Monday, February 13, 2017


Thanksgiving 2016 Highlights

~Katie came into town

~My moms family including Sue, Tim, Grandma Dorothy (Dory to Liam), and Lindsay (who is expecting her daugther any minute!) joined us for a few days

~Logan and Liam were spoiled with love and attention

~Dinner was prime rib and delicious

Since November 2016

Minor blogging/journaling hiatus...reasons including maternity leave to be with my baby Logan and my firstborn Liam....and boy oh boy were they some amazing weeks with my kids. We jammed them full of time with friends and family and fun. Hence the title...since there is quite the catching up to do. As Logan was born early, thanks to my OCD behaviors, I was ready. Minus the weekend of his birth changing our Tahoe plans...we rescheduled those for January and simply went home and planned to be home for the next few weeks, and below is what the next few months looked like.

1. Thanksgiving
2. Shriners and hip dysplasia brace
3. Christmas or the month of December activities:: Picking a tree, nativity exhibit, winter wonderland, family photos, bells palsy, present building, family and christmas eve and day.
4. Logans blessing and Tadd's family visit
5. New Years Eve & Minute to Win it Games
6. Tahoe
7. Disneyland
8. Back to work
9. Liam Turns 3
10. #Momlife and the joys of The Barnett Fam

These posts will be in the works for the next few months...or as mentioned before they will be done asap because I sometimes get crazy and complete things quickly....stay tuned.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Another Earlybird

Logan Joseph Barnett

Born November 5, 2016
5:00 am 5lbs 12oz 17 inches

Our perfect little bundle of joy joined us early again and in a pretty fun way as well. Last time Liam decided to come when I was as supposed to be at my baby shower, and Logan was no different. My parents and Tadd Liam and I went up to Lake Tahoe and rented this awesome VRBO place for the weekend in Incline. We hadn't been to Tahoe since January so it was the best last weekend hoorah before baby boy came!

Well apparently he had different plans. We got into Tahoe around 5pm and found our awesome rental that had a playground in the backyard that Liam thought was the best thing ever! He immediately went out there and played until it was too dark and cold so we then went to dinner. We went to Mexican at the hacienda just down the street and ate way too much of course before going back to the house to chill for the night. We watched some kid tv, unpacked, relaxed and just sat around feeling nice and lazy before putting Liam to bed. I fell asleep on the couch and then headed to bed with Liam around 11pm. About an hour later, I woke up and felt some fluid so I went to the bathroom and nothing crazy. Back to bed! About 30 minutes later, another weird feeling took me back to the bathroom  and even more fluid.

I then headed to the couch to tell Tadd and then in to tell my mom and Dad. I then called my Dr. and she told me to start driving home because if it was my water breaking, any hospital would not let me leave. So, 12:45am, about 7 hours after arrival, we packed up the car and drove back to Roseville. My parents dropped Tadd and I at home and Liam got his first gift from baby brother so he would go back to sleep at nana and papas!

Tadd and I packed up the car and headed to the hospital. When we got there, they admitted us and we waited to get the confirmation that my water broke again! Sure enough, around 2:30, my nurse called my dr and we were planning for baby boys arrival.Being that baby boy was still breech since confirmation that Thursday before we were then heading into planning for a c-section!! My doctor got to the hospital and came to see me and prep me for the procedure and then it was pretty much go time.

I was pretty nervous considering I had planned on flipping him and having a regular delivery like last time. I was shivering when we headed into the operating room and laid up on that table and they gave me the spinal block which wasn't that painful but super weird as you feel your body go
Tingly and then numb. Tadd was waiting outside while they got everything prepped. Once the drape was up, and everyone was in positin, Tadd came in and they began the procedure. By 5:00am, our baby boy was welcomed into the world! He let out one cry and then chilled while they  did all his exams. I cried as I heard his sweet voice and saw his face. It was so surreal having him out of my belly!

They stitched me up and I went to a recovery area while Tadd stayed with our boy while they checked everything out. His breathing was off a little bit and he had a little heart murmur. But otherwise he was small and healthy. Once they brought him to me, I got to cuddle skin to skin with him while we waited for my numbness to wear off.

We then headed to our post op room where we would stay for the next 3 days! While in recovery Tadd and I decided that we wanted to name him Logan Joseph Barnett, so my dad could
Have his LJ and we wanted to use Joseph for my awesome dad!

In post op it was the same thing on repeat. Check vitals, take drugs, and nurse/cuddle baby. It was nice and relaxing, minus trying to get out of bed with my healing incision. We planned how Liam and Logan would meet and it went pretty close to planned. We had an awesome scooter for Liam and a few other gifts for them to exchange and that part did not dissapiint! Liam was stoked about the scooter and he still loves it! Definitely a good choice of gift for him! Otherwise, he didn't really care about Logan he was just stoked about the goodies, which makes total sense.

As the days wore on in the hospital, Liam warmed up to his baby brother and eventually gave him a kiss. Now that we are home, he is great at being soft and even inviting him to play in his room with him. Liam has been getting lots of attention from nana and papa and mom and Dad and aunties are coming into town and will no doubt give him even more attention, which has made for a great transition for our family!

The first few days home have been pretty good and not too bad of an adjustment, just been to the sr a few times to check jaundice levels and then making sure that I am not overdoing it since I just had surgery less than a week ago.

We are extremely lucky and feeling blessed to have two healthy and amazing boys and are so thankful for family and friends and all the support as we became a family of four! Here is to a wonderful holiday season of 2016 and to spending time with the people that mean most to us!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2nd Baby Bumpdate:: 36 weeks

At 33 weeks, baby was breach...which means buns down, head in one quadrant, feet and hands in the other. At 34 weeks, baby was still breach and no signs of labor on the horizon...good to go on our Babymoon. Now at 36 weeks, this is what it is looking like...

Still breach. Scheduled a version for Friday November 11 to Try and flip him! 

Bumpdate:: 36 weeks 

How far along? 36 weeks 
Weight gain? No comment 
Maternity clothes? Over it all... pajamas 24/7 please.
Sleep? Could be more comfortable. 
Best moment this week? Ultrasound...confirmed position?!
Gender? Boy! 
Movement? Yes. Mostly smaller movements and body parts jutting out of my belly. 
Food cravings? Nada... too much heartburn to crave anything. 
What are you looking forward to? Meeting this nugget! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Capturing moments

I decided not to do official maternity photos this time, however I wanted to try and capture this pregnancy to make sure that this boy feels just as much love before he is born as he will feel after he is born. So on a night that I was already getting ready, I just put a dress on and snapped a few photos in our house...and it just worked out perfectly that Liam was going to a wedding reception with Tadd so my boys looked super handsome! Here is to capturing moments, even 35 weeks pregnant!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016

On Saturday night we headed to our church's Trunk or Treat for the evening! We got there and headed inside and the room was full of awesome decorations and lots of people dressed up that Liam thoroughly enjoyed...especially the ghost decorations. We grabbed a table and snagged some food and gobbled it all up before heading around the church building for some fun carnival games that Liam loved. He got to throw bean bags in witches cauldrons, shoot ghosts with Nerf guns and walk the plank with Peter Pan...and all the while he had a goody bag around his wrist. He loved going from room to room and playing games and getting toys...he was totally picking up on this whole Halloween thing!

After the games, we did a costume parade where he got to walk on the stage and he even did a little jig as his adorable pumpkin self! Tadd and I decided to be scarecrows in the pumpkin patch which was fitting since I have a little pumpkin in my belly! It turned out to be a really cute family costume!

Then the best part...the trunk or treating part! He was a pro. He hustled from trunk to trunk saying Trick or Treat loud and clear and even saying Thank you after getting his treat. Then he would say "next one," as he headed to the next car. He got lots of goodies and loved looking at them and choosing which ones he wanted to eat. He got to eat a few candies that night and then he proceeded to run a handful of laps around the church parking lot, which was perfect to burn off the sweets he just ate.

He definitely didn't want the night to end...he thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his Halloween Trunk or Treat experience...and now for actual Halloween, it may not be nearly as exciting!
This is the morning after...he took it upon himself to put all his candy on his high chair tray and celebrate all the loot he collected. (We then proceeded to separate it by kind, and he got one of each...the rest, well, lets just say its almost gone)

In other Halloween news, we went to a pumpkin patch a few weeks ago, and he loved it. Of course not necessarily because of the pumpkins alone, but they had a black pony Levi that he got to ride and then of course bounce houses and slides that he went crazy on. He had a blast. He also got to pull a wagon and snag a few pumpkins on the way out. I would say that Halloween 2016 was a major success!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Babymoon @ Eden Vale

Tadd and I decided to go on a Babymoon before baby boy #2 arrives. I thought it would be a nice way to just relax and reconnect before you are loving being over our heads with babies!!! I found this little bed and breakfast in Placerville. I had a few requirements when I was trying to find the location we wanted to be. 1. Close enough to our hospital in case I went into labor early like I did last time. 2. I wanted it to be driving distance so we wouldnt have to spend a big chunk of money on airfare. 3. It had to have access to a spa for a massage treatment! Other than that, I wasn't feeling too picky. 

We ended up at a place called Eden Vale Inn...and it was perfect! It had everything and more. It was the perfect location, only 45 minutes from where we live so just in case and of course we hardly spent any money on travel. AND they had an on site spa. Other perks included breakfast each morning you stayed, awesome grounds to enjoy with a fire pit, pond, porch swing... and then the room was also great. It was quaint but also big enough. It had cable, great lighting, a fireplace, a rain shower head and a common area where we could store food and then use a microwave, etc. 

 When we first arrived, we had a look around, got situated and then went and grabbed some yummy chicken pot pies for dinner. Then we face timed Liam who was having a blast in the bath with nana and papa and then we enjoyed some smores by the firepit. We both didnt sleep that great but probably just because we are not used to being so relaxed and not having anything to do the next day. The following morning, we had a great breakfast, pictured above and then we headed into Apple Hill to shop around before our massages that were scheduled in the afternoon. We went to a few spots in Apple Hill and I bough an adorable christmas ornament with four people on it! And we grabbed a few treats before heading back to the B&B to chill.
 We snacked for lunch and watched some random tv while we prepped for our spa treatment. We then were able to get our couples massage which was glorious!!! They had this amazing "pregnancy sling" that is placed on top of the massage table to allow for pregnant people such as myself to lay on their belly, but not actually...kind of hard to explain...but it was heaven sent. It was so nice to be able to kind of relax my back after the last few weeks of pregnancy. Anyway, if I could get one of those my bed and then maybe a masseuse to come with it, done and done.

After our massages, we freshened up and headed into Placerville to grab dinner. We walked around a bit before eating at the Independent. We had a great seat outside with nice lighting, warmers and just a nice overall environment. We ordered way too much food but enjoyed all of it. We got turnip fries, calamari, fried chicken, steak with sides of cheese grits and truffle mac and cheese. And as if all of that food was not enough (we did NOT finish it all) We topped off our dinner with their delicious bread pudding! It was a great dinner and a great day. We then headed home and I was ready to crash. We both slept really good and then woke up early to get everything packed and ready to go as Tadd was heading to Utah for a friends wedding that day. The B&B staff was willing to make us breakfast early which was so nice and so delicious, as pictured above. We enjoyed our breakfast and then headed out.
I dropped Tadd off at the airport and then got a few errands done like grocery shopping and laundry before meeting up with my parents and my little nugget whom I missed so much! We then had a lovely saturday out and about, checking things off of my pre-baby checklist. It was a wonderful weekend and we discussed possibly adding one of these trips to our life plan every year...until next time, thanks Eden Vale for a great Babymoon!