Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Well, Dylan is finally home and is doing great! We all just love him so much and Haylee has been a great big sister. She has had a few jealous moments, but got over them pretty quick. She loves to give him kisses, talk to him about the moon and going outside, she tries to feed him baba's, and gives him his binkie (sometimes in his eye). Brett and I are adjusting to having two and wouldn't be able to to it without each other's help!
Placement was on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 PM and went really well. It was much different from Haylee's Placement, but I like the fact that they are unique. Both Brett and I were very impressed with how strong Jen and Skyler were being. Their love for Dylan was very evident and they were very confident with their decision to place him in our family. Tears were shed by all of us and the entire experience is very special and sacred to us. While we were there we also decided on Dylan's full name:
*Dylan- Brett's pick and I love it too (for those who know Brett know where he got it from-Bob Dylan)
*Rhyl- We had Jen and Skyler choose this one. It's pronounced Real (like- keepin' it real:) and it's a 4 generation middle name. Skyler's Great Grandpa, Grandpa, Dad, Skyler, and now Dylan all have it in their name! I really like it and think it fits really well.
*Borg- for obvious reasons and NO it's not because of Star Trek
We arrived home around 7:00 PM, then came the flood of family members to welcome him home! Of course they all thought he was beautiful and perfect :) Everyone left around 9:00, then it was time for bed! We weren't sure how he was going to do and were a little nervous! Well, let's just say from 11:30 PM-2:00 AM Dylan and I didn't do much sleeping. There was a lot of feeding, wetting through 2 pairs of jammies & blankets (I am not used to tinnie wienies yet:), and changing poopy diapers in the dark. He didn't like it when I put him down so we ended up spooning in the guest room! Then he slept 'til 5:30 AM, then Haylee woke up at 7:00 AM and I was one tired Mommy of two! I was able to sneak in a quick cat nap while both kiddos were sleeping! The rest of the day was filled with a Dr's appt for Dylan, lunch with Daddy, shopping for a sleep positioner (which saved my life last night: 12:30 AM feeding, 4:30 AM feeding, and 7:30 AM feeding, much better than the 1st night!), more visiters, dinner brought in from my visiting teachers, sitting around, and 10:00 bed time!
Today we have no plans and are just going to stay inside and relax! Tomorrow Dylan will be able to witness his 1st Utah Football game and I know Brett is excited to share his passion for sports with his new son! Well, that's all for now!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Haylee loves to run away from me after her bath!
Haylee loved swimming in this turtle!
She just couldn't get enough of Mr. Turtle! We found her sitting in the bath happy as can be!
As mentioned in the post before we received a call from Skyler about 10 minutes after Dylan was born. We thought he might be telling us that Jen was going into labor, so when the first words out of his mouth were "Congratulations" we were shocked! Needless to say, we hurried and cleaned and did wash and hit the road. While cleaning we were informed that Skyler's mom had pictures already on her blog, so we found a FedEx Kinkos that had an Internet connection and hurried and snuck a peak of little Dylan. Luckily the ride home went by pretty quick! Once we were home we got ready just in case Jen and Skyler invited us to the hospital. Good thing we were ready, because they did end up calling us and inviting us up! We were so excited to see them and to meet Dylan. When we arrived the the hospital we were also able to meet Jen's father. Everyone in both of their families have been so nice and have made us feel so welcome!Haylee has been quite the mommy's girl lately, so of course she freaked out when I handed her to Daddy so that I could hold the baby :) So, I had to hold both (maybe it's something I need to get used to, huh?). Haylee did call the baby Dylan and she gave him a kiss before we left. Brett and I are so very lucky! Dylan is perfect. He has the cutest little features and is a good mix of both Jen and Skyler, they mix well :) While we were there they gave us a photo album that they had "Baby Dylan" engraved on the front cover and inside were copies of Dylan's ultrasound pictures. We felt touched that they would share those with us and give us a gift, as if a baby isn't enough. We just think the world of those two and have so much love for both of them.
Today I need to work on getting the finishing touches done on their placement gifts and I need to do some last minute baby shopping. Placement is tomorrow, what time I am not sure of yet. We are just going to enjoy getting ready to take him home tomorrow and I am going to try and enjoy my last night of uninterrupted sleep for a long time :)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is a picture of all of the presents we received at a shower that some friends from my ward threw for me. We got a great turn out and I felt so loved considering I still feel somewhat new to the area. It was also nice having some of my family members come as well. They have all been so great and have helped us so much!! Thanks everyone- we love you!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I love you Haylee Bailey!!
PS sorry about the poor quality, it was taken with Brett's cell phone
Friday, August 8, 2008
Now all we have to do is wait for our new little angel to come and we can't wait!
Brett, Me, Haylee, Jen, and Skyler (I wish you could see their brown eyes. They both have the most amazing brown eyes!! One thing's for sure, their baby boy is going to be quite the looker!)
Can you believe she is 9 months pregnant? She had the cuttest little tummy!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Much love from,