Monday, April 27, 2009

4 weeks!

It has gone crazy fast.

Emery at 4 weeks...

Yes, she is just wearing a onesie, it has been crazy hot here the past few days. It's the end of April and it has been 90+ for the last three days. HOT! HOT! HOT!

Addy at 4 weeks...

Emery looks so much bigger than Addy to me. Emery started at a little over a pound less than Addy. I thought she would be so much smaller than Addy.

The girls together today...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

i Phone

I'm in love. Yes, with my husband, my children, and my family but I have a new i phone!!! True LOVE !!!

M & M's in my camera?!?

It worked, I never get Addy to look at the camera.

Even Emery thought M & M's sounded good.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Things we do...

This one sleeps...

This one digs...

Me? Thanks for asking! ;) Feed, change, repeat.

Not me. Them!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh the tears...

Seriously, the tears. It won't be like this forever.

I won't have a two years old laying in her crib "wrapping up a present" (a pillow wrapped with a blanket!) talking away or a three week old hiccuping, grunting, squirming, sleeping and sucking on a BoBo.

Tomorrow will be different. We won't get this day back again.

Oh, how it makes me want, with everything in me, to be home with my babies every. single. day. of their lives. I don't want to miss any of it. ANY OF IT. But I will.

Oh, the tears. Oh, how it hurts.

BoBo Girls!

We've got two BoBo lovers now!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blogging for 2 years!

It's hard to believe that I have been blogging for 2 years. This blog started as a photography blog {case in point} on April 7, 2007. My photography hasn't grown but I have been able to document our life for the last two years!

It is so fun to look back...

Getting presents was fun!

First cereal!

Learning to crawl!

Wanted to stay home. Wondered when it would happen. Still waiting. :(

She was weird then too!



Is that enough hyper linking?!?!?

Monday, April 20, 2009

3 weeks!

Wow! This is the fourth Monday that Emery has been alive. It has been an amazing 3 weeks since she entered our world.

Emery at 3 weeks... All 8 lbs. 2 oz. of her. She is a eating machine!
(don't mind the horrible picture. it is rainy and nasty here today.)

And Addy at 3 weeks...

There were days, right after she was born, that I felt sad. Sad for Emery because she would never have the undivided attention that Addy had when she was a baby. Emery will always be part of two. Sad for Addyson because she would never have that undivided attention again. Addyson will never be just one.

I stood in the shower and cried for my girls. Hoping that they both would be okay with the world they were in. Would Emery mind being the baby sister? Emery doesn't get the long uninterrupted cuddles from Garth and I that Addy did because we have Addy. There are sippy cups to fill, snacks to get, tears to dry. Emery has to share, way before Addy every had to. Is that fair?

Would Addyson mind being the big sister? Our whole world changed in the blink of an eye. I woke up that morning like I do everyday. I was suppose to wake Addy up at 7 and get her ready to go to Mimi's but we didn't. Addy had no warning. She was the big sister in an instant. I didn't feel like I had prepared her enough. I thought I had 2 weeks left, I don't know what I was waiting for.

Today, I am in a better place. I am so thankful for both Emery and Addyson and that they have each other. They will always have each other, sisters. There is nothing better than sisters. Yeah, it is different now but we wouldn't change it for the world. We have two beautiful, healthy, happy girls, who love each other. I think we have all adjusted to our new roles...Mom and Dad of two, big sister and baby sister.

Addy meeting Emery...

My girls!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Baby Girl!

I can't believe she will be three weeks old tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter + 2 weeks old

We had a great Easter filled with lots of family. We went to RiRi and KiKi's house to celebrate. Emery got passed around and Addy played and played and played with her cousins.

Here are the girls on Easter. Wearing their matching Eater outfits that I made. All by myself. Crazy, I know!

And on Monday, Emery celebrated her 2 week birthday. It's been a busy second week of life. She had her first sick visit to the doctor on Saturday. She has pink eye. Ate lunch out for the first time. Went to the mall for the first time and went to the grocery store for the first time.

She now weighs 7 pounds 1.8 ounces!!

And to compare...Addy at 2 weeks

Friday, April 10, 2009

40 weeks 1 day

I would have been 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant today, with Addyson I was still pregnant.

It's hard to believe that Emery is 12 days old today.

All 6 lbs. 13 oz. of her.

I must be doing something right.

She is over her birth weight.

I had no intentions of going early this pregnancy.

FCPS gives long-term subs two paid transition days. I scheduled on of those days for April 7, my last day before maternity leave. As my sub and I sat down with the school secretary to tell her about the days she scheduled she said, "What if you go early?" to which I replied, "I won't go early. I'm not going early."

I was glad when the alarm went of a 6:35 on Monday, March 30 and I went to the bathroom and into the other bathroom, still peeing, to shower that I listened to my secretary.

We scheduled our last transition day for March 30. My long term sub was already scheduled to come in. Good thing because I thought maybe my water might be breaking.

I walked back into the other bathroom and my conversation with Garth went like this...

Me: "I think my water might be breaking."
Garth: "Really?"
Me: "Yeah, I don't know. But you need to move."
Garth: "Move? I can't. I'm peeing."
Me: "So, stop."
Garth: "I can't"
Me: "Seriously, you can't make it stop?"
Garth: "No."

I had no idea.

I decided to shower and Garth called my mom.

During my shower not much happened.

When I got out I was still feeling little leaks.

I called the doctor's answering service.

My conversation with the answering service guy went something like this...

Dude: "Doctor's answering service. How can I help you?"
Me: "I think my water might be breaking."
Dude: "Ok."
Insert boring questions about weeks along, doctors name, office, etc.
Dude: "So, you think you water is breaking?"
Me: "Yeah, or I am peeing myself."
Dude: "Oh. Ok. I understand ma'am. If the doctor doesn't call in 15 minutes please call back.
Me: "Thanks!"

The doctor called and said we should come to the hospital as soon as possible.

We still had a lot to do.

My mom came and stayed with a sleeping Addy.

We got to the hospital at 8:30.

They did all the hospital stuff and took us to delivery room 6.

I put on a gown.

Answered questions.

Was checked. "Lots of water. 3 cm. Your staying here."

Got an i.v.

Around 10 they let us walk.

We walked for an hour.

At 11. I was 4-5.

Dr. Lee talked about pitocin or walking, my choice.

Addy showed up with Mimi and Aunt Beth.

"Here I come, mama. Don't be sad. Here I come."

The monitored the baby for awhile.

We walked again. For an hour.

Addy rode the iv pole like a scooter.

Addy went and got lunch. Chicken and carrots. And ice cream. Her spoon fell on the floor. I went to get another from the nurse.

The contractions got worse.

I had to stop when they came.

Garth wanted me to lean on him.

I didn't want to be that pregnant woman. The one I saw when we walked the first time that had her head on her husband's chest.

It didn't help me.

I stood.

And tried to pant. puff. breath. through them.

Garth went to get the bags.

My mom walked with me.

We went back to the room.

Beth took Addy and her bobo's to pick up Blake and Brie.

I was checked again. 5 cm.

I got an epidural.


Pitocin started.

Checked again. 7 cm.


Garth went to tell everyone about the progress.

10 mintues passed.

Called the nurse.

"Can I push that button for more epidural?"

"Let me check you. If your cervix is the same, yes. If you have changed, no."

Checked. 9 cm.

Asked about babies heart rate. It kept dropping with my contractions.

Nurse told me with what my cervix was doing it was normal. Otherwise it wasn't okay.




No Garth in sight.




After 15 minutes Garth came back.

"9 cm."


Called mom to come back.




Garth went to the nurses station to tell them about the pain.

In walks the anesthesiologist.

More medicine.


Nurse came back, upset about the medicine.

Doctor checked me. 10 cm. Ready to push.






Baby sister is born at 6:35.

She looked to tiny.

Love at first sight.

Monday, April 6, 2009

One Week Old!

It is hard to believe that Emery is one week old. I took her picture this afternoon just like we did with Addy.

Emery at one week old!

and Addy at one week old!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Family of Four

We are a family of four!

Emery Lorraine was born March 30 at 6:35 pm. She is 6lbs. 9 oz. and 19 inches long