Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Patch.............

The annual Preschool Field Trip I braved it and took all three kids!

Brielle and her pumpkin!

Dawson and his pumpkin!

The kids with their friend Maklee!

Dallin enjoying the patch!

Me and the kiddos!...(Or the fat girl and my kids!)
Dawson going on the big slide.

Brielle on the big slideBrielle and Trevor on the big slide.

Our 4 week old.........

Our love Dallin is 4 weeks old!!!...I cannot believe it. In some aspects it has gone fast in some aspects very slow. Here are some fun facts about our baby:

He likes his binky.
Only sleeps 2-3 hours at a time. (Yea I am dying!)
Spits up a lot more than Brielle and Dawson ever did.
Has a very mellow personality.
Likes to sleep with his hands up by his face. (just like we saw in the U/S)
Has already smiled twice at me when talking to him!
Weighs a little over 8lbs.
Is still in Newborn clothes, because his legs are soooo short ;)
Holds his head up on his own and has since birth.
Uses his legs to push himself up the bed.
He is very strong.
Has big hands and feet.
He is balding.
He has hair on the back of his head.
His double chin is growing and so is his middle!
He has delicious LIPS!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Our 2 Week old!!!.......

A busy two weeks! Dallin had a really high jaundice count on his 5 day old check up! His pediatrician told us to go straight to the hospital to start lights. Among the discussion it was told to us that if his counts do not rapidly drop then a blood transfusion was in his future! On Friday his count was 26.1....Really HIGH.

After 24hrs in the hosptial his count was down to 16.9. We were released to go home but he still had to be in the lights!

This is him at home! He hated the home lights more than anything! It was sad and pathetic. He wanted to be held. It was torture for me! After day 2 his counts were 13.5. My Pediatrician told me that between 12-13 we could stop the lights. I figured he was close so let him sleep with me!..Bad decision, his count jumped to 14.5! Ughhh. Then after another night of lights he was down to 12.6!! Took two days off and rechecked his count back up to 16.8. I cried! Though they expected the drop and said no lights! Again re tested 2 days later and he is around 12 again! His liver is now kicking in! YAAAAAAAAAAAA

What have we learned about this cute baby in 2 weeks?????

He loves his Mommy's bed ;)

He loves his hands up by his face!

He smiles a lot in his sleep ;) Which I LOVE.

Melts my heart!

Also, Dallin is allergic to SHRIMP. I had fried shrimp and he was not himself! Up ALL night. Very rough on the Mom. Then the next day he had little hives all over him :( I talked to his pediatrician and he said it is definitely a possibility because Brielle is allergic to shellfish! UGHHH. Of course, during All-U-Can Eat Shrimp at Red Lobster! I may have to feed him pumped milk after my Red Lobster trips ;)

Dallin weighed in at 7lbs. 6oz at his 2 week check-up! He gained 6oz. in 5 days!!

This is Dawson in the Nicu. Dallin has his chin and nose!!!

This is Brielle. Dallin has her eyes!!! :)

Better sibling pics to come.

Dawson's Nicu Nurse

While in the hospital after we had Dallin a nurse came in to check him over. To our surprise it was Dawson's Nicu Nurse! We never got a picture of Dawson with her at the time but I was not going to miss this opportunity. She was his main nurse while in the NICU and he was always in such good hands with Darla. She holds a special place in my heart because it was very hard to leave him there but she made it more manageable. Not really a NICU baby anymore ;)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Baby Makes 5.........

Prepare yourself this is gonna be long! After 4 weeks of pre-term labor, Dallin Gary Milius finally arrived at 36 weeks 1 day! I was sooooo happy to be done! Not that the pregnancy was miserable, I felt great until the contractions started! My OB told me she would be out of town and I knew that I would go into labor, early yes but all in the head!!! I started contracting and held out over the weekend and Labor day before going to the doctors! I was monitored and contracting every 5-7 min. I was checked and 1cm and about 30% effaced. Only 32w3d! They immediately put me on meds to stop the contractions! They never stopped! I was back three days later for monitoring and still 5-7 minutes apart. I was sent over to Labor and Delivery to get stronger meds! (still my ob was out of town) With pain meds they were able to slow the contractions to every 8-10 minutes. Saw my OB the next week and she immediately sent me to L&D again to stop the contractions. She also gave me steroids to help baby Dallin's lungs since we were all pretty sure he was coming early. Had to do steroids the next day also! Saw my doctor once a week for the next two weeks and we were just chugging along! Still slowly dilating and effacing but holding on! She told me at the 36w mark they would not stop me any longer and to stop the meds! Whoo HOO! I was soooo sore from all the contracting that I was barely able to function! Stopped on Sunday and was at the hospital Sunday at 2am with contractions every 3-5 min and much more intense! Dilated to 3 and 60% effaced. Gave me a shot of pain meds and they slowed my contractions again! I was sooo angry I was ready to be done! I had a Doc appt. two days later on Wed. and I knew I was going to beg her to let me have this baby! The contractions now were much stronger and I could barely move because I was so sore!..
She was going to let me go home but I pleaded my case! I knew I would not survive another week with the contracting being so strong! Plus I was a 4 and 80% effaced! She agreed to send me to L&D to have a baby!!! They started pitocin at 2, broke my water at about 4 and he was born at 7:58pm! It went sooo fast! My body had been trying to have this baby for weeks and it was ready! My epidural did not work and finally after begging again they gave me a spinal. I was a 7-8 at the time. Had him an hour later! Glad it worked ;) I was numb until 5am the next morning! Which was nice no after birth pains ;)

This will be only "in labor" picture you will get of me ;)

Pushing was a little more difficult with a spinal because I was soooo numb! Though after about 5 contractions he was born!! 7lb 4oz and 19 inches long! 36w and 1 day!

David cutting the cord ;)

Getting clean and oxygen.

He was mad!


Gary Stefan look alike ;))))

Got to hold him!! SO happy since I did not get to hold Dawson after he was born!

Daddy and his boy!

Monna and Dallin.

Mimi and Dallin.

First time seeing their brother!! SO proud!

Big Sister!

Big brother!

Family Pic! Not the best!

Auntie Karrah and Baby..

Cousin Hailey and Baby..

Auntie Teresa and Baby...

Papa and Baby....

Another Gary Stefan look-alike!

This is actually who we think Dallin looks most like, Uncle Kyle!

First Bath!...Looks like he enjoyed getting clean, definitely my boy!

So content and pink!

Going home!...Ya with Mommy and Daddy no NICU time!!

Already so in love!

Love that boy!

Gifts for his older siblings! Dallin gave Brielle Little Mermaid 2...which she has been begging for and Dallin got Dawson a Monster Truck!