Saturday, April 17, 2010

Easter 2010



Okay, I know I'm a couple weeks late on posting this, but you know how it is with a newborn. other things get side lined.

The night before Easter I was trying M.E. in all her lovely dresses, but none of them fit her, so I decided to make her an Easter dress out of some old fabric I had. I made her a skirt late into the night and was very pleased with the end result. The next morning I put M.E. in her Easter skirt, and low and behold it was too big. Ugh! I quickly went through my big ol' bag of fabric and found the bottom half of a dress I used to wear in high school. I quickly drew up a pattern and made her an official Easter dress. She just looked absolutely adorable in it. I was very proud of myself since I don't have much sewing experience and I only know how to hand sew.

I finished that dress just in time for the rest of our family to arrive for Easter brunch, except they didn't until an hour later. After brunch, which was actually at lunch time we watched the last half of conference then my nephew, Dylan, conquered the traditional Hale Easter egg hunt alone. Well, Nessie and Link found a plastic Easter egg filled with dog treats, so I guess Dylan wasn't totally alone.

Pictures include: The attempted Easter skirt (I even made a train in the back that you can't see), The official Easter dress, M.E. with her Easter basket(above), Link and Nessie with Easter egg.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Our Precious M.E.

I went into labor around 9PM Tuesday March 23. We went to Los Robles around 11PM. Got an epidural around 1AM (worst moment of anxiety ever) I cried most of the night out of fear of course. My mom and Robert slept in the delivery room with me. I wasn't dilating very fast, which was fine since they cranked up the epidural for me. The nurses thought I would deliver by the next evening. So we slept all night and by 1PM, Wednesday March 24, my OB came in to check my dilation and said "Oh, well there's her head, looks like you're having a baby now, I'll go get changed", Robert called everyone right away so they could make it down in time. I had my mom, Robert, my step-mom, and Brenna in the delivery room to watch. The epidural worked so well I couldn't feel a thing, so I wasn't so afraid of the delivery until they rolled in the cart with all the shiny sharp tools. I decided to take my headband and pull it over my eyes so I would be able to focus on the delivery rather than the shiny tools and my OB's face in between my legs. After about 5 sets of 3 pushes, our M.E. arrived at 2:21PM. She weighed in at 5 lbs 15 oz and was 18 3/4 long. She came 2 1/2 weeks early. I was so ready. We have had her home for a week now and we are so in love with her. She is beautiful, looks just like her daddy, and sleeps so well. She has just been perfect. We are so thankful for her, and she is truly a blessing to us. We thank our Heavenly Father everyday for her. We know what a miracle she is.