The day I was due, I felt miserable and stayed in bed all morning. When I got up, this is what I saw. Flour and fingernail polish everywhere. Oh Dylan what a day.
Saturday - we drove the Energy Loop to see if we could induce my labor. Didn't work, but we were able to have fun, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Puppet Show with Bonnie
Picture ready to compare to our baby sister. Jordan, Carly, Josie and Dylan
Here she is: Maudie Leigh Yates born June 9 @ 9:10 am weighing 7lbs 2 oz. and 20 in long
her hair was quite the surprise
Everything went well and were blessed with a healthy baby girl. After nine hours of labor and two pushes, Maudie Leigh was born. I didn't have an epidural and was able to maintain composure. I had Jordan and my friend Sally there acting as my Doula and I couldn't have done it with out them.
Comparing her to my baby picture
The kids came to the hospital and we had a dinner and birthday party for Maudie. The kids got new backpacks with fun surprises in them and we sang happy birthday to our new sister.
My mom came up from Brenda's Tuesday and stayed. My dad came and picked my mom up on Thursday and took out our fence. The kids had fun watching him and then playing in the holes, while we relaxed and enjoyed being outside.
Dylan is fascinated by my dad's mustache.
Maudie's first bath and enjoying every minute of her.
That first weekend, I stayed home while Jordan took the kids to the Helper Car show at the park. He even bought the kids hot dogs. Dylan was confused about the boy stuck on the car.
The first little while the kids wanted to hold the baby and we had a few moments of crying waiting for their turn. Now it isn't such a big deal to hold her all the time.
We had a tea party Saturday night with Bonnie, complete with dress ups and decorations. It was a blast.
Happy Father's day Jordan - sporting his noodle necklace he got from Josie
Josie, my little artist and her bird she drew with chalk.
Jordan made my birthday symphony pie, which was delicious.
Jordan received these pictures from his aunt. They are from his grandparents house and we are honored to have them in our home.
Celebrating Bonnie's birthday at the park
Painting rocks with crayons
We love our Maudie and have had such a good month. I have had a wonderful recovery and we are trying to enjoy our summer the best we can.