Sunday, November 29, 2009

Life with little Lael

Here are some more recent pictures of life with our little girl. We're having a ball with her!

Lael wearing my baby bonnet!

We got Lael all bundled up for her first walk at only a few days old!

Here's Megan and Momma with the lil' girl!

Daddy giving her her first bath at home.

Our neighbors, Rhem and Cally, came to see Lael.

Here's Nicole and Lael.

I love my Aunt Megan's kisses!

Here I am at 1 week old!

Pops and Lael, and a sweet little smile.

Finally, Lillian and Lael meet for the first time out of utero--born only 3 days apart! We had no idea they would be this close in age considering their due dates were 2 weeks apart. Such sweet girls!

Here are the proud dads--Trey with Lillian and Matt with Lael.

Both families together.

Lael with her buddy, Sam. These two are only 22 hours apart in age!

Sam knows a cutie when he sees one!

Here's Trey with Lael on our first trip to the mall! Megan and I were laughing hysterically, thus the look on Trey's face. We just get such a kick out of him--you can see him glowing as he strolls around that little girl. Full of Daddy pride! :)

Here we are about to go to Lael's first oyster roast at Rhem and Cally's house!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As promised :)

Here are some more pictures of our time in the hospital and Lael's homecoming. Enjoy!

We tried putting one of her little bows in her hair, but there's not really enough hair on top to keep it in. I'm sure in no time we'll be able to!

There is nothing like waking up in the hospital to a brand new baby. Nothing.

Our good friends Will and Kennerly introduced little Sam into the world on Monday evening! Little did we know we would be joining them in the hospital in just a few hours!

Our rooms were even right next to each other! We always laughed about us possibly ending up in the hospital at the same time, but didn't really think it would happen! Here I am with Sam and Kennerly with Lael.

Brooke came to visit us in the hospital!

Matt and Molly came to see Lael! In this picture she was almost 39 weeks pregnant, and ended up having little Lillian just a few days later on the 20th!! Lael and Lillian are already BFF's. :)

Here we are putting on our going home gown. This child does not like to get dressed and undressed or have her diaper changed!

Here's the proof.

Me with my precious little angel.

Folks, this is a PROUD Daddy.

Gettin' in the car!

We're home! Momma and Megan made our homecoming so special with all of the decorations.
Our sweet neighbor, Rhem, put pink balloons on our street sign, too!

Here's your home, Lael!

Can you tell we are in love with this little baby?

Lael meets Winnie!

We took her back to show her her nursery, and rocked her in her chair. :)

She makes some funny little faces!

Rod and Jewitte came from Lexington on Friday evening just to see Lael! Rod's a natural. :)

Ryan and Sarah were in town, and got to stop by!

Here's Lael with Bryan. :)

All in all our hospital experience was great. I thought I would be so ready to come home after two nights, but I must admit that it's really nice to be served food, given meds, and given childcare by experienced nurses. Everyone at the hospital was so nice, and my nurses were wonderful. Our labor and delivery experience was so great, too. We had the nicest nurses and doctor cheering us on as Lael entered the world.

As we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow I can't help but think about our birth experience and how thankful I am that it ended up being so much better than I ever imagined. Most of all we are thankful for our little girl, and recognize that all good things come from the Lord. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the Ingram's!
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

From the beginning...

I know it has taken me a while to update the blog, but finally, I'm able to sit down and organize the hundreds of photos that were taken! I have been busy cuddling, feeding, and doting on our precious little girl. She is such a good baby, and we are enjoying every single minute of her.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from our stay at the hospital. I will post more soon!

If you're wondering why we didn't make it to our induction date it's because my water broke early Tuesday morning, and we headed to the hospital! It was so exciting! Megan was already at our house, and I made the call to my mom and Jessica ASAP!

Our last picture together with me pregnant.
They began the Pitocin and eventually gave me my epidural (what an amazing drug). I was able to chill out while we waited for things to progress. It didn't take very long because we were ready to start pushing around 4:00 that afternoon! She was born at 4:39 pm.
My mom, Megan, and Jess were all there to witness the birth! It was such a sweet time and a wonderful celebration in that room. The nurses called them the paparazzi!

One of Trey's requests was that he could deliver the baby, and the our doctor happily agreed to let him! Here he is getting ready!

He did such a good job pulling her out! It was amazing and a moment in time that we will never forget. He brought his own daughter into the world!

Here she is getting all cleaned up!

First moments with Mommy after getting checked out

Oh, I love her!

And I love him!!

Here's Trey giving her her first bath.

Finally, I got her back all safe and sound in my arms after her bath and check ups. Here I am changing her first diaper.

Lael and her GramPatti

Megan Lael meets her namesake!

Granddaddy and his little baby girl

Aunt Jess and Lael
Thank you, Jess for being there for everything! We wouldn't have had it any other way! Jess was our master videographer/photographer in the delivery room!

All the girls :)

Lael and me with our doctor

Lael with her Mimi and Pops


My precious little angel

I will post more of our time in the hospital soon!
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