8.26.2008

Aug 23!



So ONE year ago, Jay and I gathered up our stuff and headed to the Hospital. We got all checked in and hooked up to monitors and they asked "Have you had anything to eat?", of course being honest, I said "...well I popped a hand full of cinnamon toast crunch when I gave my kids breakfast." The nurse stopped in her tracks and said, let me go talk to the Dr. SO, because this was an elective induction 2 weeks early they were not going to do it if I had food in my stomach. Just in case I had to go into surgery blah, blah blah! I promised them I would not have to go into surgery and that if they just broke my water I would have this baby within the hour. Jay was livid. He had special permission to have the day off for the birth. After a lot of begging and pleading they said come back after 5-6 hours of not eating. So we went to the mall and walked and walked then walked some more to get contractions going. By the time we got back to the hospital I was having contractions 3-5 mins apart. They got me hooked up and broke my water at 5:30 and Jacob was here at 6:03 pm. He has been such a joy. I love this boy and his happy zest for life. He has always been so happy. He would belly laugh in his sleep at 2 weeks old. The first time, I was like he can't be, but then he would do it over and over and he still belly laughs all the time. He gets busier and busier by the day and loves to jabber and find things to open, spin or throw.



I was so excited to have my sisters and their families here for his birthday. We had a little party with them friday and another small family party on his actual b-day.


At his 1 year check up, he is back on the charts for his height and weight at the 97th percentile but his head is still off the chart :) We thought Alayna was king sized...


So Aug 23 was the Top of Utah 1/2 marathon. Our cousin was going to do this 1/2 so the three of us sisters decided to join her and all signed up. I love having an excuse to get together. It was so much fun to be together and to have something for us to check in on each other for the month leading up to it. Good Job girls getting er done. I can't wait for the St George 1/2. I think I should have a sign up on my side bar for everyone who commits to this years St George half. It is going to be one HUGE girls party! Ashtyn was our photographer and made sure she got us right after crossing the finish line. Thanks sweet girl! The weather was great, perfect conditions for running.


3 comments:

snakeriverwalton said...

Maren keeps getting mad and yelling JACOM b/c I scrolled away from his picture to read the rest of the blog. so cute. Happy Birthday Jacob!

katie terry said...

see...he is not a baby anymore! you just want to squeeze him :)

and WE ARE DOING the st.george 1/2 in jan. that would be awesome!

you and tara are my idols when it comes to your determination and endurance! i love it...

thanks...

Brigitte said...

Happy birthday Jacob! I can't believe our little babies are one allready! The past year has gone by so fast! He is so cute.