May 21, 2011

kasen Hershel Cook

On delivery day, my sweet mom and sisters offered to watch my kids. Here they are waiting patiently for their daddy to take them to Firth.
The last pregnant picture!

Kasen Hershel Cook
Born May 12, 2011
at 12:53 p.m.
7 lbs. 10 oz.
20.5 inches long

Our sweet little Kasen was breathing fine when he first came out and then started to "grunt" a lot which indicated he wasn't breathing like he should. The nurses called the doctor, and he said to put him on an IV, so I didn't get to see him for about an hour and a half. It was a little scary, but the IV perked him right up, and he did great after that.

I was having one of those "baby blues" moments in the hospital, and my beautiful and amazing sisters dropped what they were doing and came to visit me. I have never felt so loved! When they left, I looked at each of them and started to cry. They are each faithful mothers and such great examples to me. I was so grateful they came and will always remember that day!
To all my sisters...I love each of you so much, and thank you for your sacrifice that day! I only wish all of them could have been there.
My handsome husband was amazing the whole time. He is such a strength to me. While I was getting prepped for the c-section he had to stay out of the room. When he finally was able to come in with me, he touched my forehead and instantly calmed me. I knew everything would be alright. He is my rock.
To my husband...I love you, babe. You are the father of my children and the man I will be with forever. I couldn't have asked for a better man to share my life with. Thank you for all you do and have done to show me that I am the love of your life. You certainly are the love of mine!

I have 3 Kids...When did that happen?
I absolutely CANNOT get enough of this angel.

My biggest helper right now is Jaida. She loves to go get diapers and anything else I might need. She's growing up way too fast.
It took my sweet Kamden a couple of days to warm up to Kasen, but now he wants to hold him and is SO CONCERNED when he cries. They will be the best of buddies...hopefully!

May 4, 2011


I have never been so excited, so anxious, and so ready to meet someone in all my life! I cannot wait to see our little son and hold him in my arms. This has been a healthy and, at times, not-so-healthy pregnancy. I have kept this baby in the longest, and maybe that is why my patience is wearing thin. I am definitely the biggest and have gained the most weight with this pregnancy, and, with two other little ones hanging on me, it's been the most uncomfortable one by far. With that being said, I have enjoyed this one the most. The more I have, the more I realize what a miracle it is to have a healthy baby.

In a moment of weakness the other night, and I had a very real impression that what I am doing by bringing another child into this world is what Heavenly Father wants for us. I felt a sense of peace come over me and felt such gratitude for the miracle of being able to carry a child. I am truly thankful for every little kick, jab, and movement, and I will always be grateful for those moments when it's just the two of us awake in the middle of the night. There is nothing like feeling life inside of you. It's truly a sacred thing to be carrying one of our Father's precious children.

Here I am at 38 weeks.
I am scheduled to have another c-section on Thursday, May 12th. Garret doesn't think I will go that long, but it's exciting to have a date to look forward to. There is finally a light at the end of the 9 month tunnel!