As I was being prepped for the epidural, my entire body started to shake and convulse. This being only my second baby, I said, "I think the baby is coming." The doctor and nurse assured me it wasn't. Then, there was a huge gush as my water broke and I said, "No, this baby is coming...NOW!" They laid me back on the bed and told me not to push. I was now trying to keep the baby in that I had worked so hard all day long trying to get out...does this seem backwards to anyone else but me?! Anyway, in just a few minutes, little Haley Elizabeth made her grand entrance into our lives. She was our littlest baby at just 6 pounds 12 ounces...what a blessing she was so small as our regular 9 pounders might not have "slipped out" quite so easily! When Todd returned about 5 minutes later, he heard a crying baby. Was he ever surprised when he found out that it was HIS crying baby! Needless to say, he doesn't stray too far from me when I'm in labor now!
Haley had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Because her grandparents made a last minute trip to visit us, the kids even had the day off from school! She spent the day baking and frosting cookies, opening presents, and playing games with her siblings and grandparents. (And I did manage to sneak in about an hour of homework for her writing class!)
|Cookie cake with lime green and green frosting - her favorite colors!|
|The Kraft kids posing with the birthday girl after she opened her gifts.|
|And as long as they were all lined up...why not sneak grandma and grandpa in for a photo!|
The grandparents left this morning and we had a fairly normal day and muddle our way through about 75% of what I wanted to get accomplished. Getting back into routine can be tricky, know what I mean?!