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Monday, April 26, 2010

Eric is 1 year and 11 months old, and Evie is 1 month old!

Evie's Timeline:
* On March 24, 2010, Evie was born at 11:56pm
* On March 27, we were released from the hospital
* On April 6th, Evie's umbillical cord fell off
* On April 6th, Evie had her first big girl bath in the baby tub in the sink (no more sponge baths now that the umbillical cord is off!)
* On April 7, Evie had her first doctor's appointment
* On April 11th, Evie started using size 1 diapers (she just couldn't fit into the newborn diapers anymore!) And Eric is now in size 6 diapers!
* On April 12th, Evie started holding her head up a little bit
* On April 21st, Evie could no longer squeeze into newborn onesies!
* On April 24th, Evie was exactly 1 month old!

This was so cute, Scott was making kissing noises at Evie and she picked her head up towards the noise, it looked like she was kissing her Daddy!!!

Cutest tushy EVER!

Check out Eric's Iron Hawk shirt! Adding daddy's hat to the ensemble makes it complete! (I didn't photoshop this picture except to crop it, just look at his eyes!)

1... 2... 3... Fly like a helicopter!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Eric is 1 year, 10 months, and 3 weeks old and Evie is 3 weeks old!

A week in pictures...

It's sorta like skiing, lol!

The boy loves trains... (i love that his tushy says CABOOSE)

but doesn't love having his picture taken, lol!

Eric's gorgeous blue eyes got him a free doughnut and a free balloon!

Sister gets lots of presents and since she is too small to open them, Brother gets to have all the fun!

Her shirt says, "Eric's little sister"

His shirt says, "Evie's big brother"

When Evie cries, I say to her (in a sing-song voice) "Evie Angel, you're okay." Eric has started mimicing the tone of my sing-song phrase, this picture is of him telling her she is ok :)

He loves his sister and he pets her head very gently and nice - it takes all of his concentration!

Her cheeks are SO kissable!!!

Baby in a basket!

She really didn't mind having her picture taken!

She is Daddy's little girl. He barely has to touch her and she smiles!

She is sleeping right next to Daddy, can you tell by her smile?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eric is 1 year, 10 months, and 2 weeks old and Evie is 2 weeks old!

A week in review - with pix...

Evie's 2 week old pic #1

Evie's 2 week old pic #2

Evie's 2 week old pic #3

Eric's Easter Basket

Evie's Easter Pic

Easter with Gran and Papa

Easter with Gramma and Grandpa

Easter cake with peeps!

Scott has been taking Eric to the park and Eric just loves it!

He goes down the big green curly slide all by himself!

Then he waits at the bottom of the slide for Scott :)

The park has lots of fun little gadgets to play with!

Eric likes having a new sister...

Even if it means having to share his Mama. :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Princess Has Arrived! (at exactly 10 months pregnant)

On March 24, 2010, around 3pm I started having some pain. I called my midwife to ask her advice since the pain I was experiencing was nothing like when I went into labor with Eric. She told me to keep track of the pain by timing it and seeing if I could walk or talk thru the pain. By the time Scott got home from work at 5:30pm, I was pretty certain I was having contractions about 2.5 minutes apart. We packed up the car and went to the hospital.

Mom came to the hospital to get Eric, I got admitted, and got my IV of antibiotics. My OBGYN was not on-call so Dr. Tolley was assigned to me as my delivery doctor. He said Evie would probably arrive around midnight. I got my epidural from the same incompetant doctor as last time. It only worked on the left side of my body, so I was in a huge amount of pain during labor, the birth, and the stitching up afterwards. Evie was born at 11:56pm, so I was only in labor for about 9 hours (I was in labor for 13 hours with Eric). Evie weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. (Eric was 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20.5 inches long). Evie's APGAR scores were 6 and 9 (Eric's were 8 and 9) more about APGAR at http://kidshealth.org/parent/newborn/first_days/apgar.html
Evie's first score was a bit lower than Eric's because she came out stubborn about not wanting to breathe air (imagine that, a stubborn Bowden???) She didn't have the umbillical cord wrapped around her neck twice like Eric, she just didn't want to breathe. Labor & Delivery Nurse Colleen suctioned her lungs and she was fine.

We moved to the recovery room and were in the hospital from Wednesday until Saturday. It was a really long stay and we were so glad to finally be able to get home and see our Eric - we missed him SO much!!! (he did get to visit us in the hospital twice and meet his new sister)

This is right after I was admitted.

Here she is, just a few seconds old!

This is her birth announcement. The photo was taken on the 27th in my hospital bed.

Here she is with my OBGYN who visited the day after she was born.

Here she is with Mama.

Here she is with Dada.

Here she is with Gramma Linda.

Here she is with Grampa Bill.

Here she is with Gran.

Here she is with Papa.

Here she is with Grandpa Jim.

WOW! You got me a sister?!?! COOL!

Here is our first family photo!

Look at all the pretty gifts she and I got in the hospital!