Monday, August 30, 2010


Much needed. Mike got to take Ben and pick him up from his first day of school. After he dropped him off, he got to come up and bring Seth and I home from the hospital. Here are some pictures from that first day (or 2) home.

Ben, mad that it's not time yet to head to school

Ben, happy to be at school

Seth ready for his car ride home from the hospital

The "boys"

The bigger three heard Seth crying and so they went to investigate.

Brigit holding Seth

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Day of Firsts

I will have to post pictures later. I'm a little tired and lazy right now, but I wanted to make note of today.

Today was Ben's first day of First Grade. It's a little strange to have him gone all day. I've been having mixed feelings about it for awhile now.... It really is hard, but good at the same time. It'll be interesting to see how things go this week adjusting to his new schedule.

Seth and I came home from the hospital today, so that was another first for us. Everyone was excited to have us back home. It'll be interesting to get some routine going and figuring out how things are with 7 of us now.

There weren't that many firsts today, just a couple of big ones for us.

Thank you for your well wishes for us. It's fun to make these kind of announcements.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Seth Orvel Johnson

Well, last night at about 9:00 we felt it was time to visit the hospital again. It was very convenient because the older three had just gotten back from Camping with Grandma and Grandpa Hansen and Grandma and Diane were here to watch the kids.
When we got there we were told that Becky was at a 4 and that we would stay until the baby was delivered. So we stayed all night long. By 6 in the morning Becky was at a 6, the contractions having calmed down quite a bit after we showed up at the hospital. The doctor then decided to speed things up by putting her on Pitocin at 7 and lilttle Seth arrived at 9:30.
Here are some pictures that we have taken since then.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Life is good!

Here I am thinking about how great life really is. Maybe part of that is knowing that I will only have one child over night. My wonderful mother is heading up to a family reunion and offered to take the older 3 with her. It'll be fun for them. We'll see how this goes, she may decide never to do it again (hopefully not though).

I am still pregnant and actually not feeling too bad about that either. I'm ready for this little one to come (and to find out if it's a boy or girl), but it's ok that it hasn't happened yet. I am sure hoping that by this time next week though, that we are on the other side. :) We'll see what happens with that though.

We have lowered the price on our home and it may be getting more activity now. So, that's a good thing as well. We'll see how things play out in the next few weeks.

You just never know what will happen do you. Life sure can keep us on our toes. Hopefully as we are going through this time our legs will surely be strengthened by standing on our toes so much. :) Thank you for your help and the blessing of just chatting with some of you. We will keep you posted as to what happens and when.

Monday, August 16, 2010

More Venting in the Waiting Game

So, I thought I wouldn't have another post until the baby is here, but I can't sleep and it's 3 AM. I've been having a pain that isn't helping me in the sleep department. I have my Dr. apt tomorrow morning and I keep thinking about that as well and I don't think that's helping me sleep either. Also, I just keep having to go to the b-room that it's not helping at all. I've been 4 times since 12:30. Of course, I'm also thirsty, so I can't get up without getting a drink.

I'm getting anxious for this little one to arrive. I think the pains aren't helping either. Mike and I also figured out that this is the longest I have ever been pregnant. I've had all my kids exactly a week or more early. I'm just hoping that my Dr. will start me and I'm hoping it will happen by Thursday so I can at least get home before back to school night on Monday and school starting on Tuesday.

I'm trying not to complain, but I can't say I'm doing too well in that department. I'm just getting anxious and nervous to see how things are going to work out. So, there are my early morning thoughts when I can't sleep.

On a side note, I think we have narrowed down names a bit. YEAH!! I've determined that the name game is the hardest part of pregnancy. We'll see if we can finalize it by the time this baby does come and we get out of the hospital. :) We'll let you know as soon as we know the name. Anyway, enough for tonight. We'll see how things go and I'll probably post again soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ventations of a Pregnant Woman

I feel that I need to write a few things and let others know what's going on and to help me remember down the road a bit.

I have been to the hospital 3 times at the time of writing this. I have been having contractions and go to the hospital only to have them send me home about an hour later. I went in Monday night, they checked me. There wasn't much happening so I got sent home.

Yesterday was Mike and I's anniversary and we decided to go to a little Peruvian restaurant in Provo. While eating I started having contractions again. In the car on our way home, I started having pretty intense contractions...worse than they had been the night before. We came home and started timing them and debating what to do. We finally decided to just go in. The pain was getting bad and it had been about 2 1/2 hours since we started timing. We then arrive at the hospital and she checks me and I really hadn't had any changes. They monitored me for an hour and then checked me again and still nothing had changed. They gave me a shot of morphine to help me sleep and ease the pain of contractions. We then got home and I went straight to sleep (I was actually pretty loopy by the time we got to the car).

This morning we got up and about an hour after getting up the contractions started again. Basically as painful as last night. So, after a bit we decided to just head to the hospital. We get there and I get checked again and this time I was actually dialated to a 2 (one cm more than last night). They monitored me for an hour, checked me again and nothing had changed, so I got another shot of morphine and I slept the whole way home. Right now I am still under the influence of this fine drug and I'm not really in any pain. I'm anticipating the medicine to wear off and start this all over again.

If you really want to hear me complain just call me in about an hour when the pain starts again. :) I'm hoping that the next time we go in it will be the real thing. I'm tired and frustrated with what's going on with my body right now. I have learned that every pregnancy and delivery really is different. You just never really know what's going to happen. I'm very much hoping that the next post is of a new baby or that things have died down enough that I'm not worrying about this part any more.

I don't know how helpful this all is or if it's anything any body really wants to know that much about, but it's nice for me to get it out in writing. Now you know a little of the therapy that helps me. ;) We'll see how things go.
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.