Saturday, May 23, 2009

We've Moved ...

... our blog. I wanted to do our own hosting, and unfortunately blogger doesn't work very well for that (limited layout editing and appearance settings). We apologize for the inconvenience, but we have moved the blog to I've also made a few changes to the website in general, including the ability to share many photos at once.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weight check

Piper went in today to get her weight checked. She has gained 6 ounces in almost a week. That is a big relief since we had some struggling with nursing but all is well now. She also had to get her biliribin checked on Saturday and then again today. She went down and now is off the hook to get checked again. Things are settling down around here a bit. I am thankful to all those who have been there to help me out although I am still getting in trouble for not slowing down. I am doing my best!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome Home!

We brought home our beautiful Piper today. We are so thrilled that she was born safely and didn't have to go to the NICU. Everyone is adjusting nicely and I can't seem to sleep because I just want to watch my beautiful girls interact with one another. Life is good!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pictures ...

Here are some pictures of Piper. There are not very many right now. Her aunt got a lot of pictures, but we will get some of those posted later when we pull copies of them from her camera. Here are some of the ones we got:.

Announcing the arrival of...

Piper Suzanne... born at 8:41 pm. She weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces and is 19 inches long. She went into active labor at 5:30 pm and delivered at 8:41 pm. Everything went smoothly and she is fantastic. Since I am in the hospital we don't have the camera hooked up we will post pictures soon. Just let me tell you... she is BEAUTIFUL. Kathy is feeling great and enjoyed the short labor.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Another One to Post

Another fantastic day at the Doctor's. My appointment was at 8:45 am and I was back in the car by 9:06 am. I love it! My blood pressure was 106/61 and I lost 2 lbs. How is that? Aren't you supposed to gain weight the last couple of weeks of pregnancy? I wish I knew the secret so I could keep this up after the baby is born. I am dialated to 3 cm and am doing pretty well. John is still hoping that we will be surprised when the baby is born and it will be a boy. Gotta love him!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day

I have been blessed to be raised by a FANTASTIC mom. She did a lot for us but also let us learn from our own mistakes. This past week I was given the best compliment from her... she told me that I was a good mom. I take that compliment highly and it makes me smile every time I think about it. I also found out that my oldest sister, Amy, told my mom that I seem to be a person who would be a good mom. A little background is that she is 9 years older than me and lives in Pennsylvania, and has been around me exactly 2 weeks since I have become a mother over 3 years ago. I know I am not perfect but it is nice to know that people who have watched me with my kids appreciate the love, sweat, and effort I put into being the best mom I can be. All I can say is it is because of my MOM that I am who I am. And in just a few short days we will be joined by baby #3 and I am so happy.

Happy Mother's Day to all those mother's that I watch and learn from who really don't know that I watch them. To my sweet little friend who is a new mom... Congrats, you are doing a fantastic job!