Thursday, July 27, 2017

Welcome Parker Blair Brannen

Introducing Parker Blair Brannen. We stayed overnight on the 25th due to my water starting to break. She made her grand appearance the next evening on July 26th weighing 6lbs 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is absolutely perfect and we are so in love with her. Now our family is complete!

First picture as a family of 5... boy life is about to get fun!
Big brother was the first to check her out. He is definitely going to be her protector. I can see it already. I have a feeling Gage is going to be the one helping her get in trouble :-)

Her first bath and complete check up an hour after delivery.

The big brothers never left the window. Melts my heart.

We are ready to go home. We live down the road from the hospital so we rode around and went to the pharmacy and things like that just to make it seem like we had to "travel" going home. ha!

Welcome to the world Parker. We can't wait to see what the future holds for you. You are one special little girl.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 4th, Pool Parties, VBS and more

We had one steaming hot 4th of July this year. Maybe it's the pregnancy but it was miserably hot. We went to Mimi and Pops to cook out and the boys cooled off with a slip-n-slide. They had such a blast and were worn out!!

I can't wait until the day that I can get a serious picture from both of them at the same time. haha!

Matt had to work last weekend so the boys stayed at Mimi and Pops so that I could rest and not overdo it. They had so much fun and I truly appreciate the rest. I missed them like crazy though. Sunday they had a pool party they were invited to. They were so excited because they have been dying to swim at the city pool with the diving boards.

 My fearless boys jumping off the diving boards like a pro!

 Boy don't I look tired and miserable in the summer heat.. :-) However, Parker is growing more and more every week. We have officially reached 35 weeks and I have started my weekly appointments have begun. She is very active but also enjoys her sleep. I sure hope she enjoys her sleep when she graces us with her presence! Matt and I went to grab some Mexican food because momma is craving salsa. We take the jeep everywhere lately because pretty soon our family of 5 will not all fit at the same time. I have a feeling it will be me that is booted out!
During the summer the library has "shows" for kids on Wednesdays. Sometimes it is magicians, puppet shows, music, etc.  Their Grammy is taking them and the boys are having a blast. Hunter had to have a picture with one of the performers. Alana Thompson joined in!

VBS has official begun... it feels so strange not helping out this year but I decided there was no way I could. Maybe and hopefully next year! The boys are having a blast and are beyond exhausted at the end of the night.

 Gage decided to take a break from going to his class and hung out with Mimi and me. He found a few rocks outside that someone hid. I promise it is so hard for this kid to take a serious picture. He keeps us laughing all the time.