Thursday, January 12, 2012

Downton Abbey Anyone?

Hooray...a television show actually worth watching.  Has anybody else fallen in love with Downton Abbey?  Please tell me I'm not the only one.  If you like Jane Austin you will adore Downton Abbey.You can catch season one on Netflix or Amazon Prime.  Season two premiered last Sunday and can be watched on PBS. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Why I Never Blog Anymore.

I haven't blogged for a very long time. The pictures below are only half the story.

The other half of the story is that for a very long time now it's bothered me that I do not have my bachelor's degree. For years the thought to go back to school has been at the back of my mind, in my dreams, and irritating my subconscious. I quit school about seven years ago when I had my first born so I fully recognize the irony of going back to school after having my third born. After quitting when Avery was born, my Dad ever so tactfully reminded me that I'm the only one of his six children who will not have a degree. How's that for peer pressure! Well apparantly at the age of 29 I'm still susceptible to peer pressure because I just finished a semester of school and I'm going back for more this summer. It's gotta be done, and now is the time to do it.

So here's a quick update on the Hughes family:

We got emus.

We got a beehive.

Sienna's crawling.

I married a farmer.

I'd like to elaborate, but I'm quite sick right now and may start hallucinating, so it's time to sign-off.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sienna Mae Hughes

Sienna Mae Hughes
Oct. 8 2010 at 11:15 am
6 lbs 11oz, 20 in.

Too much skin? Sorry.

Family pictures are getting increasingly harder to take.

Once the doctor started me on Pitossin, Sienna was eager to get here.
I was in labor for less than 2 hours and she was in my arms. Luckily the epidural kicked in before I got to the very difficult part. I kept telling the nurses "It really feels like I'm crowning." They must have been thinking, okay crazy lady stop telling us how to do our job, because they didn't even look. When the nurse went to put in a catheter she finally believed me because she found a baby's head. The doctor entered the room and said "Okay, cough once and she'll be delivered." All and all the induction turned out to be quite the ideal delivery. Me and my prejudices.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Baby update

It looks like I'll be having a baby tomorrow. I can't say I'm quite ready, I'd like to wait a few more days, but by the end my 2 1/2 hour, 39 week check-up today, the nurse informed me with a huge smile on her face that I'd be coming in tomorrow morning to be induced. Let's just say at the time my smile did not match hers, but now that I've had a few hours to let it settle, I'm really looking forward to holding our little baby girl by tomorrow night.

I've measured small most of pregnancy and did a non-stress test and growth ultrasound at 32 weeks only to find that everything was just peachy. Today my doctor ordered another non-stress test and growth ultrasound that revealed low levels of amniotic fluid and a small baby in the 20th percentile. The two coupled together apparently means time for baby to be born. This isn't an emergency by any means and I'm not worried about delivering an unhealthy baby, but my doctor worries about the fluid getting even lower which could be bad for baby.

I've never liked the idea of being induced, so my doc stripped my membranes and hopefully that will put me into labor first. It seemed to work with Sage. I was in labor only a few hours after she stripped my membranes back then, so maybe I can go into labor without the aid of pitossin.

Wish me luck!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thanks for a fun weekend at Tony's Grove Lake Jaclyn and Dave!
I really can't stand swimming in public pools for sooo many reason, but mostly because chlorine does bad things to me. I would so much rather swim in a lake. I think these pictures prove my point as to why pools are out and lakes are in.

The night before we loaded up all the boys in this canoe to take them for a little ride. Sage couldn't have been more excited...until they were out for two minutes and tipped. Luckily they had life jackets. Poor Sage was afraid of the canoe after that, although I did convince him to ride with me.

My kids LOVE Uncle Jeff.

We had a great weekend out of the heat and in the pine and aspen trees. Something fascinating about Tony's Grove Lake is that 430 million years ago, it was a tropical beach of the pacific ocean. Apparantly there are lots of fossils of tropical creatures, although we didn't see any.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Don't Forget...

This morning as I was getting ready for an overnighter with the kids at Tony's Grove Lakes in Cache Valley, I made a list of groceries and other items to pack. I set the note down and when I got back to it, Avery left me a little message:

"Don't forget Avery and Sage." it said, backwards letters and all.

Thanks for the reminder Avery!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Avery

Yesterday my little baby girl turned 6! I can't believe how time flies. Because her birthday is in June, she laments all year about being soooo much younger than all the other kids in her grade, so now finally she can feel caught up.

I've done birthday parties for the last 3 years, so we decided to have a family party with one friend. She chose her inseparable pal Hailey.

She had her heart set on Chuckie Cheese's for her birthday party.

She got Barbies from Hailey, A swim suit and mermaid costume for Gma and Gpa Hughes, clothes from Gma and Gpa Stott, and from mom and dad she got a ballet bar with a ballet DVD, a hula hoop (the girls got some serious skills) and a Moxie girls make-over doll bust. (kind of the updated version of those large barbie heads where you could fix their hair.)
Love you Avery! Sorry you're the oldest and you have to suffer through all my parenting mistakes. Some how, you're turning out really great.