Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I can't believe it has almost been 3 weeks since Mason arrived. On March 2nd, Andy and I woke up so incredibly ready to welcome Mason. Since I was being induced, we were told to wait until we received a call to come in, in case there were a lot of emergency deliveries. They told us this call could come anywhere from 7 to 10 or 11 a.m. and to call the hospital if we hadn't been called by then. We were so anxious as 10:00 came and went. We decided to call around 10:30 just to see what was happening. The nurse then told us she was about to give us a call and to hurry in so no one else would snag our room before us :). So we of course raced to the hospital, checked in, and I was started on an IV by 11:30. Although I was ready for my epidural and pitocin, they were doing an inventory on the medicine, and I couldn't get it until around 2:30! So we just watched The Office for a couple of hours until they could start me on the meds. Since I was already fully effaced and dilated to a 4, I was able to receive my epidural before they started me on pitocin and broke my water! My epidural was incredible, didn't even feel it, and by the time the medicine kicked in, I felt better than I had in weeks since I had been having contractions for weeks! After my doctor broke my water, I just enjoyed feeling nothing for a couple of hours and drinking juice :). The nurse tried to pump up my pitocin a few times, but my contractions were too hard and close together every time, so I had to stay on the lowest level. At around 6:30 I got a new nurse. She checked me and I was dilated to a 6. She said she couldn't believe I was on the lowest level and wanted to turn up my pitocin. Although we all knew that my contractions were too hard on a higher level of pitocin, we all wanted to get this show on the road so we let her turn in up :). Minutes after she left, I felt like I had to push. I thought this was ridiculous because she just said I was a 6, but she hurried in a couple minutes later (because my contractions again were too hard) and she said she was going to check me just in case. When she checked me she said I was ready to push! I couldn't believe that I went from a 6 to 10 in just ten minutes. I started with a few practice pushes around 7:00 or so and pretty soon my nurse went to call my doctor! I was so excited. However, my doctor was 20 minutes away! He decided to run somewhere quick since I was only dilated to a 6! That was the worst part, trying not to push when everything in my body was wanting to! As soon as my doctor walked in, I delivered in 2 pushes at 8:04 pm. It was such an incredible experience, and I was so happy to finally meet my cute little man!

He has been such a joy in our lives, and I am so lucky to be his Mama!

Our first family picture

Mason and Andy

Mason Scott Schreyer
He looks just like his daddy :)

We love you more than you will ever know Mason! We are so happy to have you here finally!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Less than a week!

I can't believe I have less than a week until I get to hold my baby boy! We have decided on the name Mason Scott Schreyer and we are so excited to get him here. I have been quickly progressing and my doctor is shocked I have not had Mason yet. He thought I would have gone at 38 weeks for sure. On Wednesday I had another appointment and since I was measuring at 4 cm and fully effaced, he stripped my membranes for the 2nd time! I think this little boy has a mind of his own though... I told my students he is already grounded... :). However, since my body is ready I will be induced on March 2nd if he hasn't come by then!

It is crazy annoying packing, using, and repacking our hospital bag every day before I go teach. Our doctor keeps telling us "any day now" so we can't risk even leaving the house without our bags, car seat, and everything else we will need, but it will be worth it next Wednesday :). Only 5 more days of repacking our stuff.

We have been keeping our house extraordinarily clean too just in case. It's a good habit to have I guess, but it's monotonous cleaning the house every night "just in case" before we go to bed instead of letting the laundry and clutter pile up for a few days before a good clean :). It feels like the movie "Groundhog's Day" where he wakes up every day to the same routine. I wake up, unpack the stuff I need from my bag to get ready for the day, repack my bag with the same stuff, go teach, tell my students goodbye for the 8th time just in case, come home and make dinner, clean up the house, go to sleep, repeat. Each day wondering whether each contraction will be the beginning to the end of this madness :).

Andy is even more excited, paying super close attention to every contraction I have; he even made a timeline of everything that has happened and when our little boy should be here :). We are trying to distract ourselves as much as possible but just can't wait to hold him!

We are very much ready though, we keep buying last minute stuff like groceries and other little things. Since it's so cold outside we try to go shopping so I can go on walks inside, Costco is our favorite :). We bought this cutest life jacket for Mason this summer on one of our Costco trips.

I am horrible at taking pictures of my belly, and horrible at even wanting to take pictures of my belly, but this is me at 30 weeks right before Christmas

This picture was taken at 37 and 1/2 weeks, Andy bought me flowers because it had been 4 years since he had proposed :).

We sure are both excited to have a picture of Mason outside of my belly though!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

24 Weeks

It has been awhile since I have updated on our little boy! I am now a little over 24 weeks along, and he is so active inside of me, I love it! I have been so lucky with this pregnancy, and haven't really been sick at all. We had our 20 week appointment about a month ago and it was so much fun. It was way better than the other ultrasounds we have received so far. We had already found out that he was a boy, but we were still excited for the "big" ultrasound to make sure he was healthy. It was amazing. We were able to see the four chambers of his heart and the blood pumping through. Our ultrasound tech was so awesome explaining every part of his cute little body to us, and the best part was finding out that so far, he is healthy! We were able to have so many pictures to take home (some in 4D!) and a DVD of the whole ultrasound, it was amazing. Our due date also moved up 3 days because he was measuring a little bigger, so his new date is the 4th of March. As for a name for our cute little guy, we aren't 100% sure yet, but as for right now we are loving the name Mason.

The little stinker was covering his face with his hands the whole time!

We are so excited for this cute little guy to come into our lives and can't wait until March is here!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's a boy!

We are having a baby boy around the 7th of March! On the 19th we went in for our appointment and we were so excited because our doctor is awesome and does ultrasounds every appointment just because he likes to. We had heard that on our 16th week ultrasound if he can tell what the baby is he would let us know, so we couldn't wait to see if he could tell! Well, we were way disappointed when we arrived at the office and heard he was in the middle of a c-section at the hospital and wouldn't be at our appointment, which essentially means no ultrasound. The nurse could tell how bummed we were and asked if we wanted to wait a half hour when he would be done. Of course we said yes and she called the Doctor to see where he was at and how long he would be. Apparently he had decided to give the girl one last chance at pushing and had barely scheduled her for her c-section. Because he is the world's best doctor, while they were preparing her for surgery, he ran over to his office from the hospital and did an ultrasound for us! I was so grateful, and so shocked that he would come over from the hospital just to see if he could tell what our baby was! We weren't even supposed to have an ultrasound! He is the best, and I am so glad he is our doctor! As soon as he started the ultrasound it was completely obvious that our baby wanted us to know he was all boy :). The doctor said, he is definitely 100% all boy! Every time the doctor tried to get another shot, he would turn and spread his legs again just to let us know for sure he was our little boy. We were ecstatic. I am so happy to be having our first baby boy! We of course had to buy our first outfit, and I love it! The only problem is, every time I walk by it, I wish he was here so I could dress him in it and snuggle with him! We can't wait for March to come!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sugar and Spice or Puppy Dog Tails...

We are excited to announce that we are having our first baby somewhere around March 7, 2011! We are so excited to be parents and can't wait to meet this cute little baby! I am just over 14 weeks and we get to find out if it is a boy or girl really soon! I told my 29 students that now I will have 30 kids :). They were pretty excited. We are so blessed and can't wait to hold this little boy or girl in March!

Year Update!

Besides my one post in August I hadn't posted in over a year! This year has been such an amazing year! It was my first real year teaching (2009-2010) and I had AMAZING kids! I loved them all! I had a fantastic entire school year and it couldn't have been better! My brother in law Tanner went on a mission to Peru last August, and just barely hit his year mark! My other brother in law Ryan married Chelsea and their wedding was beautiful! My brother Andrew hit is one year mark last March and will be coming home in only 6 months as well as my step brother Gavin. I moved from being the beehive advisor to the Mia Maid advisor which is awesome. My last day of school was bittersweet as I made it through my whole first year, but was sad to leave my awesome students! This summer was full of fun from going to Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge, to preparing for my brand new school year. School this year has been even better than I could have imagined. My kids are already amazing, and I am excited to see what happens! I am so happy to have had such a great year, and I can't wait for another one! (Hopefully I'm better at posting this year, instead of once a year :) ).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I woke up last night to the crash and boom of lightning and thunder. It hit so close to our house that I could feel it shake, and the thunder boomed at the exact same time the lightning hit. I immediately reached for Andy, just to notice he was gone. I yelled his name and he came running inside; he had gone outside to get Nixon out of his kennel and into his garage kennel. As I laid in his arms he calmed me down, assured me that our house was safe, and I couldn't help but feel so blessed to have him in my life to love me and calm my fears. This morning I realized what a silly thing it was to be so afraid of lightning, but it is still such a comfort just to know he will be there for me, protecting me. And the funny thing is now we know that when we have kids they are going to have to come running to Andy to comfort them during a lightning storm because I will be hiding under the covers!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June Lake Powell Trip

Kayleigh, me, and Maddi inside the golf cart riding down to the houseboat!
Lake Powell was so much fun! SOOO many people were able to come and we had a blast! We spent a lot of the time in the water...
Andy WakeboardingAnnie SurfingOn our way to NAVAJO CANYON! (I forgot my sunglasses! So Kayleigh let me borrow her sick crazy sunglasses haha....)
Often we went on hikes. We hiked quite a bit on this trip and it was a blast.... until NAVAJO CANYON!! We were told: It is probably 3 miles in and 3 miles out. HMMMM... well, after we had been hiking for 2 1/2 hours we were convinced this probably wasn't the case. Needless to say, we left at 2:00 pm to hike what we thought would be a great hike, but soon enough we had hiked at least 10 miles each barefoot (because we had to hike through rivers), been bitten by at least 50 horseflies, and made it back to the boat at dusk. Here are the boys pushing us off the bank:Then.... when it couldn't get any worse it did..Not quite sure what all was in that muck, but it sure as heck clogged our impeller, overheating the engine. So there we were bodies completely broken, hadn't eaten since lunch, no water, super tired, in the middle of Navajo Canyon (our radio wasn't working in the Canyon) in the middle of the night! Adam, my cousin, so brilliantly fixed the impeller at the same time a patrol boat radioed us. We waited for them and had to follow them the entire way out of the canyon which took hours and at the end our parents were waiting for us tired, famished kids when our impeller clogged AGAIN! We were then towed by Andy's Dad back to the houseboat and at a quarter to two ate dinner and replenished our fluids :)... A story to remember! On our way to BRO STOCK 2009!
BRO STOCK! I had a blast at Bro Stock this year! For those who don't know, Bro Stock is a wakeboard competition put on by liquid force. Houseboats are lined up next to each other, and we walked freely around each one. In a strange turn of events we mooched our way onto the VIP boat! (Mostly by playing on male egos :)) My girls and I were on a commercial with Shane Bonafe sp? a pro wakeboarder, we got free skull candy earphones, t-shirts, chapsticks, and tons of other SWAG! It was a great time!
Later on that day we were walking around the houseboats and snagged a ride on this beautiful chopper! As it turned out, one of the girls with us ended up knowing the owner of this houseboat and helicopter and he liked her so much he gave us a ride! It was extra awesome because it was Andy's birthday. Talk about an amazing day!

To end that night we had a rave on the top of our houseboat... good times! I can't wait til our 4th of July trip!!!! I LOVE LAKE POWELL!

Early Morning Fun!

Lately we have been taking the X45 out early in the morning! Andy and I wake up, hook the boat up, and pick up Andy's uncle Ro and head out to the lake! Sometimes it is cold, but the water is great and no one else is ever on the lake! It is such a great way to wake up and then we go home, shower, and go to work!! I LOVE where I live!Andy hooking up the boat to my new pathfinder!Putting the boat into the waterSunrise on the Lake :) Uncle Ro
My cute Hubby :)

What a stud ;)

Nixon loves to swim!

One of the benefits of living by the lake is taking Nixon out swimming everyday! He loves it!