Archive for October, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Caden!

We celebrated Caden’s 2nd birthday with a small get together with the Pyo siblings.  It was so amazing to see how much he’s grown and what a big boy he’s become.  It was also fun to see each of the Pyo brothers holding their own child!  In one year, the Pyo family added three new members to the family.  Amazing!  God is so good.

Here’s Caden when he was less than a week old.  They seriously grow up so fast!
Hooray for my birthday!The Pyo men and their babies.  He was so excited to eat the cake he just dug in.  This was the first cake I ever baked by the way.  What a mom will do for her son.  🙂Here we are a little more civilized using a fork.
Happy birthday buddy!  We love you so much!!!

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Pumpkins 2011


I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we went to the Tanaka Farm pumpkin patch.  This year things are a little different from last year.  First of all we decided to try out a different pumpkin patch at Irvine Regional Park.  The biggest difference is that this year we are a family of four instead of a family of three.

Mommy and Caden last year at the Tanaka FarmMommy and Caden this year at Irvine ParkWhoa, that’s a big pumpkin!Here’s one more your size. Someone’s getting taller!Family pic!Caden did not like what was inside the pumpkins so he refused to help with the carving.  Mommy and Daddy ended up doing all the work.  🙂

Colin wanted to be a part of the festivities too.  

Colin Pyo is Here!

Colin Matthew Pyo entered this world on September 20, 2011 at 3:11pm.  He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20.25 inches long.  Here is his birth story…

I went in for my 40 week doctor’s appointment on Monday morning.  My doctor decided to strip my membrane since my due date was only 1 day away.  That night, I started having REAL contractions around 10:30 pm that were about 30 minutes apart.  I knew these were real because I had been having braxton hicks contractions for a long time and these felt VERY different and VERY painful.  Around 1am the contractions started to get closer together, around 9 minutes apart.  Then around 4 in the morning the contractions were getting closer, like 6-7 minutes apart.  That’s when we decided to call the doctor and sure enough, he told me to head over to the hospital.  We called our brother in law Joe to come over to watch Caden and we left for the hospital around 5am.  Seriously, the ride to the hospital was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever had.  The contractions were coming every 5 minutes and each one knocked the breath out of me.

Once I got to the hospital, I was hooked up to the IV and they gave me some medication to ease some of my pain before I got the epidural.  It definitely helped but it also made me extremely drowsy and lethargic.  A couple hours later I got the epidural and the pain was gone, but again I felt soooo tired.  At around 1 in the afternoon, the nurse announced that I was 10 cm dilated and that I would have to start pushing soon.  Seriously, labor was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done.  I had a c-section with Caden and I kept thinking and wishing that I had just done the same for Colin.  I remember having to push but having absolutely no energy to do so.  I would push as hard as I could and as soon as it was time to rest, I would just fall asleep and then wake up again for the next push.  Finally, about an hour and a half later, the doctor came in because the baby was crowning.  DP tells me that the doctor coming in must have motivated me somehow because he said I pushed harder than ever.  I finally delivered Colin at 3:11 pm, after several more intense pushes.  Boy, was I happy to see Colin’s chubby little face.  It’s seriously amazing how quickly you forget the pain after you see and hold the precious baby you’ve been carrying for 9 months.  I kept thinking during the labor that I never wanted to do this again, but after seeing Colin, I MAY try it again.  🙂  We’ll see…  Here are some pics of our newest baby boy.

Welcome to the world Colin!

Aunties and London came to visit!Here’s Colin’s homecoming picture.

Colin being held by his big brother Caden.  

My three boys.  

A mini photo session at home.