Tuesday, December 30

photo shoot!

Well this is a picture over load!!

Brandon meet up with some friends the other night and played some basketball at a church near by, a friend (a wife of one of the guys) and I went a long. when we got there we were like lets take some pictures of William, before we knew it, it was a full blown out photo shoot! I don't think we could have done better if we had actually planned it! We had a camera and a football for a prop and an adorable baby! what more could I have needed? needless to say I think they turned out rather well for the impromptu photo shoot!! There is a ton, I couldn't narrow it down very well!
View discretion is advised, there is some nakedness...

Thanks again sarah! Your the best! It was a lot of fun! We will have to do it again sometime!

Friday, December 26

family pictures!!

So we took some family photos on Christmas eve, It's never a perfect time to take pictures, having a large family someone is always pregnant just had a baby, or something and not everyone is their ideal weight, for me I will just remember this time as just having a baby and hope that is the only reason I look this large! :)Our first official family photoThey weren't professionally done Obviously, this is just in my parents front room, (before we started taking pictures)
We can never be too serious!
The family! We keep getting bigger and bigger!

we had taken enough serious ones and everyone was ready to either "cheese it" or strike a pose! this is what we came up with! I personally like this one better!

Me and my siblings!
after we are done with family pictures, the five of us are never quite done. I don't know how we all turned out to love the camera so much, it doesn't always love us back! But we always take a million pictures after the "family pictures are done" these are a few.

It's not fair when one person is "tanning" and the others aren't it turns out making us all look pasty white, when really Mallory is just so much tanner then the average person in December! (her boy friend is coming home this week from his mission what do you expect!)

Got ta love it! I love my family they are so much fun! Christmas was with my family this year and we were pretty much together for two days straight hanging out and eating like crazy! It was a lot of fun!


William was blessed on December 7th, and people that are reading this and are offended that they didn't get invited SORRY! It's a long story but it was a last minute thing and we didn't have time to tell even Brandon's Brothers that live in northern Utah, so don't be offended.

It went really well, Brandon gave a beautiful blessing and as always William was SO good, he was wide awake during the whole thing just looking around and didn't make a peep. HE IS SUCH A GOOD BABY! at times I feel guilty for how good he is!


How stinkin' cute is he!? The outfit was given to us by Brandon's mom, thanks Mom, it looked really good on him!

Tuesday, December 23

Baby Jesus

So a couple weeks ago Brandon and I were asked to be Mary and Joseph in the nativity at Tuachan one night, and of coarse that would make William the baby Jesus. It was a lot of fun, freezing but a lot of fun! How many people can say their son was baby Jesus? haha! I got to ride on a donkey too!
During the play, one of my sisters snapped this picture.
Mary, Joesph and the baby Jesus.
me with my fake belly. I was so excited to get rid of my pregnant belly and then I went and had to put on another one, I thought I was done with all that! :)
Joseph holding his son! (Brandon was so good!)
our supporters! Brydee, Corben, and Jay Jay, they came to see their Auntie, Uncle and baby cousin on stage! they had to get all bundled up because it was so cold!

Tuesday, December 16


This is my attempt at getting 5 children under 4 to cooperate with me! Brydee was such a helper and held William so well! Beckham is eating m-n-m's and Corben and Jay Jay are being bribed that they can have some too if they smile! We need a few more like Brydee she is such a good girl! This was the best picture I think out of all of them, and trust me there were a lot taken! They are all in matching shirts that I bought about 5 months ago at old navy for 75 cents each! I know right! needless to say I got as many of them that were the right sizes and I could matched all the boys! It was way fun! (and you can't even tell that Williams shirt is really a 6-12 month size! it was the smallest they had!)

Wednesday, December 10

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My little gangsta

Why is it that the grown up clothes like jeans T-shirts and tennis shoes look so stinking cute when they are bite size! I love it! This was taken a few weeks ago, when William was 3 weeks old. Today he is 5 weeks!

Thursday, December 4

photo shoot

This is the first photo shoot of many more to come I am sure. I have been wanting to take pictues of William in some fall leaves this was my first attempt. I'll have to try again soon before all the leaves are gone.

I tried taking some pictures with Will but they are always cuter with out me in them! This was the only one worth posting. But I do want to get some more of both of us, and with me and Brandon in them too, we will work on that! Maybe I just need a better photographer then my sister. haha

Wednesday, December 3

Rolling over already

My son is amazing, He was able to hold his head up from day one, and at four days old he rolled over! Ok, so it was from his stomach to his back but still, what 4 day old baby does that? I thought maybe it was a fluke thing and he would never do it again, but almost a month old now and he continues to do it every time I lay him on his stomach, it's the cutest thing because he is so little and can hold his head up so well!
Brandon and I can't believe how much he has already grown, these were taken when he was 3 1/2 weeks old.
So stinking cute!

And he is so good, I think he is kinda smiling in this pic.

Here is some footage of him rolling over.

Tuesday, November 18

Labor Story!... Sorry it's so long

OK, SO the delivery story. I have been putting this off for a while because I know when I sit down to write it it is going to take me a while and I don't always have a lot of time! I started writing the long version for my own personal remembrance of the day our little William joined our family, and I am only half way through because it is a really detailed story! That is why I have been dreading writing it and posting about it. But I have been told I really need to update so here we go!
First off I went in to my Dr. appointment on Tuesday morning and I got checked and I was still 3 cm. and 80 % effaced. I was a little frustrated because I continued to have contractions all week and I didn't have any progress. My doctor knew I was frustrated and we both thought I would have had the baby by now! So he stripped my membranes again, really aggressively again. and then he told me we were going to try something, he wanted me to go walking for a few hours and then go into the hospital and tell them I wanted to get checked at about 1:00. I went walking, we even attempted having sex. We went back to the hospital at 1:00, on the way there I said what are we even doing this is the biggest waste of time, I am not contracting, and they are going to look at us like we are so stupid! We went anyway, and I got checked and I was at 4 cm. the nurse said I was contracting about every 3 to 4 minutes( didn't feel any of them!) she was going to call the Dr. and see if they can keep me. She came back and said we are keeping you, you are going to have your baby today! Now I was in shock, on the way their I didn't even think we should go in! I had been having contractions WAY harder then anything I had felt all day and I was SO sure they weren't going to keep us that I didn't bring ANYTHING with us to the hospital, the list that I had thought out for months didn't get packed and nothing got brought with us. SO, they hooked me up to an IV, got my penicillin going because I tested positive for the B strep thingy, and then they started me on Pitocin. I didn't feel any contractions until the pitocin kicked in and even then they were manageable. I knew the Dr. was going to come in and break my water around 7:30 so I decided I was going to get my epidural before that happened cause I figured they would probably get a lot worse as soon as that happened. So I got my epidural even though I didn't really feel like I needed it yet. And then everything got bad. My experience with the epidural was opposite then everyone else that has one. My body didn't react well to it, I was shaking SO badly it was like I was having a seizure. Then my water broke on its own. My legs felt like they were asleep and it hurt. It felt like there were a million needles poking at my legs, any movement killed them. I had like a shooting pain all the way up my body, if the sheet rubbed across my leg it hurt, if someone bumped the bed it hurt. If my legs were touching each other it hurt. I was freaking out because of the shaking, I asked when it would stop, and they said not until after you have the baby, and that it was normal, and that I should just let my body shake and to not fight it! haha yeah right! It was so bad I was contemplating taking out the epidural! I thought about it for awhile. The nurse gave me something for the shaking and that helped a little. I decided to keep the epidural in and try to calm myself down. It was a good thing I had so many people in the delivery room with me, especially my family It was a great distraction! And quite entertaining!
The baby's hart rate kept dropping and I kept having nurses running in a flipping my around, and trying to get it back up. There was one time it wasn't getting better and they took my pitocin off and called the Dr. They were even contemplating getting the baby out Cesarean if it didn't get better. His hart rate finally got better, I was on oxygen most of the labor and delivery to help get some to the baby.
So I was progressing really well, especially after the Dr came in and checked me and finished breaking my water, (when it broke on it's own it did it like half way) When I got close to pushing I could feel my epidural wearing off a little bit and then I finally liked my epidural again. I could feel my contractions coming on, I could hold my own legs up, I could feel were to push and that was nice too. After only 45 minuets of pushing he came peacefully into the world!
I liked everything up until my epidural and I really liked the pushing part. It was just the little part in the middle until my epidural wore off a little that I did not like at all! I think I even said I don't want to have any more children if this is how it is going to be! I know I can't believe I said that! and it was only because of my epidural! I think maybe next time I will try to do it natural? I don't know though? and for ME to say that means it was pretty bad because I am so all about the drugs! But over all it was a really good experience! It was awesome! I loved it so much! I can't wait for all of you that are pregnant to go through the delivery process it was the best thing ever! I would do it again if I could!! I just hate the 9 months I have to endure before I get to do the fun part! It is such an amazing experience!!
This is Brydee and Jay Jay. I had a lot of visitors, It was nice to see all the love and support that Brandon and I have from our amazing family and friends. This is Brandon, my dad, Jason (my brother) and Mallory (my sister) hanging out with me! I don't know if you can tell but in every picture it's like a game to see if you can spot the "I voted" stickers! haha, it was election day Nov. 4th, when I went into the hospital! and everyone has their "I voted" stickers on in all the pictures!
This is after a long day of waiting in the delivery room, and after Brittany took her kids home and put them to bed, she came back and had a lot of fun. From left to right, Mallory, My mom, and Brittany. (This is all before the baby came!)
again after a long day, it was getting late and everyone was getting a little hyper. Like I said it was nice and distracting to have everyone there! And as always my family was very entertaining!
This is Brittany taking a picture of her self and Brandon video taping. We got a lot of footage of the labor, we couldn't tape the delivery but we started shooting again RIGHT after he came out! I wanted a lot of documentation of the labor and delivery because I knew I wouldn't remember a lot of it and wanted to be able to watch it again.

This was right after he came out, (the least graphic of the pictures!) there was an instant hush that went over the room and everyone just stared and watched. It was so peaceful, the Dr. Slowly wiped his face and body and then placed him on my chest. It was beautiful!
This is me meeting my son for the first time! I can't even describe how amazing it was to see him, He had the sweetest softest cry ever. The first thing I did was count to make sure he had 10 toes and 10 fingers.

This is William getting weighed. He was so perfect when he came out! 7 lbs. 10 oz.
This is William getting checked, swaddled, and I think getting his foot print?
Auntie Mallory with Baby William Grandpa and Grandma Trask with brand new baby William! Proud Grandparents!Brandon's parents just so happened to be in town and were there for their grandson's birth! It was very fortunate to have them here This is me finally getting to eat! I was So hungry all day and couldn't eat! After William was delivered my nurse was like are you ready for your food? and I was like yeah bring it all! I had THE BEST nurses the whole time I was in the hospital!A VERY happy mamma! (even my hands look like I am wearing a fat suit!) A very proud daddy having his first moments alone with his son.
Our new Family!! You will have to excuse my face! I know it looks like I am wearing Monica's Fat suit from Friends! I was huge! Every picture of me I look like I am wearing a fat suit! My body was so pumped full of IV's that I was puffed up like a balloon!
This is in my recovery room, I was sleeping and Brandon was resting and holding William in my little hospital bed.
A lot of people don't get what the heck I was thinking with so many people in my room for the birth of our first son, and I totally understand that most people want that moment to be with just them and their spouse. Brandon and I have had A LOT of moments together alone with our little family since then. The first few hours a lone in my recovery room we got to sit together all three of us in my hospital bed sharing our "moment" together. I don't regret having everyone in the room, their excitement was contagious! It was so nice to see all the love in the room! I had My parents, Brandon's Parents, Brittany, and Mallory all there to see William come out! It was amazing!