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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Jason!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband. I feel very lucky to be married to such a wonderful man. He is a great husband and Father. Who lately has had to play to role of Mother too. Because of our recent scare bringing Madelyn into this world I have been forced to really take it easy this last couple of weeks; which has meant a whole lot more for Jason to worry about. Cooking, cleaning, vaccuming, grocery shopping. You name it he has had to do it. He has been taking such good care of me. I deffinately could not have gone through this whole experience without his constant love, spport and unwaivering faith that everything would be okay.

Thanks Jason for everything. I love you!





Saturday, November 29, 2008

Series of Unfortunate Events with a Happy Ending.

Sorry about the long story but there is really no way to shorten it.

What started out as being routinely induced went the exact opposite direction. On Saturday Nonember 22nd we got to the hospital at 9:00am and they started me on pitocin. By about 2:00pm I couldn't take the pain of the contractions and back labor so I got the epidural. I was feeling great and the nurse checked me and I was dialated to 7cm and 100% effaced. About 10 minutes later my nurse came back in saying that they werent catching the baby's hear rate right and decided to check me. I had been feeling preasure but not necessarily the urge to push. My nurse checked me and thats where it all changed. I was complete 10cm and ready to push but they discovered that she was breach. The doctor quickly came in to double check with the ultrasound and sure enough. I was immediately in tears. Jason was great and comforting me. They quickly got everything ready to do and emergency c section and 10 minutes later I was in surgery. They got the baby out fine but since the baby was down in my pelvis so far the doctor had to get down pretty far to pick the baby up out of my pelvis and in the process it tore my uteris. There was lots of bleeding and it took the doctor a while to get me fixed up. We thought we were out of the woods but then after they had transfered me to post partum my nurses discovered that I was still bleeding alot and my doctor was quickly called back in. She quickly decided I needed to go back to surgery. My baby was rushed back to the nursery and I was back in surgery. They had to readminister the epidural and by that time I had lost so much blood that I was laying on the operating table on the verge of passing out and was gasping for air. I honestly could not breath. Its so hard to describe the feelings I was having. I was in tears. I was honestly so afraid that I was going to pass out from all the blood loss and die. As it turns out there was some more tearing that the doctor didn't see at first. Once again they fixed me up and I was sent to ICU where they could take better care of me. They put me on blood transfusions, platelates and plasma from all the blood loss. The next morning they did a CT Scan to make sure there wasn't any more bleeding internally and noticed that part of my ureter tube was obstructed. (The ureter tube is the tube that connects the bladder to the kidney) On Tuesday they I had to have a nephrostomy tube placed in by back to drain my kidney. On wednesday they put in a stent to internalize the tube and help open the obstructed uretar tube. I spent two nights in ICU and by Tuesday afternoon was back in post partum with my baby. I was only able to spend a couple of hours with my baby before the madness occured. My baby spent the first 3 days of her life in the nursery with Jason in and out checking on her and being with me as much as much as he could. I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband and his unfailing faith that everything would be okay in the end because I sure had my doubts. In situations like these you sure learn to have faith and trust in Heavenly Father.


We decided to name the baby Madelyn Anne Johnson. She weighs 7lbs 7ozs and is 19 1/2 inches long.


I had great nurses while I was in the ICU and when I was stable enough to get out of bed they took up to the nursery to see Madelyn. (Definately not the best picture of me)



As soon as I saw her I was in tears. It was like I was seeing her for the first time even though she was 3 days old.



Finally we made it back to post partum and I was able to be with Madelyn.






She had just finished her bottle. Can you tell; she was feeling good having a full tummy.


I have to thank my parents for being there for our kids while Jason was with me in the hospital. My parents were great with the kids and the kids sure had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa.

Grandma and Grandpa took the kids to visit us as often as they could. But while I was in the hospital everyone took there turn having the 24 hour flu bug. The girls were always so excited to come and visit so thy could hold their new baby sister Maddy.


Poor Adam was traumatized comeing to see me while I was in the hospital. When they first came to see me I was in the ICU and was looking pretty pale and hooked up to wires and such. He took one look at me and started to cry and just burried his head in my dad's shoulder so he wouldn't see me. It made me cry too. Ater they came to see me when I was back in postpartum he warmed up a little and started to play peek a boo and play in the curtains.

When we got home Adam did great at being curious about Maddy and gentle.


We made it home just in time for thanksgiving dinner. Thank you Mom, Dad, Mikey, Terie, and Morgan for cooking a wonderful thanksgiving dinner. It was great food and company. We couldn't have gotten through any of this without you.



Saturday, November 15, 2008

I've Been Tagged

What is your husbands name? Jason Paul Johnson

How long have you been married? 6 Years

How long did you date? Beggining my senior year of High School. We dated 2 years then he left on his mission and I waited for him while he was gone. When he got home we picked it back up where we left off.

How old is he? 28 in a few weeks. He likes to tease me because I am just over 1 year older than him.

Who eats more sweets? I'd have to say me.

Who said I love you first? I did.

Who is taller? He is by 2 inches

Who can sing the best? Definately me. He'd admit that too.

Who is smarter? He is by far.

Who does the laundry? We both do. If he's home and notices that a load needs to be put in he'll do it. I always fold it though.

Who pays the bills? We both do. He always does the budget and then we pay the bills together. So we know where the heck all the money has gone.

Who mows the lawn? Wish that I could say that we had one. But if we had one he would probably.

Who cooks dinner? I do during the week and on sundays he does. He is actually quite the chef.

Who drives? When we're in the car together he does. I'm not very good at directions.

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Usually me.

Who kissed who first? He kissed me first but I wasn't going to object.

Who asked who out first? Can't quite remember back that far, but probably me. I was a bit forward in High School.

The rules for this tag: answer questions about your spouse, list names of people you are tagging in your post, then leave a comment on their blog letting them know they've been tagged. I'm tagging Terie

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!

Friday morning Jason's work had a kids party at the club. They had a bounce house, pony rides, a firetruck, Trick-or-Treating in the club, and the kids got to dress up. Mya got upset before her pony ride because Leslie couldn't put her on the horse. She eventually enjoyed it. Brianna jumped on no problem.

After I got done with work we went out Trick or Treating. The kids made out pretty well, they got their buckets full. Brianna was suppossed to be Clifford the big red dog but decided she wanted to wear her dress instead. We didn't have anything for Adam, so he was a makeshift cowboy. And Mya? I still don't know what she was. It is one of Emilie's old dance outfits that she got from Grandma and Grandpa's house. She said it was a dancing spider. It doesn't matter, they were all cute.






Such cute kids. We love them.



DIRTY KIDS!

We went out riding last weekend out by Pyramid lake. Lets just say that by the end of summer, everything turns to dust. The kids loved it! They rolled in it, threw it, sat in it, smeared it, and Adam ate it. They were covered from head to toe, as you can see. It was great though, we didn't have to worry about them at all. They went off and played together all day.
It was fun getting out there with family. We had Kevin and Lori and Ryan and Rachel and AJ and Sarah. It was a nice break.






Mya is starting to get the hang of riding their quad. She is beginning to be able to ride on her own. She did a great job (except for a near miss at our van, I had to jump between the van and the quad and yank on the handlebars).
Brianna is more content getting a ride from Granny but she gave it a try.
As before, Adam loved getting rides. He does prefer the little quad than riding on Leslie's quad.

Friday, October 10, 2008

First Snow! Already!

The weather in Northern Nevada in October is crazy. It goes from mid-seventies to 50 degrees and windy back to 70 and then to a high of 40 degrees and snowing. Because it is still relatively warm, no snow stuck on the ground here in the Truckee Meadows but some accumulated on the surrounding hills and mountains. We will probably get some more tonight. The girls and Adam had fun running around in it. It's only October 10th and it's snowing, crazy! Maybe we will have a nice heavy snow fall this winter and replenish the much depleted lakes. We shall see.








Sunday, October 5, 2008

A little nostalgia and a lot of laughter

We got some snow on the tops of the mountains yesterday and with it being much colder, I got thinking of the coming winter (it even smelled like snow for a little bit). I remembered this wonderfully hilarious and somewhat painful experience last winter and figured I would share it. It is quite funny. Try just watching it once; It's impossible. Every time I watch it I have to see it again and again. Scroll down and push pause on the music to hear the audio from the video.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kids enjoying their quad

The kids enjoyed riding their quad at my expense. Mya ran into me and I had to chase them as they rode around. No, it was a blast and it was fun to see them learning how to control the quad: Push the throttle and then hit the brake back and forth, riding in circles or not turning at all. They'll get it. It was fun to see.

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Out for some practice


We took the kids out so they could ride their quad. The girls had fun but Adam could not get enough. He chased me down to try and climb on. He loved it. Here's some pics.









Bad Week for Injuries!

So Mya throws a rock and it hits Brianna in the back of the head. She got a nice little gash on her head. Then Mya tries to carry Adam across the bridge on the playground and drops him on his face. He got some nice purple bruises on his chin and cheek and a little on his forehead. Our kids are battered and bruised.

These are not proof that we abuse our kids. They do it to themselves or to each other.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We've got a performer!

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Brianna was so cute this morning. She said she wanted to practice her singing. She went and got a piece of paper from the printer and sat down at the dinner table and "wrote her music". She got a chair and brought it over to the keyboard and sat her music up. She started to play and sing. It was so cute! She is definitely our musically inclined child. She has a very good voice and knows how to inflect for different tones. Brianna loves to sing and Mya loves to dance. We'll see if we can get some of Mya's dancing on video too.

What's Happening?

It's been a couple or three weeks so, here is an update. We've been doing the usual day-to-day stuff and having a bit of fun on the weekends. Two weeks ago we went back to California and spent some time with both families since Jared and Chris (with his girlfriend marianne) were home for a couple of weeks. Saturday we spent time with Jason's family up at Coloma on the American River. That's some cold water. Adam was helping Leslie fold clothes.
Playing a little bit of catch in the sun.
Dirty boy. Adam sure loved it though. He didn't care for how cold the water was. He would lift his feet out of the water.
A little dirt never hurt.

Cute kid.
Dena and Mike got some good pictures of the kids.
A classic laugh by Mya. She sure has her dramatic phrases and laughter.
Last week Paul and Dena and Mike came out for the Labor Day weekend. We went for a short hike at Galena Creek park and tried to get to the "Best of the West" Rib Cookoff but only got to IN-N-OUT before they had to head home.


The girls had a great time playing with their Uncle Mikey.