Monday, October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

The day before Tyler's birth, we took Adam to a local pumpkin patch for his birthday celebration with his grandparents. We had a great time and the weather was awesome! Adam wasn't so sure about the hayride out to the corn maze, but he enjoyed the ride back.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


It's crazy to look at Tyler and see all of the old pictures of Adam we took two years ago! The two boys look so similar at birth that it will be fun to see them grow up together. I have a feeling people will think they are twins when they get older!

Not only did they look a like at birth, it was almost deja vu at the hospital for us. When we arrived for surgery, I was taken to the pre/post anesthesia room, and they put me in the exact same bed/bay (bed #3) where I recovered from surgery with Adam. After Tyler's delivery, I returned to bed #3 for recovery for about an hour. Then, it was time to be transported to our regular room, and we were taken to the exact same room where we stayed with Adam (rm 1324)! Of all the rooms in the Family Birth Place, how crazy is it that we would end up in the exact same room TWICE!

Here are a couple of pictures of the boys to compare their looks.........I'm sure we'll be comparing them a lot in the days to come!

Adam - 12 days old

Tyler - 7 days old

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tyler Joseph

OK, so it's time for some pictures, right? Life has been turned upside-down this week, but of course, it's all good! We're enjoying our new little one, and it turns out, we did actually pick a name for him! Tyler is doing great, and Adam is too sweet with him. It's adorable, and we can't wait to watch the two grow up together as best buds.

So here are a few pictures...........Tyler was a big baby, but very proportional. We kid around that he'll be our football player, but I'm sure things will even out and he'll be just like his big brother. Their baby pictures are identical. I'll post more on that later.

Tyler was monitored in the nursery a little bit while Mommy's surgery was completed.

Tyler's first bath at the hospital

Big Brother Adam meeting Tyler for the first time

Our first family photo (who is the large lady in the bed??)

Granddaddy and the boys

Tyler's really long, 21 inches!

Chubby cheeks and his Daddy's dimpled chin

Ready to go home from the hospital!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Bubba is here!

Bubba joined us this morning at 9:50 AM from St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He came out to the groans of the doctors as they pulled out all 9lbs 8.4ozs of him. Mom and baby are both doing well and are resting in the recovery room.

We will post pictures in the coming days for everyone to see. We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for us this morning.

Stay tuned for more details, including....his name!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

And the Birthday celebration continues...

Since Adam is celebrating his birthday all month, I thought I'd post some pictures from his toddler birthday party last weekend. The friends who came were dressed in their costumes, but we still couldn't convince Adam to put his on. He was traumatized the day we tried it on him because the merchandise tag scratched his cheek. So, he has yet to put it on again! We'll keep trying, though!

Adam is obsessed with pumpkins this year, so his party was pumpkin-themed. Our local bakery made his cake, and it turned out adorable! We all had a great time!

Mark, Zachary, Adam, Ben, and Christopher enjoying the party

Adam is enjoying our singing!

He did eventually blow out the candles! yeah! And Bubba is in his costume, as well. :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Birthday Boy is 2 today!!!


Adam's 2nd birthday is going well today..........we hosted our playgroup this morning and served cupcakes, cookies, and marshmallow ghosts. Adam had a great time! He actually blew out one of the two candles on his cupcake - yeah!

Happy Birthday, Adam!

Singing "Happy Birthday"

Blowing out the candles!

Tonight, we're going out to dinner with some friends to celebrate Adam's birthday again. He'll be celebrating all month, actually! This weekend, we're having a party with friends and neighbors, and the following weekend, we're having a party with Adam's grandparents since they will all be in town for Bubba's birth. This is probably a good thing for Adam since his life is about to be turned upside-down on the 22nd!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Only 3 more weeks!

Wow, how the time is flying by! Baby's delivery date is only 3 weeks from today, assuming he doesn't come early. Which I don't believe is going to happen. Hopefully these next 3 weeks will go by fast, too, because we have so many things to do. We're going to a family wedding, the KY Gubernatorial debate, Adam's 2nd birthday!, two picnics, and multiple MOMS club activities throughout the weekdays.

I just had to post these two pictures to compare my feet from each of my pregnancies. I was SO swollen with Adam by this point that I was just miserable. But with this pregnancy, my swelling is under control, and I'm feeling good. My back really just started to hurt this past weekend when I stood on my feet too long, so I believe I'll have to start taking it easy a little more. :)

Very swollen feet with Adam at 36 weeks
(You can even see the imprint from my sandal straps!)

No swollen feet with "Bubba"