Saturday, June 30, 2007


Tonight we had some good friends come over and bring dinner and hang out for a few hours. After they left Matt and I sat across from each other and talked about the last few years of our lives, the friends we've said hello to and the friends we've had to say goodbye to. As excited as we are about this new season in our life, we are sad to have to say goodbye to so many amazing friends. Friends we've spent hours eating with and laughing with, drinking with and just "doing life" with. It's hard to imagine walking away from all that into a huge city full of more people than you can imagine and no friends. No one to eat with, laugh with, drink with or do life with.

So I wanted to take a moment to say thank you and we love you to all our wonderful, beautiful friends. Each of you has made a difference in our lives, some of you since preschool, other's since middle school and some for the last two years. Regardless of how long you've been apart of our lives you have enhanced and enriched the person we are and inspired us to be better people. We love that life has given us an amazing opportunity and hope that instead of goodbye we can look in the rear view mirror and see each of you joining us in this adventure.

Life is one crazy ride and each of you have made that much more incredible. Know that you each hold a place in our hearts, you and your friendship is appreciated, wanted, needed and loved. We can't wait to show each of you our new home....New York City!

Friday, June 29, 2007


Mr. d went in for his two week check up today and he weighed in at 6lbs 7oz and 20 inches long, our little guy is a growin' fool! He got a perfect check up and is as healthy as a little boy could possible be. I don't think I've said it enough but we feel so blessed to have Dealey. He completes us in ways we never imagined....dreams do come true!

Thursday, June 28, 2007


I'm so excited to see Dealey's first little fat roll forming on his arm! The lines on his wrist are just extra skin, but hopefully they'll fill in a bit too as he puts on some much needed weight! He has his two week doctors appointment tomorrow morning and I'm anxious to see how much weight he's gained! I'll be sure to post an update on Mr. D tomorrow when we get home.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I'm so excited to be posting my first "wordless wednesday" that I had to say a few words. I promise we'll have shots of Dealey awake someday but right now our little man just sleeps...ALOT! He wakes up ALOT as well....sigh, that part isn't quite as fun...

Friday, June 22, 2007


Those are two words I'd use to describe my sweet Dealey. We've been home for almost 5 days and while I'm completely exhausted I've never been happier to be so tired. However I think we have the sweetest baby ever he's so mild mannered and laid back like his daddy. He's sleeping good waking up every 3 hours for some yummy food and then dozing right back off for another three hours. It's seems so funny to me that eating could be so tiresome...

We've been to the doctor twice this week for weight checks and I am happy to report that Dealey is only an ounce off his birth weight which is wonderful. He's still small and we have to work hard to get some junk in his trunk over the coming months but I'm confident everything will be fine. Some of the funniest pics we have are of D sleeping he sleeps just like I do, all over the place and he loves to dangle his arms over the side of his wedge or the boppy pillow however here he is soaking up some zzz's in daddy's precious I can't stand it :o)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Okay I have to admit it's been hard to want to do a new post I just want to keep looking at the pics of my D but we have so many pics to share and thoughts so here we go....coming home, what a rush that was. When Matt and I were driving away from the hospital we looked at each other and thought "are they really letting us leave with him" we both kept expecting someone to run out of the hospital and say "oh, just kidding" you don't get to keep him. It's been amazing since the moment we walked in the door sure we haven't slept much and we find ourselves in tears just starring at him while he sleeps just realizing how perfect he is.

This morning was especially perfect as I woke up on my 28th birthday I can't imagine a sweeter gift. For me it has been a life long dream come true and for over 8 years it's been a dream of ours to have a family. It's still just seems so surreal that Dealey is here.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


We brought our precious Dealey into the world Saturday June, 16 2007 @ 4:48 pm. With such an "interesting" pregnancy we expected labor & delivery to be nothing short of CRAZY! However we were pleasantly surprised I went into labor and my water broke on Friday night at 11:30 and by noon on Saturday I had my patosin (sp?) drip and my epidural and just shy of 5 hours later he was here. I only had to push for about an hour and 15 minutes and it was surprising pleasant and much easier than I expected it to be. Our Dealey is as cute as can be with a good amount of hair, it looked dark at first but after his bath we looked again and it's more a light brown with blonde highlights....Anyways, I feel like I could ramble on for hours about sweet D but I'll stop for now and share some of his first pics........Dealey weighed in at 5lbs 15 oz & 19 1/4" long!

Matt and I just before we started pushing...

Me and Dealey stealing away a few moments to gaze at each other...

Matt loving up on Dealey, he was so happy and such a great coach, I couldn't have done this without him by my side...

Dealey bright eyed and alert....he's got some big eyes, I suppose that's my doing but they're going to gorgeous these big blue eyes are going to melt hearts...

Dealey has huge feet and long toes just like his Dad....

Dealey holding Matt's finger....

Sweet D sleeping and hanging with me....

There will be billions more pictures as we enter into this new life so check back often to stay up to date with how Dealey is growing into an amazing little dude, our move to NY and many more adventures! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEALEY JAMES!

Friday, June 08, 2007


Well in the midst of all the craziness I am happy to finally be able to post pictures of our new home in Staten Island, we are so excited about what this next season of our life will hold! It's a great old home on a quiet street where D and I can walk and enjoy the seasons of New York! Our home is always open and we look forward to lots of visitors, now all we need is our baby Dealey and we'll be ready to go! Enjoy the pics I'll post more when we get there and get settled!

NOTE: Several people have asked when the house was built. We're not sure of th exact date but we know it was built in the late 1800's.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


This morning started off a little stressful I woke up in a lot of abdominal pain (which I later found out were contractions) this morning but decided not to call the doctor as I had an appointment at 2:00 for my sonogram. I let them know as soon as we got there that I was hurting and not feeling well they monitored Dealey for about 15 minutes and he was doing good, then we went ahead with my appointment which was great Dealey looked great as he has each time he weighed in at 5lbs 90z which is a good weight.

Dr. Patton then felt the need to violate me to check my cervix which is never a pleasant experience he then decided that because of the contractions I was having that my circlage needed to come out today so I went to see my doctor they monitored me for about 20 minutes and I was definitely still having sporadic contractions so she removed my circlage (very violating and PAINFUL) however not as painful as the contractions....I'm back at home now resting and looking forward to a yummy dinner as ready as I am for baby D to come I really don't want Matt to miss anything so we need to keep him in there until next Saturday....what a crazy pregnancy this has been and it's looking like it'll be throwing us for loops until the end!

My blood pressure is still high but not okay it was obviously high today with the pain of contractions and the circlage coming out and worrying about D being okay but it seems to be staying under control for now so that's a great thing for me and Mr. Dealey!

Saturday, June 02, 2007


Upon Matt's arrival to Texas from Canada last week, his suit case exploded, okay not really but that's what it looked like. This was not an odd or strange occurrence but what happened next was well, just odd. For hours our sweet Abby molested Matt's poor socks, (not in a perverted way but in just this intense couldn't pull her away obsessed sort of way) it was just weird so we grabbed the camera knowing this was a moment we would laugh about for years...Then I thought it might fun to share on the blog, so here's a few shots of the "sock molester" just for giggles....