Tuesday, February 26, 2008

4 Days, 4 Doctors

So I have to tell you about my last few days. Sunday, I decided that I wanted to get out of the house and go to Sacrament Meeting. So I got us all ready for church, which I had to plan a little differently with a nursing baby. As we were getting ready, Tyler told me his ear was hurting. But he wasn't crying and he just went on with his business. I thought to myself that it wouldn't be surprising if he had an ear infection because both of them had had a cold. Anyway, we went to church and about have way through the sacrament, Tyler started complaining about his ear again. Well, by the end of the meeting, he was crying and I could tell that he was in pain for real. So I told them we were going home. Tyler was glad, but Zack was very upset. He really wanted to go to primary. So I talked to Shon, who is very busy nowadays on Sundays, and he said he would keep an eye on him. Well, Tyler, Cameron and I went home and I called the doctor. They could get him in at 2:00, which was still 2 hours away. Tyler was really hurting and I had a hungry baby. So I left home, ran back to the church to get Zack a little before church was over because Shon, with his bishopric calling, is always busy after church. So all four of us went to the doctor. Tyler was crying most of the time because he was hurting, Zack was crying because he had to leave primary early but sweet little Cameron was just being an angel.
The doctor confirmed that Tyler had an ear infection, so we headed for Walgreens. Tyler was still crying as we were in the store, but we got out and home. I filled him with medicine and soon he was feeling better.
The next day, Cameron had an appointment with the doctor for his 2 week checkup, so we were back at the same office. When I got home, Zack was complaining that his ear hurt. Oh, no. I actually started to go back to the doctor, but he almost fell asleep in the car so I went back home to let him take a nap. He slept for over three hours. But soon after he woke up, his ear was really hurting, but of course the doctors office was closed. That night, Zack's ear hurt so bad and I tried everything to make him more comfortable. Shon had the bishop come over to give him a blessing and at about 12:30 he fell asleep. And he actually slept til 9:00 this morning. So I got up and took him to the doctor and his ear was very infected. So back to Walgreens.
So three days, three trips to the doctor. Fun times. And tomorrow, I have an appointment with my doctor. 4days, 4 doctors. Well, we should be good for awhile. I just hope and pray that Cameron stays well!!! Sorry if this story is boring you all, but I thought I would share my crazy few days.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I wanted to do the husband tag!!

What is his name: Shon Shuldberg

How long have you been married? It will be 11 years in June.

How old is he? 32

Who eats more? Usually Shon, but I sometimes surprise myself.

Who said "I love you" first? Shon did. I think he wanted to say it sooner than he did, but knew he would probably freak me out. But when he did, I was ready and I said it back immediately.

Who is taller? Shon

Who sings better? Me, but Shon has a really good voice but doesn't feel comfortable at all with his abilities. I did get him t sing in church once with me. He wasn't happy at all about it but he did it anyway.

Who is smarter? Shon definitely in most aspects. He pretends to not be as smart as he his, but he is really smart.

Whose temper is worse? Shon wins on this one also. My boys can get me pretty wound up but I am pretty mellow. Shon doesn't lose it very often though.

Who does the laundry? Me, unless he really needs something right then.

Who does the dishes? I think that this one is a tie. Shon is really good about doing them when they need done.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does.

Who pays the bills? I mostly do

Who mows the lawn? Shon mostly but I do it also. I actually like mowing the lawn because it is a good workout.

Who cooks dinner? I do mostly, but Shon does do it too. He his a really good cook. He cooks breakfast more than me though and it is really good!!!

Who drives when you are together? Shon. I don't think he likes the way I drive.

Who is more stubborn? I'm not sure about that one. Neither of us are very stubborn actually. We are a bit indecisive and we both wish that the other was more opinionated and stubborn.

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me.

Whose parents do you see the most? Shon's. But now that I don't work, we see them a lot less often. But we see some of my family a lot more often then all of his.

Who proposed? Shon. That seems like a long time ago.

Who has more friends? It is probably even. Most of our friends are couples so it equals out.

Who has more siblings? I do.

Who wears the pants? I would say him and he would probably say me, so who knows.

Now I tag Alison and Janae.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Funny things Kids Say.

After Celinda left to California. The Ammon 18th ward started bringing us meals. Thursday the door bell rang. This usually means our boys drop everything and run for the door to see who it is. Zack runs upstairs and then returns to the downstairs and Shon asks him "who was at the door?" Zack says "Some big humans brought some food." I am not sure where he comes up with this stuff.

Sunday fun and first bath

Tyler and Zack love playing board games lately. They try to get anyone to play with them anytime of the day. Grandma was always willing to play a few (or 10) rounds with them. Sunday, I think they played about 20 games of Candy Land. They all got the giggles a couple of times.
Whitney was here over the weekend. She was a little overwhelmed and burned out by school for the week so she decided to have a little mom time while she was here. Missy was so excited to see her that she could hardly stand it. While Grandma and the boys were playing Candy Land, Whitney and Missy started playing hide and seek. I think that this is one of the cutest things that Missy does. It only took about 30 seconds for Zack to decide that hide and seek was much more exciting than Candy Land. They ran all over the whole house.

This was Cameron's first time in the big tub. He finally lost his umbilical cord and his circumcision healed. He actually liked it. Zack thought it was cool also. He really wanted to help, actually to do it him self. Very Fun!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

More pictures of baby.

This is our little guy. Just wanted to post more pictures. All is well here everyone gets better as each day passes.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mom and Baby arrive at home.

It is so good to have Holly and Cameron home. I went to the hospital to pick them up and I could hardly keep up with Holly getting ready to come home. She was really done with the whole hospital thing. She returned home about 11:30am after completing her 2 hours of discharge homework from the hospital. Children CPR, Prenatal care, How to buckle your baby safely all that Mumbo Jumbo. It is good to have her home will all missed her. We thought we would post pictures of baby at home.

When Zack gets a hold of the Camera!

Our Phone
Our Computer
I left the camera by the computer and came down to see what the boys were up to. Zack just looked at me with a mischievous smile and said, "What Dad?." There was about 16 of these kinds of pictures on our camera. He didn't understand why I took the camera away. All I can say I am glad we are in a digital age and deleting these things is so easy. I thought I would share this expereince with ya'll.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cameron Karl Shuldberg

Holly's Hospital room. The boys got bored pretty darn quick in there.
They liked the TV.
Cameron's biggest older brother! Tyler was very excited to hold him.
Zack is not the youngest anymore. He is excited now but hopefully in the future he is crushed by being the middle child.
Tyler struggles with providing real smiles for the camera. He is into this fake smile thing. Holly really doesn't like it.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

We are having a naming problem.

Babies first bath. He was not a happy camper.
Daddy helping with bath.
Baby Shuldberg and his proud father.
Baby is smart passed all his initial exams with flying colors.
This is baby Shuldberg close up. Isn't he adorable. We have struggled with a name for him. Thursday we were really thinking Cody. Friday we were thinking Owen or Dax. Saturday we are thinking Cameron. We may stick with Cameron Kim or Cameron Karl. We have not committed yet. He will have a name that is cool I guarantee.

Baby Shuldberg making his debut!

The nursing situation was funny. Our main nurse was Karen Bladder who is the Stake primary president and Holly is her secretary. We thought it maybe wierd at first but it ended up being great. The baby was born and Karen handed it to the nurse who was sister younger in our ward. We were in post op and our nurse was Sister call from our stake. Our new baby went to the nursery and was taken care of by Katrina Mcbride who I went to school with in high school. I was a small world yesterday.
Holly in post op she was exhausted. Zack came in and said Daddy are you a Dr. and did you do mommy surgery. He really struggled with figuring out why I had scrubs on.
Baby had bruises from trying to fit through Holly's cervix. You could tell she was pushing really hard.
Baby was content as long as he was eating. Very handsome.

Announcing the newest addition to the Shuldberg Family.

Holly and here new baby.
Mary Beth and the new baby.
Proud parents and our new baby.
Good face shot of baby.
Babies first bath at the hospital.

The story
Holly and I knew that we needed to have this baby early. We had told our Dr. countless times that we needed to because we had a hard time getting Zack here at 8 lbs 10 oz. Dr. Crouch had stated Holly you will not be able to deliver any bigger baby then that. Oh how those words were write. Holly began her journey on Friday the 8th at 7:00am. We arrived at the hospital to have an induction. At about 7:45 we were in our room and Holly was on pit and the Dr. broke her water. We were on our way. She progressed great she started at a 3 and progress to a 5 a few hours later an 8. We were at an 8 by 1:30 pm she took a pain killer to take the edge off the pain. This baby I was sure was going to be here by 2:30pm. The Dr. was confident and so was the nurses. She would push some and then we would wait. She was now fully dilated and it was 2:30 everyone came in and we were going to get this baby here. Holly pushed and pushed and there was little to no progress. She was in incredible pain and she finally decided to take a spinal block that would last for 2 hours everyone was confident that would be long enough to get this baby here. Well see contracted and pushed and the two hour window passed and no baby. The pain began to increase and no baby. Exhaustion set in and no baby. 4:30 comes and Holly is in incredible pain and the Dr. is not sure what is going on why is this baby being so stubborn. They realized that Holly had kinked here Pit cord and they fixed it and she got a super size dose of PIT and she most have contracted for 3 minutes straight. IT was horrifying. She was in major pain. The baby never acted stressed he was cool as a cucumber. We changed positions she pushed in different positions couldn't get the baby to come down the birth canal. Holly was exhausted and in tremendous pain. We worked at it until 5:30 pm and the Dr. stated we ware going to have to do a C section possibly. Holly just started to weep because she didn't really want to. It renewed her resolve to push this baby out. The nurse and I held her and tried one last time to get this baby here with no progress. and about 6ish the Dr. said prepare her for a C section. The wisked her in to surgery and I got dressed to be in there with her and the got the baby here. I held the baby as they stitched her up and let mother look at him. He was 9 lbs 3 ounces and we found out he was posterier and to big. There was no way Holly could have gotten that baby here with a regular delivery. We went to Post op and I went back to the room and sat in the chair by myself and wept. My wife is the most amazing individual I know. I was so thankful for her being ok and and this new addition being in our family.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fun in the snow!!

We have had so much snow this winter. It is actually the most snow this area has had for quite a few years. It is really a blessing and answers to many prayers so we are definitely not complaining. Hopefully it will give us a good enough snow pack to get this area out of the drought we have been having. Tyler and Zack sure love playing out in it. I was out shoveling and they were frolicking. They made snow angels, buried each other in it and loved running and jumping into the piles that were there from all the shoveling. They decided to dig a hole right by the front door. It was fun, except I had to shovel off the sidewalk and steps again.

They would start on one side of the driveway and run and land on the big piles and then slide down the other side. Most of the time they had to start 3 or 4 times because they would slip and fall on the driveway. It just made them laugh really hard.
(I really wanted to shovel the drive to see if it would put into labor, but it didn't work. It just made me tired. )