Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Feeling blessed!

A picture is worth a thousand words!
I am feeling so blessed that I have 4 healthy and beautiful children and a husband who is so wonderful!  I have also been blessed with wonderful parents who have been so wonderful my whole life.  Mom and Dad, thank you for all of your love, sacrifices, and help!
It has been a busy week but a joyous one.  It is so fun to have Lily in our home!  The kids love her so much and Jackson is adorable with her.  He claims that he can interpret for her and talks to her nonstop.
I am feeling really good and am itching to be running again but I am trying to take it easy.  A side effect from pregnancy that I do not remember having before is a lot of swelling postpartum.  My ankles are huge!!  Hopefully it goes away soon because by the end of the day they hurt.
I still need to blog her birth story but I will do that later.
I have found that keeping the other kids entertained is a bit of a challenge as they are used to going lots of places and it is not always easy to get places with a newborn.  I am trying and Mike has a week or so off so that will be really helpful as my Mom is leaving tomorrow.
Berry PickingGoofing around while bowling
Never a dull moment around our house, Hailey split her eyelid open and Mike put his skills to work repairing it!  Noah was his faithful assistant.  The drama was a bit much, I am so looking forward to the teenage years!

After reading some comments I reassure everyone that while I am itching to run I am not going to just yet.  Don't worry I am not totally crazy.


merathon said...

yes, PLEASE take it easy, steph! i think part of why i still can't run (a whole YEAR postpartum) is that i pushed it too soon after all my pregnancies.

poor hailey! isn't it nice to have a doctor around? i can't tell you how many times i wished that i was married to a doctor so he could attend to all our family needs!

HipHenstroms said...

We miss you guys so much. DO NOT EXERCISE OR RUN!!!! Sorry about Hailey. I posted pictures from the reunion on my blog. You are wonderful and amazing. You will love Aspen Grove. This is a great place to have a family reunion.
Kisses - E

Gardners Glad Tidings said...

Lily is beautiful. I can't wait to hear the birth story. Poor Hailey! Your kids are welcome over here anytime just to get out. Just curious, does Jackson speak Harrison too or just Lily -ese? just wondering. We could use an interpreter round here sometimes.
I love that time right after a baby is born, it is so sacred. And for the love of pete, DON't RUN YET! Good grief woman.

The Teeples said...

Great work Steph. She is absolutely adorable. I am so happy for all of you.

JENNILLE said...

Hi Stephanie. I am so happy for you. I am envious the worst is behind you :)
She's here and healthy and in a happy home!
You look great. Take care of yourself and your little ones. Keep me posted when you get the "okay" to run again. :) I am thinking, for myself, prob. 4-6 wks after!??! I have 2 wks to go. Hoping she comes early but not holding my breath (esp. b/c she's my first)
All the best,

Sarah said...

Congrats!!! She is beautiful! We beed to get together for a race.

Marcae said...

Congrats you guys! Lily is absolutely adorable. I'm also a fan of her middle name :) I can't wait to meet her. Hopefully we will see you guys soon!

Amber said...

Congrats. I'm glad I got to peek at her before I left.

Chelsea said...

Can't wait to see her, great pictures. I just love newborns....especially when husband is still home.