Saturday, March 26, 2011


I wish I wish this was a picture of me......if only I could fall asleep like that!!
I survived my FIRST week all alone. And WOW. SO SO SO many people told me oh once you have three you might as well have ten because you are already out numbered.....oh heck NO!!!
Rhys is such an AMAZING baby. He is already so patient and so content.....I am really really hoping this lasts and it's not just that he should still be in the womb. But we will see.
As for the other boys...they are proving to be difficult.....that would be an understatement. There is no control around here....I am trying so hard to take it back but with zero sleep and busy season I don't see it happening anytime soon. They are each acting out I am going to make them T-shirts that say I am acting this way because I have a new baby at home. Maybe I wouldn't be judged as long can I use this as an excuse??
I am hoping that each day that passes we will get more and more comfortable in our new normal.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

You've had Birthday.....

On Sunday it was all about SAWYER all day!! He choose a yummy breakfast of french toast......
Then he opened presents.....he was very happy with Stinky's friend Rocky and his electric guitar.

After church Grammy, Grampy and Leslie came down they brought dinner and dessert. It was so nice to not have to worry about dinner or anything!!

The March Birthday's.................

Sawyer was freaking out a little when the candles started melting!

I can't believe Sawyer is 4!! He has been such a good helper with the new baby. He is sweet and sassy all rolled into one. We can't imagine our family with out his sweet fun personality!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


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Happy Birthday Sawyer Bop!!

Sawyer is such a character he literally has me rolling with the things he says.

We love you Sawyer!! Happy "real" birthday!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Today is the day they give babies away....

(parts taken from my journal)

The 12 days that Rhys spent in the NICU seemed like weeks. I remember when we

had Ryder how hard I thought going to the NICU was. WOW it is so much more difficult this

time around. I wanted to be there 24/7but was lucky if I could make it down for one feeding.

Of course it was NEVER enough. And of course the days were filled with insurance issues, sick

kiddos at home, my incision getting infected and opening back up. Every day I was in the NICU

I would hope and pray for the good news that Rhys was going home. It is so frustrating....

each nurse did things very different some would feed him through his feeding tube with out even

trying to bottle feed him, some told me nursing was out of the question until he came home.

Saturday 3/11/11 we thought Rhys would be coming home......sadly it didn't happen. So on

Sunday I went down not expecting anything good. When the Dr. rounded I was thrilled when they said we were going home today!!! I quickly called Jeff who put the other boys down for naps and called his sister to come sit here so he could be there to help take Rhys home!

Outside the hospital all ready to go!!

The boys were so excited to FINALLY have there baby home. It has been a whirlwind few weeks for them. For the most part they have adapted very well. Being VERY patient!

I am so happy that I have all my babies under one roof and to have the last month behind us.
We have been so loved by so many and couldn't have done it without you!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Birthday's

Last week we celebrated the March Birthday's with one side of the family. March is such a busy month. We went to Farrells which was great for the kids they had a blast!! The March Birthday's minus Rhys who was still in the NICU :( luckily I got to go snuggle him after dinner!

Sawyer was VERY excited about his very own Birthday sundae!!

Tomorrow I start my last year in my twenties......CRAZY!!!!!

Nana and Papa were so sweet to sit by Sawyer.....who is literally a cyclone!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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I can't figure out how to get this put down below with the post. But here are me and Rhys on day 5 of his life!


Wow to say this week has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Having a baby in the NICU is such an emotional roller coaster. I wish I could say that since I have done it before and I knew that we would most likely have another premie that I was handling it like a pro. But I would be lying.

We have had SO many wonderful people surrounding us with whatever we may need. It is still so hard. I feel so guilty for not being there with Rhys and when I am with Rhys I feel guilty for not being home with the other boys. So basically my new name is guilt.

Rhys is doing really well the most frustrating part is waiting every day we hear someone else's opinion about when he will get to come home. I feel a little silly when people ask how he is doing because there isn't much in the way of updates. He is eating really well about every other feeding he gets exhausted so quickly. He is waking up every two to three hours ready to eat. Which is great!

He so far hasn't had to be on the lights for jaundice which I am shocked about because all of our other kids have had to be.

He is still in his incubator he is holding his own temp. But they don't want him burning too many calories in between feedings.

So hopefully in the next few days we will have a time frame or the good news that Rhys will be coming home. We sure miss him!!

Monday, March 7, 2011


This will probably be long and boring for most but for my sake here is the story of our miracle boy.........Last Saturday I was released from the hospital on strict bed rest. I will say I have done bed rest with each pregnancy and this was by far the easiest to actually be on bed rest. I felt really lousy so it was easier for me to actually lay around and do nothing. Monday night I wasn't feeling good. Jeff really wanted me to go to the hospital but I was convinced that I just felt yucky from so many days of lying down. My entire body ached. I got a great night's sleep after taking some Tylenol PM thank goodness! I woke up Tuesday feeling great I took a shower and did my hair and everything. I knew Tuesday was going to be an easier day Noah and Sawyer both had school and one of my friends had offered to take Ryder for the day. I was looking forward to the couch and relaxing the day away. Around 10 I crashed. I wasn't feeling good at all. With Pre-eclampsia they tell you to call if your blood pressure is over 140/90 if you have a headache or unusual swelling. I had a horrible headache and my vision was totally blurry. I texted Jeff and told him that I wasn't feeling so hot he asked me what my blood pressure was......150/100.
After talking to the Dr. they wanted to see me in the hospital to check things out.
When we got to the hospital they hooked me up to the monitors and my blood pressure was perfect. I had this crazy nurse who was making me hold my arms all funny and said this was the trick to getting low pressures. I was SO frustrated I didn't feel well and I knew that something was wrong. I felt exactly the same as I did with Ryder the day I delivered. They did blood work and other labs and everything was fine. Then my blood pressure started climbing at one point the bottom number was up to 110. That was it the next thing I knew I went from being told I was going home to a panic of getting my c-section started in the next 30 minutes.

Getting all ready to go in. I was so sad I didn't get a good belly shot before I went in I was a little sad to be done with pregnancy I was enjoying my belly!
Thankfully I got a new nurse she is a lady in our stake and she took amazing care of me. It was such a huge comfort to me especially since my mom was on her way but wasn't going to make it before I went in. She has been there before each one and she is SO calming for me I was trying so hard to not get anxious and remain calm. This c-section was by FAR my best yet! I didn't get super sick like I always do. I had the best anesthesiologist who listened to everything I said and I swear that made all the difference.

Jeff is such a trooper he is so wonderful at helping to keep me calm. He has been amazing through bed rest and all I have no clue how he did it all the last two weeks.

Finally he was out.........they had him out really quickly! He looked so teeny when they held him up. I felt so bad for the poor little guy just ripped from the womb like that. Right away he was doing really well. They were in the room working on him for a while and I was so happy he had an awesome cry! His lungs were great I had received steroids for his lungs the week before and I think that made all the difference.

Rhys Neil Trapp
4lbs. 11oz.

As they were working on Rhys I could hear Jeff say he wasn't feeling well. The nurses
quickly got him out of the room. Poor guy they had him sit down in the hall way with some juice.
He said the room suddenly got very warm and he thought he was going to pass out. The nurses were glad he spoke up a lot of people just pass out which means a check up in the ER and lots of paperwork. I am SO glad he didn't pass out.
I finally made it to recovery my parents and Jody and Rich came in and visited me showing me pictures of Rhys. It was good to have them all there because it helped me not think about the pain and the horrible shaking which I HATE!! The worst part of high blood pressure is the magnesium they put me on afterwards to prevent seizures. It burns so much going in the IV and makes me feel nasty. So the next day or so was kind of a blur.

We had many many many visitors. These three were my favorites though. They have been such troopers with all the craziness. My parents have been amazing bringing the boys back and forth and taking such good care of them.

All and all we are doing much better than a week ago. I was checked out from the hospital on Saturday. Rhys will have to be there a few more days. He is doing awesome. He eats like a champ and his lungs look great. So we wait I can't wait to have all my little men under one roof. Huge huge thank you's to the amazing people in our life who have helped in so many ways! I feel so blessed!
phew......sorry that was SO long. More to come of the last few days!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Discovery Cube

Before the craziness of bed rest we had even more craziness at home. We found out that our house had a slight mold problem that needed to be taken care of right away. It was the worst week ever for construction with freezing weather and each of us having horrible colds and such.
We stayed at a hotel for a few nights which really helped everyone get well again the construction dust was killing us.
One of the days Jeff took off because Noah didn't have school and there was no way I could do another rainy day with three kiddos. So we decided to make some fun of the bummer situation and we took the boys to the Discovery Science Center. I took Noah years ago when we moved here so it was fun to go check it out. We ended up getting a pass which will be very fun over the next few months. Noah and Jeff had fun checking out the hockey station.

The boys loved playing outside on the dinosaur bones. It was FREEZING but they could have stayed out there all day!!

They had the Sesame Street body exhibit right now. Ryder loved it. Noah and Sawyer were ready to move on pretty quickly.

Laying on a bed of nails.......he said it tickled.

It was a great way to spend the day after such a long week. We will be going back! It is a great place to spend a few hours!!!