Sunday, August 31, 2008

Preston's First Gameday

Well, this is not the best picture of the little man, but I wanted to document his first ever LA TECH BULLDOGS gameday!! Preston brought good luck to the team as we defeated Mississippi State last night. He watched his first TV (just for a few minutes!!) so he could get to see some of the game. Daddy even caught him a miniature gameball-something to remember our first victory against a SEC opponent at home!!! GO DAWGS :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Daddy and Me

Preston really loves hanging out with his Daddy! This shot was taken yesterday when dad got home from work. Jeff is such a great father, and my heart melts every time I watch him interact with Preston. Dad has taken to calling Preston our little "spider monkey" because he is such a squirmy little guy. Nana is in town today to go with me to take Preston to visit Dr. Slusher--I can't wait to find out how much he has grown. More later.........

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Baby's First Days

First off, I apoligize for not posting birth stats on my first post! (maybe it is the sleep deprivation :) Preston weighed 7lbs and 15 whopping ounces at birth and measured in at 20 3/4 inches. He is long and lean and VERY strong! He has incredible neck strengh and even rolled from his back to his side at 4 DAYS OLD! We just have to get the days and nights straight around here and we will be doing just fine. Thanks to the Trinity UMC Prenatal Care Team for the stork in our yard--we want everyone to know how excited we are that our baby boy is here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bundle of JOY!

Preston Luke has arrived!! Everyone who knows me well knows that I am a planner--but Preston had plans of his own. Instead of being induced on Wednesday morning, I went into labor on Monday night :) He was born on Tuesday, the 19th at 3:01 am and we just got home this morning. We are so grateful for all of your thoughts and well wishes and can't wait for you to meet our little man.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The waiting game

Sorry that I have not posted for a while--it's just there is not much to report!! Jeff and I both went to my OB appointment today (overnight bag in tow) with the hopes that for some reason Dr. Pennebaker would send us to St. Francis :) I have been having some contractions, but they are completely irregular and of course I was not having them at the office. I have been 1cm dilated and 70% effaced for 2 weeks now, and Preston this week had dropped even LOWER into my pelvis. But, he is having fun hanging out in my tummy for the time being. I am doing my best to enjoy this time before he comes but quite frankly cannot WAIT to hold him in my arms!!! In closing, IF he does not come before, we will be knocking on the ER admit door at St. Francis at 12:01 AM Wednesday, the 20th. Please keep Preston-and mommy too-in your prayers that day. Love to all-shelley

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wicked Summer Storm

Ruston got a HUGE summer storm yesterday! I hate to say that our house was probably the hardest hit in our neighborhood...we had 4 huge trees down. This tree pictured above BARELY missed my parents car in our driveway. We were having a birthday party for Jeff and Kendal--my grandparents had even come over for the day-when stong winds and rain came out of nowhere. It hailed for almost 10 minutes and we even lost power until 3 am! Needless to say, having to chainsaw the tree from around my parents car made for a memorable party :) We are SO VERY thankful that none of the trees did any damage really, just a lot of work to do. Still no Preston Luke-I am actually very grateful he did not come last night......