Friday, August 28, 2009

Our newest family member...

I am excited to say that we welcomed our son into the world this morning! Garris Noland was born at 12:15 am weighing 8 pounds even and he is 21 inches long. He, well we, had a rough delivery but he is here, safe and sound and that is the name of the game! He is doing great and we are hoping to go home later this weekend. Garris is my great grandmothers maiden name and Noland is Nathan's mother maiden name... Here are some pictures, more to come later!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Stats on a growing little gal...

We went for Chayse's 15 month check up today but in reality, it is her 16 month check up as she will be 16 months on the first... still hard to believe that she has been here that long! It seems like yesterday I was trying to finish getting her nursery ready!!

Almost 16 month stats on a growing girl!

At Birth: 7 lbs 14 oz, 20.5 inches
At 2 months: 11 lbs 10 oz (60%), 22.5 inches (45%)
At 4 months: 14 lbs 3 oz (50%), 24.75 inches (60%)
At 6 months: 15 lbs 7 oz (30%), 26.25 inches (60%)
At 9 months: 18 lbs 2 oz (30%), 27.5 inches (35%)
At 12.5 months: 19 lbs 7 oz (20%), 29.75 inches (65%)
At 16 months: 22 lbs 1 oz (32%), 32 inches (85%)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Really, a month??

I cannot believe that a month has passed since I last posted! Where is the summer going? I cannot believe it is August already and that my little baby girl is 15.5 months old! AGH! Slow down time, slow down! Chayse is WIDE OPEN! She is running and into EVERYTHING! She is so much fun to watch and play with but man oh man, does she make me crazy some days!!! She is going to be the reason I have gray hair someday! She has cut FIVE teeth in the last WEEK! She has been kinda crabby but I think that a mouth full of teeth is a good reason to be a crab! She has also been on a MAJOR growth spurt. She has grown over an inch and a half in the last 6 weeks!!!! NO JOKE! We won't go to the doctor's office for her 15 month check up till the end of the week so I will let you know her growth status on the growth curve when we get it.

We have been very busy trying to get the upstairs finished and I am very pleased to say that we passed our final inspection!! YIPPIIEEEE!! We have a CO! Can I get an AMEN on that!?! We are sooooo thankful to have much of the project done. We still have some cosmetic things to do, like put carpet in the stairwell, touch up some paint spots, and we need to get the rest of stuff out of storage but all in all, we are "done". What a relief that is! I will get some updated pics this week with the furniture in and post those soon.

Baby Boy and I are doing well, tolerating the heat as best as we can. He has found my sciatic nerve over the last few days and gracious, is that a painful thing! We are getting excited and are beyond ready to meet him! No news on when he will get here though... soon though we hope... at least we know he cannot stay in there forever!! Here is a shameless belly shot from the park last week at 38 weeks into this pregnancy!

Nathan and I celebrated another year of wedded bliss this past week. It is crazy to think how much things have changed over the years and yet know it will change even more over the next year as we adjust to another little person being in our lives... We have traveled more paths that we never planned on going down in our time together than most people experience in a lifetime together. I am still so grateful to have this wonderful person in my life and be able to call him my husband.