Saturday, January 16, 2010

And here she is!

Sarah Reed Hooker was born last Sunday morning (1/10/10) at 6:30 after a very brief and wonderful labor. (If I'm allowed to say that.) It really was not bad. We called Daniel's parents Sunday morning about 3:00 after I awoke to some strong contractions and realized that my water had broken. Mimi rushed over to be with HK and off we went. We arrived at the hospital about 3:30 am and after getting a little pain medication for the contractions and laughing a little while waiting to completely dilate (and making a few phone calls to my family while on pain medication?), I was ready to deliver about 6:15. We had to wait for the nurses to get Dr. Beckham in the room and Reed arrived at exactly 6:30. The first week at home has been really wonderful, too. Mom has been here helping with running the household and keeping me company and Mimi and Papaw have been close at hand to help keep HK's life as normal as possible. We've had lots of visitors checking in on us including our sweet cousins- Mattie, Mark and Mary Glenn (with Aunt E and Uncle Mark, of course)- who have been so sweet and excited with us! Reed has just taken to nursing and no glitches thus far, which is an answered prayer. Everyone is adjusting relatively well to the new normal and starting to get accustomed to being a family of 4 now. Thank you all for your warm wishes and kind words. I am absolutely in love with this new little wonder. Here are a few pictures of our first week. Blessings.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome, welcome 2010!

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Here are some of my favorite shots of HK her first New Year's (has it been two whole years since then?)...And we begin this new year eagerly anticipating the new addition of our family. With a little less than 3 weeks to go, our house is full of excitement and preparations. We celebrated New Year's Eve last night with good friends at Nola's in Indianola and highly recommend it. For that matter, we highly recommend going out with just adults. Quite refreshing and the words "if you do that one more time, we'll have to have a spanking talk" never came out of our mouths. Cheers to a great new year full of opportunity!