Monday, July 16, 2007

More Pictures - And Nate came home?

Here are some more pictures that we thought you would enjoy. We had a nice surprise this weekend. A partner that I work with came up to me on Friday afternoon and said something to the effect of "you should be home with your family this weekend" and handed me a plane ticket leaving that evening at 6:30pm and returning Tuesday morning. Needless to say, it was very kind of him and we really enjoyed the weekend together. Cora seems to be growing up fast. I was gone for 3 days and she seemed to have changed a little bit. We're enjoying this stage but we can't wait until she can sleep through the night!

Also, after our 2 week appointment on Friday, Allison will be coming out to Arizona on Saturday and will be staying with me at Jessica & Danilo's home. We're so grateful for them in letting us stay there. We're also thankful for all those that have helped... especially my Mom who has been helping Allison while I'm away and for my brother, Josh, who has become my official airport taxi driver. Anyways, we are blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives.

Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Here is a slide show of some pictures we have taken. We'll add new ones as they come so keep watching!

We're Home!

So we made it home ok. We drove through BYU campus on our way home and gave her a good tour. Last night was our first night home with her and we didn't sleep as much as we would have liked. But we are older and wiser now, so we'll see how tonight goes. Anyways, here are few more pictures of her at home. Enjoy.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Cora Ann Skousen

Cora Ann Skousen was born yesterday, July 5th 2007, at 1:24pm. She weighed 8lbs 6oz and measured 20 inches long. Allison and Cora are both doing great. Cora has passed all her tests and she's very good at opening her eyes and looking around. She has a nice head of hair and long fingernails. We're still trying to figure out who she looks the most like. We can't really tell yet. We are very grateful that there were no complications, that she has 10 fingers and toes, and that I was able to make it in time.

Labor went relatively well. Allison started have contractions on July 4th that were about 20-30 minutes apart. By the evening they were becoming more frequent so I bought a plane ticket and packed my bag. I arrived home at about 10:30pm and we were in the hospital by 1:30am with contractions about 5 minutes apart. After being checked in the hospital, labor stayed about the same with no major progress. Our doctor came in a 7:00am and broke her water and then labor stopped. Needless to say, after some putosin (spelling?) things picked up again and Cora was born at 1:24pm.

We're having fun changing diapers, holding her, watching her open her eyes, and having friends and family come by to see us. Allison is doing great... even with a 12 hour labor. She is up and walking around today and we're both just amazed at how everything went. It feels surreal and wonderful. We're excited and nervous but can't wait to get to know her.

Here are few pictures of her...