Tuesday, August 16, 2011

She's Finally Here!

On July 17th or little girl was born. I was ready for her to be here after weeks and weeks of contractions! This labor and delivery went much slower and smoother than last time. I was grateful to have had such and easy delivery/recovery and even more grateful to have a beautiful, healthy baby girl. We love her to pieces!

Saturday I wasn't feeling very good and was having lots of contractions but they were very irregular. I had been dilated to a 4 and 80 percent effaced for 5 days... not comfortable! I didn't know what to expect because the contractions had been happening for weeks. I would get a lot of irregualr contractions for a couple of hours or a day and then it would stop. Well around 1 a.m. the contractions changed and started coming every 2 minutes. Whoo hoo! Around 3 a.m. we decided to go to the hospital.

Around 2 p.m. our little girl was born. Pushing was much easier this time. Only a few pushes and she was here!

Having her first little bath. It's so crazy how much she looks like Afton as a newborn.

All clean and ready to hold!

About the name: 2 and half years ago when Afton was born we had a really hard time deciding on her name. Both Afton and Emery felt good. We wrote both names on the white board in our room so that we could see them and contemplate them the whole time we were there. Finally right before leaving we decided that Afton was her name. So why did Emery feel so good and so right too? After talking about it, Logan and I both had a feeling in the hospital that we would have another girl next... our Emery. We've been waiting 2 and half years for Emery girl to arrive!

Sisters! Afton love love loves her. She's been so good and affectionate with her.... lets hope it stays that way!

Visitors. We loved having visitors. The hospital can get a little boring and we had to stay an extra day because of Emery's billi count. Somehow we missed getting a pic of Grandpa and Neal... oops.



Mike and Sarah

Marc and Jen



Katie and Kristi


Peanut.... aka Lori


2 days old and ready to go home!

38 Weeks

Little did I know I was almost done! We took this pic right before going to the airport to get John.

Welcome Home!!

John came home after serving two years in the Northeastern US. We're so excited to have him back!! We really missed him!
Anxiously awaiting him to walk through those doors!

Afton got to be the first to greet him!

The whole group... well almost.

Johns flight ended up being delayed about 2 hours so he came in just 30 minutes ahead of Michael. We waited and gave Mike a warm welcome back also!

Once again the first to greet him!

After leaving the airport we picked up some Wingstop, went home, and all stayed up late talking. It was a great night!

July was a very busy month!!

This is a little of what our month of July looked like.

4th of July- 4th
Nana's B-day- 8th
Dad called to be bishop- 10th
John home from mission- 13th
Our 6th anniversary- 15th
Baby Emery born- 17th
Johns homecoming talk- 17th (yes we missed it)
Logan's b-day- 23rd
Emery's blessing- 24th
Logan left for PR- 29th

A very busy and exciting month!


What would summer be without lots of swimming!

What can I say, I'm a lucky girl! ;)


On our first trip to the farmers market Afton saw the horses and wanted to ride them. I told her she could ride them when Logan made it to Fresno and could go to the market with us. She never forgot that I told her that! How do kids remember everything! So after a reminder from Afton, we went to the farmers market and this time she got to ride the ponies.


Logans parents took the whole family to the circus for Nana's birthday. Unfortunatley Nana didn't get to go because she wasn't feeling well. Some birthday! But we had a lot of fun. Afton loved it and was pretty good for the whole thing, even when it didn't end until 10:00 pm.

Before we left to go, Afton was talking to my mom and sister about how she was going to the circus and all the animals she would see. She told them she was going to see zebras and they told her that she wouldn't see zebras there.... she showed them. Sure enough, there were zebras at the circus!

Monday, August 15, 2011

July 5th

The day after the 4th we had a late morning and a lazy day. We've had a lot of lazy days this summer! Afton spent most of the morning playing with the puppies. Later we headed to the Christensens house for some swimming and food. We truly are spoiled here!

It's not hard to see why she smells like puppies all the time.