write it down

it’s been a while since my last post. if you follow me on twitter or facebook, then you know why… we had Colbie Wren. it feels like we’ve been talking about this moment for a while now. heck, it feels like Jasmine has been pregnant forever.

the point of this post is to remind myself how important it is to write things down.

so yeah, this post is kind of like a journal. i’ll try to just cover the highlights so i don’t bore you with all the details. that would take forever.

it’s been a whirlwind of a week, but i think i have my schedule back where i want it. let me start off by saying that
the whole labor experience was way more than i ever expected.

people used to tell me it will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before and it would just go in one ear and out the other.

i get it now.

it all started Saturday night at 7:30 pm MST.

i like that Jasmine got induced, so we had Colbie on our schedule instead of me trying to make a mad dash to the hospital. i built up the ride to the hospital in my mind. i pictured myself plowing through red lights and maybe hitting a pedestrian or two to make it just in time, but this wasn’t the case. boo. maybe next time around.

let’s just say Saturday night was the slow part. they started everything at 7:30pm on Saturday night, but it took until 8am on Sunday morning for things to really get started. we called to get an epidural, but it took an hour for the guy to get to us. i wanted to say many harsh letters to him. (not the actual harsh words, just the first letters to harsh words)
for that hour between us calling for the epidural and the anesthesiologist to get to us, i found that the crazy lamaze class videos were real. noisy stuff.

once jasmine did get the epidural, she slept from six centimeters to nine-and-a-half centimeters.
let me just say that epidurals are cool.

ten centimeters came about forty-five minutes later and she only pushed for twenty minutes.

Colbie Wren was born on April 3rd, 2011 at 12:26pm.

what an experience.
everybody was hugging and crying and laughing.
i’m sure those of you that are parents know what i’m saying and those of you that don’t have kids yet probably don’t quite get it, or maybe you do.

since you are like family to me, that needed to be written down and shared.

now i need to write down everything that’s happened since then.

When you don’t write down or video or however you capture those special memories you want to remember, they will be lost along with the things that didn’t even matter.
eventually life will become one big blur and you will have to think hard about what made your life worth remembering.

don’t let that happen.

What do you need to write down before you forget it?

baby girl name

Here’s the name we’ve picked out for the little person we’ve called “baby girl”. If you don’t like it, don’t tell me.

Can you put it together?

***added: Colbie Wren Smith*** She’s gonna be awesome.