Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mommy Power!

I just want to say something to my Mommy and Mama Payne... (or should I say Nana and Grandma).... Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! Ya'll are the BEST!!!
I didn't realize how big of a wreck I'd be after having a baby! Every time she'd cry, I'd cry with her because I just didn't know what she wanted. Everyone knows that babies cry, but I never realized how it'd make me feel when MY baby cried! And when we brought her home from the hospital I was scared I would break her or something. But I'm happy to announce that shes not broken. haha.
I'm so grateful that I had so much help! It was wonderful. Thank You Mommys!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rachel's little accident

Jessica, Rachel and Mama Payne were at the hospital for some routine baby tests. Jessica and I decided to try and save some money and use cheap diapers. Unfortunately you get what you pay for, especially when dealing with diapers. She was such a mess Jessica had to just strip her down and use a receiving blanket as a make shift dress. We discovered Rachel is cute and happy no matter what.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rachel Lynn

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rachel is here!!!!!

The Family is finally together for the first time.
Proud new Daddy!!!!

This was the best moment of the whole process. Jessica was in labor from 5am to 8pm. She was stuck by a learning med student 6 times to get an IV. She had to get stuck for the epidural twice, which wore off during the last two hours of labor. After pushing for several hours Jessica gave herself a temperature of 103 degrees. Once the epidural wore off she just kept pushing on like a true fighter. Due to the danger of the raising temperature, Jessica was forced to have an emergency C section. Rachel came out and is the calmest happiest baby in the nursery, but due to Mommy's fever she was placed in ICU to be treated for possible infection. We were told that Jessica would not be able to see Rachel until she was able to walk into the ICU, but Rachel was such a strong good baby the ICU doctor broke the rules and brought Rachel to Jessica for one short visit. After not sleeping for two days, being hurt by several people, pushing until feverish, and being told she would not see the baby for probably two days, the JOY of the moment was overwhelming. We are so grateful for all the support we have received from everyone and look forward to introducing you guys to Rachel.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Almost there

The infamous toy box!!! Turned out much bigger than I expected. Bishop let us use his garage and tools on this one.
I don't have a before picture but it used to just be a natural wood end table.. and I spiced it up a bit. It was fun learning to tile.
The blue dresser (thanks Mom and Dad)! And the pink converse. Uncle Mike made sure baby Rachel starts life out right with a pair of converse kicks!
The bassinet my mommy and I were both cradled in. Newly painted with fresh ribbon!!
The awesome deal of a crib I found, Tyler's mommy present to me (the glider), the beautiful Momma Payne baby blanket, and the changing table Mark and Maggie gave to us with a new slab of orange paint! Yes. good stuff.

I feel soooo grateful, so I thought I'd tell everybody thank you for helping me get ready for the baby. To everyone who has helped with making blankets, pitching in on big purchases, letting us borrow a swing, given us clothes, thrown baby showers, given advice, let us stay in the garage painting until 1 in the morning... and it just keeps going--- THANK YOU GUYS!!!! :) We truly have great people in our lives. I am also going to be mushy... get ready.... I LOVE YOU TYLER! MUAH! I have to thank you for putting up with me lately... pregnant ladies aren't so easy to deal with! And you keep loving me anyway, thanks babe.

Tyler also told me to post pictures of the baby stuff we've worked on. Maybe a few finishing touches but I think it's all about done!