Sunday, February 22, 2009

Round Two of Baby Photos!

A picture is worth a thousand words and so we couldn't help ourselves, but get about a thousand pictures of our new little Emree. These are just a sample of the first few that Tamara took, but we can't wait to see the rest of them. As for how our new addition is coping to the outside world... we have discovered that pooh is very important, milk is like a sleeping pill, and the hiccups are maddening. If you want to see more stuff that Tamara has done you can look at her blog  here.

Friday, February 20, 2009

36 hours of being a MOM...

My mom and I have always been really close. There were a few struggles here and there in my teenage years, but for the most part we have always been the best of friends. We like the same food, movies, and games. We have the same sense of humor, style, and we are both a little too obsessed with reality t.v.. I have always known that my mom loved me, but when I became pregnant I began to understand a whole new meaning to that love. My pregnancy was easy, I didn't have a lot of struggles. However, no matter the difficulty level, I fell in love with this little baby I didn't even know. Everyday I bonded more and more with a child that I couldn't wait to hold (or dress up). I started to realized that my mom had a bond with me that I didn't even remember. She loved me before I existed and that love was absolutely unconditional. Being a mom for a whole 36 hours- I can say that bond has exploded into something beyond love. I am so thankful for my wonderful parents and Ty's wonderful parents who have sacrificed everything they can for us. I am so thankful for a Mom that I am bestfriends with. I am so thankful for a husband that will honestly push himself every minute of everyday to be the best Dad possible. And most importantly, I am beyond thankful for our new little Emree. Pictures seriously don't do her justice (although I am completely bias and should be). The labor and delivery were a little easier then the scary nightmares I had pictured in my mind, but that is mostly because the drugs were even more wonderful then I had anticipated. Healing will definitely be a process and we will see if my poor belly button ever recovers... but anyways, Thank You all for your prayers, love, and support. I think I have already established this, but i am truly blessed!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Welcome to Planet Earth

Yesterday at 5:12 pm Danielle gave birth to little baby Emree Andre. She weighed in at 8 lb. 1 oz. and 19 in long. Mom did a great job and delivered her quickly. Our little baby girl was a little excited though and tried to breathe to quickly. She swallowed a lot of thick fluid and had to spend the next 4 hours or so in the NICU. She is doing great now and hanging out in our room. I figured I had better post a few pictures I took with my phone. Mom will be on later to give the full report with better pictures.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"The Sun 'll Come Out Tomorrow"

... "bet your bottom dollar, that tomorrow, they'll be sun."
Wow! So, I have been scheduled to be induced tomorrow and let's just say this whole waiting to delivery thing has not been fun. My poor Dad had to go home with out seeing the baby and my Mom has a flight scheduled for Friday. The doctor said that we have a pretty good chance of getting in to be induced, but no one gave us a hundred percent hope. Apparently I look humungous (which along with not being a real word, it is not a nice word), and I may just break down if tomorrow turns out to be another disappointment. We keep teasing about all the reasons why are little girl isn't ready to come yet. Here are the top 5:  1. Our little girl hasn't come because she doesn't have a name. 2. Our little girl hasn't come because Kenzie isn't here. 3. Our little girl hasn't come because the longer she waits the more clothes she keeps getting (in the waiting process all there has been for my mom and I to do is shop). 4. Our little girl hasn't come because she wants her birthday away from Valentine's Day and maybe on Tanner's (Tyler's brother) birthday- which is Today! and lastly, 5. Our little girl hasn't come because I keep feeding her so well...In the last week we have eaten some really awesome food. Anyways, regardless of her reasons, she can't stay in me forever... we will keep everyone posted. But for now if you could all just prayer that the hospital has pity on me tomorrow.... "It's only a day...a way!" 

Friday, February 13, 2009

The stork is flying as fast as he can!

         Everyone seems to be curious so I thought I would drop a quick post. There is definitely no baby yet, but we are hopeful. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said everything looks perfect. Good news: she is head down, her heartbeat looks great, my cervix looks great lol, I am dilated between to about a 2.5, and 80% effaced. Bad news: first babies usually come late, and this little girl is looking like she is going to be 8 or 9 lbs. So, I am learning patience (which I have never had) and so are my parents who are already here. I got my membranes stripped yesterday which was painful and so far hasn't seemed to helpful. If she hasn't come by Monday it is back to the doctor for us...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SPT- " I love it when ..."

I love it when Tyler leaves me notes. Yesterday, (and many times through out our marriage and dating experience) Tyler left me a cute note telling me how much he appreciated me. He put on the kitchen table when he went to work. His notes always make my day.  (Ty's Dad sent me this picture a long time ago and it just makes me smile.)