Sunday, February 26, 2012

Riplee Jane Goodwin

Pregnancy this time around and Riplee's birth have been very different from Dane and Camryn.
At my routine 20 week ultrasound we found out that I had a complete placenta previa. This meant that the placenta was completely covering the cervix which is bad as baby needs to be born before the placenta comes out. There are lots of possible outcomes with placenta previa. It can sometimes move as pregnancy progresses, you can have bleeding problems, etc. So we closely monitored the situation with ultrasounds every couple of weeks and it wasn't moving. At about 32 weeks pregnant I had some bleeding and had to go to the hospital. Since it was way to early to have the baby they kept me in the hospital for observation and let me go home once everything had quieted down. I did however have to be on complete bed rest in the hopes that I could keep baby in as long as possible. Then at 35 weeks at about 3:00 am, I woke up bleeding very heavily. I won't go into details, but it looked like a scene from a horror movie. So Paul and I hopped in the car, and drove as fast as we could to the hospital during one of the few snow storms that Minnesota has had all season. Once at the hospital and being assessed by the doctor, we decided it was best to do a c-section right then. The c-section was not fun, but it went well. I had lost a lot of blood and had 2 blood transfusions. But Riplee Jane Goodwin was born and weighed 6 lbs 0 oz and 18.5 in long. She was breathing on her own and looking great! She wasn't able to stay in my hospital room with me though, she had to stay in the special care nursery. She was looking like she was going to be able to go home the same day as me, but she started to have trouble with her feedings. She gets tired really easily and runs out of energy quickly when she is eating. So she needed to have a feeding tube put in to help supplement during her meals. Once she gets stronger and able to do her feedings on her own, then she will get to come home. We can't wait to have all our family together!
We sure love you baby Riplee!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

First Snow of the Season

This last week we had gorgeous weather. I was even wearing my flip flops! But all good things come to an end I guess... Today we got a ton of snow dumped on us. It was SO pretty to wake up to and the trees looked amazing! The kids were so excited too! So after a quick trip to Target, the kids were decked out to go play in the snow.

They had a great time!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

Highlights and Lowlights

I know it has been several months since our last update... So I wanted to at least share some of the things we did.
This year we planted our first garden and it was a huge success! I had tomatoes coming out of my ears! Dane had a mohawk all summer and was super cute!
Camryn turned 3 years old!
We installed our very own pool in the backyard!
Camryn had surgery. She had been having sleeping problems due to hear tonsils and adenoids and so she had to have them removed. Since surgery though we have all been sleeping better and are happier for some reason.

Camryn has turned into an artist!

My children are serious monkeys. Especially Dane. His acrobatic adventures have resulted in...
... him breaking his collar bone. I felt terrible for the little guy. He hasn't let it slow him down though. He is still climbing on anything he possibly can.
So those are just a couple random highlights and lowlights since our last post.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh Time, where do you go?

I feel like no matter what I do, time just seems to fly by. My kids are getting so big and growing up to fast! All of these pictures in this post have been taken by my camera on my phone because my kids just move to fast for me to have time to take out my real camera!
My dad has been staying with us since December, and it has been such a blessing for us! Camryn and Dane just LOVE having grandpa around! It has been really great to have them develop such a close relationship with him. And now in a couple of weeks my mom will be moving out too! I am excited for this special time the kids get to have with their grandparents!
Dane has turned into such a little boy! It seems like all the "baby" is gone. He is so fast, a fearless climber, a great sister copier, and a sweetie!
Camryn continues to crack me up everyday! This is the outfit that she chose to wear to Target (her favorite store). She comes up with funny little songs and dances and can be so girlie one minute but then she gets obsessions with Iron Man, robots, Buzz Lightyear and Emperor Zurg.

We have been blessed with some GREAT weather! So we've been taking advantage it by grilling and going to the park!

Then I just had to share what we do at Target several times a week. Go and look at the toys at Target. It seems to never get old to the kids. As long as there are buttons to push they will be perfectly happy.
Its been a great couple months!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Six Fantastic Years

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Great Day At The Park

We had an awesome time at the park today! Unfortunately Camryn was impossible to catch still long enough to get a picture but I did get a cute one of Dane!