Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ok, so it's taken me a while to update. What can I say, we've been busy! First, my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Quinn Gracen Fuller on November 5th. I can't believe it's already been over a month! I am bursting at the seams to meet her, she's absolutely precious. And my sister, I've never been so proud of her in my life. She has embraced motherhood in a way I never expected and is a natural! Unfortunately Quinn is a bit collicky so Hil isn't getting much sleep but she's so patient I hear and doing a wonderful job. My mom has been fortunate enough to spend time with Jason, Hil, and Quinn on two occasions. Right when Quinn was born and now she's down again to give Hil a little rest before Christmas. Mom is constantly telling me how amazing Hilary is and how impressed she is with Hil and Jason.

As if the arrival of baby Quinn wasn't exciting enough...

Mom decided after two weeks in Dallas with Hilary's family, that she better get back to Nebraska to await the arrival of our little girl. She came back November 20th, went to work on the 21st, and at approximately 12:30pm on the 22nd, I called mom and dad to put them on "high alert", we were on our way to the hospital but unsure whether or not I was in labor. For all of those who say, "don't worry, if it's real labor you will know!", they're wrong. The whole family got a stomach bug Friday night and we were just sick! I was having contractions on and off throughout the night but figured it was due to the bug... By morning they were still coming on and off but not really at regular intervals. Fred was getting nervous and made me call the doctor. She told me to go ahead and go on in, when I told her about the stomach bug we all had, she said that probably kicked it all into gear and she was calling the hospital to tell them I was on my way. Fred and I called my cousin Ashley here in town and she came to stay with Wyatt (who was sleeping) while we went to the hospital. By the time we arrived, I was dilated to 4 and my contractions were every 1 to 2 minutes apart! By 4:30 I couldn't take it any more, I called for the epidural. I'll save you all of the gory details and cut right to the point, I went fast, my epidural only worked on the left side of my body, by 7pm I was fully dilated, Doctor arrived at 7:20, we started pushing and 12 minutes later (yes, only 4 pushes!) Arabella Raye arrived. She was 7lb 1 1/2 oz and 20.25 inches long. She is beautiful with black hair and the longest fingers and toes I've ever seen!

Fred and I are so blessed. Bella sleeps like a rock, rarely fusses, and her big brother is warming up to her very quickly! He is finally giving hugs and kisses and realizing she is here to stay. We are so excited to spend the holidays with family. I will be heading down to Lincoln on the 20th with the kids, and Fred will be joining us on the 22nd. He has to work the 20th and 21st. Then we are back to Grand Island Christmas evening and will be spending the weekend after Christmas in Maywood with Fred's family. It will be a busy week but should be a lot of fun!

1 comment:

Sarah & Drew said...

I'm so glad you finally updated your blog! I've been wanting to see pics of Bella! She's so precious! Enjoy Christmas with your clan!