Thursday, April 14, 2011

welcome to the world

lily carolyn bell
9lbs 5 oz and 20.5 in
April 5, 2011 11:46 a.m.
we are in love
the insane roller coaster birth story featuring a lightning fast three hour labor and delivery, a little shoulder dystocia, a nine pound baby in the nicu, and a mommy on crutches is coming soon!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

wes went across the country when i was 38 weeks pregnant

you didn't believe me did you?
here is the proof.
this is wes at the byu basketball sweet sixteen game in new orleans.
yes, you read that right. new orleans. you know the one in louisiana.
his dad asked if he wanted to go Wednesday afternoon and after making sure i was okay with it they hopped on a plane that very same night.
and yes i was 38 weeks pregnant at the time.
and yes wes was terrified i was going to go into labor while he was gone.
and no i wasn't too terrified or concerned because i hadn't been feeling hardly any contractions.
the great part about this trip was that his family was out of town (kendyl in peru, michele in st. george) and my family was in st. george as well.
but, how sweet to know that i wouldn't be alone because i had a sweet brother nearby whom i know would come no matter what. and he actually did come and spend an evening with me and he even brought pizza. i also have the dearest cousins so close who would drop everything if i needed them to and i feel pretty good about calling wes's extended family too. seriously we are surrounded by greatness.
so it really was me and halle all alone in the house.
what did we do that first night?
hopped over to the maverick and loaded up on sugar to eat our feelings because who really likes to be alone? she chose chocolate covered pretzels and i chose a slurpee. bad idea to eat all that sugar right before her bed time.
obviously nothing happened baby wise because i am still typing this with a big tummy sitting out in front of me.
a lot of people wondered why i let him go and what he was thinking. i just thought his dad wanted to take him to see his favorite college basketball team in a state and city he had never been and i really felt fine so why not? you know you would do the same thing. seriously, a once in a life time opportunity to see the jimmer and all that. i think i would have felt worse if i had made him stay home and nothing happened.
anyway, they had a lovely father/son trip driving through the bayou. watching the sad byu game and the butler game afterwards.
they even checked out bourbon street. which is seriously sketchy, but how could you not when you are in new orleans.
because byu lost they came home earlier then planned so it ended up being a short trip
they really had a great time together and even came back with a witch doctor doll for halle, which she loves because of the Princess and the Frog movie.
i love that he got to take this trip with his dad and that the baby was not born while he was away.