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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

priceless photography

Zeke was a little male model at about 3 weeks old. These were taken by our friends Brandon and DeeDee Price. They are getting a photography business off the ground and offered to do these for us. LOVE them! Check out their website... www.pricelessphotodfw.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

He's changing everyday

I love my little guy. I love everything about him. I love his tiny fingers and toes. I love his pitiful "I'm sleepy" cry. I love how his hair curls up at bathtime. I love how I can feel his breath on my face when he's asleep on my shoulder. I love the smiles he gives in his sleep. But mostly I love knowing he's mine. He is a little person that I created with my best friend, a little bit of each of us. I cant wait to see what he'll do next and who he'll become, and I'm soaking up every sound he makes, every look he gives and every moment I have to share with him.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Zeke Updates

Well...my boy is 2 1/2 weeks old now. It's hard to believe it's been that long! In fact, I've missed 15 days of school now...which is just insane! I saw my sub last night at the End Of Year art show and she assured me things are going well and how happy she is with the lessons I left her. We also found out there is a job opening in our district next year so she is going to set up an interview soon. I'm hoping this will be her big break!
Zeke is changing so much every day, it's hard to not just sit and watch him all day long! He loves tummy time and hates being on his back. He makes this squeeky sound when het gets really upset, almost like his voice is cracking. He loves footsie pjs and socks. If his feet are warm, he's a happy camper! He sleeps really well in the pack n play in mommy and daddy's room and has tried the crib a time or two in his own room. He eats and eats and eats and cracks me up when he's really hungry. He does this super fast chomping motion and starts breathing really hard. We have to remind him to calm down. Daddy has a way with him I just don't have down yet. He can just talk and Zeke is in a trance. He loves hearing Daddy sing and hum to him. He does really well in the car and sleeps in his car seat for long stints when he gets home.
Joe and I have been so blessed these past weeks. We have had so many visitor and just as many helpers. People bring us food EVERY day and I get calls asking me if I need anything on a daily basis. Mom spent 15 days with us and I don't know how we wouldve gotten through without her. she cleaned and did laundry, kept the baby while I slept, and just kept me company. Thanks Mommy!
Besides our families, I think the people most excited about our arrival are my sweet Hannah Sisters. I have spoken of them before, but I have to reitterate...
These ladies saved my life many times over. Amy and I joined their infertility support group about 2 years ago, when our husbands were at the end of their ropes with us and we had nowhere else to turn. We have shed so many tears and shared so many prayers with these ladies and God has been faithful to us all, giving all 3 of those trying to concieve babies this year. Thank you Carol, Sheila and Debbie. More than I will ever be able to put into words...you got me through. You believed when I didn't. You were strong when I was weak (yes, even Carol who cried every week.) You will hold a place in my heart for as long as I live. God brought us together and I know that what you have taught me is going to help me help others now. Thank you thank you thank you. I love you girls so much!

Thursday, April 01, 2010


Long story short...
Monday March 22
Enter the hospital at 7pm. Nurse gets me settled, gives me meds to start dialating (I'm at a 1), and we start noticing contractions on the monitor.

March 23
We labor ALL DAY. I cannot get an epidural until I'm at a 4, which doesn't happen until after 5pm. I have different meds, sit on a fitness ball, have my water broken by my doctor, and still can't get the munchkin to drop.

The doctor makes the call...I'm not gonna deliver this way..Csection asap! We get prepped an to the OR. (More on that story later). Zeke is born at exactly 10pm!

We return to around 12 people waiting for Zeke to appear. Cue the paparrazi camera attack. Flashes going off all around as he makes his debut to the family and friends.

Uncle matt

We spend 4 days in the hospital and Zeke had LOTS of visitors. He is very popular!

At home...we can't stop taking his picture. He is just too cute!

I promise to post more in the next few days. I have lots of pics to show of the happy grandparents and uncles, as well as some sweet ones of my wonderful Hannah Sisters. I have so much to say and so much to share with you all, so I will try to tear myself away from my little guy so I can do that.