Sunday, December 25, 2011

Baby Nora

Well, she is here. Nora Grace Silvester was born on December 19th, 2011. She was actually the same weight and length as Avery weighing in at 6lbs 15oz and 19 1/2 inc long. Her entrance was slightly dramatic both for me and for little Nora. At my last Dr appointment I found out that this little bugger was breech. I was quite scared seeing as I was planning for a normal delivery and I knew that most breech babies ended up being c-section. I was already dilated to a 3 so my Dr scheduled me for an ECV and potentially a c-section if that did not work. I had no idea what an ECV was, but the Dr explained that he would manually try to turn the baby from the outside. AAAAHHHHH! Anyways, I decided I was going to try to do everything that I could to help the baby turn on her own. I sat with my hips elevated, I saw a chiropractor, and a couple other things that just plain did not work. I was basically freaking out. So, we packed our bags and on Monday morning we showed up to the hospital and the fun began. To prep me for the procedure, they gave me a muscle relaxer and an epidural. It was pretty intense to watch my Dr turn this baby and to my surprise, it worked. I felt a huge wave in my stomach and this cute little thing moved, so they induced me on the spot. I was pretty emotional at this point as you can imagine. My contractions started without a problem and not too much later my water broke. As the Dr and nurse were checking my progression they noticed that the baby's head was just not coming down as fast as they had hoped. Turned out her little hand was over her head and every time the nurse checked me the baby would grab her finger. Super cute, but not so good for delivery. So, the Dr had to reach his hand up and move her hand out of the way!! After that she came fast. Within a few pushes she was out. Problem was now was the cord was around her neck and she was not breathing. This little girl was seriously giving me a heart attack. They finally got her to breath but had to take her to the nursery to observe her. She did fine and I got to hold her about 2 hours later. In the nursery they found a heart murmur and a hip click, both of which have gone away since. After all of that we have a beautiful baby girl that we could not love more. Avery and June are being great big sisters and they just love our little Nora. We shall see how mommy adjusts to having three kids.
My wonderful sister Kilean came to the hospital and took these wonderful pictures of our little Nora. Check out her blog

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Utah Trip

last month we made the treck to Utah to visit Jeff's parents and a few of his brothers and their families. We woke the kids up pretty early in the morning and headed out. The girls actually did pretty good on the way up due to some major distractions, namely the DVD player and lost of books and games. We got to stay with Uncle Kenny and Aunt Cassie and their girls Maggie and Olivia. Avery and June had so much fun with them and they are still asking if they can go back and play with their cousins and their cousins cat. It was great to see so much family and friends while we were there. We also go to celebrate June's birthday with all the Utah family. She was so cute opening some presents and cuting into the big rainbow cake that she wanted. The girls also got to experience some snow one morning when they woke up, which they loved. We were able to go to lunch with my old friend Alicia and her little family and visit with my sister Corin also my Aunt and Uncle. The way home was a little more of a disaster, but we did make it back. We got stuck in a snow storm and the girls totally threw up in the car. All in all, we had a great time visiting family and cant wait to see them again.