There are some moments in life when you just want to take a deep breath, block out everything that is going on around you, and take in the moment you are living in. So much anticipation is involved before big events that you forget to live during a precious moment…and the next thing you know, it's over. I try as hard as I can to just stop and try to remember the way that I am feeling in that particular moment. I did this before my high school graduation - driving there with my best friend Katie and singing at the top of our lungs. I did this when I waved to my mother as she dropped me off at college. I did this at my last UT game as a student as I watched my last power T. I did this on my wedding day before I was "carted" up the bridge to marry Michael (yes, literally carted in a golf cart …I told my "driver" - aka Jud's friend Rory - to stop and sat in silence with him for about a minute.)
I couldn't tell you how many times I have done that this past year with my new little girl. There have been so many of those moments that I have tried to log in my memory. The first time I saw her. The first time she crawled. The first time she said my name. The first time she walked. Even little moments like rocking her at night. And this past weekend, everything around me seemed to pause as I stood to the side and watched her dig into her first birthday cake. What a milestone in her (and my) life. I tried to capture these "moments" in a video for me to remember how I felt this year and to share with her one day. Happy birthday to my sweetness, we've got your whole life ahead of us and I can't wait to watch you live it.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Ever tried to get a 1 month old, 2 month old and a 2.5 year old to all cooperate at the same time? Well, we tried and got 1 good shot!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Well, the little lady came exactly a week late on St. Patrick's day. She is our little good luck charm. She was a whopping 8 lbs and 19 3/4 inches long. We could not be more in love with her.
Birth Story -
Michael and I went to the hospital around 11:45 PM on March 16th for me to be induced. I was already having contractions, so the low dose of pitocin kicked everything into high gear. By 6 AM I was having contractions every 1.5 - 2 minutes. At this time I got my epidural and everything slowed down a little bit.
All day I was progressing at a normal rate. At about 2 PM, everything just kinda stopped. It actually started regressing. At about 4:00, my Dr. came in and said that a C-section was the best option...and 34 minutes later the 8 lb little lady entered the world! I remember my doctor yelling "holy crap" when they yelled out her weight. She had been measuring a 6.5 - 7 lb baby. No wonder she didn't want to come out!
Welcome to the world Adriana Marie Booker. Michael and I are so happy and our hearts are overcome with joy and unconditional love. Thank you everyone for visiting, calling, leaving notes and sending cards during this time. We appreciate the love and support from all of our friends and family.
Here are some photos of the first week of her life...
Monday, March 14, 2011
Nearing the end of pregnancy! I have enjoyed this experience, but let me tell you, I am ready to meet this little person and not be pregnant anymore. She is past due, fully cooked, ready to enter the world. Meanwhile, I have been working, cleaning, shopping…enjoying my last days before I am responsible for another life. I am very thankful for this extra time to spend with my husband and myself.
Everything is ready, the house is clean, the clothes are clean, the bags are packed. Just missing little baby A…
Here are some nursery photos for your viewing pleasure. Next post should be debuting this gal to the world. St. Patty's day good luck charm? We shall see.