Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just the Biggest Life Changing Event...No Big Deal!

Teagan Spencer Randle joined our family August 3, 2010. He weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz and 20.5 in long. He wasn't too happy to come into the world, but we knew his lungs were working becuase he cried as soon as he came out and the whole time they were cleaning him. He was anxious to see what he had been missing. He came out wide eyed looking around and taking everything in.

The Birth Story:
We headed up to my parents cabin Monday, August 2nd with my entire family since they were all in town. I had been feeling a little off that day, but nothing too unusual. We were cleaning up, getting ready to take off and I was putting my niece in her carseat and I hear a pop and then a sudden urge to go to the bathroom. I stood up to rush to the bathroom thinking it was odd that I had to go because I had literally just gone. When I stood up to go a rush of fluid came out and I thought, "Did I really just pee my pants? No, I just went and pretty sure I don't have that much pee." I looked at Spencer and said I think my water just broke. I walked in the kitchen where all my sisters and mom were and one look and my sister said, "We're having a baby!" Of course I started crying. Before we left the cabin, Spencer gave me a sweet and tender Priesthood blessing, which I will always remember! The ride down the canyon was intense and not much was said. I think both Spencer and I were in shock!

My water broke at 10:30pm.

We went straight to American Fork Hospital. Me being the procrastinator that I am, I didn't have a hospital bag packed or anything, but my sweet sister, Lisa went to my house and brought me everything I needed.

When I got settled they checked me and I was only dilated to a 1. They said they would wait 2 hours and start me on pitocin. I got my epidural and they started me on pitocin shortly after. I was able to sleep for 4 hours during the night, which wasn't a very restful sleep. They came and checked me at 7:00am and I was only at a 3. When they came back at 10:00am to check me again I was dilated to a 10. I pushed a few times for the nurses and they called the doc in. I seriously only pushed for 20 minutes and he was here. It was a crazy experience, but I couldn't have asked for a better labor and delivery.

He was born at 10:35am.

There are still days that I can't believe that I am a mom. But I can't complain because he is such a good baby. He sleeps about 3-4 hours at a time during the night and he is a pretty good napper during the day.
I can't leave out the cute motorcycle pictures that we took! We found a really cute black motorcycle shirt and since Spencer is huge into motorcycles we had to get a picture of him on the one. We love Teagan so much and we are so grateful to have his sweet spirit in our home!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Special Delivery!

So something special is arriving in the mail shortly. I can't wait, probably because it is one of the first items that I have purchased for the little guy that is not clothes.

I keep thinking I have time to purchase the essential things like a crib, stroller/carseat, diapers, and so forth. Oh the time is quickly approaching....less than 9 weeks. It's ok, no need to stress I have enough of that in my life.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

HAWAII...{babymoon and anniversary celebration}

We headed to the great island of Oahu, Hawaii at the beginning of May with our good friends, Mike and Paige, for a little getaway. It was the last big vacation before the baby comes and it was also to celebrate our 2nd anniversary, which was on May 3.

We had a great time and wish we could have stayed longer, but I think that is how all vacations are. It was so fun to go with Mike and Paige. Paige is also pregnant and is due about three weeks before I am. Paige and I had a great time laying on the beach, talking about being pregnant and becoming parents.

Most of the time that we were there consisted of laying on the beach up at North Shore, eating great food, and swimming in the ocean.

We definitely got our sugar intake. We stopped at the Dole Plantation twice and the shave ice place twice. Each time was delicious!

We kayaked to a little island, which I believe was a bird preservation. We had a two man kayak and kayaked about 30 minutes in the wide open ocean. It was a lot of fun. To be honest, I did most of the paddling, my slacker of a husband made his pregnant wife do all the work....nah, he did most of the work and let me take little breaks when I needed to! Once there, we had Subway sandwiches that we brought with us and Mike and Spencer hiked around the island.

We ate at a place called the Shore Bird. It is such a fun atmosphere and great food. It is right on the beach and you get to grill your own meat. Spencer and I have been there before with my family and it was just as good the second time around.

Blogging about this trip makes me wish I was back in Hawaii! I do love having the sand between my toes and having no worries. Maybe I should start planning our next vacation. It might not happen for a few years, but can dream.

{Our baby boy should be arriving in about 9 weeks. I have so much to do in that short time}

Monday, March 15, 2010

And We Are Back...For Now!

Well for those of you who still read my blog, I appreciate that you still come. It has only been a few days since my last post...oh wait, it has been a few months. Life has been crazy, but mostly in a good crazy kind of way. To be honest I haven't felt like blogging about life....even though there are huge and exciting changes coming our way.

Here are just a few pictures of what we have been up to the past months:

Spencer graduated from his training in Sierra Vista, AZ.

We were sad to leave because we made some great friends.

We started the journey home to Utah.

We stopped at the Grand Canyon,

and Panguitch, UT because that is where my Grandma Cameron grew up.

Last year we started a tradition with the Morse's to cut down our own xmas tree. This year we didn't have our own home to put a xmas tree up, but we still had to continue the tradition. So we went out with the Morse's and helped them cut it down. It was very different than last year because there was snow, 2008 we were cutting down a tree without coats. It was a blast this year and they got a cute little tree!

That is the end of the pictures that I have, but we have more exciting news.
  1. We are buying a townhome in Saratoga Springs. It is being built right now and we are hoping that it will be completed here in the next few weeks.
  2. The biggest news of all is....I am PREGNANT! I am 19 weeks. I am due August 11th. It still feels very surreal, but we are super excited and can't wait to meet this little baby. Well actually I can wait, I still need time to prepare! Disclaimer: you will never see growing belly shots of me while I am pregnant...sorry!
Well that is it for us for now. I am going to try and be a better blogger, but I make no promises!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Sweet Life of the Randle's

We have been up to quite a lot since I last did a "real" post. Don't worry there are a lot of pictures. Pictures are the best anyway!

On Labor day (I know it's been awhile) we met the Burgin's (our really good friends) in Vegas. We wanted to do a last vacation before they headed to live in Cali. We are going to miss them a lot. But don't worry we are already planning a vacation to see them. We had such a good time in Vegas. We had good food, good shopping and Paige and I got a massage while the boys played golf.

We went to the Tournament of the Kings while down there. It was super fun. We had to take a picture with our knight even though he lost.

Paige and I weren't very good at obeying this sign. These signs were placed everywhere around the spa, but we just had too much to talk about to keep quiet.

Last weekend we went to Kartchner Caverns which are about 30 minutes away from where we live. The cave was pretty big and it was actually hot and very humid in the cave. They are very intense and serious about protecting the cave. You can't take any bags inside the cave and you have to walk through misters so you don't leave lint or hair inside the cave. We went with some of our friends that are down here and it was just a really good time.

This is the whole crew that went: Doug, Jen, Spencer, Me and Lucas, and in the front is Kate

After the caverns we went to a steak place to eat. It was yummy food and we had live music. I felt a little out of place with my chucks and shorts because everyone was in their western getup...including spurs and hats.

Like always the clouds here are amazing. We get a call one night after dinner from Lucas telling us to go outside and check out this sweet cloud. It was pretty sweet and so I took a picture.

A few weekends ago (I know a little out of order) we headed to Tombstone which is a legit western town. We had lunch and bought some really good fudge...thinking about it makes my sweet tooth go crazy. Along the way we stopped at a historical marker that marks the Mormon Battalion and the Battle of the Bulls.

Well we will be home a week from Sunday. Gosh time flies. I can't believe it has been three months. It is definitely bitter sweet I have really started to enjoy it down here, but we must get back to reality. Oh I just can't wait ;)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

~simple pleasures~

So on this fine Thursday I was painting my toenails and thinking...gosh there are some things that no matter how many times they occur they always bring me joy. Below are some of the most recent things that I have encountered.

1. Just looking at these boots makes me giddy... cause I am the owner of them. I have never owned a pair of tall boots. Call me crazy or out of fashion, either one I have my reasons. I look at the price tag of boots that I love and I just can't pull myself to buy them. I think, "For the price of one pair of boots I could buy 2-3 pairs of shoes...that is gratification 3 times over." I finally gave in because I had a gift card to Nordstrom and it eased the pain just a little. I just can't wait to wear them. I would wear them today, but I think I might get funny looks cause it is 100 degrees outside. Just an FYI, I am pretty sure that this picture does not give these boots justice..they are just plain hot in person!

2. So this cartoon basically sums up how I feel when my toenails are painted..and let me be honest, my toenails are always painted. So I am a little OCD about my toenails. If they are chipping or too long I have to get out my manicure set and repaint them. This is not a pain, but I actually find it very therapeutic to give myself a pedicure. Don't get me wrong I love getting a good pedicure, but they don't always last long because of my OCD.

3. I can't tell you how excited I get to get my hair done. I have had hundreds of haircuts, but it never gets monotonous. This last time I was prepared when I went in. I had been to the book store and bought a $6.00 hair magazine (don't judge me) and marked all the ones that I liked. I am all about changing my hair. I get tired of the same old boring thing, so I always ask for something new. I was in Utah last week and I got my haircut it had been a few months and it was driving me crazy. My hairdresser talked me into going dark purple. It's pretty punk rocker and different, so I love it.

4. Down here in Arizona I have some spare time on my hands so I get to indulge in reading. I have always loved reading, but it is the one thing that gets pushed to the back when I am really busy. Right now I am reading Kite Runner it is an excellent book. I am averaging about a book a week down here, it's pretty awesome. I just love to go into a different state of mind and be like a kid again and imagine what the places and people are like that I am reading about. It is definitely a simple pleasure.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Grand Canyon State

Well it's been another few weeks down here in the Grand Canyon State. Spencer is keeping busy with his Army training. He just had his first big test for the first part of the course and he passed which is awesome! We have been having fun with some of the friends he has met and enjoying each other. We have some mountains around so we all went up and had a camp fire and roasted marshmallows which was delightful.

There was a motorcycle show in Tucson and of course we had to go. It was a good time, it is always fun to get out of Sierra Vista. It was two weeks ago and Spencer cannot stop talking about it. He really was like a little kid in a candy shop. I found a bike that I thought was cool/cute. Spencer has wanted to buy me a bike for a really long time. Now that I found one that I like he is researching and begging to buy me one. I sure love my husband. Check out my sweet ride below. (maybe in about 10 years)

Below are a few of the other bikes that were at the show.

The nights here are amazing I love the skies at night. The other day Spencer and I sat on our back porch and watched a spectacular lightning storm. I do love summer nights.