Friday, May 19, 2006

These pictures are the latest of our little chub.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Dahlia is quite amazing at 2 weeks and 5 days. She is very strong. She can already turn her head from side to side on her belly. She lifts it strong, just like her brother. Also, at her 2 week check, she gained almost 2 lbs. Wow! weighing 9 lbs. 10.5 oz. and measuring 23 3/4 inches! What a big girl! She even looks kinda chunky to me, in good way. Things are going very well. She's got some great dimples, too.

Ain't she pretty!?! Dahlia at one week.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Dahlia was finally born April 29, 2006 at 9:12 PM. She came without being forced, which is a good thing. Actually, up until the last hour, I had questioned whether I was truly in labor. Might be kinda silly. Anyhow, on that day, I had mild cramps all day. We started the morning goin gto class academy to check out their program for Elias. Then to the library for a spanish celebration. Then home, I took a nice long nap with Elias. Brad had called Duane and Jim to come over. We had been timing the cramps and it seemed as if they were at least getting closer together. Brad was getting nervous. Good thing, because I was not.

Duane and jim came by, and Brad and I went for a big walk. Things progressed a bit. We ordered a pizza and just as it arrived, I decided I wasn't hungry. Jim took ovver timing contractions. They were definitely getting closer together and more intense. Could this be it??? At 6:45pm, I decided that we would go to the hospital after Elias fell asleep. By 7:30PM, I knew we had to go. When we got there, I was 6 cm dilated and the midwive and nurse both commented that it won't be long. And, boy, wasn't it. I think we arrived at the hospital 7:45/8:00PM, and I was pushing you out by 9:00PM. Crazy fast. No complications. You came out yelling and with an instant latch! 8lbs 5oz. Big baby! 20 inches long and with some nice fat rolls!! Yeah!!!!! We love you so!