Monday, December 31, 2012

{ 2012 }

So much has happened in our family this year! We've moved, switched jobs, had a graduation, made new friends, and welcomed a beautiful little girl into our lives. Of course I'd much rather post pictures of our year than write, so here ya go!

January {Berkley turns 3!}

February + March {We welcomed my grandparents from Mexico to Utah! We loved having them here for so long. It was so wonderful for them to get to know Berkley. We also took several trips to the temple. It was fun teaching Berkley about what a special place it is.}

April {We found out we were pregnant and Matt graduated with his Masters in Social Work from BYU}

8 week ultrasound

May + June {Matt got a job right after graduation and we moved to Midvale. We also found out that we were having another girl, and Matt's sister, Annie, married her high school sweetheart!}

July {Family trip to Tahoe!}

September {Disneyland + family pictures}

October {Berkley was THE coolest mummy for Halloween}

November {Cecelia Mae Dahlin was born on November 19th. The best day of the year...just doubled the number of kids we have.} and Matt got a new job.

December {Just enjoying our family of FOUR}

A few favorite Instagrams this year...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

{ cecelia mae }

On November 19, 2012 our sweet little Cecelia Mae came into our lives. We are so incredibly happy and overwhelmed with how wonderful she is! And Berkley is so excited about being a big sister! Whenever Cecelia cries, she rushes over and in a soft voice says,"It's ok baby, big sister is here." Melts my heart every time she says that. 
We couldn't believe how quickly she came. I started petosin at 9am and contracted for a couple hours without the epidural (I was always planning on having one, my pain tolerance isn't too high) and then I was dilated to 10cm around 1:30pm or so. I waited while the doctor and nurses got ready for her to arrive and started pushing around 1:49pm. Cecelia was born at 1:56pm...Just 7 minutes of pushing? I'll take it!! 
It was such a wonderful experience! 
I had Matt, my mom, mother-in-law, my cousin Sarah, and my sweet friend Jalene there with me, rooting me on and sharing that sweet experience with me. My friend Jalene (hire her for your birth story! J.Taylor Photography) took the most beautiful pictures of the whole day! And I'm so excited to share them with everyone! 

They let me have lollipops! 

Playing the waiting game. Do you think he is excited, nervous or bored?

The cheering section.

Part way through pushing I was overwhelmed with emotion and started to cry a little. I was just so incredibly happy. 

This picture makes me cry. Knowing that Matt is always by my side in every aspect of our lives. I don't know what I would do without him.

The Grandma's

The view from our room. Just gorgeous!

Big sister, Berkley!

I just love how interested Berkley was with everything. She was so happy for all of us to be together...finally after MONTHS of waiting.


Family Picture

The happiest big sister on earth.

Me and my girls.