Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our trip to see mom

The kids came to the hospital to visit mom. Brian got them fries and nuggies from the cafeteria and they had a pic nic on the roll away bed. They were not as concerned about the IVs as we thought they may be. They all sat on my bed and visited me. The windows in the hospital are oval. It was so cute to see them all looking out the window. When Charlee came in and saw that I was doing okay, you could see this flood of relief come over her. I can't wait to grow up and be just like them.

The craziest week of my life.

On Monday, I was on bed rest watching tv and reading books to my kids. On Tuesday, I had a doctors appointment and we found out I was leaking amniotic fluid, so he sent me to Good Samaritan Hospital to meet with the PPA Doctors because I was only 21 weeks 6 days pregnant. The PPA Doctors are some of the best in the country, so I felt that there was still a chance. That evening they did a amniocentesis and found out there was 4 out of 5 bacteria present in my fluid. They said there was no way baby Trevee would make it. They induced labor on Wednesday and after hours of labor, our beautiful 14.8 oz baby girl was born. She was not breathing, but she was perfect. She had 2 ears, 10 fingers, 10 toes, and a nose resembling Oaklee's. We got to hold her sweet body for as long as we wanted. They dressed her in a beautiful white dress and a hat that Brian said looked like Marge Simpson. She was so beautiful. They had to take me to surgery because I had lost a lot of blood and they could not get the bleeding to stop. Brian, My mom, Brian's mom, My Greg and Nancy, and Rich were all there to hold my sweet angel. After a blood transfusion on Thursday, my color started to come back a little and they let me go home on Friday. We buried Trevee Sue Barry at the Mesa cemetery on Saturday morning. WHEEW!!

I am sad. I figure I will be sad for quite a while, but I feel so blessed as well. Brian and I were able to give Trevee her body. Our loving Heavenly Father trusted us to be her means to Earth. She was here. She was beautiful and I am so thankful to have her in my family. The kids are taking it well. They ask questions and say funny things. They love Trevee and say that they miss her. GoGo made them baby Trevee books with some of the more covered pictures so they could look at her anytime they want. We have a box of her clothes and they can see how small they were. They love that and I think it gives them comfort. She will always be with them. I am so thankful for the plan of salvation and the knowledge I have about life and death. I am so thankful for all of my friends and family and even strangers for their service, love, and prayers. I am sure lots of blogs are still to come as my heart and mind absorb more. I love you all, and Thank You. Just click on the pictures to see them up close.

- Scottee Lyn

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Oaklee's First day of preschool

Since Oaklee went to school last year, this year was a breeze... that is after we explained why she had to go without Charlee. She is one of the smallest kids in class, but also one of the smartest. In summer school, she mastered all of her phonics sounds and got to get into the treasure box. She says very smart things and makes us laugh everyday. She did great her first week and hopefully she can teach everything she learns to Jaxson.

Charlee's first day of Kindergarten

Charlee had her first day of real school!! She goes to Valley Academy and is loving it. She made it through her first 2 weeks of school happily and healthy. They wear uniforms and she loves to pick out what she will wear (Mom loves it, too). Her teacher's name is Mrs. Wilhelm and Charlee thinks she is very nice. She only goes for a half day, so he can come home and still have time to play with Jax and Oaklee.

Introducing Princess....Jaxson??

Jaxson wanted to dress like the girls during dress up time. Brian says that he can do this because he is confident in his masculinity. I know my brothers would not be so comfortable with their boys dressing up. I figure that as long as there are tools in his purse, I am okay.