Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Birthday Weekend

Hadley had a GREAT birthday weekend. It started Friday night when Grandlady and Granny Jean came to visit. She was very excited to have visitors again.

On Saturday she spent almost all morning outside blowing bubbles and drawing with sidewalk chalk.

After nap she got to help Grandlady make her chocolate birthday cake.

She enjoyed some time with Granny Jean and Jillian.

On Sunday, her actual birthday, she got to open her presents. The highlight of her day was wearing party hats. She insisted that everyone wear one.

After dinner we blew out candles and ate cake.

It was a great weekend and I can't believe she is 2.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More pictures

Here are a few more pictures of Sophia Jane. They are from Heidi's blog. I talked to Jessica yesterday and things are going well. They will probably get to go home today.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a Girl!

Hadley received a wonderful birthday present in the middle of the night, a new baby cousin. My sister Jessica and her husband Matt are the proud parents of a precious baby girl. Sophia Jane was born at 1:47am Phoenix time. She weighed 5 pounds and 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.
Both mom and baby are doing well. Jess' due date was June 1st so Sophia is about 5 weeks early.
I just got off the phone with Jess and she sounded great. The baby is in the nursery until the pediatrician releases her to the room with Jess. I told Jess to rest while she could :)

I will post more pics as I get them.

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Two years ago today our lives were changed forever. We hope you have a wonderful day Hadley Elizabeth. Your daddy and I love you more than you will ever know.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hadley's birthday party

Last Saturday we celebrated Hadley's birthday with a party at the Little Gym. Hadley takes a class there every week and loves it. I thought this would be the easiest place since I would be big pregnant. Little did I know I would have a baby the next morning. Could have been from all of the up and down action at the gym.

The birthday girl blowing out her candle.

Brennen being a star.
Lydia and Norah Kate enjoying their cupcakes.

Hadley opening gifts. Jumping on the bounce pad.

Lydia up and about at the gym.

Norah Kate practicing her skills.

Hadley playing with the parachute.
Fun with the parachute.

Brylee having some fun.

Future olympian, Hadley.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The last few days....


I have a few minutes and wanted to get caught up on the last few days. Boy have they been exciting. Being the mom of two is a wonderful and challenging thing. Hadley is adjusting well with a few rough patches here and there. She has a lot of love to give her little sister. Here are a ton of pictures of what has been happening since last Sunday.

Here I am in the hospital at about 8am on Sunday.

My contractions had been off and on for about a week before all of this. Saturday we had Hadley's birthday party (that is another post) and family in town. We ate dinner and were all hanging out when my contractions started to get a pattern and get harder. This was around 8:30pm. My mom was in town for the weekend so I didn't have to worry about calling someone to watch Hadley. We put Hadley to bed and then we decided to try and get some rest. Around 1am I decided to call the doctor because my contractions were about 7 minutes apart and had been for about an hour. He told me to head to the hospital and get checked. Of course first Mike had to take a shower, we had to check on Hadley 100 times, take the trash out and then we got on our way. The ride to the hospital was bumpier than it had ever been :)
We got to the hospital and got checked. I was 4cm dilated. The doctor said to go ahead and admit me. So we got a room and tried to get comfortable. We had a very talkative nurse. This was not what Mike wanted (remember it was 2:30am). She even said to me, "These aren't very strong contractions." Easy for her to say.
She got me situated, gave me some pain medicine and let us rest. Around 6am she checked me again and I was 6cm dilated. This was good progress. She let me know the doctor would be in at 8am to break my water. I decided that this time around I wanted the epidural before he broke my water. So around 7:15am God sent an angel to my room with the good stuff. After that is was a breeze. The doctor broke my water at 8:15am. At this point I was dilated to a 7 or 8 and not really progressing. They gave me a little pitocin and that did the trick. At 10:16am and after about 4 pushes out came Jillian Ruth. I forgot to add that at 6:30am we got a new nurse and she was amazing.

Jillian Ruth 7lbs 4oz 20in

Our first visitors, Grandlady and big sister Hadley. Next to visit was Granny.

My good friend Christie also happened to be passing through Tulsa and stopped by for a visit.

Another visit from Big sister. This time she was a little more comfortable.

Hanging out in the hospital with a purple bow!

Daddy and his girl.

Grandpa Kent and Grandma Terry came to visit.
Time to go home.
At home big sister was practicing her skills on her dolls.
Getting some sun while sister tries out her new trike.

More loving for the sisters.
On Wednesday, Earth Day, Grandlady and Hadley planted flowers.
And finally a picture of what Jillian does best, sleep. Mike and I have both said a few times, did you know babies can sleep without being held or bounced. This was not the case for Hadley. If all babies were this easy we might have quite a few :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We are home!

We made it home from the hospital around 11:30am today. Here is what we found waiting for us.

Hadley wanted us to play outside with her.
Here is another shot from at the hospital. Had to show off the KSU color bow.
Getting some time with both of my girls.

Blogging will probably be hit and miss for awhile. We seem to have a lot on our plates right now. I am going to go spend some one on one time with a much deserving toddler. She is adjusting well and is a great sister.