April 22, 2011

Aspen May Sibert

Doesn't she look just like Toby? (his newborn pic is above on the right)

6 lbs 14 oz. and 18.5 inches long. Tiny compared to my Toby-man who was an 8 pounder!

In case you are wondering if Aspen was the name I kept seeing everywhere on the way to the ultrasound appt...the answer is YES. And I saw it several times after the appt. AND on our way to the hospital. I just kept telling Nick, "It's like that is supposed to be her name." He would always roll his eyes at me and say that he had to see her first before he gave the final OK.
Luckily, when she made her debut, Nick wholeheartedly agreed on the name.
And May is mine and my Grandma Nielsen's middle name.

There is so much to tell about the delivery, the days in the hospital, and at home. BUT since I am sleep deprived and need to dash over to the store for a gallon of milk (don't worry, Nick isn't being mean. I actually want to get out of the house), I will quickly tell you some fun Sibert birthday facts:

We could easily be called "The 8 family." Toby was born 3/8/08 and Nick was born 5/8/80 (and if you add the months together you get 8). My birthday is 11/18/82 and Aspen's is 4/18/11. And I found out later she was #882 born at American Fork Hospital this year (same year as my b-day). How cool is that?

One more thing: Aspen currently has jaundice. She will be under the lights for a few days since her bilirubin levels were at a whopping 19.5 today. When I first heard the news, I was a nervous wreck because she was a 9 when we left the hospital and was in the low risk category. I kept wondering how it jumped so high in only two days and became extremely worried about her. But after talking with several people who have had babies with jaundice, I was able get the peace of mind I so badly needed (not gonna lie, my hormones have been a bit of a mess). But I am thinking positive and hoping she will only need the lights for a day or two max.

Anyway, I best be going. More details coming soon! I will leave you with a favorite movie quote:

Harry: Where are we gonna go?
Lloyd: I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen.

April 11, 2011

Baby's room

The bassinet will actually be in our room for a little while.

Now all we need is baby.

Today I am 39 weeks. I am scheduled to be induced on the 18th (my due date) if nothing happens before then. It's really quite strange and bittersweet to think this is our last week as just the three of us. But I'm excited. Excited to be done with all the waddling and achy hips and excited to finally be able to see her. I can't stop wondering what she will look like and how big she will be. I feel like she might be bigger than Toby, just because I feel ginormous and my mouth drops every time I see the numbers on the scale at my weekly weigh-ins. Then again, the extra weight could very well be attributed to E.L. Fudge cookies. I'm slightly addicted. Yikes.
Toby has said to me a couple times while pointing to my bloated belly, "Wow, mommy. You are BIG!"
Thanks buddy.

And I almost forgot: My brother, Tim, and his wife welcomed their baby girl this past week. Jodi had the same due date as me, but had to be induced due to high blood pressure. Meet Eleanor (Nora) Rarick...