Wednesday, June 30, 2010


We are surviving at the Harris house hold! With NO air conditioning and its 90 degrees outside.
Have a great Wednesday
{Don't mind Max's face hes hot and hungry}
We are heading down to my grandpa Drapers to beat the heat and get out to see some people and show off Max!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Where's The Baby?

Larry finds it funny to wrap Max up like normal and place him in funny places. I always walk in and ask where is the baby? I love watching Larry take care of Max, he is such a natural. Also its fun to take him out and Larry gets to show him off...he is such a proud dad it makes me fall in love with him over and over again.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Picture Of The Day:

Its hot here so Max is just wearing little onesies that are so little but still dont fit his little body or he is naked. He doesn't really fit into the preemie diapers and so whenever he pees it kinda drips down his legs and gets his outfit and blanket soaked...I have never done so much laundry along with the spit up. It makes me very grateful to have washer & dryer in the apartment...thank heavens!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Its all about Max

I hope everyone realized that its all about Max now on this blog! Haha. Kinda. Its been crazy having him here. I am pretty emotional still and no one tells you about that! I am super happy then super sad in a second its weird but we are working those things out. Larry is super dad and the best man ever. He is patient with Max and with me and I know he appreciates me bring this baby into our lived but man I appreciate him for all he does for us. The day Max was born I called the bookstore and said I am done the baby is here so I am not returning to work and Larry will finish up in about 2 weeks so then we can pack and move to California. its nuts...never do this people! Never have a baby right before your husband goes to law school, let alone your first baby and move we are nuts! But its all good haha. Here is my beautiful boy. He is such a good baby so far except for nursing. He is a horrible nurser and I have been pumping about 3 times a day just sitting on the couch pumping away...I dunno how much longer I will be doing that. The nurses just say its because he is so little and to keep trying I already feel my milk going away so its stressing me out!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sleepy baby boy

This is what he does all day and all night.
I am praying it doesn't change and he doesn't change into psycho baby lets keep our fingers crossed he stays a good tempered little baby..ohh I am so in love.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Favorite Position

Max loves to sleep on Larry. It is his favorite thing to do so far.
Can you believe we have a baby? Alls we do is sit on the couch and love every minute we have with him. I can't figure out if he is warm or cold and I am constantly putting and taking blankets off of him, Larry just laughs at me. Larry has it too good I decided. The day we came home from the hospital June 21 I came home to a reck of a house being that we had no clue Max was coming. I came home ordered pizza and did 3 loads of laundry all while Max slept. I dunno if that is normal for a women who has just pushed a baby out but that is what I did! I want to soak up these days because they are already going so fast!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Emotional mess

So I will try not to make this blog become dedicated to only baby Max but this post is about him so beware. Baby blues had hit and HARD. I can't look at him without tearing up usually. When he cries {which is usually never unless I am trying to make him nurse} I start to cry.

Its hard to explain I think but Larry has been amazing. I love him so much and would never want to try this parenting thing with anyone else. He is calm and collective and is naturally amazing with max. He has been patient with me as I cry because nursing has been so hard for me and max just doesn't want to latch on and try. I have resorted to pumping and then giving him a bottle after he screams and cries as I attack him with my boob. (Sorry is this is graphic for some haha}

In just 4 short days our lives have changed, I knew they would but I never knew how much I would love this baby and how much he scares me too haha! Larry is so proud and I love seeing him with the baby..ahh I cant take it its so amazing. He said today Heavenly Father sent us a good one while holding max. I am so grateful for this amazing gift and blessing. I am glad Heavenly Father made babies durable so he can last with us hopefully.

As things become stressful trying to move and applying for student loans for law school and trying to predict if we will make all our monthly bills I am trying to focus on the fact that we made a righteous decision and I am trying my best to have faith we will make it through this transition in life.

Thanks everyone for your awesome comments and encouragement on this blog. It helps so much and I love being able to update family and friends and just type about anything.

Seriously...what is not love about these two?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Max's Birthstory

So I know everyone is dying to know the birth story..haha :) I went in for my 38 week appointment and have had really low fluid levels for a while so we had been watching and waiting for them to drop to an unsafe level and on Friday my amazing doctor decided it was time to induce me. I was only 1 cm dilated and having NO contractions so we thought it would be a long haul. It took me about 4 hours to get to a 4 with all the drugs and such. Once I was a 4 the on call resident came and broke my water. Funny enough I had worked with him as a nursing student...can you say awkward haha. Once my water broke I got my amazing epidural and was numb as can be except on one side of my hip, it was annoying and I got a double dose making me so very very numb at then end. The nurse came in and checked me at 5:30 and I was at a 6 and then she came back an hour later and I was ready to go! I went super fast, which I am grateful for.

At 7:00 am I started to push and pushed through one contraction then took a break because my doctor wasn't there yet. She came 2 contraction later and I pushed through one more contraction and out he popped! 20 minutes of pushing was enough for me haha :) He came out crying and all pink and was placed on my chest and immediately feel asleep and peed all over me twice. It was an amazing experience. We had awesome nurses and my doctor was so encouraging and joked around with us during the delivery. It was perfect experience for me and Larry.

In the hospital his blood sugars kept dropping just because he wasn't nursing well and so tiny but those got straightened out. He went under the Bili lights just for about 12 hours because of his jaundice and when they took him I about died..It was lonely in our room with just me and Larry haha :) Monday morning we brought him home and he is such a good baby so far. He sleeps so much and never cries unless I am trying to wake him up to feed him. He still has some trouble nursing but it has gotten better. He loves Larry and will sleep on his chest for hours if I let him.
It was fun to be in the hospital and spend these precious moments with Larry. Larry and I slept in the same hospital bed each night which was funny but nice and just holding Max all day watching TV and hanging out was great. I really loved my experience and will always look back on this first delivery with great memories. Seriously we are so blessed look at the amazing healthy baby! He is amazing and so cute and tiny and I can't wait for him to get bigger and at the same time I want him to be tiny forever. These post pregnancy hormones are kicking my butt.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day 2010

Happy Fathers Day.. father of my brand new baby boy! I couldn't think of anyone better to have kids with. You will be an amazing dad already and know just how to hold him and love him! You were awesome helping me push the little guy out and didn't make one gross face and I loved the pure joy in your eyes when they put him on me and you were just amazed at what we had done together! You are going to be such an amazing dad and I am so happy Max came early so you could have the best gift and first fathers day ever!

I love you forever.

{Larry got a skateboarding rail for his first unofficial fathers day...yes a rail to grind on at age 27, and yes I did get it for him haha}

Also Happy Fathers Day to MY dad! Thanks for taking care of me all those years and still now.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Special Delivery....

Max Joseph Harris

Arrived on June 19, 2010 @ 7:27 am
weighing 5 pounds 12 ounces and 18.5 inches long

We have had such an amazing/stressful/painful (on my part) experience with him. He came at 38 weeks due to very low fluids and slow growing. I was only and 1 when she did an emergency admit and we waited a long while till I go into active labor but once my water was broken I went from a 4 to a 10 in 4 1/2 hours and pushed for about 20 and out he popped crying an all!!! He is amazing and beautiful. He doesn't like to latch on yet and has trouble with his sucking but he is slowly getting it. We are monitoring his glucose because he is so tiny and hopefully he evens out soon. He likes to be tightly wrapped and held tight and cries whenever you try to bother him but that is about the only time...oh and when you try to feed him.

I am doing great...I loved my epidural for most of the part until the end when I could feel some on my left side but it was okay because I went so fast and it helped with the entire pushing process. It was amazing when he came out and was placed on my chest he immediately stopped crying and slept there on my while i got all fixed up. Larry was awesome partner and was encourgaing and even cut his cord. So awesome. The nurses were amazing and my doctor was awesome and so happy when she arrived to deliver him.

The only down side was I had not eaten in over 30 something hours because I wasnt expecting any of this so I was STARVING the entire time and my last push was all about me getting some food at the end! I am doing great tail bone area is pretty sore...actually dealthy sore but everything else is great I would be feeling good if my dumb tailbone didnt make me wanna cry but hopefully it gets better soon!

We are doing great and are still shell shocked that he is our baby and we will take him home and try not to suck at this entire parenting thing.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I love power

Saturday our power turned off at 10:30 am...and did not return until 12:30 am Sunday morning. Needless to say having no power in a dark basement all day long pretty much ruined my life all day! Larry was at work and poor guy got frantic phone calls from me crying asking him to come pick me up and save his 9 month pregnant wife from certain death {It was a dramatic day}

Things I learned:

* You can't cook anything with an electric stove
* Our fridge and freezer stayed cooled enough so our food didn't get ruined
* We own only one flash light
*Basements are very dark even during the day
* I watch way to much TV when I am alone
*Eating nothing but dry ramen noodles all day is not good for my pregoself
*My husband is way to patient and calm when I am having a melt down about dying in the dark...14 hours without power can really get to some people.
*Hot water is gone after a short while
* I have rocky mountain power company

Needless to say we made it through and I am still alive but I have learned I could never be a pioneer or live without modern convinces....Heavenly father knows me so well...he knew I would have died on the plains.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I am a nurse!

I passed my nursing boards!!! I have an official licenses number and everything...its fancy.

Went to the doctor today my fluid dropped again and is borderline and I lost 3 pounds {crazy} but my doctor said we would go till Wednesday and see from there so I am okay with that, really there is no hurry because I like me sleep and not having to buy diapers yet.

{Here we are full term 9 months pregnant}

Thursday, June 10, 2010

LDS Gems

LDS Gem of the day...sign up on the church website to get them sent to you daily!

“Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of the pathway of discipleship. It comforts, counsels, cures, and consoles. It leads us through valleys of darkness and through the veil of death. In the end love leads us to the glory and grandeur of eternal life.”
-Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin-

{ Fun day at the zoo spring 2009...oh to be skinny again}

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Today I am grateful for random means this is almost over.

Had another NST today he is doing good so we are going to go back on Friday and do a fluid level check again...

I took my nursing state boards today and my brain hurts.

our lives are so boring...I am sorry.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Waiting game...

So after trying my hardest to gain weight for this baby I have successfully gained 14 pounds and yes I am 9 months pregnant. I don't know why it has been so hard for me to gain weight but sadly it has effected poor little baby. I finally managed to get him to 5 pounds 5 ounces though which is amazing from where he was 4 weeks ago!! My Doctor even gave me a pat on the back for my efforts.

I am now facing the problem of having low amniotic fluid levels. Poor little guy doesn't have room and has small amounts of fluid to breath and get his nutrients. I am going to the Doctor every other day to make sure my levels haven't dropped to the "unsafe get his baby out now level" So we are now playing the waiting game to see if I will make to 40 weeks or he will be coming out yearly. It stresses me out a bit because he is so small still but also its kinda fun to think well maybe its today whenever I walk into the doctors office. At least i like the office and everyone there because they see me so dang much now. When I left the office on Friday my Doctor said try to stay pregnant one more week {She is going out of town}. Hopefully I can report back to her I am still pregnant when she gets back and our runt baby will be okay in there awhile longer and be able to make it to 6 pounds before he comes out.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Numbers Game

1000 = We have been married this many days today!

5.05= our baby weights this many pounds and that many ounces

23 = our baby is due in this many days

60= we will be moving back to California in this many days-ish

2 = this many pay checks left and then I am done with work!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nursing Boards

I am taking my NCLEX in a 7 days...needless to say I am Freaking OUT!!!

{this is how I feel} Im 100% sure I will fail :/ larry is 100% sure I will pass

Happenings of late

* I have packed alot of our house

* Im 37 weeks on friday and contracting alot at night but then it goes away

* Tomorow we go to the Dr. to see if our little boy has gained enough weight-He has been lagging in weight gain due to IUGR so (interuterine growth restriction) i have been eating like crazy trying to get him to be around 5 pounds, I hope all my effort has paid off!!

* We offically applied for all the lovely law school loans and pray we get approved!!

* My littlest brother David got called to serve in the Denver Colorado Mission...I am proud to have 2 brothers out in the mission field soon but will be sad during the holidays!

*I have read all the Percy Jackson series and LOVED them and now am working my way through Fablehaven...I am doing this instead of studying for my boards.

*I am overwhelmed by the fact that a baby will be coming into our house soon...I kinda want him to stay inside of me, I have been blessed with an easy pregnancy minus the ups and downs of his growth and development I pray with all my heart he comes out perfectly perfect in every way. ( I haven't blogged much about his development because it is hard for me think about and share my emotions without sounding ungrateful or a hot mess)