Thursday, February 9, 2012


Evelyn Rue Hansen

We couldn't be more in love with this sweet baby girl.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


miss kate-

as i sit at the computer and type, you and your dad are running around 'the loop'-
your happy shrieks and laughter fill our home.
and i'm choking back tears.
ugh, pregnancy hormones.

we spent the whole day together and i've kissed you and held you [uncomfortably] on my lap as much as you would allow.
i feel silly for being so emotional about my impending induction tonight.
i'm full of nerves and excitement and worry.
everyone assures me it's normal to stress about adding a new kid to the family.
everyone says we'll adjust quickly and soon i'll never remember what it was like to just have one little one to love.
i hope it's all true.

aunt BB asked me tonight what i'm most worried about.
baby E's health, you, the pain and a 4th degree tear were my answers [in order of importance].
i'm sure everything will be just fine and i'll look back and laugh at how worried i was.
but until it's all over and done, i'm just going choke back the tears and hold you extra tight.

i love you little one.


****update: my induction has been put on hold until there is a room and a nurse available in L&D. [apparently everyone else's body knows how to go into labor on it's own]. it's possible i will be 'on call' all night and may not get in until morning. nana has been dispatched to chili's for chocolate molten lava cake****


Saturday, February 4, 2012


dear yuma friends:
thanks for spoiling me with a baby 'sprinkle'.
and for bringing me meals when pink eye prevents kate from going to daycare and i don't get to sleep.
and for bringing me treats and sweet notes so i can survive these last days of pregnancy.
and for putting up with my constant exhaustion.
you're the best!

prego update: induction is scheduled for tuesday nite!!!
[now i just have to somehow survive these last 3 shifts. heaven help me, i'm tired.]


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


A dang near perfect month to have a baby n'est pas? [did my high school French just flair up?? Pregnancy makes me all kinds of kooky]

So let's do this baby E!
You've officially been evicted.
I'm beyond anxious to meet you.