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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Baby Kakie is here!

Our niece Kakie was born today at 2:49 est, she weighted 7lbs even and was 18 3/4 inches long with a head full of hair. Mom and baby are doing great and we can't wait to meet her.

I have also added some new picture of Charlie, yesterday was his two week birthday and he is growing and changing everyday. I still can't believe he had been here for 2 weeks but then again I really can't remember life without him either. He is such a blessing and Josh and I continue to get to know him and fall in love with him more every day.
Daddy and Charlie watching TV
Sleeping in his swing, he really loves his Paci
Tummy Time with Dixie
Pretty Much Over Tummy Time Playing with Dixie

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Latest and Greatest Pictures

Here are a few new picture of Charlie that were taken over the last couple of days. I will try to keep up to date with pictures every couple of days so you all can see how much he is changing it is just hard for me to remember some days.

Charlie in the same Bassinet his Daddy slept in
In his bouncy seat
Dixie giving Charlie kisses she is a very curious dog these days
Trying to go to sleep in his crib
Dixie again checking out Charlie and giving him more kisses
Hanging out in his Boppy after getting the bath from Dixie

Friday, May 23, 2008

Due Date!

Today was Charlies Due Date and he has now been home with us for 9 days, which I can still hardly believe. He is growing and changing everyday and we fall more and more in love with him everyday.

Today Courtney came and visited Charlie and we took him out to lunch and he slept the entire time. It was nice to finally get out of the house and see a change of scenery, I think we were both getting sick of being in the house all day. After Courtney left, Whitney came over to meet Charlie and bring Josh and I dinner. We were so grateful for the meal especially since right now I do not have a desire to cook but that could be because the pantry is low. Thankfully the grocery store is on the agenda for tomorrow so we can stock up on food.

All in all we had a good day today and now Charlie is very tired from all his visitors and is currently fighting going to sleep but I think in the next few minutes sleep will win that fight and he will have to give in.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

First Check Up!

Yesterday we took Charlie to the pediatrician for his first check up. The doctor says he is doing great and that he is a very healthy little boy. He weighed 6lbs which is what he was when he left the hospital so he hasn't lost anymore weight since Friday and the doctor told us that was a good sign that he was getting what he needed to eat. We will go back in 3 weeks for his next check up.

On Sunday we took Charlie out for the first time. We all headed to Target to pick up a few things we needed. Charlie slept the whole time so I am guessing he enjoyed his outing. Charlie got to meet his Uncle Gregory, Aunt Molly and cousin Lane. They came over from Atlanta for the afternoon and brought us lunch which was very appreciated. It won't be long before we are heading to Atlanta to go and meet baby Kakie. Once they left I decided that I needed to get out of the house again so Josh, Charlie, Dixie and I all went for a walk together. We finally got to test out our new jog stroller and it was great even though we were just walking no running for another 6 weeks.

Now for a few picture from the last few days, I hope everyone enjoys.

Lane Holding Charlie

Uncle Gregory, Lane and Charlie
Mom and Charlie
Chilling in his Boppy
Getting ready to go to Target for his first outing

Finally a family photo

Saturday, May 17, 2008

First Night Home!

We made it through our first night home and I think we all actually got some sleep! Dixie is still a little curious and goes and checks him out when he is making noises but pretty much leaves him alone when he is quiet, I have a feeling they are going to be good buds. While Charlie is sleeping and dad is doing some yard work I though I would add a few pictures, I hope everyone enjoys.

Sleeping in the Pack N Play
Dixie checking him out when he was making noises
Dixie protecting her baby brother!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

1 Day Old

Here is a picture with Momma.

Here he is with his Great Grand Mother.

Here he is with Me.

I am waiting on him to wake to get a good picture of his Blue eyes.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More Pics

I present Charles "Charlie" Patrick Wood

2:20 PM. 6lbs 5oz and 20 and 1/4 inches long.

And it has started...

Labor has started. The doctor came in about 7:15 and broke her water so the induction has started. He said it would probably be this afternoon before we get any real action. She is still dilated about 2.5CM and is averaging about 5 contractions per hour. They waiting game continues...

9:00 AM - The anesthesiologist came in and put in her epidural.

11:30 AM- We are still waiting on Chuck to make his move. Bec is 4 CM dilated and feeling pretty good from the drugs.

12:00 PM- Well, we are half way there. The nurse just came in and Bec is 5CM. I think Chuck is comfortable and doesn't want to leave the condo.

1:00 PM - And the race is on. Bec is 7CM dilated and Charlie is heading South. The nurse has stated that we will start pushing in about 45 minuets.

1:30 PM - And it' stime to start pushing.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Almost There!

Another week down and hopefully not much longer to go. I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have officially hit the point of being uncomfortable all the time. I am pretty sure my stomach is stretched out as far as it can go now. Poor Charlie has no more room to grow, I can tell he is trying to stretch in there to get some more room but I just don't have any more room to give. On top of me being stretched to my limit, I have also been fighting a cold all week, which I am hoping is on its way out! Below is a picture of me and Charlie I took today just in case anyone was wanting to see how big I am now at 38 weeks.

Last weekend Josh and I headed to Chattanooga for my last Shower, and again we have been blessed with wonderful friends and family who care so much for us and our little boy. Charlie got some more clothes, a play mate, his baby monitor, diaper bag, his Jog stroller, which is really for me, a sunshade for the beach and several other wonderful gifts. I actually got a few pictures from this shower so I have added them for every ones viewing pleasure.

My mom was in town on Friday and Saturday as we were throwing a shower for Megan this weekend and we got a chance to do a few last minute baby things on Friday. We got the pattern for what will be the window treatments in Charlies room that she is making. We also made our way to the outlets where I got a few more clothes for Charlie that we both thought were just to cute and necessary to pass up, his closet is now officially full. After the outlets we headed to Babies R Us where we found a steal on the highchair I wanted, it was 50% of so we couldn't pass that up, it was an extra floor model so Josh doesn't even have to put it together. We ran a few more errands and had a fun yet busy day together. It is always fun to have a play day with your mom. My mom also finished up the bassinet skirt, below is what it looks like on the bassinet. I personally think it turned out great and am so grateful that I have a mom who can sew, especially since I can't.Josh and I are pretty sure we have wrapped everything up and we are now just waiting for Charlie. We both now have the carseat bases installed in our cars and we met with the pediatrician on Friday to get to know him. Here's to hoping there is nothing we have forgotten, all I really need to do know is pack my hospital bag and we should be ready. My next appointment is tomorrow and I am hoping that all is still going well and I will have nothing but good news to report after it.

Happy Mothers Day, here's to 12 days or less before we get to meet our little boy!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Full Term Baby!

It is official, if Charlie were to be born today he would be considered full term since I am 37 weeks pregnant. It is hard to believe our ticker now says only 21 days left and we only have 3 weeks until his actual Due Date.

Today I went for my 37 week appointment and everything with me and the baby is still looking great. Josh and I have truly been blessed with a very easy pregnancy. I am 2cm dilated which is 2cm more then last week and I am starting to efface, I did not get a percentage so I am not really sure how much. I think this was the best news the doctor could have given me today, as the doctor said he doesn't know when I will go into labor he is just pleased to see that my body is preparing for it. Charlie is still head down and engaged, so there is a very slim chance that he will be flipping to the breech position before birth which was more good news. Not much else to report since he is now full term there really isn't much else that he is doing except putting on weight these days.

Josh and I do have another busy weekend ahead of us, we are headed to Chattanooga for my last baby shower, which I am looking forward to. Then next week we meet with our pediatrician, which is the last thing we needed to take care of before Charlies arrival, and my mom is coming in town so I will have something to continue to occupy my time so that these next few weeks do not drag on for an eternity.

37 weeks down 3 weeks to go!