FC: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason | Lillian's | A lil' cowgirl - Construction in Progress
1: About Our Family | We met in February 2007 and hit it off immediately. In May of 2010, we were married in a fabulous ceremony at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kaplan, Louisiana.. RJ is an electrician, currently employed by Ardent Electrical. Mallory is a law clerk for the 15th JDC. We have 3 dogs, Bacchus, Kylie, & Star - one cat, Bitsy, and 3 horses - Donald, Bandit, and Ayla. We live in a one story, brick home in RJ's hometown of Kaplan.
2: How We Found Out | We had been trying since our wedding, but the timing was always off. After 11 cycles, I just knew that we had done it. I woke up and started crying before I even tested because I just knew and was so happy. RJ was offshore at the time and didn't find out until 8pm that night. He usually calls around 6pm, so you can imagine how antsy I was to tell him. He was very funny about it. Here is our conversation: Me: "Guess what, I got a postivie pregnancy test!" Him: "So, what does that mean?" Me: "I'm pregnant." Him: "Oh." Me: "I'm just a little pregnant." Him: "Well, I'm very happy, I have a smile on my face." I think he was a little bit shocked!
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | The morning I tested, I called my mom, grandmother, and brother to tell them we were expecting. I also told Desiree as soon as I could sign into Facebook, as she knew we were trying. They were all very excited. But the rest of the world didn't find out until I posted a cute little saying on Facebook around 10 weeks and I posted the pictures from our 1st ultrasound.
4: Our Little Peanut | 11-29-2011
5: Baby Lillian's 1st ultrasound was at 9 weeks 3 days. She measured 9 weeks exactly, a perfect little peanut. | First Ultrasound | 4-29-2011
6: Week 19 | My Journey
7: Week 20 1/2 | Week 24 | Week 26
8: June | 9th- Find out gender | And, again..... success! | Name List | Kaelyn Reece Dakota Lillian Annabelle Quinn Audrey | Rhys Isaac Grayson Thaddeus Logan Ryder Reid | Girl | Boy
9: Gender Scan | She was very difficult! | We ended up going back the next day! | She had her cord between her legs, her legs crossed and one hand covering the goods! | After much drama, we saw we had a baby girl!
10: Week 28 | Week 30 | Week 32
11: Week 34 | Week 38
12: We cannot thank Ashlee Marceaux Pommier enough for putting together an awesome baby shower. All of our wonderful family and friends showed up and Lillian was showered with gifts! Not even born yet , but already spoiled! A lil' Cowgirl in the making! | Shower
14: Lillian's 3D/4D Ultrasound
15: Lillian's Room
16: December 7th, 2011 | 5:17 AM | 19 3/4" | 9 lbs 1.9 oz
17: The Story of your...
21: Ms. Lillian had many visitors! Thanks to all of our friends and family who came to meet our newest little family member! | Visitors
22: Bringing Home Baby | We stayed in the hospital for 72 hours because little Ms. Lillian had a temperature when she was born. We were discharged on Friday morning.
23: Life with Lil!
24: Lillian's Baptism