Sunday, June 29, 2008

Our new house, by Emily

Mommy's been pretty busy lately with moving and taking care of me so she asked me to show you our new house. Daddy, Pearlie and Grandpa (and Grandma & Grandpa Ratliff) have been busy settling us in our new house while Mommy's been taking care of me. Here are some pictures of our new house, in the process of settling.
Our new house

Our front porch

Our living room

The bar that will soon be a place for all of Mommy's recipes and cookbooks and the dining room. I can't wait until I can eat her good cooking!

The kitchen and laundry room

The guest bathroom

The office...I think Mommy will spend a lot of time here on the computer

The guest room...yes, we have room for you!!

My room!!! I'm really excited about this one. Maybe by the time it's ready for me, I'll be ready for it!

Mommy and Daddy's room

Mommy & Daddy's bathroom

Our back porch

Our back yard...Oso will love it once he gets used to it. He has lots of room to run...

...and a place to hide from the rain!

Our carport and the fence Daddy, Grandpa Ratliff and Lupe put up for Oso

That's it. Thanks for joining me on the tour. Let us know if you're ever out our way...we've got a place you can stay!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

One week old!

This week sure has flown by! I know they'll only get faster. I still can't believe we're moving this weekend! It seems like just yesterday I was at work thinking, "We're moving a month from now." Well, now is here! Anyway, off to enjoy my sweet baby girl for a few more hours before we go to bed.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Our first Father's Day has been very good. Everyone got some rest and Phillip even got out of the house for a while.

Thank you for your prayers about feeding. Emily seems to have caught on and, though it's still not quite there all the time, we're both doing much better with it.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

We're home!

We got home last night about 7 and had our first visitors at home...Grandma & Grandpa Ratliff, Pearlie and Aunt Jenni. After a short visit, everyone left and we started getting settled and ready for our first night at home. The first few hours were rough...trying to figure out exactly what Emily did at night since she didn't stay with us at the hospital. Waking her up to feed was the hardest part! She just wasn't all that interested. Things are getting better in that department, but we could still use prayers that she and I will figure it all out.

We've had a fairly uneventful day today. Grandma & Grandpa Ratliff came by this morning for a little visit before they headed home. Phillip and I have been resting (Emily has too!) for the rest of the day. Pearlie and Aunt Jenni will be back tonight (and Pearlie will be staying with us all week, thank goodness!).

I haven't put any pictures on my computer here at home, but if you want more pictures, go check out Aunt Jenni's blog. She's been keeping the world updated with new pictures!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

She's here!!!

Baby decided about 3:30 this morning that today was the day...on its own! We were planning to come in at 5pm, but we got to come at 5:30am to get things started.

Emily Mae Ratliff arrived at 4:32 pm. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 1/2" long.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

40 weeks

I know you all are wondering why the ticker up top hasn't changed. Well, that's because this baby just hasn't moved! Dr. Jarrett said there was no change from last week so we'll go ahead with the induction tomorrow afternoon at 5pm. By Thursday morning (maybe) or afternoon, we'll have a baby!

Here's one last look at me before I sign off for a few days. Hopefully, I can get someone to update this blog and let you all know if it was a boy or a girl! (Or, at least, provide a laptop where I can do it myself!)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy Due Date!

Too bad the baby doesn't know that! Oh well. I guess we're just still in waiting mode.

My mom, Phillip & I met my sister for dinner so my mom could spend the weekend with my sister again. It's nice for them to have some time together and for Phillip and I to have some time alone. When we met for dinner, I was greeted with two dozen roses from Jenni!! I arranged them and added the ferns and the purple flowers (from the flowers Phillip sent to me last week) and I think it turned out pretty good!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

39 weeks

Today's doctor visit was quite uneventful. Nothing's different than last week, but she is predicting that the baby will come before the 11th. She just won't guess when!!

In other news, my mom has been here a week and a half and almost all but the kitchen has been packed. She's doing a great job and I'm writing down everything she packs. Thanks Mom!!!

One more bit of news...we got an offer on our house yesterday. We've asked them to make a few changes so we're waiting to hear back on that, but, so far, everything is looking good. Keep praying that there will be no major problems from here on out!