Sunday, April 26, 2009

One month.

It's true, June is one "berry sweet" little baby. We are loving every moment with her and I am cherishing this time with a newborn because it goes by way too fast. June-bug is a content, alert little lady who throws an occasional fit when she is hungry. She sounds like a squealing piglet when she is ready to eat. (Charlie was the same way but I have decided that anyone who has spent time in my womb is going to come out with a hearty appetite... Mama taught them well!) I never thought having a girl would be so much fun. June wears pink nearly everyday and she is rarely without a bow in her hair. Something about bows make a wrinkly newborn look so much cuter. June is currently spending her one month birthday in Hawaii so she is already one spoiled little girl. Aloha!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Since baby June arrived we have spent some quality time with family. They have come to help out and meet the new little addition. Thank goodness for grandmas, aunts, uncles, and especially cousins!! We love you all... near and far. Charlie getting cozy on the couch with Grandma Graham.
The Menlove's meet baby June.
Momoo Sherie, cheesy Charlie, baby June... and let us not forget the newest addition, Mickey Mouse.
Popcorn and movie night with the Koch cousins.

...and a wagon-ride to Dickey's for dinner and some all-you-can-eat ice cream!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Preschool with Daddy...

...looks something like this!! Charlie is going to want Daddy to take him to preschool every week!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

One week...

One week ago today our little girl arrived. Our sweet baby June has been such a precious addition to our family. We are enjoying every moment with her. Her story:
It all started last Tuesday at my 8:45 a.m. doctor's appointment. I had been feeling so good, too good to be thinking labor would start anytime soon. My doctor checked me and I was 3cm and 80% efface. Cool I thought, I wanted to just let the baby come on her own but my mom was leaving for Texas on Friday. She was going to help my sister who just had her baby on Monday. I figured I would just ask to be induced and then have the baby before my mom left town... WRONG! My doctor informed me that the hospital was over-crowded and she could not schedule an induction. Anxiety, determination, and panic struck. I was going to have this baby before my mom left... Shortly after my appointment I called my friend Jolene and asked if she wanted to go for a walk. We walked down to the beach at a pretty fast pace then up a large hill. 5 miles later... I was pooped. Then, I helped get things together for Jenny's baby shower that night. I have so many pregnant friends that we wanted to get a picture of everyone. (There would have been about 6 more pregos if we took this picture a month ago.) By the time the day was over I was exhausted... but still not feeling labor pains... that hit the next day. By Wednesday I was cramping and feeling lousy. At 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning the contractions came and by 6 a.m. they were ten minutes apart and we were off to the hospital...
(I made the valet guy take this picture of us outside of the hospital.)
I called my mom on our drive to the hospital... she was going to make it! I got all checked-in but before I was officially admitted the nurse told me they needed to monitor my contractions. Well, my contractions had stopped!! (Plus I was still 3cm and 80% efface, even after my power walk) The nurse said that happens a lot to women in labor, they get to the hospital and suddenly the contractions go away... but hey usually come back. Then she proceeded to tell me that if they did not come back she would have to send me home. Luckily, they came back in full force. As I was being monitored the baby had a drop in her heart rate and the nurse came in letting me know that because that happened I just got my ticket in to be admitted. I think June was just helping me out because her heart rate stayed normal the entire time after that.
This was my view from the hospital bed. I must say, that the hour or so I was having contractions and waiting to get my epidural I really could care less about the view I had. I appreciated the view later, once I was pain-free. Here I am so content with my mom and sister by my side.
8 a.m. epidural, 9 a.m. doctor breaks my water (4cm, 90%), 11:30 a.m. - 8cm, 100% efface, 12:45 - 10 cm, ready to push. So, the nurse came in and told me I was ready to go but that my doctor was in a surgery. She said I could wait or just have the on call doctor come in. I decided to wait... 50 minutes later the doctor arrived. After a few pushes our little lady arrived.

Charlie was happy to see Adam and I but not too sure what to think about his new baby sister.
Baby June gave Charlie a new Mickey Mouse doll and suddenly, he loved her!!!
...but I think he might have loved Mickey a bit more.

...or maybe he loved playing with Grandma on the spinning chair more!
But sweet Charlie boy did make a valiant effort to bond with his baby sister.
This is a picture of Charlie when he got his first bath at the hospital.
And here is June getting her first bath. (See the resemblance?)
Bonding with our little girl the night she was born.
Time to go home.
Let the adventure begin...