Monday, June 30, 2014

Hospital Saturday Morning - Tague Born Saturday Night

Well it's been a crazy couple of days but Sam and I are happy to say that our little boy made it into this world safe and healthy. He is 6 lbs 12 oz and 19 3/4 inches long. We came up to the hospital Saturday morning concerned because we could t feel him move like I normally do. We decided to go up and have him checked out. His heart rate picked right up but he still wasn't moving very well after a few hours they decided to go ahead and start the cervix softening process. After two doses of the medication I started having little contractions but he wasn't handling it very well his heart rate dropped during my contractions. After another half hour to an hour of monitoring him Dr. Jones (on call) decided that we needed to do a C section. I hadn't dilated at all and so there really wasn't anyway I could have him thru laboring. Once the decision was made it took about a half hour to get me ready and down to the operating room. After we were in there they gave me the spinal tap and morphine and it was a weird feeling being so numb but still feeling pressure and prodding happening. Samuel MonTague Wadsworth came into the world at 8:56 and he is perfect. He has dark hair he is still pretty red in the skin color but he has a blue tint to his eyes. He is a good sleeper but we are struggling to get him to feed really well but it will come with time. He is so amazing and Sam and I are enjoying ever minute of parenthood especially after waiting 41 weeks for him to get here. We love him and can't wait to take him home tomorrow. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Maternity - Coming to an end.

Well it's been way to long since my last post. Things have been a little crazy but we are in the final stretch. The last few weeks we have been spending a lot of time with family. We celebrated Memorial Day with my side of the family, yes we celebrate that holiday. I've lost some very important people in my life but I love going back to visit them and tell them thank you for everything that I learned from them. For Memorial Day we had a picnic with my family, some of my cousins, aunts, uncles and my grandma. But what is a Godfrey get together without rhubarb pie!! I have to tell you that is on of my favorite desserts. Our family knows how to make a great rhubarb pie. 
The weekend following that Sam and I went to my parents again to help my brother and his wife unpack their apartment into a storage unit. My sisters came up for a day. They live in Salt Lake City where they are working for the summer and going to school. It was a little strange this last visit because the next time I will probably see all of my siblings is when our little guy, Tague, gets here! But we are excited, I don't feel ready and I'm slightly terrified but I can't wait to finally meet him.

Pictures of projects for the baby room

I'm currently at 37w and 5d. I had a doctors appointment yesterday and they told me I was showing signs of preeclampsia. That made me a little nervous because I have already had major swelling in my now cankles but I also started my pregnancy overweight not by a lot but I was still considered overweight. One of the things I've been struggling with a lot in my life but especially being pregnant is not seeing myself as pretty or beautiful. Sam tells me all the time to try and get it in my head that I am beautiful and pretty but I always see pictures of myself and never really see the person that I want to see. This pregnancy I thought I was doing okay with my weight and keeping my eating habits where they needed to be but with each appointment the scale just kept climbing. I have now come to terms with the fact that what's done is done and that I can't change anything now. I've told myself that I won't let this weight gain defeat me and I plan to get back up and be active after the baby comes. When I was 16 I started liking running. My goal is to start small and get myself up to where I can complete a 5K (running the whole thing) but I will start with walking and work my way back into it. I know what I'm capable of I just have to put in the work to get myself back to where I want to be. My philosophy is that I don't need to be skinny but I need to be healthy and that is more important then the label on my shirt or pants. 

Well that's it for now. I hope my next post won't take so long to get it up on the blog. Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Wonderful First Year

May 1, 2013 - This was a day that changed my life forever. We, Sam and I, were sealed in the temple for time and eternity. I am so happy to say that I married my best friend and that every day since then he continues to amaze me by the love and support he gives me. It's hard to believe it's been a year. We have been through so much this past year and we have grown together to become a better couple. Despite the challenges we have faced (finances, death, moving, school, losing jobs, pregnancy, and so much more) we have come together and faced them with courage and integrity. Yesterday on our anniversary I wasn't feeling well and I felt terrible because we couldn't really do anything to celebrate our year mark. Sam was so patient and kind he made me dinner, soup, and we just watched a movie on our couch. It wasn't a big major thing but he made it special and that's why I love him. 

I still can't wrap my head around the thought that we are about to be parents. Our little man Samuel Mon'Tague' Wadsworth is only about 7-8 weeks away from being placed in my arms for the first time. One thing that comforts me about my son coming to this earth is that he is getting to spend time with my family members that have gone on before, specifically my great uncle Montague Godfrey and the recently passed my grandfather Murrie Godfrey. It is because of these two men that we picked the name that we did for our son. And without my grandfather I wouldn't know the stories about Montague. 

Some sleepless nights I lay awake wonder if I will be a good mother. I have some great examples of good, amazing, strong mothers but I still wonder if I will be able to do the same good that they have done. I know that perfect parenting is not going to happen over night but I also know that as long as we put forth the effort to do our family scripture study and Family Home Evenings that we will do okay and they others things will fall into place as they should. 

Well hopefully not as much time will go by before my next post but until next time. I look forward to what adventure comes next.

MaRhea Wadsworth

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Let the blogging begin.

Website after website and I'm finally able to get a blog set up.

Hello World,

My name is MaRhea (Maria) my husband's name is Samuel, and we are the Wadsworths.  We are expecting our first child, Samuel Montague (Tague for short) in late June. For this first post I will give a little bit of background information so you can get to know my husband and I a little better.

Samuel was raised in Bancroft, Idaho and he has 4 brothers and 1 sister. He went to school in Bancroft until the 5th grade, it was then that he transferred up to Soda Springs. He became involved with the music, band and drama department while attending high school. And it was Soda Springs High School that he graduated from in 2010. He went on to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mississippi Jackson Mission. Upon returning home he started and completed a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) program, and found work shortly after. He is now attending Idaho State University where he is studying Health and Exercise Science and will also be going into Physical Therapy.

As for me, MaRhea, I grew up in Soda Springs, Idaho with twin older brothers and twin younger sisters. Talk about middle child syndrome to the max! I also attended school in Soda. I was active in sports when I was younger but didn't continue past junior high school. I was also involved in music, drama and yearbook in high school. I graduated in 2009 and then went on to attend a semester at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. After taking a semester off I then attended Brigham Young University - Idaho (BYU-I) for a year and made a lot of great friends there. I soon then realized I wasn't finding anything I was interested in. After another summer break I found myself in Logan, Utah at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) studying American Sign Language (ASL) for a year with the goal to work for becoming an interpreter. The ASL interpreting program was cut only two weeks after I had been accepted and started the program. After that I have just been working and haven't had much of a desire to go back to school. I'm sure I will eventually but currently my focus is becoming a new mommy.

Now how Sam and I met and started dating goes back to high school. One fun fact before I go into all of that is that Sam's first date ever was going to Homecoming with me and that was also my first date ever. <3 I know romantic right?! But during high school we had a lot of the same interests and starting hanging out with the same group of friends. After Sam and I went to Prom 2009 together we started dating. We went through a few rough patches as a lot of couples do but we made it. When he left for his two year mission I was so sad and scared because I didn't know what was going to happen, and secretly Sam didn't want me to date anyone else while he was gone. Well his wish came true. I was open to the idea of dating other people but it just didn't happen for me. Besides that, anytime I started to get close to someone Sam always was in the back of my head. He informed me that he would anxiously wait every week for my letters. There were a few times that I missed and he got a little worried but I always wrote back. After the two years of writing, we started dating again and Dec. 15, 2012 we went to Temple Square with my family and my best friend got down and one knee and asked me, "Will you marry me?" Well I said yes and May 1, 2013 we were married and sealed together for time and eternity. The same day the my great-grandparents and my parents were married. Now almost a year later we are expecting out first child and we couldn't be happier.

I'm new to this whole blogging experience but my mother has recommended I do it so we will see how it goes. I hope you all enjoy Sam and I's story and there will be more to come. Well until next time as Tigger would say TTFN - Tata For Now!!