Friday, December 17, 2010

The longest 10 days ever.......

Brexdon has tons of brown hair and big brown eyes. We are so happy to have him in our arms. The past 2 weeks have been so good, scary, and long.
Day #1 Brex was born and was doing so well he starting eating right away and was such a happy baby. Very alert with those big eyes.

Day #2  Jaundice kicked in and started to get really bad. He also stopping eating and was so out of it the nurses would have to poke his feet to do blood test and it wouldn't even faze him.

Day #3 Sam and I started to worry about him not eating and you could tell he was dropping weight. We had to start feeding with a syringe with pumped milk.  That day they found out he had a blood problem for some reason his red  blood count was really really low. He only had 2/3 the blood his little body was supposed to have. His Hemoglobin was at a 10. (Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs. At his age it should have been 17-22. Dr. Staker right away did a spinal tap to check for an infection on his brain and did a urine test to make sure his kidneys and everything were working like they should. The test took 48 Hours to get results. Mean while he had an IV put in to treat for an infection just to get a early start on it if the test were to come back +.... Lets just say that was the longest 48 hours ever. Thank heaven for priesthood blessings.

Day #4 They tested his blood again and his red blood cells had dropped to a 9. By this time you could not wake him up and he was so yellow from his jaundice. Sam and I were questioning just taking him to Primary's to have him check out..
Day #5 His blood count dropped to an 8. Dr. Staker was starting to worry he called Primary Childrens and Talk to there newborn blood specialist to make sure he wasn't missing anything. They said he was doing good and just to keep a good watch on him. If it were to drop one more we would be heading to primary to look into doing a blood transfusion before it started affecting his heart and other organs.
His Test results for infections came back late Monday night.... They came back good!! :)
Day #6 Brex's blood count stayed the same and Dr Staker felt Brexdon should stay on the antibiotic for an infection for 5 days just in case there was a hidden infection some where that was causing the blood problem.
Day #7-10 His Blood was tested every morning and it stayed the same. We were able to go home on Friday the 10th with our little boy... Still not knowing what is wrong... We will be going back once a week for test unless his health changes and I take him in.  As for now we are enjoying our sweet little guy.. Praying he will just get better on his own.


Baby is finally here!!!!

--Our cute little guy--
6:36 PM
7.5 LBS
19 Inches long

We are so happy to have our little guy with us. He has lots of dark hair and from the looks of it his eyes they are turning brown.  :)  Labor was not to bad at all. Come to find out I was in labor the night before and thought I was just having Braxton Hicks Contractions.  This little guy was planning on coming December 1st no matter what.  Labor lasted 9.5 hours and all I have to say is I am thankful for epidurals.  I have to say I have married the best man out there. He has been so good to me during this pregnancy and was such good support during and after labor. He is and will be the best daddy. He already wont let me hold the little guy if he is in the room. :) 

The morning we left for the hospital

15 min. before Brexdon was born

 One Proud Daddy!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


 Brexdon Ervan Rhoades

~Baby Shower in Roosevelt~

Friday, November 19, 2010

Grandma Keelings special gift to Brex!

My sweet Mom put a lot of time into this Beautiful Blanket. I cant wait to Rap him up in it!

Halloween Party In Tabiona 2010

SAM and ALEESHA/ Sam's Parents JAN and ERVAN

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Annie her cute puppies!!

Born Oct 8th 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

==Brex we are ready for you==


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

30 Weeks

30 Weeks
I have been feeling good for the most part. No problems so far :) We have almost everything ready for him. We just finished our baby classes last night. Sam was so good to go and have a good attitude.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Monday we spent the day in Tabby helping dad on the farm! It’s getting that time of year when we have to put all the farm equipment up for the year. I am glad we get to spend the little time do have in Tabby.  Whenever we are out there we don’t ever want to leave.Cant wait for the day when we can call Tabby home.

Yes Hun I think your Tractor is sexy...


Sam and I decided we needed a second vehicle. One that has more room for kids!
I love our new car! I have always wanted an SUV.  My husband spoils me But don't tell him that!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


This one is my favorite his feet are right in his face.

Monday, August 16, 2010

One of those days you dread!!

I had such a wonderful Birthday! Thank you everyone for making it special!
My husband was such a sweetie! I woke up at 5:30 am to get ready for work. While I was getting ready Sam decided to get up with me. I thought maybe he decided to go running or something.Not knowing what he was doing I just got ready and went to head out the door and as I came down the stairs he has this huge breakfast all cooked and ready for me to eat before work! That started my day off with a smile! I had a great day at work. Boss told me to go home early for the heck of it. We went to my work party that night and they had a drawing for half a pig in a huge cooler. I was the lucky one that night and left with a lot of meat!! To finish off the night we hit up a movie which is always fun!! What a good Birthday! I have such a sweet husband!

Kristin and Leslie thanks for the yummy cake!! :)

Love gifts like these! One of Sam's friends makes these cute benches!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

**24th of July**

      This year we were not able to leave town because Sam was on call for work. We decided to make the best of it and had a blast. Saturday morning we drove Strata's bucket truck in Vernal's 24th of July parade.  We had never been to that parade and we were shocked how big it was. If you ever get a chance go check it out.
     Saturday afternoon we went boating with our friends here in Roosevelt. Being pregnant I didn't think it was such a good idea to be to crazy so I just took it easy. The best part was trying to wake surf behind the boat!!! Sam and I looked like pros!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

19 Weeks

Saturday, July 17, 2010


~Baby Boy~