Sunday, December 16, 2012

Welcome, Maizey!

I guess I should start at the beginning...
So I was dilated to a 2 and 80% effaced for a couple weeks straight. On my 38 week appointment (I was really 38w 5d at this point) my OB offered to strip my membranes. I was desperate to get this girl out of me, so I took him up on his offer. I was discouraged when I didn't have any strong contractions 24 hours later. That appointment was on Friday, November 30th. Finally on Saturday, December 1st at 4 p.m., I started having strong contractions every 3 minutes for an hour. Then they slowed to like 10 minutes apart, so I thought it wasn't the real deal. I finally told Doug to call his parents around 7 and we were headed to the hospital at 7:30. By the time we got there and checked in, I was still at a 2. An hour later, barely at a 2.5! I was so mad and was afraid they'd send us home. Luckily, they let me walk around for an hour, and by then, I was at a 3.5! Finally, about 10:45, they admitted me, and she was born at 2:12 a.m. So funny that she was born on 12/2/12, at 2:12, and our recovery room number was 212.
Maizey Noel Nelson
7 lb. 2 oz.

   Welcome to the family, baby girl!

Meeting her brothers for the first time

Jack calls her Miss Muffin







Melinda and Heidi visited! SO great catching up with old friends!

We decided last minute to do Maizey's baby blessing while my parents were here, which left us 2 days to plan it out. We decided to make it small so that it was manageable for me, since it was only a week after I had her. So grateful for all the family that attended!


 Love you, little girl!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Jack, and Snow Day

We had a small family party for Jack with Doug's parents and siblings for his birthday. Here is the elaborate Spider-Man cake that Gwen did. She always makes awesome cakes!






The boys were so excited to play out in the snow, the first snow of the season for us! And they haven't lived anywhere with snow for over 2 years. Sweet!