Thursday, April 30, 2009
So Ethan, or E as we like to call him. He is our little peanut. Even though he is the older brother he is still littler than Bennett. Sometimes I feel like I baby him more because he is smaller. Here are some recent pics of him!
"Ethan, stop touching your brother!" Just practicing!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
They glistened under the fluorescent lights. So I did it. I purchased them and have never turned back. They have gotten the job done! They won't last forever because with low ride jeans they are sure to poke out at least 4 inches. Not attractive. So it is official, I am part of the mommy club now.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Oh yes, one of my first baby purchases after they were born were these big mirrors for the backseat so that we could see Ethan and Bennett's faces. It doesn't cure all the stress of being on the road with infants, but man does it help. We realized when we were driving that there are some crazy people on the road and we probably use to be one of them before we were responsible for the safety of someone other than our self. It just feels like every car or worse, semi truck, is out to get you. OK, back to our first outing. We visited Brett's Grandpa and Grandma Polson. We had lunch and showed of a billion pictures of the boys that we had already taken in the first few days of their life. I think that Grandpa and Grandma eyes only glazed over a couple of times.
I gotta say that one of the most amazing parts of this picture is Grandpa and Grandma's ability to get on the floor with the babies. There are some good genes running through this blood line. So the outfits that they have on were given to us by Aunt Kelly. They truly are newborn size, but as you can tell are a little on the large side yet. We will get a better picture of the outfits once they grow into them. We did make it back home in one piece with only a semi emotional wrecked mommy. I pulled through!
Family portrait, we are missing Tina. She had to leave early for work. It was difficult to wrangle in the twins for a picture just after they collected all their Easter eggs.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
This is now the new standard in the Lamon Scott household. Brett hogging the babies!! Just kidding, he is loving the babies all the time! I have to say that I have seen a huge change in my husband who has now turned daddy. Brett is amazing and truly loves these little boys. He also does a really good job not forgetting that he still is a husband. This I appreciate. I am out numbered boys against girls in this house so I need someone on my side. Brett has been dragging himself out of bed at night to change those diapers and hand me children for feeding time. Brett is just another reason that I consider myself one of the luckiest women in the world. I couldn't imagine my life any other way. Brett has brought super dad to a whole new standard.
Yes ladies, he does the burping and he is all mine!!
That night we were on our own. We tucked them in per Nana Scott's directions and hoped for the best. We were up about 3 times. Which isn't bad. Since they are preemies they sleep a lot. We actually have to wake them to feed. Don't worry, our time will come.
Good night babies!!
The next morning...knock, knock, knock! Grandma Lamon arrived! All were smiling. My mom was able to stay with us for 3 nights. What a help! We had someone to cook us meals, help with feedings, and wash the large amount of bottles that seem to pile up everywhere in our house. We continued our routine of feeding, burping, pooping, and sleeping. It was a great 4 days. Mom left this week on Wednesday morning. It didn't phase me that morning that she was going to be gone, but later that day I wished that she was still here. When will these hormones settle down? Grandma Lamon will be back on Sunday for another 3 nights. Unfortunately, Grandma's arrival also marks Brett's departure to New Jersey for some work business. He is going back to work next week and his family will miss him. I imagine there will be lots of phone calls, texts, and picture mail. It is amazing how much the boys have even changed in one weeks time. We want to make sure that we take it all in so at least we can look back and say, "wow, I am so glad that I took the time to watch them sleep in my arms." No regrets!
Grandma Lamon we are waiting for your return!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Our appointment was on April 1st, very convenient that it was April fool's day. We weren't totally unprepared because the day before I was having lots of contractions. At about 6pm on Tuesday night I thought I was going to lose my lunch and had to lay down. That is when it all started.....the rest of the night up until the appointment was a mixture of moans, groans, and me wanting to punch Brett in the gut so he could feel the same. We did it though, we made it through the night.
On the chance that we might not return home we packed up the tribute with everything that we had earlier packed to bring to the hospital. Just in case! At the appointment I did get my cerclog removed and was put on a monitor. I was dilated to a one and it was clear after the monitoring session that I wasn't just being teased with Braxton Hicks. They removed the terb pump and sent us upstairs to "just be monitored" for a few hours. Within the hour we were already dilated to a 2 and preparation started. The doctor came in to talk about the c-section and said, "I hope to get this done within the hour." Brett asked him to clarify what "get this done" was referring to. The birth of course! Brett went into frantic/excited mode and MJ converted to survival mode. We delivred at 36 weeks and one day by c-ection. So the final numbers were as follows:
Ethan Lamon Scott
Weight: 4 lb 15 oz
Length: 19 inches
Bennett Lamon Scott
Weight: 5lb 3 oz
Length: 19 inches
We delivered at Methodist Hospital. The boys spent only one day in the level two special care nursery and then were turned over to us. We were discharged on Saturday, April 4th. The boys are healthy. Brett counted 40 fingers and toes! We couldn't be happier!! It was a long haul but so worth it. I would do it all again for this little angels.