Tuesday, September 1, 2015

the adventure of the birth

Rosie's birth was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I think the most special moment may have been watching Spencer become emotional as she was born and as he became a dad. Given the fact that the epidural didn't work for the last half of the labor and that the anesthetic didn't work for the 45 minutes of repair after the labor, I wasn't necessarily in a blissful state, however, watching Spencer feel those emotions was amazing. Then, as soon as the doctors had left the room and we were left to be our own little family, I couldn't believe the love that overcame us for our sweet baby. Rose is probably the most perfect baby to ever come to earth...from my total unbiased opinion.

Here are a few pictures from our time at the hospital.

First family pic!

I mean... could I be more lucky!!

Look at that pout!!

and off we go!

First time meeting Olive!

...world successfully rocked

Rosie's first month!

Month one literally flew by! My mom was here for 2.5 weeks and then Spencer's mom came for another week after that. We were SO spoiled to have them here! It was so nice to have someone to worry about the food, laundry, and house so that we could focus on the baby. Also, very reassuring to have a mom here who actually knows what the heck is going on! I was also SO lucky to have Spencer home for the entire month! The day after Rose was born, was the day his one month summer break started. Seriously, you could not have planned that better. Although it was a close call in INSISTING that I be induced after Spencer took his boards so that he wouldn't miss his boards, it ended up being so perfect!

Rose's signature position...baby buddha! She loves keeping her feet clasped together like this. Too funny!

First walk!

Tired papa. Came downstairs to find these two passed out. Looks like Olive is trapped under Spencer's arm.

First time out to the pediatrician. Rose's second signature move, the fist under the chin. We are obsessed!

In front of our cute little house. We are so happy we moved out of the smoke into fresh air! Yahoo!

Who can resist that face!

Once again, doing the cutest things with her hands!

A little walk to Lauritzen Gardens...

Where they have a super cool train set in the trees! Downtown Omaha is behind us!


Last day before mom left us...so sad!

Discovering little places in Omaha. Who knew this was the birthplace of Gerald Ford?

Cute romper from Spencer's grandma and aunts!

Rose and Caroline...Bffs from birth!