Monday, February 21, 2011

Izabella's Baby Blessing

Yesterday was Izabella's blessing day and we had everything planned out to a T to make sure that it was perfect. Well Mother Nature decided to throw us a curve ball. We woke up that morning to this....
A ton of snow and snow covered roads roads which cause events like this...
Uncle Kirk stuck in our drive making a 180 turn in order to get out of the drive. After finally succeeding in making it out of the drive we all made it to church in time.

Nate did such a wonderful job on blessing Izabella. I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband who does all that he can to take care of our little family. It was such a wonderful experience! Nate gave Izabella such a special blessing.
After we all piled in ALL WHEEL drive cars to make the trek down to Doug and Shawna's for some Delicious food! (I forgot to get a picture of the food) I however took pictures of the cake and cupcakes I made.
I just want to tell my family and friends Thank You for supporting us on our Izzy's special day. Thank you to our parents who love and support us, and are the most wonderful grandparents to Izabella!
Izabella your father and I love you so much and are so happy to have you in our life's. You have been such a blessing. You are such a happy and adorable baby. You make being parents easy! We Love YOU!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Will you Be my Valentine?

My mom made this adorable dress for Izzy for Valentines Day! She looked so cute! I hope that you all have a lovely day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

3 1/2 Months Old

Man how time flies by. I can't not believe that you are close to your four month mark. You are changing daily and Daddy and I can't get enough of you. Here are a few things that you are up to:
*You have a smile that will melt any ones heart
*Love to watch what is going on around you (especially Daddy in his bright shirts)
*You like taking baths (although you hate to be lotioned)
*You have started smacking your lips together
*You love to talk especially in the morning after a little food
*You can sit up with a little help
*You don't like tummy time
*You love to be naked
*You are getting really close to laughing
*Reaching for things in front of you including your hands, mommies hair, toys, and your blankets
Izzy we love you so much and can't wait to see what you do next. Thank you for being such a wonderful daughter.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Izabella's Birth Story

It is about time that I caught my blog up, but it has been so hard to pull myself away from my sweet baby. So here it goes!

It all started Monday October 25, 2010 @ about 6 pm I started having constant pain throughout my whole belly. I figured that it was probably false labor since the contractions that I was getting were irregular. So I waited.... and waited.... could not sleep do the fact that every time I shifted it caused a contraction. So as soon as the sun was up Diesel and I were bundled up (due to the first snow) outside walking up and down the back drive way hoping that it would trigger my body to start something substantial so I knew for sure what was going on. After about an hour of speed walking I finally gave in and woke Nate up and asked him to take me to the Doctor. We ended up going straight to the hospital because Dr. Johnson was doing surgery. After being admitted they hooked me up to all of the monitors, and checked my progress. I was told that yep your in labor but you are still only dilated to a two. After contacting Dr. J they were instructed to let my labor progress naturally because he was going to be in surgery all day and didn't want to not be available for delivery. So all day Tuesday I was in slow labor, tired, and very hungry. They would not let me have anything to eat only ice chips and Popsicles. By 7 pm October 26, 2010 Dr. J stopped by and checked me still at a two (needless to say I was very disappointed) he decided to do a cervical induction to help things progress. After that was done he left and told me he would probably see me around 3 am. So labor progressed more aggressively I was having contractions every 2 to 4 minutes (Yuck) and I still could not get the epidural since I was still at a 2. By 7 am October 27, 2010 I was done I had been in labor for 36 hours with no food, or real pain medication and still only dilated to a 2 maybe 2 1/2. The nurse came in and told me that I could take a shower and that they were going to break my water and start me on pitocin. I at that point told her to get me the epidural before any of that went down. At 8:30 am Dr. J checks me breaks my water, and tells me that it will probably still be a while. Feeling down about how slow my progress is going I am finally able to starting relaxing having finally got some real pain relief. My sweet parents showed up to give me support, and Nate a little break (he quickly fell asleep on the couch and began snoring). As time passed my parents were massaging my feet and keeping me as comfortable as I could get. At 10:10 am the nurse came in to check my progress assuming that I still had a way to go I was not prepared for her to say "Oh wow your at a ten and she is on her way. We need to get Dr. Johnson here now. Get ready." I instantly yelled at Nate to wake up and call his parents. (I wish that I caught his reaction on tape) He was still half asleep, and trying to figure out if it was for real. Being reassure by the nurses running in and out setting up he quickly made the phone calls. By 10:30 am Dr. Johnson was all geared up and telling me to push on the next contraction. After two contractions our baby girl entered this world. It was such a special moment our lives changed instantly. We realized what instant love for our child felt like.

Izabella Karma Durbano
Born October 27, 2010 @ 10:41 am
Weighing 5 lbs 14 oz & 19 1/2 inches
(Pictures are in order of occurrence)