Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sofia Sofia Sofia

These days our life revolves around one thing, or should I say, one person? Sofia. I took some pictures while my mom was here, and I am finally taking the time to post them. Motherhood is seriously the hardest thing I have ever done. EVER. But we love her so much and sometimes I just look at her and start crying (I cry everyday).

My favorite is when she is wide awake and not fussy. She looks around for hours sometimes.

Jeff thinks it's important that she watch college football with him on Saturdays, and read ESPN magazine on the other days. She's as interested as I am.

I love the sleepers that have the fake little shoes. She looks like she's posing here.

Jeff puts her in the cutest places. The other day he played hide and seek with her. He hid her in a basket. No one was assigned to find her. She didn't like the game so much.

She did, however, like this little koala spot in dad's jacket.

We are proud parents and boy do we love our little girl.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

And Then There Were Three

Wednesday October 27th, 2010
3:00 am
-Wake up with contractions. They must be fake, right? 20 min apart, 1 week early? Definitely false labor.
-Can't go back to bed.
-Go to work and suffer more contractions...yes, in front of my students, who are ready to catch her if she falls out of me. Because it's that simple, right?

5:00 pm
-Home from work, Jeff not home.
-Jeff comes home and contractions are 5 min apart. Tears in my eyes from holding it in all day at school.

6:00 pm
-Arrive at Utah Valley Hospital
-They take care of a woman in front of me first who is only checking her blood pressure...while I am CLEARLY having contractions 3 min apart now. What is wrong with the world?

6:30 pm
-Finally admitted to the hospital
-Jeff keeps me smiling and laughing by dancing, singing, and being his cute self.

7:00 ish pm
-Heather Bliss arrives to document the whole thing on camera. She took many pictures, these are just a few. So glad she was there to capture these precious, sacred moments.
-Thank you, Heather.

-Drugs come...I loved the epidural
-My nurse checks me and I am dilated to a 6/7.

10ish pm
-Mr. Doctor comes to break my just half hour time I had dilated to a 9!
-Mom was right, we Latinas are made for labor.

11:20ish pm
-I start pushing! Apparently my nurse says I am an amazing pusher. Is that a talent to add to my list now?

12:15 pm
-Dr. Savage arrives, pretty much to catch my baby.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
12:31 am
-Sofia Mae Crane enters our lives
-She is wide awake, not crying, and just looking around, soaking it in.

Still not crying. I love her already.

The Crane family.

Proud Mommy. Happy the labor is over and done with...little does Mom know how hard this up coming week will be for her.