Friday, January 30, 2009

Getting the hang of it

Being a parent to a new born is no joke. Being sleep deprived, feeding and changing diapers has a new meaning to me. I have never been so tired, yet, so happy. And, I am one who has always required LOTS of sleep. Though I must say, it is all so worth it. I can't even imagine life any other way. Noah is now two weeks old. He has regained his birth weight of 8.5 pounds, moved into size one diapers and is sleeping through most of the night. Amazing. I have realized lately how graceful God is. He has created each day to be different bringing so many challenges and joys. And when a day come and goes with more challenges than what I think I can take, I know that I can go to bed and wake up with the peace that God has everything all planned out for us. We are enjoying each day and know that they are going to go too fast!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Starting his career early

Yesterday Noah had his moment as a model. We hired a photographer, who I think is so amazing. She came to our house for about an hour and took all kinds of pictures. Some are with me, some with dave, some with nana and lots all by himself! I put three of my favorites up for viewing but there will be plenty more. Noah was such a ham! He didn't cry the whole time and was so happy. Since Dave loves baseball, Noah got some in his uniform. I love Noah's hair and decided to give him a rock star outfit including the frohawk and then of course we had to have the diaper pictures. I just might be biased, but isn't he so cute!?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Noah pictures

Noah is now 10 days old and adjusting quite well. (And, I think we are too!) He has survived his first bath, love from the cats and his first outing. He is now sleeping in his own room, which is exciting. He seems to love his crib and would most likely sleep through the entire night if we didn't wake him up to feed him. The pictures above are some of my favorites. I am sure he is also starting to get use to the camera flash!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Noah McKeehan has arrived

On January 14th at 5:40pm Noah arrived at a healthy 8lbs 8oz and 21 1/2 inches long. He arrived with a full head of hair too! We are so excited to have him here!

Monday, January 12, 2009

All suited up and random

I caught Dave on his way out the door this morning and thought he looked so handsome in his suit. So, I thought I would post the picture I took of him. As you can see, I didn't get a smile, as he is not a fan of having his picture taken. (Though I know he loves it!)

Month 9

For those of you back home, here is the last belly picture. As you can see, Noah has grown quite a bit. I am still hoping that he will decide to come before this Thursday, but if not, his eviction notice is on the fridge and he will be joining us in 3 days. We will keep you posted and post pictures of our little one as soon as possible. For now Dave and I are just getting the last preparations complete and trying to enjoy our last few days as just the two of us!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Baby Parker Update-The Final Days!

I went to my doctor's appointment this morning and everything is going great. Noah and I have made great progress and my doctor feels that we will be ready for induction on Thursday the 15th! So, in 7 days I will be heading to the hospital at 4am to be induced. Though my doctor said she wouldn't be surprised if I went into labor before then, which I would love! She also said that even though I am a prime candidate for a c-section, (she said she thinks he is about 8lbs 10oz right now!) she is going to do everything she can to help me acheive my goal of natural child birth. Praise God! If you remember to do so, please keep us in your prayers as the days get closer and especially on the 15th.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy 2009!

In spirit of the New Year, I decided to go back through old pictures and look at the journey of life Dave and I have had together over the past 6 years. We have had so much fun together! And in 10 days, our lives will be even more enriched as our son Noah will join us. Here are a few pictures that I found while looking through our albums. I am so Thankful for all the time Dave and I have had together and look forward to so much more. Happy New Years everyone! Oregon Coast Castle Building Contest 2002
Visiting our Nephew 2008
Michigan, November 2005
Washington D.C. 2004