I haven't blogged in a really long time but I did a birth announcement for each of my kids on the blog so I couldn't go without updating that for Adelyn. Even though she is 9 months old right now I remember her birth very well. Mostly because it was a total breeze! A week before she was due I began to have occasional contractions through out the day. By 8pm when we had put the boys to bed they began to get regular and I told Cody we would probably be going to the hospital that night. By midnight we made the decision to drop the boys off at Jodi Alan's house and head to Pocatello. The contractions were getting really uncomfortable on the way down and by the time I was settled in my hospital bed at 1 AM I was ready for the epidural. After that I just had a short 3 hours of laboring before the doctor checked me and was surprised I was at a 10 already.
It was go time and the whole room of nurses, doctors and staff kept commenting on what a happy, easy going birth this was. We were all enjoying ourselves and enjoying the miracle that was about to happen. At 4:01 AM she made her appearance and she came out screaming her head off. Just to let us know how much we had inconvenienced her :) She nursed right away and just loved to snuggle in my arms as long as I would let her. We got settled into our hospital room for the next couple of days and had a great time getting to know this new sweet little girl.
My first thought was that she looked just like Asher but as we started looking at baby pictures of Gage there is a lot of him in her too. In fact when I look at all three of my kids together I notice that they will always have to live with "are you so and so's sister/brother?". It has been such a joy to have three sweet little kids right now. Life is crazy because I'm working part time so the kids are in day care about half the week but Gage and Asher seem to love the pre-school element of it. Adelyn would rather just stay with me and cuddle all the time but she is not good for a work environment. In fact, she is the most snuggly, clingy baby that I have ever had. A part of me loves it and the other part can't stand it. So here's to my sweet little Adelyn! The cutest, most charming of them all!
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