Monday, August 25, 2008

2 Week Old Pictires


Here are a few pictures of Evan at 2 weeks old. There's also a few pictures of my dad and Eric enjoying a special cigar. Eric ordered some cigars to celebrate the arrival of our cute baby boy. Pretty neat!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Evan Update


I just wanted to give an update on our little munchkin. Evan is doing great and we are enjoying every minute of him. Eric and I are adjusting to our new lifestyle. We are definitely not getting the sleep we used to get but it hasn't been too bad. So far we have been able to get 3-4 hours of sleep at one time before Evan wakes up and wants to eat and he is only waking up once in the night. I think that's pretty good. The main thing that we are trying to master is putting him to bed. That is not easy but we found out that Mylicon drops for gas are the best thing ever!

We have gone trough many diapers with our little man. He is a pooping machine! He is also good at peeing and so far my mom, Eric and I have been sprinkled on in some way. Today when I was changing his diaper, he started to pee. Luckily for me I didn't get wet but the window behind the changing table got sprayed. Thank goodness that was easy to clean up. We have to be quick with the diapers because we never know when we might get wet.

We are learning more and more everyday. It's never ending. It's great though and we are having fun. Here are a couple more pics of Evan.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Evan Pic


More pics to follow!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Our Little Munchkin LIVE!


this is a little wonky because the camera was on the wrong setting, but here is our little Evan live and in color!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

HE'S Here!!!


Lawrence 'Evan'

7lbs. 5oz

Well, as everyone probably knows, I didn't have to wait until Monday to be induced. I woke up Sunday morning and I thought my water broke. I always assumed that it would be a gush of water but it wasn't. I called my doctor and the nurse told us to go on to the hospital because she said it sounds like my water had truly broken. I started having light contractions as we were getting our bags to head to the hospital and on our way they slowly started to increase. By the time we got there, the contractions were intensifying but still nothing unbearable. The nurse said that it was the real deal and I was taken to the labor and delivery room. I got hooked up to machines and by this time the contractions were getting to be more uncomfortable. They were ready to go ahead and start the pitocin to speed up the laboring process but before they did that, I got my epidural. Amazing stuff! Not real pleasant to get but worth it! Everything after that was smooth sailing. I just sat back and relaxed having contractions but not feeling a thing. By late afternoon the nurse told me it was time to push and I pushed for about 2 hours. The baby was not easy to get out. The doctor used the vacuum and that didn't work so he then tried the forceps. This was our last attempt. If this didn't work we were probably looking at a C-section. At this point it was pretty serious and I just wanted the baby out. The forceps saved the day and our baby was born. Come to find out, the baby's head was not postioned the right way for delivery. It was turned to the side. The doctor said "It's a boy!" and we were shocked. We would have been shocked either way but since so many people thought it was going to be a girl, I think somehow we thought the same. I was so releived when he was out. It was such a surreal experience to finally be able to see him.
Everything went well and I was glad that I didn't have to be induced. He just came on his own and he was meant to be here on August 10th and not the 11th. He is the custest baby ever! It has been pretty crazy here the past few days but now I hope everything will start to mellow out. He is so precious and it's amazing how much love you can instantly feel towards someone you have never met. I just love holding him and I could just hold him all day everyday. I still can't believe he's here. I thought that day would never come. Eric and I are so happy.

feeling great!
Eric Before
passing the time

tired, relieved and happy!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Baby Watch


We are still waiting for a baby but I think we are going to have to wait until Monday. I was hoping that it would come on its own but I don't see that happening. I know we still have a couple more days before Monday but.... it just doesn't want to come. My mom found something online about starting labor by eating salad with balsamic vinegar dressing. I have had salad with this dressing three nights in a row and it hasn't done anything. Most of the things that people say to try to do to start labor, don't work. We're just going to have to force the baby out early (5am) Monday. We will keep everyone posted on any updates.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Baby Update 8/4


I had another doctor's appointment today. No change from last week so everything is still the same. Right now we are scheduled for Monday the 11th to be induced. However, I guess anything can still happen but if we don't have a baby this week then we definitley have one a week from today. Very exciting! I can't wait. I will keep posting any new updates if anything changes.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My Friends from Tampa


My friends Kari and Mindi came into town recently. We had a great time and it was so good to see them. It's been about a year since I saw them last. It was a nice relaxing visit. We all went out to dinner and to the Tennessee Aquarium and had a blast. We mainly just sat around in our PJs hanging around the house. Good time! We got several fun pictures.

Mindi & Kari
Eric and Me
Kari and Me
Mindi, Me & Kari in the shark's cage
Mindi and Me

Still Waiting


Where are you?