Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This past weekend we were able to go to Snowflake for 4 days and go to the Pioneer Days Events with little Mallory. It was fun to take her on her first visit to Snowflake and we enjoyed spending time with so friends and family.
Since we have been back life has been a bit of a blur. I think Malli has colic or reflux because she just screams most of the day and night. We do get a few good hours a day but that is about it. I feel so bad for her and just feel so frustrated that I don't know how to help her. She is slowly gaining weight. We just weighed her on our scale and she is just about 7 pounds now! I think she is gaining weight slowly because she rarely sleeps and she uses all of her energy kicking and screaming. Poor girl. Hopefully this will get better soon. I am trying all of these different diets and we have been giving her gas drops and gripe water. Nothing has seemed to help yet but we are crossing our fingers we will find a solution soon. We love you Malli and hope you get feeling better soon! (Any suggestions anyone???)
Here are some pictures we took while in Snowflake. We had such a good time. Thanks to our familys for taking care of us and feeding us all weekend and holding Malli on those long nights of crying. We love you!

Misti laced these sweet Jordans on little Malli. They were Gunners when he was a baby. I think she still needs to grow into them.

Aunt Misti and Mallory

With Grandpa

All nice and clean after my bath.

My first time out to the games!! She really enjoyed it :)

Meeting my cousin Cooper

Going to the ball field with Dayton

With Dayton in their matching outfits

Porter coming by the house on his 10K run! He took 2nd in his age and ran it in 49 minutes! We are so proud of you!!! Not bad for not training :)

Hanging out with the fam and eating dessert

On a walk in the wind.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mallory's Birth Announcement

Thanks for making her announcement Britt. You are the best!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kase Karter Caldwell!

Monty and Kendra had their third child on Friday. We are so excited for another little nephew and for Kase to be a part of the family! Welcome Kase, we hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July Baby

Well, Malli's due date was the 4th of July but we were lucky enough to have her here to celebrate with us. She has been such a good baby when we go on outings. Here are some fun pics of her on the 4th of July and enjoying the fireworks :) (We didn't get much of a reaction from her. haha)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Mallory Pauline Caldwell

Dad getting ready to go in for the C-section

The first time we saw you! It was so amazing to see Mallory for the first time. We loved her instantly.

Dad and Mallory just after birth.

3 generations

Our new little family.

Mom and her 3 Grandkids

Porter's family visiting

1 Day old

2 Days old

Getting ready to go home for the first time.

Going home!

Look at those big feet :)

This is what it did to Porter. What about Mom???? :)

I love you Dad.

Big Bear Hug!!!

Mallory Pauline Caldwell. Your were born to us on Monday, June 29, 2009. This is your story:
After two weeks of your Mom being in misery due to a rash that can sometimes come during pregnancy, the Doc set the date for Mom to be induced. Your parents arrived at the hospital on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 5:00 AM, you were 39 weeks and 2 weeks gestation by that day. It was explained that the nurses would first start giving your Mom a gel that is used to soften the cervix and she would not feel much for about 5 hours until the Pitocin was administered through her IV. The Pitocin would start around 10:00 AM and at that time the contractions would begin. So, after the gel was started and after about 20 minutes Mom asked Dad if he could see any contractions on the monitor because she thought she was feeling them, even though they were not supposed to be starting yet. Then, suddenly, 5 nurses and the Dr. at the hospital came running into the room. One nurse gave Mom a Trebutiline shot while another started her on oxygen and another was putting in an IV and another was trying to scoop the gel out. Your Mom and Dad looked at each other in confusion and with fear and tears in their eyes. The Dr. finally explained that your Mom’s body had not reacted well to the gel and that it was much too strong. Mom had an 8 minute long contraction without a single break so her uterus was cramping down on you for so long that you heart rate had completely gone off the monitors. She explained that if the heart beat didn’t come back we would be rushed in for an emergency C-section. Eventually the Trebutiline started to kick in and the contraction let up and your heart beat came back. We were so received but anxious and nervous from there on out. So, at 10:00 AM the Dr wanted the Pitocin to start to try to make the contractions come more regular. Again, Mom was having hard and long contractions that lasted longer than normal and were too hard on you. Your heart rate would go down but not as low as the first time luckily. After hours of adjusting Pitocin dosages through Mom’s IV and checking to see if she had dilated the Dr decided to try to break Mom’s water. Mom was only dilated to 1 cm but it was just enough for him to break her water. After that contractions were coming more naturally and in a much better pattern so we were all feeling optimistic about your birth going well. But, after a few hours, contractions were becoming irregular again and Mom was not dilating. She got her epidural and a few hours later the Doc made the decision to go in for a C-section. Mom and Dad were worried but knew it must happen and had faith that all would be okay. In the operating room the anesthesiologist accidently gave too low of a dosage so it took a while to get Mom numbed up enough for the surgery, eventually the Dr decided to start even tough she could slightly feel the procedure. Luckily that faded within a minute or two and you were out! You were born that at 7:35 PM. The sound of your cry brought tears to your parents eyes. They had never heard such a beautiful noise! The Dr.s said “It’s a girl with long beautiful eyelashes”. Your hair was so dark brown it looked nearly black and you were so cute! You received a 9 on your APGAR score which is amazing. You are such a healthy little baby weighing in at 6#7oz and 20.1 inches long. Mom and Dad decided to name your Mallory Pauline Caldwell. We sometimes call you Malli for short and you are lucky enough to carry the name of your Great Grandma Pauline who was such an amazing women. Everyone that has met you loves you already and thinks you are such a beautiful baby. You have already brought so much joy to those around you. Mom and Dad can’t wait to get to know your little personality and spirit.
Love, Mom and Dad