Wednesday, January 9, 2013

RIley Caroline Hake

Riley made her debut on December 20, 2012.  We ended up having to evict her because she was in no hurry to come on her own and I didn't want to be in the hospital on Christmas.  We went in early on the morning of the 20th, started the necessary meds, waited around all day, saw little to no progress for about 6 hours then within an hour and a half had dilated from 4 to 9 cm.  The doctor and nurses started getting stuff ready for delivery around 8:30 and she was born at 9:00pm.  I had a very easy delivery and consider myself very, very lucky!  I have no complaints about delivery, other than being soooo hungry all day.  Ha ha.  Here are some pics from the last few weeks.
She's here!
21 3/4"
She's got long, skinny feet!
Dr. Harris.  The best doctor ever.
First picture with daddy.
8 lbs 5 oz.  Much bigger than anyone thought she'd be.
Philip was smitten.
Meeting Mimi and JoJo.
Already has Paddy wrapped around her finger.
 Hello world.
Our Christmas present.
 Meeting Uncle T and Aunt Boo Boo
Sara and Jenn came to meet her too!
 She's got it pretty rough.

7 days old.

11 days old.

The Last Few Weeks

We spent the last few weeks as a family of two soaking up our time together and getting last minute stuff done.  
39 weeks- 12/11/12
 For obvious reasons, we didn't do a lot of Christmas shopping this year.  Luckily, I have a little Christmas elf that did it for me!
 Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors Christmas show.  We love them!  
 Tried eggplant parmesan to get labor started.  Didn't work.

I finished up work on December 14th.  It was bittersweet since I have been a "working girl" for 10 years.
Martha's Trouble Christmas show.  They are some of our very good friends and we love watching them play.  This year, their two kids came up on stage and sand a few Christmas songs with them.  It was super cute!
 40 weeks- 12/18/12
 Last dinner as a family of two.  We ate Outback because we heard they had a chicken dish that would send you in to labor.  Didn't work.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Phew....2 more weeks!

Well, I'm 38 weeks today. And I'm so very ready!  I wen to the doctor yesterday and am still not dilated at all (boooo!!!!) but am 70% effaced and her head is dropping every week.  So I could either go to my due date or be in labor tomorrow.  Gee, thanks Doc.  That's helpful.
A little addition to Baby Girl's nursery.  I am in love with these!  Feminine but not too girly :)

I made Philip take this picture at the Auburn vs. Georgia game.  Just so I could remember that at almost 35 weeks pregnant, I tailgated all day then sat through a football game. 
Go me.

Sunday, November 11th my sorority sisters from college got together at Amsterdam and had a little shower for me.  It was so great to see everyone!  I could have sat and talked to them for hours!

The next weekend, I traveled down to Seaside for my cousin Sarah's wedding.  I was an "honorary bridesmaid" since I wasn't sure if I'd even be able to make it to the wedding.  But I did and had a blast and totally wore myself out!
Me and my beautiful cousin, Sarah.
36 weeks (11/20)
Due to Baby Girl's pending arrival, we stayed home this year for Thanksgiving.  We drove to Atlanta for the day on Thanksgiving but spent the rest of the weekend here.  We VERY MUCH missed being at the beach but I think Philip enjoyed being home for a few days with nothing to do.  Friday after Thanksgiving, we drove over to campus and took Charlie for his morning walk.  He loved it.
37 weeks (11/27) 
Saturday night was our 4th annual 'Twas the Night Before Christmas party.  Usually we have it at our house but I graciously handed the reigns over to Pam this year.  It's a pajama themed party and Philip finally got to wear his union suit that my mom got him for Christmas last year.

This past weekend I think I over-did it again.  This was Sunday night after going non-stop since 6am Friday :)  All 3 of us were pooped!

Today, 38 weeks.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

6 weeks left!

Well, I am 34 weeks today.  I can't believe Baby Girl will be here in 6(ish) weeks!  I went to the doctor last week and we kind of started talking about her arrival. 
I go back next Tuesday (at 35 weeks) and he's going to check me for the first time because I'm heading down tot the beach next weekend for a wedding and he wants to make sure everything is ok.  Part of me hopes there is a little bit of progress but I don't want there to be too much because I really, really want to go to my cousins wedding!  After next week's appointment, I'll go every week.  Crazy!
Here are some belly shots.
 30 weeks
 32 weeks
34 weeks

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

3rd and Final

Well, I'm officially in my 3rd and final trimester.  Holy hell, how did that happen???  As if it wasn't already going by at warp speed, I know it's only going to get faster.  Here I am at 28 weeks (9/25).
 This past Sunday, my family had a little shower for us up in Birmingham.  We go tons of great stuff and were a little worried it wasn't all going to fit in the car!  As you can tell, we coudn't see out the back window :)
 Philip took this pic last night.  Maybe Charlie will love his baby sister after all.  He doesn't have the best attitude when it comes to small children but hopefully once he realizes that she isn't leaving, he'll get over it...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coming to a close

My second trimester is coming to a close.  I am 27 weeks today.  December is approaching fast and the thought scares the crap out of me:)
Here are some pics from the last few weeks.  I still feel great and really can't complain.  We have our first shower this Sunday.  I'm excited to start getting goodies for Baby Girl.

 24 weeks.
 26 weeks.
The beginings of baby girls nursery.

We still have a lot to do to the nursery but I was so glad to get the bed skirt and cushion back from the upholstry guy so I could really see how it was going to look.  We are really happy with how it turned out!  Now it's the little details, which to me are the hardest part :-)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's Been a While...

So I thought I'd update with some belly pics...
14, 16 and 18 weeks

20 weeks
22 weeks (today)
I feel like I look bigger at 20 weeks than i do at 22 weeks

Oh, and I'll throw this in for good measure...