Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mimi and Grandpa Meet Parker

Mom and Dad came to visit us after we got home from the hospital.  Parker is sound asleep with Mimi holding him.  Grandpa was sick and couldn't hold him but don't worry, there will be more opportunities.

Grandma Meets Parker

My mom came for a visit the day I came home from the hospital. Parker is so little in the picture....he is growing so fast! I am not sure if "Grandma" is what she wants to be known as or what Parker will call her but for now, that's what we call her.

Meagan Meets Parker

Parker was only days old when Meagan came for a visit. Such a cute picture!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Visit to Work

While Bryan was off on paternity leave, we went to visit Renee and Johnna. Even though I don't work at Perry & Leveridge anymore, I still consider them good friends and they wanted to meet Parker. We had some lunch and visited a while. It was nice to get out and about. Renee also gave me some good tips since she has a one year old.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Too Many Stripes

Parker is fitting into newborn-size clothes right now. Everyone told me not to buy too many of this size because he will grow out it very quickly. I did listen and didn't buy a lot in that size, however, Parker has worn all of his newborn clothes at least twice. I hope he will be able to fit into 0-3 months very soon!

This picture reminds me of Dr. Seuss for some reason.

Two Week Check-Up

We went back to the doctor today for the normal two week check. Parker is up to 8 lbs 10oz and 21 inches long. He is growing like a weed! They did the hated foot prick today and Parker did really well...unlike his Mom and Dad! Everything is working fine so the next appointment will be when he is 2 months old.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One Week Check-Up

One of Bryan's friends has a blog and posts each time his girls has a check-up appointment with the doctor that includes a picture at the doctor. I thought this was such a good idea that I decided to do this too (thanks Dave!).

Parker went to the doctor yesterday for a check-up and all is well! Like most babies, he had lost some weight while in the hospital but has gained some back since being home. By next week's check-up, he should be back up to his birth weight.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Meeting Our Little Bundle of Joy

What a blessing! That about sums up the entire experience thus far. Stay tuned...

P.S. - I will not share with the world wide web my experience with a c-section (all good!!!) but if you see me, ask! There are some pretty funny stories from the O.R. (like Bryan almost passing out...don't all dads do that???).

He's Here!!!

Parker Lee Veselka was born today at 6:44AM.  He weighed in at 8lb 4oz and was 18 1/2 inches long.  Both he and Carey are doing well.  Now the fun begins...

All Dressed Up & Ready To Deliver

Friday, September 4, 2009

Do You Know What a Diaper Cake Is?

So, Diaper Cakes are really popular right now and are SO cute but do you really know what's involved? I honestly didn't until I (we) received one from Bryan's boss. Let me give you the run down of what is included: 3 receiving blankets, 2 onesies, a bib, 40+ diapers, a pacifier, some stuffed toys and animals and travel-size shampoo, lotion and powder.

Oh my, if that is not a super gift that encompasses everything, I don't know what would be. I hope the pictures above do it justice. It is so cute and full of stuff you can actually use.

Bryan's boss Steve brought this to our Baby Shower. Steve's wife, Beth, made this for us. She somehow knew that we were doing a sports themed room so she incorporated that into the cake. She did an amazing job! She sells Diaper Cakes and as soon as I can find out how you can contact her, I will post it here.

Work Baby Shower

The IT Department at Bryan's work unexpectedly gave us a Baby Shower on 9/3/09. It was nice to finally meet so many of the people that Bryan works with everyday (and to see some that I already knew). Everyone was so nice and encouraging. We both had a great time and also received some great gifts! Here are just a couple of the pictures from our camera. I will post some more pictures from a co-worker's camera.

(Project Manager Pam... I believe she is the one to "blame" for this shower)

(Lots of very nice and thoughtful gifts)

(Us with the Diaper Cake...I think I wore this outfit to my other shower...oh my!)