Brady has spent a lot of time at daycare since Hadley joined the family, but over spring break he stayed home and played with us (and us includes Grandma). Unfortunately the weather was cold and rainy most of the week, so we spent A LOT of time playing chase inside. It was a favorite game, and it worked out because it wore him (and let's be honest, us) out. Grandma is so awesome and brought all kinds of fun activities to do also. One of the favorites was hide the egg, but the most fun was the egg tree. Thanks, Grandma, for being so awesome!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Brady fell in love with baby Hadley almost as instantly as we did! I was very nervous how he would do with a sister, but he being an awesome big brother came natural to him! There has been no shortage of kisses, hugs, snuggles, etc from the first meeting. The first few weeks he mostly referred to her as "my baby" but now he sometimes calls her by her actual name. He is a pretty good helper and fairly patient when I am taking care of Hadley, especially during feedings. I feel so lucky at the smooth transition this big brother has had.
Grandma Bell came and stayed a night with us. She was gracious enough to take night duty with Hadley so Quentin and I could get some rest.
And of course Hadley met the rest of the family too. Only I don't have pictures of everyone. Grandma documented about every second with pictures though, so if you feel you need more, go to her :) Here she is with "Crapa" (we are not sure why, but this is how Brady says Grandpa. He says Grandma just fine!)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There I was, 37 weeks pregnant, uncomfortable, unsure how I would survive the next few weeks at work. I had resigned myself to the likelihood that little miss Hadley would follow her brother's example and make us wait until well after her expected arrival time. I even went to Hobby Lobby and bought stuff to start a new project on Saturday. Saturday night I felt a little off and went to bed but hardly slept. Sunday I had to work so I dragged myself out of bed in the morning and got all ready to go. Before I walked out the door I told Quentin to make sure the hospital bags were packed. Luckily work was fairly slow, but that morning we x-rayed a larger patient that we had to roll onto her side to get our cassette under her. My coworker joked that it would send me into labor. And perhaps it did. A few short hours later, around 10:30, I got up to go to the bathroom at work and *gush* my water broke! I continued on to the bathroom because I wasn't quite sure what to do, and let's be honest...when you gotta go, you gotta go, especially during pregnancy. So I walked out of the bathroom, kindly informed my coworkers that my water broke and I was headed home, and changed into some hospital scrubs (too bad I didn't have extra underwear with me!) Quentin and Brady were at church, so I called Quentin and told him I was headed home and he should finish his lesson and then come home too. I asked him if he had packed the hospital bags (may I add that everything was laid out, ready to go, he just needed to get the suitcase and put stuff in). There was a slight pause before he said "Well I didn't think you meant it would happen today!" Surprise! Brady was thrilled that he got to go home to Grandma's because Grandma's house is the best! Here's my last belly shot before the hospital: