Friday, September 24, 2010

Week one

Well, we have been home from the hospital for a week now. Anabelle turned one week old on Wednesday. It has been a week of learning and adjusting. I love getting to know my baby girl and learning her faces and cries. We had lots of family here for a few days after coming home which was alot of fun. Then Milla came for a couple of days to take her newborn pictures. Today has low key. We have been around the house and it has been wonderful. Tuesday Justin and I took Anabelle to the pediatrician for her first check up. Everything went well except she was looking a little yellow so the doctor wanted to get a bilirubin check. They pricked her heel to get some blood and she cried and cried and cried. And I also cried and cried. It's so hard to see your baby hurting. If that wasn't bad enough the doctor made us go back Wednesday and today to do it over again! Thankfully, today her numbers were down so we don't have to go back anymore. I don't think I could handle it. Justin is on call this weekend so he will be gone most of the time which makes me sad. I can't wait for him to move to a new rotation (starting October) so that he will be home more. I miss him so much. I'm realizing that parenthood is going to require us to be very deliberate in making time for us to be together. I miss our quality time already. But, we would not trade anything for the joy that Anabelle has brought us already. These are a few pictures from around the house.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anabelle has arrived!!

Well, our precious baby girl has made her entrance into the world! Sorry it has taken me a few days to post this but things have been crazy. I went into the hospital Tuesday night (the 14th) and started cervadil. The doctor began inducing Wednesday morning about 8:00. Labor and delivery went beautifully and Anabelle was born at 5:14 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15th. 7 pounds, 6 oz., 20 1/4 inches long.
We have been taking it easy around the house lately. She is beginning to get into a schedule which is nice. I still can't believe that she is here. I love her so much! Everyone tells you that you will love your kids more than you thought you could and they are right. It's such a different kind of love than I have ever experienced. I just love to watch her sleep and watch her make faces when she is awake. Justin and I are so blessed to have this perfect little person given to us. God is wonderful in his design of life, it is such a miraculous process!
We go the pediatrician today for her first check up. This will be Anabelle's first outing since coming home from the hospital. And tomorrow Milla is coming to visit and to take pictures of Anabelle! I can't wait! I know that she is going to get beautiful pictures of her! I will continue to update on how we are doing and how Anabelle is changing.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm back!

So, I've been gone for a while from the blog world but I thought I would try to get back into it since Anabelle will soon be here! Hopefully this will allow family and friends to keep up with her as she grows! Tomorrow I will be 39 weeks pregnant. I have been having some contractions lately but they are very random. We are just waiting for her to decide she is ready to come into this world.

The nursery is ready and all her clothes have been washed! I love going in there and looking at everything. It's such a comfortable room to be in. I love it! I have attached some pictures of me and the nursery. The next pictures on here should be of our beautiful baby girl! Justin and I are so excited about this miracle that the Lord has blessed us with and can't wait to see what parenthood is like!