Sunday, September 21, 2008

Welcome Tallulah Day Ireland













Today started with a phone call from Sean at 7am, Molly and he were on their way to the hospital, Long Beach Memorial. She had been in labor for approx. 4 hours and her contractions were coming every 5 minutes. She was admitted immediately and Dr. Tamarah Manning was called. Around 11am she was given an epidural and felt comfort instantly. We thought things would move along now smooth and fast, but when Molly was checked by the Dr. about an hour later she was at 4 cm and 80% effaced which by its self is not so bad but the baby's heart rate was dropping after every contraction and that was of concern. Dr Manning told us that if this pattern continues they would need to do a C-section. Then at 1:15 they started pitosin to induce labor more intensely, but when checked again she hadn't changed and Tallulah's heart rate was still dropping after each contraction and the contractions were now much closer together so Dr. Manning made the call, It was time for a Cesarean. It would be to hard on both Molly and Tallulah to allow them to labor for what was expected to be hours and hours to get her to the point of delivery and then the question remained weather or not the delivery would happen on it's own, this was to great a risk and nothing was more important then the safety of Molly and baby. Things moved very quickly now, nurses scattered to their positions and she was in the OR within 15 min. Sean was taken in about 15 min. after that. It was now about 2:45. Tallulah Day Ireland was born into our world at 3:25 pm on September 21st 2008, she weighed in at 8lbs 8oz and 20" in length. She has dark hair and dark eyebrows with a tiny nose and big pouty beautiful lips. We are so excited and anxious to spoil her rotten. Molly and Baby are doing great!




Congratulations to Sean and Molly, Job well done!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Reagan "Peace"


Reagan doing her impersonation of President Nixon.
"Don't I look cool in my Uncle Sean's sunglasses"

September 14th 2008


I couldn't resist the background down in Princess land. Don't my girls look great!!

Another Day @ Disneyland


Sunday Aaron, Sarah and I took the girls to Disneyland for a couple of hours, since we have annual passes it makes for a really fun time. Reagan loves the roller coaster in Toon Town and Aaron had a blast with his daughter riding beside her!!

Reagan & Paige (5 months old)


Aaron with Reagan at 5months
Uncle Sean with Paige at 5 months
Friday at the office Sean was playing with Paige, check out the resemblance between the two girls.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Napa Fun..


This is "Darioush" vineyard. A very Grecian feeling place, wonderful wines!!!
Cheers!!!!!!

From left to right.... Kaitlin, Sarah, me, Sheryl, & Kimmy. posing with our new flower rings from Sheryl. Thank you Sheryl!


Sarah & Kaitlin had a little sister bonding moment... too cute!!!

Napa after College Trip


After four days with KiKi, Kimmy and I left St. Mary's College, up by Walnut Creek CA, and picked up Sarah at the Oakland airport Friday morning. We were meeting up with her dad, Patrick, his best friend Sheryl and sister Kaitlin in the Napa area. Our destination the "Meritage & Vino Bello Resort", a beautiful place.



The Grape vines in this picture are at the McWilliams Vineyard, Kaitlin, Sarah's sister works for "Gallo" and this is one of their winerys. Steve and I love their wines!!
Kimmy and me

Here I'm looking at the sugar content of the grapes
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Inside the barrel room

Reagan has a Great Swim day!!



Well today was a good day!!!


I spent the day with all "my girls" Molly joined me with Sarah, Reagan and Paige as we went to swim lessons then a wonderful lunch at CPK (California Pizza Kitchen). Paige had her 1st real lesson with Genni, and Reagan had the best lesson EVER!!! watch the video, Reagan swims face in the water then rolls over to her back as taught by Genni, her instructor of almost 1 year next month. I think Reagan was showing off for her Aunt Molly, (who by the way is having my 3rd grand-daughter in one week) it was her 1st time seeing Reagan swim.





video





Tuesday, September 2, 2008

KiKi goes to College






Eighteen years ago a very sweet little blonde girl was born, her name is Krista (KiKi) Hertzog. My best bud "Kim" and I took KiKi up to St. Mary's College the week of August the 25th. She is the 4th and the last of the Hertzog children to leave for college and I have had the awesome privilege and complete honor to have experienced the journey with Kimmy on all 4 occasions!! This one however was the toughest on me. The last is always the hardest, especially when you've known her since she was born! Getting her situated into her dorm and attending Parent Orientation were top priority's for the trip, but we did take time out to have really nice talks over great dinners and even do a little shopping, (my favorite pastime).. Good luck KiKi .. I love you as my own!! xoxo