Thursday, March 26, 2009

Great-Grandparents visiting

All the great-grandparents have gotten to come see the new little one and we can tell they are smitten with her. Grandma and grandpa great Storey have come to see her a couple of times already, and grandma and grandpa great Walsh even drove all the way from Laurel, MS just to see little Reese. She is definitely a loved little girl. Reese Also, loves her new swing we got her!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Reese's 2 Week check-up

Reese is up another 6oz, from 7lbs 4oz to 7lbs 10oz. The doctor says she gaining weight like a pro. She's doing so great with nursing and she still sleeps good. We can tell she is getting older because she is making more noises now, other than just fussy noises, and she is getting harder to get to sleep at night, she wants to look around and stay awake longer than she did at first. But we can't complain because she is such a good and easy baby. We are lucky to have such a good baby, although, we think she may be spoiling us.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Reese's first doctor's visit

We went to see the pediatrician today for her one week visit, she is one week old today. The doctor said she looks really good and she weighed 7 lbs 4 oz, so almost a pound more than what she was when we left the hospital (6 lbs 6 oz). She's eating good and sleeps really good, she's a healthy little girl.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Grandma Walsh has been helping out around our house this week since we brought Reese home. She has been a big help with chores as well as capturing fun moments on her camera. Here is one she caught of Reese grinning.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Reese's first bath

Reese wasn't too crazy about getting a bath, but she did ok. She does however love getting her hair washed.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Baby Reese has arrived!!

Reese Lynn was born at 1:36 pm on March 9, 2009. She weighed 6 lbs 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is perfect all over and we couldn't ask for anything more. Our whole hospital experience was above and beyond what we expected, it was wonderful, not only because of the very friendly staff but also how easy my labor and delivery experience was, I would do it again in a heartbeat. The uncomfortable and painful parts don't even start to measure up to what you get in the end. We are so in love with our new little girl and could not be any more proud.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

39 week checkup

We went today for a doctor visit and I am now 1-2 cm dilated and 60% thinned out. The doctor said that everything is definitely getting in place to deliver and it will probably be really soon. I'm scheduled to go back on Monday, if I make it to Monday, she said. They hooked me up to the monitor to see if I was having any contractions and to make sure the baby was doing ok. I had a couple of really small contractions while I was in there but nothing big and the baby looked great. They will hook me up to the monitor again on Monday along with another ultra sound since I will be past my due date by then. They will check fluids and make sure the baby is still doing good and make sure the baby would be fine to go late if we had to. We've been telling everyone that I'm due on the 9th but that was just what the baby measured at the first ultra sound, but technically I've always been due on March 7th and that's what all my paper work says at the doctor's office, so my real due date is March 7th (not that 2 days makes much difference). We are ready for her anytime!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We are "baby ready"!!

These are some pictures I took of the baby room. Everything here is made by us (except the crib, which was also hand built). All the daisy flower hangings and the letters of her name on the wall, I cut out with our new scroll saw. Jesse hand built both of the dressers and the glider. I made the quilt hanging on the crib, that was my biggest project. I hand quilted little daisies on all the white squares and then sewed all the squares together when I was done. My mom (Grandma Walsh) has also helped out a lot with the baby room decor, she made the crib skirt and put little daisies on it,
made out of the same fabric from the quilt. She made the bumper pad in the crib and the cushion that will go on the glider (she has to add some finishing touches to it yet, so it's not in the picture). It's obvious that Jesse is really anxious to have a baby to rock in the glider, in this picture he is using Buster as a substitute.