Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tayven Two Weeks!

I was so impressed with Tayven's weight this Wednesday! He weighed 7lb and 10oz as you can see he is a good eater. I hope that these are some good pictures of our little guy. I think that he looks a lot like dad; What do you guys think?

Friday, September 10, 2010

To the Men

To the men, boy's, dad's, brother's, grandpa's and husbands, I really felt like I needed to share a few things and make a special thanks to all the men out there in my life. On the Sunday prior to my Tay-mans arrival, my dad and Ry gave me a special blessing. This meant so much to me and was so amazing because it was the first blessing that Ryan has given me, it really was special to see him using his priesthood. In the blessing my dad blessed that all of the nurses and doctors would be attentive to mine and the babies needs. I truly believe that it was because of this blessing that things went as well as they did the morning of Tays arrival. There was a pediatric nurse that came up to be there when the baby came, she was sitting out at the nurses station watching my babies monitor, I do not know for sure what would have happened had she not but she was the one that gathered the doctor and all my nurses together so that we could get the baby here. His heart rate was dropping and they needed to get him here fast! (Thus the two pushes and he was here!) My doctor sure shined as well watching my contractions so as to get in as many and as long of pushes as possible. When Tay got here he was not crying, doctor Nance quickly cut the cord (managing to squirt the intern because of the pressure on the cord..ha ha) and handed him to the pediatric nurse. Everyone there was indeed very attentive and that I am so very grateful for! Thanks dad and Ry!
This and a resent posted blog about my brother, got me thinking of the all the great men in my life!! I could go on with individual stories about each one but I just want to Thank my Heavenly father for each of them, we are so lucky! I pray that my boys will live up to their names (Braxton Ryan and Tayven Blaine) and follow the examples of the dad, grandpa's, uncle's and brother =D

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hot Tubby Time

Things are going well at the Tuttle house!! I am finally feeling well enough to get in a routine with the boys. Baby Tay of course has his days and nights mixed up and any advice would be great; if there is any out there..It is so crazy how much you forget and how different every child is! Brax is doing so good with the new baby and all the adjustments to his life! I am so proud of him! Me and Ry work as a team everyday and it is hard work but I love it! I never thought that I would be so grateful for a hot bath once a day. It is my time and probably the only time of day and night I get to relax and soak. It is said in our family that a hot bath is therapy and it certainly is! (Those Moms know what they are talking about. aka Andy)
Thanks to everyone for all your love and support of our new little family! We would not be where we are today with out you all.

Monday, September 6, 2010


First Day Home
It all started with a phone call on September 1st at 5:30am. There was a room available at the hospital for them to get me started in! I got up and got dressed put in some muffins and called my mom. (she watched Brax until he woke up and then took him to play with Kelc and Jenson) We got over to the hospital about 7. We got into our room about 7:30 and they got me all hooked up and ready to go. They started me on the platocin about 8:30 and then came the waiting game, or so I thought =D. I started contracting but wanted to stay tough so I chewed on what is now flavored ice chips and waited for my support team to show up. Dr. Nance came in and broke my water at 9:40. They checked me shortly after and I was already at a six. I decided this was a good time for an epidural, it was weird because after that I was still really feeling a lot of pressure. At about eleven we all started taking guesses, everyone was guessing noon or so and pretty soon all my nurses and Dr. Nance came in and said lets get this baby here!! The nurse guessed 11:15 and checked me. I was at a 10 and ready to go! I think the staff was a little nervous because the babies heart rate dropped. Two pushes later at 11:07 our little boy made his arrival! He had the cord wrapped around his neck so he was not crying at first but Dr. Nance quickly cute the cord and got him cryin'. They weighed him and cleaned him off and then it was time to hold him! It was all so fast but all in all a great experience! Welcome Tay! I can not believe how much we love you already! What a blessing!!

My burrito baby

The Boys!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

WELCOME Tayven Blaine!!

Tayven Blaine Tuttle
6 lbs 14 oz
19 in.
Born September 1, 2010 at 11:07