Thursday, March 27, 2008

Liam Arrives!

Just over a week early, little Liam decided to make his grand entrance at 10:50 p.m. on Monday, March 24th. Here are pictures from his birthday!

I went to my doctor's office at 9:15 a.m. to confirm that my water had actually broken earlier that morning. It wasn't dramatic like TV, so I wasn't sure. My doctor confirmed that my water had indeed broken, so they wheeled me over to labor & delivery where we began the waiting process.
Also - I don't know why it has decided to cut off all of the rest of the captions below this...I'll work on it again tomorrow :)

Dad making phone calls...

9:00 p.m. and still waiting. Brie reads me cards that her students made for me that day to wish us luck.

Amy was able to join us from Sandersville as well. I was so happy to have them both there. They were both scheduled to be out of town to San Diego and Nicaragua next week, so I was so glad Liam decided to come early!

Around 10:00 p.m., the rest of my water broke...this time it was dramatic like TV!! But I had the epidural by that time, so I wasn't feeling a thing. Things moved much faster after that...after about 30 minutes of pushing, Liam was here! He was 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long...and another reason to be glad he came early!

First shampoo...not too sure about how much he likes this!

This is my favorite picture of the day.

Hello, Mama!

Nana and Grandpa

Grandad explains to Liam how he wore his UGA jacket just for him...but that he has orange Vol booties to give him later when he changes his mind :)


Auntie Brie

Auntie Amy...he'll get to meet Uncle Nick this weekend.

More photos to follow...this week has gone by so fast! Thank you to everyone for their phone calls, flowers, gifts, prayers and LOVE during this time!!! There are not words to express how much our hearts have grown since he arrived..
We give God the glory for this miracle and blessing!

Check back soon!

Monday, March 17, 2008


Here is the little guy's room...about 90% finished, now!
Still not sure about window treatments. Maybe a simple valance...nothing girly, anyway.
I still need to finish the rest of his bedding. Only one bumper so far, but I'm happy with the way it turned out.
He'll be in a bassinet in our room for the first month or so, which should give me time to finish up the last three bumpers and a comforter for later.

Changing table/bookshelf combo. SO glad we went ahead and got the bookshelf, too...

though we might have to take out that bottom shelf as he gets bigger.

We'll see how long this stuff stays organized. :)

We've been so blessed - this little man is not going to want for anything!

Belly shots

Me at 24 weeks (right around Christmastime) - I thought I was huge!
34 weeks38 weeks (Easter week) and stretched to the max...only 2 pairs of maternity pants still fit!
This may be the last picture we take, I feel enormous!

3-D ultrasounds 32 weeks

Tight quarters! That's his little foot in the bottom lefthand corner.

Poor little smooshed up nose!