Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Parent rules I never thought I would say....

"Hudson, we do not drive trains on Parkers' head"

Monday, January 19, 2009

2 weeks ALREADY!!!


Parker is now just over 2 weeks. She is doing great and we absolutely love having her as a part of our family. On Friday we went to the dr. and he said that everything looked great. She now weighs 8lbs 6oz (50th %) and is 20 1/2 in (75th %).

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hudson and the camera

Hudson now loves the camera. Every time he holds Parker he tells me to get the camera. In this video you can clearly see/hear when he figures out that we have the camera out.
video

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hudson and Parker






The last 2 pictures are of Hudson not too long after he was born. I think they look a lot a like, except that Hudson seems to have bigger lips.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Parker's Stats.....I can't believe she is already 1 week old!

Per request.....actually I just completely forgot to include them, we will just say that the lack of sleep has kicked in a bit.

Parker Eleos (greek for compassion or mercy)
7lbs 9oz (Hudson was 7lbs 5oz)
19 1/2 in long (Hudson 19 3/4 in)

She has more hair then Hudson did and its a little darker (at least from what I can remember). Her eyebrows and eyelashes are very light and unfortunately she does not have the crazy long eyelashes like Hudson.....I know she will be jealous one day. She is a fantastic sleep so far, in fact I sometimes wonder if she is getting too much sleep and not quite enough food. I guess we will find out more when we go to the dr on Friday.

In the next couple days, I'll try to add some pics of Hudson at this age and you can tell me what you think.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Parker's Arrival

She is finally here! Parker made her debut Saturday January 3rd around 7:30am. We arrived at the hospital around 4am and Iw as able to deliver naturally around 7:30am. We were truly blessed with the birthing experience we had been praying for, minus the fact that my Dr. wasn't able to be there. It was such a different process than what we experienced with Hudson, both incredible-but very different. The drs and nurses were all very surprised that I was trying for a VBAC and that my Dr. would actually let me try - I'm so glad that she did, because it meant a lot to me. Thank you guys for all your prayers and support through this whole process and we really appreciate all the people that came to visit us in the hospital.

Parker had some problems with jaundice, so she had to stay an extra day in the hospital. The hospital has a Special Care Nursery for those "transitioning" home and so I was able to stay the night with her. The glow-worm picture was taken in the SCN. We are now home and everyone is doing pretty good. We are adjusting to being a family of 4. Our only major hurdle so far is that Hudson has been running a pretty high fever and so we have been doing all that we can to manage the fever and making sure that Parker doesn't catch what Hudson has. Hopefully, everyone will be well by the end of the weekend:)

Enjoy the pics!