Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2007

7 weeks!

Presley is 7 weeks old today! She has started to smile and squeal a lot. I have to go back to work on Wednesday so I have been holding her too much!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Look what I can do!

This is a pic I took today of Presley's tummy time. She is getting pretty strong!

Monday, December 3, 2007

5 weeks!

Here is a pic of Presley- you can't tell me she doesn't look like her mommy!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Why is Presley so blue?

We had a great Thanksgiving! We got to see our family, and eat lots of great food. You can't get much better than that! We noticed that Presley started breaking out, and it just seemed to get worse every day. Since we are new parents, we were sure that she had a rare disease, so we took her to the doctor. Dr. Blair said that she thinks that Presley has cradle cap that has just moved down to her face and neck. She told us to get Selsun blue and put it on her face then wash it off after a few minutes. If it doesn't work, it may be eczema. We hope this works! Presley weighs almost 10 pounds- no more newborn diapers! Be checking the mail for her birth announcement- I hope to get them sent out next week. If you aren't sure if we have your address, give us a call! Love you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Got it!

This is the first pic I have caught of Presley smiling! She was sleeping on the couch just grinning away. Today, Nick and I both saw her smiling while she was awake. I can't wait until we can make her giggle! Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Time Flies

I thought that I would be able to post more often! I just can't seem to find time. While Presley is sleeping I am usually trying to take a shower or keep up with the laundry, and even then I am unsuccessful! Anyway, on Monday Presley had her first bath, and as you can see by the pic, she did not like it! She enjoyed the next one, but it was cut short because she got a little too comfy- that was funny! Friday, we went to the Crime Lab and to Nana Raine's office. It felt really good to get out of the house and see some friends! Saturday her Big Daddy, Nana Raine, and Nana Pam came to see her. She really loved all the attention. We went to Sunday school and church yesterday, and Presley did great! I can't believe that she is 3 weeks old today!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Weekend of Firsts

Nick fed Presley her first bottle this weekend, she used a pacifier for the first time, and she went to church for the first time! We actually did not make it to the service this morning, but we went to a potluck and our Crown Financial class. We almost made it to the service, but Presley decided she was hungry right before we left! At church, her umbilical stump fell off so we might have our first bath tonight too!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

No more jaundice!

Presley's doctor called Tuesday and let us know that there will be no need for anymore heel pricks! Hopefully we don't have to go back to the doctor until she is 2 months old. That one will NOT be fun because she will be getting her vaccinations. Daddy is definitely going to that one! This is a pic of Presley playing on her Happy Hippo Gym yesterday. She loves it- it has a mirror that she really likes! All girl!

Monday, November 5, 2007

One week!

Presley is a week old today, and our doctor appt. was great. She has gained 5 oz in 4 days, and is 1 oz away from her birth weight. Her doctor is so sweet, and says that Presley is "just beautiful." She says that judging by her color, her bilirubin level is down, but that didn't stop her from pricking her in the heel to make sure! Nana Raine was there to coax Presley back to sleep within seconds after the heel prick. She has slept nearly all day today! This is a pic of Presley asleep in her daddy's arms.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Miss Presley has jaundice, and this is a pic of her laying in the sun. We go back to the doctor tomorrow to get her bilirubin count again. We really hope that it is down. I am scared that if it isn't they will tell me to stop breastfeeding for a couple of days. That wouldn't be bad, but she chokes on bottles and pacifiers!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Meet Presley!

Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long for me to update my blog, but here she is! Meet Presley Elizabeth Hill. She was born Monday, October 29th at 11:49 am. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. She is our dream come true!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


3 days left... This is a pic of me, and my elusive teenage brother, Will. Somehow, I am not even cool enough to hang out with anymore! Imagine that!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Still no Presley

Well, her due date came, and is almost gone. We had a great day though! We just hung out at the house this morning, and went and saw my family this afternoon. We had a great dinner, and got to spend some time with the fam!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Des Arc 8, Hazen 6

Des Arc played their rival, Hazen, tonight. They won! I didn't go because that was a little too far away from an epidural for my comfort, but Nick said that it was the best game of the season. I went out to eat with my granparents and my parents to celebrate my grandmother's birthday. It is so nice to spend some time with them. My mom's parents drove all the way from North Carolina to wait for Presley! They have been here since the 17th. They are the best! I feel guilty for calling my friends and family now because everyone I call sounds disappointed when they figure out I'm not in labor! I understand, I am a little disappointed too!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Friday Eve

Tomorrow is Friday and payday! I love Fridays! Our friends, Jacob and Katy, just had a baby boy yesterday. His name is Owen, and I got to meet him tonight. He is so precious. Nick had a jr high game, so I went by myself. I got in the elevator to labor and delivery, and a guy offered me a wheelchair! Katy said pitocin was horrible. YIKES!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Not much to say about today. Nick and I went walking tonight, and I noticed that there is a full moon. Maybe something will happen in the next couple of days! This is a picture of my dad's parents with their first son, Sam. I wish my grandma Betsy was here to meet Presley, but I am sure that she will be checking in on us!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happiest Halloween!

Nick and I went to the doctor today, and I am happy to say that I do not have another appointment at his office for 6 weeks! My doctor made an appointment for me to be induced on the 31st. I am optimistic that she will come before then, but at least I know that I will not be pregnant forever! I think that my mom might be planning Presley's first birthday party right now...

Monday, October 22, 2007

What instructions?

Nick put Presley's swing together tonight. His mom called and reminded him that he might want to use the instructions because there will be precious cargo swinging soon! He did a great job.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Coming Soon...

Well, we hope that Presley will be making her appearance sometime this week! She is due Saturday, October 27th. I hope that she will come on the 26th so that she and her great grandmother can share their birthday! Nick, of course, has a football game Friday night so that could be interesting. I have been going to the doctor every week for about 3 weeks now. At my last appointment I was dilated 1 cm and about 50% effaced. That does not tell me anything about when I will go into labor so I am really not sure why they check. I go to the doctor again Tuesday, and I will be sure to keep everyone updated! Right now, we are just waiting and praying for a healthy baby and an easy delivery!