Big Sis

Sweet Allie has been so good these past 2 weeks! She is so easy going and content. We had a few rough days last week when she was teething and not her pleasant self, but after we got through that, things have gone great!

I'm still not able to pick her up, so we've had lots of help, and we'll see how things go next week once we begin "real life" with both kids! Allie has enjoyed looking at Pierce and pointing out his hands, nose, mouth, and eyes (gotta be careful there, she tends to unknowingly just about poke your eyes out...) Other than that, she has just gone about her life as normal and hardly notices he's here.

We had Pierce's newborn pics taken yesterday, and we were able to get a few shots with Allie before she couldn't evade naptime any longer. While we didn't get many smiles out of her, we at least got a pleasant face, and when taking pics of a 16 month old and an infant, I guess that's all you can really hope for! I really like that you can see their big sis/little bro outfits!

To see a few more pics, visit Audra K. Photography's facebook fan page. Audra will be coming to Christmas in the Valley and will be offering a drawing for a FREE session!! She's also going to offer a GREAT special for anyone who books a session that day. She was SO nice and fun to work with (and very affordable)! Be sure to "like" her page. Stay tuned for more "C in the V" info! You will start seeing lots of information on it beginning next week! I'm so excited about this year's vendors that I CAN'T WAIT for it to get here!


Pierce's First Few Days

Sorry it's taken me a few days to update! Everything went just as smoothly as it could've! I'd say the worst two things of the whole day were the iv and the itchiness from the spinal. All in all, I figure, if that's as bad as it gets, then I came out pretty good!

The past few days have been busy, but good! Right now, I've pretty much had people with me nonstop, because, without being able to pick up Allie, I think it's too much to handle being alone with her and Pierce. We'll see how it goes in another week when I've got both of them by myself!

Pierce has been just as easy as Allie was! He basically sleeps all of the time, which is very nice! He's even done great at night! I'm definitely enjoying this phase while it lasts! Allie hasn't been too interested in him. Other than a few kisses and holding his hand for a few seconds at a time, she has basically carried on life as usual, ignoring his presence most of the time! She hasn't seemed jealous in the least bit, which is nice!

Here are some pics from the hospital. You'll just have to excuse my swollen, puffy, makeup-less face! We're having newborn pics taken on Monday, so hopefully I'll be able to post those sometime soon!

There's one proud daddy!
Our first (and so far, only) family photo!
Mom, Dad, and Pierce!
Smokey and Aunt Breezy
Angie and Marianna (Adrienne was too wiggly to make it in the group shot!)
Jannie and Mimi
Isn't he a cutie??


Introducing Pierce Wesley

Our little guy was born this morning at 10:52. He weighed in at 7 lbs 11 oz and is 20 1/2 inches long!

He is so precious and has slept through most of the day, including meeting his big sis! Don't worry, though, Allie was nearly as apathetic about the whole thing! Haha, I didn't really expect much else from her!

We're doing great and appreciate all your prayers today! If you wanna stop by to see our sweet little man, give us a call!


All our bags are packed...

And we're ready to go! After a day of vigorous cleaning, packing, and errand running, we are completely ready to meet our little man first thing tomorrow morning!

We plan to arrive at the hospital at 7:30 and have the c section at 9:30, so soon after that, be on the lookout for an update!

P.S. A lady at target today told me I wasn't as crazy as her, because her kids were only 9 months apart. Wow.


So long, summer!

Today was officially our last pool outing of the season! We sure have enjoyed it this summer!

I'd say Allie took full advantage of her last bit of summer fun.

I probably should add that this is pudding and not poop, in case there is any confusion!


Thanks, but No Thanks

Eric and I decided to go on a date night before Pierce makes his entrance into our world. Since the weather was so nice, we decided to head over to the Delta Fair to eat, walk around, watch the shows, and enjoy the crazy sights. I've always enjoyed going to the fair, and I'll admit, even though the Delta Fair isn't as big as the old Midsouth, it is MUCH nicer!

Eric's favorite part by far is always the food. He loves the BBQ, the turkey legs, and all the Sweet Tea! I'm usually torn between the trusty Chicken on a Stick and a Pronto Pup. Last night, I opted for the Pronto and some freshly squeezed lemonade and was not disappointed.

Then, as we were walking, one of the vendors called out to us and asked us to come over. Let me just warn you here: when someone does that at the fair, you should probably just keep on walking. The lady actually was trying to be very nice, and said that in my obviously pregnant state, she figured that maybe I would be the type of person who liked pickles. Now, she was speaking my language, because it just so happens that I LOVE pickles. Dill pickles, sweet pickles, and especially FRIED pickles! So, I started to get a little excited that maybe she was going to offer me a fair favorite - a big, juicy fried dill pickle. Much to my disappointment, I was offered something totally different:

The Pickle Sickle.
You know those Pop Ice popsicles that are fruit flavored? Well, this was that same idea, but it was frozen pickle juice! In case you are a pickle love and think you may should try this new fair delicasy, let me just help you out and say that this was not a good idea! Pickles, yes. Popsicles, yes. Mix the two ideas together, NO!
It was gross. But I waited a nice long way to throw it away, so the poor lady wouldn't see me. Luckily, I had my delicious lemonade to help rid my mouth of that taste!


My Latest Hobby

Word Wise aka Scrabble for your phone! Now, I know for all you iPhoners, Words With Friends has been around for a while, and this is nothing new to you, but this has been my latest favorite pasttime! Eric also picked up on the craze and downloaded Words w/Friends on his phone. Many evenings we sit here on the couch playing our different friends, family, and strangers on this fun and addictive game. Exciting, I know! Ha!

So, if you're on the Android network, go download it, so we can play!