Saturday, June 28, 2008

Family Hospital Visits

Mindy and fam. The kids could not wait to get their hands on her! It's pretty cute to see such little ones holding her.

My brother James with a daddy's touch.

Margaret and Bob with our brand new little one!

Also showing her love, the self-promclaimed favorite aunt Jacqueline...we'll see what Julia has to say about that. :)

We love you guys! Thanks for coming to welcome her into the world!

Married...check. Have a baby...check. Buy a house...check. Completely overwhelm yourself...check.

So did I mention we're moving? We bought a townhouse and we're soooo excited. It's off of 800 north in orem by the timp hospital. They're called Tuscan Villas and they're so cute. 3 bed, 2.5 bath with an unfinished basement...that means a guest bedroom so please come stay with us!!! We couldn't be more thrilled, although it comes at a very inconvenient time, how can we complain? We're getting our own place! Finally somewhere I can decorate and make my own. But most of all a fresh new place of our own where we can start our family. It promises to be pretty fun seeing as practically everyone who lives there are young couples. We've already convinced one of our friends the buy one across from us! So come on everyone...jump on board!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Two become Three, Three become One

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. ~Joseph Addison

Wow. I could have never imagined these feelings that I'm having. It is so amazing all the things that have to go right in the face of everything that could go wrong. The stars have to align, and they do, and they did. You've been waiting 9 months and suddenly before you even realize's a girl! Here you go mommy! How did this happen? Are we ready? I have no idea what i'm doing...but then some how, from no where, you just know what to do. She cries, it's my voice that calms her. She's hungry, it's my milk that sustains her. I know just how she wants to be held, be rubbed, be loved. We are engineered for each other. What a special feeling. I have a new respect or mommies and now know the love that grows between parent and child...and I've only begun to experience it. I also have never had such love for my sweet husband. I couldn't have done any of this with out him. While I was throwing up in labor, he brought me a trash bag and held my hair :) He was my breathing coach, and my hand to crush. He slept on the smallest excuse for a pull out chair just to be by my side. He's changed 90 percent of the poopy diapers and loves it. He burps and rocks her when I nurse. He sings to her, takes naps with her, and is always eager to help me and love me in any way that he can. We are a perfect little team unit. I knew he'd be a wonderful dad and supporter...he's exceeded what I could've imagined. I love him and I love all of you for your sweet comments and care.

For those of you who said you'd like to come visit us, we'd love it. We're moving this weekend, so just give us a call and we'll let you know where we are in the craziness. We love you. Xoxo

Friday, June 20, 2008

When impossible becomes reality

Are you serious?! There is nothing as conceptually outlandish yet so unexplainably glorious and perfect as childbirth!! That came from where?? We are LOVING life. What a fantastic experience its been as we bond with Elizabeth here at the hospital, and I think that my 2 days sleeping on the most uncomfortable pull out chair ever will certainly have me supremely thankful for any moments of sleep I get during the next few weeks on a real bed. As we imagine all the things that could have possibly gone wrong, its seems incomprehensible that things have gone so smoothly.
This evening, as I sat in cafeteria with my eyes drooping shut with fatigue waiting for my cheeseburger, I couldn't wipe a smile off my face. With the woman I love more than my life we have created a perfect, pure and beautiful being to teach and cherish and protect and love. A week ago parenthood seemed like such an unfathomable proposition, but now it feels so right. We have been greatly blessed, and I feel so thankful... My heart is full. Thank you for sharing these moments with us.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

What the Baby?

Here she is!!! Elizabeth was born today, June 19, 2008 at 9:48 in the morning. Life is good, and crazy all at the same time. We woke up at about 4:30 with slower contractions that really got intense by 5:30. We got to the hospital at 5:45, and by 7:30 I was pushing, talk about an intense transition. She was posterior, so it took a little bit of pushing, but all in all its been a great experience. Hopefully we'll be able to say the same of parenthood.

This is us just minutes after her arrival! Is this really happening??

This is little Etta getting cleaned up. They ran off with her before we got much of a chance to snuggle. She had been in a little distress from being posterior so they had to give her the go ahead first! All hands on deck!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Good things come to those who wait!

Well, our sweet Elizabeth has not joined us yet. However, we are willing to wait until shes ready. So between castor oil, blue cohosh, crab walking, trampoline jumping, and whatever else all you mommies have tried...I think I'll hold off, at least for now. I'm not too desparate yet...yet. :) Anyway, we'll keep you updated and you know there'll be tons of pictures when it happens. So for now we're 3 days over and counting! Say a little prayer for me. xoxo

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I love a good campfire...and what could make that better? Tin foil dinners and s'mores. And what could possibly make a chocolate chip, nutella, s'more any more wonderful than it is? A picture of a pleasantly plump pregnant women enjoying it a little too much! Mmmmm...lovin it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Life goes by so fast!

So I didn't post anything the whole month of May! What a slacker I've been! I am currently in a state of disbelief at the fact that I'm supposed to be having a baby in 8 DAYS! I've been thinking a lot lately about how much my life is going to change. I don't consider myself a selfish person, but when there's only two of you things just happen to sort of revolve around us. What do I want to do, where should we go this weekend, when do I want to eat, sleep, leave the house! So many simple things that will change and be somewhat dictated by our new edition. I really think I have been unintentionally selfish, my life does mostly revolve around what I'd like, like to have, or like to do. What a switch it will all be...but how wonderful! I believe I will LOVE having a sweet little thing to take care of. And how can you object to a person that prefers you to all others! Man, I really am self centered. :)

Anyway, so my doctor was thinking I would be late due to my smaller than normal tummy and the patterns of my mother...but then we had an appointment on Tuesday! Apparently I'm dilated to a 3, imagine that. So for a first time mom, at 38 weeks, my doctor was pretty excited about that and thinking I should be right on time if not sooner! But wait! Don't get your hopes up, my mom says she stayed around a 3 for nearly 2 weeks with me! Yikes! Let's pray for the first and hope for the best. I'm so excited and we'll definitely get up some pictures on the blessed day!