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Happy Birthday Pearl

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2008 by bpyounger

I was once told I was the marrying kind by a friend. I didn’t know what she meant until I met Pearl. We’ve been together now for going on 26 years and it seems like yesterday I was telling her how I felt about her. We’ve grown up together, raised a family together, and now we’re grandparents. I never once saw myself doing any of those things before I met Pearl. I just was bumbling through life trying to figure out where I was going to party the next night. When I started liking her other it became clear that I needed to change. She was better than I and I knew it. She has made me the man I am. For that I cannot express my gratitude in words. I guess it just took the right woman to bring out the marrying man in me. I love you Pearl. Happy birthday.

More Alyssa pics

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2008 by bpyounger

Pround grandparent needed to show off the baby.

Things Learned In The Maternity Ward

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1, 2008 by bpyounger

I learned many things in the many hours I spent killing time and observing the comings and goings in the mommy wing of the hospital.

1) It has the most uncomfortable furniture on the planet. The furniture was all hard. No padding at all and to spend many many hours on it was just cruel and unusual punishment. With the exception of one comfy leather couch in the area where I was updating my blog. That couch was evidently highly prized by the staff because when I was waiting while Audrey was pushing I heard a couple of members of the staff say it was for staff only. It wasn’t marked in anyway to specify that and I wasn’t going to move, that is where I slept.

2) If men had to give birth the human race would die off. Women amaze me. I have a pretty  high pain tolerance, but there is no way I could try to push a cabbage patch kid out of my crotch without someone putting me out. And they do it for one reason, Love. The just shear time and energy they expend is amazing, a guy would get bored and ask for a beer and ask that the TV get tuned to Sportscenter or the Three Stooges. Both are equally entertaining in man world. The baby would never get born.( I think most women would like to punch Eve in the nose)

3) My wife is a a great  labor coach. She was amazing, at the point in time when Audrey was really having problems, Pearl was right there helping her to relax. You could see that she was giving everything she had to distract and refocus Audrey when Audrey was losing control. ( Ben was great to but I was amazed by my wife)

4) That breast pumps on display are funny. This is a photo of the actual display from the nursing center.

I’m sorry but was it really necessary to put this thing on a mannequin and do you really need to pump both breasts at the same time. And one more thing doesn’t this resemble a milking machine.

Steven wants to try a pump just to see what it feels like.

5) While the maternity ward is a place for great joy and happiness, it can also be a place of great sorrow. While we were waiting in the waiting area we overheard a man speaking about a funeral and someone in Iraq, we assumed it was a soldier lost. We were wrong. While we were waiting with great expectation for our Alyssa, their grandson was stillborn. Very sobering. I said a few prayers for them in my mind and prayed for God to protect Audrey and Alyssa. I was suddenly scared for them. God comforted me and protected them. He is so good to us. But I can’t help but wonder, Why? What purpose did the childs death serve? I’m sure God has a reason far beyond what I could even think.

You Can Call Her “A”

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2008 by bpyounger

You can call her A or you can call her J . Or you can call her AJK, or you can call her Alyssa, or you can call her Jayden, or you can call her Alyssa Jayden Kesler, or you can call her Allie or you can call her Lyssa but you doesn’t have to call her Al.

Sorry I didn’t update last night, I was sleeping. Alyssa was born at 1:58 this morning, I was sleeping in the waiting area. We left before they measured her so we don’t know her vitals yet.

Here’s a picture

Lots of hair, and I think she looks like her dad.

Thanks for all your prayers, they were very needed it was a long and hard delivery. More pics to come.

Audrey @ 12:00

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 by bpyounger

She’s getting ready to push. Finally!!!! I’ll be spending the rest of the delivery in the waiting room. I don’t need to see her in pain again. Plus I’m a little uncomfortable in seeing my daughter au natural. I’ll probably post later after the birth. Dang!! Just missed the date lottery.

Audrey @ 8:43

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 by bpyounger

Audrey got an epidural and is now in a much better place. She’s still at 4.5 cm so they are going to give her pitocin to jump start her. Things should start moving now.


Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 by bpyounger

Audrey is at 4.5 cm . She was given something to relax her. Pray her up she’s having a rough time. She was getting no breaks between contractions. Until they drugged her. More later

Audrey update

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 by bpyounger

Audrey is doing fine. They just broke her water. Hopfully that will speed things up. I will post more later.

Early Morning Phone Call

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 by bpyounger

Well it’s 1:26 A.M. as I’m writing this we were awaken at 12:30 by Audrey to let us know that they are on the way to the hospital. I may be winning the date lottery. I guessed 4-29. I will keep you posted.

Sanctus Real – We Need Each Other Song

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2008 by bpyounger

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