Monday, April 7, 2014
Quinn is one week old as of yesterday. He is a great baby with so far a very mellow personality. He still hardly cries, just squeals or whines a little if he needs something. He is so sweet and cuddly and I can't get enough of his newborn squishiness.
I turned the big 3-0 yesterday. I can't believe I'm old enough to be 30, I swear I just graduated from high school..wasn't it yesterday I was visiting Kevin in Hawaii this time of year on my spring break? And now I have four kids? Its amazing how fast time flies!
On Sunday my sister-in-law Stephanie made this beautiful cake with my kids and it was also super yummy. We spent the day with Kevin's family and watched conference and had a big dinner. It was a great laid-back birthday, to be expected with a one week old, and I was so glad that I wasn't still pregnant on my birthday which also was my due date!
Edyn really loves the bouncer that I brought out for the baby. Granted it is pink from the two previous girls that occupied it so I can't blame her. She loves to lay in it and rock herself and asks for a "Banket!" and a "drink!" then she settles herself in. Its pretty awesome.
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Friday, April 4, 2014
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
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A few more pictures from the hospital before we went home.
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38 weeks pregnant. I was hugely uncomfortable and sore and ready to be done! I had my last week of work that week so I was hoping to be able to finish that out before the baby came. My doctor appointment last Thursday let me know I was dilated to about a 3 and he went ahead and stripped my membranes (ouch!) and instructed me if I did go into labor to A). Tell the nurses I was only a 2 in the office and B). Do not tell them he stripped my membranes. I was guessing by this little information that he was probably on call this weekend and wanted to deliver as many of his patients as possible while he had to work anyway.
Quinn Reed Gilbert, 8lbs even, 20 inches long.
The delivery rooms at this hospital were super nice and I was so impressed with the staff. They always let me sleep and never woke me up to do vital signs or give me medicine unless I asked them too. They let me feed my baby on my schedule and left Kevin and I alone a lot of the time, it was so nice! By far the most sleep I have ever had in a hospital.
Poor Quinn had quite a bit of bruising and swelling right after he came out. It looked quite a bit better the next day.
Quinn's first bath.
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