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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Introducing Adalyn Ruth!

I have to be honest, this blogging thing is not really my forte, but Jeana was nice enough to let me be in charge of this post. She did however tell me that I had to tell the WHOLE story. But for the friends and family members that have been waiting for this post...I will post pictures throughout it, so you don't have to wait till the end to see the cutest baby ever born!

So there I was on Monday afternoon getting ready to do some training with some tellers at the South Jordan branch of the credit union that I work for. Just as we were getting ready to start our training session I get a phone call. Jeana's voice on the other end says "Jonny, how good is your sense of humor?" I said it was fine and asked her why. Her response is so typical for Jeana and anyone that knows her knows this is exactly what would come out of her mouth. She said "My water just broke and I called the hospital. They told me to come in as soon as possible. So I am getting on the train and when I get to the hospital I will call you and let you know what happens!" Don't worry, I didn't make her ride the train and go to the hospital by herself. I told her to stay put and I drove to Salt Lake to pick her up. It was quite evident when I got there that her water had indeed broken. After the 45 minute drive to the hospital, it also became quite evident I would be needing to get my car detailed!

So we get to the hospital and Jeana is checked by a nurse and admitted on the spot. We move into a very nice room at the American Fork Hospital and began the tedious 13 hour labor. About an hour into the labor Jeana decided she was ready for the epidural. As you can see, that didn't help, Jeana was miserable through the whole process!
Actually, the entire process, from labor to about 45 minutes of pushing was a cake walk for Jeana. She even told me yesterday when it was all over that she actually enjoyed the entire process. She was quite the trooper and I am so proud of her for it. At about 2:25 in the morning on Tuesday the 22nd, Jeana was FINALLY dilated to a 10 and ready to push. So that's what she did. 45 minutes later, which actually flew by, this is what the world was introduced to!

I have to be honest, I was kind of taken back by what she looked like fresh out of the womb! But that didn't last long. As you will be able to tell by the next picture, a little Johnson and Johnson goes a long way!

Adalyn Ruth White weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 inches long. She was born at 3:10 am on July 22, 10 days before her expected arrival! She is completely healthy and we couldn't be happier.
Jeana gave us all quite a scare later that morning, but was fully recovered from that mishap by later that afternoon. She is back to her same old self and refuses to slow down. We came home from the hospital this morning and we are all doing just fine...tired, but fine nonetheless.
So now I will just give you all what you really came for...a bunch of pictures. But before I do that, I just want to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support for all three of us over the past few days. We had a ton of visitors and received a ton of gifts and phone calls. It is truly appreciated.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The 4th of July!!!

So, I promised my adoring fans (Ashley) that I would be super duper good and write in my blog once a week. As you can see, that didn't go very far at all. I am determined though to be better at this and with less than a month to go until my due date arrives, I better get into the habit of updating my blog or it will never get done. Okay on to happier news.... the 4th of July!! I love the 4th. I remember as a little kid being mezmorized by the sounds and the sights of the fireworks, having family BBQ's, the parades with red, white, and blue everywhere you look, and everyone being so proud of our country and openly showing it. You quickly realize how important an event or holiday is when it is not celebrated or even acknowledge. I learned this the hard way while on my mission in the Philippines. The Philippines doesn't celebrate the 4th, Thanksgiving, July 24th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Halloween. Naturally they wouldn't, these are American holidays, but it just felt so weird not celebrating them. My native companions thought I was just plain nuts when the 4th of July or Thanksgiving was around the corner and I would get so excited. They too had their own holidays that were celebrated and they were a lot of fun, very different then our holidays, but still a lot of fun. Anyways, the point of this post is to say that I am VERY proud to be an American and to live in this beautiful, sacred, and amazing country we call the U.S.A. I am deeply grateful for every man, woman, and child that has served, is serving, and will serve to keep our country safe and free. I really am excited to celebrate the 4th this year with my hot husband, he truly is my best friend. And I am even more excited for next year's 4th of July when my sweet baby girl will be here with us to celebrate this special holiday.