Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The First Week

Well, no more pics right now...sorry. I promise I will try to take some good ones and upload them! But just thought you'd like to know what a great first week we've had. So far, Baby G is a dream - he sleeps 5-7 hours in the night, and typically has to be woken up every 3 hours for feedings during the day. I remembering begging the Bean to sleep for 45 minutes at this stage so I could rest for a bit! Baby G has been quite different in that regard! I know that a lot of babies "wake up" at around 3 weeks, so I am hoping that Baby G keeps up this nice sleep schedule, but I am enjoying it while it lasts at least. And I have been very encouraged on the nursing issue. Many of you know I had a supply issue with the Bean, and it seems like things are going better with Baby G. So we've really enjoyed our first week home.

Pics to come soon, I promise!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


For the first time in two months, I can see and feel my ankle bones today!! Yea!! And I can see the bones in my hands too. It's a miracle! :) I was swollen really bad to begin with, but I actually came home from the hospital even more swollen, if that's possible. So it's a banner day for me!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Baby G has arrived!!

Baby G made his grand entrance to the world this past Saturday, May 17th at 3:21 pm. He was 8 lbs, 5 oz (not 8 lbs, 7 oz as emailed previously, if you got that email) and 21 inches long. He has a lot of dark brown hair and dark eyes (can't tell what color they'll be). But he doesn't have as much hair as the Bean did when she was born, if you're wondering! I think he's a total cutie. Here are a few pics...warning: these are not glamour shots. I am so swollen I'm hardly recognizable (I was actually MORE swollen after leaving the hospital than when I got there!), and we haven't gotten any great shots yet of the little guy. But regardless, enjoy!
*For those of you who want the details: long story short, we'd been praying for a VBAC, and that's what we had! God was very gracious to us. It looked like we were headed for a c-section again for a while, but God intervened and answered our prayer. We are so grateful!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Showers of blessing & pregnancy update

This is overdue, but here are some pics from Baby G's B'ham shower. It was super fun, everything was beautiful, and we got some much needed things! Also, is that not the cutest diaper cake you've ever seen? My friend Erin made it. I will be stealing that idea at some point in the future.

Also, if any of you want an update, for the third week in a row, I am 1 cm and 50% effaced with 15 days to go 'til the due date. :)

The Cutest Diaper Cake Ever

A burp cloth...we had NONE for Baby G. All of the Bean's were pink and/or monogrammed. (I know, Baby G won't know, but still it's nice to have new ones that aren't stained and/or girly!)

A "Taste and See" cake by Shanna Phillips...I did taste and see, and it was good!

The wonderful hostesses...thanks everyone! Y'all are each a blessing to me!

The beautiful table set w/ goodies.

Monday, May 5, 2008

I've been tagged.

I was tagged by my friend, Allison. So here's some stuff about me:

What was I doing 10 years ago?

I was doing May term at Jacksonville State getting ready to go to a Campus Outreach Beach Project. :)

5 Things on My To-Do List:

1) Start/Finish Baby G's room
2) Sew B'day outfit for the Bean
3) Finish Baby G's scrapbook up to hospital page
4) Freeze some meals for after Baby G's birth
5) Wash and put away all Baby G's clothes

5 Snacks I Enjoy:

1) Ice cream
2) Anything chocolate/peanut butter, like Reese's Pieces or PB Twix
3) Iced coffees (does liquid count as a snack?)
4) Cookies
5) Chips/crackers and dip - almost any kind, but especially hot spinach dips or cheesy dips

*Note: The title was snacks I enjoy, not snacks I try to eat. I promise we don't keep this stuff in our house...you can come look!!

5 Things I'd Do If I Were A Billionaire:

1) Pay off our house
2) Buy a grown-up/permanent/forever kind of house & two new cars
3) Pay off all my families debts and make sure their financial future was secure
4) Fully fund college funds for our kids
5) Give away boatloads of it!!

5 Bad Habits:

1) Feelings of guilt for things I shouldn't feel guilty for
2) Laziness
3) Getting priorities mixed up
4) Eating junk (although I promise we don't keep it here!!)
5) Not exercising

5 Places I Have Lived:

1) Glencoe, AL
2) Jacksonville, AL
3) Birmingham, AL
4) Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
5) Panama City Beach, FL

5 Jobs I've Had or Have:

1) Gymnastics coach
2) Gift wrap at department store
3) Assistant to VP at JSU
4) Campus Outreach Administrative Staff
5) Children's Ministry at Briarwood Presbyterian

I Want To Know More About (a nice way of saying you've been tagged):

1) Becky Kicklighter
2) Lauren Goessling
3) Erin Robertson

*Sorry Glencoe girls, I know you're dying to do this, but I pretty much know everything about y'all!