Thursday, January 29, 2009

She's here!!!

We are in heaven here at the Haas home. Our little Andi finally decided to join us.

Andi Lisbeth Haas
Born Monday, January 26, 2009, 11:28 a.m.
7 lbs 9 oz and 19 inches long

Like I said, I had been having false labor almost every night for a week, and so when these contractions woke me up at 12:30 a.m. Monday morning every 3 minutes and there was a terrible snow storm going on outside I was distraught. I figured it had to be real by the way I was feeling, so we decided to brave the storm and head to the hospital in Salt Lake. It took us about 1 1/2 hours to get there with our stop to pick up my mom. We got to the hospital at about 4:00 a.m. and my contractions were still going strong, until we walked in the door, of course :) I was only a 3 1/2 and after an hour of practically running the halls I was still only a 3 with weak contractions. I was devastated. So when the midwife came and saw me 7:30 and suggested breaking my water I quickly agreed. I certainly didn't want to drive home in the storm just to have to go through the same thing the next night.
So she broke my water at 7:30 and the next 4 hours were obviously full of excruciating pain. At last I went from a 7 to delivery in about 15 minutes. I was amazed at how fast it went there at the end. My midwife barely made it back to catch the baby.
Anyway, all is well. We are so thrilled to have Andi in our family. So far she has been an amazing little baby. She has been sleeping and eating great. We will see how long it lasts!

Question for all you moms of girls out there. I need some good tips on how to do her hair. I tried to spike it up this morning and it just looked terrible. I thought the nurses said they used baby shampoo. Any advice? Poor girl :)

Time to go home!

First family photo. The boys were thrilled.

She's in good hands right?

Maybe not here :)

Check out those eyelashes! I don't know where she gets them. Definitely not from me.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Better late than never

Christmas at the Haas house. Yes, I know I am 2 weeks late. I have been suffering from a bit of the "nesting syndrome", and have been unable to do anything but clean and organize for the last 2 weeks. I think it was the little bit of false labor that kicked me into gear, and I just haven't been able to stop :) I must say, my house has probably never been this clean and organized. It does feel good, and now I have 2 1/2 weeks to wait and watch it get dirty again. Our little girl is due January 28th.

Anyway, we had a great Christmas this year. Thanks to Santa for the Geotrax train set and to Nana and Papa Lauri for the new sleds. We have had a very fun few weeks. Its great too because both kids are big enough to get themselves up and down the sledding hill, which is especially good for mom right now :)

Hope everyone had a great holiday season. I love the new year! It is always such a time of rejuvenation for me. I love having a new start to make myself better. Anyway, Happy New Year to all of you!!!