S: Pregnancy Journal
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
1: About Our Family | We were married on September 30th, 2006. We knew we wanted to a wait a few years to start a family, but not too long. It turned out that we were married close to 3 years before we found out we were expecting Caleb.
2: How We Found Out | We found out Kristen was pregnant on July 4th, 2009 while on vacation in New York City. We celebrated the day by going to a Yankees game, and then watching the Macy's 4th of July fireworks over the Hudson River. What a great day!! We were so excited!!!
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | We told Kristen's family we were expecting by showing them our first sonogram picture, and Tony's family by calling them on the phone. However, we had a fun surprise to tell them the gender of the baby a few weeks later. We baked a white cake (died blue on the inside for a boy), and wrote in blue icing "It's a boy!" Everyone enjoyed the surprise and the yummy cake.
4: Progress | We couldn't wait to get started on the nursery. We painted the bottom half of the wall blue to match the crib bedding, and added a chair rail. Tony also put together all the nursery furniture, and stained the dresser. It was all in a hard days work!
5: Finished Project :
6: Our First Shower
7: Our first shower was hosted by Verna Glasgow & Johnnie Morgan on December 11, 2009. Many close friends and family were able to attend. We had a great time!
8: *15 Weeks *18 Weeks *25 Weeks
9: 29 Weeks | 34 Weeks | 37 Weeks
10: Progress | FBC Keller Shower | We were so blessed to have a shower at our church, First Baptist Church of Keller, on January 31, 2010. It was hosted by some of our closest friends including, Melissa Sanders, Lindsey Toledo, Amy Lewis, Verna Glasgow, Karen Floyd and Gail Dempsey. What a wonderful church family we have!!! We were truly so thankful for the way they showered us with love during this special time in our lives.
12: March | Induction Date: March 15, 2010
13: We are Ready for Caleb's Arrival! | 39 1/2 Weeks
14: 3.15.10 | 3:55 PM | 19 in | 7 lbs, 5 oz
15: The Story of your... | Nurse Nancy |
17: Caleb had many people eager to see him when he was born. Tony and Kristen's mom, Millie (Mamaw), were in the delivery room when Caleb was born. However, Tony's dad (Poppy), Kristen's brother (Uncle David), and Kristen's dad (Papaw) met Caleb within a few minutes of him being born. We all fell in LOVE instantly!! | Caleb's Birthday
18: Caleb had many visitors come to see him for the first time in the hospital. They all wanted a chance to hold the "cute little baby with all the dark hair." | First Days
19: Caleb's Visitors
20: Bringing Home Baby | Caleb got to come home from the hospital on the morning of Wednesday, March 17th, 2010. We were so excited to bring him home, and to start our new adventure as parents.
21: Caleb is dressed for the car ride home. | Proud Daddy and Mommy
22: Welcome Home Caleb!
23: Settling into life at home.