Monday, April 13, 2009

so blessed!

Three families went together to get us this gorgeous car seat . . .and hand delivered it just in time to the hospital to take Emery Pearl home in it. Here she is coming home. Thanks Rachelle for blessing us in so many ways. Liz and Shelley the car seat is amazing! Sneak peak into one of the many blessings. My mom refinished and and recoverd this gorgeous rocking chair to match our bedroom to rock Emery! Story below. . .

It all started when I felt a gush of water as I was immensely enjoying my alone time at Costco. We had a busy weekend with a surprise baby shower, our dear friends the Jones in town, planning a small b-day get together for Aaron's b-day on Monday (3-30) and the list goes on. So we got home from church and watching Savannah's Jones volleyball tournament and I decided it was the perfect time for me to hit Costco ALONE to get the shopping done for spring break and Aaron's b-day.
Back to the gush of water. . . at first I was very confused then it hit me my water just broke. It did not splash on the floor but my jeans were WET! So like anyone would do I paused and kept shopping. I never get to be at Costco alone I was not going to give it up just b/c my water broke. Later I was asked many times if I left the cart and drove to the hospital. . I have to admit that never crossed my mind. I just thought my jeans are dark enough and I need to get the shopping done. I LOVE checking off my to do list. So I finished shopping for another 20 - 30 minutes. . no rush. . just alone time in Costco. On my way out I got a Costco berry smoothie. . . .of course I never leave Costco without one (this habit will come back to haunt me later in the story.) I then drove home, not to the hospital I needed to get the groceries home. I came inside and woke Aaron up from a nap and told him I think my water broke. He sprung out of bed in a panic. . . just then the Jones got back from the tournament. We told them my water broke. . Krissy started yelling and screaming that I needed to go to the hospital immediately. Apparently when your water breaks you are going to have a baby. She said she would take care of all the kids andnhost the b-day party that night for Aaron - w/o Aaron there:)
We got to the hospital and since I was scheduled for a c-section they asked me when the last time I had eaten anything was. . . . I answered, "ummmmm about one hour ago it was a Costco berry smoothie." The nurse then followed up with a second question - "Did you eat that smootie after your water broke?" We know the answer to that. So now we would have to wait 8 hours until the surgery which would put the c-section at 11:00 pm. Well sometime in that 8 hours they decided to do it the next morning at 7:15 when my doctor could perform the c-section unless I went into full labor before that time. So we snuggled up for a good nights sleep at the hospital. . . . excited that our daughter and Aaron would have the same birthday. Well at 10:30 I started having major contractions. I tried to hold out and I even lied a little bit to get to try and get to midnight so their birthdays would be the same but the monitor didn't lie and the rest was history. Emery Pearl was born at 11:20. It was not an easy c-section they could not get her out and she was not breathing for what seemed like a long time afterwards. But after all that God is amazing and she was perfect in every way and she wanted her own birthday! This little girl was going to make it into this world her own way on her own time. She is our miracle baby.
So onto being so blessed. . . my dearest friend Krissy ended up spending her Spring break in Spokane taking care of my kids, cleaning my house, and organizing my life. My parents of course jumped in and helped that week also and our faithful friends Janny and Ryan spang to the rescure to relieve the workers. Our family and friends just rallied and took over our life while we spent 5 days in the hospital. I can't believe Krissy and her kids stayed all week to help. .. .detailed our mini van, organized and LABELED my linen closet, did all our laundry, brought the kids everyday to see us and Emery, the list goes on and on. I love you Krissy I will never forget how you took care of us. Meals were brought, our house was cleaned by our small group. . .we have the most amazing friends and family. Here are some pics of all the blessings and help we have gotten!

This might not seem like a very exciting pic for most people. . . but Aaron's parents came last week and stayed all week to help us when Aaron had to go back to work. This is a picture of NO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. My wonderful father in law took down the lights. Praise God!
He also replaced the shades in the nursery that had been hanging there broken forever. He went to 5 stores to get the right one. Bless him! Not to mention replacing the curtain rods downstairs that the boys had pulled down at some point.

My mom made new sheets for Lucia's bed . . so sweet!

Krissy hung these cute Martha Stewart flower balls in the nursery from my surprise shower.

Krissy had the fabulous idea to recover the rocking chair that had been in the boy's room to match our bedroom since it would be in there for the baby. It turned our gorgeous. . my new favorite piece of furniture in the house. My mom did a fabulous job. She painted it black and recovered the cushions.
My mom finished all the bedding for Emery's crib. It is just precious and so fun. . . she even recovered the boppio to match. The crib was also given to us by the most generous family that I tutor for.

My mother in law planted violets in all my pots for Spring. I love them! This would of never happened in our stage of life. I'm not sure how she accomplished this taking care of Lucia 24-7 and chasing her all day. Krissy cleaned and labeled my linen closet. I love her!
Aaron's parents cut back and cleaned all the flower beds. . they worked in our yard for two days straight. It was a HUGE gift to us we hate yard work and are horrible at it. And replaced the fence you see in the background.

My mom brings me white tulips because she knows they are my very favorite and they make me smile.
My in laws brought an Easter Lilly and a Starbucks every morning. . they know the way to my heart!
Here is your first sneak peak at the sweetest Easter dress ever. . that my mom hand made for Emery. . . her attention to detail is so beyond me. The ribbon flowers to match Lucia's dress, hand make shoes to match, a "pearl" bracelet she made. . the pearls did not have any holes so she poked each hole herself, the hair ribbon and one for Lucia to match and the dyed sweater so it would match. The dress was so darling.

Here are the two dresses together. Easter pics to come!

So blessed. . .with the most amazing friends and family! Thank you for loving us so well on this journey of life.
sorry if there was tons of writing errors I am a little tired and was nursing while I posted.


Elizabeth said...

God is so good and sweet to you. He has blessed you with so much from children, family and friends. The thing that I love the most about this post is that I see the gratitude in your heart for it all. Everything is beautiful and I know it is just a small picture of your heart and the heart's of all those who partook in it! I am so excited for you-Congrats on Emery-She is a doll!

The Boggs Family said...

Speechless.... ahh Darcy, I love your thankful heart & getting to read your story & all the ways so many have blessed you guys. Sure do you love your family & am glad you are surrounded by wonderful friends & family! :) Those Easter dresses are DARLING, and I can't wait to see pics! Oh, and is your Mom for real??!!!! Handmade shoes?! :) And recovering furniture, and making all of her bedding, all before she was born?!!!! Your Mom gets some serious props. ;)

Hope you are feeling well - see you guys on the 9th!

Pineapple Princess said...

You got the "hook up" and are so blessed!
Your thankful heart is the best!
I'm still so excited for you!!!!

mmsnyder said...

You know in the movie Mary Poppins when they clean up the room and snap their fingers and everything happens? I feel as though your mom might have that power (and most of the people you mentioned in this post...)! My goodness... amazing!! :) Loved your Costco story! Ha! Can't wait for more pics!


Bri Cooper said...

i was totally chuckling out loud at the Costco story, it was like you knew it was your last moment for any ounce of selfishness, so no one was going to take your smoothie time away from you :)
I wish I was there to bring you food for the fam, but I'm so glad you have so many wonderful people taking care of you!