Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bubble Time!

While Jill and I lounged on Grandma's back porch, Drew was having fun making BIG bubbles!

When the wind is just right that bubble wand can make some HUGE bubbles!!

Mae Faces

Although Drew was her sweetheart, Drew never knew that his Great Grandma's name was "Mae" When he named his baby doll "Baby May" we thought it was sweet, but he was naming her after the month of May rather than his Great Grandma.
Since Jillian was born we noticed something. Every once in a while she makes what we call "Mae faces". She has a few specific looks that makes her look so much like her Great Grandma Anna Mae. Sometimes we think Great Grandma is in there! These looks have been hard to get on camera, but for those that knew Grandma, keep an eye out in the pictures for these "Mae faces"

(you can kind of see it in this pouty picture)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Brother Sister Gifts

Before Jillian was born, we took Drew to Build a Bear and let him make a bear for her.

Here you go Jillian!

Jillian also had presents for Big Brother Drew that Mommy and Daddy picked out!
Drew LOVED the card that Jillian had "made" for him! He has read it over and over again!

Jillian got Drew some more pattern blocks and a new 48 pc Melissa and Doug floor puzzle.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Totally Sweet - 1 week old

Jillian in one of the outfits that Uncle Matt and Aunt Amber sent and laying on one of my Daisy Layne Boutique burp cloths.

At her 1 week checkup she weighed 7 lb 6 oz and was 20 3/4" inches long.
Within one week she was only 1 oz away from her birthweight which was great! They want babies to regain birth weight within 10-14 days, so she was ahead of schedule!

Her weight was in the 25th percentile, height 75th, and head circumference 50th.
We had never seen such low percentiles! Drew was always in the 90's for everything. We will see how much she has grown at her 1 month checkup!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

On Memorial Day, we headed (out of the house!) to grandma and grandpa's house.

Drew spent some time in the kiddie pool and then him and Grandpa decided it was time to shoot some balloons!

and where was little Ms. Jillian?

loving on Grandma, of course!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl

Friday, May 22, 2009

Going Home (from the hospital)

Mommy's Sweeties
Getting ready to go home
Drew helping us dress baby sister

....obviously Drew's attention span is short....
(look at him in the corner!)
Sweet Baby Girl father, like son....
oh boy

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jillian Layne - Days 1 and 2

Grandpa's Girl
Drew checking out Jillian's tiny toes
so proud

Daddy's Girl

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Welcome Jillian Layne

Jillian Layne
born 5/19/09
5:10 pm
7 lbs 7 oz
20 inches long

At my 1pm doctors appointment, the doctor sent me to the hospital for observation. She said that today was not baby day but that they wanted to make sure everything was okay. So we headed to the hospital and I was hooked up to the monitor. While the nurse was admitting me she noticed that I was having regular contractions. They weren't painful and weren't anything that I would have complained about or even noticed that they were coming regularly. They decided to give me fluids since I was a little dehydrated to see if it would make the contractions stop. Instead of stopping, the contractions became more intense and 4-5 minutes apart. The doctor came in and decided that we should go ahead and have the baby today. We figured by then it would be the evening before we had the baby since I was having a c-section, but the next thing we knew I was being prepped for surgery and told that we would have a baby within the hour! They had an opening in the OR and had an anesthesiologist available, so we had to take the opportunity. Tony called mom and had her bring Drew up to the hospital and they arrived just in time to meet baby Jillian.
Within just a few hours after being told that today was "not baby day" we got to meet our baby girl. Turned out to be a blessing that we went ahead with the c-section one week before our scheduled date. The doctor said that I had a partial placental abruption which was the cause of the unexplained bleeding that I had been sent to the hospital for observation for.

Proud Grandma

Brand New

Proud Big Brother

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