Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas

Christmas has come and gone. Santa came and the kids are thrilled... except for Savannah, she mostly just slept.

We did Christmas Eve at my mom's house which was fun and slightly chaotic, 6 kids and a pile of presents so obviously I didn't expect anything else.

Savannah was there I promise, but like I said she mostly just slept. Sophie is the oldest and the closest to understanding the Santa concept so she was probably the most fun. She was so excited that night but we reminded her Santa could only come when she was asleep (thank you Doc McStuffins for enforcing that!) and she eventually did lay down.

Can you tell which present was the biggest hit?

While she was asleep for the beginning of the morning Savannah did finally join us!

The kid did eventually play with other things

The kids are still madly in love with their train table and trains, Sam asks every time he wakes up if he can play with it. 

Overall the kids had a ton of fun on Christmas eve with our family and they were absolutely adorable on Christmas morning. I do have to say, despite whatever dread I was feeling about Christmas this year, that I am looking forward to next year.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Savannah is here

... and oh say almost 3 weeks old!

I managed to make it to exactly 39weeks which is beyond measure of what I had hoped for. Because of all the issues my OB said he wanted me scheduled for November 18th, exactly 39 weeks.

I went in the morning to the hospital with my mother and Carl, there was one emergency c-section that bumped me back a little.

I went back to the OR and they had some trouble getting the spinal in the right place, that felt weird. Finally they got it right. Of course in my usual style the spinal made me throw up. My mom came back right as I was finishing that.

It didn't seem like too long of a time before they were actually delivering Savannah. The actual process of removing her was a little more muddled than any of her brothers or sister. She had to be assisted out with forceps and even then she was very stuck, seriously the entire table was moving.

At 11:36 am Savannah Lee was born weighing 7lbs 11oz and measuring 20inches long.

I'm apparently stubborn and not only refused narcotics while in the hospital but I also insisted on coming home a day early.  Then of course I may or may not have driven on the 21st.

1 day old!

 our first night home

Hair, oh my goodness the hair!

So far I think we're adjusting well. Savannah is a sleepy little thing still and has really only one awake period a day. 
Sophie and Sam absolutely adore having her around. Simon on the other hand is curious but really just wants to be a little baby himself. 

Simon peeking in at Savannah