Friday, April 3, 2009

Welcome Baby Gavin!

It may have taken the entire pregnancy and 3 days in the hospital to decide on his name, but we finally did it and he didn't have to leave the hospital without a name. (We finally decided an hour before discharge). Welcome to the world Gavin!

If you look closely you can see red bumps below his eyes. They call these speed bumps because he was delivered so quickly. I think I pushed two times is what Ryan said. From the beginning to end of when i was given the green light to push it 
was 10 minutes. We seem to be enlightened w/ nicknames for Gavin left and right. Thanks to the speed bumps Gavin has now been dubbed "Jet" for his speedy arrival.

He's such a good eater he
 was  back to his birth weight by day 4. Nurse said he's an overachiever. That was inevitable w/ Ryan as his daddy! His face is filling out and he's developing a double chin! Too cute!

Gavin is sporting a onesie that says, "Born in 2009". It was a gift from one of Ryan's patients at Willows PT at the daddy shower the girls in his office threw for him. They invited tons of previous patients and I think he said there were like 20 patients who came for cake and gifts. It was sure sweet. He felt pretty dang special! Thanks ladies!

We are so very happy for Gavin's addition to our family. We feel so blessed by Heavenly Father for his watchful care over us through this experience. What a blessing the power of the priesthood is. I couldn't have done this without the comfort of the Spirit and the confidence Ryan felt that all would be well. Tender mercies! We were so impressed w/ the care we received from the nurses and doctors at Feather River Hospital. We were so glad we decided to go there. We are so happy to be home and adjusting to life as parents. Its definitely a sacrifice well worth it! 
Let the journey begin!

Monday, March 30, 2009

He has arrived!!!

We are so excited to announce that baby beck has arrived!!
was born Friday, March 27th at 9:02 a.m.
He weighed 6 lbs 1 oz and is 18.5 inches long

After a 3 day stay in the hospital, we are all home and adjusting to life. See my other blog for details about the recovery. We're really excited to have Gavin in our home and to begin our family! He is so adorable and a great baby so far! What a blessing!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ultrasound is Amazing!

Our little Warrior at 21 1/2 weeks! He was so active it was tough getting a look at his face front on.
See his foot up against his head? He's folded in half--that's what you can do when you don't have a fully developed hip bone apparantly! Isn't this amazing!

it's a boy, by golly!

Yep, that's right we're having a boy! We awaited the day of finding out with much anticipation. I went back and forth between finding out, but I really really wanted a boy because all my life I wished I had an older brother. Well, I got my wish and I have a feeling a little charma with it too! At 21 weeks I still hadn't felt him move. Everyone thought I was weird, even my doctor. I think cuz its my first I didn't know what to expect, but it happened this week. Right at 21 weeks he has COME ALIVE!!! He is so active! During the hour we spent for our ultrasound he wouldn't stop moving. Even as I type he's having a hay-day. I know I'll have my HANDS FULL! I know its payback for the child I was and I know Ryan was quite the character too! We're so excited. I couldn't help by lose my breath watching the baby move, yawn, kick, roll over, give us the peace sign (I have a pic to prove it). It was awesome! What a blessing! We couldn't be happier. I just want him here! Now we just have to settle on a name...its been tough agreeing for boy names but as Ryan says "we have some good ones to work with". I'm starting on the baby's room next week (cleaning it out that is). Thankfully it appears he is growing right on track and healthy as far as can be told!! What a blessing!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

head, shoulders, knees, and toes!

Well, I'm 11 weeks pregnant and we had our second doctor's visit. Ryan had his first experience in an ob/gyn office and it was comical to say the least. I actually had a great line, which we agreed was quite hilarious. So I was getting undressed and into the hospital gown for my visit and as usual I was concerned about hiding my under garments from the doctor's view so he wouldn't see them. Well, while I was lying on the table I noticed my bra strap was visible and I asked if he could cover it up. He then looked at me and said, "You're worried about a bra strap when he's gonna be doing a whole lot more than that..." Oh man, so true but I was really worried about that. So, we survived the visit to say the least. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat and see it move around quite a bit. It was very active. I'm right where I should be for 11 weeks! Things are going well and it was awesome to see that its not a blob anymore, there's a head, fingers, arms, etc. We're excited!

Friday, September 5, 2008

pregnancy costs!

So, I just couldn't resist this quick Ryan and I have been saving our nickles and dimes (ok way more than that) for this baby. We both work for small employers so we are stuck with High Deductible Health Plans (at least we have them, well that's the gist of this story). So we complain and worry about how much this baby will cost and hope that the $6000 we've saved so far in our handy-dandy HSA accounts will be enough. Well, today I almost had to put the baby (who is only the size of a walnut right now) on the black market because I got our first lab bill and the opening line said "amount billed: $918.25). HOLY COW!!! That was just ONE lab visit and I've heard there will be plenty more to come! Yikes! So then I freak out and quickly scroll down and pray there is better news...and there is! Althought our insurance sucks compared to some (we have a $2500 annual deductible and then have to pay like 20% up to the cal year max out of pocket of $4000-if you do everything by the insurance's book, and this baby will take up not 1 but 2 years worth of deductibles might I add) it will be a great asset due to the contracted rates between hospitals, labs and doctors and Blue Shield! What a relief when I saw that I am only responsible to the lab for $120.11. Whew, the baby is safe (for now)! So, my advise get a crappy/cheap plan if you have to to avoid cash pay prices. Plus, with the HSA accounts Ryan and I can both put away $2800 a year each for medical expenses for anyone in the family and it rolls over each year (and makes interest) forever. Plus, the premiums are low like $130/month and our employers do contribute $600-800 a year into the accounts so they will be helping to financially pay for this pregnancy. Thank you! Another reason to support lower premiums on insurance and bring it to all Americans!

Initial Doctor's Visit with OB: $102.44

First Lab Tests: $120.11

Our first baby: Priceless