Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy, Happy Birthday Eric Dear

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best husband in the whole wide world! I don’t know how I got so lucky to get you. You are the love of my life!!! Today is your 31st birthday (whoa), so I will write 31 reasons why I love you…

  1. You are the best daddy in the whole wide world (see cute picture below!)
  2. You burp and change dirty diapers at all hours of the night
  3. You are patient with me
  4. You’re hot
  5. You know how to fix everything
  6. You work SO hard
  7. You let me be independent
  8. You like me for me, even when I’m hard to get along with
  9. You’re very Christ like
  10. You make me want to be a better person
  11. You never judge anyone
  12. You never talk bad about anybody
  13. You are so funny, you make me laugh everyday
  14. You love my family
  15. You will do the cleaning, or laundry, or anything around the house
  16. You are very smart
  17. You are a great business man
  18. You have whacky but good ideas
  19. You are random
  20. You’re never critical of me
  21. You’re always the first to apologize (usually within like 30 seconds)
  22. You’re very humble
  23. You’re creative
  24. You eat and act like you like any dinner I make, even if it’s sick
  25. You always tell me how grateful you are for me
  26. You honor your priesthood
  27. You have a strong testimony and love the gospel
  28. You listen to me and let me be a big bawl face whenever I need to
  29. You support my decisions
  30. You’re protective of us

I love you so much! You are the best example to me. Someday I want to be like you. Happy birthday!!! LOVE YOU!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Little Taylor Talks Out Of Her Head Somewhere

This funny little girl likes to grunt, squeak, growl, and make crazy sonar pings out of her forehead. I guess she did just recently come out of being underwater for like 9 months... soooo yah. What, ya don't believe babies can talk to dolphins?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Our Cinco de Mayo Baby!!

Well, I am so excited to write this post about my new favorite person! A big fat welcome to Taylor Layne Nelson. My delivery was awesome. They called me at 10:40 on Monday (the 5th) to see if I could come in to be induced at 11! I was ecstatic!! So, Eric and I rushed over there. They did all their questioning and finally got me started at 12:30.

They gave me pitocin and broke my water at the same time. Soon after the contractions started coming really strong. I was trying to wait to get my epidural, but like an hour into that and I wanted it. The epidural went well. He ran into my nerve a couple of times, which feels like when you hit your funny bone. Other than that, the epidural was not bad at all. In fact, it was awesome!! As soon as the medicine hit me, the contractions stopped hurting, and I was warm and comfy. My family and Eric's family came over to hang out with us. We just hung around and chatted for awhile. Then the nurse came in to check on me about 4. She checked me and said that I needed to push. WHAT?!? Was I ready for this? That's when I got nervous. But, after about 30-40 minutes of pushing she was here!

She was born at 4:43, and weighed 8lbs 3oz and was 19 in. long. She cried for a little bit, then was totally mellow the rest of the time. She was wide awake for everyone to see her. She is a great baby, very very calm. We just looked at baby pictures of Eric, and decided that she mostly looks like him.

Everything's been going really well. We just LOVE her. Her cheeks are so my favorite. Anyway, you're all welcome to visit sometime.