Sunday, December 5, 2010

What a Moment

Hi Guys,

Wanted to share with you an unforgetable experience I had with Evelyn last night:) I was sitting on the couch, just holding her as she was sleeping and I look down at her and all of a sudden I felt this rush from my head to my toes. It was the same feeling I felt when she was born...I basically fell completely in love with her all over again. I didn't think I could love her any more than I already did but I literally experienced a deeper love for her last night. I got all teary eyed after it happened, the feeling was just overwhelming! It's true what every Mom says, that you love them more and more everyday. I feel so incredibly lucky to have her, I just love our family of three. Life couldn't be any better right now.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

1 Month

Hi Everyone,
Hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Evelyn celebrated her 1 month on turkey day and what an amazing month it was!! Here are some recent pictures. She is getting so big and is surprising us everyday with all she can do!

Happy 1 Month:)
Tummy Time!! Finally was able to get a shot of those blue eyes:)
Sitting up (kind of) in her bumbo seat and sporting her cute pink camo outfit!

She loves sitting in her carrier and I love that I can multitask with her in it!
Getting some sunshine:)
Doing her leg exercises with Daddy!
Love to all!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What do we do now?!

What a whirlwind the first week at home was. Thank goodness for Grandparents, they definitely were GRAND ( I know I'm a cheeseball!!). I really can't thank them enough for everything they did for us. I dedicate this blog post to them:)

From the AMAZING homemade meals they prepared for us every day to the continuous love and support they gave to us during that crazy week. Those are the only reasons I think that we made it through that tough time. It wasn't tough like say a busy work week, it was just emotionally and physically draining for all of us. There was the baby who was just getting adjusted to life outside of the hospital and in her new home. There was Daddy who was ancy and trying to juggle supporting me and parenting the baby. And then there was me, an emotional wreck and crazy tired!! Mom and Dad took care of us all though, they did it with a smile on their face and they are even planning on coming back for Thanksgiving!! So glad we didn't scare them off!! haha We made a lot of great new memories that we will cherish always. Below are some pictures of my fondest memories from the week:)

The first time the Grandparents(and Trapper haha) met their Granddaughter!! Just look at their faces, the best moment caught in a picture ever!!

Evelyn's first bath, Mom helped me through it all!! She looks fussy in this picture but she actually really didn't mind bath time at all and is still really liking them!

1st Halloween!! We dressed her in her orange tutu that absolutely swallowed her!! I think this picture shows that with her sitting in the boppy with Granpa:)
We had also dressed her in a ladybug costume that Trapper had bought for her. Unfortunately, she only got to wear it for about 5 mintues because she peed in it!! OOPS!!
Playtime with Granma...I love this picture, my Mom looks so happy with her:)
My FAVORITE thing Evelyn does...her fishy face!! It's the funniest thing, she usually does it right after she wakes up in the morning or from a nap. She just stares off and makes this face!! She will hold it like that for a while too, cracks us all up everytime!!

More updates to come...

Love to All!!


She's Here!!

Evelyn Marie was born on Monday October 25, 2010 at 12:43pm. She weighed 7lbs 80z and was 18.3in long! She is just amazing and we fall more in love with her as each day goes by. We are adjusting pretty well to our new life as parents, it's crazy how your life just takes a complete turn. For the better! I can't see myself doing anything else right now. Same with Matt, he was so ready to be a Daddy and he is fitting into those shoes perfectly:) Looking forward to shifting gears on our blog, going from the parents to be to finally a family of three! What a cute rhyme I just came up with! haha

Enjoy the pictures. We have been taking a lot of them which I am so glad for because like they say, the time just flies by!!

Our first family picture, Dad's eyes say it all:)

Matt lovingly holding our daughter, a moment I have dreamed of.
Car ride home from the hospital, mind you the drive was about 2 minutes long:) I was so excited to sit with her in the back seat. She looks so small now when I look back at this picture!!
So stinking cute, we love her so so much!!!



Monday, October 18, 2010


Hi everyone!

I know, it's been a while!! I am down to less than weeks now until D Day! Most of you probably know that I was scheduled to have a CSection on 10.25 because Miss Evelyn was breech but at my Dr's appt. last week we found that she had turned! My usual Dr. was out of town so we just saw a random Dr. I had mentioned something to her about the baby being breech and she just carried on checking me over and then all of a sudden she was like no way is this baby breech! I just kind of looked at her like she was crazy because Evie has been breech as far back as I can remember! But the more she moved my belly around you could totally tell that she did in fact turn! Such a surprise!! I have another appt. this Wednesday so I can't wait to see the look on my actual Dr's face when she sees that she turned:) I have to say though that since she has turned and as the Doc says "she has assumed the position" I have definitely started experiencing some of the aches and pains I have heard about from all my prego friends:( The lower right side of my back is aches all day, when I walk I feel like I'm walking on bricks, and I'm sooo TIRED, I can't seem to get enough sleep!! I'm not the only one suffering either, poor guys know how he gets super intense about things. We'll, he's just a little anxious these days, constantly running around trying to find things to do around the house, he doesn't sit still!! I thought I was bad, he's even worse!! Needless to say we are officially ready for little miss Evelyn's arrival. If any of you guys out there are ready for her too lets all say a little prayer that she comes sooner than later!! Matt and I are so ready to meet our baby girl; the anticipation is killing us!!! Here are some recent pics!!
Took this before work this AM, sorry about the lighting, couldn't get it right! Wearing one of the two pairs of jeans I have left that fit!!

Tried again this evening but still can't get the lighting to work!!

Miss Priss sitting on my belly, her favorite these days:) She can't wait for Evie too!! It's funny becuase the baby will move around while she's sitting on me and she will look down at my belly like what on earth is going on in there! haha

My love and I out to dinner for Trapper's birthday last weekend!! So fun and delish!
The birthday boy!!

Love to all!! I promise I will TRY to keep the updates coming!!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dallas Baby Shower!!

Here are some pictures from our couples shower we had in Dallas last weekend. It was thrown by our dear friends Shelley, Trapper and Christine. We had such a fun time; it was so great spending time with friends from near and far!!

Here's the spread, everything was DELICIOUS and it was all gone by the end of the party:)

We played a few games...guess my belly size, Trisha was WAY off...thanks a lot!!!

Guess what's in the diaper game...chocolate edition, Matt sure was comfortable sampling it, eww!

Christine made a super CUTE diaper cake!! Matt particularly enjoyed the mini liquor bottles she planted in there...they will definitely come in handy when he's pacing the hospital floor when I deliver!! hahaha

My sweet girls!! Didn't know what to do with my hands?! haha

The FABULOUS hosts, I love them:)

Thanks to everyone that shared that day with Matt, Evelyn and I! I can't wait for her to meet you all!! Only 6 more weeks to go!! Holy Cow!!


Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hi Everyone!

Thought I would share a few pictures from my baby shower in Houston last weekend. I had such a blast, it was great to see all my family and friends that I hadn't seen in a while. I just wished I had more time to visit everyone because the time just flew by!

My MIL Karen made the CUTEST coursage for me, the flowers were made out of baby socks!

Here's the table setup at the entrance; the chocolates in the basket were made by my SIL Amy and my Aunt Teresa had one of my belly pictures framed and signed by all to put up in Evelyn's room!

These were the table centerpieces that my Grandma, Aunt Teresa and Aunt Denise worked so hard on, I LOVED them!!

My Mom threw the shower at a small banquet room in Houston, it was perfect Mom!!

Our entertainment before gift time was Matt and my Dad competing to see who could get the baby dolls dressed quickest, it was hilarious!! Great game Amy!!

Thanks again to my family for throwing such an amazing shower, it was just perfect and I will never forget it:)