Monday, December 29, 2014

Blair's First Christmas.

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Blair's First Christmas was wonderful! (She was 2 weeks and one day on Christmas!) We had a great time being with our families and sharing our new gift with everyone! She was spoiled rotten by her Nanny and Pa-Pa. The best gift they got her though, hands down, is her swing! She absolutely loves it...well most of the time haha. 

Blair was so good and she loves being around both sides of our family. It's such a blessing to have so many people who love her so much already. She is a lucky little girl! And we are two lucky parents!

All of her Christmas attire I bought is way too big! Such a bummer! But the main outift, this sweater onesie, fit good enough and she rocked it. It's so stinking cute I couldn't stop myself from getting tons of pictures of her in it! And of course her Christmas jammies fit perfectly too! So it's okay the other 2 outfits didn't work out....this momma is just going to have to learn that baby sizes all run different!

Well now that Jacob is back to work after 2 weeks of paternity leave I am officially on my own during the day, except when he comes home for lunch! Baby girl is sleeping now so I thought I'd sneak in a really fast blog post for her first Christmas....but now I have to go so I can continue to finally take down the Christmas decorations. It's crazy how it takes me forever to get something done nowadays, but she's worth the house being a little unorganized and messy! 

And thank you for all the kind words in the last post! I do love this cute little munchkin to pieces!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

0 Months.

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Love this little munchkin so much! 

She loves eating, sleeping, kisses, snuggling, bath-time, and going for car rides! 

She hates having to wait to eat, sleeping in her crib, and being swaddled.

She can lift her head and move it from side to side, she tries to sit-up every day. She's our strong little girl!!

Every day Jacob and I are learning something new and learning how we can be the best parents for our beautiful baby girl! I'm not going to lie the sleepless nights are hard but they are so worth it. We have some hilarious stories already but I'm not going to share on here so Blair won't be embarrassed when she's older, haha.

Today we had our 2 week appointment with the pediatrician and Blair is now 9 pounds!! Yay! He said she is looking great and is in the 95-97th percentile!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blair's Birth Story.

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 Blair Nicole. Born on December 10, 2014 at 12:15am. 8 lbs 9 oz. 21 3/4 inches.

Jacob and I headed to the hospital so I could be induced at 5:00am on December 9th. The only thing scaring me about going to the hospital that morning was the fact that I had to have an IV. It's the first one I've ever had and it really freaked me out! Ha, now looking back I think how silly, cause that was the easy part. 

About 6 hours into being induced and having many contractions I decided to get my epidural. Now that was even more terrifying than the IV. I hated not being able to move my legs around very well, they felt like they weighed 100 pounds a piece. However, it was nice to no longer feel contractions! I felt pretty good and even ate a couple of orange popsicles and ice-chips (I've never been so thirsty in my life!) I even got in a nap!

But about an hour in the epidural started making me extremely sick and I was throwing up nonstop and my whole body was shaking out of control. It was awful. Such a terrible experience. This went on for about 8 hours. Finally the doctor came to see me and gave me medicine to stop the nausea. After that I felt good for a couple of hours! (Why couldn't they have given me the medicine sooner? I'll never know...)

Soon I started being able to feel part of the contractions. I know I was only feeling some of the pain from them, and it was awful. I couldn't imagine feeling the full blown thing. Finally after 17 of the toughest hours ever it was time to start pushing.

I pushed for 2 hours and 15 minutes. I had Jacob and my mom with me during the whole thing and they helped me out as much as possible by cheering me on, holding my legs up, feeding me ice-chips, and holding their breath with me. I was trying to beat time and have Blair on the 9th, but she just wasn't having it! 15 minutes after midnight Blair finally made her appearance. 

I've never seen anything or anyone so beautiful. She was just staring at me, not yet crying, and I have never felt so much joy and love than I did at that moment. All I could do was tell her how much I loved her before the nurses took her away to clean her up and suck everything out of her mouth and nose to get her to have that first cry. When I finally heard it, it was like music to my ears.

Jacob was with her while they were cleaning her up and he got to put her first diaper on. Afterwards he immediately brought her over to me so I could hold and kiss her. It was the absolute best feeling to have her in my arms again and to have Jacob kissing my forehead telling me how proud he was of me and how much he loved his 2 girls. We've never been so happy!

Blair is a week old today, and I am so in love with her, but I have been since that first moment I saw her when she was still in my belly at Week 8. I simply cannot imagine life without her. We've already had so many unforgettable experiences with her and I can't wait to see what the rest of our lives together have in store! She is our sunshine and we can't get enough of her big beautiful eyes, chubby cheeks, soft skin, her little feet, and all of that hair! Just everything....I could go on forever!

I love you Blair!

I'm so excited to share our stories with you all.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

40 Weeks.

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Blair was as big as a small watermelon!

The night before I went in to give birth to our baby girl! The birth story will be up soon!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

39 Weeks!!

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Blair is 39 weeks (Tuesday) and is as big as a mini watermelon!!

We were so certain that I was going to be giving birth this week, but my body had other plans. We have another appointment tomorrow to see if anything has changed (fingers crossed that it has!) and if everything looks good we might be picking out a date for next week! Meep! 

I'm so ready to hold and kiss this little munchkin, I don't think I can wait much longer! I also don't think my body can handle much longer. She's just getting stronger by the hour it feels like, last night was the worst night so far.....and it was just because of her kicking me in the ribs, bladder, and whatever else she could reach. She's a feisty little thing!