Sunday, December 27, 2009

"For unto us a child is born..." -Isaiah 9:6

We officially welcomed Avery into this world on Decemeber 14th at 8:34 am! She weighed 7lbs 10oz and was 20.5 inches long. She is absolutely the most beautiful baby I have ever seen! (okay so I'm a little partial!)! The labor and delivery was pretty easy and very very FAST! Way faster than we or the nurses expected! They began my IV at 3am, broke my water at 5am and at 7am I was 10cm and ready to push! However, the dr. wasn't there yet, so we had to wait until 8 and after 3 contractions our sweet little miracle was here!!! We really did have a great experience and I am ready to do it again, however Jamie isn't quite ready yet!!! We want to enjoy Avery as an only child for a while, but I am already ready to have another! Childbirth was the most amazing experience I have ever had and I feel so blessed that God allowed me to experience it!!

As for Avery, we had her 1 week check up on Dec. 21 and the Dr. said she is "absolutely perfect". She had only lost an ounce from when she left the hospital so she is eating very well! She is eating extremely well and sleeping pretty good! She hasn't lost any of her hair yet and I'm hoping she doesn't! I can already put a bow in it! =)! We are just working on getting into a routine right now and so far so good!!

Thank you so much to everyone for praying and supporting us throughout this entire journey! We are so blessed to have so many amazing family members, friends and church family members! Thanks to everyone for everything!!! I hope you enjoy the pictures and MANY MANY more to come!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! God Bless!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

6 days!!!!

Today I had my 38 week check up! I am still 1cm dialated and thinned out! Dr. A said Avery is extremely low and didn't know how I was still working! We are on the books to be admitted into East at 5pm on Sunday and we will deliver on Monday! So this time next week we will be holding our sweet Avery!!! Words cannot explain how excited I am to meet her! I cannot wait to be able to bundle her up and just hold her! I am nervous about some things such as the epidural and the wait to hear her cry, but overall I am extremely excited! As soon as I can I will put up pics and updates on the delivery! Please keep us in your prayers that everything goes smoothly!!! God Bless!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

updated belly pics

33 weeks

34 weeks

35 weeks

9 months!!!!!

My sweet hostess Joy, Hayley and Judy!!

The proud grandmothers!

This past Sunday was my last shower and it turned out great!!!! Jamie and I are so blessed to have so many friends and family members!!! I am officially considered FULL TERM so if Avery were to come today, they would not stop her!! I had my weekly visit yesterday and Dr. A said my cervix is already thinning out and her head is very low! He said there is no way I would make it to 12/22 and is still talking about poss inducing 12/11 or 12/14! So we shall see!!! I already have Avery's bag packed and have begun packing mine so that we will be ready just in case I do go into labor. I will keep you all posted weekly after each visit!! I hope everyone has a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!!!! God Bless!

Monday, November 16, 2009

35 Weeks!!!!

I cannot believe I am already 35 weeks!! This pregnancy has FLOWN by and I have loved every minute of it!!! I had my 35 weeks check up today and Dr. A said Avery is still "perfect"! He is guessing she weighs about 6lbs now and thinks she will weigh about 7lb 12oz at birth (just a guess though)! We also discussed inducing today more than before. Originally I said I did not want to be induced, but the more I think about it, the more seperation I want between her birthday and Christmas! Her 40wk mark is Dec. 22nd and he said he will typically induce within 10 days of the due date. Soooo he said we will either induce of Fri. Dec. 11 or Mon. Dec. 14th! Just having a time frame narrowed down excites me!!! I cannot believe she will be here that soon!!! We have her nursery complete now and I love to just go in there and look at everything!! I have my last shower this weekend so I will post pics on Monday after my Dr. visit! I hope you all have an amazing week! Thank you for all of your prayers!!! God Bless!!!

FUN preggo questionnaire
Due date: Dec. 22nd is the 40 wk mark!
How many weeks: 35
Gender: Girl
Planned or unplanned: Well, we were trying for 2 years and the one month they put me on BC to shrink some cysts (that we did not try) we got pregnant!
How much weight gained: 28 pounds
Latest food craving: Nothing really!! I haven't really had any food cravings!
Food adversions: Mexican!
Worst thing about being pregnant: absolutely nothing!!!
Best thing about being pregnant: the feeling of our sweet miracle moving!!!
Are you more scared or excited: EXCITED!!
First person you told was: Jamie
Happy or Moody: Happy
Weirdest dream since being pregnant: too many to name!
Who will the baby look like: I think she will be a good combination of us both!! People have mistaken Jamie and I as siblings before! We have a lot of similarities!!!
When did you start to show: 15 weeks
When did you feel the first fetal movement: about 22 weeks
Formula or breastfeeding: BF hopefully!!!!
Do you talk to your baby: all of the time
Energy level: mine has been good until the past few weeks! The no sleep nights are catching up with me!
Belly button: Poking out
Milestones: there have been SO many!!!
What are you looking forward to the most: finally getting to meet, hold and love on our precious miracle!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Sorry it has been so long since my last post!!! We have had a lot going on! So to update....
We now have a precious new nephew who was born October 12, 2009 weighing 5lbs 15oz! He was born 5 weeks early and has been in the NICU since birth. He is doing very well now, but it started off pretty rough for the little guy! Thank you to everyone for your prayers for Grant, Jason and Lisa!
As for me, I am doing great! I am now 33 weeks and steadily growing!!! I had an appt with Dr. A yesterday and he said everything is still "perfect"! Avery continues to roll, punch and kick ALL of the time! I am amazed at how big she has gotten and how active she is! I have not had any contractions or anything yet, so we are still expecting to carry full term! I just cannot wait to meet her and see her precious face!! Her nursery is pretty much complete, minus curtains and a few paintings!! I love just walking in there and looking around! I do believe I have gotten into my "nesting" phase! I am always cleaning, organizing or doing something! I normally don't post close up belly pics, but I have had several people ask for them so here we go!! This one was taken at 31 weeks!
Emily and Mrs. Barbara hosted shower #3!

We also had our halloween festival at our church which turned out great! Our Sunday school class did a street car which we decorated as a farm and our dogs were the farms animals! The kids loved the dogs and seemed to have a blast!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby Shower #2

This past Sunday I had my second baby shower thrown by my sweet sister! It was held out TRBC and it turned out great! Food, fellowship and fun!!! Avery has gotten so much stuff already, I have no clue as to what to do with it all!! Really...just figuring out what to put in which drawer is so hard for me! I am so indecisive these days! I'm really beginning to think her walls will never be painted!! =)! Anyways, I hope you enjoy the pics! Have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fun filled weekend!!

So this past weekend was amazing and filled with tons of fun!!! First off Friday Jamie and I had our 4D ultrasound! It was amazing being able to see Avery, however we didn't get that many shots! She is quite stubborn like her mama and did not want to move her hand OR foot from her face!!! So we only got a few shots of her profile and a little of her face!! Then on Saturday, my little sister wanted to go Skydiving for her birthday! I was super jealous and cannot wait to experience it for myself! But she had a wonderful time!!!

Lastly our church had our "Taylorgating" where everyone dresses up in their team colors and we all tailgate at church!!! It was a good time! BUT the best part was that 2 of our best friends Jay and Emily Wallace were both baptized during the evening service!! It was such a blessing to be able to witness such a moment in their lives and we are blessed to have them as friends!!! The pictures are kinda dark, but they are of them both getting baptized!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Baby Shower #1/ 7 months

Brenda and I
A few of the girls from work!
The 3 preggos...Courtney 4 mo., Me 7 mo. and Jessica 7 1/2 mo.
This past Sunday I had my first baby shower and it was tons of fun! Avery is definitely not going to be without anything!! My mothers best friend Brenda Day was the hostess and she did an amazing job! She made all of Avery's bedding for me as my gift which turned out beautiful!!! We have gotten all of the funiture in and set up, however I haven't decided on what color to paint the walls yet! I am officially 7 months as of Monday...yay! Only 10-11 weeks left to go!!!! It's so hard to believe she will be here that soon! We are going this Friday to have our 4D done and we are both so excited to get a small glimpse of what our little miracle looks like! I will try to post those photos this weekend!! I hope you all have an amazing week! God Bless!!!!