Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009 boy blakley...

...David Elijah Blakley!
Born Thursday, February 19, 2009
3:49 pm
8 pounds, 7 ounces; 20 inches
No more's official...we chose a name! We'll be calling our sweet boy Elijah. And sweet, he is! I'm so in love, although everything just seems so unbelievable right now. I'll share more of his birth story at a later date...I just want to show him off now and praise God for a successful delivery and healthy boy! He's sleeping peacefully beside me (shh!) in his hospital bed right now as I catch up in the online world. I've maybe slept 4 hours in the last 36, but I can hardly stay asleep at this point, because of continually staring at him anyway! Elijah is doing wonderful! We'll probably be in the hospital another night because his mom has to do some healing, but I can hardly wait to introduce Jazz and Elijah when we all get to go home. Here are some picture from yesterday!
"Hello, world!...I'm here!""What have I gotten myself into?"" Daddy's hand""We just did a lot of work, Mommy!""My new family!""One of my first vistors!"...thanks, Kelly!"I'm just too precious"
"I'm just resting up for my new life!"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

diaper chatter!

With Baby Boy Blakley on the way, I am trying to prepare as much as possible by gleaning information from great friends who have gone before me in the world of cloth diapering. I'm blessed to have already been given some good, practical advice from my real-life blogging friends, Terra, Talia, and Sheila. Sheila's hosting her very own Diaper Chatter this Thursday to give even more access to diapering wisdom, so I'm very excited! Hop on over to Sheila's blog this week, as she's already sharing some good cloth-diapering insight.

As for me...I haven't changed my boy's bum yet, but I'm planning to spend some time with disposables (amount of time to be determined) until we get used to having our bundle of joy. Then I will transition into my size small FuzziBunz diapers for as long as BBB will fit in them and I can save up some $ to buy size mediums.

Friday, February 13, 2009

welcome, 2009!

Hello!? Where have I been?! My first post in 2009...unbelievable! I have just been out of the blogging loop...knowing that I will be all into blogging soon enough when Baby Blakley arrives and I have lots more to talk about. So here's my update for any of you who even still happen by my pathetically neglected blog...

#1 - I'm huge! See for yourself...even though these were taken several weeks ago...

#2 - I'm so blessed. This pregnancy is flown by so quickly, but I believe it's because I've just felt so good the whole time. I'm very thankful for that. Also, God has blessed us with great friends who have helped us prepare for our baby boy! Check out these fun onesies my friends (pictured above) and I made when they came to visit....Sarah and Kathryn even came from different states! (Love you guys!)

I can't wait to put these on our baby boy!

Also...this is a gift from the ladies I work with at LifeLine...I was just blown away! I love this rocking chair and can't wait to use it!

#3 - The nursery is ready! I think if we would have chosen a name already then we may have some more decorations on the wall, but as of now, this is what our baby's coming home to!

#4 - We love our new home! I know that I definitely have to get some pictures up to show you all, but I guess you'll still have to wait. Other than the nursery, all the pictures of the house I have still show the rooms in disarray! I'll save those for another day.

#5 - I am just days away from being a stay at home mom! I'm excited, yet nervous. I was supposed to work today, but was just not feeling too well. It's hard to believe it's just a matter of days. I'm really going to miss my clients, but I'm looking forward to new doors God is going to open and lots of quality time with my little boy.

#6 - We still do not have a name for Baby Blakley!!! I'm not freaking out, though...we'll have to have one soon enough.

#7 - We saw BB on my 38 week ultrasound yesterday and it looks like he's gonna be chunky, the nurse said! Also, we could see his hair on the ultrasound! He's gonna have a head full! I can't wait to meet him and to see what color it is!

#8 - Only 9 days til my due date!!...anyone wanna guess when I'll deliver and how big he'll be?! and if God has given you the vision for our son's name, please don't hold back!