Thursday, January 27, 2011

My loves!

"I will meditate on your wonderful miracles." 

Psalm 119:27, NLT

"Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven's lights..."

James 1:17, NLT

"Lord, you are our Father.  We are the clay, and you are the potter.  We are formed by your hand."

Isaiah 64:8, NLT

Monday, January 24, 2011

Alyssah's birthday!

On January 20, 2011 my sweet little girl entered the world!  We arrived at East Alabama Medical Center at 7 am for induction.  I was already dilated to 2 cm and about 80 % effaced, so I had a head start.  I was settled into a room, etc. and started on pitocin at 8 am.  I started feeling the effects after about 30 minutes.  I was handling the pain pretty good until about 10:30.  I went ahead and ordered an epidural and about 45 minutes later the anesthesiologist arrived.  Right before he came in I thought my water broke, so the nurse tested the fluid.  It had broken on it's own, but it wasn't alot so I wasn't sure.  Well as soon as I was getting situated for my epidural it really started gushing...maybe this is too much info for a blog, but I was super excited.  I was so glad it broke on it's own.  After that and the epidural things really started going quickly!  After my epidural started taking affect the nurse checked me and I was already dilated to a 7!!!  About 20 minutes later she checked me again and I was at a 10!!  I was so shocked and amazed!  Dr. Smith came in, and I literally pushed like 6 times. My sweet baby was born at 12:22 pm.  My delivery was quick, easy, and just beautiful!  I couldn't believe how gorgeous and perfect my daughter was, is :)  She weighed in at 7 lbs, 7 oz and measured 20 inches long.  I am unbelieveably blessed!
Welcome to the world baby girl!

Daddy cutting the cord!


Alyssah Elaine Adams

Friday, January 21, 2011

Alyssah is here!!!

Alyssah Elaine Adams
Born on January 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm
7 lbs. 7oz., 20 inches long
She is absolutely perfect!

I'll post about the delivery later, but for now here are a few pics :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

38 weeks!

I'm 38 weeks and oh so ready for my little girl!  I'm going back to the doc on Monday to check my progress and probably schedule an induction for Thursday.  I had a check-up this past Thursday and I was still the same.  I think Alyssah may think it's too cold to come out ;)  Here is my most recent pic.  I feel like a whale and waddle like a duck...

Friday, January 7, 2011

37 weeks...

Well I'm now 37 weeks and feeling oh so pregnant!  I went to the doctor on Wednesday, and there was no change since my last appointment.  I'm still dilated to 2 cm, but he said her head was very low!  I'm so glad that she is head down and ready.  I go back on Thursday, and we are going to talk about an induction date :)  I'm hoping to go on my own, but it will be nice to know I have the option.  I'm going to try to be very active this next week so that maybe little priss will decide to make her debut!  I have a lot to do still to get ready for her anyway ;)  

This week has been pretty laid back for us.  We are looking forward to Monday night and hoping Auburn brings home that championship trophy! We are going to have a low-key weekend also.  I'm hoping to get caught up on household chores so that everything will be nice and clean for our sweet new baby :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  War Eagle!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Our wonderful friends came up to see us for New Year's this year.  Christopher was supposed to work New Year's day so we weren't going to go to Columbus, but that changed.  He ended up finding out New Year's Eve that he was going to be off.  We had already made plans, so we stayed here.  It was nice being able to be home and relax New Year's day.  Here are our first pictures of 2011!

36 weeks

my sweet girls!

About to go to bed after being up until after midnight.  He did really good!

Christmas Day

Christmas day we woke up to a very happy little boy!  He was so excited to finally get his bike from Santa.  He looked so cute trying to ride it.  His legs are just a little too short, but I'm sure he will grow into it soon.
his loot from Santa...minus his train table

all smiles!

Since we were at my in-laws, we didn't take all of Mark's gifts.  We waited to do his gifts from us later that night.  Also Santa left his train table at our was way too big to carry around.

After the kids opened their gifts, we had a yummy breakfast.  We had eggs, bacon, and rolls.  We ate so good while we were there.  I really have the best in-laws ever :)

Mark and Grace eating breakfast
We had lunch with my family Christmas day.  I tried to get some pictures of Mark with my nephew, but Mark didn't want to cooperate.

our little family

SO excited about Alvin and the Chipmunks:the Squeakquel :)

I love his Big brother shirt from Uncle Brian and Aunt cute!

When we left from lunch, we came back to Auburn to do our Christmas together.  I know next Christmas is going to be so different with Alyssah around.  I can't wait ;)

He fell asleep on our way home, so we let him sleep before we did presents.  He hadn't had a nap all day!

Checking out his new table from Santa

We had a great Christmas!  I hope all of you did too :)  God Bless you this New Year!