Monday, September 27, 2010

So this is love...

I am in love with these eyes and how they are always peepin' at me.

I realized before that I didn't post his stats:

Boone Mason Lefler
Born September 22, 2010 at 5:04 am
Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz. Length: 19 1/2 inches long

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Talking to Nanny and Poppa over skype.

We gave him a sponge bath and he sat in the towel afterwards looking like this for seriously 20 minutes. I swear he was thinking, "WHAT JUST HAPPENED??"


I love this little boy. He's so tiny. His hair curls when wet. He only fits in premie diapers. Who would have thought this level 0f love existed?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Boone Mason Lefler

He's here and more precious than I could have ever expected. I am just in awe at how tiny, perfect, and beautiful he is.

Monday night around 9:00 pm I was down at my parents house for the day going swimming hoping to get things moving along. Right as I was leaving their house I had my first real contraction, but it wasn't too bad so I was able to make the hour drive home by myself. I continued to have them periodically for the rest of the evening. I remember telling Mason when he got home from class at 10:00, "I'd be surprised if I wasn't in labor." But the contractions weren't too strong or frequent enough for me to really know.

We went to bed at 11:00 (well I unsuccessfully tried) and then around midnight I decided to get up and start tracking my contractions. They were about 7-15 minutes apart so I wasn't sure if that was the real deal or not. I was hesitant to wake Mason up because I didn't want to tell him I was in labor and then him have to get his substitute lesson plans set up and then have it be a false alarm. So I waited until about 2:30 am when I still wasn't sure, but they were consistently 7-10 minutes apart.

He got his substitute aligned and everything set up and then we just hung out at the house. I still didn't feel like the contractions were close enough to go to the hospital for. Plus, we didn't want to go to the hospital and get sent home, or go to the hospital and be there for many hours when I could go through the first part of labor at home. That's when I posted the previous blog. I should have mentioned I thought I was in labor at that point, but like I said, I was worried it was a false alarm too.

Around 1:00pm it was getting to be 4-5 minutes between each contraction and I was pretty uncomfortable so we decided to pack up and head to the hospital. When we arrived I was dilated to a 5 and officially in labor. They set us up in our room. At this point I thought I had wanted to do a natural birth. We were hoping to have him delivered by 7:00pm before our the doctor we liked got off and the next doctor from our group came in... oh well.

Well things got so intense and I was so uncomfortable and tired from no sleep that I decided to get the ephidural. That was around 4:00pm and I was at a 6. Shortly after that the doctor came in and broke my water so get things moving along.

Very long story short... they gave me petocin to try and help me progress, but for some reason (I think the epidural) things slowed WAY down. But it was nice because I couldn't feel anything and I could rest a little bit. Around 1:30 am the doctor (who I am NOT a fan of) came in and said that if I didn't progress within the hour we were going to have to do a C-section because the baby would be without water too long. So my nurse had me push and then she said that she thought if we got it further down the birth canal the doctor wouldn't need to do a C-section. So Mason gave me a blessing because that was something we didn't really want to do and we started pushing. Sometime within that amount of time is when my epidural came out.

But I think that it was a blessing that it came out. Although it was the MOST painful thing I have ever experienced in. my. life... it was also the most spiritual experience with my husband supporting me and me relying mentally on God through each push that I have ever had. Being the epidural came out i was able to have control over the pushing and I was able to progress enough. After 4 hours of pushing and wondering if this was the best choice... our sweet baby Boone was born.

The doctor was very kind and he let Mason deliver his body after he had delivered the head. I will never forget the look on his face as he delivered our baby. Then he placed him on my chest and cut the cord. As I said, it was such a beautiful thing. Every single time I think about it or talk about our experience I am overwhelmed with love, thankfulness and the spirit.

Here is our sweet little bundle of joy feeling quite pleased about his stats.

Here is the tired and wonderful daddy showing his new baby to his parents over skype. Some how I managed to marry this man.

We were in the hospital for a day and a half. Then we packed up and went home. I love how gigantic the carseat looks compared to our little guy. Oh he's just so sweet.

He's beautiful. We love him. I love how when he wakes up in the morning and i walk over to the bassinet thinking I haven't heard him peep for a while and he's just laying there bright eyed and bushy tailed looking around. I can't believe he's ours and that we get to keep him.

Heavenly Father has blessed our family so much. I am so thankful and left without words.

Thanks for reading this novel.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What a difference a day makes...

...24 little hours.

Sometime very soon there is going to be such a wonderful change happening in my life. I remember back 3 years ago in just 24 hours I went from being Allison Leybas to Allison Lefler. I became someone's wife. My life suddenly became wrapped in someone elses.

This time my name isn't changing, actually it is - I will be someone's mom - but my whole purpose and way of living will suddenly be changed for one small person. I'm hoping that having a baby takes the selfishness out of me. I'm hoping that having a baby makes me become the person that I want to become, not for myself, but because I am his mommy and he deserves the best mommy he can possibly have.

I can't wait for the moment when my thoughts turn from, "What am I going to do today?" to "What are WE going to do today or what does my baby need today?" I pray that I can be the mommy that he deserves and I am honored that Heavenly Father is trusting me with one of his babies.

In 24 hours I will be living the dream I always had as a little girl. I LOVED playing with my dolls; dressing them up, carrying them around, feeding them, being the perfect mommy. Now that dream will be coming to life. I'm actually one of those people who actually had the chance to say that they've lived out one of their dreams.

The next time you see me I will no longer be Allison Leybas Lefler the friend, teacher, wife, daughter that you've always known because I will also have the word MOTHER attached to it and for that I am thankful.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

39 1/2 weeks...

4 more days! I think I am coming to terms with the fact that it will probably be more than 4 days until I have my little guy in my arms. I went to the doctor on Thursday and he told me I had not progressed anymore than last week. :(

But that's okay - I guess. I am kinda enjoying people's reactions to when they ask me when I'm due and I say Wednesday. The reaction is always the same - open mouth and a gasp. It will be humorous when they ask and I say, "Oh, I was due two days ago."


(sorry for the low picture image quality)

Mason has come up with some new pet names for me. The two that come to mind immediately are his little tugboat and his donut ball on toothpicks. That last one makes me giggle quite a bit. Look, I even (kinda) found a picture of one!

I wonder what this week has in store for us!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Contest!


So I've been looking at games to play at my sister in laws baby shower that I am throwing for her and one of the games is to have everyone at the party guess the weight of the newborn baby. The person who guesses the closest gets sent a prize after the baby is born.

I think that sounds like a good idea being the suspense is killing me! I've decided to have my own contest and being this is a contest the winner will receive a

gift certificate!! Who doesn't LOVE ice cream?!

So here's what I want you to do, guess how much you think he's going to weigh. Now you may want to go into details - not just 8 pounds but 8 lbs 5 oz - you catch my drift. Also, leave the day that you think he will grace us with his presence just in case two people guess the same weight. Keep in mind my due date is Sept. 22nd.

Thanks for humoring me. As you can see, I have NOTHING to do but play the waiting game right now... so what better of a way than to play a REAL game.

Good luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Ugliest Shoes Of All Time

So I came across this interesting article today called "The Ugliest Shoes, well, Ever." Here are just two from the page. Just a little something to keep you entertained. Click here to see all the interesting shoes. Which one is your favorite?


Iris Schieferstein hoof heels


Alexander McQueen "armadillo" heels

Strange - I know.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Two of these muffins are not like the others...

My Grandpa came to visit today and so I thought I'd make blueberry muffins for the visit while they were here. Well we decided to go out to lunch and came home to the smell of something burning. Ummm... oops. That's not like me!

Pregnancy Brain!!!

Atleast we didn't go somewhere far and for a long time. That could have been bad...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Leaves, Baby's, and Football

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go... But I'm not leaving on a jet plane, I'm actually not suppose to travel more than 60 miles from my hospital.

Here is a mini picture collage of what is going on in our lives right now:

It's fall. Well not officially until the 21st, but the weather is cooling down here (yesterday the high was I think 97 and the low was 75) and so to me that means fall. I even got out all our fall decorations and have plans to start some new fall crafts. I just LOVE this time of year. It's like none stop holidays and decorations and fuzzy feelings.

This picture is tiny and lame, but it's a coach. Mason is the football coach at his middle school. He had tryouts last week and officially posted the list yesterday. He loves it. No, he really loves it. I love how much he loves it. I'm excited to go to their first game - baby pending. I think they are the Geckos! Go Geckos!!

Alas, we just witnessed our first game last night. As many of you probably recall my feelings towards football season/fantasy football haven't been too kind in the past. If not then kindly click here. But this year... if you can't beat em, join em... I've got my own team in one of Mason's leagues and I am competing against him and going to beat him this year!!! Watch out!

In the meanwhile I'm walking around with a little bundle of joy kicking inside of me. I think he wants to play football too. Here we are at 38 weeks! Any time now! I went to the doctor this week and I am dilated to a 1 and 50% effaced. At least that is progress. Yesterday I walked the mall with my mom and we got pedicures... so now even my toes are ready for the big day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The nursery debut!!!

First of all... do you notice that my counter now says 20 days!? 20 days!!!! (Hopefully sooner) So here is the evolution of the baby's room. Yup... I'm pretty proud. I love it.

First off, this is what the room looked like from July until about last Saturday. If you ever asked me how the baby's room was coming and I gave you an exasperated reply... this is why:

Atleast it was all in the same room... right? Sooo... Then we were able to get that room cleared out. I chose the color and then I ordered the workers.

This is my dad's face in basically every picture I take of him.

My brother Kyle... I fed them both with pizza. These two painted the whole room before lunch! Record timing!

Ok... now I know the suspense is killing you... Drum roll please!!!
Tah-dah!!!
Our little Mister's room!


I'll tell you what, I LOVE it. It's my haven right now. I love to just go and sit in there and look around.

B is for... not boy. We are naming him Boone. Strange I know, but I kinda don't wanna hear your opinion unless you love it. We haven't decided on a middle name yet. I'll get back to you on that one. So the two empty canvases are for his hand print and foot print.

I told you the bedding was the cutest bedding in the world. The quilt on the chair goes with it. I'm also missing the curtain that matches. It should be coming in the mail sometime this week. (Note to self - NEVER order from Sears)

Look at this BEAUTIFUL picture I found at the LDS bookstore. It's in one of those frames across the room. It makes me happy/teary eyed at the same time. I love imagine that's where my sweet little guy is coming from.

All his fun little toys! I love my Dr. Suess collection that I have been collecting for years. One of the perks of being a 1st grade teacher! I had these in my classroom. Little did I know I'd be using them for my baby's room one day. Good thing I never let my students play with them. Germy little hands.


And that's about it! I think I am done! Like I said, I love it. It makes me so happy. I feel like I am playing house right now... you know, like when we were little and set up our baby's room. But this time, all my things are real - including my little baby. Oh I just can't wait to meet him!!