Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy One Month Birthday, Sadie! 7/29/10

Thursday was our Sadie's 1 month birthday! Wow-ee, has this month flown by. It really is true...time just flies by when you are having fun. This last month has been really great. Sadie is just a little doll baby. She is so content, a good eater and a good sleeper. We continue to be amazed and blessed by her sweet presence in our family.

Some of her stats:
*wt. at 2 weeks 9 lbs. 12 oz. (we go for her 1 month wt. check on Monday)
*schedule...eats about every 2.5-3 hours during the day and takes 3 or 4 one to two hour naps, and has been going to bed around 10, sleeps for 5-7 hours, feeds then down again for 3-4 hours.
*size 1 diapers (wore newborn size for about 10 minutes, ha) and size 3 month clothes
*Some of Sadie's firsts...first trip to the pediatrician 7/2, first piece of mail arrived addressed to Sadie (SS card) 7/7, umbilical cord fell off 7/8, first trip to grocery store 7/9, first playdate 7/14, first trip to McDonald's 7/21, first time with a sitter (with Mommy's bestie Sarah for an hour, while Mommy got to go to the grocery store by herself) 7/23, first tubby with big sister & Mommy 7/28
Look at Sadie's newest trick...holding her head up like a big girl! So strong!

Precious sweet girl!

Our Sadie Rose...we love you very much and thank the Lord for you everyday!

Love to all,

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Three weeks old...7/20/10!

Sweet Sadie you are already 3 weeks old! I am so sad about this week because now you are closer to 1 month old, than a newborn. Oh how bittersweet it is for you to grow up! You are still just as sweet as pie, and we could not love you more!

You have really blessed me this week by sleeping so good at night. I have had 4 straight nights with a 5 hour stretch of solid sleep...woohoo! You made your first trip to church this week (not in the nursery, but in Sunday School with us) and did really good.

All stretched out...
Precious big eyes...

A close up of those sweet cheeks and darling double chin...

It seems like your sweet face changes daily. Your eyes are getting a touch lighter...but still blue. We discovered this week that you have a birth mark. It is on your left thigh. We love seeing your dreamy grins and holding you as much as possible.

Love to all and have a good week!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sweet sisterly-love!!! is so hard to get a 3 year old and a 2 week old to sit still, with both their eyes open! This was the best we could get.

Some fun matching outfits....such a fun part of having girls!

Love to all & have a good weekend!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Two weeks old...sweet Sadie Rose...7/12/10!

My precious girl, seriously could not BE any sweeter! Happy 2 weeks in the world baby girl. We love you so much.

Sadie weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz. at her 2 week pediatrician appointment. She is getting bigger everyday. She eats and sleeps so well. What a blessing to be her mommy!

Friday, July 9, 2010

One week old...7/5/10!

My, oh time flies, especially when you are having fun...our sweet Sadie is 10 days old already! These are some pics from Tuesday, when she was 1 week old.

Love to all,
My two precious girls...Big Sisters Rock & Little Sisters Rock, too!

Sweet Sadie Rose at 1 week! Check out that double chin and rolls on those thighs. Love my chunky girl!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sadie Rose Hunt welcome to the world!

Last, Tuesday June 29th at 1:10 p.m I had the privilege of giving birth to a precious, sweet and healthy baby girl. We named her Sadie Rose Hunt. We are living in a joyous and blissful state these last few days....because she is an absolute DOLL! We are so in love with her, and can't imagine life without her now.

I had a really wonderful labor and delivery experience. It was so much quicker and easier than my delivery with Maggie.

A little mini recap...We went in on Monday night at 9 p.m to begin the induction process. This involved the use of Cytotech tablets to help ripen and soften my cervix. I received a tablet at 11 p.m and then again at 4 a.m. At 7:30 a.m my OB/gyn came in to check my cervix and I was dilated to a 3. I had gone from 0 dilation to a 3 overnight, yay. He decided to break my water and see how labor would progress. To my surprise, literally within about 5 minutes I was in "full on" serious labor. My contractions were super intense, regular and frequent. They started at about 1-3 minutes apart and lasted around 30 seconds to a minute. This was without one drop of Pitocin, which was a real surprise. I had to have about 10 hours of pitocin to birth Maggie. After about an hour, my nurse highly recommended I get my epidural, due to the fast onset of my labor and the intensity of my pain. She checked me and by then I was almost dilated to a 6. I got my epidural, and had really good pain relief. I was able to visit, talk, rest and actually enjoy the remainder of labor. I got my epidural at about 10 a.m. We labored for the next few hours. Then it was time to push around 1 p.m. I pushed for about 10 minutes and my baby girl was born. My delivery was sweetened just a bit by the fact that I was able to have many of my favorite people in there with me during the process. Between the doctor, 2 nurses, myself and husband...and my 4 birthing buddies- my Mother, my Mother-in-law, my grandmother and my best friend...we had 9 people in the delivery room. It was a party! My motto is "the more, the merrier"! It was a real blessing and special time to have so many special people with us during Sadie's first moments.

She came out super healthy, strong and precious! We were able to have skin to skin time after they cleaned her up within the first few minutes of her sweet life. It was a precious time for this momma. She was able to nurse at about 30 minutes of life and did great. She had her bath, and I was moved to a post partum room and the rest is history. We have nothing but great things to say about Baylor Grapevine Hospital, too.

Sadie's pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery have all proved to be so much easier this second time around. I have honestly, really felt GOOD this last week.

We are just so very thankful to the Lord for giving Sadie to us. She is really such a little piece of heaven. Todd and I felt instant love for her, and if it is possible...we think she actually is getting sweeter everyday. She is a super eater and sleeper.

I am so happy to report that Maggie seems to love her too. She is helpful, patient and very concerned about where her baby Sadie is and when she cries. We have really seen a sweet maternal side blossom in her as well. She likes to help with diaper changes, give her a paci and pick out her clothes. She is a wonderful big sister and seems to have grown up overnight!

We feel so very blessed to have 2 precious daughters!

Below is a recap in photos of our girls birthday! Beware....picture-palooza to begin! Ha.

Let labor begin...all smiles after my epidural.

My super sweet L & D nurse Jamie. She was really a wonderful nurse. She will always have a special place in my heart.
First breath...AMAZING! Praise God for a healthy, strong baby girl.
Lane, Sadie's nurse, checking her out...just minutes old. Apgars of 8 & 9 for all of my nursing buddies. Ha!
Ten precious toes...
9 lbs. 1 oz---of pure sweetness!
At least a pound each in those sweet kissable cheeks!
Precious pouty face...
2 adoring grandmothers and 1 great grandmother...
My first hold....
My wonderful, wonderful, wonderful doctor... Dr. Troy New. Love him to bits!
Eyes open...
First picture with daddy and mommy.
This is my niece Macy. Her and Sadie now share the same birthday....pretty special for cousins.
First prints...
In the nursery, about to get her bath...all stretched out...loving the room, I'd say!
21 inches long!
Todd introducing Maggie to Sadie...
PROUD big sister....that is Sadie in the back ground! Her grin is as big as her bows, right?
Maggie's first hold...
First family of 4 photo...I can't imagine being any happier!
Sweet treats for all of our precious visitors!
Daddy's first hold...
Dreamy smile...
Her going home outfit...made especially for Sadie by my sweet pal Sarah.

Daddy loading her up to go home...
All buckled in...
Proud daddy, ready to go...
Mommy and Sadie...

Loaded in the 'burb....home sweet home soon!