Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Holidays

Hopefully I'll be getting these into the mail soon. My Adobe Photoshop Elements came in the mail today, so I was finally able to create some Christmas cards using it on our new computer! Joy!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyon! I know I'm a few days late, but it's still December, so I think I'm ok. I will be sending out our Christmas cards soon, since we were just barely able to take our family pictures. I wanted to wait until Sharon was out of the hospital, and it seemed to be a great time to do it on Christmas day. We were also able to get some fun pictures of Sharon, including the one of her in Ammon's stocking.
We had a quiet Christmas this year. We've celebrated past Christmases with my family, but since Sharon had just gotten out of the hospital we didn't really feel like driving down again. Ammon and I played Santa for each other's stockings and got lots of fun goodies. My Christmas present came a little early when we bought a new computer, which I just love! It is so much faster, sharper, bigger, and awesome than our sad, old laptop. I got Ammon a new pocketknife and a variety of cheeses. I was so grateful that my mom sparked this idea because it was great! Every time we go to the store you can find Ammon browsing the specialty cheese section, trying to bring himself to pay the extra money to try a different cheese. I got an assortment so that he could try some he'd never had, and also got a cheese slicer (which we didn't have before) and some crackers. It was great and he's been enjoying it!
We had a nice Christmas! And I hope you did as well!
We were also able to spend some time with some friends of ours, who had invited us over for dinner. We had a very tasty meal, made much more enjoyable by the chattering of their two-year-old and then watched some home videos and read Luke 2. Once Sharon had spit up all over their couch we headed home to watch a movie and go to bed.
Sharon is doing so well! She has a dr. appt. today and will get weighed again, so I'll let you all know what she's up to afterward. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's time...

to elf yourself.
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Our Christmas Gift

I just wanted to share some pictures of Sharon that I took on Sunday. I think the huge flower is so fun, even if it is ginormous! I think she looks so cute with it!
She is getting so big and has so much personality! We love her so much!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

She's finally out!

I love this picture that Mom took of Sharon and I at the hospital with the Christmas tree in the background!

We "nested" at this hospital on Wednesday night. Nesting means that we stayed the whole night with Sharon & did all of her cares and feedings by ourselves. If we needed help we could ask our nurse, but everything went fine. We didn't get much sleep because the "beds" we had were just chairs that fold out into beds and they were extremely uncomfortable. We got a nice surprise just before going to the hospital on Wednesday when we were told that we would be taking her home on Thursday instead of Friday. The picture above shows us getting all ready for Sharon's first car ride as we left the hospital.
We had to go up to Kingman the same day so that we could get her to the pediatrician on Friday and also pick up her meds. It's amazing how much better things are when you have a few hours of sleep.
Sharon likes this sling that I got with a gift card. She fell asleep quickly once I got her all settled into it. I sure am glad that my mom was able to come to Kingman with us, because she was a lifesaver! Sharon loves her grandma!
So she is officially 6 lbs 7 oz naked, and in good health according to the ped. We are so grateful to have her home & are quickly settling in to parenthood. She is such a little dumpling & is such a good baby. Even when she is fussy, once you fix the problem she settles right down. Hopefully things continue to go that way!
Thank you for all of your love, support and prayers through this whole journey. I know that the prayers have been heard and answered in Sharon's behalf & that all the little miracles we experienced were due to those prayers. We are so thankful that she's been allowed to stay & that we have such a precious gift in our lives!

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Update on Sharon

Here's the video slideshow that I made of Sharon to show at my baby shower. It really shows how much she's grown!
Sharon is doing so well now! They took her off oxygen two days ago and she's been doing wonderfully! She also pulled out her feeding tube a few days ago, so they decided to see if she would take everything from the bottle. She has been so far, and hasn't been having nearly as much trouble with it as she had been. She is up to 6 lbs 5 oz now and is really looking like a regular newborn baby. She is such a sweet baby & pretty stubborn. She always seems to be totally asleep while we feed her, and once we are done she is always totally awake. She loves to listen to Mommy singing and even likes it when Dad sings, too. If all continues to go as it has been, she may be coming home by the end of next week. Here's hoping that everything continues to go well!