May 30, 2011

emeri's nursery

Since we didn't know the sex before Emeri was born this is only girl outfit Britt bought before she came home. We have been quickly fixing that problem with a lot of baby girl shopping!
Just heard from my sister-in-law that the beautiful quilt that she made for Emeri and that was the inspiration for this room is finished. Can't wait to see it in the nursery!
The first thing Britt bought for her room was this cute little owl. The framed print says Good Morning Sunshine.
The family history wall in black and white.
She will be putting a few photos of Emeri in a couple of these frames.
These are buttons with clips that Britt will hang a picture of Emeri every month until she is 6 months old. As you can see from the closet before her birth we thought she was having a boy as she hung up a lot of Noah's baby clothes. Which reminds me when I go back to Britt's in a few weeks I will get a new picture of the closet with all the baby girl clothes in them.
Noah waiting patiently for his little baby sister to arrive in her new room. Now that Emeri is here he is her little protector and you can tell he is so happy to have a sibling to grow up with!

May 29, 2011

emeri claire is here

"Wow" love seeing that happy happy face on Britt! We thought she was having a boy but we were wrong it was a girl and we are still in shock. Now I have to say a lot of people thought she was having a girl. One of her best friends and a lot of strangers said she was having a girl. Emeri Claire was born on May 24, 2011 weighing in at 8pds. 1 oz. She is healthy and beautiful and we are super thrilled! Funny thing so many people told Britt how tiny she looked but as it turned out Emeri wasn't that tiny. I think Britt looked so tiny because of the hyperemesis and not gaining any weight for 4 months. A little bit about the birth. I got to Britt's house 4 days before her due date because we were sure she was going to have the baby on time. Well wrong again. Wed. came and went and no baby. We felt like this pregnancy had lasted forever with the hyperemesis for 4 months and not knowing the sex until the birth. On Monday May 16 the doctor had told her if she hadn't had the baby by the following Monday the 23 he would scrape her membranes. Still no baby on the 23 so he scraped her membranes and told her if that didn't work he would induce her on the 30th. Great now we might have to wait one more week. This baby was now reminding me of Britt who was 3 weeks late. Happily on Tues. the 24th at 4:00 a.m. we lucked out and she started having contractions and we timed them and they were about 7 minutes apart and not to strong. We just kept timing them and waiting for Noah to wake up. About 6:00 they were a little closer together and stronger so her and Andrew started to put their stuff in the car. About 8:00 it was time to go to the hospital as she seemed to be in more pain and the contractions were about 4 minutes apart. When she got there they checked her and unfortunately she was only 3 centimeters and they wanted to watch her and see if they would let her stay. Yikes, we didn't want her to be sent home. Luckily in the next hour she got to 4 centimeters and they admitted her. Soon after that she was able to get an epidural as the pain was getting intense. About an hour after that she was at 5. Next thing that happened was her water broke and then things started moving really fast. Before long it was time to push. With Noah she had to push for 2 hours but she got lucky with Emeri and she came out with only 3 pushes. Then Britt saw that it was a girl and Andrew captured the picture above of the joyous moment!

May 18, 2011

britt 9 months

Today is Brittany's due date and no baby yet {boo}. She went to the doctor on Monday and he said she was 2 centimeters, the baby was really low and it shouldn't be much longer. I got to her house on Sunday so I would be here when she starts labor. It also gave us time to finish up the nursery. She had just a few more things to buy, a chair and side table. We found them yesterday......super happy about that. The last touch is the curtains which we will hang
tomorrow and then I will post pictures. Britt did a great job with the design of the room and I love how it turned out!

May 8, 2011

mother's day craft

This is such a cute craft for Mother's Day and would be perfect for Noah next year when he is almost 4. They draw their mother on front with a little help and answer some questions on the back about their mom. I still remember my kids writings about me at that age. One that especially sticks in my mind is when Danielle was in preschool and I went to her open house. On the wall the teacher had written down from each child answers to questions about their mom. One of the questions was what does your Mom do during the day. Danielle said what my mom does during the day is lay on the couch! Well it just so happened that I was pregnant with Brittany at that time and couldn't get off the couch for about 4 months because I had morning sickness all day. Too bad none of the other parents would know that. I was so mortified! Looking back now it makes me laugh and is one of my favorite memories. Which is why I love this similar idea from Inchmark.
image: inchmark