We had a great birthday with Isabel! I can't believe that she is 2! She is such a vivacious, energetic, sweet and snugly girl! She is so outgoing and sometimes a little mischievous. She is also incredibly affectionate and so loving. She is so small and skinny, but she is packed full of dynamic energy and never misses an opportunity to ham it up and steal the spotlight! We love her so much and are so grateful to have her in our family, she sure is one special girl!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
We had a family party with Matt's mom's side of the family, Matt took Isabel. Lily, Kate and I stayed home
Isabel hanging out with her cousin Eve
being a shepherd
The big man himself!
We also had a wonderful Christmas morning! Lily woke up and groggily asked in a raspy voice if Santa had come yet, I told her, "Yes, he came and left some presents for you in your stocking". Then she exclaimed in disappointment and outrage, "But I wanted to see him!" Everyone had been telling her all day that Santa was going to come to her house that night and I guess I never bothered to explain to her that he only comes when you are sleeping and no one ever sees him. She got over it quickly though when faced with the prospect of opening presents! We had to wake Izzie up. It was SUCH a fun morning the girls were SO excited about all their gifts. This was really our first Christmas where they 'got' it. It was wonderful.
There is so much more that I could say about our Holiday season. It was so great to be able to really teach Lily, and have her understand, this year about the true meaning of Christmas. I feel like we have been blessed with such a sweet spirit in our home this month, especially with Kate's arrival. It has made explaining about the birth of Christ to our kids easier. I am so grateful for the Savior, Jesus Christ. For his birth and life and love and example. For his sacrifice, Resurrection, friendship, forgiveness and willingness to show us the way to lasting happiness and deep seeded joy. I am grateful for the Holy Ghost who has born testimony of these truths to my heart and soul. I am so grateful for the immeasurable blessings I have been given, especially for my wonderful friends and family, I love you guys. I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas, with LOVE, Jenn.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
The resident came by and did a quick ultrasound to make sure that everything looked good and that the baby was in good position, everything was great and they started my IV. The stinky thing was that I didn't know the results of my Group B step test. I had the test at my Dr's appointment that week, but as it was the middle of the night on a Sunday, we couldn't exactly call and get the results. So they hung some antibiotics to be safe. At this point I was still tolerating the pain really well and I was unsure whether or not I would want an epidural (I had one with Lily and didn't have one with Isabel). They let me know that if I DID end up wanting an epidural I would need to get through the 2 bags of antibiotics and a bag of fluid before I could have one, which takes a while, so we got that process started. My nurse and the resident assigned to me were AWESOME. They were with me pretty much from the moment they decided to admit me until the baby was delivered, and they were really cool and fun. Plus they were nice. They kept complimenting me and made me feel like a rock star (a TOTALLY different experience from my last birth).
I know that it is not the cool or trendy thing to do, but I was SOOOOOOOOOOO glad that I got the epidural. I don't regret it AT ALL. It made my experience so much more enjoyable and I have seen no difference in my recovery or in the baby. I was undecided after NOT having one last time, what I would do this time, but I am no longer undecided. I want one EVERY time I have a baby from now on. It was night and day.
The Nurse put her on my stomach and I exclaimed, "WOAH! She is blond!" I was so surprised!