Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The babe is here!

Ellie Mae Schwen
born October 26, 2009
5:46 p.m.
8 lbs. 8 oz.
She's here!! and we are so so so happy.
I was induced Monday morning, and was dialated to a 10 around 3:00 p.m. I was ready for her to come! But we had to wait for the doctor to get there. FINALLY the doctor came around 5:30....who knows how I held on that long! After only a few pushes, Ellie came out! It was the most incredible, amazing, most spiritual thing we have ever experienced. And I am so lucky that I had such a smooth delivery. She is beautiful!!! We are so blessed that everything went well and that she is happy and healthy. :)
Being a mommy is the coolest thing. . . Ever! She has already brought so much joy into our lives. Ellie is a TOTAL daddy's girl though. She is the spitting image of him!
We are so blessed to have such great friends and family to help us. We love you!!!
Here's some pics for ya'll...... enjoy:)
Waiting for the babe to come
She's here!!
BIG baby!

sleeping with my girl

Spitting image of Ben
Daddy's girl
Going home from the hospital
Ben changing his first (definitely not last) diaper!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Update: Still no baby!

So the day after my due date, I realized that I didn't have very many preggo pics..and time was running out! So I called up my amazingly, extremely talented friend Mary Whitney and asked her if she would take some pictures of me to have that I could show Ellie when she got older. Whitney did a sweeeet job and they turned out great! Here's some for you to take a lookie at:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Today is awesome.

Today is my due date. Yup, still no baby! Went in to the doc today and i'm not even close. BAH! But i'm trying to keep my spirits's a BEAUTIFUL day outside, I am trying to enjoy my quiet time without the sounds of a baby crying, and I am going to finish Ellie's crib bedding. I played some football with Ben and his friends the other day, thought that might speed up the process of her appearance to the world. Apparently not! I guess it's time to do some sort of a birth dance, or eat some pineapple, or try the "Pregnancy Pizza" at Cafe TRIO, or jump on the tramp, or or or any other ideas??!

Next monday I am scheduled to be induced if she hasn't came by then. I guess she will come when she's ready:)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

life is good

This last weekend was eventful. I first must say that something happened that will go down in the books. Ben and I were thinking of something to do, and he said, "why don't we go see a good chick flick? Your choice, babe." ...............I think my jaw dropped to the floor. Ben....suggesting a chick flick???? really?! A huge smile came on my face. Not because I was ultra excited to see a chick flick instead of the usual zombie/super hero/ultimate guy movie, but because Ben was so cute about it and was willing to risk his manhood for seeing such a film, and spend a whopping $25 on popcorn, candy, and tickets to a highly predictible movie about love. What a great husband.

Thanks Ben for making my day... (even though the movie ended up being not so good.)

As for the rest of the weekend, Ben and I painted Ellie's room and it turned out great! Hopefully soon I will post some pictures...

Sunday, my whole family came over for Dinner. My sister in law Gina made the yummiest dinner EVER. and to top it all off, we had delicious pumpkin cookies and ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. My favorite! We celebrated my big Brother Brad's birthday, which is on the 8th, and also mine and Russell's birthday!!! (which is on the 12th) I can't believe we will be 21. CRAZY!! -Anywho, Happy Birthday Brad and Russ!

Today is Wednesday and it was my last day of work at Soel until after baby Ellie comes. It was kind of sad! But I hope to go back working there after I get settled in with the babe. Tonight was fun. Ben's band Soberdown played up at In The Venue in Salt Lake. They opened up for the band SOJA. It was a really fun concert! and SD did awesome. Ellie seems to kick like crazy when they play.....Ben and I think she is going to come out with a full head of dreads after all the reggae music she listens to. Guess we'll see...;)

Well, that's all for now....Tomorrow I go in to see if I am dialated at all. I can't believe I only have 12 more days until my due date!