The Many Faces of Kate

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The majority of these pictures were taken within a 5 min period when she was resting on Ryan's chest. She is such an active baby and we thought you all might enjoy these shots.

Baby Kate is Great!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

As many of you now already know Christy and I are now the proud parents of a Beautiful little girl named Kate Lyn Moffitt, or as I like to call her Kate the Great. I know that as a parent I'm likely a little biased but she is stunningly beautiful and oh so much fun. I'm seriously thinking of asking her pediatrician if she has a chronic case of "cute baby disease" because it seems to be getting worse everyday (read: she is getting cuter by the day). So I'll try to breeze past the boring false alarm stuff and get right to the good stuff. On Thursday the 14th Christy spent the day with her Mom and while they were strolling through Costco she told her Mom that her contractions were getting closer together and starting to hurt, so being the worry-wort that I am I made her to go the hospital that night. The nurse did her thing and announced that Christy hadn't really made too much progress from her previous doctors appointment and was in the process of sending us home when our Doctor (see previous post about Doctor Drama) came in and asked us if we'd like to break Christy's water and get this thing started... We were in SHOCK. Neither of us really expected to go into labor that day, we thought of this visit as a dress rehearsal for the real thing. Anyway Christy decided against having her water broken with the idea that we would be back within a day or so for the real thing. I took Friday off work with the idea that I needed to "be prepared" (I am a scout leader now so what do you expect). Our biggest mistake was telling people that we had gone to the Doctor. All of a sudden every person we knew was calling to find out if we were having our baby. Lesson to others, don't cry "BABY!" until you are admitted to the hospital, you will save a lot of frustration. So nothing happened until Saturday which frustrated me since I had taken Friday off work. On Saturday Christy's contractions were 2 minutes apart and we made the trip to the hospital again. This time we expected to actually stay and we were surprised that her contractions hadn't moved her along very far. When our Dr. came in again we were almost positive that his previous offer to break Christy's water was still good, we were wrong. He was VERY busy and since she wasn't really in "labor" yet they gave Christy a shot to help with the pain and sent us home. The nurse said she'd bet we'd be back in 24 hours so we started scheming again about how we should be back any second for the real thing. So long story short, nothing until Tuesday. On Tuesday Christy wakes up at 6:00 am in pain but when we call the "on call" doctor at the hospital he tells us that the pain Christy is having is her body getting ready for labor and it's not REAL labor yet. With the reassurance of a on call doctor who is probably working the graveyard shift to pay off his student loans I decided to go to work. I was at work for 10 min when Christy calls me and says that she had spoken to her wise older sister who said, "forget the doctor, you're in labor". Sure enough by the time I drove home, picked up Christy, drove to the hospital, and got checked in, Christy was dialated to a 5 and they told us to get comfortable because we were going to have a baby. Well since it was Andy's birthday we had hoped to avoid August 19th, but I guess Baby Kate had a different idea. Christy's epidural came at 12:30 and her water was broken at around 3:00pm with her dilated to an 8. After 2 good hours of pushing (Christy is my Hero) we welcomed Baby Kate into the world at 5:20 pm. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Although things didn't go a smoothly as we might have wanted Christy is feeling better every day and Baby Kate couldn't be any more perfect than she already is. We appreciate all the Family and Friends that have called, visited, or simply sent their regards. Sorry we couldn't talk to everyone, we were averaging at least 5 text messages an hour for the first few days and we were both pretty tired. Baby Kate is keeping us up pretty good in the night and we are both pretty tired so I think I'll cut this short for now and skip right to the pictures. Perhaps when we're up to it we'll post a progress report.

Christy getting ready.

Baby Kate fresh out of the oven.

"Mom, you'll never believe the day I've had"

Our little family

Looking especially Cute

She spends at least 90% of her day showing us this face

Dad is only too happy to help with the baby.

How many adults does it take to buckle a newborn?

The dynamic duo... Kate and her cousin Brewer.

Oh and by the way, we finally finished our basement... Here's those pictures. I didn't include any of the 2 bedrooms but just use your imagination and I'm sure you can figure it out.

The downstairs bathroom

The family room and fireplace

Laundry room... ooh look how glamorous.

Shot of Christy's salon.

Recap of July

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ryan and I decided that it is about time we post on our blog. Although I have a MILLION other things to do ( I honestly feel like I am not exaggerating) I decided to spend the time.

July was a busy yet fun month. I realized this was our last month to take any trips before having a little one around, so we went and spent a day up in Bear Lake and a few days down in Lake Powell. It was so much fun! We are still finishing our basement, but Devin will be done on Friday and we will get carpet installed on Monday. We are both so anxious for it to finish because that means I can FINALLY get Kate's room all ready to go before she comes (hopefully!)

Here are some random pictures for the month of July . . .

Some of the Moffitt Clan up in Heber for the 4th of July.

Ryan, Me and Kate, Kelly, Mom, Jaclyn, and Chelsea in Bear Lake

The two Pregos together.

The little Moffitt family

My friend baby shower. We had so much fun. There are a few who had to leave before we took this picture. Thanks again Toni for making this happen!

The newest addition to our family! Brewer DeMie Smith

Ry and I at Lake Powell. He was being silly.

Ryan in Mid-Air.

Scott in Mid-Air.

Me and Kate. I was 35 1/2 weeks along.

(I am 37 weeks and 3 days now)

The start of our basement!

Another phase of the basement.

The sheet rock is up!

I can't find the other pictures we have of the basement so we I find them I will post them. But it is lookin really good. These pictures are of the family room. We also have a salon, two bedrooms, the bathroom, and laundary room.