Monday, June 29, 2009

I can't believe I'm 30!!

Since I'd just given birth to Rome and am still recovering from hernia surgery, I'd almost forgotten about my birthday.   And I definitely wasn't planning on celebrating much.  But leave it to Enoch and my amazing friends to make sure I get to celebrate the big 3-0.  At midnight, Enoch took me outside to show me that our house had been attacked with signs and hearts and birthday wishes.  (Thanks Melissa, Lindsay, Jenny, Brandy, and Deanna!)  Then the kids brought me breakfast in bed early the next morning.  My mom and sisters and all the kids - nieces and nephews too - came to have a huge brunch with Swedish pancakes and bacon.  Yummy!  Then Enoch took me for "ice cream" but then decided he was really hungry, so we went to PF Chang's -my favorite - and of course several of my friends were there to surprise me.  I received more birthday wishes and phone calls then I could count -gotta love facebook for that :)  But I can honestly say I felt really loved.  I even got another cake and ice cream party at Enoch's mom's house on Sunday.  I'm extremely grateful to have so many people in my life who love me, and this was a reminder that I really needed.  Thanks everyone!  

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rome Douglas Robey

He's here!  Our beautiful, healthy baby boy.  It took 4 trips to the hospital with pre-term labor, but the Dr. finally let him come 3 weeks early on June 15, at 11:09pm.  Rome weighed in at 6 lbs. 8 oz, 18 1/4" long.  He's been our sweet miracle.  He tried coming on April 21st, with contractions 2 min apart, and I was dialating rapidly.  I was rushed by ambulance to another hospital with a better NICU, and we were told to prepare to have him in the hospital for at least 8 weeks.  We were shown pictures of how tiny he would be, and had an ultrasound that estimated his weight at just over 2 lbs.  I was put on immediate meds to slow contractions down, but nothing seemed to be working.  Needless to say, we were scared to death.  When my father arrived at the hospital, he and Enoch gave me a priesthood blessing, and almost immediately the contractions slowed down, and then miraculously stopped altogether.  The nurses and Dr.'s couldn't believe I didn't give birth that day.  I spent four days in the hospital, and several weeks on bedrest.  I had to go in to the hospital two other times, and fortunately contractions were slowed again.  By June 15th I was already dialated to a 6, and having contractions 2-3 min apart.  So they let the little anxious one come :)  

We are so grateful he's here and we know it's only through God's miraculous hand.  Rome is such an angel, and we already can't imagine life without him!  

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our June Stay-cation

We couldn't go far from the hospital since I'd had pre-term labor, so we decided to stay in my parent's camper trailer right on the Provo River.  It was simple and cheap, but a lot of fun.  We played games, fished, went into Park City, went to the Olympic Park, kids and E rode the Alpine slide, and then we went to Heber City for milkshakes.  We only had a couple of days, but I'm so glad we did it!  Rome was born just a few days later.