Thursday, November 26, 2009

Emory June

So sweet.
Here she is!
Nana gettting to hold Emory for the first time.Daddy giving his newest girl some lovin'
Just a few minutes after she was born!

We are so blessed to welcome Emory June Coffey into the world on November 24th, 2009 at 11:26pm. She weighed 8 lbs 0 oz, and was 19.4 inches long! I felt my first contractions on Monday evening, and felt them throughout the night. Brian stayed home from work on Tuesday because I was still having contractions pretty regularly. We got out and about a bit in the morning, trying to stay active and keep labor moving along. Brian said that when I was having a contraction at the mall, some women looked at me like they knew exactly what was going on - I didn't really care what anyone thought, just was focused on breathing through it. :) When we got home, the kids took a great nap (thank you, Jesus!) and I tried to lay down too. That was good for me to get some rest before things got really intense. I went for a walk when I got up. I got home and the kids were up and we were all going to talk a walk together to drop the kids off at Nana and Poppy's. I was having a lot of contractions, so Brian walked the kids down and I went around the block. Every 15-20 steps I would feel a contraction and lean against a tree to breathe through it. One of our neighbors was out doing her Christmas decorations and I just walked up to a tree in her yard and leaned against it to breathe, and then kept walking afterward. I am sure it was a bit interesting to her, but I was not really in a place to explain. By the next contraction I heard Brian running down the hill and he was behind me rubbing my back and talking me through it. We headed back home to labor there more. My contractions were 6-8 minutes apart, but pretty intense 90 sec - 2 mins long.

Ok, Em J has to eat, more to come soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Belly Shot & Typical Sibling Interaction

Georgia and Mommy. Yesterday morning I said to her, "You're mommy's girl, aren't you." She promptly replied, "No. I'm daddy's girl. You can have Jackson." At least she's honest!
Well, for those of you who have wondered how huge I am, here ya go. Georgia is the photographer once again. :) 39 weeks - almost there!So, these are typical faces seen around the Coffey household. I always warn people with small children that when Georgia's bottom teeth come out, beware! She is about to have a Brian moment (haha, not in a negative way - just a big burst of energy). You can see the result of this little bit of energy being transferred to Jackson.
Ahh, friends once again. She got it out of her system.

Good Friends

The Rozelle's came out to visit the other weekend. Jay, Brian, and two other guys (Tom and Ben) went camping, and Katie and I stayed here with the kiddos. Of course, we went to our favorite hiking spot. It was a beautiful weekend, and it was great to get outside to remember our friend Paul's birthday (he loved the outdoors!). The kids play so well together - it is neat that the kids remember each other even though they don't see each other all that often.

Fall Hiking

When we can't get out to go to Old Man's Cave, we like to go to Indian Run Falls in Dublin. You would never think that this place could be here. For you followers of the blog, you have seen video of this place before. Well, we took the kids out earlier this month when the thermometer on the car said that it was 80 degrees outside!!! They just thrive being outside!Georgia took this picture - impressed?!?
I love this picture - Jackson just adores Brian, so neat for me to watch!

Friday, November 13, 2009

All Dressed Up

Ok, for all of you who have been anxiously awaiting to see if I ever decided to update this thing again, here we go. Trick-or-treating was great, mostly because of all the candy that the kids got (and Brian and I ate!). Thankfully, I have such a big belly, you can't tell what is candy and what is baby. We are just under 2 weeks out now. I have made a list of things that I want to get accomplished before baby bean #3 arrives - we will see how that goes. I plan on accomplishing lots next week as I have started my maternity leave for work. I still have a few loose ends to tie up, but boy, does that feel good! High up on the list is packing the bag for the hospital (nope, haven't done that yet) - been too busy cleaning out the refrigerator - it looks sweet!!! Anyway, will try to do better. Be patient with me. I covet your prayers for a speedy and easy labor, as well as a healthy baby. Feel free to comment with any last minute name suggestions!!!