Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Little Angel is Here Safe and Sound!!!

Skylar Olivia Edwards
Born October 27, 2008 at 7:44 pm, 6 lbs. 11 oz., 19 inches long!

This is our little princess, she had quite a ride to get here! Monday afternoon, I started having little contractions, but they weren't that strong so I wasn't that concerned. We started timing them and they were 3-4 minutes apart and I decided to sit in the tub for a change, so we figured we'd better get to the hospital since it's 40 minutes away now. So I'm in the closet in out room, I just got dressed, when I get a contraction and feel this little *pop* and a freakin' tidal wave. Yeah, you guessed it, my water broke! So after some rearranging and cleaning up (this was about 5:45pm), we left for the hospital. By the time we got there, my contractions were about 2-3 minutes apart and they got me into a triage room, took my blood and checked me and I was dialated to a six. Of course I told them they better get on top of getting me an epidural because I was NOT going to go through any more pain than I had to! So they move me to a labor and delivery room at 7:22pm and my contractions were coming fast and hard and I was squeezing the snot out of Josh's arm and hand. I think the nurse was concerned so she asked to check me again and said "No epidural for you, sweetheart! You're having a baby!" to which I answered a tearfilled "NO!!!" (c: And about that very second I got a contraction with a HUGE urge to push and the nurse said "no, not yet, let the doctor get his gloves on!" and that was about the longest 10 seconds of my life...but in about 30 more seconds came another contraction and pushing...head...another contraction...shoulders and BABY SKYLAR at 7:44pm! For you folks that are keeping time here, that was about two hours from water breaking to birth and everyone was completely shocked, especially me! Everyone thought we were kidding when we called to say that Skylar was here! But she was perfect, healthy, and the most beautiful little girl and has been an angel...even her older brother loves her (thank goodness!). (c:

Monday, October 20, 2008

You have got to be kidding...

So Josh and I finally got released from our calling in the nursery right before we moved and we were so excited because we thought that meant we could go to class again. Boy were we wrong! We stupidly assumed that because Caden had been in nursery for over a year already that it would be no big deal for him to go. Yeah. I have never seen such a HUGE FIT from a kid being left in nursery, one of us HAS to stay RIGHT next to him or he freaks out. I have no idea what to do with him and I feel terrible because Josh is the one staying the whole time with him because he feels bad that I'm huge and pregnant. We have seriously contemplated leaving him at home on Sundays to fend for himself, but I'm pretty sure that won't work...(c: So if anyone has some helpful advice of something you or someone you know that is a would be greatly appreciated. I mean, c'mon, what kid doesn't like playing???? Don't tell me my kid is going to be one of those that never goes to nursery...)c:

Monday, October 13, 2008

What a Weirdo!

Grandma Edwards taught Caden to do the "villian laugh", y'know, the "mwha hahahaha"...and this is the face that comes with it. The other picture doesn't really have a story, it's just really cute.

Balloon Fiesta Time!!!

Not only do I just love this time of year, but I LOVE Balloon Fiesta! This year all the balloons came right out to us (on the mornings they actually went up) and we had a TON of them land just a few blocks from our house because there is a big empty lot where they are getting ready to build! Caden was absolutely in love with the balloons and got up every morning wanting to go outside and look at them.

This is where the balloons were landing just a block or two from our house

Caden waving at the balloonists...

The view from the back porch...


Friday, October 10, 2008

The trouble with moving....

So I know I haven't done a post in forever now and it really isn't because I haven't had time...I can't find the little plug in to download my pictures! I've had great pictures of the Balloons and everything! Apparently that was one of the things I should have kept better track of. But just so everyone knows, everything is FANTASTIC and we are just waiting on baby to get here, I'm full term on Monday! Anytime now kiddo!