Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ingrid came to visit

As most of you know I served a mission in Detroit Michigan. The last 3 months of my mission I trained a missionary by the name of Ingrid Olsen. We were called the Olsen twins on the mission and it was so fun having a "twin". She used to have really long curly hair so we did look a little similar. She is from Canada and she came this past week to come and visit our family. It was so wonderful and fun seeing her and having her meet the girls and Andrew. The last time I saw her was when Mariyah was 9 months old. We laughed and had a great time getting together. She was so sweet to the girls and it was so fun seeing her:).

The Olsen "Twins"

Ingrid was so sweet to have a tea party with the girls and my nephew

Ingrid with baby Andrew

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Random Cuteness
Andrew is such a sweet baby boy. He is so content and so so sweet and such a blessing to have in our home. We love him and as you can see he gets lots of love from his sisters.

I love his jammies...esp the feet

Brookie being sweet with Andrew

Andrew all snuggly with Ry

1st time in his swing

Love what the onesie says...n it's cute bc he's yawning

Amazing Doctor Eddy!!!!

Brookie sharing her toy

Sweet baby boy

Basketball player. I love his shoes

Friday, November 19, 2010

Colleens Visit/Pictures of Andrew & Girls

Joshua's mom came to visit from Alaska and it was wonderful having her here. She was a great help to us and the kids. The girls loved having grandma here and we LOVED having her here for a week. She cooked, cleaned, watched the girls and baby. She did everything I wanted to do but with the c-section and still healing I wasn't able to do everything I normally do. Thank you for coming Colleen and spending time with our family.

Update on Andrew: He met with the pediatrician last week and he is doing great. He now weighs 7lbs. 13oz. and so he is growing and he's a healthy baby boy. He is such a SWEET baby. Seriously he is so quite and so so happy and content. He only gets up once in the night to eat and we feel so blessed that his health is doing so well and his breathing is too.

Grandma holding Andrew with her 2 sons Joshua & Tyler

Grandma with her grandchildren. Andrew is the 1st grandson on
Joshua's side of the family

Cute sister pictures with Andrew

I love his little face in this picture.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pictures of the KIDS together

So I am realizing that I have called Andrew a her a few times and aw she's so cute...then I have to correct myself lol. I have also been saying girls or our girls, the girls and haven't had to say boy before so that's why I titled this post kids. I am sure in time he wont be called a girl because he is all boy:).

I was able to get a few pictures of the girls and Andrew together. Of course they wanted to both hold him but it all worked out.

My mom and sweet sister Lindsey made Andrew his very 1st build a bear. His name is Nash Pup:). I wanted to see if Andrew measured up to Nash.

Eyes wide open. Of course this would be the case because it was jammie
time and then time for bed.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ANDREW'S HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew had jaundice for a few days but now the exciting news is that Andrew is home! Were so excited he is home and weren't planning on him coming home this weekend. He is doing amazing and they called us yesterday and he came home last night.

It was sad to see him with his jaundice and with the lights.
I just tried to think of it as him tanning before coming home lol.

When he heard my voice he would lift up his head.

I love the names signs they made for him. It was great seeing him in a regular baby bed at the hospital and not hooked up to all the machines.

Going home outfit:)

I love my sweet baby boy.

Daddy getting me in my car seat

Look at the excitement from Brookie holding baby Andrew

Mariyah was so excited to hold her baby brother for the 1st time

All cuddly

Finally pictures of his eyes open

Thank you Aunt Sara for the cute outfit.

Aunt Tami & Uncle Darren came to visit me the night I came home

Monday, November 8, 2010

Andrew Baby

Last night I went and fed Andrew and he is doing amazing! The nurses are amazed at how well he is doing. He is a strong baby boy and oh so cute. They gave him a bath and he is such a sweetie. They moved his iv from his hand to his foot and the other cords as well.

I am heading home today but he will stay for a week. It will be hard not having him home but at the same time I am grateful that he is getting the care he needs here. I will pretty much stay here everyday for his feedings and spend time with him.

I am able to pump and he is able to eat through a bottle. He is still hooked up to the iv
with vitamins but it's nice to have him get my milk as well.

They gave him a bath and cleaned him all up. This is the 1st time he doesn't have any wiring on his face. He is completely off of the oxygen and doing really well.

I love this face. He feels free bc he had an iv on his hand and they moved it to his foot so
now he can be free and put his hands where he wantes.

Mariyah visiting Andrew last night. He's using the blanky she bought him

I love how they decorated his name.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Andrew Joshua Hadley

I am sure most of you have heard that our sweet baby boy was born. He came 3 weeks early and he weighed 7lbs. 9oz. He has been in the nicu because his lungs aren't fully developed. He is such a sweet baby boy and we LOVE him so much.

So here is how everything started. On Saturday night and into Sunday(Halloween) I was having lots of contractions and was able to breathe through them and then by Monday they weren't as strong. I was still have swelling in my feet and hands but over all I felt like I was doing much better. My due date was November 24th but my c-section was scheduled for November 17th.
I went into the hospital at noon on Thursday the 4th of November and got hooked up to the monitor and it showed that I was having contractions. They weren't really intense and the main reason I came into the hospital was because I was swollen and felt like I needed to be checked out. From noon-4:00 I was monitored and was dilated more and more. By 4:30 the nurse had called my doctor and said he would be to the hospital by 5:30 to check me and see where my dilation was. My doctor checked me and I was at a 4. He said were doing a c-section and prepping you now. That FAST I had nurses, iv's, the anesthesiologist and off I was to have the baby.

He was born at 6:54pm and he is such a sweet and handsome baby boy. Right after he was born they realized that his breathing wasn't the greatest and that he was struggling to take breathes. During this time Joshua went with the nurses to the nursery for him to get weighed and they ended up keeping him in the nicu. He was immediately put on oxygen, x-rays taken and the tubes began to be hooked up to him.

On Friday afternoon is breathing wasn't getting better and they were getting a little concerned so they did a minor surgery where they put a tube down his throat and put a certain fluid in his lungs. Over time with him breathing in the fluids it has actually helped him and he is doing better. He was in the plastic bubble with 41% oxygen but as of Saturday morning he moved up and had the oxygen through his nose and a tiny tube in his mouth down his throat.

Joshua and I have been visiting Andrew throughout the day and although we haven't been able to hold him we have been able to talk to him and occasionally touch him.

I was so excited today (Sat) because after delivering him 48 hrs. ago I was able to hold him:). I held him for an hour and it was such a sweet moment to be able to hold our precious baby. He even smiled and peeked his eyes open for a split second. I think he knew his mommy was holding him:).

It's Sunday morning now and here's an update on our baby. The girls came to the hospital last night and they were excited to meet their baby brother. Only one person at a time is a loud in the nicu so Joshua took Mariyah 1st then Brookie went next. The girls LOVED seeing their baby brother. They know they can't hold him but they were able to touch him. Joshua's brother and his wife and their little baby girl came to say hi and it was great seeing family. My sister came and it was wonderful seeing her and a Special Thank you to my parents and siblings for helping out so much. Joshua and I greatly appreciate it especially during this difficult time. They have watched the girls and taken great care of our girls while Joshua and I have been at the hospital.

Update on Andrew Sunday night: He did have a tube down his mouth that he pulled out(the nurses said he must not have wanted it in lol). He is no longer in the plastic bubble with 41% oxygen. He moved up and had a tube in his nose which now he is able to breathe better and his lugs are progressing.

Since Andrew was born he was given an iv with fluids in it and that' the only way he has been able to eat. During this time I have been pumping because I want to breastfeed but they haven't been able to give him anything by mouth because of his lungs not being fully developed. Well as of today at 12:30 pm I was able to hold and feed Andrew:). Joshua and I were both in the nicu and it was so wonderful to feed him. I was also able to feed him at 3:30pm and Joshua and I have been able to hold him. What a blessing each of you have been with fasting and praying for our baby boy. Thank you so much. We know that the power of prayer is real and that Andrew is progressing because he can feel the love of those around him.

Andrew came into this world on November 4th

My 1st time seeing him (4hrs. after he was born)

He started out with full oxygen

Emily Lopez came and visited me but the pictures on Joshua's phone

Aunt Lindsey
Sweet Baby Boy



Great Grandpa

Kim & I

My 1st time holding Andrew.
What a tender moment it was after waiting 2 days to hold him.

I love this picture of Andrew and his big sister holding his hand

Brookie's so excited to have a baby brother

Aunt Sara

Thank you mom for the beautiful colorful flowers and the balloon

Joshua holding his son for the 1st time

Andrew LOVES his daddy