Monday, January 26, 2009

Already 2 Weeks Old!

Its hard to believe that my little Rosebud is 2 weeks old already! The last 2 weeks FLEW by. We have been working hard on getting the whole breastfeeding thing down pat, and our hard work is finally paying off! I took Rose to the doctor on Friday, January 23, and she weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces! I was so proud of the little girl.
She loves being swaddled up tight to sleep. But she doesn't love her bassinet so much...she'd much rather be in bed between us! I know, we are starting a bad habit!

Rose also loves sleeping in her boppy!And on my chest.She also likes playing with friends.
Rose and BennettJay and Rose
Rose and Annie

All in all, Rose is the sweetest little baby I have ever known. She hardly ever cries, sleeps great, eats like a champ, and makes Clark and I happier than we have ever been. She is such a blessing to us and we love watching her grow and change every day.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Meeting Rose

Rose and I loved having so many of our friends and family visit us in the hospital. It made the time go by very fast! I tried to take a picture of all of our visitors, but I missed a few. Thanks so much to everyone who came to meet Rose and keep me company!
Mom, Sydnie, and Aunt Janie

Grandpa Gaylord
Aunt Jody

Cousin Sydnie

Aunt Eileen

Beth and Mom Rabbi Kunstadt

Marshall and Amanda

Ginny and Cousin Nathan
AnnLee and Hollin

Cousin Arlene


Great-Grandmother Alice

Miss Kitty (Rose's Great-God Mother)


Sarah Beth and Whiting


Aunt Dana

A Baby Story: Our Version

It all began at 4:45 AM on Monday, January 12, 2009. Clark and I woke up (I watched the clock all night waiting for the alarm to go off) and got ready to go to the hospital. It was an exciting feeling knowing that the next time we returned home, we would be bringing home the newest member of our family. I was feeling a mixture of excitement and fear of the unknown.
After checking into the hospital at 5:30, we were sent to Labor and Delivery Room #4. That is where I met Cricket, my awesome nurse! She was by my side the entire day and I feel like I owe her a million dollars for the care she gave me and Rose. I was 4 cm when they started the pitocin. At 9:30, Dr. Shields checked in and decided to break my water. I think I was about 6 cm at that point and just beginning to feel painful contractions so she ordered an epidural. 5 minutes later, Dr. Browning arrived. I was pleasantly surprised that the epidural didn't hurt at all! It just felt a little strange. We continued to wait and by 12:00, I was 10 cm. We started pushing around 1:00, and at 1:19, Rose entered the world. I was in absolute shock when Dr. Shields placed my precious angel on my tummy. I had tears streaming down my face and was speechless. I just couldn't get over her tiny little hands, perfect little fingers, sweet little cry, and plump pink lips. Clark captured the last 5 minutes of the delivery on camera and I am so glad he did! It is priceless.

Rose weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was perfect! Overall, our birth experience was way more than we ever imagined. I tried to prepare myself for that day, but I didn't realize what a life changing experience it would be. The miracle of birth is truly amazing and I can't wait to experience it again in a few years :)

Daddy and Rose

Dr. Shields and Rose

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rose, Jill and Clark

Who does Rose look like???

Jill and Clark

Monday, January 12, 2009


This is from Melanie, Jill's Mom

Rebecca Rose Lyon was born around 1:20 this afternoon. She is 7 lbs. 3 oz and 20" long.
She has a head full of dark brown hair and is so beautiful. Jill had an easy delivery, and her exact words were, "It was a piece of cake!" She and Clark are so totally thrilled with their precious bundle of joy.

Waiting......but not for very long.
Jay arrived with Dana at the hospital at 8am to wait for his cousin Rose to arrive.

At 2:00 Janet was holding her first grandchild!
The proud Mommy

The proud Daddy

Clark making a toast to Jill
Janet brought Champagne!

Checking out the world
Time to go back to sleep