Monday, July 27, 2009


If anybody's still reading, just wanted to let you know that we're still here!! Doing great, just adjusting to life with three little ones and the craziness that is a result. Whitt is 3 1/2 weeks old and up to 9 lb 2 oz---the little piggy loves to eat, and it's nice to know that my milk is doing its job. We've had lots of company visiting--my mother-in-law stayed with us for two weeks and now my friend Jeni and her little boy Jackson are visiting for the week. My college roomies, Katie and Laura, plus Laura's two daughters, are coming on Wednesday and there's a chance our friends Gretchen and Ben and their kiddos will be coming to stay with us very soon as well. I love having company so it's been great, but unfortunately my blog has been neglected. I'll be back again soon with lots of pictures--don't give up on me yet! :) 

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Pray for Stellan!!!

Prayers for Stellan

I've been following Stellan's mommy's blog for a long time, and have asked for your prayers in the past. Stellan is in very bad shape and needs your prayers now more than ever. PRAY hard and pass it along!!! 

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Brotherly love

Grayson and Emma Claire
Grayson and Whitt

How cute is this? :)

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Two weeks of Whitt...

Okay, get ready---major picture overload in this post! Whitt is two weeks old today, and these are some of the hundreds of pictures we've taken since he was born. They're in the wrong order--newest to oldest. He still sleeps almost all the time, so I don't have many pictures of him with his eyes open. He's a great little nurser and usually only wakes up once a night. I just love this little boy! :)
Umbilical cord stump fell off at 12 days--a record in our family! Grayson's was on for 4 weeks and EC's stayed for almost 5. This was Whitt's first "real" bath--I love the way Ben was censoring the picture with his hand...

check out the hands in all of these pictures---cute!

flipping off the camera...

this one is one of my all-time favorites:

Whitt and his girlfriend, Lily, who is 12 weeks older. Lily was Whitt's size when she was born--what a difference twelve weeks makes! 

Granddaddy with his newest grandchildren, Taylor and Whitt:
Whitt with Pop Pop

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Whitt's Birth Day

It's taken me 2 weeks to finally do this post--things have been just a little busy in our household! I thought I'd do a recap of Whitt's birth day and then catch up on posting new pictures of our precious TWO WEEK OLD. 

On Thursday, July 2nd, we headed to the hospital about mid-morning for my scheduled c-section. Both Grayson and Emma Claire were c-sections, so it was nice knowing exactly what was going to happen---there were little nerves, and tons of excitement to meet our new little boy. Ben took this picture of me in our driveway, right before we got in the car to head to the hospital...
We checked in and I got prepped for surgery. They then sent Ben back so he could put on his "gear". At this point, I was so tired of waiting and just wanted to hurry up and get to the OR! 
During the surgery....this is the least-gory picture of them all. :)
Our precious baby Whitt was born at 12:27pm. After he was born, Ben and a nurse wheeled him to the nursery to be weighed and cleaned up while my OB's finished up with me. They sent me to recovery around 1pm and I was in my hospital room by 2:30. We waited a looooonnnnnnnggggg hour for them to bring Whitt to us so I could finally hold him for the first time---during which we chatted with Ben's parents and my mom, and I spent a little while throwing up into a plastic bin. Not the most fun thing to do right after abdominal surgery! When they FINALLY brought Whitt to us, I couldn't get enough of him. It was hard to see him when they held him up for a minute right after he was born, so it was wonderful to finally hold him and get a good look at him. We couldn't believe how much he looked like Grayson--the resemblance is uncanny! 
We had several visitors that afternoon and evening....Uncle Alan,
Aunt Anna,
Aunt Kat,
Aunt Christie,
and Gee Gee. 
We fell in love with our gorgeous boy from the minute we heard his sweet cry, and the past two weeks have been some of the best in our lives. We love you, baby Whitt! :)

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Head over heels

in love with this precious new baby of ours!!! What a wonderful blessing from God! He's now three days old and we have been home from the hospital since yesterday. Headed to bed right now but I will write more very soon! 

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