Monday, June 21, 2004

Kitchen Update

OK, OK...We know you are here to see pictures of Emma...but she's busy right now. So while you are here, you might as well take a look at the progress in the Kitchen. For a "before" picture, scroll way down to the bottom.
The Kitchen Posted by Hello
The Kitchen...again. Posted by Hello
Picture of Kitchen from same angle as "before" picture way down at the bottom of this blog (would that be the blogtom?). Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

New Emma Pictures Below!

No, she's not snarling...she's yawning. But I'm pretty sure you can see right up her nose. Looks clean! Posted by Hello
After every battle, one must face the ugly aftermath. After Emma's first bath, we faced the AfterBath! Posted by Hello
Emma's afternoon nap. She sleeps best when she's wrapped up snug as a bug. Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Here's Emma enjoying her Boppy Throne. Posted by Hello

Emma, wrapped up like a burrito. Those are her uncle Glenn's legs she's reclining on. Posted by Hello

Monday, June 07, 2004

New Look, Same Blog

Don't be confused, everyone. We thought this look was easier to use than the previous one. All the cute Emma propoganda can still be seen below, and there is more to come. Try to contain yourselves...

More pictures of Emma

Look below for more pics of the newest member of the Reeves and Welling families.

This is how Emma gets burped. Without fail, after she burps, she falls asleep in this little frog position, daddy's hand on her little bottom. Posted by Hello

Little Emma...big bed. No babies were left unattended in the taking of this photo. Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Introducing Emma Gayle...

Mom and Dad: tired as all get-out, and happier than that.
Emma Gayle: sleeping, eating great, and beautiful.
Here's the story:
On our last visit to the doctor, she informed us she would be going out of town before our due date of June 6th. She had, therefore, scheduled us to be induced on Thursday, June 3rd, so we would not have to deliver with another doctor. We had a few days to talk about it, and given Diane's comfortable feeling with our regular doctor and dislike of change (and other factors) we decided to go for it.
Thursday, June 3rd--
6:30am--Soon to be Mom and Dad, with "bun in oven" arrive at hospital and are placed in nice big LDR (labor, deliver, and recovery) room.
7:40am--Nurses administer Pitocin to Diane to start contractions...and sure enough the contractions start.
7:45am-10:00am (at 3-4 minute intervals)--the contractions keep coming. Diane was excellent at breathing through them.
10:00am--Contractions slow a bit, Jeremy quickly runs to the cafeteria (through a ridiculous labrynth of hospital corridors...think lab-rat in some sort of mad scientest maze) for a coffee and breakfast.
10:07am--Jeremy returns to the LDR room.
11:00am-ish--Diane rediscovers a childhood love of orange popsicles (she repeats rediscovery 3 more times throughout the day).
11:30am-3:30pm--Repeat of morning contractions. Again, Diane does wonderfully with the breathing.
4:00pm--The Reeves Family (Terry, Sharri, Jason and Janee') arrive to cheer on the soon to be new dad and laboring mom.
8:00pm--The hospital room had cable, so by this time we had watched almost 12 hours of home-improvement television and talked about all the ideas for our new (to us) home, all the while breathing through contractions.
9:00pm--Diane has dilated to 6 centimeters, and progress has seemes slow. Almost-new mom is getting discouraged.
10:00pm--3 of Diane's friends (Nancy, Traci, and Amy) arrive at hospital to offer encouragement. This was just the thing to get Diane over the edge.
10:25pm-ish--Three friends leave, and immediately Diane is ready to go! "Thanks for coming, friends! It was just what Diane needed!"
10:45pm-ish--Doctor arrives, and Diane starts pushing.
11:08pm--Emma Gayle arrives! Dad bursts out with unintelligible cave-man-esque burbles of joy, and he's pretty sure he remembers a few tears (but just a few).

Emma Gayle, beautifully round-shaped head, narrow heels like her mom, button-nosed face, and skin as smooth as a baby's butt (I guess that goes without saying), arrived to the inexpressable love of her parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Needless to say, she's perfect (total depravity aside).

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Emma Gayle...blowing bubbles and being beautiful. Posted by Hello

Proud Dad and beautiful Daughter. Posted by Hello

Welcome to the world, Emma the pic to see it close up (and why would anyone not want to see it close up?). Scroll down to see more pictures. Posted by Hello

Emma and Mom, glowing. Posted by Hello