Friday, April 23, 2010

4 Months ago...

......I never imagined how much my life would change once our baby girl came into the world. She is just the most precious thing ever to live (I know all moms say that but she really is)! After being pregnant for what seemed forever then, now only feels like it was a few days. I loved being pregnant and really enjoyed wearing the cute preggo clothes and showing off my "baby bump". The only part I didn't enjoy was the night time sickness I had around 12 weeks, I couldn't cook, eat or move at night. All I wanted to do was lay on the couch, it wasn't fun but I would do it all over again if I had to.

Michael was the best husband and really helped out a lot when I was pregnant, I knew the day that he decided to build his little girl her crib, that Paisley was going to have the best daddy ever and she was going to have him wrapped around her tiny little finger. He worked so hard for almost 6 months, in the shed all the time and I wasn't allowed to see it until it was completely finished. The anticipation was horrible, but I knew it would be beautiful regardless because it was made by daddy's hands. Little did I know that is was going to be the most beautiful crib ever made. When I finally got to see it, I didn't even cry (which I normally would have bc I'm such an emotional person regardless of being pregnant or not) I was speechless because it was magnificent and overall the most special gift a father could make for his daughter. Michael also painted the whole room with a little help from every family member. He also did a chair rail with white wood strips between the pink stripes and crown moulding at the top of the room. Anything for his little princess :)

On December 15th at 6:00 pm we went to the hospital for me to be induced the next morning, the whole drive over I kept thinking about how the next day our baby girl would be here and wondering about how much our life would change. I started getting anxious and nervous thinking about all the things that could happen or go wrong, I was nervous thinking about the pain I would go through and most of all thinking about getting the stupid IV that I had to get. Before we went into the hospital, we stopped and Michael prayed. I knew God would take care of me and I would have Michael and my momma in the room to comfort me and do anything I needed them to do, but there were the nerves there that wouldn't go away until my Paisley Brooke was here and ok. We got in our room around 8:00 that night and the next morning about 6:30 the dr. came in and broke my water and I was 3 cm. At 8:45 they started hydrating me for my epidural. At 10:00 I was 5 cm and then jumped to 8 cm by 10:30 and got my epidural! I was in Heaven!! At 11:30 I was 10 cm. I slept a little before I started pushing at 1:10, then at 2:20 I REALLY started pushing and then my precious Paisley was born at 3:03 pm on December 16th 2009. She was 7 lbs 12 oz and 19 inches long, at that moment I knew what unconditional love meant and even though I went through the hard pains of labor I would do it all over again, everyday if I had to, to keep my baby girl. I also never knew how much closer Michael and I would be through this whole experience, our love for eachother is so much different and so much stronger now. I thank God everyday for the many blessings he has given me and wonder why I deserve all of them.

The crib Michael built! I was so proud!

This is me 9 months didn't realize how big I was until I looked back at the pictures after I had Paisley!

Michael and I at the hospital- Before my epidural

Our happy little family~ My favorite picture ever~ the meaning of true love.

And now here's my Precious Paisley at 4 Months old~ The most beautiful baby ever :) There's not a thing in this world I wouldn't do for her...she will never know how much she has changed my life.

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