Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Tutu Girly!

We played dress up today with our wonderful Aunt Christine!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy 4 Months Emersyn Kate!

Emersyn is 4 months old today!
She is so grown up already! I can't believe how fast time has flown... I know the next 18 years will blow by. She is doing so many new things all the time! Here are her 4 month stats:
  • Laughing out loud at things she finds funny. Mostly people talking to her in this silly low voice.
  • Rolling over since about a month ago.
  • Sitting up unassisted for a couple of seconds. Up to about 30 seconds at most.
  • Grabbing everything within her reach.
  • Nursing about every 3 hours still except at night. Only gets up once a night to eat, twice on a "bad" night.
  • Still taking prevacid for reflux.
  • Still spitting up like crazy when I eat dairy products. YOu would think this would aid in weight loss for me, um not really.
  • Loves her daddy and smiles a lot at him.
  • Screams when we put her in her carseat, but will usually fall asleep not long after the car gets moving!
  • Fights sleep in the car and sometimes when she goes down for a nap.
  • Started taking 3 hour naps thanks to our favorite Mrs. Susan.
  • Her signals are so much clearer: rubbing her eyes when she is sleepy, getting a little fussy when she is hungary. Before it just seemed like she was upset all the time and we had no clue what she wanted.
  • Eating organic rice cereal and LOVING it! Although it has not helped her sleep any longer than she normally does.
  • Found her feet and loves grabbing them!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Sweetie

We had a little extra time before we left the house this morning to get all dressed up. We even posed for a picture.

I am having so much fun dressing Emersyn up for Christmas. She has some super cute outfits. I'll have to take her picture in all her outfits and post them here. We are excited for her first Christmas! She is such a blessing to our lives and we are having so much fun with her. Every day is a new adventure and she is learning or doing something new every day. Quite frankly Im shocked she has not gotten right up and walked across the room yet. She seems so advanced and so ready to take on the world and seems to get frustrated when we remind her she is still a little baby.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Church Nursery

Yesterday was Emersyn's first and possibly last experience in the church nursery for a while. For the past 16 weeks she has been a "desk" baby. I was asked to take a shift in the Ladybug room which would be Emersyn's room. So I dropped her off in the nursery during first hour and then came and did my shift during the second hour. I was very surprised at my reaction. There were 6 babies, one being Emersyn. A 4 wk old little boy was coughing up a storm and sounded so congested. You could not help but feel sorry for him. Then there was another little boy who was chewing and drooling ALL over all the toys and the walker toy he was sitting in. Walking in the room I just felt like germs were jumping all over me. One of the front desk people came by to check on us and I talked her into taking Emersyn back up front. Part of me was worried about picking up the other babies and passing something on to Emersyn. I know that God wants us to love on all His children and I never really viewed the baby room as a live culture petri dish until I had Emersyn. So I think she will start attending Sunday school with me and the service as well. I was spoiled for the first 16 weeks, but now I don't want people thinking Emersyn is privlidged just because her daddy is on staff. I also worry that at 3 1/2 months old she is still a little to you to be "exposed." I know this is probably first time mom over reaction, but I am interested in other mom's opinions. I just have this stigma that if she gets something and I don't know where it came from if she gets sick that is better than if I know she got it from the nursery and I put her there. Anyway, I think I may call the doctor and get their opinion as well. I just hope our sweet little girl is not a sickly baby. I don't get sick often and never really did as a child either. Jonathan on the other hand tends to get sick more often than I do. I would not call him sickly, but for me getting sick more than once a year is too much. I have not been sick since last November when I got pregnant with Emersyn.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Im so angry at blogger I could scream

I accidentally changed my template. any one know how to change it back?

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Jonathan, Anne Marie, and Emersyn

Picture post

These are from most recent back to Halloween! Enjoy! Lots to post about, so little time :(

Mommy's Angel
I love rolling over in my play yard
More tummy time :)

Hanging out with granddaddy

We love to make eachother laugh!

Fake smile for the camera. She was really fussing! She was over the pictures.

Crafting with mommy!

My new pj's. Mommy thought I looked all grown up.

All dressed up for church a couple weeks ago.

Smiling for the camera.

Sleeping Beauty

Love my jungle gym.

Halloween Weekend. Mommy made my dress.

My frog costume for Halloween!

Me and my daddy!

Emersyn just loves her daddy! At the sound of his voice she gets the biggest smile across her face! Her daddy also loves her very much and just melts when he is around her!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First Day Back...

Monday was my first day back to school and it went extremely well. I had a peace about Emersyn, but I was so worried about the students behavior... They were so excited to see me. I got a ton of hugs and they were extremely well behaved. My brother and his sweet wife Shannon and came and kept her on Monday. That was such a blessing because all I had to do was walk out the door. She was a bit fussy, but not to bad. Tuesday my mom kept her and she was such an angel and really didn't cry at all. My mom said she smiled and laughed and looked around a lot while my mom was carrying her around the house doing chores. Today my sister kept her and she slept most of the day for my sister and only fussed when the bottle was to cold for her taste...picky you think? I have been so blessed to have family keep her so far and soon Mrs. Russell from church will be keeping her one day a week and we are SO excited about that! She will love our Emersyn like her own and that could not give me more peace than to know she will be taken such good care of! Part of the reason returning to work has been pretty easy is because I have a couple lights at the end of the tunnel as well as a lot of the "old" stress I had on my plate is gone. I have been telling myself all I have to do is make it 2 weeks and then it is thanksgiving (we have a week off for), and then 3 weeks and we are out for 2 wks for Christmas break. Then the semester starts fresh and typically I would be diving head first into soccer, but I stepped down this season to focus on family! I am so thankful to all my sweet friends and family who prayed my return to work would be an easy transition and it has. I miss my sweet girl and appreciate my time with her even more when I get home each day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy 2 Months Sweet Emersyn Kate

The past two months have been such a rollercoaster. Nothing can prepare you for becoming a first time mom other than becoming a first time mom! We could not feel more blessed to have our sweet girl in our arms and continue our journey through life with her by our side. We are going to see the doctor tomorrow for a well visit so I'll be able to add some high lights, but here are a few for now!

  • She weighs right at 12 pounds

  • We will find out how long she is tomorrow

  • Has slept through the night a couple times

  • Holds her head up unassisted

  • Loves to stand in your lap
  • Found her hands and LOVES to suck on them and her thumb when she can manage to get it in her mouth.

  • Smiles voluntarily

  • Coohs and tries to talk back to you, its the funniest thing!

  • Loves to be held straight up facing out. So nosey!

  • Eats about every 3 hours during the day.

  • Sleeps in her own crib.

  • Still on prevacid for her reflux.

  • Required me to quit dairy! Much less spitting up since I have eliminated it from my diet.

This is what I think about my bouncy seat...

Our sweet girl makes sure you know what she wants!
Mom, you know I would much rather you be holding me!

I thought I made it clear that I wanted you to pick me up! I guess Im gonna have to make it a little more clear.

Fine... does this pitiful face not say it all! Pick me up mommy, please!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Facebook Stinks!

This is will be a treat for my blogging friends at the expense of facebook. It literally took me 5 min to upload all the photos here and an hour to only upload 1 to facebook! Enjoy!

I just love this little face! This was also her first time taking this kind of passy!
I love her face from every angle! Rockin the huge flower!

I could kiss that little face ALL over!

Happy Birthday Aunt Christine!

Grandma has a special touch!

Love my Grandma and Grandaddy!

Not to excited about being sang happy b day to.

But she sucked it up and played along :)

Our sweet Shannon! Missed you bubbs!

Me and the hubby! LOVE HIM!

Love birds!

Still snoozin so mommy could eat!

Are those eyes I see?

Enjoying the rainy day with mommy!

That flash is funny! I think I might smile for it :)

Now for a little nap with my favorite lovie!

Me and Mommy played in my room tonight...

I had so much fun wtih her...

So I thought I would let her know by smiling and laughing!

She and daddy love me so much!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sneak Peek

We had some beautiful pictures of our sweet girl done this past weekend! We also took her for her 1 month appointment. Here are here stats:
  • 11 lbs
  • 22 1/2 in long
  • In the 90% for her age
We changed her reflux meds from zantac to prevacid and still have seen no difference. We are now going to eliminate ALL dairy from my diet. Wow, I might actually start having to eat some vegetables to stay alive.

Sweet Emersyn keeps me super busy and I don't have much time to get to the computer so I have been able to update facebook a little quicker.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Life as I know it...

OK, so this will probably be a bunch of rambling...but I have not updated recently. I have lots of pics to update with as well.

So life as I know it has been one big adjustment lately. Our little lady seems to be pretty cranky in her awake hours. However, everyday and week has gotten better and better. I took her to the doctor on Tuesday because about 90% of her awake time she spent screaming inconsolably. She either has a ton of gas all the time, reflux, or colic, or she has all 3! Not sure but we will be asking the doc to give us a verdict at her next appt. I don't want to keep giving her zantac if it's not reflux. I definitely think she has issues with gas, not a surprise. The colic, would not surprise me either. The reflux is up in the air, however, they upped her perscription Tuesday and she seemed to better handle her awake times. I have been speaking to lots of my mom friends who have had lots of great advice!

The past 3 weeks have been insane, but insanely wonderful! We could not be more proud of our sweet little girl although she has added to our sleep deprivation.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Emersyn Kate Underwood

Here is just a small update, this will be revised soon when I return to the world of the living! Our sweet girl arrived via c-section 9 lbs 7 oz, 21 inches long on 8/26/2010! Here are a couple pictures of our sweet girl! I'll update with more details later.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

God has a Plan!

And His plan is best for us! So Jonathan and I went and saw Dr. Galloway Monday at 4, bags packed and ready to head over to the hospital. Well things were slammed and he did tell us to wait one more day. So he called the hospital and told them to schedule my induction for Tuesday morning so that we could get this little one here! Main reason being my blood pressure had gone up a little bit. Other than that no need for concern and all else looked great. So a little disappointed we returned home but I had a bit of a feeling we would be anyway. So Tuesday came and again we prepared to go to the hospital without question. So about we went him to town and walked the mall for a bit and then headed to borders to kill the rest of the time before we met some friends for dinner. At about 5:00 Jonathan gets a missed call that he did not recognize (my phone had died) and we decided to call it back. Sure enough it was the birthing center. I first spoke to a nurse on the floor who explained that 3 people had walked in in labor and they had absolutely no room for me and wanted me to experience the best care possible and asked me to come in the next evening. Then the supervisor of the hospital (who knows my mom) also wanted to speak to me and explain the situation and reassure me that they only wanted me to have the best care and they could not do that in a teeny tiny triage room. My main concern was had they spoken with Dr. Galloway because he had a bit of concern about my blood pressure. They said they had and then we hung up. Well of course right in the middle of borders the river starts flowing (not my bag of water;), I started bawling. Of course Jonathan immediately got very upset with the whole situation (our main concern being our daughters health). Which she is just fine, but it did not help that I quoted off a statistic I heard on a Baby Story the morning before about a high number of unexplained fetal deaths in overdue babies. So of course he immediately is on the defense. So he wanted me to personally call Dr. Galloway (I was in NO shape to do so, nor was I about to call my doctor crying about not getting to go to the hospital that night) and communicate to him I had heard from the hospital. I was uneasy doing that so I came up with a plan to check my blood pressure since that was the main concern. The last thing I wanted us to do was turn around and go home and worry that here goes another day that my BP could be going up and her health might decline. So we head over to Target not sure if they still had their machine or not. However, a sweet friend is one of the pharmacist over there and we asked her if she could take my blood pressure. In the office the other day it was around 130/80 and when she checked it was 147/99. So I called my mom (who actually got the call about the hospital situation before we had because my phone had died) and told her. She immediately called Dr. Galloway who said he wanted me to go in right away for some testing. So we headed to the hospital and visited the one and only triage room available and began the hour long process of blood drawing, blood pressure taking and heart and contraction monitoring. Praise the Lord all turned out just fine. My BP had gone down (now I know how to make it sky rocket, just hysterically cry) and my labs turned out fine. The nurse was so sweet and we talked with her about checking the schedule for tomorrow so that we don't end up in the same situation. However I have to say it was very interesting watching the hosptial/doctor dynamics. They are definitely two separately functioning entities. So the nurse calls Dr. galloway back letting him know all was fine, but he tells her he wants me in first thing in the morning (of course all beds would still be full). She proceeds to tell him how that would not be a good idea as they only have the triage bed that I would be in all day until another bed opened etc. They go back and forth and finally Dr. Galloway says, please ask the patient what she would like to do and go from there. So nurse comes back and tells me all this and adds in she has birthed 3 children and having to labor in that bed would be miserable but it was up to me. So we asked what the chances of us being bumped again were and she ensured we with no doubt would be coming in tonight at 8:00 to stay. I asked her how long they keep bumping until they have to start and induction and she said 41 weeks and we are there baby! So as a formality we are calling this afternoon to make sure all is still good and God willing, because he has surly shown us His will this week (which we have peace about and know is best) we will head in tonight. Main reason we did not opt to go this morning is because the idea is to sleep through the cervidil and labor during the day. I would hate laboring through the night (which may still happen, but at least not by our own doing). So that is where we are, just waiting on God to bring this sweet little girl into our lives. We just can't wait to meet her.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Plan

Well by the time you are reading this it will be Monday. I will have started my first day of maternity leave today and will be visiting Dr. Galloway around 4:00 for my scheduled weekly appointment with him. He should be sending me on my way to the hospital from the appointment seeing that they are not over booked. I was originally supposed to go Sunday evening, but he had 2 inductions already booked and called me back to push it back to Monday evening. That being said if all is well we will check in tonight to start cervidil and get hopefully a descent nights rest and then begin an induction Tuesday morning. I will keep you updated via the blog so keep checking back!

Still no sign of labor anywhere around...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Husband

Today has been a very special day. 29 Years ago at 8:05 am my precious husband entered this world at 7 lbs 12oz and 21 in long. To think even then God knew we would be joined in marriage and on this day be expecting the arrival of our first child. We got up this morning as we usually do on Saturday's and Jonathan had a gift from Emersyn waiting on him (he got the new iphone a couple weeks ago from "me"). We had a yummy IHOP breakfast and then off to relax until the family came over to celebrate his B-day with a cookout, Ginny's yummy cake and ice cream. We will be ending our day meeting some very dear friends for coffee this evening. I wanted today to be very special for Jonathan since Emersyn will be here soon. Today was her offical due date, but she must of wanted her daddy to have all the glory today because she is showing no signs of leaving my womb with a vacancy! Although it would have been such a neat birthday present and Jonathan would have loved it, I'm not sure how much fun it would have been for him to be a nervous wreck in a delivery room his entire birthday. Not to mention that we know God will put her in our arms when he is ready. But back to Jonathan, we could not be more blessed to have such a wondeful man in our lives. Every day he wakes up he works so hard for our family and seeks God's direction when it comes to his leadership over our family. He is so much fun to be around and keeps me laughing especially when I don't feel like it. I love his gentle spirit and pray that our daughter inherits that from her daddy. Every day my love grows deeper for the man that God has put in my life and look forward to sharing many more of his birthdays with him!

We love you Jonathan! Love, Anne Marie and Emersyn