Thursday, July 31, 2008
Posted by The Stringers at 8:47 PM
Monday, July 28, 2008
Hey everyone...Sorry I haven't posted any more since we have been home. We were not here for long. Smith had jaundice and started getting really bad on Saturday. They readmitted us to the hospital on Saturday and we just got home this morning. (Monday) It has been a really long week and I am so happy to be home with my sweet, white boy! I didn't really how yellow he was until now. He looks like a totally different person! Anyway, I am going to get some more pics uploaded and hopefully will have a chance to post again soon!
Posted by The Stringers at 7:22 AM
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
It's been a long and exciting day. Smith is healthy and strong and no longer needs oxygen, Emily is doing great, and Reed is one proud daddy!
Reed announcing that Smith had arrived.
Smith in the nursery
Reed taking a quick nap on a bench in the nursery viewing room.
Smith was born at 1:16, and at 5:00, Emily finally got a chance to really look at him.
The question of the day has been "red or brown hair?" Well, it's actually sort of strawberry blonde.
Posted by The Stringers at 6:10 PM
Stephen Smith Stringer arrived today at 1:16pm. He weighs 8lbs and is 21 inches long. He's healthy and strong but needed some oxygen for a few hours. He's just being brought into the room for the first time. I'll post pics once Emily has a chance to get a good look at him.
Posted by The Stringers at 3:39 PM
Sister Laura here: Emily checked in to the hospital at 5:00 this morning and is doing great. We all arrived around 8. Emily's gotten her epidural, and the doc thinks that Smith should arrive around lunchtime!
This tiny little diaper and hat are ready and waiting for Smith's arrival. We can't wait!
Posted by The Stringers at 8:08 AM
Monday, July 21, 2008
I went to the doctor on Thursday and my blood pressure was really high. We went back today and my doctor was still a little worried about it. He sent us over to Labor and Delivery at the hospital so they could monitor my BP for a while and do some blood tests. The blood tests look good, but I have developed High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy. They sent us home to get things together and we will be induced TOMORROW at 5 am! We are so excited to meet Smith, but I am also a little anxious. Please keep me, Reed and sweet little Smith in your prayers as we induce labor in the morning and wait for his arrival!
Posted by The Stringers at 11:38 AM
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I have never been a fan of things that "match." My motto for shopping for my house is "If I LOVE it...I BUY it." It doesn't matter if I have somewhere to put it or if it goes with anything I have. If I LOVE it...I will find a place for it. When you shop like this, your house is truly YOURS and reflects your personality and that is very important to me. I am also a firm believer in the phrase, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." It is amazing what you can find at an antique shop, consignment store and even in your own attic. Sometimes all something needs is a little paint or just a bottle of Clorox wipes! I really wanted Smith's nursery to flow with the rest of my house which is very eclectic. I was a little worried at first about having so much random stuff in there, but it turned out just like I had imagined. It's a little mix of vintage and retro with lots of color and a few personal touches. My sister came today and brought Smith the cutest thing for his room. She is so creative and loves to sew. She made this adorable elephant and it is so cute in the nursery. All of that being said...Here is a tour of Smith's room. I still have a few things to do.... (like curtains and a rug to add.) The room didn't have much wall space so I took the closet doors off and made a little nook for the changing table and some shelves. This made the room look so much bigger and still left some room for storage.
Posted by The Stringers at 7:40 PM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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