'We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it love.'
-Dr. Suess

Sunday, March 18, 2012

One month gone

So it's hard to believe that Liam is now a month old.  It is amazing how quickly he changes, and to think of all the new things that he will be doing soon.  So a little bit about him, he loves to be held, he is not one to just sit on his own while he's awake.  He also loves being on the move and walking around.  We went on an hour walk the other day when it was lovely outside and he acted like it was the best thing in the world.  Music also is something he seems to love.  In church he will just listen during the hymns and Jeff and I are in the choir and he will just sit and listen the whole time with no problems.  If he is upset Jeff and I singing is something that will quiet him down really quick, and he will sleep in the bassinet by himself if we sing him to sleep.  Eating is another passion of his, during the day he still eats about every two hours.  He goes a little longer at night.  Another instant fix for him when he is upset is a bath.  The moment he hears the bathtub turn on he stops crying and is completely content.  Guess he must be our child if the things that cheer him up are food, music, and baths, things that Jeff and I love.  Nights have been going pretty well.  I usually just have to get up with him once or twice, and usually he will just eat and go back to sleep.
So as far as school goes the last week was crazy since I have had five midterms and two projects in addition to my regular homework load, but that is all almost over and then it is just finals and we are done.  I cant believe there are less than 20 days of school left for us.  Finals are almost easier than midterms though because we have reading days with no class just to study and then there aren't any classes that you have to go to, you just have to take the tests.  Liam has done really well with going to school as he likes to be on the go.  He mostly just sleeps during class.  I am so excited to be able to go running again.  I have been wanting to since the week after my C-section and only have to wait a couple more weeks...then I will take my running stroller and go on a wonderful run.
So some other exciting news is that Jeff got a real world job for after graduation at Insider Sales in Provo.  So I will be able to do my last semester with just a couple of classes and graduate in the Fall.  We are now looking into moving to Springville, and maybe buying a house.  So adult it is kind of crazy.  It is strange transitioning into this new stage of life with a child and soon without school.  I never really thought of life beyond school and I have had a hard time comprehending what I will do with out it.  I guess life is about change though and I will adjust to this next chapter.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Introducing Liam Craig Walther

So we have welcomed our baby Liam into the cold world of Provo, Utah.  He was born February 18th at 11:36 P.M. and was 19 inches long.  He is now almost two weeks old.  So here is the story of his birth.  We were planning on going in on the 21st for a scheduled C-section as he was still breech and was refusing to turn.  I had been having contractions but nothing really bad and I had been experiencing these for several weeks so I didn't really think about it.  Throughout the past couple of days though I had been having quite a bit of fluid leaking but I wasn't sure if it was normal or if my water had broken, but at my Doctors appointment they didn't say anything about it so I just ignored it.  So Saturday my parents came up to be here when the baby was born and we were just at our apartment hanging out, waiting on the off-chance that I might go into labor.  So I kept having contractions that ranged from 4 to 20 minutes apart, but the pain wasn't bad at all, but my mom convinced us to go to the hospital just to be checked out and I was a little concerned because I hadn't felt him move.  So we went to the hospital, but I was convinced they were just going to send me home.  We got into labor and delivery and they monitored the baby and he seemed totally fine and they did some tests on the fluid and were about to send me home when they decided to do one additional test.  A few minutes later the doctor came in and said that I was leaking some amniotic fluid so they were going to deliver me right now since my fluid was low.  Next minute the anesthesiologist was in the room giving me an epidural and less than an hour later we were headed to the operating room.  The epidural did make me nauseous so I threw up once because I was so nervous about the whole thing,which isn't very pleasant when you're strapped down to a table.  So they started the C-section and a few minutes later they lowered the curtain so I could see them pull out my baby boy.  I only saw him for a second then Jeff left with him while they started to stitch me up.  At this point they discovered that my uterus is heart shaped so Liam's head was stuck up in one side of the heart which is why he could never turn.  The doctors thought it was very cool and were telling everyone to come check out my uterus. So just another addition to our story that makes our little boy such a miracle as the heart-shaped uterus is supposed to lead to infertility, frequent miscarriage, and preterm birth.  So they said if I can get pregnant again it is more likely i will have to do C-section again.  Just shows that little Liam was meant to come into the world at this time as he overcame a lot odds that weren't in his favor.
So recovery has not been bad at all.  They kept asking me how my pain was at the hospital and it never was bad so I never really took any pain meds other than ibuprofen and I only took that once or twice, and I never filled my prescription for percocet.  Anyway I got out of the hospital Tuesday and I went to one of my classes Wednesday and I took Liam to all my classes the \following monday.  He has been doing pretty good and i have still been able to stay on top of my school work, and people are really nice and willing to help me with notes and stuff.  So thats the story of our lives currently.  It will be nice when Liam starts sleeping for longer periods at night, but he is pretty good just to wake up eat and then go back to sleep.  We are so excited to have him.  He is such a miracle in every way and Jeff and I love him so much