Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Welcome Baby Emma!

Mommy loves Emma!

Daddy loves Emma!

Emma passed her hearing test! yay!

Emma’s birth story:
After a few random contractions here and there over the past few days, we were still wondering when you would arrive.  Thursday night we went to bed just like any other night, but this night would be very different, very special!  This is the night we would meet you!!
A little after 0100, I woke with a contraction. It was uncomfortable, but I was able to fall back to sleep easily.  Then, at 0230, I woke with another uncomfortable contraction, but once again I was able to fall back to sleep.  Finally at 0330, I woke with a very painful contraction that caused me to jump up and try to find a way to position myself through it to relieve the pain.  There was no falling back to sleep.  I had another contraction and another…. They were irregular, unpredictable, and each different than the one before it.  The warm shower water was very helpful in managing the pain.  Daddy and I were trying to figure out if this was “it” or if this was just another round of false labor.  Without any understandable pattern the contractions were getting more painful and eventually we knew we needed to go to the hospital.  Daddy called Kim and asked her to come and care for Anneliese.  Daddy helped me get ready to go and we made our way downstairs, but before we could get out the door, I had more contractions and eventually I had Daddy call 911. I just knew that if we tried to drive to Balboa, you would be born in the SUV!  My water broke at about 0430 and that relieved a lot of pressure.  I could feel you descending very quickly, so somehow I made my way back up to the bath tub.  While in the bathtub, on my knees, I felt your head descending.  The paramedics arrived just in time to see your birth.  They wanted me to get out of the tub, but I refused.  Minutes later, your head was crowning, then we heard you cry and oh how my heart leaped with joy!!! I started saying “I love you Emma!” over and over again!  Then out came your little body and I asked them to not clamp or cut the cord until it stopped pulsating.  they waited a few minutes and then clamped and but the cord and took you to clean you up!  We were taking to the closest hospital (Grossmont) via ambulance even though everything was just fine with both of us.  God blessed us with a delightful, healthy, precious little girl!! You are just so beautiful and Daddy and Mommy fell in love with you from the very first moment we saw you—a love that began before you were even conceived!!!!   Oh how we love you, Emma Marie! =)
Birth date: 12.17.10 at 0517
Weight: 8 pounds 4 ounces (after nursing you)
Length: 20 ½ inches long

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Valentina!!! Anneleise eating feet.... Anneliese and Mommy

created using Valentina by Brine Design.
font: century gothic

Dirt! Sand! Rocks! Yum!

created using Melody of Fall Kit by eNKay.
frame on first and second LOs from
Family Night by Plum Dumpling Designs.
Fonts: Sim Sun, Pea Neat Freak, and Milk & Cereal

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Family- Organic QPs

created using Organic QP by JoeyLynn Designs.
WA on first LO: Gennifer Bursett.
font: Sim Sun.


created using I Create by One Little Bird.
font: Pea Ally


created using Moment by Red Ivy Design.
font: Sim Sum


created using For the Birds by One Little Bird.
font: Pea Ally

New Jammies from Grammie!

created using DHD's Pink Lemonade freebie 
by Carina Gardner and Jen Allyson.
frame boxes on second LO from Subtle Distinction by Jen Reed.
font: Pea Marie-Christine

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Anneliese-true beauty

created using Moment by Red Ivy Designs.
fonts on 2nd LO: Susie's Hand and SimSun

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Guitar!!! Daddy and Anneleise

created using Fall In Love kit by Yoshiko Designs.
WA: "rejoice" from Unscripted- Simply Put by Taylormade,
WA: "you + me" from Twogethereness by One Little Bird, 
WA: "living life. inspired." by Sue Cummings.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Anneliese standing at crib

created using Chasing the Sun QP #2 by Paislee Press. 
flower from Je Vous Amie by A+ designs.

Sweet Potatoes!

fonts: Quirlycues and century gothic on the first LO,
and Quirlycues and Pea Sarah on the second LO.
contact me for QP credits please.

VA Living Museum

created using Everybody kit by Teresabelle Designs.
font: Pea Ally

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mommy & Anneliese

all 4 LOs created using Stamp My Heart by Kitty Designs.
3rd LO created using Stamp My Heart QP.  font: Auburn