Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tessa's First Photo Shoot

I really am so lucky to have a mother-in-law who is a photographer! We had some spare time so we decided to do a quick photo shoot. I thought these pictures turned out really cute so I had to post them! I'm sure I'll have a million more to come!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We're home!

First of all I'd like to say thanks to all of you fellow bloggers who left very nice messages. And thanks to all of you who visited us at the hospital. It's nice to hear from everyone and have so much support. We came home from the hospital on Tuesday and have been loving every minute. It's so nice to have her here with us and finally getting settled with some what of a routine.
So for those of you who are curious here's how my labor went. Last Saturday, right after I made the post about being induced on Tuesday, I went with Bobbie on a long walk. We got done about 7:00 pm and headed to dinner. As soon as we were done walking I noticed my contractions being a lot more consistent and stronger so we started to time them. Throughout all of dinner they were every 5 min lasting close to 1 min this was from 7:00 to 9:00. My doctor told me to come in when they're this close but of course I didn't want to get sent home so I just went home instead of to the hospital. Nate and I waited a few more hours just hanging out at home. Finally around 12:30 am they were close to 3 min apart so I decided to go in. We stopped by Maverick for an energy drink for Nate and some yummy frozen yogurt for me. Once we got to the hospital they checked me and said I was dilated to a good 5 cm and I was there to stay. A few more hours went by and before I knew it Tessa was born at 7:02! It was the most amazing experience of my life. It was so special I'll never forget it. Everything went so smoothly and perfect, I was very lucky. Tessa is doing just great. She's already gained 6 ounces and is just the sweetest little thing ever. We love her so much and enjoying every minute with her. Here's a bunch of pictures of her at the hospital for you to enjoy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tessa Ann Whitney

She is finally here!!! Tessa Ann Whitney was born this morning at 7:02 a.m. She weighs 6 pounds 8 oz. and is 20 inches long. She is absolutely beautiful! Everything went well with the labor and Megan, Nate & Tessa are all doing great! Here are just a couple pictures from this morning. LOTS more to come!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Baby Update!
Well, most of you probably already know the status of Tessa but for those of you who don't I'll fill you in. I was happy not to have her early but now it's starting to wear on me. I'm just ready for her to be here. I'm still at 0 dilation but I've been told that doesn't mean much. I'm going to the doctor Monday morning and if I'm still 0 then they're giving me a pill Monday night and inducing me. If I'm dilated at all then I'll go in Tuesday morning and they'll induce me then. So either way hopefully she'll be here by Tuesday night! I'm really excited but I'm still crossing my fingers that she'll come on her own before then. I have been having a lot stronger contractions since yesterday but it probably doesn't mean anything. I just hope she's ready to come Tuesday cause I'm sure ready for her! She'll be coming whether she likes it or not I guess. Going overdue is not fun. Next time I'm going to tell myself the due date is one week later than it really is. I'm feeling good though and hanging in there. I had my last day of work yesterday which was exciting. I'll make sure to post asap as soon as Tessa gets here! Stay tuned...

Priscila and Chad's wedding!
Yahoo, I made it to Priscila's wedding on the 29th 9 months pregnant and all! It was so beautiful and so much fun! I'm so happy for both of them. They're such a great couple and such great friends. The night was perfect in every way. I even somehow managed to get down on the dance floor, I mean way down! Unfortunately I was sore the next day though.
Here are some pictures from the big day! Congrats Chad and Pris!

Luckily we were able to go to some fun ball games before the baby gets here. A few weekends ago we went with Chad and Priscila to a Bees game which was really fun. Then last weekend we kicked off BYU's season at home. For Christmas I got Nate season tickets to the BYU games, but with the baby on the way I'll probably only make it to a few with him unfortunately. I was hoping hiking up to the top of the bleachers would put me in labor, but no luck of course. I had never been to the BYU stadium before, it was so pretty! Nate and I had a blast together, I can't wait to make it a family activity some day! I must admit I probably watched the cheerleaders more than the game though!
Pris and I at the Bees game

Nate lugging the big prego around
The awesome view of the field from our great high seats!

Nate and I at my first BYU game