda in the middle of morning festivities, we are going to do the material parts of it tomorrow. SO that means Santa is making a SPECIAL trip to our house tonight!! EEK! we are so excited.

This may seem so unconventional to most people, but hey.... we can do what we want, and we are that tight with Santa!

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Little Jake is 1 month old today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

our day

I know my little girl already turned 4, but today she had her 4 yr well check. So how is my BIG girl doing?
well she is a whopping 31 pounds and 41 1/2 inches tall! haha... that means she is still tall and skinny. She is doing really great developmentally, and   right on her target for her age. I can't believe she is 4. Life changed so much when we were blessed with her. She is such a sweetheart with a little 13yr old attitude. I love her to pieces! Thanks for always keeping us on our toes 

Lucy and daddy reading a book waiting for Doctor Yost.

She did such a great job getting her shots, so we went to Costco for some Frozen Yogurt.

Daddy had the day off so we decorated Ginger-bread houses, Lucy and Tyler did one, and I did one (I am a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff)

This is Tyler and Lucy's.......

This one is mine......

Jake was having his tummy time, and decided to fall asleep... kinda defeats the purpose, but he sure is cute!

Hope you are all having fun preparing for the Holidays!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

These people are amazing. To take time out of their day to do something for my child. I am so touched by this, i have been emotional all day over it. Maybe I am just a baby, but seriously. Lucy has such great Aunties and Uncles, and friends. I know there were others who ran also for her, and a big thank you to them too. Tyler and I wish so badly that we could have joined with you in the fight for Arthritis. We have been discussing maybe coming up next year for it. Hopefully you all will join us and run again. THANK YOU again, Crystal, Jason, Shanna, Jonathan, Liz, and Scott. I love you guys.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just keep Swimming

As my good friend Dori would say.

having a new baby is tough. But there is nothing that compares to that little body snuggled against yours, and the feeling you get when he stares into your eyes. This week I am brought back to when Lucy was a baby, and it was hard to get her into a sleeping routine. I think this is why I ended up going home to Btown for a few weeks. I was sleep deprived and needed my momma. Having Tyler's Mom here was the greatest blessing. We were able to catch up on some much needed Zzzz's, and she left with my apartment clean. I am so grateful for her and her selflessness last week. I hope that someday I will be able to do that for my daughter or daughter-in-law... woah... that is weird to think about!
Needless to say Jake is not a real fantastic sleeper. At the most we get 2 hours out of him. This is hard for Tyler as he works late and though he is awesome at taking turns with the feedings, I feel bad and want him to get his rest. But for this week and part of next, I also need my rest as I still have school to attend and study for, which means, I can't take naps during the day. Finals next Monday and Tuesday are going to be killer, especially since I haven't been to class since I had Jake. I have been relying on what my teachers post to the web sight. I have a lot of catching up to do in the next few days in order to be prepared to take my finals. But I know there was some reason that Jake was born 2 1/2 weeks early, and I know that The Lord will help me through the next week of my life.
Also... He has some gnarly bum rash, we have been trying everything (changing often, bathing often, air dry, desitin) if there is anything else that you have tried and have had success... PLEASE SHARE. I hate to see his little bum so raw. Lucy went through this the first month too, my kids have sensitive skin. The doc says its normal and to just keep doing what I am doing, but if you have some advice to give, I would love it. Like does "butt paste" work better than desitin? or should I try anything else?
I am a little overwhelmed right now, but that was to be expected. Christmas is coming, and we have no money, so there is a little depression there. There will be no gifts this year, so we will be focusing on the True meaning of the season, which is how we prefer it anyway. Tyler and I don't need anything. I just wish we could do something more for Lucy. I hope we can find somewhere pretty to look at some lights, I have really wanted to do that this year. We are so blessed in many other ways. Jacob is such an awesome addition to our little family. We can't wait for my family to meet him in Jan. I am so happy and excited that my parents and Doug will be able to attend his blessing on the 15th. I wish more of them could come, but I totally understand the circumstances. Sometimes it sucks living so far away.
So this ended up being a PURGE of my mind. Sorry about that. but this thing is more like a journal so you get what you get! lol. Love you all and I am so grateful for family today.
OH! And happy 3 weeks to my baby boy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The last week...

So Grandma Haas came to visit! These are her pictures.... Thanks Carolyn for all your help this week. It was so fun to have you here, hopefully you can come back SOON!

 Jacob's First real bath... Thankfully Grandma was there to hold his hand...

Because he DID NOT enjoy it... well not at first.

I love the smell of fresh clean babies...

Lucy got to go talk to Santa, she asked for baby dolls and dresses, lol

We also got to go have dinner at Tyler's cousin's house. Brit is so fabulous! Dinner was delicious, Thanks Brit, Jax and Hatcher for a night of fun!

 Jaxyn loved up in the babe..

Lucy and Hatcher played hard all night long!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jake's birth story

Okay, its late and I should be sleeping but i wanted to write this really quick since people have been asking.

Birth Story of Jacob Eugene:

Tuesday night I started having some strong braxton Hicks that were about 6-8 minutes apart. So we decided to go into the hospital. They decided to admit me since I was dilated to a 4 and about 80% effaced. but then about 2 hours later they checked me again and I hadn't progressed, so they released me.
I labored pretty much all day Wed the same way. my contractions never got real regular and still never hurt. We went to bed that night and at about 330am I woke up with a painful contraction, and went to the bathroom and had some light bleeding, so I woke up Tyler and said it was time! So we called our neighbor and she graciously came over and slept on our couch so we could go to the hospital. We got there at about 4am and they checked me and I was at a 5 and 90% effaced. Baby's head was very low and locked into position, so they admitted me again. I walked the halls and bounced on a ball and did everything I could to progress. They came in an hour later and I was at a 6! So they said for sure I was going to have this baby today. So they decided to go ahead and get my epidural hooked in so I would have relief from the pain. Unfortunately it didn't matter how much they pumped into me, it was NOT working. I had no relief. at about 945am Doctor Wellman came in and broke my water. ouch... she came back in at like 1030am and checked me and I wasn't quite all the way to a 10 but said if I wanted to push I could. at like 1040 I felt that first STRONG urge to push. They all came in and the contraction started.... and with that, he was here! Haha... yes ladies and gentlemen, my son was born with only 5 minutes of pushing. Jacob Eugene Haas was born at 1045am on November 17th 2011. He was 6lbs 15oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Since my placenta didn't come out right away, they had to manually pull it out, this process took about 45 minutes. 45 minutes of pure pain and torture. Then they put a stitch in me and that was that. I was able to hold my baby boy and he was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect moment I had been waiting for. He was healthy and perfect in every way. Tyler, Lucy and I could not be happier.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Little man

I will write more about the birth later but I just wanted to share this picture. Isn't he just the best thing ever? I can't get enough.

We are having a fun weekend celebrating Lucy's birthday (pictures to come)

Love you all!

Monday, November 14, 2011

2 weeks to go... maybe

Maybe you are all getting sick of me updating, but I have no family in town to talk to haha. Another appointment today and got some interesting news. Dr Wellman wasn't going to check my cervix today, but then we decided to go ahead and do it. I am now dilated to a good 3 and 50% effaced. That means, if you remember from Wed. that in less than a week I went from no effacement to 50% and  dilated another 1 1/2 cm. That is pretty darn quick. She seemed to think that this baby will come earlier than the 28th, even could come any day! i am now becoming nervous. LOL! we just got everything settled for the 28th. Grandma Haas flies in on the 29th. welp. I guess babies have their own agenda and neither I or anyone else can tell him when to come. Tyler is super excited and is waiting by his phone at work, he is hoping he is on the phone when I text him and he gets to tell the customer, "can you call back and talk to someone else, my wife is in labor" haha... We do however have such great friends that are willing and ready whenever we need them to take Lucy, so at least I don't have to worry about that!

My one hope is that he either comes before Lucy's birthday (like in the next day or two) or waits till next week when I don't have any school for Thanksgiving break. But we shall see. Either way, Jacob is coming when he is ready!

OH, and I also weighed in 3lbs lighter! Go me... LOL

Saturday, November 12, 2011

37 weeks

HOLY COW! Look at that belly! I have to do double takes when i look in the mirror.

I am getting more sore by the day. Although I have only gained the minimum, I feel huge. Its a good thing they are inducing me... I do NOT want to go late with this belly. His head is so low, Tyler thinks I will come early, but I HIGHLY doubt it. 2 weeks and 2 days left and we will have our baby boy to snuggle!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jacob Update

So I had my Doctor appointment today and we went over the ultrasound results from Monday. The good news is Baby Boy is doing GREAT! All of my non-stress tests have been awesome, baby moves so much and is very active. In the last month 1/2 I have only gained 1 pound. Which means I have only gained 20lbs this whole pregnancy! But Baby is growing awesomely (word?) He is measuring at 6lbs 8oz. He is head down, his head is really low, and I am now 1 1/2 cm dilated.

 The other good news? Well I am being INDUCED on the 28th of November. I will go in Monday night and hopefully have a baby by the end of Tuesday!

I know I was excited about doing things naturally, but this way Tyler can schedule his Paternity leave and His mom can schedule her flight and won't have to worry about someone being able to watch Lucy at a moments notice. This is only 5 days early, but he is already 61/2 lbs and there is still 3 weeks left... so they are just going to go ahead and induce labor to make sure he doesn't get REALLY big.

The bad news? well I have a test on the 2nd of December. BOO! School will be interesting, but thankfully all of my teachers have been pretty understanding so far, so I'm hoping they will all be on board with this and help me out.

Well... that's it!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

aches and pains

I know this comes with the territory of being pregnant, but i am serious, I don't remember it being like this with Lucy. So if you don't care to listen to my complaining, just skip this post.

I am really trying to keep up with my exercising but it is super hard when I can't hardly walk. I'm pretty sure gravity is my worst enemy right now. Every time I stand up or even try to get up, it hurts so bad i just really would rather lay down until I go into labor.I have never felt this pain before. With Lucy I had a lot of back pains, but not with this little guy. Its all in my pelvic floor, maybe he has a really big head, but I cannot wait to get him out of there. The thing is, that i don't know exactly what it is from, am I weaker now than I was with Lucy? Are my muscles not strong enough to support him? Or is it that everything is just stretched out from having Lucy? If anyone has any advice to give on this subject i would really love it if you would share. I still have 4 weeks left and I don't want to be completely miserable. Plus I still have to muster up the strength to go to school 3 times a week.

Ultrasound tomorrow, and non-stress tests on Tuesday and Thursday, and Dr. apt on Wednesday. Busy week ahead, i will post again soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

For a Good Laugh-

Tyler and I literally cried while laughing to this video.... No matter how many times you watch... it's still FUNNY!!!!

almost there

LOOK!!!     ^       UP THERE! 

We moved into the last stage of pregnancy! This is so exciting!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!

We started out downtown, walked all along Main St.

This is my tired belly...

We then went to the Mall, where the Police Dpt was doing their Trunk or Treat

Waiting in line for our free panda express plate

Then to the last stop of the night, our ward Trunk or Treat.... At least Mommy got to sit in the back of the car this time!

Lucy got TONS of stuff. Stickers, coupons, Playdough, and of course CANDY!
We are limiting it to 5 pieces a day.


Here is Lucy enjoying her last sucker before bed. What a great day it was!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!!


Here is our Rock Star and her Personal Manager.....

And the BIG FAT pumpkin....