Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Perfect Mold

Everyone keeps saying all of our girls look alike, so we pulled out all the pictures and scrapbooks and seriously it is so hard to tell them apart. Here are some pictures of each of them as babies. We want to see if anyone can guess them right. If you win you get an all expense paid vacation to Sierra Vista except the trip down here of course, so try really hard.
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I know you've already seen this one of Livy but these 2 are just too similar I had to show it again.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Little Livy

I'm always amazed at how fast the time flies when you have the baby. Those last couple weeks and days of pregnancy seem forever and then bam! you have the baby and now it's already been almost 3 weeks. crazy! So we did stick with Olivia Jill, I'm glad so many people like that name, I think it helped Aaron like it too. he he! She has been the best little baby, I know it has only been a couple of weeks so I shouldn't say it too early but I really think she's been the best baby of the 3. She just does what she's supposed to do- eat, sleep, and poop and doesn't fuss too much about any of it. She has been such a joy to have in our home.
So here are some of my attempts at photo shoots. I had such high expectations and as you can tell Olivia is adorable, but my photography skills aren't so great. I tried to be creative, sometimes I may have tried a little too hard.


In my head this backdrop was going to be brilliant, ummm not so much, but I love the look on her face right before she shot poo all over the place.


I always wonder what is going through their little heads when they smile in their sleep.


The big sisters!
Emmy is so cute around Olivia, she loves to get right up in her face, then she laughs and says either "baby likes me" or "baby not crying no more". She loves to hold her or lay right next to her and just study her every move. I think Olivia is still such a mystery to her.

Maile has been very helpful with getting wipes and diapers or putting the binki in when we 're in the car. She is really good with Olivia.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Birthday Boy!!!!





June 14th is the date
Aaron turned twenty-eight

breakfast in bed started his fun day
followed by a treasure hunt for presents with Maile leading the way

a special birthday dinner was so yummy
topped off with a slice of deliciousness for his tummy

We hope this day had just the right touch
because we love him so very much!

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Here it is the post you've all been waiting for (jokes) I've been waiting for. Aaron posted these pictures last night and I was supposed to give some details, but I zonked out, so here's the story. When I went for my appointment on Friday my cervix was still very thick and I was at maybe a 1 or 1/2 so I wanted to cry again. As much as I did not want to be induced, it was time since I was almost 2 weeks over according to my ultrasound date and my mom was leaving. I really wanted to go in on my own though, so I did attempt the castro oil and thought it had worked when I started having contractions Saturday morning that weren't very painful, but very regular for 7 hours. After 5 hours of them I went into the hospital only to find out I hadn't changed since my appointment the day before. So, we ended up going with the original plan (I was dreading) going in on Sunday night to get thinned out then start the pitocin Monday morning. This might be a bit more detailed than you care to hear but here's how it played out...... There was no way we could leave the girls again and come back with no baby. Maile was so mad the first time when we came back without her.I seriuosly couldn't even believe she was actually out. I'm sure I forgot exactly how I felt after delivering the other 2 but seriously this delivery was so hard, I really didn't think I was going to survive. I thought I was going to pass out, which actually I was hoping for to just pass out and wake up to the baby in my arms. The labor wasn't even that long compared to some people but those were the longest hardest hours of my life! My contractions started around 6 a.m. and I delivered her at 11:20 am. The last 2 1/2 hours were terrible. I was at a 9 1/2 for almost 2 hours feeling like I had to push through the contractions but they wouldn't let me and the pushing lasted like 40 minutes that seemed to be doing nothing but draining me. They thought she was posterior cause she was having a hard time getting past my pelvic bone, once she made it past which was 95% of the pushing she shot right out. The doctor wasn't quite ready, but I wasn't waiting another minute.I still was in too much pain to really enjoy this moment I thought would never come.yummy! Thank goodness she wasn't as big as I thought she might be. 7 lbs. 14 oz. 20 1/2 in. long
Born June 1st 11:20 a.m.
Maile wants to have a baby now....crazy girl!Feeling much better knowing that I was going to survive and she was a healthy little girl
Our 3 little women.
It was so fun to see the girls with the baby they thought would never really be here. Maile might be a little "too helpful". Emmy was a little scared of her at first and actually doesn't dare touch her too much. It's going to be fun.
After that delivery I said I didn't care what Aaron wanted to name her, I had done the work so I got to choose. Then I felt bad, so we were going to talk about it, but didn't get a chance before the birth certificate lady came around and Aaron wasn't there, so I just said Olivia Jill, but there is still a chance it could change. Right now we just call her "baby".
Even though my mom had to leave before we even were released from the hosptial I'm glad she could see the baby and come out for a visit. She was so helpful during that last week and kept me happy while I waited for this little gal.
She looks just like a little Aaron just like the other 2 did.
Grandma Jill with Olivia Jill (maybe) Aaron with his girls
Our new family 4 girls and a boy! Maybe next time we'll work on evening it out.