Saturday, February 27, 2010

♥Officially a Party of 5 ♥

Our sweet baby is finally here!

(and I'm finally blogging about it)

He came a day early so he didn't get the cool birthday I picked for him (01-10-10), I guess he wanted to pick his own day. :)

My water broke Saturday afternoon so I had to hurry to the hospital before my placenta ruptured.

I was on the phone with my amazing friend Lisa when it happened so she hurried over to take me to the hospital. Rick was on his way to the airport to pick up my mom, so I called him to tell him what was going on. Imagine my mom's surprise when she got in the car "a day early" and he told her they were going to pick up the kids and head straight to the hospital!

They all got there in plenty of time.

When I got to the hospital, they took me right into triage to make sure my water had actually broken. It was such a tiny bit that I wasn't positive that was what had happened (and I was still holding out hope that the baby would wait one more day). The nurses were afraid to do anything that might disturb my placenta so we had to wait for my doctor to check me.

I always wanted to marry a Dr.
Just Kidding!! Used car salesman was at the TOP of my list. :)

Going through a little labor before my c-section
My placenta ruptured just a few minutes before I moved onto the operating table. It was pretty scary but everything turned out just fine.
After a difficult time of getting him out and the cord wrapped around his neck 3 times, our screaming baby boy arrived. :)

Justin Kent Hansen
Born 1-9-2010 at 4:19 pm
7 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long
Grandma Margie
Grandma and Grandpa Hansen

With Daddy and super excited Michelle and Brandon. Michelle called dibs on being the first one to hold him when we came out of the operating room. :)

Swaddled in the blanket Michelle made for him the Monday before he was born.

It was quite the ordeal picking a name for this little guy. There were a few we crossed off as soon as we saw his face. We had been talking about using my dad's name as a middle name and when he was born with two features that were distinctly my dad, it was settled. But we discovered there aren't many names that go well with Kent. All of the one syllable names were out. Blake was one of our favorites but Brandon said Blake Kent sounded like Blanket. And with the whole Michael Jackson thing... :)
We himmmed and hawwed for 3 days

We were torn between Jordan and Justin. Justin wasn't even on our original list but we added it when we saw him.
The kids liked Jordan,
Rick and I liked Justin,
the birth certificate lady came around,
Rick had the paper in his hand,
and Baby Boy Hansen became
Justin Kent Hansen.
His folded over ear and cleft chin.
Just like my dad. ♥
Welcome to our family baby J.
We have waited for you for so long. ♥

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oh Dad...

I just had the best dream.

I was sitting in a padded chair in the corner of a room wearing this funny flapper dress costume and a pink-orange jacket.You, Mom and Michelle were there and we were all talking. Mom left the room and I was thinking about movies I had rented that I wanted to watch. I started to sing, "Why do birds suddenly appear, every time, you are near?" You joined in with me, "Just like me, they want to be, close to you." You stood up and started to dance with Michelle and suddenly the room was our kitchen, right in front of the railing to go downstairs. You and I sang the whole song together. Each verse lasting forever as you and Michelle danced on the cracked linoleum of the kitchen floor. I could hear your smooth dark voice so clearly, like you really were right there singing to me, like so many times...
I kept thinking, "I've GOT to go get my video camera! When I thought he was gone the thing I regretted the most was not having a recording or a video of him singing. I don't want to make that mistake again."
Toward the end of the song, I stopped singing and Michelle joined in with you. You were still dancing. At the end you were standing behind her, helping her do silly actions, until she took over. She stepped forward and belted out, "Just like meeeeee" (arm movements and spinning) "They want to beeeeeee" (Stop. Arm actions Dum, Dum, Dum, dmmmm!) "Close to yoooooOoooouuuu!!!" (Arms in the air for a final pose)
You were grinning, we were both applauding wildly. I yelled, "Bravo! Take it on the road!"
I thought, "If they do it again for a video, I hope it will be just as cute the second time." I got up to get the camera and that's when I woke up, grinning from ear to ear with my heart so full of love. Your voice still lingering where I could almost hear it, and the image of you looking so proudly at Michelle, loving every second of this little moment in time.
Laying there with my eyes open I slowly realized, you really are gone. I can't go get a video and I'll never be able to see, or hear, a replay of our duet and Michelle's finale.

But I could write it down.

So here I am. And there you are, your voice still ringing in my ears and images of you fresh in my my mind. My eyes and cheeks wet and my heart so full.
I miss you so much. ♥

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Last day of summer, First day of school

For the last day of summer, Michelle really wanted to do something fun. I was all shopped out (not to mention out of money) and all the Jr. High pools were closed to get ready for the first day of school.
Not wanting to go anywhere too crowded or too far from home, I decided to call my friend Susan and see if we could come to her house to swim. Of course she said yes, so we called some friends and headed over.

Brandon, being the good big brother he is, didn't want to let any of the kids down the big slide.
Luckily there were enough kids to overthrow his totalitarian dictatorship.

The rope swing is always fun, if you can get a turn.

The teens

Sydney and Brandon

The kids who still know how to have fun. :)

Trenton, Kapono, Cody, Michelle, Noelani and Bailey

Thanks for a fun last day of summer Susan!

Now for the big day!

After painted nails, neckline hair trims, showers and straightening hair. Father's blessings, laying out clothes and going to bed early.

The day has finally arrived.

LAST first day of elementary for one, first day of HIGH SCHOOL for the other!

For Brandon this year

it was all about the cool jeans.

For Michelle, as always,
the focus was on accessories.

Michelle and Maddy. All dolled up and ready to take on 6th grade.

They even got a new ride...

...wth A/C and everything! :)

Yes, I know...

I know I skipped past the first 7 months of the year. Maybe now that the kids are in school, and I'm feeling a little better, I'll try to fill in some of the blanks.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Oh yeah, my blog...

I had a dream I updated it last night.

Maybe it's a sign...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thanks Michelley!!

My cutie Michelle changed my blog for me! She even added music and picked out songs she thought I would like.

Thanks Michelley, you're the best. ♥

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Making Peace Before I Get There

I know, I know, it's been forever.
Well, we're going to visit the Passeys tomorrow and since Krista's the one that forced me to have this blog [:)], I figured I'd better try to update it before we get there. That way I won't have to experience her wrath and we can just get to the having fun part.

The next few posts are updates on what went on around here since my last post back in Nov.
"Hello!" to new friends that have found me. Sorry I've been such a slacker, I'll try to do better. :)

(November- check, December- check, Christmas- working on it, January- thinking about it)