Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Blog

We're changing our blog to I am also going to make it private so if you want to be invited let me know ;)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Way Past Due... Our New Addition

Okay, so I don't know why I've been dragging my heels on writing this post, I've been thinking about it for about a month now and now the way I thought of writing it is just going to take too long, so I've decided that instead of reading everyone elses blogs everyday, I should probably post on mine every once in awhile. Especially because there is an adorable person that I could blog about every single day.

Elianney Abigail Abreu

The week after school got out I knew my little angel was going to come soon, she wasn't due until June 17, but from May 29- June 2 I couldn't keep anything down. I was throwing up and sick in bed for 5 days, including a trip to the hospital to hydrate myself and make sure Elianney was ok... On June 2 we went to the Dr. for our appt. and found out that I was already dialated to 2cm but we knew not to get too excited because that could last for a while. On Thursday I felt crampy all day but had the lovely nesting energy so I spent pretty much the whole day sewing and finished the baby's carseat cover and almost finished one of her blankets. Friday morning I was laying in bed after not being able to sleep most of the night and I told Eli, " I hope that my water breaks when it's time, because I don't know how long to wait with the pains and everything". Next thing I knew, a friend called to see if we'd had the baby yet, I told her no and then got up to go to the bathroom and as I did I felt a pop inside me and I said to Eli, "She just kicked me really hard" no sooner did those words come from my mouth and I was soaked. I yelled to Eli "My water just broke" and he said no it didn't you just peed, I promised him that I hadn't then told him to make me some oatmeal to eat since I knew they wouldn't let me eat at the hospital, then I fixed my hair. By about 10 am we were at the hospital checking in. They measured me and I was at a 4 so they took me to my room and got all the iv's and everything hooked up. I was Strep B positive so Elianney had to get meds thru my iv before she could be born... They asked if I wanted an epidural and me being the smart person that I am, I said of course because I knew if I waited it would take them a while and I would be in too much pain. It was amazing to me how quickly the contractions got worse! By around 11 I had my epidural and I was a happy camper!

By about 1 or so I was dialated to an 8 but they had to slow me down because of the antibiotics the baby needed. As I was laying there watching "Tom and Jerry" with my husband since there was nothing else on tv, one of the nurses commented, " Hey you are amazing for a first time mom, you have to have like 5 more babies because you are just made for having babies" I just laughed because that's the joke we've had in my family since I was little, that I am the one with the birthing hips. Plus, I know I may be weird but I was super happy during labor, it probably has something to do with the wonderful epidural that I had! Getting the epidural was the worst part! After that everything was awesome. Finally, about 4:30 they told me that I could start pushing. I was so excited because I knew that meant that I would finally get to see my little princess. My Mother and Sister in law were there to help and we started pushing. It's weird to think back because Eli asks me what I was thinking and feeling and I can't even remember. I just remember pushing and wondering how long it was going to take to get her out and worrying that I wasn't doing it right or that something might go wrong. After pushing for a while they decided to give me some oxytocin to help out, the dr. checked and said we had a little while longer, then he left. Then a new nurse came on, the nurse who became my very favorite, her name was Lori. She had me put my legs up to push and apparently that's all we needed because next thing we knew her head was halfway out and we were trying to get a hold of the dr. Once the dr. came in I pushed one more time and out she came. My heart skipped a beat when I heard that adorable little cry and I will never forget the adorable look on Eli's face when he saw her for the first time, then got to cut the cord. Elianney Abigial made it into the world at 6:35pm...

The checked her out and weighed her 6 lbs, 18 inches... she's just perfect! Then we got to all meet her and give her our first loves...

The rest of the night was great, just visiting with family and loving our new little girl. Eli insisted that I send her to the nursery so that I could sleep... then he went home to take a shower and get some sleep himself. I didn't sleep at all.. I think it was just the emotions of being a new mom, I hated being by myself in that room and I couldn't sleep.. but that's okay it was just the beginning of our adventure. Saturday my Mom came into town and by Saturday night I was wanting to go home, but we stayed until Sunday morning. Here are some more hospital and going home pictures.

Our first few weeks with Elianney have been fantastic. She is a great baby, she put herself on a 3 hour schedule from the beginning and now she even sleeps a little longer sometimes at night. She loves to eat, be held, cuddle with daddy and ride in the car (except for stop lights). She also likes to go visit people and be out and about, she even went dancing with mom and dad last week and slept the whole time... 4th of July weekend my family came in to town, we were excited to see everyone, and we missed Melissa. We enjoyed spending time together, and Elianney was blessed.

She keeps growing like a little weed... she's becoming quite the cute little chubby girl.. I'm just going to add a few recent pics and post this.. I will try to be better about keeping up.. if you want to see more pics you can check out my facebook page...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

By user demand....

Okay, so I've been told we need to update our blog.. I know I am bad, I selfishly enjoy reading others blogs everyday but I neglect my own. It just seems to me that everyone else is so much more interesting. Although as many know, there have been a few things happen in the last 6 months, the biggest news is that we are expecting our first baby! We found out the weekend of our 1 year anniversary which we celebrated at the Anniversary Inn in SLC. I have been lucky that although I am exhausted, I haven't been too sick. Just the once a day morning throw up and a cough that does not want to go away, not too bad! Below I will include a few pics from the last few months including some prego pics since everyone wants to see... I don't really look pregnant, just fat, but such is life! We are looking forward to our appointment this Thursday because we get to see the baby again and see if it will let us know if it is a girl or a boy so it doesn't have to be it anymore!

15 weeks

17 weeks

Christmas with Eli's family

Eli told me that I could cut my hair when I was pregnant, so I chopped it!

San Diego Zoo during our visit for Thanksgiving

Our principal said no BYU costumes for halloween, so I HAD to...

Charlie Brown and Lucy

Visiting the Draper Temple for our anniversary

Our 1st Anniversary... We spend the night at the Anniversary Inn, went to dinner at the same place we went on our first date, saw movie, had lunch at one of my favorite places, and went to the temple. It was a good weekend!