Monday, September 27, 2010

Emerson's 1st bath

Time for my first bath!
I think I will calm myself by sucking on my hand

Getting soaped up!
Big sister helping with the water
Of course, there has to be video evidence of the first bath:

5-day & 2-week photo shoots

5 days old and already wearing a sweater vest
So true!
 Cuddled up cutie!

  Mommy made me sit up
Thinking we might have some blue eyes
So alert and happy!

Silly boy!
Looking serious in the bouncy chair
Who doesn't love a naked baby picture?!
Beautiful close-up

Two favorite "B" things

Baking &

Almost forgot the third "B" thing I love, my baby brother!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Loaded in and ready to leave the hospital

Mommy & Daddy are happy & excited to take me to my new home
Welcome home, baby Emerson!
All snuggled up
Daddy's chest is the best to sleep on
I gave my brother his own lovey that I picked out- a giraffe!
He loves to hold onto it already
We are all smiles for the camera
The bouncy chair vibrates and is a great spot for naps

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meeting Grandparents

Thanks to Grand Daddy Pope & Grandma Teresa, who were able to drive in as needed to take care of me and meet baby brother. It was reassuring to Mommy & Daddy that they were able to stay at the house with me and take good care of me while they were in the hospital with Emerson. Plus, they even took me to the airport to pick up Grandpa & MaGa Gette! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful family!!

It's easy to look so adoringly at sweet Emerson
Grand Daddy makes a great pillow when I start to get sleepy
Grandpa & MaGa flew all the way from Texas and were thrilled to be able to meet Emerson in the hospital- they didn't meet me until I was a week old. They also stayed the night at our house while Mommy & Daddy were still at the hospital- thanks for that! Also, thanks to our neighbors, Steve & Sherry, for letting them stay at their house so that they were close by!
I love to kiss Emerson's sweet head and cheeks!
Although he's a big boy, I love to hold him!
MaGa kept busy at our house, cooking, doing the dishes and washing our clothes- thanks for all your help!!
Grandpa kept busy (I mean, I kept him busy) playing with me! We love you all so much!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Emerson Theodore Pope

After a great pregnancy trying for a VBAC, we ended up with a C-section due to high blood pressure. Emerson Theodore came into this world on Tuesday, September 7 at 2:15 pm, weighing in at 9 lbs, 10 oz and 21 inches long. He is a big, beautiful baby!!
He has great lungs!
Mommy had tears in her eyes when getting to touch her baby boy for the first time
Emerson's first picture with Mommy & Daddy
Even after bath, Emerson was showing us those great lungs
Emerson receiving Mommy's milk for the first time
One very proud Daddy of a boy!
Recovery room picture
Hello world- I'm Emerson. Nice to meet you
Coming into the world is a tiring process- time for a nap!
I was THRILLED to meet my little brother, Emerson, for the first time!
This is the face of a proud big sister
First of many kisses for my sweet baby brother
Our first full family picture- we are so happy to have Emerson here!