S: Elsa Joy Weddle 10.20.12
FC: ELSA JOY WEDDLE
1: You were formed by God's hand, dreamed up in His heart and placed in this world for a purpose. We love you, little one.
2: it's a ...
3: GIRL coming October 2012
4: Elsa Joy Weddle | 10.20.12 | 8 pounds 11 ounces | 20 3/4 inches | Manhattan , Kansas
5: first moments
6: Friday, October 19th 10:40 a.m. Overdue. Dr Appointment. Dilated between a 1 to 2. 50 percent effaced. 11:30 a.m. Grandma Peggy asked to pick up Clark. Mommy crawls into bed and takes a 4 hr nap 6:00 p.m. Daddy grills steaks. Grandma and Grandpa W come over for supper. Mom begins to feel uncomfortable... 10:30 p.m. Clark won't sleep. Clark and Daddy go to Wal-mart. First time ever to be excited about vomiting. The moment mom first thought "it's happening" 11:30 p.m. Clark buys a mini-stuffed-fanged Wildcat at Wal-mart for his gift to the "baby" ...?!? Saturday, October 20th 1:00 a.m. Soak in bathtub to help distract from pain. Can't talk during contractions, whistling to get Daddy's attention. 1:22 a.m. Daddy pulls out the timer. Contractions 5 to 15 minutes apart 2:30 a.m. Daddy gets blankets and sleeps on floor Squeezing daddy's hand or focusing on objects or corners to help stay calm and focused. 3:30 a.m. Contractions began to space out between 10 to 35 minutes apart. 4:30 a.m. Attempt to sleep in bed. Mommy uses Liz's heat pad - a.m.a.z.i.n.g. 8:30 a.m. Contractions 4 to 34 minutes apart all day...bummer! 2:30 p.m. Walk Cico 4:00 p.m. Can we do this till Tuesday? Both wish the contractions would either speed up or slow down. Allyn calls Dr to ask questions. "Come in to check dilation" Didn't expect that answer or the next... 4:30 p.m. "You are a SEVEN" Mom busts out in tears. Daddy makes phone calls. 5:30 p.m. Dilated to 8 or 9! Stalls out. 7:30 p.m. Break water 8:30 p.m. Pit...oh wow. ouch. Break fore sac. Doctor will check in 2 hrs. 8:50 p.m. Mutter the famous words. Epidural administered. Peaceful 10:25 p.m. 10! Begin pushing 10:41 p.m. Hello Baby GIRL! | Before you were born...
7: Day before | Dilated to a 7! | My wonderful labor and delivery nurse | 1 hr old
8: Grandma & Grandpa B | Grandma & Grandpa Weddle
10: Meeting BIG Brother
11: May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing with hope. Romans 15: 13
14: Headed Home
16: Family Time
18: :: Elsa :: My God is a vow; oath of God Your dad looked up from the baby name book and said "how about Elsa." I loved it. Our running list of top names all started with "E"...Ella and Elise . Your name tipped the scale because it was unique and yet easy to say and spell. We officially called you Elsa when we got back to our hospital room about 1 a.m. for our first quiet moments of family time. :: Joy :: Honor and majesty are [found] in His presence; strength and joy are [found] in His sanctuary. 1 Chronicles 16: 27 We were thrilled to find out we were expecting you. You came after several miscarriages and some health issues. After one miscarriage, my friend Caitlin gave me a gift to be opened when I had what she had dubbed as "baby joy"...not knowing that's what I wanted someday for a daughter's middle name. Both the Joy's I knew in my life, were risk takers, fun to be with, good listeners, empowered those around them, and did messy life with others well. You are a joy in our lives.
19: 3 weeks
24: Sweet Dreams!
25: Precious One