Saturday, December 31, 2011

Claire's 1st Road Trip and Merry Christmas from Us!

Claire had her 1st road trip to Austin, Texas for Aunt Carrie's wedding. She was a perfect angel the entire trip and for the entire weekend of fabulous wedding festivities! We even allowed her to have her 1st experience in a photo booth- I think she's a photogenic angel! Daddy and I obviously had a great time too!
And of course- Santa stopped by our house the following weekend.
Gigi, PaPa Chip, and Uncle Jarret came to visit us for the holiday weekend. We kept the Valley tradition and had a Mexican feast on Christmas Eve- consisting of tamales, rice, beans, and of course guac and queso! The power went out on Christmas Eve which allowed for some interesting family bonding and a comical assembly of Cade's bike by "Santa" with a flashlight and wine in hand! Thank God Santa still found our house in the dark!!!! It was an awesome Christmas morning, Cade had a blast, and Claire- well she was so excited that she slept through the entire morning! This was a Christmas weekend I will never forget!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Claire's 1st Turkey Day

Claire had a great 1st Turkey Day!
We were super classy and went to good ol' Cracker Barrel for lunch :)
Sadly we weren't with any of our extended family and we missed everyone terribly; but we really enjoyed our little intimate day together as a family of 4.
We have so much to be thankful for, including a Thanksgiving Cowboys and Longhorn win!

Oh and for all my girls out there that are wondering where's Claire's Turkey Day outfit? Well we had 2 adorable choices, and sadly both of them SWALLOWED her! She is barely fitting in her Newborn clothes, she's itty-bitty, and we LOVE it!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Baby Claire has ARRIVED

The date was correct, the birth plan was NOT correct......
I was scheduled for a simple c-section at 7:30 AM on 11/1/11. I was suppose to arrive, get my spinal, meet my baby and have a nice, simple, painless birth...... well.......
10:00 PM- headed to bed with everything packed and ready to go the next morning after a great night of Trick or Treating

10:30 PM- feeling cramping like I have never felt before
12:00 AM- I wake Colby and tell him something isn't right and that I am going downstairs to try and relax
1:30 AM- I could not take the pain anymore, the cramping was coming every 2-5 minutes (I never went into true labor with Cade so I had no experience with these symptoms)
2:30 AM- get to the hospital, check in (which was surprisingly not too long), get hooked up to the monitors, having contractions every 1-2 minutes, find out I am in active labor, instructed with every contraction to NOT push, how people go through this without pain meds is crazy to me!!, the nurses immediately call the doctor
3:00 AM- doctor arrives, wheeled on back, spinal placed (praise God for that), csection and tubes tied, baby arrives at 4:11 AM :)
labor= 5hrs, c-section= 50 min!
Braylee Claire was 6.7# and 19.5 in
Dr Vela was AMAZING, and the hospital staff was FANTASTIC!
Best moment ever- the spinal :) and when Dr Vela announces that Claire has a head full of hair!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

36 Weeks

Hubby took maternity pics of me while we visited the Pumpkin Patch.
We have an amazing camera so after my photo nightmare at JC Penney- we figured we would give it a shot (literally, ha).
The pics came out better than we could have imagined.
My hubby rocks!
16 days and she will be here!!!!!!

Cade's 3rd Birthday

Cade had a 3 day extravaganza for his 3rd birthday.
It started Friday at his daycare and then we went to the mall for a train ride.
Then Saturday we had a Longhorn birthday party, thank God something fun was happening simultaneously while the Horns were being massacred.
Then Sunday- his real birthday- we went to church and took him to buy a present at Babies R' Us- where he chose a Thomas the Train Spin Toothbrush (wonder where that obsession came from).
We are still in shock he is 3!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

34 weeks

It's crazy how fast this has gone. I can't lie though, I'm so ready for her to be here and for me to NEVER be pregnant again. This pregnancy has been easy compared to some of the horror stories I hear- but I'm mentally, emotionally, and physically done. I have cried a lot more with this pregnancy and I feel like I'm a space cadet often. But I know Claire will be amazing when she makes her debut. C-section has been scheduled for 11/1/11- one month from today. So the official countdown is on! Xo

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Family Weekend in North Texas

So we went north this past weekend. And we went from 101 degrees to 110 degrees- CRAZY!
But we had a blast.
The weekend began with dinner at Uncle Julio's with Colby's family.
Then we headed to Graham for my mom's family reunion and to stay with Colby's grandmother.
After a fun day at PK Lake and Cade's 1st boat ride- we headed to Colby's parents, where Cade got to go fishing for his first time.
It was a HOT but awesome weekend!