Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Today we celebrated Kia Ora's and Eden's birthdays. Today is Kiki's actual birthday. She is 6 years old! I can't believe how big she has gotten! Kia Ora is the sweetest girl. She is always thinking of others. She has a very big heart! Eden will be 3 in a few short weeks. Eden is so fun to be around. He is always full of smiles and loves to help. He loves to give hugs and kisses and I love to receive them.
I think they liked their presents!
Kiki got Sleeping beauty's dress and a cool barbie car with her very first barbie!
Eden got some superhero costumes as well as some lacrosse sticks.
Monday, July 25, 2016
For my mom's birthday we decided to pick up a delicious Kit Kat cake! This cake is absolutely divine. I need this recipe, but I don't think Saadeddin pastry is ready to divulge their recipe.
I love my mom very much and I am so grateful for her traveling across the world to help me with the arrival of little Keilani!
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Our driver and good friend Muneer came to visit and meet Keilani today!
Muneer has been our main driver for the past 3 years. The children love him so much and consider him like an uncle. He has always been so kind and helpful to our family. Helping with children while I shopped, picking things up for me from the market, dry-cleaning, phone recharge cards, watermelon (as i craved watermelon this entire pregnancy)... He truly is a good friend to me and I value his friendship dearly.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Today this AWESOME kid of mine is turning 13!!!!!
I wish I could have celebrated with him but was grateful to all whom made him feel loved on his special day!
He got to stay with Jon's cousins for the week while Julien did EFY with their cousin Hyrum.
Jon's cousin Jamie was so nice and made him breakfast in bed!
Then Jon's parents picked him up for a special day with grandma and grandpa!
Yesterday our sweet little Keilani was born! What an exciting day! I was a week past due, on my way to my hopefully last check up, and oh so ready for her to be born already.
I thought it would be fun to arrive at my doctors appointment with an eviction notice for Keilani written on my belly. lol! The nurses and my doctor got a pretty good laugh.
Prior to leaving home for my appointment I could feel Keilani pushing down and thought that today would probably be the day although I was feeling good and had no contractions.
Once I got to the doctors office and told them that I thought the baby was coming, they did not believe me because I was acting so calm. But I was insistent on seeing my doctor because I wanted to get scheduled for an inducement just in case, knowing that my mom and Jon were to return back to the states in a week, and I would be left alone with Kiki and Eden.
They monitored and checked me. Turns out I was already dilated to a 5 and was having regular contractions. They sent me to the Saad Hospital right away to get checked in. As soon as I was checked in, I called Jon so he could hurry here knowing that Saad Hospital is about 1 hr to 1 hr 15 away from the plant.
All checked in and ready for this baby girl to come!
Luckily Jon arrived quickly.
Keilani was born at 3.6 kilos just before 2 pm. Just 3 hours past my scheduled doctor appointment time. This girl came quickly! I was so happy to have had her natural with no epidural. This is one of my favorite time. The anticipation of her coming and the beauty, strength and capability female bodies have to create and give life! What an immense blessing from our Father in Heaven.
Keilani was born as healthy as could be so I was allowed to return home the very next day.
Keilani's face got a little bruised.
My mom, Kiki, and Eden came down as soon as they could to visit us.
Keilani's first kiss to Kiki
A happy Mami
Jon and I had purchased babies for Kiki and Eden as a gift so they too could care for their very own baby!
My good friend Danielle had an inducement scheduled for the very same day.
So we ended up having our babies on the same day and our rooms were next to each other.
It was so fun to be able to visit each other. We spent a good hour or 2 last night talking (mostly about pokemon go and how we don't get it. lol), laughing. It was a time I'll never forget! Our babies had to stay in our individual rooms however until we were discharged from the hospital.
Keilani and Hannah