Wednesday, July 27, 2011

1 Month Old..

Jess is one month old as of yesterday!

She is getting too big too fast!

She went to see Dr. Twiggs yesterday and she now weighs 9lbs 13oz and she is 21 1/2 inches long! Dr. Twiggs said everything looks good! She gets to go back for shots next month. I made that appointment for a Monday.. Cody's day off. He can take her to that one! ;) *She get's up about twice in the night to eat and usually goes right back to sleep.
*Loves to be rocked to sleep.
*Loves her Binky and Baths.
*Loves to eat.
*Hates being lotioned down.
*She's in love with the curtains in our living room and bedroom, she stares at them lots!
*Likes sleeping on Mommy or Daddy's chest.
*Has ticklish feet.

I didn't post the stats of her one week apt.
Just for my memory.
Weight:9lbs 5oz
Height:Just over 21 inches.

As for me.. I am doing good. I do have to admit that motherhood is a pretty hard adjustment. I feel like I have millions of things to do, but i'm just too tired to do it. I feel like I never get much done. There is always laundry to be done, a baby to feed, dishes to be done, diapers to be changed, etc. I'm hoping things get a bit easier when Jessie gets on a better schedule and I get totally used to having her here. I'm glad she's finally here though. I thought pregnancy would never end!! Although, I did get much more sleep when I was pregnant.:)

We love you Jessie and we are so glad your part of our little happy family!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Jessie's in the tub!!
Her belly button thing-y finally fell off after being here for 2 weeks and 4 days! I was so excited to give her a real bath. But I waited for Cody to get home from work to share the fun experiance!

I was worried she wouldn't like the bath.. But she did! She just sat there. No cries or nothing!

While I was pregnant with her I spent a lot of my spare time in the bath. She was always kicking like crazy while I was soaking in the tub. I guess she really liked it!!

I did see on 'The Dr.'s' the other day that you should only bath your newborn 2 times a week. Bummer! I guess we will have to keep her baths to a minimum to keep that baby soft skin. They said that babies create natural oil's on the skin and by bathing them so much it strips all the oils off of the skin. Maybe three or four times a week since she is liking it so much.. And well she has explosive poops! Gotta keep that booty clean.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A bunch of randomness..

Welp.. This is totally how I wanted to spent my Saturday night.. Alone with no power.. Well I guess I'm not totally alone.. Jessie has been here.. Very hungry and fussy.. She just fell asleep.. So lets blog shall we?!
I love love love rain storms. Thunder, lightening, pouring rain, I love it! Until.... I met this handsome fellow named Cody Hardy who just happens to work for the power company!! Yep, he's at work, in this storm, fixing the power.... on my Saturday night! Don't love that rain so much anymore. At least his pay check will be extra.:) That's a major plus!

This is Jessie on her first Fourth of July. My mom got her this dress. It's a little big. But she still looks super cute!!

Last night we took Jessie on her first rhino ride. Cody has been itching to take her out. We went to Grandpa Jim and Grandma Cindy's for her first visit over there also! We took her out by the arena to see the Horses.

Jessie and Daddy on the Rhino ready to go.

On the day of my baby shower Cody went with my dad and brothers up to St. George to Outback Steak House and Sportsmans and he came home with this little pink and camo outfit. He gave it to me when I was opening the rest of my gifts. So today I asked if he could get Jessie an outfit to wear and he came back with this one. I thought it was kinda funny. He also has another camo outfit for when shes a little bigger.

I love seeing Cody as a dad. He is so natural at it and he helps me so much! I honestly couldn't do it with out him. He is so patient and loving with her and he never complains about changing a poopy diaper or getting be a bottle or anything. He's awesome and I'm so grateful to have him forever!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Jessie's Nursery..

I had a vision for the type of nursery that I wanted. Simple and Sweet. With the help from my mom and aunts I got just what I wanted. This room used to be our storage/junk/stuff I didn't want to look at or deal with at the moment room. We painted the walls. And added a few girly things along with all our baby furniture. I'm really happy with how the room turned out. I had before pictures of the room, but I have tried to load them 3 times and I keep getting an error message. So I thought I should just publish the post before I throw this dang computer out the window.

P.s- Help! How do I get the picture's to go under what I type? I'm blogger retarted!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Introducing Jessie Nicole Hardy. (Birth Story)

Jessie is one week old! I need to get going on this birth story..

Let's just start out by saying women who go unmedicated during child birth just for the 'experience' are absolutely crazy. Needless to say.. The epidural rocked my world. (Insert rock on sign here)

It all started about three thirty a.m on Sunday morning (6/26/11) I got this pain in my back that woke me from a wonderful sleep. It felt like someone was popping my back or even punching me. I laid there for a minute thinking to myself, "Could this be it?" I was hoping that I would feel another pain. I remember thinking.. 'Bring it on.' After laying there hoping not to be disappointed for ten minutes along came another. I tapped Cody and he shot out of bed. He was ready. We waited for a few more contractions and grabbed our hospital bag (it was packed and by the door) and left for St. George. I felt as if I might just die during contractions but when I wasn't having one I could do this all day. Hahaha. I'm glad there was a break between them to give me the umph for the next one. My contractions went for ten minutes apart to three-four minutes apart on the way there. With this being my first labor I was scared we wouldn't make it to the hospital so my hubby drove fast.

When we got to the hospital they took me into a room and checked me. They said I would be staying and was five plus centimeters dilated and pretty much completely thinned out. They asked me if I was wanting an unmedicated labor. I responded with a "Heck no" and asked when I would be able to get some medication. They told me that they had to get some water pumped into me first. So off we went to another room. They got the iv in me very fast and got water going to me. I was doing good. I thought that I would be ok if I just kept breathing. The nurse left the room and I looked at Cody and told him that this was not too horrible and I was expecting worse. Not even one minuted later I started to gag and throw up. I threw up all over my gown and bed. That Costco cake from the night before was much better the first time I tasted it. My mom came shortly after I got into a new gown and they changed the sheets on my bed. Dr. Astel came in and broke my water before I got the epidural. HOLY COW. The contractions after this were unbearable. I seriously was panicking because I did not think I could do this now. Thank goodness Dr. Lynn came right away. He was the Dr. that gave me my epidural. He did a great job and I hardly felt anything. After this I laid down and relaxed, visited with family, and waited. They checked me a couple more times and I was soon fully dilated. They wanted to let the baby come down on her own so we waited a little longer before we started to push. I pushed from about an hour and our sweet little one came at 1:35 pm weighing in at 8lbs 9oz and 21 inches long. When I first seen her I was in shock. I think that it finally had his me that I was pregnant and there REALLY was something inside me. She was perfect and I couldn't believe that she was here. When the nurses were cleaning her up they noticed that she had a tooth. It hadn't broken though but they said that it wasn't uncommon and they have seen it before. Both of our families were there to hold her. We got moved to our new room and settled in. I had noticed earlier that she was breathing kind of funny. And when she started coughing up weird fluids I called a nurse in. They took her to the nursery to suction her out some more. They said they would be back in a few minutes. Twenty minutes went by and they still weren't back. I started to get worried. Then a nurse practitioner came in and told us that they needed to take the baby to the nicu. My heart stopped. With all the shows I watch I knew that the nicu was for sick babies. I was so scared. She told me what was going on and that the Dr. was going to be coming in to talk to us. When he came he told us that he thought she either had fluid in her lungs still or she had an infection in her body somewhere. They were going to be doing tests on her and we would know more in 24-48 hours. We then went down to the nicu to see her. Seeing my baby with an iv in her little foot and oxygen up her nose broke my heart. I just cried and cried and cried some more. I was so worried that there was more wrong than we could imagine and didn't know what to do for her. I was felt so useless. She had monitors that were hooked up to her that kept beeping and blinking that stressed me out beyond belief. It was now one a.m. We fed her and went back to our room. It killed me not being able to take her with me to our room. And it was not fun hearing a babies cry in the rooms around us. The nurses in the nicu were awesome and helped with whatever they could. We were there for four days while our little one was on antibiotics and having tests done to make sure the inflammation was going down. It was a long four days with lots of tests and blood work. She has little scabs all over her feet from being poked. I got released the second day that we were there, but since I was breast feeding they let us board at the hospital for free. It was so nice to be able to stay there. The room we got wasn't much. Just a couch with a pull out bed and a bathroom, but we are so grateful.

On Monday Glen and Shirlee came up and Cody and Glen gave Jessie a blessing. I'm so grateful for the priesthood and to have it in my home and all around me with neighbors friends and family. It is such a wonderful blessing in my life.

On Wednesday night they did a test to make sure that her inflammation had gone down. And thankfully it had. We spoke to the Dr. on Thursday morning and he told us that we would be going home. We were so happy!! We had to watch a few educational baby videos and then we could go home. We got home Thursday afternoon. We are so grateful to be home and to have a healthy happy baby. We love her so much and are so glad she is part of our little family.. Even if she does keep us up at night.;) So for now we are just enjoying being home changing poopy diapers, feedings, spit ups, with out any monitors going off or nurses to tell us to go back to our room and rest.
We love our Jessie Girl!:)