Thursday, January 22, 2009

Christmas catch up

So I am way behind but I just wanted to thank everyone for a great Christmas. We had a fun time and we got lots of wonderful presents from our family and friends. I am so grateful for all the help and support I have been getting from you all too. We love you all so much. Here are just a few of the great presents from Christmas

Chair and cool block thing is from Aaron. She loves them! Hali loves to watch movies in her new chair everyday.

I got lots of cute baby clothes for Colby. This one was from Eva. He wore it to church last Sunday. He looks so cute in it.

The Tinker Bell Bed and dog are from Mom. I had been wanting a bed for Hali and my mom got the perfect one. Hali sleeps in it for nap time and bed time, when we put her in it. She loves the dog too. Hali pulls it around and asks the dog if he wants to eat or sleep. Today she said "okay, trouble...trouble," and took it to the play room and said "time out... love you... bye bye!" and walked out then shut the door. Wow I wonder where she got that from.

This is a 50's diner that the girls got from My grandmother Blondie. It has been a life saver for me because Hali is able to entertain herself with it for moments at a time during the day.
These are pants sara gave to Hali and again she loves them. When she sees them in her drawer she always says "Sara's!" and she will choose to wear them over any other pants.

Aaron's family was able to come by the day I delivered, see the baby and give us some Christmas presents. This is the apron and hat that Grandma Bell gave Hali. They are very cute, she uses them any time we make cookies.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Colby Aaron Bell

Colby was born December 27th at 1:15 pm. He weighed 9 lbs 2 0z and was 20.5 inches long.

I was going to be induced that morning at 5am but started having good contracting on my own around 3am. My doctor still gave me a little pitocin to hurry along the process around 7:30. They broke my water around 11:45 and suggested an interthecal, which I took but it did not work for me. My contractions were painful and I had a reaction to the morphine which caused my body to itch horribly. They practically took me off the pitocin because my contractions were strong enough on their own. Around 1:05 is when they said I should try and push and so two contractions later Colby was born. It all went really fast and was way different than Hali's birth because I was in labor for 12 hours, had an epidural, could not feel a thing and pushed for and hour until she was born.

He is an extremely strong little boy. The pediatrician said he was like a bull and got out of the straps twice while trying to perform the circumcision. He is a big boy but there is no chubbiness about him he is just solid, which I am very great full for because he is much easier to handle. I don't know how I could handle a floppy baby after my surgery.

He has been a good baby so far, during the day he eats fast and sleeps 3-4 hours between feedings. He has rough nights though but hopefully he will get through it.
He didn't start opening his eyes for long periods of time until New Years Eve. Hali loves her baby brother. She wants to hold, rock and sing him songs when ever she gets the chance. She is going to be a great big sister. I can't wait to see them play and talk with one another.