Saturday, December 27, 2008

The First Few Days

Although Jake posted some pictures a few days ago of the newest addition to the Farnsworth family, I have been looking forward to making a post of what our life has been like the past few days and posting some pictures of our bug-a-boo. First I want to say thank you all for your comments, emails, and Facebook messages. It's fun to have friends and family to share our excitement with.

So, here's the story of mylabor for anyone who is interested. On Monday night I started to feel some aching along with my braxton hicks contractions, but I didn't really think anything of it at the time. Jake and I ended up falling asleep on the couch and woke up at about 1 am to go to bed. I noticed that the aching that I was feeling was getting a little stronger and seemed to be coming and going in a pattern, so at 1:30 am we started to time the contractions. We timed the contractions for 2 hours, and from the start of keeping track of the contractions they were between 2.5-4 minutes apart and were lasting about 50-60 seconds. I really wasn't sure if these were actually labor contractions or not so we decided to go to the hospital and get checked out. It was a classic labor scenerio--driving to the hospital at 4:00 in the morning.

Since I was still able to talk through the contractions I totally expected to be dialated to maybe 1 cm and then be sent back home, but I was actually 5 cm! Although I could handle the contractions just fine, I decided to get a half epidural when I was 7 cm dilated and get some rest. Eli was then born at 11:28 am.

We had a great Christmas gift this year because we got to bring home Eli from the hospital on Christmas morning. Here is a picture of him coming home:

Then his Grandma Criddle came arrived to say hello and help us out...and thank goodness that she came! We had a bit of a rough, fussy first 24 hours at home. He would only sleep for about 10-15 minutes at a time. But now he has settled down and is so fun to be around.

Here are a few pictures that we took this morning.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Thanks for all your Christmas cards and family updates.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Elijah Kent Farnsworth. Born 7lbs 3 ounces, at 11:28am on December 23rd, 2008. Both Mom and baby are doing well. More details forthcoming.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I Love Christmas

IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!  I love Christmas.   Whether I'm making Christmas cookies, Jake is puttin up the Christmas lights, or we're enjoying music at the various Christmas programs that occur every year, Christmas always makes me happy.

Here are a few pictures to show you how we have celebrated so far.  For our Relief Society Christmas program we made the prettiest Christmas Tree cupcakes as dessert and table decorations.  Below is a picture of one of the tree cupcakes, as well as a picture of one of the tables with all the trees on it.  We made 80+ of these cupcakes.  Tedious, but well worth it.

And then Jake put up the Christmas lights and hung our christmas stockings.  We even have a few Christmas presents from family by the fireplace.

Let's hope this is the last preggie picture that I post.  I'm almost 39 weeks and am about ready to pop.  I've been really lucky to still get good nights of sleep and feel pretty good.  Hopefully the next post will be of our little guy!