Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hadli's Newborn Pictures

These are the sweetest pictures I have ever seen. She was amazingly cooperative the whole time. I am so glad I put forth the effort to get them done (even though she was only 6 days old and I had no idea what I was doing). They are something I will forever cherish. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Best Halloween EVER!!!

Hadli Valene Hunt was born on October 31st 2012 at 3:53 p.m. She weighed 7lbs and 6oz and was 20.5 inches long.
I checked in the hospital at 7 a.m. and started Petosin at about 9. Dr Heath did a Folley induction (won't describe the details of that because I know for a FACT I won't forget them) and I progressed pretty quickly and the worst part was having hot flashes and getting sick to my stomach.
Getting the Epidural was a little rough because it took a little longer than normal and I was having pretty steady contractions by that time. After it set in I felt good but Hadli's heart rate started dropping and we had a few minutes that were scary and I had to wear an oxygen mask for the rest of the delivery.
When it came time to start pushing I got really nervous becuse I knew that meant that she was actually going to be here and I got a rush of a million emotions at once.
As for the actual pushing I felt really great and so alert and present. I gave it everything I had and she was in my arms after only five or six contractions. She was so pink and so perfect with luscious red lips and curly dark hair.
It was all so surreal and I honestly couldn't believe she was my baby. I remember thinking in that moment that was was not good enough, responsible enough, smart enough, patient enough, to be her parent.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Better late then never!

And in more ways than one...
I am not just talking about not posting for a few months. Because after A LONG time waiting we are finally going to have a baby! Ryan and I are so excited! After being told that having our own child may not be a possibility for us it is truly a humbling experience to be blessed with such a miracle. This baby is suppose to come on Halloween but I just hope it comes while its dad is in town and not away at a football game.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Drum Roll Please...

7 months, 30 lbs, 5.5 miles, and 1hr 3mins later I finished my last leg of the Red Rock Relay!! I was not that fastest runner, I did not run the furthest legs, but I FINISHED! I
reached my goal running EVERY step of the way! In all I ran 3 legs of the relay 3 miles, 3.4 miles, and 5.5 miles. After 30 and a half hours our team The FIT the FAT and the ELDERLY came in about 90th out of over 200 teams!
I AM NOT A RUNNER, never have been, I can remember dreading run day in middle school because I knew that I could not run a mile. I have never had any desire to run unless I was chasing something important and even then I had limits. So even though it may not sound like much to most people this was a HUGE accomplishment for me. I can still remember the pain in my muscles and the burn in my lungs when I went running for the first time in March. I was disappointed that day when I couldn't make my goal of running for 5 mins straight. But was determined to shed some lbs and get healthier.
This and all of the time and sweat it had taken me to get to this moment was playing over in my head during the hour it took me to run my last leg of the relay. Thinking about how far I have come in the last 7 months I was unashamedly in tears when I handed off the relay bracelet to my sister-in-law and teammate Heidi. Thanks to my team for their support and all of those in my van who were so positive, fun, and encouraging. Thanks to my husband for talking me into signing up and telling me I could do it even when I am sure he had his doubt. But most of all thanks to myself for hanging in there over the months and being determined that I was going to make it happen. I am hard pressed to remember a time when I have been more proud of myself.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Vegas Get-A-Way!

Memorial Day Tradition

Memorial day is always a fun time for Ryan and I because his Grandpa Hunt is buried in the Paragonah cemetery. Growing up he and his family would always come south for memorial day to put up the flag on his grandpa's grave at sunrise, which is a tradition at the Paragonah cemetery. Since moving to Cedar for college Ryan has carried on this tradition by himself and then I joined him 5 yrs. ago when we started dating. I always love doing this with him because we get to watch the sunrise together and it is always so pretty and peaceful at 5 in the morning. Another perk is meeting up with his great aunts Janet and Wanda who are still so funny and feisty! I love to sit and listen to all of their stories about growing up in a SMALL town many years ago and all of the things they got away with.
Here are a few pics from this years Memorial Day Sunrise Flag Raise...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Midnight 5K!

I just ran my first 5K! It was the midnight 5K in St. George and everyone got glow sticks to wear. Thanks to my sister Cassie for getting me to sign on (by enticing me with getting a glow in the dark shirt) and to Ryan who encouraged me to keep working even though when I started I couldn't even run a full mile straight! I can now run 4 miles and counting... and for some insane reason have just joined a Red Rock Relay team. (A team of 12 running just short of 200 miles from Brian Head to Santa Clara)

Here are some pics from the fun night!

Ryan ran it with me. He can out run me by far! I told him that he didn't have to wait and he finished in 28 mins.

Don't we look ready? Too bad it was harder than I thought. It was kinda uphill which to me trying to run seemed REALLY uphill. But Cassie did amazing, she ran the entire way and finished just a minute behind me. I ran it in 36 mins and she in 37 mins, which was amazing considering the fact that she had only ran up to 1.5 miles continuously in her training.

I was trying to show all of my fun glow in the dark stuff but it didn't really show in the pic.

Here we all are with our "before" faces on. Riley smoked us all in 24 mins!

Here I am with my "after" red and sweaty face. At least Ryan waited for me to stop hyperventilating before he took the pic. I thought the finish line was closer than it really was and I used the gas pedal WAY to early. I was dying when I finished.