S: Easton Cole Bybee
FC: "A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart forever." | ~ Mary Mason
1: Parents to be
2: How We Found Out | A few days after the procedure, I began to have indigestion, which I read was an early sign of pregnancy. However, we decided not to take an at-home test which could give us a false result and to just wait for the doctor's office to call us with the results from my blood work. So on December 23rd we got the phone call that gave us the best Christmas gift we could ask for!!
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | The first person I called was my bff Melissa!! I didn't want to tell Jeff over the phone, so I waited until he got home and I gave him a bunch of gifts I had been collecting over the years that had to do with being a daddy! We then went to our family Christmas' with Jeff wearing his 'Rookie Dad' shirt. The hardest was waiting until New Years to make a trip to Ft.Worth to tell the rest of our family!! | 6 weeks
5: Being pregnant didn't keep us from traveling!! We went to Phoenix to a Diamondbacks game for your daddy's birthday in May Then we went on a road trip to Texas for our anniversary in June. We went to an Astros game and to the beach!
6: 12 weeks | You were sucking your thumb and kicking your legs like crazy. It was so precious.
7: January 7th was our first ultrasound and we got to hear the tiny little heartbeat; it was priceless. Jeff wanted to ask the doctor to let us hear it again before we left!! We got to have numerous ultrasounds and I was able to see bb on our machine at work whenever I wanted. It never got old or any less special! I could see him kicking and moving around even though I couldn't feel him yet and I was able to watch him suck his thumb!! | Ultrasounds | 30 weeks | It's a boy!! 22 weeks
16: Progress | Pregnancy Facts | My cravings changed each trimester! First Trimester: Orange Juice Pickles Second Trimester: Marshmallow Mateys Third Trimester: Spaghetti
18: 6:08 p.m. | 8-9-10 | 20 inches | 8 lbs 7 oz | We went in for my appointment and my blood pressure was too high and I had gained too much fluid, so Dr.Johnson sent us to the hospital to have a C-Section.
19: The Story of your...
20: Cullen Bristol Brantner | I was reading the book Twilight several years before I was pregnant and when I read the name Cullen I loved it and I told Jeff if we ever had a boy, that was going to be his name! Jeff decided after he told me Bristol,Connecticut was the home of ESPN,that he liked it for a middle name!
21: "I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him." 1 Samuel 1:27
23: Bringing Home Baby | We had to spend a few extra days in the hospital waiting for my blood pressure to go down. So when the day came to go we couldn't wait to get home! Of course as nervous first-time parents, I rode in the back with baby Cullen and Jeff drove incredibly slow!!
27: There's no place like home..