4th of July 2014
I put some laundry away, cleaned the bathroom mirrors, washed a bowl and a cup that was in the sink...all very important to have done if the baby was coming...and by the time I decided to put makeup on (again, very important before giving birth) I had to sit on the edge of the tub every few minutes to wait out the contractions. I let Ryan sleep a little more and then at 1:45 I woke him up and said it was go time! He called his mom and she rushed over right away to stay with Sean.
I made it to the hospital, got registered, survived multiple attempts to get the i.v. into my "jumpy" veins, answered the million questions they have to ask you and oh so sweetly requested an epidural. I huffed and puffed through the HORRID contractions and remember the nurse saying to stop or I'd hyperventilate. My water broke. Still no epidural. I think I was squeezing Ryan's hand pretty badly and praying for the pain to go away at that point.
My doctor and the anesthesiologist arrived at the same time and as they were helping me sit up for the epidural I said (or maybe growled/yelled) It's too late! I have to push! And so I did.
Little Connor Nathaniel was born at 4:09 AM on June 1st, 2014 after about 20 minutes of pushing. 7 pounds 4 ounces, 20 and a half inches long. Beautiful, healthy, and just perfect! God is good and we are so in love.
There have been so many answers to prayer this year! We certainly have a lot to be thankful for! The first big change came in spring when Ryan got the promotion he had been waiting so long for at work. His salary tripled and we were able to pay our car off and save for the biggest purchase so far in our lives: our first house! We got the keys to our new home on September 27 and two days later we found out that our little family of three will be expanding to four next year! I'm 12 weeks pregnant now and can't wait to find out if I'm having a boy or a girl.
Sean turned three in August and enjoyed his circus themed birthday party a lot. He's so big now and learning more everyday! He's very independent and fearless...and also stubborn and bossy! Hah! Ryan says he gets that from me!
He also had fun at a costume party at the lake earlier this month. He was our little sailor boy! Too cute!
Spring is here, (down here it feels like summer actually) and it's time for light dresses, gorgeous wedges, and bright happy bags. For those of you in places where it's still a bit cool, add in a sexy leather jacket in a fresh color like the one above! Of course I had to include touches of green in honor of last week's St. Patrick's Day. Plus, I just love green. Enjoy!
1. Stud earrings I got my sister for her birthday. 2. At lunch with my honey. 3. Sean in the new pool we got him.
4. Playing in Nana's backyard. 5. Pretty bubbles! 6. My new wedges from TJMAXX.
7. My mom and my niece. 8. The boys after I gave them haircuts. 9. Whole wheat pasta and shrimp.
Hotel room with nice lights = mirror pics sans flash. They're unedited except for brightness and contrast, so forgive the dark circles under my eyes! Oh and, follow me on Instagram! (I joined the cult, as you can see from my last post. =P)