Saturday, April 24, 2010

1st photos

Some of his first photos :D

Friday, April 23, 2010

Brayden's Birth-day and week 1!

First of all, my Mom flew into town on Monday afternoon and we met Dru, Brent and Craig's family at the Thai Village - Yum! Tues we spend preparing for the rest of the week, with Brent and Dru coming over later for dinner - apparently they thought I was hogging my mom to myself and missed the fact that she and I were trying to get stuff ready for a new baby and a house full of guests! :D Boys ...

On Wed., March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) we went into the hospital, but I already can't remember what time I went in, other than it was after 9 or later - and that I had to wait a while because they were SUPER busy with other soon to be Mommies :D Anyway, everything went just fine... I was prepped for surgery, had to wait a bit, but then was taken in and by 1:08 pm I had my baby boy! Like I indicated before, this whole pregnancy has seemed a little surreal, but once I knew he was born, the reality and wonder of it all hit me with such force. I felt...honored and awed to be given this amazing little boy. We love him so very much and are incredible grateful to have him in our lives!

Even though I just went into the hospital on Wed, I asked to be released early so by Friday night I was back home. I was off IVs and lots of family was coming to stay the next day so I decided to come home! Unfortunately, I still wasn't very mobile, though to be honest, I probably should have stayed in bed a bit more :) oh well! Thankfully i had lots of great help, first and foremost in the form of my Mom and Joe... they made it possible for me to do ANYTHING those first weeks! THANK YOU! I also had tons of help from my great friend Katie Q, Stephanie R and Rachel, along with my mom, who helped clean and prep my house for guests! We tried so hard on our own, Joe and I, but let me tell you, at 9 months, I am NOT very mobile! :)

Early Sat. morning my Dad showed up and when he finally woke up he too helped prepare for everyone! He's a saint too! My dad ended up staying 3 weeks! Saturday afternoon my brother Brian and his family came for spring break!! WOOHOO! It was so great having them here! But I'm sure I'll talk about that more in the next post :D

In the mean time, here's a slideshow from week 1! :D

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Big First Month!

Well, with all the visitors that have been out here in the great state of Utah, you might guess correctly that this little guy has quite the first month of life! While my bed is calling to my sickly bones at the moment, look forward to several posts filled with lots of exciting adventures for both kiddos... well, about as exciting as life can be for a newborn and 2 year old, without traveling more than an hour and a half from home.

Grandma Ella

A few days after baby Brayden joined us on earth, his great-grandma Ella Gregersen left us. She is an amazing woman, with an incredible sense of humor and love. It was always so fun to take Priya to visit her, even when we got scolled if we so much as frowned in Priya's direction. In Grandma Ella's eyes, a little girl like her could do no wrong and I'm pretty sure she would have at least punched us in the arm, if not punished us further, if we ever tried to scold Priya in her presense. :) The only two things I wish could have been different when I think of her are, #1, that we could have introduced her to Brayden on earth - at her funeral he was wearing a little suit I know she would have gotten a kick out of :) and #2, that I could have known her years ago.

Dad Heaton had a brief and nice tribute on his blog:

And Mom Heaton wrote a nice obituary:

Monday, April 05, 2010

Welcome to the World...

These photos are from when he was 1 week old... we sure love this little man!
If you'd like a link to more photos (currently on facebook), let me know and I'll send it your way.