Monday, February 22, 2010

Ashley is Two Weeks old today!
She weighs 7 lbs 10 oz.

She is 21 inches long.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Other + First Sunday

First Sunday and a new sleeper and hat.

Sarah enjoying a cuddle!

The big brothers got cuddles too!

Just playing around with the camera.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our sweet baby girl!

Ashley Nicole was born at 12:55am
Feb 8, 2010
7lbs 6 oz
She has been such a quiet baby except that she
prefers to sleep her long stints during the day
vs the night....but we will work on that.

Proud Daddy!

Just born in this picture.

How did the big event go?
  • I was supposed to be induced
  • We arrived and discovered my blood pressure was going higher and higher
  • They started to worry I might have pre eclamsia....but thankfully after a couple of hours it started to go down on its own... I think I was a little nervous they might send me home.
  • Dr examined me at 7:45 pm and said I was 3 cm dilated.
  • As soon as he left regular strong contractions started all by themselves. I told the nurse and she said they were just waiting for a labor and deliver room for me.
  • I requested an epidural ( I missed out on that last time and wanted to try it out again)
  • He came about 10pm ish
  • They then broke my water
  • They gave me some meds and increased it a little by little.
  • I felt great....NO PAIN :)
  • By 11:30 I said Hmmmm.....things feel different
  • 12:00 nurse checked me and I was fully dilated and she said I could push when I wanted to
  • She said my doc was delivering another baby so if I could just to wait....I didn't mind I had the epidural!
  • We started pushing, they called for the doc, he had one glove on and she was being born. 12:55 am Ashley was born.
  • Finally the doctor I have had for so many years and babies actually delivered one of mine
  • Chris cut the cord
  • We became a family of 6

    I was so comfortable with this delivery. So happy to have a healthy baby. So happy to not be pregnant! We are feeling very, very blessed to have 4 healthy beautiful kids! Did I just say 4!?!?!?

A BIG thank you to Grandma for coming down and helping us out with the kids! We enjoyed having you come and spend time with us! I don't know what we would have done with out you!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Almost There

Thanks to my friends and my cousin for the encouraging words.

Still waiting....5 days overdue.

But an end is in sight. My doctor will meet me at the hospital on Sunday night if nothing has happened before then. Sarah was 6 days late so maybe this baby wants to be born on her brother's birthday. I am not as much in a hurry as I was last week.

2 more sleeps....and we should have a a baby.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Still waiting on baby.

Bathroom in the basement is getting worked on today!:)

I think more basement stuff will happen today...they just haven't arrived yet.

I can not wait until the basement is done!!!! Can't wait to set it up and use it!