Wednesday, January 19, 2011

She is here!

Kambrie Joan Larsen
Born January 19th, 2011 at 3:33 pm
9lbs 4 oz 21 in

We are all doing great! The kids are loving our new little one...even McKai. It is his baby and he makes sure to let everyone that holds her know.

 She is a chunky monkey, very mellow and sweet, loves to cuddle, she is sleeping great right now, hope that sticks.
I am so happy she is here !!

Kambries Birth

I know I was overdue. I could feel it, my body has never stretched to this stage. But not only that I could feel how big she was. I had been dilated to a 5 for 2 weeks, went in to the hospital with full on 3 min apart contractions and they sent me home. As much as that sucked I was ok not having her quite yet. The thought of two babies in the house hit me in January. I had been distracted with single mom life (Justins was working in Texas) and my busy work season, but she was going to come any day and I wasn't really coping with it well. I sat and held McKai and cried, apologized to him. spent as much time as I could with him. Then there was all the house things that needed to be done. Justin needed to build a storage amore' for my scrapbook and crafts to make room for Mckais crib in the room Shayla has been staying in. McKai needed to be moved and have time to adjust to not being in our bedroom. I am going to miss the nightly "Dadda....num num nums" . Kambries crib needed to be refinished, bedding ordered, room rearranged and I still had 5 sessions to edit. Nothing like waiting till the last minute!!

So on the 19th I went in for my check up, according to the newest due date, Jan 27th (it was changed 3 times because having no period and nursing made it nearly impossibly to figure out my due date) I had 8 days left. But because I was measuring huge, I was dilating but not progressing like normal, and her heart rate was lower then he was comfortable with, they sent me right over to the hospital to have a baby. That left Justin trying to find a babysitter for McKai (Shay was in school) and packing my bag to met me at the hospital.

I had time to think, hold my belly and take some pictures of the last view I'd ever have of little person inside of me.

They broke my water at 11:30 and I had a massive about of fluid (the Dr and nurse said 10x the normal amount) and I felt like I had lost 20 lbs.
After that everything happened very quickly. I got my epidural at 12:30, they also started some PIT but just a tiny amount be cause I am allergic to it. My friend Jen came to help capture her first breaths of life ( I cant take all the pictures) at around 3 , they checked me and she said ready to have a baby? I could have had her right then but they had me wait for the DR thank goodness.

After one push at 3:33 pm Kambrie Joan breathed her first breath of life. She was placed on my chest and wiped clean. Then they took her and She was checked out by the nurse and weighted.

Woow, 9 pounds.... 9 whopping pounds 4 oz. So chubby that the hospital hat didn't fit her head very well

She had sometime with her daddy and then I got her back.

Everything still felt surreal, like I was dreaming. I cant believe we just did this again, cant believe she is here and healthy. That this little creature was inside of me minutes ago and now she is here, apart of our lives.

They moved us into the other room. I spent the night alone with her. It was time I needed . Alone time with her, time to just feel her spirit and warmth. It was a beautiful experience, I would have a million babies to experience those first breaths of life....if only I could be a good Mom to a million little babies.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dear Mac

In a few short days you will no longer be the baby in our family. You have no idea what changes are in store , even though it is something that weighs heavy on my heart. I feel sad for you, I feel you, us, we all got gypt with alone time with you. But that is OK, because this new baby will bring even more joy and happiness to our home and you will be so close with her. I want to you to know that right now you are my life, I love everything about you and I cant express the positive changes you have brought to our family. I just want you to know that I love you, that we love you and we cant imagine life without you. Thank you for being apart of our lives.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Birthday little Mac!

at one McKai

has 8 teeth

says eyes, hey, Macie, Kase, whats that (sounds like oh shit) he repeats a lot of what we say but it is mostly gibberish sounding. You can tell he wants to talk so bad.

plays peek a boo

waves bye

he's obsessed with our glasses

does play with his toys instead wants to sit next to us on the couch.

doesn't like sippy cups if they don't have a straw

hates his carseat in my car, likes the one in dads car...or maybe it is just cause hes with his daddy

he got his first haircut

only kisses us if we ask for peaches

Of course this year has gone by so fast. It is hard to believe that my little teeny tiny baby is one. I love this little man to pieces. Love his spirit, love what he's done to re-connect our family. I love everything about him and feel so blessed to be his mama. There is definitely something special and different about him and I have loved watching him become him. I cant wait for what is to come.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bday Hat

Oh I just want to squish his cute cheeks!It wouldn't be a photoshoot without mac having a come apart...."why wont daddy pick me up??"

1 yr old haircut

I wasn't sure if I was going to actually go through with it. His baby hair is so sweet but it was getting too long and I missed his mohalk. Now I miss his long hair! :)
He looks too grown up now. Cute but bigger.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cowboy Mac

So it took 3 different times (one at 7 months, one at 9 months and one at 11 months) to get some cowboy shots I was happy with...

he is such a little stink, as soon as he feels anything on his head he reaches for it and chucks it off. That made getting the cowboy hat in the shot a huge challenge.
I wish I would set up a video camera for the behind the scenes on shoots like this. We had me behind the camera making all sorts of funky noises that he doesn't respond to, Justin and Macie playing peak a boo, tickling, jumping and talking really loud trying to get him to look and Kase behind him putting th hat on last min. I guess it is a whole family ordeal.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


hehe These makes me laugh every time I see them!