Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008






Taylor Moanike`ala Fitzgerald, born 2:21 am July 11th, 8 pounds 13 1/2 ounces, 22 inches long





Wednesday, July 02, 2008

No baby yet. I have one week until my due date but I don't know if I will make it to then or not. I am now starting to feel a little uncomfortable. (Not that it will keep me from trying to surf on Thursday if I'm not in labor:) My pelvis is popping when I roll over in bed or when I put too much pressure on one leg at a time. The baby is also getting big and she sure lets her wishes be known that she wants more room. She can really stretch and kick! ..but I guess that I can't complain too much if those are my only concerns. I went to the doctors on Friday and she said that I was 1 cm dilated and that I was already 40% effaced so I could really go anytime. Not that it's necessary, but it would be nice if I could hold on until my mom comes in 6 days, but we will see.
Right now in Hawaii is what is called "Grad season." It means that all the kids that are graduating from highschool have these huge parties and Luaus to celebrate. They have been going on every weekend since school got out and we have been reaping the benefits of all the traditional Hawaiian food. We are at one here. These are all the men doing the Haka (a dance that originated from New Zealand that warriors dancec beore they go into battle). These families will camp for a couple of weeks at this beach park to continue the celebration.
Jimmy got to be one of the back up dancers for another presentation that was going on too.
I have been getting ready for the new baby and I bought a baby carrier for her. Carley wanted to see if she could fit in it. Here she is playing around with her Daddy.
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Jimmy has been doing tons of work on the yard lately. He has been digging out grass, putting in borders around the yard, and transplanting plants. We now have antheriums, halikonias, ginger, and all these cool flowers bordering the yard. He also moved some tree around and planted the mango tree that his parents bought for us when they were out visiting.
I taught a cake decorating class to the young men and women in our ward.
This is why it is hard to keep your house clean when you're a mom:) Carley likes to rearrange my pantry for fun.

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My wonderful friends Jenni, Liz, and Lindsey planned an awesome surprise baby shower for me. I was COMPLETELY surprised. I was told that I was going out to dinner for a gir's night because T.D. was moving to Washington and we were saying goodbye to her. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker. My husband drove me to Jenni's house to drop me off so we could "carpool to the restaurant." Once we were at her house, her 5 year old son said that his mommy was "still getting ready for the baby shower." Still completely unsuspecting, I thought to myself, "Silly 5 year old, you must be mistaken, we are going out to dinner, we aren't going to a baby shower." Needless to say, poor Jenni was a little flustered when I saw her and thought that I had figured it out, but I'm so oblivious and trusting that I didn't even get it. I didn't pick up any of the ques and didn't fully realize what was going on even after we got to Liz's house.
Lindsey organized the games and it was a blast having her, Metta, my mother-in-law, and Ericka all visiting at the perect time for me.
Farewell T.D. This picture says it all. We love our friend T.D. and still miss her. We hope that she is doing well in Washington now.
My mother-in-law was a hoot. She had just gotten in that day (she flew in from Utah) and was in on the whole surprise. She didn't lead on at all. She totally hung with us younger girls and played along in all the games that night.
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I love these girls. They are so awesome. I think this was the funnest baby shower I have ever been to.
This baby is going to be so spoiled with all the great stuff people gave to me. Thank you everyone for your generosity! Also, I have to call her "this baby" because Jimmy and I still haven't named her yet. I know, pathetic isn't it? We have to middle name picked out but we are still kinda battleing out the first name. I think that I should be able to choose the first name since he chose the middle name, but it doesn't always work that way. Mabe I should talk to him more about it when I have just gone through labor and his defenses are down :) j/k At least we aren't having a boy again because I don't want to have to convince him that we aren't going to name our baby "rock", or "titus," or "coal," or "tuff," anything else that might sound good over a loud speaker at a football stadium. At least most of the girl names he likes are a little more normal than that:)
Haha! Yes, Janny suggested that we build a pyrmid with me on top. These girls are so much fun. They are crazy. You wouldn't think, under normal circumstances, that having a pregnant lady kneeling on you would be such a fun experience, but we had a blast.
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