John, Cristy, Brooklyn and Paxton

John, Cristy, Brooklyn and Paxton

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Going to Church

We went to church for the first time when she was just a week and half old. Mom was a little nervous but we made it through the day just fine!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

First Bath

Brooklyn is a good bath taker. She is a little fussy for a minute, but then calms down once she is in the warm water.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Coming Home

Hurray!! We are headed home. So excited to have Brooklyn in our family!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby Brooklyn Has Arrived

Tuesday August 16th started like most days in late pregnancy. I was swollen and a little uncomfortable but didn't have any contractions or signs of labor. I actually had a lot of energy that day and was starting to accept the fact that Brooklyn was likely coming late. I went to work and then attended a breastfeeding class that evening. Around 10:30pm I noticed that my water was slowly leaking. We called our doula (ok back-up doula because our doula left for vacation that day with the assurance that our baby wouldn't come until she got back) to discuss the situation. Since I wasn't having any contractions, she suggested I go back to bed and get some rest. Around midnight I started having mild contractions, our doula (Wendy) arrived around 2am and we left for the hospital around 4:30am. We were in lobby of the ER for about 40 minutes due to labor and delivery being completely full. I was put into a regular room and the nurse checked my status. I was at 9 cm and Brooklyn arrived at 6:03am. It is amazing how your body is made for this process. Everything happened so fast that it felt like a dream. It didn't really hit me that she was here until several hours later.

Monday, August 1, 2011

34 Weeks

The summer of 2011 is one that we will always remember. We have had record heat (over 100 degrees for over a month), John hurt his leg in softball and shoulder playing frisbee, but best of all we are expecting a little girl. These precious pregnancy moments and our joy is captured beautifully in these shots. We can't wait to meet our little princess!!