Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Elaina had her baby!

Hey Everyone!
Here are the pictures I've been meaning to send out when I had a chance. So, here they are. The first one is of Justin and Annalisa. It's a little fuzzy but it the only picture we got of him smiling. The other picture is of Annalisa and I at the hospital. Scary pic of me! I guess you can't look very good after having a baby. She actually came out natural as well. On Monday I went to my dr. appt. and when the dr came in and said I was at a 3 1/2 he sent me to the hospital because I was in labor. He told me what a strong women I am for going this long without any problems. I couldn't feel half of the contractions that the screen was showing. When I was at a 6 I still couldn't feel half the contractions. The nurse didn't check me and I started getting really hard contractions then I called for an epidural when they were getting really bad. Put the epidural needle in and I laid down and right then I told the nurse she's crowning. The epidural didn't even have a chance to take an effect really. They called to get the dr. in immediately and the nurses were scrambling around to get the baby stuff in the room. The nurse was holding her head in because it was coming out without me even pushing. When the dr came in barely got his gloves on I pushed once and she was here. Weirdest feeling when I felt her come out. She was actually face down this time instead of face up like Justin was.
The dr. said, "We know for next time when you are having really hard contractions you better come in NOW!" My dr. didn't have time to come in she was here before he found out. My labors must be coming a lot faster now. This scares me on the next baby I will have. If I will get to the hospital in time before I have a baby again. CRAZY!!
This is a little bit about what happened and enjoy the pics.

Love, Elaina

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Crystal Batt Loveless

After high school I went to BYU-Idaho. When my first year ended I went back home to wait for the next semester start. My sister lived in Rexburg going to school so I always hung out with her. One night we thought it would be fun if everyone set each other up on blind dates. Well, it turned out to be really fun because, that is where I met Curtis. He wasn't my date but, half way through the night my friend and I decided to switch dates. I ended up with Curtis and we've been with each other ever since. We met September 27th, 2002 and was married in the Idaho Falls Temple December 27th, 2002. After the wedding we moved to Rexburg, Idaho where we both continued our education. After starting school again I decided what I really wanted to do was go to Beauty School. I was signed up to go when my doctor told me I had to get my Thyroid abliterated. Before I got married I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. I was really sick at that point because my medicine wasn't controlling the levels of my Thyroid properly. I put my health first and was unable to finish school at that time. I ended up working at Rexburg Nursing and Rehabilitation where I earned my CNA license and worked to put my husband through school. Eventually I want to return to become a Nurse. I worked for 2 1/2 years before we had our first baby. I had her on July 20, 2005. Her name is Lydia. Curtis graduated BYU-I with his Bachelors degree and then we moved to Twin Falls, Idaho. 20 months later on April 3, 2007 we had our second baby. His name is Brody. Our kids are the pride and joy of our lives. Curtis has a great job working for Health and Welfare in Twin and I stay at home with our two kids. We are so happy and love every minute we get to spend with our families.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Nathan George

Hey everybody! After a semester at BYU, I served a mission in Paraguay, Asuncion. After arriving home and returning to BYU, a family friend introduced me to my wife Kate, and we were married April 2005 in the Salt Lake City Temple. While at BYU I became involved with the a cappella group, Vocal Point, and I sang with the group for one year while pursuing my studies. After a not-so-fun year of applying/preparing for dental school, we were accepted into a program in Kansas City. We have been here since August 2006 and we love the big/little city feel (but we definitely don't love the humidity). In October 2007, our little stud muffin Hayden was born, and of course our lives will never be the same. He has been so much fun to come home to, and I'm convinced that he has already said his first words "Dadda".
We are in our third year of school, and we are already anxious to be closer to home and family. When done with school I hope to go into practice with my Dad in Rigby, but we all know that there are no guarantees in life, so we'll see!
We are extremely happy and extremely busy, and we love to see the familiar faces when we come home to visit. Thank you for your posts/updates, and we hope to see everyone soon.