Sunday, September 26, 2010

Evelyns Blessing Day

Sunday, September 19th 2010

Miss Evelyn Grace Wolsey

"Evelyn Grace Wolsey you were named after your grandmother who is a strong and courageous woman. It is with that name you will carry that same courage and strength throughout your life. You will grow to be strong in the gospel and scriptures and a fine decernment between that which is good and that which is not. 

You have been chosen to come to the earth at this time in this life, you will be strong and valiant and help spread the gospel to the four corners of the earth. Evelyn you were born to a righteous mother who exudes much dignity continue to look up to her and pattern your life after hers throughout your whole life." 


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Having Dad In Town

My Dad was able to come out to visit us for two whole weeks and it was great! There is nothing better than a big hug from your dad and mine was long over due! I guess after 2 plus years away from your family it is to be expected though.

His time here in upstate NY was spent mostly right here at home with us or watching Olivia, which Im sure was just sheer torture having the cutest blue eyed blond doting all over him... poor guy didnt stand a chance! He loved every minute of it and she took to him the second she saw him. Other than trying to keep up with our very active 1 yr old my dad was able to help us out a lot around the house... lets just say we put his carpentry skills to good use! He was able to accomplish a lot of the tasks that I hadnt gotten to yet or just didnt have the skill set to do myself.

The whole purpose of him coming out, other than to see me of course, was to be here for the birth of his second granddaughter as well as her baby blessing. It was a wonderful experience to see my father holding his granddaughter for the very first time and the joy the radiated from his face and the close second of seeing my wonderful husband and father standing next to each other in a circle of upstanding men giving Evelyn a blessing and a name.

I couldnt have asked for a better experience and look forward to seeing him hopefully soon... along with the rest of my family.

 Picking up Grandpa from the airport
 My dad and his girls
 We took Dad on a scenic drive along the Hudson River and stopped to soak up the view along the way

 Along our route we stopped by a veggie stand that had goats and pigs that you can pet... Olivia really liked the pigs!

 You would think Olivia would be screaming in this picture... nope... she was gigging and loudly at that!
 In between projects one the house we took dad out to see some of the sights, as much as my pregnant body could handle that is. Congress Park was one of them!
 We rode the Carousel ... it is an old wooden one that was build well over 100 yrs ago.
 LivieBug and her Grandpa!
 9/11 Parade and memorium... we all were wearing patriotic attire but Im pretty sure dads was the most patriotic!
 Our last sunday as a family of three and little miss olivia is sporting her Dress I made her along with a super cute look on her face.
 Wednesday September 15th... the morning after Miss Evelyn was born and LivieBug and Grandpas first time meeting her.
 A VERY proud Grandpa and his newest little grandbaby. 

It was great to have my dad in town... he was a huge help and great fun! Love you bunches Papa... cant wait to see you in April! :)


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Welcome Welcome 

Little Miss Evelyn

Those are in sequential order and there are PLENTY more to come!

:) Welcome to the world Miss Evelyn! :) 


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Waiting Game FINALLY Comes To An End...

Here I Am ... 39 Weeks 6 Days Pregnant

I have had more nausea, aches, pains, stress, hospital visits and false labor contractions then I would have liked to experience in one pregnancy. A week and day ago Ryan and I packed up the car in the middle of the night to head to the hospital with Olivia in good hands. We got to the hospital only to find out the contractions that were 5 min apart were not accompanied by any dilation... so at around 4 in the morning we headed back home to wait it out. My contractions started just before 10 pm and didnt subside till around 7 am that morning. Not only did I not sleep that night but Ryan had to turn around and go to work after having sat through the failed hospital visit. The irony of the false labor visit was... it was Labor Day.

So this brings me to today... My contractions started at around 7 am and I hand not had a contraction since my fun hospital visit. They went from annoying cramps and many trips to the bathroom to very painful contractions that quickly went from 7-10 min apart to 5 min apart. My dad packed me and Olivia in the car for my Dr visit and by the time I got to the office I asked them where they wanted me at the office or the hospital. A quick review from the Dr and I walked myself across the street to the hospital and was quickly admitted to the Maternity ward. By the time I was changed into my gown Ryan was coming down the hall in his uniform, strait from work. Although I was only dilated to a 2 or 3 they decided to keep me here instead of sending me home and it was a good thing they did  because it only took about half an hour to jump up to a 4 and by the time I had my epidural put it I was at a 5. My contractions had become so strong that breathing was nearly impossible and my eyes started to well up.

Now here I lay... playing the waiting game... this time the light at the end of the tunnel is MUCH brighter and with my cocktail of painkillers much more pleasant!

Dont worry... I will keep you all updated... I need to do something while Ryan is tinkering with all of the fun equipment in this room!


Progress, Progress. Progress...

So lately I have been incredibly unmotivated... the "nesting" period just did NOT want to kick in... until now! I have been busy as heck with random odd and end projects while simultaneously picking up things in preparation for our little Eva.

Things I have been on the hunt for and FOUND are
  • A bed for our spare bedroom ( which I found for free on Craigslist and has yet to be painted and have a mattress to go with it)... and at the best price ever... FREE!!!

  • Second dresser for the girls room (had to be low enough to use as a diaper changing station as well) Found one on craigslist for 20 bucks... everything is in perfect condition I just need to scrape off a few stickers and paint it a nice antique white!
  • A new diaper pail (Munchkin carries an Arm and Hammer one that has a 5$ coupon out right now that is AMAZING!!!)
  • A side table or book shelf for the girls room (had to be sturdy enough to withstand kids and capable of having a lamp and humidifier on top)

  • A mirror for the wall in the girls room... $3 off of Craigslist... after a quick couple coats of antique white spray paint she was good as new!
  • Find a pattern for and make a Moby Wrap style baby carrier. I found mine at THIS web site.

  • Strip off many layers of paint off of a toy chest I found at a garage sale for 7 bucks and repaint it. 
 (after shot soon to follow... my dad actually restored it to its natural beauty... thank goodness for handy and helpful dads!)
  • Find a pop up tent small enough for our living room but big enough for two little girls to play in... found one at the town wide garage sale that has all of the princesses on it at a steal of a price... $2!!!
Im finally in a place where I feel somewhat satisfied with the amount of progress and my stingy spending habits have sure saved me a ton of money... it is moments like these that I am glad I grew up in a hard working and creative family... I definitely owe my parents and grandma for those traits! I have tons more pictures to share but for now... these will have to do!