What are we up to?

We are living in Woodbridge VA and loving it. We now have 2 beautiful little girls, Evelynn and Cora, and look forward to the adventures that are coming our way. We have such a blessed life together and are thankful everyday for our eternal family.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Yesterday Evie had her 2 week appointment. She weighs 7lbs 4oz and is doing great! She is still such a sweet baby. This week she has been smiling more and more and this morning she was even laughing a little bit. She is so cute! Also, her belly button stump fell off this week so we were finally able to give her a real bath and she has been much happier about it. Preston went back to work on monday and my parents also left on tuesday so it has just been little Evie and I all week! I was a little nervous in the beginning about doing everything all by myself but we have been doing great all week! She is a really easy baby.. hopefully it stays this way.. :) anyway.. we are all doing well. Preston and I are loving being parents and we are just enjoying everyday with our baby girl.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Evelynn Grace Goodrich
Born July 7, 2010
6 lbs 8oz 18.5 inches long

Evelynn is the sweetest little girl ever! We are crazy about her! She is such a good baby. She nurses great already, sleeps thorough the night for the most part only waking up to eat a couple times and then falls right back asleep. She has the biggest blue eyes ever and makes some of the funniest faces that just make us laugh. We are loving being parents and are thrilled she is finally here! More pictures to come!
The Birth Story.
So people are asking to hear her birth story. It's kind of a boring story so I wasn't going to share it but I guess I still should. Evelynn was due on the 4th of July and the doctor decided that if she hadn't come by that Wednesday they were going to induce me. By that point I didn't care what they had to do, I was ready to have her out. So Wednesday came around and we went into the hospital at 6:30am. At 7:30 they had the Pitocin in. My contractions were going great and not too bad until they broke my water and then instantly I was no longer able to talk. That's when they put in the epidural around 12 o'clock. It really only took on my left side so I was still able to feel most everything on my right side. The nurse came in to check me at 2:30 and I was 5 cm dilated. By this point Preston thought he was in for a long night but just 25 mins later I was feeling a lot of pain on that right side and the nurse checked me again and said that I was ready to have a baby. 5 mins later the doctor came in, I pushed about 6 times and at 3:03pm Evelynn Grace was born. I have to say that the worst part of the whole process was the epidural! I hated getting it and I hated having it in, but I'm sure it would have been worse with out it! I also really hated having a tube coming out of pretty much everywhere. I am not the kind of person who likes being tied down with a bunch of tubes or anything and it was like every time I started to get comfortable they wanted to stick something else in me! Even a min before we left the hospital to come home they stuck a shot in me! I was so sick of the hospital by that point! Anyway.. It went well and Evelynn is doing great and I am starting to feel better! We are so grateful for our little girl and thank our Heavenly Father for her every day.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

40 weeks and..........

Still Pregnant!! Sounds fun huh.. Well here is a picture of me at 40 weeks. Not a great picture but I guess it still shows how huge I am right. It has gotten to the point where even sitting down is uncomfortable now since her head is about as low as it can get.
This little girl has been playing lots of games with us this past week. Last Tuesday I was having some pretty strong contractions that were about 10 mins apart and then all the sudden they just stopped and I went the rest of the week without to many at all. Today I have been having some contractions all day too but they are not that close yet. We are just hoping she will come soon! The good news is that if she doesn't come by Wednesday they are going to induce me. I never thought I would want to do that but right now I don't really care to much. So either way we will have a little baby girl in our arms by the middle of the week which is a little scary but we can't even wait! While I was in Colorado I had a my Dad and my Sister take a couple maternity pictures of me and my sister is still working on them so I will post those when she sends them to me.

So for the 4th of July the Pentagon was letting the people who work there bring their families into the Pentagon to watch the downtown firework show from the roof. We would have loved to go, but we were a little afraid that it would be way to hard to get home fast if we needed to so we decided not to go. Maybe next year I guess. It would have been really fun! Instead we took Tonka to a park a couple miles away and let him play in the creek. He is so funny.. Preston kept throwing rocks in the creek for him and Tonka would go in after them, stick his face all the way in the water and paw around for them. I thought he was going to suck in all the water! It was so funny. Then we came home and played some pretty intense tennis and golf games on the wii. It was just a low key day but we have enjoyed spending time together before the baby comes. Preston has tomorrow off too so hopefully we can find something else fun to do! Happy 4th of July!!