Lindleys-Life as we know it.

Wade, Deanna, Ryan, Colby, Taylor and Mayley

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mommy Rewards

This is what keeps me going!

Despite the fact that my sleeping, eating and bathing routines have completley been disrupted, and I have to schedule my bathroom breaks. I love this girl.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Mayley

Mayley is 6 weeks old today. The time is passing so quickly...

But I have to say...we are doing our best to enjoy EVERY minute.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Colby celebrated his 8th birthday on January 17th. Amist the chaos of the month we had an enjoyable afternoon with Colby. Grandma Scott let Colby choose what he wanted for his birthday dinner and made a wonderful dinner for us to enjoy and Grandma Lindley made him a delicious birthday cake.

Then this past weekend Grandpa and Grandma Lindley and Grandpa and Grandma Scott were able to join us for Colby's baptisim. Colby had a great day! Not only was he baptized, he also played a basketball game and then traveled to Salt Lake with his Dad and Ryan to watch the
Jazz game.

Colby is such a sweet boy and we are so grateful he is part of our family!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Readers digest version of our first few weeks as parents of a girl.

Is it February already? Our lives have been somewhat of a whirlwind the past month. On Saturday, January 2. We were blessed with the arrival of our little girl. Unlike her brothers, who were all born in the afternoon, Mayley decided to grace us with her presence at 2:04 a.m.

Sunday we were released from the hopital and brought her home to three very excited brothers.

By tuesday Mayleys bilirubin levels were a little high and she spent three days laying on this bilibed.

We thought it was hard to lay her on this bed all day and night. The only time we could hold her was to feed her.

But then on wednesday January 13th at 6:00 in the morning we took Mayley to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with RSV. She was admited to the hospital on the pediatric floor.

We spent two days there. Then they tested her oxygen levels and discovered that carbon dioxide was building up in her body and made the decision to move her to the NICU. We spent the afternoon there and part of the early evening, but she was getting worse so they decided to call life flight and have her transfered to Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake.

That night was extremely foggy and they couldn't send the helicopter so they transported her via ambulance.

After putting Mayley on a ventilator they loaded her on to the ambulance. At 2:30 a.m. we left Logan Regional hospital and followed the ambulance to Primary Childrens arriving around 4:30. Delirious, emothionally, physically and mentally exhausted we watched them wheel our baby in to the hospital and set her up in their pediatric intensive care unit.

On Sunday Janurary 17th they were able to take her off the ventilator and I was able to hold her again.

Later that afternoon they moved her to the pediatric floor where we remained until Thursday, when we were able to bring her home.

Fortuneatley, when this all started my Mom had come to visit. She was able to make arrangements and stay longer to help us out. Wades parents also helped us with getting our boys to all of their various activities and bring us dinner. Wades brother Greg was gracious enough to provide us with dinner, a bed and breakfast. And Marc, Wade's nephew helped us keep our sanity with his daily visits while we were at primary childrens.

We are so grateful to all of you that offered prayers in our behalf. They were truly felt. We are grateful to be home and that Mayley is a healthy, happy baby. We are enjoying the sweet spirit she adds to our home.

Mayley 1 month old