Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ellie Kaye Levesque

SO....It has been a long time since I have done a post...kinda thought I was done blogging..but I think I am going to do it!! I feel like this is a wonderful way to show our fun adventures with our new addition to the family for our friends and family that are on the opposite side of the country!! Here is how June 7, 2013 went down...
This is me the night before...Don't think I could be any bigger..seriously about to pop!!
At 6:45 am on Friday I felt something I had never felt before but didn't think anything of it because it was 2.5 weeks before my due date. But then it happened again, so I started timing them. Pretty soon they were happening every five minutes lasting a minute. I called my doctor and he told me to come in. I started getting ready because I didn't want to be the one to get to the hospital and them to send me home but my contractions were very powerful so we decided it was time to go. It worked out perfect that Eric had not gone to work yet but it was a bad time...RUSH HOUR in NYC on Friday plus it was a VERY rainy day which equals HORRIBLE TRAFFIC...So...We took public transportation...while I was having my contractions. We started with a 10 minute shuttle ride from our apartment to the Path station...
 On the packed Path train for 25 minutes and YES...I am having a contraction in this pic
Eric trying to stay cool on the Path!
 An intense 20 minute Taxi contractions are now VERY INTENSE!!
 We finally made it!!
 I am now one happy camper!! Got my epidural and telling my mom it is go time!
 Eric was SO amazing throughout this process!
We new something was wrong when we didn't hear her cry and they were working on her for 15 minutes. I got to hold my baby for 30 seconds before they took her away to the NICU.
I didn't get to see her for 6 hours and this is how I saw her for pretty much the first time:( She had Pneumothorax (collapsed lung). They had to put a tube in her chest to help drain all of the fluid and air that was in there. She had to be on oxygen and antibiotics. 
But she is such a fighter! The doctors said she recovered faster than normal! They were able to take the chest tube out within 48 hours but had to stay there for a total of seven days to finish the antibiotics.
 The first time we got to hold her!
 My mom was the best! She was able to change her flight and be there the Sunday after we had her. It was so great having her here to travel to the hospital everyday with and just to have her love and support for 2 weeks!
 This was a very special day! The day we finally got to bring our little baby girl home! 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy 3 Years to US!!

Another year has just flown by. We have lived in New York for 1 year and Eric has had his first "real" job for 1 year. This has been a year of a lot of new, exciting and crazy times. If you want to check out our 1st and 2nd anniversary posts, click on the links below.
May: Graduated from Utah State University
June: Moved to New York City
July: 4th of July fireworks in NYC
August: Playing in Central Park
 September: Apple picking in Connecticut
 October: Tour of the West Wing of the White House in DC
 November: 1st Broadway show in NYC
 December: Told our family and friends we were pregnant
 January: More NYC exploring and trying to stay warm
February: Went to our first New York City Ballet performance
 March: Road trip to Rhode Island
April: Moved across the water to Jersey City
I'm so lucky to be married to my best friend. What another adventurous year of marriage, we've grown so much this past year and I'm so grateful for the experiences that have brought us even closer together! Thanks for another AMAZING year Eric! Love you!! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Taking a bite out of the big apple with the Terris fam!

We told Brynn we would buy her a ticket to New York if she kept her grades up this year in 9th grade. She has done amazing so we decided to surprise her with a ticket for her birthday. We were also able to talk my mom into joining us (didn't take much convincing:) My dad also joined us! He was working in DC the weekend before and was able to drive here to be with us pretty much the whole time! Unfortunately we were living in a hotel because the place we were supposed to move into was having some issues. It just felt like we were all on vacation in the BIG APPLE! Also, Brynn broke her foot 2 weeks before she was coming out...which NYC is not really made for people with disabilities. We were all pretty sad about it but it actually was not that bad. They rented a little scooter thing and she was faster than us. I now know where all the elevators are in the subway stations!
My mom bought us all tickets to see The Lion King for our birthday's and it was AMAZING!
Yummy Magnolia Bakery cupcakes
Yummy New York Coal Oven Pizza!
Thanks to Brynn's broken foot, we got lower level seats at the Yankee vs Red Sox game!
Our fun friends Jeff, Lauren, Amanda and Tommy at the game with us!
The highlight of Brynn's trip. Carlo's Bake Shop. She LOVES Cake Boss on TV. This was here only request. So we waited in this line for 2 hours to go in and get some sweets.
Brynn and Buddy
We almost bought the whole store:)
Brynn doing her seal laugh...and my dad going along with it...This picture says it all. Brynn and Dad being weird/annoying, mom finally starting to laugh at them and I am just mad:)
The city view from Jersey. NYC is very pretty when you are off the island:)
China Town! My mom and sister LOVED it! My mom is a very good bargain shopper and got a lot of stuff for not a lot of money!
It was so fun having them visit us. So glad to be able to experience all this fun with them in New York City!