Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Say hello to Sawyer!

Sawyer Max Pyne was born at 9:02 pm on October 27th, weighing 9 lbs 1 oz, 22 inches long. Melissa was post-term a few days, and Sawyer was measuring pretty large, so she ended up having to be induced. Labor progressed slowly though, and the little guy didn't seem to like her contractions very much, so in the end she had a C-section. And after all that, she still didn't even curse me or complain. Isn't she the most beautiful woman - pregnant or otherwise - that you've ever seen?
Since he was a little bit overbaked and had some stressful contractions, Sawyer had some meconium (poop) in his amniotic fluid. So they suctioned his lungs out and watched him closely for a short time in the NICU.
In this next picture, he really looks like a redhead. And he really does have a reddish tint to his hair, but here it looks especially red (they hadn't shampooed the meconium out of his hair yet.)
Here is a video of Sawyer just after his arrival to the NICU and just after being cleaned off. People were anxious to get to see him.

Here he shows how his first priority is to eat. He also gets to meet Grandma Cashman.

Sawyer and Dad talk about life outside the womb.

The Pyne family:
Taking a walk (Meli's first since the delivery)
He's sporting some sideburns, trying to look like his dear ol' dad

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The nursery is almost finished...

The only thing missing, is a baby. Now if Melissa would just stop procrastinating... Actually, it's not her fault I'm sure. More likely, our boy takes after his good old dad. I have mastered the art of procrastination for many, many years, but really, who am I kidding, it's just in my DNA.

We were given the most wonderful gift by the builder of our house, Barbara Parker, and her family. She hired a professional artist to paint the nursery for us. Her name is Jessica Rollins, and let me tell you - she is an amazing artist and a perfectionist-she made sure everything was just perfect for our little boy. We had the basic idea of what we wanted, and she took those ideas and made a beautiful room. If anyone would like her contact info just let us know. We would wholeheartedly recommend her.

As you will notice in the pictures, we have finally decided on a name. We wanted to put it up on the wall, and I wanted it to be unique and playful, so I just started cutting up some bamboo and made the letters. I think it turned out pretty cool.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've been tagged!

My friend and roommate from Provo, Lindsay, tagged me, so here, in no particular order, are my lists of five:

5 Joys:

1. My wonderful and adorable husband, Greg, our new baby boy (ETA, Oct 23), and my family
2. Hosting parties for family and friends
3. Traveling
4. Finding fabulous things on sale
5. Decorating my home for the holidays, Christmas being my favorite, followed by Halloween

5 Fears:
1. Losing Greg, our baby, or my family
2.Frogs-yes, I know it's ridiculous, but they terrify me to no end.
3. My teeth being knocked out
4. Getting caught on fire
5. The upcoming labor and delivery of my baby (maybe more nervous than fearful)

5 Obsessions:
1. Trying new recipes-especially baked goods
2. Buying baby clothes and shoes-Greg is hoping this ends soon!
3. Getting my house organized and decorated-still a work in progress.
4. Sewing-who knew how fun it could be? (Other than my mom, who was dying to teach Amy and I how to sew when we were younger). I love it, because I am able to have exactly what I want. I've made 2 pairs of curtains and some table runners so far. I haven't decided what my next project will be.
5. Clearing unfinished time off of the microwave-it should always have the clock time on it, not seconds left : )

5 surprising facts:
1. I went backpacking through Europe using my college back pack for 3 weeks with my friend Sarah.
2. I've been bungee jumping, sky diving, and am a certified scuba diver.
3. I'm only allergic to one thing-self-tanner. (My only hope for a "safe" tan, and it makes me break out in hives-my hopes of being a bronze goddess will never be fulfilled).
4. I've had my picture taken with Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 and Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block (and yes, I was over 20 in both of them).
5. I haven't had a Diet Coke since February 6, 2008. This is huge-I used to be a 3-4 20 oz bottle a day Diet Coke gal!

I tag:
1. Amy
2. Paula
3. Heidi
4. Becky
5. Alyssa
and anyone else who wants to play!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Quick update

Greg and I went to the doctor for our ultrasound Friday to check out how big baby boy Pyne is getting. He is so cute! He was measuring in the 100th percentile about 3 weeks ago, when they thought he weighed about 6.5 to 7 pounds. Today, they measured him at about 7 pounds, 10 ounces-closer to the 67th percentile and more on track for his due date-which is only 19 days away! It honestly has flown by!
I am writing my "things to take to the hospital list" and will pack it sometime this weekend. Any suggestions on things to take?