Sunday, October 28, 2007

Carter Robinson Price

He's finally here! Carter Robinson Price arrived on Friday, October 26th at 1:39pm. He weighed a hefty 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 in. long. Everything went great and Jess is a super trooper. Some quick details.....we didn't get much sleep the night before. We stayed up until midnight and then Austin woke us up at 5am walking around the house turning lights on and saying "Daddy, I hungry again". I swear the kid doesn't stop eating. So of course he could go back to sleep, but we couldn't so we got ready, dropped the kids off at Jess' parent's and got to the hospital at 7:30am.

Once at the hospital they got her all set up and got things going. We were a little disappointed to find out she was still only dialated to a 4 since she's been that way for over two weeks, but what do you do? They started her on pitosin and then broke her water at noon when she was dialated to a 5. An hour later, at 1pm, the dr. said she was a 6.5 and Jess warned him that she goes quickly from a 6-10 and he said he'd be around. Only 10 minutes later Jess buzzes the nurse and tells her she's feeling pressure, at 1:15 the dr. says she was indeed dialated to a 10, at 1:25 she started pushing and at 1:39 out popped Baby Boy Price. I call him that because we still didn't have a name at that point. We had it narrowed to two different names, but it didn't take long to realize he was a Carter.

After that it was your usual hospital stay. Nurses always coming in to check Jess' vitals, check the baby's vitals, bringing in food, bringing drugs, telling us he was ready to eat every couple of hours at night, etc. We had some visitors, watched a lot of tv, played with Carter, got cabin fever and took a walk around the maternity floor. I at least got to leave several times since Jess is a picky eater and the hospital food just didn't do anything for her. There were trips to the grocery store and Cafe Rio. I thought the food was pretty good myself, but I'll also eat about anything put in front of me.

Well, enough talking. Here are a bunch of pics. It was hard to narrow it down since we love looking at him and it probably doesn't seem narrowed down, but trust me, it is. Enjoy!

One last picture of Jess being pregnant just before we left her parent's house on Friday.

Less than 7 hours later after that first picture. You don't get much newer than this. He's only about 20 seconds old and I hadn't even cut the umbilical cord yet. Ya, he's pretty purple, but my mom and dad wanted to see the pic. Amazing what a little oxygen can do for a baby.

Austin couldn't stop giggling when he held Carter for the first time.

Kaylee was a little hesitant to hold Carter at first. She was really concerned about the 'owie' on his belly button. She liked his little hands though.

Our growing family. It's weird to see 5 of us now.

It had been a long day so Carter and I cuddled up on my 'bed' and took a little nap that night.

The following day was much less hectic. Not much happened and we didn't have any visitors until later. Carter was a lot more fun since he was more awake. It was amazing how much he changed from the first day to the second.

I love this picture because his eyes are open.

Carter and Jess having a moment.

Kaylee finally got brave enough to hold Carter and then she didn't want to stop. She probably gave him 20 kisses before she left. She'll be a great big sister.

Jess' parent's didn't want to stop holding him either.

Kaylee and Austin thought a highlight was the nurse bringing mommy food. Pretty sure they liked the food better than Jess did.

As Kaylee and Austin would say, there's our "hot baby" because they have a "hot mama". They've said this several times in the last month and I think it's hilarious. Wonder where they got that from? Hmmmmm......

Carter and I watched Boston beat the Rockies in game 3 of the World Series. We got to sit in mommy's bed because she was tired of being in it. We didn't mind trading places for a while. Go Boston!!!

Had to have at least one pic of Carter with no clothes on.

All bundled up and ready to go home.

Didn't take me long to do what I love the most. Cuddle with our new baby boy on the couch and fall asleep watching football. It doesn't get much better.

Friday, October 26, 2007


It's 6:21 a.m. right now and Jess and I are both ready to go to the hospital. She is being induced today, supposedly at 7:30am. We have to call at 7am to make sure there is 'room at the inn'. We were woken up by Austin turning on the lights in the hall at 5:05 am and wandering around aimlessly. Still not sure why he decided to wake up so early, but when I tucked him back in bed he said 'Daddy, I hungry again'. That's his new saying. I'm pretty sure he was already asleep by the time his door was shut. After that neither Jess nor I could fall back to sleep so we started getting ready.

It all seems a little surreal to us right now. It's really different from the first two times. Not sure why. Everything is about the same. Jess is being induced like the other two times. We still don't have a name like the other two times. I'm still really nervous like the other two times. Not sure what it is, but it's different and not in a bad way. Just different. Maybe it's because we've already had two and the sense of the unknown has been lost a little bit. We know everything that's going to happen and are probably more prepared this time.

Well, I should probably get going. Hopefully the next post will be full of new baby pictures and details about our hospital stay. Then maybe, just maybe, if we're lucky, there will be a new name somewhere on that post too. Jess still isn't going along with Nike, Espn (pronounced Es-pen) or my new favorite, Diggy. My friends who know my love of the tv show 'Run's House' and who also watch it will understand that last one.

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to induction we go................

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pedicures, Cuddling, Snow and Staples

Here are just some random pics from the last week or so. The most exciting thing was that Kaylee busted her head open on Thursday while goofing off with Austin in the family room. She fell backwards and hit her head on the edge of the windowseat and got a nice gash. I thought she just got a good bonk on the head until I set her on my lap and went to hold her head against me and felt the palm of my hand get really warm and wet. Ya, kinda freaked me out when I looked and it was running down her neck, but we got it to stop in about 7 or 8 minutes and then she went to get staples. Yes, there is a picture of the staples in Kaylee's head so if you don't want to see it, then scroll down slowly and stop when you see the top of her head. It will be the last pic. It's not too gross though since it will be a small pic.

Yep, she's ALL girl.

We walked in on this the other day and had to take a pic. We're waiting to see if the new baby has an affect on their friendship. We hope not.

Yep, we weren't very happy to see this so early in the season.

There it is. Every day she asks us something else about it. "What color are the staples?" "Is there blood still there" "Is it going to bleed again?" "Is it still fixed?"

Monday, October 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Point Halloween Thing FHE

So we had family night last week with Jess' entire family. We decided to go down to Lehi and do the Thanksgiving Point Halloween thing they had. Can't remember exactly what it was called, but it should have been called "A really cold night with lots of jump houses and animals". That would have described it perfectly. Oh wait, add in "See Shawn Bradley on...." at the beginning. For those of you who are like my bro-in-law and don't know who Shawn Bradley is, he's a basketball player who is 7' 6" tall, played one year for BYU and then went and played in the NBA for several seasons and just retired a couple years ago. We passed each other on the sidewalk and he smiled. At least I think he smiled. It was kind of hard to tell since his head was so much higher than mine. Well, that was my highlight of the night, but here are the pics. Enjoy.

Jump house make ya.....JUMP! JUMP!

Jumphouse, Slide, Jumphouse, Slide, was never ending.

Gotta love the pony rides.

Who is more happy? Grandpa or Kaylee?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pumpkin Patch!!!

Kaylee's preschool class got to go on a fieldtrip to the pumpkin patch last week and she was SO excited! Jess took Austin and they went along with her (even though Jess had just gotten home from the Dr. and found out she was dialated to a 4, but still no baby as of today) Below are just a bunch of pics from the trip. No pics however of the rooster flying out of the barn and scaring Kaylee to death. LOL!!!!

Kids from the morning and afternoon classes at Kaylee's preschool. Anyone else worried about that pumpkin on the left?

Ya, she's a poser, but so is her dad. Just in different ways.

So many pumpkins, so little time.

Kaylee striking a pose while Austin is trying to get to work.

Gotta love a big tractor!

Howdy partner!

Austin got trigger happy at throwing his hay. Or maybe Kaylee got gun shy.

Friday, October 5, 2007


What I was doing 10 years ago...
I had been home from my mission for 3 months, going to school at Ricks College and wondering what the heck I wanted to do with my life.

What I was doing 5 years ago...
I was living with my in-laws, working at Mills Publishing as a graphic designer in SLC and we were just about to put all our savings down on a lot in Herriman and then find out we were having Kaylee on the exact same day. Ya, freaked me out. lol!!!!

What I was doing 1 year ago...
I had just switched brokers as a realtor and started working for Realty Executives of Utah and was learning all I could about real estate. I was also doing freelance design for the Utah Symphony & Opera. Not much has changed.

What I was doing yesterday...
Working, running errands, looking up homes for a client, mowing the lawn and watching Grey's Anatomy and The Office

5 places I'd rather be...
Hawaii. Give me Hawaii any day of the week. Specifically Maui, but I won't be picky.
Virginia with my family.
A basketball court schoolin' suckerfools and making it rain.
At a settlement signing papers for someone to buy/sell a multi-million dollar home.
At a settlement signing papers for MY OWN multi-million dollar home.

5 snacks/treats I love...
Fudge brownies with ice cream
Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
Peanut butter M&M's
Homemade chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate protein drink. I finally found one that's better than most chocolate milk mixes.

What I would do with 100 million dollars...
Logically: Put at least 20 million in the bank and live off the million dollars a year interest that it accrues. Give 10 million to the church. Give probably 5 million away to family and friends. Design and build our dream home. Invest the rest in real estate and development while teaching my kids about finance and investing.

A little more radical: Build my mega mansion with indoor basketball court, pool, home theater that seats 50, top of the line electronics and tons of fancy gadgets. Buy several cars for Jess and I. Some of mine would be a black f-150, ferrari, bmw, m series, aston martin, old hot rod and escalade or navigator. I'd also want to buy a big rig, helicopter and a plane with a private pilot. Buy an awesome cabin with a helicopter pad that sits on at least 500 wooded acres. Take tons of amazing trips with family/friends and pay for everything. I'd probably even pay them to come just to have them there with us. Buy 6 front row season tickets to the Jazz and go to every single game. I'd buy season tickets to the Lakers, Suns and Mavs too just in case I wanted to go to any of their games. Buy tickets to every UNC basketball game, every year, forever and fly to them with the family in my private jet. Buy a houseboat in Lake Powell. Buy homes in Hawaii, Virginia, and, ummmmmmm, Hawaii again. Invest a lot of it and take more chances.

Hmmmmmm, honestly it would probably be a little of both. And yes, I've thought about this before.

5 Favorite TV shows...
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
Prison Break

(along with Run's House, Rob & Big, My Name Is Earl, Dirty Jobs, Crazy Money, Man vs. Wild, Criminal Minds and Biggest Loser. I do not watch all of these, but I do try to Tivo Run's House and Rob & Big.)

5 people to tag...Asays, Tomlinsons, Petersons, Boyers and Metlers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sneakers, Spiders and Snow, Oh my!!!

Yes, you read right. Sneakers, spiders AND snow all in the same week. I know, we get pretty crazy around here. We might need to settle down a little. Just wanted to share a snipet of our craziness with everyone.

Let's start with the sneakers. I've really been on a kick lately of working out. I have a specific pair of shoes that I do this in whenever possible (seems to be less and less lately). One day last week the kids were playing around the house and I had left my shoes out in the family room. I had been working in the office and decided to go work out that night. I got all ready and went to put my shoes on. I soon came to realize that a little fairy, let's call her Kayla to keep her identity safe, had untied and retied my shoes.........together. At first it was just a jumbled mess of shoestring, but when I picked up the first shoe to restring it and the second shoe followed close behind, I realized just how creative this little fairy was. I started laughing because after inspecting the craftsmanship, it was rather clever. Pictures had to be taken and shared to show just how creative these little fairies can be. So be on the lookout, you never know who they will strike next.

Now on to the spider. I was in the storage room of our garage last week looking for some stuff when something big and black caught my eye by my foot. It didn't take long for me to realize what it was since it was about 3 inches long and I could see the red hourglass shape without having to even bend down. Yep, we had a little visitor named Black Widow.

Finally on to the snow. It's a funny thing how when the kids see snow begin to fall they get so excited and can't wait to get their clothes on and go play. It's only funny because at the exact same time I'm grumbling unnamed words under my breath because I know it means the start of a lot of cold, a lot of high gas bills, a lot of colds and the worst part of all, a lot of shoveling. Yep, we already had our first snow of the season. It wasn't much, but enough to do some snow angels in the front yard. The kids loved it so it was hard to mumble and grumble for long when they're so gosh darn cute. This did however help us realize how much our kids have grown and that they need some new winter clothes.

Austin's blood will run both Aggie and Tarheel blue. Just as long as it's not Blue Devil blue we'll be just fine.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Playing Catch Up

Well, it's been a while since the last blog and I'm trying to catch up. So the next few days may be sort of random, but it will cover our lives for the past 3 weeks.

Right after we got home from the beach we had Jess' high school reunion that same night. Jess' brother, Mike, and his wife, Jenny, also graduated the same year so it was fun for all of us to go there together and have a night out. The reunion was at the Snowbird Ski Resort. It was okay. Probably more fun for them than me since I was the only one that didn't know hardly anyone. Every now and then I'd recognize someone from an old ward or a friend we had seen in the past, but for the most part I was twiddling my thumbs. Let's just say that by the end of the night my thumbs were really tired. So I decided to get involved when they were handing out prizes. The MC asked who had lived with their in-laws the longest. One girl's hand shot up and she shouted '2 years!'. Everyone was kind of shocked and hooped and hollered. Jess slowly turned and looked at me thinking that I wouldn't dare raise my hand to reveal one of the most embarassing parts of our marriage to all these people she graduated with. I however didn't know them from Adam and my hand shot towards the sky. 'Two and a half years!!!'. Everyone turned and stared and I had a big grin on my face as I was named the winner (or loser, depends on how you look at it) and walked my way to the front to claim my prize. To my great delight I now have a new t-shirt that for some reason Jess says I can only wear if I'm with her. Can't understand why though.

The next day started a long 4 days of both kids trading off having fevers. Austin all day Sunday, Kaylee caught up Sunday night and then both on Monday with Kaylee being the lone fever bearer until Wed. morning. It was so sad to see them looking drugged, stoned, drunk, and anything else that you look like when downing substances you shouldn't. I had to take a pic.

Finally, Kaylee felt better, went back to preschool and got a package from Grandma Price that included a workbook that she has literally not put down for the past 2 weeks. She loves the thing more than eating or sleeping. It's the first thing she does in the morning and wants it by her bed at night. I guess that's a good sign. Maybe it's a sign she'll be smart. Hopefully smart enough to not live with her in-laws for two and a half years when she's older.