Sunday, May 30, 2010


WE went up to SLC this weekend and Gracie met her cousin Alyssa and they are just so darn cute!! Alyssa was saying baby all weekend it was adorable and she was a little jealous at first of Gracie, but she got used to her and just loved on her it was a great weekend of fun.
Gracelynn went swimming for her first time and she did so good she didn't cry at all she tolerated the water and kicked around a little bit. I hope she is a little fishy and loves to swim!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Gracie Girl!

I love this girl so much she is such a good baby!!! She is so alert its crazy and she is holding her head up like a pro already at a month old!! Momma is so proud of her!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Girls just wanna have FUN!

I love having a lil girl!! She is so fun. She is starting to grow into her personality a little bit she has little grunts to let you know when she isn't happy. She loves her mama sooo much she will sit there and whine not cry just whimper until I pick her up. She is so funny. I love her so much I am just so blessed to have such a beautiful little girl.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Attempt at Newborn Pics

So, Last night my friend Cassie and me attempted some newborn pics of Gracie. I thought she would do perfect because she sleeps ALL the time and you can usually mover her around and play with her and she is fine, but nope not today!! She was wide awake the entire time!! She screamed and did not want to cooperate at all... She also pooped twice and pead while she had her diaper off... You can't keep that girl naked, but what was funny she waited 15 minutes too poop and as soon as we took her diaper off she pooped all over the place, but it was all good we got a few good shots so it turned out.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The "Birth" of our Gracelynn

Well, I guess it is time that I should post the story of my labor it all started April 29th when I went to the bathroom to empty my FULL pregnant bladder and when I went to go wipe there was a GUSH of water and I was like ughhh I think that was my water, but I wasnt sure so I called the hospital to ask what to do because I wasn't having contractions or in any pain... They said if you think it was your water than to come in right away so I was unsure about going in since I have been sent away sooo many times before from false labor pain and than not being dialated enough... SO, when we left the house we grabbed the bag and everything just hoping that they would keep us and we would have our little bundle of joy!

SO, we arrived at the hospital and I was hoping that they would NOT put us in room 316 because that is the observation room they ALWAYS had put us in before and always got sent away... When we got there they were super busy and that room and 315 was full already so they put me in room 309!!! YAY which was a good sign because we got out of that dreaded room 316 they came in and said before they do any paperwork they are going to check and make sure it was my water that broke before they do anything because if it was my water we will be admitted right away to have Miss Gracelynn. Well they put the little q tip in and put it in the solution too check too see if it was amniotic fluid or not and sure enough those lines turned blue right away just like a pregnancy test. We were so thrilled the nurse than checked me too see how dialated I was and I was only at a 3 which made me sad because I was sure I would be at a 5 or 6, but it was ok they werent sending us home.

Once we got into our room we would actually deliver they started the I-V and started me on pitocin at 4 drips per minute and than the dr wanted them to up the dosage every hour, but the nurse was in like every 15-30 minutes upping it by 4 each time I was in labor for about 5 hours when I sstarted not being able to breathe and talk through the contractions so I asked for the epidural since she said it could take anywhere from 30-45 minutes for the anasthesiologist to get there so I wanted to make sure I wasn't dying before I got it. I am a baby and I know I can't handle pain... The nurse checked me before getting the epidural and I was dialated to a 5 so I was pretty proud of myself getting halfway there with no medicine and with the pitocin going in me like crazy!!

Well, the anasthesiologist was a good one that night because he was there in like 5 minutes... He was so nice and talked me through everything and was helping me try to stay calm, but I was so nervous hearing about some of my friends horror stories of getting the epidural so I set myself up for being nervous and scared and started shaking and having tremors from working myself up... I was hanging off the bed holding on to my lovely husband and the nurse was trying to help calm me down and I was like is he going to put that epidural in yet and he was like I am already in just making sure it is in the right spot... I didnt even feel the needle go in! I was sooo happy because my I-V hurt worse than what my epidural just did!!!

After I got the epdirual it was weird feeling numb all below the waist it was a cool feeling I thought and I liked how my legs were just like 100 lbs of jello that's what it felt like. My right side got really numb quick, but my left side took a little bit longer and so the nurse laid me on my side to try to get the medicine to get my other side of my body to adjust to the medicine. About an hour after getting the epidural I was watching the monitor and looking at Gracelynn's heartbeat and my contractions watching them I started to realize that they were getting stronger and I was not numb I could feel those contractions!!! SO, I found my little button and pushed it twice to get a little bit more medicine before the nurse came back in and it's a good thing I did because 5 minutes later the nurse came in and checked me and I was FULLY DIALATED!!! This is it folks the babies coming and soon...

Well, since it was my first baby the nurses wanted too see how I would get pushing so they said let's do a few practice pushes too see where we get before we call the Dr. Needless to say after pushing through 2 contractions the nurse looked at the CNA and said go call the Dr. NOW! Ok well, I was worried at first, but the nurse said everything is fine and she just doesn't get paid enough to deliver a baby so wait for the next few contractions because she would be coming out really soon! I was happy I was getting somewhere, anxious to get her out. I asked the nurse how far I was actually getting and she grabbed my hand and placed it on my babies head I was in awe and super excited that it was really happening it wasn't a dream it was really there and happening at that very moment. Well, the Dr. finally graced us with his presence and when he got in there I literally just pushed through 3 contractions and the baby was here! She was out and perfect it was a miracle. It felt like an out of body experience because I was just in awe the first time I placed my eyes on my daughter!!! She was perfect in every way and the most beautiful baby I have ever seen... I am a little biased here though. =)

Gracelynn Lurie Rutz
6 lbs 15 oz 20 in long
Born April 30, 2010 at 1:43 A.M.

Mommy time!!

Gracie girl and me! I love her so much its unreal how much you can love someone you just met. She is perfect and so beautiful.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sweet baby Girl

Here are some pics of my lil Gracie girl!!!! I love her so much I am in awe about how sweet she is... I will post about my labor and such tomorrow!!!
Pray for my baby girl though that her bilireuben levels come down so she won't have to go to hospital because I just want her better so I can hold and cuddle her.