Monday, January 7, 2013

Um... We had a baby.

I thought I would catch up after a 15 month hiatus to document the best day of our lives.
 (FYI, this is a long story and I am writing it for my records, feel free to skip down to the pictures.)

This morning I had my Dr. Appointment with Dr. England and he informed me that I was only at a 2 1/2 and that this baby was going to probably be in there for another week or more.  To say I was discouraged was an understatement. All of my friends who were having babies were scheduled to be induced and I was going to have to wait. So I did what any pregnant girl would do, I consumed an entire package of Oreo cookies.

I was working from home when I noticed that my pants were a little wet. (By pants I mean sweats and by a little I mean it looked like I peed my pants.) So, I changed my clothes and swore to myself that I wouldn't tell anyone that I had just peed my pants. I put a towel under where I was sitting just in case my bladder decided to explode again, and I continued working.

I had been thinking all day, just call the Dr. and see if it could be your water that broke. But, then I would talk myself out of it because a friend of mine went in the week before because she thought her water broke and she had just peed her pants. AWKWARD! haha  But I decided to call just in case. When I called the office the nurse told me to come in right away and go to labor and delivery and get checked. Instead, I decided to shower and wash my hair just in case I was there for the long haul. Lucky for me the Riverton Hospital is seconds from my house. So I grabbed my already packed bag, snapped this before picture and headed to the hospital by myself.

I called Tommy who was coaching a Lacrosse game to let him know that I was going to the hospital because my water might have broken, but I really think I just peed my pants so don't worry about rushing home. I called my mom to let her know the situation but told her not to worry.

I get checked by the nurse and it turns out my water had been leaking all day, I did not pee my pants and then the Flood Gates Opened and the rest of my water broke. I wasn't crazy or paranoid.

I am admitted to Labor & Delivery with contractions every two minutes and I decide to tell Tommy that we are having a baby and he should come to the hospital when the game is over. (Don't worry, he left right away and came to my side)

 Swollen much?

I continued laboring with high pitocin and no epidural... lamest decision I have ever made. For some reason clinching onto the side of the hospital bed in so much pain I couldn't scream seemed like a smart idea. *Note to self... Always accept the epidural right away. My mom arrives for the long haul.

Epidural starts to take effect. I am enjoying ice chips, slushies, watching TV and chatting with Tommy and my mom.

Last nap before kids. Dad arrives.

October 14th
Fully dilated but because of my hip issues we decide to wait for an hour so I don't have to push as long.

Lyla is ready to come with or without the Dr.

I start pushing without Dr. England

Dr. England shows up to catch Lyla

LYLA JANE MCNEILIS is born at a tiny 5lbs 11oz & 18.5 inches long.

To say she looks like her dad is the biggest UNDERSTATEMENT!

We loved all of our Visitors
The Handley's came... and Todd even held Lyla
 Savannah & Lyla were 2 hours away from sharing a Birthday

 Snigga & Johnny Boy came by the day before Charley was born!

We also had visits from Nana Pam & Papa Gene, Heather, Marty, Kim, Krychele, Chad, Tiff, Bry, Ash, Jason & the Neider's. And lots more when we got home!

We also received gorgeous flower arrangements from Grandma & Grandpa McNeilis and my awesome friends Rach & Cory, Meg & Chad, and Nichole & Chris!

Little Lyla Jane ready to go home.

I have never been in love with something so fast and so much.
Feeling so lucky and humbled to be her Mom!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Lyla's Nursey.

This room came together after help and inspiration from my sister in laws, brother, husband, mom, mother-in-law, blog Lay Baby Lay and Pinterest.

The Beginning...
Luckily I have a brother who is handy and put up the chandelier for me.
Home Depot on Sale: $50.00

The Crib... Before
This was my old crib! So glad my mom kept it all those years.

The Crib... After

The UGLY Chair Before...

Chair After...

Picture Collage Before...

Picture Collage After some Major rearranging, spray paint and pictures...

Other Projects...

Found this Gem on KSL. 
I then painted it and added new hardware from
ebay and Anthropologie.
Total: $65.00

I made a changing table tray and painted it for $8.00
Copied from Lay Baby Lay Blog

Lyla's Finished Room...

  I am SO happy with the way it turned out!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

38 Weeks...CRAZY!!!

I can't believe that I am 38 weeks pregnant. It seems so surreal. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and forget that I am pregnant until I look in the mirror and think "GOO" what happened. But I am SO excited to be a Mommy. And Tommy is SO ready to hold her. So for now...we will take trips up the canyon, lots of walks, and enjoy our time with just the two of us.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Party Fit For a Princess...or a Lyla

Can I just say that I have the GREATEST friends ever!!! Some of my very best friends threw me/Lyla a shower last week and it was PERFECT! I am so lucky to have such great friends to throw a shower for me and for amazing friends that took the time to come to the shower. I have REALLY talented friends...understatement of the century!
Here are some of the Highlights...

The Amazing & Talented girls that put on this Glorious Event. I can't thank you enough...Nichole, Meg & Rach!!! Love you girls!

Everybody signed a little note in the "FANCY NANCY" book for Lyla

The House was DECKED OUT!!!

The Food and Desserts were DIVINE!!!

The Company & the Gifts were UNREAL!!!

Such a Fun and Amazing Night! Lyla and I both were SPOILED! I just cannot
wait to put her into ALL of her new outfits and use all of her new
Fancy Burp clothes!!!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT WAS THERE...and no this is NOT your formal thank you note.haha

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FHE @ Silver Lake...and a New Friend

ALL summer long Tommy has talked about heading up to Silver Lake to walk around and enjoy the outdoors. Which I find ironic because Tommy is a city slicker who hates camping in the mountains. But, he does enjoy being in the mountains and how amazingly close they are to us. He would just rather visit them and then sleep in his own bed.
So, for our little Family Home Evening we took a walk around Silver Lake. It was SO pretty and just what I needed to get out of the house after a long day's work.

Tommy and I both just were loving the scenery and the smell and being outside, when we ran into a new friend. MR. MOOSE.

The Moose really was so close that I could have reached out and touched it...if I had wanted to end my life of course.  Tommy kept wanting to take more and more pics, but I was a little nervous being around a large wild animal and being pregnant and all.

Needless to say it was a great night and so fun to spend some time with Tommy Boy. We really should do stuff like this more often because we are fortunate to live just minutes away from activities just like this.

P.S. We finished the night with dinner at Porcupine Grill. Can I just say that HANDS DOWN they have the BEST fish and chips known to man. Mmm.... Craving them right now.