Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The crib is done!!

Because of bed rest and a little sisters wedding the baby's room has taken a longtime to finish. Thanks to my dad for all the help with touching up David's paint job and for the bead board and most importantly the beautiful crib.

Love this teddy bear!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Growing up

I can't believe my little guy is 3 months old today. He is growing up so big. At his two month appointment he weighed 13.6 ounces which puts him in the 67th percentile. He was also 25 inches long putting him in the 66th percentile for height, but he was only in the 25th percentile for his head. So my son is a tall chuck with and small head!! Which means he is the most adorable little guy I have ever met!

I have been at home with him everyday and it is amazing to watch him grow and learn new things. Recently, he has started to carry on conversations with his cooing and we just can't get enough of his smiles.

Here is just a sample of of those smiles:!/photo.php?v=10150466068484993

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Staying at Home

It's official I'm at a stay at home mom!!!! To be honest I'm so happy, and a little bit scared. But I get to be home with this guy all day long!

It will be great

Monday, September 5, 2011

One Week Old Gray!!

Love this little guy!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Grayson Paul Pierce

On my Thursday appointment Dr Roth decided that bed rest was just not cutting it anymore and decided to induce me on the following Monday!
We were told that the hospital would call us on Monday morning between 5:00am and 9:00am to tell us when to come to the hospital. It was the longest night of life. Finialy we got a call at 6:30 saying to come in at 7:30 am.

Right when we arrived they started a drip and IV of pitocin. This drug causes contraction. When I arrived I was only dilated to a 1 and not effaced at all. The pitocin should help make the labor progress. At about 12:30 with still no progress Dr Roth came in and broke my water. This might be too much information but he inserted his hand and then put what looks like a large long crochet hook and riped the sack. Super painful.

As a side note, around this time I had not eaten since 9:00pm the night before so with every commercial that came on the TV I swear it had to do with food. I was starving and there was no end in sight.

The braking of my water was suppose to help make my labor progress, it did it made the contractions worst with less time in between and more painful. I was now dilated to a 3 and 70 % effaced. Around 2:30pm I had had enough and decided it was time for the epidural. The anesthesiologist came and had me roll up into a ball which is extremely difficult with a beach ball of a stomach. I'm sure many women can attest to this but the epidural was super painful I actually cried my eyes out, but it was so worth it. Instantly the pain was gone. Unfortunately one of my legs went all the way dead which didn't help with the pushing part.

With the continued supply of pitocin I should have been progressing a lot more but around 6:30 I was still at a 3 and still only 70% effaced my dr came in and stated that with in the hour if I had not progressed any more then we would be doing a c section. I had no problems with this. I know that will shock most people but both my mom and my older sister Nikki had c sections with all of their kids. I had seen the recovery and it wasn't so bad, I mean it was defiantly longer recovery and I'm sure painful but I wasn't afraid of going that route. David on the other hand was not wanting to go that route .

Lucky for David within the hour I had finally progressed to 5 and was 80% effaced. Dr Roth said alright lets wait another hour. In another hour I had progressed to a 8 and was totally effaced. Finally at 10:30pm and two nurses later I was dilated to a ten and ready to start pushing. I told dr Roth that this kid was coming out tonight and not after midnight. Dr roth asked if the was something special about the 15th, I replied no but I have been here all day this kid is coming out tonight.

Grayson Paul Pierce came in to the world at 11:57 pm on August 15th, weighing at 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Can you imagine if he was not three weeks early? He would have been a tank.

Because be was a little early and they were afraid of his lungs not being fully developed, he went to the NICU for a few hours to make sure he was able to be alright on his own.

It was the most amazing experience. He is just the most beautiful baby and is just perfect.
I'm so happy he is here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Washington DC

This summer in June we went with David's family to the nation's capital. It was a fun trip with the family, but never again will I go on a seven day vacation while being seven months prego in a high humidity climate. If you have never been to Washington DC it has so much to see. And basically the only way to see it is to walk there. And I mean a lot of walking. Luckily after the third day we started getting a wheel chair in all of the museums. I don't think I would have made it other wise. But other then my complaining it was a great trip. Who knew how many national treasures this country has. So many things to see and even though I think 7 days was too long, there was still so much more that we could have seen.
here is some of my fav pics.

Catch Up

So, as most of you know I am confined to bed rest for the next two weeks!! So in order to limit the boredom I figured I would catch up on my blogging! First off, for those of you who don't know, we are having a baby boy. He’s due on September 1st but I'm thinking that we won't last that long. Currently I have already showed symptoms of toxemia or preeclampsia. I have very high blood pressure, edema (swelling limbs), and headaches and most recently a bit of protein in my urine. I know this might be too much info but it was because of this that my Doctor put me on bed rest. Hopefully we can make it to 37 weeks which is in about two weeks. We are so excited to have this little boy come into our lives. We have decided that we will name him Grayson Paul Pierce. I already feel like he has a personality. He is a very active baby, I have to routinely get stress test at the hospital to make sure that my high blood pressure isn't affecting him, and all the nurses say that he is perfectly healthy. That he is very active and is currently not in any stress! He tends to be more active in the evening than in the mornings, which gives me hope that he will be a late riser like his dad and not up at the crack of dawn like his mother. I have also discovered that he listens to his dad already. Anytime I haven't felt him move for a while I have David talk to him and he wakes right up, it is also effective when he is kicking me super hard David tells him to stop and most times he listens. So here I am on bed rest.... I am requesting any book or movie recommendations and visits. I have decided that this is the most boring thing ever and that won’t change until the baby comes!!!!!!!!So, please come and visit me!

Monday, March 7, 2011


So I feel like I should have more to write about and update you all on, considering all the changes that have been going on in my life, but I just don't feel like there is that much to say, but I’ll give it a shot.

First of all, about a week ago we got to hear the baby's heartbeat!! What an amazing experience, I know you moms know what I'm talking about when I say that no words can describe what hearing that thump, thump, thump can do to a person. My first thoughts were that this is real; there really is a baby in there. My whole life I have never wanted anything more than to be a mother. I’m sure that it’s probably every little girls hope or dream, but for me it is even more than that; and because I have always wanted it so badly I have always had this fear that it would never happen for me. Many of the reasons why I felt this way was 1. I thought that I wouldn't ever get married, 2. I thought that I wouldn't ever be able to have kids, and 3. I thought that I would die at a young age. I know that all of those reasons are ridiculous, but really, that is what I have always believed would happen; deep down it has always been my biggest fear that one of those things would happen and I would never get the chance to be a mother. So when we decided that it was time to start trying I was dying because I just wanted to know. I just wanted to know if it would or wouldn’t happen. Really I know how silly this all sounds and I would never write this down for the whole world to see except that I want you all to understand how much this baby means to me and how amazed I really am. So when the Doctor found the baby's heartbeat I can't even tell you how incredible it was to know that this is real and that this is really going to happen.

I have started to feel great. No more morning sickness, except for one very random throw-up incident. I haven’t felt sick at all for several weeks and let’s hope this continues. I also have more energy, and by that I mean that I no longer need to go to bed every night at 7:00 pm. I'm still tired and wear out easily but at least I'm not exhausted. I am now in my second trimester and it feels like time is moving so quickly. Summer is right around the corner, even though it happens to be snowing right now, which means that we only have a few months until this baby comes (September 1st). My stomach has also started to pop. I am now sporting a nice round belly (let’s be honest I already had one before but now it is more pronounced). I haven't gained any weight yet and have actually lost 10 pounds since out first appointment. I hope that I continue that streak to the very end; less to lose after. This might be hard, though, since I have already started feeling an increase in my appetite. I'm just going to do my best to choose wisely when it comes to food.

For names David and I have only been able to agree on a few. If it is a girl we like Avery Bea Pierce; Avery because we like the name and Bea (pronounced bee) because of my great aunt Bernice, whom I love and adore. She happens to be very sick right now and probably won't be around much longer. I could not ask for a greater namesake for my child if it is a girl. She is a wonderful lady!

We also like Grayson/Gracin(?) Paul Pierce or Preston (Lynn after David's dad) Pierce if it is a baby boy. I haven't really decided on what sex I think this baby will be. Really, either a boy or girl would be great. We will most likely find out the sex in April. April…that seems so far away!!

So there are the goings on in my life. Maybe not too exciting for all of you, but definitely very exciting for the Pierce Family!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

So many changes..

When a new year begings most of us look at the past and think what can I do different what can I do better. Usually we will make some effort on setting a goal for the year in order to improve on those things in our life that we know need a little work. but as the year has started some many things have been changing that I have not had a moment to pause and reflect.

the last few weeks has been full of all sorts of changes

first on the 9th of Jan we welcomed our beautiful niece in to this world her parents picked out a beautiful name Aspen Joy. She is such a cutie. Her mother had a hard time getting her out which is to be expected because she was 8 pounds and 20 inches long and my sister inlaw is such a tiny little mom who knows where this baby girl was hidding. It was fun holding the baby at the hospital. Mom and baby are doing fine if not tired.

later on that night we found out that david's grandpa died. this was no surprise in fact we thought he would have gone a long time ago. he has been in the in a nursing home and has not been doing well for several months. The Doctor, in the first of december only gave him a few weeks to live. and yet he hung on until the first of the year.
we had the funeral on friday of last week it was very beautiful and explained a life of a man that had a life of progression. David's grandpa was in the reserves and so I think the best moment was at the grave sit when some men in uniform performed a tribute with a horn and also they presented the flag to david grandma. it was very touching.

well it not such a surprise but what a great joy on sunday my other sister in law decided it was time to have her baby. baby William homer was born on the16 of Jan and I was part of it. Rebekah had invited me to be a part of the delivery. it was very special and such a neat thing to see. Baby Will was 8.11 pounds and 19 inchs long, and is a little stud. Thank you Rebekah for inviting me to be a part of something so special.

As you can see it has been some busy weeks but I think the thing that is really wearing me down is one of the biggest changes in my life is... well I should start back to christmas.

We were at my parents this year for christmas, and although starting later then we usually do we were all opening presents when ooops of course I would slip on the present that I'm trying to open with a knife and shove it into my finger. after having my dad look at and deciding it was a little deep we made our way to insta care for stiches. After waiting for two hours the nurse finally brought us back to take my vitals. all the usually thing are asked" are you allergic to anything?, does it hurt?, and when was your last period. I repiled to all .
"No I'm not allegic to anything , no not to bad, and I had it just about a month ago but we are trying.
The nurse, you should have seen her face, said well would you like to take a preg test while your here. I think she was more excited then us. I said that was fine and proceed to pee in a cup.

Well there it is folks our big secret. At the instat care we found out that we were going to have a baby. well sorta the test was a little unclear because it was so close to my miss period that a few days later we took another one and got a for sure double line.

I have had my first dr appointment and am going in for another one in a few week to hear the heart beat.
we are super excited and and pleased as punch to announce that David and I are going to have our baby on or around Sept, 1 2011.

I have been extermly tired and have felt super sick all the time, but am luckly not hanging out by the toliets, well at least to throw up.
I'm so excited to start this new stage in my life. I have decide that this will be my goal this year to bring a health baby into the world. I think it is a pretty big task and one that I should be able to keep.

Ps sorry for all the grammer and spelling errors. really I just don't care enough!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I just wanted to shoot out to my hubby!!! we have now been married a whole year.
he is the most amazing man, I'm so greatful to have him in my life. I thought I would share with you some of the pic we took this year, here to many more wonderful years