Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cam and girls visit Colorful Colorado

The whole long weekend was non-stop fun and sorta felt like this:

Poudre Canyon was as beautiful as ever:

We even got to see and hear the elk:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Riley's First Pics!!!

By popular demand, here are some more pics of little Riley
Moms first chance to see her first child, and sort of hold him
I was able to go and be with Riley while they poked and prodded, Christy's mom was there and stayed with Christy as they finished sewing her back up.

Finally!!! Christy was able to really hold little Riley!!!!

Momma and baby, soooo tiny!

Keeping Riley company while he was under the warmer, trying to keep his temperature up.

What a precious little Riley.

Soo Cute!!!!

Daddy and Riley, I look well rested, don't I, and yet I'm running off nearly no sleep for over 30 hours

Soo Cuddly, Riley really is a sweet heart, so far (we're hoping it will last longer than a few days)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Enduring to the End

Well, I'm at home for a brief moment, and I thought I might tell the quick story of Christy and Little Riley 14 hour trip coming into this world. (I just finished at the hospital with this though).

Well, Saturday, I went to work like normal and thought that I might get a call from Christy allowing me to skip out on the rest of my shift, but I never got that call, I even called home just to check. I got home and she was playing games with her little sis, and just finished tying my shoes to go for a run, when Christy was starting to get up to go, well to the little girls room. As she was getting up, the look on her face said something was a bit different, her water broke. Once she confirmed it, I was like a classic dad, running around, heart pumping, trying to gather last minute stuff and shortly after that, we were on our way to the hospital. We got checked in and they looked her over and confirmed everything we already knew, and so it began. We enjoyed the sunset between the contractions in a nice, but small corner Labor/Delivery room. The nurses were super nice and helpful, including helping stick up to our doctor when the doc wanted to start a med to get contractions going, and the nurse told her it was not needed. And so it went smoothly, Christy enjoyed a nice deep jacuzzi tub that helped, watched (sort of watched anyway) a movie, and I even enjoyed a little football between contractions.
Time got close, and after 2 or 3 hours of keeping little Riley inside Christy (Christy said that was really the worst part) the nurses finally gave the ok for her, and so she pushed for two and a half hours, and poor thing was loosing all her energy, despite not even taking any medications through the entire labor. Finally the doctor checked again, and figured that Riley must be turned wrong to finish his journey, and it was suggested that a Caesarean birth be done. We took a moment (that was really the one thing Christy really wanted to avoid like most women) and with a quick blessing, the decision was made. She still had a half an hour to wait for the surgeons and other doctors could get ready and prepped before she could get the epidural for the surgery.
She made it to the surgeon's table, and when I was finally able to go in, I can't tell you how nice it was to see her comfortable. But it was still a good trip for Riley, I watched as the doctors tried to get him out, but after 3 hours of Christy pushing, he was stuck good! The reasons he was stuck was mainly that he was turned face up and his head was turned a little keeping him from coming out. Plus they mentioned he had a large head and broad shoulders that didn't help either. Well the doctor had a tough time getting him out, I was kinda watching her really push him back up towards the opening, and she was having a tough time with it. But he finally was born!!! They cleaned him up, and I was able to cut the little bit of extra umbilical cord they left, and a they gave gave Christy and me a few minutes to see each other, and then they sent Riley and me off to get cleaned up and ready, and Christy sewn up and cleaned. All went well, thank goodness, and mom and baby are doing well, though right now little Riley is being treated for jaundice in the nursery, and if he does well we should be going home early!!!!! Thank you all for the prayers and thoughts, they are much appreciated by all three of us! and pics to come soon!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Riley Miller (cousin Ned) just arrived

Marti and I just got home after a quick visit to see Matt and Christy's very cute and very new little one. Here's a few pics of the visit:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunset over Loveland, etc.

Amazing sunset Matt. I was coming home from my woodworking class last Friday and think I caught the same view as you. Here's what I saw:

Then this weekend went hiking with the usual riff-raff (Bob and Randy) and found a few squirrels squirreling away for the winter:


Well, earlier this day, Christy called me while at work, and gave me a bad scare, that the baby hadn't moved at all this morning for at least 2 1/2 hours (from the time she woke up to the time she called me, plus this little one is normally a real wiggle worm). So she had called the doc, and was planning on going in to make sure that the little one was ok. Luckily, about 1/2 hour after that, he moved!! just a little at first, and by the time she got to the doc's office, he was having a party in that warm oven!! Well, Today was Christy's last day of bed rest, so starting tomorrow she'll be able to CLEAN!!! (the funny thing is that she really is excited to start cleaning instead of watching me do it). The Doc did check over her, and was even a little surprised that Christy was at 1cm externally dilated and about 50% enfaced (sp? and not 100% sure what the external really means). Those indications seem to indicate that the baby could easily come any day, so as long as he can wait till at least tomorrow, we'll be doing just fine. OF coarse on top of the pregnancy, the past several days Christy came down with a nasty cold, and because of the baby, was unable to take a lot of medicines that would help her the most. She is almost over that cold and is praying that her nose will be unstuffed by the time baby comes so she'll be able to breathe.
In other news, I was driving home, and saw a rather beautiful sunset, so I raced home to grab the camera, to bad I don't have a super nice one, cause this was just beautiful, sunbeams that seem to shoot up from the mountains.
And, my trusty little Honda turned 200,000 miles, and I caught the moment while driving home from work, good thing there aren't any laws on taking pics and driving at the same time!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

M&D in humid Florida

Well, I thought dad would've posted by now, but he hasn't - so if you want to see some pictures he took while he and mom visited Rob and I, go to my blog!

And here are some pics I took of them:
Watching jets take off from up highWatching jets in the air while looking at some on the groundEnjoying the heat and humidity on a beautiful beach!