Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 45 year old mother of five amazing daughters and wife to a caring, sensitive AND sexy husband. I adore my family. I’m dedicated to my faith. I enjoy a good laugh. I'm nostalgic and love to reminisce. "Remember" is my favorite word in the English language. I love life! I’m passionate about music, food and travel. I’m fascinated with anything European. {PARIS! Hello!} I love celebrating anything and everything! I love to read, especially a good biography, mystery, Regency Era or Historical fiction novel. I love thoughtful gift giving. To me the gift wrap is almost as important as the gift itself. I love being creative…bolts of ribbon, coordinating scrapbook papers, producing a tablescape, or d├ęcor for a themed party etc. puts a smile on my face. I love the details! I’m a freak for anything theme oriented. I enjoy event planning, but oddly enough do not like to host or entertain. I enjoy fashion, but have to be really in the mood to clothes shop. I love purses and funky jewelry. I’d rather wear wedges or heels any day than flats. I enjoy decorating and searching for the perfect decorative pillow or picture. However, you’ll never see me frequent high-end stores. I'm more of a Ross, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning kind of gal. My favorite decor style is an old world rustic chateau look with a hint of bohemian, baroque and vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. {confusing I know!} Autumn is my favorite season. I’d go through childbirth a million times. I enjoy biking with my man, Pilates, and jogging. BUT you’ll never find me in a gym working out. I love movies, whether watching them in the theatre or cuddled up on the couch with my family. I enjoy a good chick flick or real life drama! I'm a sucker for movies on the Hallmark Channel. I love the elderly. I love Disneyland. I love being in the canyon on a summer or fall evening at dusk. I love my friends. While I have some extroverted characteristics. I’m a self proclaimed introvert. I’m generally quiet, calm, reserved and pretty darn private. Why in the heck do I blog? It’s a creative way to record family history. I enjoy photography. I really don’t like to write, although I write in my journal almost every day. I love the beach. I enjoy WWII history. I love a clean, orderly house, but ours looks lived in. ;) PBS Masterpiece is my friend. I adore Jane Austen films. They transport me to another time and place. If I had to choose another time period in which to live, early 19th Century England would be my pick. "Sense and Sensibility" is my all time favorite movie. My favorite TV series is the 1950's Spanish Drama "Velvet." My biggest pet peeve is people who blow their noses in public. So gross! {Take it to the bathroom people.} I’d go on a wine tasting vacation if it wasn’t against my religion. I’ve always wanted to adopt a baby from a foreign country. I’m an avid BYU football fan. I love our campfires at Scofield Lake. I have a 'thing' for fairy gardens and Gallic French roosters. I love summer rainstorms and warm baths. I'm a Rush Limbaugh and Hannity Talk Radio Show listener. Also a fan of several Fox News shows. I hate when my kids have homework. I collect quotes, Madame Alexander Dolls, children's books and Disney pins. I always prefer sitting in a back row versus the front. {I'm sort of a seat snob..yikes} I also have high expectations for my lemonade, salsa, and french fries too. HA! I work well behind the scenes. I love a good Dateline Mystery and the genealogy TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" I’m a night owl. I'd rather be cold than hot. I enjoy being a chauffeur to my children. I’m an Anglophile… love anything English! I would like to serve a church mission to England with Jaren someday. I'm queen of paper towel, used kitchen hand towels and dishrags make me squirm. You’ll rarely find me out of the house not ready for the day, except when driving the kids to school on the days I don't work. I feel naked without lip gloss. Pairing up white socks, chipped fingernail polish, chapped lips and brownie crumbs on the floor drive me nuts! I like to organize and BE organized..but not saying I always am. ;) I enjoy hiking to waterfalls, ATV’ing with my family and snowshoeing with the hubs. Although I enjoy collecting recipes and occasionally watch cooking shows... (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Paula Deen, and the Pioneer Woman are my favorites) I’d rather not cook. Eating out is so much more fun. I live to eat! LOL Trying new foods and restaurants is a favorite pasttime. I love the joy of anticipation and the celebration of holidays. Family traditions are important to me. I'm a memory preserver. I'm a pathological picture taker ;) and I love happy lists!

My Fam!

My Fam!

Mr. and I

Mr. and I

My Girls!

My Girls!

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

Emma Abigail (19)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

My Man!

My Man!

Good Times!

Good Times!

What I Believe!

Our Missionary

Our Missionary

My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Friday, March 05, 2010

What's On Our Happy List?

I'm finally getting around to posting some more details and pics....see update below...

WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF OUR FIFTH BABY GIRL...born 12 days early...@ 2:29 a.m. Thursday, March 4th. Weighing in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 20 1/2" long...We are still working on what name to give her and hoping by the time we leave the hospital in the morning she will have one. She is precious! We are completely in love with her and her head of black hair...stay tuned for more pics and details about the labor and delivery.

New update....
I had a doctor's appt. on Wed. the 3rd. I was dilated to a four. My doctor wanted to see me back the following Monday, that is IF I hadn't had the baby before then. I went to bed that night about 11:50 p.m. having had contractions throughout the evening about 30 minutes apart. I was only in bed for about 40 minutes when my water broke. (that's a first for me) Even though our hospital bags were mostly packed we found ourselves in somewhat of a frantic mode just trying to tie up loose ends before leaving the house. Also, the not knowing if I had dilated further didn't help matters either. (I get to a six and I'm ready to push within the half hour.)So needless to say Jaren broke some speeding records on our 20 minute drive to the hospital. At this point, my contractions were much more intense but only about 7 minutes apart. Once we got to the hospital things started to happen and they happened FAST... My cervix was checked again and I was at a 6. I knew we were running out of time and I was desperate for the anesthesiologist to get there in time to give me an epidural. It was hard not to panic, moan and start to cry. The good news is that I was able to get an epi but barely...the nurse said had we been 15 min. later in coming it would have been too late. I was probably at a 10 before the epidural fully kicked in...and oh my goodness...WAS I IN PAIN...I went about that far in labor with Emma without pain relief. So in some respects feeling that pain was not anything new to me, but for whatever reason it seemed the pain was up a notch this time around. I was feeling pain I'd never felt before! I do know I squeezed the living daylights out of Jaren's hand to where there was no blood circulating. LOL BUT, at least I was pain free pushing her out, which I was thankful. Everything just happened so quickly, it was like a dream. From the time I got into the bed and hooked onto the monitors etc...it was only about 50 minutes before the baby was born. My other labors have been 15 hrs, 3 1/2 hrs., 4 hrs, and 6 hrs. This one, if you count from the time my water broke...it was 2 hrs. tops. Kyleigh was able to be there for the delivery, which was exciting and a special memory in and of itself! Afterwards, I was a little worried I had freaked her out..usually I'm a little more calm and collected during labor, but with this one, I felt like I was in panic mode most of the time. She has told me she didn't sense that... so I must of hid it well. She said the grossest part was seeing the placenta! LOL Kyleigh made me a special pink and brown pillowcase in her Home Ec class at school just to take to the hospital..her teacher embroidered MOM on there. So sweet!

Here I am seeing and holding the baby for the first time...she swallowed some meconium in the womb..so right after she was born she was whisked away for 20 minutes to get her lungs cleaned out.

The baby's first kiss and first bath....

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love this little round head...

Daddy talking to her about going fly fishing together....

Ready to go home in her little going home outfit....

Love the shoes....


Home Sweet Home..here we come! Although I am beyond grateful she is here and healthy, I can't believe the pregnancy and labor/delivery part of the journey is over. I look forward to it with so much anticipation that I'm a little sad to not be pregnant anymore. I know, so strange, especially for how uncomfortable I was the last few weeks! And yes, no matter how much discomfort and pain I was in, I'd do childbirth again and again. To think that this was my last time having a baby makes me want to sit and weep. Seriously. I was so tickled when they said, "ITS A GIRL" I did a whoop in the air with my fist. I do believe I was secretly hoping for a girl all along.

6 comments:

  1. Oh she is so sweet! So happy to hear your wonderful news today.

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  2. Congratulations Angie! Thanks for the text. Kris and I would like to stop by and see her (and you). When would be a good time? She is adorable. You look good too! How do you do that?

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  3. That is so wonderful! Congrats Angie! She is beautiful and such a fun addition to your family.

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  4. Congratulations! She is adorable! I think I won the date/gender guessing game. I chose March 3rd and a girl! When I found out you had another girl I told my sister this week that I have a friend who is having wives for all her boys!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is so beautiful!! Did you love the whole birth experience as much as you usually do? I can't wait for more pictures & to find out what you name her. So precious!

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  6. Incredible! You look fantastic after having a baby! I'm glad things were fast and good for the both of you. She is a beautiful adition to your family! Congrats to you all.

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