Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Pics

The shot that every wife just has to take of Dad falling asleep with baby

At the Hospital with our beautiful family

Me and my 3 daughters

Faith, finally getting to hold her real baby sister Hope

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pics of the family

For those of you who haven't seen the facebook photos or don't have a facebook account, I'm adding pictures and the short clip of Hope here for you

Little Hope Eliana in her momma's arms

The girls just love their new little sister

Faith has a new little baby doll she named Hope as well.

Monday, February 16, 2009

She's Here!

Hope Eliana was born at 5:14 AM on the 16th, weighing in at 7 lbs 2.6 oz and 19 inches long.

On the day she was born, Jodi woke up around 3 AM, and started feeling contractions. Within an hour she had woken me up to tell me that her contractions were 10 minutes apart. We decided to get ready and take a shower, and before we knew it her contractions were really getting crazy and within 5 minutes of each other... forget trying to count how far apart they were for an hour, we jumped into the van and got to the hospital around 4:45 AM. They set us up in the exam room to make sure that we were actually ready to be admitted, it's pretty much standard procedure even though Jodi kept saying I'm feeling the urge to push. Jodi's contractions were pretty crazy at this point, and the nurses had her get gowned up and wait in the room for one of them to check her out. They found out she was fully dilated and the baby was ready to go, so they had us hurry into the real delivery room and within 6 minutes of the doctor showing up Hope was here, the nurses didn't even have time to put an IV let alone give her any drugs to ease the pain... Jodi is a trooper.