Sunday, August 24, 2008

Are you ready for more pictures???

Well, we're back from the hospital ( i stayed the full 48 hours + 4 extra hours--and LOVED every minute of it!!) and now we're just getting settled into "real" life. It doesn't feel "real" yet, but it is already pretty crazy around here. Grace and Abby are pretty good at keeping each other entertained, and Reid, as always, is SuperDad--dunno how i'd do this without him!!!!

I really had a hard time choosing which pictures to post...as you're about to find out :) This is, by far, the best way for my parents to see pics of their granddaughter(s), so just bear with me...

Grace absolutely loves Eliza. Abby doesn't care so much, but Grace loves to hold her, wants to know where she is, if she's eaten--it's pretty sweet
I loved nothing more than the visits I got from my girls at the hospital. The nurses always got a kick out of it, too. And, although my room was at the end of a long hallway, i really could hear them the moment they got off the elevator. Reid made that trip from our house to the
hospital and back 10 times (5 round trips) so that the girls could see me and Eliza. With all the DNC road blocks, it tooks him almost 90 minutes once!! Thanks, hon--it was worth it every time...at least for me :)!!!

Our not-so-little family of FIVE!!!!!
Here the girls are watching their movie while Reid and I catch up and ogle over our little Eliza.
Grace and Abby getting a better look at their sister
I just love this picture--anyone who uses this kind of binki can appreciate how MASSIVE it looks when it's in a newborn's mouth
Abby was refusing to do anything but pout for this picture (she normally says "cheese"
with a HUGE grin) and you can see that Reid's really trying to convince her to smile--i LOVE it!

We had little gifts for Grace and Abby from Eliza (I got that idea from my friend, Lindsay, and LOVED it!) Grace got some snow white shoes and the movie Enchanted, and Abby got a baby doll. They were both pretty excited.
Here they are dancing around to "How Does She Know" from Enchanted. This picture does not even begin to capture how sweet this moment was for me. It was this moment when i kinda realized that we were gonna be okay, and that these two girls have each other, and how much that's gonna save me in those moments when I just can't get to them right away.
Reid and Abby watching the Olympics with Eliza
Me saying goodbye to my girls so i could get ONE more good night's rest before Eliza was all mine!!!!
I can't get over how little Eliza looks in this carseat! And of course, it's blue. I never bought things like this in pink cause i was sure we'd have a boy someday and i didn't want to be stuck with pink everything....
oh, the irony...
Here I am in my wheelchair, getting kicked out of the hospital. I locked the door and turned of all the lights, but they still found me and made me leave!! Okay, i really was a little anxious to get back home, but at the same time, i knew there was no going back!!!
My sweet neighbor and another friend, both on their own, decorated our house the morning we got back. It was so fun to come home to all these balloons and signs!!
Abby and Eliza
Grace and Eliza
Reid and Eliza
Emily and Eliza

And now for today's photo shoot. A good friend of mine let me borrow her camera, and some of these turned out pretty cute, if i do say so myself...which i just did...









17 comments:

Matthew said...

Reid Allred. Check you out papa! I just checked into my Classmates.com account for the first time in like 4 years and saw that there was a message from you. Being the frugal cheapskate that I am, I decided to google you rather than pay the subscription fee, and that led me here.

Man - I don't know what they put in the water in May hall, but I also have three girls. . .the oldest has wavy light brown hair, the middle one has straight blonde hair, and the youngest just has hair in patches (7 months). So seeing your photos weirded me out just a bit :)

We have much catching up to do, eh?

Why don't you send me a proper email or give me a call. . .
SkiingMatt@aol.com
206.930.0827

Nathan and Alisa said...

That was so sweet, I got a little teary! I wish I could come visit you guys, but be helpful, which I wouldn't be with my crew. I love all the pics, and you did a fabulous photo shoot emily. Send me a couple of your favs to photoshop if you want and I'll size them and color tweak them and all. I love the last one, it's so cute! I can just imagine the girls dancing to Enchanted, Ella loved that song too. So fun.

Em Russ said...

Love the pictures. I always want to stay at the hospital as long as possible. Somehow the idea of people taking care of you, bringing you food, and laying in bed all day really appeals to me! :) You'll be great with 3 and I just wish we were closer so that we could laugh and cry at life with 3 kids together! (And you look wayyyyy too cute to have just had a baby. Put a ponytail in your hair or something! You're making the rest of us look bad!)

Snyder Family said...

What a great post! I loved all the pictures! Your girls are seriously the prettiest ever! I love the gift for the girls from Eliza, what a brillant idea! I will have to use that next time.
You did great at taking those pictures! A photographer in the making. I am glad you are all home and getting settled in. Now the real fun begins right?

MariLouise said...

Awwwww, they're so cute. Good job, again.

Jeff said...

You and your girls are gorgeous!! Wish I could meet your little Eliza in person. Miss you friend... -Amy:)

carie said...

I love the name Eliza. The baby in the basket pictures are really good. Cute idea emily!

AbstractPoet said...

Auntie Em! Auntie Em! I am so excited to have THREE cousins on the Ashworth side...I never thought it would happen! Haha, wink wink.
Eliza Mae is a wonderful name, if I may say so. And both Gracie and Abby look so much bigger than a few months ago. Of course I miss you all, and I hope to see all of you soon!

Your very favorite niece ever, or at least your very favorite niece who was born on May 5th,
Jessica!

Utah gal said...

whatever--the girls are supposed to be beautiful, but you??? looking all gorgeous right after labor? that's it, you're in trouble, I am coming over there right now to open a can on ya...but seriously, 3 cute kids? people won't stand for this, I am pretty sure it's against the rules. I just take heart in Ali saying that Grace looks like MY kid. Hmmmm, maybe she is...

Tara said...

She's perfect Emily!

Denita said...

All I can say is Awwwww!!

Stephanie B said...

Emily, were you even pregnant, you look fantastic and your girls are all adorable!

Yasmine said...

Awwwww.....
Okay, you tell me what you did to get a girl and I'll share the secret to getting a boy....
If only it were possible!!!

How do we get our kids married?

Family of 5 said...

love the new header collage. how did you make that? hows the new one? they are all dolls, seriously you should have them cast as models for dolls! wish we could see you. we had a party with the other Davis's, Peterson's and Simmons on Saturday, it was great to see Colorado friends.

Cassi said...

What a beautiful baby girl. These pictures are awesome. I love the little bum in the air. You guys are such a cute family. Hang in there...

Brian said...

Why did you have to go and ruin some of the pictures by letting Reid be in them?

Zarbock family said...

Oh my gosh...those pictures are stinkin' precious!!!!! She is adorable, as are your other girls. You guys really do girls well! Hope things are going good. I'm loving my hider!!!! Love you. Tif