December 13, 2009
Posted by thekimbo at 11:30 PM
Posted by thekimbo at 11:24 PM
I will start from the beginning. On Dec. 9th I woke up at about 4:00 am. I felt like something wasn't right. I was uncomfortable, and have had trouble sleeping the last couple of months, but it wasn't that. I felt like something weird was going on with my body, but couldn't put my finger on it. My feet had gotten really swollen the last couple of days before hand, but didn't think it had anything to do with that. I rolled to my other side, and thought, "Well, whatever it is, it can wait." I finally was sleeping well! But I still laid there with my eyes opened. Then I felt it. A weird release of pressure, and a slow leak of quite a bit of fluid. I knew what my water breaking felt like because it did as well with Dax. I still laid there for a moment thinking "seriously, again? less then 15% of women have their water break" I was breathing fast, in shock. I didn't want to wake cole if I had accidentally peed my pants! But I kept leaking and leaking. After a minute I shook Cole's shoulder to tell him my water broke. He responded "What??What?? Are you serious?" I will always remember the way he said it and the look on his face. The first thing he did was call his mom. I changed my clothes-dumb thing to do! I kept leaking! I then, in a panic not knowing what to do, started flat ironing my hair- I wanted to look presentable! I didn't want bed head! Then I thought- AH! I need to call my mom and tell her so that she could come over to the house until Dax woke up. I called her, and as soon as she answered she said "Is it time?"
I was in so much shock, but calm, my water broke one day later in my pregnancy then it did with Dax. 6 weeks early. With Dax I was 34w 4 d pregnant, this time 34w 5d pregnant. When I got to the hospital, to my luck, Dr.Lunt was sitting at the nurses station. ( Who I must say is such a wonderful Dr.)His response was "What are YOU doing here??" he laughed a little, knowing my history. And they checked me right in. No waiting or checking to see if my water actually broke. They hooked me up to monitors, and I was already contracting 5 minutes apart. I wanted to go to sleep knowing how long labor can last. By the time we called all the family, and got settled in, I was checked, I was only dilated to a 2. My next check I was a 4. That was about an hour or so later. I felt like things were going so slow, so I sent Cole to eat. I then wanted my epidural so I wasn't having horrible contractions at the same time as receiving it! That's how my last labor was, and it was miserable! Let me just say, I don't think I would want to go through labor without an epidural, but this time it was very uncomfortable. I felt really light headed. All I could picture was that long tube/needle thing going into my back. I had had one before, I was pretty calm, until it started going in. I then laid back and the amazing nurse gave me oxygen. Cole then went home to shower and get anything else I needed. Dr. Lunt came in to check me, and I was a 6. I thought I was going to be there all day. About 15 minutes later I asked the nurse to check me. I was an 8+! I though....well cole better hurry! I called him to hurry up! I told the nurse I thought I was getting close so she checked me, and yes, I was all the way there! I called Cole in a panic thinking, if he doesn't get here in time, I better call my mom, who was in the waiting room, to run in so I wouldn't be alone. The nurse had me to a test push- which with Dax, I pushed for about 10 minutes with the nurse. The nurse told me to stop! My husband, and my amazing friend Alecia who was going to take pictures, came into the door. Dr. Lunt followed and the show started! It went so fast. With Dax I pushed for probably 30 minutes. This time, I pushed 3 times, 2 contractions, and he was out! I was so shocked how fast things went. It seemed to be over in a blink of an eye. I am so thankful that alecia captured this once in a lifetime moment for me to remember. The birth of our miracle, Kai. Kai came out with no cord around his neck- he had had it around his neck twice , and had low amniotic fluid, and it was amazing to see him. There was a point where we weren't sure if he was going to make it. I hope you enjoy these pictures- I think they are amazing.
Posted by thekimbo at 10:56 PM
December 11, 2009
His Name is Kai Russell Deverall
Born December 9th, 2009
He was born at 1:42 p.m. weighing 5 lbs 4 oz and 16 3/4 inches long
He is doing well in the NICU and we can't wait until we can take our early Christmas present home!!
Posted by thekimbo at 12:33 AM
November 11, 2009
As I have been packing my hospital bag, and getting things prepared for whenever this little one arrives, there has been a lot on my mind. Of course wondering if I can do a newborn again...sleepless nights and days, all of the feedings every 2 hours, the newborn cry-which is adorable, when it's not your own in the middle of the night, a 19 month old AND a newborn, labor-and I will say this time I want an epidural as soon as I walk in those doors, the NICU, which can be emotional, all of the sweet moments with a baby of course and the memories. But I will say the one thing I do keep thinking about is purchasing Lansinoh nursing pads- even if I decide nursing doesn't work out again. I do know whatever happens, and how it happens things will work out.I have faith, and I know heavenly father will bless us. I think all of you mothers will understand this picture!
P.S. I will be posting pictures of Dax soon and what has been going on!
Posted by thekimbo at 1:46 AM
November 08, 2009
Everyone listen up!! My photographer, Alecia, is doing a photo contest on her blog. A FREE photo shoot. You all know you need it for family pictures over the holidays, for christmas cards, or for a new born session-since everyone and their mom is pregnant right now!! Check it out, and enter. It's worth a shot! And hurry up, she is announcing the winner on the 16th! She has taken all of Dax's pictures and Family pictures. I would recommend her to everyone I know!
Posted by thekimbo at 7:59 PM
September 19, 2009
So I decided to do a little post before I get some time to get cole to scan the ultra sound pics in. I thought I would update on baby #2. I am now past 23 weeks. This little boy is pretty busy, not as crazy as Dax was, but kicking like crazy when he is awake-usually when I am trying to go to bed. He is the most active around 1am and about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. I was put on bedrest due to low amniotic fluid. They cannot see any physical level of why it is decreasing. I am hoping it doesn't get lower and I get put in the hospital on bedrest with fluid IVs. I am wondering if it has anything to do with how my water broke early with Dax. I will be doing ultra sounds weekly to get updates so cross your fingers! I just don't know if I can make it until 36 weeks on strict bedrest! Other than the fluid the baby is growing great, now estimated at 1 1/2 pounds. If you have any great boy name ideas let me know!!!
Posted by thekimbo at 10:51 PM
So I have been put on strict bed rest.I can only get up to eat, shower, and go to the bathroom. It has been almost 3 days and I am already bored to death. I need ideas to keep me entertained and busy. And what am I supposed to do with an 18th month old all day who is busy as can be? If anyone has ideas please tell me!!
Posted by thekimbo at 12:31 AM
August 30, 2009
There is a blog I follow that the creator posted this message about being a mom. Being a mom of a 1 year old and being 5 months pregnant I have been scared to go through the whole newborn thing again. Reading this helped me feel a little more calm and remind me that I am not the only one.....
Sunday, August 30, 2009
And then you have that baby. And you know.
So Momma B., this is what I hope you remember over the next few weeks:
For at least the new two years, probably more, you will have very little control over your life. It starts with labor -- you can't plan it (I know, it killed me too!), you can't tell that little one how or when to come, and you can't control how the labor will go. All you can do is relax, let go, breathe, and realize you have to give it up to the people that know best...the nurses, your doctor, God.
After the baby is here, you will have zero control over your life because that itty bitty patootie will rule. your. world. You will feel exhaustion like you've never known. You will want to give your right arm for a few straight hours of sleep. You will have to plan to leave the house well ahead of time. And when you do leave the house, it will be 30 minutes later than you had planned.
Speaking of sleep, even the best sleepers (ours slept through at FIVE weeks) will drive you absolutely mad at times. They will sleep three hours at a time for a few nights...sleep for six one night...you will get on your knees thanking God...and then that next night they will will wake up every two. It is a bit maddening. There are also nights when they just don't want to sleep, thank you very much. They would rather just lay there staring at you, thank you again.
Because of this, there may be times you will look at your child at 3 a.m., begging him to PLEASE JUST GO TO SLEEP. You may not even like him much at those moments. YES -- I said it, there are times you just are not nuts about them for being itty bitty and helpless and ruling your world (at 3 a.m. nonetheless).
And then that moment passes, and in the middle of the night, you will look at your baby's sweet eyes in the dark, rub his tiny head and you may just cry because you are so incredibly blessed to have this child. To be rocking this child at 3 a.m. You will realize there is no place you would rather be, ever.
You will be overwhelmed at how people love your baby. Yes, you know your friends love you. But you will realize you didn't have a clue how much they love you until you see the way they love your child. You will realize how much you mean to the people around you, because of the way they love your baby. It will overwhelm you, the love you will feel in those first weeks.
A few weeks after that sweet bubby is born, you will start needing a little somethin'. Just a little -- a little something in return for all that feeding, loving, feeding, smooching. And then. THEN, your child will smile at you. YOUR CHILD. He will smile at you like you are the sun and the moon and the stars and it will be one of the best moments of your entire life.
You will spend the rest of your days trying to get your child to smile at you like that again.
One of the biggest changes I noticed after our son was born was the new "weight" of being a Mom. It's the best way I can explain it. It's like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, in a good way. You now have a life to look after, and that is a really big deal. Sometimes that weight is really noticeable. You will feel it all the time -- but mostly when you leave the baby with Daddy for an hour. Or with Grandma for an evening so you can go out with friends.
From the day that baby is born, you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS thinking about them, worrying about them, wondering about them. You may not realize it, but it's always there. That weight lessens as they get older, but it's only because you get used to it. You are now a Mommy, and that comes with so much wonderful responsibility.
Your life is about to change for the better. You will never be the same. You will come back and read this a few months from now and have a whole new appreciation for these words. And when someone you love has their first baby, you will try to express to them the crazy, indescribable love they are about to feel, and you won't be able to put it into words for them either.
You are about to meet the love of your life, and I am so happy for you.
Posted by thekimbo at 11:57 PM
August 26, 2009
SO.... in about a week I have a Bunco night to go to. I'm so excited about it. It's 80's themed! I really want to dress for the occassion and go all out! My only problem is I have short hair!! Any ideas of how to do it?? Or suggestions for the outfit!!
Posted by thekimbo at 9:06 PM
August 25, 2009
August 19, 2009
Posted by thekimbo at 10:43 PM
After going in for an ultra sound on Monday and the babies legs were crossed we still didn't know what the baby's gender is. I went in again today to have them check and I was so sure it was a girl! I had this gut feeling and then this pregnancy has been totally different. Not too sick, not throwing up every day like I did with Dax, but that means absolutely nothing! Dax is going to have a little play mate, a best friend, and a little brother. We are so excited for him!!!!
Posted by thekimbo at 10:23 PM
August 13, 2009
I figured that since we will be finding out what we are having on Monday that I better post the ultra sounds from the past. One I was 13 weeks but measuring 12, the other ones I was 15 weeks. And of course I was too early at my last one for them to give me a for sure answer, I had to wait, until I am about 19 weeks. It is killing me to find out! I wish I could go find out right now!! I always have a hard time seeing what is what in the ultra sounds until I am pretty far along. I think it's because they look like little aliens! One is of the body's profile, and the other are the face and feet. When we go home Cole always has to point out what is what! So... Any guesses of what we will be having??
Posted by thekimbo at 4:02 PM
July 25, 2009
I decided to write a post about this because it was the SCARIEST thing that has ever happened to me and I do not want to forget about it and how I felt. I'm not the greatest at writing in a journal so I figured this is the best I would probably do. July started off as a busy month. Since finding out I was pregnant I have had many doctor appointments. I had to gone to Salt Lake for some, and multiple doctors here. We also moved out of my parents and into a townhome, which we are SO thrilled about. It's hard previously living in our home that we owned to a smaller place. BUT we have a pool and a back yard and we are closer to all of our friends. But back to the story. The week after we moved in I was still going to my mom's house about every day to pick up things we had left there. I had an OB appointment in the morning and figured I would run over to my mom's, who was watching Dax, eat my lunch, and get a couple of things and head home. On the way home is was past lunch time so I stopped at Taco Bell and picked up some lunch. I ate when I got to my mom's but threw it all up. I didn't give myself any insulin since I didn't keep anything down. Dax was laying down for a nap, and with throwing up I didn't feel well and thought I would too. I laid down next to the room Dax was sleeping in, so when he woke up and cried, I would hear him. The next thing I know I hear men talking. I open my eyes and see a room full of strangers. In uniforms. The Paramedic asked me my name, what year it was, who the president was, and if I knew what had happened. I couldn't answer any of his questions. After a few minutes he asked again what my name was, I said "Kim". I looked over and there was a man with brown hair holding my hand. I assumed it was Cole. Nope, it wasn't Cole though- but I still thought it was. It was actually another paramedic who had put an IV into my hand. The paramedic then asked if I knew who some people were. It was my mom and Dax. Thankfully I knew who they were. I panicked because I didn't know where I was,what time of day it was, and anything that had happened earlier that day. He then asked if I knew how far along I was with my pregnancy. I thought to myself " I'm pregnant? Oh yeah.... I AM pregnant!" And then panicked even more. The paramedic then explained what had happened. My blood sugar had gotten so low and I no one could wake me up. They continued working on me as I was in such a nervous state. I was in shock. My temp was very low and they had to warm me up. All I could think about was "I can't believe I let this happen to me. I never wanted this to happen and did everything I could to prevent this. It had never happened before. I felt like such a horrible person and mother." I then looked around and realized there were the Santa Clara Police, Firemen, and EMT's. I felt very safe and just laid back. I still couldn't even count how many people were in one room. They then asked me if I needed to go to the hospital. I was still in shock, cold, a little out of it, and so worried about the baby-that I had forgotten about. They then took me to the hospital. I had never taken a ride in an ambulance. It was quite interesting! It was actually very interesting! The EMT that was monitoring was SO nice and helpful. His name was Greg Leavitt. He made me feel so calm. I then was at the hospital where my Dad and Cole met me. I had to stay for a couple hours and then was released. My mom told me that she had gone upstairs because Cole was on the phone and wanted to talk to me. I guess I took the phone and put it up to my ear while I was laying down but still had my eyes closed to didn't say anything. My mom couldn't get me to respond. She told Cole that we would call back! Then she knew what had happened because I she saw sweat dripping off my face, which happens when your sugars get very low. She tried putting honey and jam in my mouth, anything that she could try to get down me. But I was gagging and acting like I was going to throw up so she called 911. That was the scariest day of my life. I am so thankful I was at my mom's when it happened. If I were home alone who knows what could have happened. I may not be here, I may have lost the baby, and who knows what would have happened to Dax. I am so thankful for friends and family who care about me and help me. This has truly been a hard pregnancy because I seem to be more sensitive to insulin and have had many scary low blood sugars. I'm just thankful that the baby, me, and Dax are ok. I will post the pictures of the last 2 ultra sounds I have had soon!
Posted by thekimbo at 11:38 PM
June 11, 2009
Well.....my how time flies when you already have a baby following you around and keeping you on your toes! Tomorrow I'll be 9 weeks. I have a hard time going week by week and when people ask me what my due date is. I never go the full 40 weeks, with Dax I was 34 weeks when he was delivered. They never let diabetics go that long. They usually end up inducing you around 36 weeks. If you calculate 36 weeks instead of 40, I would be due December 18th. I just hope I don't have a christmas baby, which there is a pretty good chance! I have just been telling people that Dax will have a new brothe or sister by the end of the year. Now I just worry about all the RSV and sickness with newborns in the winter months. I need to stop worrying and just think that what are the chances of my water breaking again and going 6 weeks early??? Who knows! I just cannot believe that our little bean already looks like a polly pocket baby! And I hate that I can't button up by pants anymore!! I know I have a little chub, but come on, 3 weeks ago I could zip and button with out a problem. Maybe I should just wear my old maternity pants and face that I am pregnant, and I will be getting fat, or I AM getting fat. :) Next week I have my 10 week appointment, before I am technically 10 weeks though, and I believe I am getting another ultra sound, so I will keep you posted! YAY!
Posted by thekimbo at 11:25 PM
June 05, 2009
Last night the girls got together to play some Bunco, the first night of this Bunco group. It was so fun!!! We ate lots of good food, laughed a lot, and prizes were won. The group was awesome! In the picture top to bottom, left to right are Myndi, Marissa, Jenny, Sam, Annaleese, Claudia, Chelsey, Erin, Me, Dacia, Stacey, and Alice. Thanks for coming!
Posted by thekimbo at 2:11 PM
June 02, 2009
Posted by thekimbo at 11:55 PM
Well....since we made the big announcement I thought I would post the ultrasound we got 2 weeks ago. There was a heart beat so we were so excited about that! The first time I got pregnant and was supposed to be around 6 weeks, and there was no heart beat, nothing, and miscarried so the sound of a heart beat is the most wonderful sound in the world to me. I am now 8 weeks along, and due January 15th, but most likely than not will be a December baby. Dax and this little one will be closer than age that we would have chosen, but Dax will love having a friend! This is the first of many ultrasounds to be posted! Last time with Dax we had so many ultrasounds because I am a high risk pregnancy. Towards the end of my pregnancy I have about 2 ultra sounds a week...
Posted by thekimbo at 11:49 PM
May 31, 2009
So.... I'm not posting any pix with this post, so I'm sure no one will read this. BUT.... I'm just so excited. Tonight we took family pictures. I cannot wait to see them. My friend Alecia took the pictures. She is amazing and so thankful for her to take them. We have been trying to take these pictures for what seems like months. We had to keep rescheduling. We were about to do that tonight because Cole worked til 8, but luckily he got off at 7:30 so he hurried to the location and we snapped as many shots as we could until there was no more sunlight. You should check out her blog, and have her take your pictures! You will love you pictures if she takes them! http://aleciasphotography.blogspot.com/
Posted by thekimbo at 11:57 PM
May 27, 2009
Out of our litter of puppies we still have one for sale. She is the tiniest of the litter, adorable, and cuddly! If you are interested or know someone who is, let me know. They are $250 and will be ready this weekend to go. The pictures is a little blurry, sorry. They are so hard to take pictures of! They are so wiggly! She is tan with brown eyes, she does have one little white spot on the top of her head. They are ShiChi puppies, Shih Tzu Chihuhua mix.
Posted by thekimbo at 10:34 PM
May 26, 2009
So if you follow my blog, you will remember my April Fools Day joke. If not, Look at my blog entry on April 1st. Since April Fools is Dax's birthday I wanted to do a fun joke with him, so we had him hold a sign saying he was going to be a big brother and posted it on here. I started to feel so bad when so many people texted me and called me saying congrats. It was a great joke! Little did we know that the real joke was on us!!!!! I didn't think that we would be using this same picture AGAIN one month later. DAX REALLY IS GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER! Yup.....around the time of the joke some how a miracle happened. Knowing us, and how much work it was to have Dax, having this little accident, really is a miracle. Getting Dax here was quite the experience and faith builder. We went through a miscarriage, surgery, HSG test, many of ultra sounds trying to find something wrong with me, Cole taking fertility tests, and taking infertility pills. How could we have an accident??????? I guess this little miracle just wanted to join our family. We are quite shocked still. I am still in a little denile that I'm pregnant. Even having an ultra sound today and seeing the heart beat, didn't convince me. I guess when I start throwing up I'll believe it :) With Dax, I was sick as a dog! I'm still not that far along, but we are going to enjoy the ride!
Posted by thekimbo at 9:22 PM