Monday, April 28, 2008

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!

Things have been a little busy around here lately. :) We've gone from three adults in the house at all times, to two adults (thanks to our moms!), and starting Wednesday to just me at home. Thanks to everyone for the meals, gifts, and encouraging phone calls. Our heads are above water because of you! I also need to take a minute to say that I have the most unbelievable husband EVER! Seriously, he amazes me with how easily he handles the craziness of a new baby. I tend to get worked up over the little things. He reminds me to leave the details to God. I'm falling more in love with him everyday.
Here are some of my new favorite pics.

Eric holds Abigail and works from home.

Parker gives Abbi a kiss!

Friday, April 18, 2008

From Sydney to Abigail

I just read all of your comments. You weren't imagining things. We were going to name her Sydney. Here's the deal. A couple weeks ago I decided that we needed to come up with a couple more options. 1.) I don't like "Syd" for a nickname. 2.) I always felt like I had to pronounce "Sydney" very clearly. So, we came up with a short list that we were going to pick from. We thought we would have the name by the time she came into the world. So, on Tuesday, we were shocked and had no clue what to call her. People kept coming into the recovery room asking what her name was.

Our short list:

While in the recovery room, I turned to Eric and asked him what he thought she looked like. He said, "I think she's an Abigail." I totally agreed. That's how she got her name.

Update from the Hospital

Hey, everyone! As I sit here in the hospital bed I'm still in shock that our little girl is already here. The past couple days have been a total blur. Abigail is doing very well. She has slept continuously since yesterday at 6am except when we wake her to eat. Wow! Let's see how long this lasts! She didn't seem to happy to be out in the world at first. But, I think she's really enjoying being held by daddy right now.

Eric is doing well also. He's seriously the best husband ever. I cannot even believe how good he is at being a dad. Amazing!

I'm slowly healing. I felt great yesterday and apparently did a little too much. The pain pills are my best friends today. :)
We'll be going home from the hospital tomorrow. Thank you all for your calls, comments, etc. We can't wait to introduce you to our daughter! Please feel free to stop by.

Here are a couple more pics. I'll try to post more later.
The night nurses (my favorite people in the whole world right now) made Abigail a little pink bow for her hat.

She's starting to look just like Parker looked at this age. (Just smaller.)

Grandpa loves his little granddaughter.

Parker keeps patting her head saying, "Abbi Baby, Abbi Baby".

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Abigail Dawn Glidewell

Abigail Dawn Glidewell was born at 7:30 pm on April 15, 2008! (By the way, have you filed your taxes?) Abbi weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long when she was born. Sandi is doing great. She looks fantastic, and is moving around pretty well. She hopes to have her mile time back down to 4:30 by the weekend.

Enjoy the pictures.

we're having our baby!

I'm having contractions, and my blood pressure is strange. So, we're having a c-section tonight at 7:15pm. We'll update everyone in the morning.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

12 days

Today I took a 3 1/2 hour nap.

Last night I peed 9 times.

Yesterday I realized that I was resting my diet coke on my belly.

Last week I stopped at 2 green lights.

Everyday for the past week I've had an episode of stuttering- the real thing, can't make my mouth keep going with what my head is saying.

The cankles have expanded to the feet. What is that? Ceet?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Eric on TV

Our friends, The Dulas, have started an organization called Myles-A-Part to help families with autistic children. As Eric and I have gotten to know more about their story and the rise in autism, I've become very passionate about the subject. Please check out the Myles-A-Part website to learn more.

Our local news did a story on Myles-A-Part last night. I'll post the link below. (I still don't know how to put videos on this.) I was quite proud seeing my good friends, and a cameo by my husband, on the news.

Blast from the past

I was talking with an old friend about our time in China. I thought I'd share some funny pics with the blog world, which didn't exist back then.

This is my trip to the Chinese hospital when I had a hookworm. Oh yes, I actually had it for 6 months. They called in all the nurses on the floor to come examine my foot.

My parents, aunt and uncle, and grandma came to visit. This is the women of my family on the Great Wall. My grandma was the oldest person on the wall that day. She was awesome!

Eric singing to an English class at the university. Oh yes, he has many talents!

Eric, Tripp (Eric's roommate), and I with some Chinese friends. Peace!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Last Two Weeks Of...

I've decided to embrace the last two weeks of being a parent of only one child. I'm dedicating these next two weeks to having fun with my boy. It's been really hard for me the last few days to think of having to split my time between two kids. I know it'll be great, I've heard other moms talk about having the same feelings going into child #2. What will we do? We'll make our way to the zoo, aquarium, park, maybe Monkey Joe's. (Although last week when we went I thought I was going to give the staff there a heart attack by jumping on those floats 9 months pregnant. Yeah, this baby's not coming out on her own.) So, if any of you want to join the fun, come on over.

Parker loves the aquarium. The first time we took him was very eventful. At that point in his life he liked to scream "die, die, die" at things. I don't know where he got it. But, that was his phrase. Nice huh! He also liked to point out things and instead of saying "you" it would come out "jew". So, as you could imagine my horror as he stood at the big fish wall pointing and screaming "Die" "jew", "die" "jew". Holy crap!
We now like to go in the middle of the day and take a picnic to eat while we watch the fish. He still screams at the aquarium, but it's now a nice scream of, "I yuv fish!"