Thursday, December 31, 2009


We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Of course the best present arrived a little early! Sydney made out like a bandit as usual and then we went to my dad's house for dinner. It was so fun to see Sydney really get into Santa and the whole Christmas thing.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sydney's Christmas program

Sydney's preschool did a Christmas program that was so cute! I of course think that she was the cutest (I am not biased at all ;) They practiced so hard and I really didn't want to miss it so about 14 hours after Hayden and I got out of the hospital we went to the program. I was nervous about bringing my brand new baby to a preschool classroom but she stayed in her car seat and no one was allowed to touch her. It was so worth it and I am really glad I got to go. You will have to excuse the bad video camera operator (me, I really stink at it). Jamie you will really appreciate this!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas cookies!!!

Yes I finally made Christmas cookies with Sydney. As most of you know cooking is not my favorite thing to do. When I cook and Sydney asks to help she asks if she can push the buttons on the microwave. Terrible I know but it is what it is. Sydney had a great time and that is what is important. That and having homemade cookies for santa for the first time ever.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


My sweet baby Hayden McKenna arrived on Wednesday December 16 at 10:09 PM. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. I had a wonderful labor and delivery and was blessed to have my very good friend Kristen there as my nurse and one of my favorite residents Sarah deliver her. Of course my mom was there too! I really couldn't have asked for anything more. We got to the hospital around 3pm and was contracting every 3 minutes and was pretty uncomfortable. Got an epidural about an hour after we got there. Another of my friends Kristia took great care of us until Kristen arrived. Sarah broke my water and I hung out at 5 cm for a while. When Hayden decided to come though she didn't waste any time. Sarah came in to check on me and I was 8 cm, so she went to brush her teeth so she had nice fresh breath when I delivered. She couldn't even finish brushing her teeth before Hayden decided it was time. I pushed for 2 contractions and out she came. My doctor (Dr. Erickson) didn't even make it in time! Hayden is a wonderful baby and Sydney can't get enough of her. She is being so gentle and loving with her. I am so blessed with my 2 beautiful healthy girls. They are all I have ever dreamed of and so much more.

P.S. Thank you to Nerissa and Bryan for taking care of Sydney for me. To know that she was having a blast at your house helped me so much. I can never really thank you enough for that. Love you lots!!!!