Thursday, January 3, 2013

Making New Year's Eve extra special!!

Our Sweet Baby Eli,
You arrived today very early in the morning!! You came at 2.18am weighing 7 lbs 5oz, and 18.5 inches long. We can't begin to tell you how blessed we are. You came out perfect!!!! We prayed for healthy and the Lord blessed us so!! You will probably be embarrassed by this picture later, but it's always good to have it recorded.

It's been a few days since you were born and you forever entertain us.  You came out wide awake at 2 am, so your nights and days are a little bit off, but we think we can work on that. =) Our first couple of days was a learning process and I believe the next 18 years will be the same. We love you and look forward to what lies ahead!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

39 weeks and +

Merry Christmas Eli!!

So you were scheduled to come today, but I think you might come a little bit later. =) It is freezing outside, so I appreciate you waiting..haha. We have a doctor's appointment in the morning, so we are hoping we just get to stay. =) We had a great Christmas today. Had our traditional Christmas biscuits with ham and eggs.  Then we opened presents. Nana got to join us.  This is her first Christmas away from Pop. He is coming to meet you in January when you have been around for a while.  We are anxiously awating your arrival.  Honestly Mom is a little bit nervous, but excited way more. We went through all your clothes yesterday and today and tried to organize everything. We are as ready as we can be...  Today mom felt some pain in her stomach, but it didn't last very long, and it didn't keep going. So, I think it was a false alarm. But I have been told its prep for your real arrival. We CANT wait to meet you! Love you!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

38 + weeks

We had another uneventful appointment.  Your Nana went with us, and my blood pressure was a little bit high, but everything else was normal.  Your heartbeat was up because she poked you and you started moving like crazy. =) She said she would see us in a week if not before. We headed back to town and mom went to work.  We are super excited for your arrival. You just might end up coming at Christmas. We love you!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

37 weeks

Eli, Today was very uneventful compared to last week. My appointment was around 4 and when I got there they were running behind and I think I got to the back around 4.30. The lady took my blood pressure and it was higher than normal. She told me to calm down. =) Then when the doctor came in she just checked to make sure my stomach was bigger and then told me they should take my blood pressure again. I am a little bit puffy by the time the day is out but this is very common. My hands are starting to swell a little too, so that is why they wanted to double check that everything was good to go, and we were just barely under what I needed to have for blood pressure and they sent me on my way.

This week your grandma is coming and she is very excited to get to meet you. You already have a very big fan club. Then on Monday the school is throwing us a shower. You aren't even here yet and boy are you spoiled. =)

We are still working on your middle name but it will be Camden or Brantley.  Brant is your Dad's middle name so we thought we would add "ley' to it.  So we don't know yet, but we are steering towards Brantley.

We sure do love you and cant wait to meet you! Love you, Mom and Dad!

Monday, December 3, 2012

36 weeks

Hey baby Eli,
Today you had your 36 weeks check up and again everything went great. This week they checked to see if I was dialated at all, and they said I was just a little bit.  But gosh you can be dialated for weeks. They checked my blood pressure, again it was normal, and your heart beat was 155. They said you must of been excited today and you were kicking away!!

This past week the church put on  shower for us and boy were you blessed. First of all, you have clothes to last you months!!! And you are going to so very handsome. We got some of the cutest outfits. Also we were excremely blessed with diapers and blankets. So you will be clean and warm. You got some cute toys, books, bath supplies, stuffed animals and much more!! You have many to thank!! =)

We love you!! Just a few more weeks and we will be meeting you!

Monday, November 12, 2012

33 weeks

You had another check up today. Everything went great. I drive about an hour to have an appointment for just about 20 minutes. Today I decided to ask a lot of questions about all my blood work and the midwife was very nice!! She explained everything very thorough. And she said all my tests were normal. She also said you are growing like normal and your heart beat was 148. She said it was just a bit lower than last time because you might be sleeping. Said most babies sleep for 45 minutes, play for 45 minutes. When she said that, it made sense. But boy when you are awake, you love to kick!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

28 weeks

Hey Little Man, So Dad and I are working on a few names for you, so that is why you are just little man right now. The top 3 names are Eli, Josiah, and Malachi. All great Bible names and great leaders. We are at 5 months. Today we had a check up and everything was great! Yay! My blood pressure was good as well as your heart beat. Your heart beat was 151. They said that is very normal and healthy! Right now you are the size of 4 juice boxes (so they say) and close to the weight too..around 2 pounds. They said to you would stack the boxes on top of each other with two up two across, a little box. =) We have your nursery almost ready, and working on the essentials for your arrival. Everyone is getting excited to meet you!! Keep growing...this is momma's orders. We can't wait to see you come December. WE LOVE YOU!!!