Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First photoshoot

Elle didnt and doesnt like to be naked AT between a couple feedings, calming her down, and a few breaks....

Amanda from {sweet cheeks }got some adorable shots!!!

We love this little girl to pieces!!!! She has daddy wrapped around her little finger already

Elle Kennedy Etherton

It was midnight of November 23rd we headed to Grossmont Hospital to get induced.  We got there checked in, filled out papers, got our wristbands and headed to our room.  The nurse came in checked me and i was only dilated 1cm and effaced 40%. So they started me on a pill that was put in that would thin out my cervix.  Well i thought my Dr said they were going to start me with pitocin and an epidural...but whatever i just went along with what they said they were going to do. Every 2 hours the nurse came into check me and not much was going on.  So around 9:45 am my dr got to the hospital and i was only dilated to about a 2...yeah so 9 HOURS not much went on so she broke my water, started pitocin and i got the epidural. So 2 hours went by i was then 4cm and about 60% effaced...yeahhh progress!! The contractions were gettting stronger i knew progress was going to happen quicker. Every 2 hours from then on i was checked little by little progression.

Well around 7 or so I knew something was way different because i felt A TON of pressure and alot of stuff came the nurse checked me after only about a half hour from the time before. HOLY CRAP I was at a 9 and 100 effaced and they were ready for me to start pushing and the Dr was being called. I started shaking and tears just poured down my face...nervous, excited, not sure, etc ha ha I pushed for about 15 min, then Dr finally showed up, continued to push and she was out within 45min of pushing. 

She was 7lbs 10oz......19.5inches long

What an amazing feeling it is to have a child of my own.
  I have to say there is no way i could have done it without my parents and Noah being there right by my side the whole time. 

Noah is the best daddy and husband in the world. Once i started pushing, the love and comfort i felt from Noah was a feeling i honestly have never felt before.  I truly felt like i fell in love with him again.  There was just something about his encouraging words, his tone in his voice, his excitement, his expressions, etc I am just so blessed to have him as my husband and now the father of our precious daughter.   

Sunday, November 21, 2010



Still waiting and waiting....

AND WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets hope she comes soon.  Here due date is 2 days away....lets see when she decides to come!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010



I cant believe 40 weeks has gone by this fast...

I have MY LAST appt on Tuesday and cant wait to see how everything is going inside.  (Hopefully more progression then last time)

Then the following Tuesday the 23rd if no baby yet...she will be forced out!!!

We will be delivering in Grossmont Hospital for anyone that wants to visit when she arrives

Just a FYI: we will be in Utah for about 2 to 2 1/2 weeks in December (prob like the 16th-30th ) enjoying the if you would like to visit you know where we will be.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Yup...just waiting and waiting!!!  This little princess has 13 days to show up on her own&if not...we are inducing on the 23rd. I will not go a day after...and my Dr is ok with it!!!


Baby stuff is set up and ready

Bags are packed for the hospital

Daddys last day is next Friday the 19th (if she doesnt come before then)...THEN 6 WEEKS OFF!!!!

Belly is getting bigger...went to Dr yesterday & hit my 30lb gained *TEAR*..ughhhh Cant wait to start working out!!! (Hawaii in MAY woohooooo)

oh you ask what have i been doing since i havent been working!?!?! Ive made a MILLION bows/flowers/hats for Elle....Pic below are a few bows/hats that I made for my nieces Ms Addie and Ms Lydia.  Elle needs to start sharing...mommy has gone overboard. She has probably just about 100...ha ha ha

And the belly !!!!