Friday, September 28, 2007

She Sleeps!!!!

Hallelujah!!!!! She did it!!!! Last night, Layla was only up to eat once (well, one and 1/2 times if you count the 5:00 a.m. feeding)!!! She went right to sleep when we put her down at about 9:30 (when we were ready to sleep) and slept until 1:30!!! Mother of God, she did it!!! I fed her and she went right back to sleep at 2. Then, slept until 5:00!!! You know what that means??? She didn't have her regular 3:30 wake up which usually lasts at least until 5 and just about KILLS me. It was amazing and I am sooooo thrilled and ENERGIZED. Keep your fingers crossed that she continues to do this.

Here are some more pictures of the bean over the last week. She's now 3 weeks and 1 day. We're getting there!!! She can even get thru her baths w/out screaming bloody murder now and I think she finally realizes that when I change her clothes and diaper that I'm not going to abandon her and leave her cold and naked on the changing table.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Layla 2 weeks, 1 day

Layla is 2 weeks and 1 day already!! I can't believe it! She's growing fast and SLOWLY getting into a routine... mom and dad are TIRED, that's for sure.

To everyone who's visited, sent cards, gifts, food, etc: thank you so very much. It's so great to see how loved Layla is and to have all of your support. Mom is working hard to get to a point where she can sit down and write out all the thank you letters... Hopefully this weekend (one can hope, right)!

Z: how dare you send a cubbies onsie!!! We'll have to sew a red line thru the logo before she can where it! ;) Thanks!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Our little bean

Well, I finally have a minute to be on the computer while the peanut sleeps (although I hear her fussing now and know she's hungry, so my time is dwindling). Here are just a few more pics. The ones of Layla sleeping were taken last week. There's one of her and Grandma Sherman that was taken over the weekend. She was hungry and mad about posing at that time so we couldn't get her to open her big blue eyes. My mission is to get a few shots w/ her and mama today that we'll be posting soon. Our little girl will be TWO weeks old already tomorrow!!! Crazy.

This weekend at Grandma and Grandpa's, Grandma showed me Jake's baby book. Layla looks EXACTLY like Jake did when he was a baby. It's amazing. Shocking almost. He even had the little strawberry marks that she does by her nose and left eye (they faded fast).

Aww, daddy's little girl. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Layla Bean

More pics of our little Layla Bean... we're all hangin' in there!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

We are Home Now

Good morning everyone. We are finally home now. I don't know how much longer the 3 of us could take it in the hospital. We brought Layla home Sat around noon. She seems very content at home and is constantly opening her eyes to check out her new digs. She is on a fairly regular sleep and eat schedule. Sleep 2-3 and repeat. I think she has her old man's appetite. Hudson is very nervous about the crying that young Layla does, but I think he will be on board soon. Hudson sure does like sniffing the new baby.
To everyone that has called, e-mailed, texted, or posted on the blog thank you for all the well wishes and congratulations. April and I are super excited.

Here are some pictures from Layla's trip home. As a welcome to the Family Grandpa Sherman got Layla her first piece of hunting equipment...a hot pink .22

Jake April and Layla

Friday, September 7, 2007

Layla Jennifer Sherman Pictures

Layla Jennifer Sherman

Born 7:33 pm
8 pounds 2 oz
22 inches

Lots of blonde hair
Dark Blue Eyes

To see more pictures of Layla click on this link.....Ok so I can't get this link to work so I will just put more pics right in the blog


Ma and Pa Sherman

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Baby on Thursday, 9/6

Yes, you read that right. Jake and I will be checking into the hospital tomorrow a.m., at 7:00 to be induced. My dr agreed to induce anytime on (or w/in the week after) the due date. Of course, we picked our due date!! Unless I go into labor myself today or tonight, we'll be there tomorrow at the latest. I'm guessing this means baby Sherman won't be here until sometime tomorrow late afternoon or evening (let's hope it's sooner than later though).

It'll just be immediate family at the hospital when the baby's born. Then, Jake and I will make the calls to friends and fam on the new baby announcement. We'll play it by ear as far as visitors go. We'll let you know when we call and hope to be home no later than Saturday w/our new little bundle of joy.

Crazy day today. Very surreal. Just walking around like a lost puppy... cleaning, organizing, running errands. Maybe I should be sleeping!?

Watch for the next post... which will be our baby announcement!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

New shrubs, but no new baby..

Nope. No baby yet. BUT, we have new shrubs by our deck in the back of the house. Wooo hooo! That means we're no longer the neighborhood gypsies (w/a log pile, stray picnic table and fire pit in our tiny yard, I don't know what else you could call us but gypsies). The neighbors are all probably breathing a sigh of relief.

Jake had his number one helper by his side to help w/the shrub planting.

No baby news to report... just waiting, sleeping, waiting, boring, waiting.


Some random of my "bump" and one of Jake and his number one helper.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Typical Saturday

Just a typical Saturday here at the Sherman house... no exciting baby news to report. Jake and I were up early - he had plans to go shoot his bow w/the neighbor guy, Paul, at the Hartford Gun Club, I just couldn't lay comfortably in bed anymore so got up at 6:45 a.m. to start the day.

How does a 9 mo pregnant woman "start her day" you ask? Oh, it's very exciting. Feed the dog, eat some cereal, wait for the Perk Place to open so Hudson and I can go and get a 1/2 caf latte, and run to the store for my latest craving... fruit. I bought peaches, nectarines, fresh pineapple (which is supposed to induce labor) and strawberries. Got home and cut all that up and my plan is to eat all the pineapple before the day is over.

I also convinced Jake to go for a walk with me (not that he needs convincing to do something outdoors or active, but I'm sure moseying around w/ a big preggers slow poke is just no fun for him). We took Hudson to Pike Lake and walked the trails. I had to stop a few times for contractions but was pleased with myself when we were walking back down the hills to see that a couple had to stop and pretty much "take a knee" because they were so winded. They asked us "how much further" to the tower and we told them they were 1/2 way there. Really, I shouldn't be too glorified. The fact is, they were out of shape, but I'm sure glad I didn't have to take a knee and ask that same question.

So as you'll see, my plan today is to GET THIS BABY OUT. The long hike/walk did nothing except give me those few contractions, and the pineapple thing seems to be a myth so far. But we shall see. For the rest of the day, I'll just mosey around here cleaning and picking up the dog food trails Hudson insists on leaving every time I vacuum or sweep. Damn him.

Jake's back at it in the basement. So far I've heard one, "YES! Sweet!" which is good, and one, "F@#k@*" which is not so good. But he'll get thru it, as he always does. Oops, I just heard a growl... and it wasn't Hudson... I'll steer clear of the basement for a while I think. :)

Until our next post...