November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

We had quite an eventful day.  While the kids, big and small, were playing whiffle ball, Kenny pitched to his brother Brian and he hit a line drive right back square in his eye.  I didn't know what had happened. All I saw was Kenny laying flat on the ground with everyone standing around him.  He slowly got up and when I saw him, this is what his eye looked like (see picture below).  He was unable to see out of it, so I called the nurse help line, and they said to come to the hospital.  So Kenny, his dad, Derek, and Matt spent a couple of hours in the Urgent Care.  The doctor said he would be able to see better in a couple of days and he has a follow up appointment on Monday.     

The picture doesn't do it much justice, it swelled up quite a bit more and bruised the next day.

November 23, 2008

Checkin Out The New Addition

The other day we had Ethan in his bassinet and Kenny was leaning over the edge watching him.  Addie was very curious, jumped up on the bed and leaned in like Kenny was.  It was soo cute.  They had a stare down and I think Ethan won.  It has been a lot of fun watching Addie react to Ethan.  She has been so gentle with him.  Little does she know that someday Ethan will be bigger then her :)

First Bath

Ethan's first bath started out okay, surprisingly.  After he was naked for a few minutes he started to cry because he was cold.  Kenny and quickly finished his bath so we could snuggle him and warm him up.  

November 19, 2008

Addie and Ethan

 Addie has been very curious since we brought Ethan home.  She has tried to lick him, sniff him, and follows Kenny or I around when we are holding him.  She has been very good and careful around him and is slowly learning not to get too close when Ethan is in his swing or bouncy seat.  

More Hospital Visitors

The day after Ethan was born we had lots of visitors.  It was nice to have visitors all day long, it made the time pass quickly :)  Here are a few pictures of the people who came to see us and hold Ethan.  He is soo loved!


My friend Delaine and her 3 week old daughter, Reagan, came to visit us at the hospital.  There are 2 other of our friends that are having babies in the next few months.  I am excited that Ethan will have playmates so close in age along with, of course, all of his cousins :)

Proud First Time Grandparents

Kenny's parents are so excited about their new grandson!  It is the first grandchild on his mom and dads side and first great-grandchild :)  Kenny's grandparents are coming out the first week of December to meet Ethan for the first time.  They are also really excited.  His grandpa has been waiting for a great-grandchild for four years now and he is finally here :)

Thanks For The Help!

My mom came out for a week to help Kenny and I adjust to life with a baby at home.  We were very grateful to have her here to help at night and during the day with the meals when she wasn't preoccupied playing Guitar Hero on our Wii :)  Some help they both were coming over to see and help with Ethan :) 

No, Mom, we are truly thankful for all the help you were and our first night without you went really well!  Thanks a bunch! We Love You!!

November 16, 2008

Meeting The Pool Cousins

On Thursday my sister and her kids came to see Ethan at the hospital.  All the cousins were excited to hold him, especially Luke.  Luke was trying to grab him out of Sandy's arm and hold him.  I think it was the first time Luke saw me and the first word out of his mouth weren't "where's Addie" (our dog that he absolutely loves).  Thanks for coming to see us at the Hospital!! 

Ethan James

Gonna make this a short one so I can get in a quick nap before I have to feed him again!

Ethan James was born to us on November 12th.  He is 21 inches long and weighed in at 8 pounds 11 ounces.  He is doing well and I am recovering slowly.  Kenny and I are now adjusting to our new life with our new precious baby.

November 1, 2008

Thunder and Lightning

Kenny and I were surprised to wake up to a loud crash of thunder, then a bright flash of lightning this morning.  It didn't last for long but it really made me miss the thunder storms back home.  Addie was pretty scared by the loud noise and came running back to our room and slept on the bed for the rest of the morning.  It was nice to have her up there cuddling with us. (she is not allowed up there anymore and has done well with staying down)  I wish I could have captured the storm somehow other than in my mind.

A quick baby update: NOTHING NEW :(
Well, at least I know I will get to meet him on the 13th and that is NOT too far away :)