Monday, October 31, 2011

Maternity Pictures (2 months later)

I know that it has been forever since we had them done, but here are our maternity pictures that we had done in August. In my defense, I did not get them back until 3 days before Miller was born and I have been a little busy since then. They were done by the fabulous Katie Bower.

This one is funny because it looks like our favorite engagement picture that we have (that I posted below it).

This one actually looks like one of our wedding pictures (which I also included below). Just funny how that worked out. Apparently we do this look a lot.

Looking back, I can not believe how huge I was.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The First Few Days

Here are some pics of Mr. Millers first few days.

Miller used to listen to music when he was in my belly. At the hospital, I got in the shower and came out to find this. He was totally in a trance and it was hilarious!

We put him in this tie dye ensemble his first full day in the hospital. He got so many compliments from the nurses.

Miller and Dr Houston, my OB.

In his going home outfit. I never thought that I would have a skinny child, so we got 0-3 months and it swallowed him. At least he can wear it at the holidays.

Our view from our hospital room.

On our way home. (My aunt and uncle have a picture just like this when they were taking my cousin Ally home, and it was in this exact car)

We came home to quite a greeting from our fabulous friends Heather (and her mom), Jaimelynn, Lauren, and Lindsey. First we had this banner outside (the top one). The bottom one my aunt, grandma and cousin put up, was from my shower in Knoxville.

There was this basket of stuff for me to help with my recovery.

This was the wreath that I wanted to make from Pinterest and the girls made it for us. I LOVE it!! Look how cute the owl is.

I love hydrangeas and they were on my table to greet me when we got home. There was also some yummy food to snack on which were a lifesaver when I had no energy or time to eat.

Here is his big sister Ally (my cousin) holding him.

His Nana Tine (my aunt)

His great grandma Miller (my grandma). Ignore her pained expression, she just hates to get her picture taken.

Look how tiny he looks in his crib. He has barely been in it but we will try him in it during the day soon.

His first outing. We went to the Flying Biscuit, the restaurant we were at when I told Ben I was pregnant. We met our friends Heather, Steve, baby Isla (his future wife), Lindsey, Lance, Jaimelynn, and Cliff.

His first UT game, and of course we lose. We still cheer them on though.

Finally calmed down after his first bath.

Miller and Isla. I can not believe how big Isla looks next to him.

His first cloth diaper. It took me an extra minute or two to put on him but I am getting so much faster.

He was 6 days old and we left him with his Ninny so we could have a belated anniversary date night.

I love his expression! This was the first time we put him in his seat and we played the music and he was silenced.

There are so many more pictures and I am sure you all will get tired of seeing pics of my kid.

Miller's Birth in pictures

So understandably, I have had my hands full with the munchkin, not to mention the visitors he brings so I have not had time to blog. I finally got a few minutes to update with pictures from when he was born. Just a warning, there is nothing graphic but a few pictures a little yucky (I am sparing you the pictures of my face while I was pushing and getting sewn up).

My last bump picture before we left for the hospital

This makes me tear up but the last picture of us before everything changes (AKA our anniversary picture)

Our super romantic anniversary dinner in the hospital. Me hooked up to a bunch of machines, being poked and prodded and take out Cheesecake Factory.

My poor baby sister had her wisdom teeth out that morning, so my dad had two incapacitated girls that day.

Ben making sure that I am okay

I think this picture is sweet because he looks so concerned for me, but in reality, he was super calm (like always).

I finally got to hold my baby after 9 months of carrying him. He looks so grey, and cheesy! You could tell he was super cute under all of that though.

He looks like he has an alien head. It freaked Ben out but I was just thankful that it did that so it could come out. You can not tell in the picture but it was slightly to one side. It went down within hours and before leaving the hospital, my doctor said it was one of the most perfectly round baby heads that she had ever seen.

First of many kisses Miller received and will continue to get from his mommy.

My dad getting to see his first grandchild (finally a boy, after 3 daughters).

Mom and Ben inspecting the baby.

Daddy already being protective and making sure the light was not bothering him.

First family pic. I look pretty tired and drugged up but I was feeling pretty good considering.

I think dad likes the baby.

He might not have the red hair, but he has his dads style.

Aunt Lindsey and "her" baby.

My stepmom Bobbie (Miller's Bebe) holding him for the first time. See how the hospital hats did not fit that big head (remember I had to push that out).

My mom (Miller's Ninny) holding him. She was very patient and let others have a turn first. I am surprised she did not rip him out of mine or Ben's arms.

Finally in our recovery room.

I love that we are all on our phones and Miller is just hanging out.

Thank you so much to my great friend Heather and my sister Lindsey for taking pictures. I would have no pictures of this amazing day if it were not for you girls.