Jul 22, 2012

We're Alive!

I haven't posted for a year and a lot has changed. We're still in Mesa, but we have a new addition to our family. Emmet Taylor Conrad was born May 3rd, 2012. He was 7lbs 9oz and he came fast! My labor was a whole 2 1/2 hours. The epidural didn't have time to take effect before it was time to push, so it was a pretty intense labor. Fast, but intense. He's such a sweet baby - so easy going. Which is good because my other 2 boys are crazy!

Randy has a new job. He's been working at Banner Gateway Medical Center for the past 9 months or so and he loves it. His boss is really great and his co-workers are really friendly and helpful. One time I had to run by Randy's work and when I stopped by I noticed our car was leaking fluid. I told Randy and when I pulled up to the hospital Randy came walking out with 3 of his co-workers who had come outside to take a look at the car and see if they could help. I was really impressed with how willing they were to help us, since they didn't even really know us that well at the time.

Cooper start Kindergarten in a couple weeks. It's full day, so I'm a little worried - more about me than him. He'll love it. He really enjoyed Orange Patch Preschool last year and he's excited to start school at Emerson Elementary this year. I told him when we get back from our vacation in Utah we'll pick him out a backpack for school. He's already told me he wants and Avenger backpack. :)

Hudson is the same crazy kid. He never stops making me laugh. The other day he told me he was going on a mission when he grows up and when I mentioned I would miss him terribly he told me I could go with him. He also said he wants to be a Bishop like Pop Pop when he grows up. The kid is one big ball of non-stop energy. I have a hard time keeping up with him - especially in grocery stores (but that's another story).

I'm adjusting to being the mother of 3 energetic boys. My neighbors and friends have been really great. We have such a great ward here in Mesa. They've done everything from making us dinner to giving me a ride to the hospital when my water broke. They really went above and beyond for us and I'm so grateful, especially since my parents were in Japan visiting my sister and her baby when I went into labor with Emmet. If I couldn't have my mom, I'm glad I have the Westwood Ward and my mother-in-law, who also really stepped up and helped me out. I couldn't have done it with out them. :)