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Three Kids...can't believe it

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Time for stories and naps...I'm  finding that Angela has an animated personality like Hyrum-she reminds me a lot of him as a baby.  She's a sweetie.  Both Ginnie and Hyrum are loving having a little sister-we're so grateful for all she adds to our family.
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Angela

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Went into labor at about 1:00am Monday morning...contractions were about seven to ten minutes apart.  At four-thirty we headed to the hospital.  They stayed anywhere from five to ten minutes apart for many hours giving me a good break.At about eleven-twenty, the Dr. put me on a low dose of pitocin because I wasn't progressing any further.  Within an hour, she was born. The nurse had just been in to check me, and had no idea that as soon as she walked out, the baby would come.  Daniel sort of delivered her, but she delivered mostly by herself.  I'm just grateful I was on a good place to give her room on my small hospital bed. It was  a good experience, and not a bad labor at all.   She's eating great now...just had to get through this first week.  So far, Angela is an angel.  She's expressive and has a mild and gentle disposition.  She lifts her head slowly to look at anyone who's holding her-she's been pretty alert since birth during her awake times which seem to …
No sooner had I spoken during that last entry, then contractions started fifteen minutes apart with plenty of lower back cramps that lingered far after the contractions were over. I lye in bed for four or more hours tossing and turning...each time in between, I'd come so close to dozing off, but was just too uncomfortable to sleep.Finally somewhere between 2:30-3:30, I did doze off only to be awoken by a couple more intense and focused contractions.  Some were stronger and some not as much.  Nonetheless, trying to sleep seemed pointless.  By the time six o'clock came around and my husband's alarm went off, I explained to him the happenings of the night.  As I spoke, I realized twenty minutes had passed with no contractions...then thirty and fourty-five. I fell asleep quickly.  Don't know how long my kids had been up before I finally got up around eight thirty, but it was wonderful to finally sleep a little.  All this morning I wasn't tired and continued making sure e…
Well, each evening around six-thirty is when the contractions come-each night increasing in pressure and discomfort.  Once I sit down, within a half-hour they settle down.So, I'm guessing that I may go into labor at night sometime in the next week.  I've been resting often as I can, and enjoying reading to and doing things for my little family-I've especially been paying attention to Ginnie and Hyrum...they're quite entertaining to watch and listen to and such good kids -- boy, we're blessed. They're not perfect, and of course they explore their bounds as all young children, and seem to push a little harder when I'm tired or a little irritable.  But, Dan and I sure enjoy every waking moment with them. Today, I de-cluttered a couple areas I'd been putting off for long enough, made cookies with Hyrum and continue to keep on top of all household duties. I love God's plan of happiness.  I really was created to be a mother and wife and to prepare my childr…

Update

Nothing new or exciting.  However, at my Dr. Appointment, he estimated around seven lbs. for this baby-smaller than both my others.  Ginnie, being a much larger baby, took a lot longer to come, so I don't mind a smaller baby if that means a little shorter of a labor.   I was dilated to a one after having plenty of back cramping and what seemed like constant braxton hicks contractions throughout the day before the Dr. checked on me.  Same thing now-it comes and goes constantly throughout the day and is especially noticeable when I'm tired toward the end of the day or in the middle of the day when I try to take at least a short nap with the kids which seems to improve it.  So my body is getting ready, but because of how small she seems to be, I wouldn't mind going on or a little after my due date.  That's what I'm expecting.  Just one more check up next Tuesday before the big day, hopefully.    Time seems to stand endlessly still during these last few weeks of pregnan…