I'm a happy RN married to a hardworking resident. We have recently become Carolina fans and are adding the color "carolina" blue to our wardrobe and home. I love the east coast and couldn't be happier living in hot, sticky climate. I was raised on a farm/ranch with two wonderful parents and three fun loving older sisters. I went to a one room country school house down the dusty dirt road with grand total of three in my class. Life in the country was rich, meaningful, and simple, just the way I like it. So from country farmgirl to coastal bell, here I am, living life and loving it!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jonah Gabriel Erpelding

The night I went into Labor!!  The Josephs invited us over for dinner and we had delicious ribs, burgers, avocado, dip,and more.  I was contracting all night, but was not feeling them, my stomach was just constantly hard.  But that night at 3 am little Jonah said it was time!! 

A very happy and excited daddy.

I had to show you the trauma Jonah went through to join us.  He was pretty tired and had a good size cone head.  But then every hour he just kept getting cuter and cuter!

Our precious bundle of joy!

Our first family photo as a family of three.

Jonah's ride home from the hospital.  I was a nervous wreck.  I had Jonah 4 days early so my mom had not yet come.  She was getting in this night at 6:30 and I think I cried a dozen times before I was discharged.  I was so nervous about taking him home and was just needing some encouragement.  Tim was great and was by my side the whole time, I do think he was a little nervous because I was crying so much, I was just tired, emotional, and really ready to get home.

Our first bath


Papa and Muzzie

My perfect little boy!
Well this post is long over due, but with being a new mommy, sleep deprivation, family visits, and adjusting to life I'm finally sitting down to post of pictures of the most precious baby on earth!  Jonah Gabriel Erpelding was born August 8th, 2011 at 6:21 pm weighing in at 7lbs and 7 oz, 19.25 in long.  We are thrilled to be a family of three and being a stay-at-home mom is everything I thought it would be, perfect!!!  I love this little boy more than anything else and am so blessed he is healthy and doing great.  So here are some pictures.  These are pictures from the day he was born to about 2 weeks old.  I will post more of him and family and show you some of the shots we got for his birth announcements.   

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pregnancy Pictures

One of the sweet Spanish translators that I work with asked me a couple of months if I wanted her to take some pictures of Tim, me, and Baby E.  I was skeptical because at this stage I don't like any pictures that I am.  I know you are always your hardest critic, but 37 weeks pregnant my face was bigger and everything was was just bigger not really wanting to be on display.  But Severina wanted to do this for us so I said yes and somehow drug my hubby along!  So here are a few of what she captured.