Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mom and Dad pics




TWO DAYS OLD! Coming home...




TWO DAYS OLD! Coming home...

Friday, May 29, 2009


this is the blanket that James has had since he was a baby, and he has now given it to Tessa. The Dog is from Carson. See what I mean about having everyone wrapped around her finger already!?!

here's a pic giving her hair a little justice!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tessa Jo Ducker

This is what you get for now. I'm using a windows laptop, and I'm missing my Mac. So I'll update more when I get home. It's easier that way. She's finally here and we're all happy and healthy. I'm loving my little mini-vacation at the hospital. Thank you for all your help, love, prayers and concerns. You're all the best.

Right before we left from the hospital

Tessa Jo
May 27th 2009
8lbs 21 1/2 inches
1:24 pm

NOW WE HAVE A GIRL!!!! She's already got everyone wrapped around her little finger.

She passed her hearing test. I like this picture because she looks like she's rockin' out to the ipod or something! :o)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


It's baby day!!! We're on our way to the hospital!

Stay tuned for more....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


40.6 days pregnant.
I only slept 4 hours last night.
Dr. says:
Induction date=Wednesday, June 3rd
Fingers crossed!
I don't want to go ANOTHER whole week feeling like this!
And I'd rather NOT be induced.
sad face Pictures, Images and Photos

Our Memorial Day

It started out with working in the yard, them a yummy dinner, and ending with a trip to the Ashton Dam. I hiked down and then up a super steep hill, and still no baby. The boys and I got to see a beaver and Dorian tried to fish a little. He probably would've stayed out longer, but I was ready to go home!

Here's a video of our trip to Ashton. This is Carson and JD's favorite song right now! They always say, "It sounds like Papa!" Probably because he always sings to it when it on. It's a popular demand by the Ducker boys!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

The iphone

This is a typical morning at the Ducker house. The kids wake up, play the iphone while mom and dad sleep a little longer. They are just so cute when they get all snuggled up to watch each other play. I love them!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Baby Update:

I went to the Doctor today. I am dilated to a ONE but still NOT EFFACED WHATSOEVER! He gave me the option to get induced tomorrow....SEEMS CRAZY!! I wouldn't even be late! I told him that I was hoping to go at least 7-10 days overdue BEFORE we set a date or anything. He seemed perfectly happy about that. He's pretty positive that he'll be seeing me next Tuesday.

Interesting FACTS:
I went into labor with Carson and James on a Saturday at 2:00am. Both times my doctors were out of town, and I got the on call doctor. Only fitting that I have this baby on Saturday seeing that my doctor will be out of town and well, it's a Saturday!! :o) But in all honesty, I hope he will be able to deliver my baby. He said no way am I having the baby this weekend. Hmmm....
Last time someone (my Mom) told me there was no way I was having the baby.....I had the baby!'s to another week! :o)
I was really hoping to NOT have to get ready for church again.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Thursday, May 14, 2009

39 weeks

I am so much smaller than I was with Carson! Only 6 more day to go? Could be more, could be less....
Thanks Brittany! I had a lot of fun doing this.

*A side not to baby: 5.15.09 sounds like such a nice day. :o) We're ready for you! Don't keep us waiting too much longer. We're all super anxious to meet you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

WINDY RIGBY & "check out my muscles!!"

The pictures just don't do it justice, but I can testify that Dorian doesn't just make weird faces like this everyday! The dirt was blowing in his eyes, and it was just CRAZY out there. We had winds blowing like crazy yesterday. I have read some of my friends blogs only to find out that trampolines were blown into houses and sheds were blown off their foundations. Well, our swimming pool had escaped to the field behind us, and out garbage can was working on doing the same thing. So I send Dorian out to round 'em up. We got them back, but Carson, James and I all thought it was just the funniest thing. You'll be able to tell JUST how funny JD thought it was in the video!

Here is the wind making the pool fly!


**DISCLAIMER: it was a lot more windy than it looked. The camera just doesn't do it justice. And, I'm not so sure why Dorian wasn't being too cooperative. Well, actually I do...he didn't want to be out there getting our stuff. Oh well!


About 2 days ago the boys stuffed their shirts full of their stuffed animals and came out and said, "check out my muscles mom!!!" Boy, did they look strong! (their faces kill me, but ESPECIALLY JD's!)

Monday, May 11, 2009


I went to visit my friend Kristena before I have this baby, and this is what Carson was wearing when he came upstairs. He thought it was so funny! I got a laugh out of it myself! Then they all had to get in on the action.

**this blog binge isn't as big as the last, but I do have 2 new posts in a row. Be sure to check them both out!


Carson & Hannah


Carson, Hannah, Addy, and James
(can I just say that Carson is 3 weeks older than Hannah, but you could never tell with this CRAZY height difference!)

Preschool Graduation

Every Fall and Spring Rigby High School holds a short preschool for kids from the age of 3 (and potty trained) till they are in Kindergarten. The cost is $5, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get the kids out of the house for 2 hours a day 2 times a week. Even better, Carson and James were BOTH able to attend this spring. That gave me a nice break from time to time. This is Carson's 3rd graduation, but JD's first.
Thank you Rigby High School for giving my kids the opportunity to learn and grow, and giving me a break! Here's to many more graduations with James!

THE MEN OF THE HOUR (or should I say 1/2 hour):



singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Unfortunately James smashed his fingers on a chair right as the "ceremony" stared, and didn't want a thing to do with participating. I'll just have to get him on camera in the Fall!

Here's a little video of "The Wheels on the Bus"

Carson's drawing of the day.

Eating snacks:

James, Carson and Ellie
*on a side note, James was really emotional this WHOLE week. So to try and get him in the picture smiling just wasn't happening! :o) I love my emotional little guy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Baby Update

I went to the doctor on Tuesday and I'm still 0 centimeters. He said my due date is looking pretty accurate, but was nice enough to throw in a little "but that doesn't mean you can't be in labor tomorrow." At least I'll stop hoping every day that I'm having my baby.
14 days left...
It will be a long 14 days.

I just can't believe that I'm still at a 0 when I feel like my body has been working so hard this past week. It's a little discouraging. AND on Sunday night I REALLY, SERIOUSLY, thought I would be on my way to the hospital and having a baby. Maybe I just needed that little kick in the butt to actually get myself to go and register at the hospital and get the few extra things that I needed for the baby. It looks like we're ready to go. All that's left is for the car seat to be put in the car, but that can happen while I'm in the hospital.

Baby Ducker, we're ready when you are!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I came home the other night from getting my hair done, and Dorian and Carson had something to show me on the camera. This was it! He made his very own Lincoln Log cabin. You go Carson!! :o)

PS: Enjoy my blog bingeing! I thought I should catch up BEFORE we had a baby. So, make sure you keep scrolling down.

hanging out

Here are my boys hanging out on my birthday. We went to a ward adult party that night. Free dinner, free babysitting, free entertainment from some ballroom dancers. (The kids dancers were to DIE for) and then a free movie rental that night. Super great birthday. Only thing that wasn't free? My root canal. :o( At least my mouth feels better.

37 weeks ~ The Home Stretch

"LET'S GET THIS BABY OUT!!!!!!!!" -Melissa


I've been doing A LOT of cleaning out closets and the storage downstairs. One good thing is that things are organized. Another good thing is that I've been able to purge all that junk that hasn't been touched for 2 years. The bad thing is that my garbage can is FULL TO THE MAX, and I have a pile waiting to go in every week. The other night I had to make Dorian jump on the garbage to get the kitchen garbage in the can. We couldn't just leave it in the garage because sometimes we get mice in there because there is a field right behind our house. I think this might be only the 2nd time in marriage that he's ever had to jump in the garbage just to fit more. SO, I thought I snap a picture, which by the way, Dorian was GREATLY opposed to, and said it was stupid that I was even blogging about this. I just like to see my hard work of going trough all our crap and throwing stuff away not go unnoticed! :o)

Smashing the garbage down

The never ending pile!