Thursday, December 15, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Some Christmas Fun

Ben and Sylvia with their Christmas Pretzel Wreaths

With bringing Henry home this last Monday, our week has been quite hectic.  Last December, we did a Christmas-themed activity just about every day, but I know that if I try to set that expectation for this month I would be setting myself up for failure.  So, my plan is to do a few really fun things that will make this season special for the kidlets, and the rest of the time we will play with our baby Henry!

These pretzel wreaths were something I found on Pinterest, and the instructions are available here .  All you need is white chocolate chips, pretzels, and holiday sprinkles, and you've got a fun activity for the kids that you could even give away as a neighbor gift.

Friday, December 9, 2011

We're a Family of Five

Henry Orme's Birthday

Getting ready to have this baby! 

Henry was 8 lb, 15 oz -- our biggest baby yet 

Look at that face! 

All cleaned up in the nursery. Adorable!

On Saturday December 3rd, my water broke late in the morning.  We packed up the kids, took them up to Grandma Susan's house, and then Nate and I proceeded to the hospital.  I wasn't experiencing any really painful contractions, so we weren't in any hurry.  We were admitted to the maternity ward at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center around 11:30 a.m., and after an ultrasound, it was determined that I should stay and have the baby that day.  We waited patiently for for the contractions to get stronger, but after a few hours, I was started on a low dose of Pitocin to get things moving along.  I transitioned early in the evening, and Henry Edwin Orme was born at 6:46 pm.  He was awake, alert, and didn't do much crying at all.  At just shy of 9 pounds, he is a bruiser--with extra broad shoulders just like his daddy and older brother.  He is such a sweet little man!