Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Time 2015

In no particular order, here is a collection of pics from our Christmas season:

Jeremy taking Syd and Cora sledding.  

We went to the Hodson's one Sunday evening for a fabulous night of Christmas music.  Berek loved every minute.  

The girls played some Christmas songs at nursing home.  Here's Syd.

I got a much better angle for Cora, but unfortunately did not have the camera ready yet when Katie was up.  

Reading bedtime stories with Dad.  

Christmas Eve. 

He's so thrilled about his gift.  

Christmas morning.  

This was our only awesome Montana snowman, just a few days before Christmas.  

Christmas jammies. 

Lindsay braved the festivities with us. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Winter Wonderland

It's so nice to have snow to come home to and play in when school's out.  

Tis the Season

After some crazy do-we-or-don't-we-go thoughts, we made a trip to Utah the beginning of the month and spent my birthday night on Temple Square.  It was so fun for our girls to see the lights, even with the rain. 

Cousins Ady and Blake were there with us.  

We can't say baby Berek really noticed the lights, but we were happy to have him with us.  As long as I kept moving, he did great.  

December 18th was the last day of school for the year, and the girls had a Santa breakfast at school.  We did realize after we got there that they forgot to wear their uniforms (school policy every Friday), so we had to rush and get that taken care of.  They had a great time and their teachers were so happy for the ornaments they made them.  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tubby Time With Grandma Sorensen

My mom is so good with bathing babies.  Berek loved being in the warm water.  

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Stake Conference was scheduled for Halloween this year.  Our ward did a trunk or treat the night before, which worked out great!  Thanks, Rhodehouse family for giving us such an awesome new baby Halloween costume. 

Cora and Katie were both bats and Sydney was a cheetah.  Those girls had a great time at the church, and with my mom around the neighborhood the next night with Jeremy at Stake Conference.  I'm grateful for my good husband so willing to go to all of the meetings he does.  I really wanted to sing in the choir, it was well done, but decided to stay home and keep recovering.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Baby Berek

 Whoever heard of a baby born on his due date?  Well, I went in for my apt at 8:30 in the morning.  His heart rate was still playing tricks, but I was dilated to a four, and (little did I know) I was strep B positive, so I needed IV antibiotics to be ready to deliver him.  They sent me to the L&D floor and we started the antibiotics.  Dr. Kuykendall came in around 2:30, by then I was a 5, and she broke my water.  Those membranes were as thick as the other ones were.  I was ready to do a natural delivery again, though I had been wondering if his lower HR would cause a problem for that.  For about two hours I did a great job of breathing through the "surges" (contractions), then I decided to take a "hot" shower to work through it.  Well, the water never got hot, so I was shivering, then going into convulsions, and I could not focus to breath through anything.  I started asking for an epidural, and I'm sure the nurses wanted to roll their eyes.  It was way too late for that.  I couldn't get on my back for them to check me because I was hugging the bed trying to stopped my body from convulsing and cope with the intensity of the contractions.  Jeremy had to pull me onto my back and once he did they saw his head was already out.  I gave one more push and he was out.  I was so exhausted from convulsing so hard I couldn't open my eyes for a while and was very out of it for a bit.  But it was a safe delivery, and he was healthy.  His heart rate still hung out in the 80s-90s and he'd skip a beat every now and then, but after being checked out by the NICU staff, they said he was in great shape and not to worry about it.  Instead I just listened to him at home with my stethoscope for the fun of it.  Jeremy had the next day off and we had a great time just being a family.  That boy loved to look at his daddy.  And Jeremy was one proud papa.  Berek David Huntington was born at 5:04 October 26th.  7 lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long.  

 These girls are so excited to have a brother!  

 Jeremy is so excited to have someone to watch ball games with!

 My mom came the next day and we were so happy to have Grandma around!  

I sure try to keep him in the sun since he won't really get outside to get it for a few months.  Here comes winter!  

It's been amazing having a boy in our family.  We're grateful he is so healthy, and this has been the best recovery I've had post-baby.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy 36th Birthday!

 Well, between Fall Break and wondering when Baby Brother is coming, there was not a huge party for Jeremy's 36th birthday, but there were some amazing coworkers of his that made a fabulous german chocolate cake for him to celebrate.