A year in Review

With 2010 coming to an end, I would like to share my year in review.

January- In January we were living at my parents. Tavis had just lost his job, I was working at subway, and we were looking for a new apartment.

February- We got a place on the 4th with roommate Jose and moved. 

March- We celebrated Tavis' 23rd birthday, our 3 year anniversary of being together, and our 6 month anniversary of being married. 

April- We got some of the biggest most exciting news on April 22, that we were pregnant and would be expecting soon. :)

May- Tavis begun his summer job with the carnival, we got to hear our little ones heartbeat on May 8. Nothing has ever sounded so beautiful. :)

June- Was very uneventful haha. :)

July- We had another great year at freedomfest. We got to see family from Kansas and Texas who flew out to celebrate Joe and Tiana's wedding. 

August- on 8-9-10 we found out our little bean was a little girl growing healthy and strong. I went to meet Tavis in Duchesne where he was working and i stayed the week with him. 

September- I was laid off from my job, Tavis began a new job with Stamped Asphalt, and Tavis and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary of being married and it was amazing. :)

October- We celebrated my 22nd birthday, could no longer afford our apartment and so we moved in with Tav's dad.

November- I enjoyed the day of knowing my beautiful birthson was turning 4. Who could not believe in less than a month i would have my little girl and in the blink of an eye she would be 4 too.

December- We were blessed with Tavis getting an extension on his court and not going to jail, Then blessed again when Tavis got a job, Then again when we finally found a place to live, and finally we got the best blessing ever. On Christmas day we received the gift of a beautiful healthy baby girl. 

So there is our year in review. 
I am so thankful for all the wonderful blessings I received this year, I am so appreciative of my wonderful husband and those around us who were there to help us in our time of need, I am thankful that I know God and know these blessings are from him and can turn to him. Thank you God for your son who came and died so that I may be saved and return to you. :)


Peyton RaeLynn Albertson Is Here!!!

Peyton RaeLynn Albertson

Here is my Birth story. Peyton RaeLynn was born on December 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm. She is 20 inches long and weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces. 

She came very suddenly and we weren't expecting her at all. Just 3 days before my Doctor had told me I was Thick, High, and Closed. Chances of her coming that weekend were slim. So when I started experiencing contractions Saturday morning at around 1 am I began timing them just in hopes but not expecting them to get very close. I was right they never got to a point of consistency so i just went back to bed. 

5 am- woke up to a horrible cramp and was not able to get back to sleep so I got up and just facebooked and did some CafeMom for awhile killing time and watching my contractions. They started getting stronger just not closer. 

9 am- Finally something felt like it was happening has I was watching christmas cartoons with my Bro in laws, while waiting for breakfast i noticed they really started to get closer and a lot stronger. So by ten i began timing them. 
Just to give you an idea these are my contraction times during one hour. The time on the left is what time they began and on the right how long they were:
10:02 - 1m 16
10:07 - 57.96s
10:13 - 1m
10:17 - 54.81
10:20 - 43.74
10:24 - 44.14
10:28 - 57.80
10:31 - 42.25
10:34 - 53.59
10:37 - 42.52
10:40 - 49.14
10:45 - 48.57
10:49 - 1m 11
10:53 - 49.36
10:55 - 39.25
10:58 - 42.25

That was just during one hour. During that time I continued on with our christmas morning. With breakfast followed by gifts. By 11:30 my back was killing me so i jumped in the shower to get some relief. Worst idea ever,  I was in the shower 2 minutes before i decided to get back out and it took me 20 minutes to get out the contractions were so bad. Once i was finally able to get out. I called L&D and told them what my contractions were and what my doctor had told me 4 days before. They said to go ahead and come in they would evaluate me and worst case send me home with some nice drugs to make me feel better or they would keep me and we would have a party. 

12 pm- So i called up DH's Mom and had her come get us. We drove to the hospital and my contractions only felt like they were getting worse has we drove. When we arrived they admitted me and checked me and I could not believe my ears when the nurse told us i was fully effaced and dilated to a 9! Yeah a freaking 9 already. I asked if I could still get an epidural and found out the anesthesiologist had just left to go to another hospital and they weren't sure if he would be back in time. I about bawled I was already in horrible pain and had not prepared myself for the idea of a natural birth. 

1pm - My doctor showed up and I felt so bad. He had been with his wife and family at the movies seeing Little Fockers for Christmas. He didn't seem to mind but still that would suck. Anyway he checked me and then broke my water. I went down to a 6 so labor was gonna take a little longer which was nice. We found out though that little Peyton had passed her first bowel movement in the uterus and so they had to do a flushing system to try and clear out the meconium and keep her from eating any more than they were sure she had. And because I had shrunk a little I was able to get my epidural. 

2-6 pm - This little time span was boring not much happened. I had My hubby Tavis there, His mom, My sister Jenn and her hubby, My sister in law Tiana and her hubby, and my mom. Not long after receiving my epidural and it kick in did it stop working. So we had the guy come back and he tried re-adjusting it we waited 30 mins and nothing happened so he had to come back and replace it. The first 2 didn't seem to want to get in there right, but finally the third one did and it kicked in fast I was pretty happy. (for a little while). At about 5 pm, My mom left to go get my dad and my SIL and her hubby left so they could go to work. Shortly after my nurse had me roll to my side to see if it would help baby through my contractions and we think it pinched my epi, because within 30 mins I could move my feet and started feeling my contractions again which were registering at a 12. By 6 I was in tears and they didn't know what to do.

6:30 pm - They gave me a shot of epidural just to see if it would help me through labor which was coming on fast.  I had also been blessed with an incredible nurse at the nurse change at 6. Turned out my new nurse was also a certified midwife and she was such an amazing coach and I am so appreciative of her. Anyway so I was in tears with every movement. Peyton was still a little high so starting at about 6:45 they had me doing some small pushes just to get her to move down a little more. Once we got her down a little we realized she was facing my pelvic instead of my rear, so my doctor would have to use forceps to rotate her into the correct position. So with only 3 minutes of pushing my doctor did the rest. Luckily the shot kicked in just in time cause i did not feel the tear or the forceps. Only had to get 2 stitches. When they got her out Tavis cut the cord, and they started cleaning her up. Unfortunately because of the meconium she had eaten she was struggling just a little to breath so we got to hold her quickly then she was taken to the nursery for the next 3 1/2 hours, to be monitored and made sure she would be ok. But everything worked out great. I am so happy to have my baby girl home with me now and we are both doing fabulous. Daddy is infatuated and any chance he can get he is taking lots of pics of her and holding her. The second he saw her precious face i swear she got him wrapped around little fingers. 

Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes! :)

Here are some pics.


Day 30: A photo of you today and 3 great things that have happened in the last 30 days

Well my camera battery is dead and I because i'm stupid and don't know how to take a pic with the camera on my iMac, I'm going to post this most recent pic of me which was taken on sunday so only 4 days ago.
The 3 great things that have happened to us in the last 30 days. Well they all really happened in the last like three days, hahaha. So here they are:

  1. On Monday, Tavis was ordered an extension on his court fine and did not go to jail which is such a blessing to us. Tavis will be able to be here for when his little girl is born.
  2. On Tuesday, Tavis got a job finally. We are so thrilled this is such good news for us. Tavis had been having such a difficult time looking for a good steady job and we just feel so blessed by God that things are turning around. 
  3. On Wednesday, Tavis was accepted into Vocational Rehab. This is program to help those who have run into problems getting work like Tavis. Either because of a disability or (like in my dads case) working in one place for 20 + years and then be laid off and not knowing anything but that one thing.  So we are really happy Tavis was accepted and they will help him either get into school for a vocation or get him into an on job training. 
My week honestly would become the best of my life if my little girl is born this week that seriously would be like the amazing cordial cherry on top. 

Well this is it my last post of the 30 day blogger challenge it was a lot of fun! Soon when Peyton is finally here I can actually start posting about my Family Adventures. So excited. :)


Day 29: Something you could never get sick of doing

I could never in a million years ever get sick of kissing my amazing incredible loving husband. His kisses still take my breath away and send thousands of butterflies through my stomach. It's become an addiction. I need his kisses to get through each day. :D


Day 28: Your favorite movie

Well dang I have a lot of favorite movies....

  1. Juno
  2. Legend of the Fall
  3. Howl's moving castle
  4. Beauty and the Beast 
  5. Up
ummm... I'm sure there are more but it's early and i can't think of all of them.


Been lacking a bit Days 22-27

Day 22: A letter to someone who has hurt you lately
Umm I don't really have anyone to write a letter to... hmm.. Yeah o wait yeah I do but i'm not going to write it on here. Stuff like that just doesn't need to be public.

Day 23: 15 facts about me

  1. I am completely head over heels in love with my husband
  2. We are currently expecting a little girl who could come anyday now
  3. I am terrified and excited at the idea of becoming a mom
  4. I hate that I haven't been working and we are struggling so much to get by
  5. I cannot stand for my hands to be wet
  6. I cannot just sit and watch (tv, movie, etc) I have to be doing something with my hands too
  7. I wish I hung out with friends more I feel like Facebook has ruined friendships
  8. I am a Facebook and Cafemom whore
  9. I easily get frustrated with my parents and their habits that are preventing them from being there for us and from being the grandparent they "want" to be.
  10. I hate the fact that I still have not gotten my HS diploma or GED. 
  11. I have a strong belief in God and Christ, and don't need Religion to believe in them 
  12. I am so excited that I have so many great friends who are also having babies right now that I can share this experience with
  13. I am jealous of all of my friends for one thing or another but I love them for those same reasons
  14. I am the Birth Mom of a beautiful little boy and would not be the woman I am today if it wasn't for him or his amazing loving adoptive parents.
  15. I wish I could be a better person.

Day 24: A photo of something that means a lot to you
My family means the world to me. Tavis and our baby girl Peyton

Day 25: What's in your purse
Right now just my wallet. haha yeah.....

Day 26: A photo of somewhere you've been too
ummmmm.... ok? This is a pic of Tavis and I shortly after we started dating and right before becoming engaged on our trip to Vegas. That counts right?

Day 27: A photo of you last year and how you have changed
This is me at my little sisters for either Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.... but how I have changed since then. 
I'm a year older, I'm pregnant, I'm jobless (not by choice or actions) I am more in love than ever, I have grown up and learned more about life and what I need to do to get my life on track. I don't really know. but yeah i suppose that works.