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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

His Big Debut

More pictures of our little Camden--





** All of these pictures were taken by Ashley Mackay (ashleymackayphotography.blogspot.com)

He's now almost 3 weeks old! I can't believe that 3 weeks ago he was still causing all sorts of acid reflux and high blood pressure, and now he is to blame for endless smiles and baby talk. Time sure does fly...I really don't want him to ever grow up.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Camden Zadek Judd


He is here!! Our little guy has arrived and is ready for his first photo debut! However, it turns out that having a new little one doesn't leave much spare time, and I posted all of his pictures to my family blog... So for now, check out thenelsonfamilies.blogspot.com for some pictures--- I'll put them up here once I get another spare minute :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ready, or Not!

This week has been a crazy one! We went in for our weekly visit on Tuesday, and were surprised to find that I had high blood pressure. It wasn't going down much, so after our appointment, our Doctor sent me down to labor and delivery to be monitored. She explained to us that high blood pressure is one of the signs of preeclampsia, which affects the liver and kidneys-- and at this point in the pregnancy, the only real cure is delivery. (This statement completely freaked Ryan out-- Especially when Dr. Ponder said that after a few hours if I still had high blood pressure, they would induce me immediately. He had the deer-in-the-headlights look for the next few hours!) Camden has a great heartbeat and moves a ton, so no concern there! After a few hours, my blood pressure went down enough that they felt comfortable sending me home...but not without a lovely 24-hour urine catch. So much fun-- If there is protein in the urine, that is sign #2 of preeclampsia.

After 24-hours, I went back in to get another blood pressure check and turn in my test. My blood pressure was lower, but not low enough that they weren't concerned. They needed my urine and blood test results to decide what to do, so they sent me on my way :)

Yesterday they called and there is indeed a high amount of protein in my urine, so induction it is! They told me to "take it easy" for the weekend and depending on the status of things-- I will either be induced this coming week or the beginning of the next week! Crazy! It turns out that despite my earlier thoughts of my child hating me and making it his life's goal to inflict pain, (with the 4 months of puking, the 3 week long larengitis/croup, acid reflux, etc.)-- he may have actually listened when I told him that he was going to come early! he he he

With the news that we have 2-3 weeks less than we thought...our lives have gone into crazy mode! Luckily my parents have been in town and have lent a HUGE helping hand, and Ryan's family is close by! The nursey is almost complete...the baby is getting ready...now we just have to work on getting mom and dad ready...I'm not sure that will ever happen, but Ready or Not--he's coming!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Best Husband/Nursey Ever

Ok I have to take a minute to brag about my amazing husband! When we found out we were pregnant I knew I wanted to go all out on our nursery. Then the news came that we were going to be parents to a little boy, and the plans began! I really had my heart set on bead board (wainscott), but to have it professionally installed was too expensive. So, my wonderfully crafty husband started making many a trip to Home Depot investigating how he could pull this off for a reasonable price... Thus began the transformation---


We decided on a bright sky blue for the walls...

And we had a lot of help...

Once the bead board was finished and looking great, I had already decided that I wanted some sort of cute sports mural painted on the wall. As it turns out, having someone paint on walls is also ridiculously expensive... So I approached my extremely talented husband, who just so happens to be an amazing artist! He said no. In my state of motherly determination, I decided to take art lessons so that I could attempt painting on the walls. It would only cost a few hundred dollars and probably a whole lot of stress on a pregnant woman, but oh well! Ryan pretty much shattered my dreams with a look at our bank account, and I thought I my perfect nursey was ruined...until he gave in and said he would paint the murals!!! Yay! (Now you may be thinking to yourself, "hey, she totally conned him into doing that!" and if that is indeed what you were thinking, you are correct)




As you can tell, Ryan is awesome! He is still working on the paintings, and I am still finishing up all the other decorations...but when it's done, I will be sure to put up more pictures! We only have 5 weeks to finish getting ready for Camden to arrive!! Can't wait :)



I WIN!!

Honestly, I never win anything. Well except for that one time that I entered a "Name That Tune Contest" and completely killed everyone else, but that was pure talent--no luck involved. Our friend Steve wins everything he enters-- He has won so many times that he has it down to an art. However, I am always entering contests, never to win... But my luck has changed!! I won a Jessica Simpson purse from Recessionista (recessionistaparty.com)! Not only do I love the bag, but I WON SOMETHING!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pregnancy Pictures

Ok, so I really haven't posted many pictures of my ever-growing belly... But better late than never right? Here are a few of the maternity pictures Ashley Mackay (ashleymackayphotography.com) took in my 35th week (almost 8 months)-- And yes, my stomach is HUGE!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

My new favorite thing

I am obsessed with watching my stomach. It's true-- my favorite thing to do is just stare at it and try to catch Camden kicking, tumbling, and moving around! It has been so much fun lately, because not only can I feel the little guy move, but if you watch, you can actually see my tummy move too! I take a bath every night just so I can see his kicking make the water ripple... it is the coolest thing ever. At first I would try to include Ryan every time he made a series of big moves, but it turns out that he moves a lot and Ryan doesn't come running like he used to... :)

However, I think the little kid that was sitting next to us in church today thinks I am crazy. I was engaging in my new favorite pastime, and Camden wasn't moving, so I figured that I would just nudge him a bit to get him to move...that didn't work, so I started poking my stomach, and it escalated into something that resembled wack-a-mole. I looked over and the little boy was either staring in disbelief, or possibly trying to catch a fly in his mouth...either way, I have learned to let Camden move when he wants to move. That way no more little children will be scarred for life due to my pregnancy.

Just 79 days left, and I will be a mom!

Monday, August 31, 2009

We didn't start the fire!

We had quite the weekend... the drama began when Ryan's dad called us and said there were reports that the family cabin just south of Cedar City was gone! We had heard there was a fire started by lightning a few weeks ago, but the BLM said it was a controlled fire and it wouldn't reach the small town of New Harmony (close to the cabin). However, it turns out that apparently someone in the BLM doesn't really get what "controlled" means, because Saturday the fire moved and the cabin and little town were evacuated! We had heard numerous reports that people witnessed the cabin burning and that there were 3 houses completely burned down-- But we didn't want to believe it until we saw it, so we headed down there and arrived at about 3:00 in the morning. The fire had completely scorched everything on the road to the cabin...it was like driving onto a movie set for a thriller, I half expected Freddie or Jason to jump out at us. When we got up to the turn just before the cabin, we were sure it wasn't there. But the cabin made it! As Ryan would say "We have the Rocky Balboa of cabins!" Everything was toasted 50 feet around the cabin, but thanks to the firefighters and their magical flame-retardent foam, the cabin lives!! Whew, that was a close call-- And the Easter Egg roll plaque was saved, so there will be no dispute over who is the reigning champion :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

America's Next Top Models






















Watch out America...Here we come! he he Our wonderfully talented photographer friend, Ashley, took some fun pictures of us! Here are a few...now you can all see my 5 1/2 month pregnant belly. You can check out Ashley's blog at ashleymackayphotography.blogspot.com-- Thanks so much Ashley! You are amazing :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

24th at the Bees!

As my very first official blog post, I thought I would put something fun! For Stacy's birthday (and the 24th of July celebration) we went to the Bee's game and then played Mario's Smooth Moves at the Harbertson's after. None of the boys wanted to follow the bee around to get a picture, so we made Steve follow us around as we followed the bee around...it was hilarious! Happy Birthday Stacy!