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35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

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To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Edward is home!

Celebrate! Edward arrived at his new home today! He is sleeping and should have a full belly. We had quite an adventure at the Women's Hospital in Albuquerque. Thanks to all the NICU nurses for keeping our baby safe.

Here are a few pictures the hospital took for us.

It feels like Christmas....

Edward should be home today at Noon!!! YEAH!

After a long road of boring days spent in the NICU, it will be a much welcomed change to have him home and in our arms for good. I, almost, look forward to taking care of him at night. At least he will be here.

Here is hoping for the best today!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009


Little baby Edward was born after 72 hours of intense labor. He spent a little too much time in the birth canal and aspirated his own meconium. I know this is common and most babies get to come home after about 48 hours of observation. Well I happened to get a fever and an infection while in labor so it transferred over to Edward. He was taken to the NICU and the doctors found that his blood gasses were too high. They tried for two days to get them down. I am not sure exactly what that means, but the blood gasses have gone down and he is doing much better. (We found out later that the doctors said he was "knocking on deaths door" that night)

Edward is off oxygen and his IV was taken out on Sunday. He just has a little port in his hand to give him his antibiotics. He has been eating like a champ and seems to get better and better every day.

Stephen has been the most hands on, making me a little jealous. I will write about the LONG labor someday when we get to bring Edward home. For now, he is sleeping in the NICU just waiting for the doctors to give him the OK to come home.

We have been truly blessed by all the well wishes, prayers, and food that has been delivered to our home. I am so grateful for the Gospel in my life. I received a blessing just before Edward came out and my Dad along with Stephen ran down to the NICU to bless little Edward. It was a truly amazing experience. I will update as time permits. As for now, Stephen and I are spending 14 hour days at the Women's Hospital in Albuquerque!

Love you all!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Edward Forrest Barnes

February 19, 2009

11:41 PM

7 pounds 5.3 ounces

20.5 inches

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Did I mention...


I exited church before the sacrament was passed today because of some major pain in my right Kidney. Yep, that would be number 4! AND YES, the choir (which I direct) was scheduled to sing. I hope it went well.

'Little baby, it is time to come out so these Kidney Stones go away'

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Two weeks to go....

No baby yet... but time is going by very fast. I can't believe I will be holding a BABY (wait, MY BABY) in two weeks!!!!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dear Albuquerque...

Please enjoy the free maternity clothes, baby clothes, lap top, computer, shoes, air mattress, and much much more. Compliments of Julie and Sharla. We are sad to see these items go; however, you could have just asked and we may have felt generous and given the items free of charge. You did not need to break the driver side window and climb into the truck taking the items for yourself. I am sorry to see that your behavior will cost the police a trip out to look at the broken glass on the ground while dusting for finger prints. Guess what? We have the serial numbers and you left a hefty palm print on the side of the truck, so maybe you walked away a winner for now, but we have a small chance of catching up to you (if not in this life, maybe the next).

Monday, February 2, 2009

Last Ultrasound before baby arrives!

I think he looks just like Stephen!! What do you think?