Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Brother Steven Got Married

My youngest brother Steven has been dating Stephany Sessions for 2 years.  Both of them were attending the University of Wyoming in Laramie.  Jayson and I went to school with Stephany's parents.  Her mother was in Jayson's grade and her father is a year older than Jayson and her father's brother was one of Jayson's best friends in high school.  They got married in Sheridan, Wyoming at her home and had their reception on her parents property and my mom had a reception in Lovell on Monday night.  I wasn't able to attend because I was in Springdale helping Teisha with the baby and her recovery.  My sister in-law made sure she sent me some great pictures though.
A bunch of handsome Durtsche boys and my oldest Dustin.
My nephew Kirk, Dustin, my youngest brother Steven
(the groom), Patrick, Justin, and Shane.

At the rehearsal the night before.

My beautiful sister Samantha and Brinlee and Cooper.

Cooper, Brinlee, and Reece Durtsche
(My sister's precious kiddos)

My brother Shane and his son Kirk.

Our cousins Bishop Dax Collins married them.

A bunch of Durtsche nieces and nephews.

Justin's daughter Charlee and Sydnee.

My pretty Durtsche sister in-laws and my sister.
Kyle (Patrick's wife), Samantha, Teri (Justin's wife),
and Marci (Shane's wife)

Kyle and her boys.

Reece and Michael

Zac, Shane, Marci, Kirk, and Kade Durtsche

Shane and Marci's 24th anniversary.

My mom and some of her brothers.
Brett and Trudi Mayes, Gary and Darci Mayes, my mom,
and Charlene and Joe Mayes.

Stephany, Steven, and mom.

Bride and Grooms dance.

Steven and mom.

Friday, July 14, 2017

I Spent Most Of The Week In Springdale

Since Teisha had a C Section, she didn't get out of the hospital until Monday evening and since they had to be back the next morning to have the baby checked they just stayed the night at our house.  We were excited to have them here.  Tuesday after the doctor visit and by the time they got back here Teisha was in a lot of pain and I found out she hadn't had any pain pills in 24 hours.  She was having a hard time, so they rested before they headed home and then Jayden and I headed up to Springdale after I got Jayson dinner.  We stayed the night and I helped with the baby in the night.  First thing Wednesday morning Jayden and I had to come back to St. George to get his cast off his hand and have another x-ray.  It still wasn't 100%, but he had worn the cast for 6 weeks, so they took it off and said be careful.  Wednesday evening Jayden and I headed back to Springdale and we stayed until Saturday evening.  I cleaned, did laundry, held the baby, cooked meals, and took a couple of night shifts with Aria.  Teisha has a hard week of being in pain and being really emotional, so it was nice to be there for her.  Jayson came up Saturday and spent the day with all of us.  I enjoyed my week with them.
Grandma time!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Aria Was Released From the Nicu

Aria was in the Nicu (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for about 48 hours after her birth because Teisha got an infection after her water broke and she wasn't dilating fast enough.  Teisha ran a fever and they started her on antibiotics.  They had to watch Aria and test her blood to be sure she didn't have it.  Since she was born by C Section the doctor thinks thats why she didn't get the infection.  We went to the hospital today to see her for the first time in Teisha's room and the nurses had given her a bath.  What a cutie.

Jayson's nephew Brennen and his family
came to the hospital to see Aria for the
first time.

We went and got some Taco Bell and sat in the waiting area
while Teisha fed the baby.

Look at that young, handsome grandpa!  He
never ages!

Saturday, July 8, 2017


I'M A GRANDMA!  How exciting and stressful at the same time.  It's been a rough week and Teisha had to go through so much to get our beautiful granddaughter here.  We are so excited to be grandparents and that both momma and baby are doing well.

Teisha was due on Wednesday, July 5th.  The day came and went and she really hadn't had many pains.  When she showed up for her normal checkup, the doctor said she was only dilated to a 2 and they scheduled her induction for the next Wednesday, just in case she had not had her.  On Thursday, Teisha called at 1:30 and said, I think my water just broke.  I asked if she was having any pain and she said no, but that they were coming down to St. George for her to be checked.  The doctor did a test to be sure it was her water that had broken and it was, so they admitted her to the hospital.  She waited, but never could feel any pains and they said she was having contractions, but they weren't doing anything.  They started her on pitocin to help the contractions be harder and come faster.  By 8 p.m. Teisha was in a lot of pain, so at 10:30 they gave her an epidural.  When she first got to the hospital and started an IV the nurse missed her vein and had to keep trying and Teisha doesn't do well with needles, so that was her first not so good experience.  Then the epidural hit something and made her left hip hurt like crazy for a while.  At 12:30 a.m. the doctor came in and said Teisha was only dilated to a 3 and that it would be a while, so to let her get some rest.  I think he was a little overwhelmed because Teisha had 15 people in her room.  Two of them were camera people there to take pictures of the birth and most of them were Ryan's family.  At 5:30 a.m. Teisha called me crying and said she had gotten an infection from having her water break so long ago and that the baby would probably get it.  I headed to the hospital at 8 and stood by her almost all day trying to hold ice on her head to bring her fever down and comforting her when things kept going wrong.  Finally at 1:30 the nurse said they would have Teisha start trying to push.  She pushed so hard for 2 hours and the nurses said she was such a good pusher, but the babies head was so big and she was face up, so she couldn't fit under Teisha's pelvic bone.  The doctor came in and said they couldn't even use forceps because the baby wasn't down far enough and that they should consider a C section.  Teisha and Ryan were both so upset, we all were because that wasn't what we wanted to hear after over 24 hrs. of hard labor.  At first Teisha said no, she would keep trying, but Ryan talked to her and told her she had done everything she could and he thought she should have the surgery for her and the babies sake.  Aria Rose was born at 4:42 p.m. on 7-7-17 and she weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches.  She was such a big baby and she was face up and the doctor said Teisha has a tiny pelvis, so those were the reasons she couldn't deliver her.  She is such a beautiful baby with dark hair like Teisha had and she looks just like Teisha did even with the oriental looking eyes.  We can't wait to spoil her.  Teisha is exhausted and the baby has been a little sick.  They think she may have gotten the infection that Teisha had, so she will be in the nice for 36 hours and hopefully all will be well.

When she first got to the hospital she wasn't
in any pain and feeling good.

She has no idea what she is in for.  Poor thing.

Getting more epidural after many hours
of laboring.

Flowers and chocolates Grandma Durtsche
and Aunt Samantha sent.

Going in for a C Section.

My first time to hold Aria.

She has lungs.

So precious.

I was super emotional all day.

Couldn't be more proud!

Aunt Tianna is so excited.

Emotions were high.

Uncle Jayden stayed at the hospital
for many hours patiently waiting and
as soon as he got off work he hurried back.

Teisha's first time to see the baby.

Witnessing the first time Teisha held
Aria was amazing.  Aria had been
crying off and on, but never cried once
and just kept starring into Teisha's face.

Teisha was so swollen in the feet and legs
so she has compression socks on.

Ryan is going to be such a good daddy.

Ryan's mom, Shirley's first time holding Aria.

Teisha at 2 months.


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