Thursday, October 15, 2009

Chubby, Chubby, Chubby

My name is chubby!
My mom is chubby!
My dad is chubby!
Even my dog is chubby!
One day my mom said,
"Jakey, you are so chubby,
I bet you can't even smile"!
I said, "yes I can....SEE"!

He is the biggest baby I have ever seen! Brian is starting to get a bit worried about him... but I love it! His cheeks stick out farther than his nose does! I wonder what he is going to look like when he thins out...
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Career day/ wacky hair day

Today was career day/wacky hair day. Brian went as a bum. Callie went as a snowboarder. Then I did Tyler's hair wacky. I also did Paula's hair (the kindergarten teacher I babysit for). Fun times...

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My fat little baby :)

I love fat babies! Jacob is chunky from head to toe, and I think its so cute! Last time we went to the doctor he was in the 50% for his height, and the 98% for his weight. He is 10 weeks old now and weighs almost 16 lbs.

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Never turn your back... not even for five min.

The other day I learned a big lesson.... NEVER leave your kids unattended for even five minutes. I was on the phone, nursing Jacob and watching the kids play in Eric's room. Then they decided to go down stairs, so I stayed up a little longer to finish feeding Jacob. When I went down I found this horrible mess....

I wanted to cry...

But I instead I took this picture and ate some chocolate :).

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hammy The Pig

Poor, poor Hammy! Here he is, livin' life. Being fed and cared for by this cute girl (aka Calllie) and before he knows it BAM he finds himself at the fair being sold to the highest bidder. So sad... But on a brighter note, Callie did a great job with her pig this year. Hammy won third place in his class. Then was sold for 2.75 a lb. He weighed 249 lbs. Callie is going to put her earnings toward her collage fund. Good job Callie!

Jacobs Blessing

Jacob was blessed on the first Sunday in September. His dad gave him a very sweet blessing. Grandma Bigler made him the cutest blessing outfit I have ever seen. And lots of family members came to share this experience with us. It was wonderful!

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Happy B-day Tyler!!!

Tyler hit the big #9! On his birthday he invited a few of his friends over to have pizza and play some games. He had a fun day and even got the gift he had been asking for (an ipod). Happy B-day Tyler! I love you!!

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Go Team!

Not long after I had Jacob we had the missionaries over. As we were all sitting in the living room, Eric came running by, my pump pressed up to his mouth yelling, "Go team! Yahoo!". What a creative little man.

Getting ready for church...

I love this picture... Not because Brian looks like he trying to breastfed, but because he was teaching Tyler how to put on a tie. Tyler wanted to learn so bad, so all morning he fallowed Brian around, practising. Tyler finally has it down now.
Just think Tyler one day you will be on your mission, putting on a tie every day, and when I'm thinking about you I can go back to this picture and remember the day you learned how.

Hanging out at the Biglers

This was Jacobs first trip to the Biglers. Nick and Jessica were there with their new baby, Camden (who is two days older than Jacob). Keith had fun holding them both. He is such a good Grandpa. It makes me feel good that the Biglers treat all of our kids so good. We are lucky to have them in our lives.

Baby Eric

A few days after Jacob came home from the hospital, Eric decided he was, "baby Eric" and he wanted to sleep in, "baby Jake's" bed...... So he did, and it was really cute!

Jacobs 1st REAL bath

This was Jacobs first real bath. It was a little scary, but nice to have a clean, sweet smellin' baby when it was all said and done!

First sponge bath

Jacobs first sponge bath was fun. Callie helped me. Jacob didn't like it much though :)

First day home

When we got home from the hospital, before we even went into our house we went over to see great grandma Bigler. Her house is next to ours, but because of health problems she had been staying with her son. (She came back to visit, and attend a family reunion) She left shortly after we went to see her. I'm so glad we got to spend some time with her, for myself, and especially for Eric. Its good for him to spend time with his family.

first day home

This is the first time the kids got to hold Jacob. Because Jacob was sick in the hospital, they were not able to see/hold him until we got home. Boy, it was nice to be home!


This pictures says a thousand words. Eris is such a good napper, he sleeps for 2-3 hours every day. He also LOVES sports. So, for him to fall asleep with his ball and glove in hand is so Eric. I bet he was dreaming about a big green field.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jacob Ian Starkes

NOTE............These pictures/posts are in reverse order...............

I mentioned in an earlier post that the labor/delivery part of having Jake was great. Shortly after I had him though, they noticed his breathing wasn't quite right. So, after only getting to hold him for a few short minutes the nurses took him to the special needs nursery and there he stayed from Sunday until Thursday, when he got to come home.

The whole time he was in the nursery was like an emotional roller coaster. When he first went to the nursery, I wasn't able to go see him for a few hours because my legs were dead from the epidural. Then, Dr. Baily (his pediatrician) came in my room and told me that Jacob had fluid in his lungs and may have to be sent to a larger hospital that could better care for him. After the Doctor left I called my nurse and had her help me into a wheel chair, so that I could go see my baby. To say the least I was terrified.

In the nursery, I found Jacob with an IV in his arm, and oxygen in his nose and all sorts of monitors hooked to him. The Doctor told us we could touch him but we couldn't rub or stimulate him. During that first day, I sat by him all day, unable to feed or hold him. It was a very long, sad day.

That night Brian left because he had to be at work early the next day. Shortly after he left, Jacobs nurse told me that he was doing a lot better...... and I could hold him!!! I cant express how happy I was to get to do this. Poor Brian though, he hadn't got to hold him at all. Anyway, a few hours later the nurse told me that we could try to feed him. At first we just fed him with a syringe. After a few of these type of feedings, I finally got to nurse him.

On Monday, Brian came to the hospital and got to hold Jake. Jake also made a few big improvements (They were able to take him off 90% his oxygen but when they tried to stop the last of it, he would turn blue). Then on Tuesday, Dr. Baily said that Jake was showing signs of Pneumonia.... and that they may end up sending him to the valley after all. So I called Brian and asked him and President Whipple to come give Jake a blessing.

I feel like I witnessed a miracle, as Jacob stayed stable that day, and then in the middle of the night, the nurse tried again to stop the oxygen, and was successful!!!! Wednesday morning Dr. Baily called the specialist and the two of them decided together that Jake might not have Pneumonia after all. She also said that if he could go 24 hours without the oxygen then he could go home!!!

Thursday morning we were finally able to take our sweet little baby home. Dr. Baily did say that he might be a little more susceptible to respiratory illnesses, so we need to keep him home for a while.

Its so fun to have Jacob home with us. He is such a good little guy. I LOVE everything about him.....

Here is a picture of Jacob with a nurse that took care of me when I was a baby. My mom pointed her out to me a long time ago. So when I saw that she was going to be Jacobs nurse I told her that she took care of me. When I told her this, she gave me a big hug. She was so kind to us during her whole shift. She said she has been working there for 30 years now!

This is Jacob having his IV taken out. It was so sad to see everyone poke at him all the time. I was glad that it was coming out rather than in though!

Here we are getting ready to go home! This is the room I got to stay in after I was released from the hospital. It is right off the nursery and is for parents who have sick babies. I was the first one to get to stay there.

This is the first of many kisses that Eric has given to "baby Jake". Eric loves Jake and kisses him about every five minutes.