Sunday, April 26, 2009


Our little guy finally arrived!!! Yay! My story goes like this....

Thursday morning I had my doctors appointment where I asked the doctor if she would please strip my membranes and see if maybe by some small chance it would put me into labor... I say some small chance because when I was 5 days over due with Bella they did it to me two times and neither times worked. I still wanted to try again so my midwife stripped my membranes at 11:00am Thursday. I went on with my day normally and felt no different. I pretty much was depressed all day thinking this little guy was never coming out. Lance and I were watching the Jazz game when I started having contractions. Now you see I had been having contractions pretty much every night for the last few weeks so it wasn't that suprising that I was having them. They started up about 11:00pm and continued. I tried to go to sleep and at 1:00am couldn't really take it anymore so I got up and walked around thinking if I did so they would either go away like nights before or continue. They continued. At 2:00am I was really not feeling hot, the contractions were hurting pretty bad and were about 5 min apart. I called my mom and said here's the situation do you think I can go to the hospital now? I really didn't want to be one of those people who go to the hospital and claim they are in labor and get sent home. Finally I woke Lance up and said I think I'm having a baby can you wake up and go to the hospital with me? He said, "are you sure?" I don't think he wanted to wake up. Loser. I'm the one in pain here get your lazy butt up. We got to the hospital around 3:30am they checked me I was 5 cenimeters dilated and they admitted me. I was so glad I was actually in labor. SO GLAD! I got the lovely epidural at 4am and at 6:20 they checked me I was at a 10 and in one contraction pushed the little tiger our. And guys, pushing out a 6lb baby is so much better than an 8lb baby. It was awesome!!! Everything went so good. Graham came out perfect. I only tore a little this time instead of in half like with Bodie. Our little Graham is so handsome and looks nothing like Bodie or Bella. He is his own little person and I love him so much already. Being a mom of three kids is going to be an adventure. Bella can't get enough of him and Bodie wonders what the heck is going on. He's not quite sure about this little person. He has no idea that some day they will be best of friends. We are so blessed to all be healthy and happy. The Lord really has blessed us.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bodie's surgery

Our precious little Bodie had to be re-circumcised. Poor guy. I was a nervous wreck about it because it wasn't going to be just a normal newborn circumcision, we had to take him to Primary Children's Hospital, they had to put him under and it was going to be 2 hours long. We had to be there at 5:30am so it was an early morning and a long day. The whole time in the waiting room I was antsy and nervous and sat and just stared at the clock, Lance on the other hand went to sleep. Ya, I know how could a dad sleep at a time like this, but he did. I guess it's the mom's that do all the worrying. The surgery went very well and Bodie did great. He had a pretty rough time waking up fully, but other than that... He had a little blue cast on his peeper for a few days and then we had to remove it, that was the worst part about the whole thing because then his little guy was just being rubbed raw on the diaper. It has been about 4 weeks since the surgery and I have to say it has been great. He was only in pain for a week and then was just fine. He's back to normal and I do have to say so myself his peeper looks marvelous! Thanks little Bodie for being such a trooper. I am very glad that's over and done with and I'm sure he is too!

What we've been up to...

Well life here at the Ford's is pretty normal. I'm just trying to be a good mom, Lance is working really hard and Bella and Bodie are as busy as ever. Lately I've been thankful that Graham is on his way for a few reasons, one being I am soooo done being pregnant and two because even though Bodie is a tough boy, having a big sister Bella he thinks he needs to wear her princess dresses and loves Cinderella probably more than she does. Ok so he's one and there's nothing wrong with it, but I have been excited that Graham will be here soon and Bodie and him can be buds. Even though I am nervous a little, ok a lot to have three kids I am very excited to add another little Ford to the bunch.

Also we have been so lucky to have Jessica my sister and her family move back to Utah from Nauvoo and have had many a fun times at their house. They recently bought cows from the church farm and we were invited over to have farm day with them and gather eggs from the chickens and also pet the cows. Bella was sooooo brave and actually touched the cow, yes folks she touched the cow. Later that afternoon she fell down the stairs and smashed her face and I told her she was so tough and brave for not crying when she fell and she said to me "no mom, I was brave when I petted Luke (the cow)"