Thursday, April 07, 2011

Elonah's birth story-9MINUTES

9 Minutes - Elonah's Birth Story
After Elonah was born, I looked at my husband and told him that her birth was like those stories you hear about and think to yourself that they MUST have exaggerated, except that this is OUR story, so let me tell you:

At my 37 week check up I was 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. Had some "false" contractions Tuesday night, otherwise just a couple here and there.

Week 38, Friday April 1st, 3cm dilated and 80% effaced.  I was a little disappointed that we weren't further along, as I was REALLY ready to meet our little girl. The doctor still joked that she was on-call that night for the hospital and that it would be really exciting if I went into labor.

That night, early morning April 2nd:

3am Started having contractions about 20-15 minutes apart for an hour, praying that this time it's 'REAL' contractions, sure feel REAL!

4am Contractions are getting closer, 10 minutes apart, wake up hubby, tell him I think we might be going to go to the hospital tonight. Start getting our things together.

4:30am Contractions 5-7minutes apart, call doctor, she tells me to take a shower and come in to the hospital if the contractions keep strengthening. 

4:50am After shower, contractions VERY painful 4-5minutes apart, tell hubby to PACK THE CAR.

5AM-Get into car to make the 22-25minute drive to the hospital.  Timing contractions by car's time display, starting at 3 minutes apart and then a couple at 1.5 minutes apart and contractions beyond intense, screaming helps a bit - poor hubby is speeding at this point.

5:20am Arrive at hospital parking lot, have contraction outside hospital and then in the lobby, must sit down, can't stand at this point.  Hubby wondering if he should drop our stuff and carry me up to the delivery unit.

5:23am Get to delivery floor, start having another contraction lying on my exercise ball, nurse gets my name and date of birth from hubby, asks me to get up and walk so that they can get me on a bed, I tell her I can't move and WANT PAIN MEDICINE NOW! She says that there is no time and I'm about to start pushing. Four other nurses come out of the woodwork (must have heard me screaming) half carry/drag me to a bed where I get checked out:  9cm and wanting to push.

5:25 Get wheeled into a delivery room, transferred to a bed and START pushing. My doctor is saying "You're doing great" and I think to myself that she must say that to EVERYONE.  I push through one contraction, they tell me to stop pushing, head's out. I think to myself "you've got to be kidding me?"

5:29am One more big push and doctor hands me Elonah, beautiful!!  The nurses and my doctor look at me to baby and back again and all they can say is "WOW." I look at baby to hubby and say "WOW" 

Official time of birth for Elonah, 5:29am - WOW, Praise God and WOW!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Try, try again...

Last year I tried to do a modified version of the Life project 365 where you take a photo for each day of the year,well let's just say I wasn't very I'm going to try again :)
The above photo is my new hair-do, Jan 1st-I hope the year will similiarly bring many new and exciting adventures...

the image below is for Jan 2nd-shows baby bump #2! we are so excited to meet our new lil girl this year.

Jan 3rd-Jason's b-day celebrating at Spier, Moyo Buffet, tons of meat types to choose from, J was a happy camper :)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Thanksgiving in New Mexico

 It snowed the night before Thanksgiving, but was melted by the afternoon. Here are some pics :)

Daily 'going-away' Surprise

I wanted to make my husband a daily ‘going-away’ surprise for when we would be apart in December.  I mentioned the idea to my scrapbooking-friend-extraordinaire and she found these adorable gift tag silhouettes, which made for me using her silhouette cutter-(thanks again, N!)

I cut up some white index cards and wrote a message for each day that we would be apart, this is how it turned out.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Halloween Dress-up

 The cutest Pippy Longstocking ever!!! and Mom was Cinderella!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Fun

This is Alethea at the Pumpkin Farm with some friends of mine and their kids. We had to find a pumpkin...

Here is Alethea with her pumpkin

Eating the pumpkin, because EVERYTHING is edible, right Mom?

Trying another one...
the before shot

Mommies in the background jumping around, making faces :)
Group Photo

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Alethea's room make-over!

 Ok, I won't make you wait any is Alethea's new room.
Here main colors are green, yellow, turquoise and touches of brown and white.

 New art above the crib(she can't reach it :) The big A is written on a chalkboard paint.
Made with regular flat housepaint and grout mixed together, painted in layers and dried.
 I still need to find some more items to go inside the yellow frames, but I like how it turned out.

 Chalkboard paint and yellow frame

A tease!

We've repainted Alethea's bedroom and have added some wall decorations, here is a sneak peak..will add more photos later...

 and just because!