Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weston Steven Skousen

We picked a name! I LOVE LOVE LOVE family names so we are going with family names!
Weston= is Mark's moms maiden name Steven= my dads name
I didn't get my way and get to name him Schureman but I LOVE Weston that is what I wanted to name Ryker,But it just didn't happen...

Dear Weston,
I went to my Dr. Appointment yesterday 1-26-2010 Dr. D told me I was dilated to about a 3 and should have you within the next 7 days, because of having contractions and being put into the hospital for 4 days at 28 weeks. Dr. D was very happy that we have made it this far with you! If I make it to my next Dr. Appointment he is going to strip my membranes, and that should help get things going! I have been having contractions all night off and on and today I am cleaning our house like a MAD WOMAN! So I have a feeling we wont be making it to next week.
I am so excited to FINALLY have you here with us. It has been a very hard pregnancy and it has given us A LOT of time to stop and think and be grateful for you.
Weston I want you to know we are so excited to have you part of our family and so glad you chose Mark and I to be your parents, Weston I want you to know I LOVE your daddy so much, I hope you grow up to be half the man he is. Your dad has been there for me through everything, he has held me at night when I was freaking out about having another kid so close in age to Ryker. He has given me MANY priesthood blessing giving me comfort that everything is going to be ok with you and that you will make your Grand entrance when you are ready . I am SOOO Grateful that your dad honors his priesthood and through him we can have peace that everything WILL work out the way the Lord wants it to be.
When I was put in the hospital at 28 weeks I thought for sure I was going to have you.... I was in A LOT of pain and nothing was working to stop my pain and contractions were every 2 mins right on top of each other.

Grammie had come down to visit and stayed for awhile which was so nice She left about 1030pm and thing had NOT lightened up, Now it was just Me, Daddy and Nana and Papa which Papa was suppose to be at the fire station but of course he came to be by my side. Just the way I like it!! I am a daddy's girl big time. Things are just better when my dad is there with me! Nana and Daddy had been taking turns staying with me at the hospital, I was NEVER left alone!
After Grammie left Daddy and Papa game me the BEST blessing All I remember from the blessing was daddy saying. We are ready and will take what ever Gods wants to happen and we have FAITH that this is gods will and if you are to be born today then we are ready for the fight.He blessed me to know you are a Special gift to us and to NEVER forget that! So as days have gone by and there are days that I don't think I can do it anymore and I want to be done being Prego, I just tell my self this is ALL worth it!
Weston we love you and can't wait for you to be here, I want to say Thank you for helping me remember what matters, and it is family. You have a sister and a brother who can't wait to hold you and love on you. Graycee asks me everyday is Goofy coming out today???...... That just might be your nickname she calls you!

I can't wait to hold you in my arms I LOVE you so MUCH
XoXoXO Mom

Friday, January 15, 2010

Goofy Steven Skousen......

****Here is a picture of my Baby belly I am holding my cute nephew Austin******
I am 36 weeks and we still have NO NAME for this cute little boy!
For me that is a hard thing because I LOVE to have my kids name picked out, I feel like I REALLY know them by the time they make there BIG entrance into this crazy family.

The other day I was at my parents house and I was talking with my dad about the baby and if we have a name picked out, I told him NO!!!!
Graycee was sitting next to us and leans over to my dad and says my babies name is GOOFY STEVENSKOUSEN! My dad was like oh GREAT THANKS! She has called him Goofy for a LONG time, Sorry Ms. G that isn't going to be his name.

Mark and I have a few names that we keep going back and forth but NOTHING set in stone and it is KILLING ME! if it was my way his name would be SCHUREMAN STEVEN SKOUSEN but EVERYONE keeps telling me NO! I just love it.. we know his middle name will be Steven for sure. I will keep you all posted on this baby boy. I could have him anytime, My other 2 kids came at 36 weeks so it is a waiting game! I can't wait to meet him and hold him in my arms. I have fought hard to keep him inside so he can grow! SO I am so excited the time is ALMOST here.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009 was a GOOD one! Each one of us got spoiled this year by Santa he really really LOVES us!
Some highlights this year

Graycee making Gingerbread house with her Grammie! She LOVED the one on one with her Grammie she thought it was pretty cool. If anyone came over to our house Graycee would say do you want to see my Gingerbread house me and my Grammie made?

The Sunday before Christmas Mark had to work so on the Sundays he works we go to church with my parents, my dad was at the fire station so it was me and the kids and my mom. We are sitting in are seats listening to the choir sing and Graycee wants to go tell Dr. Ty Nana's friend Merry Christmas.. He is in my moms ward and he works at the same Dr. office my mom works at so she wanted to go say Hi and Merry Christmas! He is sitting 2 rows ahead of us and so goes up says "Merry Christmas" and hands him something..{ fruit loops} Then next thing I know she is sitting on his lap just talking away to him!
She comes back to us and said I told him HI! she climbs up on my moms lap and she is playing with a toy and being a very good girl! All of a sudden she looks up at my mom and says they are singing about baby Jesus?? My mom told her yes she said "Them know there where Bee's and Cows and pee and Poo in that Barn" It was funny but so sweet at the same time!

Christmas Eve we went to the Skousen Christmas party then headed over to my parents house to stay the night. As we were getting ready for Santa to come,My mom asked Graycee if you could have gone and seen Baby Jesus when he was born would you have gone? She said YES and I would help Married with him and Burp him for her....

As we were putting the cookies and milk out on the fire place Graycee was so worried Santa is going to burn his Butt. Papa please turn that fireplace off! So Papa did so Graycee would finally go to sleep!
Christmas Day
we woke up at 530 am to have Christmas with my mom and dad before my dad headed to the station...
Santa spoiled us with LOTS and Lots of gifts!

Then headed over and had breakfast with the Skousen Family! Graycee was so excited to show her Uncle D her new blankie...
Then opened more gifts!

Graycee kept asking for a rocking horse, she never said anything about it Christmas morning then the other day we were at the temple lights with Marks family and Brent asked her What did Santa bring you? She said Not a Rocking horse...:{

Maybe if she would have not waited to ask Santa for a rocking horse 2 days before Christmas... I told her he can't make one that fast he is coming in 2 days!

Ryker loved Christmas well he loved the wrapping paper!

Then to end the day we went to the fire station and ate dinner with my dad and all the fire fighters! The kids got to play with there new toys.. It was a FUN FILLED DAY
We are SO BLESSED for everyone in our life!