we finally found the cord we needed so we could load our videos onto our computer so here is the first video we have ever uploaded, the birth of our little girl Evva. Michael put this together, I think it turned out really great so I thought I would share it. p.s. don't worry there are no gross scenes!
Oh man I can't believe it has already been one week! well On June 10th I went in to be induced and was dilated 4 cm I had antibiotics in for a few hours before they started me on pitocin and I had progressed by myself to 5 cm. a few hours after having the pitocin I was 6 cm and another hour or so later I was still at 6 cm, the contractions were getting kind of hard and since I hadn't changed for the past few hours I asked for pain killers in my IV thinking it would probably be a while for me to get to 10 cm, WRONG!! within 15 minutes of getting the pain killers I felt like I needed to push, the nurse checked me and I was fully dilated, I wish I didn't have the pain killers so I could say I did it all natural, oh well, so two contractions and a few pushes later little Evva was born at 4:01 pm. She was 6 lbs 10oz. and 181/4 inches long. She is healthy and very happy. I felt great after the delivery and have recovered very quickly! we got home from the hospital Thursday the 11th and on friday we all went our for dinner then Michael and I got a babysitter for the boys and took Evva with us to see a movie. I went to church on sunday and everyone was amazed to see me there minus the belly, plus a baby. Evva is a wonderful little baby, she sleeps so well at night and only wakes up about 2-3 times each night to eat then goes right back to sleep. Jonah and Ryker love her and Ryker always comes to give her kisses. I was really worried about Ryker but he is doing very well. I only have tweo pictures loaded on my computer right now but I'll post more later.
I went in for a Dr. appointment today and found out that I'm 3 centimeters dilated, my Dr. wants to induce me tomorrow morning if nothing happens tonight, since during my appointment he also stripped my membranes hoping to induce labor but nothing so far. I also had to go to the hospital for fetal monitoring because I told my Dr. that I didn't feel the baby move very much yesterday but her heartbeat is strong and steady and she has been moving today so everything should be just fine. So, the big news is, tomorrow I'll be a new mommy again and have a little girl for the first time!! We are very excited to see our little Evva Sofia!!
The past few weeks have been full of fun! We went to the Monahans Sandhills State Park, about 2 hours from where we are in Alpine; we brought our tent and gear and bikes. we had fun but didn't stay as long as we originally planned since it rained most of the night and drizzled all morning while we ate breakfast and packed up our stuff. Fortunately we were able to play on the sand dunes the day we got there, we couldn't really slide down them like we thought using our storage bin lids but the boys had fun rolling and running down the hills anyway. We had a lot of fun riding our bikes around too! Ryker loves the seat his daddy built for him on my bike!
Since our camping trip was cut short we drove another 35 minutes to Odessa and stopped at the Odessa Meteor Crater, there wasn't really anything to look at and the museum part was closed so we walked around the crater edge that isn't very deep anymore after years of erosion and rainfall, but it was something to do. One fun thing they had was a pile of dust-like powder called meteor flour. Michael had fun painting the boys' faces with it. Jonah thought he looked like an Indian warrior.
Last week it rained and hailed! we had fun watching it! after it stopped, Ryker liked to point at the piles of hail on the ground and say "Mmmm, yum, yum" needless to say he ate quite a bit of ice! Another one of Ryker's shenanigans! It was a little too quiet one afternoon and when I went to see why this is what I found! No it's not a bloody nose it's my lipstick! Isn't he handsome? or should I say pretty?
Last but not least, wednesday June 3rd was Jonah's birthday! He is now 5 years old! He is getting so big!! This is Ryker watching Jonah open his presents, does he look jealous or what! Poor kid, lucky for him we got him a little toy too! For Jonah's birthday this year we didn't plan a party since we weren't sure when this little girl of ours would be making her debut but she is being very patient and might wait til her actual due date (only 6 more days!) unlike her impatient brothers! Anyway Jonah wanted to go bowling for his birthday so that's what we did, it was fun and they even had a little ramp that Ryker could use to roll his ball down so he could "bowl" too! Michael won and Ryker actually got second place! Unfortunatley I beat Jonah but we told him he beat me so he wouldn't be so upset about losing to his baby brother on his borthday, he hates to lose! All in all he had a good birthday and is very glad that he is 5 and can go to kindergarten this fall.
Michael and I met when he just got home from his mission and started dating soon after. My mom wasn't too happy with me dating an RM she said he would want to get married and I thought "yeah right" I guess mothers do know best! After casually dating for a while Michael went to Idaho but before he left he broke up with me:( I didn't know why but I was determined not to let it bother me. That night for single adult FHE we picked names from a hat to go on a date with I can't remember my would-be dates name but he had a Corvet and I was excited to ride in it. When I got home Michael called me, I had no idea why since we had just broken up, but I talked to him and told him that I had a date for the upcoming dance, he hung up on me. But he called back and apologized and said the thought of me dating someone else made him sick and he couldn't talk to me. then he asked if I would go to the dance with him if he came back. of course I said yes and he asked me not to date anyone else. I haven't even wanted to and we've been blissfully married for eight years and have been greatly blessed with 4 children, the highlights of my life.