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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oh So Sleepy

This is how I found my two loves this morning. I just had to snap a picture.
I love them both so much!

Thank You Great Grandma Marvel!

This beautiful sign is from Crosby's Great Grandma Marvel! It is a precious sign that speak volumes. I love you Grandma!

318 Hospital Vistors

Thank you ladies for coming to visit our new bundle!
Thank you for the flowers, balloon, goodies, new clothes, pizza, breakfast and Starbucks!
Tim and I are extremely lucky to call you friends!
Love you!


Just 3 days old! It's hard to believe how fast she's already grown. These were taken when my parents were in Texas to meet Crosby for the first time.

Monday, June 27, 2011

2 Weeks Old

It's hard to believe that Crosby is already 2 weeks old. She is growing so fast! We had her two week appointment on Wednesday. Her stats show her growth.
8 lbs 9 oz - 21.5 inches

2 week likes: sitting up on daddy's lap (with assistance), eating, skyping with family, kisses, cuddling, sucking on her hands, sleeping, baths, car rides

2 week dislikes: being swaddled, having her diaper changed by mommy, going back to sleep in the evening, waiting to eat

We are so blessed to have this little girl in our lives. She is a great eater and most of the time she sleeps really well. Thankfully, we have our summer off together so if we're up a few hours in the middle of the night, we can catch up the next day.

We wanna hear from you:
Who do you think she looks like?

Friday, June 24, 2011


Within the first two weeks of her life, Crosby has had so many fun visitors! Both sets of grandparents were able to come and visit! We're so lucky to have such great parents.
Thank you for coming to Texas to visit. Thank you for helping out around the house with cooking and cleaning. Thank you for changing diapers and cuddling with Crosby. Thank you for letting us nap in the middle of the day. Thank you for showering both us and Crosby with love! We love you so much!

Happy 1st Father's Day

This year Tim celebrated his very first father's day. Crosby loves her daddy so much!
She complied a list of things that she loves about her daddy (because her fingers are so small, I volunteered to blog for her).

What I Love About My Daddy: by Crosby
- quality time spent after each feeding
-daddy's great at helping me burp
- he's an awesome swaddler
- he sings to me when I am fussy
- he helps me get out of my messy diapers (much faster than mommy)
- he is extremely patient
- he gives sweet kisses
- he takes care of mommy and me
- he is a great helper around the house
- daddy protects me and keeps me safe
- he loves me unconditionally

Happy Father's Day

Sweet Kisses
Cuddle Time

Happy Father's Day Tim! I love you so much! Crosby and I are so lucky!

Friday, June 17, 2011

One Week Old!

I can't believe it, she's one week old today. Over the past week, here are a few things we observed about Miss Crosby:

Likes: cuddling, eating, sleeping, her hands, car rides (we've only gone on 2), a noisy house

Dislikes: having a diaper put back on, going back to sleep after cuddling

We have been really blessed. She is a very content baby. We love her so much!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our First Family Photos

Our family of 3!

The day we left the hospital. Can you believe it? We get to take her home with us!

Crosby's Grand Entrance

June 8: The day before Crosby's due date we had a doctor's visit to see how things were coming along. Knowing that a due date baby rarely happens, my expectations were very low. Our doctor told us that she would "stir things up a bit" and then let nature take its course. We made an appointment for Monday to see how things were moving along. Tim and I left with little expectations. The rest of the day was spent at the pool and hanging out with friends.

June 9: I woke up in a panic. Let's just say that there were things happening to my body that I didn't expect to happen. I woke Tim up and he insisted we go to the hospital right away. All of our bags were packed and we were off (no showers for either one of us....gross). In route I called the on-call doctor to see if my experiences were "normal". I also called my good friend Melissa to ask. She's an expert, she's delivered all three of her kids at home. I knew she'd be the person to ask. Tim and I made it about 5 miles down the road before we were reassured that, yes what I was experiencing was a "normal" part of pre-labor. The on-call doctor also return my phone call to also reassure me that this is all "normal".

The rest of June 9 was a fairly typical day. Tim and I lounged around all day. I wasn't up for much, since my body was acting all crazy. By 10 pm I was ready for bed. I laid down for the next 2 hours, unable to sleep due to cramping. My doctor said that cramping was to be expected, but it was a different type of cramp. They came about every 20 minutes, then went away. I had no clue what was about to begin.

June 10: 12:00am - Tim came to bed. I said good night to him and proceeded to lay there waiting for the cramps to pass. At about 12:30 I rolled over to reposition my very pregnant belly and POP. Just like a water balloon, my water broke. Very calmly, I told Tim that I was fairly sure that my water just broke. I jumped in the shower and tried to wrap my mind about what was happening. Tim headed off to the guest bathroom to take a shower and then throw all of our hospital stuff into the car. We were loaded and ready to go by 1am.

The drive to the hospital was quiet. Tim was an excellent, quick driver. I was timing my cramps/contractions all while trying to remain calm. This was really happening. She was coming. We made it to the hospital at about 1:30, we checked in and I was wheeled to Labor and Delivery. Once there, before admitting me, we had to answer about 100 questions and be checked over. Since my water broke and I was dilated to a 3, I was good to go. This was really happening.

From the time that we got check in, until about 3:30 I was breathing through my contractions with the help of my amazing husband. He was an amazing coach! At this point I was wondering why I haven't gotten an epidural, they did ask if I wanted one during the q and a session. Finally, Tim asked the nurse when I would be able to get the epidural. We had no idea that I could have gotten it as soon as I was admitted....I will not make that mistake again.

By 3:50, the epidural was administered and all was well. The epidural itself didn't hurt, PRAISE GOD! Besides not feeling my legs, this was awesome. Trying to sleep was a challenge since my legs kept slipping off the bed and Tim had to keep moving them over to make me more comfortable. I might have slept for 45 minutes, but now things were getting interesting.

At about 6 am, my doctor came in to take a look see to see how things were coming along. She reassured me that we would have this baby by 12noon. I was so excited! 6 hours! I can do this. Not even 45 minutes later my nurse check my progress. She let me know that we'd start pushing at 8. What?!? Not noon? The rest happened fairly fast. Tim was sending texts to let our families know what was going on, the doctor and nurses were setting up for delivery, and I was just laying there in disbelief.

8:05 I started pushing with the help of my coach. For me this time went by fast. Pushing every 3-5 minutes, not too bad. Well about one hour into pushing I was starting to get a tired. When is she going to get here? My doctor kept popping in and out of the room. She let me know that we were just about there.

A few more big pushes and at 9:34 am, Crosby Eleanor White entered our world. I couldn't take my eyes off of her. They put her up on my chest, I got to take my first good look at her. All I could think is, she's ours! We get to keep this beautiful little girl.

Monday, June 13, 2011

One Sleepy Princess

We just got home from the hospital and she was trying out her new sleeping arrangements.

One Proud Daddy!

Just moments after Crosby's arrival!

She's Here!

Crosby Eleanor White is Here!

She was born on June 10, 2011 @ 9:34 am. She weighed 9 lbs and measured 21.25 inches long. Everyone is doing great! More to come....