Sunday, April 26, 2009

Busy week!

This has been a crazy busy week in the Bigham household. Poor Vaughn missed a lot because he had to go out of town for work and worked many late nights. The great thing was I didnt have to make dinner all week until last night! My mother in-law Christie graduated from BYU this week. So we had some out of town guests come to see her graduate. My sister in-law Maren and her daughter Lydia came up from Arizona. And my Father in-law's father and his wife came over from Colorado. It was great spending time with them. Maren is still in town so we are still able to enjoy her and Lydia. I thought I'd share some pictures with you from the week.
6000 graduates! Thank goodness they didnt call them by name

My In-laws Gordon and Christie

My sister in-law Maren and my niece Lydia

Me and Lydia

Lydia saying hello to Layla. Come out and play cousin!

Lydia and Uncle Vaughn

Our nephew William

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Emotional Roller Coaster ride at Child Birth Class

So I have to tell you about my emotional roller coaster of a day I just had. Vaughn and I went to a child birthing class at the hospital. It was one of those all day things from 10am-4:30pm YAWN! As soon as I walked in class feelings just started coming back from when I went to a birthing class when I was pregnant with Kendrick. I almost started crying when it was my turn to introduce myself. I told them about Kendrick and Taryn. There was a girl next to me with her mother and turns out she's placing her baby for adoption. My mouth just dropped and I almost started crying again. It was like watching myself 8 years ago. Buts she is a bit younger then I was she is 17.

I had such a hard time keeping it together will these pregnancy hormones. Also watching all the videos and being able to have a loving husband there to get excited about everything that we were learning I was just bursting with joy. We took a tour of the hospital and I kept thinking that next time i'm there I get to have my baby and leave with my baby. It was nice that this time I got to really listen to the part about taking care of a baby but then my heart started to break for the girl sitting next to me that wont be taking hers home. And knowing what she must be feeling listening to it and what she's about to experience.

When we went on our lunch break Vaughn and I ate lunch with her and her mom. I talked to her about my experience and told her about ideas of keepsakes and stuff. Her's sounds like it will be more of a closed adoption because she dosnt think she'll be able to handle a more open one. When class was done I gave her my name and number and email. I hope she lets me know how everything goes. She actually lives in Florida and the adoptive family lives in Connecticut. But the agency is here in Utah so for some reason its all taking place here in Utah...strange.

When I was walking out to the car I just burst into tears. Just all the memories coming back but then at the same time being happy that that girl isnt me anymore. I have a husband and a stable life for my baby. I never thought this day would ever come. It makes me really realize god does love me. No matter how much I've screwed up in my life he's always made something good come of it. I am so glad I found the family that adopted my kids. I love the relationship we have. Sometimes I wonder why god blesses me so much but I stopped asking why and just am so thankful now!

Thanks for reading I just had to get this out.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our Easter

Our Easter this year was full of events. Saturday we went over to Vaughn's parents house and watched all his little cousins search for eggs in the back yard. Then we started to have a wienie roast but it started raining. Some of the brave boys including Vaughn roasted them for us and brought them inside. It was so fun to see all the little ones enjoying their loot.
Sunday there were two baby blessings to go to but we ended up only being able to go to one because of my sleepless nights I've been having. Vaughn is affected by them too poor guy and the baby isnt even here yet. We went down to see Andy and Lynn's daughter Elizabeth be blessed. Unfortunately my batteries in my camera died so I didnt get any good pictures.
While we were there at church we ran into my friend Melynda's husband. Turns out they are in the ward that meets before Andy and Lynn's so crazy! So we stopped by their house so I could visit with Melynda who is due in September! Then we went to have lunch with the other pregnant girl in the Kelson family Emma, John and family. We enjoyed our Easter lunch at Village Inn. Watching little Johnathan making silly faces. Afterwards we went and met the rest of the Kelson clan back at the church and we got to hold little Elizabeth. It was so nice to see everyone. We went home pretty tired from all the events. Emma did take some pictures of me and Vaughn and my 28 week belly. Boy do I look like I'm done or what! Still have 12 more weeks to go though.

Monday, April 13, 2009

We are Aunt and Uncle again!

My sister Nicole had her baby girl today! After like 20 hours of labor Ivy Nicole Courtright came into the world at 4:24pm weighing 7lbs 14oz and 20 1/2 inches. This is the pic they sent me via cell phone. I cant wait to go see her on May 2nd!