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    Spanish great to hear from you. Must be nice having the boss gone, can actually get something done. I love your boy. He reminds me of a big puppy dog.
  3. Texas People #6

    Grrrrrrrrrr! At that nurse!
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    The photos are great. Thanks. He looks more quarter than saddlebred, except for maybe the slope of his hips. He looks like a nice horse. I bred my saddlebred mare to a quarter horse when I was a teenager. But she lost the foal in the fourth month. I always wondered what it would have looked like
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    Great photos!
  7. Texas People #6

    Lol not really. But she’s a strong individual, took great care and got lots of exercise during her pregnancy. She kept saying I can’t believe I feel this good, I’m 36 years old, 18 years older than my first delivery and compared to it, this is a walk in the park. Trace was a forcep delivery, it took over 20 internal sutures to repair the damage. Recovery took a year. It’s taken her this long to get over that trauma. She did this practically natural. Because her muscles are so tight around her spine the anesthesiaologist had to remove and reinsert the needle where he could get it between her vertebrae and lower than normal placement. It left her “live” across her abdomen. Add an incompetent nurse who stuck her 5 times to start the IV and basically left them alone during the labor and didn’t listen to her when she told her it felt like a ring of fire around her middle and she felt ready to push. Nurse kept saying I’m not supposed to check you until 6:30. Thank goodness the new shift nurse came in, she listened, checked her and Amanda was at 10 cm. She basically held off pushing for almost an hour because she wasn’t being listened to. Lyra’s Dr. saw her last night and ok’d them going home this morning. We’re having our family dinner over there tonight. I need to get a move on and finishing up some cooking before we go.
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    Everyone looks so happy and proud! The Mom looks fantastic, like delivery was a breeze for her. Was it?
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    Let me know if this works Jubal.
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    Jubal--Yep! I sure do! He's the head shot that is used for my picture here now--I had a portrait commissioned of him. I will try and figure out how to post photos here again and share. He's not a very pretty horse, but I have had him since he was an unbroke 3 year old. Got him when I was 14. He will be 18 this June.
  11. Salmon River West Trail hike

    What a beautiful area to see!
  12. Texas People #6

    Congratulations! What a pretty little girl. The whole family looks so proud!!
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    Congratulations to the whole family! That will be one loved (and probably spoiled rotten, LOL,) little girl!
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    Congratulation on new grandaughter, nice looking little gal. Glad everything went well. Enjoy the moment, they grow up to fast. Best Wishes. PD
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    So pretty! Love your hiking buddy.
  16. Texas People #6

    A very rare photo of me....gawd my nose is big!
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    He and Doug came to get the grandparents to go back and see her. I looked at him and he was crying. I love this kid!
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    Our little Lyra is here. Born at 7:29 this morning, 7.3 lbs 20.5” long. Amanda’s water broke at 11:15 last night, no induction needed, by 4:30 am she was half way dilated. The epidural didn’t work so she basically had the natural birth she desired. Funny story, GS forgive me. Left our house around 5 am to pick GS up at his house and grab showers since we had two broken pipes. We were about to load up for the hospital, Grandsons tummy was upset, nerves I guess and he asked if we’d wait while he used the restroom. Waiting in the truck, got a text from SIL saying she was at 10 and needing to push. Mind you we are 20 min. from the hospital. I texted GS and said Mom’s at 10 we need to go...crickets...more crickets...Paul said you better go get him. I run in the house and yell for him we need to go! Sitting quietly in the back seat for a good 10 minutes, he finally asks, Nana what does 10 mean? I explain. While I’m rummaging in a bag for my glasses, Paul misses the exit. I’m thinking there is no way this kid is going to make it in time to see his little sisters birth. We finally get there, paul drops us off, GS took off to the elevators with me running behind, we get to her door, knock and they won’t let him in. I hear my daughter say that’s my son, nurse says he can’t come in without a waiver, daughter says we signed that last night. Door opens, he goes in and the door is closed in my face. I hear Daughter tell him Trace, don’t look at me, look at the wall! One more push and she’s out. What a morning! Now on to photos.
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    I'll take the snow, but don't tell anyone around me that I asked for it! LOL The round thing is a plastic ring that goes around the base of trees/plants and I use it in the summer to water. I pour buckets of water in it and it slowly seeps down to the roots and doesn't run away over the top of the ground.
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    Spanish, do you own the QH/Saddlebred now? I'd really like to see what that cross looks like. Do you have a photo?
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    Good Afternoon everyone! We are experiencing a heat wave here! I sure wish I could get out and enjoy it but alas, I am in the basement at work doing data entry and happily listening to podcasts. Nothing much to update on--currently still looking at homes, still chipping away at savings for our down payment, and I need doors for my horse trailer still. Kiefer has been 0 help and they have now stopped replying to my emails, so I will not be dealing with them. Guess it's their loss when we shop for our living quarters trailer. The boss is out for the rest of the week, so I'm enjoying the piece and quiet and getting quite a lot of work done. Feels nice to not have someone hoovering constantly! Going to go back and try and catch up a little bit on what everyone is doing here!
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    ^^^Yikes! So are your water pipes buried 6-7 feet?
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    jubal, So glad to know you are a lady of good taste, & drive a Chevy. Glad your trip to town was uneventful, but do hope your weather warms up soon, as we are having a warming trend now, temps in the mid to upper 30s is a warming trend here. Don't want to loose our snow, as that insulates the ground & the frost doesn't go as deep. Frost can go down 6-7 feet here where snow is moved. PD
  25. Salmon River West Trail hike

    It looks like a James Fennimore Cooper book!
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    ^^^I only had to go eight miles altogether, PD. And I only met two cars coming and going on my country road. The manual gears worked well for snow. I'm glad to know that for future reference. Of course, my truck is a Chevy! This morning, for the first time ever, I fed and watered the horse and didn't clean the stall. I was just too cold. It's supposed to get to 30 today. It's 20 now, so I'm going back to do my duty.
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    jubal, Glad you made it safely from your trip to town in the snow, I was a bit concerned, but thought you were up to the challenge. PD
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