Friday, August 31, 2012

Life

Life has been pretty crazy for us here at the Tucker household.
 
 
Jason: Jason has been enjoying his job working as an outside salesman for Oil & Gas Equip. Co. A few months ago, the company bought him a new work truck and he just fell in love! Don't worry... he loves me more! One of the little incentives to buying this truck for him was so that when he takes on his next position he has a better reliable truck. What's his next position?? The company has decided for our family to move to Colorado Springs, CO and Jason will run the business up there. He is a little apprehensive about the position but we have come to the conclusion that we have always been scared to get out of our comfort zones, but we can't grow until we actually take that first step.
 
 
Afton: I am a stay-at-home mom to three adorable, yet crazy three little ones! My days consist of taking care of my children and my husband and making sure their needs are met before I even think about myself. Yes, that is right... I have forgotten how to take care of my self. One day, I will find it... I also started taking care of a friend of mine's little boy (8-9 months) while she goes back to school. It is only two days a week and it will be nice to get a little extra income. My life is pretty crazy, ver tiring, overwhelming, stressful but all in all I would not trade it for the world.
 
 
Brady: Brady is now 4 years old but acts like he is a teenager. We didn't put him into Preschool this year. I tried to put him into a public preschool but during the Summer his knowledge for everything made it known that he wouldn't qualify. He would be bored. He does like the fact that we can have school at home. Brady can count to 100, knows the alphabet and is trying to now do it backwards, count by 10's to 100, He is getting so close to reading on his own, He is very good sounding words out, He is a great big brother and loves teaching and helping his sister will sign language. I love it when the "light bulb" has gone off in his little brain... when he has figured out the answer/problem his voice gets really high pitch! When you ask Brady what he wants to be when we grows up, he will tell you that he wants to be an athlete. He is very shy when out in public. A big milestone has happened at church, he actually loves going and will go by himself now! Yay! We are making progress!
 
 
Emma: Emma is now 3 years old and we love every bit of her. Jason has decided that Emma is all the girl he can handle! She is afraid of nothing! We decided to put her in preschool this year and so far she is loving it. Every day when she gets off the bus, she lets us know that, that is her bus! She still has a 25% delay in speech, but it amazes me every day how much speech she is picking up and getting better at repeating a word we have said. She is so close to putting together 3 word sentences. At school, the teacher write back and forth of how Emma's day went and it hit hard with the fact that she can't tell me how her day went or anything like that. I do like that Teacher has kept me up to date. The hearing aids she has have been a great asset for her. Emma is still very tiny. The other day I noticed she had put on 18 months shorts and they fit perfect. (I was surprised that their were in her drawer and not put up). She may be tiny, but she can definitely hold her own! Unfortunately, her brothers like to gang up on her.
 
 
Easton: Easton is now 21 months old and I can't believe how much he has grown. He definitely has my features. The dark skin, brown hair, and brown eyes. He loves sports... it is a great bonding moment for Daddy and Easton when they sit together and watch sports! He is definitely a big boy and I think when he grows up he will be great at them. He continues to talk more and more everyday. He still doesn't have all of his teeth! Easton loves to dance! He loves to eat! He likes to get into everything and chew on everything. He always has crayon in his teeth!
 
 
We have our ups and downs but I love that it is our family to make those memories!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Half way to a year!

This year has been going by so fast! I can hardly believe that Easton is now 6 months old! I have slacked on my blog posting so I will show a picture of Easton from Birth to now.


A couple of hours old!

1 month old!


2 months old



3 months old


4 months old


5 months old!


6 months old!



I just can't believe it! My babies are growing up WAY to fast!


Some things that Easton can do at 6 months old.....


*Almost to sit up by himself


*Nurses like a champ!


*He is now over 16lbs!!! (which is sad to say.... 6lbs lighter than his 2 year old sister!)


*Very good at grabbing things


*His hair has fallen out and growing back. He does have a few long hairs on top that I just can't seem to let go of. When his hair is wet, those long hairs do like to curl!


*He loves it when you talk to him (sometimes I will be nursing and talking on the phone and he will stop eating because he thinks that I am talking to him and will talk back!)


*He loves to spit and make noises- he likes to hear himself scream!


*He sleeps through the night in the crib and shares a room with Brady


*He can roll on to his stomach but hasn't figured out how to roll back.


*He doesn't have any teeth but is teething right now. His shirts are constantly wet if I forget to put a bib on him.



I am just a proud mama!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Introducing....

Easton Lee Tucker

7lbs 2oz
20.3/4 inches long

Easton Lee Tucker

It has been 4 days since my last post and that was about the beginning stages of my delivery. Continuation of last post...
Around 4pm, my nurse Patty came in because apparently they have monitors out in the hall that checks the babys heartbeat that they can watch and Eastons was up and down. So she came in to adjust the belt monitor around my stomach. When I had a contraction, she noticed his heart rate started to drop. My contractions were getting stronger, so she called in the on call dr, Dr. Lorenz to check me. I had not made any progress. He too started watching the monitor and noticed that something was not right. Patty had to put an oxygen mask on me and another nurse had to come in to give me a shot to calm the contractions. It turns out that every time I would have a contraction, Eastons heart rate would drop a lot. Down into the 60s. Not good. Because I had not dialated very much the best thing for us would be to have an emergency c-section. When I was in labor with Brady and going on 27 hrs of labor, Dr. Chang said if I didn't get to 10cm soon, I would have to have a c-section. I cried. I didn't want that AT ALL. This go round, I was very calm. I am thankful for the power of prayer. My parents still had not arrived and so I was a little worried that they would not get here in time before I went back. Luckily enough I got to see them for maybe 10 minutes and they had me rolled back to the "c-section" room. The whole time I felt very calm. But still had a prayer in my heart that we would be watched over and protected. Thankfully enough I took the spinal tap very well so Jason could be in there with me. It was nice to see a previous co-worker in there helping with the surgery. That was comforting.
It was the weirdest feeling in the world to be numb from my chest down. I wanted to move my legs, or tried to and couldn't feel a thing. In the beginning I felt very nauseus and stared heaving. Thankfully enough nothing came out. They gave me some medicine to called the sickness and from there I felt fine. I couldn't feel them making the incision, all I felt was pressure. Jason thought it was pretty crazy that when they were trying to get him out my body was being pulled up as well. A couple of pulls and tugging and our little Easton was out. A tear of joy fell from my eyes when I heard his first cry. When they brought him to me to see him, all I thought was, "holy cow! He looks just like Brady. Just a skinnier version."
The OR staff was excellent. They laughed, comforted, etc. with me.
I didn't get to see or hold Easton for about two hrs. They had to take me to a small recovery room and make sure everything was ok.
Easton is a beautiful little boy, with a ton of jet black hair, black eyes, a darker complexion the kids, long arms and legs which makes him have long fingers and toes. Absolutely beautiful.
So with all three of my pregnancies, I have had one of each: Induction, natural and c-section. By far, my favorite is ol'natural! The worst recovery is the c-section. I wanted to cry when they had me to get up for the first time and try walking. The morphine was not doing it for me. Once I got the oral pain meds, I have been so much better.
Life at home is pretty great! Brady, the wanting to know everything, almost 3 year old has had our patience tested. Emma, the one with the motherly instant at almost 3 loves to hold Easton, make sure he has his pacifier and does so good with him. Being home has been great! I love that Jason can take a week off of work to help me. I have 6 weeks to recover. In that time, I can't lift anything heavier than the baby. It has been hard for the kids. We are so thankful to have family so close to help. It is a great blessing.
{Pictures to come soon}

Friday, December 31, 2010

It is time....

So my little boy is deciding to come after all. He is only 3 days late but that's ok, he is coming!
I woke up around 12:45 because Brady woke up due to a scary dream. Before I went to comfort him, I had to go to the bathroom, but when I got up from the bed, I was a wet. I didn't really know what it was from. I have never had my water break before so I didn't know if that was the cause. I comforted brady and again, I got wet and could feel fluid coming out everyonce in a while. I started reading up on the internet of signs of water breaking.... Some women said it felt like water gushing out and some said it was just trickles here and there. The trickling part was more of my experience. It also mentioned to lay down for 30 min and then get up and if more fluid comes out that is the amniotic fluid not just urine. When I got up not a lot of fluid came out, so I went back to sleep. Oh don't get me wrong, it took me a long time to sleep because I had so much on my mind.
I woke up around 8am; my pad was wet but not that bad. I went about my morning, my contractions were here and there but nothing constant. Around 11am I was starting to get a little worried because I had not felt my baby move since 2 this morning. Mind you, I slept for 6 more hrs so I didn't feel anything at the time. I started worrying. To be honest, I started thinking the worse. We brought the kids over to Jasons parents house. We thought it would be best to go over to the hospital, check the fluid to see if it is amniotic and make the sure the baby is ok. I figured it would be a quick check and go home and eat. Nope!
My water did break and the baby did have a bowl movement, so we have to get that watched and be prepared for when I deliver him. The nurse, Patty put the heart monitor on and wa la, our baby boy is still doing good. Because I am in labor I can't eat. Boo! Because my water broke, apparently you have to deliver within 24hrs of it breaking. So I am thinking we have until 12:45 tonight. We also have to deliver within that time to prevent infection and a c-section.
Around 2:45pm they started me on ptocin, I was dialated a 1-2 cm and 50% effaced. It is now 3:45 and I think the contractions are getting stronger. I do remember the pain, so I know right now I can handle this. We shall see what happens in the next few hrs.