Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Little Prince...

Richard at nearly 8 months old. How I love my little man! :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pics from this summer in the Sierras...

Dave my sailor!
My first time sailing!!
Baby boy! (Hmm...upon closer observation I see a strange orange mark on his eyebrow...but it is merely a tiny patch of sunlight making it's way through the stroller canopy. :))
Shannon just out of the bath--Late summer 2009
Shannon with her baby
Granddaddy and Richard

Oct 2009

"who me?!" :)
Kinda fuzzy pic, but such a cute smile!
One of the first times they "played" together...Shannon is trying to pat Richard on the head, and Richard is trying to grab her face. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Summer and Misc. Recent

Richard and his cousin Edmund!
Both babes asleep in their Bumbleride!

Shannon in her hat made by Aunt Laura, and her baby is wearing the hat made for Richard. :)

My two men! :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

A "Dark Rider"??
Nope! Just Shannon doing a favorite thing of hers right now: wrapping Mommy's and Daddy's clothes around herself! :)
Shannon in her new Old Navy sale rack outfit. :) I think she looks as yummy as a cupcake!
Richard zonked on Mommy's arm after nursing.

More July pics!

Our little blue-eyed cutie!
Shannon as I found her after her nap...:)
A tired, but wonderful and handsome Dave with his two babies! :)
A Shannon mouth on Richard! :)
Our precious Shannon! She is so full of life and loves to laugh and smile and babble all day long! :) 17 months in this photo.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Spring 2009

Shannon while on a walk to the UI.
Shannon all ready for either church or Nethaniel's wedding...can't remember.
Richard napping...that is definitely both his Granddaddy Foucachon's, and cousin Timmy's mouth! :)
Shannon got ahold of my Starbucks coffee before I could stop I went ahead and snapped a photo since the damage was already done. :) Thankfully there was just a small amount left in the bottom.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Nephew! Edmund Lucien Foucachon! :)

Daniel and his little son! I can't believe my little brother is a daddy!! It's wonderful. :)
What a cute expression! I love the little hand. :) Praise the Lord, and congratulations to Daniel and Lydia!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More Recent Pics!

Shannon LOVES to make noise with anything she can find! Here she is clacking together two hangers. :) She also loves sitting in her brother's Boppy.
Richard all "zen" hangin' out in his Maxi Cosi car seat. :)
What a smile! Shannon is usually a pretty happy girl. Right now she's trying to jump...I suspect she's trying to copy Tigger's bouncing...:)
Richard is such a SWEET baby! Shannon was as well, but not like this! I love it. :)
I love this outfit on Shannon--the skort is from an Old Navy sale rack last fall--I thought it would take longer till she could wear it, but she's wearing size 2T now!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rugby stripe in bright colors! And the attached shorts underneath are great as well. Wishing I had bought more than one pair! :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Shannon in action--she doesn't walk everywhere: she RUNS! :)
First walk with the Bumbleride! It's amazing! :D
Future pianist?
Shannon in her adorable dress from Tracy Craven--Thank you Tracy! :)

Richard and Shannon

Richard sleeping on Daddy. He's 7 weeks old here, I believe.
Shannon loves sitting in "her" Boppy while watching Winnie the Pooh. :)
Richard--6 weeks old?
Our little chub-a-lub Richard at 2 months old--"Thank you Auntie Suzanne, Uncle Alex, Matthew, Timmy, and Etienne, for my adorable outfit!", says Richard! :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Shannon 16 Months Old!

Here is Shannon yesterday (May 29th) dancing in the living room. :) She LOVES to dance!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Baby Richard!!

I had a strange thing happen with Richard's delivery...or rather, something strange that caused labor...I was almost 35 weeks pregnant, and one evening started having severe pain in my side. It wouldn't go away when I went to bed, but got worse and spread up my side, in my ribs (they felt like they were on fire if I touched them) up to my shoulder, across my back and down my other side. It was SO strange. It was unrelenting pain--constant, and Tylenol didn't help at ALL. The next morning we went to see our doctor, and the pain got even worse while I was there...I couldn't lie down or sit up straight in a chair! Our doctor sent us to the ER, and there they did some tests, ultrasounds, etc...but every test came back negative...which is great, except nobody could figure out the pain! While I was in the ER, I started going into labor from the intense pain (??). (They were not labor pains, but it caused labor.) Because I was just shy of 35 weeks pregnant, they made the decision to airlift me to a bigger hospital in Spokane, WA, which is a 2-hour drive from Moscow. Apart from being in pain, the helicoptor ride (30 minutes) was sort of fun! :) They had given me an IV with some pain medication, and that took the edge off. In Spokane they did more tests..all of them were negative except for the amniocentesis (which I would never do if it were earlier in the pregnancy because of the risk of hurting the baby or provoking labor...) That test showed there was probably an infection in the uterus which was causing pain and also labor. So they gave me some pitocin and an epidural and some pain medication, and I went to sleep (the pain was only a tiny bit better all night...miserable, but at least I slept)...the next morning at 5 AM, I felt my water break, and about an hour later, Richard Allyn Beauchamp II was born! He weighed 7 lb 5 oz, which is big for a preemie! The took him up to the NICU to get some oxygen, and they said he aspirated some blood during delivery, and that caused a small infection in his lungs, so they had to give him an antibiotic, and also a surfactant to help his lungs out since he was born too early. But he got better really fast! After a week he had all the oxygen and tubes gone, and they just wanted to make sure he was eating enough to go home. That took another week.
I was in the hospital for another 3 days because the strange upper body pains kept on after I delivered...they gave me more antibiotics, and pain medication, and told me to rest, and it gradually got better! They think I must have had placental abruption that caused an infection in the uterus, but they never could find out for sure! I am just glad it's gone! :) Praise God for a healthy little boy! He's such a cuddler--I love it! :)

You'll need to scroll down to see the pics in order...

Little munchkin is down to a simple canula with a small amount of oxygen! Hooray!
Holding my precious boy...This was only about the 3rd or 4th day...before that I was on IVs and unable to hold him, plus they had him on the CPAP.

Richard getting Mommy's good milk via a bottle...

After I held him about 1 minute, they whisked Richard up to the NICU--he needed oxygen, and it seems he aspirated some blood during delivery.

Richard seconds after delivery...What a chubby little 35-week-old!! 7lb, 5oz!

Friday, February 20, 2009

More January 2009...

Shannon with Great-Grandma Margaret in California...
Shannon sound asleep on vacation in Cambria..this is often how she falls asleep, with her hands behind her head! :)

Our nearly 1 year-old!

The view from the balcony of the home my parents-in-law rented for the whole family to stay in for a week in had amazing views, and as you can see was a few steps away from the coast itself! Thank you Mom and Dad Beauchamp!! :)