Friday, November 21, 2008

more photos!

OK-by popular demand, we have a few more photos of Elodie for you all. (We like to wait until we have to change her O2 bandaids or put on a clean canula...hopefully this business only lasts a bit more, but the altitude does funny things to babies!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

more photos!!!

Notice that she takes after her brother while sleeping!

The first few days...

Becoming a mom has been an amazing experience, and I can see it in Todd how amazing he will be as a Dad-and how amazing he already is!

We have had long awake nights-mostly because she is wide awake and hungry. No real screaming or anything! She is a very good little girl and does not get super upset-she does not like to get dressed and does not like to wait too long for her meals! HAHAHAHA-who does like either of these in our family???

I will try to keep the photos coming for you all!

Just FYI-she is on oxygen for being a high altitude baby...mostly just a pain in the butt!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Addition!!! Elodie Ruth Olsen

Our beautiful baby girl has arrived! November 6th, 6:15pm. 7 lbs. 1 oz, she arrived quickly and smoothly with no issues. BUT-I will NEVER call anything that hurts painful, ever again! WOW! What a miracle...I guess that really separates the women from the boys out there! (sorry dad and todd and all the other wonderful men in our lives...) Todd is the most willing, supportive and interactive man that I could ever hope for him to be.

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and thoughts. God was there every minute. Didnt he make life incredible?!?!?!?!

We were able to come home this morning-Saturday. I never thought that we would get out of there! We are so excited to be here and have our little "addition" fill some warm space in our beautiful home.

More to come very soon!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baby girl coming soon!


Being a week late, and after much consideration and advice from the doc, we have decided to induce. Tomorrow morning is the big day! We are a bit nervous, being that it is unnatural, but her size and my body's discomfort have led us to make the decision. Baby and I are both extremely healthy, but it is not like we are still early! Besides, they will only let us go another 4 days, anyway. Please pray for us, as this is going to be much more painful and intense than we had originally planned-as if that would have been "pleasant" - hahaha!

Sue, Todd's mom, will be here to support us and help us with our needs. It will be a great help! Mom (mine) was here last weekend helping us with much of our preparations, as well, so we are VERY ready! House clean, laundry done, etc. Thank you Mom! (She also tried to help me "naturally" induce by going for walks, going to the springs to relax, etc)

By next week, we should have plenty of photos for everyone! stay tuned...