Monday, September 29, 2008


I've now been home a little over a week and am slowly adjusting to my new life in the great big world.   Mostly I eat, sleep, and poop.  Of course I never sleep when Mommy wants me to...

However, I have gotten to do some pretty cool things.  I went to my first soccer game on Saturday to cheer on my big brother.  This of course meant that other people held me until I needed to eat and then I slept through most of the game.  At least that meant Mommy and Daddy got to watch.  Daddy took a completely unflattering picture of Mommy wearing her "nursing bib" (a cloth diaper to catch dribbles and leaks since I can be a messy eater) that she refuses to share.

Also, Grandma Sue came down on Sunday to help out with me for a little while.  My favorite part, once they figured out the whole direction of the sun issue, was going for a walk in my stroller.  The best part is that my car seat sits right into the stroller frame!  And I love my car seat as long as it is in something moving.  Daddy has yet to get a picture of me in my tricked out ride.  We will try to post one later.

Some mornings Grandpa John comes over to help out as well.  Mostly he holds me so Mommy can get some breakfast or go to the bathroom.  He's funny, and sometimes loud, but I like him.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Home from the Hospital

So the little guy and I arrived home from the hospital on Saturday afternoon.  Although I'll spare you the details, we had an extended stay due to complications and fetal distress during labor.  Dalton's heart rate plummeted and his delivery required an emergency c-section.  As such, we got to spend a wonderful 72 hours in a "semi-private" recovery suite.  Needless to say, there are no cute post-delivery photos with me looking all refreshed and invigorated - rather, I am drugged and completely out of it.  Here are some of us (he is the cute one that looks like a little peanut):
Anyhow we are both adjusting to life at home and trying to figure this whole thing out.  We are both still extremely worn out.  Thank you to everyone who has sent kind emails, other messages, or gifts - I appreciate all of the well wishes but please be patient in expecting a response. 

Friday, September 19, 2008


Dalton Wyatt Gray

Details of his birth:
September 17th (our 4th anniversary!)
7:02 am
6 pounds, 5 ounces
18.5" long
Delivered via emergency c-section

More to come once mom and baby arrive home from the hospital.

Monday, September 15, 2008

40+ Weeks & Counting...

Yes, I am horrible at updating this thing.  Yes, he is now officially past his due date (both of them).  Yes, I am tired, irritable, and cranky about the whole situation at this point.

That being said, here are a couple of photos of his "nursery" area in our room...

And because David is so proud of this gardening/landscaping accomplishment, here is a photo of the first Bird of Paradise flower to bloom along our front walkway.