Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Growing So Fast

Well... it's been two weeks since Emma's been here, and this is what we know about her:
She likes to sleep on her side when we hold her... and doesn't like to be swaddled except at night
She has a dimple on her left cheek (just like her momma!)
The girl can burp! (just like her daddy!)
She is very intrigued by her brothers, and looks for Tre when she hears his voice
Other than that she pretty much just sleeps and eats.

The boys are growing fast too! Tre has been done with sippy cups for about two weeks now. He's doing pretty well so far, only a couple of mishaps at the dinner table. And Colin has moved into Tre's room as of last week, so it's officially "the boys' room". He's still in his crib, but the fact that they can share a room makes it easier to care for Emma overnight. Colin has also added the words "no" (which he says very emphatically) and "bye" to his vocabulary. Every time he sees a car he says "bye"... it's very cute!

So everyone is doing well, growing fast. And I'm trying to keep up with them all!

- Jo

Friday, March 6, 2009

Emma's Arrival

Yes! She's here! Emma Kay Davis joined us at 4:36 a.m. on March 1 - TJ & Jodi's six year anniversary! And it was snowing in Alabama!! The girl definitely knows how to make an entrance!

The labor & delivery went great. We checked into the hospital at midnight Saturday night. At the first check I was 4cm so we knew it was the real deal. After phone calls to moms and drugs an hour later we settled in for whatever came next. I figured it would be a little while before she arrived - yeah right! By 4 am I was fully dilated and the nurses were calling the doctor on call. He must've stopped to get a coffee on the way because he didn't get there until 4:30, and after one push Emma was here at 4:36!

The days in the hospital were fine; surgery went great, and by Tuesday we were home. And we had a great homecoming! Tre had colored a welcome home mommy & Emma picture, and Colin poked Emma in the nose! Luckily she didn't cry... I guess she's already adjusting to having older brothers! And throughout the week the boys have been adjusting to her: Tre likes to say good morning to her, and then goes about his day as normal. Colin is concerned whenever she cries, but other than that he's in his own world. Except for when I'm changing her, then both boys pull up stools next to the changing table and watch all the action.

All in all we're adjusting very well. We are a very blessed and happy family. Updates will come when I'm not too tired from chasing after two boys and caring for baby girl!

- Jo

Sunday, March 1, 2009

She's Here!

We are very tired, yet excited. "Little" Emma Kay Davis joined our family this morning at 4:36am. She is 9lb 9oz, 21 1/4" long, Emma and Jodi are both doing great! Me and BG took the boys up this morning before lunch so they could meet the new boss in town. Of course she slept through most of it. Please pray for Jodi, tomorrow morning she will have surgery to tie her tubes. The doctor has reassured us that it isn't that crazy of a procedure...but it's still surgery. Well, I think I've rambled enough for now, I'll try to get pictures up here tomorrow.