Friday, November 14, 2008

Tummy Time!

Here are some pictures of Sihaya working on her tummy muscles and trying to roll over. She worked on it for some time and didn't get angry. I was kind of surprised; but happy at the same time. She was also making the cutest cooing noises. Everything she does is cute.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sihaya's First Trick

Mike and Evie are bonding. This is the sacred ritual of hoping that through annoying a person enough, they will learn to love you. Hey, it worked in high school!

All Hallows Eve

So we got home just in time to celebrate this wonderful holiday. Our ward had a trunk-or-treat. We just sat in Sokimna and Rico's car and handed out there candy. We were to lazy to get our own. We'd just gotten back from a trip, give me a break. :)

But isn't our little chicken the cutest.

Mike's brothers were here for the holiday. And so was Sokimna's sister. So here are some pictures of the brothers, the sister and my husband. They're all adorable.

To the Rescue...

My mother was having a little bit of trouble with her shoulder. She needed to have surgery on it and soon. Since my father was going to be out of town on the day of the surgery and Michelle is working full time and my baby sister needed someone to get her off to school in the morning.

So Evelyn, who was about 6 weeks old, and I got to fly down on an plane to come to the rescue of Grandma Maureen. We were there for about 6 days. Evelyn's daddy was very lonely without her. But he survived. These are pictures of our Sunday down there and a cute position I found her sleeping in.

Now when Grandpa Brad, or Papi as we loving like to call him, got home from his business trip it was two days before Halloween and my sisters hadn't yet carved pumpkins. So we went to a pumpkin patch and these are some of those photos.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rico's Birthday

We went out to eat for our next door neighbor's birthday. We went to Wingers and it was the first time we had the baby really uncovered. Needless to say it was an evening full of 'oohs' and 'ahhs'. The sad point of the evening was when our waitress came up and asked Mike and Sokimna how old Evelyn was, instead of asking Mike and I. My baby doesn't look like me and I'm just going to have to come to terms with that. But we had fun celebrating Rico's birthday.

This is Evelyn's future husband, Eli. He likes to hold her hand and sit next to her.

To sleep is a time to ponder...

These are some of the favorite positions that little Sihaya loves.

Sleeping with the Dad

These are some pictures that I got with the babe and Mike napping together.

Being Home

These are just a few of the many pictures that we have taken of our new pride and joy. She's just so cute, I can't help it. Her age ranges from a few days old to 6 weeks. That's how old she is today.

New Arrival

So...Mike and I needed our baby to be born on the weekend before the baby's due date, Aug. 22, 2008. Mike had a class on Monday that he really couldn't miss or we would lose all the money we had spent and my mother was part of a jury and only had a certain amount of time that she could be here. And I was nine months pregnant and ready to be done. To top it all off my doctor refused to induce me till after my due date. So we needed the baby to come naturally on the weekend.

It was Saturday and still no sign of a baby. My mother and I walked to breakfast, 1 mile to the restaurant and 1 mile back. We also went grocery shopping for an hour and walked up the hill to a ward party. I did a lot of walking that day. It was about 5 and my mother and I were making lasagna. I reached up to get something out of the cabinet above the stove and felt the most uncomfortable gush of water in my life.

To make a long story short, I was in labor for 8 hours. I got an epideral around 8 or 9 that night. I was in heaven after that. I even got a nap.I jumped from 4 centimeters to 8 in an hour and a half. At about 12:30 they told me if I was ready to push I could and so I did. I pushed for 20 minutes and then our beautiful baby girl was born at 12:54 in the morning. She had the cord rapped around her neck so tight that the doctor needed to cut if off fast so Mike didn't get to do that. She weighed 6lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long.

Just about everyone came up to see her. My entire family and Mike's. Even my grandparents came up to see us. We were a very happy and proud bunch.

Introducting Evelyn Sihaya Blair.