Sunday, January 27, 2008

More pics of Alyssa Kate

Here are some more pictures of our sweet daughter Alyssa.



Tiny precious cargo.

Here we are being discharged from the hospital.

The first car ride home.

Doug's girls sleeping in a world of pink.

Great Grandma and Alyssa.

All swaddled up in pink.

Doug's hand looks huge next to little Alyssa.

Where's Waldo? No, where's Alyssa?


Friday, January 25, 2008

Alyssa Kate Higham

So I went into labor at 11PM on Wednesday and on Thursday January 24, 2008 at 9:14AM our little girl Alyssa Kate was born. She was 7lbs. 6 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. She was wide awake for an hour after she was born. We love her cute chubby cheeks and she truly is a blessing.



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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Weekly Visit

So I had my weekly visit with the doctor today and I am dialated to a 4 and at station +1. Kinda crazy, since I feel just fine and have had hardly any contractions. My doctor said that if I were admitted I could get my epidural right now. So slowly but surely we're making our way there. We will keep you posted.

Notes from the Underbelly

Doug and I started watching "Notes from the Underbelly" last year. It's 2nd season just started right before Christmas and we were excited it got picked up for another season. We laugh all the time at the show (mostly because the main couple, Andrew and Lauren, are going through the same pregnancy woes we are). So if you haven't seen it check it out, it's on Monday nights on ABC around 9:30PM. Even if you're not pregnant the writing is pretty witty. Doug and I watched the show before we were pregnant and were still laughing hysterically.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sleep Talking...

With 11 days to go you could say sleeping has become a bit uncomfortable, so obviously I tend to fidget a lot right now in bed trying to get comfortable (a seemingly impossible task). Last night Doug in his semi-conscious state declared "This has got to end...you should start walking up and down the stairs". Evidently, my tossing and turning was causing him to lose his beauty sleep. Whatever! I'd like to see him lie oh so still when having contractions, back pain, a baby kicking inside you, accompanied with the constant need to pee every couple hours through out the night.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Progress!

Hello, hello! So I had my weekly doctor appointment yesterday and I am making some progress towards labor and delivery (dilated to 2 1/2 and 50% effaced..not bad after last week). So officially I'm working till 2/1/08, so this may pose a problem if she decides to be early...I was not counting on that.
Tonight some good friends from our ward are throwing a shower for me and Doug's firm is throwing him a baby shower next week.
We will keep you posted and will be sure to post pics on the blog once she arrives.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Count Down

Well as you can see by our ticker we are counting down. I've started my weekly Dr. appointments. I can't tell you what a lovely experience those are...just a bit invasive. As of yesterday's visit there really is no change, so I'm thinking baby Higham (we still don't have a name we agree upon) is going to be stubborn (just like Doug and I) and be late. Can't say that I blame her...it's been cold here.
In the meantime Brett and Doug put the baby crib together and I have been washing baby clothes and sheets and will take some pics soon to post. It's so cute..I love it!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Melting Pot!

On Saturday night Doug and I went to the Melting Pot with Rachel and Brett. It was absolutely amazing! Rachel and Brett gave us a gift card to go and it was such a fun experience. Doug and I have never been to the Melting Pot or La Fondue, but we have heard amazing things. We ate way too much. We started with a cheese fondue one spinach and artichoke and one cheddar. The spinach and artichoke one was so yummy. We then had salad and then they brought out the main course. The entrees included sirloin, chicken, shrimp, ravioli, filet mignon and pork. They had two different fondues that you cook your meat. Yum! Lastly...dessert...we had the flaming turtle (chocolate, caramel and pecans) and the original (chocolate and crunchy peanut butter) with strawberries, pound cake, cheesecake, bananas, marshmallows, brownies...so so good. We had a blast and it was so yummy. Thanks Rachel and Brett for a great Birthday gift!


Christmas!

Here are some pics from Christmas. My parents were visiting us from Hawaii. It was fun to have them here. Next year we'll have an 11-month old running around...crazy.





Here I am with my brother David, his girl friend Jessica, my Aunt Becky and Uncle Mike. We had a fabulous Christmas dinner at my grandparent's house and opened Christmas gifts.


Mom and dad and my grandma and grandpa.


My cousins Megan and Bryan


While my parent's were in town we went to the OC performing Arts Theater to see the Christmas Spectacular with the NY Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. The show was amazing! At the end of the show there is living nativity, which was very well done.