Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Welcome to the World Hayden!

On October 11, we welcomed our little man into the world.
But, let me start at the beginning of the day.
That morning at 6:30, we checked into the hospital. 
My doctor broke my water right at 7:00 AM.
Then the wonderful epidural came and I proceeded to labor for the
next 12 hours!  This baby boy was not wanting to come!
Finally, around 8:00 PM my doctor checked me and discovered that my
body was not dilating anymore and that we would need to do a c section.
A c section was not what I had prepared for, but you do what you have to
do to get your baby out safely. 
Within a matter of 20 minutes, I was prepped and ready to go.
Then, they put Tim in scrubs and we were ready to meet our baby.
And at 8:38 PM, we did just that!
I was instantly in love.
In a matter of seconds I fell in love with him.
After we had a few minutes with him to ourselves, we were ready
for Landry to finally meet her baby brother!
Seeing her see him for the first time is unexplainable.
She had been talking about him for so long and was so excited!
After Landry got some time with him, the whole family got to
come back to recovery and meet him.
But, by far, my favorite picture of the night is this one.
These three people mean more to me than anything.
I am so lucky to have them be my family.
God is good!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dear Hayden

Dear Hayden-


Tomorrow we will finally get to meet you.  I feel like I have waited on you my whole life.  Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted a girl and a boy.  I got my girl 4.5 years ago, and now God is completing our family with you.  I can’t wait for you to meet your big sister, Landry.  She has waited for you for months.  She talks about you every day and talks to you all the time in my belly.  I want you to know how much this little girl is waiting on you.  You are going to be the cherry on top of our little family, and we can’t wait to see who you are going to look like, and who’s personality you will have, and if you will have big blue eyes like your big sister.  We have prayed over you for these last nine months, and thank God for blessing us with you.  We can’t wait to meet you little man!


I love you!



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

39 weeks

How far along? 39 Weeks


Size of the Bambino? The size of a small watermelon.  


Maternity Clothes? Yep.  


Weight Gain? 30 pounds


Stretch Marks? No


Gender? It’s a Boy!  


Name? Hayden Timothy Smith


Sleep? Still getting up twice a night to potty, but I've been falling back asleep pretty easily. 


Cravings?  Cereal and pineapple


What I Miss? Wearing non maternity clothes


Symptoms? I have been having Braxton Hick’s contractions pretty consistent this week.  


Belly Button? It popped! Does that mean I'm done?


Best Moment- Knowing this is my last week with Landry as my only child, I have been snuggling her and holding her and getting some good one on one time with her. I'm so glad I stopped working early for that reason alone!