Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New addition to the family!

She is finally here! Gil and I went into the hospital Monday morning at 5:30 so I could be induced. I was nervous, but not to worried since I had done this 2 other times. I told my husband I just need to get through the epidural and then everything else would be a breeze. Little did I know it was going to be all but a breeze. I was supposed to get my epidural at 8:00 and they had to keep postponing it. I finally got it at 11:30. I was so relieved because I didn’t know if I could deal with the pain anymore. I got the epidural and all it did was numb a little bit of my upper stomach. About 20 minutes after getting my epidural it was time to push so I just had to do it with an epidural that was not working. I can now say I have had a kid all natural, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. BUT it was definitely worth it because we now have a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Chelsey Lynn Mills-Bishop. She weighed 6 lbs 15 oz and is 19 ½ inches long. I thought I might get a little red headed girl but instead I was extremely surprised with her dark brown hair. I also was surprised with how much hair she had since both of my other children were practically bald. She has huge dimples on both cheeks. Addy absolutely loves her and would hold her all day if we would let her. She was just a little worried when we brought chelsey home because she said "mom she looks like a boy." We just assured her that her hair would grow and she would look more like a girl. Collin is still trying to get used to the idea. He holds out his hands and says mine. He will then hold her for about 10 seconds before giving her back. Things are going well just trying to get used to 3 kids. Thanks to everyone for all the phone calls and e-mails!

Addys first day of Preschool!

Some ladies in our ward our doing a little preschool for our kids. Today was the first day and Addy was so pumped! Her favorite thing is that she gets to take a backpack. She had to fill the whole thing full of toys and books. Collin was equally excited even though he wasn't going. He thinks backpacks are the neatest things and would wear one around all day if we let him.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We are still alive!!

Yes we are still alive!! I kept thinking it hadn't been that long since I updated the blog but yes it has been a year and a half. So here is a quick summary of our insane life since the last post.
Our little boy Collin was born just after the last post in April of 2009. Ever since he was born he has been FULL of energy. We call him our little monkey. Gil received a promotion, so off to Reno, Nevada we went. We were able to buy a beautiful house which we love and feel very grateful for. We found out we were pregnant with our third child about a week before we found out we were moving, so it was quite the emotional time. We are now expecting our second girl which should be here in 3 weeks. (cross our fingers) Addy is now three and is quite the little helper. She is another little mom to Collin. She is so excited to get a new baby sister. She tells everyone she meets that she doesn't need a puppy dog because she is getting a new baby sister. Collin is starting to really talk now. his favorite words are anything to do with food. He eats all day long. We are doing great and love the ward we live in. Gil was called into the bishopric so we are all keeping very busy!!
Here are just a few of the pictures we have taken over the last little while.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Addy and Collin in their outfits from Scotland!!

Collin is really into posing for the camera. This is his pose when I told him to turn around and look at the camera.