Monday, November 30, 2009

Week 3/Thanksgiving

We decided to host Thanksgiving here this year. We made that decision before we were pregnant, but it worked out even better since we had a newborn. It was great to have everyone come here rather than try to travel home 4 1/2 hours with a 2 week old baby. My parents, Jon's parents, and Jon's sister & her husband all traveled here to spend Thanksgiving with us. Jon's brother and his wife live here already, so it was perfect. My SIL, Juliet, coordinated all the food and only allowed me to bake one pie. (Thanks, Juliet) My friend and co-worker, Brandi and her husband Nick joined us as well. We all had a great time.

Adeline had her first doctor appointment on Tuesday. Here she is in her precious hat that her Tiny made her.

Waiting naked in the exam room.

Baking with her Tiny

Enjoying her swing

Watching football

Rocking with Momma

Isn't she precious when she sleeps with her mouth open? I just love it!

Saying goodbye to Tiny & Big T

Looking out the windows with Pappy

Trying on my BIG brown bow

Sleeping in Aunt Kiersten's lap

Matching bows

Aunt Kiersten & Uncle Emil

3 Weeks Old, cuddling with Pappy

Week 3 was a week of firsts. We took you to your first restaurant - Las Margarita on Friday night. You screamed the whole way there then right as we pulled in to the parking lot you spit up then fell asleep. You slept through the whole eating experience. Saturday, Momma & NaNa went shopping for a little bit and you stayed home with Daddy & Pappy. Saturday night, we went out to eat again at Olive Garden. You once again slept the whole time. You have started having little crying fits, but they don't usually last very long. You're still eating every 2-3 hours, so that makes for a sleepy Momma. Your umbilical cord fell off on Friday, too and your belly button looks exactly like Momma's! (outie at the top & innie at the bottom) Who know belly buttons were genetic? We can't wait to experience more and more firsts with you. We love you so so much!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Week 2 with Adeline

Little Angel

The cutest yawns

Rocking with NaNa

Daddy's girl

More and more alert all the time

Mommy tries to rest when you rest

Loving the bouncy seat

No more pictures, please

Precious little hand

Going to get take-out from PF Chang's

Rocking with Tiny

Week 2 was much smoother (more smooth?) than week 1. You are such a good baby. You really only cry when you're hungry. You want to eat every 2-3 hours and you have lots of dirty diapers. That makes Momma happy, though because I know you're getting enough to eat. We are looking forward to many more weeks to come.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Week 1 with Adeline

Swaddled in the big bed

Sleeping with Daddy

First sponge bath

Watching TV with Daddy

Stork my aunt ordered for our front yard

Stroller ride around the block with Momma, Daddy, & Pappy

Sleeping in Daddy's arms (or arm)

All dressed up for the TCU game..go Frogs!!

During your first week, you slept a lot (during the day), you ate a lot, and you cried a lot. You wanted to be swaddled nearly all the time and you thought night time was time to be awake. You and your mommy would both just cry and rock. I was crying tears of joy, tears of thankfulness, tears of exhaustion, tears of love. I'm so glad you've come in to our lives. I pray every day that we raise you the way God wants us to.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Adeline's Birth

Adeline has arrived! We were schedule for a c-section on November 12, but she just wouldn't wait until then. On Sunday, November 8, 2009, my water broke and she was born via c-section that evening at 6:42pm. It all happened so fast, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.

As I was getting ready for church Sunday morning, I thought my water broke, so Jon and I headed to triage to check it all out. They tested the fluid and it was found to be negative for amniotic fluid. We came home and I laid on the couch most of the day. I had not slept well the night before because I was having pretty intense Braxton Hicks, not painful, just intense enough to disturb my sleep. Around 3:30pm we called Jarrod to see what he was up to and we invited him over to our house. I got up from the couch and started washing dishes with Jon. He was making me laugh about something when all of a sudden I experienced something like what had happened that morning, but a lot more fluid. I changed clothes and kept experiencing small little spurts of this fluid, but I was sure it was not amniotic fluid since it was negative that morning. When Jarrod arrived, I told him about it and the three of us discussed for about 30 minutes whether or not we should go back to the hospital. We finally decided we should go in just to be sure. Well, this time it really was amniotic fluid! We were completely unprepared. When we had gone to the hospital that morning, we had taken all our bags and camera, etc, but did not bring anything that afternoon. Jarrod had to go back to our house to get all our things so Jon could document Adeline's birth. We called our parents who panicked and jumped in the car. My parents were in Dallas since my mom had just completed the 3 Day Race for the Cure. The doctor said Adeline would be born within the hour. We had the c-section and everything went well. Our parents arrived about 10:30 that night.

Breaking the news to our parents that they wouldn't be there when she was born.

First picture with her eyes open

Sucking her thumb, just like her Momma & Daddy

Family and friends we've made since moving to NWA who were there for her birth

First time I got to hold her..about an hour after surgery

Meeting NaNa & Pappy

Meeting Tiny & Big T

So very very happy & thankful

All dressed up to go home - Tuesday around noon

Peace, I'm outta here

We had a great experience and we thank God every day for our beautiful baby girl.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Since I've been so tired and pregnant lately, we have been neglecting our furry babies. They haven't had many opportunities to get out of the backyard, so on Friday when I heard what a beautiful day Sunday was supposed to be, I decided we should take our dogs hiking. Usually I reserve my Sunday afternoons for napping to try to prepare myself for the 44 hour work week ahead, but since I'm done working for a while, I knew this was the perfect opportunity! We invited our friend Jarrod since he has a water-loving dog too and since he's a doctor (just in case I went in to labor). It was absolutely beautiful outside and we had a great time, but it wore me out. I was useless the rest of the day.

All 3 dogs swimming. Tulip went hiking as well, but she prefers to stay on dry land.

Not so pregnant looking....

Woah..could that shirt get any tighter?

Rebel & Tulip. Rebel is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He is almost impossible to get out of the water.

Someone needs to tell Sunny that it doesn't do much good to shake off while you're still in the water.

My sweet husband & me

Sunny & Hunter fighting over who's going to bring the stick back

Waterfall It got pretty treacherous at the end. Since it has rained so much, the water was high and we had to cross a creek to get back to the cars. Jon helped me across on some slippery stepping stones and Jarrod carried little Tulip across. Jon dropped his (prescription) sunglasses in, but found them after about a 10 minute search. We also lost the lens cap to our camera, but I think those are easily replaced.

All good things must come to an end, and when you live in the house, that means you must get clean. Poor Tulip....