Thursday, January 24, 2008

one week old!

Parker turned one week old yesterday. Wow, this week has totally flown by. It has been just like heaven having this precious little spirit in our home. I love everything about being a mom, I never knew I could love someone this much! Events of the week, besides eating sleeping and pooping include: sponge baths, visitors, first trip to the doctor (parker was such a little performer, just stared wide eyed at the doctor the whole time and didn't make a peep), hanging out with mom and grandma during the day and snuggling with dad at night when dad comes home.... oh, and last but not least, the cord came off today. Parker is officially a big boy now. It has been so wonderful to have my mom here with us. Parker loves his grandma, and Chad and I love hanging out with my fun mom. Here are some new pics.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Game Day

Sorry for all of the posts, but little Parker is just so much fun. Park already loves watching football with his daddy. Today was the big Chargers game, and my cousin Brandon overnighted an outfit for Parker to wear during the game. He looks so cute in it. Chad was so cute explaining all of the plays during the game and giving Parker all of the players' stats. I love my boys.

Emily's version of the Story:

Hi everyone! Little Parker has arrived and we are both so in love with him! Here's how it all happened:
We went to the hospital Tuesday night when my contractions were 5 minutes apart for 2 hours. I was only dilated to a 2, so they made us walk around the hospital for an hour and a half... I was still a 2, so they sent us home with a sleeping pill for me. The contractions weren't that painful, so we were disappointed, but not in too much pain. Wednesday morning I woke up and my contractions were about 3 minutes apart, we waited until noon, and went back to the hospital, hoping we would get to stay this time. I was a "3+", so they admitted us!!! We got into our room around 2:00. They broke my water and I wanted to endure for a while with some contractions to make the most of the experience... not too much fun, but in between was great. I got my epidural at around 3:30, I was dilated to a 5. Then Chad and I just hung out. It was so fun and exciting, anticipating the new arrival. An hour and a half later I was a 10. We were totally shocked that this was all sneaking up on us so quickly. I ended up pushing for about an hour and a half because the baby was posterior (face up). My doctor seemed pretty impressed that I got him out facing that way in only 90 minutes. Who knows? Anyways, Parker is absolutely beautiful and perfect. I love being a mom, and I feel totally great! Park eats well, and is the most content little guy ever. He never cries and loves to stretch his arms and legs straight out and look all around at everyone all the time. We came home on Friday at noon, and its great to be here with him. This whole thing is so much fun. I have seriously loved every second of the whole process. My favorite moments so far have been after a late night feeding, when Park is wide awake and just staring at me with his big eyes. I cry every night when Parker and I just stare at eachother and I wonder how I could have ever lived without this beautiful little miracle in my life. Sorry this blog is so long. Here are a few more pictures from the hospital.