Monday, April 26, 2010

First Doctor's visit

I had been dreading taking Isabella to the doctor ever since she was born. For the first 2 years of life, almost every doctor's visit involves shots. It was time for Isabella's second PKU test (aka the heel prick test). Within 2 weeks she had grown to 9lbs 5oz. She was still 20 inches long. She was such a trooper during the test. I also wanted to mention our new Dr. We love Dr. Bosworth, who was recommended by one of my bestie's aunts. He specializes in child respiratory issues which is perfect b/c our last doctor didn't have a clue why Abby was always getting sick in the winter time and having a cough that sounded like she had been smoking for 20 years. Horay for good doctors! Here is cute little Bella before the doctor's appointment.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Isabella's Blessing

Isabella's blessing day was very special. We had a lot of family and friends in attendance and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Jesse was able to get Bella dressed and all ready to go. I was stressing out and running late as I always do. Both of my parents were in town and I was also giving a talk in Sacrament meeting. My talk was about faith (see the end of the post for the talk). I had also asked Mama Teri (who has an AMAZING voice) to sing "I Know that My Redeemer Lives." Jesse of course gave our daughter a beautiful blessing. After church we had a brunch at the house. Unfortunately, we forgot to take out the camera so there are not a lot of pictures, but here is what I have.

The first 8 pictures were her professional ones. Kinda stinks that they wouldn't post th pictures that were edited with all the special effects but here ya go!

The beautiful tulips that my friend Lindsey donated for the blessing.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dad's Birthday

For my Dad's birthday we went to Chili's. My mother and I went to the store and got some special candles for his dessert beforehand. When the waitress came to bring him his birthday cake, he thought it was for someone else and was happy that someone else shared his birthday! His reaction when he realized it was for him was priceless. Again, we didn't have a camera with us so here are some cute pics with him and his little princesses. Happy Birthday Daddy! We love you!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Abby's first haircut

I took Abby to the Helquist Salon for her first haircut. My friend Britney, who goes to my church, has her own mini salon in her house. Her hubby turned part of the basement into one! It's so snazzy! She took about 2-3 inches off to we got some really cute locks to go into her baby album that I have yet to start. Yes I know i'm terrible!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Isabella meets her great-grandparents

Grandma and Grandpa Pearce came to meet Isabella for the first time. She is wearing different outfits in the pictures because she had a not so little accident in her diaper :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bath time

She eventually learned to love the water, but it wasn't all splish splash at first.

And then there were 4

After 6 hours of labor, here she is! Isabella Jean Clark was born on April 12th at 7:20pm. She was 8lbs 2oz and 20 inches long.
There were some minor glitches in the labor but everything turned out fine. I was a little dehydrated so my veins get blowing when they tried to administer the IV. It took them 5 tires and honestly it hurt more than the IV. I don't remember the needles being as big as they were either! Then the epidural wasn't working properly too. It only numbed my toes so they had to take it out and put it higher up my spine. I didn't feel a thing the second time so that was a relief. by the time I was completely numb, I was at 8cm (I came to the hospital at 6). From then on I just waited patiently for little Bella to arrive while I ate 3 popsicles :) (the best part of the delivery!). Isabella had a little bit of fluid in her lungs but within the hour it had cleared. The rest of our hospital stay was great and before we knew it, we were going home! Here are some pictures from the day.

I look awful but it's the only picture of the 2 of us before the baby came
The Mom's waiting to see their granddaughter

First time I held little Isabella
I love it that Jesse's hand is in there!
Isabella and her Papa
Isabella and her Mima. Abby couldn't stop looking at her
Isabella and her Nina
My beautiful family!

Isabella the morning before we left

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter and Abby's Birthday

Our neighbors were nice enough to host a Easter egg hunt in between Saturday's conference sessions. Of course it was FREEZING because Utah doesn't understand that it's not supposed to snow in the spring time! Abby still had a blast with all of her friends.

Sunday morning I took my Mom to a Easter Mass at a Catholic church in town. We met up with Josh and Alexza. When we got home, we went to work on cooking for Easter dinner. My mom made a delicious Portuguese dish and dessert. We went to Jesse's parents house and had our basket hunt. Jesse as always was the first to find our basket since he knew every hiding spot in the house :) After dinner we had Abby's birthday cake. We got a strawberry cake from Cold Stone and it was probably the best ice cream cake I have ever had!
Abby got some wonderful presents from the family as well. Auntie Rachel got her these Disney figurines that Abby LOVES, Uncle Josh and Auntie Alexza got her some awesome converse shoes, and Grandma and Grandpa got her a brand new dress (that also included a mini one for the new baby). Grandpa had one last surprise for Abby. He had built her a crib to put her dolls in. Abby of course loved it! Thanks to everyone for making her birthday so special!

Flying a kite with Papa
Due in 12 days!
Our awesome basket!

Opening presents with DaddyShowing Nina her new doll
Yummy ice cream cake!
New shoes
Disney figurines
The crib her Papa built for her
Showing off her Disney Princess Birthday girl pin :)