FC: 2010 | Russell Family
1: Elijah Charles Russell born January 10, 2010 9:00am in Casper, WY 6lbs 8oz 28 inches long
2: We went to the hospital 2 days before you were born because I thought my water might have broke that night. It had not, I had just lost my plug, I know too much information. Then Saturday night at midnight your dad and I heard a pop. My water broke that time for sure! We left Addi with Mimi and went to the hospital. It took them until 3am to put us in a room, for some reason they had trouble deciding if my water had really broke. Around 5am the doctor came in to check me and I had only gone from a 3 to a 5. He wanted to start some drugs to move us a long and we declined saying just give us a little more time. He said he would give us until noon and we agreed. My contractions were slowly getting harder but nothing too terrible. Around 8am the nurse came in and said if I would shift from side to side every 20 minutes maybe that would get you going. So I laid 20 on my right and then shifted to the left. Then it all started. I called her in and said you were coming! She called the doctor and began to set up for the delivery. I told her I needed to push and then the doctor walked in, she checked me one last time and agreed you were ready! I began pushing and pushing and pushing. Then the doctor informed me He was going to let me rip because it would be better then him cutting me. great! You seemed to be a little harder to get out then Addi! Soon we found out why, I felt your head come out and the doctor said the cord is around his neck. He said sorry dad and cut it off of you. He pulled you the rest of the way out and handed you to the nurses to make sure you were ok. You were born at 9:30 on Sunday morning. It took nine hours to have you and you were perfect. A little beat up and bruised but perfect.I stayed two more night in the hospital, it was the longest I had ever been away from Addi.
5: EASTER | happy | Spring Time
6: Summer Time!
13: Fun with Family
14: HAPPY BIRTHDAY | Addi Jo is 2
16: Jeff, Kelly, Waverly, and Wilder came to visit! We enjoyed watching the kids play together. We all played in the snow on Casper mountain.
18: J O Y | Christmas 2010
19: This was Eli's first Christmas. They both love the Christmas tree and all of the ornaments. We had fun watching them open presents and play with their toys. Addi loves dancing to the Christmas music and is learning to sing jingle bells. She opened one gift on Christmas eve and it ended up being a gift from Mee-maw to Eli! He didn't seem to mind. Eli got lots of cars and balls to play with. Addison got a baby doll, books, an etch a sketch, two computers, and a pillow pet! We stayed in Wyoming this year because Jonathan had to work. We were truly blessed in 2010 with the birth of Eli. We are so thankful for all that the Lord has given us. We look forward to 2011!