Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas in Dallas

We spent Christmas day in Fayetteville just the three of us. We enjoyed the day by opening presents, have breakfast, playing backgammon and eating a nice romantic dinner. The day was so relaxing and a chance to just enjoy our time together and make memories. The day after Christmas we headed down to Dallas to be with Bill's family and we picked up Bailey along the way. She was so excited to finally get to meet her little brother. What a great big sister she is, so gentle and loving. We enjoyed time with Bill's two sisters and their families as well his mother and Craig. It was really nice to just sit and relax together, hang out and talk. Howie, Lisa's husband even took us to downtown McKinney and we enjoyed the antique shops and a little ice cream from a classic ice cream shop. We took a ton of pictures here are a few of the highlights and the link to all the pictures below.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Santa meet Garrett

We took Garrett to the mall to meet Santa and we took some of our own holiday pictures.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

An evening of fluids

Yes, you read the title correctly. We were having a really good day, Bill and I took Garrett to Hobby Lobby to get some things to do the baby announcements and then off to the grocery store. Garrett did great, he fell asleep as soon as we got into the first store. When we got home we had dinner and then Garrett wanted to eat. So I fed him for about 20 minutes and he fell asleep on me. This is where it gets funny.

I am sitting in the recliner and all of a sudden the little one, now looks like a water fountain or should I say milk fountain. This was not spit up oh no this was a good 4-5 oz, maybe more, of milk. All over me and him. Needless to say bath #2 was in order. We got him all cleaned up and then dressed and dry again. Bill said, why don't we try and utilize some of these diapers that we got as samples before he is too big for them.

Have you ever heard the expression, Point it Down? hahahaha This is where it gets good. Bill is rocking him and he almost asleep. All of a sudden Bill got this look on his face, oh no. Bill turns to me and says I just got peed on!!!! Needless to say it was time for him to change, yet again.

So not only did Garrett get a bath, but Mommy and Daddy did too. All in all you just have to laugh. Two adult t-shirts, three baby outfits, a Bobby pillow and a couple of burp cloths later we are getting settled for the night.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My first Bath

Garrett got his first bath yesterday. We had been giving him sponge baths in the sink and he was a little upset with those. Yesterday, his cord stump fell off so we got to give him a real bath. He actually enjoyed it. He just sat in the water very content. Her is a pic of our little man in the bath. I promised him that I would cover him up so that later when we show his girlfriend his baby book he wouldn't get embarrassed.

This week has been fun. It has been the first week that I have been home with Garrett by myself. We are doing well and getting into a routine. I dare to say this, because as soon as I brag it will change. However, I will go ahead and brag, Garrett slept through the night three nights now. Two nights last week and last night. I was so excited to get more than 2 or 3 hours of sleep at a time, YEAHHHHHHH!

Oh, I almost forgot. One of my friends from Elon just had her own little man and she took this idea from one of her friends. Laura Childs this one is for you and Grant! Funny onesie Fridays have arrived in the fashion world of this little baby. I have been trying to save this outfit until a Friday so that it would truly be a Friday that I took the picture, but unless he has another accident he should still have it on through Friday morning. Thanks to Auntie Rebekah for the purchase of the first outfit to make it into the series. Anyways, here is the first edition of Funny onesie Friday!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No longer the youngest

Well after 11 days Garrett is no longer the youngest member on the Wolek side of the family. Garrett's cousin Penelope Jane Wolek was born yesterday 12/11/07 around 8 am, 6 lbs 8 oz, 19 inches long. Here is a picture of my brother, my niece Bethany and baby Penny.

Also, many of you have been asking about pictures of his Grandma and Grandpa with Garrett here are a few.

Momma's babies sleeping...

Saturday, December 8, 2007

What a difference a week makes...

What a difference a week makes. Oh how life changes and all for the better.

10 hours of sleep per night...4-5 hours of sleep off and on throughout the night
3 loads of laundry in a weekend...3 loads in a day
a loss of 21 lbs in one week...the next 25 are not going to be so easy, but cherish in the victories
from honey and babe to Mommy and Daddy, but that sounds so good
And, One Little Man!
That I wouldn't give him up for the world.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

More pictures of my first week

Grandma and Grandpa got here last night and they are having a lot of fun hanging out with the little man. We have not taken any pictures with them yet, but we have a couple of pictures from yesterday and today with his first sponge bath. Check these out.

Here is the link:

Here are some of the highlights...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Finally Home!

Hello everyone, we are home! We left the hospital on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm and Garrett did really well on his trip home. He had just had his baby boy surgery so he was knocked out for several hours from the pain medication they gave him. We were able to get home unpack and Mike and Leslee stopped by for a little bit, before he woke up. We are so excited to have our new little bundle of joy at home. He is doing well and sleeping and feeding well. We did discover that many hours of sleep during the day means many hours of awake at night. Needless to say we are earning the bags under our eyes, but loving every minute of the cause of them.

Anyways, many of you have asked for more pictures. Here is the link below. If you cannot link directly to it, copy and paste it into your web browser. You do not have to sign in to Kodak Gallery to view the pictures.

Thank you to everyone for the emails, phone calls, well wishes and much more. We truly appreciate your love and support.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

William Garrett Healy is here!

Our new addition has arrived and we are sooo proud of him! He was born at 8:30 am Saturday morning December 1st. He was 8.2 lbs with Blond hair and blue eyes, although I am told that all newborns have blues eyes until they are about three months. So... he may have his mothers beautiful brown eyes soon! Let me tell you all if you don't already know, how strong Dayna is and how incredible she is! She is my new hero for bringing such a wonderful new life into this world. She barely made a sound as she pushed through the labor pains. She did not lose her composure, scream, or even cuss me for being sarcastic and trying to lighten the mood. I am truly in awe of this fine woman that we all know. She is the Love of my life! Garrett is healthy and happy and seems to have his mothers calm ways and easy going personality. I may try to take credit for his good looks though! :) Pictures are attached and we will have many more to follow. Today is truly a great day!