Monday, January 26, 2009

Labor Day

Ok, now that things have calmed down (...a little) I finally have time to show off more pictures of our little one!! We came home Saturday afternoon, and things have been so wonderful. Crazy and tiring, yes, but we're loving every minute of it :) Harrison can't get enough of his little boy, and it's so fun to watch him interact with baby Jack. I truly feel so blessed to have a little family of my own.

Last Prego Picture @ 41 weeks

Labor Day morning...BEFORE the pain began

Last picture before becoming parents!!

16 hours later...11:10 pm

Just a few minutes old

Cool Aunt Lindsay

Dressed and heading for home
Going home! YAY!!

A smile??

As a side note, although a very important side note, today is my and Harrison's one year anniversary :) I can't believe how fast time flies, and how much can happen in one year!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jack Harrison Smith

Our little one is finally here!! After 16 hours of labor, an hour and a half of pushing, and a night in the NICU we are all happy and healthy!!
Born: January 22, 2008
Time: 11:10 P.M.
Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz.
Length: 21 inches

Right after he was born, little Jack had some trouble keeping his lungs full of air so he spent the night in the NICU on a breathing machine. It was a little scary, but by 9 am this morning he was in our arms completely healthy!!

He still has an IV in his hand from the NICU and the breathing machine scratched his face a little

Thank you for all of your love, support, and prayers! We can't wait for you to meet the newest addition to our family!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Things to come

My mom is coming into town tonight because tomorrow morning, my doctor is inducing me to bring baby Jack to us!! I can't believe it's really happening!! Tomorrow?! I'm so excited!!...And scared to death...but that's natural, right??? haha.

Last night Harrison took me out on a last "hoorah" before our little one comes. We went to dinner and saw "Bride Wars" (see it). It's also our anniversary on Monday but there won't be much we'll be able to do with a 4 day old, so we celebrated early :) He's so sweet to surprise me and think of these things.

Wish us luck!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Due Date

Today is the day I've been waiting for for 9 months. My DUE DATE!!! FINALLY!! However, I'm discovering very quickly that this means absolutely nothing. Don't get me wrong, I know babies are late all the time, especially the first one, so I wouldn't have been expecting baby Jack today or sooner, except that more than one of my doctors predicted he would come early, so for the past two weeks or so I've been thinking, "any day now, and day now..." Clearly they were mistaken since we still have no baby. I'm trying to be patient, and stay busy. I finished my first (and possibly my last) sewing project, the crib bedding. M mom and I started making it over Christmas and I did the crib bumpers this past week. Despite the frustration and near under-my-breath swearing, it's finally done, and I'm proud of myself to say the least :)

As of Monday I was 3 cm dilated, and he stripped my membranes (sorry if that was a little too much information for some of you). But this was another process that was supposed to increase my chances of going into labor before my due date. Oh well, he'll come when it's meant to be!! And I still have about 11 hours for him to be born on time, right??

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Here's the update:

On Monday the doctor said I was 2cm dilated and 80% effaced.
My due date is Thursday, the 15th.
The doctor said he'd be surprised if I made it that long.
Woo hoo!!...Right?
But it's Saturday, and still no baby!!

I'm trying to be patient, I promise!

Friday, January 2, 2009

As of Lately...

For Christmas this year we gave my parents pictures of all the kids that we had taken earlier in November when everyone was here for the baby shower. Our friend Chad took them, and he did such a good job, thanks Chad!! Here are a few:

Some of my friends from high school got married a few weeks ago. Whitney and Tyler, we're so excited for you ;) After years of dating, and through moving and a mission you're finally together forever. We're excited for you to move to Provo!!

It was FREEZING, but beautiful :)

Nicole!! Best of friends since Jr. High and still goin strong!!
Glad I snatched him up nearly a year ago :)