Thursday, January 28, 2010

one week old!

yesterday our baby girl turned one week old! we can hardly believe how different this week has been than last week was! hannah is a great baby and is really taking it easy on us, for the most part. she is eating well, sleeping great, and loves riding in the car. she has already been out to eat breakfast and dinner and ice cream, and yesterday she had her first bath at home! this morning she experienced a VERY important milestone... her first trip to starbucks. 'our' baristas have been very interested in us throughout the pregnancy, and when we got there today, they said they figured we must have had the baby because we hadn't been there in a week and a half!

we are still in the process of collecting pictures from the grandmas' cameras because our battery died about 2 minutes after she was born (of course) and then we misplaced it for a day and a half as soon as we got home (i mean seriously!). but here are some highlights from the past few days!

headed home from the hospital in a pink velour jumpsuit that one of the girls in my small group gave her -- she was kind of swimming in it but it was too cute!! this is her gangsta look.

chilling at home with dad!

hanging out with gramps

and uncle jake

my dad is crazy.

today she took a nap in her crib for the first time and she LOVED it! she was out cold for 2.5 hours... i can't even believe how tiny she looks in there! in the bottom left corner you can just barely see the awesome quilt my mom made-- we'll have to take more pictures with her so you can see the whole thing

a picture for perspective... and a very special bear! my dad gave me that teddy bear when i was little, and it's time to pass it on to hannah! (okay seriously, i might be biased but isn't she just the cutest little munchkin?!)

Monday, January 25, 2010

she is here!!!

so sorry for the delay in posting... we have been a little busy with our new little bundle of joy!

hannah kay anderson
5:43 pm, wednesday, january 20, 2010
7 pounds, 5 ounces, 20.5 inches long

she is absolutely precious and we couldn't have asked for a better baby! last night we finally got our new parent hazing night and she was very fussy... but other than that, she pretty much only cries when she needs something, sleeps a whole lot, and eats great! (knock on wood)

i will post the whole birth story later when i get a chance to sit down and really remember the details... the short version is, we were scheduled to be induced but she decided to come on her own time before they could call us in. epidurals are awesome. she also thought she knew a better way to come out than straight down, but eventually she got it figured out and came out to meet us!

we are both doing great, due in large part to having my mom here last week and brian's family here this week to help us out-- i'm not quite sure how the cooking and cleaning and having time to shower will happen once it's just the two of us, but i'm sure we'll figure it out! we are just totally in love and so happy to be hannah's parents!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

game time.

As I write this I am sitting in the delivery room waiting to welcome our first child into the world. Amy is feeling good as the fantastic medications are helping her not feel pain and relax. Not quite the way she pictured this day going, in a good way! We are getting excited!

They just came in a broke Amy's water! It shouldn't be long now!

Check back later...we will try and post pictures here and on facebook after she is here!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

baby watch 2010

okay... this child needs to come already...

I mean, the due date is over a week away... regardless, we are getting antsy.

This waiting patiently thing is not something that I do well. I sorta reminds me of our wedding day when I was in the grooms area and not allowed to leave because Amy was getting pictures around the church. I couldn't do anything to make it come quicker I just had to wait until game time...

As I think about it, his situation is a bit different...

There are allegedly ways that you can make a baby decide to come sooner. This evening we will be trying as many of those as we know of... Here's what we have so far...

  • We will be walking to a Mexican Restaurant nearby and eating very spicy mexican food.
  • Amy will be walking up and down the stairs until she gets tired.
  • When she gets her energy back up she will bounce on an exercise ball.

If these don't work, I will be making this recipe for dinner very soon for dinner.

any other ideas of way that we can get this baby to come??


after a read of all of these success stories from the Scalina's website... I am making eggplant parm for dinner! We will just have to go for a walk around the's the recipe on their website if you want to make it for yourself and join us!