Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

You can never really put into words what the whole labor and delivery process was like. In a VERY broad and generalising way the delivery was
scary, HUGE rush of love and adrenalin , a relief to here the cry of a healthy baby boy, spiritual, and intimate.... all wrapped up into 28 min. I say 28 min. because I have scheduled c-sections and that's how long it took. From the time the first cut began until the last stitch was placed. This c-section was scheduled for June 30th. I knew for awhile that June 30th was the BIG day! Honestly, it's a little frightening knowing the day and anticipating everything that is about to happen! I normally say I can keep myself together quite well when it comes to the delivery. But, when we were driving to the hospital at 5:30 in the morning I really started to loose it. I vaguely remember Aaron going off on how he wasn't sure if he could watch this c-section like he did with Everest's birth.... He was worried he would be too grossed out this time because he had already seen the surgery once already (or something to that affect).... I was sitting in the passenger seat trying to calm his nerves telling him everything would be fine and that he could just sit next to me during it all and he wouldn't have to see anything.
Than I realised...
I am the one who should be freaking out... not you!
Anyway, we got to the hospital and the nurse started my ivy and took my blood aaaand
what did I do?....
yup, I passed out!
I've never passed out from someone taking my blood or starting my ivy!
(don't get me wrong... I am known for passing out... it's not that unusual for me.... )
I was SO SO SO nervous going into this. I think that's honestly why I passed out!
once I passed out all my nerves were gone and I was READY!!
Before we knew it we were parents to another perfectly healthy baby boy!
I can NOT believe that babies can come out so perfectly healthy and than some can come out so unhealthy. Aaron and I feel SO blessed to have Slade here just as healthy as healthy could be!
I love you Slade!

Slade R. Hooper is here!!!


Which one is Everest and which is Slade? They look so much alike that the whole experiance felt like de ja vu... Anyway, he's here. He is 7 pounds 1 ounce and 20 inches long... Did I mention he looks just like his big brother...

Monday, June 28, 2010


Before the "tri-Hoopers" turn into the "quad-Hoopers" we decided to pack up a little picnic and get out for the night. Nothing is more relaxing than the canyons.... so to the canyon we went! Aaron and I are going crazy waiting for this little baby boy to make his arrival. It is SO crazy that we are having a baby {again} and we know it's only days away... We are SO SO SO ready to just get him here already and bring home our little peanut! This is truly what I'll miss most about my belly... my traveling tray! It's ALWAYS there for me at my disposal when I need it!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lehi Rodeo

Summer really isn't summer with out a good old rodeo! I'm SO glad we went because as you can see Everest LOVED the rodeo!

38 weeks

here she is posing at 38 weeks! i'm large marg and beyond ready to see this little baby boy of ours!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Reid Ranch

Thanks to papa Peck our family enjoyed a beautiful week at a dude ranch. We went with Aaron's mom's side of the family and LOVED IT! It really was relaxing and a lot of fun! We did a little of everything!
*Everest tried horseback riding .... but jumped off the horse instead* he LOVES the "nay-hs" but hates riding them!
naturally there was Robin hood and little John ....
well, this picture... i know... i know... his cheeks... he really is the cutest little vanilla swirl! -love him!
country dancing... Have you ever tried dancing while being 37 weeks preg ? Ya, it's a little awkward as I am sure you can imaging! Bless my little soul... I'm larger than life!
Thanks again Grandpa!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

the baby with no name....

5, 4, 3, 2, 1..... that's basically how many more days i have until i am a mommy yet again! a. my stomach is HUGE {scratch that I am HUGE!} b. insomnia is natures way to prepare me for my new baby who will be up all night long c. my energy is out the door and on the floor! literally it's on the floor! ha ha... because i have NO energy left in me! d. i NEED to find a name for this little baby of mine! {i just know aaron is going to con me into one of his names while i'm in the hospital and completely drugged up!.... help! we need a name quick!} the truth is... having a baby is SOOOO exciting. honestly i don't think life can get anymore exciting than when you first see your tiny little baby! it is the BEST feeling. {period} when you first hold your new little one and you cant believe that you and your husband truly are the only ones out there that love him this much! it really is a.m.a.z.i.n.g.! BUT than there is the anxiety right before you have the baby and the crazy "adjustment phase" after you have the baby ..... that's what i'm starting to get scared out of my whits for! i just keep looking down at my belly and i remember in just a short 2.5 weeks i am having a baby and than a HUGE rush of anxiety and excitement come flooding through me! ps. aaron and i are off to a dude ranch for the week so let's pray my water breaks and we have this baby sooner! .... yes, that's right i am going on a family vaca to a d.u.d.e. ranch while being 9.5 months pregnant!