Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I know, I know, you guys are DYING for updates! I have tons of pictures...smiling shots, tailgate pictures, Gammi visits, great-grandparents. Over the Thanksgiving break I will try to organize and post a few for your viewing pleasure.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We began simple, with a pumpkin bib. As you may notice from the picture, Taylor managed to make a minor mess on this one in the first 45 seconds...
Next, we tried a trick-or-treat onesie, with matching orange paci...At one point, we even attempted a pumpkin hat. Taylor makes it pretty obvious that this was the least of her favorites...
So, finally, we found the PERFECT choice...Taylor's first Halloween costume! Presenting, for your viewing pleasure, our little KayDee legacy all dressed up as Dorothy, ruby slippers and all!!Please note...my child does not have gi-normous feet...her shoes were a tad big :)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Official Stats: Taylor Lee Jarvis, October 4th, 8lbs 5oz, 21"long, dark auburn fuzz
In short...she is perfect!!! Perfectly beautiful!!!
Taylor and I were not discharged until late Wednesday afternoon. Now that we are home, I am busy figuring out how to live with a newborn and perfect my breastfeeding. So, please be patient as I get back into the swing of posting on the blog. But I promise to upload some pictures, as well as provide updates on Taylor's first few days home, her first doctors appointments, and how Ray and I are handling the changes that come with a tiny bundle of joy.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Now all we need is Baby Taylor, and maybe some pictures for the frames!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On another note, I have had several people ask if my belly button has popped. Well, Ray and I have decided that I could set a record on the world's deepest belly button. That's right folks, at 36 weeks, my belly button still has not popped!! Crazy!?!?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Ever since we found this treasure from Ray’s childhood, I’ve been thinking about my Humpty Dumpty. That’s right, my tiny heart always found a bit more comfort when I had my Humpty Dumpty. Dumpty went EVERYWHERE with me, playgrounds, air shows, bedtime…thank goodness for washing machines! And most often, if I was dragging Humpty Dumpty around by one leg, you could bet I was also sucking on my paci. And so the two become my personal security blanket…Dumpty Paci. I believe, and my mom can confirm this, that I actually went through more than one Humpty Dumpty throughout my toddler years. Poor little guy, the legs would fall off, the tuft of yellow hair on his crown pulled out…and you know what they say, all the kings horses and all the kings men, couldn’t put Humpty together again. So, to even consider that Taylor could inherit my Dumpty was out of the question. I will always remember his blue and white stripe ‘pants’ and his silly egg shaped eyes. Somewhere, I’m sure, my mom has saved the carcass of good ole Humpty Dumpty.
BUT, it appears as though the nursery rhymes that so many of us loved as children, just might be making a comeback. Why do I think so? My mom walked into Lewis Gifts and sitting on the shelf…HUMPTY DUMPTY!! She couldn’t resist, and I can’t blame her. Taylor has her very own, fresh, clean Dumpty with all four appendages and an adorable tuft of yellow hair on his crown. So, although Taylor will not be inheriting my Dumpty, she is receiving her very own, representing something that meant so much to me, so many years ago.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thank you to the Hostesses (Pam, Susan, Debbie and Janet). The shower was spectacular! And, thank you to all of those who have shared in the excitement of the expectant arrival of our Baby Taylor. Goodness, only 6 more weeks to go!!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
At the end of the class, we went around the room and expressed what this pregnancy means to us. The class was a strong mixture of ages, social classes, and races. So, I was anxious to hear everyone’s thoughts. For the most part, all of us had similar responses…Its our first child…We are starting our family…Its our little miracle baby…The positives went on and on. The very last couple to speak was a bit older than most of us in the class. And for this pair, the husband did the speaking,
“Its our first baby. And, I’m not gonna lie, we are SCARED!”
The entire class roared with laughter, not because his comment was funny. Simply because it was real, it was the most honest answer in the class. Because, lets admit it, as happy as we are about bringing a beautiful baby girl into the world, Ray and I are a bit scared. Sleepless nights, screaming baby, and diaper changes are nothing compared to the big picture. From the moment that Taylor takes her first breath outside of the womb, we are responsible for something so much greater than ourselves. Another life. Raising Taylor will be a roller coaster of emotions, filled with tears of joys, sighs of frustration, and many, many prayers. God has provided us with an amazing gift, and we are so grateful. And although we may not know everything about babies, toddlers, and teenagers, and we are a little nervous, we know our faith, friends, and families will help guide us in the path to being phenomenal parents.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thought I would share a little teaser pic of what Taylor is going to look like...