Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Week 2

Edie was born on Monday, we came home from the hospital Wednesday, and we moved on Saturday!  It was an eventful week.  Whit's parents have graciously offered to let us live in their basement apartment in exchange for Whit's help around the house.  We thought that deal was too good to pass up!  So we found a renter for our townhouse, packed up our things, and moved into their house.  Whit's step-sister and her family are currently living in the basement apartment, and they are remodeling the house that they just bought.  They haven't quite yet finished or moved out, so until that happens we have put all of our stuff in the "bonus room" above the garage.  This is a huge play room that all the grandkids love playing in when they come to visit grandma and grandpa.  So we have all of our stuff in boxes at one end of the room, and we are staying in a couple of bedrooms upstairs for now.  Needless to say, we are looking forward to moving downstairs and being able to unpack!  :)

 Winston is loving having more room to play around and explore.  He has started taking a few steps and every day he gets more adventurous!  Grandma Christensen even taught him how to climb down the stairs so he is quite mobile now.  If only he would go where I ask him to :)

 I spent a few days at my mom and dad's house.  Whit took 4 days off work so he could paint our townhouse and get things ready for the renter to move in.  So I took the kids and headed down south for a visit.  It was so nice--my mom took care of Winston so I could just enjoy holding Edie.  She even let me sleep in, it was so heavenly!  One morning my cousin Kari-lynn brought her kids over and we had breakfast. It was super fun to see her again :)

 I have been awful at taking pictures of Edie.  It's just too hard to try to wrestle Winston and take pictures of her at the same time.  And when Winston is down for a nap, I use that time to shower and feed Edie.  But I did take a couple one morning :)

She is such a great little girl!  She eats and sleeps like a champ and has the cutest smile in the world!  I have taken a few more pictures and some fun videos of her squeaky hiccups, but they are on my phone.  I can't download them to my computer without the cord, and unfortunately it is packed somewhere in a box!  :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Edie's Here!!!

We are so happy to finally have our sweet little girl here!  Edith Jane Anderson was born at 2:37 pm on Monday, February 11.  She weighed 6 lbs 5 oz, and was 18.25" long.  I was induced Monday morning around 8:30 and had a fairly easy labor.  Easy until she was ready to come, and then we found out the doctor wasn't at the hospital!  They told me I couldn't push yet, so I had to hold her in for about 1/2 hour.  That wasn't fun at all.  But once the doctor came, I only had to push about 5 times and there she was!  We had so much fun welcoming her into the world.
Whit's mom Julie came down early that morning to stay at our house with Winston.  Once Edie was born, my mom and sister came down to the hospital and Whit went to go pick up Julie and Winston.  We had a great time visiting and holding little Edie.  Later Whit's parents Jim and Karyn came, and so did Whit's brother Brady and his family.  My dad came after work and everyone oohed and aahed over little Edie.  It was great to feel so much love and support!  Sadly, I didn't take any pictures, but trust me--we had a lovely evening together :)

 Since Edie was born near Valentine's Day, the hospital gave us a special dinner the next night!  Whit went to work that day and I was alone with Edie all day long.  We had a nice day, but Edie sleeps alot (which is wonderful!) so she doesn't make a great conversationalist.  So I was really happy when Whit came back after work and we could sit down to this nice dinner together.  Really, the food wasn't that great, but it was such a lovely thought :)  They even gave us some chocolates and those were absolutely delicious :)  Made up for the bad food!

Getting ready to head home.  Yay!

 Edie came home from the hospital the next morning.  My mom had been staying at our house taking care of Winston.  She stayed the whole week to help me pack and get ready for the move.  I don't know what I would have done without her!

 On Valentine's Day we got Edie dressed up and tried to get some cute pictures.  We love how she has this cute little baby face, and old wrinkly grandma hands!

 Whit's old office was so sweet, they sent a vase of flowers to the hospital to tell us congratulations!  Whit hasn't worked there for 6 month, but he still keeps in touch with his co-workers there.  They are so thoughtful!  Whit got the beautiful roses for me.  The lilies took a few days to open, but they are beautiful as well.  So pretty!  And his new office sent the cookie bouquet to our house.  Everyone has been so nice!


Winston can be so sneaky!  We have to keep a close eye on him, but overall he has been pretty good around Edie.  I am sure they will grow to be great friends!

 I love Edie's hands.  She does the funniest things with them.

She has been such a great little baby.  She eats well, sleeps well, and is sooooo light to carry around!  She makes Winston seem even heavier than he already was :)  We have loved having her here and are so grateful that everything went well and she is here safe and sound.  We love you Edie!