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Friday, January 30, 2009

Here you go Moms - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about you and your first baby.

Were you married at the time? yes

How old were you? 26

How did you find out you were pregnant? I had taken several tests and they all came back negative. When Owen and I arrived in Oregon (after driving for four days with me starving, exhausted, and moody the whole way!) I found a test while I was unpacking the bathroom stuff. I figured I would take it just out of curiosity, the lines showed up instantly!

What was your reaction when you found out you were pregnant? Disbelief because I had already taken so many tests.

Who did you tell first? Owen. I said, "Honey, you should come look at this!" He said, "MAybe you should take another one."

Did you want to find out the sex? Owen did, I didn't.

Due date? March 27th

Did you deliver early or late? LATE....Nearly three weeks late. April 15th to be exact.

Did you have morning sickness? I think I threw up once, but mostly I just had really bad headaches.

What did you crave? Chocolate, Bubble Teas, and rice pasta with butter.

How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? I think about 40

Did you lose all the weight? yes, and then 10 more, thanks to breastfeeding, unfortunately I'm having a hard time maintaining my weight!

Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Nope, smooth sailing.

Who drove you to the hospital?No one, Emery was born in our bedroom.

How long were you in labor? 10 hours, one of those was pushing.

Did you take any medicine for pain? Nope. I did it all natural.

How much did your child weigh? 8lbs. 14 oz.

What did you name him/her? Emery Aiden

Was he/she named after anyone/anything special? Owen's Great great Grandfather was named Emory , and we both happen to like the band Emery so it just made sense to us.

How old is your firstborn today? 9 months, 15 days :)

Does your firstborn have any siblings? nope

If not, how many siblings do you want your firstborn to have? 2 or 3, we'll see

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Houston, Texas

We are in Houston. Well, Spring to be exact.
Emery's first flight was pretty uneventful. He fell asleep nursing on take off and slept for three of the four hours. He was wide awake for the landing, and went straight to Grandma at baggage claim, he didn't hesitate a bit! :)
My little man is such a trooper! He's very adaptable, and laid back, and such a joy!
We surprised the Great Grandma's. Grandad and Gramndma told the Great Grandma's that they had some errands to run, and in all actuality they were coming to pick us up from the airport. It was so much fun seeing their faces as we walked in with a wiggly, smiley, sleepy, little boy. He was quick to find the stairs and start climbing away. He has also become ffriends with the girly-looking little male pomerainian named Cowboy.
Today we went and had some pictures made of the handsome little guy. (Thanks Joyce!) If you want to see them, you can go to . Click on "Your online image gallery" at the bottom of the page. Look for "Emery Y", and enter the password "Smile", and your email address. They're worth a peek!
Tomorrow, Owen and I are going to the Culinary School for the open house and Emery will stay home with the Grandparents. If Owen likes it, we may be moving here soon. The way things are for us right now, it makes sense to move to Spring. We need to catch our breath. We've been treading water for quite a while, and we're getting tired. It's time to sit on the bank for a bit, maybe find a boat....
Saturday we are going to Oklahoma. Emery will get to meet my side of the family!
I get to see all my friends! I'm soooooo excitied. As soon as I can, I'll post some pictures!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The verdict is in...

I finally received my letter from Birthingway. I'm on the waiting list. I don't know how long the waiting list is. School starts the last week of March so two weeks after that if one of the accepted applicants decides they really aren't ready for school and withdraw, them I'll have a shot.
In the meantime, Owen has started researching Culinary schools and is looking into doing that. He's found one in Houston that he likes. We're going to visit it while we are there next week.
We are both sooooo looking forward to visiting our familes and introducing our little man!

Monday, January 5, 2009

I'm watching the mailbox!!!!!!!

According to Birthingway's website.... "The selection decision is made no later than the first Thursday in January. Once the Admissions Committee has reached a decision, notification letters are sent immediately. " I'll keep you all posted!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Fun with the Zollner's....

I met Melissa when I attended a La Leche League meeting here in Gresham.
She has two adorable little girls, Karis and Maddy. Melissa is the La Leche League leader. She does a wonderful job, and I feel like we're in the midst of a great friendship.
She brought Karis over the other day. This is a good thing. :) Karis looooves Emery!

She ALWAYS gives him big wet sloppy kisses, of course, these are the best kind!

Emery doesn't ever know what to think at first, but before too long.....
...he's just as enamored with her.

He also loves to watch Karis toddle around. I think he's seceretly trying to figure out her technique.

Here they are sharing Karis' babies. They took turns kissing (well, slobbering and chewing) on them.
Karis is a sweetheart!

We went to the Zollner's for a family friendly New Year's Eve party. Maddy had just got a kitchen for Christmas, and Emery loved it! I think we may have a future chef on our hands. He already wants to be just like Daddy!

Maddy was being quite the tattoo artist. Here she is doing her handiwork on Owen's neck.

The finished product was an upside down squid/octopus thing. Owen loved it!

It's always so much fun being around these lovely folks. I just wanted to share a bit of their magic with you guys!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Three years ago today, Owen asked me to marry him! So, in honor of such a special day, let's take a walk down memory lane......

This is us at an 80's themed party. Owen had just recently moved from Texas to Arkansas to be closer to me. Awwwww!

Here we are at Kerrville in 2006 about four months before we got married.

Here is one of the best moments of my life captured on film!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica, July 2006. Our honeymoon! This was taken just outside our hotel in front of the fountain.

Finally, our happy little family! It's been an amazing journey sweetheart, I'm so glad we are in this journey together. You're my best friend and I wouldn't pick anyone else to share this life with. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us! Mmmmmwa!