Sunday, December 9, 2007

Being Parents...

Wow, being a parent is such an amazing experience and feeling. It is such a joy to be able to look at our daughter and know that she is ours for eternity. We are so blessed to have her.
These past two weeks have definitely been hard. We have been adjusting to the three hour blocks of sleep each night, the feedings, changing diapers and trying to get enough rest for ourselves. Even though it has been really hard, it is so worth it! We absolutely LOVE being parents! Hailee brings so much happiness and love into our lives.
Also, one of the best things is being able to play dress up with her! While my mom was in town, we took so many pictures, we would put her in one outfit, take pics, change her clothes, take more pics, and so on. It was so much fun!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Our little angel is here....

Wow! What an amazing week we have had. On Sunday November 25th, I went into labor. We actually didn't know I was really in labor, I thought that my contractions would be a lot worse than they were, but I guess I was wrong. That night we decided to go to the hospital, considering my contractions were 3 1/2 minutes apart. We were afraid that they would just send us home, but luckily, they didn't! My water didn't break until we were there, (actually, when the nurse was checking to see how far dilated I was, then it broke) and once it broke, wow! Contractions were so painful! Thankfully, I was able to get an epidural right away. Things were going very smoothly right up until I was about to deliver. That's when Hailee's heart beat dropped significantly, and I ended up having to have an emergency C- section to make sure both her and I would be okay. She was born November 26th 2007 (1 day early!) at 1:22 am. She weighed 7 lbs 7 ounces and is absolutely beautiful! We are so excited to have her as our daughter. She is such a blessing in our lives, we love her so very much and we just can't get enough of her! She already seems like she is growing up way too fast!
We stayed at the hospital until Thursday which was very nice. I am recovering very well from the c-section; it honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!
Gregg has been the most amazing (well, he is always amazing) husband this week, and is the cutest Dad ever! We are both so wrapped around Hailee's lil finger, which is so good! When we came home, Gregg had bought balloons and a welcome home baby girl banner and had it in Hailee's room. It was so adorable!
My parents were able to fly up early Monday morning, my Mom is still here and has been such a great help to us. My Dad had to fly home a few days later, but it was so fun having him here. They are absolutely LOVING being Grandparents! (This is their first grand baby!)
Gregg's Dad and step Mom were able to come down on Wednesday to visit us at the hospital. They are both so excited to for her arrival!
Well, things here are going great, we are LOVING being parents and are so proud to call her our daughter!