Sunday, August 31, 2008

First Family Picture

Here we are...

Evan is Here!!!!

Here are some pictures of our little man! Quick story of his delivery...we checked in Wednesday night to start the dilation pill, which did start contractions. Thursday morning, Dr. Ashurst broke my water and gave the ok for my epidural. I got that and was resting comfortably. The nurse came in to check my dilation and discovered some bleeding...more than she was comfortable with, she called the Dr. He ordered for them to prepare me for a C-section. Evan's heartrate was up. Within just a few minutes, we were in the section room preparing to meet Evan. Within 19 minutes our precious little man was here. He was sent to the NICU because he had some fluid on his lungs, his heartrate was elevated and his blood pressure was down. James went with Evan to the nursery as they finished everything up with me and I finally got to hold him later Thursday night. We are now waiting to be discharged to head home! He is getting to go home with us! I will post more details of the past few days later-some of which has been a blur and some details include the roller coaster emotions, with more pictures (of course). Hope you all enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Change of Plans!!

It seems as though Evan will not be joining us until Thursday August 28. Dr. Ashurst has to go out of town for a funeral Wednesday, so the plan is to be admitted around 5:30 Wednesday afternoon and be induced Thursday morning. I wanted to cry when he told me the news!! Please remember us in your prayers...especially James as he takes care of me these next few days!!! Until next time...

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Yesterday was our 3rd wedding anniversary! 3 whole years!!! :) It seems like it was just yesterday I was telling my mom about this WONDERFUL man I had met and how I would like to spend more time with him and here we are...about to hold and kiss our first born! Man how time goes by!!

I love you James, more than you could ever know. I feel so blessed that God chose me to be your wife. I could not ask for a better gift than your love. You mean the world to me. You are a wonderful, caring, loving, generous and thoughtful husband and I know you are going to be all of those plus some as a Daddy to Evan. I love you!! Thank you for dinner last night and for my beautiful Willow Tree figurine!

On a funnier note...I thought my water broke yesterday while I was in the treatment room with a patient, I went down to LDR only to find out it was not my water, but the mucus plug!! I was a little embarrassed to say the least! I guess it was better to be safe than sorry. I am now beyond the point of being ready...ready for my back not to hurt, ready to hold and kiss Evan, and ready to be tired, but because of different reasons!! I am sure you moms know what I am talking about!

We go back to see Dr. Ashurst Monday afternoon, so I am sure I will update Tuesday morning!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby Update-Week 38

We saw Dr. Ashurst yesterday and he said that Evan's heartbeat was wonderful. We were able to do the ultrasound and it says that Evan measured 8lbs 9oz. I was dilated 1 cm (thanks for the prayers to get that rolling!!), which was progress from last week! YEA!!!
The plan is to go back on Monday, unless Evan decides to come before then, to be re-checked. If I am still at 1 cm, then we will be admitted on Tuesday night to get the dilation process started and then the induction on Wednesday morning- if I have dilated more than the 1 cm, then we will just wait to be admitted early Wednesday morning.
It looks like Wednesday August 27th will be Evan's birthday!!!

The Long Awaited Shot...

Here it is...the long awaited and much anticipated sideways preggo shot.

My Daddy

I could not resist posting this picture. This is my daddy, Evan's "Big Daddy!" He is so excited for Evan's arrival, but was one of the very last people to be able to feel him move. Love you, Daddy!

Time for the B-E-A-C-H!!!!

Back in July, we took our yearly trip with the family to the beach. We had a great time relaxing and eating A LOT!!!! I must say, the beach during the 8th month of pregnancy is just not the same. The sun was VERY hot!!! We had a wonderful time! Thanks Mama and Daddy for the vacation get away!! We love you!!

James and me before we said goodbye and headed home.
James looks like he would have liked to have stayed a few more days!!
Heath and James goofing around.
There is never a dull moment when these two get together!!

My honey and me...

You can even see Evan trying to sneak into the shot!!


Thank you for being the wonderful husband you are and for taking such great care of me these last 9 months. It is so exciting that we are about to welcome our son to this world. Without you, Evan would not be possible. Thank you! I love you more than you will ever know!!
~Hugs and Kisses Always & Forever~

Happy Birthday!

On July 5th I moved to the late 20's side of life. We were able to slip away to Centreville to celebrate with the LeVert clan.
Thanks for making the weekend special!!
We love you guys!!

My wonderful husband and me...
Me doing what I love to do on my birthday...opening presents!!!

Baby Showers Galore!!!

Ok, so there are a lot of pictures in this post. Here are some shots from the baby showers we were given...ENJOY!!!

The gift table from the Talley Family Shower
July 12, 2008 at Bu's House

Opening Evan's gifts...

Sherry and Me

James' beautiful grandmother, Bu.

She made Evan a treasure, she handmade his blue blanket.
We love you Bu and can't wait for you to meet Evan!!!!

Thank you Bu and Sugarbabe for a wonderful shower! We had a great time!!!

My wonderful friend Brandy hosted us a lovely shower on July 13th at her home.
Hostess Brandy and Me
My friends Kristi and Mandy...

Mrs. Marian (James' mom) taking a stab at how big she thought Evan is...Man was she way off (thank goodness!!!)

April, James Issac, my Nanny and Me...relaxing and enjoying one another's company!

A beautiful mirror for Evan's room from his Nana and Big Daddy!

Thanks April for the bag of goodies...looks like we will be needing those soon!!

Thank you Brandy for the wonderful shower! We had a great time eating and catching up with friends!

The Pediatric Staff at work threw us a great shower to welcome Evan
July 29, 2008

Opening Evan's Goodies...

Thanks Diann and staff for a wonderful welcome party for Evan!!

The LeVert Family Shower in Centreville
July 3, 2008
Evan's Nana, me and Aunt Pam
My Nanny and Me
Can you believe she is going to be a great-grandmother?!All of Evan's loot. His friends & family in Centreville are ready for his arrival!
The wonderful food we were able to feast on...
Wish I had one of those chocolate cupcakes right now!!!My GORGEOUS Granny
When Evan arrives, we will have 5 generations...WOW!

Evan's Mimi and PawPaw came to Centreville for the festivities. Madison and Maci were ready and willing to help in any way.

Don't they look beautiful?!

My best friend & sister since childhood, Nikki.

How special it truly is that we are able to be pregnant at the same time...ok, ok so she is on number 2...who's counting??!!

My dear friends from college Whitney and Catherine!
Nikki's son Tre helped me open Evan's gifts.
He was so much fun!!

Thank you Mama, Nanny and Aunt Pam for the wonderful shower. We had a great afternoon. We are so ready for Evan to be here to meet the very special people who we know plan to SPOIL HIM ROTTEN!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! Thank you for sharing your stories, they have really lifted my spirits. Please pray for us this weekend. I am not feeling well today, we have birthing class tomorrow and then we go to see Dr. Ashurst on Monday. He is going to go ahead and have them do the ultrasound Monday so we can see how big our little man is and then make plans from there. After reading your stories, I no longer feel so scared to be induced!! Thanks again friends!! Keep looking for posts...he will be here before we know it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Update from Yesterday's Dr. Appointment...

Well, I went for my weekly visit with Dr. Ashurst and the news was not exactly what I was hoping to hear. I still have not started to dilate, however Evan has continued to move further down. My cervix is still very posterior. Dr. Ashurst is a little concerned that Evan is going to be a "big boy" and that leaving him in until September may throw us in a situation we don't want to find ourselves in. With all of that said, he wants to recheck next Monday, if I still have not dilated, do an ultrasound to see how big Mr. Evan is and then schedule our induction date. He is thinking August 27 -just 2 weeks from today!!!
I am praying vigorously that the dilation process will begin soon and when we go back on Monday I will have made some progress so that we can proceed as naturally as possible. Please join me in this prayer. Anyone else been in this same place who can offer some words of encouragement?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First Baptist Shower Pictures

I have had several requests for me to post pictures of me pregnant, so here you go! These pictures are from our shower this past Saturday, hosted by our wonderful friends from church. We had such a great time!
Thank you all for the sweet gifts, time and energy!
You all are precious to James and me!!
Melinda, Misty, Laura Beth, Me, Micke' and Sherry
The Beautiful Hostess Crew and the Mommy-to-be
Opening the gift from the hostess clan...
Are these cookies not the cutest things you have ever seen?
I must say, they were quite tasty too!

Another Treasure for Evan!
From his Nana and Big Daddy...

I hope to post more pictures from other showers soon.

Things are crazy trying to make last minute preparations!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Today with Dr. Ashurst

Hello Everyone! Sorry it has been so long since our last blog, things have been sort of busy with all the preparations for Evan's arrival. We have had several showers already and will have our last one this coming Saturday. I plan to post pictures from all of them (and vacation) next week.

I went to see Dr. Ashurst this morning and things seem to be right on schedule. I had a rough night last night with uncomfortable pains and some Braxton Hicks contractions. He said all that I am experiencing is completely normal and nothing that should concern us. He also told me that in just 9 days I will be what he considers "complete, full term" and so at any time after that he would be ok inducing labor. I told him that I would like to go as close to his due date as possible and his response was "You just let me know when it is too unbearable!!" He did an exam and said that there is no dilation, just thinning, but that Evan has moved down-he could feel his head.

So, with all of that said, we are scheduled to see him again next Tuesday. We are down to those weekly visits! Evan will be here before we know it! I guess I had better get our bags packed!! Please let me know if you would like to be included on the "call list" - make sure I have your number!!

Prayer requests: please pray that Evan will continue to grow and develop as he should for his remaining baking time, that I would remain seizure free and that the labor process will be as stress less for Evan as possible. You can also include that the labor be as quick as possible (once we are at the hospital!!! hehe). Don't forget to remember Pete, his world is about to be turned up-side-down as well. Please pray that it will be a smooth transition for our pup.

~Love to you all~