Tuesday, August 19, 2008

a Kambria update

So I thought I would share a little update on Kambria...
Bryan and I went and saw the movie Momma Mia and enjoyed the music so we got the cd. We played it in the car and Kambria decided she like the music too. The first song on the cd has the words, Honey, honey and Kambria KNOWS this song. We could be listening to anything and then put this cd in without saying a word. And within the first two or three notes of the song she yells out, Honey, honey!!! And the second song is Money, money, money, and she knows this one too! It is quite fun to watch , or rather listen to Kambria have this AMAZING talent! And on top of that to know that I had NOTHING to do with it...;o)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More pictures of Weston

So I am FINALLY feeling up to doing something. It has been a week being a mother to two kids and I think I am starting to get the hang of things... Now I did not say it was an easy thing, but just that I am getting the hang of it. It truly is different than just being a mom to one kid!

I am grateful to have the help of my husband and mom lately. They have been so good helping me out with Kambria. She is a doll, but is turning into a two year old. She in WHINING at EVERYTHING!!! She wants to help me in anyway possible, but then it turns into a power struggle and she ends up getting into trouble. So we are working on that.

She has gone back to sleeping in her big girl bed after wanting to sleep in her crib like the baby for a few nights. She really is a doll and I love her dearly!

Here are some more pictures of Weston. I can't help but take so many. He is just so darn cute. I even have gotten him smiling on one or two occasions! That was a miracle! Hopefully you don't get too bored with them.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Weston D. Fairbanks

We are so excited to welcome Weston to our family. In these last few days we were wondering if he would ever come, (that is if we would ever get a green light on the c-section). Well, finally on Thursday night he came. As Eliza has mentioned, she was scheduled for a c-section on Tuesday, but ended up not having one due to a fever she couldn't get rid of. Well, the fever finally broke late Tuesday night. She went into the doctors Wednesday to be monitored and talked to the doctor. She said if all went well that night and the fever didn't come back she would shoot for Thursday around 6pm.

Thursday afternoon Eliza decided she should try to get some rest before we went to the hospital, so she laid down with Kambria for a nap thinking she would get at least a couple of hours before we had to check in at the hospital. Not but 30 minutes later the doctor called and said she wanted to do it at 4pm. Eliza didn't get the rest she wanted, but we thought this was great, the sooner the better. So we head to the hospital, check in, they get Eliza hooked up to an IV again, all that fun stuff...only to find out that we have to end up waiting 'till 6:00pm anyway. It turned out that there were a couple of the same doctor's patients laboring so the doctor had to wait for them, nice timing huh?!

Anyway, they finally took Eliza back to the operating room and got her all prepped and put in the spinal block. She said it actually wasn't as bad as she thought it would be. I was able to watch some of the surgery, (I wasn't as woozy as the first time). I was able to see her pull Weston out from her belly, what an amazing thing to see. As soon as he came out everyone in the O.R. gasped at his size. We had no idea and surely weren't expecting such a large baby.

Weston was 10 lbs. 1oz. and 21 inches long. Nothing like the 7.10 Kambria was. I think Eliza was quite grateful she didn't do a VBAC after all.

Dad was able to bring Weston over to mom as the doctors finished sewing her up.

In case you were wondering, the initial D. stands for both Grandfathers, Don and Dirk.What a sad face!
Who would have thought he would have been so big. Eliza sure felt like there was no room in the inn. :)

Kambria is such a proud big sister. She is very protective of her big little brother.Proud Mother. (You did GREAT Eliza, I love you so much)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


So I thought I would update those of you who are wondering....I have NO baby yet, and it is 8:30pm pm the night of my scheduled c-section!!!! Talk about a frustrating day. I went into the hospital Monday with a headache and fever. They sent me home and said just take Tylenol and come back for your c-section tomorrow. Well I went in this morning at 5:30 and got prepped for surgery...shaved, catheter and all....and then waited, got a fever, had Tylenol given to me, waited some more...had an amniocentesis to check on the baby's well being, waited some more...got another fever, was given Tylenol waited some more and then finally sent home. So yes I am sitting at home with a baby still in and all in all a frustrating day!!!!

Since the doctors don't know why I have a reoccurring fever and think it might be something viral, they decided not to introduce it to the baby, but to let my body work through it. So upon sending me home they said they want to see me not have a fever for at least 24 hours, if not 48...so Thursday maybe Friday I will have a baby... Still planning on a c-section unless my water decides to break and I go into some serious labor...My sister in law Leah thought it would be cool to have the baby on 8.8.08 which is Friday's date! I just want this baby out!!!!

So we will keep you posted as we know more info.