Sunday, December 11, 2011

3 Months and the Holidays

I can't believe Evelyn is already 3 months...well technically she is like 3 and a half months now :) She is busy rolling from her back to her stomach and her stomach to her back. The day she puts those two together we will be in trouble haha. She loves sitting up (with our support) and seeing what all is going on. She also loves smiling at people, which is great! We took her to the doctor the other day and she is up to 11 pounds 13 ounces and 25 inches long. I can't believe how fast she is growing!!!

She LOVES sucking on her fist and index finger

We were lucky enough to get to spend our Thanksgiving with our friends the Mangums and Hutchinsons. It was so nice to be with friends when we couldn't be near our family.

"Holy Crap...Look at all those presents!!!"

Monday, November 7, 2011

Months 1-2

So I have been trying to keep my camera in close reach so that I can take plenty of pictures of Evelyn, but I think I might have taken more with my phone and uploaded them to Facebook. Sorry for all of those who don't have Facebook and haven't seen as many pictures. Here are some that I have taken during the first 2 months.

This had to be the first week she was home because that is a newborn onsie and she only fit in those for like a week haha

This is fun to see because she definitely fills this onsie out now

Grandma enjoying time with Evelyn

This was funny because Ben was just holding Evelyn and all of the sudden Evelyn swung her leg up there and decided that is how she wanted to lay.

Just so cute!

Ben goofing around while holding Evelyn

Ok, so I don't normally let Evelyn suck on my hand but I was holding her and she decided she wanted to eat my hand. So funny, just had to take a picture of this!

Sleeping like daddy does :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

2 Months!

I can't believe how quickly time has gone by. Evelyn is already 2 months old. She is such a joy to have in our home. Her 2 month appointment is Tuesday, so I won't have her stats until then. Today at church we had 3 different people comment on how long she is, which is true. We measured her and she is roughly 23.5 inches. I hope you enjoy these pictures we took last night.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

1 Month

On September 29th Evelyn celebrated her 1 month birthday. I can't believe how fast time is going by and how much she has grown already. We love her so much and are so happy to have her in our family.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

11 Days Old

Ben and I took these photos when Evelyn was 11 days old. Hope you all enjoy them!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Evelyn's Birth

Evelyn Jane Sparks was born at 11:40 pm on August 29th, 2011 in Baton Rouge, LA. Who would have thought that we would have a baby in Baton Rouge, LA! Here are some pictures for all of you who couldn't be there.

My doctor had asked me at my last appointment if I wanted to be induced if Evelyn didn't come by her due date. I quickly responded YES! This was for two main I was so tired of being pregnant and second I wanted my mom to have the most time she could with Evelyn. So they scheduled me for Monday morning at 4:00 am. My first reaction was 4 AM?! Holy cow that is early. Then I realized I probably wouldn't sleep well the night before anyways so might as well get the show on the road early.

We left for the hospital at 3:30 am.

We arrived right on time and everything went smoothly with getting hooked up and started. The funny part was the nurse told me I was having contractions when I got to the hospital. I was oblivious haha. As you can tell this is still early and before the contractions started to hurt. Ben was very relaxed at this point :)

Still fairly early in the morning

This is the awesome group that took care of me most of the morning. On the far right in the back is my doctor, Dr Martin. She is amazing!

Our awesome friend Helen who probably didn't realized when she came by that morning that she would be there through it all. We are so happy to have been able to share this with her.

Holding Evelyn for the first time

Ben holding Evelyn for the first time...he is a proud dad!

My mom holding Evelyn for the first time

This next group of pictures are of Evelyn after she was born

Her first bath


Official weight 8 pounds 1 ounce

21 inches

We ended up not going home until Thursday afternoon. We didn't get to go home Wednesday because I had a fever when I delivered which gave Evelyn a fever. They ran some blood work on Evelyn and we had to wait for all of that. So this is us waiting Thursday for the pediatrician to come discharge us.
All loaded up and ready to go home

Walking in to Evelyn's first home

It felt so good to finally be home