Monday, February 23, 2015

Two Weeks

Today, Oliver is 2 weeks old.  We had a weekend full of fun visitors including my friends Krista and Kerby and Riley's friend, Macke.

Yesterday, I got some time away as Kerby and I went shopping for a couple hours.  This was my first time away from baby and Riley's first time being alone with Oliver.  Riley snapped a picture and I honestly can't look at it without smiling.  He looks so grown up and so stinking cute.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ollie's First Bath

Yesterday, Oliver had his first bath at home.

He wasn't so sure about it at first.


But, he soon mellowed out and seemed to enjoy it.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Introducing Oliver Dean

Baby is finally here!!!

Riley and I checked into the hospital Monday morning at 7:00.  By 9:00 the nurse had started the pitocin.  Because of my heart condition, my doctor decided that I should have an epidural early, so I received that at 11:00.

Dr. Roles broke my water at 12:45 when I was dilated to 2 cm.  I was hopeful that this would get things moving along, but by 5:30 I wasn't quite to 5 cm.  Riley and I had prepared to have a late night or early morning baby at this point.

A little after 7:30, I was feeling uncomfortable and mentioned to Riley that I didn't think my epidural was working right.  Little did I know, we were ready to welcome baby!  The room quickly filled with people and we were ready to go.

Oliver Dean was born on February 9th at 8:21 pm!


We think he is perfect! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Baby Bump

I didn't document and photograph my growing baby bump each month, but my little sister, Haley, jumped at the opportunity to take maternity photos for us.  She used our fancy new camera and got some pretty good shots.

I decided that since everything is brown and dead outside, the baby's room would be the best place to take photos.

Once Riley got home from work, we convinced him to go outside for a few minutes to get a couple last shots of us before becoming a family of three.