Monday, May 31, 2010
This is our cute little family, Greg and I decided to lay down next to our sweet baby and play with her, she loved playing with her parents!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Ha Please don't Judge! but this is really funny, as most of you know Greg is a very Hands on dad and he is going to make Halle very strong! She loves when he plays with her! I promise that I try my best to make sure she doesn't get shaken baby syndrome!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Our Newest Edition Halle Lynn Jacobsen was born on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 8:06 in the morning. She wasn't due for two more weeks so on Sunday night Greg and I were dong our normal sunday activities. We decided to wind down the day by watching a movie. In the movie the actors were watching some old westerns. I looked at Greg and told him that I had never seen a western before. He gave me the oddest look and said "What did you do as a child?" How he said it made me laugh so hard, and when I did my water broke! At first I didn't know if it really had broken or not I told Greg either I peed my pants or my water broke, so I went and sat on the toilet. Greg called his mom and was asking her questions, while I was in denial, I then decided to call my own mom, but I knew I would freak her out so I wanted to be sure. After talking to her I came to the conclusion that I probably should go to the hospital. I stood up from the toilet, and another huge gush of water came... So I knew for sure it was time. A million thoughts were racing through my head as I walked dumbfound through my apartment. I was no help at packing, luckily Greg went immediately into Dad mode, he was grabbing all our bags and throwing them in the car, he was amazing! I kept telling him we had plenty of time but he insisted that we go, which I am glad because we really didn't have too much time.
My mom had called Devan on our way to the hospital and thankfully she had arrived back in town about an hour before my water broke, after she had been in Idaho taking care of my dad! Thanks Dev! Anyways so we are driving down the canyon to Provo, and all I can think is, this is so weird, am I actually ready to be a mom? No, oh no, what have I done! Greg was calm but I could tell he was really nervous. We got to the hospital and checked in and within a couple minutes my contractions were full and strong. I fully dilated in three hours (the nurses were surprised it was so fast for my first child.) Then after 3 long hours of pushing (thank you Devan again!) we had our beautiful baby girl!
We had to be re-admitted to the hospital after a day of being home because Halle's Billi levels were way, way to high. It scared us really bad and even though everyone tells you it is a common thing, it was horrible for Greg and I to watch our little girl be under the lights and we couldn't hold her. The greatest moment since she was born was when we were able to take the lights off of her and hold her, I remember she was fussing because it was time for her to eat, but we just let her be fussy as we held our sweet little baby in our arms as tight as we could! From that day on we had several tests the next couple days as we prayed for her levels to come down to the normal range. After 6 days of pricking her foot for blood tests they finally came down. We feel so blessed by our Heavenly Father to have a healthy baby that is so happy and alert! Parenting is hard, and I know it gets harder but nothing brings more joy to me than a smile on my little girls face (even at all hours of the night!).
Another momentous occasion happened this April as I was able to graduate! These past couple months were really hard student teaching, finishing classes and papers (one that was 60 pages! Thank you very much!) and having a baby! But it has all paid off and been a great adventure.