Tuesday, September 4, 2012


 Since the new addition, we had a crazy summer with lots of visitors!! My family came a month after the babe was born.  Here is a preview of some of our fun week together!

Best news ever! We are going to Alaska in two weeks to visit Katie and Jedd.  I won tickets through a  contest on pintrest/facebook.  I just had to pin some photos to my board from the Dirty Dash blog (the mud run event) and than they picked a random winner.  I still can't believe I won!! No one else can either! Alaska here we come!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Angry BABY

Is it wrong that I love these?! He's just so cute!!!


Today the babe is one month old.  I have been a mommy for an entire month!! I love being a mom! It's so fun and I could cuddle the little guy for hours.  He is such a good baby.  He eats so well, stops crying as soon as you pick him up and has such a sweet little spirit.

Yes, I'm tired often and most days I go crazy being stuck in the house.  I hate not socializing with adults or people in general.  Still haven't made any friends in Heber.  It's so hard to make friends here!! Other than that, life is great being a new mommy.

The little guy is gaining about an ounce a day and growing like crazy! He loves tummy time for like 2 minutes and than he's done.  He hates his car seat but always ends up failing asleep after a few minutes.  He still is confused on the whole night and day thing but we are working on it.

I'm not sure how we where so blessed with such an easy little baby. I'm sure the table's will turn soon enough and if it doesn't our next one will be a tearier forsure!!  I'm loving life and enjoying my little baby before he grows up too fast!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

3 weeks EARLY

First off, I can't believe I'm a mommy and that our little man came so early!! I love it!! He's more than I could have ever imagined! We love him to pieces!!!! Here's his story to entering the world....

Sunday July 1st I had to work at sumo. I just got this weird feeling as I was driving to work that something was going to happen. I always kinda had a feeling that he would come early but I just thought it may have been coming from my eagerness to meet the babe.

After work I went straight to bed. I got up um like 5 times in the night to pee. I got up while Ster was getting ready for work to pee again. I noticed that my underwear was wet and it was NOT pee. I kinda freak out and told Ster that I thought that my water had broken.  He got all excited and finshed gettting ready.

I read that you should lay down for 20 mins and see what happens when you get up. That's exactly what I did. I got up and 2 seconds later a flood came gushing out! I was standing in a puddle of water!! Crazy! We than knew for sure that my water indeed broke. We called the doctor and she told us to come in ASAP.  We packed our bags and headed to Kneaders for some labor pushing breakfast sandwiches.

Once we arrived at the hospital, the nurse checked me and I was 2 centimeters dilated and 60% effaced. That meant it was time for pitocin since I was not progressing and it had been 3 hours since my water broke. I was on pitocin for about an hour when my doctor came in to check on me. She checked me and wasn't sure if it was the head or the babies bum that she felt.  She did an ultra sound and than looked at me with a disappointing face.  Baby boy was breach.  I instantly started to cry.  I had no choice but to have a c-section.  There was no way to even try to move him since there was no more fluid for him to move in. 

They explained to me what was going to happen and how long it would take.  About 30 mins later I was walking into the OR. I only had 30 mins to come to terms that I was having a c-section. It freaked me out! Once I got into the OR I couldn't stop crying! It was such a cold scary room with lots of instruments and machines.  Luckily Sterling was able to be in the room the entire time since he works in the OR. What a blessing that was! I'm not sure how I would have been able to get through it with out him.  He got to be the one holding me up while the anesthesiologist gave me the spinal block. Normally it would have been the nurse holding me.  He helped calm me down so much!

I felt the medicine instantly.  It felt so weird not to feel anything below my chest. I did not like it!!  Then people where doing things to my left and right. It was crazy. I couldn't feel a thing as they positioned me on the OR table and put a catheter in.  After that I just felt pressure.  Ten minutes into the operation Sterling Kyson Ercanbrack was BORN! He came out screaming!  It was so good to hear him cry! The doctors really had to pull hard to get the little guy out.  His little bum was so low!  He was born on Monday July 2nd at 12:17 pm. He weighed 7lbs 3 oz and was 19 inches long.  Big guy for being 3 1/2 weeks early!

They checked him out and he was perfect.  Sterling got to hold him a few mintues later. Its was such a surreal moment.  He was holding our little man and I was laying on a table getting my insides stiched up!  It took them like 30 mins to finish me up and then I got to hold my sweet baby.

When I got back to my room, the first thing they had me do was feed the little guy.  He did so good and has been doing good ever since.  What a blessing that has been.  I wanted to breast feed so bad and I was worried it wouldn't work out in some way.

We got to leave the hospital on the 4th.  I was kind of sad to leave for 3 reasons.....the nurse taking the babe at night....the snack fridge (best chocolate milk ever...I may have drank like 5 a day!) and the food which you just order when ever you want.  Park City Medical actually has amazing food.  I got a yummy fruit plate at every meal!  We got the best care and I would love to have all my babies there! Plus we got extra TLC since Ster is an employee.

I'm so happy! We love our little Kyson so much! I cant imagine our life now without him.  I can't get enough of him.  I love holding him. Ster and I laughed the other day because we both agreed that it is fun to change his diaper! I'm sure this will change soon but its so fun now!

He's such a good baby and he brings such a sweet spirit into our home! We love you Kyson!!

Overload of pictures!!

Daddy and Kyson's first nap!

flowers my sweet hubby got me

We love this little guy so much!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Exploring Utah with the belly!

We love living in Utah!! It's so nice to be close to stores and mountains!! We love Heber Valley! So beautiful and green! I'm also loving the weather! It's so warm here which at times makes me angry since the babe makes me super hot!

We got another Xterra which has been super fun to have here.  We have taken it multiple times off raoding to some super pretty places.  At this moment in our lives, its super nice to drive around and look instead of walking or shall I say waddling.

For Memorial weekend we went camping in American Fork Canyon. That was a bit of a disaster! Beautiful but snow and freezing temperatures put a damper on the weekend. We went Saturday morning and just explored the back country in the warm car.  Since it was snowing we decided to head into town for dinner and a movie. Excellent choice. When we got back to our campsite hoping to make smores, we where welcomed by more snow! Straight to bed we went!

Sunday morning we hoped for the best. WRONG! It's the holiday weekend of course the weather needs to be horrid.  We went into town again and got breakfast and than hiked to timpanogos cave. Still cold and raining but it was beautiful!  We had fun and it was nice that it wasn't super hot.  Here are so pictures to document are festivities! Don't judge us....we look horrid in all of these but they are just to fun not to post, plus one day I'll be skinny again but I'll have an adorable baby boy!!

always waiting on the preggers.....I was slow!

32 weeeks

we where being silly on all of these...just having a good time in the back counrty....plus Ster was in heaven driving the Xterra

we decided to torture Jackson.....not in focus but it makes me laugh

The next weekend we decided to go back to the canyon and hike the trail that we wanted to do over the holiday weekend.   What a difference in the weather! Beautiful and sunny! Perfect hike for me too! It was all up but not bad at all.  It felt great to get out and hike.  I miss it so much and I'm so sad I won't get to do any backpack trips this summer.  After the hike we went into town. Did some shopping and ended the night with a movie. Such a fun day! 
2 mile hike up to a lake in American Fork canyon

33 weeks

we have a love/hate relationship ....or I do.....being pregnant I get super annoyed with the poor pup!

view from the lake

Jackson loves hiking.....everyone always says oh I bet you had to carry him up here.....yeah right he hikes better than both of us.  He needs his own backpack to carry his goods in since he has so much energy! 

This last weekend we went up to the ranch in Provo canyon with Ster's family.  I love going to the ranch! Its so beautiful and relaxing. We just hang out, talked, went on the 4 wheeler and relaxed! Great weekend!

I'm now 35 weeks. Baby will be here so soon! I can't believe it! It has gone by so fast! Some days i wish it was time and others I freak out thinking we are going to have a baby!  My belly is huge and I'm getting so uncomfortable! Its hard to sleep at night and I get up to pee like 3 times in the night. I'm still going strong with my work outs but pew today it was super hard. I look like a beached whale when I try to get up off the floor. Not a pretty site!

We are taking birth classes which we didn't plan on doing but they fell into our lap so we went with it.  I'm happy we are taking them now. I have learned so much about breathing and potions. It's just giving me more knowledge and power over my labor which is great.  I just feel more prepared for the big event.

The babes room is all set up! I just need to put some stuff on the walls and it will be ready! Pictures to come! Yeah for baby boy Ercanbrack!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beautiful Jess

The lighting for these pictures was perfect!! I love them all but picked my favorites!