We’re home…

As you read in Seth’s previous post baby Drew was born early Sunday morning. His much anticipated arrival came without much issue. We arrived at the hospital at nearly 5 am and he was born 2 short hours later at 7:02 AM.

When we arrived at the hospital I was dilated to a 5 so the nurses admitted me. They broke my water and then I was at a 7 so they quickly rushed the anesthesiologist into the room to give me my epidural since the pain of the contractions was getting fairly strong. Who would have guessed the epidural would be more painful and difficult than the delivery (for both Seth and me)? Continue reading We’re home…

Getting Close

So we’re getting really close to welcoming our fifth child to our family. All day yesterday Manina had sporadic but painful contractions. I stayed home from work because I was sure we were heading to the hospital.

Last night, we went to dinner with some friends at Sundance ski resort; I know, crazy, right? I asked the waiter if he was also a trained EMT, figuring we would be delivering there at the restaurant. However, our little guy cooperated and Manina only had to suffer through a few more contractions while I enjoyed some fantastic pork chops.

When we got home, I told the kids that grandma would probably be at our house in the morning — the contractions were coming much more regularly — I was sure we’d be going to the hospital during the night. Again, it was not to be. Things slowed down and we made it through the night.

So when will it be? I don’t know… I thought it was yesterday for sure. I do know we’re getting close though.

First of many

After much procrastination the day has finally arrived. The Seth Johnson Family blog is official and live. I am looking forward to having this chance to write about the happenings in our crazy life and sharing them with all of our friends and family. I won’t try to play catch up. I’ll just start as of Christmas. **Keep in mind that baby Drew is due to arrive any day so keep checkin’ back for some photos to be posted of our newest addition — hopefully sooner than later. 🙂 **

Christmas 2007

We had a great time Christmas this year! My dad and his wife (G’pa Gary and G’ma Kathy as they are better known around here) were able to spend the holidays with us. It is a first for our family to have any visitors from Alaska during Christmas so it was exciting and the kids loved it! Santa arrived on time and left plenty of presents for all to enjoy. The kids are still trying to figure out how Santa managed to squeeze down our small fireplace. 🙂 Below are some photos of our Christmas. Enjoy! Continue reading Christmas 2007