May 2013, was a busy month for us!
It started off with a call from my mom in Salt Lake.
She said they found a vintage camper in great condition,
so being the spontaneous person I am,
and having a patient and wonderful husband who watched the kids for me,
I flew up to Utah the next day and we all went to look at it.
My mom picked me up from the airport, then
we took a look at it and the price was great!
We bought it and loved it's vintage charm
We went to the DMV to get it registered
The next day we drove it down to San Antonio.
Ken knew the trip almost turn by turn,
and it was great to hear all his stories.
We turned around a few days after getting home
to go to Abilene to see my sister.
We got to Abilene and parked the camper out front
Ethan and Sophie loved the ride,
they got to nap and color at the table,
and no potty stops! :)
Making our way to the hospital
Good to stretch our legs after 6 hours
So excited to meet our new cousin!!
Beautiful Labor and Delivery hospital wing
The check-in window
We saw this door a lot coming in and out
Nothing beats having Mom there
Kids were a little tired,
but they were excited to see Lizzie and Jacoby
Just hanging out
Lizzie was such a trooper :)
She was just chillin and waiting.
I'm sure she was in pain
Excited to be there
My seester's so tough :)
Papa Ken in the waiting room
Waiting for baby to come
Grandma and Grandpa Bennett arrive!!
First grand baby on the Bennett side
SUPER excited G-ma and G-pa!
Warm hugs! :)
I took pictures of everything to document the day
Chatting, it's starting to get a little harder
Dad did such a good job,
you could hardly tell he was nervous
Everybody hanging out
Lizzie had been laboring for a while
and we all decided to take a break
and show them the camper
Showing Coby around
if she could, she would be barefoot all the time
just like her daddy :)
the camper interior is original vintage
Going back in to check on baby
Things progressed while we were gone
the nurses set up the delivery table
She's in more pain
getting a back rub
Lizzie was so quiet and zen
Mom and me partying across the room on the couch :)
Back and forth between the delivery room
and the waiting room
These two had fun together
Papa Ken, in all his wisdom,
took a nap
I came back in and asked Lizzie if it was ok
to just take a bunch of pictures
She was trying to keep her focus
Jacoby's such a good hubby
getting a bit tired
Dr. and nurse visit
4 generations in that room!
Aunties and cousins
thank goodness for dvd players
and my phone
doing her breathing.
dad is very focused
Trying different positions
Dad is focused on the monitor
They were always connected
beautiful artwork helps keep everyone focused
resting between contractions
I don't know how she was so friendly at this point
I would have been so grumpy
I just took pictures of everything I could think of
getting through a contraction
The pain starts to come
Dad is so focused
At this point Lizzie had been dilated almost fully, and had been laboring for hours without much progress so I took Mom and ken and the kids to the camper to eat and rest for a bit.
20 minutes later we start back inside and I see some missed calls on my cell phone. I listen to the messages and about 10 minutes after had left the delivery room, Baby Olivia was born!! Yay!
Unfortunately when we went back up to see her, the NICU had taken her and we weren't allowed to see her. It was late so we decided to call it an evening. We drove the RV to a hotel parking lot for the night. it was May and pretty hot already and with no AC in the camper I decided to take the kids into the hotel to get a room.
the kids fell asleep right away and I covered them up with
extra blankets so I could crank up the AC
They were super cozy and slept hard throughout the night
They are so cute in the morning
She didn't want to get out of bed
Neither did Ethan with his awesome bed hair
Going to get breakfast in jammies!
All dressed and ready to go see baby Olivia!
We still couldn't hold her
but we got to see her through the window
Spending time with momma
Looking through the window
getting her wires adjusted
she looks like a Bennett!
We go back to the room to say goodbye
We had a great trip back to San Antonio
Sophie sat between mom and me for a lot of the trip
It was a great trip for me to be traveling with family,
to be there for my sister having her daughter,
then to be able to drive back with my mother and my daughter,
such a great matriarchal weekend.
Grammie and her namesake