Saturday, March 15, 2014

Family Update

As days go by, the baby is getting bigger and Allorah is growing into a young lady and Jo is turning into an adult.... all in the blink of an eye. It seems like days turn into seconds and every time I turn around they are older. 
Allorah has had some hard times with her diabetes lately and recently started insulin injections. She is a fighter and will continue to keep beating this. She is doing awesome at St. Michaels and we couldn't be happier. The tuition is a beast but as long as she is doing well and liking her opportunities then we will continue to send her. 
Jordyn just bought her a pug named Captain Doug the Pug. He is so ugly that he's cute. I will post a pic when I get one. She is doing well in Albuquerque and trying to find her "own". She is successful and that's all we could hope for. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Go Broncos!

Its game day at the Barton house! We enjoyed some wings at BWW and then came home to finish up watching the game! Go Broncos! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy New Years to all our family and friends. May you all have a healthy, blessed and prosperous 2014. 
My 2014 was filled with so many emotions. From the birth of our perfect son to a not so great event that we are dealing with, our 2013 is over and we look forward to a new year to make new memories. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Family

Having a new little one in the house has been such a joy. I forgot how much work it is to have a newborn but I have the best helpers and the most amazing support from Nathan and Allorah and Jordyn when we have the opportunity to see her. Hudson is getting so big and is now 5 weeks old. He had his check up yesterday and weighs 11 lbs 7 oz and is in the 75th percentile for weight so he is eating pretty healthy. 
Allorah is doing fantastic in school and has a great group of friends that she has associated herself with. Her grades are great and she is enjoying her trimester. I'm so happy that she has finally grown into her "own" and is doing well. She is also such a big help with Hudson. She absolutely loves her little brother and is so loving with him. 
Jo has been doing wonderful in Albuquerque. She took her state boards on Monday and just got her first salon job. She is ecstatic and we pray that she grows an amazing clientele and is able to continue to a bigger and better salon. Nathan and I have no doubts that she won't accomplish that. 
It's almost time for me to go back to work and I am going to miss the little guy immensely. I wish I could take off longer but I didn't have enough time. It's going to be hard to not see him all day. 
Just a few recent pics of my family. I am so blessed to have them and they are such a joy to my life. 

Friday, November 8, 2013


Hudson Andrew Barton. Born 8:01 AM on Tuesday, November 5th. Weighing in at a healthy 8 lbs 13.2 ounces and 20 inches long. He is an absolute angel and such a mellow baby. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Almost Time

The crib is up, the room is ready and our bags are packed! But are we ready?! I can't help but feel anxious and excited and terrified all rolled up in one. We report to the hospital on Tuesday morning at 5:45 and should be having the cesarean start at 7:30. The girls will be there, my parents and my in-laws will all be there to greet this big boy. I am praying for an uneventful surgery and quick recovery and overall blessed experience and I know Nathan is too. Stay tuned for pics and announcements and please keep us in your prayers.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Hudson Watch

So we had our perinatal appointment this week and it seems Mr. Hudson Andrew is a mighty huge baby boy. His estimated weight on Tuesday was 8 lbs. 5 oz!! He is considered "macrosomic". So being that he is that big already and is barely 37 weeks gestation, we were given the option of an elective c-section. Jordyn was an 8 lb baby and I had so many problems trying to deliver her. 
After much discussion with my amazing physician and the perinatologist and my doctor calling and gathering info for us, Nathan and I have opted for a cesarean. I meet with the OB-GYN who has agreed to see me on 10/31 for a consult and he has scheduled my c-section for 0730 on 11/5. That is unless I don't go into labor before then, which would be ideal. If I do go into labor soon I will attempt a natural approach but that may change if no progression is made. Nathan and I did so much work and preparation to fully enjoy and understand a true natural childbirth that I feel kind of robbed especially for him. He was so excited and and anxious for a natural delivery. So maybe, the natural route will work but the longer this boy cooks in my belly the bigger he is becoming. Yikes!!! Maybe we have a future Broncos or Reds player on our hands.