Saturday, May 30, 2009


Do you watch Lost? Nathaniel and I started to about a month ago and we’re pretty addicted (thank goodness for Netflix and this laptop). On Lost, there’s a character named Hurley who is one of my favorite characters. Hurley played the lottery and won, but since then, he’s had nothing but bad luck. Despite plenty of assurances to the contrary, he is convinced that the numbers he played with are cursed.

I don’t care what anyone says, blogspot is cursed. For me. Maybe it’s good for other people, but it just doesn’t like me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written a post and somehow, something goes wrong and it doesn’t work. Just now, for instance, I wrote this cute, sweet little post about Summer because she is four weeks old today. And what happened? It mysteriously disappeared. Wasting precious Summer nap time is pretty frustrating.

Anyway, our little Summer is four weeks old today, and we love her.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Little Summer was born a week ago today.

Best adventure ever.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How Summer Came

Have you ever been in so much pain that you can't think? That's how I felt last week. It was so miserable. Even after googling everything I could think of, I didn't know if it was related to the pregnancy or not. I went to the BYU Health Center on Wednesday and they gave me a muscle relaxer, which did absolutely nothing. Late Wednesday night, I told Nathaniel to take me to the Emergency Room. The one in Provo looked crowded, so we went to the hospital in Payson. We figured it might be nice to be there becuase that is where my OB hangs out. To make a long and painful story short and painful, the little baby was positioned in such a way that she was blocking my ureter, which made it rather difficult for my pee to leave the kidney. Basically, the baby was acting like a kidney stone, just so you know what kind of pain I was in. So, because I was 38 weeks pregnant already, they decided to get that little baby out of there.

On Saturday, May 2, at 7:57 AM the little baby was delivered by c-section. It kind of makes me feel like I never gave birth since I just went through a procedure that felt a lot like what I went through a year and a half ago when I had my bowl resection. Except this time, I got a baby!

It was so great to hear her first little squeals and to see Nathaniel walk off with her in his arms while I got sewn up. She weighed 6 lbs 4 oz and was 19 inches long. We weren't totally sure about her name. We were thinking of Summer Elizabeth Ward, but then everyone started saying how much they liked the other names we had thought of. That first night, after they took our little girl to the nursery, I dreamed of her and I wanted to see her, and in my dreams she was Summer. So that is the name we chose.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Baby Summer

I don't have time to write much but here are some pics of our new girl.