May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

We spent our 2nd weekend in a row in St. George

Chad and I did some hiking and biking. This was taken in Snow Canyon on our hike to 3 ponds. Probably wouldn't recommend it. Hiking through deep sand for 3 miles to 3 little mossy puddles isn't my favorite, but for quality time with Chad I guess it was worth it.

My family got in some good baby cuddling.Leighton wore little or no clothes all weekend. It wasn't that warm but compared to Utah County it felt like a heat wave.
We roasted marshmallows in the backyard.
So nice to come to a place where we've got some willing babysitters and warm weather to enjoy!

May 15, 2011

He's here!

I went to the Doctor on Thursday and he told me that he was on call for the weekend so if I wanted to be induced he'd do it the next day (Friday the 6th). I was all for it because that allowed us a little bit of time to plan things and for my family to come up for the occasion.
The hospital called us at 5:30am that next morning and told us to be there in an hour. I didn't document my growing belly at all this pregnancy so I had Chad take one right before I changed into my hospital garb. I am 39 weeks and 6 days at this point.
By the time they got me all hooked up and ready to go it was just about 8am. Schaeffer was born at 11:46am. He weighed 7.11 and was 21 inches long. Labor went really quickly. All along my Doctor told me that the second baby would be easier to deliver but I didn't really dare believe him because Leighton was such a nightmare to get out. I only had to push through 4 contractions. He was breach to begin with and did end up having the cord wrapped around his neck and arm loosely but all of those things turned out to be pretty non dramatic.

Leighton got there with my parents right before I delivered him so they were able to come in and meet him as soon as he was cleaned up. She has been so excited for her baby brother to join our family and is doing great as a big sister.
I can't believe how good natured this little guy is. He is calm and mellow and likes to sleep.
@ 8 Days Old

Thanks everyone for your nice comments on FB, texts, and phone calls. Special shout out to Christin for staying the night with Leighton and to Ashley for watching Leighton while we were in the hospital.