We visited Wheeler Farm for "Pumpkin Days and Hay Maze". A little disappointing, but Isabel still loved it. We did a hay ride, walked around, did the maze a couple times, and picked out our pumpkins. Elliot slept through it all!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Has Elliot been here almost 2 weeks already? We had our first week at the hospital/at home with Franz's help, and I survived my first week at home on my own, thanks to lots of help, daycare 2 days a week for Isabel, and lots of excellent meals brought by friends/family/the ward. Funny to think Elliot was due in 2 days (October 28th), glad he is here already!
|Snuggling with dad (while he tries to do notes)|
|Favorite pic so far.|
|Everyone wants to snuggle with mom!|
|Isabel is doing a great job as a big sister|
Friday, October 19, 2012
We are so excited to welcome a new baby boy into our family. Elliot Javier Monroy was born October 15th, 2012, at 2:17 pm, weighing 6lb 15 oz and measuring 20.75 inches.
The delivery went great. I had a normal day on Sunday (I did walk for an hour that morning), and slept normally, but woke up for work at 6:30 with regular contractions every 3 minutes. I still got ready for work, send Isabel off to daycare and Franz off to work. I decided to cancel my morning for work, but still thought I could be coming in later. But by 8:30 they were getting stronger, so I called Franz and told him to come get me and take his time. By 9:30 I was calling wondering where he was since I was now in pain. He got home soon, and we arrived at the hospital tat 10:15. I was initially only dialated to a 3. Franz picked up Isabel from daycare and brought her by - she was a little nervous to see me in the hospital bed. I got the epidural and had my water broken at 12:30 (now dialated to a 4), then 1 hour later I was complete and ready to go! Franz was still gone (dropping Isabel off at great-grandmas), but he made it back. We waited for the doctor, pushed a few times and a little boy joined us!
|Grandpa Mike and Grandma Connie|
Isabel's first encounter wasn't the greatest. She had fallen asleep on the way there and was a little grumpy anyway. She had no interest in Elliot, but by the time she left she did give him a little kiss on the head with some prodding. The next day she did much better, I love the way she says "Elliot" and she loves calling herself the big sister.
|I am not sure how I feel about this little guy.|
|Ok, I think I like him.|
|Being silly with dad's glasses|
|...and Elliot's hat|
|One last pic at our room with a view.|
|Isabel sharing her new toys.|
|Big sister and little brother.|
Saturday, October 13, 2012
A few pics to catch up on the last couple weeks. The new babe should be here soon, so this may be Isabel's last solo post. :)
We went to the State Fair last month. This is a required tradition since the state fair was what put me into labor with Isabel 3 years ago. :)
|Ashley, Isabel, and cow. :)|
|The goats were a favorite|
|What is the fair without fair food? Ice cream |
coated in sprinkles. :)
|We went miniature golfing, a new experience.|
|I am starting to regret the new birthday gifts. We now|
have daily tea parties, cupcake cooking, and grocery
shopping. I love it!
|Mini pet shop tea parties too.|
|Getting excited for Halloween - Isabel helped decorate cookies.|
|First visit to the dentist! She did amazingly well.|
I am also impressed by her memory - when she drove by
the dentists office 4 days later she said: "That is where
I got my teeth cleaned!!"
|Loves always telling dad that Stanford is number one!|
(He tries to get her to cheer for UCLA, but she knows
which school is the best!!)