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Monday, October 3, 2011

Kaizley Ella

So I can't even say I have been a blogger, but now that Kaizley is here I figured this will be the best way to keep track of things. Warning this is more for me than anyone. Kaizley is already a week old and I can't believe it!! I apologize for the overload but here it goes!! Kaizley was due on Oct. 14 and my pregnancy was flawless. In June we moved to Vernal and I became a stay at home (almost) mom. I had way too much time on my hands and was ready with all her stuff with about 6 weeks left. I couldn't believe how stir crazy I got and I was so excited for her to get here.

On September 20 I had a routine prenatal appointment. I drove myself over to Roosevelt and luckily Jordan got off work in time to meet me there. We went in and strangely enough I had high blood pressure. I blamed it on the traffic and construction so I wasn't too worried but my Dr. sent us over to Labor and Deliver for non-stress test. Of course my blood pressure immediately came back down. Baby was still breech at this point and we decided that we would try and physically turn her. So the next day I went the hospital where I was hooked up to machines and pain meds for 4 hours just to have baby stay right where she was so I was told to come back for a stress test on Saturday and that everytime I came to the hospital to have my bags packed and ready to have a baby.

On Friday, Sept. 23 Jordan and I decided to have date night because we weren't sure when it would happen again. We went to dinner and got a movie and enjoyed spending time together. Good thing we decided to have date night because about 1 am I woke up with really bad chest pain. I called the hospital and they told me to wait it out and if I didn't get feeling better to come in. After about 4 hours of being in pain I got Jordan outta bed and off we went! Needless to say longest ride to Roosevelt - EVER! We got to the hospital and I was sure they were just going to tell me to go home. My blood pressure was a little high but immediately came back down. We were waiting for blood work to come back when a different nurse came in and said they were admitting me and that we would be ready for surgery by 7:30 am. We were both in shock but got ready for surgery. Come to find out I had severe preeclemsia showing up in my blood work as low platlets and that my liver and kidneys would soon start to fail if we didn't have baby.

About 7:30 on the dot the I was taken to the OR and at 7:57 am Kaizley was born measuring 5 lbs 12 oz.18 inches long !! We got to see her for a few minutes after she was born but then she was breathing very well. Jordan went to the nursery and I got taken to recovery. Shortly after a different Dr. came in and told me she was going to be life flighted because she just wasn't breathing so good and was needing a ventilator. A sweet nurse made it possible for me (still numb from the chest down to be taken to the nursery to see her before she left. I got to spend about an hour with her - just touching her little head because of all the wires. Life flight came and loaded her up and then off she flew.

Jordan left a few hours later to go be with her at the University of Utah hospital and left me behind. In the meantime I was able to have my Aunt Brenda, Uncle Dwayne, and cousin Hillary happened to be in Roosevelt so they came to keep me company. My parents and sisters had went to Vegas on Friday to meet my brother Cody's new baby Peyton, so when we called on Saturday and said we were having a baby they were 8 hours away. My parents came and stayed in Vernal and my mom stayed with me in the hospital until the discharged me on Monday so I could go see my baby. On Monday night my parents took me to Salt Lake and I got to hold Kaizley for the first time even though she had tubes and wires going ever which way.

Kaizley proved to be stronger than we thought and immediately got better and better. We spent a week in the Nicu (worst place ever it is so happy because it is full of babies, but it is so depressing because it is full of babies just trying to survive and parents just doing their best to hold it together - I do not wish that place on anyone and I pray for those who have to spend weeks and months there that they may be able to go home soon). On Sunday Oct. 2 Kaizley came home and is doing awesome. She slept the entire 3 hour ride home.

She is such a sweetheart and has the cutest little personality that I'm sure will keep us on our toes for the rest of our lives. I am so grateful to have her healthy and strong!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ideas

So once again I need your help. I am in charge of my wards year end Young Women in Excellence program. I have been tossing around some ideas, but am having a hard time really putting anything together. If you have any theme ideas or just remember cute things you may have done in the past, all suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated. :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

YOUTH CONFERENCE

The beautiful thing about the Lord is that He will always give you a second chance. As the secretary for the Young Women's in my ward I am getting a second chance to do all those things I never appreciated and have the time skipped. Last week I was able to take a couple of days off of work and attend Youth Conference - It was AWESOME. We had the opportunity to do a service project at the Welfare Square, tour the conference center (always cool), go to a Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal, Hike to Ensign Peak, Do Baptisims for the dead at the SL temple, visit the Beehive House, See the Joseph Smith movie (totally testimony building, I can't believe the faith of both Joseph and Emma - WoW), have a totally awesome fireside and testimony meeting, and go to the zoo. I feel so grateful for the opportunity I had to go - I can't believe how great the teens in my ward are, they are just plain out awesome examples. Here are some pictures of the places we got to see :)
Top of the Conference Center.


Salt Lake Temple
The Choir



Ensign Peak

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Summer & Lagoon

Well we have made it through another year of school. Jordan has done awesome and is really enjoying his major, but I think he is really glad for summer. This summer has barely even started and we are already jam packed with things to do. I am hoping we can fit a fishing trip in but we will have to see. I am still working for Rocky Ridge and Jordan now has 2 full time and 1 part time job. He is working for the government again this summer, mowing lawns in the evenings, and working at IFA on Saturday's so he is a pretty busy boy - I have decided I will see him in August!! The end of this school year is kind of bitter sweet we have been so blessed to have such good friends and sadly most of them moved. We miss all of them like crazy and hope we can get together with them some time soon. Not much is going on with us except work work work.

We did get a chance to get away for a couple of days though - although I don't know if you would call a weekend with my mom and sister's a vacation - but we had a blast and it was good to get away for a minute or two. We went to Lagoon for my little sisters dance competition they have every spring. They did awesome and the weather was nice and warm too!! I can't believe how big my baby sister is getting!! She's not really a baby anymore but like I told her once your the youngest you will always be the baby!! We also got to spend time with our moms for mother's day so it was just a good little weekend. Sadly this is probably the only trip we will take this summer because we are so darn busy, but like Jordan said it's a good thing we married each other cuz it doesn't take much to entertain either of us. :) I hope all is well with everyone and hope to get to see some of you soon :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tag

I was tagged by my super cute cousin Hillary -

Here are the instructions:
1 - Open your 1st photo folder
2 - Scroll to the 10th photo
3 - Post the photo and the story behind it
4 - Tag 5 people

K so totally random but this is my 10th picture :) This is me and Jordan watching Kadee cheer at a football game on Halloween. As you can see it was a really entertaining game - I think SS won but I honestly don't know :) As you can tell we didn't really watch!!!

I tag: Brinley, Hailey, Ashley, Chelsey, and whoever else wants to!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

NEED YOUR IDEAS

So it has been a long time since I posted again. Not much goes on in the Clegg Home, so there is not much to report. Jordan and I have just been working, going to school, and hanging out enjoying the time we get to spend together - I have to say I love the man more and more every day!! About 5 months ago Jordan and I were called as the Sunday School teachers of the 13 and 14 year olds and we love it. This last week I was also put in as the Young Women Secretary and am way excited, but slightly overwhelmed. I am now in charge of Personal Progress and how it all works out I am in charge of next Tuesday's Activity. So here is where I need your help - it is Saturday and I have no idea on what I am going to do. So if you have any ideas that are fun and easy for Personal Progress Ideas I would really appreciate. it I have read some stuff online, but have no idea if I am even close to the mark! I just want to make a good first impression on the girls that Personal Progress can be fun!! So I need your help with any ideas. Thanks.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Albuquerque or Bust...

This year for thanksgiving Jordan and I had the opportunity to visit my wonderful sister-in-law Jamie and her family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We drove all day (9 1/2 hours) on Wednesday to make it there for dinner on Thursday. Dinner was delicious and we had a great afternoon playing rock band and just catching up. On Friday Jamie and her family so graciously took us to the zoo and the aquarium and since Jordan believes that I am "a child in a grown ups body" I had a blast seeing all the animals and playing in the childrens fantasy land at the aquarium. On Saturday we decided to come home to try and beat the snow and as soon as we got into Utah the sky got darker and darker and we ended up detouring to Panguitch but 10 1/2 hours later made it safely back home. Here are some pictures of our trip.

Glen Canyon Dam
Finally New Mexico

Rock Band (I don't think we will be joining a band any day soon lol)