Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Woes of Colic

Ella is 6 weeks old today. She has now had colic for 4 weeks straight. I went to the doctor because I thought something was wrong with her and the doctor said it was 'just colic'. JUST COLIC!!!!!!! Tell that to my frazzled nerves. I want to cry and do regularly. I don't even remember what a day with out unconsolable crying is like. I probably take her back to the doctor thinking something else was wrong with her. Our record is 12 hours a day of screaming. Daily best ; 2 hours. Those are good days. However we average about 5. We try every thing and anything all afternoon and evening. She likes the hum of the dryer that will work for a while. Nothing, however is long term. Pray for me.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ella's Blessing Day

The Alderete Family

Ella's Blessing Day

Brent gave our baby girl a beautiful blessing on Sunday August 17Th. We had a very big circle. The Bowler's are a big family!! Jeff reported his mission and Nick spoke as a High Councilman. It was just a Bowler Family Sacrament Meeting! It was a really great day. Jordan was ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood so it was a big day!

Aunt Shellie's beautiful quilt

Brent's older sister made Ella this gorgeous quilt. I am going to hang it on her wall. It is too pretty to use for every day. I lack quilting skills so I'm so glad she made it.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ode to Natural Child Birth

I have been very busy lately (Ella) so I have not been able to post the wonder and aww I experience when I was in labor with Ella. I wondered if I could experience natural child birth and thought that I would wait as long as I could before they gave me any medication. My water broke in the car on the way to the hospital... by the time I got to the maternity ward in Mesquite I was begging the anesthesiologist to give me the strongest stuff he had! Mind you, my labor was very fast, only 5 hours, so it was all kind of sudden. I even asked him if there was any possible way to just wake up in three days with a baby. He laughed at me. I then asked him, so is that a no? Anyways, My mother, Aunties, and my Granny (may she rest in peace) all experienced natural child birth.... AND THEN THEY ALL HAD MORE CHILDREN!! I have a deep respect for all those women who had to suffer through all that intensity. My Granny did it 9 times. Brave or crazy? You be the judge. I personally think that they are all very strong and brave. My mom always says that she didn't the choice but I believe she is just being modest. I think that these women deserve a medal or the keys to a city. But no, all women everywhere quietly (or loudly with much begging for the end) have children and not rewarded for their extremely hard work. A moment of silence for our brave women!!