Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blakely Ann Jones

Arrived October 9th, 2009
at 1:38 p.m.
Weighing 6 lbs, 8 oz
Length 18.11 inches long

It all started on October 9th at 2:30 a.m. I woke up having contractions that were about 8-10 minutes apart. I started timing them and finally woke up Brandon at 4:00 a.m. I told him I thought I was in labor and we needed to get our bags packed. So, he got out of bed and started helping me get things together. I really don't think he believed me until about 6:00 a.m. when I got sick and was having contractions about 5 minutes apart. I called my doctor at 7:00 and she said to head to the hospital. So, about 8:00 we got in the car and headed to the hospital. For those of you that know Brandon and his being in labor, Brandon driving like Grandpa in 8:00 traffic to Plano was not a good combo. However, by the time we hit the tollway and my contractions were 3 minutes apart he kicked it into high gear.
After a few hours of labor...little Miss Blakely arrived at 1:38 p.m. We were so surprised and excited it was a girl. We can't imagine our life without our baby girl. She has been such an amazing gift from God and we are so thankful he blessed us with such an amazing, healthy, beautiful baby girl!

Here I am about to leave for the hospital. This was our last picture to take with the dogs being the only kids in the house. They sure didn't know at this time their life was about to change with a sister coming home in a couple of days.

Here I am with my blue and pink sock that Hannah got me. Don't ask me why I am smiling so big in the middle of labor.

The anxious and excited Grandparents to be! We got Brandon on video making the call to all of the grandparents that I was in the hospital. They were so excited and made it to the hospital in record time. Brandon's dad and stepmom had to drive from Louisiana so they didn't make it before Blakely arrived but they made it right after!!!

Another picture of our parents waiting anxiously!

Here is Brandon's Aunt Jenni and our good friend Jonathon also waiting. From what I hear, Aunt Jenni entertained everyone during the long wait!

Here is Lisa's brother and sister-in-law waiting patiently!!!

Hannah and Sarah Beth (Brandon's sister who is due in 2 months!!!!!)

****AND she finally arrived****

Here is our Doctor...Dr. Petroski with Blakely. She was such a wonderful doctor.

Our first pictures together.

Our first family picture.

Proud, Proud, Proud Daddy!

Blakely with her Papa Lee! (Lisa's dad)

Gran, Papa Lee and Blakely's first picture together.

Honey (Brandon's mom) and Blakely!

Brandon's Dad and Stepmom...PawPaw and MeeMee! I think they made it in record time from Louisiana.

She is such a cuddle bug. I can't believe how little she was.

Her precious face...I think she got her Mommy's cheeks!

Proud Aunt Sarah Beth with Blakely. Sarah will be holding her own newborn baby in 2 months. We can't wait for Blakely's cousin to get here. Sarah's husband Matt wasn't able to be there when Blakely was born because he was Elk hunting. Blakely was born on Uncle Matt's Birthday!!!

Daddy and Blakely in the hospital. Brandon was and still is amazing at taking care of Blakely and me. He jumped right into it like a pro.

Well, the outfit that Gran bought for Blakely to go home in was way too big, and it was a preemie size. We put it on her and just died laughing. She looks like a little bird with wings about to fly away. Luckily our families had raided the gift shop after Blakely arrived and got her lots of really cute outfits. Brandon's Aunt Jenni had gotten us a sweet preemie gown so that is what she wore home.

I took this picture on our way home. Hmmm..Tell us how you really feel Blakely!

1 week old picture!