Thursday, July 31, 2014


I think it is safe to say I am having a hard time blogging with two kids! My husband has been traveling (recruiting) for three weeks but he is home now so maybe I will find more time. The important fact is I survived three weeks with a toddler and newborn!! My sisters and nephews came for a few days to help me.

Little updates

Maxwell is a great sleeper at night! For the first month we were up every two hours on the dot but he has gradually improved each week. Last night he slept from 10pm-245am back to sleep at 330 and up at 6. I was out the door by 645 for a run :)

His favorite place to be is on the Eurgo carrier. I spend most of the day carring him around on me.

I started back to work this week. Really happy about it! I have cut my hours down but glad to be teaching and working out again

John Thomas has loved going to camp this summer! His camps are from 9-12. It has been great for both of us! For the first 6weeks of the summer one day a week a sport and swim and the second 6 weeks he does science and swim. He also goes to a camp at the park a few mornings a week. So thankful he has been able to do this. He is also happy I am back at work so he can see his friends from the gym.

Now random pictures…………….

Love, love, love

one month old

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Where he spends the majority of his time (where he is right now)


Happy 4TH! Centerville has an amazing party for the 4th of July. between 75,000-100,000 people come every year. It’s my favorite thing they do here. Huge kids area with horse rides, bounce houses, games, etc. The streets are lined with vendors, food trucks, bands. We love it.

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Facing painting at camp

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time to lose baby weight!Maxwell sleeps while I work out


Love this boy so much!!


John Thomas on the left, Maxwell on the right


Homemade slime! He loved it

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How I wake up most morning, love this stage of life


and it turns into this…………make baby brother stop crying!



Planning to blog about my sisters and nephews being here soon!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Maxwell David Ostrom


This little man is one month old today. I am so grateful God blessed Tommy and I with a healthy beautiful boy.


I checked in the hospital Saturday around 6pm to be induced Sunday morning. Because of my history and being on blood thinners my dr recommended being induced and I was completely on board. Being pregnant one less week, knowing when it would happen, my family being able to make plans all seemed great to me! The toughest part about being in the hospital was being away from John Thomas. I have only been away from him three nights his whole life so it was tough on both of us. My sisters and mom brought him to the hospital that night and he basically ignored me until it was time go. When he realized I was not taking him home he had a breakdown. He started crying begging me to come home, it broke my heart!! I started crying too. A nurse who was walking down the hall came in to make sure I was ok because she heard the screaming and crying. So sad. Thankfully my nurse came in and ask JT if he wanted to go get a popsicle and he managed to pull himself together ;)

After a night of little to no sleep it was baby day!!

John Thomas warmed up to me being in a hospital more when I let him crawl in the bad and showed him all the buttons he could push for the TV and move my bed.


Pitocin was started around 7am and we started the waiting game. I didn’t progress much at all until Dr Imbody broke my water around 5:30pm. The contractions started coming faster and more intense,  By 7pm they were awful!! and I got an epidural. I had two epidurals with John Thomas and neither one worked, I prayed they would this time! and it did. Labor with an epidural versus without is night and day difference. I could still feel the contractions on my left side but not bad. In my opinion the epidural made child birthing  SO much better! I could actually enjoy it (as much as you can) I don’t remember what time I started pushing but I don’t think I pushed longer than 30minutes. My husband and my sisters were all in the room when Maxwell David Ostrom made his entry at 11:55pm on June 1st . He was 7lbs 6ounces and 21 inches long and completely healthy. I am so blessed! John Thomas, my mom, dad, step mom and nephew were all in the waiting room to meet him. They were troopers! Especially JT and Gavin


At this point Maxwell was still baby boy, we could not agree on a name until his second day of life. Honestly it came down to a coin flip, best out of 7! 017

John Thomas is a big brother!!

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 Little brother threw the first punch :)080 090 092 095 

I am so thankful to be the mom of two boys and can’t wait to see what God has in store for both of them.


All the pictures are off my iphone, I hope to actually download the ones taken with the camera soon:)

Taken the day I went in the hospital

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