Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fun with Mason

Welcome Home Baby Mason!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mason Scott Lopez
Born: March 31, 2010 at 9:24am
Weight: 7lbs 14 oz
Height: 19 1/4 in. long

We are so happy to have Mason home. Let me start out by saying how much of a blessing it is to have your entire family home and in one place. I guess I never thought about what would happen if that couldn't always be the case. All through my pregnancy with Mason was normal. I never had any problems, it was a normal healthy pregnancy. I went into labor on March 30th about 6:00 pm by 11:30pm that night we went to the hospital because the contractions (even though they weren't very painful) were coming every 4-6 minutes. I really didn't think it was the real thing but it turns out that it was and about 10 hours later Mason was born. I had a really easy delivery no complications.
Once Mason was out they cleaned him up and gave him to me. I held him for about 2 minutes and then they took him from me. Not knowing what was going on, I said, "What is wrong?" The nurse said that his body temperature wasn't warming up like it should. So they put him back under the hot lights. Andrew and Haylee came arrived at the hospital and came into the room just in time for the nurses to take Mason out. He apparently was having breathing problems as well. It all happened so fast and the next eleven days seem to all have ran together.
My mom was on her way up and I am so greatful because I would not have gotten through it without her. Mason ended up being in the NICU for the next 11 days of is life. The doctors thought he might have an infection so they started him on antibiotics and constantly monitoring his breathing. The doctors never found an actual diagnosis for why he was breathing so rapidly so they just monitored him for seven days straight and as long as he didn't have a breathing spell he could come home.
And so my journey started...I was breast feeding him so every 3 hours I was going to the hospital to feed him. When I was at the hospital it would take at least an hour to feed him beacuse he was so sleepy. He would fall to sleep when he was eating (which doesn't seem like a bad thing) but he had to have a certain number of ounces every 12 hours or the nurses would have to put a tube down him nose into his stomach to feed him. I hated this more than anything because he already had so many needles and iv'ies in his little body. The hardest thing I have ever had to do was to leave my baby in the hospital when I had to go home after my stay. But we made it through. He came home on April 11th and he has been doing great. He is such an angel and a true blessing to our family.
Thanks to everyone for your prayers on our behalf we really appreciate all the help we had during this hard time.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Family Pictures

We had Scott's dad take our family pictures today! It was so much fun, despite the freezing cold weather (24 degrees) they turned out way cute. We were worried Hayhay wouldn't cooperate because of the freezing cold weather but she was so cute. She cried when we were all done and there were no more pictures to take. Here are just a few of my favorites...

We had a lot of fun. Thanks again Carl for taking our pictures. We sure do appreciate you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What we've been up to...

Things have been very busy lately around our home but the most exciting news we've received recently is that we are having a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited for the little guy to come into our family. Scott and Andrew were so stoked and they claim to have known it all along. I am doing good just starting to get the round belly. I can't wait until April to say the least.

We went to Vegas for Thanksgiving to spend it with my family and we had a blast. I love getting to go see my family and hanging out with them all day. We had a great dinner over at my aunts house and Haylee loved playing with their dog. Then on Friday morning we were up at 5:00 to join the crazy people for some shopping. We got a bunch of stuff for Christmas and had alot of fun.

I am so excited for Christmas and winter. I love this time of year! We put up our christmas tree and our decorations (pictures to come later) Andrew and Haylee are getting so big and they are so much fun. I love being a mom.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


SURPRISE...Ready or not...Baby number 2 is on its way! We are so happy to annouce that we are expecting our third child. I found out about a month ago and was totally shocked. We are so excited and everything is good so far. I had an ultrasound last week and everything looks great, we got to hear the babies (only one) heart beat and it was so cute. Scott and Andrew are convinced that it is definately a boy. Haylee thinks it is in her belly because everytime we say, "Haylee where is the baby?" She points to her belly (it is so cute). And I am still trying to get over the shock. Needless to say I am so thrilled that I am priviledged enough to get to bring another baby into this world. They really are little angels and such sweet spirits sent from heaven. Little baby we can't wait to meet you!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Haylee's 2nd Birthday!

Haylee's 2nd birthday was last week on August 18th! She was so cute. We had a little birthday party for her when we were in Vegas with my family. She was so cute when she opened her new clothes she hugged them. We love you so much Hay Hay and can't believe how big and beautiful you are getting.


Andrew started 4th grade last Thursday and he was so excited. When he came home he let me know that 4th grade is soooo much better than 3rd grade because you get to sit wherever you want at lunch. WHOOO HOOO I was so happy for him. He is getting so big so fast and I can't believe how much I love him. He is such a great son and a wonderful big brother.