Thursday, July 19, 2018

Snow College Pool

Took the kids swimming. Fun was had by all!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Luke's baseball team took 3rd @ State

Manti angels 6th and 7th grade took 3rd place at the state championship!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rocky is 4 weeks old

I can hardly believe he is already a month old all the sleepless nights have just blurred together. How we love this little boy! He gave us his first giggles last night when doing patty cake.

Rocky is getting pudgy

He's getting bigger 3wks 6 days old

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Rocky is 3 weeks old

All the kids love the baby but Bella is completely enraptured by him. She can't get enough. This coming from the girl who is never getting married or having children. Nurturing and loving come so naturally to her.

Friday, June 29, 2018

We have thrush.

No fun for me. He doesn't seem to mind even though his face and mouth are dyed purple from the genetian violet were using to treat it.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Shilohs Elsa hair

She loves Elsa so we made her one of these this morning.

Monday, June 25, 2018

My snuggle bug

Sunday, June 24, 2018

So precious

12 days old. His umbilical cord fell off last night.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

11 days old

I laid him on his stomach 2 days ago and he rolled over. Such a cute fun baby. We can't get enough of him!


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Big brother Jonah

Loves singing to Rocky and doing lights with his fingers and toes

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Up all night

But he's sleeping good right now. My sweet baby boy is 1 week old!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rocky 6 days old

Milk dripping down Rockies face after he finished nursing. He's a satiated boy!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Smores in the rain

This beautiful rainbow popped up while we were cooking Smores in the rain

Milks coming in. So sleepy

Last night we got a lot more sleep baby boy is finally getting a little milk which makes him happy and sleepy. He smiled at me yesterday. So a sweet baby.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Good morning 3 days old 23.25 in long

So in love. We finally measured him. He's         23 1/4"  that's a lot of baby

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

So in love. Rockwell day 2

It hurts how much I love this little boy. I once again stand in awe at the love my  Father in Heaven has for me. Trusting me with this sweet child. I feel so much joy and so blessed.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rockwell Mckay Mortensen

Born at 1:30pm June 12th. Weighs in at exactly 10lbs

Our sweet baby boy joined our family yesterday. I'm so happy he is here he was born at 42weeks and 1 day pregnant. I had pretty much convinced myself by that point he was never going to come out. In fact I told James I might be the first woman in history not to give birth to her baby. Lol. Here's his birth story.

On the night before Rocky was born Royce said a prayer that he would be born soon. It was very sweet. That night I couldn't sleep I was having some worries about being over due. The next morning after finally getting some rest I woke up to a small amount of bloody show and contractions ever 5 minutes or so, but since this is fairly common for me the last month I just went about business as usual. I had the kids help me with some landscaping and then my good friend Bonnie came over and visited with me a while. The school was having there summer lunch program so we loaded the kids up and walked over there for them to eat. There were quite a few ladies and there that I knew so we all Sat visiting while the kids ate lunch. I stood up to gather the trash and throw it away and as I did I heard a small pop and felt a gush of liquid run down my leg. I turned to Bonnie and said "I think my water just broke". That was at noon. Of course everyone got really excited and I decided I should gather the kids and walk home. Bonnie called James and let him know what was going on and he came and picked up the kids and I walked home with the stroller. When I got home i was still having regular contractions every 5 mins or so but they were a little stronger. I straightened up the house a bit while James made arrangements for the kiddos. He laid Jonah down for a nap. Bella, Jesse, and Shiloh went to Bonnies. And Luke and Royce went to Julia's house. James took the rest of the day off work.

I decided to get a bath ready turn on my relaxation cds and get stuff ready for baby. I have no idea what the time table was but he was born at approx 1:30pm so an 1.5 hrs from when my water broke. I always joke that I'm a sprinter not a marathoner when it come to labor. My contraction were getting stronger and so I decided to get in the bath I told James it would probably be a 3 hours. 

I was in the bath maybe 20 mins and feeling ok but then the contractions got stronger and James came into check on me. I told him we had like 30 mins but I just wanted to be alone. So he left but apparently stayed by the door. I had 4 or 5 really hard uncomfortable contractions that I really had to focus on relaxing through cause I really wanted to skwirm and move around but I knew I had to be going into transition and relaxing would make things easier. I felt my cervix a couple times and could feel babies head and me dilating. The first urge I had to push I was ready for it and it felt good to push it relieved the pressure of the contractions. I was laying an my back and could feel Rockies head wrinkling up so I knew he was coming down so I pushed with as much effort as I could. I realized at this point if I got up in a squat position gravity might help and I wanted it over as soon as possible. So I tried to get in that position and after 3 or four contractions his head finally popped out and I called for James. Luckily he was waiting by the door and had heard me pushing. The next contraction came and baby didn't budge and we both realized his shoulders were stuck so I immediately flipped onto my hands and knees which is suppose to give baby more room to come out and during the next contraction his one shoulder slid out just a little. Just enough for James to get under his arm and pull one arm out than the other. And he came out along with a huge gush of bloody amniotic fluid. That was slightly alarming. I guess my placenta started detaching while i was giving birth. James held the baby and I got up in a seated position and the placenta was born. The bath was full of bloody water and blood clots. James took Rockie tied off and cut his cord bundled him up and then helped me shower off and get to the bed where he applied pressure to my uterus to slow the bleeding. Everything worked out and everyone is happy and healthy but it was scarier than our other home births. Jonah woke up from his nap to find he was a big brother.

We are so grateful for our little man and that him and I are doing well. He has brought so much joy into our home and he is beloved by all. James planted the placenta with our willow tree so it will forever be Rockies willow tree. I am already so in love with this little boy.


My water broke. I'm in labor 42wks 1 day

My water broke while taking the kids to school lunch. I'm excited to meet this little guy soon. I'm having good contractions every few minutes

Friday, June 1, 2018

Six Mile Reservoir

Jesse funny

We were watching the priesthood commemoration for the African Americans tonight and they were speaking with strong African accents. Jesse announces loudly "You know guys I don't understand Chinese"...  Everyone started laughing and Jesse looks around confused and says- "Oh are they speaking spanish"? Lol....

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Luke baseball

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Messy handprint

Just little tokens my kids leave around the house to remind me how blessed I am.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Last Day of school

Today was the last day of school and we are planning on having tons of fun in the sun this summer.