Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welcome Ian!!

He's here! He's here!! (Warning, birth story to follow)

On Thursday night, I went in to be induced. 

Last pregnancy pic at 41 weeks and 2 days

Doc broke my water at 10:30, and then I spent the next 2 hours walking around.  My doctor was tied up with several emergencies, so they said I could go to sleep.  I slept til 2AM and then contractions started, but they stopped again at 3.
SO, at 4 Am they started me on Oxytocin, and things started happening quickly.  At 6:10 I hit transition, and at 6:29 I was holding my little Ian.
Ian Kerry Taylor weighed in at a hefty 8lbs 14oz, and was 21 inches long!!  For my non-North-American friends, that is 4035 grams and 54cm. 
We are loving this little boy to pieces and all doing very well!
Ian, we are glad you are here- and I'm glad we didn't have to wait any longer!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Princess Story

Once a princess got lost in the woods.

Suddenly she found her way out!

But, can she make up the mountain to her castle home?

Yes, she can.  She made it!

And look- she has been joined by her younger princess sister, and a baby!

The princess sisters loved each other, and lived happily in their castle on the mountain.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Some of Hope's Faves

Hope is just getting into pretend play.  One of her favorite things is to hop in her car and drive to the store or the market.  It is quite handy really, because she often comes back with yogurt, avocados, or tomatoes - mmm.

Sometimes a magic wand is necessary on such excursions.

And, like any 2 year old, she love the sand box- scooping pouring, castle making- what could be better?  Oh, smashing said castles of course!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Daily Dance

My girls LOVE to dance.  There is a ball, performance, or just a general dance which I am invited to view nearly everyday. 

Aren't they stars?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Calgary Zoo part 3

Hope was SO fascinated by the meer cats!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Calgary Zoo part 1

"I will go into the zoo.  I want to see it.  Yes I do." - Robert Lopshire