Monday, May 8, 2006

Church Dinner

Today I took Parker to have dinner at the church with my friend Jamie. He drank a little bit of a bottle that I made for him. We didn't stay very long. He got a little restless. It was fun to show him to everyone at the dinner. He is so cute!

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Eating Out

Today we went out to eat breakfast with Grandma and Pappaw and out to eat dinner with Nanny and Poppa. Parker is such a good baby.


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Wednesday, May 3, 2006


Parker laughed in his sleep today. It is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. I wonder what in the world he was laughing at. I wonder if he has dreams already. who knows. It sure was cute.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006


Parker smiled at me when he woke up from his nap today. It was adorable. Some people say it is gas, but I am going to believe that he was happy to see me. He also made walking steps when i held onto his hands. He is so strong.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Parker's 1st Zoo Trip

We took Parker to to the zoo for the first time. My 2nd grade class was taking a field trip so We brought Parker to meet them. It was fun. they kids were really excited to meet and see him since they had been talking and petting my belly for the past 8 months.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

1 month Dr. Visit

Parker went to see Dr. Daley today. He is Healthy and doing well.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

1st bath

Parker had his first bath in a tub today. he definitely likes it better than a sponge bath.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Great Grandparents

Granny, Poppa and Great Aunt Joann came to visit Parker

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Parker went with me to get my haircut

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Parker held a rattle in his hand for the first time.

Sunday, April 16, 2006


We went to church and Nanny and Poppa and Uncle Brian came too.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Baby Shower

Today we went to my work and the girls threw a shower for Me and Parker. It was a huge shower and so fun. They decorated with teddy bears. I work with such great people.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Back to work

Shaun went back to work today. He got quite bit of time off with us. It was really nice. I sort of wish he could stay home. I am still very emotional. It's like I had no idea that you could love a little thing so much. I cry all of the time. It's a bit ridiculous how emotional I am. I am an emotional person anyway so it makes since i guess. I just love Parker so much. I feel so happy.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Grandma and Pappaw

We took Parker to see Grandma and Pappaw's house today. Parker's Great Grammy and Grandad came over to visit with him.

Saturday, April 8, 2006

Red Robin

Parker's first trip out to eat was today. We went to Red Robin with Nanny and Poppa.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Rollin Over

This little guy rolled over today! He is only 12 days old and he rolled over from his tummy to his back! I know he doesn't know he did it and it will be awhile before he does it again or becomes good at it, but, it was so neat! I am so excited to watch him grow and learn. I definitely want more children. This is amazing.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

All Wrapped Up

I love the way babies look when they are all snuggled up in a towel after a bath. They make the cutest little towels for babies. Parker likes his baths now. We haven't gotten to give him a real bath yet because of his umbilical cord. He can only have a sponge bath for now.
Daddy had 1 more week of vacation and we are enjoying every minute of it. On Sunday, we took Parker to Sunday School with us. I just couldn't send him to his own class yet. He seems to little to let go!

Friday, March 31, 2006

Parker is 1 week old

It has been a great week. Although we feel very worn out we love having anew baby. He is jsut so precious. I love his little hands and feet. They are just so cute and tiny.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Got Milk?

My Milk finally came in. Getting more than just colostrum is so great to Parker. Life is good and the milk tastes so yummy to him.



We had to take Parker to the Dr. the past 2 days for Dr. Daley to check and make sure that his jaundice was improving. It is! He is a very healthy baby. Nursing is pretty hard. he is having a hard time latching on and I am getting several knots and getting engorged. I am determined to do this though so I am not going to give up this soon. I am getting helps from a lactation consultant.

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I think Parker little feet are so adorable. His pinky toe is funny. It curls down a bit. The nurse said it is from being in the womb. I love baby feet.


We took Parker to Gilley Electric today to see Pappaw and meet Gil and Jan. He is such a good baby. They were excited to see him.


Poor Eli is still completely exhausted and so are we.

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Oops! Do Babies Need Diaper Bags?

We went on an outing today. We had to go to my work to fill out papers and we also went and grabbed some lunch from Taco Bueno. We thought about doing more but we realized that we didn't even bring a diaper bag for Parker! you can so tell that we are new parents. We really don't know what we are doing!


We also let Parker try out his swing today. he kind of liked it but I think he likes to be held better. He does look so cute in his swing though!


Parker kept us up quite a bit of the night. He likes to nurse every 2 hours so by the time we got him to sleep and laid him down we had very little time to sleep ourselves before he woke up hungry again. Reese and Eli, our dogs, didn't get much sleep either. They were so excited and curious about Parker that they hardly slept the first night he was home either. I think that they really like Parker, but they are so exhausted from all of the excitement.


Sunday, March 26, 2006

We Brought Parker Home

Today we got to bring Parker home. He did great on the way home in the car. Did n't even cry at all. When we got home we were surprised with a gift from one of my students. The Testermans had painted a stork and placed it in our yard. It was so adorable. They are the most creative people and so nice too!

Between me and Shaun and the rest of the family Parker has hardly been set down. I am gong to hold him as much as I want. I don't believe that holding them spoils them! It might make think harder on you in the long run, but only for a little while. Kids wont wan to be held for the rest of their lives! I don't ever want to think or feel like I didn't get to hold him enough because i was afraid to spoil him! I hold him and stare at him i hold him and sleep we just hold him all the time!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Parker

Parker Lee Smith was born today at 3:50 P. M. He weighs 701lbs and he is 20 inches long. We didn't know if we were having a boy or girl so it was so exciting! Dr. Howerton delivered Parker. I saw him when he came out and shouted...It's a boy! Shaun and I were so excited. I can't believe I am a mom. These pictures were right after delivery.

When we got to go to a regular room after delivery we just couldn't stop holing him and staring at him. We love him so much and we just think he is so adorable. He is a little Jaundice so we have to keep him by the window in the sunlight. As long as we keep him in the sunlight enough he wont have to go into one of those light beds.

Shaun got to take Parker out to show all of the family and announce that we had a boy. I love that we didn't know. It made having a baby even more exciting. Everyone couldn't wait to find out what we had. So many people came to see him and us. Here are a few pictures of people who came. I didn't get a picture of everyone so I am just posting some of the closest family.

After I got situated they brought me to a room and Parker got to come back after his bath and see everyone and be held.

Parker hated his first bath at the hospital. He cried and cried until the nurse sprayed his head with water. Then he calmed down completely. I thought it was so great that Shaun got to stay with him the whole time. They bathed him while I was being stitched up and brought to my room.

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