Friday, February 25, 2011

One Week...

I'm so sad my little sugar is already a week old. I can't wait to see her little personality and when she starts smiling at us but it seems like the days just fly by right now and i absolutely hate it. Being a mommy is the most amazing thing in the whole world. No words could express my love and gratitude for my heavvenly father for trusting me with this sweet baby girl.... I get so emotional just watching her sleep its kinda ridiculous! Tommy got 2 weeks off work and has been home with us and he will have to go back soon which makes it even harder for time to pass. I love love love spending time with my little family :) Lyla was most definitely worth the wait and trials we went through to get her here! We love you pumpkin!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lyla Mae Merrill

born: February 17, 2011
time: 4:38 p.m
weight: 7 pounds 11 ounces
length: 20 1/2 inches
(super flattering pic, i know!)

Well.. she's here!!! 10 days early and completely perfect! Wedensday night I started having contractions so I woke Tommy up and we headed to the hospital about 10:30. By 11 I was hooked up to the machines in triage to monitor my contractions when at about 11:30 my water broke! (glad it was in the hospital bed and not in mine!!) I was at a 1 1/2 and 90% effaced. They admitted us and went ahead and gave me my epidural so I could sleep! At about noon I was still only at a 4 so they went ahead and started me on pitocin. By 2:00 I was at a 6, by 3 an 8, by 4 I was ready to push! And with about 5 pushes and 30 minutes the most beautiful baby came out! :) We had so many visitors in the hospital and now that we have been many people love her so much already! We already couldn't imagine life without her. I'm sad she will already be a week old tommorrow..time is already going by way too fast. So far she has been an amazing baby and a pretty good sleeper! She only wakes up once MAYBE twice a night and usually I have to wake her up to feed her :) Hopefully things stay that way... but I won't hold my breath! My favorite thing to do is sit and watch her and her daddy. Tommy is so good with her and shes already got him so tightly wound around her finger! She loves him :)

daddy holding her for the first time

coming home :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Baby Shower!

A couple weeks ago My mom, sisters and wonderful aunt threw me my baby shower! It was so much fun and turned out so so cute! I did a little owl theme so my sister Stephanie made the cutest owl cake pops and my aunt had the tables decorated so cute! We had delicious salads, and a CREPE bar!! umm.. YUM!!! My sister Kim did some fun games and Miss Lyla got so so so much stuff! I don't understand how a little girl who is not even here yet can have so much stuff! :) Thank you everyone who came and especially those who helped out!