Wednesday, December 28, 2011


We spent Christmas this year in Logan with Kyle's parents and his two younger sisters. We drove up Friday evening. Kyle's parents babysat for us so we could go on a date. It was nice to be able to spend time alone with Kyle without the baby. I think Devon and Julie enjoyed spending time with Landon.

On Christmas Eve, we ate breakfast at Ihop and it was very yummy. We spent the rest of the day playing games. If you know the Smith family, they love playing and we always play lots of games when we go up. Kyle's mom bought the game Killler Bunnies. It took Ashley, Staci, Kyle, and me over an hour to figure out the game but once we did it was very fun to play. The game is very complicated and the whole point of it is to win the magic carrot. I never won.

Christmas Eve Evening, Kyle's dad announced that we would be waiting until after Church to open presents which would be around 11:00. That did not go over well with the 4 kids. After about 30 mins of "debating" and voting, we talked his parents into waking up at 6:30 to open gifts.

Christmas morning came and we woke up early as planned. Everybody got lots of good presents. Kyle and I got money, gifts cards, music, movies, and other stuff we wanted. His parents received lots of pictures of the grandkids. After opening presents, we went to Church. Landon looked very handsome in his Christmas outfit.

After Church, we ate a delicious Christmas dinner and spent the rest of the day playing games and spending time with the family.

I was only able to take 2 pictures before my camera died.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Landon - 1 month and 1 week

Stats from Landon's 1 month checkup

  • weighed 8.5 pounds
  • measured 20.5 inches
  • is in the 17th percentile for height and weight
Fun facts

  • Loves to kick his legs and swing his arms around
  • Can roll on to one side and is trying very hard to roll completely over
  • Can put himself to sleep (Thank goodness)
  • Wakes up only twice during the night to be fed
  • Screams and makes very loud noises during his sleep (This is a Tiner habit)
  • Has recently learned how to put his pacifier in his mouth
  • Hates taking baths
  • Can give big smiles
  • Loves to grin
  • Loves to look around - he often shakes his head from side to side to take in everything around him
  • Very good at peeing when his diaper is off
  • Has discovered his tongue and will constantly stick it out
  • Can still fit into newborn clothes
  • Hates having his arms covered by his blanket
  • Favorite color to look at is white
  • Very loved by his mommy and daddy

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Landon's Birth Story

I wanted to share Landon's birth story for those who haven't heard it and for my own record. My due date was November 4, 2011 but my son decided to come on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. I was about to leave my apartment to go pick my mom up from the airport, when I heard and I felt a big gush of water down my leg. I immediately called Kyle and told him my water had broke. He rushed home from work, picked me up, and off to the hospital we went (I was very surprised how calm Kyle was (=). We got to the hospital around 9:30 am. My doctor was already there doing his rounds, so he was able to check on me. Only 1/4 of my water sac had broke so he broke the rest of it and I was dilated to 4.  By 10:30 I was receiving my epidural (I would highly recommended getting a epidural asap and not waiting until you're dilated to 7 or 8) and the waiting game began. Waiting to be dilated to a 10 is really boring, Kyle, mom, and I just mostly watched TV all day. Finally, around 4:30 I was ready to begin pushing. About after 15 mins of pushing, Landon hadn't moved at all so the nurse turned off my epidural so I could feel the contractions and know when to push. I was very mad they turned off my epidural, what's the point of getting an epidural if they are just going to turn it off?? Anyways, I pushed for about another 30 mins and still no success. My doctor checked my pelvic bone and turns out it's only about 2 inches wide and there was no way a baby's head was going to fit. I was told I could push for another 3 days and the baby wouldn't come out. I ended up having a C section.

I went in for my C section around 6:00 and at 6:24 pm Landon was born. The only thing I remember about the C section is that it hurt a lot. Apparently, I was screaming and so they had to knock me out. When I woke up, I had a new baby! He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.

I don't remember much from the hospital stay expect there was a lot of pain and Kyle changing his first ever dirty diaper. Here are some pics from the hospital Kyle's sister, Heather, took. Landon was 22 hrs old. 


I've decided to join the rest of the world and start a blog. Most of our family lives more than 30 mins away from us so I hope this helps you keep in touch. Enjoy!