Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Traeden!

Today is Traeden's 8th Birthday.  We had a fun birthday party with his friends on Thursday Night. He chose to go to Chuckie Cheese.  Devin and I have decided to only have friend party's on the year our kids turn 5, 8, 12, and 16.  We of course will make all the other birthdays special at home with extended family.  We took 8 boys, and two vans to Layton.  They polished off two pizzas, unless soft drinks, and 200 tokens.  We had a great cake I made but didn't even have time to dig in so we are saving it for tonight with cousins and Grandma and Grandpa.  
When Traeden's Uncle Danny called to wish him happy birthday he asked him what time he was born and Traeden didn't know (I didn't either) so I thought I would look it up and write a little bit about his birth so I can share it with him.  
Journal Entry:  April 24, 2001
Mom suggested I write in my journal-Great idea.  Last week today the doctors visit was an unexpected shock.  My weight had gone up ab out 7 lbs in a week, my feet were way swollen and I had high blood pressure.  The doctor was very concerned and told me to lay down on my left side and come in again on Friday.  I said so lay down on Friday all day before I come in?  No- he said, from now until you have the baby I want you to lay down.  I was in shock but didn't understand the big deal until he got really serious and said if your blood pressure stays way up you could ultimately have a seizure and lose your baby.  So I decided to follow!  The first few days I kept myself busy reading.  I finished reading three books!  When Friday came the doctor was in delivering a baby so the nurse still had me come in and get my blood pressure taken.  It was higher then before!  but my feet were down and I lost five pounds.  The nurse said if the doctor comes back we will have you come back in.  Sure enough we went back in and had everything checked out.  My blood pressure was way down, I didn't have protein in my urine, I was dilated to a 1, 70% effaced, and baby's position was -2.  Doctor said he still wanted me to stay in bed until I had the baby.  I asked him if I could go to church and he said no.  

My labor Started at 4:00 am when I woke up wet.  I wasn't contracting on my own so once I got to the hospital the doctor started me on pitocin to move things along. 
Date:  April 26, 2001  Time:  8:10 pm  Weight 9 lbs 4 oz  Length:  21 in.   Traeden is a danish last name.  He is named after my Bishop growing up, Uffe Traeden who is just the nicest man. Traeden means thankful.  Devin and I picked out that name before I was even pregnant.  
We blessed Traeden on May 6th when he was only a week and a half old.  We wanted to bless him in before we moved.  
Traeden is a sweet boy.  Around the dinner table we all said things we love about Traeden and here is what was shared-
Traeden shares his toys with me-Conrad
Traeden plays with me-Samantha
He loves to share with others, even his candy-Mom
He is an excellent piano player and works hard at practicing-Grandpa O
He shares conversation with me-Grandma O
He is kind hearted-Devin

For his birthday dinner Traeden chose quesadillas and yogurt parfaits.


Bonnie said...

How fun! Happy Birthday, Traeden!

Shanell said...

Oh, how fun, you are one brave Momma! Eight is a big one, for sure. We do friend bdays on the even years, but your idea might help me save some of my sanity for later years.