Friday, July 25, 2008

The Birth of Sadie Ann Jensen

On July 22, 2008 we were blessed to welcome our little Sadie Ann into the world. She was born at 3:22pm weighing 8lbs. 4oz and 21 inches long. I was scheduled to be induced on the 22nd which was a few days after my "due" date but I actually went into labor the night before and came into the hospital at around 4am. Sadie is my only child that I have gone into labor on my own with. I was induced with all of my boys. It still took several hours (14) to get her here. Everything went fairly well except I did get a spinal headache from my epidural which caused me to puke with every contraction. Needless to say I was exhausted by the time she finally came. Dr. Austin and my OB nurses were fabulous and minus the headache it was the best delivery I've had. The important thing was that Sadie was perfectly healthy and we headed home after just one night at the hospital. I ended up going back to the hospital for a blood patch to get rid of the headache. It was a quick procedure that led to instant relief. Grandma Erin came out to help us with the boys so that Travis could be with me and Sadie in the hospital. It was so nice not to have to worry about the boys knowing they were in good loving hands. Not to mention my house a lot cleaner when I came home than when I left. It was great to have her here with us for the week. Here are some pics of our new addition to the family. We love you Sadie!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Father and Son Campout

About two weeks before I was due with our baby girl was the annual Father and son campout. Travis was planning on taking Landon and Dayton but as he was packing and loading the car little Reece went and got his backpack and started packing his stuff into it. He walks out of his room and says "I all ready to go". Of course he was the cutest thing ever so Travis was good enough to take him along. I was left at home alone 9 months pregnant, I almost didn't know what to do with myself. This is the first night I had been without Reece since he was born, over two years. I was a little sad. I went to subway and then went and browsed a few shops but eventually ended up on my couch and I watched 27 dresses (I think that is what it is called). Travis and the boys had fun roasting marshmellows and hot dogs, and the usual campout stuff. Travis was a little stressed because some dads were not very vigilant about watching their kids and several almost fell down into this huge hole. The next morning the boys had fun riding four wheelers and hiking and throwing rocks at an old abandoned car that was at the bottom of the pit?? Okay, nice campsite! Overall I think the boys had a blast and Travis was glad they all lived.

My kids look exactly how I do when I go camping! I guess that is why I prefer the Hilton. A face only a mother could love! I sure missed them.

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July Race 2008

The Erie Fourth of July 4K run! Travis and the kids took to racing this 4th of July in Erie Colorado. Travis ran the 4K. Landon and Amberly ran the .4K and Dayton, Skyler, Reece and Kenadee ran the 40 yard dash.

Travis took 2nd place in his age division. You can see in this picture he just barely missed 1st place at the finish line. He took 4th place overall.

All the kiddos received ribbons!

Landon was a bit dissapointed that the kids only received ribbons, he was hoping to get a medal like Dad but he felt better after this picture below was on the front page of the Erie Review. It was a fun morning.