Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sweetest Baby Ever!

Lucy is such a good baby. She is so sweet. I just can't get enough of her, I could kiss her all day long. I've been really concerned because she'll sleep 5 hours at a time and doesn't show a huge interest in eating. Well, yesterday she had a doctor's appointment and he assured me that she is healthy and doing great. He also said I should not be too concerned about her sleeping so much and that I should just let her sleep if she wants to. That was the best thing to hear. Last night I fed her at 10pm, we all went to sleep, she woke up at 1am and ate, we went back to sleep, then she didn't wake back up until 7am. It was so great. I got to sleep from 2am to 7am, that's 5 hours! For anyone who has had a newborn you know how great that is. She is just so cute. I love her SO much!

Friday, September 25, 2009

She's here!

On Wednesday I gave birth to Lucinda Renee Rice. She is such a sweet baby. She weights 8 lbs 5 oz and is 20 inches long. It was a super easy delivery, I only pushed 3 times and it was less then 10 minutes of actual pushing. It was easy. She is so cute and smells so good. We love her so much already, Isabel isn't sure if she loves her yet, but Ryan and I do. Me and Lucy right after delivery.
Ryan and Lucy

Me and my girls (Isabel and Lucy)

Another one right after delivery, I look pretty good if I do say so myself.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tim and Tiffiny

On Saturday Tim, Ryan's brother, got married. He married a really nice girl, Tiffiny. The entire wedding was beautiful and it was so much fun. Isabel was the flower girl and really stole the show. We have been practicing throwing petals for about 3 weeks and boy did the practice pay off. When it came time for her to throw petals she did not dissapoint. She was great! Everyone was impressed and I was so proud. Here are so pictures from the wedding: Isabel giving uncle Tim a kiss
Ryan, Liz, Tim, Tiffiny, Steve, Renee, and Michelle

Tim, Tiffiny, and Isabel

My family; Ryan, Isabel, and me (still with Lucy inside)

Isabel and Tiffiny looking so pretty.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nothing is Happeneing

Went to the doctor's today and nothing is happening. Still no baby and still no change. I am totally depressed. Maybe next week.


So, yesterday about 1pm I started to have contractions. Since I was induced with Isabel and never went into labor I wasn't sure what to think or what to do. At about 3pm I called my doctor's office to ask them what they thought. They told me that I should take a warm bath, then lay down on my left side, and that if the contractions did not stop to go to the hospital. So, after taking a bath and laying down, I was still having contractions. At about 6pm Ryan finally talked me into going to the hospital. I really did not want to go. I have this fear of feeling stupid if it's a false alarm. So, they hooked me to the monitors and then we waited. Yes, I was having contractions about every 3-5 minutes, dialted to about a 2 1/2, and effaced (sp?) 75%. So, they just watched me for about 3 hours. Nothing really changed, so my doctor decided to send me home and see him today. They gave me a shot of morphine for the pain and off we went. I have never had morphine before, WOW did it make me loopy and tired. I had a few contractions during the night that were strong enough to wake me up, but otherwise I slept good and am feeling okay. I've had a few this morning and I go into the doctor's in about 2 hours, so we shall see what he says. I am hoping that I have this baby in the next few days, that would be great!
So, there you all go. False labor, but I am on my way.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Coming Soon

I just wanted to point out that I have less than 2 weeks left. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and I am really hoping to get some good news, because I am ready and feeling it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Antelope Island

Over the weekend it was the hot air balloon festival out at Antelope Island. We went on Friday night with the Hills, Rasmussen's, and DeLong's. It was so much fun, actually it was kind of disorganized and could have been better, but we had a good time. When we got there they had huge kites up in the sky, they then later flew in 4 hot air balloons. The kids had a blast dancing, I've never seen moves like those coming from Katy and Jane. It was quite funny. Anyway, we had fun and we even saw a few bison. Ryan with Grace Hill and Isabel (they are 4 months apart and such good friends)
Michelle, Melissa, Scott, Lily, Emily, David, and Adam

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I've Been Busy

So, we planted corn in our garden this year. We've actually never had a garden before, so this was a first for everything. Ryan really wanted to plant corn, so we did. He has been baby-ing that corn. On Sunday we picked some and ate it that day, it was so good. Yesterday Ryan decided it was time to pick all the corn that looked ready. I told him that I would blanch it and freeze it, so we would have "fresh" corn all year round. When he came back inside, from picking it, he had about 60 ears of corn. I could not believe it. He then said this wasn't even half of what is out there. Yikes! So, today I began the process of storing corn. I guess you only have about 2 days after picking it before the sugars turn to starch. So, I am going to be busy for the next week. Here are some photos from today's activities:
Before shucking (sp?) the corn

Shucked and in the sink ready to be blanched and cut of the cob.

I did a total of 32 ears today. I am freezing 9 whole cobs and 7 1/2 cups of off the cob corn. Boy, I can't wait until tomorrow.... not.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Not much is happening

Today I had an OB appointment and I am not happy to report that not much is happening..... down there, if you know what I mean. I was so hoping that I would go in today and my doctor would tell me that I was starting to be ready and that she would come within the next week. No such luck. I am dilated to a 1 1/2, which is nothing to brag about. Maybe next week will bring better news.
On a more positive note, they did give me this really cool travel diaper bag. I will be using it for a travel bathroom bag for me. It hangs and everything. Similac makes it and it is really cool. They gave me 2, so thank you doctors office and Similac.