Thursday, December 29, 2011

Coming home- 12/01/11

So here are a few cute shots I took of Eli right before we came home from the hospital. 



Check out this little smile…


Big yawn…


He was done with the photos and ready to be held


It always amazes me how tiny they are in their car seat!


Oh and as of this post (one month old) he has already outgrown this outfit!

Can you tell we are related?

So I think that my babies all look a little different, but really can you tell who is who?

I turned them all black and white to make it a little harder…




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And the ANSWERS ARE…………………….



















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I think the boys especially look alike.  Although I thought that when Eli was born and many people have commented on it.  Even though I’m pretty sure they will each have their own look, I don’t think there will ever be any doubt that they are all related. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I am a Child of God

Sariah singing I Am a Child of God

Stories of Jesus

Sariah singing Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

Twinkle Twinkle

Sariah singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Squishy love

I just love this squishy snuggle boy.

Monday, December 12, 2011

What a helper

Sariah was holding Eli's binkie in for him so it wouldn't fall out. I'm blessed with such a great little helper.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Totally my daughter

James took the kids to see the dance group that he does the Nutcracker with perform at Union Station. While there, I guess they went and got chocolates. They picked out special ones for she and I to have. Here she is showing off hers and her chocolate mouth. Yep she's totally my daughter.


Our best friends Rob and Jessi came by last night for Uncle Rock to meet Eli.

Nap time

I love to snuggle with my tiny man and nap.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Going to meet new brother Elias

Not sure if this will work but here is a video of the kids coming to meet Eli.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Sent from Sam's iPhone

Elias James Ransom

The stats:

Born: November 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Length: 20 inches
Weight: 7lbs 15 oz
Head: 13 1/2 inches
Chest 13 1/2 inches

Lots of dark brown hair.
Super awake and alert- more than either of my other kids.
Good eater.

I was induced. The labor was 5hrs and 24 minutes. Everything went smoothly. He did have the cord around his neck twice.  My mom and James were there with me.


Okay so here are the pictures from the day Elias was born.  There are a few less modest shots- just to warn you.  Nothing too graphic though! Smile


Here we are before delivery.  Thank heaven for epidurals.  The one I got this time was a little different then my others.  He does 2 sort of.  The first he puts in is a fast acting drug and then he places the epidural.  So before I was even laying back, my legs were going numb.  Rather than having to wait the 30 minutes for the epidural to work.  It was really nice!



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So my timeline this time was really similar to Ben. I could almost copy my labor story from him and insert it here. But here is the quick report.

4:30AM: Wake up and Shower

6:00AM: Arrive at hospital

7:00AM: Doctor breaks water and starts Pitocin

9:30AM: Got Epidural

11:15AM: Nurse checks and I’m at a 6

11:27AM: I call the nurse back in because when she moved me to my other side about 10 minutes before I started feeling a lot of pressure on that side.  I thought the epidural was wearing off on that side.  She says, I bet your are ready- meaning ready to push.  I laughed because I think she is nuts.  I mean I was just at a 6.  We had sent James out to get lunch.  There was no way I was ready.  So she checks me and well I was 9.5 dilated.  She was like 2 more minutes and you will be ready. 

So now we are frantically calling and texting James.  We weren’t sure where he was exactly in the lunch getting process and sort of didn’t want him to miss the birth.  He was just pulling back in to the hospital.  So he rushed upstairs and him and mom both scarfed down lunch. 

Then we waited.  Yep that is right. Apparently it was a popular day to be induced with your 3rd kid.  There were two other women being induced with their third that day and we were all ready to push at the same time pretty much.  So everyone was racing around.  Eli probably would have been born a good 10 minutes sooner except the doctor was in the other room delivering the one of the other ladies.  The nurse even told the doctor if I hadn’t had an epidural, he wouldn’t have been delivering me.

So he finally came in, and they got all set up.  After pushing for 4 minutes (according to one of the nurses), Eli was born at 12:24pm.  I think I only pushed 4 or 5 times- it is okay you can hate me.   

James waiting for the doctor- can you tell we got no sleep the night before-  


Here is our little Elias James Ransom


This is Dr. Billharz- who was great! I saw him a ton when I was pregnant with Ben, but only once this pregnancy.  It was nice to have a doctor I knew this time though.  I forgot to get one with our AWESOME nurse- Stephanie.  She was super great too!


They like to do the skin to skin right after birth which is super nice.  Just so sweet to hold your baby right away. 


One of my biggest complaints with being induced is the no food after midnight the night before rule.  So I’m always STARVING by the time the baby is born.  And for some reason my darling husband thinks he should get a picture of me eating right after birth.  It is a tradition now I guess. 


Grandma Ransom (James’ mom) was awesome and watched our kids during the labor.  So they got to come up just shortly after Eli was born.  Sariah wasn’t sure at first.  I think just the hospital setting intimidated her.  Then when I asked if she wanted to see his hair- she was in love. 


I will post the video of Ben soon.  It was probably the cutest reaction.  He just kept shouting BABY BABY! and patting Eli.  He LOVES his brother!

So here is our family of five!  Still so hard to believe I have 3 kids. 


The required silly face picture.


And here I am with Eli after the kids left.  So yeah I guess with the 3rd kid things do slide.  Apparently, since James was taking all the pictures I forgot to get the camera away from him and take some of him with the baby.  Ugh! 


I always have to check out their hair.  Forgot the 10 fingers and 10 toes thing.  Look at that cute head of hair!  Most of it is dark but he has some blonde mixed in. And his eyes seem lighter than the other kids so it will be interesting to see what color they end up. 


Also a little side note fact-  Eli has his daddy’s name as his middle name and they are both 3rd in birth order and each have 1 older brother and 1 older sister. 

Getting induced!

So here are my last pregnancy pictures before getting induced with Eli.  We took these the night before.  James- yep still thought I looked huge.  So sweet! You can see my reaction to that in the second picture.  To be honest, I felt huge.  I was so excited that I was going to be induced the next day. 

The doctors appointment went like this. 

Doc- Well you are now dilated to a 2, I think you look favorable to be induced.  Let me get the calendar so we can pick a date. 

Doc brings the calendar in… Well any day this week looks good.

Me- Umm is tomorrow too soon?

Doc- No tomorrow is fine.

Me- Okay great (On the inside I was singing praises of joy something like HALLLEEEELUUUUIIAAAA!!!  TOMORROW TOMORROW I LOVE YOU TOMORROW…. yeah I didn’t do this out loud don’t worry)




The tree is up

On of my major goals before the baby came was to get the tree up.  I knew that if it didn’t happen before the baby it was going to be really hard to do after the baby. 

Luckily, James’ family held their Thanksgiving day celebration on Monday because his dad was going out of town.  So on Thanksgiving day, we just stayed home, relaxed and put up the tree. 

Sariah was a huge helper this year.  She hung most of the ornaments except the few super fragile ones. 



Ben well he was around, but more into taking this off the tree then putting them on.  So he was given the soft items to just play with. 


I’m not sure if he was putting this on or taking it off.  It looks all cute like he was putting it on the tree so let’s go with that!