Thursday, December 24, 2009

Who's EXCITED for Christmas?...


Excuse all the slobber, story of our life lately.

2009 Edition- Naughty or Nice

I just couldn't choose!
2008 Edition here

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Little Naughty But Mostly Nice...

Ava has figured out who Santa is this year...apart from the times she confuses him for Jesus.
She was pretty excited to meet the jolly old man.
Dex was happy to just be along for the ride.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our Newest Addition!

He's almost a week old...
Where has the time gone!
Dexter Joshua surprised us by popping by to say hello on Thanksgiving Day.
He reminded us that we have so much to be thankful for.
He is PERFECT and we are TOTALLY in love!
A quick run down of the events...for those who wanted to know.
Wednesday night my water broke, not a gush just some trickling.
We went to the hospital around 1:30 a.m. Thanksgiving day.
They had us walk around the labor and delivery unit from 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. to see if contractions would start on there own...BRUTAL! I'm so not a night person.
Then we were able to "sleep" until 6:30 a.m. when they started me on pitocin.
I didn't have to feel very many bad contractions before they were offering me an epidural.
After receiving the epidural I progressed very quickly.
After 45 minutes of pushing, Dexter arrived posterior...and perfect.
He arrived at 1:05 p.m.
Weighing in at 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 inches long...and perfect.
Ava met her baby brother later that night, but she was more interested in showing off for the nursing staff than meeting Dexter. She has been very sweet with him, especially when nobody is looking.
Josh did the honors of Dexter's first bath at home. He is a pro. Parenting comes naturally to him, at least it does for one of us.

We are enjoying every minute of our time with our new little family member. We are already having a hard time remembering what life ever felt like without him.

We love him so much and...he's perfect.