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Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome Patricia and Laura!

At 3:15 am on Thursday morning Laura Ellen came into the world at 6 pounds 4 ounces and 17 inches with red hair! At 3:34 am Patricia May came into the world at 5 pounds 9 ounces and 16 inches and with dark brown hair like her daddy!

I am a very, very happy mom! I'm a mom!!!

That is all I can do right now but will try to write more maybe this weekend!

I hope all of you are as happy as I am right this moment!

Megan, Patricia, and Laura!

Edit on Saturday morning:

The labor started over last weekend and I didn't know that back pain meant you were in labor! I thought it was just my back really hurting from carrying the babies.

Wednesday around 8pm it was time to go to the hospital and the nurse had me walk around saying that would help. Christie and Shari were with me the whole time and Steve got there around 11pm because he had to get back from business in LA.

Things got pretty intense around 2:30am and the OB asked me if I wanted the epidural and I said no. She said the babies were not so big that she expected them to cause me a lot of pain or anything so we just went ahead like that. When Laura started to come out it went pretty fast and I will say it hurt like hell!

She crowned around 3:13 according to Christie and once I opened up enough for her she came right out. She has these beautiful blue eyes I hope she keeps and she is a red head so I bet she will be so pretty! No one is really sure where the red hair came from and that has been a big joke here.

About 15 minutes later Patricia crowned and Christie says she just came out in like less than a minute. I guess I was already opened up for her so that was good. I hate to say I don't remember a lot with Patricia being born and I was all :huh: when they were saying congratulations to me.

I stayed in the hospital until Friday afternoon and all three of us were okay so they let us go home and it was pretty crazy having two babies on their first ride in a car! They were fussy and then the car started moving and both of them went to sleep and were so beautiful! I have both of them in the nursery next to my room and I am leaving the door open all the time. I decided there is nothing that sounds as wonderful as my babies crying.

Okay it is Saturday morning now around 7:30 and I have the girls in their basinettes upstairs with Christie and Macy and it is time to get back up there.

Have a nice day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Almost that time

I have been having contractions now and then this week and the OB says I should expect to have the babies this week. She says the babies should be fine. I have my bag all packed to go and will probably stay in the hospital for at least one night if we can do a normal birth. I really do not want to do a c-section. Been learning about epeseotomys and epidurals and will probably do the epeseotomy but I don't think I want to be numb during the birth. The OB says I can change my mind if I want to and that is good.

This is all new to me and I know I make some of you LOL, but it is new to me. The worst thing in the last few months is having to pee ALL THE TIME. It will be nice to be able to go most of the day without peeing again!

I'll post something when I can about the babies but it might be a while.

For my friends who pray I want to ask for prayer for a friend. His wife is named Debra and she has this disease that has her in pain all the time. The name of the disease is four words long and I did not write it down but the important part is she really needs prayer for healing. Thank you!

Have a nice Monday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

New home!

It isn't done yet but our family has an accepted offer on a new place in another state so we will be leaving California. I've never lived anywhere else so this is another big change for me. My mom is not so happy that I will be about 1,000 miles away but maybe she will come to visit. The new place has a lot more land around it. We're going to have 1600 acres. About 90 acres is flat and can be farmed or used for pasture and the rest is some trees and hills and it is rocky but the best part of that is we will have a lot more privacy.
I don't think I said what started this and that was we had to put a water meter on our well because of some state law about water meters that the people in Los Angeles wanted. Steve says that when they bought this house and all the water rights were part of it and the local water people say that doesn't matter we still have to pay for the water even though we already paid for it. So Steve said that was enough of California and then Christie says that our cost to move we will get back in what we don't have to pay in state income tax next year because we will be in a state that has no income tax and right now California is almost ten percent for us.
The house we are moving in to is a log cabin kind of place and it is only five years old. The people there lost it to a bank and so it got sold.

The babies are fine. They are pretty quiet the last day or so and I have been getting some sleep which is really nice. When we move I am going to be at a friends house near where we live until the moving is done so I can be with the babies and all. We will be moving starting May 28 so I will be not posting on here for a week or two until we get moved in and all.

I have 128 chickens now. They are doing pretty good. I had a lot of chicks and some of them I would just find dead and that is supposed to be okay but I cried like crazy the first time I found a dead chick. I'm not much of a farmer. We will be putting them in their trailer and towing that to the new place with the truck and Steve says they should be fine.

Moving away means I am not going to finish cooking school like I wanted but the school says I can use their online stuff to finish online so I might start that pretty soon.

It's about 9am and time to get going so everyone have a Happy Friday!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Deuteronomy 25:5

Deuteronomy 25:5

If brothers dwell together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be remarried outside of the family to a stranger; her husband's brother shall go into her, and take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.

We had a different Pastor today and I asked him about the poly thing and what he thought of it and he said that when the church started this was one of the scriptures they said they used to deal with the problems they had. Since there were so many single women with kids they decided that the fathers and boyfriends who ran away were brothers in Christ so the remaining men had a responsibility to take care of the women and their children.

So then I asked about why they let in people like me and the Pastor said that the church won't let in women who have good families and who are doing well. They open up for women who really need a strong refuge he said. I think that meant women who are messed up or have been hurt and that means me. That makes some sense.

I have not been on here in a while and some of that is because I don't have my own computer anymore because of a virus so I use Christies when she isn't here. The other part is that it is just cold down here in the basement so it is not a lot of fun to be here and write unless I turn on the heat and then I really don't want to be here that long so I usually talk myself out of using the puter.

The OB says my due date is May 22 but that anytime after May 1 would be okay. That would be okay with me! This is getting old. My back hurts, my boobs hurt, my feet hurt, my ankles look like sausages, and I don't think I want to see my maternity dresses for a long time.

It's also official that we are moving. Steve and Christie found a place in another state near one of the other church groups and we will be moving the week of Memorial Day when escrow closes. I will not be posting where we are moving but if you are on my IM I might tell you. It's not a big deal but I have a stalker I want to leave behind.

I'd write more but it is cold and rainy outside and colder down here so I am gone!

Happy Sunday everyone!