Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One Month!

I can't believe it has been one month already. Actually longer because I haven't been so great about blogging. Oops! Anyway, this past month has been the most wonderful and exhausting month of my entire life! She is changing so much. We have been really blessed with a great baby. She has her moments, don't get me wrong! For the most part though she is great! Sometimes she can even sleep 4-6 hours at night. No we don't put rice cereal in her bottles to keep her full. She just sleeps on her own and no amount of prodding will wake her. She gets that from me! I wish I had more pictures. I do, but they are still on the camera. I need to go because Audrey is bored and bored equals tears and loud squalls!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Just Pictures

The first bath we gave her......... she was not a fan!

Just hanging out
1 of her many faces she makes

Alert and fully awake for once!

Monday, August 4, 2008

What tomorrow would have brought...

Some of you know that I developed gestational diabetes during my pregnancy with Audrey. Basically what that meant was I would need to induce early to avoid having a 10 lb baby. My original due date was August 14th. My induction date was August 5th. That's right, tomorrow was Audrey's planned birthday. As I sat holding Audrey today and staring at her sweet face it hit me all of sudden that I was supposed to be preparing to go in the hospital tonight to be induced and deliver her tomorrow. Followed shortly by that realization was the realization that 1 week ago today we brought Audrey home from the hospital. They actually let us leave with a baby. (Side note: I wonder how many nurses look at a couple and think... Oh, they are NOT ready!) I consider B and I to be responsible people who are capable of raising another human being, a helpless one at that. Still, it was strange to load her up in the car seat and drive off.

Anyway, back to the purpose of this post. So here I am looking at her and just being overwhelmed at how she came earlier then we all expected. I have to say that it was definitely God's plan. Everything happened so quick that didn't have time to be scared or nervous about what MIGHT happen (insert possibly go wrong). I went in Thursday, July 24th for a scheduled doctor visit to see how things were going and left there and went straight to Labor and Delivery to be monitored. After a few hours of being monitored my doctor came in that evening and said that due to my blood pressure we were going to go ahead and try to induce. I was shocked. There was so much left to do at the house and at work. When would I have time to get it done with a new baby? Thankfully my boss at work is great and understood that things happen out of our control and B's mom and my mom worked on the house for me. As for the nursery, I'll complete that in a few weeks. It still needs a few items for the decor.

So we wait all night Thursday and most of Friday for the drugs to kick n to send my body into labor and nothing. The only thing that rose was my blood pressure, which led my doctor to the c-section route. Again, everything happened so fast I didn't have time to be disappointed that I had to have a c-section. I didn't want one, but I trusted my doctor and within 1 hour of making the decision to move forward with a c-section, Audrey was here. God's plan was different then mine, but I realize that I would have been a mess this past weekend trying to prepare for everything and a wreck tonight getting ready for tomorrow. I am so blessed (B too) that God delivered us a healthy baby girl and I pray that he guides B and I to raise her to live by his word. I also praise him for opening my heart to his new plan for me and B going forward. Every time I look at Audrey, I see his love, grace and mercy.

I know this was a long post, but here is the first picture of our new family! Enjoy (more to come soon!).

Friday, August 1, 2008

Audrey meets the grandparents!

I really thought I would have more time to post! I'll start out slow and see where things go from there. We have plenty of pictures so everybody can see Audrey often. Well, as often as I post anyway! These are pictures of Audrey meeting B and I's parents. My brother and one of B's brothers (and wife) was there as well. Enjoy the pictures.

Just a super cute picture of Audrey.
I fluffed up the bow on her hat that the hospital gave us.
She hates pacifiers right now, but I did manage to snap a quick picture with one.

Audrey and Grandpa (my dad)

Audrey and Mia (my mom)

Audrey and Grams (B's mom)

Audrey and Grandpa (B's dad) - you can see a little of my brother in the background.

More pictures (and stories) to come!!!!