Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Our little Santa Logen! He had a rough night delivering presents, so now he's resting for a big day of opening presents and eating!!
Mommy and her little Santa! Isn't he adorable? Page picked out his outfit!
Big sister Page and Santa Logen. These two are so adorable together!!! Page picked out both of their Christmas outfits! I was very impressed with her choices!
Santa Logen and Santa Homer! They are pretty much the same size!
Santa Logen, Santa Homer, and Big Sister Page! She looks so BIG next to them!
Page enjoying her breakfast with some of her new Christmas presents! She had such a great Christmas and had so much fun opening her presents and helping Logen open his! She also decided that she was in charge of opening Steve's and my presents, too! It was too cute!
Merry Christmas!

Introducing Logen Warren Hustedt

I know this is VERY late, but I would like to introduce to you... LOGEN WARREN HUSTEDT!!
Logen was born on December 20, 2010 at 12:27pm. He was 7 lbs and 3 oz and 20 inches long.
We were supposed to go into the hospital on Sunday night, December 19, at midnight to induce labor, however, Logen had different ideas. I woke up Sunday morning at about 8am and was already having contractions. They started coming about every 20 minutes and continuously got closer and closer together until at about noon when I called the hospital as the contractions were coming every 7 minutes.
The hospital said to come on in and they would check us out. So, of course, I showered and finished getting ready (a girl has to look good while having a baby, right? LOL). We dropped Page off at the Fernandez's (one of my daycare kids' house), who lived only a mile from the hospital, and then Steve and I headed to the hospital. It was 1:00pm on Sunday. I was having contractions very frequently, but they weren't really intense or anything. I hadn't progressed much, so they had us get up and walk around for an hour, and then I had progressed enough for them to admit me.
Once we were admitted, we got our own room (this was about 4:00pm) and I was still contracting pretty frequently. I got the epidural at about 7pm (they gave it to me before I asked for it as they were trying to slow down the labor so that my delivery might wait until my actual doctor was there in the morning. There were pros and cons to this, but we just went with it. In the end, we did make it to Dr. Bass delivering Logen and it was ALL worth it!!
I'll spare you all the details, except the fact that I was in labor (at the hospital) for 23.5 hours and it was SO boring until the last 20 minutes! Steve and I played on our phones, facebooked, talked to friends, and slept when we could, to pass the time.
Finally at about noon (Dr . Bass thought it would be closer to 1 or 2pm), I called the nurse in as I was REALLY feeling the contractions and had the urge to push. She called the doctor to come over to the hospital (from his office next door) and told him we would try to wait for him, but she couldn't make any promises! I actually started to push before he made it, but Dr. Bass was present for the actual delivery!!! THANK GOODNESS!!!
Logen was born very quickly (unlike his sister - I pushed for 8 hours with Page) and after pushing for less than 10 minutes, I witnessed the most amazing thing... my son being born! He was here and he was perfect!!! Enjoy the pictures.

Luckily, we found out that the hospital hadn't started their RSV restrictions yet, so Page WAS able to come to the hospital and meet Logen!!! We were so thankful for this and she LOVES her baby brother! She is already such a great big sister and we are so proud of her! I'll post another blog with pictures of them from Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pictures and Update

This one is my favorite!
This one, too!

So, here are some of the long awaited maternity pictures that we got taken this past weekend. I think they turned out great. I'm only posting a few, for times sake, but if you would like to see more - check out my facebook page.
Also, we had our final doctor's appointment this morning. Logen has made no new progress. He hasn't dropped any more so Dr Bass thinks he's going to hold out and wait for his induction. We did finally get our induction orders. We are scheduled to go in to the hospital at midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning. We have to call at 11pm to make sure we are still a go, but we are getting VERY excited. Basically, the only way we won't go in on Sunday night is if too many women go into labor naturally and they are full. We were given the same warning with Page and we were supposed to call at 10pm with her and we ended up getting a call at 6pm asking if we could be there at 7pm, 4 hours early!!! So, we're hoping we get in on Sunday, but there are advantages to being bumped to the 22nd, too (i.e. Charity will be here to watch Page and we wouldn't have to bring Page to someone else's house). But we are all set up and ready if we do go in on Sunday. Page would go to one of her daycare friends' house - Thank you Fernandez Family - you are AWESOME!!!! She is excited about the thought of a sleep over, but it would be her first, so I think I'm more nervous than her! LOL I guess I'll have other things to focus on.
So, I guess this is me signing off until we have more to report! Hopefully the next post will be Announcing Logen!!!! Wish us luck and we're going to try and have a nice, relaxing, fun weekend before our lives change forever!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pregnancy Update - 37 Weeks

Pregnancy Update - Week 37

Yes, I know, I've been slacking on the weekly picture, but it's been on purpose! I'm pretty swollen at this point in my pregnancy, so I'm pretty sure no one wants to see the Marshmallow that I've become. However, we did get our maternity pictures taken on Saturday and I should have them any day, so I will post those when I get them to satisfy your need for pictures. :)

How Far Along: 37 weeks

Size of Baby: At 37 weeks he should be about 19.25 in and 6.3 lbs, but we know he's big so he's probably closer to 20 inches and 7.25 lbs (which is almost exactly what Page was when she was born).

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, I'm not even going to guess. I can update this on Thursday after our Dr appointment. I'm REALLY trying to cut back on the eating, but I'm also SO swollen, that the water retention is adding pounds as well. Last week we were at 21 total pounds gained, so we're going to go with that until Thursday.

Maternity Clothes: I am only wearing maternity and some of them are even getting a little snug. I did, however, wear a non-maternity shirt yesterday. It was snug, but it worked!

Gender: Boy - Logen Warren Hustedt

Movement: His movement has really slowed down this week, although, today he has been exceptionally busy. He is head down and last time we checked, facing the right way (unlike his big sister was). I'm hoping he continues to drop this week before our appointment on Thursday and we actually have some effacement starting.

Food Cravings: ANYTHING. I'm kind of to a point where I'm just hungry all the time. I can eat fruit, pizza, chocolate, etc. That doesn't matter, as long as I'm eating. Not good!

What I Miss: I miss being able to hold Page. I've kind of stopped carrying her around for the most part. My back is killing me, so holding her just makes it worse. She is SUPER understanding and we still love our cuddle time on my lap. But I do miss picking her up and carrying her around. Not too much longer!

Sleep: I have good days and bad days. Last night I finally broke down and slept downstairs in the recliner (while Steve camped out with me on the couch) but I ended up sleeping worse in the recliner than I had been in the bed, so we're back to the bed tonight. We'll see how it goes.

Symptoms: Lower back pain, pelvic cramps, swollen legs/feet/hands/face, and CONSTANT peeing (I mean literally every 5-10 minutes)... it's ridiculous! Hahaha

Best Moments This Week: Getting maternity pictures taken on Saturday and hanging out at Glendale Glitters after. We also had family baking/decorating time yesterday. I just love hanging out with Steve and Page. I do need to remember to stay in the moment and enjoy what's going on and quite looking to the future because the days of just the three of us are quickly being numbered!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Spending this last week making the best of our family of three. We plan to do lots of relaxing and lots of fun family time! I'm also looking forward to our Dr appointment on Thursday to see how much I've progressed and to find out if we're actually going to be induced on Monday or be bumped to Wednesday (which has some added benefits - Charity will be here).

So, if everything goes according to planned, this will be my last weekly update. I may update on Thursday just so everyone knows where we are at and what's going, but I doubt I will update on Monday if I am in the hospital... unless it's to report that Logen has arrived! So... I guess I will miss my weekly pregnancy updates, as well! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

O Christmas Cards, O Christmas Cards...

Anyone who knows me knows that Christmas is my favorite time of year (especially this year, hehehe). I love the decorations, the MUSIC, the holiday spirit, and of course, the cards. I usually start planning out my Christmas cards in October or sooner! :) I love taking pictures and I love sharing our family pictures with family and friends, so what a better way than with Christmas cards. The best, easiest, and usually cheapest way to go when sending Christmas cards with pictures is to order from They have so many cute ideas and you can tailor the cards to your liking. They have cards with all different number of pictures and themes! You can't go wrong. They have something for everyone. Here are just a few options that I love.

If you've already gotten/sent your Christmas cards, also has calendars, prints, mugs, etc. For example, every year, Steve and I make family calendars of his family and give them out as Christmas presents. This way all of the family can keep up with the growing family and everyone's birthdays and has a nice familiar face (every family has a different month) every month! You can also create a photo blog on and I'm pretty sure you get free prints just for creating an account and even more for creating a blog site!

So, if you still need Holiday cards or any other photo gifts, head on over to and order your cards today.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pregnancy Update - Week 36

Pregnancy Update - Week 36

How Far Long: 36 weeks - as of today, they would not try to stop labor if I went to the hospital!

Size of Baby: Since he's big, he's about 19.75 in (Page was 21 in when born) and about 6.8 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: OK, so last week when I went to the Dr. on Wednesday, I had gained 8 lbs! I KNOW!! Very bad. But today when I went, I had lost a pound, so I guess the total is up to 21 lbs! That's one pound over where I wanted to end. They say sometimes you lose weight at the end of the pregnancy, so let's hope so!

Maternity Clothes: YES! I love my comfy maternity clothes.

Gender: Boy - Logen Warren Hustedt

Movement: He's starting to slow down a little, but he's still quite the stretcher and loves to move around really late at night and very early in the morning. The rib kicks have subsided for the time being, though! :)

Food Cravings: Fruits and Water

What I Miss: Being able to carry Page for more than a couple minutes at a time. She is so understanding and helpful, though!

Sleep: I've been sleeping OK, but it's hard to get comfortable and my body temperature fluctuates so much that I tend to wake up hot and cold all night.

Symptoms: Heartburn (apparently Logen has hair - or so the ultrasound tech said), back aches, groin aches, constant bathroom breaks, swollen feet, and most recently - as of today... (BEWARE - TMI) I'm dilated 2 cm!!! The doctor said everything is progressing wonderfully, but thinks Logen will hold old AT LEAST until next week if not until our induction date, which is TWO WEEKS from today! Next Dr appointment is next Thursday, the 16th, so we'll see what he says then.

Best Moments This Week: ZooLights on Saturday night with Steve and Page and also working on and finishing Logen's nursery with Steve and Page yesterday! We had a great time!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Spending more time with Steve and Page before Logen gets here. We have our maternity pictures on Saturday afternoon and then we're going to head to Glendale Glitters for some more holiday fun!

It also hit me today while at the Dr's office that the focus has been on Logen's arrival so much that it hasn't hit me that Christmas is only 2.5 weeks away. That means it's only 2 weeks until Canaan and Charity get here, too! I love Christmas and I love having family visit. I'm so glad they will be here to celebrate not only Christmas with us, but also the beginning of Logen's adventure! I have so much to be thankful for. I need to keep perspective and remember all the positive things coming in the VERY near future!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two and a Half Weeks!!!

So, we went to the doctor today for our final ultrasound and to set the induction date! We have two and a half weeks until we induce Logen's birth! December 20th is the tentative date, unless he decides to come sooner on his own! The doctor said that we could set the date for the 20th, but since it's the week of Christmas and his induction isn't an emergency, it is likely that we could get bumped by other deliveries. So, we may have him on the 20th, 22nd, or 23rd, or after Christmas. Either way... we're so excited to be getting SO close to meeting our little boy!!

I felt like Logen had already dropped and the doctor did, too. He said he hasn't dropped all the way as I wasn't quite 1cm dilated, but he said I'm getting close. This is such an exciting time. We can't wait to meet the little guy, but we still have some last minute stuff to get done, so hopefully he'll hold out a little while longer. I'm technically only 35 weeks and 2 days, so until Monday, they would still try to stop labor, but anytime after Monday, they would let us have him if he tried to come! That seems SO crazy!

It's all getting so REAL now. I guess I should probably pack my hospital bag!! :)