Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hope Maxine Rollins

On October 19, 2008 Hope Maxine Rollins was born into our family. I was 40 weeks and 5 days into my pregnancy and about Midnight on Saturday night I went into labor and everything was progressing well. At 10 am we went to the hospital and once we were checked in and in our room the nurses brought out the fetal monitor. From the moment they put it on my belly they couldn't find a heartbeat. The ultrasound machine was brought in and the dr. found that her heart was no longer beating. At 10 pm that evening I gave birth to Hope Maxine. There were no signs of trauma, infection, or anything. About 50% of the time there is no reason found for why a baby is stillborn. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. She has long legs and big feet just like her daddy and she has the Yeates chin. We feel blessed to have Hope be part of our eternal family. We know that the Lord must have great plans for her and us. We are so blessed to have the support of our families-we couldn't ask for more from everyone. Thank you to all who have helped us these past weeks and for all of your love. We know Hope will be well taken care of with all of our loved ones who have passed on, but we still miss her and want her back, but we need to be patient for now.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

No Baby Yet

Nothing much happening with the baby lately. I had my weekly appointment on Tuesday and I was about the same as the week before (50% effaced). The baby's head was a little bit lower than last week so we are making some progress-even if small. My doctor's office is pretty conservative on interventions so I won't be electively induced until Oct. 27th if she doesn't come before than-I am sure, however, she will make her debut before than. Jarod and I have been working on her bedroom trying to get as much done as we can so its nice to have a little extra time-if she likes where she is at we are ok with it for now!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Little Kitty

I found this cute little kitty costume at Walmart the other night and had to buy it for our little one. She is going to be the cutest thing in this! Jarod and I have finally finished our bedroom (I will take some pictures of the finished product and add them on here). We moved everything into our room and have proceeded to take apart the next room. We painted the closet and its all done so we moved all kinds of things into it, thankfully! Our piles of things in the living are shrinking! We are going to be painting the walls in the baby's room next than work on all the moldings. Jarod has been so swamped trying to finish up his calculus class that ends in about a week so not much is going to be happening until that is done. We did move the cradle into our room so whenever our bundle of joy decides to arrive she has a place to sleep for now! I have been going to the Dr.'s weekly now but not much to report there-they keep telling me first time moms on average are 6 days late. So we will see when she arrives-its a guessing game! Its nice that the weather has been cooler-I love fall. HAPPY FALL!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Our baby bedding-Ladybugs!

I have had a lot of people ask what colors the nursery is going to be so I decided to post a picture of it on our blog. It is a sage green mostly with accents of black and white gingham and of course cute little ladybugs. I wanted something not too over the top girlie but just simple and sweet. Of course as I mentioned in the last post our furniture is white. We are painting the walls kind of a creamy pale yellow (if we ever get done with our bedroom to move on to working in the baby's room). The changing table has two open shelves with baskets on it. The liners of the baskets are red and white gingham and the changing pad covers I registered for are red and white gingham too. Hopefully everything will all coordinate and look great together! I will post pictures when everything is set up (hopefully that won't be too long from now).

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Crib

So here is the latest addition to our house-well technically it's still tied to the top of the car. We just bought a crib for our little one. We actually got it in white (not the color shown in the picture). We got an incredible deal. There are about 10 other girls in my office that are pregnant (that's like 15% of our workforce-amazing I know) and so we get to hear about all these great deals and events and such that are in the area. One girl got a flyer for this furniture manufacturer that had a ton of overstock (because people are buying as much from the retailers these days) and they are trying to get rid of the furniture because they have had to spend thousands of dollars on storage since their retailers aren't wanting it right now. You could only get in if you had a flyer and this gal made several copies for our office. Jarod and I went during my lunch hour today and picked out a crib-we got it more than 70% off of what it retails for! I found a website that was selling our crib and they wanted over $800! It will be beautiful in our baby's room. It is really beefy and really sturdy-we will never have to buy another crib again-this will last through every possible child and than some. I originally wanted a dropside crib but all of the ones I have seen never look as sturdy as the cribs without drobsides. I hope I don't regret that later as I am not the tallest person in the world, but I think it will work great (plus this place didn't have any cribs with dropsides).

Monday, July 28, 2008

Washington and a Baby Shower!

The first week of July we went to Washington to see Scott Yeates return from his mission to South Africa. If we ever figure out how to add video to our blog we will add the video of us at the airport picking him up. Seeing Scott and all of the rest of my family and most of my extended family (on my mom's side) was so much fun. We love being home on the farm and Jarod thinks its fun to change the wheel-line, he volunteered several times to help Brett with this task. We ate, swam, ate some more, had some hayrides and boatrides, and spent many hours talking. SO FUN! Kellie was kind enough to throw a Baby Shower for me with all Quincy and Moses Lake women. She made the cutest invitations and had a whole Ladybug theme to everything. It was so cute! Since our little one's bedding is ladybug Kellie thought it would make a great theme so everything was red and black and super cute. We had wonderful food, also planned and prepared by Kellie. We had California Citrus Salad, BBQ Chicken Pizzas, 2 kinds of spinach dip, veggies, bread, and some wonderful blondie sundaes drenched in a maple sauce, YUM! We played a couple of games and opened some wonderful gifts. Everyone was so generous with their sweet baby clothes and blankets. Our child is never going to run out of things to wear! I can't thank Kellie enough for all the work she put into the party-she is such a great sister!

After visiting my family we went to Spokane and Chewelah to visit Jarod's family. We got to see our sweet little niece for the first time, Elle. She can scream and squeal louder than anything I have ever heard-I am surprised no windows have broken yet. Everyone was very excited to see us and it was great catching up with everyone. Jim and Jess are expecting to have baby #2 today so we hope all goes well with that-we are thinking about you! We also stopped by to say hi to Jarod's best friend's family, Don and Jodi Norris (we had to dodge a fire to see them but it was worth it). We love visiting family and wish we could do it more often! Hopefully we will see everyone not too long after the baby comes!!!

Terrible Painters

Jarod and I have been ripping our house apart to re-do some of the rooms. We are working on the Master Bedroom right now while we stay in the other bedroom. Once our room is done we will move and than work on the 2nd bedroom that will be the office/baby's room. I would post pictures of our remodeling but since we took everything out of the room, including our computer, I don't have a way to get our pictures on here (I am writing this from my work computer). We ripped off all of the mouldings (they had about 5 layers of horrible paint on them) and we are painting all of the walls than we will put up new mouldings, even some crown moulding-ooohhhhh! Well, we finally got to painting Saturday evening and thought we were doing a great job. It went pretty fast since we didn't have to tape anything off with the mouldings gone. come to find out once the paint dried we had terrible spots everywhere that we missed. As we painted we were so careful and were constantly looking for drips and spots that we missed but apparently we are not good at that. Tonight we will be re-painting our walls and hopefully a second coat will do it!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Newest Baby Pictures!!!

On June 11th we had another ultrasound. This one was at our Dr.'s office and it was very lengthy! They did a lot of diagnostic observations and everything looks great. Her heart, kidneys, diaphragm, spine, lips, etc. all look perfect! And yes, they said it was a girl too so we figure it is pretty safe to assume we are having a girl. Jarod and I are busy trying to figure out where to put everything. We are busy painting and remodeling (very, very slowly). We have purchased a changing table, just waiting for it to arrive, so we have a place to put all of the things we are buying and getting as gifts. I keep telling Jarod our baby is going to have red hair but he doesn't believe it!


Here is Jarod at his graduation. His mom flew down for a fast trip to come and celebrate with us. We are so excited that Jarod is almost done with school (he has a few night classes left).
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

First Pictures!!!

Here are the first pictures of our little one, thanks to Uncle Kent! Everything looks good and our baby is right on track with everything. October 12 is our due date. In a couple more weeks we will get to tell if its a boy or girl. I think I am starting to feel a little (very little) better. I think I am keeping more things in my stomach so thats a good sign. Everyone says I am on the end of the sickness phase so lets hope everyone is right. Our child looks a little like an alien but thats ok (with Jarod and I being the parents we can't expect too much, haha).

Welcome to the Rollins Family Blog!

I hope that I can keep this fairly up to date. I am terrible at journals so I don't know how well I am going to do with this but I love reading other people's blogs so I thought I would give it a shot. Jarod and I have been married for 3 years now! Time flies and we are still as much in love as ever. We are of course excited about our little bundle of joy that will be joining our family in the future. In about 2 weeks Jarod will be going to his Graduation ceremony (he isn't really graduating until August but this is his opportunity to walk in the ceremonies). We are all so proud of him and that he has accomplished so much (and the fact that he will be bringing home a good paycheck is a bonus)! We are busy buying things for our new place and working on sprucing it up (it needs some help in our pink bathroom and the not so great kitchen). We are also trying to figure out were to put this child of ours (it will be a tight squeeze in here but nice and cozy). I will try to post pictures of our place before and after as we do stuff.