Thursday, March 28, 2013

The many faces of Elly

So of course taking pictures of our new little one is a regular thing. It's fun to see how she has changed already and her multitude of personalities. She definitely likes to make faces and "crazy eyes" - though we think the crazy eyes will get a bit better once she is able to focus on objects more.

Mom and my hats

Wearing some purple to support Epilepsy Awareness and the Bostick Family

Practicing my dance moves as we wait for Dancing with the Stars to start.

OH no more pictures mom!

I do love my daddy!

Getting ready for Easter in my chicky outfit

I said no more pictures mom - Crazy eyes coming to get you.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Aaron and Misty plus Baby makes 3

Well after much anticipation and 5 days past my initial due date, Ellyson Elaine finally made her debut on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:56am. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches long with blue eyes and strawberry blond (with hints of red) hair. We are so excited to have this new addition to our family. 

Though we weren't sure if she was going to make an entrance on her own, she decided that she would listen to Gram Lene (my mom) and Hen (Aaron's mom) and come on the weekend so everyone could come and visit her. I also think she wanted warmer weather as it had been a bit chilly in Birmingham the last few days. 

After monitoring my contractions on Friday beginning at 1:00pm, they steadily started to get stronger and closer together. Around 8:20pm we called the on call doctor and were told to head to the hospital. At this time the contractions were about 3-4 minutes apart. It was 9:00pm by the time we got to the hospital and I was dilated 5 1/2 centimeters (I was barely 3 centimeters earlier that day at my doctor's appointment). By the time I got my epidural, I was 9 1/2 centimeters. Once I received the epidural, Dr. Barron (the on-call doctor) decided to let me labor a little bit and "get my money's worth of the epidural". With less than 2 hours of pushing, Elly made her appearance. This little girl already has a mind of her own. 
Baby Ellyson's first picture
Daddy and Elly

Finally heading home

My first bath.
Wasn't too happy about my hair being washed...maybe because it was 7:00am