Saturday, February 21, 2009

Little Mallorie
Just Being Cute
Jerusha loves to hold Mallorie

Mallorie is starting to smile and coo a little. She is very cute and Jerusha can't keep her hands off of her. Jerusha loves to spin and the picture of her on the couch in her after a good spin. She says "dizzy" after each spin... and the last picture is Jerusha insisting on holding her little sister and when I come to Mallorie rescue, Jerusha gets upset and squeezes tighter so I can't get her away. They are so much fun!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Here is the new addition to our family...

My little cookie maker

Okay, so since I have last visited my own site, there have been some changes in our life, most of which you already know about. We welcomed Mallorie Rebecca on Jan 3rd. Fun story... I woke up at midnight having hard contractions and tried to go back to sleep. In case that wasn't enough, Jerusha decided to wake up and keep me company. She must have known Mallorie was coming because she didn't go back to sleep. I picked her up quite a few times and every time, contractions came quicker. At about 2:30am I told James that we needed to leave and he asked if I was sure. I said I think. He suggested that I lay down and see if they would go away. When they didn't, I got dressed and suggested he do the same. Jerusha then joined us with a big smile on her face. She greeted us with a "Good morning!" I crawled down the stairs and got into the car. By this time, it was about 3:10am. The hospital trip is between 10 and 15 minutes. James dropped me at the door to check in and the nurse helped me back to a room in a wheelchair. Fortunately the doctor on call for our doctor was already at the hospital, delivering 2 other babies. He came in and broke my water and with the next contraction, Mallorie came into our lives. I hadn't even been admitted yet. From when I walked into the hospital doors to when she arrived, I had been there 7 minutes. Everything went well. The nurses played with Jerusha in the hall because there wasn't time for mom to get there. Mallorie is beautiful, healthy and growing. We love her so much!!! I also passed my LPN boards!!! YEAH!!! This test took me about 3 hours to finish but it was worth it to be done now. We have now figured how both James and I can finish school in the next 5 years. That's our goal!