Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Staying at home is my forte

I have had 2 glorious months at home with my bundle of joy:

That first month was all about learning what to do with her, trying to get my daily things done like taking a shower for instance. Now I've pretty much got that all down pat, and I'm getting a few more things done. Before I had her I thought about all of the things I would have time to do by staying home....funny thing though...babies take a lot of time!
Here is what I have been able to do though:
First and foremost we used to be a poptart family. That's all we ate for breakfast, Not anymore though. I have been making some muffins, and breakfast sandwiches and breakfast cookies. I haven't bought poptarts in a long time. Yay for a healthier breakfast!
We have been cloth diapering as well. I was all about it at first....then when it came to actually using them I got really nervous. As it turns out it is a lot easier than I thought, and they are super cute. I decided to make my own detergent for them as well as my own detergent for our clothes.
I also intend to make my own face wash, dishwasher soap and handsoap. Yay for homemade!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

She's Here!!

And she is fabulous! Friday was one of the best days of my life. We went to the hospital at 6:30 am to be induced. I was dressed in my gown and hooked up to pitocin by 7:45. The doctor came in around 10 and broke my water and then we waited.
I started feeling contractions and thought hmm these aren't bad I could totally do this. Then by 2pm I was in pain and called a nurse in to check me. I thought surely I had progressed pretty far. NOPE I was at a 2. That's when I instantly knew I was getting an epidural. I was just praying that a 4 came soon so I could get one. By 4pm I was at a 4! And super pumped to get the meds. However they just changed my IV bag and I had to wait that out. Maggie warned me about this....but there was nothing I could do. So at 5:30 it was time for the epidural and it couldn't come soon enough I was in a lot of pain. I seriously have no idea how people do it without medication. So from about 2-5:30 was a little rough, but I made it.
Someone came in around 6 to check me and I was still at a 4, I was getting pretty discouraged. Kolby and I didn't bother sharing that lack of progress with anyone. Around 8:30 someone came back to check me and I was a 5. Again I was getting bummed, but trying to stay positive. At 9:30 a nurse came in because Evelyn's heart rate was going crazy. She wasn't going to check me since I had just been checked an hour earlier but did it just to see what was going on. I was a 9!!! Heck yes, best news I had heard all day. I was feeling a lot of pressure then. The doctor rolled in around 10:45 and I was pushing by 11. She was here by 11:38 pm.
I love my doctor, I loved my nurses. That hospital is seriously the best.
I also love my husband, he is so amazing. He was super supportive and so super sweet. I could not have done that without him.

And here is our little girl. She was 7lbs 6oz and 20 1/2 inches long and super cute!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Let's pretend

Let's pretend like my due date never got moved...That would mean THIS Sunday would be the big day, because she would arrive on time of course. She knows I'm a punctual person and hates being late, she is the same.

My Newborn Picture:
Based on the 3d ultrasound we have I think she may already have my nose.

Kolby's Newborn Picture:How cute is he????? I could just gobble up that cute little face, I hope she looks like him!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Full Term

I'm officially full term. The Dr. has told me that at this point she would not stop labor. I am fully convinced that I am going early...might just be wishful thinking on my part though.
I've been pretty patient throughout this whole process and just enjoying pregnancy, but last week was really difficult. Three women I know had babies...all in the same week! One of those babies I have up close and personal time with because she is my beloved niece. Seeing her makes me anxious to meet Evie.
For the fun of it Kolby and I debate on what she'll look like. I think she'll have red hair and blue eyes, Kolby says she'll have blonde hair and blue eyes...we shall see!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Penelope Jane

Nieces are delightful! I am so excited that Penelope Jane is here, it feels like you wait forever and wonder what they are going to look like and then anxiously wait for momma to push her out and then wait longer for the Dr. to finish things up...and then almost get kicked out by the Nurse Nazi. What a fun night though, I enjoy the waiting with family and friends.

Penelope is perfect and beautiful, I can't wait to learn what her little personality will be like.
These two produce the cutest little fur ball babiesHolding a baby right after they are born is just a really cool feeling. And I must say this picture made me tear up a bit...actually all of the pictures where Kolby is adoringly staring at baby Penelope made me tear up. He loves his nieces like crazy and I can't wait to see him with our baby girl.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2 years quickly

The girl went from this: To this:
How cute is my beautiful niece Caroline? At 2 she's a big girl now and soon to be a big sister. She'll probably be really bossy, I'm calling that right now. But along with the bossy, she'll be super sweet and protective I'm sure.
I love her to pieces and I hope she always calls me aunt TT...that's cute for a 14 year old right???

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Baby Shower

Thanks to Maggie, the best sister in law ever, I had a fabulous baby shower on August 7th!
The baby shower decor was to-die-for. I was told it was the most beautiful and girlie shower that someone had ever been to. That made me smile, because that was the goal and Maggie pulled it off like a pro.
I had a lot of fun, I will admit it is awkward for me to be center of attention and it felt like all eyes and ears were on me forever because of the amount of gifts I had to open. Kolby and I have been seriously blessed with stuff for Evelyn. We have had stuff given to us, bought for us or sold to us for dirt cheap. She (and we) have everything we could possibly need. The only thing we have on our shopping list now is a baby book and diapers.
Caroline had fun helping me open a few gifts and just *new* that some of them were for her.

The cousins, all pregnant, at Meghan's shower
2 babies down, 2 to go!