Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Madeline is here

Madeline was born on May 12, 2010 at 4:30pm. She was a healthy 7lbs 8oz and 21 inches long. And she has a full head of hair, light brown with blonde and red highlights (I pay good money to have my hair look like that). I went into labor on Tuesday and into Wednesday. We went to the hospital around 5am on Wednesday and labor progressed pretty well from there...I got to 7 cm and took the epidural, I had been up almost 48 hours and was worn out and as soon as they gave me the epi, my water broke. Around 3pm I was still at 9cm and she was not descending and they had the pitocin level pretty high so they advised c-section since she was not moving into position. They thought the cord could be wrapped around something and preventing it. I opted very quickly for the c-section since that is always a nightmare people have. I was glad then I had the epidural since if they hadn't done it already I would have had to be knocked out completely for the surgery. The surgery was pretty quick, around 45 minutes and went well. I of course didn't care ultimately how she came out, just that she was healthy. I am so greatful for her and she is just perfect. God has blessed us so much with her!

I am exhausted from the lack of sleep and she is getting stomach aches in the middle of the night, but so worth all the lack of energy. I now sleep in the day and am up at night, similar to how it was in college. The time is flying and she is 2 wks old tomorrow. I am off for almost a full 12 weeks and am praying that I don't have to return for long. I am sad now even thinking about having to leave her. I just will be an ostrich for a while and not think about it...

Here are some photos of her and the new family.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Madeline's eclectic room

A friend had the cute blankie made for Madeline

Her changing station and light from Ikea

Her bed with quilt. I still have to quilt it and put the binding on.

More pics of the quilt.

Close up of the dust ruffle.
I love the Amy Butler paisley fabric. It would all be in that fabric if I could have done it. I like the others too but it is by far my favorite. The dresser is antique and the changing table is actually a buffet table from Ethan Allen I picked up when we lived in Albuquerque. We bought the bed new and a friend gave us their rocker. It is comfy, doesn't match though, but I am about practical. Most things will only be used for a little while anyways. The chaning buffet was perfect for the changing table and I like all the compartments that are in it, and there is a shelf in the bottom cabinet part. I do have plans to put up white curtains and then sooner or later make a paisley valance to go over the top...but I am not going to do it just yet. There are still more pressing things to do at the house to get it ready to sell. We don't have anything up on the walls because I don't want to have to deal with the holes and patching them when we sell. Lazy, I know but true. Hope you all like the room.

Prego Pictures

Easter Weekend

39 Weeks

Jocelyn's Quilt

Jocelyn & her new quilt.

My best friend Emily had her second little girl, Jocelyn. I had made her a quilt from the new Amy Butler fabric, its not a traditional "baby quilt" but oh the fabric is so great! Clementines had some of the line in fat quarters. I had to have it for this quilt. I really like how it turned out. I am not overly happy with the orange and blue polka-dots but love the rest of the quilt. Em really liked it to so that is important too. The pattern was a really quick and easy one. I like how piecy it is.