Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baby Emmett is here!

Emmett Robert Walker

7 lbs.
19 1/4 inches long

October 3, 2010
8:28 PM

We are thrilled that Emmett is here. On Sunday morning I woke up and thought maybe I was in labor. It was three weeks before my due date though so I wasn't totally sure. With Owen and Jack I was in labor for 16-18 hours so I figured even if I was I had plenty of time.

Luckily, it was General Conference Sunday so at least we were home and no one had any meetings to go to. (Normally, Robby would have been in meetings most of the day.) We hung out all morning and I even made a batch of cupcakes to take to Robby's parents' house for dinner. Around 1:00 PM we decided to go ahead and go over to his parents' house. Just in case, we packed a hospital bag and stuff for the boys. Around 4 PM, my contractions were about 3 minutes apart and we decided we better head to the hospital.

When we got to the hospital I was already dilated to 5 cm (I had already been 3 cm the week before at my doctor appt.). Within an hour I had my epidural. (Can I just say epidurals are AMAZING!) Robby and I assumed it would be the middle of the night before I had the baby. But by 8:00 PM the doctor came in, broke my water, said I was 10 cm and told me to start pushing. I literally only pushed maybe 4 times and he was here. It was crazy. Nothing like having my other kids.

Since Emmett was three weeks early we had to stay a full 48 hours at the hospital. He wasn't considered a preemie but also not considered full term. I guess they called him "near term" or an "early bird." He had a little trouble getting his temperature to even out but once he got that figured out we were ready to go home. So far he's been a great baby and pretty much just sleeps.

Here's some pictures of the little guy.


For years Owen has been talking about playing soccer. So this year he finally gets the chance now that he is old enough. Robby is his team's coach and their team is the Daredevils. Owen is loving it! So far his team is undefeated and Owen has already scored 7 goals this season. He's hilarious to watch though because even after he scores a goal he has no expression. He doesn't celebrate or anything. He just keeps playing. We keep telling him he can clap or cheer or something but I just don't think that is his style.

Owen by his team banner.

Getting ready to start the game.

Here's one of Owen's goals from last week. I know I didn't get the best shot of it, but it was my first time recording. See how he acts like nothing happened!

Another one of his goals.

Jack's 3rd Birthday

On September 6, we celebrated Jack's 3rd birthday. His birthday happened to fall on Labor Day this year so he thought the whole day was his party since Robby was home from work and we had a big barbeque with family and friends. As far as he was concerned, it was all for him. When we asked him what he wanted for his birthday all he would tell us was a boat that floats in the water. Luckily, Grandma Jane and Grandpa Jim were on top of it and got him several bath toys that all float in the water. He also got a Webkinz Jr. puppy (which he named Alvin), some books and a new bike. (For some reason I can't find the pictures of him on his new bike!)

Jack and his shark cake.

Owen and Jack and the birthday treats.

Blowing out the candles.

Jack opening some of his presents, with his puppy Alvin.

First Day of School

This year Owen and Jack both started school on August 24th. Owen started Kindergarten and Jack had his first day of preschool. They were both extremely excited. Unfortunately, it was 107° that day and it made for a hot day of driving around in the car all day. Jack has morning preschool and Owen has afternoon kindergarten so that means on Tuesdays and Thursday I practically live in my car. (And not just any car. That's right I'm now officially a minivan driving soccer mom!) It was a pain at first but now that I'm getting used to it, it's not so bad. I get a lot of reading done!