Thursday, September 16, 2010

We Survived!

We survived the first week!!!

The first couple of days Hunter spoiled us and only got up once at night and most of the time it was me waking him to eat.  But (as I have found out) this was only temporary!

The first night home was probably the hardest, not for Hunter, for me.  The plan was to have him sleep in the room next to us but that didn't last.  I think I put in a good effort, Joe might disagree, but at 1:30 AM I had had enough and the crib moved into our room.  Of course, this still wasn't good enough and by 3:30 AM he was asleep on my chest.  I always thought people were crazy when they told me that their baby slept in their rooms for the first few months but I am one of those crazies now.

A big thank you to the following for bringing us dinner the first few days we were home: The Hills, The Robinsons, The Iveys, my mom and sister.  We also have to send a big thank you to Mama Nelle who stayed with us for the first five days.  She stayed on top of the dishes, laundry, took care of the dogs and I'm sure many other things that I don't even know about. 

Our lives have definitely changed.  I will probably never sleep the same again but my heart is filled with such joy that it doesn't matter.  We have a beautiful, healthy baby boy who melts our hearts!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dear Hunter Alexander

Welcome to the world, precious one! You joined our family at 2:24 pm on September 9, 2010, weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and measuring 20 1/2 inches. It is true what every mom has said that the minute I laid eyes one you I entered a love affair like no other.  You are just absolutely perfect in EVERY single way.

Your Dad and I were convinced that you were going to come early but you waited until your planned arrival.  I wonder if this is going to be a permanent part of your personality?  Are you going to be a punctual person just like your Dad?  I am so excited about the journey we are about to make with each other, learning each others ways, and loving every minute.

I love you, Hunter Alexander.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

On the way to the hospital...

    Our last picture as a family with only four-legged, fur children! *Not pictured...Toro the cat*

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

This Is It....

9/7/10....never was a date on my radar of potentially important dates until NOW!

9/7/10....marks the final night in our home as a family of two.

9/7/ the last time that our only children will be of the four-legged, furry kind.

9/7/10....THIS IS IT!!

 Tomorrow at 9 pm we will be checking into Labor and Delivery at Plano Medical Center to begin 'helping' Hunter on his journey out into the world.  May he enter the world as a healthy and happy baby, knowing he is already loved!